Private Events at the Atwood

Make your Next Event Historic at The Atwood Museum

The Atwood Museum is located in the heart of world-famous Chatham, MA. We’re centrally located in a quintessential Cape Cod neighborhood, only five minutes from historic landmarks, iconic beaches, and the Morris Island walking trail in the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.

Treat your guests to a memorable luncheon in our contemporary Mural Barn or rent the entire Museum for an evening. History comes alive with your after-hours soirée where guests meander through our exhibits and enjoy a special guided tour of the historic Atwood House. Explore our grounds and discover the ideal setting for your garden party. Our venue is perfect for your bridal shower, afternoon tea, cocktail party, seminar, family reunion, corporate event, special anniversary or other group function. The Atwood Museum layout includes the Stallknecht Mural Barn, exhibits, beautiful lawn, colonial garden and the preserved 1756 Captain’s house.

Whether you want to give your guests a taste of Cape Cod in the summer or create a unique team building event for your company, you can create lifelong memories while supporting the Chatham Historical Society at the Atwood Museum.

Just a stone’s throw away, Main Street abounds with classy boutiques, lively bars and 5-star restaurants. Immerse your guests in the charm and beauty of historic Chatham. On your visit, relax on soft sand beaches before watching the sunset at the Chatham Lighthouse and seeing the sunrise at the Stage Harbor Lighthouse. Make your event a weekend destination.

We’ve partnered with excellent caterers and gifted musicians to enhance experience.

Contact [email protected] to set an appointment to see our space and discuss the possibilities.

Our Spring Spotlight:

Jazz Musician Musician Mark Bornfield. 

Mark Bornfield will be on the Cape for the season before he heads back to Florida. Catch him while he’s here for your special event. He’s accompanied Vikki Carr, Robert Morse, Whitney Houston and Jamie Foxx. He’s been a regular at Greenbrier, New York Regency, Orlando World Gate Marriot, Mar-a-Lago, and the Ritz-Carlton in Naples.He’s been a house musician in Las Vegas at the Stirling Club and Lake Las Vegas Resort. Mark’s an Emy Winning composer of Boston Television, pianist, studio recording vocalist and trumpet player.

Check out and contact Mark at [email protected]

Rental Reviews

Read a review from one of our many visitors:

“The Atwood House and Museum is a treasure! Not only is it a wonderful place to visit, it is a great place to hold a special event. Kevin Wright and his staff were so welcoming and helpful. The Atwood Museum elevated our Festival of Trees event to a level of magic and elegance. We’ll be back!” Lynne P. Chatham Garden Club

“We recently hosted a brunch for family and friends on our wedding weekend. We rented The Atwood House Museum and Stallknecht Barn and were so pleased with our event! …They were so helpful with planning table locations and even working with our caterer to set up the buffet location before we arrived. Our guests ate in the mural barn and then were met by a handful of wonderfully informed docents who toured our guests through the museum to learn about Chatham’s history…Guests were impressed by the museum’s quality. Huge success — highly recommend the Stallknecht Mural Barn to anyone looking to host a gathering.”

More reviews of our location can be found on our TripAdvisor site.

Rental Options (as of 02/11/24)

$2,000 per event – 3 hours maximum
$350 for each additional hour
The fee includes tables, chairs, podium, set-up, small kitchen, and restrooms. Plus the Museum Gift Shop will be open for you and your guests to enjoy.
Maximum Occupancy: 40 seated/75 cocktail setting

$5,000 per event – 3 hours maximum
$1,000 for each additional hour
Fee includes Full Museum access, all Stallknecht Mural Barn benefits (see above) plus Docent-Guided Tours available upon request.
Maximum Occupancy: 200

Quote available upon request.

CAPE COD NON-PROFITS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Receive a significant discount on space rentals for your function.


Chatham Historical Society at the Atwood Museum

347 Stage Harbor Road, Chatham MA 02633
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Atwood Museum
347 Stage Harbor Road
Chatham, MA 02633