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Best places to host an event in Boston

Best places to host an event in Boston

The following is a directory of event venues in Boston. Descriptions are provided by the venue.

Each venue is categorized as suitable for any of the following types of events:

  • Corporate meeting — Host training, workshops, or an off-site meeting.
  • Stand & mingle — When you want guests to move around and mingle. Focus on quiet venues that facilitate conversation. Venues include private rooms in a bar or restaurant as well as apartments or rooftops you can rent.
  • Sit-down meal — Primarily restaurants. We seek out quieter venues that allow for conversation.
  • Retreat — Host a multi-day off-site retreat, meeting, or workshop with overnight accommodations.
  • Special experience — Unique events such as cruises, hot air balloons, cooking classes, walking tours, and other team building activities.

If you would like to suggest a venue in Boston, please submit a recommendation here.

Bin 26 Enoteca

Bin 26 Enoteca is a Beacon Hill neighborhood restaurant with a seasonally driven menu and wine list. Bin 26 Enoteca boasts an international wine list with over sixty wines by glass and over two hundred wines by bottles. Private dining room.

Address: 26 Charles Street, Beacon Hill, MA 02114
Website
: http://bin26.com/
Phone: +1 617 723 5939
Email: info@bin26.com
Type of events: Sit-down meal

Bluestone Lane

Delight your guests with a unique event in one of our beautiful venues. Enjoy a seamless experience, where your guests are invited to converse over an array of sumptuous healthy food and drink in a sophisticated setting. Tailored packages are curated by our events coordinator, who will work closely with you to create the perfect evening. We have packages to suit all events from our cocktail party-style packages include free flowing premium alcoholic beverages, passed canapes, desserts, exclusive venue hire and Bluestone Lane’s entire range of food, signature coffee, tea and wellness drinks. Your event will run smoothly with a team of personable servers, kitchen staff and professional baristas available to make your concept a reality.

Address: 27 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Website
: https://bluestonelane.com/
Phone: +1 617 523 2727
Email: info@bluestonelane.com
Type of events: Stand & mingle, sit-down meal

Essex Woods

Discover a unique event venue providing an unforgettable experience for company events, team building, college retreats, spiritual retreats as well as wellness and yoga retreats. The Essex Woods Meeting and Retreat Center is available for day-long meetings as well as an extended stays with overnight accommodations. For larger groups and groups desiring privacy exclusive use of the Center may be available.

Our day or overnight all inclusive package includes everything you will need for a successful event:

  • Primary meeting room
  • Meeting room setup and amenities
  • Meals
  • Continuous snack and beverage service
  • Accommodations for Overnight Packages
  • Use of our onsite amenities
  • 24 hour Manager on Duty

Address: 1 Conomo Point Rd, Essex, MA 01929
Website
: https://essexwoods.com/
Phone
: +1 978 768 7374
Email
: sales@essexwoods.com
Type of events: Corporate meetings, sit-down meals, stand & mingle, retreats, special experiences
Recommended by: Lucy Steinert, who says, “It is less than a mile from where I live, and at one point, I nearly bought it. The location is fabulous, 15 minutes from a Boston Commuter line station, wonderful walks, and in the summer great opportunities to go kayaking, paddleboarding or organize a sail out of Gloucester.”

Harvard Gardens

Here at Harvard Gardens, we offer a variety of options that make us the perfect location for private, corporate, and social events such as birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, anniversaries and occasions of any kind! Enjoy classic pub food and toast your coworkers with a classic cocktail.

Address: 316 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
Website
: https://www.harvardgardens.com/
Phone: +1 617 523 2727
Email: news@harvardgardens.com
Type of events: Stand & mingle, sit-down meal

Henrietta’s Table

Henrietta’s Table opened its doors to a diverse and adoring public 20 years ago. In that time the restaurant has come to be the dining room of Nobel laureates, celebrities, and New England Farmers. The Charles Hotel’s Executive Chef Peter Davis helms Henrietta’s and has designed a menu of “honest to goodness New England cooking.” Looking for a private dining option? Our private dining room seats up to 45 guests for everything from small weddings, team dinners and bridal showers. Need something a little bigger? Henrietta’s Table is also available for full restaurant buyouts.

Address: 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Website
: https://www.henriettastable.com/
Phone: +1 617 661 5005
Email: htpdr@charleshotel.com
Type of events: Stand & mingle, sit-down meal

Peregrine

Located on the first floor of The Whitney Hotel in Boston’s Beacon Hill, Peregrine is an inviting Mediterranean-style restaurant built on the joy of discovery and travel. Mediterranean in nature, Peregrine is an exploration of the cuisine and culture from the Italian islands of Sardinia and Sicily — as well as the neighboring influences of Corsica and Catalonia. Parties of more than six are required to order from prix fixe menus. 

Address: 170 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
Website
: https://www.peregrineboston.com/
Phone: +1 617 826 1762
Email: info@peregrineboston.com
Type of events: Sit-down meal

Scampo 

Lydia Shire’s restaurant located in The Liberty Hotel which is the former Charles Street Jail is named Scampo, which means to “escape” in Italian. It is a vibrant gorgeous space and remains a true culinary destination. Our contemporary space features shiny copper lamps, a glowing orange bar and stools overlooking a mozzarella bar with a tandoori oven. A secluded 60-seat outdoor seasonal patio and a 50-seat private dining room features an exciting view of the open kitchen. Scampo’s private dining room accommodates up to 40-45 guests. It features state of the art audio/visual capability. For 15 or more, a personalized limited menu is required.

Address: 215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
Website
: https://www.scampoboston.com/
Phone: +1 617 536 2100
Email: cmclaughlin@scampoboston.com
Type of events: Stand & mingle, sit-down meal

The Tip Tap Room

Restaurant industry veteran and acclaimed chef Brian Poe opened The Tip Tap Room in June of 2012 offering exciting cuisine in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. With standards like steak tips and burgers to eclectic dishes featuring wild game and global flavors, there’s a little something for everyone. Plus, 36 beers on tap (and a stash of rare beers in the cellar), creative cocktails, brunch, and full dinner menu available.

Address: 138 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
Website
: https://thetiptaproom.com/
Phone: +1 857 350 3344
Email: info@thetiptaproom.com
Type of events: Stand & mingle, sit-down meal

Other Resources for Finding Event Venues

In addition to the individual event venues listed here, there are also a number of companies and listing platforms that offer many venues across multiple locations. As an additional resource for sourcing the perfect venue for your event, we have created this directory of such websites.