About Events with Russell House Tavern
Located in the heart of Harvard Square, Russell House Tavern elevates the local, neighborhood tavern experience with seasonally-inspired dishes from New England and beyond, as well as a distinctive bar program featuring craft beers, an all-American wine list and a carefully-curated selection of handcrafted cocktails. With space to accommodate everything from intimate dinner parties to business meetings with complete A/V capabilities, the events team at Russell House Tavern awaits your next private function. Planning begins with our dedicated event coordinator, who can assist you in selecting a location for your event from one of our four entertaining areas, including the Tavern (a warm upstairs bar and dining area), the Lounge (perfect for cocktail parties), the Main Dining Room and the Private Dining Room. After selecting the perfect location and atmosphere for your event, we will work with you to develop a personalized menu.
Private Dining Room
Our Private Dining Room is located on our lower level and has glass doors and curtains to maintain full privacy. It is a perfect space for special occasions and business dinners.
• Standing Capacity: 40
• Sitting Capacity: 30
1/2 Private Dining Room
Our Private Dining Room is located on our lower level and has glass doors and curtains to maintain full privacy. It can be dived in half to create two small private dining rooms. We can accommodate up to 12 people at one long table or up to 15 people at two separate tables. It is a perfect space for special occasions or business dinners.
• Standing Capacity: 20
• Sitting Capacity: 15
Our semi-private lounge is located on our lower level and includes banquet seating and a dedicated portion of our main bar. This open concept is perfect for cocktail receptions as there is plenty of space to mingle and there is direct access to the bar.
• Standing Capacity: 35
• Sitting Capacity: 18
Our Tavern is located on our upper level and includes banquet seating, high top communal tables and a private bar. This open concept is perfect for cocktail receptions and recruiting events as there is plenty of space to mingle.
• Standing Capacity: 80
• Sitting Capacity: 50
Main Dining Room
Our semi-private Main Dining Room is located on our lower level and can accommodate up to 60 guests at several smaller, intimate tables.
• Standing Capacity: 100
• Sitting Capacity: 60
The entire lower level consists of a large main bar and three different areas – the Lounge, the Private Dining Room and the Main Dining Room. These areas are directly adjacent to one another and have an open concept so your guest will have plenty of room to mingle.
• Standing Capacity: 200
• Sitting Capacity: 120