Private Events

From baby showers to birthday parties, 2101 Commonwealth is the perfect venue for all types of private functions. Your guests can peruse the permanent collection of the McMullen Museum of Art while enjoying the catered food, elegant interiors, and views of the Boston skyline. Larger parties that require a tent or events involving outdoor activities may also utilize the formal lawn. We look forward to making your celebration or special event a success.


A cascading formal lawn perfect for large tented functions

A private, open space nestled on the edge of Boston


Ornate rooms with works of art from the McMullen Museum of Art adorning the walls

Old-world art in a sophisticated setting

It has a wow factor that you dream about.
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Unique Venues

The award-winning Heights Catering is the exclusive caterer at 2101 Commonwealth. Inspired by the freshest ingredients, our chefs are ready to customize a menu for your celebration.

Sample Private Event Menus

Daytime Shower

Afternoon Tea Buffet

Fresh Baked Scones
Assorted Tea Brands
Assorted Tea Sandwiches- Smoked Salmon Cucumber, Curried Chicken, Egg Salad, Turkey Pesto
Assorted Mini Desserts & Tea Cookies

Omelet Station

Gourmet Coffee and Tea

Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar


Evening Reception

Passed Hors D'oeuvres

Leek and Bacon Stuffed Baby Yukon Potatoes
Wild Mushroom Duxelles Profiterole
New England Crab Cakes with Remoulade

Stationary Display

Bruschetta Bar
Focaccia and Crackers Accompanied by Fresh Tomato Basil Bruschetta Topping, Spinach Artichoke Topping, Pancetta Parmesan White Bean and Rosemary Spread

Chef Stations

Turkey Carving Station
Seasoned Turkey Breast, Carved at the Station and Accompanied by Cranberry Chutney, Herb Mayonnaise, and Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls

Duo of Pasta Station
Pasta Toss of Penne Rigate and Cheese Tortellini, Oven Roasted Plum Tomato Ragu with Fresh Basil, and Creamy Alfredo Sauce, Warm Roasted Garlic Rolls, and Herb Focaccia Bites

Classic New England Raw Bar
Poached Jumbo Shrimp, Seasonal Oysters, and Clams on the Half Shell, Served with Cocktail Sauce, Mignonette, Tabasco, and Lemon Wedges

Classic Dessert Table
Chocolate Layer Cake, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, Chocolate Turtle Bars, Tea Cookies, Brownies, and Blondies

Beverage Offerings

All beverage packages are priced per adult and include all bottled beers, house wines, and soft drinks.

The all-inclusive package includes 4.5 hours of service, glassware, bartenders, set-up, a champagne toast, a cocktail hour, two stationary bars, and wine service during dinner.

Heights Catering provides all alcohol services and does not allow alcohol to be brought in under any circumstance. We reserve the right to limit and control the amount of alcohol served. All alcohol service must end 30 minutes prior to the end of the event. Pricing is based off of 4.5 hours of service. Additional information regarding pricing and selections will be provided by the event coordinator.


Facility Rental

As meeting sizes and requests are highly variable, all meeting and conference facility rates are determined based on space use and number of guests.


A nonrefundable deposit is due when the contract is signed.


If the reservation is cancelled, the sponsor will be responsible for a cancellation fee as outlined in their contract.


Payments for events are by check made payable to Boston College or with a credit card.


Since all menus are specifically created for each event, catering costs will vary depending upon menu selections. A 20 percent administrative fee will be added to all catering costs. This fee is used to supplement the operation of the center, including setup, breakdown, and cleaning costs. The administrative fee is not a tip, gratuity, or service charge.


Because all alcohol menus are specifically created for each event, costs will vary depending on selections and services. Boston College provides all alcohol services.  The center does not allow alcohol to be brought in for any circumstance and reserves the right to limit and control the amount of alcohol served.

Specific information regarding pricing will be provided by the event coordinator.

Other Fees

Any additional services required will be charged directly to the client.  These may include state and local taxes, damage fees, service, etc.