Welcome to the Aldrich Center

A Professional Event Space in a Historic Venue

Located two blocks from the State House overlooking the Boston Common, the Aldrich Center is the perfect venue for your next event.

This historic setting has meeting rooms for rent that can accommodate private parties, business meetings, and political events.

The Aldrich Center is situated on the first floor of One Walnut Street. Designed in 1804 by Charles Bulfinch, architect of the Massachusetts State House and U.S. Capitol, this historic site is one of the earliest brick homes on Beacon Street. This landmark building was the home of John Phillips, first mayor of Boston, the famous abolitionist Wendell Phillips and Thomas Lindall Winthrop, lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 1826 to 1832.

The Aldrich Center has tastefully decorated meeting rooms equipped with wall-mounted monitors accessible through your computer or ours, making them ideal for training programs or business meetings. With meeting rooms that can accommodate a variety of setups and an array of catering options, the Aldrich Center can host private breakfasts, luncheons and dinners, as well as political and business receptions for up to 75 attendees.

Education & Training

The Aldrich Center is a comfortable setting to host your next educational or professional training event.

The built-in audiovisual technology allows you to share your training materials such as PowerPoint presentations and videos. The space is perfect for professional development sessions, exam preparation, and adult education programs. The Aldrich Center has hosted multi-day workshops, seminar series, wellness training, and laptop-based training.

Political Events & Public Affairs

Just steps from the State House, the Aldrich Center is the perfect setting for a hosting a political event.

Our meeting rooms are ideal for a coalition meeting, strategy session, fundraising breakfast or reception. Our convenient location also makes us a great place to gather before or after a State House meeting. Use the built-in technology to share presentations, videos or advertisements. Your guests will appreciate its privacy and tastefulness. The rooms offer a unique and intimate ambiance for a gathering.

Business Events

The stately rooms of the Aldrich Center are the perfect setting for your next business event.

These rooms afford a unique ambiance for board and committee meetings, a business breakfast, lunch, reception or dinner, planning and strategic sessions, staff retreats, and other corporate events. With built-in audiovisual technology, the meeting rooms are comfortable, providing the right environment for communication, collaboration, and learning.

Its proximity to Logan International Airport and downtown Boston hotels makes it an ideal spot for regional meetings.

Social Events

The Aldrich Center conference rooms are sophisticated yet relaxed and the windows provide natural light for your social event or gathering.

You can even include out of town guests using the rooms’ built-in technology. The elegant and intimate rooms are the perfect setting for holiday functions, networking events, family celebrations, and other social gatherings.

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July 26, 2022

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December 2, 2019

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