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Sheraton Commander Hotel

Cambridge , MA
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16 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 US (map)

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617-234-1362

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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, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
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:
Recently Married
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Just an excellent experience all around.
Just an excellent experience all around.
Just an excellent experience all around. Read less
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Gordon
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
When my wife and I began looking for a venue to host our wedding reception we wanted to ensure that the venue was personal, intimate, indicative of our tastes and styles, and preferably in the area we live (Harvard Sq). We were very skeptical about going with a hotel as they typically lack that intimate feel that we were looking for. The Sheraton Commander turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. The Sheraton seamlessly blends history, character, elegance, and a somewhat European boutique hotel feel with TOP notch service, amenities, and professionalism. Holly, our wedding planner/coordinator at the Sheraton, was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail, ongoing flexibility with us, and energetic demeanor made the planning process fun and memorable. The Sheraton truly became our home away from home during our wedding weekend and I think that is hard to find that in a hotel. I cannot say enough about how crucial a role the Sheraton Commander played in ensuring that our wedding weekend was nothing short of magic. To say I was impressed would be a gross understatement. This hotel and it's staff deserve all of the accolades that they are receiving on this website (and elsewhere). A true gem (not to mention cornerstone) in Harvard Square. I would recommend the Sheraton Commander to anyone who doesn't want to have just another typical wedding reception. If you have seen one hotel wedding reception you have seen them all...until you have been to a wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander. Thanks again for making our wedding weekend and especially our wedding reception the best night of our lives!
When my wife and I began looking for a venue to host our wedding reception we wanted to ensure that the venue was Read more...
When my wife and I began looking for a venue to host our wedding reception we wanted to ensure that the venue was personal, intimate, indicative of our tastes and styles, and preferably in the area we live (Harvard Sq). We were very skeptical about going with a hotel as they typically lack that intimate feel that we were looking for. The Sheraton Commander turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. The Sheraton seamlessly blends history, character, elegance, and a somewhat European boutique hotel feel with TOP notch service, amenities, and professionalism. Holly, our wedding planner/coordinator at the Sheraton, was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail, ongoing flexibility with us, and energetic demeanor made the planning process fun and memorable. The Sheraton truly became our home away from home during our wedding weekend and I think that is hard to find that in a hotel. I cannot say enough about how crucial a role the Sheraton Commander played in ensuring that our wedding weekend was nothing short of magic. To say I was impressed would be a gross understatement. This hotel and it's staff deserve all of the accolades that they are receiving on this website (and elsewhere). A true gem (not to mention cornerstone) in Harvard Square. I would recommend the Sheraton Commander to anyone who doesn't want to have just another typical wedding reception. If you have seen one hotel wedding reception you have seen them all...until you have been to a wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander. Thanks again for making our wedding weekend and especially our wedding reception the best night of our lives! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Amy
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Let me start off by saying that my wedding was absolutely perfect from start to finish. Judy & the entire team at The Sheraton Commander were absolute rockstars & made sure that our big day went exactly as planned. The ballroom was absolutely stunning, set up and decorated exactly how I pictured. The food was unbelievable, specialty cocktails they created for us were delicious & the bar service was phenomenal!

We had a pretty strong vision of what we wanted; a more cocktail party style reception with cocktail tables throughout the space with passed appetizers & stations instead of a seated dinner. After explaining all our ideas to Judy, and having my mother question if this type of wedding reception would work, Judy shared that she loved that type of event, erasing any fears or doubt that my mom had & we knew that we’d picked the perfect location for our wedding!

Judy was fantastic to work with – every single detail I had ever imagined was taken care of & executed to perfection. They made it so easy to plan our wedding, taking care of linens, wedding cake, furniture rentals, set up/break down, coordinating with our vendors, a morning after brunch, EVERYTHING. All I had to do was make a decision & Judy took care of the rest. I didn’t worry one bit, which speaks volumes to Judy’s experience & professionalism.

The level of customer service we received during the entire planning process is second to none; I have never met a nicer, knowledgeable, accommodating & just awesome hotel staff. Every person we interacted with was spectacular, from the front desk staff (I showed up with 38 gift bags for guests checking in!), to Richard & the staff at Nubar, who hosted our after party – we felt as if we were the only guests/couple on earth.

Long story short The Sheraton Commander was the absolutely perfect venue for our wedding & we love them & will sing their praises forever. My husband & I joke that we need to visit them at least once a week because we miss them.
Let me start off by saying that my wedding was absolutely perfect from start to finish. Judy & the entire team at The Read more...
Let me start off by saying that my wedding was absolutely perfect from start to finish. Judy & the entire team at The Sheraton Commander were absolute rockstars & made sure that our big day went exactly as planned. The ballroom was absolutely stunning, set up and decorated exactly how I pictured. The food was unbelievable, specialty cocktails they created for us were delicious & the bar service was phenomenal!

