Availability + Booking
What is District Hall? What does my event support?
How can I check availability for a particular date?
Can I place a hold on the space? How long can I hold my preferred date?
In order to place a soft hold on the space, please submit an event request online. Our event manager will get back to you within one business day with an initial quote and we can typically place a two-week complimentary soft hold on the date. Spaces are not confirmed until we have received a signed contract and full payment.
Can I book a space for this week or next week?
For events occurring within the next month, we offer our available pod meeting rooms at 25% off our regular rates. To see our current availability, please check our last-minute booking calendar!
For last-minute bookings, all rooms come with the standard set up and we cannot provide catering. You are welcome to order food + drinks onsite from Gather and bring it into the room.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes! As a nonprofit, we are happy to support fellow nonprofits, startups, and on-mission events with a cost reduction on our site fees. All discounts are considered on a case-by-case basis and we always send clients a full quote to start. Please ask your event manager for more information if you are interested.
My event has unique needs.
What precautions are you taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Following the City of Boston’s guidelines, District Hall is requiring all people over age two to wear a mask or face covering when inside the building. All guests must wear masks or face coverings at all times except when actively eating or drinking, including guests in our free, public workspace and attendees in our meeting + event rooms. District Hall is thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis with additional cleanings throughout the day and hand sanitizer is available in all of our rooms and throughout our building. Our HVAC system has filters installed and portable air purifiers are available in the meeting rooms + public Lounge.
District Hall will be requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter our meeting rooms and event spaces. Vaccination verification can be done with:
- A CDC vaccination card
- A digital image of your CDC card
- An image of any official immunization record
- A City-designated app or any other COVID vaccine verification app
For more information, please visit www.boston.gov/b-together.
Event Logistics + Technology
Do I need to wear a mask/face covering in District Hall?
Yes, all people over age two are required to wear a mask or face covering when inside the building, following the City of Boston’s indoor mask mandate. All guests must wear masks or face coverings at all times except when actively eating or drinking, including guests in our free, public workspace and attendees in our meeting + event rooms.
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
What furniture is included in my rental?
Each room rental includes the standard furniture in the space:
Pod Meeting Rooms: Integrated power work tables, rolling chairs, presentation station
Assembly: Stackable chairs
Lounge: Circular café tables, work tables, stationary and rolling 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.
What Technology + Supplies are Included in the Space?
Room rental includes:
- Free WiFi
- Projector with HDMI and VGA inputs
- Bose sound system
- Four handheld wireless microphones available to reserve
- IdeaPaint walls + dry erase markers (you can write directly on our walls!)
- Polycom phone (for an additional $25 daily fee)
- Webcam available upon request
What Are the a/V Capabilities of Your Space?
All projectors can be connected via HDMI or VGA inputs. Please bring your own laptop + adaptors (if required). If you have additional A/V needs, such as recording, lavalier mics, uplighting, etc., please bring your own or connect with one of our recommended A/V vendors.
What Supplies should I bring with me?
Please bring your own:
- Laptop or presentation device to connect to our projector
- Chargers for any devices you bring
- Slide advancers
- HMDI/VGA adaptors for your computer, if one is needed
- 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.
I am interested in Booking a multi-Day event? Can I leave the Room as-is overnight?
Yes, if the space is available you are able to leave items in the space overnight for an additional fee.
Is there parking or public transportation nearby?
While District Hall does not have a designated parking lot, there are multiple public options in the area. Here is a list of some of the public parking lots within walking distance. There is also metered street parking along the surrounding roads.
1. Pilgrim Parking Fan PierOne Marina Park Drive
2. LAZ Watermark Seaport Parking85 Seaport Boulevard
3. One Seaport Parking Garage
75 Sleeper Street
4. 101 Seaport Blvd ParkingEntrance located on Autumn Lane
5. Farnsworth Garage17 Farnsworth St.
We are accessible via public transportation. The MBTA Courthouse stop on the Silver Line is the closest to District Hall and South Station is about a 15 minute walk.
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.
Do you have a Preferred Caterer?
We have a catering partnership with Briar Events, the catering arm of The Briar Group, who operate our onsite restaurant, Gather. Their food and beverage license covers the building, which means that we can set up food and drink options anywhere in the space!
Do you have any recommended vendors?
Yes! Please consult our recommended vendor list which includes a list of A/V, entertainment, and furniture rental companies as well as local hotels which our clients have used before and have had great experiences with. We can handle all the rental logistics for you if you let us know what you are looking for!
You are also welcome to work with someone on your own not on our list (and if you love them let us know so we can add them!)