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Sheraton Commander Hotel

Cambridge , MA
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LOCATION

16 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 US (map)

PHONE

617-234-1362

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ABOUT US

From our stellar ballrooms, to an award-winning culinary team and menu creations, to magnificent accommodations, every detail conspires to create a customized event that mirrors your... Read more
From our stellar ballrooms, to an award-winning culinary team and menu creations, to magnificent accommodations, every detail conspires to create a customized event that mirrors your dream wedding.

Located in historic Harvard Square, the Sheraton Commander Hotel, an ISES Esprit Award winner, is the ideal venue for your special day. Hosting only one wedding at a time allows our team to provide unmatched attention to you and your guests. Our wedding specialist, Judy Brillhart, is certified through the Association of Bridal Consultants as a Professional Bridal Consultant (PBC) and through the International Special Events Society as a Certified Special Event Professional (CSEP). She leads a professional team that will be with you every step of the way. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Indian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I have to first state that I have not had my wedding reception here, and this is the reason why: Our original wedding date was 6/1/13 but due to a personal situation, we postponed our wedding. Judy was unbelievable to us. She was extremely sensitive and understanding and went as far as to recommend someone who could help us, and not because she was looking to make money from us, but because she truly cared. Fast forward 3 years later and we have a new date set. I immediately e-mailed Judy because I still loved the space and wanted to work with her. Unfortunately, the dates that our church was available did not line up with what was available at the Commander. Judy did everything she could to try and make it work. Although I have yet to be able to use the Commander for events, I would recommend them to anyone because of how above and beyond Judy goes for her clients. She never once made us feel embarrassed about our situation, never pressured us, and never tried taking advantage of us wanting to come back 3 years later.
I have to first state that I have not had my wedding reception here, and this is the reason why: Our original wedding date Read more...
I have to first state that I have not had my wedding reception here, and this is the reason why: Our original wedding date was 6/1/13 but due to a personal situation, we postponed our wedding. Judy was unbelievable to us. She was extremely sensitive and understanding and went as far as to recommend someone who could help us, and not because she was looking to make money from us, but because she truly cared. Fast forward 3 years later and we have a new date set. I immediately e-mailed Judy because I still loved the space and wanted to work with her. Unfortunately, the dates that our church was available did not line up with what was available at the Commander. Judy did everything she could to try and make it work. Although I have yet to be able to use the Commander for events, I would recommend them to anyone because of how above and beyond Judy goes for her clients. She never once made us feel embarrassed about our situation, never pressured us, and never tried taking advantage of us wanting to come back 3 years later. Read less
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Sheraton Commander Hotel responded with the following comments:

We are in the business of helping people. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you. I know that you will have an amazing wedding day. Thank you for giving us the opportunity. We will not forget you!
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Andrew
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
From the beginning Doris and I felt taken care of. The customer service was awesome. Judy's joyful attitude with how she approached her work was so refreshing, and I think kind of rare these days.

If anyone I know is looking for a hip Boston area location, a classy, intimate venue with a staff that looks to please the couple getting married then I will highly recommend they talk to Judy!
From the beginning Doris and I felt taken care of. The customer service was awesome. Judy's joyful attitude with how she Read more...
From the beginning Doris and I felt taken care of. The customer service was awesome. Judy's joyful attitude with how she approached her work was so refreshing, and I think kind of rare these days.

