Post # 1
Hi Boston Bees!
My fiance and I are hosting an engagement party in Boston. My family is from all over and I’m new to Boston so we wanted to get the families together to celebrate before our wedding. Does anyone have any great suggestions for an engagement party. We’re looking to do a cocktail reception for about 60 people. Do either passed apps + drinks or some simple food stations. Any ideas for a place with great atmosphere (and preferably some Boston Charm). Since we’re on a budget we need some place w/out a rental fee. We’re looking at November. I’m new to Boston so looking for suggestions!
(Also- something like the Hampshire House would have been perfect..but it was already booked)
Post # 3
Top of the hub rents out the SkyWalk at night… They have a rental fee, but it’s not bad, the only issue I’d see you having is that I think they require like $2500 in food/beverages… The views are incredible, and the food is awesome, but I’m not sure if that’s “Boston” enough for you…
Post # 4
Love that idea @LazyBee123! We’re looking for venues for our rehearshal dinner for Dec 2013 (yes planning early w/ the future inlaws)
Here’s a few we were thinking for that size:
- North End restaraunts
- Legal Sea Food (especially Harborside)
- State Room (too expensive in my opinion)
- A harbor cruise
- Marriott Longwharf
- Boston Harbor Hotel
Hope this helps!
Post # 5
“Something like the Hampshire House”…. I take this to mean that you are more interested in a historic/homey sort of environment. Here are my suggestions:
– The College Club of Boston
– Boston Athenaeum
– Omni Parker House
– The Boston Public Library
– Commander’s Mansion (just outside Boston)
Post # 6
Thank you everyone for your suggestions!! All of your suggestions were great… unfortunately most were either already booked or over our budget. We ended up choosing a private room at Salvatore’s at the Seaport! I think it’s going to work for us and feels like good value!
Thank you again Bees! 🙂
Post # 7
@anneNPT: Great choice! The food is so good there and that whole area is a blast. Have fun!