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Boston University

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

Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Parties
Youth Retreat/Camps

About

Located in the beautiful city of Boston, Massachusetts, Boston University is the perfect event center to host your next conference, meeting or convention! The university has a wide variety of venue options sure to impress your guests!
To view all of our virtual tours, visit our channel on YouTube.

Boston University has spaces to accommodate various events including:

  • large meetings and conferences
  • corporate trainings or retreats
  • performances and concerts
  • receptions and dinners

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! 

Booking your event at Boston University provides convenience for you and your guests. Explore the heart of Boston, only minutes away from campus via public transportation. 

Food & Beverage Options

Top-of-the-Line Dining Facilities

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
  • Gluten-Free, vegan, and vegetarian options available
  • Wood-fired brick pizza ovens
  • Made-to-order grill stations
  • Extensive salad bars

Catering Options

Catering Services

Boston University is proud to host Catering on the Charles. They provide the highest quality food and service and is pleased to offer diverse catering options for groups of any size.

Our office has experience in planning a variety of events, from box lunches to banquets, and we will be happy to offer ideas and help you plan your menu.

 Please click here for a sample menu.

The Castle

The Castle offers menu packages with either serviced or station options for your wedding or special event.

A limited number of Kosher, vegetarian or other special dietary meals are available upon request.

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2500
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 3,000
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Television
  • Towels
  • WiFi

Dormitories

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.

This accommodation has A/C

Suites

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.

This accommodation has A/C

Apartments

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.

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Bus
Eco-Friendly
Fitness Center
In-House Catering
Linens
Near Public Transit
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Sports Facilities
Taxi
Theater Seating
WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

Events & Conferences,

925 Commonwealth Avenue,

Boston Boston, 02215

Transportation

Taxi
Bus
Metro
Subway
Train
Lyft
Uber

Nearby Airport

Logan International - 20 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Logan International - 20 minutes

Parking

Parking on Site: Yes

Things to Know

Catering

Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Eco Friendly: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes

Technology

Boston University offers virtual and hybrid event capabilities in addition to free Wi-Fi, and self-service A/V equipment with technical support available.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen
  • Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Sound System
  • Custom Lighting

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.” 

Travis A. - HCTec Partners

“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!”

Luke S. - Boston Ballet School

"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."

Rich M. - Kaplan

"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."

Andy C. - Cannon Financial Institute

"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!"

Craig P. - The Navigators

"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."  

Natalie S. - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

"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."  

Tony N. - Police Executive Research Forum

"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."

Liz V. - The Association of Boarding Schools

“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!”

Padraic M. - Riverdance Summer School