If anyone I know is looking for a hip Boston area location, a classy, intimate venue with a staff that looks to please the couple getting married then I will highly recommend they talk to Judy! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue
Sheraton Commander Hotel responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to work with you! I wish you and Doris the best! Please do keep in touch!
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Urvi
Wedding:
2/29/2016
5.0/5.0
I had a small wedding ceremony at the Sheraton Commander back in February. Our event coordinator, Judy was so easy to work with and enthusiastic and helpful at every stage. Even when she was unavailable, she was responsive to emails. The venue ended up being exactly what we wanted and needed. Everything was clockwork and flawless. The staff made it seem effortless, and that made our day all the more special.
I had a small wedding ceremony at the Sheraton Commander back in February. Our event coordinator, Judy was so easy to work Read more...
I had a small wedding ceremony at the Sheraton Commander back in February. Our event coordinator, Judy was so easy to work with and enthusiastic and helpful at every stage. Even when she was unavailable, she was responsive to emails. The venue ended up being exactly what we wanted and needed. Everything was clockwork and flawless. The staff made it seem effortless, and that made our day all the more special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
There was nothing to complain about. Our wedding was amazing! We literally had nothing but compliments from everyone who attended. I highly recommend this venue and wish we could do it all over again! The service the night of was incredible. I couldn't be more happy with our choice of venue for our wedding.
There was nothing to complain about. Our wedding was amazing! We literally had nothing but compliments from everyone who Read more...
There was nothing to complain about. Our wedding was amazing! We literally had nothing but compliments from everyone who attended. I highly recommend this venue and wish we could do it all over again! The service the night of was incredible. I couldn't be more happy with our choice of venue for our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
8/16/2015
5.0/5.0
The Sheraton Commander was the perfect location for our wedding reception this August! Judy Brillhart and her staff did an amazing job, and Judy was wonderful throughout the entire planning process up through the wedding. Whenever other vendors asked where we were having our reception, and we told them the Sheraton, they told us we were in good hands with Judy – and this was so true! She guided us through the process and was so patient and helpful, answering the smallest questions and giving advice when we asked for it. Judy went out of her way to be helpful at so many points, and we are very grateful for her help. She was a great knowledge base for recommendations for other vendors too. The Sheraton itself is a lovely hotel, and the ballrooms are beautiful. The staff was great, and did a perfect job setting up and even helped us take it down, and our guests loved the food. We had our wedding ceremony in Harvard Memorial Church, so we just walked there and took pictures along the way – you can’t beat the location! My husband and I highly recommend this for your reception location – you truly will be in good hands!
The Sheraton Commander was the perfect location for our wedding reception this August! Judy Brillhart and her staff did an Read more...
The Sheraton Commander was the perfect location for our wedding reception this August! Judy Brillhart and her staff did an amazing job, and Judy was wonderful throughout the entire planning process up through the wedding. Whenever other vendors asked where we were having our reception, and we told them the Sheraton, they told us we were in good hands with Judy – and this was so true! She guided us through the process and was so patient and helpful, answering the smallest questions and giving advice when we asked for it. Judy went out of her way to be helpful at so many points, and we are very grateful for her help. She was a great knowledge base for recommendations for other vendors too. The Sheraton itself is a lovely hotel, and the ballrooms are beautiful. The staff was great, and did a perfect job setting up and even helped us take it down, and our guests loved the food. We had our wedding ceremony in Harvard Memorial Church, so we just walked there and took pictures along the way – you can’t beat the location! My husband and I highly recommend this for your reception location – you truly will be in good hands! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
The Sheraton Commander was the perfect place for my wedding! From the first meeting my husband and I had with Judy Brillhart (our coordinator/event manager), we knew it was the right choice for us. To start, the hotel itself is beautiful. It's smaller than most, but has charm and lots of vintage details and is also modern and sleek.

I cannot say enough about Judy, we couldn't have done it without her. She was such a huge part of the reason we chose the Commander. Again, from our first meeting, she was kind and easy to talk to while being able to answer any questions we gave her. Throughout the process of planning, she answered all calls/e-mails almost immediately, which made my life a lot easier. Anytime we had any sort of issue or special request, Judy's response would be "Okay, that's not a problem. We can do it." I never stressed about any part of the reception because I knew it was in good hands.

Every other member of the Commander staff that I (or my family or friends) encountered was just as kind and ready to help. I have to note too that the staff was especially caring towards one of my aunts at my reception who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. They were attentive to her and made sure she was comfortable throughout the reception, and even gave another aunt (her caretaker) an elevator key to borrow so they wouldn't have to wait for the larger elevator when going to their room.

Overall, everything was perfect. The spaces are beautiful, everyone raved about the food, and the people are kind. My husband and I could not be happier!
The Sheraton Commander was the perfect place for my wedding! From the first meeting my husband and I had with Judy Read more...
The Sheraton Commander was the perfect place for my wedding! From the first meeting my husband and I had with Judy Brillhart (our coordinator/event manager), we knew it was the right choice for us. To start, the hotel itself is beautiful. It's smaller than most, but has charm and lots of vintage details and is also modern and sleek.

I cannot say enough about Judy, we couldn't have done it without her. She was such a huge part of the reason we chose the Commander. Again, from our first meeting, she was kind and easy to talk to while being able to answer any questions we gave her. Throughout the process of planning, she answered all calls/e-mails almost immediately, which made my life a lot easier. Anytime we had any sort of issue or special request, Judy's response would be "Okay, that's not a problem. We can do it." I never stressed about any part of the reception because I knew it was in good hands.

Every other member of the Commander staff that I (or my family or friends) encountered was just as kind and ready to help. I have to note too that the staff was especially caring towards one of my aunts at my reception who has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. They were attentive to her and made sure she was comfortable throughout the reception, and even gave another aunt (her caretaker) an elevator key to borrow so they wouldn't have to wait for the larger elevator when going to their room.

