(Closed) Boston Venue Help!

posted 12 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I had my reception at the MIT Faculty Club in Cambridge.  Although my husband is an alum, they let anybody have receptions there.  It was really nice.  Linens, open bar, cake, and 5 courses were included in our package.  Food was delicious and they were accomodating.  Gorgeous view of the Charles, too!

 PM me if you have any questions or want more information!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I don’t know much about the details but I’m pretty sure the Museum of Science holds wedding receptions. The photos I’ve seen look amazing.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

You could also try the BC Club – I haven’t been to a wedding there but they have a great reputation.  Also have you looked at Gibbett Hill, Andover Country Club, the Watertown Governor’s mansion, or Granite Links?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

The Endicott House in Dedham is beautiful and you can be inside or outside. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m not sure what kind of wedding your planning but when I first started looking Newburyport is where we were going to have ours.  They had a lot of neat little venues. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’ve heard good things about the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center. Also the Artists for Humanity Epicenter in Southie.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You didn’t really give any details on budget or style, so I’ll just give you a bunch of general suggestions. . . 

For restaurants, you could check out Grill 23, Davio’s or Turner Fisheries – they all accommodate private dining for large parties. L’Espalier also does buyouts, but it’s VERY pricey and your guests would be spaced out over three rooms – gorgeous though. In Cambridge, you could check out Rialto or Upstairs on the Square.

Other venues in the city include the State Room, Hampshire House, Old State House, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Opera House. Boston Athenaeum, Museum of Science.

If you’re looking for more of a mansion feel outside the city, you could look at the Lyman Estate, Codman House, Commander’s Mansion, Stonehurst, Endicott Estate, Elm Bank, Bradley Estate, Castle Hill, etc.

Hope that helps. . .

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We are having our reception at the Prudential Building Skywalk and they’ve been fantastic to work with! The views are  AMAZING. I think it’s a really unique venue You basically rent out either the whole thing or one of the wings depending on your size (no rental fee, just cost per head with 75 person minimum). I think up to 100 people can be sat in one wing, so if you do have 125 you might need to split up around the dance floor, which they set up in one of the corners. So maybe not ideal for your size, but worth exploring. Of course I’m partial.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I highly recommend the museum of science! It is a really fun place, and has gorgeou views of the city…

Here’s a link to a wedding we shot there:

http://cirasphotography.blogspot.com/2008/12/museum-of-science-boston-wedding-in.html

Here’s a very different location at BanQ in the South End

http://cirasphotography.blogspot.com/2009/01/banq-boston-timnicole.html

Granite Links is gorgeous too- though we haven’t shot there, we’ve been there several times for events.

Check out http://www.cirasphotography.com/blog for more inspiration!

🙂 Heather

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would suggest the Liberty Hotel.  Yes, it is a hotel, but the decor is modern and chic.  Their ballroom would be perfect for 125 attendees.  It was one of the two finalists for our venue.  In the end, we went with the State Room, but it was very close!

The State Room is amazing too, but their Grand Room is way too big for 125 people and the smaller rooms are a littly cozy for that number with a dance floor.  It’s definitely worth a look. We just booked one of its smaller function rooms for a June 2010 Saturday for 100 people.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was going to suggest the Liberty Hotel!  It used to be a jail or a prison.  So there’s some history there.  You wouldn’t need too much in terms of decor, b/c the building itself is just so cool. 

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