Boston, a city best known for its historical landmarks, prestigious universities, winning sports teams, and rich cultural landscape, is also a great place to tie the knot. The world-class city is brimming with traditional and unique venues ranging from classic ballrooms to boutique restaurants, museums, green spaces, and riverbanks. One outstanding place to get married is the Mandarin Oriental, Boston.
Located in the heart of Back Bay with access to all that Boston has to offer – including some incredible spots for photos in addition to its rooftop, the Mandarin Oriental Boston is located not far from the Boston Common, Public Gardens, Copley Square, Boston Harbor, and more iconic locations.
“Our weddings have exclusive access to the entire Arcade floor for privacy and additional rooms to get ready in. We are the only Five Diamond Hotel to have our own private outdoor oasis for ceremonies and receptions. Our happy couples have access to our private rooftop for a unique First Look and a complimentary suite the night of the wedding. Mandarin Oriental in Boston offers guests a discounted overnight room rate for the wedding, and we also offer a post-wedding brunch the morning after; we can even create a special rehearsal dinner and after-party for our happy couples,” says Mandarin Oriental, Boston Director of Catering Carol Vilardi.
The newly renovated event spaces at Mandarin Oriental, Boston were designed as ornate jewel boxes. The 10,000 square feet of facilities are bathed in opulent and creamy neutral tones with complementary accents that give each room its own personality while serving as a transformable canvas for a variety of meetings and events. East Asian and early American chinoiserie references have been woven throughout the refurbished spaces and are apparent in the teal on cotton canvas linen wallcoverings adorned with exotic birds and flowers that have enhanced the pre-function areas. Couples who book weddings at Mandarin Oriental, Boston can also enjoy a complimentary honeymoon night at another Mandarin Oriental property worldwide.
Couples choosing to wed in Boston have a plethora of pleasures to enjoy. Here are five amazing experiences to enjoy!
Helicopter Tour Boston leads the sky-high tour of Boston. Enjoy viewing iconic landmarks and the city’s sensational skyline at sunset, evening, or above Harbor Islands.
Enjoy a private tour and an amazing experience in America’s oldest glass company, Pairpoint Glass. Along with an immersive experience, you will create your own personalized wine glasses that you can monogram with your wedding date.
Historical Walking Tour
Boston Historical Tours will host a three-hour walking tour (or driving, if you prefer) where you will explore iconic landmarks and history. Choose from myriad locations including Downtown Boston, Cambridge, Lexington, Concord, Harvard, and MIT.
Ready, set, skydive over Boston with Boston Skydive Center. Tandem jump from 10,000 feet and experience 40 seconds of freefall, followed by a 5-minute parachute ride back to base. The experience takes off from North Central Airport in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Couples Spa Treatment
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Boston was just named North America’s Best Hotel Spa 2021 by the World Spa Awards. The Couples Experience provides a sanctuary of serenity for the bride and groom to enjoy two simultaneous treatments personalized to their needs, for either 1 hour and 20 minutes or 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Stacey Marcus is a Boston-based freelance lifestyle writer, publicist and content strategist. Her work has appeared in Boston magazine, Boston Common, Bride & Groom Magazine, Destination I Do, Modern Luxury Weddings Boston and Chicago, Ocean Home and playboy.com among others. A former senior editor at New England Bride Magazine, Stacey is also a publicist for non-profit organizations and small businesses. She is the author of a children’s book, A Bed for Every Bear: Tuck’s Tale. Stacey enjoys writing about travel, trends, and romance.