Event Spaces available at The State Room Boston for your Boston wedding event venue:
The Great Room
The Great Room hosts a 2,400 square feet of glass for a panoramic view of the skyline! It can host 650 people for dinner. The two floor wedding event venue space has a balcony that is most commonly used for cocktail hour. The balcony is connected to the main floor via a flowing staircase.
When standing on either floor, guests can soak up the floor to ceiling window view from the sixty state street skyscraper.
It is an iconic event space with endless possibilities for event design. It’s breathtaking view of the city is amazing for wedding photography. The interior is has a modern style.
My all-time favorite to take State Room Boston wedding photos is The Great Room! The windows are floor to ceiling (20 feet high and 120 feet across) and offer panoramic views of the city WHILE still being in the city. It’s remarkable. The Great Room can host 650 people for a wedding dinner. I love it when couples have their ceremony in this space, mainly because it means that brides can walk down the floating staircase into the ceremony space. It’s rare that I’m able to be indoors from a high vantage point, photographing the bride and all of her guests AND the skyline all at once. In terms of State Room wedding photos, this room is where it’s at.
The Harborside Salon
Harborside Salon is the most luxurious event space in the city, perfect for any Boston wedding. With a gorgeous view from 33 stories high, Harborside has been host to hundreds of weddings. For those looking for a more intimate setting at the State Room Boston, the salon offers two smaller salons with retractable walls that can be used for any event.
Cityside seamlessly blends historical pedigree and modern elegance, with an open floor plan and 8 windows showcasing the breathtaking views of the financial hub.
Can I have my wedding rehearsal dinner at the State Room?
Absolutely, your wedding event coordinator will schedule your wedding rehearsal dinner on a separate date at The State Room Boston.
How much is a wedding at the State Room Boston?
The Longwood Event Venues have event minimums, which can range from $25,000-$40,000. These event service fees are subject to change, depending on the date.
Contact at 617-854-5000 or email@example.com for detailed services.
What style is the State Room Boston wedding venue?
Modern, city chic, harborside romance!
This sixty State Street Skyscraper has a night view with golden cityside twinkly lights at a location with a capacity to host all of your favorite friends and family members.
All of the event spaces at The State Room Boston, operated by Longwood Venues, believe that a clean design allows for personalization – whether it’s a daytime brunch or a night evening reception. Bring in details, like glamorous sparkly linens, so that it can truly feel like you! Keep the ideas coming because there are endless possibilities for event design.
Do you have any tips for people taking selfies at the State Room Boston?
The State Room Boston view is the star of the show! The floor to ceiling windows present an colorful sunset show and a romantic night presentation of city lights. The difficult thing is that it can be rather difficult to take selfies because of the reflections in the windows and the backlit.
If possible, use an external flash to balance out the light.
In a pinch, have someone else hold a phone with the flashlight on, and don’t use flash!
When in doubt, just ask your trusty favorite Boston photographer to take a photo of you at the State Room Boston. Most likely than not, the photographer will be wandering around cocktail hour and the reception to take photos of the wedding guests!
Can I host corporate events at The State Room Boston?
Absolutely. This Sixty State Street Skyscraper is great for corporate functions, business meetings, and networking events. Its contemporary design is a great site with an incredible cityside view.
This State Room Boston event space at 60 State Street is managed by Longwood Events.
When contacting them, be sure to ask about their catering services, capacity, and fee.
The Longwood team will do a great job with your company.
Should I get uplighting for The State Room Boston?
Boston wedding couples who love to party ontop this sixty state street skyscraper might love the color changes that uplighting services can bring to the wedding reception venue.
Uplighting could really transform a space, with warm amber colors for dinner, to all sorts of energetic colors during the wedding reception party! (… especially if there’s EDM or house music.) It also makes hanging out at the State Room Boston bar look super cool.
As a Boston wedding photographer, I really love the effect that uplighting has on photography, especially at the State Room Boston. It brings an extra colorful dimension.
and if you’re wondering, No – Uplighting will not take away from the State Room Boston view!
Should I get different wedding linens for my Boston State Room wedding?
For wedding couples that want to really personalize the dinner table, they could select different types of linens for the table – all sorts of colors, fabrics, and textures. Ask the Longwood team for suggestions!
The editorial photographer in me really enjoys photographing the wedding reception details. Other folks on your wedding vendor team like your florist wedding vendor or wedding design vendor will very much appreciate these detail photos!
Is there a bridal suite?
Behind the balcony in the State Room Boston Great Room is a small hidden room that is perfect for the bridal suite. Though it’s not a traditional hotel room, wedding bridal parties can get ready here before the ceremony. It’s a perfect location for bridal parties to chill out during the cocktail hour as well if they don’t want to join the rest of the wedding reception guests.
The wedding catering staff there do a fantastic job, and if you’re part of the wedding party that is hiding there during wedding cocktail hour, the catering group will bring your h’orderves!
Can I have open bar at the The State Room Boston wedding reception?
Absolutely. Please ask Longwood / State Room Boston about their bar fee.
The quality of their house beer, house wine, and house spirits selection is amazing.
