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Reception
$4,500 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Bar service
$50 per person
Reception
$4,500 starting price
Ceremony
$750 starting price
Bar service
$50 per person

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Unique aesthetic style
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About

Located in Brighton, Massachusetts, 2101 Commonwealth is a state-of-the-art wedding venue, offering an elegant setting for unforgettable celebrations. You can bring your wedding vision to life at this fully equipped art gallery venue, to begin the next chapter of your fairytale romance.

Facilities and Capacity
2101 Commonwealth overlooks Boston College’s rustic Brighton campus and shares its home with the McMullen Museum of Art. The Roman Renaissance Revival-style building is complete with well-lit reception rooms decorated with original artwork from the museum’s permanent collection. The first-floor rooms are perfect for intimate gatherings, and directly adjacent to the 23,000-square-foot facility is a large stone terrace and expansive green lawn. Welcome up to 180 family and friends for your beautiful reception under a tent on the formal green space. Bring your special day to life in a distinctive and modern setting dressed in old-world art. There is parking available, along with wheelchair access.

Services Offered
You can plan your dream wedding with 2101 Commonwealth, where their professional events and culinary teams will work together to provide excellent service. Their event planners can help coordinate every detail and provide guidance throughout the entire planning process, from start to finish. Whether for your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or elopement, the historic mansion offers set-up, clean-up, bar services, and event rentals such as tables and chairs. They boast on-site catering from their partners at Heights Catering, ensuring your wedding meal pleases your palate. They also supply barware, flatware, glassware, and china.

Cuisine
From stations and buffets to cocktail receptions and hors-d’oeuvres, 2101 Commonwealth provides a variety of options for your delicious reception dinner, along with plated meals. Heights Catering offers dessert, servers, and tastings, ensuring you’re than pleased with the flavorful results. You can also delight in an open bar, featuring bartenders, house or premium liquor, specialty beer, and specialty wine. They can facilitate a champagne toast and signature drink if desired. You can also bring in cake from an outside bakery.

Location
Minutes from downtown Boston, 2101 Commonwealth is surrounded by plenty of sites and activities to explore. Before your walk down the aisle, journey downtown and get a glimpse of the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Fenway Park, Boston Common, Beacon Hill, and Back Bay for upscale shopping and dining. Indulge in delectable Italian cuisine at North End, and embark on a boat tour at Boston Harbor. Luxury lodging options are within 5 miles, and the Boston Logan International Airport is only 12 miles away, making your romantic occasion easily accessible for out-of-town loved ones.

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$4,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$750

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Beth
Beth O. Sent on 06/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Special Place, Special Wedding

Having my wedding at Boston College, which provided me with so many happy and meaningful memories during my undergraduate years, was an easy decision.

My husband and I had a small, intimate wedding in one of the beautiful rooms at 2101 Comm. Ave. The large windows that looked out onto the back fields and beautiful paintings that adorned the walls provided a perfect backdrop to our ceremony.

The staff members that we worked with to plan our day were professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. They provided us with information and recommendations in a helpful and flexible manner. I can imagine that having a larger wedding there would be equally special. There are so many beautiful features throughout the entire facility.
Olivia
Olivia J. Sent on 05/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

2101 Commonwealth gave us the perfect day!

We chose this venue out of convenience, initially -- we had a fast (6 month) engagement and we wanted a venue that was beautiful, top quality, close to the city for those who were flying in, and convenient for us to work with. Those were pretty high expectations given only 6 months to prepare, but Michelle and her team managed to put together the perfect day for us. We got a million compliments on the beauty of the venue, the quality of the food, and the incredible service -- I still get comments from friends almost a year later about how magical our day was. Michelle also helped me find the perfect florist. Even though we were guinea pigs for this venue, they were incredibly flexible as we worked out the kinks together and remained so professional and responsive the whole time. I so wish we could go back and relive our day over and over! I wouldn't change a thing.
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Maura Sent on 06/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Welcome to the best venue

2101 Commonwealth Ave was a dream come true. From beginning to end, the venue provided a 5 star service that would rival any top hotel. The staff was professional, helpful, and eager to please.
The space itself was elegant, rich in history, and perfectly manicured. It has a wow factor that you dream about. I can not say enough good things about this venue and staff. You will be lucky to book your wedding here and I hope I am invited!
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