The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Few wedding venues actually offer a fairytale wedding experience or really make you feel like a princess, but the Taj Boston does and that’s not surprising. With consecutive Four Diamond Awards from AAA for the past eight years and Four Stars from Forbes Travel Guide back- to-back for eight years, you know this place is special. It’s located right in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, in a historical district and is full of all the charm that goes with area.
Expect to take sophistication and luxury to the max with this unforgettable location for your wedding celebration. Not only are brides catered to, they hold their ceremonies and receptions in an atmosphere that is breathtaking. Guests are consistently wowed and the Taj Boston makes sure that everything is ideal for the wedding day.
This landmark hotel offers numerous venues, each with its own charm and capacity. Some spaces are ideal for a rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch and others great for a chic ceremony or reception. For a full list of the locations available to you, talk with your dedicated event coordinator. Here are some of the most notable—but there are many more.
The French and Adam Room is filled with golden chandeliers, elegant curtains, tall windows and beautiful mirrors. It is decidedly sophisticated, making it a great choice for classic ceremonies or refined ballroom-style dancing. This room was once the original ballroom of the hotel in 1927. It has a capacity of 120 seated guests.
The grand ballroom lives up to its name not only because of its expansive size—it has room for 500 guests—but also for its gorgeous decorative touches. Enormous curtains filled to the brim with intricate details, massive golden chandeliers reminiscent of centuries past and dignified columns all adorn the room to add incredible splendor.
The petite ballroom is anything but small. It has a capacity of 350, making it a suitable choice for elegant ceremonies and wedding receptions. Where it really shines is in its infinite luxurious details. Ornate artwork filled with soft hues lines the walls. Punctuated with tons of large windows, this space is full of life—and love.
The main dining room has a classical atmosphere that is unmistakable, thanks to sophisticated floral curtains, crystal chandeliers and amazing moldings. It accommodates 200 seated guests.
The roof is a highly sought-after venue and is a must-have for a true dream wedding. Not only does it include an open-air space with priceless views of Boston, its relaxed ambience transports bride and groom back in time a hundred or more years. Elegant tile floors and abundant touches of black—a glossy piano sits in the corner, just waiting to serenade you—make this an impressive choice for chic wedding moments of any kind, from ceremony to reception or as an exclusive romantic dance space.
What You Should Know
It goes without saying that the amazing venues and world-class atmosphere make the Taj Boston stand out, but that only scratches the surface of what makes this location so ideal for your wedding. While at most wedding venues you have an event planner who takes care of your needs, here you get the help and experience of an entire guest services team. They work together with you to ensure that your wedding is exactly what you envision, from the moment you set foot in the hotel to your fondest memories afterward.
The list of five-star recommendations from contented newlyweds is too long to count, but they all agree on one thing: The Taj Boston staff's attention to detail stands out from other venues. They don't just want most of the wedding to go well, they take care of literally everything possible to ensure that each minute detail is just right in your eyes.
A big plus of the Taj Boston's picture-ideal venues is that adding a lot of decorations is unnecessary. But that being said, if you have something special in mind, don't hesitate to ask. No matter what, make sure you get a photography professional. You'll want to remember your moments here for a long time and with so many excellent backdrops, capturing stunning wedding photos is easy.
In addition to offering some of Boston's finest decor and panoramic vistas, the Taj Boston showers the bride and groom with amenities to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. Here are just a few:
- Round-the-clock butler service to tend to your every need
- Marble bathrooms with bathtubs, a bath butler and luxury amenities
- 24-hour fitness center professional massage services
- 24-hour laundry and overnight dry cleaning
- Pet amenities
- 24-hour valet parking
From the Vendor
Raise Your Glass!
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Amenities + Details
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$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Historic Venue, Hotel, Park, Restaurant, Rooftop, Tented
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff, Transportation
After careful review of a number of venues we decided to go with the Taj for our wedding. What a great choice it was. From the word "go" our event coordinator (Alyson) was nothing short of amazing. She worked with all our vendors, organized two great tastings, kept us informed, was always clear about what she needed, and was overall just great to work with. The actual wedding reception was so good that all our friends and family were just in awe; we have gotten so many compliments about the room, the whole setup, the food, the service, just everything. Sure, the Taj is not cheap, but a great location, great food, great wine, and great service do not come cheap., and it was all worth it.
