Dreams Do Come true
Fantasy Weddings at Boston Harbor Hotel
Your special day should be Beyond compare – a day of pure romance, beauty and an unforgettable celebration for family and friends. What better setting to say ‘I Do’ than overlooking the gorgeous waterfront at the Boston Harbor Hotel. From the collection of unique venues to the personalized services and thoughtful amenities, the Boston Harbor Hotel is Boston’s premier wedding destination. Whether you envision an extravagant affair, enchanting wedding or small, intimate celebration, we hope to make every moment one you’ll never forget.
Enjoy The Moment, Leave The Details To Us
Whether you envision an all-night formal affair, a graceful ceremony overlooking the harbor or an intimate celebration with close friends, our creative wedding consultants are here to help you create your dream wedding – and have fun while planning! We want you to enjoy your wedding as thoroughly as your guests, and our team is on hand to ensure your event is perfect, from beginning to end.
"We had our daughter's wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel this past March. We worked with Michael Boivin and he was absolutely wonderful He put us at ease immediately. Michael is a very warm, kind and professional person. Not only was the view spectacular, but the food and service was outstanding. The entire staff shared our excitement. Michael also planned our brunch on Sunday morning, which was the finishing touch to a magical week-end." - WeddingWire.com, Shelley, 03/23/2013
What I love most about working in weddings is the experience of meeting a couple, hearing their visions and making those visions a reality. I get to be with the couple every step of the way and play a part in such an important event in their lives - one they will always remember. I want each wedding I do to reflect the tastes of the bride and groom - not my personal taste. It is always so much fun to sit down with the bride and groom, interpret them and then turn it all into a celebration environment. My tip to all brides, grooms and families who are planning weddings is: "Relax and have fun! Enjoy the moment."
Michael has been a wedding expert at the Boston Harbor Hotel for 8 years. Prior to joining the Boston Harbor Hotel team, Michael's wedding and catering experience has included Four Seasons Boston, Fairmont Copley Plaza, JW Marriott and Marriott's Grand Hotel. Michel is a graduate of Cornell University for Hospitality.
Ted graduated from The Culinary Institute of America and has taken his experience and knowledge from the back of the house to the front of the house selling and servicing weddings for the past 29 years.
From Washington DC, Cleveland (his hometown), San Francisco, and Boston for the past 20 years, Ted cherishes each of his weddings as if they were his own. Each wedding is different as it reflects the couple’s style; be it, the time of year, set up and décor of a Ballroom, food and beverage selections, to how they end the wedding. His best tip to his couples is: “don’t tell your guests about the wedding details”, let there be suspense as the guest will enjoy the wedding more and the couple will enjoy seeing the reactions of their guest that much more.
In 2011, Ted created “a Wedding to Remember” which Fox25 covered to a lucky chosen Military couple with an all-expense paid wedding and honeymoon on 11.11.11.
Outside of work, Ted has been married for 32 years and enjoys their yard, their two dachshunds Frank and Garrett and traveling to sunny soaked beaches with tropical blue water.
As Director of Catering at the Boston Harbor Hotel, I would have to say that my favorite aspect is my team. I have the luxury of working alongside four of the most talented catering managers in the industry. Daily I receive e-mails, letters and phone calls - one after the next - to express the beyond compare service they have delivered again and again. Whether a corporate event, or a Father of the Bride gushing over the wedding they had the past weekend and how we delivered a dream come true for his daughter, I never tire of hearing how this team continues to deliver unique, personalized experiences for our guests.
Rachel has 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the team at the Boston Harbor Hotel, she worked in both Boston and Chicago, where she served as the Director of Catering & Convention Services at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel and the Director of Catering & Convention Services (as well as other positions) at the Wyndham Boston Hotel. She started her career at the Copley Plaza Hotel.
A BEAUTIFUL VENUE
Say I Do In A Setting That Fits You
Each venue at the Boston Harbor Hotel has a uniquely intimate and inviting atmosphere. Complete with rich décor and glistening harbor views, the Boston Harbor Hotel offers brides and grooms a personal and residential feeling, with the polish of a first-class hotel.
From a reception of 500 guests to an intimate dinner for 20, the Boston Harbor Hotel is perfect for all occasions, from the engagement party and bridal shower to the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Our event spaces offer a variety of architectural styles, all with breathtaking harbor views, to suit the size and style of your particular celebration.
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, 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.
