Boston Event Trends and Inspiration

Boston Venue Spotlight: 9 One Federal Street (9OFS)

Outdoor Bar at Night
Downtown Boston features one of the most visually dazzling event venues in all of New England—9OFS. The venue is an indoor and outdoor jewel, complete with a wide open rooftop terrace, patio space and stunning panoramic view. The illuminated building facades and bustle of the streets below give the venue a feel of sophistication and class that no other nearby event space can touch.
BG Events has enjoyed the privilege of planning several outstanding events at 9OFS (both for clients and our own team members) including weddings, corporate galas and fundraisers. We are always excited to bring this astonishing venue to life with every new occasion.

About the Space

This gorgeous tower was built in 1976 and has continued to stand as a model of modern technology and sophistication. At 38 stories, the building includes such noteworthy tenants as AON, J.P. Morgan and U.S. Bank. 9OFS features a rentable area of over 1.1 million square feet and a two-story underground parking garage. The rooftop includes a massive terrace garden and reflection pool surrounded by beautiful spotlighted trees. The gallery and reception areas are located just inside, giving the space a distinguished indoor/outdoor flexibility. Past the elevator lobby and catering area is the indoor loft, which provides shelter from the elements and a small rooftop courtyard (giving 9OFS even more flexible space accommodations).

Events Typically Hosted at 9OFS

 

Weddings

Weddings at 9OFS have featured outdoor open bars and cocktail lounges, elaborate dance floors and multiple forms of live entertainment. But the two most appealing aspects of 9OFS as a modern wedding venue are 1) the spatial flexibility for indoor and/or outdoor weddings and 2) the view of the surrounding downtown area. 9OFS' elevated atmosphere of status and glamour make it one of the most highly demanded wedding venues in the community.
Weddings in the Courtyard
 

Corporate Events

Your company would be hard pressed to find a more visually impressive downtown event space than 9OFS. The venue features multiple indoor conference rooms with an open-air garden and can accommodate upwards of 110 guests. Whether it be for a beautiful corporate gala, company shareholder's meeting or employee appreciation dinner that your team will always remember, the views of 9OFS are sure to astonish any business partner who walks through the door.
Outdoor Bar at Night
 

Private/Social Events

Birthdays, anniversaries, cultural celebrations and more—the expansive space and indoor/outdoor flexibility of 9OFS make it the ideal backdrop for any size modern social occasion in Boston at any time of year. In the warm spring and summer months, the outdoor terrace and reflecting pool give events a refreshing aura of refinement and wealth.

Why We Love the Venue

 
9OFS Outdoor Area
  The modern beauty and elegance of 9OFS is tough to fully put into words. Its amenities and surrounding visuals are a triumph of venue design and arrangement. Being located right in the heart of Boston's downtown financial district also makes it one of the more accessible spaces to friends and family throughout the community. There is so much potential to the 9OFS space, making the setting an absolute pleasure to plan.

Customize Your Experience

 
event planners at BG
Our dedicated expert event planners look forward to planning at 9OFS with great anticipation. We are ready and able to work with you personally in creating a memorable wedding, corporate function or private/social event that speaks to your occasion and embraces the uniquely urban and modern atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind place. In planning your event from start to finish, we can customize your experience with features such as:
  • Custom menus with buffets, food stations or plated dinners
  • Signature drinks, spirits and cocktails to accent your celebration
  • Superb themes and coordination to execute
  • Beautifully aesthetic décor, invitations, stationery and more
  • Precise timelines to keep your event on track
  • Helpful on-site waitstaff and planners to answer any questions
  • Arts, music and entertainment

How to Find 9OFS

9OFS is an ultra-simple and accessible venue to find. Located just off to the west of Post Office square, you can grab a cab or take the bus to the intersection at Federal and Franklin streets. 9OFS is an utterly astounding wedding, corporate and social event venue that suits virtually any modern theme you could imagine. Our experienced catering team is excited to make your vision for this place a reality, so contact us online or give us a call at 617.581.1150.

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