Great, great experience. We got married on 9/10/16 at the Taj rooftop. The service could not have been better... everyone that worked on the wedding during our day was just fantastic. Most importantly, our wedding coordinator (Kara) answered my questions and requests at all hours of the day and night, weekends etc. She was AWESOME. Great attitude and really easy to work with. This is a great, great venue if you're looking for a city feel.
Fairytale wedding at the Taj Boston We had both our ceremony and our reception at the Taj on August 21st. The ceremony was in the main dining room/small ballroom which was absolutely beautiful and the reception was on the rooftop which had spectacular views and was a gorgeous spot for a city wedding/celebration. The food was wonderful and everybody is still raving about what a wonderful time they had. Throughout the process we worked with Alyson, who is truly delightful. She was always there to respond to any questions we had and help us out with anything we needed. She is so genuine and made everything so easy. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding day, and I largely have the Taj and Alyson to thank for that. If you are looking to have a beautiful city wedding with delicious food, and an overall delightful experience, look no further - the Taj Boston is the perfect venue!
Where do we begin? We were advised by a good friend in the wedding business that we could shop all over, but in the end we would love The Taj. He was so right. We visited and compared 12 venues. In the end, the historic Boston style, the food, and above it all, the service, were unsurpassed. Big shout out to Emily, the special events manager, who was our coordinator and bent over backwards to anticipate our every need. And on the day-of, when things could get hectic, she was subtly taking care of every little thing before we even asked. The service alone is worth the price, but the value was there in all that was offered, from the excellent food to the dinner service and unbelievable cake design. We had a 7 piece band who rocked the house. The guests loved the contrast of the Taj Grand Ballroom to our rocking band, Hudson. Can't say enough!! And every single person, from the bellmen to the maids was always personable and helpful. (Review written by Mother of the Bride)
We had our reception at the Taj Rooftop a few short weeks ago (late June 2016). Our ceremony was at the Old South Meeting House. We really wanted to show our guests the beautiful contrast of old Boston and new Boston, so the modern black and white roof space with city views was perfect for our reception. The venue was initially more than we wanted to spend, but we booked a Friday and it was honestly the best decision we could have made. I should note, that I have worked in the events industry for many years and primarily work on weddings. The Taj exceeded our expectations on every level! We were lucky enough to have Alyson Levine as our event manager. We cannot say enough nice things about Alyson! I felt bad that she had to deal with all my ridiculously detailed emails throughout the planning process, but she was a joy to work with and didn’t miss a single detail. Alyson was always warm very responsive and punctual with responding to any questions. I got sick the week of the wedding and after speaking with her on the phone with what little voice I had left, she immediately sent chicken noodle soup and tea to our suite. She took such good care of us and is awesome at her job. The food was amazing! We were spoiled rotten at our tasting in March. I wish we could book additional tastings without an event so that we can do it again and again. We highly recommend the miniature lobster club, tuna tartar and baby lamb chop with mint glaze hors d’oeuvres - our guests are still talking about them! Bride and Groom’s always say how they don’t eat at their wedding, but we couldn’t wait to eat our dinner. We chose the green and white asparagus risotto as our first course, and then selected steak and the chilean sea bass for our entrees with a cheese cake bar for dessert. Everything tasted incredible and was cooked to perfection! I had many industry friends at our wedding, all of whom raved about the venue and service. Our suite was amazing, that alone was worth booking the venue. We had an incredible view of the Garden, with a fireplace and lot of space for all our wedding stuff. The night of our wedding we came back to our room to find red rose petals on our bed with notes from our family, a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and a sweet note from Alyson. The room block was fantastic, we were so excited that the majority of our guests wanted to stay at the Taj with us. Additionally, they were treated equally as incredible as we were. Unfortunately we can only give the Taj 5 stars, they honestly deserve 10, but that was not listed as an option. The overall service at the Taj is beyond phenomenal. Everyone we interacted with during our week long stay was wonderful - Michael the server at our tasting, Stephen, Sam, James in concierge and of course, Alyson the event manager… We would highly recommend the Taj to anyone who is interested. It is a Boston landmark, one we are excited to visit on many future anniversaries.
