Sheraton Needham Hotel
The Sheraton Needham provided a wonderful setting for my wedding reception! Their recently renovated ballroom is huge and very elegant looking inside, and we were able to use the outside patio for our cocktail reception, as well. The combination of the patio, ballroom, and hallways surrounding the ballroom (that were also used during the cocktail hour for bartenders and food displays) made for a TON of space- way more than was offered at any of the other venues we visited. Since we had full use of the ballroom, it also pretty much assured us that we would be the only wedding at the hotel that night which was a big plus.
Richard, the wedding coordinator, was fantastic to work with. He was always very timely and responsive and very enthusiastic. He did his best to make sure everything was just as we wanted it, even smoothly working in some last minute decorations we added the week of the wedding. He kept in close contact with our vendors, so that all of the timing of deliveries, etc. was out of my hands, and he made sure that I had little to worry about leading up to the wedding.
The night itself was great, and Richard and his staff checked in with us often making sure everything was going as we had wanted. We also received MANY comments about how great the food was! Overall, everything was fantastic.
My 4.5 stars for flexibility was related mostly to the fact that the hotel was not overly flexible with allowing our out of town relatives to check in early, and sometimes booking hotel rooms in our reserved block was not easy, but I think this was mostly an issue with Sheraton and not with this specific hotel.