9 featured reviews
Member Since: 1/9/2012
The Hotel Northampton…where to even begin?! We chose the Hotel to host the reception for our wedding on October 20, 2012. It seemed the perfect place from the start—beautiful historic building, stunning grand ballroom, notoriously delicious food (AHEM...Filet!!!), enticing customizable wedding packages—and, on a personal note, my husband and I had met right outside the front doors.:)
What we did not know or expect when we booked the Hotel Northampton was that, in addition to all of the wonderful features mentioned above, we would also gain a family…a lifetime of friendship and memories…
Enter Brianne Ebel stage right:)… Brianne is the wedding/events coordinator at the Hotel Northampton, and I am forever indebted to her. From our very first meeting to discuss the venue to our ‘BIG DAY’, Brianne was there for us—always available and accessible to answer all of those plaguing wedding planning questions:), there to offer guidance and insights when we didn’t know which task to tackle next, and a consistent and encouraging voice that kept us on track on an untraveled path:).
All the while, she smiled and laughed with us, shared in the excitement of our journey, and became a dearly loved friend. Brianne—you’re my hero!:) Thank you for every moment of your time and attention, for your genuine excitement and involvement in our journey that led to and through our wedding day, and for your friendship… A million thanks:)
We were truly impressed with every aspect of the Hotel Northampton’s offerings, and the same sentiments have been confirmed by so many of our guests—the lovely atmosphere, the delicious food, the wonderful attention to detail. The personal attention that Tim and I received was amazing and humbling. The Hotel Northampton will always be a very special place for us—home to some of our most precious memories—Thank you for having us. And to the staff who make the Hotel as wonderful as it is (with special acknowledgments to Brianne and Courtney:)), you will always be a big part of those memories, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! With so much love and thanks, Amanda & Tim
Member Since: 10/20/2012
For our wedding in May 2013, we had a superb experience with the Hotel Northampton. From our first meeting with Brianne, the hotel's wedding coordinator, we felt at ease and impressed by her (and the rest of the hotel staff's) professionalism, ease, and enthusiasm for the hotel. They were thorough with all of the details (which were beautiful in execution on the day itself!), and Brianne was very kind and helpful and responsive, even when I felt like I was asking silly questions (she reassured me they weren't).
The hotel itself is gorgeous, perfect if you're looking for an elegant, historic, and classy venue. The area around the hotel was also wonderful for our wedding photographs, and just make the whole thing look magical.
Also, the food was delicious! Everyone said I wouldn't have time to eat at the wedding reception, but I absolutely made the time to do so (it was too good!). The waitstaff I remember as professional and gracious and courteous, and the feedback I received from our guests was unanimously positive.
In short, we couldn't have been happier with our time with the hotel. From the first moment of our first meeting to checking out of the hotel after the hosted brunch on the day after the wedding, everything was perfect. My family and I could not have been happier.
Member Since: 3/26/2012
My husband and I recently got married this past June and we had our reception at the Hotel Northampton. As former residents of Northampton, the town has a lot of sentimental value to us so it was very special to be able to celebrate our marriage at the Hotel Northampton. We worked with Brianne Ebel and Leah Maio, who coordinated our entire event, and they did an outstanding job! Everything was absolutely perfect and we could not be happier with the service we received from the moment we showed interest in the venue up to present time, Brianne and Leah made sure our wedding was exactly how we wanted it to be. They were both courteous, professional, flexible, and pleasant to be around. Whenever we had a question or needed anything at all they responded right away and were never pushy. They both were always willing to meet with us in person and also helped to refer us to the other vendors we used in our wedding, and they were very honest as well. The entire staff at the Hotel was very professional and genuinely expressed happiness for us. The food was excellent and the atmosphere very enjoyable. The overnight accommodations were great as well! The grand ballroom was very bright and clean and tastefully decorated. There is not one thing I would change about having our wedding reception at the Hotel Northampton, and I strongly recommend this amazing venue to all brides and grooms who are interested!
Member Since: 6/4/2012
When my husband and I were looking for a wedding reception venue, the moment we walked into the Hotel Northampton we knew it was where we wanted to have our reception. Then we met Brianne Ebel, the wedding coordinator, and she sealed the deal.
The Hotel Northampton is simply historic elegance. The cocktail hour is held in their lobby, which is charming in it's decor. The Grand Ballroom is timeless, surrounded by ivory walls, chandeliers and wall sconces. The food throughout the night was delicious - everything was cooked to perfection (filet mignon and rack of lamb!!!). The staff was wonderful. And for everything, the cost couldn't be beat.
One of the biggest perks of choosing the Hotel Northampton is getting to work with Brianne. From the beginning, she was so helpful. She was attentive to all our crazy ideas, guided us through the simple stuff like picking a cake, and was key to the success of all the little details.
Although it is a simple sentiment, thank you to the Hotel Northampton, Brianne and the staff for what I consider to be the best day of my life. It was a whirlwind and I had a smile plastered to my face the entire time.