We chose the Taj Rooftop because it is a unique venue in Boston with breathtaking views of the Boston Public Garden and the Boston skyline. No other venues in Boston can compare to the authenticity and urban chic feel of the Taj Rooftop. If this was all that mattered about a wedding reception venue, we would give it 7 out of 5 stars. Unfortunately, a wedding venue needs to be more than just a cool place to have a party. Like anyone who has planned a wedding knows, the planning and coordination required for a wedding reception is probably the most in-depth a project one ever undertakes (unless your job requires you to plan events like this). Our experience with the first wedding coordinator was great. She was very polite, extremely organized, and prompt and concise with her correspondence. However, she quit about a year before our wedding and the next coordinator from the Taj was disorganized and unresponsive. She was only our coordinator for about three months before she quit too. And she didn’t keep any notes or records of any of the coordination that was done while she was our coordinator. Our third coordinator was much better than the second, but she was brand new at the Taj and it was easy to tell that her experience level was much less than our first coordinator. She was not as organized and detail-oriented and she made several careless mistakes throughout the wedding planning process which seemed like they were due to a lack of attention to detail. Attention to detail, in our opinion, is a pretty important trait in the wedding-planning industry. We believe that when you’re spending the kind of money that a wedding at the Taj requires, you should be able to expect to have some continuity with your coordinators (and that they’d be some of the best in the industry). The Taj does genuinely care about their customers but did still assign us a junior coordinator for our wedding. With the planning struggles aside, the night of our wedding went very well. The weather was great and the venue gleamed in the sunset, just like we knew it would. There were some minor mistakes made, such as forgetting to pour champagne for the bride and groom for the father-of-the-bride’s speech (we had to remind them twice to pour it even though it was on our event schedule/details) and didn’t bring our favors out on time. The food was excellent, the service was very attentive, and the venue itself was a huge hit. If we were lucky enough to keep our first wedding coordinator (the one we signed our contract with), we know we would have easily been able to give the Taj five stars. But because of the issues with the planning, we feel like 3.5-4 stars is all that the Taj earned. If we were to plan our wedding all over again, we would still choose the Taj Rooftop. The venue is exactly what we were looking for in Boston.
Fairytale ReceptionReviewed on 1/27/2015 Wendy M
My husband and I had our reception at the Taj this past March, and it could not have been more perfect. We looked at about 11 venues in and around Boston and this was the first one that my husband was visibly excited about after we had our initial visit. The art, history, and elegant fairytale charm made it the perfect choice for us. The Taj has the convenience of being a hotel without feeling like a hotel wedding. Most of our out of town guests stayed at the Park Plaza down the street because they gave us a better guest rate. However, the Taj gave us 2 complimentary nights in a bridal suite which was absolutely beautiful. They even had someone on call to come light a fire for us in our suite immediately following the reception. We had our cocktail hour in the Lounge and French rooms and our reception in the Main Dining room, so we had that whole second floor wing to ourselves. We also had use of the Petite Ballroom for family pictures and the Back Bay room for a private cocktail hour for the bridal party at no additional cost. The first Event Manager we were assigned left the hotel after our first meeting, so we got paired with Courtney Caterino shortly before our tasting. At first I was nervous about the switch, but the worry was all for not as Courtney was absolutely amazing. She stayed on top of my countless emails and took care of every detail. The pastry team is also hugely talented; our cake was even better than I had envisioned. I only have two negatives to say. 1) They forgot our coat check. They had a coat rack in the Adam room but no attendant. There didn't seem to be any issues with lost coats though. 2) We had bought a coat for me to wear the day of the wedding. I checked in at the same time as my parents, and the bellhops took half the stuff we brought in to my suite and half to my parents room. Somehow the coat ended up in the bell closet. As we were leaving for the church, my mom frantically checked both rooms and could not find it. We thought we had maybe left it at my apartment by accident, but when I got back from the honeymoon it had still not shown up. We called the Taj and sure enough they had it. It was disappointing since I bought the coat specifically to wear with my dress. I ended up wearing my husband's tailcoat instead, and Courtney arranged to have brunch comped for us on the roof for our 3 month anniversary. The Taj really has become such a special place to my husband and me. We love going back there, and can't wait to take our kids someday!
Perfect Boston venue!Reviewed on 12/17/2014 Stephanie B
Besides a gorgeous venue and awesome food, Courtney Caterino, our wedding planner, was amazing! Throughout the entire planning process, she was extremely organized and always quick to respond to my endless emails. She accommodated all of our requests and more. Most importantly, we knew we did not have to worry about anything the day of our wedding. Courtney took care of everything!
