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The College Club of Boston

Boston , MA
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LOCATION

44 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116 US (map)

PHONE

617-536-9510

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ABOUT US

The College Club of Boston is the oldest women's college club in the United States.
Located at 44 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s historic Back Bay, just one block from the Boston... Read more
The College Club of Boston is the oldest women's college club in the United States.
Located at 44 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston’s historic Back Bay, just one block from the Boston Public Garden, the Club’s restored Victorian brownstone offers many amenities. The Club is conveniently located near Beacon Hill, Charles Street, Copley Square, the Prudential Tower, Government Center, Newbury Street and the Theater District. The Club furnishes an elegant setting for any in-town event.

The Percy-Dauber Drawing Room
The Percy-Dauber Drawing Room, located on the first floor, is appropriate for cocktail parties, formal dinners or receptions. En suite with the Members Room it is also the perfect venue for wedding receptions. These stately rooms, featuring eighteen-foot ceilings and classical décor, serve as a memorable setting. Adjoining areas will accommodate up to one hundred guests for a station reception, or approximately fifty-five for a seated meal. The feature presentation of the Clubhouse, the Percy-Dauber Drawing and Members' Rooms were the focus of our 2008 restoration.


The Members Room
The Members Room
The Members Room overlooks the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, gracefully blending comfort with classic tradition in a very private setting. The Members Room is the perfect setting for small gatherings and meetings of up to twenty guests.


The Wheaton College Dining Room
The Wheaton College Dining Room
The Wheaton College Dining Room, located on the ground floor, has a seating capacity of 25. From intimate luncheons to dinner meetings, each menu is carefully planned and prepared by our executive chef. The dining room also serves as the venue for breakfast for our B&B guests, and is where our members and guests can have complimentary afternoon tea and coffee.

Overnight Guest Rooms In addition, there are eleven guest rooms available for out of town guests. All are individually furnished with period antiques and reproductions. Each was completely renovated and redesigned in the past five years by a different interior designer, resulting in a unique and diverse collection of accommodations. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1864
When was your venue last renovated?
2008
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
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?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
11
Number of suites
0
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
475
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?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Kate
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The College Club is one of the best-kept secrets in Boston as far as wedding venues go. If you are having a smaller event, the setting is gorgeous, centrally located, and extremely affordable. The food that Jesse made was DELICIOUS, but his skills extended far beyond the kitchen. We were extremely appreciative of his advice and expertise all throughout the planning process in regards to everything from the flow of the evening to the flowers, pianist, cake etc. Jesse's years of experience were invaluable and gave us the peace of mind that things would go off without a hitch on our wedding day- and they did! The Club itself is lovely- you almost feel as if you are in an old family home. Our 75 person wedding seemed to be a perfect size for the space, although we had stations as opposed to a sit-down meal, and a wedding of our size (larger for the venue) would have been too big for served courses. The station style worked well. We appreciated the flexibility in planning the menu. There weren't fixed menus to choose from- we were able to customize our menu based upon our preferences. Be advised that the venue doesn't have a liquor license- it's beer and wine only. All in all, we had a WONDERFUL wedding and we attribute a lot of that to the beautiful setting of The College Club and Jesse- he truly has a gift for weddings!
The College Club is one of the best-kept secrets in Boston as far as wedding venues go. If you are having a smaller event, Read more...
The College Club is one of the best-kept secrets in Boston as far as wedding venues go. If you are having a smaller event, the setting is gorgeous, centrally located, and extremely affordable. The food that Jesse made was DELICIOUS, but his skills extended far beyond the kitchen. We were extremely appreciative of his advice and expertise all throughout the planning process in regards to everything from the flow of the evening to the flowers, pianist, cake etc. Jesse's years of experience were invaluable and gave us the peace of mind that things would go off without a hitch on our wedding day- and they did! The Club itself is lovely- you almost feel as if you are in an old family home. Our 75 person wedding seemed to be a perfect size for the space, although we had stations as opposed to a sit-down meal, and a wedding of our size (larger for the venue) would have been too big for served courses. The station style worked well. We appreciated the flexibility in planning the menu. There weren't fixed menus to choose from- we were able to customize our menu based upon our preferences. Be advised that the venue doesn't have a liquor license- it's beer and wine only. All in all, we had a WONDERFUL wedding and we attribute a lot of that to the beautiful setting of The College Club and Jesse- he truly has a gift for weddings! Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Picture yourself marrying the love of your life in a room overlooking the entire city of Boston, walking down the isle of an intimate, yet beautiful, room, feasting on absolutely delicious food, and surrounded by a staff (including the fabulous same day wedding planner, Sara Lavanchy) that waits on you and your guests every need. You can, at Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street. This is THE best kept secret when shopping for wedding venues in the city. The price is very reasonable, in comparison, and the club is as accommodating as can be when it comes to dropping off wedding items, setting up, and clean-up. The room looked amazing!!! They were so wonderful to Brian and I and we had the perfect day because we chose this fabulous venue. You will not be disappointed!
Picture yourself marrying the love of your life in a room overlooking the entire city of Boston, walking down the isle of Read more...
Picture yourself marrying the love of your life in a room overlooking the entire city of Boston, walking down the isle of an intimate, yet beautiful, room, feasting on absolutely delicious food, and surrounded by a staff (including the fabulous same day wedding planner, Sara Lavanchy) that waits on you and your guests every need. You can, at Boston College Club, 100 Federal Street. This is THE best kept secret when shopping for wedding venues in the city. The price is very reasonable, in comparison, and the club is as accommodating as can be when it comes to dropping off wedding items, setting up, and clean-up. The room looked amazing!!! They were so wonderful to Brian and I and we had the perfect day because we chose this fabulous venue. You will not be disappointed! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had such a wonderful wedding at the College Club of Boston! The event space was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the staff was friendly, but what sold us on the place was Jesse. He was super helpful, quick to respond to emails and calls and put me at ease through the whole planning process. If your event isn't too big (max capacity is 110, I believe) and you're okay with a bar that only serves beer and wine, definitely check this place out.
We had such a wonderful wedding at the College Club of Boston! The event space was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the Read more...
We had such a wonderful wedding at the College Club of Boston! The event space was gorgeous, the food was delicious, the staff was friendly, but what sold us on the place was Jesse. He was super helpful, quick to respond to emails and calls and put me at ease through the whole planning process. If your event isn't too big (max capacity is 110, I believe) and you're okay with a bar that only serves beer and wine, definitely check this place out. Read less
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bethany
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently had my wedding take place at the College Club and it was extraordinary.

