Private Parties at the Rumor Mill:

The Rumor Mill can accommodate special occasions and parties for groups of up to 100 guests.  We are anything but cookie-cutter: Chef Matthew will work with you to create a custom menu for your guests based on your own likes and dislikes.

Private and semi-private space options include:

  • The Tiber Room: our smaller downstairs dining room can be made completely private by closing its French doors.  Minimum capacity 15 guests; maximum capacity 24 guests.
  • The Bar: the bar area can be reserved alone or in conjunction with the Tiber Room.  When reserved alone, it is suitable for cocktail-style events and happy hours.  Minimum capacity 20 guests; maximum capacity 35 guests (seated and standing).
  • The Mezzanine: our larger upstairs space is partially open to the downstairs bar area.  It is up one flight of stairs.  Minimum capacity 30 guests; maximum capacity 40 guests (seated), 50 guests (standing cocktail-style).
  • Buyout events: we can accommodate up to 65 guests seated or 100 guests standing using all three spaces with guests on both floors of the restaurant.

If you are interested in a custom menu for a smaller group, let us know. We are happy to put together custom or “chef’s choice” menus for tables of 2-14 guests with advance notice.  Please note that due to the configuration of our historic building, our largest single table seats 14.

Want to talk specifics?  Email Lexi Milani, general manager, at  Thanks for considering the Rumor Mill for your special event!

Please note that food and beverage minimums do apply and vary depending on the date and space desired.