External Events

**Fall Semester Inquiries Paused**

We can't wait to welcome our local community back to book private events on our campus!  Please know we are currently working through new process and as it pertains to non University events.  We expect to have more information on pricing and particulars by the end of Fall semester - our current focus is welcoming back a full campus after 18 months of hybrid learning.  Thank you for your patience.

Whether you are planning a sit-down dinner for family and friends or an intimate luncheon reception, Brandeis University can accommodate your needs.

The Brandeis campus features beautifully manicured grounds, and a team of experienced professionals waiting to make your event a success!

Located just nine miles outside Boston, Brandeis is accessible by all major routes, including I-95/R-128 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Types of Events

Sign that say "Lucy's Bat Mitzvah"
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Brandeis University is the perfect location to host this milestone event in your son's or daughter's life. Founded in 1948, Brandeis University has a long history of Jewish tradition.

Interested in hosting your son's or daughter's ceremony here on campus? Please visit our chapels page to learn more about the Berlin Chapel.

Lobby of Faculty Club, with a cake on the entry table

Brandeis University is the ideal location for any type of wedding. Beautifully manicured grounds, professional staff and an accessible location make Brandeis a wonderful choice for your memorable event.

The university's three chapels are nestled around a picturesque pond, providing the perfect backdrop for wedding-day photos.

Colorful balloons tied to chairs in Sherman Hall
Parties and Special Occasions

Let Brandeis University be the next setting for your birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower or other special occasion!

Our function rooms can accommodate occasions ranging from intimate luncheons to formal banquets.

Reception Facilities

Brandeis features two attractive all-occasion spaces that are available to the public: the Faculty Club and the Hassenfeld Conference Center. In addition, three chapels are open to the public for religious ceremonies.


Dining Services exclusively provides all catering and alcohol service on campus. Both kosher and non-kosher catering options are available. For more information, please contact our office.