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In 1965, the USS Massachusetts arrived in Fall River, heralding a waterfront renaissance. What began with one ship has evolved into the world's largest collection of historic naval vessels and a dynamic venue for conferences, meetings, and special events.

Whether it be for a corporate function or a reunion of old friends, Battleship Cove has the spaces available for your perfect event.  


The following are just a sample of the events we have hosted:

  • Veteran Reunions

  • Weddings and Receptions

  • Corporate Away Days

  • Battleship Blast Birthday Parties

  • Family and Class Reunions

  • Festivals and Concerts

  • Private Parties

  • Military Reenlistment, Retirement, and Promotions

  • Photo Shoots and Film-TV Productions

Venue Rentals:


Fantail on USS Massachusetts
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Naturally, the USS Massachusetts fantail is also an obvious choice for your military ceremony or reunion. The only armored banquet facility in the Northeast, the Big Mamie has been hosting such events for nearly 40 years.

But don't exclude Big Mamie from your wedding or private party plans: Imagine a breeze wafting through the air as you and your guests enjoy sunset cocktails and the breathtaking scenery of Mt. Hope Bay. Such spectacular waterfront views are typically beyond the reach of the "average Joe," but Battleship Cove's affordable in-house catering make it easy on you and your wallet.  The Massachusetts' fantail can be tented for your comfort. Handicap-accessible by gangway

ACCOMMODATES: 325 banquet-style or 800 for standing receptions.

Wardroom on USS Massachusetts

Grab your boogie woogie bugle boy and start dancing, because you're hosting a party in the Officers' Wardroom! This spacious, climate -controlled room on Battleship Massachusetts is the ideal setting for a theme-party or special event.

This year-round meeting space comfortably accommodates up to 175 guests, with break-open space in the adjacent Wardroom Annex allowing for up to 70 more.

ACCOMMODATES: 175 banquet-style or 100 meeting-style

Wardroom Annex on USS Mass.

Are you hosting a small or mid-sized military reunion or business conference? If so, the Wardroom Annex on USS Massachusetts is the perfect waterfront venue.


Located on the port side of the main deck of one of WWII's most decorated fighting ships, this large climate-controlled compartment features portholes with panoramic views of Mt. Hope Bay and a large-screen television for your PowerPoint or other audiovisual presentations.

ACCOMMODATES: 70 banquet-style or 40 meeting-style

Cove Cinema on USS Massachusetts

Combine business with pleasure at Battleship Cove: The Cove Cinema on board Battleship Massachusetts is the perfect setting for your conference, workshop, or lecture, offering all the latest audiovisual amenities.

This large, climate-controlled compartment boasts a microphone, a retractable movie screen, and an overhead video projector for your AV needs.

ACCOMMODATES: 130 classroom style

Conference Room on USS Massachusetts

Sacrifice. Integrity. Leadership. Business leaders seek these qualities in their employees, often spending small fortunes on quirky character development exercises to develop them.

Fortunately, you don't need to send your executives on some rope-climbing holiday; instead you can send them to Battleship Cove, where they will learn about the many qualities that define the Greatest Generation.

ACCOMMODATES: 20 seated meeting-style

Flight Deck on JPK DD850

Host your special event on President Kennedy's party ship, the "Joey P." Named for JFK's older brother, a Naval aviator killed in WWII, the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. historically held a special place in the President's heart, and was frequently used by the Kennedy family for private parties: In 1961, DD850 sailed to Washington, DC, for the President's inaugural celebration, and in 1962, JFK and Jackie observed the America's Cup races from her decks.

Relive the days of Camelot on the Kennedy Flight Deck which offers sweeping views of Battleship Cove and a glimpse into the glamour of the Kennedy era.

ACCOMMODATES: 75 banquet-style or 100 seated

Newbury Hall

Give your party a tropical theme: The nucleus of Battleship Cove's PT Boat exhibition, Newberry Hall is an engaging nontraditional setting for your cocktail mixer or reception.

With their polished decks and bristling ordnance, PT Boats 617 & 796 provide the perfect conversation pieces to make any party a success. Capturing the romantic lore of the Mosquito Fleet, these National Historic Landmarks create an ambiance you can't find anywhere else.

ACCOMMODATES: 75 banquet-style or 225 standing. Handicap-accessible. Available May-Oct for special events. Availability and accommodations space subject to change with rotating schedule of special exhibits.

Be sure to review our Maritime Museum  Venue page for more information about holding events in that location.

Venue Services:


Battleship Cove can help ensure your event is a success with a list of preferred tent providers, entertainment, onsite catering services, podiums and audio-visual equipment,  and memorial services amenities.

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To learn more about our venues or to make a reservation, please contact us at 508-678-1100 ext. 123 or contact us below for more information!

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