Bentley University Conference Center - Waltham, MA | Unique Venues
Bentley University Conference Center

Bentley University Conference Center

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps

About

The Conference Center at Bentley University is located on a picturesque New England campus, just west of Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts. The Conference Center at Bentley offers a unique professional setting for your business meetings, seminars, workshops, overnight conferences and youth programs. Our conference site offers a varied selection of air conditioned overnight accommodations during the peak summer conference season to best match your budget and groups overnight accommodation needs.
The Conference Center at Bentley has direct access to our on-site professional caters and private dining facilities to complement your group’s program. Our staff is ready to work with you to develop specialized menus that will not only meet, but exceed your dining expectations.
Our conference site location adds to the richness of the traditional New England charm by offering a diversity of activities in neighboring historic locations. Come experience this first hand and take full advantage of our unspoiled landscapes, stately architecture, exceptional shopping and much, more.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 480 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 144
  • Largest Theatre Style: 480
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 480
  • Largest Arena Seating: 1917
  • Largest Seated Reception: 350
  • Largest Standing Reception: 450
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center
The amphitheatre comfortably seats 250 people and features a podium with a/v controls.
  • NA Sq. Ft.
  • NA Banquet Style
  • NA Classroom Style
  • 250 Theatre Style
  • NA Conference Style
  • NA Hollow Square Space Style
Koumantzelis Auditorium, Lindsay Hall
This auditorium seats 480 people and offers a large stage.
  • NA Sq. Ft.
  • NA Banquet Style
  • NA Classroom Style
  • 480 Theatre Style
  • NA Conference Style
  • NA Hollow Square Space Style
Room 305AB, LaCava Center
This mid-sized meeting space can be divided into 2 distinct spaces and has windows.
  • 924 Sq. Ft.
  • 56 Banquet Style
  • 45 Classroom Style
  • 90 Theatre Style
  • 30 Conference Style
  • 34 Hollow Square Space Style
Room 325ABC, LaCava Center
This large meeting space can be divided into 3 distinct spaces and has windows.
  • 1,537 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 78 Classroom Style
  • 151 Theatre Style
  • 46 Conference Style
  • 46 Hollow Square Space Style
Room 335, LaCava Center
This meeting room is ideal for small groups and has windows.
  • 462 Sq. Ft.
  • 32 Banquet Style
  • 21 Classroom Style
  • 48 Theatre Style
  • 20 Conference Style
  • 24 Hollow Square Space Style
Room 340, LaCava Center
This meeting room is ideal for small groups and has a window.
  • 356 Sq. Ft.
  • 24 Banquet Style
  • 15 Classroom Style
  • 34 Theatre Style
  • 14 Conference Style
  • 20 Hollow Square Space Style
Danielson Room AB, LaCava Center
This large meeting space can be divided into 2 distinct spaces and is perfect for video presentations.
  • 1,748 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 57 Classroom Style
  • 140 Theatre Style
  • 38 Conference Style
  • 50 Hollow Square Space Style
Executive Dining Room, LaCava Center
This beautiful contemporary ballroom has a soaring cathedral ceiling, several large windows and two balconies.
  • 4,680 Sq. Ft.
  • 400 Banquet Style
  • 144 Classroom Style
  • 300 Theatre Style
  • 44 Conference Style
  • 66 Hollow Square Space Style
LaCava Tent
White frame tent with cathedral windows located in the LaCava Quad  in place from Patriots' Day to Columbus Day.
  • 3,200 SF Sq. Ft.
  • 168 Banquet Style

Food & Beverage Options

LaCava Executive Dining Room
Offers soaring cathedral ceilings, large windows, and views of campus.
  • Seating Capacity: 400 Rooms
LaCava Executive Meeting Spaces
All of the LaCava meeting rooms are suitable for food & beverage functions.
  • Seating Capacity: 80 Rooms
LaCava Tent
3,200 square foot frame tent with cathedral windows in place from Patriots' Day (April 19) to Columbus Day.
  • Seating Capacity: 168 for buffet service, 246 for seated meal, more with lawn area Rooms

Catering options

Full Service Catering
Full service catering provided by Sodexo.

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2300
North, Main, and South Campus residence halls
Overnight accommodations are available in our residence halls from the beginning of June through the middle of August.
  • 1,075 Rooms
  • 2,768 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Handicap Accessible
  • In-House Catering
  • Near Public Transit
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
175 Forest Street,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452

Transportation

  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Logan International - 30 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Logan International - 30 minutes

Nearby Cities

Boston – 12|Manchester, NH – 52|Providence, RI – 54

Things to Know

Catering

  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes

Technology

Onsite audiovisual; satellite downlink capabilities; ability to access internet in meeting space and classrooms.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones
    • Sound System

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Cannabis Consumption: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes

Services

Audio Visual Services
Our on-site AV techical support team will make sure your meeting is up and running.
Event Planning
You will coordinate with one event planner from initial contact through day of event final details. Our Conference Center Sales and Event Planners work closely with the operations team and Sodexo Catering to make sure all aspects of your event are with professionalism, warmth and attention to detail.
Complementary Parking
On-Campus parking for event attendees is always free of charge.

Technology

Meeting Room Equipment
LCD Projectors, laptop computers, Internet connectivity, sound systems, microphones, projection screens, whiteboards, and easels with flipcharts can be supplied to any meeting space. Satellite downlink capability is also available.
Computer Labs
Two 32-terminal PC labs are available and equipped with an instructor station containing a PC and controls for the projector, lighting, sound, and window shades.
Classroom Technology
Each classroom equipped with Instructor PC, LCD projector, sound system and DVD player. Classrooms are available during break periods and on weekends throughout the year.
High-Speed Internet Access
All meeting rooms feature wireless internet.