EVENT FAQs

Availability + Booking

What is District Hall? What does my event support?

District Hall is a mission-driven, not-for-profit, civic innovation center. Our mission is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Hosting your event at District Hall allows us to fulfill our mission by discounting space rentals, operating our public lounge, and running free, public programming for the innovation community. Learn more about our impact here!

How can I check availability for a particular date?

Submit an event request and our event coordinator will get back to you within one business day with availability!

For meetings this week, please check our last-minute booking calendar for 50% off regular rates!

Can I place a soft hold on the space? How long can I hold the space?

In order to place a soft hold on the space, please submit an event request online. Our event coordinator will get back to you within 24 hours with a quote. Spaces are not confirmed until we have received a signed contract and full payment.

Can I book a space for this week?

For events occuring this week, we offer our available pod space at 50% off our regular rates. To see our availability for the week, please check our last-minute booking calendar!

Please note: for last minute bookings, all rooms come with the standard setup and we cannot provide catering. However, you are welcome to open a tab at Brew.

Do you offer discounts?

Yes. We consider all discount requests on a case-by-case basis based on the following criteria:

  • Event mission: Events and gatherings that help make connections, grow new ideas, and build an inclusive and supportive innovation community.
  • Organization type: We like to support community and innovation focused organizations (non-profits, startups, etc.)
  • Free for attendees: Events that do not charge attendees for access
  • Public: Events that are open to the public at large and can be listed on District Hall’s public calendar

Please note that we always send clients a full quote. If you are interested in being considered for a discount, please let us know when you receive your quote.

Do you offer special event packages?

Yes! Click here to learn more about packages for conferences, weddings, and more.

My event has unique needs.

Our space is all about innovation — let us know what you’re thinking and if it’s possible, we’ll work with you to make it happen!

Event Logistics + Technology

is Your Space AccesSible?

District Hall is a single story, fully accessible and ADA compliant building with easy access on Boston’s MBTA.

We have two entrances. The Northern Ave. entrance has 3 stairs leading to the front door, as well as a ramp, and the Seaport Boulevard entrance has wide, street-level double doors.

What Furniture Is Included in my rental?

Each space includes different furniture:

Pods: Integrated power work tables, rolling chairs, presentation station

Assembly: Stackable chairs

Lounge: Circular café tables, stationary and rolling chairs, wooden high top table with high chairs, various soft seating.

Click here to see more detailed information about each of our event spaces. We are also happy to coordinate external furniture rentals.

Do YOu have ANy Restrictions on The Space?

Our events coordinator will be able to give you more information about our spaces and hosting your event with us, but some of our more frequently asked questions regarding restrictions are answered below:

 

  • No smoking
  • No open flames or pyrotechnics
  • No fog-producing equipment
  • No confetti, glitter, or helium balloons
  • No permanent markers of any kind
  • No holes may be made in the walls
  • Only painter’s tape may be used to attach items to the wall
What Technology + Supplies are Included in the Space?

Each space is equipped with:

  • Free WiFi
  • Podium
  • Projectors with HDMI, VGA, and audio input that project directly onto our IdeaPaint walls
  • Bose sound system
  • Dry-erase markers to use on IdeaPaint walls
  • Polycom phones (for an additional $50 flat daily fee)
  • 4 handheld wireless microphones available to reserve
What Are the a/V Capabilities of Your Space?

All projectors can be connected via HDMI or VGA inputs. If you have additional A/V needs, such as recording, lavalier mics, uplighting, etc., please bring your own or we are happy to connect you to PSAV, our preferred A/V vendor.

What Technology + Supplies should I bring with me?

Please bring your own:

  • Laptop or presentation device to plug into our projectors
  • Chargers for any devices you bring
  • Slide advancers
  • HMDI/VGA adaptors for your computer if you require one
  • Flip charts, sticky notes, notebooks, and writing utensils

Please note that painter’s tape must be used when attaching anything to the wall, and we do not permit any type of permanent markers in the space.

Do you have printing services?

We do not offer printing services on site (go green!). The closest printing services are located at the FedEx Office Print + Ship Center at 211 Congress St.

I am interested in Booking a multi-Day event? Can I leave the Room as-is overnight?

Yes, for an additional overnight fee.

VEndors

Do you have a Preferred Caterer?

We have an exclusive catering partnership with Briar Events, the catering arm of The Briar Group, who operate our onsite restaurant and cafe, Gather and Brew. Their food and beverage license covers the entire space, which means that we can set up food and drink options anywhere in the space! We do not permit outside catering, except for events that require Kosher catering.

Do you have a preferred furniture rental vendor?

Peak Event Services (formerly Peterson’s Party Rentals) is our preferred furniture vendor. We are happy to help coordinate furniture rentals for your event.

Do you have A preferred A/V vendor?

PSAV is our preferred A/V vendor, but we are happy to accommodate other vendors and help coordinate A/V rentals for your event.

Do you have parking?

District Hall does not have a private parking lot or operate valet parking. We are accessible via public transportation. District Hall is closest to the MBTA Courthouse stop on the Silver Line.

Bicycles: District Hall has a number of bike racks available for guest use by the Seaport Boulevard entrance. In addition, the building is located right next to the Seaport Square station on the Hubway bikeshare network.

Cars: There are a number of parking lots in the area:

Pilgrim Parking – One Marina Park Drive Garage
One Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210

LAZ Parking – Pier 4
120 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210

LAZ Parking – (By Rosa Mexicano)
390 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

Learn more about our spaces.

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Ready to Book Your Event?

Submit an Event Request