Thank you for considering the King Hooper Mansion for your special event. The staff at the Marblehead Arts Association takes pride in providing you with a beautiful venue and we look forward to welcoming you and your guests.
The entire mansion may be rented and can accommodate up to 125 guests when fully utilized, inside and outside in the garden. Another option is the ability to rent a combination of rooms, floors or the elegant ballroom, which includes the use of the Steinway piano. One of the more popular venues is the historic Tavern Room which can seat up to 50 people and opens to the lovely King Hooper Garden. The garden is meticulously maintained by the Cottage Gardeners of Marblehead and is a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony, cocktails, al fresco dining or photographs.
Vendors must be approved by the Marblehead Arts Association and have a copy of their liability insurance on file with the MAA. Please feel free to refer to our recommended vendors list under the Mansion Rental tab.
Cash bars are permitted but only if the renter has secured a one-day liquor license from the town of Marblehead. Applications are available at Abbot Hall, Selectmen’s Office, Marblehead. No license is required if all alcohol served is complimentary. T.I.P.S. (Training and Intervention Procedures for Servers) certified bartender(s) are required for all rentals serving alcohol regardless of a complimentary or cash bar.
Tables and Chairs
The King Hooper Mansion has six 60” round tables available for your use. Additionally, there are 50 upholstered stacking chairs. Additional tables and chairs may be rented from local vendors.
Due to our neighborhood location, a number of policies are required for event scheduling at the King Hooper Mansion. Evening outdoor activities in the Hooper Gardens must be concluded by 10pm and all other activities within the building need to end no later than 10:30 pm with final cleanup and lockup by 11:00 pm. Our pricing schedule is based on a four-hour event and includes the time for final cleanup. Rentals that go beyond the four-hour time period will be charged an additional $100 per hour (plus the $20 per hour for the facility manager). Daytime events during our normal business hours can be available depending on the nature of the event. Call for details.
A required facility manager, designated by the MAA, will be present at all times to help facilitate your event and make sure everything goes smoothly. There is a separate fee of $20 per hour for this service which will be included in your rental contract. Depending on the scope of the event, (usually larger evening parties) there may be a need for two facility managers to be on hand; please call to discuss case by case details.
Payment and Contract
To hold a rental date, the renter must complete the King Hooper Mansion rental contract and make a non-refundable deposit of $100 that will be applied towards your total rental fee. The balance of the rental fee as well as any additional charges is due 30 days prior to the event date. In the event of a cancellation, payment will be refunded up to 14 business days prior to the scheduled event (less the $100 deposit). A refundable damage deposit of $200 is required in the form of a separate check. This check should accompany the rental balance check and is returned up to 30 days after the event, provided there are no damages.
MAA members receive a 10% discount on rentals.
Street parking is allowed according to the restrictions of the Town of Marblehead and is usually available on the streets around us. Call the MAA to discuss parking options. Pets are not allowed and no smoking or lit candles are allowed inside the Mansion. Unfortunately, we are not handicapped accessible and some of our stairs can be challenging. Wheel chairs can get into the first floor galleries, but there are no restrooms on the first floor.
For more information please contact the King Hooper Mansion at 781-631-2608 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.