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? How long can I hold 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 24 hours with a quote. Spaces are not confirmed until we have received a signed contract and full payment.
Can I book a space for this week?
For events occurring this week, we offer our available pod space at 50% off our regular rates. To see our availability for the week, please check our last-minute booking calendar!
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.
Do you offer special event packages?
Yes! Click here to learn more about packages for meetings, conferences and more.
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 a single story, fully accessible and ADA compliant building with easy access to Boston’s MBTA.
We have two entrances in the Bruce Boling Building. 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?
Each space includes different furniture:
Pods: Integrated power work tables, rolling chairs, presentation station
Assembly: Stackable chairs
Lounge: Circular café tables, stationary and rolling chairs, wooden high top table with high 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?
Each space is equipped with:
- Free WiFi
- Projectors with HDMI, VGA, and audio input that project directly onto our IdeaPaint walls
- Bose sound system
- Dry-erase markers to use on IdeaPaint walls
- Polycom phones (for an additional $50 flat daily fee)
- 4 handheld wireless 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.
Do you have a Preferred Caterer?
We have an exclusive catering partnership with Briar Events, the catering arm of The Briar Group, who operate our onsite restaurant and cafe, Gather and Brew. Their food and beverage license covers the entire space, which means that we can set up food and drink options anywhere in the space! We do not permit outside catering, except for events that require Kosher catering.
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 parking?
District Hall does not have a private parking lot or operate valet parking. We are accessible via public transportation. District Hall is closest to the MBTA Courthouse stop on the Silver Line.
Bicycles: 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.
Cars: There are a number of parking lots in the area:
Pilgrim Parking – One Marina Park Drive Garage
One Marina Park Drive
Boston, MA 02210
LAZ Parking – Pier 4
120 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
LAZ Parking – (By Rosa Mexicano)
390 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210