Harvard Club of Boston wedding
A Harvard Club of Boston wedding can provide a beautiful and intimate setting for your special day. The club has been the site of weddings and hosted countless prestigious events since 1891, its location in Cambridge offers many options for things to do on your big day. Whether you want to stay within walking distance or take a quick trip down the river, there is something for everyone near this venue that will make your wedding day one of Boston’s finest ceremonies.
How much is a Harvard Club of Boston wedding?
A wedding reception starting site fee is $2,600 for both off-peak and peak seasons.
The wedding ceremonies starting fee during peak season is $2,000.
For wedding ceremonies during off-peak season, starting fee is $1,000.
How many wedding guests can the Harvard Club of Boston hold?
The Harvard Club of Boston’s flexible space can hold up to 400 of your guests with ease. You and your guests will get a rich history as well as flawless decor and sophistication.
What are the wedding location options at Harvard Club of Boston?
The Harvard Club of Boston offers several event venue for your grand affair.
Harvard Hall – maximum capacity 400
Massachusetts Room – maximum capacity 200
Harvard Hall Foyer – maximum capacity 150
Massachusetts Foyer – maximum capacity 100
Aesculapian Room – maximum capacity 85
Estabrooks Room – maximum capacity 80
Bartlett Room – maximum capacity 80
President’s Room – maximum capacity 60
Saltonstall Room – maximum capacity 30
Gardner Room – maximum capacity 25
Washington Room – maximum capacity 20
What hotel should I get ready in for my Harvard club of Boston wedding?
The Eliot Hotel in Commonwealth Avenue, Boston is the best place to get ready for your Harvard Club of Boston wedding as it is the nearest and they also offer special packages and discounts when you book multiple rooms with them.
Other hotels you can choose for your Harvard club of Boston wedding are the Hilton Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel which are both in Dalton Street, Boston. They also offer good packages and discounts, plus an absolutely stunning bridal suite.
What are the best places to take wedding photos at Harvard Club of Boston?
The Harvard Club of Boston has several beautiful places to take your wedding photos. One of which is the lush greenery as well as the timeless staircase that will add the perfect setting to a classical vibe.
The entrance of the Back Bay clubhouse is also a gorgeous backdrop!
Who is the caterer for Harvard Club of Boston weddings?
It’s no secret that the Harvard Club of Boston got some of the most experienced event planners and catering staff in Boston. Having hosted countless distinguished private events from corporate galas to private weddings, the employees can guide you through every detail of your Harvard Club of Boston wedding. The warmth and character of our historic 374 Commonwealth Avenue Clubhouse is sure to impress your clients and guests.
We’ll help you craft the perfect combination of fine food, service, and ambiance you would only expect from a Harvard Club of Boston wedding.
What parking options are available for my Harvard club of Boston wedding guests?
On-site parking is available at the Harvard Club of Boston. Please take note of the following
Member Parking Rates
7:00 am – 9:00 pm: $5.00 (per hour)
Daily Maximum: $30.00
Guest Parking Rates
7:00 am – 9:00 pm: $12.00 (per hour)
Daily Maximum: $36.00
After hours you may reach the security guard at the front desk by using the intercom at the rear entrance door or by calling 617-536-1260.
What are some recent reviews from couples who have gotten married at Harvard Club of Boston?
Planning a Harvard Club of Boston wedding from across the country during COVID was not easy, but we knew we were in good hands from our first zoom call with Jennifer Sepulveda. Jennifer’s knowledge, experience, and fantastic patience made every phone call, email, and meeting an absolute pleasure. The Harvard Club of Boston wedding team’s professionalism, promptness, and immedicable attention to detail is incomparable and made the planning process easy and enjoyable from start to finish.
The venue’s historical rooms provided the warm and intimate ambiance we wanted while accommodating nearly 200 guests. The Harvard Club of Boston worked with our vendors flawlessly to transform the magnificent hall for dinner and dancing, the upstairs cocktail-hour room (with just about a space for social distancing as part of their covid restrictions), and the areas where our wedding party got ready into spaces curated just for us. It felt like we had the whole venue to ourselves.
