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The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library

Boston , MA
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LOCATION

230 Darmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116 US (map)

PHONE

617-859-2282

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Catered Affair and the Boston Public Library have combined strengths to bring you the most unique wedding setting in the city.The BPL has a variety of event spaces ranging from the... Read more
The Catered Affair and the Boston Public Library have combined strengths to bring you the most unique wedding setting in the city.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. Invite your guests to dine in the serene Popular Reading Room or the dramatic Bates Hall with dancing to follow. The Catered Affair will oversee every detail to exceed your highest expectations. 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. Read less

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), French, Italian, Mediterranean
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
330

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1895
Describe your venue:
Government Building, Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
330
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
8850
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1895
Describe your venue:
Government Building, Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
8850
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't even put into words how amazing The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library is. Their detail and level of service is incomparable to any other wedding venue in Boston. Our event planner Annie was AMAZING. Her attention to detail, flexibility, and focus on personalization made our wedding absolutely perfect. On the day of, our attendant Meghan was an angel sent from heaven. We worried about NOTHING all day. We had food / drink in our hand at all times and never had to walk away from dancing or conversations.

BPL is truely top notch. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to have an extraordinary wedding. Our guests can't stop talking about it...
I can't even put into words how amazing The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library is. Their detail and level of Read more...
I can't even put into words how amazing The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library is. Their detail and level of service is incomparable to any other wedding venue in Boston. Our event planner Annie was AMAZING. Her attention to detail, flexibility, and focus on personalization made our wedding absolutely perfect. On the day of, our attendant Meghan was an angel sent from heaven. We worried about NOTHING all day. We had food / drink in our hand at all times and never had to walk away from dancing or conversations.

