Private Events

Private Events

We know that groups are unique. Of course we offer great discounts and flexible payment plans, but that’s only the beginning! Our knowledgable Group Sales staff is here to guide you every step of the way to create a true experience for your members. That means giving you the personalized service needed for that perfect day.

Notre Dame Night

The Shamrock Series is the Univeristy of Notre Dame's home-away-from-home game series, which in 2015, took place in Boston, MA. Before taking the field at the historic Fenway Park, Notre Dame fans celebrated their traditional Friday night pep rally at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops.

 

 

Private Events at Symphony Hall

Magnificent Symphony Hall, with its exquisite rental spaces, caters to intimate gatherings as well as lavish extravaganzas while lending a sense of grandeur and distinction to any occasion.

 

 

You and your guests will quickly discover that Symphony Hall is the perfect venue for all types of special events – pre- or post-concert receptions, dinner, social gatherings, wedding receptions, corporate events – each capturing the essence of one of Boston’s most beloved destinations.

 

Private Parties

Add an exciting dimension to your evening and create lasting memories for your guests by holding your next event at historic Symphony Hall. Many groups attending Boston Symphony and Boston Pops concerts enhance their concert experience by renting function space in either Symphony Hall or in the adjacent Eunice and Julian Cohen Wing. These rooms can accommodate up to 380 people for a seated dinner, 550 for a standing reception, or 700 for a lecture, and are also available for events not held in conjunction with concerts. h3. Function Rooms You can add an exciting dimension to your evening and create lasting memories for your guests by holding your next event in this timeless setting. Many groups attending Boston Symphony and Boston Pops concerts enhance their concert experience by renting function space in either Symphony Hall or in the adjacent Eunice and Julian Cohen Wing. These rooms can accommodate up to 380 people for a seated dinner, 550 for a standing reception, or 700 for a lecture, and are also available for events not held in conjunction with concerts.

 

Conventions

The city of Boston has long been a top destination for conventions and trade shows. In fact, in 2012, Boston was rated as one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. in the Condé Naste Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. Like the city itself, Symphony Hall offers an incomparable mix of history, culture, and entertainment. If you are planning to have your convention or tradeshow in Boston, consider inviting your attendees to a Symphony Hall concert or host private event. Because Symphony Hall is situated in the heart of the city, it is easy to access, can accommodate any size event, offers world-class services and gives you the flexibility to do your event your way!

Fundraisers

Coming up with that truly creative idea to rally your troops and inspire your donor base is oftentimes the most challenging aspect of fundraising. Why not host your gala or fundraiser at Boston’s historic Symphony Hall – coupled with a rousing Boston Pops concert! Choose from a private, customized Boston Pops concert or, for smaller fundraising events, select a pre-programmed concert during our Spring or Holiday Pops season. Symphony Hall can accommodate groups of varying budgets and sizes. Let our team of event specialists guide you to an unforgettable fundraiser with America’s Orchestra!

Symphony Hall in one of its many seating configurations 

Political fundraisers 

 

 

Private Pops Concerts

The Boston Pops is the premier choice for private concerts. 

Watch Highlights of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

BPO at EMK Institute 2015

Watch Highlights of the Kennedy Family Tribute Concert

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A-list celebrities from both the music industry and Hollywood are often incorporated into Boston Pops performances. Artists such as Bono, Sting, YoYo Ma, James Taylor, Robert De Niro, Glen Close, Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris have all appeared with Pops. The Boston Pops will perform both locally and on stages across the country. Our artistic staff will create a customized program that will include all of the necessary elements to ensure the success of your event. The joint effort between your staff and the Boston Pops is sure to produce an truly one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Alumni Events

The Boston Pops has been hired by colleges and universities across the nation to celebrate alumni events, campaign kick-offs, graduation galas, and milestone anniversaries. Our artistic staff will create a customized program incorporating talent from your student body as well as alumni. From fight songs to celebrity alumni appearances, America’s Orchestra will be a home run for everyone involved!


Watch Boston University Celebrates with the Pops!

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Some of our most memorable events and venues have included:

  • The Super Bowl
  • Fenway Park
  • The Democratic National Convention
  • Amway Center Grand Opening, Orlando
  • The White House
  • The Lincoln Memorial
  • Carnegie Hall

GOURMET CATERERS
 

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce Gourmet Caterers as the exclusive food service company for the BSO's two performance venues, Symphony Hall and Tanglewood.

This new relationship will allow the BSO to expand the number of events and the scope of food service activities at its venues in both Boston and the Berkshires, where hundreds of functions, from galas to business meetings to weddings, take place each year.

The management team of Gourmet Caterers is quite familiar with Symphony Hall. They have been presenting catered events there for decades. "I have been involved, in one form or another, with the BSO since 1973," said Bob Wiggins, President and Owner of Gourmet Caterers. "We were pleased to see that the BSO had decided to pair the Hall business with the Tanglewood business and appoint an exclusive provider. We felt that was a smart move. Our team is eager to get in there and start building the business."

About Gourmet Caterers

Gourmet Caterers, founded in 1973 by Buddy Wiggins, Bob Wiggins and Joe DiCicco, is one of New England's largest and most respected privately owned and operated caterers. The company has a long-standing history with the BSO. Historically, the preferred caterer of Symphony Hall patrons, Gourmet has catered many high-profile fundraising and corporate events at Symphony Hall.

 

Contact Information
Stephen Ponchak
Director of Catering
Boston Gourmet
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
phone: 617.638.9242
email:stephenp@gourmetcaterers.com
website: www.gourmetcaterers.com