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The College Club of Boston

Boston , MA

LOCATION

44 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA US 02116 (map)

PHONE

617-536-9510

WEBSITE

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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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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!
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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:
1+ year 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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angel
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for an elegant, fun, quaint and welcoming wedding reception, look no further.
Jesse -- the chef, event planner, mc - is the heart and soul of this place. We can't say enough good words about him. His contagious enthusiasm, excellent culinary skills, and event planning experience shine through and deliver loudly and clearly. He listened to us, accommodated our budget and food requests, and planned an event that turned out 10 times better than we expected.
The decor, feel and look of the function room at the College Club is inviting, beautifully designed and quite conducive to a charming and elegant atmosphere. Almost all our wedding guests ahhed and ohhed at how beautiful this venue looked.
You will not be disappointed! We plan on coming back here for future personal and/or professional events and are telling everyone we know about it.
If you're looking for an elegant, fun, quaint and welcoming wedding reception, look no further.
Jesse -- the chef, Read more...
If you're looking for an elegant, fun, quaint and welcoming wedding reception, look no further.
Jesse -- the chef, event planner, mc - is the heart and soul of this place. We can't say enough good words about him. His contagious enthusiasm, excellent culinary skills, and event planning experience shine through and deliver loudly and clearly. He listened to us, accommodated our budget and food requests, and planned an event that turned out 10 times better than we expected.
The decor, feel and look of the function room at the College Club is inviting, beautifully designed and quite conducive to a charming and elegant atmosphere. Almost all our wedding guests ahhed and ohhed at how beautiful this venue looked.
You will not be disappointed! We plan on coming back here for future personal and/or professional events and are telling everyone we know about it. Read less
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Christopher
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled with how well our wedding went. The staff were very attentive, the food was good, the intimate setting perfect for a small (50 person) wedding.
We were thrilled with how well our wedding went. The staff were very attentive, the food was good, the intimate setting Read more...
We were thrilled with how well our wedding went. The staff were very attentive, the food was good, the intimate setting perfect for a small (50 person) wedding. Read less
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MarvinandSimone
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The College Club of Boston is THE place to have a memorable wedding. Think about having one month to organize everything and having a wedding that seems like it took a year or longer to plan. What we had was an A-class wedding.

We asked for intimacy and elegance and Jesse Wolkiewicz, chef and manager, gave us more than we anticipated. He gave us a wedding that we will never forget. He was professional, very responsive to any questions we had, and quite accommodating. He catered to all our needs and provided our family and friends with a 'touch of home', a 'touch of class', and elegance; with everything from the quality of service to the mouth watering hors d'oeuvres and food. We're talking about asparagus and asiago in filo, sesame chicken, vegetable samosas, 'jerk' turkey (we're from the Caribbean), and four cheese filled agnolotti pasta with tomato basil al fresco sauce. The menu was very well put together. If it's anything you ever should put on your menu for any event....you have to put the grilled vegetables. Jesse gave us great suggestions on every last detail of our wedding. And if you think his personality is great, it's a total package because the food is unbelievably the best we've ever had at any wedding.

The staff were all very friendly and available to meet our every need. Everything ran smoothly! Everything happened the way we wanted it. We didn't have to lift a finger to do anything or worry about anything. The transition from ceremony to reception was fluid. Our guests were forever happy and well fed. There wasn't a complaint and there were smiles all around. They always say, a happy bride makes for a happy groom...well there was never an unhappy moment for me or my husband and location, location, location sealed the deal. From the minute I met Jesse to the minute I said good bye and thank-you, everything was indescribable. My husband and I felt at home, which was key.

Marvin and I are both so happy to say that the wedding we've only dreamed of, became a reality at the College Club of Boston. In fact, I think we got a lot more than we could ever dream of. It was all stress free and for that reason I can honestly say to you that if you told me I had to do our wedding all over again today, I will simply say, "What time should I get there?". We will forever be grateful to Jesse Wolkiewicz and his amazing staff.
The College Club of Boston is THE place to have a memorable wedding. Think about having one month to organize everything Read more...
The College Club of Boston is THE place to have a memorable wedding. Think about having one month to organize everything and having a wedding that seems like it took a year or longer to plan. What we had was an A-class wedding.

