Rentals

Full Building Private Event Rental

Book our entire historic venue for an unforgettable experience and invite your guests to explore multiple levels of our landmark building.

  • Locations: Ballroom, Library, Classroom, Boardroom, and Catering Prep Kitchen
  • Rental fee: $6,500 (all proceeds directly support the historic restoration of Mechanics’ Hall)
  • Timeframe: 9 hours, including vendor set-up and break-down. Additional hours can be reserved at a rate of $300/hr.
  • Capacity*: For full building event rentals Mechanics’ Hall has a 175-person capacity. This includes caterers and vendors.
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Library Private Event Rental

Our 2nd floor library, the 8th oldest membership library in the United States, offers historic book stacks, antique lighting, and a unique atmosphere for your private event.

  • Rental fee: $2,500 (All proceeds directly support the library)
  • Locations: Library and-adjacent board room (board room for non-food related use only.)
  • Timeframe: 6 hours, including library/vendor set-up and break-down. Additional hours can be reserved at a rate of $125hr.
  • Capacity: up to 75 guests
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Ballroom Private Event Rental

Designed by famed Maine architect John Calvin Stevens, the Mechanics’ Hall Ballroom was closed to the public for nearly half a century; however, recent restoration and renovations have made this beautiful and elegant space once again available for public use. With its high ceilings and arched sunlit windows, The Ballroom at Mechanics’ Hall is an unforgettable place for any occasion.

  • Locations: Ballroom and Catering Prep Kitchen
  • Rental fee: $5,000 (All proceeds directly support the historic restoration of Mechanics’ Hall.)
  • Timeframe: 9 hours, including vendor set-up and break-down. Additional hours can be reserved at a rate of $200/hr.
  • Capacity*: The Mechanics’ Hall Ballroom has a 175 person capacity. This includes caterers and vendors.
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Boardroom Private Event Rental

Wood paneled walls, a roll top desk, antique safe, and large gathering table make the Mechanics Hall Boardroom the ideal place to meet one on one with clients, host mini board retreats, take meetings and more.

  • Locations: Boardroom
  • Rental fee: $200 (All proceeds directly support the historic preservation of Mechanics’ Hall )
  • Timeframe: 3 hours, including vendor set-up and break-down. Additional hours can be reserved at a rate of $35/hr.
  • Capacity: up to 10 guests
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Classroom Private Event Rental

This historic classroom hosted free mechanical drawing classesuntil the late 1980’s. Today, with its classic chalkboard, tin ceilingsand bright open floor plan, The Classroom is perfect for lectures,educational programs, workshops and more.

  • Rental fee: $400 (All proceeds directly support the historicpreservation Mechanics’ Hall )
  • Locations: Classroom
  • Timeframe: 6 hours, including vendor set-up and break-down.Additional hours can be reserved at a rate of $50/hr.
  • Capacity: up to 50 guests
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Membership and Non-Profit Discounts

Event Space:

MH Members:

Non-Profit*:

Board Room

25%

20%

Classroom

25%

20%

Library

15%

10%

Ballroom

10%

5%

Whole Building

10%

5%

*For non-profits with annual operating budgets under 350k

*COVID 19 provisions in effect as of June 2021:

  • Masks are required for all non-vaccinated visitors.
  • Mechanics’ Hall has instituted a 75 person capacity limit on all gatherings in the building until further notice. This number includes staff and any other vendors associated with an event. We reserve the right to change this policy based on new or additional information provided to us. We are optimistic that we will be able to reopen to full capacity for events in 2022.
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