Indian wedding at the InterContinental Boston

InterContinental Boston

The InterContinental Boston is the city’s luxury waterfront hotel featuring 2 ballrooms with natural lighting, overlooking the historic site of the Boston Tea Party. Most couples select to have their ceremony in the Abigail Adams Ballroom which seats approximately 330 guests with a stage and the Rose Kennedy Ballroom which seats approximately 700 guests with a dance floor.

his hotel is less than 5 miles from Boston Logan International Airport and in a fun downtown location within walking distance to a T stop, restaurants, and other attractions.

Above: Notice the maroon chairs in the photo of the ceremony in the Abigail Adams Ballroom. Those are the hotel’s standard banquet chairs that come with all indoor events.

Above: Now see the photos from the reception in the Rose Kennedy Ballroom. You’ll see that they opted to rent chiavari chairs instead of using the hotel’s chairs. Note you can absolutely do that – and you will incur the rental cost. Chiavari chairs typically cost anywhere from $5-$10 per chair.

Below: The wedding highlights video below illustrates an indoor Hindu ceremony at the InterContinental Boston.

Binita Patel Photography and Cinematography

{Capacity, Location and Airports}

  • Indoor Ceremony: 330
  • Outdoor Ceremony: N/A

Approx. 5 miles west Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).

Hindu Weddings at the InterContinental Boston

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes (indoor ceremonies only).
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.
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? Depending on the guest count you could have your sangeet or garba at the InterContinental Boston – though many couples prefer to have their sangeet or garba elsewhere. Look into Indian restaurant banquet halls or community centers.

The InterContinental Boston and Muhurats

The InterContinental Boston does their best to work with your muhurat. They may not be able to host weddings in the very early morning or late at night with a baraat.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The InterContinental Boston allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Hindu Wedding Planning Resources

Jain Weddings at the InterContinental Boston

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes (indoors ceremonies only).
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.
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? The closest Jain Center is the Jain Sangh of New England and has a large hall.

The InterContinental Boston and Muhurats

The InterContinental Boston does their best to work with your muhurat. They may not be able to host weddings in the very early morning or late at night with a baraat.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The InterContinental Boston allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at the InterContinental Boston

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.
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 the InterContinental Boston.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? We suggest you consider having your sangeet at the InterContinental Boston or at a local Indian restaurant banquet hall or community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The InterContinental Boston allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Sikh Weddings at the InterContinental Boston

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
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? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there space for milni? Yep!
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.

Anand Karaj at the InterContinental Boston

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 Guru Nanak Darbar in Medford, approximately 5 miles north of the hotel. If you prefer, you could have your Anand Karaj and langar at the Gurdwara, followed by cocktail hour and the reception at the InterContinental Boston.

The InterContinental Boston and Muhurats

The InterContinental Boston does their best to work with your muhurat. They may not be able to host weddings in the very early morning or late at night with a baraat.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? We suggest you consider having your sangeet at InterContinental Boston or an Indian restaurant banquet hall or community center.

Sikh Wedding Planning Resources

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