Book your private Gastronomy and Wine events

Exclusive and Private Wine Tasting/Cooking Class events chez nous & avec nous!

Planning a birthday party, corporate team-building event, wedding shower, graduation celebration or family reunion? Have you always wanted to host a cooking party or a wine tasting with your friends, family or colleagues in a high-end setting?

Take advantage of our expertise in organizing tailored wine tasting seminars and intimate cooking classes with renowned Chefs. Benefit from our strong connections with certified wine educators/sommeliers, selected wine distributors, and Gastronomy Chefs to customize your private and exclusive event to the highest standards “à la française”.

Our stunning, recently renovated Victorian mansion, situated at 53 Marlborough Street in Boston’s Back Bay, which includes a professional kitchen, provides the perfect setting for Gastronomy and Wine activities in the perspective of team building, club meetings, association and family gatherings.

  • Wine Seminar with certified Wine educators (various themes and formats)

  • Intimate Cooking Class with award-winning Chefs, renowned chefs specialized in French cuisine, healthy cuisine & bakery/pâtisserie.

  • Commercial-grade kitchen on-site
  • Multiple rooms and configurations available
  • Accessible building
  • Historic architecture, modern amenities

Contact us for tailor-made offers: or use the contact button below.

View Rental Spaces

The French Library is available for rental Monday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Availability is subject to the business needs of the French Library, and the availability of a staff attendant. We have a maximum standing capacity of 125 people. We can accommodate up to 50 for a seated dinner, and 60 people seated for a presentation or concert.

For more information and availability: Contact Us PDF Brochure

About the building

Constructed in 1867 by a Boston wine merchant, the mansion later was the home of artist Katharine Lane Weems, sculptor of the graceful dolphin statue at the New England Aquarium. Ms. Weems gifted the building to The French Library in 1961.

A major renovation spanning from 2020 to 2022 preserved the building’s architectural charm while modernizing the electrical, heating, cooling, plumbing and IT systems. The kitchen was upgraded to commercial standard, and the building was made fully accessible.

Our Spaces

Five floors of meeting, classroom and library space provide attractive and flexible options for receptions, dinners, lectures, conferences, retreats, and other kinds of events.

The largest event rooms are on the first floor. Conference rooms and classrooms are located throughout the building. A modern kitchen on the garden floor offers an attractive location for fun dinners and cooking demonstrations.

The Founders' Room

Ideal for business events, private dinner parties, wine tastings.

Max Capacity: 60Read More

The Ducrest Room

Ideal for wine tastings, private events, corporate meetings.

Max Capacity: 15Read More

The Gallery

Ideal for art exhibits, festive occasions, bridal showers, bat/bar mitzvahs.

Max Capacity: 40Read More

The Reading Room

Ideal for corporate events, club meetings, ceremonies

Max Capacity: 40Read More

The Kitchen

Ideal for corporate bondings, private food tastings, cooking workshops.

Max Capacity: 25Read More

Conference Rooms

Ideal for conferences, board meetings and presentations.

Multiple OptionsRead More


Ideal for Masterclasses, seminars, corporate meetings, presentations.

Multiple OptionsRead More

The Obélix Room (Children)

Ideal for childrens' birthdays.

Max Capacity: 20Read More

Office Space

Ideal for your work and study related needs.

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