Budget Boston Wedding Venue #2

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When we first got engaged we were pretty set on doing the smallest wedding possible.  By inviting our parents, grandparents, siblings, and one best friend each, we had a guest list of about 30.  With this number in mind, I started my initial hunt for a venue, which ultimately gave birth to the idea of a restaurant reception.

Think about it: no linen, tableware or furniture rentals; no hiring a bartender or paying exorbitant fees for wait staff; and in many cases, there’s very little need for additional decorations.  So smart and stress-free.  Plus, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a delicious meal.

I was amazed to find a huge number of Boston restaurants that could accommodate this number of people (and more, as you’ll see!).

Budget Boston Wedding Venue #2
The Wine Cellar at Mooo…

Ok, so being a vegetarian I am loath to put the word “Mooo…” on my wedding invitation, but one look at this private and totally romantic space made me reconsider.

WineCellar

Built into the foundation of a 1722 Beacon Hill mansion, The Wine Cellar feels masculine and sophisticated.  The cozy space – with amazing vaulted ceilings – can accommodate 36 for seated meal and 75 for a standing reception.  Dinner prices per person range from $75 to $125 (before alcohol).  This might seem steep, but with the maximum number of guests and the most basic menu you still come in under $3000 for a gorgeous meal.  Just remember all of the money you saved on ugly folding chairs and crazy expensive centerpieces!

As for non-offensive invitations:  you can always just call it “The Wine Cellar.”

| Photos: xvbeacon.com |

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3 Responses to “Budget Boston Wedding Venue #2”

  1. peachesbyplums Says:

    You should look into Mooo’s sister restaurant, Mistral!

    That is where we were originally going to have our reception. It has beautiful floor to ceiling windows and a gorgeous wine rack.

    Good luck! 🙂

    Abby

  2. Norah Says:

    Yes, Mistral is lovely! Actually, we looked into it after I saw it on your blog. It was a top contender until our guest grew unexpectedly…

  3. Chris Says:

    Which guest grew unexpectedly? It was my dad wasn’t it? He’s been growing around the mid-section for a while now. 🙂

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