Reception Facilities

Brandeis features two attractive all-occasion spaces that are available to the public: the Faculty Center and the Hassenfeld Conference Center.

> View our photo album of recent social events at both spaces

> Interested in hosting a bar/bat mitzvah service or wedding ceremony on campus? The three chapels are open to the public for religious ceremonies.   

The Faculty Center

faculty center loungeThe Faculty Center is the university's most popular spot for social functions. This well-appointed private function space is situated just steps away from the Berlin Chapel. Located on top of a small hill, the Faculty Center offers multiple rooms on one level for guests to enjoy. 

The Faculty Center lounge provides an intimate atmosphere for cocktails, with beautiful hardwood floors and a working fireplace. The lounge also opens onto a secluded outdoor area (top photo; click to enlarge) that provides both a beautiful view in the winter and a great patio space for guests to use during the spring and summer. 

Faculty Club Main Dining RoomThe main dining room (bottom photo; click to enlarge), featuring floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls, can accommodate up to 150 guests with a dance floor. 

The Faculty Center is a nonkosher facility, although kosher meals can be provided for individual guests.

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Hassenfeld Conference CenterView from Feldberg Lounge

The Hassenfeld Conference Center, located near the Berlin Chapel, is a semiprivate facility that houses the Feldberg Lounge (used for cocktail receptions) and Sherman Hall (used for dining and entertainment).

Feldberg Lounge overlooks a garden area (top photo; click to enlarge), complete with a small pond and working fountain, creating a wonderful atmosphere for your guests. 

Sherman Function Hall Sherman Function Hall (side photo; click to enlarge) is a traditional-style ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Neutral colors and high ceilings give the room a spacious feel. The hall also features a dance floor. 

Hassenfeld is equipped with three full kitchens — kosher meat, kosher dairy and nonkosher. 

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Learn More 

Interested in learning more? Please contact us to inquire about available dates and current rental fees, as well as to schedule an appointment to view our spaces.