Sheraton Commander Hotel
We got married and had our reception at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge. It was an absolutely beautiful venue and the food was amazing. They were very willing to work with us so that we could stay inside our budget though they do push their wedding packages. We ended up not going with a wedding package and had several moments where we weren't quite clear on what we were getting so make sure you get it all sorted out early on to avoid any surprises. On the whole the staff at the Sheraton were wonderful to work with and their price was the most reasonable that we found in the Boston area. For the beauty of the space combined with the quality of the food, you really can't do better!
The Sheraton Commander is a beautiful venue, and we had an excellent experience working with Holly Cook. Holly was responsive to our questions, and provided explanation and alternatives when needed during planning. The day of the wedding she was gracious and quickly sorted out any minor issues that arose- often without involving me or my husband, so we were free to enjoy the reception.
The food was delicious, and we received many compliments about the menu.
We went with a package deal offered by the hotel, which at first felt limiting, but after talking through our choices, we ended up with the day just as we had envisioned.
There were some issues with the DJ, from Entertainment Specialists. We reported these to Holly and her manager Judy, and they were very apologetic. Ultimately, it didn't ruin the day, and the dancefloor was packed the entire time.
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!
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.
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.
The venue, staff, and food were all perfect!!!
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!!
We were very satisfied with the Sheraton Commander, in particular with the wedding coordinator, Judy Brillhart. She was incredibly responsive, willing to answer questions at all hours of the day which is a real comfort. We were amazed at how beautifully the ballroom was transformed. We were able to make small changes in seating arrangements, etc up until a few days before. The food was very good.
We didn't have a big wedding (around 80) and didn't want to spend a fortune renting a place. The wedding was on campus in Cambridge so the Commander is just walking distance for our guests. The hotel is certainly not that fancy but it does have old world charm. The ballroom we used was the perfect size but it was on the dark side. We also booked the location because of the package they had for weddings which took the headache of planning every detail. The hotel staff provided the food, the table settings and recommended good vendors as well.
Built in the 1920's just before the Great Depression, this building has gorgeous Art Deco detailing, right down to the correct color palette for the era it was built. This hotel has a lot of drama, glamour and opulence! It has a beautiful entrance lobby, and ballrooms for ceremony, reception and cocktails. The great thing about this venue is all of your guests can stay right on location, and you're right in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge. I can imagine a black tie affair that would play off of the hotel's gorgeous color palette with lots of feminine details to evoke that same rich elegance!
Judy Brillhart and her team of wedding specialists at The Commander are fabulous to work with. Thank you, Judy -- I look forward to working with you and your clients on many more events to come!
-- Darcy Hammer, Owner of Le Reve Floral...
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.