Event Planning Guide

Summer, 2020 Catering Services

Catering on the Charles has made it easy for staff, faculty, and researchers on campus. Individually assembled and packaged breakfast, lunch, or dinner boxes can be conveniently delivered to open buildings on the Charles River or Medical campuses.

In alignment with Back2BU policies, Catering on the Charles’ services for on campus activities and events are paused. 

Pre-Event Planning

To ensure the best possible service, a catering representative is available to
assist you with the details of your event, including staffing, menus, flowers,
and linen. We suggest that you contact the catering office four to six weeks
prior to your event to make arrangements. In order to avoid late charges, all
events must be planned at least three business days prior. If your event is
occurring within the next three business days, please refer to our Charlie to
Go menu for suggestions.

Should you not find a menu appropriate for your group, our catering
representatives will be able to customize a menu to suit your needs. We
also customize menus to meet Kosher, vegetarian, vegan, and other dietary
restrictions. Please speak with your catering representative about our
seasonal menus.

The catering sales office can be reached at 617-353-2957 between the
hours of 8:30am and 6:00pm. For events at Questrom School of Business,
please call 617-353-1510.


For the safety and well-being of our clients and guests, food and beverages
are not permitted to leave the premises of a catered event.

Catering on the Charles offers an extensive alcoholic beverage menu. A
wide selection of wine, beer and liquor is available to complement your
event. A full list of options is available through your catering representative.

A liquor license is required for most venues on campus. Please make
arrangements with your catering representative at least 30 days prior to
your event.