We asked for intimacy and elegance and Jesse Wolkiewicz, chef and manager, gave us more than we anticipated. He gave us a wedding that we will never forget. He was professional, very responsive to any questions we had, and quite accommodating. He catered to all our needs and provided our family and friends with a 'touch of home', a 'touch of class', and elegance; with everything from the quality of service to the mouth watering hors d'oeuvres and food. We're talking about asparagus and asiago in filo, sesame chicken, vegetable samosas, 'jerk' turkey (we're from the Caribbean), and four cheese filled agnolotti pasta with tomato basil al fresco sauce. The menu was very well put together. If it's anything you ever should put on your menu for any event....you have to put the grilled vegetables. Jesse gave us great suggestions on every last detail of our wedding. And if you think his personality is great, it's a total package because the food is unbelievably the best we've ever had at any wedding.

The staff were all very friendly and available to meet our every need. Everything ran smoothly! Everything happened the way we wanted it. We didn't have to lift a finger to do anything or worry about anything. The transition from ceremony to reception was fluid. Our guests were forever happy and well fed. There wasn't a complaint and there were smiles all around. They always say, a happy bride makes for a happy groom...well there was never an unhappy moment for me or my husband and location, location, location sealed the deal. From the minute I met Jesse to the minute I said good bye and thank-you, everything was indescribable. My husband and I felt at home, which was key.

Marvin and I are both so happy to say that the wedding we've only dreamed of, became a reality at the College Club of Boston. In fact, I think we got a lot more than we could ever dream of. It was all stress free and for that reason I can honestly say to you that if you told me I had to do our wedding all over again today, I will simply say, "What time should I get there?". We will forever be grateful to Jesse Wolkiewicz and his amazing staff. Read less
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Masaki and Ray
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Every single detail of our wedding at the College Club of Boston was
absolutely perfect. If you are planning a wedding on a smaller scale
(30-60 guests), the Club is THE place to go. The staff, the food and
the ambiance are just phenomenal.

The staff: Jesse, the Executive Chef/Event Manager, is an incredibly
nice, responsive and competent person. He has an extensive experience
with over 1700 weddings under his belt. He has the perfect blend of
providing great advice and recommendations and flexibility to create a
unique wedding just for you. He is an excellent facilitator, who
guides you through your plans to achieve a great wedding day. In
addition, he has a wonderful crew that support him and share his
enthusiasm.

The food: Jesse worked with us to create the perfect menu for our
wedding. Not only was the food tasty and delicious, but it was beyond
the typical wedding fare. His award winning clam chowder was amazing,
the appetizers and the entrees held a wonderful complex flavor, and
the desert was simply great. Not to mention, we received many great
compliments regarding the food from our guests.

The ambiance: We feel like we got a tremendous value for such a
wonderful space. It is a beautiful classy venue that epitomizes
Boston. It was an excellent choice for us as we had many out-of-town
and international guests. There are two rooms, one large and one
small. In the large room, we were able to hold our wedding ceremony as
well as comfortably seat all our guests in buffet-style dinner (this
was one of Jesse's many great recommendations). The smaller room
hosted our cake cut, first dance, toasts and lots of dancing!

The venue is at a walking distance from the Boston Commons and is
accessible by subway.

All in all, we highly highly recommend the College Club of Boston. We
can't thank Jesse and his staff enough for making our wedding day a
truly special one.
Every single detail of our wedding at the College Club of Boston was
absolutely perfect. If you are planning a wedding Read more...
Every single detail of our wedding at the College Club of Boston was
absolutely perfect. If you are planning a wedding on a smaller scale
(30-60 guests), the Club is THE place to go. The staff, the food and
the ambiance are just phenomenal.

The staff: Jesse, the Executive Chef/Event Manager, is an incredibly
nice, responsive and competent person. He has an extensive experience
with over 1700 weddings under his belt. He has the perfect blend of
providing great advice and recommendations and flexibility to create a
unique wedding just for you. He is an excellent facilitator, who
guides you through your plans to achieve a great wedding day. In
addition, he has a wonderful crew that support him and share his
enthusiasm.

