Recommended Vendors

This list includes internal departments that provide event services, as well as our recommendations for external vendors. If you need help finding the right supplier, please contact the Office of University Events. If you work with a vendor who is a Northeastern alumni/ae or who does an outstanding job, please tell us!

Audio/Visual Equipment

Campus Media Services- Phone: 617.373.4357, Web:

Mass AV, Billerica, MA.- Phone: 978.670.4031, Web:


Rebecca's Catering- Phone: 617.373.2479, Web:

For a complete list of recommended caterers, click here.

*NOTE: If you are considering using a caterer other than Rebecca's, University policies, contracts, and insurance requirements apply. You must have approval from the director of food service and the Business Office. Rebecca's is the only caterer authorized to serve alcohol at approved functions on campus. No other caterer may serve alcohol.

Calligraphy, Certificates and Awards

Rosen Studio- Phone: 617.479.5880, Web:  

Décor and Balloons

Party by Design- Phone: 781.848.1665, Web:  

Art of the Event- Phone: 781.670.9292, Web:

Balloon City of Boston- Phone: 617.567.9114, Web:

Balloons Over Boston- Phone: 617.367.3667, Web:

New England Country Rentals- Phone: 781.990.6000, Web:

Disability Resources and ASL Interpreting Services

Northeastern's Disability Resource Center, Phone: 617.373.2675, TTY ext. 2730, Web:

Event Supply Rentals

Interstate Rental Company- Phone: 617.522.6200, Web:

Dame Associates- Phone: 617.783.4777, Web:

Atent for Rent- Phone: 781.326.6360, Web:

Petersons Party Center- Phone: 781-729-4000, Web:

Flowers, Floral Supply and Plant Rentals

Rebecca's Café- Phone: 617.373.2479, Web:

Lotus Design- Phone: 617.262.7031, Web:

Winston Flowers- Phone: 800.457.4901, Web:

Cody Floral Designs- Phone: 781.646.5059, Web:

Berry's Greenhouses Inc.- Phone: 800.773.4392, Web:

Tropical Celebrations- Phone: 781.659.6838

Gifts and Engraving

Barnes & Noble at Northeastern- Phone: 617.373.2287, Web: 

2CoolPromos- Phone: Jeff Michaleson, 508.351.9700, Web:

AllSports Promotions- Phone: 978.452.1976, Web:

Graphic Design

Northeastern University Reprographics- Phone: 617.373.5646

Northeastern Marketing & Communications- Phone: 617.373.5718 

Linen Rentals

Rebecca's Café- Phone: 617.373.2479, Web:

Rentals Unlimited- Phone: 781.341.1600, Web:

Table Toppers of Newton, Phone: 617.558.0008, Web:

Be Our Guest- Phone: 617.427.2700, Web:

Cloth Connection- Phone: 845.426.3500, Web:

BBJ- Phone: 800.592.2414, Web:

Mailing Services

Pitney Bowes University Mail Services- Phone: 617.373.2370, Web:

United Stated Postal Service- Phone: 800.ASK.USPS, Web:

Music and Entertainment

Northeastern University Performance Arts Student Organizations- a great resource for a list of student groups available for hire at events. Includes singing and instrumental groups, as well as improv and dance groups.

Northeastern Department of Music, faculty and student performers-- Music Department Events Coordinator, ext. 2671

Music Talent of Boston (booking agency)- Phone: 617.489.4900, Web:

Entertainment Specialists- Phone: Mike Amado, 617.723.1115, Web:

Harpist: The Gilded Harp- Phone: Felice Pomeranz, 978.443.0656, Email:


Northeastern University Photographer, Mary Knox Merrill- Phone: 617.373.2006, E-mail:

Heratch Photography- Phone: 617.787.9300, Web:

Professional Event Images (PEI)- Phone: John Gilooly, 617.620.0737, Web:

Perspective Photo, Craig Bailey- Phone: 617.437.7377, E-mail:

Kristie Rae Images- Phone: 617.842.5747, Web:

Ilene Perlman Photography- Phone: 617.524.2334, Web:

Poster Boards

Chemistry Department- Phone: 617.373.2811, Web: 

Power (outdoor events)

Northeastern Univeristy Electrical Shop- Phone: 617.373.2720, Web:

See also Audio/Visual Equipment

Printing and copying

NU Reprographics- Phone: 617.373.2766, Web: 

BBC Printing & Products- Phone: 781-647-4646, Web:

Props and Custom-Building

NU Carpentry Shop- Phone: 617.373.4888, Web:


Public Safety Office, Phone: 617.373.2121, Web:

Signs and Banners

NU Sign Shop- Phone: 617.373.2725, Web:

New England Flag and Banner- Phone: 888.922.1892, Web:

DGI-Invisuals- Phone: 647.542.8224, Web:

Furniture- Tables, Chairs, etc. 

NU Building Services- Phone: 617.373.2757, Web:   *If necessary, Building Services can outsource your request.

Petersen Party Rental- Phone: 781.729.4000, Web:

Cort Event Furnishings- Phone: 888.710.2525, Web:

Rentals Unlimited- Phone: 781.341.1600, Web:

New England Country Rentals- Phone: 781.990.6000, Web:

Reserve Modern Events- Phone: 781-839-9740, Web:

Be Our Guest- Phone: 617.427.2700, Web:

Party By Design- Phone: 781-848-1665, Web:

Art of the Event- Phone: 781-670-9292, Web:


NU Transportation Department (for vans, buses and local freight service)
Phone: 617.373.4609, Web: 

Boston Coach- Phone: 888.735.5038, Web: