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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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Boston’s best kept secret, the College Club of Boston is located in the heart of Back Bay, just one block from the Boston Public Garden. Located at 44 Commonwealth Avenue, the Club’s... Read more
Boston’s best kept secret, the College Club of Boston is located in the heart of Back Bay, just one block from the Boston Public Garden. Located at 44 Commonwealth Avenue, the Club’s restored Victorian brownstone is the perfect venue for intimate wedding receptions and ceremonies, elegant rehearsal dinners and memorable baby and bridal showers. These stately rooms, featuring eighteen-foot ceilings and classical décor will accommodate up to 80 guests for a cocktail style reception or 50 for a seated meal; buffet or plated. We do not run events in July or August.

Our Executive Chef and Event Director will work with you to design a custom menu using local, seasonal ingredients along with a time line and floor plan to suit your personal taste and budget. Of course, allergies and special requests are no problem. Children are welcome and we are handicapped accessible. The College Club of Boston is priced to provide maximum value for our clients with wait staff, house furniture and tableware included in the site fee!

In addition, there are eleven guest rooms available for pre-wedding primping and are a wonderful option for out of town guests. All are individually furnished with period antiques and reproductions. Each was completely renovated and redesigned in 2008 by a different interior designer, resulting in a unique and diverse collection of accommodation. Please contact our front desk for information regarding availability, rates and reservation and cancellation policy. office@thecollegeclubofboston.com;

Congratulations on your engagement and we look forward to your inquiry! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic, Inn / B&B, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
80
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Liability Insurance, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Signature Cocktail(s)
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
6
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Ethiopian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Open Bar, Signature Cocktail(s)
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

REVIEWS

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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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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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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