Briar Group

Since 1989, the Briar Group has helped Boston families and employers to create and host distinctive, unforgettable events all over town. Committed to elegance, comfort, and tradition, the Briar Group and Briar Events manages a handful of Boston restaurants and bars, including the Anthem Kitchen + Bar and Ned Devine’s. From retirement celebrations to birthday parties – and everything in between – Briar Events has what it takes to elevate your event from ordinary to extraordinary.

Once you’ve decided to enlist Briar Events in planning and hosting your Boston event, you’ll be put in direct contact with one of Briar Events’ many event consultants to start planning your special party – large or small. Just visit to get your party planning started. There, you’ll have access to menus, restaurant capacities, and venue descriptions, all paired with gorgeous color photography. To reach out for a consultation, locate the Contact tab, where you’ll find an easy-to-complete request form. From there, a Briar Events professional will reach out to you directly. And voila! Your party planning has begun.

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With so many venues to choose from – and so many excellent chefs, managers, bartenders, servers, and event planners, all trained to deliver the highest level of customer service – planning an event with Briar Events is sure to be easy, stress-free, and maybe even fun! After all, special events should be as enjoyable to plan as they are to attend, but it’s easy to get bogged down by little details. That’s where Briar Events comes in; with trained consultants at the ready, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that the heavy lifting is all taken care of.

Where you host your next Boston event depends on many factors, including the size and “tone” of your event. But you can rest assured knowing that Briar Events will keep you informed of all your options, and a trained event consultant will assist you in choosing the perfect one. As an example, a client in search of an elegant, polished event might be steered towards City Table Boston. With an expansive view of the Back Bay and subtle touches of sophistication – think gold-leaf ceilings and leather banquettes – City Table’s ambiance sets the tone for a sophisticated evening. The Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall is another great choice for an upscale yet comfortable event. Contact Briar Events for more information about Anthem’s modern American fare, exciting cocktail list, and dining space for up to 275 guests.

If, on the other hand, you’re looking to show your friends, family, or coworkers a good time in a more casual setting, you might consider asking your Briar Events consultant about Ned Devine’s, a classic Boston haunt in the heart of lively Faneuil Hall. M.J. O’Connor’s Irish Pub, with locations in the Back Bay and at the Westin Waterfront, is another prime location for a laid-back Boston event. Or contact Briar Events to learn more about M.J. O’Connor’s eclectic pub fare – seafood chowders, pastas, fresh salads, innovative curries, and a range of hearty burgers and sandwiches.

Every Briar Group establishment recognizes a certain level of excellence. Other Briar Group restaurants, cafes and bars include Brew Café, Gather, Solas, The Green Briar, K2 Café, Glass House, and Boulevard Tacos. The Briar Group is always interested in acquiring new venues, and is committed to delivering exceptional food, service, and ambiance to Boston’s residents. From graduation parties and rehearsal dinners to retirement send-offs and corporate retreats, Briar Events can help you to create the event you’ve been hoping for.