Private Parties

The Griffin Museum, with its spacious gallery, interesting photographic exhibitions and its idyllic setting on Judkins Pond in Winchester, Massachusetts is unique among local function facilities. It is well suited for business meetings, cocktail receptions, weddings and other full catered affairs.

An experience your guests will thank you for!


Facilities Include:

  • Unique Royal Barry Wills designed building in colonial-style fieldstone; operating water wheel
  • Spacious gallery with high beamed ceilings
  • Gift Shop with built-in benches for seating and display cases suitable for setting up a cold buffet and or bar
  • Apartment-sized kitchen with stove, oven & refrigerator
  • Spacious & private lawn suitable for canopy or tent
  • Central Heat/Air Conditioning
  • Two restrooms, one handicapped accessible
  • 100 Stacking Chairs & 11 5' Tables
  • Overlooking Judkins Pond with its own geese
  • Ample Free Parking
  • Unique and picturesque setting
  • Near commuter rail
  • Wheelchair Accessibility throughout the building
  • Maximum Building Capacity: 100 seated guests

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Rental Fees:

  • [Plan 1] Gallery $200.00
    (up to 2 hours, meetings only)
  • [Plan 2] Gallery $1200.00
    (up to 7 hours) + $80 cleaning fee
  • [Plan 3] Gallery & Grounds $1500.00
    (up to 7 hours; if tent is desired, it must be supplied by renter +$80 cleaning fee)

Image courtesyLeah Haydock

In addition:

Renter understands and accepts the following rules and policies of the Center:

  • ALL events MUST be catered by professional caterers.
  • Caterers must sign the Catering Instructions Form prior to the event.
  • Alcohol and Catering permits from the Town of Winchester are the responsibility of the client, and must be filed with the Town and the Center one month prior to event.
  • A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $250 is to be paid at the time of booking the event. Additionally, a completed rental contract must be submitted at this time.
  • Balance to be paid no later than three weeks before the event.
  • Renter agrees to leave the Center clean and tidy with furniture and fixtures in their original location.
  • Functions exceeding Plan limits will incur an additional fee.
  • All trash, waste, and packing created by the function must be removed at the end of the event.
  • Moveable gallery walls will be arranged by Center Staff only and under NO circumstances are photographs to be moved.

 Thank you for choosing The Griffin Museum of Photography for your event!

Floor Plan  Rental Agreement

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