Sophisticated Venues for Boston Weddings

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Celebrate the beginning of your life together at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston. At our sophisticated hotel, couples will discover an urban sanctuary where renovated wedding venues blend romance and modernity. Natural light, views over Boston Common and ballrooms with silver-leaf ceilings and mother-of-pearl accents create the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Recently refreshed, every meeting room at the hotel features state-of-the-art technology, A/V capabilities, and a streamlined aesthetic.

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Weddings and Occasions

3500 sq ft Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Boston Common

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Nine meeting rooms including one boardroom and 10,000 sq ft or total event space
Event and Conference Concierge
Wireless and High-Speed Internet Access
A dedicated events team oversees every step of the planning and execution of your event
The hotel's location provides convenient access to Logan International Airport and South Station
Personalized Touches Create Memorable, Luxury Weddings

Wedding Advisor

Let The Ritz-Carlton, Boston turn your dream wedding into reality as we assist you with every wedding planning detail. Our luxury wedding packages include setup and staging of your chosen wedding venue, creating a romantic atmosphere catering to your preferred style, whether you favor modern and chic or traditional and sophisticated. Our wedding planners can provide an array of personal touches and specialty items to make your Boston wedding one-of-a-kind. To arrange a consultation, please email our Wedding Specialist, Ted Daniels, or call 617-574-7106.

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Weddings Packages Designed Just for You

While our Boston hotel provides you with a comprehensive wedding package, every detail within it is decided by you. Your personalized celebration includes the guidance of our wedding specialists and the skill and professionalism of our banquet staff, allowing you to truly enjoy the day.

Wedding Package

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Wedding Experience

As personalized service is a trademark of The Ritz-Carlton, our staff is pleased to assist you with the selection of flowers, linens, music, china, and décor to ensure that your wedding celebration is the ultimate expression of your heritage and happiness. Our exclusive Wedding Experience Package is designed with this in mind. To arrange a consultation, please email our Wedding Specialist, Jules LaBranche, at jules.labranche@ritzcarlton.com or call at 617.574.7118.

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May I use outside vendors?
You may use outside vendors for your music, wedding cake, flowers, etc.

Are there any guidelines or requirements for using outside vendors?
The hotel requires a certificate of insurance as well as a signed vendor agreement that is provided from the hotel.

Do you have a list of preferred vendors?
Your Ritz-Carlton wedding professional can offer suggested vendors.

What does The Ritz-Carlton provide for weddings and receptions?
The Ritz-Carlton provides all food and beverages, tables and chairs, table linens, silverware and glasses, a dance floor, and staging for your event. The rental of a ceremony location includes chair set-up, staging as well as rehearsal time for the ceremony.

What other services or items can The Ritz-Carlton provide for my event?
The Ritz-Carlton can provide a wide range of specialty items to help you personalize your events, such as Chiavari chairs, specialty linens, specialty base plates, and menu cards. We can also assist you with welcome baskets, bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts, and a variety of other special amenities to help add that personal touch to your wedding. Costs for all items vary.

How do I arrange for flowers?
We suggest one of our florists from our preferred vendors or the hotel also allows outside florists for events.

What is required by the state of Massachusetts for a legal wedding ceremony?
All persons who wish to be married in Massachusetts must have a marriage license issued within the state of Massachusetts. Out-of-state marriage licenses cannot be used in Massachusetts.

The couple must apply in person for a marriage intention application. This requirement applies to both residents and non-residents.

The city of Boston can only issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples from out of state if the couple intends to reside in Massachusetts after the marriage.

There is a three (3) day waiting period to receive your license. License is valid for sixty (60) days from the day you originally file and may be used in any city or town within the Commonwealth. This license cannot be used outside of this state. A waiver of the three (3) day waiting period can be applied for at the city or town clerk’s office where you apply, and then presented to a court of competent jurisdiction for approval.

Any person filing in Massachusetts who has been married and is divorced does not have to file divorce papers, but that individual’s divorce must be final at the time of the application date.

Federal Statutes require the collection of Social Security numbers (SSNs) at the time of application.

When either person is under eighteen (18) years old, a court order must be obtained from the probate court or district court where the minor resides. The parent must accompany the underage person along with the eligible person to court prior to filing for the license. In Boston, proof of age is required if under the age of twenty-four (24). For proof of age, a certified birth record or passport is required.

A Priest, Minister, Rabbi, or Justice of the Peace may perform the ceremony. A Justice of the Peace does not require witnesses to the ceremony. Some religions may require witnesses, so you should contact such person(s) before the ceremony so that the requirement can be met.

The person who performs the ceremony of marriage must sign the license and return it to the city or town where it was issued. That is the only place where the license will be registered.