Member Since: 5/15/2002
Everything turned out beyond our expectations - timing was perfect, the food was ABSOLUTELY amazing, the ballroom was just beautiful from top to bottom. I am definitely the type-A personality and one to be in control of every detail, but every time I talked to the event planner, Brianne Ebel, and her staff I knew they just had everything together and in control...and that was a huge relief for me – especially since I only had 6 months to plan everything. Thank you, thank you, thank you again!!! :)
Member Since: 3/1/2012
After looking at several other places to have our ceremony/reception. We decided to look at Hotel Northampton which was our first choice, however we thought it would be out of our price range. Surprisingly it was priced failry. There were several menu choices. After meeting Brianne the wedding cordninator, we had made our decision. She was was on top of every last detail and even stayed at our wedding to make sure things went smoothly after just having a baby. While she was on maturnity leave we were taken care of by Leah which was also a great experience. Both were able to answer all questions - make recommendations an work with us on whatever we were looking for. We had our ceremony on the side patio of the hotel. Brianne made sure it was set up just the way we wanted from the flowers to the chairs and walking path. We also had our rehersal dinner in the Wiggins Tavern. Brianne put together a great menu that worked perfectly for our budget. We stayed overnight and myself and my bridesmaids got ready in a board room that she booked for us. We were all able to get ready comfrotably. We also had the wedding suite which was beautiful. If it was not for Brianne and her amazing team I do not think we would have done a full out wedding. I'm not the best bride in the world and didn't care to get much done. She made it easy with her reccomendations. She emailed me ideas, suggestions, and reminders. Talking with her always made me feel and ease with every step of the planning process. I would forever rocommend Hotel Northampton and Brianne. Every person present at our wedding said it was beautiful and the food was amazing! Brianne has a wide variety of vendors she works with from Dj's, photographers, even JP's. I was able to pick 3 amazing vendors because of her. Our music, pictures, and ceromony was perfect. The hotel also has flowers and cake including in the package. Brianne cordinated with them seperatley so we did not have to worry about that. I was a confused and annoyed bride until I met Brianne and her team. They made our day perfect.
Member Since: 7/22/2009
From the moment we first visited Hotel Northampton, we knew it was one of the top runners for where we wanted to have our wedding. The historic hotel is well-maintained, the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, and the beautiful lobby and ballroom was perfect for our early November wedding. What sold us was the wedding coordinator, Brianne Ebel. Brianne is personable, honest, open-minded and accommodated our budget-friendly plan at that first meeting, every meeting leading up to our wedding, and throughout the actual event (no random fees added that weren't discussed first like other places tried to do to us!). She is only an email away and always had good, honest advice as I was planning. We instantly felt comfortable and had complete trust in her - she was the perfect person to help us plan our big day!
A couple things we loved most about the Hotel is the different feel you get in different parts of the venue - we had our rehearsal dinner in Wiggins Tavern on the first floor of the Hotel - it has an old colonial feel with a fireplace and delicious comfort food while the ballroom is elegant with an intimate feel. The second thing we loved about the Hotel is the location. Most of our guests were from out of town and stayed at the Hotel so all they had to do was park their car Friday evening and all the weekend's events were in walking distance. We got married at First Churches which is right around the corner from the Hotel, had a welcome party at a bar in town, and everything else was based out of the Hotel including a Farewell Brunch the morning after the wedding. Not to mention all the great restaurants and things to do in town that our guests definitely appreciated having close by. Lastly, the food was delicious - there are tons of options and the speciality drinks were a hit!
I can't say enough good things about our wedding at Hotel Northampton. Thank you for making our day everything we wanted it to be and more!
Member Since: 11/16/2010
Wow, what an amazing wedding reception! The Hotel Northampton is a beautiful, charming, and historical wedding venue.
We worked with Brianne Ebel for a year planning our perfect wedding. She is professional, energetic, and efficient. Ms. Ebel attended to every little detail to make our wedding run smoothly. The entire staff at the hotel were incredible to work with. Our family was so pleased with the quality of service.
The Hotel really did make us feel like the most important couple of the weekend! The ballroom was stunning. Also, the hotel works with amazing vendors, we were in love with our cake, DJ, and photographers too!
We can't say enough about The Hotel Northampton, we are so happy we have this enchanted little spot in Western MA to return to for our anniversaries!
Member Since: 1/13/2010
We had our wedding reception at the Hotel Northampton in April and everything turned out perfectly!! The coordinator, Brianne, was amazing and so easy to work with! We have received soooo many compliments about the venue's appearance, the food and the service :) We are so happy we chose Hotel Northampton for our special day!
Historic Hotel in the Heart Northampton, MA
Let our experience (more than eighty years!) ensure the success of your wedding day. It is our commitment to deliver the wedding you’ve always dreamed of: an elegant atmosphere in our opulent Grand Ballroom, superbly prepared food and uncompromising personal service with attention to every detail.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: No
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: No
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Mansion/Historic Site
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013