Speechless - Beyond ExpectationsReviewed on 9/16/2014 Paula V
I'm going to start off this review by putting it out there that I initially did not want a "hotel wedding." After visiting the Taj (we had our ceremony and reception in their Grand Ballroom), and taking a look at their menu options (Indian fare), my fiance and I decided the venue was actually perfect. Our event coordinator was Courtney Caterino - from the very first of probably a thousand emails, to the rehearsal, and throughout the entire process, Courtney went above and beyond. Her attention to detail, availability, patience and professionalism is impeccable. I never once felt like a detail might be missed. Thanks to the efforts of her and her team I can honestly say I felt as calm and stress-free as a bride could possibly feel on my wedding day. The entire event staff at the Taj was outstanding - they were friendly, courteous, and attentive. We opted for "white glove service" and they balanced the aesthetic perfectly with warmth and kindness. The food presentation and flavor was AMAZING! And the turnaround from ceremony to reception was executed flawlessly. With the candid honesty, I would not have done a thing differently, and words cannot express how grateful I am to the entire event team at the Taj for making our wedding so incredible!!
Romantic Wedding - A Weekend of Complete Luxury and Elegance!!Reviewed on 8/13/2014 Jennifer Y
Our 76 person ceremony and reception took place at the Taj - Main Dining Room & French Room. The cobalt blue and gold old style decor was sheer elegance. No decorating needed - the votives (included) glimmered throughout the night, the beautiful linens (included) complimented the elegance in the room and our High-Low arrangements of romantic flowers (created exclusively by Michele Bernard - Newbury Street) just finished off the look. The food was truly incredible. All of our guests could not stop talking about how decadent and delicious all of our passed hors d'oeuvres were, the lobster risotto, carrot soup, pear salad, beef filet, sea bass and of course vanilla cake with hazelnut bavarian cream & milk chocolate ganache were just heavenly. Everyone's food was hot, tasty and incredible. Portions were large and no guest walked away hungry. Our bridal suite had an amazing view and the Taj staff just treated us and every guest with the utmost respect and warm welcome. We would certainly have another event here and the event team is amazing to work with. Also, our photographer Darlene DeVita, ceremony music Dave Eure (music management) and DJ - Rich Dimare (Music Management) all worked with the TAJ staff incredibly well and provided a superb evening for us. Great package all around.
Well worth the price tagReviewed on 7/04/2014 Tori P
When initially looking for venues I was a little worried about the price minimum for the roof but am so happy with everything I would definitely do it all again. Even though the minimum on food and drink is high, EVERYTHING is covered. You will not need to upgrade things like you would at another venue. After doing some math, I figured out to get the same reception (nice chairs, linens, cake, etc) at a lower cost venue would have actually cost more. The Taj did not nickel and dime us over anything. You pay for the food and drink and get everything else included. Just to give you an idea, you get a beautiful the night before (amazing room!), rooms to get ready in (we had a wonderful room which they set up for the hair and makeup with plenty of space), and exceptional service. On the actual day, I didn't worry about anything and all my planning was carried out seamlessly. The cake (included in the min) was perfect. The Taj has their own pastry chef and makes the cakes picture perfect and tasty! People are still talking about my wedding and the views from the roof (breathtaking sunset!). We had our pictures in the Garden and it was perfect. I could go on and on about the day which is the way every bride should feel after their wedding and Taj provides it. I found it completely worth the cost!
Taj Boston May 24, 2014Reviewed on 6/11/2014 Preethi R
Excellent staff, very helpful and courteous. My meeting and special events Co-ordinator Courtney Caterino was absolutely fabulous. My Hindu ceremony and fusion-type wedding reception was beautifully done. Thank you Taj Boston for being such a perfect host. It was the best day of our lives! Taj Boston did an excellent job! All smiles and gratitude from me and my husband.
Beautiful venue, great locationReviewed on 10/30/2013 Kathryn C
We chose to have our wedding reception at the Taj Boston, because of the location on the Public Garden and proximity to the Arlington Street Church. The size of the Grand Ballroom was just right for 140 guests. It can accommodate many more people, but we were pleased with the amount of space we had around our tables and the size of the dance floor for our wedding. This is a pricey venue, and there are extra costs for many things, but you generally get what you pay for, including a large serving staff and amazing food. The hotel itself is aging, but the traditional decor is what make it charming and, in my opinion, classier than some of the more modern hotels in town. Our coordinator, Courtney, was easy to work with, communicative, and helpful in the final set up. The hotel also offers a free honeymoon if you spend above a certain amount of money--a surprise to us when we chose the Taj. We've had trouble scheduling ours, but it's a great deal if you can use it. And just staying in the bridal suite overlooking the Garden is a treat!
AmazingReviewed on 10/07/2013 Caroline D
Location was stunning and staff was incredible
Best Location In BostonReviewed on 5/08/2013 Olivia K
The Taj was such an unbelievable place for a wedding! The location is perfect and the service was impeccable!
