Member Since: 12/27/2012
If you're bent on getting married in the city, this is an ideal venue for you _and_ your guests.
Weather permitting, you can have your ceremony outside in Lechmere Park, surrounded by willow trees. You can take your pictures across the street on the esplanade, the city skyline in the background. And you can work with incredible coordinators like Nicola, who helped us plan the reception of our dreams from start to finish--walking us through every option from linens and lighting to the menu, which was _excellent_, thanks to the hotel restaurant's chef, Jeff Silva.
And our guests _loved_ their rooms, loved that they could easily walk from the ceremony to cocktail hour to the dining room. And they raved about the hotel's funky details, openness to having dogs stay, too, and its tone of charm meets luxe.
I can't rate this venue highly enough.
Member Since: 9/28/2013
We had our wedding at Hotel Marlowe and we couldn’t be happier about it! We did all the planning via email/phone (we live out of state)- Amy Anderson, the event manager was so polite, professional, organized and accommodated all of our needs. The staff was very friendly and answered any question we threw at them. The décor of the hotel was quirky and unique. Our guests are still talking about how great the staff, rooms, food and overall experience was. The hotel is attached to a mall, which made it easy for last minute errands. It’s also located close to the city of Boston and the T. There was so much to do and we had a blast from the minute we arrived. We would choose Hotel Marlowe again and would recommend them to anyone! Great experience, great staff, great atmosphere and great wedding!
Member Since: 11/16/2012
We wanted a fun Friday night cocktail party style wedding and the Hotel Marlowe was the perfect setting. Our guests are still talking about how "cool" the Marlowe was.
Member Since: 5/29/2011
Our wedding at the Hotel Marlowe was everything we’d hoped for, and more. Hotel staff across the board were incredibly helpful. Our catering manager, Amy Anderson, was highly professional and played a large part in helping our wedding day go smoothly. We were impressed with her good working relationships with local wedding vendors, her extensive experience with weddings, and her kind demeanor. We loved combining an outdoor wedding ceremony in the small park near the hotel with a cosmopolitan reception in the hotel ballroom—the best of both worlds.
Member Since: 9/13/2010
My husband and I viewed many different venues for our wedding. The Hotel Marlowe had a fun sense of quirk in its decor and staff. The hotel was beautiful. It seemed to be the best bang for our buck!
The hotel staff were all professional and courteous. The food was phenomenal, and our guests did not have far to go to get into Boston, or find things to do.
I would definitely recommend Hotel Marlowe to friends and family for any function.
Member Since: 7/8/2012
We reserved a block of rooms at the Hotel Marlowe for our wedding. Lynn, who we dealt with when it came to reserving the block and things like that ahead of time, was fantastic, she was so friendly and helpful, and answered every ridiculous question I could come up with. The day of the wedding the staff at the front desk, particularly Connie and Danny (the bellboy) were amazing...they did everything they possible could to accommodate any request, and poor Danny moved every item we lugged in with us to not one, but two, rooms with a huge smile on his face. I couldn't be more grateful for how smoothly our time at the hotel went!
Member Since: 10/21/2011
My initial experience was not great!! I started working with one individual, who obviously was way over her head as far as planning goes! room blocks that were promised were sold out before my guests could book, communication was terrible and not until I started to work with Angelica did I get my needs met! I would return to the Hotel Marlowe, but knowing that I would have to be on top of everything and ask many questions as well as follow up with everything! WE also used the in-house catering for a brunch the next day! the food was good and the service was good, it was the planning that was a bit unnerving!
Member Since: 1/28/2009
such a nice place, you feel like a king here! def worth the splurge to lay in a pillow top bed with a leopard print robe on!
Member Since: 10/31/2009
I had a fabulous wedding at the Hotel Marlowe however I definitely was dealing with a novice catering manager who allowed a few major mistakes to get through that day. I believe that others could have been derailed (I was surprised I wasn't) by such things and that's why I feel it necessary to mention them.
Firstly, at the beginning of my relationship with the catering manager I had asked if she suggested I hire a DOC and she stated that she would be the DOC and that hiring someone would be unnecessary.
So the day of the wedding when I arrive at the hotel at 1:00PM she has not arrived yet. She did not arrive for at least an hour or two and had not arranged for certain things to be delivered to the bridal suite as promised (i.e., items delivered to the hotel the night before, snacks and beverages, etc.) When she did arrive she seemed frazzled and did not seem to have any idea of how to direct.
My pictures were to be before the ceremony and so I had asked the catering manager to bring me down to where I would meet my husband and she didn't know what was going on. She disappeared during pictures, which would have been fined if she ever reappeared...What happened as a result was that I did not have a private route back to the space before the ceremony and ended up walking through all of my guests before the ceremony even began.
Following the ceremony my husband and I were to go to a private room and have a cocktail and a few hors d'oeurves - she told us to just ask her if we'd like anything else and again disappeared.
I had asked for her help in determining the timeline of the evening so that I could communicate that to my band, photog, videographer, etc. Even after multiple discussions about this, my photog was not informed of the same timing as my band and my husband and I "missed" the timing for the cake cutting which screwed up things in the kitchen I later found out.
Ultimately, none of these things ruined my night but I think for brides that are perfectionists or are more nervous that these things could be very upsetting. In hindsight I would have hired a DOC and let the catering manager deal with that person.
Generally regrading the hotel, I think it's absolutely beautiful and unique. I love the art nouveau feel and the bright colors. In terms of this being a great hotel to have a wedding, I think my guests had an amazing time, but we paid for every single item. They nickel-ed and dime-d us right up to the last minute which I know isn't unusual for the industry but still disappointing to experience.
Member Since: 6/10/2010
Many of our out-of-town guests and wedding party members stayed in the Hotel Marlowe for my wedding. My husband and I also stayed at the Marlowe. Finally, we had a post wedding brunch here. The staff at the Marlowe is incredibly helpful. Maid service did a fantastic job of restoring order to bridal suite after it was trashed by women getting ready for a wedding, and the brunch was wonderful.
Member Since: 4/21/2010
Hotel Marlowe is an amazing and modern venue to have your wedding. Working with Maggie Kirk made our wedding a dream come true. Everything went smooth and she was there with us from day 1. The food, the service and even the valet guys were all excellent!
Member Since: 2/28/2009
We had our ceremony and reception at the Hotel Marlowe and it was a great experience. They were really easy to work with and everything came out wonderfully.
The food was phenomenal. Everyone was raving about it. We worked with Maggie and she really helped us along. I highly recommend this venue.
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Luxurious Boutique Venue Overlooking Boston!
Your guests will experience our vibrant boutique setting, warm hospitality and luxurious accommodations all while celebrating the most important night of your life! Hotel Marlowe creates the perfect backdrop for your wedding with amazing style, decor, charming views and exceptionally crafted cuisine
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- 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: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: Up to 200
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Restaurant, Unusual/Alternative