Rental Information


Host your event in the stunning, seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center!

Imagine hosting your special event in this intimate setting with breathtaking views of the ocean—whether presenting a concert, hosting a benefit or celebrating your own special event.


Above the Concert Hall is the beautiful Reception Hall with lovely ocean views available to the community and private individuals for special events including conferences, wedding receptions and dinners.  Hold your ceremony on the Concert Hall stage overlooking the ocean and then proceed to the third floor Reception Hall for dinner and dancing!  Visit our PHOTO GALLERY for more pictures of past weddings and functions at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. 

We are proud to announce that the Shalin Liu Performance Center has been awarded WeddingWire‘s Couple Choice Award, landing in the top 5% of wedding venues for 2016!

Banquet Seating: 150 to 160
Standing Reception: 230
Banquet Seating with Reception/Dance Floor area: 100-120
Size: Approximately 2000 Square Feet

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Visit our PHOTO GALLERY for more pictures of past weddings and functions at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.


Whether you want a large seating area for a corporate retreat or a small meeting space for 20-30 people, the Shalin Liu Performance Center offers a perfect site for your next gathering.  With state-of-the art A/V systems, both the concert and reception hall are equipped with built-in high-definition projector and large screen (30 ft. screen in the concert hall) allowing for professional PowerPoint presentations and sound system.  For those companies seeking a special location for holiday parties or retirement events, the Shalin Liu Performance Center is the ideal setting.


Many non-profit organizations choose to host their special events at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  Whether you are an organization hosting a special concert and reception or a school highlighting student musicians, Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center is a beautiful location for making that event unforgettable.  The Concert Hall provides 334 seats and the Reception Hall can accommodate up to 230 people for a standing reception. You can watch a brief video tour of the performance space here.

Technical Specifications


Since the opening of the Shalin Liu Performance Center, the Hall has already been the site of numerous recordings, including Parma Recordings, Steinway Recordings, ESPN, Emmanuel Music, Soundmirror and Architectural Digest, as well as several self-produced recordings from individuals. Recordings are charged on an hourly basis and weekday rates are $75/hour (including setup and breakdown).  Sound engineer and equipment costs are not included.  For more information, please discuss with the Director of Rental Events.


Rental rates vary for weekends vs. weekdays and Rockport Music offers discounted rates for non-profit organizations.  Due to summer festivals, the Hall availability is limited during the summer months.  Holidays have a $500 surcharge and summer weekends are charged a premium. Other rates may apply.

Please contact the Director of Rentals Michelle Alekson at 978.546.7391 x.111 or email for a meeting, rental rate information or tour.  We hope to work with you in creating an incredible experience for your concert or special event!

The Administrative Office is located across the street from the Shalin Liu Performance Center at 16 Main Street.  Rockport Music is a Massachusetts Liquor Licensee. Therefore, under Massachusetts law, all alcohol for events must be purchased through Rockport Music.

Venue Address:
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA  01966

PHOTO CREDITS: Katie Noble, Erica Ferrone, Paul Carey Goldberg and Michael Lutch