Here’s Where to Watch the Royal Wedding in Boston
From the Mandarin Oriental Boston to the Fairmont Copley Plaza, several spaces around the Hub will be hosting festive streaming parties in honor of the special bash.
You’ve memorized a slide deck with details on the royal family tree. You’ve decided you can pull off saying the words “posh” and “rubbish” without it being too weird. You’ve watched every episode of Suits. Twice.
You’re as ready as you’ll ever be to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk down the aisle on Saturday morning. And now all that’s left is finding a venue fit for you and your fascinator to watch the Kensington Palace nuptials.
But fret not: Even if your roommate isn’t too keen on being woken up to the soothing sounds of the monarchy at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, several spots around Boston are hosting viewing parties for the big day. Get ready to clink glasses and swoon over each and every detail of the fairytale wedding at one of these special Hub spots:
The Mandarin Oriental Boston Hotel
There’s no party like a tea party, at least not when it comes to the royal wedding. The Mandarin Oriental Boston is hosting a rosé reception followed by a traditional afternoon tea on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the special occasion. Footage of the nuptials will be playing on loop as guests—who are encouraged to wear tea hats and spring party attire—enjoy the romance of the day. Attendees will leave with a gift, and a portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Franciscan Children’s hospital. $88, Mandarin Oriental Boston, 776 Boylston St., Boston, tickets.
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Those lucky enough to snag tickets to the sold out viewing party at the Fairmont Copley Plaza will be treated to glitz and glamour fit for a newly-minted royal. Starting at 6:30 a.m., the wedding festivities will be broadcast on a giant screen in the hotel’s ritzy ballroom, and guests will enjoy a full English breakfast. American offerings will also dot the menu, along with tea, scones, and, of course, wedding cake. After attendees indulge in a champagne bar featuring Harry and Meghan’s Windsor Knot beer and traditional British cocktails like Pimm’s Cup, they’ll depart with Sugarfina’s lovely Royal Roses gummies to commemorate the day. Sold out, the Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 Saint James Ave., Boston, fairmont.com.
The Langham Hotel
The first branch of the Langham Hotel opened its doors in London way back in 1865, and the chain’s Boston outpost will be honoring that history on Saturday. The hotel’s Café Fleuri will host a royal wedding breakfast featuring English scones—with fixings like lemon curd, clotted cream, and strawberry preserves—plus a traditional English breakfast. Doors open at 6:30 a.m., and a royal wedding photo booth will be open to make guests’ Instagrammable dreams come true. Prices vary, Café Fleuri, 250 Franklin St., Boston, reservations.
Local movie theaters
Watch Meghan and Prince Harry say “I do” on the big screen at one of several Boston-area movie theaters. Fathom Events and BritBox have partnered with Fenway Stadium 13 in Boston, AMC Assembly Row 12 in Somerville, and AMC Framingham 16 to screen the festivities starting at 10 a.m. $10, Fenway Stadium 13, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston; AMC Assembly Row 12, 395 Artisan Way, Somerville; AMC Framingham 16, 22 Flutie Pass, Framingham; tickets.
Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and their guests will enjoy lemon elderflower cake on Saturday, and Harvest in Cambridge wants Bostonians to have a taste of the magic, too. Though you won’t be able to watch the royal wedding from the restaurant, you will be able to pop-in and try several special doughnut flavors (or is it flavours?) in honor of the big day. In addition to lemon elderflower, there will be strawberry shortcake, chocolate caramel French cruller, blueberry citrus, and carrot cake treats available starting at 11 a.m. $3 per doughnut, Harvest, 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, harvestcambridge.com.
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