The wedding took place during a particularly difficult time, due to the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent manhunt that shut down the city the day before the wedding... however, Jesse stayed in contact with me every step of the way and we were able to figure things out. He was even able to coordinate with my other vendors to ensure that everything would run smoothly.

During the wedding, the food was excellant, the venue was beautiful, and everything was perfect. Jesse and the staff were friendly, helpful, and overall amazing.

While I don't plan to ever need another wedding, I would definately come back here if I could! 5 stars!
I recently had my wedding take place at the College Club and it was extraordinary.

The wedding took place during Read more...
I recently had my wedding take place at the College Club and it was extraordinary.

The wedding took place during a particularly difficult time, due to the Boston Marathon bombings and the subsequent manhunt that shut down the city the day before the wedding... however, Jesse stayed in contact with me every step of the way and we were able to figure things out. He was even able to coordinate with my other vendors to ensure that everything would run smoothly.

During the wedding, the food was excellant, the venue was beautiful, and everything was perfect. Jesse and the staff were friendly, helpful, and overall amazing.

While I don't plan to ever need another wedding, I would definately come back here if I could! 5 stars! Read less
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Jodi
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
It was elegant, romantic, and perfect for our formal event. Everyone loved the decor within the College Club and the food was one of the best wedding meals we've had. Kudos to Jesse and his staff for an excellent orchestration of wedding details carried off seamlessly.

This location is one of the best kept secrets in Boston for a wedding reception.
It was elegant, romantic, and perfect for our formal event. Everyone loved the decor within the College Club and the food Read more...
It was elegant, romantic, and perfect for our formal event. Everyone loved the decor within the College Club and the food was one of the best wedding meals we've had. Kudos to Jesse and his staff for an excellent orchestration of wedding details carried off seamlessly.

