The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library

The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library

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About The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library

The smartest place to entertain in Boston.

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. 


Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Boston

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I don't know where to begin. The Catered Affair is the most incredible vendor anyone could EVER IMAGINE AND THEN SOME! They just executed the wedding of my absolute dreams this weekend at the Boston Public Library. Bryanne Pepin, my event producer, is beyond amazing... I don't know what I would have ever done without her... from start to finish. The level of professionalism, quality of service, dedication, knowledge, guidance, support, not to mention the classiness, elegance, service, expertise... I could just keep going... NOT TO MENTION THE FOOD! SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS... NONE OF MY GUESTS HAVE STOPPED TALKING ABOUT IT! Every guest at this wedding was blown away and for good reason. I credit it ALL to the Catered Affair and particularly Bryanne. I live in NYC and am actually not sure how I will ever throw an event using anyone but them because they are that incredible. Catered Affair, can you move to NYC too?! Best there is.

Profile Picture Ashley, 11/4/17, 1 Review
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Favors & Gifts, Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning

The Catered Affair did an absolutely phenomenal job with our wedding, from the planning stage through the last minute of the party. Every last detail of our wedding was executed spectacularly. Faith Larsen is an absolute master. She always made herself available throughout the entire process and provided a tremendous amount of guidance, expertise and advice. We cannot thank he enough.

Profile Picture James, 10/21/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

An absolutely seamless day thanks to Erin Davies and Amanda Gallagher. My husband and I are still on cloud 9 after a night that we will never forget. They put us at ease throughout the entire planning process and ensured a seamless execution the day of. As an industry professional it is very difficult for me to let go of tasks and responsibilities during an event but I had no doubt the entire da/night that we were in good hands and staying on time etc. Alejandra was so sweet and constantly made sure that both Zach and myself were fed and drinking water before and after the ceremony. Their calm and professional demeanor was such a relief to us and they truly made our entire family feel so special throughout the entire day. They were extremely responsive throughout the process and very thorough and communicative. We highly recommend the venue and the The Catered Affair.

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Profile Picture Sara, 9/16/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,531.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $10,677.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $7,585.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Hors d'Oeuvres
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake
Bar Service Price Includes:
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Specialty Beer

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House Liquor
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Premium Liquor
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Outside Alcohol
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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.



230 Darmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116   See On Map
617-859-2282 (phone)