Royal Sonesta Boston is a modern hotel located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Couples will experience picturesque views of the Charles River and Boston skyline. They offer both outdoor and newly-renovated indoor options for your celebration. Royal Sonesta Boston is an award-winning venue that combines old-world charm with contemporary elegance.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 550 guests at this waterfront venue. They boast a Riverside Terrace which is perfect for your ceremony or cocktail hour. For your reception, they offer their Grand Ballroom with breathtaking river and city views. It features floor-to-ceiling mirrors, custom wall sconces and innovative lighting. Another option is their Longfellow Suites which features windows showcasing the skyline, as well as French doors that lead to a private terrace. Lastly, they have their Riverfront room which, as the name implies, gives guests a perfect view of the Charles River with their floor-to-ceiling windows.
This full-service venue won WeddingWire’s Couples Choice Award for 2014 and 2016-2017. They offer one-on-one service to give you the attention you deserve. Their services include:
This pet-friendly hotel offers 400 guest rooms and suites. Guests will experience luxurious bedding, a flat-screen HD-LCD television, complimentary Wi-Fi and access to a 24-hour fitness center and atrium-style pool with a seasonal sun deck.
Royal Sonesta Boston is located in Cambridge Massachusetts, three miles from Logan International Airport. It’s across the street from the CambridgeSide Galleria and a five minute walk to Lechmere Square. It’s one mile from Inman Square, two miles to Central Square and three miles to Harvard Square.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Kara · Married on 08/13/2011
My husband and I had the most wonderful wedding at the Royal Sonesta! Their facilities (ballroom, cocktail hour room) are absolutely gorgeous and offer great views of Boston. The food is fantastic, and countless guests told us how amazing it was. Most importantly, the servive that we received from our wedding coordinator was absolutely and incredibly exceptional. He was EXCELLENT - very responsive, extremely helpful. He thought of everything and answered every single question that I had during the entire process. We all knew that every member of their staff was committed to making our day the best it could possibly be, and it was. I can't say enough good things about working with the Sonesta for our wedding. They were wonderful, and everything was gorgeous. HIGHLY recommended!Sent on 08/30/2011
Leah · Married on 06/22/2019
Simply perfect wedding venue
The Royal Sonesta Boston was quite simply the perfect wedding venue for us. The physical space, the hospitality and the food quality all exceeded our expectations. Jim Anello was exceptional to work with. He is the ultimate professional and ensured everything we wanted for our wedding was available. Throughout the planning process he was very responsive and answered all of our questions and made our ideas possible! During the actual wedding weekend he treated us and all of our guests like VIPs and the entire hotel service staff were exceptional hosts.Sent on 07/01/2019
We currently live out of the Boston area as do many of our family and friends so it was important for us to select a hotel location that offered access to all things Boston. Hosting both the ceremony and reception at the hotel also provided easy flow for our entire wedding.
In addition to being perfectly situated, the actual space where we hosted our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were beautiful with clear views of the back bay skyline. There are views with the skyline and lots of green areas and unique sculptures and artwork around the property to take photos. The space generously accommodated our large number of wedding guests (200+). The boutique nature of the hotel was comfortable and allowed our guests to organically run in to each other throughout the weekend.
We are still receiving rave reviews about the food and service from our guests! Jim and his team worked with us to ensure that the menu was specific to our tastes and were able to customize some specialty items. In addition they were very accommodating and well trained on food allergies, which a few of our guests required attention to. The hotel staff even ensured that my husband and I received our special dessert the next day since they knew it was unlikely we would be able to partake during the reception.
We cannot thank the Jim Anello and the Royal Sonesta Boston team for going above and beyond for us and our guests and ensuring we had our dream wedding weekend!
courtney costello · Married on 06/15/2019
Amazing Wedding Venue!
The Sonesta is a "hidden gem" in the city. It is right on the water with views of the city. The food is incredible, all food was served hot to our guests; and the service in planning our wedding along with the day of logistics were not short in meeting our high expectations. Highly recommend the Sonesta!Sent on 07/05/2019