This location is one of the best kept secrets in Boston for a wedding reception. Read less
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CARMEN
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Jessie ROCK!! thanks to Jessie and all the staff my wedding was PERFECT!!
Jessie ROCK!! thanks to Jessie and all the staff my wedding was PERFECT!!
Jessie ROCK!! thanks to Jessie and all the staff my wedding was PERFECT!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The College Club is a fabulous place for a wedding reception. It's a great location, a block from the Public Garden (where we had our ceremony), and we found it a wonderfully comfortable, charming, and elegant (not to mention surprisingly affordable) setting for our 83-guest celebration. Our guests raved about the food, which was provided by the College Club's chef and event coordinator, Jesse W, who's a virtuoso wedding planner and total sweetheart. He helped us every step along the way, offering sage advice and patiently helping us figure out how to create the kind of celebration we wanted. I can't speak highly enough about Jesse, and I'd urge anyone planning a wedding in the Boston area to check out what the College Club has to offer.
The College Club is a fabulous place for a wedding reception. It's a great location, a block from the Public Garden (where Read more...
The College Club is a fabulous place for a wedding reception. It's a great location, a block from the Public Garden (where we had our ceremony), and we found it a wonderfully comfortable, charming, and elegant (not to mention surprisingly affordable) setting for our 83-guest celebration. Our guests raved about the food, which was provided by the College Club's chef and event coordinator, Jesse W, who's a virtuoso wedding planner and total sweetheart. He helped us every step along the way, offering sage advice and patiently helping us figure out how to create the kind of celebration we wanted. I can't speak highly enough about Jesse, and I'd urge anyone planning a wedding in the Boston area to check out what the College Club has to offer. Read less
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Tom
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
The College Club of Boston was the perfect venue for our wedding! The room where we held the ceremony couldn't be prettier and was the perfect size for our small ceremony. Jesse was very willing to set it up exactly how we wanted, though he really helped guide many of the decisions we had to make. He was super flexible when it came to scheduling, and you really can't beat the value!! We also stayed in the rooms at the bed&breakfast and highly recommend those as well. Tony, the pianist recommended by Jesse, was great, and really helped bring the whole thing together nicely. I would also add that Jesse is great at helping the ceremony run very smoothly. He's clearly done many weddings and knows exactly what works and what doesn't. Overall we couldn't be happier and highly recommend the College Club of Boston as a wedding venue.
The College Club of Boston was the perfect venue for our wedding! The room where we held the ceremony couldn't be prettier Read more...
The College Club of Boston was the perfect venue for our wedding! The room where we held the ceremony couldn't be prettier and was the perfect size for our small ceremony. Jesse was very willing to set it up exactly how we wanted, though he really helped guide many of the decisions we had to make. He was super flexible when it came to scheduling, and you really can't beat the value!! We also stayed in the rooms at the bed&breakfast and highly recommend those as well. Tony, the pianist recommended by Jesse, was great, and really helped bring the whole thing together nicely. I would also add that Jesse is great at helping the ceremony run very smoothly. He's clearly done many weddings and knows exactly what works and what doesn't. Overall we couldn't be happier and highly recommend the College Club of Boston as a wedding venue. Read less
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FP2008
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
A best kept secret in Boston!
My daughter is hosting 2 wedding celebrations because she is living and getting married in Spain. We wanted to have a intimate dinner including an informal ceremony for 33 close friends and family. My daughter was busy handling the arrangements for her larger wedding party in Madrid. I contacted Jesse Wolkiewicz at the Colllege Club of Boston & shared my vision of this evening with him. Aside from being an extremely talented chef he took the role of the ultimate party planner.
The evening was a huge success! The food was amazing ( cooked to perfection0, a terrific wait staff and a romantic venue made this a night to remember. My guests are giving the affair rave reviews as well!
A best kept secret in Boston!
My daughter is hosting 2 wedding celebrations because she is living and getting married Read more...
A best kept secret in Boston!
My daughter is hosting 2 wedding celebrations because she is living and getting married in Spain. We wanted to have a intimate dinner including an informal ceremony for 33 close friends and family. My daughter was busy handling the arrangements for her larger wedding party in Madrid. I contacted Jesse Wolkiewicz at the Colllege Club of Boston & shared my vision of this evening with him. Aside from being an extremely talented chef he took the role of the ultimate party planner.
The evening was a huge success! The food was amazing ( cooked to perfection0, a terrific wait staff and a romantic venue made this a night to remember. My guests are giving the affair rave reviews as well! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Jesse and the staff at the College Club, we had a beautiful and unique intimate wedding. Jessie was incredibly flexible and on top of things from beginning right up until our frantic last-minute changes, and was so helpful in offering suggestions and keeping us calm and organized. Everything went so smoothly thanks to him. The staff also helped make the event seamless, and the changes between spaces and from ceremony to dinner to dancing all just seemed to happen on their own.
We got so many compliments from guests, on the originality and elegance of the venue, the delicious and beautifully-displayed and plated food, and the overall "vibe" of an intimate wedding and how it allowed for everyone to mingle and meet each other without the space feeling too small or too big. Also, we hired Tony the pianist to play throughout the ceremony and dinner and were very pleased with the variety of music he played and the warm tone that he set with his style of playing.
I highly recommend the College Club for an elegant, original and beautiful wedding. It is in a fabulous location and it has the added bonus of providing lodging for guests at very reasonable prices considering the time of year and location.
Thank you so much to Jesse and to everyone at the College Club!!
Thanks to Jesse and the staff at the College Club, we had a beautiful and unique intimate wedding. Jessie was incredibly Read more...
Thanks to Jesse and the staff at the College Club, we had a beautiful and unique intimate wedding. Jessie was incredibly flexible and on top of things from beginning right up until our frantic last-minute changes, and was so helpful in offering suggestions and keeping us calm and organized. Everything went so smoothly thanks to him. The staff also helped make the event seamless, and the changes between spaces and from ceremony to dinner to dancing all just seemed to happen on their own.
We got so many compliments from guests, on the originality and elegance of the venue, the delicious and beautifully-displayed and plated food, and the overall "vibe" of an intimate wedding and how it allowed for everyone to mingle and meet each other without the space feeling too small or too big. Also, we hired Tony the pianist to play throughout the ceremony and dinner and were very pleased with the variety of music he played and the warm tone that he set with his style of playing.
I highly recommend the College Club for an elegant, original and beautiful wedding. It is in a fabulous location and it has the added bonus of providing lodging for guests at very reasonable prices considering the time of year and location.
Thank you so much to Jesse and to everyone at the College Club!! Read less
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