The Harvard Club of Boston staff was warm and welcoming, the employees involved extremely professional personalities and had pride in their work which made our guests feel so comfortable, and the culinary teams outdid themselves. The food was outstanding and plentiful, and the service was even better! The night played out exactly how we dreamed because the entire venue team made sure of it. I genuinely believe this bay clubhouse in the heart of Back Bay is one of the best-kept secrets of the Harvard Club of Boston. I almost don’t want to share how spectacular it is and keep it for ourselves, but the unparalleled service and flawless execution, not to mention the stunning venue, needs to be experienced by more couples. Thank you, Jennifer and the entire Harvard club of Boston team, for making our wedding come to life!! We could not be happier.
Our experience of planning and having our Harvard club of Boston wedding exceeded every expectation and hope that we had. There are three things that stuck out to us the most, the space, the staff, and the service.
Space: The event spaces inside the Harvard Club of Boston are stunning and provide a quintessential Boston experience which was important to us with many out-of-town guests. Aside from the reception itself, being able to get ready onsite in the morning and then stay there overnight was a huge perk and made the logistical aspects of the day feel effortless. Staff: Most importantly, Jennifer is a dream to work with. She is incredibly communicative and keeps a close eye on all of the many details. She was wonderfully helpful in making suggestions or recommendations when we asked but never imposed her own opinion. When our parents came for the tasting, she and the staff made us all feel warm and welcome which made the tasting itself its own special memory for our families.
Like many couples, we had to postpone our Harvard Club of Boston wedding due to the pandemic, and Jennifer and her team made that stressful time feel as easy as could be. We ended up also hiring a day coordinator (Kelly Elizabeth Events) to assist with the ceremony + other various parts of the day and she and Jennifer worked together wonderfully to bring our vision to life.
One of my favorite memories of the day is when we arrived back at the Harvard Club of Boston after the ceremony. Jennifer brought my husband and me into Harvard Hall to show us the room before it was filled with guests. One of the servers, Marilyn, was there to meet us with a tray of hors d’oeuvres and drinks just for us. It was so wonderful to have a moment to ourselves to appreciate the venue before the party began and to refresh ourselves before joining cocktail hour.
These little things make a big difference in your wedding day and the Harvard Club of Boston nails them all. Service: Our guests raved about the venue in many ways but most especially about how delicious their meals were. It is so hard to execute a meal for 175 people and the creative catering team did so beautifully. From the “getting ready” breakfast spread in the morning to helping us pack up and leave the next day, the service was exceptional every step of the way. Overall, every single thing was perfect and we couldn’t be happier. We cannot recommend the Harvard Club of Boston & their wonderful event team enough!
- Allie K.
My husband and I are in Boston for school/training. We were looking at venues in both places, but the ever-changing guidelines for covid19 restrictions were really strict at the time. So, decided to look in Boston for a casual service involving around 20 people because our dream of having a big wedding seemed impossible at the time. We looked at a few places, but nothing spoke to me. We are Harvard affiliated so we looked into the Harvard club. When I saw it for the first time I knew this was the perfect place for a wedding, business meeting, or even corporate event. It is so beautifully jaw-dropping and each room is so unique.
Jennifer is the event manager and she is hands down amazing at her job. She helps you with everything! She is so professional and her emails are always timely. We planned for a small wedding up until June when the restrictions lifted. But decided to have a last-minute bigger wedding. We had three months to get everything together, which looking back is CRAZY, but we did it. Everything was a dream! Even the food. Wedding venues tend to have terrible food, but the food is really high quality at the Harvard Club of Boston. The staff also did such an amazing job. Everyone was so helpful and nice. I would highly recommend this venue for your next event.
- Emily D.
