Your daughter has just become engaged. How wonderful and exciting! You are crazy about the young man she has chosen to marry and are thrilled that they have found each other. Your daughter wants a traditional wedding with a large bridal party and very quickly, the guest list is topping 250. Now what?
Where do you begin to look for a venue that can accommodate a large wedding? First, determine the tone you want to set for the occasion. Do you want a formal wedding or a rustic, country feel? Does your budget allow for minimal décor? Then, you will want to choose a space that is pretty in and of itself. If you have more budget flexibility, think about hiring an Event Planner or Designer and let a professional transform your venue into the wedding you and your bride-to-be daughter have been dreaming about for years!
Now for the logistics. Do you want the ceremony and celebration at the same location where the guests will stay for weekend or do you plan to provide transportation to the wedding site? In the case of a large wedding with more than 250 people, moving guests from place to place and the ease in doing so is very important. If you are planning to get married at the reception site, it is even more important to have plenty of space so that your guests can move from the ceremony to the cocktail space and then to the reception seamlessly.
Weddings bring family and friends together to celebrate a happy occasion. It is wonderful if all your guests have the option to stay under one roof- especially the bridal party. This way, no one has to worry about being late to the ceremony nor will you need to be concerned about the safety of guests who have a bit too much fun at the reception.
If you are planning a luxurious wedding in Boston, there are several large venues able to accommodate a growing guest list: Boson Marriott Long Wharf , The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Westin Copley Place,The Museum of Fine Arts, and The Museum of Science to name a few. We were thrilled when a newly engaged client of ours chose The Intercontinental Boston to hold their daughter’s wedding. Located on the waterfront, The Intercontinental is a large venue with excellent food and exemplary service, able to handle the details of hosting a large wedding. Our bride and groom, and their parents, will certainly have the wedding of their dreams, and their many guests will feel well cared for while they enjoy a weekend celebrating the happy couple.