The food: Jesse worked with us to create the perfect menu for our
wedding. Not only was the food tasty and delicious, but it was beyond
the typical wedding fare. His award winning clam chowder was amazing,
the appetizers and the entrees held a wonderful complex flavor, and
the desert was simply great. Not to mention, we received many great
compliments regarding the food from our guests.

The ambiance: We feel like we got a tremendous value for such a
wonderful space. It is a beautiful classy venue that epitomizes
Boston. It was an excellent choice for us as we had many out-of-town
and international guests. There are two rooms, one large and one
small. In the large room, we were able to hold our wedding ceremony as
well as comfortably seat all our guests in buffet-style dinner (this
was one of Jesse's many great recommendations). The smaller room
hosted our cake cut, first dance, toasts and lots of dancing!

The venue is at a walking distance from the Boston Commons and is
accessible by subway.

All in all, we highly highly recommend the College Club of Boston. We
can't thank Jesse and his staff enough for making our wedding day a
truly special one. Read less
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AP
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
The College Club was absolutely amazing! The venue is beautiful, the food is phenomenally delicious, and Jesse is absolutely amazing at making sure that everything goes smoothly in the planning stages as well as on the wedding day itself. The few inevitable bumps we ran into were more than adequately smoothed out, and Jesse truly cares that you and your guests have a great wedding. Jesse has the planning of a wedding down to an art form, from timing the ceremony and reception to helping you come up with room configurations and menu choices for your budget, to making sure that the guestbook, favors, and gifts all end up put out and then put away where they belong. All I had to do was give the staff boxes, and I got them back at the end- there was literally no work for me on the wedding day once I brought everything in the door (or scheduled for it to be delivered.)

Jesse has some great vendor recommendations, and while I wasn't able to use all of them, the ones I did use were excellent, affordable, very professional, and worked seamlessly as a team. All of the staff at the College Club is awesome and organized too, so you always receive consistent and caring customer service. The historic beauty of the venue thoroughly charmed us and our guests, and served the added bonus of eliminating the need for decorations.

The guest room we rented to prepare for the wedding was large enough to accommodate me, 4 bridesmaids, 2 relatives and any other people who needed to be in the room with space to spare, and it was beautiful enough for the photographer to use it to take bridal photos. I would recommend that brides bring a lighted make-up mirror with them, since the bathroom vanity light is pretty dim. Since the room doesn't automatically come with the wedding, you should book a room on the same day you book your wedding!

I received nothing but gushing compliments from everyone who attended my wedding, and my guests included a chef who's worked at 5-star restaurants and a woman who had attended a wedding so lavish it was featured on TV. Another one of my guests was wildly jealous, because his wedding venue cost more and wasn't nearly as nice. The College Club of Boston is truly a good value, too.

I would heartily encourage anyone looking for a wedding venue to choose the College Club, and I will most definitely stay in the College Club when the day comes that I no longer call Boston my home. Choosing the College Club was the best decision I could have made, and I'm really glad we found it.
The College Club was absolutely amazing! The venue is beautiful, the food is phenomenally delicious, and Jesse is Read more...
The College Club was absolutely amazing! The venue is beautiful, the food is phenomenally delicious, and Jesse is absolutely amazing at making sure that everything goes smoothly in the planning stages as well as on the wedding day itself. The few inevitable bumps we ran into were more than adequately smoothed out, and Jesse truly cares that you and your guests have a great wedding. Jesse has the planning of a wedding down to an art form, from timing the ceremony and reception to helping you come up with room configurations and menu choices for your budget, to making sure that the guestbook, favors, and gifts all end up put out and then put away where they belong. All I had to do was give the staff boxes, and I got them back at the end- there was literally no work for me on the wedding day once I brought everything in the door (or scheduled for it to be delivered.)

Jesse has some great vendor recommendations, and while I wasn't able to use all of them, the ones I did use were excellent, affordable, very professional, and worked seamlessly as a team. All of the staff at the College Club is awesome and organized too, so you always receive consistent and caring customer service. The historic beauty of the venue thoroughly charmed us and our guests, and served the added bonus of eliminating the need for decorations.