Dream WeddingReviewed on 11/18/2012 Lauren D
We recently had our wedding reception at the Taj and we truly had the wedding of our dreams. Our wedding was in the ballroom, which is absolutely stunning. The food and the cake were amazing and the service was impeccable. We worked with Kimberly and she was great to work with. She made sure every detail we had planned for our wedding day was executed perfectly. We couldn't have picked a better reception venue and we highly recommend it to others.
Beautiful place & Fantasic foodReviewed on 10/23/2012 Elizabeth C
We planned the entire wedding from away, and everybody had a great time. The reservations, sales, and planning always responded to my questions & issues. The roof was beautiful - and when i felt my budget was crazy the planner told me not to add lights, or aisle decorations - it was not needed -- AND she was right! We also had 95% of the wedding staying at the hotel, and given the amount of people & rooms - we are very happy we picked the Taj!
Beautiful venueReviewed on 8/16/2012 Melynda W
My husband and I chose Taj Boston for our July wedding reception and were so happy with our choice. Kimberly was great to work with and kept everything in order on the day of the wedding. Our reception was in the grand ballroom which was stunning. We also had our rehearsal dinner on the rooftop which our guests really enjoyed. Taj Boston has become such a special place to my husband and I and we highly recommend it. We also received a 6 night honeymoon and chose The Taj Dubai to stay at, such a nice incentive!
Our Wedding by the ParkReviewed on 9/04/2011 Lara M
The venue was beautiful. Classic and traditional with the urban flair. The food was very good. The bridal suite was nice, great views on a top floor corner room. We were overall very happy with the location, venue setting and the food. The food was really good for banquet food. If you have the opportunity to do your cocktail reception on the rooftop - DO IT!!! It makes the reception SO special. One issue with the grand ballroom - it gets really hot in there! The AC temp cannot be controlled in the room (granted our wedding was at the end of July). The TAJ staff was OK - the bartenders were mean, the waiters were nice. We had difficulties with the security guard the night before the wedding. The wedding coordinator, Monique, was alright. She was decently responsive during the preparation of the wedding, but I ended up connecting all the wedding vendors with my final schedule. During the wedding, I noticed the head of my band was moreso the coordinator of the night. She forgot my signature board for my wedding (COMPLETELY unforgivable!), did not send us off with the cake topper before we left and she lost my wedding cocktail reception vases and flowers. She was nice - but she was entirely disappointing - there is a certain expectation you anticipate from the Taj and she did not meet it.
Love the Taj!Reviewed on 8/08/2011 Erin G
We had our wedding on the Rooftop in August, and it was absolutely perfect! We worked with Monique, who really tried hard to put together our vision. The food was amazing, and we took advantage of the Commons for pictures. We couldn't have asked for anything more perfect!
Reception - Taj BostonReviewed on 6/30/2011 Keri M
I had my wedding reception at the Taj Boston. It's the quintessential Boston location - right across the street from the public garden and at the foot of Newbury St. We had the cocktail hour on the Roof (because it was not booked by another wedding!) and dinner/dancing in the Grand Ballroom. Afterwards,our guests could not stop raving about how beautiful everything was and how excellent the food was. I think it is a great value for the location alone. We did have some trouble with the front desk - some of our guests had trouble booking rooms and getting confirmations and we had some issues getting a correct list of everyone in our party who had booked rooms at first, but that was straightened out for the most part. Not every guest received their welcome bags though, which upset me. Also, the signature drinks I requested and went over with my coordinator mutiple times were nowhere to be found on the wedding day (not passed or displayed on a sign at the bar). For the most part, they are willing to work with you on whatever you want to do. We had a dvd of pictures that we wanted displayed last minute and the coordinator was able to get a TV set up to show them during cocktail hour. You can customize the menu to your liking and choose your own design/ flavors for the cake. The cake was absolutely delicious! All in all it was beautiful and memorable and I would recommend the Taj. Ask about the food if you go to look at it - they will likely give you a free dinner in the cafe!
Taj RooftopReviewed on 11/07/2010 Angela S
Amazing... It was a dream come true. Perfect down to every detail. The service, food and decor were flawless! Rooftop is great for smaller wedding (no more than 120 ppl). The food was better than any wedding I'v e ever been to and the staff was gracious and warm. Oh and let's not forget the view overlooking the park and Boston skyline. Beautiful! Wedding Coordinator Vanessa made it all come together with out any glitches. Love them!