By Jessica Terson, Writer
As one of the oldest cities in the country, Boston boasts picturesque historical sites and a thriving harbor. What better place to host a lavish celebration than where it all began? These 10 stunning ballrooms in Boston promise to lend historical significance couple with modern amenities to your personalized event. From dramatic harbor views to opulent architecture dating back to 1851, there’s a perfect ballroom awaiting you in this vibrant city.
Location is everything. Four Seasons Hotel Boston is just steps away from top Boston attractions such as Beacon Hill and the Freedom Trail. This elegant hotel will bring historic glamour to your next celebration. The ballroom, overlooking the Boston Public Garden, boasts glittering chandeliers and high ceilings. Its Aujourd’hui Event Space is just as stunning with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular garden views. We love how the vibrant floral arrangements from this indoor wedding compliment the surrounding greenery-filled backdrop. The Four Seasons Boston provides an experienced team to assist with event planning and design, ensuring your celebration receives the personalized service promised at any Four Seasons property around the world.
Aujourd’hui Event Space Capacity: 264 (seated) – 264 (standing)
Ballroom Capacity: 360 (seated) – 500 (standing)
Situated on the Boston Harbor, Boston Harbor Hotel boasts 20,000 square feet of picturesque waterfront event space. Wharf Room, one of Boston’s most renowned wedding venues, features 19-foot ceilings and striking chandeliers. We especially love how the uplighting from this summer wedding accentuates the dramatic architecture of this stunning event space. The Atlantic Room captures true New England vibes with wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests looking to celebrate outdoors will love the Pavilion. It’s dramatic dome shape and walls of windows providing 360-degree views of the harbor make it a stunning setting for any lavish celebration.
Pavilion Capacity: 100 (seated) – 100 (standing)
The Atlantic Room Capacity: 500 (seated) – 500 (standing)
Wharf Room Capacity: 350 (seated) – 500 (standing)
After a multimillion-dollar renovation, The Ritz-Carlton Boston offers guests historic luxury with modern amenities. Hosts can rely on personalized menus, customized floral arrangements, and a variety of additional services from onsite event specialists. The renowned Ballroom overlooking Boston Common dazzles with a silver-leaf ceiling and silk wall coverings. The Washington Junior Ballroom is just as lavish with lace wood and floor-to-ceiling windows. We also love The Studio space which boasts white leather-covered walls and mother-of-pearl accents for a unique backdrop.
The Studio Capacity: 125 (seated) – 125 (standing)
The Washington Junior Ballroom Capacity: 150 (seated) – 150 (standing)
The Ballroom Capacity: 200 (seated) – 200 (standing)
For over a century, Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a premier destination for lavish galas attended by dignitaries and celebrities alike. With a variety of available event spaces, there’s a perfect setting for any grand celebration. The Grand Ballroom continues to impress guests into the 21st century with soaring ceilings, gilded columns, and expansive balconies. The Oval Room provides a one-of-a-kind backdrop with a cloud and sky ceiling mural and crystal chandeliers. Regardless of which venue space you select, you can count on a specialized event planning and catering team to transform your soirée into an inspired celebration.
St. James Room Capacity: 120 (seated) – 150 (standing)
The Venetian Room Capacity: 220 (seated) – 350 (standing)
Grand Ballroom Capacity: 580 (seated) – 1100 (standing)
Overlooking the Boston waterfront, this 4 Diamond AAA rated hotel combines luxury service with impressive views. Situated near the Boston Tea Party Museum and Freedom Trail, InterContinental Boston is the perfect home base for exploring the city. Both hotel ballrooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Boston Tea Party ships. A modern promenade is a breathtaking setting for any outdoor celebration. Experienced event professionals are on hand to assist you in creating a memorable celebration.
Abigail Adams Ballroom Capacity: 360 (seated) – 500 (standing)
Rose Kennedy Ballroom Capacity: 770 (seated) – 1,053 (standing)
The Liberty Hotel sits at the foot of Boston’s historic Beacon Hill. The ornate Liberty Ballroom boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that offer guests stunning city views, while the hotel lobby’s 90-foot Rotunda and surrounding catwalks are an ideal space for a pre-function cocktail reception. We also love The Yard for wedding ceremonies in a secret garden-like setting. The Liberty Hotel offers customizable reception menus and a dedicated wedding specialist, ensuring your celebration is as beautiful as you first imagined it.
Liberty Ballroom Capacity: 120 (seated) – 300 (standing)
The Yard Capacity: 250 (standing)
Since first opening their doors in 1927, Boston Park Plaza has hosted some of Boston’s most illustrious weddings and celebrations. Brides will cherish making a spectacular entrance to the Grand Ballroom via the sweeping staircase. Original Baccarat Crystal chandeliers, ornate balconies, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide a dramatic backdrop for any lavish gala. The various function rooms allow for breakout rooms or themed spaces. Boston Park Plaza provides full-service planning and a dedicated team to assist you with a customized and exclusive event package.
Grand Ballroom Capacity: up to 2,200
With easy access to Boston’s Long Wharf and the historic North End, this 4-star waterfront hotel offers certified wedding planners to bring your wedding vision to life. For an atrium-style room with dramatic pillars and soaring ceilings, host a celebration in Palm Garden. Large galas are always stunning in the Harbor View Ballroom with towering floor-to-ceiling windows and a striking circular chandelier. And an adjacent outdoor space allows for al fresco dining or a vibrant cocktail reception with an ocean breeze.
Harbor View Ballroom Outdoor Terrace Capacity: up to 140 (standing)
Harbor View Ballroom Capacity: 150 (seated) – 200 (standing)
Palm Garden Capacity: 360 (seated) – 480 (standing)
Mandarin Oriental, situated on the picturesque Back Bay, is proud to hold both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond awards. The iconic Oriental Ballroom will wow guests with its marble trim, blond satinwood, and lavish silks. Specialized technical features allow for pin spotting and intelligent lighting technology for epic entertainment. The Garden provides a lavish outdoor space with a large grassy area that easily accommodates tenting and ceremonial décor.
Oriental Ballroom Capacity: 450 (seated) – 600 (standing)
This historic landmark, originally constructed in 1922, was once the first Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. As a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Langham Hotel Boston provides an opulent setting for your flawless celebration. This Renaissance Revival Style building gets its design inspiration from the ornate Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome. Celebrants can choose from The Wilson Ballroom which boasts vaulted ceilings and sparkling chandeliers or the Esplanade with its dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Norman B Leventhal Park. For weddings, a dedicated specialist can coordinate all of the details for a stress-free celebration.
Esplanade Capacity: 170 (seated)
The Wilson Ballroom Capacity: up to 210 (standing)
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