Our Guide to Renting a Boston Restaurant for Your Wedding

Why Renting a Boston Restaurant for Your Wedding is a Great Idea

When it comes to wedding venues, renting a Boston restaurant can be an excellent option. Restaurants offer a unique and intimate setting for your wedding, with built-in amenities like seating, catering, and decor. A restaurant often comes with a lower price tag than a traditional wedding venue, making it more cost-effective as well.

Couple entering restaurant for wedding reception at restaurant in Boston, MA

What to Consider When Renting a Boston Restaurant for Your Wedding

First, you need to consider the size of the restaurant and whether it can accommodate your guest list. Often restaurants are best for smaller weddings, but there are certainly some that can accommodate a large crowd. Second, you need to consider the restaurant's style and ambiance, does it match the feel you want for your wedding?. Third, you need to consider the restaurant's menu and catering options. Limitations will vary greatly restaurant by restaurant. Fourth, will they accommodate music and what types (live band and DJ), and will they have room for dancing if this is something that you will want.

Start your research by reading reviews from other couples who have rented the restaurant for their wedding. Find out if restaurants can provide recommendations, this way you can get the inside scoop from other couples. You can also work with a wedding planner or coordinator who can recommend restaurants that meet your needs and budget.

Tips for Planning a Boston Restaurant Wedding

When planning, be sure to work closely with the restaurant's event coordinator and ensure that you are on the same page about entertainment, guest count and event timeline. Second, incorporate personalized touches into your wedding decor and menu to make the restaurant feel like your own. Consider renting some things for tablescape to upgrade the guest experience. Check out our options at Sparrow Lane, Boston Wedding Rentals.

Top Boston Restaurants for Wedding Rentals

To help you get started, we've compiled a list of our favorite top picks for Boston restaurants that are available for wedding rentals.

The Beehive

An eatery that offers a unique and eclectic atmosphere, with live music and a diverse menu that can be tailored to your wedding preferences.


Mistral offers a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere, with a focus on French and Mediterranean cuisine.

City Winery

This fun, open winery offers a rustic and charming atmosphere, with a focus on wine and live music.

Top of the Hub

This famous dining experience offers stunning panoramic views of Boston, with a sophisticated and upscale atmosphere that's perfect for a formal wedding.

Legal Harborside

A Boston tradition, Legal Harborside offers a modern and chic atmosphere, with stunning waterfront views and a focus on seafood cuisine.

Renting a Boston restaurant for your wedding can be a unique and cost-effective option. Restaurants offer a range of amenities and an upscale, memorable atmosphere that can be lacking at your typical wedding venue. When done right this intimate setting will be a truly special experience for you and your guests.