Boston is home to so many meeting and event venues. This year has brought about some new spaces and new faces and we couldn't be happier to share them with you. Here are five of our favorite places in Boston to hold your next gathering!
The Gallery at Frost Ice Loft
The icy-cold bar Frost (the temperature is kept at 21 degrees) now has a sister space for those who prefer room temperature. The Gallery at Frost Ice Loft is a sunlit event space and home for the arts overlooking the gorgeous Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market. The 2,600-square-foot Gallery has 15-foot-high ceilings with hardwood floors and a rotating lineup of ice sculptures. The gallery, which opened in early July, holds 130 guests for receptions. This is a great space because there is so much to do outside of the venue as well.
Bliss Spa, located at the W Boston, underwent its own face-lift and reopened in March. The theater district spa added amenities with the introduction of a new high-tech nail lounge featuring mani-pedi stations with personal iPads (we've never heard of such a thing before)! For groups, the 5,800-square-foot space holds 30 for private events in one of five studio spaces, where planners can offer catering and activities. Guests can then be called individually for treatments. We hope someone hosts an event here and sends us an invite!
Boston Harbor Distillery
We love distilleries so you can bet we're going to check this place out! Housed in a pre-Civil War-era building overlooking Boston Harbor, the Boston Harbor Distillery serves as both a distilling facility and an event space, complete with a tasting room. The whole space, which opened in June, is 11,000 square feet and holds 200 guests for receptions, which can feature samples of the distillery’s trademark brand, Putnam New England Whiskey. A private meeting room, dubbed the Chart Room, comfortably seats 30 people. We'll take ours on the rocks please!
First off, how can you not love this name? Formerly known as Estelle's, Cluckit was opened in mid-June by popular Boston chefs Brian Poe and Gordon Wilcox as a foray into piri piri grilled poultry, seafood, and meat. Piri piri is a seasoning or marinade used in Portuguese-style cooking. At the bar, guests can choose from 30 draft lines and another 70 beer selections available by bottle and can. The 1,500-square-foot South End space is available for semiprivate dining and buyouts of as many as 95 guests. Sounds like a place everyone will 'cluck' about!
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Though the Fairmont has been around forever, this space is undeniably cool. Tucked inside the famed Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel, the 140 Supper Club is a unique room complete with a password and century-old descending staircase. The 740-square-foot space seats 30 guests at a farmer’s table that runs the length of the space for the hotel’s menu of four decadent, seasonally inspired dinner courses. The space is newly available for private events this summer. We wonder what the password could be?!
Boston is ever-so-changing and is truly an exciting place to live. We can't wait to see what other venues pop up as the years roll on. Devour the details this year and visit these five fabulous venues!