Boston Public Library and The Catered Affair have combined strengths to bring you Boston's most unique wedding venue in the heart of Copley Square. The BPL has a variety of event spaces ranging from the intimate to the impressively grand. The beautiful Italianate courtyard can make any ceremony or cocktail reception unforgettable. Continue the evening in the Guastavino Room or Bates Hall where guests can dine under beautifully ornate ceilings and amongst hundreds of books. Looking for a more modern atmosphere? The newly renovated Johnson Building is the perfect backdrop with floor to ceiling windows, wide open space, and crisp and colorful lines.
The Catered Affair will customize your wedding to reflect your personal style and taste. From the formal to the informal, from intimate to grand – We pride ourselves in our relationship with you, your family and your guests.
Weddings at the Library take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays after the building has closed to the public. For more information, please contact the Special Events Department at 617.859.2282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bailey K. · Married on 08/21/2020
My husband and I had our wedding in the Courtyard at BPL! We did the Picnic Package that was made available to couples who had to cancel their original wedding plans due to COVID. And I am so happy this happened!! We got the last time slot on our original day and were able to have our parents, photographer, and videographer attend. Alyssa at The Catered Affair was our contact at the beginning for logistics and food and was super helpful! We had the Mezze lunchboxes and it was delicious. Ken was our day-of contact and was so amazing!! He allowed us to come in a few minutes early to capture the lighting on the Grand Staircase. Without him, we wouldn’t have captured such gorgeous pictures!! He was super responsive, sweet, and helpful. He was in charge of the music and his playlist was perfect. We’re so happy with the staff, venue, and everything in between. Thank you for turning our last minute wedding into one we couldn’t have ever dreamed of. Thank you!Sent on 09/23/2020
Margot · Married on 09/14/2019
The perfect Boston venue
The Catered Affair team at the BPL team made our September wedding seamless from start to finish. Working with Bryanne, our coordinator, and the entire Catered Affair team really made our wedding day so enjoyable – we didn’t have to stress about anything. Throughout the year-long planning process, Bryanne was incredibly responsive, informative, and professional; she helped us coordinate with each one of our vendors to create the perfect day. Day of, Bryanne and Emily orchestrated a completely seamless day from the photos prior to our ceremony through the very end of our reception. My favorite part of working with The Catered Affair was the breadth and depth of their knowledge around wedding planning and their high attention to detail – and the amazing food! I honestly cannot think of a more beautiful place to get married in Boston!Sent on 01/12/2020
Kathleen D. · Married on 08/31/2019
Amazing Venue and Service
I can't say enough about working with the staff at the Boston Public Library and the Catered Affair. They were always prompt in answering my questions, flexible during the planning process and ensured a smooth and perfect wedding day. It could not have gone better. In addition, the food was delicious and the venue beyond compare. Our wedding was truly a magical event and the guests were in awe of how lovely everything was. I can't thank Meghan Crump, Samantha and Erin enough. They were amazing. It was complete and utter perfection!Sent on 09/04/2019
Very professional and organized. Great vendor to work with at a beautiful venue!
Performing at 500 events per year, we work with many different caterers. TCA @ the BPL always delivers first class service from small intimate social gatherings to huge corporate events and upscale weddings. They are so on top of their game, all we do is go with the flow of the night and follow their lead. So everything from introductions of a wedding party, to signature moments like toasts, speeches, cake cutting, parent dances, etc...always flow seamlessly. Their clients get to sit back and just enjoy their party. It is truly an honor to be partners with such an amazing company. They even reach out to all their vendors the week of the event to ensure everyone is clear about load in, set up, load out and of course the overall event time line. Their organization is superb and we sincerely appreciate all of their attention to detail. On top of all that, everyone is so friendly and accommodating, we've become good friends with many of their event producers and other staff members. Just a top notch company all around.