Boston Public Library
Receptions & Private Events

Central Library


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Virtual Tour of BPL Event Spaces

Take a virtual tour
of our event spaces.


Explore the BPL

Explore the Central Library event
spaces with an interactive map.


Online Brochure

Browse our online brochure
for catered events at the
Boston Public Library.

Reception & Event Booking

The Boston Public Library offers one of the most unique and historic event venues in the city. Ornately designed spaces in a variety of sizes offer groups the ideal setting for their holiday parties, corporate conferences, weddings, and more.

For more details, please see the links below:

Please note, non-profit pricing is offered to designated organizations.

The Events Staff looks forward to helping you plan your special event. Contact us for more information, date availability, or to arrange a site visit. Please note, dates are not confirmed until a signed contract and deposit have been received.

Contact Us

Please contact the Boston Public Library's Programming and Events Office with any questions at 617.859.2212 or

The Catered Affair Please contact The Catered Affair for your catering needs at: 617.859.2282.



Our Event Spaces

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Photos courtesy of Brian Phillips Photography, Modern Artistry / Dave Donato, No Eye Has Seen Photography,
Person + Killian Photography, Sheryl Lanzel Photography


Best Venues Feb/Mar 2015The Best Venues in America
The Knot Boston cover"Devin & Pat"
"Reception Snoop"
The Knot Boston
The Knot Boston cover"Lorraine & Daniel"
The Knot Boston
Southern New England Weddings badge"James & Kevin"
Southern New England Weddings

View past media features for additional images.

Pam & Josh