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Events & Conferences
925 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Event | Corporate Social Events | Expo/Competitions | Family Reunion | Leisure travel | Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat | Wedding Ceremony/Reception | Youth Retreat/Camp
Maximum
Meeting:8000
Meeting
Rooms:300
Maximum
Overnight:2500
  • 10 Buick Street (conference housing)
  • Dining at Boston University
  • West Campus (conference housing)
  • Boston University: Location, location, location...
  • The Trustee Center Ballroom
  • Eat, Meet and Stay at BUEat, Meet and Stay at BU
  • A Grand EntranceA Grand Entrance
  • Impression-Worthy Presentation SpaceImpression-Worthy Presentation Space
  • Intimate Meeting AtmosphereIntimate Meeting Atmosphere
  • Your Best Banquet, Gala, or Social EventYour Best Banquet, Gala, or Social Event
  • Convention Seating, Unconventional IdeasConvention Seating, Unconventional Ideas
  • Kenmore Room Intimate DinnerKenmore Room Intimate Dinner
  • Terrier Hockey SpiritTerrier Hockey Spirit
  • Acrobatic CapabilitiesAcrobatic Capabilities
  • Modern, Central Meeting RoomsModern, Central Meeting Rooms
  • Beautiful Classroom SpaceBeautiful Classroom Space
  • Meet and Present with EaseMeet and Present with Ease
  • The State-of-the-Art FitRec CenterThe State-of-the-Art FitRec Center
  • Climbing at FitRecClimbing at FitRec
  • Student Village Residential Area Suite Common RoomStudent Village Residential Area Suite Common Room
  • The Dahod Family Alumni Center at The CastleThe Dahod Family Alumni Center at The Castle
  • The Castle - Music RoomThe Castle - Music Room
  • The Castle - Great HallThe Castle - Great Hall
  • Attention to DetailAttention to Detail
  • George Sherman Union - Metcalf Hall - Reception SetupGeorge Sherman Union - Metcalf Hall - Reception Setup
  • George Sherman Union - Metcalf Hall - Theater SetupGeorge Sherman Union - Metcalf Hall - Theater Setup
  • Charles River ViewsCharles River Views
  • Campus at TwilightCampus at Twilight

About

About Boston University

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Boston University has a wide variety of venues sure to impress your guests!
To view all of our virtual tours, visit our channel on YouTube.


Boston University can accommodate various events including: 
  • large meetings and conferences
  • corporate trainings or retreats
  • performances and concerts
  • receptions and dinners

If you can imagine it, we can create it at Boston University. 

Boston University's incredible staff are committed to providing the finest experience for you and your guests. We deliver:

  • a single point of contact for one-stop planning
  • event coordination, registration and website services
  • individual summer overnight accommodation reservations
  • state-of-the-art A/V services
  • free Wi-Fi and ability to offer webcasting and live stream services

 Let us worry about the behind-the-scenes logistics including hotel room blocks, off-site Boston area excursions/events, speaker travel and honorariums, meeting material preparation, on-site staffing, nametags, and so much more! 

The heart of Boston is only minutes away from campus via public transportation. 

LOCATION + TRANSPORTATION
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Logan International - 20 minutes


Taxi | Bus | Metro | Subway | Train | Lyft | Uber


Onsite: Yes

CATERING
Boston University is proud to offer creative, high quality and full-service catering available for events of every size. Staff will customize menus to meet most budgets.


Must Use In-House CateringYES
Cultural CateringYES
Venue Hosted Alcohol PermittedYES



AMENITIES + UNIQUE EXPERIENCES
Iron
Television
Biking
Running
Sports Facilities
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
Sound System
Team Building
MEETING + EVENT SPACE CAPACITIES

8000 Attendees


300 Spaces

:
Theatre Style 6000

TECHNOLOGY
Boston University has free Wi-Fi, and self-service A/V equipment with technical support available.

Yes
FreeYES

Yes


MicrophonesProjector ScreenLCD Projectors

RENTAL POLICIES
Alcohol ConsumptionYES

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

2500 Overnight Guests


Residence Halls|Suite/Apt Style


Semi-Private or Communal

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Accommodations

Accommodations

2500
Total Number of
Overnight Guests


Accommodation Types
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Traditional dormitories feature mostly double-occupancy rooms sharing communal bath facilities; there are limited numbers of single- and triple-occupancy rooms on each floor. All rooms are non-air-conditioned. This type of facility is best suited for youth groups, in which case each floor is gender-specific.

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Suite-style accommodations consist of two to three double-occupancy rooms sharing a private bathroom. All suite-style residence halls are air-conditioned. This type of facility is suitable for youth groups and adult groups on a budget.


A/C This accommodation has A/C
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Our premier housing complex has air-conditioned apartments reserved for adult conferences. Each features four to six single-occupancy bedrooms sharing one or two private bathrooms and a living area; apartments have a kitchen. 


