ANATOMY OF A NAME
(1) A miscellaneous collection of things; (2) A variety act or show.
The original historical documentation for the building refers to an “Olio Curtain” which was hung at the back of the stage in 1912. It was a large single piece of canvas that depicted a Victorian scene.
The word olio itself refers to a variety act or show, which recalls the theater history. It also means a miscellaneous collection of things, which speaks to the flexible and varied nature of the use of the building as well as its more recent history as a storage warehouse – literally a collection of miscellaneous things!
As a historic industrial event space and wedding venue, our restored building features:
Floorplan: 6,000 square feet of wide open space with capacity for 400+ people.
Interior Details: Soaring 30-50 foot ceilings with exposed beams and ductwork.
Amenities: Updated bathrooms and kitchen preparation space.
Outdoor Space: Flexible outdoor space for caterer use.
Comfort: Modern climate control for heat and air conditioning for maximum indoor comfort all year long.
Accessibility: Fully ADA accessible and compliant for all your event and guests' access needs.
HISTORIC CHARM MEETS
The 1912 historic building that was originally the Peabody Theater has been transformed into a 21st century event space.
Dozens of churches, temples, and gathering spaces perfect for off-site ceremonies
City-owned park space within walking distance for outdoor photos and ceremonies
More than 30 hotels within five miles for guest room blocks and getting ready
Five minutes from Route 128 and Route 1, providing easy access to nearby North Shore communities and the city of Boston
We are located in the heart of Peabody Square, within 1/4 mile walking distance to some of the area's best entertainment, nightlife, and restaurants:
The Bell Inn
Granite Coast Brewery
Stanzy's Country Ranch
La Siesta Restaurante
Maki Sushi Bar and Grille
Petrillo's Italian Kitchen
Black Box Theater