Private Event Rental

Private Event Rental

The Boston Public Library offers one of the most unique and historic event venues in the city. Ornately designed spaces in a variety of sizes offer groups the ideal setting for their holiday parties, corporate conferences, weddings, and more.

The Special Events staff looks forward to helping you plan your event. Contact us for more information, date availability, or to arrange a site visit. Please note, dates are not confirmed until a signed contract and deposit have been received.

By renting space at the Boston Public Library, you are providing support for all of the invaluable programs and services the BPL has to offer. In addition to space rental, the Library has a variety of membership programs that may appeal to you.

McKim Building Event Spaces

Boylston Street Building Event Spaces

Birdseye Video

Birdseye View of the BPL

Enjoy this unique perspective of the historic Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The ideal location to host your next special event.

Interactive Map

This image is a screenshot of the interactive map of the Central Library's event spaces

Explore the Central Library Interactive Map

Explore the Central Library event spaces with an interactive map.

Virtual Tour of Event Spaces

Wedding Dinner Setup at Boston Public Library.

Take a Virtual Tour of Our Event Spaces

To navigate from the Rooms panel, click and hold while dragging your mouse up or down for the full list of spaces.

BPL Journey of Discovery | The Catered Affair

Building Overview Flipbook

Learn more about our spaces and exclusive caterer, The Catered Affair.

Contact Us

Boston Public Library Special Events Office Contact Information: 617.859.2212 or

TCA BPL The Catered Affair for the Boston Public Library

Please contact The Catered Affair for your catering needs. They also operate the Boston Public Library's Newsfeed CaféMap Room Tea Lounge and Courtyard Tea Room. Please call 617.859.2282 for more information.

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