Private Event FAQ

Q: Do you charge a room fee for private dining areas?
A: We never charge a room fee. However, depending on the size of your group, the time of year, and the day of the week, we may impose a food and beverage minimum for large groups or parties that are looking for private accommodations.

Q: Can I bring my own dessert? Is there a cake-cutting fee?
A: Guests are welcome to bring in their own desserts, such as birthday cakes. We charge an “outside food” fee, if you decide to bring something in. Included in this fee is portioning, plating, and serving outside desserts.

Q: Can I bring in my own bottle of wine? Is there a corkage fee?
A: By City Ordinance, BYO is not permitted in Boston or Cambridge if the restaurant has a liquor license.

Q: How are beverage purchases handled for large groups?
A: We can accommodate a variety of options for beverage purchases. The three most common choices are [1] to provide an “open bar”, where guests can order from our full bar and wine lists with the charge going on the host’s check, [2] a “cash bar” where guests pay for their own drinks, and [3] a limited drink list, where the host pays, but guests are limited to a pre-selected list of beverages.

Q: Do your tables have linens? Can you get custom linens?
A: Our tables at both locations are wood which blends perfectly with our decor. However, we do have white tablecloths and napkins available with advance notice, and we can also order specialized colors of napkins and tablecloths at an economical rate.

Q: Can I bring flowers or can I get them through the restaurant?
A: Guests are welcome to provide their own flowers for events. We can also provide them for a nominal fee.

Q: Do you have the ability to show presentations?
A: We have flat screen monitors at our Cambridge restaurant for DVD or laptop-driven presentations. Our Cambridge location features two monitors fixed to the walls of our lounge/bar area and one monitor on a rolling cart.

The Elephant Walk offers many years of expertise in hosting your function. Whether you are planning a family gathering or a business meeting we have 2 locations with various size rooms for private or semi private parties to suit your needs. Please click on a location below to create your reservation, menus and other details will located on each restaurant link or find more details about our large parties reservations.

Cambridge Private Events
Boston Private Events