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The Catered Affair at The Boston Public Library

Boston , MA
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230 Darmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116 US (map)

PHONE

617-859-2282

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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 WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Government Building, Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
330
What event services do you offer?
Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The library was amazing. Staff from the Catered Affair were absolutely unbelievable. The food, the decor, everything. It was a magical experience. Couldn't speak higher of my experience.
The library was amazing. Staff from the Catered Affair were absolutely unbelievable. The food, the decor, everything. It Read more...
The library was amazing. Staff from the Catered Affair were absolutely unbelievable. The food, the decor, everything. It was a magical experience. Couldn't speak higher of my experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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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:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I held my wedding reception at the Boston Public Library this past June and absolutely LOVED working with TCA! Erin was an absolute dream to work with and held my hand throughout the entire planning process. Honestly, our meetings became therapeutic for me by the end. Some highlights:

The setting! Anyone who has entered the McKim building at the BPL knows what a dramatic and beautiful setting it is (marble staircases, frescos, columns, cloistered courtyard). After we booked the venue, I had doubts that it might even be *too* formal for what we were interested in, and Erin and I set out on a path to create a warm and intimate evening in a grand venue. We held cocktails in the courtyard, dinner in Bates Hall, and dancing in the sultry Abbey room. I wasn't entirely sure how it would work to eat separately from our dancing venue, since most weddings I've attended were all held in the same location, but Erin was a total pro and reassured me that it actually works *better* than holding everything in the same room so that guests don't have to sit and listen to loud music while they talk! The entire evening flowed smoothly and each transition, from cocktails to dinner to dancing to dessert buffet, was seamless.

The decor was stunning: I was nervous about transforming a library setting into a formal venue for a sit-down dinner, but Erin and her crew really nailed the look that we were going for. My friends and family *still* talk about walking into Bates hall for the first time and how stunned they were to see such a beautiful setting.

The food was out-of-this-world good, not only by "wedding food" standards but for any dinner out that you could imagine. We had our own personal server, responsible only for the bride and groom, who made sure that our glasses were always full and that we actually had a chance to EAT the fabulous food we had planned. What a classy touch!

Can't recommend working with TCA highly enough, and couldn't be happier with the results!
I held my wedding reception at the Boston Public Library this past June and absolutely LOVED working with TCA! Erin was an Read more...
I held my wedding reception at the Boston Public Library this past June and absolutely LOVED working with TCA! Erin was an absolute dream to work with and held my hand throughout the entire planning process. Honestly, our meetings became therapeutic for me by the end. Some highlights:

The setting! Anyone who has entered the McKim building at the BPL knows what a dramatic and beautiful setting it is (marble staircases, frescos, columns, cloistered courtyard). After we booked the venue, I had doubts that it might even be *too* formal for what we were interested in, and Erin and I set out on a path to create a warm and intimate evening in a grand venue. We held cocktails in the courtyard, dinner in Bates Hall, and dancing in the sultry Abbey room. I wasn't entirely sure how it would work to eat separately from our dancing venue, since most weddings I've attended were all held in the same location, but Erin was a total pro and reassured me that it actually works *better* than holding everything in the same room so that guests don't have to sit and listen to loud music while they talk! The entire evening flowed smoothly and each transition, from cocktails to dinner to dancing to dessert buffet, was seamless.

The decor was stunning: I was nervous about transforming a library setting into a formal venue for a sit-down dinner, but Erin and her crew really nailed the look that we were going for. My friends and family *still* talk about walking into Bates hall for the first time and how stunned they were to see such a beautiful setting.

The food was out-of-this-world good, not only by "wedding food" standards but for any dinner out that you could imagine. We had our own personal server, responsible only for the bride and groom, who made sure that our glasses were always full and that we actually had a chance to EAT the fabulous food we had planned. What a classy touch!

Can't recommend working with TCA highly enough, and couldn't be happier with the results! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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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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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