The Row Hotel at Assembly Row is a classy hotel wedding venue for couples planning a wedding in the greater Somerville, Massachusetts area. This luxurious hotel is a new addition to the busy community of Assembly Row, and couples will find themselves within walking distance to many of the attractions the neighborhood has to offer. Just off the Mystic River, this venue is only 15 minutes from the Boston Logan International Airport.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue welcomes up to 150 guests to couples’ weddings. The hotel has grand ballrooms and banquet hall spaces for couples to use in any capacity they wish. Couples can host ceremonies and receptions, as well as bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners in these gorgeous spaces. The ballroom spaces are incredibly sleek and modern, while still feeling warm thanks to golden tones in the carpet that match the glow of overhead light fixtures. In both the Assembly and Ford Ballrooms, large floor-to-ceiling windows line one wall, and while they may be perfect for a ballroom ceremony, the drapes can be closed for a private reception. The Ford Ballroom, in fact, has many times the windows when compared to the Assembly Ballroom, making it a natural choice for a ceremony or cocktail reception. There is even an outdoor terrace with strings of market lights, potted greenery, and furnishings.
Couples will find all-inclusive packages for their wedding day at The Row Hotel at Assembly Row. Naturally, as it is a hotel, there are options for accommodations. There is also catering and bar services from the venue’s kitchen. Couples can relax on their wedding day and in the time spent leading to it, thanks to professional staff members’ help with event planning, cake, setup and cleanup, liability insurance, lighting and sound, and valet parking. There is also additional onsite parking at this venue, wifi, and getting ready rooms. Couples can enjoy their privacy as they relax and ready themselves for the wedding celebration. Event rentals and items are available for the wedding as well. Couples can use:
Catering services begin when couples join the hotel’s kitchen staff for tastings. This helps determine the items on their menu the night of the wedding. They can also choose their serving style, or items that suit their serving style. The decision may be difficult, given that couples can choose among buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, french service, hors d’oeuvres, outside cake, plated, servers, and stations. Meanwhile, bartenders pour drinks from behind a cash, limited, or open bar. They fill flutes for a champagne toast, and they can mix and pour a signature drink. Other beverage options include:
Couples can stay in the luxury guest rooms and suites at The Row Hotel at Assembly Row. These rooms feature comfortable furnishings and accommodations, along with modern technologies and conveniences. Couples can book blocks of rooms for their guests on the night or weekend of the wedding.
8 Reviews for The Row Hotel at Assembly Row
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Gc · Married on 08/12/2019
Phenomenal experience at The Row
What can I say but, wow, it has been a month since our wedding and we still think about how lucky we were to have been able to celebrate our special day at The Row. Abby and her team were absolutely impeccable, from our first planning visit through to the end of the night on our actual wedding day. We were shocked at how wonderfully the event turned out, and, frankly, so was every one of our guests. I don’t think that anywhere else could have knocked it out of the park on every single detail the way the team at The Row did.
First, the hotel itself is incredibly unique, drawing back on its history as a manufacturing plant. We visited a lot of locations, and just thought a hotel venue couldn’t work for us until we visited The Row – its character shines through with the spiral staircase and scrap metal sculptures, and its boutique size made it feel like the building had been built for our event. The entire event space -an entire floor- was reserved for our event, and it included a separate cocktail hour area, an outdoor patio, a lounge area, and the main ballroom. It felt much more like a rented a mansion than a hotel event space.
Secondly, food is very important to us, and this was one of the key components in our choice of venue. James and the food/beverage staff really knocked it out of the park and put together a unique menu for our event, tailoring it to our preferences and our theme. Frankly, it’s not easy to maintain food standards when catering to a large group like we had, but the team managed to create a meal for everyone that was every bit as well done as our tasting for four – which is to say it was phenomenal. Try a meal at the hotel, or even just a cocktail and a snack at the lobby bar, and you will see what I mean. Everything was prepared fresh just behind the door to the ballroom, and it showed.
Lastly, and most importantly, we can’t say enough great things about the staff. This is what really sets the best places apart. Abby was a true partner with us every step of the way, and without her help we couldn’t have created the unique wedding that we wanted. We had some requests that, I am sure, were unusual. Rather than be discouraged, Abby was excited by the challenge and worked with us to make sure everything went just how we envisioned it. On the actual day of the wedding, it became clear how many people were working behind the scenes to make our event happen.
I am an honest rater and can usually find something to criticize, but in this case there really is nothing that could have been better. I can see why The Row has been rated as a top 50 hotel in the world by Travel+Leisure magazine. Thank you for everything, and we will certainly be back for a drink whenever we are back in the area.
Sent on 09/18/2019
Jason R. · Married on 08/01/2020
A True Dream Come True
It was hard enough wanting to keep our wedding date and trying to get married in the midst of a pandemic. We had high hopes and high expectations and wanted a great day we would remember for the rest of our lives. Elise and the team at The Row gave us just that and then some.Sent on 11/19/2020
Ganesh, our head chef, put together one of the most stellar menus we could ever hope to offer our guests. The tasting we had with him answered every question we could ever have about the food we honestly loved to serve all our guests. Three delicious entrée items, hors' d'oeuvres that our guests could not stop raving about long after the wedding, and two signature cocktails that expressed who we were as a couple.
I only started with the food. Elise, our wedding planner and the Director of Sales at the Row was a consummate professional and the greatest pleasure to work with. She ensured everything was safe for a Covid wedding with social distancing, masks, and set expectations perfectly while executing every bit of it on site. The event was ever changing due to the pandemic, and Elise was never once flustered and was always able to offer alternatives and accommodate everything she could. Even on the wedding day, we found a few things she threw in especially for us as little surprises just from the time she got to know us (like an adorable picture of our cat in front of our reception space).
All in all, though our guest count was only 20, we had an afternoon and evening we will always remember. I cannot express how much we enjoyed our time at the Row and working with this team. Weddings are once in a lifetime, but if we ever need to host another event, we will always look to Elise and the team first.
Vaughn H. · Married on 11/02/2019
Exceeded our expectations
Without hesitation, we offer our highest recommendation to the Row Hotel. With an ear-to-ear smile, here are a few words about our experience. Back in November 2018, we first sat down with Abigail, who is the Sales and Catering Manager. Over the year, she skillfully coordinated all of the details and provided a vision for how we could pull off the best party of the year. Time flew by; the next thing we know, it's the day of our wedding. The entire Row Hotel staff, from the bartenders to the valet, the managers to the cleaning crew, all accommodated our guests and us superbly. We appreciate all the small things and the big gestures. In all, we could not have imagined a better way to launch our new lives together than at the Row Hotel. See you next year on our anniversary!Sent on 11/07/2019
We highly recommend this venue Abigail & her staff are truly amazing!