The Rotunda is the Grand Observatory crowning the 60-foot archway of Rowes Wharf. This duplex interior, under an 80-foot coffered dome, has a ninth floor reception area with a built-in mahogany bar and private terrace overlooking Boston Harbor. The Rotunda’s tenth floor dining area overlooks the heart of Boston’s city skyline. Each level of the Rotunda is approximately 650-square feet.
Charming and picturesque, the Pavilion at the Boston Harbor Hotel is ideal for ceremonies of up to 100 guests. 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.
Picture windows overlooking the harbor and sparkling chandeliers set a romantic and elegant tone for special occasions in the John Foster room. Accommodating up to 70 guests, the John Foster is perfect for rehearsal dinners and smaller affairs.
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.
Menu is subject to change. Consult your wedding expert for more information.
MEET CHEF DANIEL BRUCE
More than twenty-four years ago, as one of the country’s most promising young culinary talents, Chef Daniel Bruce was lured into the kitchens of Boston’s Five Star Boston Harbor Hotel. Almost immediately upon taking the reins, he has earned the Boston Harbor Hotel a reputation for culinary excellence. Named Chef of the Year for 2013 by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, Daniel is nationally and internationally recognized for the culinary talents that he has shared with the Boston Harbor Hotel for the past 25 years. As Executive Chef for the Boston Harbor Hotel, Meritage, Rowes Wharf Sea Grille and the founder and chef of the renowned Boston Wine Festival, Chef Bruce continues to surprise food and wine lovers across the world with his unique preparations. Now in his third decade at the Boston Harbor Hotel, Daniel has never allowed his time at the hotel to become routine, always finding creative ways to broaden the culinary experience of his restaurants’ patrons and guests of the hotel.
Taking into account the things you love the most, we offer a variety of special touches, amenities and wedding packages to make your wedding picture-perfect.
- One Hour Open Super Premium Bar Reception
- Selection of Six Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres
- Choice of Stationary Display including options ranging from Imported and Domestic Cheeses to Antipasto and Fresh Garden Vegetable Crudités
- One Specialty Cocktail Station including options ranging from a Gourmet Pizza or Slider Stations to Crab, Cod and Salmon Cake Stations
- Three Course Plated Dinner Menu Including Wine Service
- All Plated Dinners Include Upgraded Custom Butter Presentation, Salad, Entrée and Dessert or Custom Designed Wedding Cake Garnished with Sugar Tuille Basket of Fresh Berries, Freshly Brewed Coffee and Assorted Teas
- Selection of two Late Night Snacks
- One Hour Open Premium Bar Reception
- Selection of Five Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres
- Three Course Plated Dinner Menu Including Wine Service
- All Plated Dinners Include Salad, Entrée and Dessert or Custom Designed Wedding Cake, Freshly Brewed Coffee and Assorted Teas
- One Hour Open Luxury Bar Reception
- Selection of Seven Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres
- Choice of Two Specialty Cocktail Station including options ranging from a Gourmet Pizza or Slider Stations to Crab, Cod and Salmon Cake Stations
- Three Course Plated Dinner Menu Including Wine Service
- All Plated Dinners Include Upgraded Custom Butter Presentation, Individual Hand Piped Butter Roses Set on Fresh Lemon Leaves, Salad, Entrée and Dessert or Custom Designed Wedding Cake, Freshly Brewed Coffee and Assorted Teas
- Selection of three Late Night Snacks
SERVICES & AMENITIES
We offer the following special touches with all our Wedding Packages
- 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
- Private Event Space Available for Photos
- Personalized Menu Cards
- Chopin Linen, Elegant China & Silver Flatware
- 1 Hour Open Bar during Cocktail Hour
- Complimentary Town Car Service to the Airport the day after your Wedding
- 1 Year Anniversary Wine Pairing Dinner in Meritage for Bride & Groom
ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Every wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel is a reflection of tasteful style and personal flair. Share your event details and our wedding specialists will contact you to discuss your special day.
Get inspired for your own wedding day with memories from past Boston Harbor Hotel brides and grooms. Check out what they are saying about this special time – from the planning process to the I Do’s!
Deana & Greg
Words cannot express how amazing our wedding day was! We were so blown away by everything down to the tiniest detail. You and your team were incredible to work with. Even our guests have been commenting on how impeccable the service was and how helpful and friendly the staff was. Thank you for making the wedding planning process such an easy and enjoyable experience. We are truly so impressed by the class and effort from everyone!
Thank you again!