Overall, everything was perfect. The spaces are beautiful, everyone raved about the food, and the people are kind. My husband and I could not be happier! Read less
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Edith
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with Judy Brillhart, Alexandra Swenson, Richard Manning, and the entire staff from the Sheraton was a most supreme professional experience. No question was too small for them to answer.
Working with Judy Brillhart, Alexandra Swenson, Richard Manning, and the entire staff from the Sheraton was a most supreme Read more...
Working with Judy Brillhart, Alexandra Swenson, Richard Manning, and the entire staff from the Sheraton was a most supreme professional experience. No question was too small for them to answer. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Love the DJ, John, who worked with our last-minute request. Judy our event manager, also made everything smooth for us! Cannot be better place!
Love the DJ, John, who worked with our last-minute request. Judy our event manager, also made everything smooth for us! Read more...
Love the DJ, John, who worked with our last-minute request. Judy our event manager, also made everything smooth for us! Cannot be better place! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Venue
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Valerie
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
The wedding was perfect! Absolutely perfect! Judy Brillhart was amazing! No problem too big or question too silly. Judy will made the planning easy. And then when the Big Day arrives you can truly enjoy it knowing she has it covered. The Commander is very elegant. The food was very good. We also had a couple large dinners at the Nubar restaurant where Manager Richard Mann was most helpful. Do not hesitate a minute to book your wedding or any event with Judy and The Commander!
The wedding was perfect! Absolutely perfect! Judy Brillhart was amazing! No problem too big or question too silly. Judy Read more...
The wedding was perfect! Absolutely perfect! Judy Brillhart was amazing! No problem too big or question too silly. Judy will made the planning easy. And then when the Big Day arrives you can truly enjoy it knowing she has it covered. The Commander is very elegant. The food was very good. We also had a couple large dinners at the Nubar restaurant where Manager Richard Mann was most helpful. Do not hesitate a minute to book your wedding or any event with Judy and The Commander! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend the Sheraton Commander enough to any couples looking for a classy, classic, beautiful, and affordable wedding venue.

Alexandra Swenson was our main event coordinator, and I cannot sing her praises enough. She was so responsive, helpful, and kind. During the planning process, she took care of every little detail and walked through things with me as often as I needed. I am the first of my friends to get married and so I needed a lot of guidance, which Alex expertly provided--from linen color choices to how we should handle the open bar and wine passed at dinner. Now that the wedding is over, I can confirm that every recommendation she gave me was totally spot on.

At our reception I felt like I didn't have to worry about a thing and I was able to thoroughly enjoy time spent with our guests and time spent on the dance floor. I think it says a lot that Alex and her staff kept things going so smoothly without the groom or I noticing a thing. Also, I was absolutely amazed by the way Alex and her staff transformed the room for our reception. It was like the rooms I had drooled over in bridal magazines!

The night of our wedding and in the weeks since, we have gotten so many compliments from our guests. They thought the space was gorgeous, they loved the food, they received great service, and they had an awesome time dancing the night away. The guests who stayed in our block of rooms had an excellent experience as well.

I truly cannot say enough good things about our experience. Everything was perfect and I owe that to Alex and the rest of the Commander staff. I'll definitely be recommending the Sheraton Commander to any friends of mine who get married in the Boston area in the future!
I cannot recommend the Sheraton Commander enough to any couples looking for a classy, classic, beautiful, and affordable Read more...
I cannot recommend the Sheraton Commander enough to any couples looking for a classy, classic, beautiful, and affordable wedding venue.

Alexandra Swenson was our main event coordinator, and I cannot sing her praises enough. She was so responsive, helpful, and kind. During the planning process, she took care of every little detail and walked through things with me as often as I needed. I am the first of my friends to get married and so I needed a lot of guidance, which Alex expertly provided--from linen color choices to how we should handle the open bar and wine passed at dinner. Now that the wedding is over, I can confirm that every recommendation she gave me was totally spot on.

At our reception I felt like I didn't have to worry about a thing and I was able to thoroughly enjoy time spent with our guests and time spent on the dance floor. I think it says a lot that Alex and her staff kept things going so smoothly without the groom or I noticing a thing. Also, I was absolutely amazed by the way Alex and her staff transformed the room for our reception. It was like the rooms I had drooled over in bridal magazines!

The night of our wedding and in the weeks since, we have gotten so many compliments from our guests. They thought the space was gorgeous, they loved the food, they received great service, and they had an awesome time dancing the night away. The guests who stayed in our block of rooms had an excellent experience as well.

I truly cannot say enough good things about our experience. Everything was perfect and I owe that to Alex and the rest of the Commander staff. I'll definitely be recommending the Sheraton Commander to any friends of mine who get married in the Boston area in the future! Read less
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