(Closed) Hotel blocks for a Wellesley area wedding? Poor options…

posted 9 years ago in Boston
  • poll: Which kind of terrible hotel option...?

    Boutiquey, cool bar, party pool, modern looking but cramped rooms with questionable reliability

    Massive blocky boring but spacious corporate facility with more reliable quality

    Please! Do something else! Suggestions below...

  • Post # 3
    1320 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @lazy:  How about getting a downtown hotel, and then hiring a bus to shuttle the guests back downtown? That way no one has to drive and you don’t have to settle with bad options around Wellesley, which I agree is lacking. 

    Post # 5
    1320 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @lazy:  If it’s a very small group, hopefully they can find transportation on their own then! It does suck that a couple people will be the DD but I think most guests plan for that anyway – I usually am the DD since I don’t drink.

    Post # 7
    2567 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would check the shuttle radius and operating times with the Marriott and if their shuttle will take your guests places other than just the T-stop, and will pick them up fairly late in the evening (10-11pm since you said your event wraps fairly early in the evening) then I would pick that.  It’s not the most exotic option but Marriotts tend to be at least consistent and of an expected minimum standard, plus you may be able to negotiate a freebie or two with your block, depending on the block size and the demand during your wedding weekend. Free upgrade to executive level (which gets you free continental breakfast in the executive lounge or whatever Marriott call their version of executive lounge), or free wi-fi, or perhaps some free Marriott points for yourself.

    After the wedding, folks are going to be more likely to camp out in the hotel bar than to go for a night out on the town, and if the other hotel is said to not have a smooth operation running just yet, and perhaps too much of a “hot nightspot” thing going on in their bar, then the Marriott may be the all-around better choice.


    Post # 8
    8 posts
    • Wedding: April 2014

    There is also a Crowne Plaza on rt 9 in Natick.   I think they have some sort of bar/club called the Verve.

    Post # 9
    1 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Im having my wedding in Wellesley too. I’m from the Newton area and have actually stayed at Hotel Indigo.  It’s a nice trendy hotel with a great steakhouse and the bar is very popular there.  For a boutique hotel, the rooms are actually on the larger side.  When it’s warmer you can rent cabanas by the pool so that’s a nice option for your guests.  If your guests are going to be drinking, I dont think they will be concerned about the views from the hotel or any ac noise. I haven’t stayed in the Newton Marriott, but assume its a typical cookie cutter room. I honestly think your younger guests will enjoy Hotel Indigo better.  I’ve stayed in many of the Boston hotels and most of the boutique ones and would say Hotel Indigo is definitely a good option especially for the limited choices.





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