Deana & Greg Shea
Jenna & Sean
Sean and I just want to thank you for everything!! You and the crew at Boston Harbor hotel made our Wedding day so special!! The staff at BHH is spectacular! They did an amazing job from the cocktail hour to the reception!! We had such an amazing time!! And we cannot have done it without you and the staff at BHH!
Thank you for the lovely touches throughout our wedding and our thoughtful gifts in our Suite!! Tell Jacqueline thank you as well!!
You truly went above and beyond and we thank you for that! This is a day we will cherish forever!!
Evan & Andrew
Simply put – thank you for quite literally everything. Our wedding day was the most special, fun and beautiful day of our entire lives, and we owe so much to you both. It was such a pleasure and honor planning with you both. I appreciated your guidance, expertise and patience at each and every step. No matter how silly my questions, you were so helpful and made everything so easy, including when my Dad realized he likes almost and our tasting! The wedding weekend was just perfect. We’ve never felt so important and special! The entire staff made us feel like royalty. Even though the weather threw us for a quick scare, it was the most amazing night. We had so much fun, and couldn’t stop gushing over it on our honeymoon. You both made us feel so comfortable, and like we didn’t have to worry about a thing (we literally didn’t!!). The reception was beautiful, and you took such good care of us. Thank you for everything!!
Caroline & Patrick
Words cannot describe how grateful we are to the entire Boston Harbor Hotel team, and especially you, for making our wedding such a magical experience for us and our guests. Everyone at the BHH touched us with not only their professionalism but also their utter kindness. From the food to the service, we could not be more appreciative.
I know that planning a wedding with an indecisive, out-of-state bride was certainly not the easiest task, and I want to thank you so sincerely for your patience and guidance through the whole process.
We have been the recipients of great generosity and support as a couple. Please know you hold a special place in our hearts for helping to create such a joyful celebration.
For all of your time and effort, thank you!
Patrick and Caroline
Mother of the Bride
Words cannot do justice to the gratitude that we feel in our hearts towards you and your five star team! Simply saying thank you for your flawless execution of this entire weekend seems inadequate. I can say without any hesitation that every single aspect of this event, starting on Wednesday through the last moment of our departure on Sunday, was utter perfection and a resounding success!
Cortney, my mother has always told me that I am an excellent judge of character. From the moment I met you I knew we were in the hands of the consummate professional. Your gentle demeanor is the perfect compliment to your laudable organizational skills and exactly what we all needed to allow us to enjoy this special occasion worry free. As I watched you scurry around, you reminded me of an orchestra conductor; someone who goes unnoticed but without whom nothing would be possible.
I honestly do not think that we could have found a more beautiful venue for the wedding. The beautiful setting combined with the perfect weather (thank you for taking care of that as well!) enveloped all of us in the magic of the evening.
Again, thank you for patiently working with all of us and helping fulfill a lifelong dream of celebrating our daughter's marriage in such a tasteful and impeccable manner.
Nihad & Todd
Words cannot properly express our gratitude for all that you and your staff did to turn our wedding reception and our stay into a beautiful memory we will cherish for the rest of our lives. From the doormen to the front desk to the waitstaff to your absolutely brilliant, poised, and amazing self -- you all made us feel like VIPs from the moment we walked through your beautiful doors in January to the moment we stepped out on Monday afternoon.
People have been calling and emailing us all day to tell us they have never been to such an elegant, beautiful, and delicious wedding, and we are so indebted to all of you for this!
You have truly gone above and beyond for us, and we will be grateful for years to come, no doubt!
Todd and I will certainly return to the Harbor Hotel for future anniversary dinners and strolls down memory lane!
Emily & Michael
We are on our way to California right now gushing about how amazing our wedding day was. We absolutely have you to thank for it all! We can’t thank you and your staff enough for all the hard work, diligence and attention you have given us and our families. Our guests were so impressed with the hotel and all that it offered to make their time with us so joyful. The staff, food, décor and cake – all was so beautiful and delicious!
Christine & Ben
We do not even know where to begin…. Thank you for all of your thoughtful contributions and elegant taste….. You saved our sanity during the planning.
Lauren & Rob
Rob and I are in a cab on our way to the airport for our honeymoon right now, and we just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to you and everyone at the Boston Harbor Hotel for giving us the most amazing wedding weekend we could have ever imagined! It was truly first class, from the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out. Thank you for helping me with all the details along the way, and for ensuring that everything turned out perfectly. We can't thank you enough!!! We hope to come back and celebrate many anniversaries at the BHH.