The guest room we rented to prepare for the wedding was large enough to accommodate me, 4 bridesmaids, 2 relatives and any other people who needed to be in the room with space to spare, and it was beautiful enough for the photographer to use it to take bridal photos. I would recommend that brides bring a lighted make-up mirror with them, since the bathroom vanity light is pretty dim. Since the room doesn't automatically come with the wedding, you should book a room on the same day you book your wedding!

I received nothing but gushing compliments from everyone who attended my wedding, and my guests included a chef who's worked at 5-star restaurants and a woman who had attended a wedding so lavish it was featured on TV. Another one of my guests was wildly jealous, because his wedding venue cost more and wasn't nearly as nice. The College Club of Boston is truly a good value, too.

I would heartily encourage anyone looking for a wedding venue to choose the College Club, and I will most definitely stay in the College Club when the day comes that I no longer call Boston my home. Choosing the College Club was the best decision I could have made, and I'm really glad we found it. Read less
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Jennifer K.
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
This place is absolutely wonderful! The facility is beautiful and was decorated for the holidays with a gigantic Christmas tree and greens everywhere (the pictures look GREAT!). We had an horsdeouvre reception that provided plenty of food for our 55+ guests - so delicious! And Jesse (the event manager) and his staff were absolutely fantastic on every count. Jesse was extremely hands on and present which meant alot to both me and my husband. If you're looking for the entire package in terms of location, food and people, you've found it here!
This place is absolutely wonderful! The facility is beautiful and was decorated for the holidays with a gigantic Christmas Read more...
This place is absolutely wonderful! The facility is beautiful and was decorated for the holidays with a gigantic Christmas tree and greens everywhere (the pictures look GREAT!). We had an horsdeouvre reception that provided plenty of food for our 55+ guests - so delicious! And Jesse (the event manager) and his staff were absolutely fantastic on every count. Jesse was extremely hands on and present which meant alot to both me and my husband. If you're looking for the entire package in terms of location, food and people, you've found it here! Read less
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Jim
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Jesse was wonderful to work with, he took care of everything, made fantastic food and provided us with a day that we'll remember for the rest of our lives. To a person everyone at our wedding continues to comment on what a perfect wedding we had. The food, the music, the venue, and the service all get mentioned time and time again. Jesse tells you not to worry and he'll take care of this or that - and he does and he goes well beyond what you'd expect. We had the day of our lives at the College Club and often wish we could do it again - exactly as we did it on our Wedding Day!
Jesse was wonderful to work with, he took care of everything, made fantastic food and provided us with a day that we'll Read more...
Jesse was wonderful to work with, he took care of everything, made fantastic food and provided us with a day that we'll remember for the rest of our lives. To a person everyone at our wedding continues to comment on what a perfect wedding we had. The food, the music, the venue, and the service all get mentioned time and time again. Jesse tells you not to worry and he'll take care of this or that - and he does and he goes well beyond what you'd expect. We had the day of our lives at the College Club and often wish we could do it again - exactly as we did it on our Wedding Day! Read less
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AMS
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Jesse is fantastic to deal with - calming, helpful, flexible. He was always there with a smile to greet me and you could hear it on the phone, too. He gave me names of a florist, a cake baker, and a jazz pianist - all of whom we hired and were excellent. Jesse's idea for personal photos in the reception room was great and got people talking. We planned our wedding in ~8 weeks and Jesse was instrumental in us being able to pull it together. After the wedding people commented on the good food and the intimate setting that reflected us. We are so grateful for his help, support and warmth for our day which turned out perfect.

