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The Marliave

Boston, MA View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
3 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

The Marliave is a wedding reception and rehearsal dinner venue located in Boston, Massachusetts. As one of Boston’s oldest restaurants, you are guaranteed an exceptional and memorable dining experience for you and your guests. Steeped in Boston tradition, the Marliave was opened in 1885, and has been serving exquisite and decadent cuisine for over a century. Host your bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner or reception in this cozy Boston dining landmark.

Facilities and Capacity

The Marliave offers two private event spaces for your affair! The main dining room accommodates up to 80 seated guests (100 standing), while the lounge seats up to 40 people. The two spaces may be rented together to accomodate a party of up to 120 guests, giving you access to two gorgeous marble bars and two floors of venue space.

Services Offered

The Marliave offers private event dining services for weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. The cuisine at the Marliave can be catered to your tastes, with options from French dishes, to Italian staples, and American favorites. Their professional and talented staff can account for a variety of dietary restrictions, including:

  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

History

The Marliave restaurant was opened in 1885 by Henry Marliave, a French immigrant from Paris, who arrived in Boston with simply a collection of recipes and a dream of bringing a taste of France to America. His dream was realized with the opening of the Marliave, which has become a Boston landmark, surviving the test of time and bringing a piece of history into the present.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Set Up

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Katie Married on 07/20/2019
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    You should have your reception or really any party here.

    I had a wedding of about 80 people. I chose Marliave because they're a good value, I've eaten dinner at the restaurant before, and the upstairs had the aesthetic that I wanted (black floors and white walls, marble bar, classy and simple, cool lighting fixtures). Oh what a good choice I made. The managers I worked with leading up to the wedding were super helpful, responsive, and always made me feel confident leading up to the big day. The place looked beautiful on the day of the wedding- they received the flower delivery, printed menus, organized the DJ's set up, and put out votive candles. During the cocktail hour everyone was wandering around with delicious mojitos, old fashioneds, aperol spritzes, and more. The dinner came out quick and easy, and everyone LOVED their food. My salmon was perfectly cooked, the beef tenderloin was "melt in your mouth" according to several guests, and everyone was stealing the mushroom risotto from my cousin's plate. Despite having to wrangle a large, rowdy crowd of Bostonians all night, the Marliave staff was cheery and helpful up until the very end. I honestly wish I could have more parties here. I may. A+, Marliave... A+.
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    Gc Married on 08/13/2016
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    Really great experience to have our wedding reception here. They are a great value - there is no venue fee - you just have to pay a minimum for food and drink. What a breath of fresh air in the wedding industry. We had an easy time coordinating with the employees there - and they were extremely accommodating whenever we would "stop by" to look at the space and plan, etc. For brides looking for a restaurant venue - this is a great choice!
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    Jessica Married on 05/18/2012
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    We had a small wedding reception for 26 in the upstairs bar. Fantastic food, drinks, and atmosphere, and the staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. I received several compliments from our guests on the choice of reception location - my brother even told me it was the best steak he had ever eaten! Absolutely a wonderful place for a small reception, and a great value!

Awards

  • 3

Real Weddings

  • LeighAnn & Nate
    68 photos · 09/28/2019
  • Bryan & Evie
    26 photos · 07/12/2016

Map

10 Bosworth St Boston, MA, 02108
6174220004
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