Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

41 Berkeley Street Boston, MA
The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, in Boston’s historic South End, features several options for rental that can accommodate a variety of events: performances, lectures, weddings, corporate meetings, holiday parties, fundraisers, community meetings, and rehearsal space. With a total of over 8,000 square feet (excluding classrooms) and an additional 5,000 square feet of outdoor space, we have the perfect venue for your event.
Package Pricing

Classroom Rental

Attendees: 1-30 | $150 Per Event

Computer Lab Rental

Attendees: 1-20 | $300 Per Event

Lobby Rental

Attendees: 1-500 | $1,200 Per Event

Auditorium Rental

Attendees: 1-500 | $3,400 Per Event

Auditorium and Lobby Rental

Attendees: 1-500 | $4,000 Per Event
Event Spaces
Replica Auditorium
Symphony Hall

Great cocktail party, An Eventective User from Boston

Surprise hidden gem in downtown Boston's South End, wonderful space for a cocktail party of 50 or 150 or more. Lots of character, spacious, a little-known place that has a terrific party space.

Awesome venue for family-friendly community event, TWAGY from Cambridge, Massachusetts

I recently planned a major fundraiser (Boston Jerkfest) for a non-profit cultural organization at this venue. It was an ideal venue because we had the opportunity to use both the in-door space and out-door space and we were able to offer a variety of activities for different audiences. We offered live music, a Rum and Brew Tasting, and food and cultural craft vendors sold their wares. The atmosphere was fun and visitors were engaged. The staff of the venue is extremely professional and responsive to all needs. This was the first year of holding this event on the site and it we were able to accommodate about 1,000 people per session for two session. I highly recommend this venue for your fundraisers, weddings, or corporate events. We would love to use the venue again next year.

Beautiful event venue!, from Boston, MA

We had a great event for the fourth year in a row in the auditorium for 200+ volunteers for Generations Incorporated. It is a bright and beautiful space that allowed us to have a sit-down breakfast for 200 people comfortably. The staff are incredibly helpful and gracious. I highly recommend this venue.

A hidden gem for events and parties, An Eventective User from Boston, MA

If you are looking for a great space for 300 or less, you should definitely check out the Ben Franklin Institute of Technology. They have a lovely lobby space for the cocktail reception and their auditorium makes a wonderful, intimate ballroom. We brought in Max Ultimate Food to do the catering and overall design of the room. We brought in Derek Wiles from Event Illuminations to light up the room so it looked incredible. We brought in PSAV to provide a fabulous onstage screen, projection and sound systems. Parking for 90 is diagonally across the street at Atelier. What more could you ask for? It was a special night and a lovely, hidden gem!

Great Conference Venue, An Eventective User from Boston HERC

Boston HERC celebrated their Passport to College 2013 Closing Celebration at BFIT and it was wonderful! The venue has a warm and cozy feel to it and the staff was very helpful and supportive! It would have been perfect if there was parking available for our students and families, but everyone managed to park in affordable nearby places. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to have a great time and have everything to go smoothly! Great venue!!!

A wonderful space for your next event!, An Eventective User from Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC Boston recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary Event at the Benjamin Franklin Institute. We had over 400 people that attended and enjoyed this beautiful space that both held a cocktail reception in the lobby and a program in the auditorium. Our guests were very impressed with the space, and I am very happy to have been a part of making people aware of this wonderful space. The Benjamin Franklin Institute staff was very helpful in every step of the planning. If you haven't seen the space, make an appointment and go see the space. It is located in a very convenient location of Boston and is a very beautiful space.

A hidden gem for parties and events!, An Eventective User from Ipswich

The Benjamin Franklin Institute is one of Boston's hidden gems: the perfect place for a medium-to- large party or event. It offers a spacious ballroom with a terrific stage and ample space for serious dancing as well as tables, chairs, bar and food setup. And our guests loved being in a space infused with the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin depicited in a historic mural in the lobby. The best part, though, was the competence and responsiveness of the Institute's on-site staff. They helped us to plan and execute a fabulous event. Our experience certainly warrants a 5-star rating.


I recently catered a reception (450 ppl.)for a large non-profit organization.BFI Lobby and Auditorium worked very well for both the Reception and the Program. I highly recommend the site for its proximity to the business areas of Boston. Mimi Deignan Jules Catering

