Meetings & Conferences

The Connors Center offers the flexibility and amenities of a premier conference center in a unique setting. Able to accommodate a wide range of events, from small meetings to multiday conferences, our staff will work closely with you to ensure that every detail exceeds your highest expectations.


Why the Connors Center?

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Spaces

Estate Room


The Estate Room, located off the main foyer, provides a light-filled space with updated audio visual equipment for large meetings and conferences.

  • Dimensions: 57' x 31'
  • Capacity: 160 (theater); 90 (school room); 50 (hollow square); 42 (u-shape)
  • Ideal for: Opening and closing plenary sessions, large sales meetings, academic symposiums, workshops and trainings
  • Amenities: Ceiling-mounted projector and screen, speakers, wireless handheld and lapel microphones, podium and wireless internet
Estate Room at the Connors Center

Main Parlor


This magnificent formal parlor features wood paneling, French doors, and a large fireplace and overlooks a garden terrace, which can accommodate post-meeting receptions.

  • Dimensions: 38' x 23.5'
  • Capacity: 70 (theater); 42 (school room); 30 (hollow square); 24 (ushape)
  • Ideal for: board meetings and retreats, sales meetings, conference breakout space, colliquias
  • Amenities: Ceiling-mounted screen and speakers, mobile LCD projector, wireless handheld and lapel microphones, podium and wireless internet
Formal Parlor at the Connors Center

Charles River Meeting Room


 

The Charles River Meeting Room offers fully modern amenities and traditional accents. The multipurpose space can be configured to serve a broad range of needs.

  • Dimensions: 25' x 53'
  • Capacity: 50 (theater); 40 (hollow square); 36 (u-shape)
  • Ideal for: meetings and conferences
  • Amenities: Ceiling-mounted screen and speakers, mobile LCD projector, wireless handheld and lapel microphones, podium and wireless internet.

 

Charles River Meeting Room at the Connors Center

Dover Parlor


A grand carved mantle is the focal point of this elegant parlor.  Standard furnishings include an upright piano and luxurious furniture. Larger receptions can overflow into a terrace and onto an outdoor patio.

  • Dimensions: 25.5' x 19'
  • Capacity: 35 (theater); 18 (hollow square); 12 (ushape)
  • Ideal for: board meetings and retreats, breakout space, vendor space
  • Amenities: Mobile screen, speakers and LCD projector, podium and wireless internet
Dover Parlor at the Connors Center

Garden Terrace Room


This bright and airy space features high ceilings and large doors that open onto the expansive grounds. With exceptional light and a cheery color palate, this room is an ideal setting for daytime and evening events.

  • Dimensions: 18’ x 28’
  • Capacity: 45 (theater); 16 (hollow square); 14 (ushape)
  • Ideal for: board meetings, breakout space, vendor space
  • Amenities:  Mobile screen, speakers and LCD projector, podium and wireless internet
Garden Terrace Room at the Connors Center

Sun Parlor


The Sun Parlor offers a bright and cozy space to connect and relax.

  • Dimensions: 29' x 16'
  • Capacity: 15 (lounge)
  • Ideal for: board retreats
  • Amenities: wall-mounted screen, cable TV and wireless internet
Sun Parlor at the Connors Center

Hospitality Suite


This modern room offers guests an opportunity to step away from their meeting for a little R&R or fun!  Many guests take advantage of the outdoor deck attached to the suite, as well as all the complimentary snacks and games on hand. 

  • Dimensions: 25' x 56'
  • Capacity: 50 (reception); 20 (lounge)
  • Ideal for: breakout space; team-building activities, evening receptions, casual gatherings  
  • Amenities:  24 hour complimentary snacks and beverages, wireless internet, cable TV, air hockey and foosball, board games

 

Hospitality Suite at the Connors Center

Breakout Room(s)


These cozy spaces remain flexible for a variety of configurations

  • Dimensions: Varies
  • Capacity: 5-12
  • Ideal for: small group breakout sessions
  • Amenities: wireless internet
Reflection Room at the Connors Center

Amenities

Our spectacular setting is only half the story. To guarantee a seamless and professional meeting, our staff will support you every step of the way. The Connors Center offers a broad range of amenities and resources, including:

  • On-site professional event coordinator
  • Wireless internet
  • Guest Services area with printer
  • Hospitality suite
  • Free parking
  • Coat room

Audiovisual equipment

Select meeting rooms have built-in audiovisual systems. Audiovisual and technology costs are included in the rental fee. Available equipment includes:

  • LCD projector
  • Projector screen
  • Bose Wave Radio with five-disc CD player
  • Easels
  • Flipchart paper and markers
  • Lectern with microphone

If you require any equipment not listed above, we can arrange for rental at a nominal fee.

Signature Suites

The Connors Center offers six finely appointed guest suites. Each room offers a queen-size bed, desk, private bathroom, cable television, and wireless internet.

Guest Wing Suites

The Connors Center offers 21 additional suites with queen- or full-size beds, private bathrooms, and wireless internet.

Guest Bedrooms

The Connors Center offers 36 guest bedrooms with shared bathrooms.


Overnight guests also enjoy access to our hospitality suite, equipped with snacks, beverages, a flat-screen TV, air hockey and foosball tables, other games, a piano, books, and magazines. In addition, guests may use our fitness room.

Our event coordinator can provide more information about lodging options and pricing. All lodging fees are subject to the Massachusetts lodging tax.

Bedroom at the Connors Center

Catering

The Connors Center is able to offer you world-class dining options and flawless on-site execution.

Menus

Our menus are custom created to meet your individual needs. In addition to traditional selections, we have experience accommodating a wide range of special dietary and food allergy needs.

Vendors

Team Building

TeamBonding
www.teambonding.com
(888) 398-8326

American Outback Adventures and Events
www.americanoutback.net
(800) 713-7238

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.

Deposits

A nonrefundable deposit is due when the contract is signed.

Cancellations

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

Payments

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

Catering

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.

Alcohol

Because all alcohol menus are specifically created for each event, costs will vary depending on selections and services. The Connors Center 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, nonstandard A/V equipment, damage fees, police services, valet parking, coat check, service, etc.