Needham History Center & Museum Needham History Center & Museum, Needham Massachusetts 02492

Renting the Schoolhouse

   Our Facility is fully-accessible

Rental Information (.pdf)

Rental Agreement  (.pdf)

The Mills House and the Schoolhouse are available to rent for your meeting or function. Please call Gloria Greis, Executive Director (781-455-8860), to discuss your plans and scheduling. The house can accommodate the following:

  • Meetings (seated) – up to 50 people
  • Dinners (seated) – up to 50 people
  • Receptions (stand-up, “cocktail party” format) – c. 125 people (slightly larger for an “open house,” where not all guests are present at the same time)

Dates must be scheduled with the Needham History Center & Museum at least four weeks in advance (at least six weeks if beer and wine is to be served at the event). Please call Gloria Greis, Executive Director, at 781-455-8860 or email

Parking for events is in the main lot of the Newman School. The fire lanes near the school entrance and along our driveway may not be used. Because we make use of the school parking lot, we must first confirm that your date has not been reserved for another event before your event can be scheduled. For the same reason, only small events (no more than 15 cars) can be scheduled during school hours.

For ALL OTHER INFORMATION, including FEES, and special conditions for alcohol service or political events, please see Rental Information and the Rental Agreement Form, above.