Rent the Depot
The Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
Lexington, MA 02420
Lexington, MA 02420
Consider the Depot for your next birthday, anniversary or corporate meeting
Lexington Depot Rental Information Sheet
$200 ~ Non Profit
$350 ~ Private Function
$400 ~ Business Sponsored Functions
(Please note: We only reserve the facility 4 - 5 months in advance of any event)
The Depot is only available for rental by non-profit groups and businesses in Lexington and by Lexington residents for adult functions only. (I.E. No children's birthday parties, graduation parties or Bah/Bat Mitvahs etc) The Depot is a historic building and rentals will be limited to those that are appropriate for the space.
The Lexington Depot is owned by the Lexington Historical Society. It is located in the heart of Lexington at 13 Depot Square. The Depot houses the Society’s offices and is .
The interior of the Depot contains a large space of about 2000 square feet, two handicapped accessible bathrooms, a catering kitchen, and two small offices. The Society does not have a sound system or audiovisual equipment for use by renters. The Depot is air-conditioned and carpeted.
The Depot space can seat up to 75 people for a sit-down meal, or about 100 people seated auditorium style. The Society has 100 folding chairs, six 8’ rectangular tables, two 6’ rectangular tables and two square card tables, all of which can be used by renters. The Depot also contains a lectern.
Renters are required to do all set up and take down of tables, chairs and other equipment used. On weekdays, no set-up is permitted prior to 3:30 pm without special permission. Renters are required to do clean up, including vacuuming and removing trash. This includes the removal of recyclables and leftover food. At the conclusion of your rental, there should be nothing in the building that was not there at the beginning of your rental. All tables, chairs, dishes etc. that are brought into the Depot by the renter must be removed from the building by 9 a.m. of the following day or immediately after the function if there are back to back rentals. User will handle all arrangements concerning the delivery and pick-up of rented tables, chairs, etc. Please do not give the phone number of the Historical Society to your rental or catering company, but handle those contacts directly. Historical Society personnel will not be available for any deliveries or pick-ups.
All renters desiring food service must use a caterer or restaurant in Lexington. The Depot kitchen is to be used for the heating and serving of food, not for food preparation. Any additional food preparation equipment to be used by a caterer must be approved by the Society. Caterers may not use the dishwasher in the Depot kitchen. Events that are open to the public may need to obtain a one-day food permit from the Town of Lexington.
If you serve liquor at your event, you must supply the Society with evidence of liquor liability insurance naming the Historical Society (13 Depot Square) as a certificate holder. This is generally provided by a caterer or through use of a licensed bartender. If you serve liquor and charge for it, or charge admission to the event, you must obtain a one-day liquor license from the Lexington Selectmen. A copy of this paperwork must be given to the Society in advance.
As part of the rental agreement, renters must supply the Historical Society with a credit card number to serve as security. If clean-up conditions are not complied with, the Society will charge renter a minimum of $50 per hour custodial fee for clean up. If the Depot carpet has been stained during the rental, a $100 cleaning fee will be charged. If there is a need to cancel, we must be notified within 48 hours of the event. If there is a need to reschedule, a $25 fee will be charged and the depoRenters may not use the elevator lift.
For price guidelines and rental terms and conditions, please contact the Society’s office at 781–862–1703 or via e-mail at email@example.com.