BPL is truely top notch. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to have an extraordinary wedding. Our guests can't stop talking about it... Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Joanne
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything from start to finish was amazing. Dealing with Eliza and Alyssa and preparing for my daughter's wedding was so much fun but they were also truly professional. The food and service on the night of the wedding was perfection. Every detail went off without a hitch!!! Thank you to all involved for making this a wedding to remember for all.
Everything from start to finish was amazing. Dealing with Eliza and Alyssa and preparing for my daughter's wedding was so Read more...
Everything from start to finish was amazing. Dealing with Eliza and Alyssa and preparing for my daughter's wedding was so much fun but they were also truly professional. The food and service on the night of the wedding was perfection. Every detail went off without a hitch!!! Thank you to all involved for making this a wedding to remember for all. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Kara
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. Eliza, Alyssa and staff were so attentive during the year of planning our wedding. They made sure that I had nothing to worry about on the day of the wedding, which completely de-stressed me and my groom. The food was so delicious and we received rave reviews from all the guests. There is not one thing I asked of the catered affair that they said they couldn't do. They also took care of our favors (doughnuts - cronuts and chocolate covered candied bacon - highly recommend!) and cake. They spoke with all the outside vendors to make sure everything was timed perfectly, a huge help!
I would recommend the catered affair to anyone who asks and wish I could relive the day over and over again!
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. Eliza, Alyssa and staff were so attentive during the year of planning Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. Eliza, Alyssa and staff were so attentive during the year of planning our wedding. They made sure that I had nothing to worry about on the day of the wedding, which completely de-stressed me and my groom. The food was so delicious and we received rave reviews from all the guests. There is not one thing I asked of the catered affair that they said they couldn't do. They also took care of our favors (doughnuts - cronuts and chocolate covered candied bacon - highly recommend!) and cake. They spoke with all the outside vendors to make sure everything was timed perfectly, a huge help!
I would recommend the catered affair to anyone who asks and wish I could relive the day over and over again! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Favors & Gifts, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Paige
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how great the Catered Affair was. We started working with Eliza on our wedding but were transitioned to Annie when she was hired earlier this year. Annie was a total pro! She was pleasant, upbeat and ran our wedding with unbelievable efficiency. I'm pretty high-strung, but was able to completely relax the day of our wedding as I had complete confidence in her to take care of things and execute on everything we had talked about. Her suggestions, recommendations and guidance were priceless.
Food is incredibly important to us and part of why we picked the BPL was because we had been at a TCA event previously and very impressed with the food. We wanted a menu that was a little different than your typical wedding fare and TCA totally delivered. Their food was creative, beautiful and so good. Absolutely everything came out wonderfully. We felt so well taken care of by the staff the entire day. I really don't have a single complaint - fabulous!
I cannot say enough about how great the Catered Affair was. We started working with Eliza on our wedding but were Read more...
I cannot say enough about how great the Catered Affair was. We started working with Eliza on our wedding but were transitioned to Annie when she was hired earlier this year. Annie was a total pro! She was pleasant, upbeat and ran our wedding with unbelievable efficiency. I'm pretty high-strung, but was able to completely relax the day of our wedding as I had complete confidence in her to take care of things and execute on everything we had talked about. Her suggestions, recommendations and guidance were priceless.
Food is incredibly important to us and part of why we picked the BPL was because we had been at a TCA event previously and very impressed with the food. We wanted a menu that was a little different than your typical wedding fare and TCA totally delivered. Their food was creative, beautiful and so good. Absolutely everything came out wonderfully. We felt so well taken care of by the staff the entire day. I really don't have a single complaint - fabulous! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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John
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Boston Public Library which was catered and run by The Catered Affair. Everything was seemless and magnificent. James Hansen and staff did a tremendous job to make our day truly special and magical.
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Boston Public Library which was catered and run by The Catered Affair. Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Boston Public Library which was catered and run by The Catered Affair. Everything was seemless and magnificent. James Hansen and staff did a tremendous job to make our day truly special and magical. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wedding truly was a spectacular night and I couldn't have been more happy with how everything turned out. Thank you so much to Erin Davies and TCA for being so patient, professional, and flexible throughout the whole planning process. I am so grateful to have had them as my partner in planning the evening. They made it such a breeze. I really want to say a heartfelt thank you. It was the wedding of my dreams and I only wish I could do the whole thing all over again.
My wedding truly was a spectacular night and I couldn't have been more happy with how everything turned out. Thank you so Read more...
My wedding truly was a spectacular night and I couldn't have been more happy with how everything turned out. Thank you so much to Erin Davies and TCA for being so patient, professional, and flexible throughout the whole planning process. I am so grateful to have had them as my partner in planning the evening. They made it such a breeze. I really want to say a heartfelt thank you. It was the wedding of my dreams and I only wish I could do the whole thing all over again. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Beth
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Boston Public Library and The Catered Affair was the catering company. We had the absolute BEST experience! The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was extremely professional. It felt like we were dining at a 5 star restaurant. James Hansen was our event coordinator and I couldn't have done any of it without him! He made the planning process enjoyable and not stressful at all. Overall, we were more than thrilled with everything that The Catered Affair did for us and we would highly recommend it.
We had our wedding at the Boston Public Library and The Catered Affair was the catering company. We had the absolute BEST Read more...
We had our wedding at the Boston Public Library and The Catered Affair was the catering company. We had the absolute BEST experience! The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was extremely professional. It felt like we were dining at a 5 star restaurant. James Hansen was our event coordinator and I couldn't have done any of it without him! He made the planning process enjoyable and not stressful at all. Overall, we were more than thrilled with everything that The Catered Affair did for us and we would highly recommend it. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Brooks
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
The Catered Affair did our wedding reception for our daughter and her groom at our home. We knew they had a great reputation, and they surely delivered on same. Our first encounter with them, and perhaps we were fortunate, but their event coordinator, Kate Nixon, was perfect - charming, elegant, and professional. As soon as we met her, my wife knew she did not need a wedding planner. Kate was it. And unlike some catering services where the salesperson is not the one at the final event, Kate was there from beginning to end. And the food. This team is the same team that did a British Tea for the local PBS station when they launched Season 3 of Downton Abby. So we said, "We want that!" And they delivered, going away. All guests raved about the food. And oh yes, this is in the flower review section. They did that too - further raves. And she bailed my wife and daughter out when problems arose when they were dressing for the final event. You can't go wrong with this team. For sure you can't go wrong if Kate Nixon has the ball.
The Catered Affair did our wedding reception for our daughter and her groom at our home. We knew they had a great Read more...
The Catered Affair did our wedding reception for our daughter and her groom at our home. We knew they had a great reputation, and they surely delivered on same. Our first encounter with them, and perhaps we were fortunate, but their event coordinator, Kate Nixon, was perfect - charming, elegant, and professional. As soon as we met her, my wife knew she did not need a wedding planner. Kate was it. And unlike some catering services where the salesperson is not the one at the final event, Kate was there from beginning to end. And the food. This team is the same team that did a British Tea for the local PBS station when they launched Season 3 of Downton Abby. So we said, "We want that!" And they delivered, going away. All guests raved about the food. And oh yes, this is in the flower review section. They did that too - further raves. And she bailed my wife and daughter out when problems arose when they were dressing for the final event. You can't go wrong with this team. For sure you can't go wrong if Kate Nixon has the ball. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Kristiana
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
My Dad Brooks wrote elsewhere about my wedding and gave Kate Nixon five stars, but I thought she did such a good job that I also wanted to offer my vote and recommendation as well. I live across the country and could not manage all aspects of my wedding closely. Kate worked with my parents to create the perfect event without ever making me feel like anything was out of control. All my wishes were respected, and Kate offered great perspective that elevated the experience. The day was more wonderful than my husband and I could have imagined. The food was delicious, and the flowers were gorgeous (and I am particular). Trust Kate.
My Dad Brooks wrote elsewhere about my wedding and gave Kate Nixon five stars, but I thought she did such a good job that Read more...
My Dad Brooks wrote elsewhere about my wedding and gave Kate Nixon five stars, but I thought she did such a good job that I also wanted to offer my vote and recommendation as well. I live across the country and could not manage all aspects of my wedding closely. Kate worked with my parents to create the perfect event without ever making me feel like anything was out of control. All my wishes were respected, and Kate offered great perspective that elevated the experience. The day was more wonderful than my husband and I could have imagined. The food was delicious, and the flowers were gorgeous (and I am particular). Trust Kate. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding at the Boston Public Library. We’ve had SO many guests say it was one of the best weddings they have been to and we think that’s in large part thanks to the beautiful, unparalleled venue that is the BPL and the amazing dedication, commitment, creativity, and organization of the TCA.

