Located on one of the oldest streets in ivy-covered Harvard Square, the Hasty Pudding Clubhouse is both a cultural cornerstone of its storied neighborhood and a modern venue complete with 21st century amenities.
At the end of 2013 the Hasty Pudding Institute moved into the historic Hyde-Taylor House, adding our own mythos to the centuries-old history of 96 Winthrop Street. The building now boasts refinished hardwood flooring, the original House of Blues stage, and walls adorned with a rich collection of Pudding ephemera and original student artwork dating back to the early 1800s.
The HPClubhouse serves as a refuge for Pudding Members to relax, study, collaborate, and engage in the arts. While at Harvard, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals Man and Woman of the Year adopt the HPClubhouse as their home base, where they are inducted as honorary members of the Pudding and where they conclude their visit with a fabulous after-party.
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At once luxurious and whimsical, elegant and wholly original, with artwork dating as far back as the early 1800s, Man & Woman of the Year memorabilia, and rich hardwood floors and furnishing, this house offers a unique atmosphere that is quintessentially Harvard. It is sure to take your event from the conventional to the exceptional.
Depending on availability, we can accommodate events ranging from a few hours to an entire week residency. The HPClubhouse has 3 floors, 2 of which can be rented, together or separately (one floor remains “Members Only”).
The Upstairs Sphinx Theater & κροκόδιλος Barroom are ideal for large social gatherings, dinners, presentations, exhibitions, and performances. The two connected rooms include a full-size bar, a 10’x7’ stage, and plenty of room for dining or dancing. Both rooms are filled with original artwork, dating back to 1848 and the Sphinx Theater boasts 20 foot high cherry wood ceilings. It’s one of the most unique and beautiful rooms in the Boston area.
The Main Floor’s Ceres Study provides a more intimate setting than upstairs. This floor includes plenty of comfortable seating and a large wooden table perfect for smaller dinners, meetings, or breakaway groups. Also located on this floor is Cambridge’s only bar-turned-library, which is perfect for individual work and serious writing sessions. For larger events, this floor also serves as an overflow for upstairs with the ability to play audio from the floor above and show video of the stage. The library bar can also be used as an auxiliary food or drink serving station.
|The Sphinx Theater and Social Alligator Barroom (Upstairs)||
Barroom 14’ x 23’
Dining Room 14’ x 28’
Stage 10’ x 7.5’
Dinner Seating 65
Ceres’ Study (Main floor)
11’ x 20’
The entire HPClubhouse has complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi service.
The HPClubhouse has two full-sized bars and a commercial kitchen.
The Sphinx Theater has a surround sound audio system and an 11 foot wide projection screen. The stage is fully mic’ed and lighted allowing for readings, presentations, performances, &c. The projector can be used with our house Blu Ray/ DVD player for video presentations or it can be plugged into a laptop for slideshows &c. The speaker system can also be used for playing music through any mp3 player, tablet, or smartphone.
The HPClubhouse also has a full 88-key piano keyboard/synthesizer and house drum set available for rent.
Audio and video of performances on the stage can be captured and exported to you in HD as the event happens.
A plasma screen monitor and speaker system , located on the main floor, is able to show video and play audio from the Sphinx Theater for any of your attendees who may be downstairs.
The base rental fee of the HPClubhouse is $1,750. Rates are based on a 4 hour client rental period, pending availability. Rental package also includes 2 hour set-up time and 1 hour clean-up of the facility. Client overtime starts fifteen minutes after event end time at $100 per 15 minutes.
Rental packages include use of our venue, trash removal, post-event cleaning and Manager’s fee.
For rental of chairs/tables, please see Additional Rental Items. Items such as linens, dishware, and decorations or flowers must be organized through an outside vendor as we do not provide these services.
Please be aware that we do require use of an Approved Caterer for events held at the HPClubhouse.
A NON-REFUNDABLE down payment of 50% of the rental fee plus a security deposit of $500 is required to secure the rental date(s). The balance of the rental fee is due two (2) weeks prior to the event.Rental rates and policies are subject to change.
The security deposit is refunded 10-14 business days following the event provided that there is no damage to the facility and/or equipment and artwork and that the terms of the contract have been upheld.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellation will result in forfeiture of down payment.
A $50 rescheduling fee is charged if the client changes the date less than six (6) weeks in advance of the event.
The Hasty Pudding Clubhouse works with a select group of caterers, who are sure to guarantee the very best menus and product available. They are:
Season To Taste, Best of Boston 2010 & 2014, Boston's Best 2011Download Venue Brochure
To schedule your next event or to ask any questions, please contact our Steward, Pam McCutcheon, at firstname.lastname@example.org.