Event FAQs

Availability + Booking

What is the Roxbury Innovation Center? What does my event support?

The Roxbury Innovation Center is a mission-driven, not-for-profit, civic innovation center. Our mission is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship. Hosting your event at The Roxbury Innovation Center allows us to fulfill our mission by discounting space rentals, operating our public Fab Lab, and running programming for the innovation community. We will be opening up a co-working space for entrepreneurs soon. Learn more about our impact here!

How can I check availability for a particular date?

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

Can I place a soft hold on the space?

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 a quote. Spaces are not confirmed until we have received a signed contract and full payment.

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 The Roxbury Innovation Center’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.

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?

The Roxbury Innovation Center is located within the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, fully accessible building with easy access to Boston’s MBTA.

The 2300 Washington Street entrance has an accessible ramp with access to elevators by the security desk, 1 stair leading up to our space on the 2nd floor, and the Dudley Square but terminal entrance has wide street-level double doors with access to a ramp.

What Furniture Is Included in my rental?

You’ll have access to our classroom style tables, chairs, bar stools, and a podium. We will work with you to determine what furniture you need, and its set-up. 

We are also able to coordinate external furniture rentals for an additional fee.

What Technology + Supplies are Included in the Space?

Each space is equipped with:

  • Free WiFi
  • Projectors with HDMI, VGA, and audio input
  • Bose sound system
  • Dry-erase markers to use on IdeaPaint walls
  • Two handheld wired 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.

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 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 A preferred Caterer?

If you are interested in ordering catering, please note that we will require proof of insurance from whichever restaurant you choose to order from. We recommend our preferred caterers in the community, all of which we have insurance paperwork for. These restaurants include: Haley House, Dudley CafeEthnica Catering, and Fresh Food Generation.

Do you have parking?

There is free 2-hour street parking outside the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building, and paid lots nearby. 

We are also steps away from the Dudley MBTA Station that provides direct access to Downtown, South Station, Kenmore, Cambridge, and Dorchester. 

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Ready to Book Your Event?

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