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 360 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. They have their Riverfront room which, as the name implies, gives guests a view of the Charles River and Boston Skyline with their floor-to-ceiling windows. For your convenience, this hotel can also accommodate COVID-friendly micro weddings and minimonies. These types of celebrations ensure that all your loved ones can rejoice in an environment that meets the current COVID guidelines.
This full-service venue offers one-on-one service 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 be provided with a plethora of event items including tables, chairs, linens, lighting, sound, and more. Additional services include, but are not limited to:
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.
41 Reviews for Royal Sonesta Boston
Recommended by 95% of couples
18 User photos
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!
Sherry L. · Getting married on 05/12/2021
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.Sent on 01/07/2020
Julie L. · Married on 10/12/2019
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!Sent on 10/18/2019