Events

Briar Events boasts 16 venues across Boston and Cambridge, from the storied Back Bay to the bustling Seaport District. Whether you’re preparing for a wedding, birthday party, workplace happy hour, or corporate event, our host of venues – from comfortable Irish pubs to chic cocktail bars – we will easily accommodate whatever you have in mind. For holiday parties, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches, and retirement sendoffs, look to Briar Events for hospitable yet efficient service alongside incomparable quality. Entrust our talented team of event planners with your vision, complete with a tailored menu and cocktail list, entertainment, and décor. No event is too small for Briar Events—we can accommodate events of all sizes.

Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

We’ve hosted all manner of weddings – and we’re proud to say that each is uniquely distinctive. From the romantic and beautiful Lenox Hotel in the historic Back Bay to the sleek, blank canvas that is District Hall, we have styles to suit every couple. We’ll ensure that your special day goes flawlessly, start to finish.

Luncheons

For corporate settings, our sleek resto-bars and event spaces can accommodate any number of distinguished participants. If you’re planning a fun family affair, on the other hand, consider making use of our many Irish pubs and stylish cafes. Whether you’re in the mood for upscale elegance or laid-back comfort food, Briar Events has what it takes to meet your needs.

Rehearsal Dinners

With friends and family in town for your special day, what better time to show off Boston than on the eve of a wedding! Host your rehearsal dinner at Anthem Kitchen + Bar in the legendary Faneuil Hall or the classic Boston Irish Pub MJ O’Connor’s, just to name a few options. Whatever your aesthetic, Briar Events is committed to cultivating a rehearsal dinner you’ll remember forever.

Business Dinners

We understand the importance of the business dinner – your opportunity to get to know your contemporaries, conduct negotiations, and facilitate progress on behalf of your organization. Our venues allows you to set the ideal tone for any business dinner, from opulent to relaxed. For small, intimate settings, consider any one of our modern restaurants, while our host of Irish pubs and cafes offer something a little more casual.

Company Meetings

Treat your staff to a fun filled lunch, a casual dinner, or a lively cocktail hour. We can host craft beer, scotch and bourbon tastings or help you organize group workouts, live music, cornhole or scavenger hunts! Let our staff assist you in creating an exciting team building event you can all get behind.

Scotch Tasting

We’ve partnered with Macallan to add a four scotch variety tasting segment to your next event. Enjoy appetizers and mingle with co-workers or friends while you learn about scotch. This two hour event package is available at select locations.

Breakfast Events

Many innovators are sharpest first thing in the morning—and Briar Events will help you harness that potential. Organize a breakfast meeting at any number of our inspired venues, from Barrington Coffee and pastries at K2 in Kendall Square, to the brunch-style fare served at Anthem Kitchen + Bar. Whatever your vision for the morning’s work, we’ve got the setting – and the fuel – to start your day off right.

Birthdays

Gather your friends and family and let us do the rest. Seeking something sleek and sophisticated? Look to City Bar, Anthem Kitchen + Bar, or City Table for understated elegance alongside hearty, inspired food and drink. Or if you’ve got a livelier evening in mind, consider Sólás, M.J. O’Connor’s, or The Green Briar for superb pub fare.

Alumni & University Events

Cultivate school spirit with an alumni or university event. For a wild night out on the town – and a heap of old-fashioned bonding thrown in – consider one of our many Irish pubs, scattered throughout Brighton, the Back Bay, and Faneuil Hall. If you’re looking for a more distinguished event, our stylish cocktail lounges and sleek restaurants might do just the trick.

Baby Showers & Christenings

Celebrating a chic mama and child? Elect to host a shower or christening at one of our stylish cocktail lounges. Or for something homier, peruse our selection of Irish pubs and casual cafes for a space that accommodates the laid-back babe in your life. Whoever you’re celebrating, the impassioned planning team at Briar Events is bursting with ideas to make everyone’s day extra-special.

Graduation Celebrations

At this most momentous milestone, your graduate deserves only the best. Pamper that special scholar in your life with a graduation celebration or dinner hosted at Briar Events. Whether you’re seeking an elegant, classic, and refined event—or you’re in the mood for something a little more lively, with a DJ or live band—Briar Events has you covered.

Fundraisers

You have a mission, let us help you meet it! We’ve hosted so many fundraisers through the years – from cover band battles to comedy shows, and date auctions to happy hours with silent auctions – we’ve really done it all. We know you have an important goal to meet and we have experience and ideas to help you reach it.

Private Dining

For the ultimate in private dining, turn to Briar Events. Our host of private event spaces – complete with dedicated entrances, bars, and restrooms – means you and your guests will have an event venue all to yourselves. Host employee events, reunions, anniversaries, birthday parties, and retirement sendoffs with the help of our enthusiastic planning team.

Holiday Parties

Tis the season to gather with family and your work family for some holiday party fun! Harness the potential of our “blank canvas” – with writeable walls, programmable lights, and flexible space, your imagination knows no bounds. Dance to carols and indulge in spicy eggnog, just like when you were a kid – our dynamic team can’t wait to help you plan your next holiday event.

Class Reunions

You just have to send the invites, let us do the rest. Gather your classmates for a lively, fun night out at the Harp or Ned Devine’s, or for a laid-back happy hour at MJ O’Connor’s or Solas. Whatever style you’re seeking, contact us to reserve your date and space and you’ll always be voted most-popular.

Bacon and Bourbon

Your guests will enjoy bacon cheeseburger sliders, bacon grilled cheese, scallops wrapped in bacon and BLT crostini, paired with three bourbon varieties: Makers 46, Basil Hayden’s and Knob Creek Maple. This two hour event package is available at select locations.

Craft Beer Tasting

Learn how to fully appreciate craft brews with our beer experts. This two hour event includes a sampling and tasting of four craft brews. We pair those with soft pretzels, chicken wings, flatbreads, tacos and more. This event package is available at select locations.

Irish Pub experience

Learn why Guinness boasts “good things come to those who wait” and learn the six steps needed in order to pour the perfect pint! Enjoy it with perfectly paired Irish Pub favorites from our chef. This two hour event includes an interactive pour your own pint station, a pint of Guinness, passed appetizers and takeaway glass. This offering is available at select locations.

Pregame Package

Get your group together before the Bruins or Celtics game with our special pre-game group package at The Harp, directly across from the Garden. Enjoy sports bar favorites in your own space – stay for the game, or make your way right across the street.

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