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Pricing Information

Reception
$20,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar
$22 starting price
Reception
$15,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar
$22 starting price

About

Royal Sonesta Boston is a modern hotel located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Couples hosting their wedding here 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 host up to 360 guests at this waterfront venue. This location features 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. Here, you鈥檒l find floor-to-ceiling mirrors, custom wall sconces, and innovative lighting. Another option is their Longfellow Suite which features windows showcasing the skyline, as well as French doors that lead to a private terrace. Their Riverfront room, as the name implies, gives guests a view of the Charles River and Boston Skyline with its floor-to-ceiling windows. For your convenience, this hotel can also accommodate micro weddings and minimonies.

Services Offered

This full-service venue offers one-on-one assistance to give you the attention you deserve. You can work with their dedicated event team to make sure that your big day runs without a hitch. You can also make use of a plethora of event items including tables, chairs, linens, lighting, sound equipment, and more. Additional services include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridal suite
  • In-house caterer
  • In-house bar
  • Cake
  • The ability to work with outside vendors
  • Accommodation

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$20,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$15,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Event Planning
Glassware
Linens
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$22

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Ashley M. Married on 09/25/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, helpful, and beyond accommodating - simply the best venue!

The entire weekend was beyond our wildest expectations thanks to Bianca and the whole Royal Sonesta team! My mom and I are very much detail orientated perfectionists and everything was beyond perfect! For every step along the way, from the planning process (which was longer than anticipated thanks to covid postponements - which the Sonesta was so incredibly helpful and accommodating with) to the end, Bianca flawlessly guided, assisted, and implemented our vision. We appreciated how she responded immediately to all our numerous emails and questions, took care of ALL of our special requests, and gave us lots of great ideas. We were so worried about all the little details and Bianca continually made us feel more relaxed with her knowledge and command of the event and of the workings of the hotel! When the wedding weekend began, Bianca was so attentive to the whole bridal party, family members, and honestly every guest - making everyone feel so special! Bianca ran the rehearsal like a seasoned pro and then day of- she transformed the rooms to our exact plan and then some! Everything was beyond perfect! My mom visiting the area to check in, interrupting preparations; and each time, Bianca stopped what she were doing to show her the progress of what was done! Never a complaint, always a smile. Bianca was always so very calm and made us feel so comfortable constantly. The Sonesta staff was always present and available and always with a positive and happy attitude and took such good care of us!

All of our guests kept telling us over and over how great the food was, how kind and attentive the staff was, and how wonderful everyone they encountered treated them. The food was outstanding! High quality restaurant level food, not normal wedding banquet food we have had at other weddings. Appetizers to dinner to late night treats to the brunch! We loved having the same staff help us over the weekend. They all seemed so focused and determined to make our weekend be perfect. And it was!

After helping my brother plan his wedding which is unfortunately not able to be in Boston or at the Royal Sonesta - I have come to appreciate even more how absolutely amazing, helpful, and beyond accommodating the Royal Sonesta was on our big day. I cannot recommend the Royal Sonesta enough!!
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Sherry L. Married on 05/12/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Place for a Wedding!

We were helped every step of the way. Every detail of our daughter's wedding came out wonderfully. The food was very tasty, the view was superb and the help we received from the wedding planner, Sabrina, was beyond terrific. She gave us great recommendations for florist and photographer and was helpful in every way imaginable. Also, she was very familiar with what we needed for a Jewish wedding. You'll not find a better place to hold a wedding and a better person to help you with it.
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Julie L. Married on 10/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection!

I recently hosted my son's welcome reception at The Royal Sonesta Boston. I dealt with Ashley, who made my vision come to life. I wanted the event to take place outside on the terrace, in cocktail party style, so people would mix and mingle. Just in case of inclement weather, Ashley also held a room inside that overlooked the river. The weather did not cooperate, but Ashley and her team set up the room like the cocktail party I envisioned. I left the decorations in Ashley's care and without instruction, the room was set up beautifully. The food was amazing. My guests had a wonderful time, and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. I highly recommend having an event here!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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Bianca Dickey
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Weddings are one of my favorite events to help a bride & groom plan. They are always so personalized and everyone is there to help celebrate the new couple!

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