Dante

Dante is a lovely restaurant venue in Cambridge. Have a tranquil outdoor with views of the harbor in the background. Host approximately 150 guests for the ceremony, followed by lunch prepared by the incredible culinary team at Dante.

This venue is approximately 8 miles east of the Boston Logan International Airport.

Some couples select this venue for their ceremony and lunch. And host the cocktail hour and reception at another venue in the area. Dante would also be a fun venue for a sangeet – with the wonderful views and outdoor setting. Some couples may also like serving non-Indian cuisine for the sangeet.

Hindu Weddings at Dante

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? No
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Approved on a case-by-case basis. Never done it before.
Is a baraat allowed? Approved on a case-by-case basis. Never done it before.
Is there a consumption bar option? Approved on a case-by-case basis
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel where you’ve set up a room block.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? Dante is actually a wonderful venue for a sangeet. Alternatively consider nearby hotels, Indian restaurant banquet halls, and community centers.

Dante and Muhurats

Indian weddings are not common at this venue so you may have to educate them about your timing needs.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

Since they are a restaurant, they will prepare all food. Talk to them about your dietary requirements.

Hindu Wedding Planning Resources

Jain Weddings at Dante

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? No
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Approved on a case-by-case basis. Never done it before.
Is a baraat allowed? Approved on a case-by-case basis. Never done it before.
Is there a consumption bar option? Approved on a case-by-case basis.
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel where you’ve set up a room block.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? There are two Jain Centers in Massachusetts and they’re both within a 20 mile radius of Dante. Or have your sangeet at Dante and the other wedding events elsewhere.

Dante and Muhurats

Indian weddings are not common at this venue so you may have to educate them about your timing needs.

Jain Dietary Requirements

Since they are a restaurant, they will prepare all food. Talk to them about your dietary requirements.

Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at Dante

Keep-in-mind that Dante is a restaurant, which means they make most of their revenue and profit on alcohol. This may not be an optimal venue for dry weddings. Since they are a restaurant, they will prepare all food. They may not be equipped to prepare halal cuisine.

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? No
Is a baraat allowed? Approved on case-by-case basis
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? Approved on case-by-case basis. But since this is a restaurant – they make most of the revenue and profit on drinks, so may not be an optimal venue.
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel where you’ve set up a room block.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the stage? No, work with your decorator to design it.

Nearby Masjids

You could opt to have your nikah and/or shaadi at a nearby Masjid or Jamatkhana followed by the Walima at Dante. Masjids and Jamatkhanas in Massachusetts

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? We suggest you consider having your mehndi at Dante – with the beautiful harbor views and outdoor terrace – it’s unique and fun.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

Dante is a restaurant, which means they make most of their revenue and profit on alcohol. Since they are a restaurant, they will prepare all food. They may not be equipped to prepare halal cuisine. This may not be an optimal venue for dry + halal weddings.

Sikh Weddings at Dante

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? No
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the Guru Granth Sahib? No, work with your decorator to design an elevated setup. See more info below.
Is a baraat allowed? Approved on a case-by-case basis
Is there space for milni? Yep!
Is there a consumption bar option? Approved on a case-by-case basis
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel where you’ve set up a room block.

Anand Karaj at Dante

They’ve never hosted a Sikh wedding before, so you will have to educate them about your needs and preferences. Below are photos of other non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj ceremonies so you can see how other couples have setup the ceremony. You may also like our guide on Tips for a non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj.

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Sub-flooring was laid down on the grass for an outdoor Sikh wedding. Your decorator will help with this. Photo: Greycard Photography
Sikh wedding at Pelican Hill Resort
Anand Karaj ceremony at Pelican Hill Resort. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

At the Anand Karaj below, they gave each guest a gadda (cushion) to sit on.

Outdoor Anand Karaj wedding ceremony
Outdoor Anand Karaj on concrete with gaddas for the guests to sit on.
Anand Karaj at Warner Center Marriott
Indoor Anand Karaj ceremony where the guests are seated on sheets. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Closest Gurdwaras

The closest Gurdwara is the Gurdwara Singh Sangat Boston in Everett, which is approximately 3 miles north of Dante. Since it’s so close, you could have your Anand Karaj and langar at the Gurdwara, followed by cocktail hour and the reception at Dante.

Dante and Muhurats

Indian weddings are not common at this venue so you may have to educate them about your timing needs.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? We suggest you consider having your sangeet at Dante. You might like Dante for the sangeet and your other wedding events at other nearby venues.

Sikh Wedding Planning Resources

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