Vendor Spotlight is on Smith & Wollensky; known as America’s Steakhouse, the location at Boston’s Back Bay Castle is like no other of its kind.
1. How did your business come be?
Smith & Wollensky opened in the Back Bay “Castle” in 2004, and is one of the most unique dining experiences and venues in Boston, indulging guests’ sense of history and feeling of luxury in its grand architecture and space, and rich furnishings. The historic stone and brick castle was built in 1891 and originally served as the headquarters for the First Corps of Cadets, and is now listed on the National Historic Register. The first floor gun room, social hall and museum floor now feature the bar and main dining room. With four floors and 26,000 square feet of space, The castle boasts an expansive selection of private dining and event rooms, including the “Battle Room” ballroom – with features such as working fireplaces, a balcony, high ceilings and historic artifacts. The uniqueness and history of the venue make it one of the most coveted settings in Boston to host corporate and social occasions. The venue hosts groups from 20 to 150 for seated dining events and up to 250 for receptions.
2. What are the services you offer?
As your in-house event planners, we’ll support and accommodate all of your needs in creating a spectacular celebration for you and your guests. Whether it is florals, music, specialty linen or just a hand to hold, we would be honored to be your partner in planning your wedding. With over 20 years of event and wedding planning experience, we’ll guide you through the planning process with the utmost professionalism, courtesy and attention to detail. Our flawless execution, coupled with award-winning food and wine selections and our one-of-a-kind event spaces, will create all the elements for an unforgettable occasion.
-Onsite Event Manager
-Complimentary Menu Tasting for up to Four
-Complimentary First Anniversary Dinner for Two
-10% Discount for Military / Veterans
3. Where are you located?
101 Arlington Street | Boston, MA 02116
4. How far in advance to you recommend clients to book?
Typically 8-14 months out, but we just booked a wedding for 100 guests 6 weeks out! If we have your date we can make it happen!
5. What is one piece of advice you give to brides?
It’s important to be able to connect with your event planner. This leads to trust and when you have trust you can sit back and relax and really enjoy your special day. Because we all know, it goes by in the blink-of-an-eye!