Scenic, stately, and brimming with classic New England elegance, the Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf is a beloved wedding destination for weddings in Massachusetts. Rachel Stiglets, Director of Catering and Conference Services, shares more about this beautiful venue.
GO: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
A: Classic, Elegant, Memorable.
GO: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: The Boston Harbor Hotel encourages couples to book as far in advance as possible for preferred dates. We are always able to creatively look at additional date options to accommodate couples the best we can.
GO: Are accommodations and buyouts available?
GO: What indoor/outdoor spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: Wharf Room (indoor space with outdoor terrace): With dramatic 19-foot ceilings, glittering chandeliers and captivating harbor views, the hotel’s 5,488 square-foot Wharf Room is considered Boston’s most sought-after wedding venue. Spacious, elegant and romantic, the Wharf Room and foyer can accommodate up to 250 guests.
The Atlantic Room: The Atlantic Room, overlooking Boston's waterfront, offers brides and grooms an ideal setting for a true New England wedding. Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows, the versatile 4,000-square-foot space can accommodate weddings of up to 170 guests. For more intimate affairs, the space may be divided into North and South Atlantic, while larger parties may choose to take over the entire floor of event space.
Pavilion (outdoor covered ceremony and reception space): Charming and picturesque, the Pavilion at the Boston Harbor Hotel is ideal for receptions of up to 200 guests with the option of an added tent. With its domed shape, striking architecture and walls of windows offering a 360-degree view of the harbor and hotel, the Pavilion is a popular selection for ceremonies.
GO: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities the Boston Harbor Hotel offers a couple?
A: Dedicated creative wedding consultant to make your special day a once in a lifetime experience. Dedicated banquet manager for the day of your wedding. Choice of venues, including the Wharf Room, the Atlantic Room, and additional event spaces within the hotel for everything from the cocktail hour to the post-wedding brunch. (Based on availability.) Complimentary accommodations for the bride and groom on the night of the wedding. Champagne amenity for the bride and groom. Special room rates for the family and guests of the wedding party. Arrangements for amenities or gift deliveries may be made through your wedding specialist. Private menu tasting for four guests. Spa Services available for the bridal party. Personalized menu cards, Chopin linen, elegant china and silverware, and 1-hour open bar during cocktail hour. Complimentary town care service to the airport the day after your wedding. A 1-year anniversary wine pairing dinner in Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar for the couple.
GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding. Tell us about your menu customization options.
A: A wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel promises personalization. Executive Chef Daniel Bruce works with every couple to make the food as unique as the celebration with a wedding menu tailored to meet your individual needs.
GO: Service is imperative in the wedding industry. What amenities does the property offer couples and their guests that set you apart?
A: With our iconic 60-foot archway linking the waters of Boston Harbor to the Boston cityscape, the Boston Harbor Hotel has been enchanting guests with our classically current style since 1987. Our core values and dedication to providing impeccable service and exceptional experiences are embodied by staff – many of whom have been with us for over 25 years.
We approach each day with unparalleled love and commitment, and truly believe that it is our people that make the Boston Harbor Hotel a beyond compare destination. The Boston Harbor Hotel is one of only three Forbes Five-Star hotels in Boston, and the only to be located along Boston’s waterfront. The hotel offers guests premiere accommodations, unmatched views, an impressive fitness center and spa, as well as world-class dining options.