by Andrea Timpano | June 12, 2018 10:02 pm
Revere Hotel Boston Common
Head Count Up to 250 seated
Price Starting at $10,000 (food and beverage minimum)
Renovated in 2017, the Revere Hotel Boston Common makes easy work of planning a luxurious wedding weekend for family and friends. Start on the hotel’s 7,000-square-foot rooftop—the largest in Boston—where you can say “I do” with skyline views. The roof’s built-in cabanas, new lounge furniture, and inviting fire pit come in handy during cocktail hour, which you can also arrange inside the Grand Master Ballroom, outfitted with colorful contemporary artwork. For your reception, go traditional with dinner and dancing inside the brand-new Silver Ballroom or try something more modern in Liberty Hall, a pared-down space with 21-foot ceilings and cement flooring. Afterward, loved ones can retire to the hotel’s posh guest rooms—revamped with metallic and leather finishes—before rallying for a goodbye brunch inside the private room at Rebel’s Guild, the Revere’s sleek new restaurant.
Head Count Up to 200 seated
Price Starting at $150 per person
Throwing a killer party boils down to three things: good music, tasty food, and drinks that flow the whole night long. Check all three boxes at the recently opened City Winery, a concert venue/restaurant/vino maker in the West End. Decked out with hardwood floors, exposed-brick columns, and wood-topped bars made from wine-barrel staves, the jack-of-all-trades hot spot blends the industrial feel of a working winery with the cool of a nightclub that’s hosted the likes of soul singer Bettye Lavette, comedian Kevin Nealon, and Boston crooner Myles Kennedy. Host guests in the expansive concert space, complete with an elevated stage for your band or DJ, or congregate in the restaurant’s main dining area, where large glass windows reveal the wine production room. Need another spot to mingle? City Winery also includes a white-walled art gallery—an ideal place to sample the venue’s on-tap vintages while admiring paintings by renowned local artist Henry Schwartz.
Emerson Colonial Theatre
Head Count Upon request
Price Upon request
It’s all about transformation at the Emerson Colonial Theatre, slated to reopen in June 2018 after an extensive—and decidedly breathtaking—renovation by Boston-based Elkus Manfredi Architects. From the ornate mahogany woodwork of the box office to the handpainted murals on the promenade lobby’s vaulted ceilings, the beloved theater has been painstakingly restored, setting the stage for wedding celebrations as elaborate and beautiful as the Broadway-caliber productions the Colonial has hosted since its debut in 1900. Commandeer a dressing room or two for your bridal party, then make your grand entrance in the theater: Already stunning with crystal chandeliers and glittery gold-leaf embellishments, the space—which regularly morphs to accommodate the needs of performers—can be customized to your wildest fancy.
Spend time with your squad—and learn a thing or two in the process—with a cooking class at Action Kitchen, tucked inside the Seaport Hotel. Chef Richard Rayment will walk you through the prep work for a luncheon, a smattering of appetizers, or even a three-course meal, helping you whip up savory entrées such as coffee-rubbed sirloin with maple-glazed baby carrots.
Assemble your nearest and dearest in the private dining room at the recently opened Citrus & Salt, where dark lighting and bold murals form a quirky backdrop for imbibing tequila cocktails and Mexican-inspired dishes, including Jonah-crab tostadas and grilled street corn coated in Flamin’ Hot Cheetos crumbs.
Set on the edges of the Financial District, Beacon Hill, and the Back Bay, the newly renovated Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel welcomes guests with classic Eames chairs, leather-tufted headboards, Frette linens, and in-room spa services. Need we say more?
With innovative flavors such as strawberry rose, coconut pandan, and bagel and cream cheese (yes, really), a frosty treat from Boston-based Parlor Ice Cream Co. is a surefire way to cool down guests after a marathon sesh on the dance floor.
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