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Our parlors, gardens, and terraces combined with wooded walking trails and expansive greens provide the perfect space for your group’s activities. From a friendly game of softball on the green, to a clambake in the pavilion, or a peaceful walk along the Charles River, our 80 acres offer almost anything you can dream up. Our experienced staff can help you envision how our expansive estate can be best utilized to achieve your group’s goals.

Please follow the links in the descriptions below to see photos of our spaces in various configurations.

INDOOR SPACES

Main Parlor
This magnificent formal parlor features wood paneling, French doors, and a large fireplace. The Main Parlor can also be combined with the Dover Parlor and Estate Room for larger receptions, and overlooks a garden terrace, which can accommodate outdoor receptions.

  • Dimensions: 38' x 23.5'
  • Capacity: 100 (reception); 60 (dinner); 70 (theater); 36 (hollow square)
  • Ideal for: cocktail receptions, social functions, midsize meetings and presentations, vendor area

Estate Room
The Estate Room, located off the main parlor, provides a beautiful space for large receptions, dinners and meetings.

  • Dimensions: 57' x 31'
  • Capacity: 150 (dinner); 200 (reception); 180 (theater)
  • Ideal for: large seated receptions and dinners, keynote addresses, meetings and conferences

Charles River Meeting Room
The Charles River Meeting Room offers fully modern amenities and traditional accents. The multipurpose space can be configured to serve a broad range of meeting needs.

  • Dimensions: 25' x 53'
  • Capacity: 100 (theater); 36 (u-shape); 40 (hollow square)
  • Ideal for: meetings and conferences

Dover Parlor
A grand carved mantle is the focal point of this elegant parlor.  Standard furnishings include an upright piano and luxurious furniture. Larger receptions can overflow into a terrace and onto an outdoor patio.

  • Dimensions: 25.5' x 19'
  • Capacity: 45 (reception); 30 (dinner); 35 (theater); 18 (hollow square)
  • Ideal for: small meetings, breakout space, small receptions

Garden Terrace Room
This bright and airy space features high ceilings and large doors that open onto the expansive grounds. With exceptional light and a cheery color palate, this room is an ideal setting for daytime and evening events.

  • Dimensions: 18’ x 28’
  • Capacity: 16 (square); 40 (dinner); 45 (theater)
  • Ideal for: board meetings, social receptions, small dinners

Dining Room
The Dining Room offers a relaxed setting to gather for meals and special events.

  • Dimensions: 70' x 26.5'
  • Capacity: 120 (dinner)
  • Ideal for: casual meals

Sun Parlor
The Sun Parlor offers a cozy take on the traditional meeting room.

  • Dimensions: 29' x 16'
  • Capacity: 16 (hollow square); 20 (lounge)
  • Ideal for: meetings, breakout space

Meeting Room I
A traditional meeting room with modern amenities.

  • Dimensions: 29' x 16'
  • Capacity: 16 (hollow square); 20 (lounge)
  • Ideal for: meetings, breakout space

Chapel of St. Ignatius
Our chapel is an ideal location for traditional Catholic wedding ceremonies.

  • Dimensions: 57' x 31'
  • Capacity: 180 (chapel seating)
  • Ideal for: Mass and Catholic wedding ceremonies

Reflection Room(s)
These cozy spaces forgo traditional furniture, and instead offer plenty of pillows for relaxation and reflection.

  • Dimensions: Varies
  • Capacity: Varies
  • Ideal for: reflection, retreats, team building

Siena House (Kitchen, Meeting Rooms)
Need an all-in-one retreat or meeting space with a kitchen to cook your own meals? Siena House offers basic retreats facilities for value-conscious groups.

  • Capacity: 24 (lounge)
  • Ideal for: retreats

OUTDOOR SPACES

Pavilion
Whether dressed up with white linens for casual elegance, or red-checked tablecloths for a classic cookout, the Pavilion offers a covered, open-air reception space for corporate or social functions.

  • Dimensions: 26.5' x 62.5'
  • Capacity: 80 (seated meals)
  • Ideal for: barbecues, cocktail receptions, dinners

St. Cecilia’s Garden
Originally designed by Olmstead and Vaux, famed landscape designers of New York City’s Central Park, St. Cecilia’s Garden features beautiful fieldstone pathways and picturesque flower beds.

  • Dimensions: 69' x 58.5'
  • Capacity: up to 300
  • Ideal for: outdoor social gatherings, large team building activities, quiet reflection

Lower Garden
The expansive lower garden affords plenty of space for a large reception tent, positioned adjacent to the archways and stone staircases that make the Connors Center truly memorable.

  • Dimensions: 142' x 53'
  • Capacity: 400 (tent)
  • Ideal for: large social functions

Charles River Landing
Visitors who take the five-minute walk through wooded trails arrive at the rustic Charles River Landing. This undeveloped riverside spot offers a serene break from the day-to-day.

  • Ideal for: reflection

Arched Terrace and Stone Staircases
Among the center’s most distinctive outdoor spaces, the terraces, stone staircases, and archways lead visitors from the parlors down to the lower garden. The distinctive stone archways, meandering stone paths, and staircases offer picture perfect reception spaces for events of any size and type.

Planning a reception or social component to your outing? Visit our social events section for more ideas.