Post # 1
I’m new to the site, and my first post is regarding a venue (aah!)
We live in the Boston area, and would LOVE a wedding in the city -we’ve looked at the umass club and hyatt harborside so far. We both loved the outside ceremony location at the Harborside, but not the inside back up option. However the outside area was SO windy- (given that it’s along the harbor) and almost knocked me down, it was just too much!
I loved the umass club, but my fiance wants an outside ceremony option…
So I am on the hunt for either a Boston location -more interested in a hotel for convenience- with an outdoor/roof deck ceremony location, and a great view
and i’m open to other New england areas like the Cape, RI, Worcestor, suburbs (excluding those too close to Lexington or Hopkinton), NY, ect.. Here’s where it gets a bit tricky: I am really not interested in country clubs, farm/barns/camps, and New Hampshire. And if it’s not Boston, then far enough away that we could make a mini destination weekend wedding out of it.
So a hotel with an outdoor and indoor location, for a wedding of about 130-140, with a budget of less than 30k. We are really shooting for no more than 25k and are willing to stretch a bit more if the venue is worth it to us. Venue is what’s most important to us.
Oh and we’d like a date in October of 2014
Does Anyone have ideas? I’d VERY much appreciate some help Thank you!!
Post # 3
welcome to planning a wedding in the boston area, where everything is ridiculously priced.
we’re most likely doing our wedding in new hampshire, so most of the venues i’ve looked at won’t work for you. however, here are a few of the places i’ve found in my search, none of which are hotels (sorry):
the commons 1854- http://www.thecommons1854.com/ it’s in topsfield, it’s gorgeous.
lombardo’s- http://www.lombardos.com/ awesome space.
alden castle- http://www.longwoodevents.com/Venues/alden-castle.shtml so so so pretty
bel mer- http://www.longwoodevents.com/Venues/belle-mer.shtml it’s in newport, rhode island. so freaking pretty. might be out of your price range though.
the exchange- http://www.exchangeconferencecenter.com/index.html right on the water
Post # 4
If you are willing to go out to the Worcester area, I’d check out Zukas Hilltop Barn. Don’t let the name throw you – your wedding isn’t actually in a barn. There is a huge, twinkly tent (you can get heaters if it’s cold) and a beautiful indoor space with a huge fireplace and a really cool bar. We are getting married there and able to keep it under 30,000 with 150 guests. My sister-in-law was looking at Boston locations at the same time, so I know it is well-priced 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 5
@beantwnbryde: have you looked at the museum of science or aquarium? They both have outside spaces. They aren’t hotels but there are plenty close by.
the thing is, if you want to be by water, at night, there isn’t much of view.
Post # 6
@beantwnbryde: A friend of mine is getting married at Le Meridien in Cambridge. It’s a hotel and they have a terrace that’s really pretty for a ceremony.
Post # 7
@beantwnbryde: I know this is late but I looked at the hyatt downtown, they have a beautiful roof deck for weddings (we almost booked there but decided to go with a different location (not outside, winter wedding haha)).
Post # 8
Here is a list of venues in New England that was super helpful when we were looking at venues. I can’t for the life of me remember where I got it – I’m pretty sure it was a bee, so thank you to whoever did all this research!!
Post # 10
@beantwnbryde: Larz Anderson Car Museum