A/C This accommodation has A/C

Amenities + Unique Experiences

AMENITIES

Amenities
Iron
Iron
Television
Television
Biking
Biking
Running
Running
Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
Outdoor Event/Meeting Space
ADA Accessible
ADA Accessible
A/V Tech Staff
A/V Tech Staff
Eco-Friendly
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
Fitness Center
Microphones
Microphones
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight Accommodations
Parking On-Site
Parking On-Site
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
Sound System
Sound System
Team Building
Team Building


Event Spaces

Meeting and Event Spaces

Max Capacities
8000
Overall


Meeting + Event Spaces
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One of Boston University’s most dignified buildings, this recently renovated Tudor Revival mansion now serves as a picturesque location for special events. The Castle can accommodate up to 66 people for a seated dinner and up to 120 people for a standing reception. The first floor features the Great Hall, the Music Room, the Library, the Dining Room, and an outdoor terrace with views of the Charles River. Whether you're hosting a lively wedding reception or an intimate dinner party, The Castle is sure to impress. 
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Elegance with a view. Located on the ninth floor of One Silber Way, the Metcalf Trustee Center features a classically appointed ballroom with crystal chandeliers and an adjacent cocktail lounge overlooking Boston. A nearby private conference room can serve as a breakout space, bridal lounge, or green room. The venue can hold up to 220 for a banquet or 180 for dinner and dancing. Book your next event at Boston’s best-kept secret for wedding receptions, elegant galas, corporate meetings, or holiday parties. 
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Located in the heart of campus, the George Sherman Union (GSU) serves not only as a student center, but also Boston University's premier events facility. With spaces for all types of programming—from large conferences with keynotes and breakout sessions, to banquet dinners and awards ceremonies, to lectures and meetings—the options are endless at the GSU. Featuring 12,000sqft Metcalf Hall, as well as a 260 seat Auditorium and multiple Boardroom style breakouts, the GSU is well-equipped to handle your next booking. 
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This 4-story, 33,000 square foot venue is centrally located on campus along the Charles River on Bay State Road. Hillel House was completed in 2005, and features large windows with sweeping views of the Boston and Cambridge skylines. Flexible layouts across 7 event spaces can accommodate 20-300 guests, with Kosher catering options and handicap accessibility. Consider this location for everything from meetings, conferences, and lectures, to cultural events, bar/bat mitzvahs, and wedding ceremonies.
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A broad range of facilities including ballrooms, conference rooms, lounges, and dining rooms available to accommodate a variety of events. Capacities vary depending on room set-up.
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  • Lecture-style rooms are fixed-seat auditoriums. All feature writing surfaces at each seat. Capacities range from 100 and 625 people.
  • Case-style rooms offer fixed seating, most often in a tiered format. Typically they feature continuous desktop writing surfaces. Capacities range from 50 and 100 people.
  • Classroom-style rooms typically feature movable desks with tablet-arms. Capacities range from 25 and 100 people.

Food + Beverage

Food + Beverage

Availability
YES
YES
YES


Catering
Boston University is proud to offer creative, high quality and full-service catering available for events of every size. Staff will customize menus to meet most budgets.
Dining Options

 

Boston University Campus Dining Services is consistently rated among the best of the best!
  • USA Today College ranked us at #1 in the nation
  • The Green Restaurant Association has ranked us at four stars, making BU the first university to recieve such accreditation
  • Greatist has ranked us the #19 healthiest college in the US
Features include:
  • Summer conference availability
  • All-you-care-to-eat, diverse cuisines
  • Vegetarian and vegan options 
  • Wood-fired brick pizza ovens
  • Made-to-order grill stations
  • Extensive salad bars

Location

Location + Transportation

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Nearby Airport
Logan International - 20 minutes
Transportation + Parking
Taxi
Bus
Metro
Subway
Train
Lyft
Uber
Onsite Parking

