Iconic views of the Boston Harbor, waterfront and city skyline will focus and inspire your gathering like nothing else. Boasting 20,000 square feet of waterfront meeting space at the nexus of the Financial District, The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the many of the city's key attractions and corporations, the Boston Harbor Hotel is the city’s premier address for business.
A Dedicated Team
Our Event Planners will custom tailor an event to your group’s specifications in one of our exceptional event venues, each of which is rich in design, character and detail and highlights Boston’s historic Rowes Wharf. From small business breakfasts and private banquets to technically complex product presentations and training seminars, count on us to deliver a highly memorable corporate gathering from start to finish.
Our Conference Services experts will gladly assist with any aspects of the planning process including:
- Welcome amenities for your guests.
- Special VIP gift requests.
- Receiving: Packages may be sent prior to your function and stored at the hotel. Please contact your conference services manager for shipping details.
- Destination Management Companies: Your conference services manager will coordinate with any destination management company to accommodate your group's requests and assist with any planning needs. For detailed information and recommendations, please contact the Hotel directly.
- Music and entertainment needs.
- Onsite audio-visual needs through Encore.
- Accommodation requests and rooming lists.
- Airport transfers.
- Catering and menu planning.
- Special requests and themed functions.
With dramatic 19-foot ceilings, glittering chandeliers and captivating harbor views, the hotel’s 5,488 square-foot Wharf Room is considered Boston’s most sought after wedding venue. Spacious, elegant and romantic, the Wharf Room and foyer can accommodate up to 250 guests.
The Atlantic Room, overlooking Boston's waterfront, offers brides and grooms an ideal setting for a true New England wedding. Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows, the versatile 4,000-square-foot space can accommodate weddings of up to 170 guests. For more intimate affairs, the space may be divided into North and South Atlantic, while larger parties may choose to take over the entire floor of event space.
Located just off the main lobby, the Mezzanine Level includes three separate function rooms and a dedicated Boardroom. The John Foster Salon, John Adams Salon and John Phillips Salon all feature sparkling chandeliers and picture windows overlooking the harbor. Ideal for smaller groups or breakouts, the Mezzanine meeting space offers a sense of privacy while providing flexibility for groups to feel as though they are the only meeting in the hotel.
Audiovisual services are key components for business success. Our partner, Encore, offers on-site technical expertise and the state-of-the-art amenities necessary to ensure that every stage of your event runs smoothly. Committed to making your meetings memorable and smarter, the Boston Harbor Hotel and Encore are readily available to provide personalized support and the technical assistance to meet even the most complex meeting.
Executive Chef David Daniels
Born and raised in Boston by a large Italian family, David Daniels discovered his unorthodox dream to become a chef from the young age of thirteen. In 1986 Daniels embarked on a journey traveling across the United States to learn the ropes from the masters – including Acqua in San Francisco, Ventana Country Inn in Big Sur, and Pinot Blanc in St. Helena. Upon returning to New England, David took over the reins at The Wauwinet on Nantucket which was awarded the Grand Award from Wine Spectator. He then came home to Boston as Executive Chef at the OAK Bar + Kitchen at the Fairmont Copley Plaza and Aragosta at the Fairmont Battery Wharf, before spending four years as Culinary Director with MET Restaurant Group, Saltie Girl and Stephanie’s Restaurant Group, and Culinary Director for Bespoke Hospitality.
Daniels has been the featured chef across many celebrated gatherings, including the Nantucket Wine Festival, Sundance Film Festival in Utah, and the Festival de L’uminaire in Montréal. Responsible for all food preparation, presentation, and menu creation throughout the five-star property, Hingham resident David Daniels brings over thirty years of culinary experience on both the East and West coast as Executive Chef of the Boston Harbor Hotel.
Executive Pastry Chef Shawn Dresser
Born and raised in Abington, Massachusetts, Shawn Dresser realized his passion for culinary at the young age of eight. He found a love for cooking shows and admired through his screen the talents of Julia Child and Jacques Pépin. Picking up new skills along the way, Shawn committed to cooking full Sunday dinners for his family, unknowingly beginning his successful career in hospitality.
Despite his young age, Shawn always showed an eagerness to learn and grow as a chef- even asking for a wok on his 10th birthday! This drive and passion to succeed only grew as he attended the French Pastry School in Chicago, Illinois as well as the Notter School in Orlando, Florida and Newbury College in Brookline, MA.
Prior to joining the Boston Harbor Hotel team in 2008, Shawn was a Pastry Chef at the Hotel@MIT and the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
Formally trained in savory, Shawn Dresser has become the creator behind all of the perfect pastries and decadent baked goods at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Shawn is passionate about his role as Executive Pastry Chef, and his immense talent and artistry are displayed in his creations that are equally as eye-catching as they are delicious.
Aside from being in the kitchen, Shawn finds the most joy spending time with his wife, Nicola, and his daughter, Audrina.