  • Air Conditioned
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Non-Smoking
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Major Credit Cards Accepted.
  • Facility Location Setting: -Symphony Hall Replica Auditorium/Ballroom -Historic Lobby with marble floors and murals by Charles Mills, circa 1910 -Breezeway off the Lobby leading to outdoor entertaining space -The Plaza - open outdoor venue space -Classrooms & Computer Labs
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 500
  • Nearest Airport: 1-5 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 4
  • Parking: Parking Garage Off-site
  • Proximity of Nearest Ski Area: 16-25 miles
  • Proximity of Neighboring Golf Course: 6-10 miles
  • Year Built: 1908
Bedford, MA  
Capacity: 100
$50 per person
$500-$2,000 per event
Whether you’re traveling to the greater Boston, Massachusetts, area for business or planning a family celebration, Bedford Plaza Hotel has three flexible meeting facilities that are suitable for a variety of uses, from corporate conferences to wedding receptions. Our Lexington and Concord Rooms are located on the third floor of the hotel, and the Bedford Room is on the first level. You’ll find adaptable floor plans that can accommodate up to 130 guests. We can accommodate a larger venue up to 200 guests around the swimming pool during the day and afternoon times. We can also provide event catering. Rest assured that our knowledgeable staff is more than happy to assist with your event planning needs.
Natick, MA  
Capacity: 400
$10-$34 per person
The Right Space for Your Event near Boston Make your social event a success at Hampton Inn Executive Conference Center Boston-Natick. Our newly-renovated event space lends elegance and style to your special occasion with its plush carpeting, crown moulding, beam ceilings, recessed lighting, wall sconces, luxury table linens and marble counter tops for buffet-style banquets. With space for 30 to 140 guests, our banquet rooms are perfect for both intimate occasions and grand affairs. In addition to our lovely space, Hampton Inn Boston-Natick offers professional, friendly event planners to help you make your vision a reality. Let us take help you in every stage of the process, from initial planning until the last guest departs. In addition, our professional caterers will make exquisite fare for the perfect party, and our audiovisual equipment lets you and your guests make speeches or show a photo montage to make your event even more memorable. We’re the premier venue for special events in Natick, and are ideally equipped to accommodate a variety of celebrations and parties, including: - Weddings and receptions - Engagement parties -Anniversary parties - Bar and bat mitzvahs - Retirement parties - Family and class reunions - Bridal and baby showers
Natick, MA  
Capacity: 500
$16-$50 per person
The VERVE Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick is 17 miles west of downtown Boston and Logan Airport. The hotel offers over 17,000 square feet of flexible banquet and meeting space, consisting of nine meeting rooms, conveniently located on one level and recently renovated.
Boston, MA  
Capacity: 550
Kings Bowl America sets itself apart as an unparalleled social scene for all occasions; be it a corporate event, holiday party, date night hotspot, team building event or just the best place in town to connect with friends, we are committed to making all occasions great and to treating you and your guests like Kings. Kings Boston is a 24,000 square foot facility featuring custom event packages from 3-to-550 guests, and proudly features: ° Chef-driven Restaurant & Lounge offering Award Winning Food ° Three full-service premium bars ° 16 Ten-pin bowling lanes (4 in the PRIVATE KING PIN ROOM) ° The Private Royal Room with 6 Gold Crown billiards tables, 4 Retro Oak Skee ball Tables and regulation Shuffleboard table ° Additional games including Bank Shuffleboard, 2 person and 4 person Air Hockey tables ° 40+ HDTVs and projector screens with Best-in-Industry Sound, Lighting and Music Environment Being the original Kings location, Back Bay Kings has hosted over 15,000 events since opening in 2003, this unique and memorable space, coupled with fantastic food & creative drinks has made Kings the place for events in Boston.
Boston, MA  
Capacity: 600
With a total of 191 venues in 59 countries, including 145 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International is truly a global phenomenon. From our launch in London, England to major city expansion in New York, L.A., Paris and Tokyo, then onto exotic and far-flung locales such as Kuala Lumpur and Taipei, Hard Rock offers an amazing experience to our devoted and ever expanding clientele. Our unparalleled memorabilia collection consists of 70,000+ pieces, which rotate from restaurant to restaurant, providing the world's most comprehensive visual history of rock n' roll. Hard Rock Cafe Boston opened its doors in Back Bay on June 12, 1989, serving American fare with a side of rock n' roll. On July 2, 2007, Hard Rock Boston opened a brand new location in Faneuil Hall and has been making its mark in the Boston music & events scene like never before. We offer completely custom events designed to help our adult rockers loosen their ties and our lil' rockers feel like stars. Centrally located just outside Faneuil Hall and accessible by T, Hard Rock Cafe Boston is now the 3rd largest Hard Rock in the U.S. and our new location is one of the biggest and most exciting venues in Boston.
Natick, MA  
Capacity: 75
SKYBOKX 109 GastroSports, a mecca for New England sports enthusiasts, and aficionados of good food and drink! Located in the heart of MetroWest Boston, SKYBOKX 109 boasts the most sophisticated, expansive, and largest high definition sports entertainment system in the region. The 22 screens, up to 90” in size bring you so close to the action, that you’ll smell the turf! The entire design of SKYBOKX 109 cheers on the warm familiarity of your favorite neighborhood pub, while celebrating our heroes from college and the pros. And make no mistake, our heroes are all Boston-made! Old school guts and glory meets new world panache! More than anything, SKYBOKX109 GastroSports champions the “Gastro” in GastroSports. Diners will experience classic New England favorites with an edge as sharp as Bobby Orr’s blades. Great food and drink rule the “BOKX”. The restaurant houses dozens of regional beers, premium cocktails and a menu that answers the call for a night out with family and friends or with the posse at game time. SKYBOKX 109 GastroSports, the ultimate gastronomic power play! SKYBOKX109 GastroSports… on!
Wakefield, MA  
Capacity: 200
The Lakeside Inn is located on beautiful Lake Quannapowitt. The two event rooms both have a great view of the lake. We are located 1 minute off of Rt. 95 and are only 10 minutes north of Boston. Our Butteryfly Room, the largest of our two event rooms, offers 1,333 square feet of space and will seat up to 125 people theatre style. The Ladybug room, with a majestic panoramic view of Lake Quannapowitt, offers 941 square feet of space and will seat up to 75 people theatre style. Each of our event rooms can be custom designed for any occasion. Let our professional function staff help orchestrate your next event so everything happens your way and meets your expectations. The Lakeside Tavern, our restaurant and social lounge, offers delicious breakfast and dinner menu items, specialty drinks, a good variety of import, domestic, and craft beers, and nightly entertainment.
Bedford, MA  
Capacity: 50
Conveniently located close to Route 128 and Route 3, the Bedford/Burlington Melting Pot brings a truly unique upscale/casual dining experience to Boston's Northwest suburbs. At The Melting Pot, fondue becomes a memorable and interactive four-course dining experience where patrons can "dip into something different." The Melting Pot of Bedford - Burlington is an elegantly-decorated restaurant space with seating for more than 175 guests. Our private dining room has a cozy fireplace, is equipped with audio/visual equipment and can accommodate group events and activities for up to 36 guests. While we are a dinner-only establishment we can open for large lunch parties. Fondue dining is an excellent group activity and our restaurant is the perfect location for: • Birthday or Anniversary Celebrations • Graduation Celebrations • Bridal/Baby Showers & Bachelorette Parties • Rehearsal Dinners • Corporate meetings and client entertainment • Special Interest Group Meetings • Holiday Parties
Worcester, MA  
Capacity: 80
$11.99-$17.99 per person
Livia's Dish is located on Route 9, right before Goddard Memorial Drive, less than a mile from Worcester Airport. Chef Owner Enton Mehillaj presents a modern take on regionally inspired Italian-Mediterranean cuisine. Featuring a unique wine list of hidden Italian gems, great service, and a warm-modern aesthetic, Livia's Dish offers a true feast for the senses. Whether it’s a corporate breakfast meeting, luncheon or social dinner, large or small, Livia's Dish works with you every step of the way to ensure your visions and ideas are incorporated into every detail of your event. Livia's Dish, offers a full bar, along with a menu complimented by the best available seasonal ingredients. Our chefs will customize the menu to accommodate your specific tastes and needs. We are able to provide buffet or a la carte service for all events which will showcase our culinary flair. Livia's Dish is available for full buyouts also. We can host breakfast, luncheon or dinner from 10-60 people, and cocktail receptions up to 80. No matter the size of your event, Livia’s Dish commitment to excellence will leave your guests with a lasting memorable experience.
Dedham, MA  
Capacity: 1000
$37 per person
Moseley's on the Charles Ballroom & Banquet Facility has been a Greater Boston landmark for over 100 years, and is believed to be the oldest continuously-running ballroom in the country. The business was founded in 1905 by Elisha Moseley, who erected the facility as a summer canoe house and ballroom on the banks of the Charles River in Dedham Massachusetts. Through the years, Moseley's has hosted a legendary roster of top entertainers, including musicians of the big band era such as Guy Lombardo, Harry James, Les Brown, Buddy Rich and Lester Lannon; Rock 'n Rollers like The Platters, the Marvelettes, The Grass Roots; R&B acts like The Manhattans, The SOS Band, Cameo, and Freddy Jackson; as well as comedians Pat Cooper, Lenny Clark and Steve Sweeney. Today, Moseley's thrives as one of Greater Boston's largest function sites for weddings, corporate and social banquets, bar & bat mitzvahs, fundraisers, ballroom dancing and entertainment. We provide our own in-house catering through Diana's Fine Catering. We offer thoughtful menus filled with dishes that are always fresh and well prepared and our gracious and attentive staff will take care of even the smallest details. Whether you're celebrating that special day or having an annual charity black-tie gala or a large glittering holiday affair to celebrate with your staff, Moseley's on the Charles Ballroom and Diana's Fine Catering will make your event a truly special occasion.
Boston, MA  
Capacity: 1500
The Courthouse has approximately 150,000 square feet of space devoted to public uses and can accommodate up to 1,200 guests for corporate and non-profit events. Features panoramic views of downtown Boston and its harbor.
Boston, MA  
Capacity: 1500
In the heart of Boston's Back Bay, the Events Center can seat up to 1,100 people in John Hancock Hall, and features breakout rooms as well as dressing rooms and a box office ticketing system.