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Attractions
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Grassy outdoor space featuring seasonal live music, lawn games & other events, plus concessions.
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The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University is an arboretum located in the Jamaica Plain and Roslindale sections of Boston, Massachusetts. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and is the second largest "link" in the Emerald Necklace.
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This museum, located on the grounds of Harvard University, features incredible collections of glass flowers, geological finds, whale and dinosaur skeletons, and the world's largest egg. 
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A world-famous urban marketplace in downtown Boston featuring local and nationally-know retail shops, restaurants, and food vendors. A Boston institution since 1742.
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A 15th century, Venetian-style palace boasting an amazing collection of paintings, sculptures, tapestries, furniture, manuscripts, rare books, and decorative arts.
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Explore the 2.5 mile walking trail through the streets of Boston that leads to museums, churches, meeting houses, burial grounds, parks, and other markers of historical significance to the founding of the United States of America.
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Featuring a collection of nearly 450,000 works of art including European, Asian, American, and contemporary art. Visit the newly opened Art of the Americas wing.
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America's oldest Major League baseball park and home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is the ideal place to catch a summer evening baseball game. Fifty-minute historic walking tours of the park are offered daily during the season.
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The North End is Boston's oldest neighborhood and Boston's version of "Little Italy." Find scores of fine Italian restaurants, specialty-food shops, and historic attractions, including Paul Revere's house and the Old North Church.
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As one of the largest micro-breweries in the United States, the Boston Beer Company produces the beloved Samuel Adams Lager, Summer Ale, Octoberfest, Winter Lager, and other fine beers at its Samuel Adams Brewery. Experience the entire brewing process on tours available Monday through Saturday and sample some of those award winning beers.
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This historic library, located in Copley Square, features impressive architecture, snacks and coffee, and good books.
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The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy. Afloat in Boston Harbor, the undefeated Old Ironsides is open for tours led by active-duty sailors most days of the week.
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Located on Boston's waterfront, the New England Aquarium features a 200,000 gallon, four-story giant ocean tank, a shark and ray touch tank, an open air seal exhibit, African penguins, and over 70 other aquatic animal exhibits.
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The Institute of Contemporary Art is an art museum and exhibition space located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America. The museum was founded as the Boston Museum of Modern Art in 1936 with a mission to exhibit contemporary art.
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The Boston Harbor Islands, a national park, is a collection of 34 islands within Boston Harbor. Accessible via ferry, the islands offer opportunities for hiking, kayaking, swimming, fishing, picnics, and wildlife watching.

Services

Services

Services

The Events & Conferences team will assist you every step of the way to ensure that your experience on our campus is a positive one.
Specifically, our unique offerings include:
  • One staff member as point of contact from initial booking through completion
  • Complete logistics service/event coordination
  • Registration services
  • Event website development
  • Individualized payment system options, so each guest can pay for their own accommodations 


Summer conferences can make arrangements for overnight parking, and commuter parking is available throughout the year. Most lots are $12-17 pay-on-entry.

Front Desk staff members will be there to greet your guests upon arrival and provide assistance throughout their stay in the residence halls.

Building security is provided 24 hours a day. Our friendly residential safety staff will work hard to ensure your safety.

Coin-operated laundry facilities are located in each residence hall.

Boston University’s Fitness and Recreation Center is a world class facility.
Exclusive daily and weekly membership rates are offered to conference guests over 18 years of age.

We offer options for sailors of all stripes to use our facilities on the Charles River. 

Technology

Technology

Equipment Available On-Site
Microphones
Microphones
Projector Screen
Projector Screen
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

Description
Boston University has free Wi-Fi, and self-service A/V equipment with technical support available.
Technology

Boston University offers professional audio/visual presentation, computer display, sound reinforcement, and audio recording services.
Skilled staff members are available to complement your campus presentation.

Free wi-fi is available on our Guest network. 

Testimonials

Testimonials


“The staff really went the extra mile to accommodate the needs of our group. Our program would not have been the success that it was without the partnership of BU.” 

“Boston University has been Boston Ballet School’s summer home for the past ten(+) years and has provided exceptional residential service for more than 3,000 ballet students over that time. The Events & Conferences team are highly professional, easy to work with and go above and beyond to meet the unique needs of our program. They are our partners in consistently delivering an outstanding experience for our students!”

"Boston University is a long term partner that works tirelessly to help us deliver the best possible experience for our students. In addition to top notch housing and meeting facilities, they provide exceptionally detailed and responsive support before, during, and after our program."

"I have worked with BU Events & Conferences for over 25 years and have always received outstanding service and results. Their staff is always professional, courteous, and helpful. They take care of all of the small details that make these events successful. Cannon Financial Institute is proud to be a long time partner and looks forward to continuing our relationship well into the future."

"Of all the locations we considered, BU Events and Conferences provided the most affordable price and the staff worked closely with us to ensure the most successful experience imaginable. We will be coming back!"

"We look forward to holding our Summer Institutes at Boston University each summer. The facilities, staff, and location are perfect for our needs and make our job easy. Our attendees have had enriching and valuable experiences both inside and out of the classroom."  

"We have offered our executive development program at Boston University for the past 17 years. Every summer we bring some 350 senior managers to campus for three-weeks. They reside on campus and take their classes and meals in BU facilities. The Events and Conferences staff work closely with us and do an excellent job making sure we get everything we need to make our program a success."  

"We have enjoyed a decade long partnership with the BU Conferences & Events staff with no plans to look elsewhere for our summer programs. Their team is incredibly professional, responsive and delightful to work with, and their space is excellently managed, providing our attendees an enviable location to enjoy all that Boston has to offer."

“Working with the team at Boston University was an exceptional experience for us and our customers. The facilities were world-class and their team were professional, caring and helpful. To them, nothing was impossible. They truly exceeded our expectations!”





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