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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 ILEA 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 Live Events Association 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, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals
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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Amanda
Wedding:
3/18/2017
5.0/5.0
We cannot speak more highly of our experience at the Sheraton Commander if we tried. In a few words: magical, wow, incredible, organized, efficient. Our families have been staying at the Sheraton Commander for years while we were in college and graduate school so we decided to check it out for our wedding. We met with Judy and were blown away. They operate like a very, very well oil-machined. Judy is professional, flexible, accommodating, and just remarkable! Every question she answered within minutes. If we had an idea, she was flexible and would help brainstorm how we could make it possible. She had us fill out planning forms at periodic intervals to keep us on track with wedding planning. Most importantly she met with us two days before our wedding to go over all our decorations, thank you gifts, etc. All staff was perfect -- flexible on booking rooms, room rates, and room blocks. All of our guests staying in the hotel (and there were a lot!) were just gushing about the service. Our top two priorities were to have everyone we wanted at our wedding and to have a raging dance party. Judy and the Sheraton made this possible by preplating our salads, having the toasts and first dances move smoothly along, and arranging tables such that there was tons of room to dance. And we are so grateful for their list of recommended vendors. We worked with Solare and DJ Martika -- WOW! I am exhausted from all the fun we had and we would get married again at the Sheraton in a heartbeat.
We cannot speak more highly of our experience at the Sheraton Commander if we tried. In a few words: magical, wow, Read more...
We cannot speak more highly of our experience at the Sheraton Commander if we tried. In a few words: magical, wow, incredible, organized, efficient. Our families have been staying at the Sheraton Commander for years while we were in college and graduate school so we decided to check it out for our wedding. We met with Judy and were blown away. They operate like a very, very well oil-machined. Judy is professional, flexible, accommodating, and just remarkable! Every question she answered within minutes. If we had an idea, she was flexible and would help brainstorm how we could make it possible. She had us fill out planning forms at periodic intervals to keep us on track with wedding planning. Most importantly she met with us two days before our wedding to go over all our decorations, thank you gifts, etc. All staff was perfect -- flexible on booking rooms, room rates, and room blocks. All of our guests staying in the hotel (and there were a lot!) were just gushing about the service. Our top two priorities were to have everyone we wanted at our wedding and to have a raging dance party. Judy and the Sheraton made this possible by preplating our salads, having the toasts and first dances move smoothly along, and arranging tables such that there was tons of room to dance. And we are so grateful for their list of recommended vendors. We worked with Solare and DJ Martika -- WOW! I am exhausted from all the fun we had and we would get married again at the Sheraton in a heartbeat. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
Sheraton Commander Hotel responded with the following comments:

It was absolutely our pleasure to work with you! The entire hotel is still buzzing about the event! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host your special day!
- The Commander Team (Judy)
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Private User
Wedding:
9/17/2016
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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Jen
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
The venue was incredible. Judy was stupendous, managed everything with pizzazz, and was generally amazing. There were two snafus we ran into, neither of which were caused by the Sheraton Commander; however, they discovered and rectified them before we were even aware there was a potential problem. It was a lovely venue and a fabulous wedding.
The venue was incredible. Judy was stupendous, managed everything with pizzazz, and was generally amazing. There were two Read more...
The venue was incredible. Judy was stupendous, managed everything with pizzazz, and was generally amazing. There were two snafus we ran into, neither of which were caused by the Sheraton Commander; however, they discovered and rectified them before we were even aware there was a potential problem. It was a lovely venue and a fabulous wedding. Read less
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Sheraton Commander Hotel responded with the following comments:

This was one of my favorite weddings of all time! I loved the unconventional setup and board games. The ballroom looked absolutely amazing! It was an honor to help you create the wedding of your dreams!
Judy
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Amy
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
The Sheraton Commander team is TOP NOTCH! If you want to know that everything will be taken care of, you won't have to worry, and your guests will be treated with the utmost service, then look no further. I was blessed to be chosen as the planner for a couple that got married at the Sheraton Commander. My experience with everyone from the front desk (who helped make sure every guest received their welcome letter) to the catering staff (who moved around furniture with me to make everything fit!) to the events team that made me look so good, was simply incredible! I highly recommend that if you are looking for a classy affair, this is the place.

I do have to share one comment about Judy who was the main point of contact. Every question, she answered swiftly. Every need, she managed to fill. Every challenge, she handled gracefully. Sometimes, a planner working at a venue that is as seamless as the Commander, can face challenges when doing something that isn't the norm. That did not occur here. The Sheraton Commander TEAM was just that, an extension of me and I, an extension of them.

Well done!
The Sheraton Commander team is TOP NOTCH! If you want to know that everything will be taken care of, you won't have to Read more...
The Sheraton Commander team is TOP NOTCH! If you want to know that everything will be taken care of, you won't have to worry, and your guests will be treated with the utmost service, then look no further. I was blessed to be chosen as the planner for a couple that got married at the Sheraton Commander. My experience with everyone from the front desk (who helped make sure every guest received their welcome letter) to the catering staff (who moved around furniture with me to make everything fit!) to the events team that made me look so good, was simply incredible! I highly recommend that if you are looking for a classy affair, this is the place.

I do have to share one comment about Judy who was the main point of contact. Every question, she answered swiftly. Every need, she managed to fill. Every challenge, she handled gracefully. Sometimes, a planner working at a venue that is as seamless as the Commander, can face challenges when doing something that isn't the norm. That did not occur here. The Sheraton Commander TEAM was just that, an extension of me and I, an extension of them.

Well done! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
Sheraton Commander Hotel responded with the following comments:

Amy,
We would welcome the team from Consider It Done any time! You were amazing to work with as well and we look forward to having you back soon!
Judy
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s
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander in July of 2015. The hotel itself is beautiful and it was a perfect venue for our size (about 100 people). Our guests loved the hotel and the atmosphere in Harvard Square.

We can't speak highly enough about Judy Brillhart as the event manager and the rest of her team. She was awesome working with us to plan the reception and had great tips that helped us along the way.
We held our wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander in July of 2015. The hotel itself is beautiful and it was a Read more...
We held our wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander in July of 2015. The hotel itself is beautiful and it was a perfect venue for our size (about 100 people). Our guests loved the hotel and the atmosphere in Harvard Square.

We can't speak highly enough about Judy Brillhart as the event manager and the rest of her team. She was awesome working with us to plan the reception and had great tips that helped us along the way. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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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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Gena
Wedding:
4/29/2016
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with the Sheraton Commander in hosting our wedding reception back in May. From beginning to end it was flawless and people talked about it for months! Thank you so very much for a beautiful wedding--we are so grateful to have worked with you and recommend you all the time to bride to be's!
We could not have been happier with the Sheraton Commander in hosting our wedding reception back in May. From beginning to Read more...
We could not have been happier with the Sheraton Commander in hosting our wedding reception back in May. From beginning to end it was flawless and people talked about it for months! Thank you so very much for a beautiful wedding--we are so grateful to have worked with you and recommend you all the time to bride to be's! Read less
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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:
1+ year ago
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
Services Used: Wedding Venue

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