Charming. Historic. South End.
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
- Outdoor gatherings
Highlights of interior spaces include an auditorium, a one-third replica of Symphony Hall that can be easily transformed into a ballroom and the historical lobby resplendent with its marble floor, wrought iron entranceway and original Charles Mills murals. Classrooms, computer labs and a window-laced breezeway are available for more intimate gatherings. Outdoor spaces with views of Boston’s stylish South End include gardens, a plaza and a spacious courtyard. An outdoor basketball court can easily be transformed into a piazza perfect for dancing and dining al fresco.
Our event staff invites you to schedule a tour of the college and imagine the possibilities. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is licensed, insured and non-exclusive. Allow us to host your special event!
An Inside Look
Our Unique Event Spaces
The auditorium is our largest space and a smaller-scale replica of Boston's famous Symphony Hall. This is a popular venue to celebrate large-scale events including weddings, fundraisers, corporate meetings and more. Few other locations in the heart of the city offer plenty of space for a large guest list and the opportunity to customize the space to make it unique to you. The auditorium space can be set with 350 chairs facing the stage for live performances. When using as a ballroom, up to 300 guests can be seated for dinner and 355 for standing receptions.
Download Auditorium Floor Plan (PDF 48.3KB)
Smaller events can be housed completely within our historic lobby, which features marble floors, a lofted ceiling, intricate metal work, and early 20th century murals. The space also serves as a striking reception area for events held in the auditorium or as the setting for an intimate wedding ceremony. Fully catered events and receptions feel elegant in the original lobby design from our 1908 opening.
Download Lobby Floor Plan (PDF 50.3KB)
For those warmer days, we invite you to host your event outdoors. Outdoor options include garden & patio, courtyard, plaza, and basketball court. We've hosted outdoor wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions on the plaza, food festivals, and parties with dancing under the stars. The courtyard and elevated plaza provide an urban oasis right in the heart of the South End. The outdoor space is connected to the rest of the indoor event spaces by the indoor breezeway on campus.
Our large classrooms and computer labs are great locations for organization meetings and corporate trainings. Classrooms can also be rented out for summer camps and classes, music rehearsals, or regularly scheduled meetings. Our larger computer labs can seat up to 30 people. All labs and classrooms are equipped with projectors, audio, and more to fulfill your A/V requirements. These rooms can also serve as convenient staging areas for large-scale events held at the college.
Jamie Doerrbecker, Director of Event Services
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 617-588-1304
Email to tour the facilities or complete our Function Intake Form to reserve the venue today!