We had a pretty strong vision of what we wanted; a more cocktail party style reception with cocktail tables throughout the space with passed appetizers & stations instead of a seated dinner. After explaining all our ideas to Judy, and having my mother question if this type of wedding reception would work, Judy shared that she loved that type of event, erasing any fears or doubt that my mom had & we knew that we’d picked the perfect location for our wedding!

Judy was fantastic to work with – every single detail I had ever imagined was taken care of & executed to perfection. They made it so easy to plan our wedding, taking care of linens, wedding cake, furniture rentals, set up/break down, coordinating with our vendors, a morning after brunch, EVERYTHING. All I had to do was make a decision & Judy took care of the rest. I didn’t worry one bit, which speaks volumes to Judy’s experience & professionalism.

The level of customer service we received during the entire planning process is second to none; I have never met a nicer, knowledgeable, accommodating & just awesome hotel staff. Every person we interacted with was spectacular, from the front desk staff (I showed up with 38 gift bags for guests checking in!), to Richard & the staff at Nubar, who hosted our after party – we felt as if we were the only guests/couple on earth.

Long story short The Sheraton Commander was the absolutely perfect venue for our wedding & we love them & will sing their praises forever. My husband & I joke that we need to visit them at least once a week because we miss them. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The venue, staff, and food were all perfect!!!
The venue, staff, and food were all perfect!!!
The venue, staff, and food were all perfect!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
The Sheraton Commander Hotel was perfect for us! Judy Brillhart and her team were on top of their game, tackling issues before I even knew about them! I was relaxed, comfortable, and just able to enjoy my wedding day. Working with Judy was a pleasure. She offered friendly, informative service and managed our evening well. The banquet hall was gorgeous, the staff professional, and the service outstanding. Our friends and family are still talking about our wedding venue a year later!!
The Sheraton Commander Hotel was perfect for us! Judy Brillhart and her team were on top of their game, tackling issues Read more...
The Sheraton Commander Hotel was perfect for us! Judy Brillhart and her team were on top of their game, tackling issues before I even knew about them! I was relaxed, comfortable, and just able to enjoy my wedding day. Working with Judy was a pleasure. She offered friendly, informative service and managed our evening well. The banquet hall was gorgeous, the staff professional, and the service outstanding. Our friends and family are still talking about our wedding venue a year later!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/11/2014
4.9/5.0
We held our wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander. Judy was incredible and very fun to work with; she accommodated all of our requests with kindness and professionalism. Don't be afraid of the outside vendors associated with contracts at the hotel, either - we had an excellent D.J. from Entertainment Specialists (D.J. Emelita) and LOVED our cake from Konditor Meister. The food at our reception was great and the hotel worked with us to accommodate all of our guests' allergies, gluten free requests, and vegan requests. The hotel's discount for our wedding guests was a big plus, but make sure your guests know to book before the deadline! Our only issues regarded 1) payment - the hotel didn't process our payment right away, resulting in confusion when they tried to charge us months later (but, to be fair, the bride's mother hadn't noticed that we hadn't been charged, either), and 2) the ballroom was sweltering after an hour of dancing; the A/C just couldn't keep up with that many dancing feet! Overall, though, we were very happy and would recommend the Sheraton Commander to anyone looking for a nice Cambridge wedding reception.
We held our wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander. Judy was incredible and very fun to work with; she accommodated Read more...
We held our wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander. Judy was incredible and very fun to work with; she accommodated all of our requests with kindness and professionalism. Don't be afraid of the outside vendors associated with contracts at the hotel, either - we had an excellent D.J. from Entertainment Specialists (D.J. Emelita) and LOVED our cake from Konditor Meister. The food at our reception was great and the hotel worked with us to accommodate all of our guests' allergies, gluten free requests, and vegan requests. The hotel's discount for our wedding guests was a big plus, but make sure your guests know to book before the deadline! Our only issues regarded 1) payment - the hotel didn't process our payment right away, resulting in confusion when they tried to charge us months later (but, to be fair, the bride's mother hadn't noticed that we hadn't been charged, either), and 2) the ballroom was sweltering after an hour of dancing; the A/C just couldn't keep up with that many dancing feet! Overall, though, we were very happy and would recommend the Sheraton Commander to anyone looking for a nice Cambridge wedding reception. Read less
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Sheraton Commander Hotel responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much! It was a pleasure to work with you!

We have implemented new payment processes to ensure that group payments are processed more quickly. We have also upgraded our AC systems including the guest rooms.

We wish you all of the best in the future! Please keep in touch!!!
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Grace
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
Everything went smoothly. We worked mainly with Holly and she was great. The day went and she was quite on top of everything. If we needed something, she was there to help. The place was beautiful and the price was right. The food was great and everyone had a great time. I would totally recommend this place to brides that want a classic and beautiful place with no fuss.
Everything went smoothly. We worked mainly with Holly and she was great. The day went and she was quite on top of Read more...
Everything went smoothly. We worked mainly with Holly and she was great. The day went and she was quite on top of everything. If we needed something, she was there to help. The place was beautiful and the price was right. The food was great and everyone had a great time. I would totally recommend this place to brides that want a classic and beautiful place with no fuss. Read less
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