As the oldest city in America, Boston is a historian’s dream destination, but it’s also so much more! Chandeliers and skyscraper views, waterfront hipster hubs, incredible food… there’s a space for every planner or event to call home. So to help you get started, we’ve rounded up twenty Boston event venues that give meetings, weddings, and other get-togethers that little something extra.
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Luxury, lavish style, intellect, and innovation — these are the things that characterize this intriguing hotel on the Charles River. Guests will imbibe in deep hues and sensational views, while meeting and event planners will enjoy 8,730 square feet of fantastic meeting space to play with. Choose from any of eight meeting rooms for events of up to 350 guests, and experience everything the Kimpton Marlowe Hotel has to offer.
Also known as Boston’s Grand Dame, The Fairmont Copley Plaza is an experience in itself. The Grand Ballroom of this majestic hotel has the capacity to host cocktail receptions for 1,100 guests, theater-style receptions for 800 guests, and banquets for 600 guests. A full-service audiovisual company is always there to help along with a skilled hotel staff that’s capable of arranging music and other individualized details.
Fun fact: In 1909, the Museum of Fine Arts moved to a larger location leaving it to become the site of the Fairmont Copley Plaza.
This venue’s gilded ballrooms, dazzling with large chandeliers and ringed balconies, make it no less than a royal venue for your dream wedding. With a contemporary design, state-of-the-art technology, and a capacity to accommodate a gathering of 2,000 people, Boston Park Plaza is an exceptional destination for fundraisers, company gatherings, wedding receptions, birthday parties, and proms.
The InterContinental® Boston Hotel overlooks the city’s historic waterfront and leaves guests within easy reach of the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the city’s business district — perfect for meetings that allow attendees to explore some of the best of the city. Boasting nearly 30,000 square feet of total meeting space, this Boston event venue is ready to tackle just about any event of up to 1,000 attendees. It will also equip each with everything from delectable catering to breakout rooms and onsite security.
5. The Exchange
The Exchange is ideally located on the edge of Boston’s waterfront district. Unparalleled service and flexible meeting space make it the perfect choice for everything from meetings to wedding receptions and bar mitzvahs. Planners will enjoy working with one of Boston’s best caterers to create the perfect venue, as well as the additional option of breathtaking Harbor Terrace for hosting outdoor events.
6. Alden Castle
This sophisticated, architectural jewel is the ultimate setting for events of up to 350 attendees. The manicured grounds and vintage décor couple with a Tudor-style façade, soaring ceilings, enormous windows, flooding natural light, and ornate details like original gold leafed fleur-de-lis ceilings — all to create one of the most enchanting venues in Boston. Alden Castle’s dining and cocktail menu can be customized to fit any occasion, thanks to a culinary arts team that only creates the freshest, most beautiful seasonal fare.
At the heart of Boston’s legacy as the hub of the American Revolution is the Old South Meeting House. Built in 1729, the historic church played host to the Boston Tea Party planning committee and today stands as an event space where up to 650 guests can walk in the footsteps of our nation’s original leaders. Not only will The Old South leave attendees close to the Best of Boston (Fenway, the Boston Public Garden, and Bunker Hill to name a few), they’ll also enjoy updated AV equipment, including a sound system designed for the natural acoustics of the historic space.
8. Revere Hotel
The Revere Hotel offers several impressive venues, giving planners meeting and event space to accommodate up to 350. Guests can start out with a cocktail hour in the Tea Gallery, before heading to the breathtaking, chandelier-adorned Silver Ballroom for the main event. However, perhaps the most iconic of all of Revere’s spaces is the Rooftop@Revere. Offering a breathtaking view of Boston and the Back Bay, guests can enjoy the cabanas and seasonal food on the rooftop, stroll over to the indoor pool, or sip a cocktail as they gaze out onto America’s most historic city.
9. Taj Boston
If you’re looking for a luxurious, breathtaking venue, Taj Boston might just fit your event like a glove. The hotel offers 14 different rooms to choose from, ranging from facilities for a 20-person board meeting — where guest will enjoy leather seats and stunning wood paneling — to a 500-person ballroom boasting chandeliers and luxurious red curtaining. Plus, this Boston event venue gives guests an incredible location next to the Public Gardens, all the while equipping planners with some of the most gorgeous spaces in the city.
Steps from the Boston Harbor and just far enough away from the hustle-bustle of downtown, The Westin Boston Waterfront creates a brilliant backdrop for the city’s best events — whether a business meeting, wedding, or celebration. Planners can have their choice of 90,000 total square feet of versatile event spaces, complete with a column-free ballroom able to accommodate 1,500 and an outdoor pavilion (the only one in Boston!). 19 additional rooms are at the ready for use as breakout spaces, making the venue a top choice for conferences.
Just thirty minutes from downtown in Wellesley, The Gardens at Elm Bank offer a tranquil escape from the city in the form of twelve zen-inducing gardens that form a unique venue. Run by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, the space can handle up to 400 attendees indoors and up to 800 outside. Either way, guests will enjoy onsite parking for up to 600 as well as top-notch catering (you can also bring your own caterer) and a little slice of serenity.
12. City Winery
Just a three-minute walk from the Haymarket T stop, City Winery is nestled in Boston’s historic North End — considered one of the most famous neighborhoods in the city. One step inside and guests will forget about the bustling metropolis outside of the door and sink into a charming venue. Six event spaces are available within to accommodate 14 to 300 people, each with invigorating lighting and gorgeous contemporary art. You can even create custom wine bottles to give your guests something to remember an amazing get-together. Well… something beyond incredible food, good company, live music, and some of the city’s best wines.
13. District Hall
District Hall features contemporary industrial architecture that creates harmony between the site’s roots as a waterfront rail yard and its future as a hub for innovation. Built in 2013 and LEED-Silver-certified, the facility contains meeting and event spaces for multi-day conferences, weddings and receptions, photo or video shoots, galas, expos, and just about any other event you can dream up. Choose from four main event spaces or book the entire building for up to 450 people. Each space is easily adaptable thanks to movable walls and furniture, as well as cutting edge technology like a color-changing Phillips Color Kinetics light spine.
Just 20 miles northwest of Boston lies art, history, and one of the city’s most stunning venues: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Inside what was once a manor, guests will find a captivating collection of contemporary art, along with a number of luxuriously decorated event spaces and a rooftop terrace that’s perfect for cocktails under the stars. However, the real treasure lies outside in deCordova’s 35-acre sculpture park and its more than 50 large-scale pieces — a fitting backdrop for an unforgettable wedding.
When it comes to Aloft Boston, cool and contemporary are just the half of it. This innovative hotel was designed to inspire creativity and spur ingenuity, making it the perfect venue for an innovative meeting or a wedding that stands out from the crowd. A large indoor ballroom is available to host up to 500, while smaller breakout rooms offer amenities like 5o-inch flat-screen TVs and other cutting-edge AV accommodations. And if you want to take things outside, Aloft’s W XYZ bar offers an intimate, open-air patio complete with a connecting fireplace.
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