Pier 4 Rentals

Pier 4 Rentals

Looking for a venue on the harbor with beautiful views overlooking the skyline? Look no further! Pier 4 in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard is the site of Courageous Sailing’s not-for-profit sailing programs. As a method of bringing in revenue to fund our mission, we rent out the pier for events. With the option of daytime or evening, our popular past events include cocktail parties, wedding receptions (we were featured on TheKnot.com), corporate functions, and clambakes. We provide the perfect venue and have worked with everyone from companies and event planners to individuals. View past events at Pier 4 on Pinterest.

Rental Fee
The cost to rent the pier for daytime or evening events is $3,575. The pier rental fee includes the cost and procurement of a one-day event license as well as access to and use of the event space, which is about 10,000 square feet at the end of Pier 4. This space is outdoors, unfortunately we do not have indoor space available. In addition to the rental fee, we require a $500 security deposit, refundable assuming the site has been cleaned, the rentals have been removed, and the trash has been appropriately disposed off-site.
In addition to the pier rental fee, the full price of hosting an event on the pier would also include the cost of additional vendors, such as bathroom rentals, catering, bar-tending, and tent rentals. Since the space is outside, the majority of events require a tent. A tent with sides must be set up if there will be music played at any event. Our tent vendor is Peterson Party Center, and they can be reached at (781) 729-4000 for a quote. The cost of renting the tent and any other accessories (tables, chairs, lights) is not included in the Pier rental fee. Dave's Septic Service, Inc. can provide multiple options for mobile toilets. Contact them directly to make arrangements at (603) 668-3402 or online at www.davesseptic.com.
Click here to download an outline of our terms and restrictions


For other details or questions on availability please contact Dave DiLorenzo, at 617-242-3821 ext 10 or dave@courageoussailing.org.
Fine Print
Our current fees and restrictions are valid only for events being held in 2015. All terms and conditions are subject to our agreement with the City of Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and the Department of Parks and Recreation.


Location (click for directions)




Catering & Bar Service

We recommend the following caterers and beverage service providers because they are experienced at our venue and have received high praise from clients and guests for the quality of their service.


Capers Catering
The Fireplace
Forklife Catering
Jules Catering
Woodman's of Essex

Bar Service

Premier Bartending & Beverage Service
Gordon's Fine Wines and Liquor
Butlers and Bars



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