Mechanics Hall

160 + years of hosting events that inspire, enrich, and enlighten.

Mechanics Hall

About Mechanics Hall

Mechanics Hall is the premier event venue and concert hall in Central Massachusetts. Renowned for its elegance and sound qualities, the Hall's cultural significance, its stunning décor and architectural detail have earned it a listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hall is known as the finest pre-Civil War performance hall in America. Mechanics Hall is an acoustical masterpiece sought after by musicians and recording artists worldwide, and it is a beloved meeting space ideally suited for special events.

Whether you want to catch a concert performance, host an event, or rent a versatile venue in Worcester, MA, Mechanics Hall is the perfect choice.

The Great Hall is 8,480 square feet and can accommodate 1,615 theater-style, 450 schoolroom-style, 600 banquet-style and 1,500 for a reception. Washburn Hall offers 3,871 square feet and accommodates 325 theater-style, 156 schoolroom-style, 250 banquet-style and 500 for a reception. Boyden Salon has 1,136 square feet and accommodates 100 theater-style, 45 schoolroom-style, 80 banquet-style and 100 for a reception. There are three additional rooms available for breakout rooms and smaller meetings.

Mechanics Hall – an acoustical masterpiece – is internationally regarded as one of the world's great concert halls for its superb acoustics and inspirational beauty. It is regarded regionally as Worcester's finest meeting place. 

The 19th-century elegance, modern amenities, superior acoustics and red carpet service combine to make Mechanics Hall a superb rental venue for performances, recording sessions, weddings and galas, business events and more. 

The Hall is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 membership organization, owned and operated by the Worcester County Mechanics Association (est.1842). It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 

Every Mechanics Hall event is uniquely customized. Our clients choose their vendors – from caterers to florists to musicians or DJs – reflecting their own vision and budget.  

Each room offers open floor plans with unobstructed views, allowing endless configuration possibilities. The Great Hall offers an exquisite space for a wide variety of events, with its open dance floor, thrust stage, concert grand pianos, 3,504-pipe Hook organ and a full-range of on-site sound and lighting accents.  

Mechanics Hall is fully accessible and air-conditioned, and it features spacious catering spaces and modern green room facilities.  

To ensure brides are the center of our attention, we book no other events on a wedding day. All of our attention is focused on the bride, groom and guests, creating a wedding day to remember. From the early planning stages to the big event, Mechanics Hall staff is there to assist in planning every step of the way. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced in wedding traditions from around the globe, and we welcome the opportunity to meet your expectations.


  • Family Friendly
  • Tours Available
  • Special Programming