Wanderlust Satisfied: Explore New Worlds and Brilliant Flavors at Iconic Boston Venues

Experiences are everything , and guests today are eager for elegant and immersive events that can transport them to other worlds and times. As excitement and expectations for in-person events continue to soar, The Catered Affair is proud to present unforgettable experiences surrounded by vibrant art, rich culture, and exotic flavors at some of Boston’s most notable and celebrated destinations. Discover the allure of our local landmark venues (no passport required!) for the most unique, memorable, and brilliant events, from hidden gems to crowned jewels.

Harvard Art Museums

Lea St. Germain

Lisa Rigby Photography

The Harvard Art Museums

Browse world-class art collections and mingle among the works of legendary artists, including Claude Monet, Jackson Pollack, and Vincent Van Gough. Designed in the style of an Italian piazza, the stunning architecture paired with The Catered Affairs’ culinary artistry creates an unforgettable masterpiece capable of transporting guests to another world. Sip a Bourbon Limoncello Cocktail or an elegant glass of Prosecco while enjoying the genuinely captivating Italian-inspired ambiance.

The Boston Public Library

Treat your guests to an exclusive, after-hours experience at one of Boston’s most beautiful and beloved landmarks. Enter the breathtaking 1895 Renaissance Revival Building overlooking Copley Square and find yourself surrounded by spectacular works of art, intricate architectural details, and an air of grandeur impossible to match. From soaring vaulted ceilings to intimate alcoves, the renowned architecture boasts contrasts that create an exciting and meaningful flow for an evening of great entertaining. The Boston Public Library is the perfect backdrop for the most formal events, complemented by polished servers, innovative dining, and creative cocktails.

Corinna Raznikov

Corinna Raznikov

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Allegro Photography

Anchoring beautiful Boston Harbor in the red-hot Seaport District, the ICA has become one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city. Upon entering the sleek and modern building, guests are immediately drawn into a vibrant world of “radical hospitality,” where stunning artwork from the world’s most celebrated contemporary artists frames luxurious fine dining, creative cocktails, and exquisite entertaining from the award-winning TCA culinary team.

Boston Athenaeum

Dani Fine Photography

Since 1807 the Boston Athenaeum has been a unique gathering spot for inspired writers and intellectuals. Walking through the iconic red doors at 10.5 Beacon Street transports guests back in time, and the historic atmosphere exudes inspiration and creativity. Boasting a world-famous collection of over half a million volumes that inspire reflection, creative expression, and joy, the Boston Athenaeum is a truly magical setting for exceptional entertaining. Recently featured in Town & Country, this hidden gem of Boston’s historical landmarks is as impressive as it is regal.

Interested in learning more about our unique destinations? Contact a member of our team for more information!

Written by: Kori Carter Gillespie is the Director of Brand Marketing at @thecateredaffair in Boston, Massachusetts. Kori is a content writer passionate about crafting brand stories for boutique lifestyle companies.