The wedding bartenders are always knowledgeable and friendly. They provide a fantastic service! I’ve attended many The State Room Boston wedding receptions and have heard many guests rave about how funny the wedding bartenders are.
Can I visit The State Room Boston?
Site tours of the State Room Boston wedding venue are available upon request. Check out their site here to contact them!
What venue fees should I be aware of?
Each wedding at the State Room Boston is a little different and of course, The State Room Boston wedding venue is not like a typical Hotel wedding. Be sure to ask about the fee surrounding tax, gratuity, etc. Be sure to also ask about wedding overtime fee and if there’s a wedding cake cutting fee.
What kinds of tables are best for The State Room Boston?
This is such a loaded question! I love how blank this event space is. Any couple can really choose how to design the State Room Boston Great Room for the wedding receptions.
You can choose long rectangular table design for a wedding banquet feel, a big 10ft round table setting that is common in classic traditional New England wedding receptions, smaller round tables, or a combination of all the above tables!
What photography tips should my photographer know?
It’s a beautiful wedding event space, but can be a tricky venue to light evenly.
There are two main reasons why lighting the State Room Boston Great Room during weddings is tricky:
The first has to do with the gigantic windows in the State Room Boston venue. For early wedding ceremonies, the light that shines through the large windows in the Great Room is extremely bright. My lighting preferences is to have two off-camera flashes so that I can balance the outside light with the indoor. Coupled with dynamic range in our cameras and good post processing, this Boston wedding venue’s photos will be as amazing as it is to the eye!
The second reason this State Room Boston wedding event space is tricky is because of the high ceilings. Traditional on-camera flash bouncing is not as possible because the ceilings are so high! Luckily, the contemporary design has gray walls, so bouncing on-camera flash off the walls is a possibility. I try to minimize the amount of flash I use so that I am not distracting to guests, but sometimes with challenging cityside venues like this, it’s necessary!
What are the popular restaurants and bakeries in North End?
Mike’s Pastries, Modern Pastry, and Bova’s are the trifecta of Italian bakeries. Everything from Italian cookies, pizelles, tiramisu, and of course, cannolis!
The North End has incredible restaurants with insanely fast service, too. Neptune’s Lobster has the best lobster rolls in the state. The Daily Catch has spectacular aglio olio squid ink pasta with delicious garlic.
During COVID, you can grab your food and go to the harbor to enjoy the ocean view. You can also head to Christopher Columbus park to sit on the benches for a water view, or a view of the Marriott Custom House clocktower. The North End always has an event or a celebration going on. If you’re lucky, you might be able to catch one of those parades on your way to the wedding. At the same time, if you’re driving, be sure to leave extra time to get to the wedding in case there is Boston traffic.
My associate photographer and I used to go to Bova’s after Boston wedding days to grab ourselves some pastries and food so that we can eat them while we edit ceremony and reception photos the next day!
What hotels are close to The State Room Boston?
Hyatt Centric Faneuil Hall Boston
Set in the heart of a bustling Downtown Boston, this upscale hotel is just 2 minutes walk away from your nearest subway stop and 4 minutes on foot to Faneuil Hall Marketplace- one of Boston’s most popular attractions! This Boston hotel is close to the Boston State Room is a great place to stay if you’re in town for a Boston wedding.
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston
This Boston hotel is located on an amazing spot in Boston, overlooking the harbor. The rooms are all suites and range from 260 to 1225 square feet! You can walk there within 4 minutes or less since it’s a short distance away from Faneuil Hall.
This sophisticated, all-suite hotel has everything you need for your next city vacation with family or friends right by one of America’s most historic sites: Beacon Hill Park and Charles River Esplanade. It overlooks the beautiful view of the Harbor just steps away from lively Quincy Market & North End restaurants (some featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners).
As a photographer, it’s incredible to take photos from the top of the clocktower.
The Bostonian Boston
Bostonian Boston hotel is in great location if you’re a tourist because it’s across the street from Faneuil Hall and right along the Freedom Trail. Boston is well-known for being chock full of history, so it’s no wonder tourists flock to this city! The Bostonian is within walking distance to the Boston State Room is a great place to stay if you’re in town for a Boston wedding.
Omni Parker House
The Boston cream pie is claimed to have been first created at the Parker House hotel in 1881 by French chef Raelyn. He was a culinary mastermind, who led their staff from 1865 until his retirement ten years later and helped make this iconic dessert as well as other dishes for guests of the hotel.
If you’re attending a State Room Boston wedding and pass by the Omni Parker House, you’ll definitely have to pop in for a Boston Cream Pie!
The Omni is also a beautiful Boston wedding spot to have a wedding!
XV Beacon Hotel
Staying at the Four-Star XV Beacon, a Boston boutique hotel in the exclusive Beacon Hill neighborhood makes you feel like a Brahmin with your very own home. The Boston Beacon Hill view of cobble stones, brick lined brownstones, and adorable window flower boxes are a treat!
If you’re a photographer, be sure to bring your camera when you head to Acorn St.
Boston Marriott Long Wharf
This modern hotel is situated in the heart of Boston’s historic district and perched on a pier overlooking the ocean. The location couldn’t be more picturesque, as you can see for yourself when taking an evening stroll along one of America’s most famous roads: Atlantic Ave!
