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Vendor Spotlight On: The Ritz-Carlton Boston

The Ritz-Carlton in the heart of downtown Boston is exquisitely iconic. Read all about their history and all they offer as a venue…

1.    How did your business come to be? 

With The Ritz-Carlton, Boston’s ninety year history in the city, it’s safe to say creating weddings is not merely a job, it’s a longstanding passion. With a shared vision and commitment to excellence, we can design a celebration to capture any couple’s unique love story. At our current location since 2001 in the heart of downtown Boston, our hotel offers a truly special collection of spaces to host any wedding or reception.  Our largest venue, The Ballroom, boasts a newly redesigned aesthetic that includes wall sconces and antique decorative mirrors, a hand-printed canvas of botanical design, and a neutral color palette with warm hues of silver and taupe that further enhance the already decadent 3,600 sq. ft. space.  And with views overlooking the Boston Common, this ballroom is the perfect setting to create once in a lifetime memories and romantic moments.  We also offer spaces like the new Studio and Avery Bar which are perfect for more intimate ceremonies, rehearsal dinners and even bachelor and bachelorette parties.

2.    What are the services you offer?

With unmatched personal service being a trademark of The Ritz-Carlton brand, our Ladies and Gentleman are 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. Every detail is the result of your vision, which ensures that your wedding day exceeds your every dream and expectation. Our banquet staff executes every event with precise skill, pride, and professionalism. Our wedding specialists will guide you through the important stages of designing your event, establishing a comfortable, confident relationship that eliminates any anxiety and allows you to feel as though you are a guest at your own special event. No request is too large or detail too small for our banquets team, along with our talented culinary artists, who eagerly anticipate impressing you and your guests with dinner menus, cocktails and desserts that will excite all of your senses.

3. Where are you located? 

Perfectly located in the center of the city and only minutes from the financial and theater districts, shops and restaurants of the Back Bay, and cobblestone hills of Beacon Hill, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston overlooks historic and scenic Boston Common, the perfect backdrop for any wedding photos. The hotel’s superior location is in close proximity to Logan Airport and all major train stations for any out of town guests that may be traveling to your wedding.  And, of course, our newly redesigned 193 guest rooms and suites, many with skyline and park views, will welcome your guests in luxurious comfort, and an Exclusive Club Level with additional amenities including a Club Lounge will ensure that all aspects of your wedding day and guest’s stays are flawless and memorable.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book? 

The hotel recommends that couple book their weddings at least a year out if they have a very specific date, however, we can certainly assist with weddings within a year window.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

Josephine Gandolfo, Senior Catering Sales Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston says this:  We always tell brides to enjoy the moment.  Have fun with the planning, and don’t get too stressed out over the little details.