Throughout the planning process, we worked very closely with our Event Producer, Karen, as well as Production Assistant, Jessica. Karen was absolutely wonderful throughout – she was incredibly patient, diplomatic, enthusiastic, and organized. She knew exactly the style we were looking for, was wonderfully creative in helping us to achieve that style, and was able to perfectly articulate it to our vendors. She also was honest and patient throughout the more difficult budget conversations; we were confident she was working with us to obtain a number that everyone felt comfortable with. She helped us keep the planning fun and went above and beyond in her responsiveness and availability.

On the day of, Karen, Jessica and their TCA team ran the show and everything was incredibly well organized and flawless. We stayed ahead of schedule all day. Our guests had a phenomenal time and raved about the venue – from cocktail hour in the courtyard to dinner in Bates Hall, drinks on the terrace and dancing in the Abbey Room. The venue was just stunning. Our guests also raved about how delicious the food was. The menu with TCA was expansive and everything was delicious. When TCA didn’t have the specific food or beverages we were looking for, they researched prices and availability for obtaining it. They worked with us to offer extra sides of mac and cheese (the brides favorite food), and a special wine. Our wedding day was as wonderful as it was because of the expertise of Karen, Jessica and the TCA. We felt were able to enjoy every second of the planning and the wedding day because we knew we had their support. We can’t recommend them enough!!
We recently had our wedding at the Boston Public Library. We’ve had SO many guests say it was one of the best weddings Read more...
We recently had our wedding at the Boston Public Library. We’ve had SO many guests say it was one of the best weddings they have been to and we think that’s in large part thanks to the beautiful, unparalleled venue that is the BPL and the amazing dedication, commitment, creativity, and organization of the TCA.

Throughout the planning process, we worked very closely with our Event Producer, Karen, as well as Production Assistant, Jessica. Karen was absolutely wonderful throughout – she was incredibly patient, diplomatic, enthusiastic, and organized. She knew exactly the style we were looking for, was wonderfully creative in helping us to achieve that style, and was able to perfectly articulate it to our vendors. She also was honest and patient throughout the more difficult budget conversations; we were confident she was working with us to obtain a number that everyone felt comfortable with. She helped us keep the planning fun and went above and beyond in her responsiveness and availability.

On the day of, Karen, Jessica and their TCA team ran the show and everything was incredibly well organized and flawless. We stayed ahead of schedule all day. Our guests had a phenomenal time and raved about the venue – from cocktail hour in the courtyard to dinner in Bates Hall, drinks on the terrace and dancing in the Abbey Room. The venue was just stunning. Our guests also raved about how delicious the food was. The menu with TCA was expansive and everything was delicious. When TCA didn’t have the specific food or beverages we were looking for, they researched prices and availability for obtaining it. They worked with us to offer extra sides of mac and cheese (the brides favorite food), and a special wine. Our wedding day was as wonderful as it was because of the expertise of Karen, Jessica and the TCA. We felt were able to enjoy every second of the planning and the wedding day because we knew we had their support. We can’t recommend them enough!! Read less
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