Downtown Wedding Bells

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Posted August 9, 2013 by Kara Weymouth in Urban Living
Weddings in Boston

Whether you’re looking for a knockout traditional space or something a little more novel, weddings in Boston’s downtown are always memorable. This neighborhood offers some of the most magnificent spaces in New England, with jaw-dropping views, elegant architectural flourishes and centers of culture that make a stunning setting for the big day.

In the Air

The State Room, looking down on the city from the top of the famous Sixty State Street building, is truly the place for grand-scale weddings in Boston. Easily the swankiest ballroom in New England, with its stunning glass wall and a floating staircase made for bridal entrances, The State Room can accommodate an astonishing 850 guests for dinner. Take advantage of the building managers’ relationships with the best of the best wedding vendors in the area (including Chef David Blessing) for an unforgettably beautiful evening.

The Boston College Club on the 36th floor of 100 Federal St., in the heart of the Financial District, will make the preppy New England bride’s heart soar. Known as one of the most prestigious private clubs in the city, The BC Club frequently hosts the crème de la crème of Boston society for dinner, cultural events and, of course, spectacular weddings. Mixed with yet another fantastic view of Boston (apparently a prerequisite for major weddings in our town), the elegant decor sweeps guests into a romantic mood just as the sun sets.

Back on the Ground Floor

Grooms and brides who like to keep their feet on the ground may prefer to celebrate their nuptials on stage at The Boston Opera House, just the place for a dramatic couple to tie the knot. Use the Hall of Mirrors inspired “Versaille Room” as a bridal suite while the Opera House team transforms the theatre into an over-the-top space for dinner and dancing. The historical “Grand Lobby” allows your guests to mingle for cocktails amongst the 1920s chandeliers and silk panelled walls or take photographs on the breathtaking Grand Staircase.

Weddings in Downtown Boston

Enjoy your celebration in the most sophisticated spots for weddings in Boston! Photo Credit: Jin Dongun

By the Harbor

One of the most popular spots for weddings in the city is located just a few blocks from the downtown core. The Wharf Room at the Boston Harbor Hotel offers a dazzling water view on three sides and an event-planning team dedicated to perfecting every little detail on your big day. If you can stop dancing long enough, you’ll swoon over the dinner menu dreamt up by Chef Daniel Bruce. And with some of the city’s most sumptuous rooms just upstairs, your guests can keep the celebration going all night.

The Intercontinental Boston, also on the waterfront, is a four-star hotel that caters to the world’s well-heeled as they work and play in Boston (Condé Nast Traveler recently named it one of the best hotels in the world), making it the perfect location for sophisticated couples to tie the knot. The Intercontinental’s two ballrooms can host up to 1,000 guests but with an additional nine event rooms (including indoor/outdoor spaces) a more intimate gathering can easily be accommodated as well. The best part? The 6,600-square-foot spa, where you can melt away all the stress before and after the big day.

So while you’re planning, keep calm and remember that no matter what the vision for your wedding day, all of these downtown or nearby locales will go above and beyond to ensure that it’s the happiest day of your life.

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