My husband and I got married on 8/7/21 but first met with the club’s wedding coordinator, Jennifer, in July of 2019. Throughout the pandemic working with Jennifer was stress-free. She was responsive and so helpful through the planning process. The venue’s historical rooms provided ample space, sophistication, and uniqueness. Harvard Hall is stunning with tall ceilings, historic paintings, and beautiful chandeliers, and glowing fireplaces. Our guests were so impressed with how classy the venue was and how the evening was so well executed – we could not recommend the Harvard Club of Boston enough!
We had an intimate event with family and friends for 40 guests, all planned very last minute. The event planner Jennifer was more than accommodating and helpful throughout the planning process. The celebration went off without a hitch and we honestly couldn’t be happier with how the whole evening went. We would definitely recommend it for weddings and other elite gatherings!
- Kevin A.
The Harvard Club of Boston was the absolute best wedding venue! From the beautiful club space, wood paneling, room sizes to the top-notch assistance, to the delicious food, and to most importantly working with Jennifer and her team – it couldn’t have been more perfect. We toured the space with Jennifer and knew right away that this was the venue we wanted and Jennifer was someone we wanted to work with.
Leading up to the wedding, Jennifer worked with us to create our vision for the wedding and was available to answer the many questions we had (which were often lots and Jennifer was always responsive and so gracious). On the day of the wedding, Jennifer and the club handled everything, including coordinating with all of our vendors – me and my mom / bridal party didn’t have to worry about a thing which made the event so enjoyable.
The wedding venue is breathtaking and each room is rich in history and beauty. We got married in December so the club worked with their holiday decorations. The decorations were festive and gave the club a nice holiday classic feels that was not overdone in any way. The food was amazing and our guests can’t stop talking about it. The club has many food options and they are extremely accommodating to any type of food allergy. We can’t thank Jennifer and the Harvard Club of Boston enough for making our event so perfect.
- Andrew D.
My husband and I got married this past NYE at The Harvard Club of Boston, and neither we nor our guests can stop talking about what an absolutely magical and amazing evening it was. Jennifer Sepulveda, The Club’s Catering Sales Manager, was a HUGE part of making the event incredible. We had some unique requests for how to make our large feel wedding warm and intimate, which included using the space in a totally unconventional way to have our ceremony “pop-up” during the cocktail hour. Even though Jennifer had never done anything like this at
The Club before, she was supportive and flexible about helping us make it happen, and ultimately it was the most special, beautiful moment of our lives, surrounded by family and friends. From beginning to end Jennifer was professional and responsive while also being light-hearted. She was an absolute joy to work, with and made the whole planning was seamless from The Harvard Club’s side. Many of our guests (and of course we ourselves) raved that the food was the best wedding meal we’d ever had. The food was delicious at the tasting, but we assumed there was no way it would taste quite that good when made for 200 people at once. We were wrong! The food was OUTSTANDING!! Kudos to the executive chef. We would recommend The Harvard Club of Boston as a wedding venue or any event without any caveats or reservations. Absolutely amazing!!!
- Marley B.
We had a wonderful wedding at the Harvard Club Back Bay. Jennifer & Patrick were so easy to work with – they made the day just perfect. Our guests loved the location of the Club/hotel. The FOOD was the best – not the best wedding food – the best actual food. We had the lobster & filet dinner and our guests are still talking about it. The Harvard Hall has a gorgeous ballroom where we had our reception was magnificent and the Massachusetts Room for the ceremony was just stunning. I cannot say enough nice things about Jennifer and the staff at the Harvard Club. My new husband and I are already planning our next event there – that’s how great it was. And all our friends from California, Texas & Florida agreed – they will come back with bells on. I HIGHLY recommend it and hold distinguished private events there!
We just had our little wedding at the Harvard Club of Boston. The planner, Jennifer, was a pleasure to work with throughout the process, collaborating with us on the changing guidelines and COVID restrictions. Due to the size, we ended up having the ceremony and reception in the Massachusetts room, cocktail hour in the Aesculapian room, and photos both outside and in the classic ballroom. The price was fair, the food delicious, and all the employees involved were extremely professional and kind. I highly recommend working with Jennifer to have your wedding here!
- Elissa G.
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