In 1961, President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy brought a new sense of style to the White House. From small private parties to state dinners to lavish affairs, the Kennedys always entertained with warmth, hospitality and grace. Their commitment to culture, art and music inspired an American renaissance in imagination and creativity. That spirit lives on today at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. As part of our mission to celebrate John F. Kennedy's vision, we invite you to share in his legacy of leadership, inspiration and gracious entertaining.


Our special events staff can assist you with all the steps necessary to book an event at the Kennedy Library. To get started, please call 617-514-1582 to discuss date availability and schedule a site visit.

Museum Pavilion with tables

Event Photo Gallery

View photos of spaces available to rent at the JFK Library, including Smith Hall and the Museum Pavilion.



The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is located on a twelve-acre park, overlooking the sea that President Kennedy loved and the city that launched him to greatness.  Say "I do" with an intimate crowd of 30 or a larger celebration for up to 300 guests.  I.M. Pei's iconic nine-story glass Pavilion is the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding ceremony.  With towering windows overlooking the city skyline Smith Hall is a blank canvas ideal for customization.

Flower arrangements in Smith Hall Crescent

Rehearsal Dinners and Personal Events

The Kennedy Library is available to rent for rehearsal dinners or other personal events like anniversaries. View more to see what's included in our rental package.