The sole downsides were the traffic to get into downtown that day, which absolutely no one in Boston can control or fathom, and people having to park under the Common. We allowed lots of time between the ceremony and reception, but we were still off on timing. It's something to keep in mind.
Jesse is fantastic to deal with - calming, helpful, flexible. He was always there with a smile to greet me and you could Read more...
Jesse is fantastic to deal with - calming, helpful, flexible. He was always there with a smile to greet me and you could hear it on the phone, too. He gave me names of a florist, a cake baker, and a jazz pianist - all of whom we hired and were excellent. Jesse's idea for personal photos in the reception room was great and got people talking. We planned our wedding in ~8 weeks and Jesse was instrumental in us being able to pull it together. After the wedding people commented on the good food and the intimate setting that reflected us. We are so grateful for his help, support and warmth for our day which turned out perfect.

The sole downsides were the traffic to get into downtown that day, which absolutely no one in Boston can control or fathom, and people having to park under the Common. We allowed lots of time between the ceremony and reception, but we were still off on timing. It's something to keep in mind. Read less
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JulieQ
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The College Club itself has a lot going for it, location, ambience, value, historic setting, but above all else it is Jesse who takes the cake. He is equal-parts chef, banquet manager and event coordinater, and although he has to play the role of salesperson at the end of the day, he never makes you feel like anything other than an honored guest.
My fiance and I even considered requesting that a clause be placed in our contract just in case Jesse left The College Club--we just couldn't imagine having our wedding reception there without him! Can't recommend him (and The College Club) highly-enough.
NOTE: our wedding is not until 2012--this review speaks to our interactions with Jesse to date in planning for the event at The College Club.
The College Club itself has a lot going for it, location, ambience, value, historic setting, but above all else it is Read more...
The College Club itself has a lot going for it, location, ambience, value, historic setting, but above all else it is Jesse who takes the cake. He is equal-parts chef, banquet manager and event coordinater, and although he has to play the role of salesperson at the end of the day, he never makes you feel like anything other than an honored guest.
My fiance and I even considered requesting that a clause be placed in our contract just in case Jesse left The College Club--we just couldn't imagine having our wedding reception there without him! Can't recommend him (and The College Club) highly-enough.
NOTE: our wedding is not until 2012--this review speaks to our interactions with Jesse to date in planning for the event at The College Club. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Perfect venue, and Jesse was a dream to work with! I really didn't want a bunch of hassle in planning a wedding, as I live out of state and didn't want to deal with a bunch of separate vendors. Lodging for family, reception and brunch (prepared on site) all in one perfect historic building by the Boston Common? My search was over as soon as I learned of the College Club.

Work on my end was minimal, which was what I wanted-- Jesse didn't miss a single detail and gave some great ideas on personalizing the space for the wedding. The groom also loved Jesse, as he had feared a tightly-wound planner who'd sneer at our budget and force extra frills on us, but Jesse was completely laid back and helped us plan a wedding that was actually UNDER BUDGET.

As for the wedding itself, the whole day was a blur, but a happy, stress-free blur-- even though it could have been a bit of a disaster. One of the guests passed out due to a medical issue, and Jesse attended to that, kept the mimosas going, and gave us extra time at the venue for the time lost.

All the guests had rave reviews on the venue and catering. The groom and I are pretty serious about brunch, and the wedding remains the best brunch menu we've ever tasted. The groom's grandmother, who is 90 (and so has been to a few weddings in her day!) said it was the best food she had ever had at a wedding!
Perfect venue, and Jesse was a dream to work with! I really didn't want a bunch of hassle in planning a wedding, as I live Read more...
Perfect venue, and Jesse was a dream to work with! I really didn't want a bunch of hassle in planning a wedding, as I live out of state and didn't want to deal with a bunch of separate vendors. Lodging for family, reception and brunch (prepared on site) all in one perfect historic building by the Boston Common? My search was over as soon as I learned of the College Club.

Work on my end was minimal, which was what I wanted-- Jesse didn't miss a single detail and gave some great ideas on personalizing the space for the wedding. The groom also loved Jesse, as he had feared a tightly-wound planner who'd sneer at our budget and force extra frills on us, but Jesse was completely laid back and helped us plan a wedding that was actually UNDER BUDGET.

As for the wedding itself, the whole day was a blur, but a happy, stress-free blur-- even though it could have been a bit of a disaster. One of the guests passed out due to a medical issue, and Jesse attended to that, kept the mimosas going, and gave us extra time at the venue for the time lost.

