Rental Fees

Rental Fees (effective 3/9/2017)
The rental fee for each event at Thayer Homestead includes the Facility Rental Fee, Security Deposit, and Cleaning Fee, plus any optional fees. Optional fees can include a Homestead Suite Fee, Equipment Rental Fee, and Lawn Use Fee, as per renter requests and agreements. Any additional fees for extra equipment contracted through an outside vendor must be arranged between the renter and the outside vendor and with the approval of the Resident Manager and/or Thayer Homestead Governing Committee. The Security Deposit PLUS one half of the total rental fee (sum of all fees) is due at contract signing. 
 
In general, a rental contract for the Thayer Homestead gives the renter access to the Thayer Hall, patio, and kitchen. Use of the Homestead Suite and lawn are also available at additional cost and must be specified before the event date. After the event, all areas are expected to be left in the same condition in which they were found. The kitchen must be picked up and no food or drink can be left in the refrigerator or freezer. The stove and dishwasher must be turned off. All trash should be gathered together and left by the kitchen doors. All decorations and personal belongings must be removed and decorations must have left no marks or caused damage to the walls, ceilings, or windows. Tables and chairs must be left as found. The black event chairs and wooden banquet tables may not be used outdoors. Conversely, the outdoor patio furniture cannot be used indoors. The patio must be clear of trash and debris and the umbrellas, tables, and chairs left as found.
 

Please Note

  • Event Start Time Changes Effective July 1, 2017 (regardless of contract content):
    9:00 am Entire Day/Day Rentals 
    5:30 pm Evening Rental 
  • NOTE: Clean-up MUST BE Completed no later than 11pm 

Event Fees

Area Rented

Time Rented

 

Mon-Thur Rates

Fri & Sun Rates

Sat Rates

Thayer Hall

9AM-4PM

Non-Resident

$250

$300

$400

Resident

$200

$240

$320

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thayer Hall

5:30PM-11PM

Non-Resident

$300

$400

$500

Resident

$240

$320

$400

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thayer Hall

9AM-11PM

Non-Resident

$450

$550

$850

Resident

$360

$440

$680

Medway Residents receive a 20% discount off the Facility Rental Fee when they sign the rental contract and provide proof of residency. No additional discounts are given for the other fees. 

Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit organizations may rent Thayer Hall Monday – Thursday with associated costs as follows: 
  • Rental Fee = $0-No Charge
  • Cleaning Fee = $50
  • Security Deposit = $100 or $200 depending on rental location(s) per below
  • Lawn Use Fee = $0-No Charge
  • Equipment Use Fee = $0-No Charge
NOTE:  FridaySaturday or Sunday rentals will be charged standard facility rental fees for all applicants.
 
Security Deposit
Thayer Hall: $100 or Full Day/Entire Property: $200
The Security Deposit ensures that the property is left in the same condition it was found and that no damage resulted from the event. The security deposit will be returned via Town check, usually within six (6) weeks following the event. Any property damage, need for excessive cleaning, or time used beyond the contracted period will be itemized and deducted from the deposit or, in the case of damages or fees in excess of the Security Deposit, will be directly billed to the renter. Security Deposits are $100 for Thayer Hall; and $200 for Thayer Hall and the Homestead Suite and/or Lawn.
 
Cleaning Fee
Thayer Hall: $50/Day or Full Day/Entire Property: $100
The Cleaning Fee is a non-refundable charge for all events to cover basic cleaning. For extra large or extra small events, the fee can be negotiated. If extra cleaning is required, beyond that deemed basic, the cost will be deducted from the Security Deposit and/or billed directly to the renter.
 
Optional Fees
Homestead Suite Fee - $100
For an additional fee the Homestead Suite in the original farmhouse can be added to Thayer Hall to expand the space for larger events and for weddings. The Suite has two comfortably furnished rooms and another bathroom, all handicapped accessible by elevator. It is perfect for a bridal preparation suite or quiet get-away area. If not included in the rental agreement, this area will not be available for use.
 
Lawn Use Fee
If the event will use the lawn around Thayer Homestead for any activity, such as erecting a function tent, holding a wedding ceremony, or conducting outside games, renters must pay a non-refundable fee.
  • The fee is $100 to use the lawn for games, activities, small popup tent, bounce houses, or ceremonies.
  • The fee is $400 to erect a large function tent for a wedding or large party, or to use the lawn for multiple activities.
  • A Tent Permit is required from the Town of Medway Building Department and must be obtained in order to erect a tent on the Thayer Homestead property.
Equipment Rental Fees
The following equipment is available for use in Thayer Hall for an additional fee;
  • (1) Projector Screen and (1) LCD Projector - $40
  • Wall-Mounted HD TV - $40
  • PA/DJ Sound System with Wireless Microphones - $40

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