The Boston Public Library

700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 Map · Phone number
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About The Boston Public Library

The Catered Affair and the Boston Public Library 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 Abbey room where guests can dine in the serene Guastavino or the dramatic Bates Hall with dancing to follow. 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 when the building has closed to the public. For more information, please contact the Sales department at 617.859.2282.

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The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
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The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
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The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
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The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library
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68 Reviews for The Boston Public Library

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Margot · Married on 09/14/2019

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    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
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    Kathleen Duble · Married on 08/31/2019

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    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
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    Hannah · Married on 03/16/2019

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    Fantastic Venue and Staff

    The BPL is a dream venue. The Catered Affair staff made everything so easy and beautiful. We had a vegetarian wedding and everyone loved the food!

    Sent on 04/03/2019

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The Boston Public Library FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 10677.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7585.00
  • 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?
    $ 1531.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 50.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Government Building
    Historic Building
    Museum
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November

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2 Endorsements

  • NST Pictures Wedding Videographers

    Very professional and organized. Great vendor to work with at a beautiful venue!

  • C-Zone Entertainment Wedding DJs

    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.

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  • 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02116 See on map
    6178592282 (Phone number)
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