All the guests had rave reviews on the venue and catering. The groom and I are pretty serious about brunch, and the wedding remains the best brunch menu we've ever tasted. The groom's grandmother, who is 90 (and so has been to a few weddings in her day!) said it was the best food she had ever had at a wedding! Read less
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lorioriori
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
The location - both inside and on the map, so to speak - is perfect for a smaller wedding. We had 65 guests and every single person commented on how gorgeous the space was and how fantastic the food was, and we had an all-vegetarian wedding. (We anticipated at least ONE complaint, but a few people told me after the fact that they we so full, they forgot it was meat-free!) But even with that in mind, what really makes CC of B wonderful is Jesse. He's the chef/wedding planner/ evening conductor all rolled into one. He's got a fantastic sense of humor and a very direct approach, which I found a huge relief after meeting with a few vendors who claimed they were cool with our lesbian wedding but clearly were a touch uncomfortable. Jesse helped manage my dad, who recently had a severe stroke and is in a wheelchair and unable to communicate, and he also managed my mom, who was under a ton of stress in regards to my dad. He made our day smooth and perfect and it is without a single hesitation that I recommend the CC of B. Thanks Jesse, for everything!!
The location - both inside and on the map, so to speak - is perfect for a smaller wedding. We had 65 guests and every Read more...
The location - both inside and on the map, so to speak - is perfect for a smaller wedding. We had 65 guests and every single person commented on how gorgeous the space was and how fantastic the food was, and we had an all-vegetarian wedding. (We anticipated at least ONE complaint, but a few people told me after the fact that they we so full, they forgot it was meat-free!) But even with that in mind, what really makes CC of B wonderful is Jesse. He's the chef/wedding planner/ evening conductor all rolled into one. He's got a fantastic sense of humor and a very direct approach, which I found a huge relief after meeting with a few vendors who claimed they were cool with our lesbian wedding but clearly were a touch uncomfortable. Jesse helped manage my dad, who recently had a severe stroke and is in a wheelchair and unable to communicate, and he also managed my mom, who was under a ton of stress in regards to my dad. He made our day smooth and perfect and it is without a single hesitation that I recommend the CC of B. Thanks Jesse, for everything!! Read less
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Saudi
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin when talking about how amazing our wedding was. Jesse answered every question I had for months with professionalism, timely responses and a personal touch that could not be matched. The food was unbelievable and all of our guests raved about how wonderful of an event it was. The College Club offers elegance, affordability and Boston charm with a perfect proximity to the city.
I don't even know where to begin when talking about how amazing our wedding was. Jesse answered every question I had for Read more...
I don't even know where to begin when talking about how amazing our wedding was. Jesse answered every question I had for months with professionalism, timely responses and a personal touch that could not be matched. The food was unbelievable and all of our guests raved about how wonderful of an event it was. The College Club offers elegance, affordability and Boston charm with a perfect proximity to the city. Read less
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Ella
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
A dream come true. Jesse and his staff helped make our wedding and reception a dream come true. Everything ran smoothly; it was organized from beginning planning stages to the clean up. No worries or hassles. AND THE FOOD!!! You cannot go wrong by having your ceremony and/or reception here. What a treasure!
A dream come true. Jesse and his staff helped make our wedding and reception a dream come true. Everything ran smoothly; Read more...
A dream come true. Jesse and his staff helped make our wedding and reception a dream come true. Everything ran smoothly; it was organized from beginning planning stages to the clean up. No worries or hassles. AND THE FOOD!!! You cannot go wrong by having your ceremony and/or reception here. What a treasure! Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Jesse was phenomenal to work with. We also had our rehearsal dinner at the College Club and it was fabulous. The entire weekend was perfect.
Jesse was phenomenal to work with. We also had our rehearsal dinner at the College Club and it was fabulous. The entire Read more...
Jesse was phenomenal to work with. We also had our rehearsal dinner at the College Club and it was fabulous. The entire weekend was perfect. Read less
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Mrsandmrsbins
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how much I love this venue. It is a beautiful Victorian brownstone,close to the public garden, with an amazing chef and events coordinator. The top floors are a lovely bed and breakfast with large well appointed rooms, perfect to get ready in. All my guests were impressed with The College Club from the minute they walked in the front door. We felt completely taken care of and the whole event was perfect.
I cannot express how much I love this venue. It is a beautiful Victorian brownstone,close to the public garden, with an Read more...
I cannot express how much I love this venue. It is a beautiful Victorian brownstone,close to the public garden, with an amazing chef and events coordinator. The top floors are a lovely bed and breakfast with large well appointed rooms, perfect to get ready in. All my guests were impressed with The College Club from the minute they walked in the front door. We felt completely taken care of and the whole event was perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We chose the College Club because it had the perfect combination of size, location, and value, and when we met with Jesse, he seemed enthusiastic and good at what he does. Honestly, I can't imagine how we could have made a better decision! Jesse worked with our wedding planner to make everything go perfectly, and on top of that, our guests were raving about the awesome food prepared by the College Club staff! We had a couple special request food items that not only did Jesse agree to prepare, he did a superb job with them. And in addition to all this, we were able to have the wedding in the middle of the city for less money than most venues which would have been less convenient and more of a hassle all around. All this is thanks to Jesse's tireless work... if it weren't for his colorful personality, I'd be sure that he is a robot, because no human can work as hard as he does and have as much energy as he does! I don't know what the College Club would do without him.

