- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
We are going to have guests coming in town from just a couple hours away as well as from cross country. I hope that those staying around longer will decide to stay in Boston, but for the night of the wedding, everything is going to be in Wellesley so we need to find some rooms around there.
This is like no-mans land for hotels. We’ll probably get something around Framingham or Natick for older family coming in from the west, but want to pick something that’s relatively accessible, but still close to our venue, for those visiting the Boston area as more of a big “trip.” Also, our wedding reception will only last until the evening, so we might want a spot to hand longer with our friends and have the flexibility to either stick around our venue (which doesn’t have an end time) or go back to the hotel and chill.
There are SO few options, and nothing with anything good or fun around. Right now, it looks like we can either go for:
Hotel Indigo, Newton – it’s a converted Holiday Inn, made to look more modern and boutiquey, sleek and cool looking but cramped, still figuring out what’s best for guests as reviews are mixed and it seems things aren’t quite smooth, has an ourdoor pool area made to look clubby which could be a good hangout, and a hoppin bar. It’s right next to the (far far out ) Riverside T stop. Supposedly has a shuttle to the town. Sounds like the air conditioning sound could be a potential problem. View is of the parking lot or the Turnpike.
Marriot Newton – this is a giant, corporate looking conference hotel. Roomier and more well established. Corporate-type restaurant bar area for business travlers. Indoor fitness center type pool. There is a shuttle to the Riverside T stop. Also a 10 minute walk to the commuter rail so if people really wanted, they could take the train to our venue – but be an hour or so early. View is of the parking lot or the Charles river with the Turnpike.
We are also deciding if we should just look into Boston hotels, but know that even though the surroundings would be much cooler, fatigue could more easily kick in and disband the party as it’s a long way back into the city.
We live far away from there now, so can’t go visit, but maybe we could send someone else to go see.