Post # 1
Hi – I am looking for advice or input from those who are planning or have planned a Boston area wedding. My fiance and I are looking to have ~180 guests for a sit down dinner, full bar, dancing event with our ceremony at the site. We would love to stay in Boston both because we love the city, we do not want to pay for transportation, and it is more ideal for our many out of town guests. Of course, the problem we are running into is the cost! If anyone out there has advice on “hidden gems,” ways to get deals/discounts, or suggestions to help with the venue hunt please let me know. Thanks so much!!
Post # 3
I am getting married in Boston this July, so I can relate to your dilemna. I found when I was searching for venues it was all about the budget! It also depends on where in Boston you want to get married. Do you want to be in the downtown area or are you open to areas outside of Boston. You should also consider Cambridge. Also, do you want a traditional space such as a hotel or something different like a raw space. I found if you book early, you can get decent deals. If your wedding is May 2014 you probably can get a decent early bird deal. I knew I wanted Boston or Cambridge, nothing further. If you want a hotel with a nice outdoor or indoor ceremony space I loved the following: Le Meridian in Cambridge, Hyatt Regency Boston, Seaport Hotel, Park Plaza. Another great location is BU! they have a ballroom that hosts many weddings. My friend is getting married this April at the Seaport Hotel, she is having 150 guests and it’s $125pp. She negotiated with 2 different hotels and used the ol’ played them against one another tactic and it worked. Sorry for the long post. Good luck and have fun!
Post # 4
Hey Ladies! I’m a wedding planner in Boston and it’s already been said but it really depends on what part of Boston you wnat to get married in. I have a few secret gems in my back pocket that consist of historical societies, colleges, and such so feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
Post # 5
I just booked my wedding. I’m having my ceremony in Boston but I decided to have my reception at The Lantana in Randolph, which is under 25 minutes on the highway. Amazing services and the best prices. I’d say it depends on your budget. 🙂
Post # 6
What kind of budget are you trying to stay around?