Event Guidelines

Audio Visual

You are welcome to provide and set up your own Audio Visual equipment or we can coordinate equipment rentals for you. Please ask your Sales Manager for specific details. 

Bartender Fees

Cash and Consumption Bars require one bartender per every 75 guests. There is a $100 charge for each bartender up to four-hours and $50 for each additional hour. (fees do not apply to wedding packages) 


In keeping with Plimoth Plantation's educational mission, guests are asked not to wear Colonial or Native costumes. It is sometimes difficult for our other visitors to distinguish between our trained staff and guests who are wearing period clothing. Please be sure that your guests are aware of this policy.


Signs, posters, flip chart papers or decorations may not be affixed in any way to walls, doors, windows, furniture or any other structure on the premises. Open flames are not permitted in any of our buildings. No rice, confetti, or other materials may be thrown on the grounds or in any of the buildings. Please discuss your decorations with your sales manager. 

Food and Beverage

No outside food or beverage may be brought into or removed from the facility. There is a 20% staffing charge on all food and beverage as well as applicable state and local sales tax.

The staffing charge is not a gratuity, but covers labor expenses for staffing your event and may exceed our actual labor cost. Additional line item labor charges may still apply.


Any event occurring on a holiday will be charged an additional 5% service charge.


Plimoth Plantation provides, at no additional charge, tablecloths and napkins in white or ivory for all events. A limited palette of napkin colors is available at no charge. Specialty items such as chair covers with sashes, overlays, and custom linen colors are available for an additional charge.


There are over 400 complimentary parking spaces at Plimoth Plantation, available on a first come, first served basis.

Service Vendors

All Vendors with displays, exhibits, decoration, equipment and entertainment must coordinate available time for load in and load out with your Plimoth Plantation sales manager. It is your responsibility to communicate Plimoth Plantation’s guidelines to your vendors and ensure that they are followed accordingly.


Each event requires specific staffing to meet the needs of the event according to our standards of service. Plimoth Plantation will determine the number of staff required for your event based on your final guaranteed number of guests.