Three contemporary New England locations for your ultra-modern big day


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It’s not your grandmother’s wedding. Celebrate in style during these contemporary city digs.


Photo by Tarren Bailey

CLEAR CUT

Tight
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Number of heads Up to 60 seated or 125 for a standing reception
Price available on demand

The Glass House in Kendall Square is named not only for the building materials, but also as a nod to the neighborhood’s rich glassmaking history. Flooded with natural light and filled with clean lines and quirky art, the 6,500 square foot space is fitted with sliding glass doors, so you can customize the restaurant to your needs (and make sure you’re always in sight. of the dance floor). Walk down the driveway to the outdoor patio overlooking the Charles, then retreat inside for a ‘Boston reception’ – one of the many optional themed reception packages – complete with mini lobster rolls and their chowder. clams, five-time Boston Harborfest winner. A year later, return to Glass House to relive your nuptials with a free anniversary dinner for two. Glass is a better first birthday gift than paper anyway.

SEARCHES OF GUESTS

Just a walk through the Charles is the Whitney Hotel, named after former owner Henry Melville Whitney (we have to thank him for the T). Guests can dine at the on-site Peregrine (sister of Juliette de Somerville) restaurant and show a room key for perks at nearby stores – free gelato from Beacon Hill Chocolates is a must.

Photo courtesy of the Omni Boston at the Seaport Hotel

ELEGANT SEA PORT

Omni Boston Hotel at Seaport
Boston, Massachusetts
Number of heads Up to 1,800 seats
Price From $ 50,000

Bring new meaning to your ‘big’ day at the Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport, Boston’s largest hotel to open in decades. Celebrate with loved ones (and more) in an extravagant over 25,000 square foot ballroom, or say ‘yes’ in the aptly named contemporary room featuring 10 foot floor-to-ceiling windows and a patio with view of the harbor skyline. Treat your guests to a block of rooms, but keep the top-floor suite (with a pool table, tub, and private screening room) to yourself. And once here, why go? Catch the big game and savor orange blossom wings with orange blossom honey at the chic Sporting Club without appeal, take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool open all year round and sip French Berry Frosé at the bar of the swimming pool, or dispel pre-wedding nervousness with a treatment at the on-site spa.

SINGLE SELLER

Brighten up your party by calling on the pros at Neon williams, where they’ve been bending glass since the 1930s. Browse their rental catalog or have them create a personalized piece that you take home after tying the knot. You’ll be in good company: The Somerville store is behind many of Boston’s iconic marquees, from the Paramount Theater to the Citgo brand.

Photo by George Street Photo and Video

Photo by George Street Photo and Video

PARTY LIKE A ROCK STAR

Studio B
Boston, Massachusetts
Number of heads Up to 120 seats
Price From $ 20,000

Music lovers, beware: Studio B is the perfect place to start the party. Located next to Gare du Nord and connected to the Big Night Live concert hall and Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina, this multifunctional space is tailor-made for a celebration. This is even where elite runners hosted their Boston Marathon after-party this year. You can dance the night away on the oversized hexagonal tiled floors under the exposed rafters and spherical lighting. Have a drink in the expansive marble bar, flanked by record displays by some of the greats of music, and admire the view of Causeway Street. Brick walls painted with a giant ticket emblazoned with the words “Live Big” should set the tone for the evening.

PRE-MARRIAGE ACTIVITY

Customers can explore their artistic sides at Mass art museum, Boston’s newest museum of contemporary art. Located in the former Bakalar and Paine Galleries, the reinvented space – with a new main entrance on Huntington Avenue – was only opened 13 days before the pandemic forced the museum to go virtual, but it’s now back. with multimedia facilities and community events. Better yet: entry is free for all.

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