The venue itself was a wonderful setting as well - very picturesque, well-located, and the perfect size for a wedding of about 75 guests. We couldn't be happier with how it went!!
We chose the College Club because it had the perfect combination of size, location, and value, and when we met with Jesse, Read more...
We chose the College Club because it had the perfect combination of size, location, and value, and when we met with Jesse, he seemed enthusiastic and good at what he does. Honestly, I can't imagine how we could have made a better decision! Jesse worked with our wedding planner to make everything go perfectly, and on top of that, our guests were raving about the awesome food prepared by the College Club staff! We had a couple special request food items that not only did Jesse agree to prepare, he did a superb job with them. And in addition to all this, we were able to have the wedding in the middle of the city for less money than most venues which would have been less convenient and more of a hassle all around. All this is thanks to Jesse's tireless work... if it weren't for his colorful personality, I'd be sure that he is a robot, because no human can work as hard as he does and have as much energy as he does! I don't know what the College Club would do without him.

The venue itself was a wonderful setting as well - very picturesque, well-located, and the perfect size for a wedding of about 75 guests. We couldn't be happier with how it went!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
My husband and I had the pleasure of having our wedding reception at the Boston College Club. I cannot express how professional and seamless the entire staff at the BCC were. From the very 1st day we contracted the reception to the final minutes of the evening, the staff was attentive, the food was delicious, and the ambiance of the venue was perfect.

Dawn was our main point of contact throughout the wedding planning process and she was truly a pleasure to work with. She was always quick to respond to questions and was always willing to help accommodate our needs. She made the entire wedding planning process seamless and worry free. We had heard horror stories of other Boston venues about hidden fees and services charges but Dawn was honest and laid them out up front at the beginning. I truly appreciated her professionalism and uplifting spirit.

If you have the opportunity to have your wedding reception here, you are lucky! The food, staff and view are a 10.
My husband and I had the pleasure of having our wedding reception at the Boston College Club. I cannot express how Read more...
My husband and I had the pleasure of having our wedding reception at the Boston College Club. I cannot express how professional and seamless the entire staff at the BCC were. From the very 1st day we contracted the reception to the final minutes of the evening, the staff was attentive, the food was delicious, and the ambiance of the venue was perfect.

Dawn was our main point of contact throughout the wedding planning process and she was truly a pleasure to work with. She was always quick to respond to questions and was always willing to help accommodate our needs. She made the entire wedding planning process seamless and worry free. We had heard horror stories of other Boston venues about hidden fees and services charges but Dawn was honest and laid them out up front at the beginning. I truly appreciated her professionalism and uplifting spirit.

If you have the opportunity to have your wedding reception here, you are lucky! The food, staff and view are a 10. Read less
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