4 featured reviews
Member Since: 3/9/2006
Let me just start off by saying that my wedding was absolutely perfect from start to finish. People told me in the days and weeks leading up to my wedding that something would inevitably go wrong and that I would just need to let the little things go and try and enjoy my wedding day. I thought this was horrible advice first off, but even more importantly it was COMPLETELY untrue! Judy and the entire team at The Sheraton Commander were absolute rockstars and made sure that our big day went exactly as planned. The ballroom was absolutely stunning, set up and decorated exactly how I pictured. The food was unbelievable (our tasting might be the 2nd best day of my life & my friends and family are still raving about the food!). The specialty cocktails they created for us were delicious & the bar service was phenomenal – we definitely kept them busy!
We started the whole wedding process having a pretty strong vision of what we wanted; a more cocktail party style reception with high and low cocktail tables throughout the space with passed appetizers and stations instead of a seated dinner. After explaining all our ideas to Judy, and having my mother question if this type of wedding reception would work (we come from a long line of plated dinner weddings in my family!), Judy shared that she loved that type of event & would want the exact same type of reception for her own wedding. This immediately erased any fears or doubt that my mother had, and we knew that we’d picked the perfect location for our wedding!
Judy was fantastic to work with – every single detail I had ever imagined (and definitely ones I’d didn’t even know existed) was taken care of and executed to perfection. The Sheraton Commander made it so easy to plan our wedding, taking care of linens, wedding cake, furniture rentals, set up/break down, coordinating with our band/photographer/photobooth, a morning after brunch, EVERYTHING. All I had to do was make a decision and Judy took care of the rest. There are a million little things that go into planning a wedding; so it was amazing to know that all of these important details were in very good hands. I didn’t worry one bit, which is very out of character for me. This speaks volumes to Judy’s experience and professionalism – I knew I had nothing to worry about.
The level of customer service we received during the entire planning process is second to none; I have never met a nicer, knowledgeable, accommodating and just downright awesome hotel staff. Every person we interacted with was spectacular, from the front desk staff (I showed up with 38 gift bags for guests checking in and they didn’t even bat an eye!), to Richard and the staff at Nubar, who hosted our after party – we truly felt as if we were the only guests/customers/couple on earth, they made us feel so special.
So, long story short The Sheraton Commander was the absolutely perfect venue for our wedding and we love them and will sing their praises forever. My husband and I joke that we need to visit them at least once a week because we miss them so much.
Member Since: 12/12/2012
When my wife and I began looking for a venue to host our wedding reception we wanted to ensure that the venue was personal, intimate, indicative of our tastes and styles, and preferably in the area we live (Harvard Sq). We were very skeptical about going with a hotel as they typically lack that intimate feel that we were looking for. The Sheraton Commander turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. The Sheraton seamlessly blends history, character, elegance, and a somewhat European boutique hotel feel with TOP notch service, amenities, and professionalism. Holly, our wedding planner/coordinator at the Sheraton, was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail, ongoing flexibility with us, and energetic demeanor made the planning process fun and memorable. The Sheraton truly became our home away from home during our wedding weekend and I think that is hard to find that in a hotel.
I cannot say enough about how crucial a role the Sheraton Commander played in ensuring that our wedding weekend was nothing short of magic. To say I was impressed would be a gross understatement. This hotel and it's staff deserve all of the accolades that they are receiving on this website (and elsewhere). A true gem (not to mention cornerstone) in Harvard Square. I would recommend the Sheraton Commander to anyone who doesn't want to have just another typical wedding reception. If you have seen one hotel wedding reception you have seen them all...until you have been to a wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander. Thanks again for making our wedding weekend and especially our wedding reception the best night of our lives!
Member Since: 8/21/2011
Had a wonderful reception at the Commander. Judy was wonderful as a coordinator for the planning and day of logistics, made everything so easy and seamless! I couldn't have been happier with how the reception turned out and got SO many compliments from family and friends! Plus the price was significantly cheaper than other hotels in Cambridge, which was a definite positive...
Member Since: 9/27/2009
Without a doubt, the Sheraton Commander was the perfect venue for our 10/10/10 wedding. We wanted a beautiful, formal ballroom - but not stuffy - one where we would still feel at home. This is exactly what we got at the Sheraton Commander. The warm, courteous staff always treated us like VIPs from start to finish of the planning process and throughout the event. Judy, the Director of Catering, is extremely friendly and professional. She always had a smile on her face and was always willing to take the time to answer my long question filled emails. No request was too large for Judy or her team, and trust me, we had some unique requests for our wedding. Were there any bumps along the way? Sure, but only minor ones that were resolved promptly and efficiently. After the planning process, I was 100% confident that Judy and her team would service a flawless event. From the ballroom to the food to the DJ (included in our package) to the lighting/photobooth recommendations by Judy - everything was top notch and less expensive than most comparable venues we researched. All of our guests have told us that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. I know this is in large part to Judy, Holly and the entire Sheraton Commander team. I would recommend this venue to anyone in a heartbeat.
From our stellar ballrooms, to an award-winning culinary team to magnificent accommodations, every detail conspires to create a customized event that mirrors your dreams. Located in historic Harvard Square, the Sheraton Commander Hotel is the ideal hotel for your blissful occasion.
- 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: No
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013