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Thank you for considering having your special event at the McFadden Hall at Onset Bay Center. Located on the upper level of the Onset Bay Center, McFadden Hall overlooks the beautiful bay, catching both the sunrise and sunset through its floor-to-ceiling windows. McFadden Hall features a gathering space for 150 guests, historical photographs and information about the original bathhouse and Onset waterfront, speakers and a projector, kitchen, and tables and chairs to accommodate a variety of events.

The Onset Bay Center is run by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, a nonprofit that offers high-quality on-the-water programming for thousands of families every year. Your fee is giving back directly to our community. See more photos here!

Location: 186 Onset Ave., Onset, MA 02558
Parking: At Onset Pier (just steps from the building) free Oct.- May, paid in the summer months
Contact: Angie Weldon, Center Manager,, 508-999-6363×283


Pricing: Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Ceremonies or Receptions
Our wedding rates are prices based on day of the week and cover a 8-hour window of use.
Monday-Thursday: $3,500 (Not available during the summer)
Friday-Sunday: $4,500
50% deposit due at the time of booking, remainder to be paid
one month prior to the event. Set up and clean up time is to be
accounted for and included in cost when booking.

Recommended capacity is 100 guests if planning to have a seated meal, bar area, food station, and dance floor.

Included in the venue rental is access to 12 x 5ft round tables and accompanying navy blue tablecloths with chairs as well as 4 x 5ft rectangular tables for food, gifts, decorations, etc. We have restrooms in the facility as well as a caterers kitchen (full fridge/freezer, lots of stainless steel counter space and shelving, no heating appliances). The hall has a built in projector and sound system for use. The space is located on the second floor of the Onset Bay Center and has its own entrance with a wheelchair-accessible ramp. Staff will be present to open and close the center and assist with any issues that arise. Trash is to be taken away by renters. Trash bags and bathroom paper goods are provided. Vendors: No limitations on vendors and alcohol is allowed, as long as it is consumed responsibly. We welcome caterers, DJs, bartenders, independently rented tables/chairs, etc.

At the Buzzards Bay Coalition we’re committed to supporting low income families from our local communities. If you would like to use the McFadden Hall for your event but are unable to afford our rental fees, please contact us to discuss our fee waiver and reduction options.

If interested in renting our McFadden Center Hall for a private event, party, or meeting, or your have questions about the space, please contact


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