Caterer Guidelines

We welcome caterers to the Sanborn House. If a caterer would like to be placed on our list of preferred caterers, please contact the Site Manager at 781-721-0135 or Below is a list of considerations for the rental client and/or caterer to have on hand for any private rental.

Available for use at the Sanborn House:

Microwave oven

Furniture Onsite:
50 wood folding chairs
6- 6’ conference tables, 4- 5′ conference tables, 4- 31″ card tables
8- 36″ round tables with adjustable heights of 30″ or 36″

Please note that no glassware, dishware, silverware or linens are available for use at private functions. We recommend that those items and additional furniture be ordered through Peterson’s Party Rentals or another rental company.

Arrangement of rental delivery and pickup, as well as setup of rental equipment, is the responsibility of the caterer and should be handled within the time frame stated in the rental contract.

The entrance to the ADA-compliant bathroom (next to side door) should remain free of obstacles.

The use of fireplaces is not allowed. If a grill is to be used in food preparation, the Site Manager must approve its placement ahead of time.

All caterers must carry a minimum of $1,000,000 General Liability, $1,000,000 Liquor Liability, and workman’s compensation. These same requirements apply to bartending services.

If alcohol is to be served at the event, a one-day permit, along with a copy of the caterer or bartender’s certificate of liability, must be filed with the Town of Winchester at least two weeks in advance.

The serving of any food items must be approved by the Town of Winchester Health Department and, if necessary, a Catering Permit must be issued.

The kitchen must be left in the same condition in which it was found, with counters wiped and floor swept.

All trash, including recyclables, must be removed from the kitchen, entertaining areas, and bathrooms immediately following the event.

Please download and sign this Caterer-Guidelines to acknowledge adherence to the above rules and regulations. Please return a signed copy to the Site Manager.

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