Out-of-state clergy may perform the ceremony here provided authorization has been obtained from the Secretary of State’s Office at the McCormack Building prior to the ceremony. An office has been set aside for this purpose at the Public Records Division, Department of State Secretary, One Ashburton Place, Room, 1701, Boston, MA  02108. Tel (617) 727-2836. The marriage license will not be registered unless the required authorization is enclosed with the license.

The fee for a Marriage License in Boston is $50 USD (cash only). For further information call (617) 635-4179.

What do I need to know before contacting the hotel?
You should know the estimated number of guests, a date, and an approximate budget for your event. If possible, choose a few alternative dates in case your first choice is not available.

How far in advance should I reserve the date?
Although The Ritz-Carlton, Boston often fills the most popular dates as far as two years in advance, other dates are typically available with less notice. Contact the hotel for more information about available dates.

What is the average cost per person for food and beverage for my wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston?
Based on our current banquet menus, you may expect to spend on average, $135 - $200 USD per person for lunch and $235 - $325 USD per person for dinner, both of which are exclusive of service charge and sales tax. These averages include hors d’oeuvres for your welcome reception, a three-course plated meal, a wedding cake, wine service with the meal, champagne toast, and an open, hosted bar for the entire event, based on a moderate drinking group. Please be aware that our menu items and pricing are subject to change and are guaranteed 90 days in advance. Your final menu pricing will be based on your actual selections. 

What are the deposits based on and when are they due?
An initial deposit of $5,000 USD is required to confirm your wedding day and reserve the space. Additional deposits and full prepayment are required fourteen (14) business days prior to your event. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

When do I need to tell The Ritz-Carlton exactly how many guests will be attending my wedding?
The hotel requires the final guarantee of attendants to be communicated to the catering office no later than noon at least three (3) business days prior to the date of your scheduled event. If the guaranteed number is not provided, the billing will be for the greater of the following: (1) The number of persons for which the party was originally booked or (2) The number of persons in attendance. The hotel will prepare and set for five percent (5%) above the guarantee if requested.

Do the bride and groom get a complimentary room for the wedding night?
The hotel provides a complimentary Suite for the bride and groom on the night of their wedding. The complimentary Suite is offered with a minimum of 100 guests in attendance at the reception.

Are there special room rates for wedding guests?
For family and friends of the wedding party, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston will be happy to quote preferential rates for the week of the event. A block of ten to fifteen (10-15) rooms will be held for guests at a preferential rate, per night plus applicable taxes for Deluxe City View rooms.

What local laws affect events at The Ritz-Carlton?
Due to Massachusetts State law, no alcoholic beverage may be served until 12 p.m. on Sundays.

What weather should I expect at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston?
Boston has four seasons: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer

May I take pictures at The Ritz-Carlton if my wedding is to be held elsewhere?
We reserve photography privileges for couples whose weddings or receptions are held at The Ritz-Carlton.

What kind of music is available?
Your personal wedding professional can help select the perfect musical accompaniment. Choices include a harpist, saxophonists, classical duos or quartets, jazz or salsa bands, or a DJ, which is provided by Music Management.

Celebrate Your Wedding
Boston’s Newest Luxury Venues

Modern Boston wedding inspired by making your dreams come true overlooking the Boston Common. Beautifully renovated, the wedding venues at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston speak to couples who seek both modernity and romance. Discover flexible spaces for ceremonies and receptions of any size, where natural light and quietly luxurious finishes welcome personalized décor and experiences that honor the bridal couple.

Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
The Ballroom 78x43x12 3354 300 200 70 78 300 270
The Studio 58x20x11.4 1160 78 60 45 48 200 80
The Avery Room 18.2x23.5x12 427.7 35 18 16 15 45 24
The Tremont Room 17.9x23.5x12 420.65 25 18 12 12 30 10
Winter Boardroom 13.4x20.1x12 269.34 - - 10 - 10 10
The Mason Room 15.1x17.4x12 262.74 12 12 10 9 25 10
The Boylston Room 17.1x33.6x12 574.56 50 30 26 30 50 50
The Washington Room 62x37x11.6 2294 300 130 50 68 250 150
Salon 1 31x37x11.6 1147 120 50 26 35 150 75
Salon 2 31x37x11.6 1147 120 50 26 35 150 75
The Hamilton Room 59x21x10.4 1239 150 80 50 52 125 100
The Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
78x43x12
Area (sq.ft)
3354
Theater
300
Schoolroom
200
Conference
70
U-Shape
78
Reception
300
Banquet
270
The Studio
Dimensions (LxWxH)
58x20x11.4
Area (sq.ft)
1160
Theater
78
Schoolroom
60
Conference
45
U-Shape
48
Reception
200
Banquet
80
The Avery Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.2x23.5x12
Area (sq.ft)
427.7
Theater
35
Schoolroom
18
Conference
16
U-Shape
15
Reception
45
Banquet
24
The Tremont Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.9x23.5x12
Area (sq.ft)
420.65
Theater
25
Schoolroom
18
Conference
12
U-Shape
12
Reception
30
Banquet
10
Winter Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.4x20.1x12
Area (sq.ft)
269.34
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
10
U-Shape
-
Reception
10
Banquet
10
The Mason Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.1x17.4x12
Area (sq.ft)
262.74
Theater
12
Schoolroom
12
Conference
10
U-Shape
9
Reception
25
Banquet
10
The Boylston Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.1x33.6x12
Area (sq.ft)
574.56
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
26
U-Shape
30
Reception
50
Banquet
50
The Washington Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
62x37x11.6
Area (sq.ft)
2294
Theater
300
Schoolroom
130
Conference
50
U-Shape
68
Reception
250
Banquet
150
Salon 1
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31x37x11.6
Area (sq.ft)
1147
Theater
120
Schoolroom
50
Conference
26
U-Shape
35
Reception
150
Banquet
75
Salon 2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
31x37x11.6
Area (sq.ft)
1147
Theater
120
Schoolroom
50
Conference
26
U-Shape
35
Reception
150
Banquet
75
The Hamilton Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
59x21x10.4
Area (sq.ft)
1239
Theater
150
Schoolroom
80
Conference
50
U-Shape
52
Reception
125
Banquet
100
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
The Ballroom 23.8x13.1x3.7 311.6 300 200 70 78 300 270
The Studio 17.7x6.1x3.5 107.8 78 60 45 48 200 80
The Avery Room 5.5x7.2x3.7 39.7 35 18 16 15 45 24
The Tremont Room 5.5x7.2x3.7 39.1 25 18 12 12 30 10
Winter Boardroom 4.1x6.1x3.7 25 - - 10 - 10 10
The Mason Room 4.6x5.3x3.7 24.4 12 12 10 9 25 10
The Boylston Room 5.2x10.2x3.7 53.4 50 30 26 30 50 50
The Washington Room 18.9x11.3x3.5 213.1 300 130 50 68 250 150
Salon 1 9.4x11.3x3.5 106.6 120 50 26 35 150 75
Salon 2 9.4x11.3x3.5 106.6 120 50 26 35 150 75
The Hamilton Room 18x6.4x3.2 115.1 150 80 50 52 125 100
The Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.8x13.1x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
311.6
Theater
300
Schoolroom
200
Conference
70
U-Shape
78
Reception
300
Banquet
270
The Studio
Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.7x6.1x3.5
Area (sq.mt)
107.8
Theater
78
Schoolroom
60
Conference
45
U-Shape
48
Reception
200
Banquet
80
The Avery Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.5x7.2x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
39.7
Theater
35
Schoolroom
18
Conference
16
U-Shape
15
Reception
45
Banquet
24
The Tremont Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.5x7.2x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
39.1
Theater
25
Schoolroom
18
Conference
12
U-Shape
12
Reception
30
Banquet
10
Winter Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.1x6.1x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
25
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
10
U-Shape
-
Reception
10
Banquet
10
The Mason Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6x5.3x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
24.4
Theater
12
Schoolroom
12
Conference
10
U-Shape
9
Reception
25
Banquet
10
The Boylston Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.2x10.2x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
53.4
Theater
50
Schoolroom
30
Conference
26
U-Shape
30
Reception
50
Banquet
50
The Washington Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.9x11.3x3.5
Area (sq.mt)
213.1
Theater
300
Schoolroom
130
Conference
50
U-Shape
68
Reception
250
Banquet
150
Salon 1
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.4x11.3x3.5
Area (sq.mt)
106.6
Theater
120
Schoolroom
50
Conference
26
U-Shape
35
Reception
150
Banquet
75
Salon 2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.4x11.3x3.5
Area (sq.mt)
106.6
Theater
120
Schoolroom
50
Conference
26
U-Shape
35
Reception
150
Banquet
75
The Hamilton Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18x6.4x3.2
Area (sq.mt)
115.1
Theater
150
Schoolroom
80
Conference
50
U-Shape
52
Reception
125
Banquet
100
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • 35MM Projector
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Panel
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • Overhead Projector
  • PA System
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Event Lighting
  • Locksmith
  • Message Service
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
  • Translator
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Installed Stage
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
  • Wall Charts
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:$35.00 / Person
  • Coffee Break:$20.00 / Person
  • Dinner:$285.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$66.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$98.00 / Person
  • Reception:$52.00 / Person
  • Third-party partners comply with MI cleanliness standards