This upmarket property offers guests luxury amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi throughout all public areas (including guest rooms), spacious suites with spectacular harbor views from floor-to-ceiling windows, 24 hour room service by award winning chef John Rogers Jr., free indoor parking adjacent to building entrance and much more!
What should I look for in a photographer wedding vendors for my Boston State Room wedding?
Every photographer has a different style and varying levels of service.
Light and airy – This photographer style was popularized in Southern California, where most wedding ceremony venues and receptions are outdoors.
Dark and moody – Vivid colors, edgy, and very dramatic. Great for venues that have suspenseful or grungy character. A photographer with this style often has great use of off camera light.
True to life – This is where I live. I like the timeless candids. I’m the photographer for people who prefer photos that look real. They want to remember their ceremony venue and wedding receptions with full authenticity.
In order to capture the Great Room accurately, I provide top notch service with a solid grasp of technical acumen. I’m a photographer that believes that in order to be a good wedding photographer, one must be able to light any situation quickly and efficiently.
The Boston State Room is one of my favorite wedding venues, but as mentioned. It can be tricky to light.
On a wedding day, a photographer doesn’t have time to practice or second guess their lighting setup. After being a wedding photographer for over 500 couples, I truly believe that I can light any wedding event in order to make great pictures.
Most of all, I’ll make it look effortless. I’ve been told I’m a graceful photographer, a hardworking photographer, but a wedding photographer that has her sh’t together. The last thing a wedding event needs is a sweaty, frazzled, and stressed out wedding vendor!
Should I take engagement photos for my State Room Boston wedding?
Yes yes and yes. I love engagement sessions because it allows us to celebrate a fun time in an engaged couples’ life.
The best thing about having engagement photos if you’re having a State Room Boston wedding is that they’ll post six of them in the entrance way in large backlit frames. It makes such a big statement as guests enter the venue!
Note to photographers with State Room Boston wedding events coming up – Make sure the photographs look good in vertical form. That’s the orientation of the large frames!
It’s also fun to create photographs that are not at all related to the wedding. No wedding gown. No wedding bouquet. No wedding tux. Just you and your partner hanging out in a more casual and candid way in Boston.
Recent reviews of the State Room Boston wedding venue
“As soon we decided we wanted to get married in the city of Boston, I knew that the State Room was the only Boston wedding venue I wanted. The team made it easy from start to finish planning our day. The view from the The State Room Boston Great Room is reason enough to book this venue. You don’t even need serious decor or florals to add to the space because your guests will be too busy looking out the windows to notice anything else. The food was incredible and the Boston wedding venue space was so comfortable for our 180 guests. Brittany Collins was our coordinator and she made the night run seamlessly. You will not regret booking this Boston wedding venue!” – Bridget
“I’ll just start off with saying WHAT A VIEW! The State Room Boston was the first venue we looked at as we started the wedding planning process and the rest of the venues we looked at just couldn’t compare. While we ended up having our wedding in the Great Room the other event spaces at the State Room Boston were just as beautiful and had views to knock your socks off. Once we decided on the State Room, Carolyn walked us through the entire process and made every decision for us super easy. She was very attentive to our needs and helped us have the wedding of our dreams.” – James
“Our Boston State Room wedding was absolute perfection. Planning the Boston State Room wedding was so easy and fun; Brittany Marsh was our event specialist and she was amazing. She helped our Boston State Room wedding vision come to life with all her organizing and logistics coordinating, and guided us patiently through all the decisions we needed to make. Brittany and the staff worked so well with all our vendors and we felt so relaxed and confident knowing that the State Room Boston was coordinating everyone- we did not worry about it at all! The Boston State Room and Longwood Venues is incredibly well run, evidenced by their billing and event planning documents, communication of all staff, and day-of coordination.” – Madeline
“I loved the floating staircase. When I visited, I knew that there were endless possibilities for event design, and that the State Room Boston was the breathtaking event venue for our dream wedding. I loved the clean contemporary design, unmatched views and urban chic feel. We had our rehearsal dinner there, too. The food and service were so amazing. I knew our dinner reception party would be one that our guests would remember for a long time. For cocktail hour, it was important to me that it wasn’t in a stuffy room while the venue flipped the reception space. From the balcony, each guest awed over the unmatched views. It was an easy walk to the North End, where many of our wedding guests stayed in because we told them it had the best Italian food.” -Jennifer
“We LOVED our wedding at the State Room Boston! We do not have enough wonderful things to say about this venue. The professionalism of each staff member, the food, the drinks – everything was amazing! Our Boston wedding coordinator, Kristen, made us feel at ease and her timely responses were appreciated. She and her team successfully executed our vision and everything was perfect! The views of Boston from the floor to ceiling windows were incredible and definitely impressed all of our wedding guests. After just a few weeks, our wedding guests continue to talk about the incredible time they had at our wedding!” – Kelley
If you like the State Room Ballroom, you might also like the Boston Harbor Hotel ballroom, as well!
I’ve loved creating photos at The State Room Boston. Check out some of my favorite weddings and photos here: