Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

41 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
Capacity: 500 people

About Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Looking for a unique venue to host a function brimming with charm and history in one of Boston’s most vibrant neighborhoods? Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology offers a number of spectacular spaces where you can creatively design your event. With over 8,000 square feet of interior space and 5,000 square feet of outdoor space,the college is a great fit for virtually any type of occasion including wedding ceremonies & receptions, gala events & fundraisers, community & corporate meetings, performances & rehearsals, holiday parties, and outdoor gatherings.

Event Spaces

Classrooms + Labs
Courtyard + Plaza


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 - An Eventective User 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! - An Eventective User 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.

Management Response
Thank you for your lovely recommendation. We enjoyed having you here at the College and look forward to working with you again. With kind regards, Carole Andreotti Ragucci Events Director
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!

Management Response
Thank you for your rave reviews of our beautiful rental space. We very much enjoyed seeing your grand gala come together. It was truly quite impressive. We look forward to working with you again in the future. With kind regards, Carole Andreottti Ragucci Events Director
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

Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 500