Sheraton Commander Hotel

16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (617) 547-4800  

Wedding Testimonials

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We are proud to provide exceptional service throughout your wedding planning process and during your dream day. We invite you to read our wedding testimonials from our clients below:

June 2015 wedding:

Love the DJ, John, who worked with our last-minute request. Judy our event manager, also made everything smooth for us! Cannot be better place! - Anonymous, Wedding Wire

April 2015 wedding:

We got married on April 11th, 2015 (almost exactly one week ago!) so it's still fresh in my mind. Judy and her staff made everything so easy!

It's difficult for me not to micromanage everything, but Sheraton's reception venue was so responsive, efficient, and willing to help that I felt truly at ease in the whole planning process.

We also didn't want to drop a fortune on our wedding reception, but for the price (compared to other venues), this was definitely a steal. We had two videos (one of them was a surprise) play during the reception, and the transition was seamless. People told us the food was great. Our DJ was professional and did his best to keep the dance floor going!

Afterwards, we had an after-party at Nubar, which is right in the hotel, for free. It was a great way to end the night!

Overall, Judy and the Sheraton staff were not only helpful, they were definitely invested, attentive, and just all-around awesome. I would 100% recommend this. I got the quality of a much more expensive wedding through Sheraton, and the location cannot be beat, especially if you take photos in Harvard Yard. Do it!! You won't regret it :) - Anonymous, The Knot

August 2014 wedding:

"I cannot recommend the Sheraton Commander enough to any couples looking for a classy, classic, beautiful, and affordable wedding venue. 

Alexandra Swenson was our main event coordinator, and I cannot sing her praises enough. She was so responsive, helpful, and kind. During the planning process, she took care of every little detail and walked through things with me as often as I needed. I am the first of my friends to get married and so I needed a lot of guidance, which Alex expertly provided--from linen color choices to how we should handle the open bar and wine passed at dinner. Now that the wedding is over, I can confirm that every recommendation she gave me was totally spot on. 

At our reception I felt like I didn't have to worry about a thing and I was able to thoroughly enjoy time spent with our guests and time spent on the dance floor. I think it says a lot that Alex and her staff kept things going so smoothly without the groom or I noticing a thing. Also, I was absolutely amazed by the way Alex and her staff transformed the room for our reception. It was like the rooms I had drooled over in bridal magazines! 

The night of our wedding and in the weeks since, we have gotten so many compliments from our guests. They thought the space was gorgeous, they loved the food, they received great service, and they had an awesome time dancing the night away. The guests who stayed in our block of rooms had an excellent experience as well. 

I truly cannot say enough good things about our experience. Everything was perfect and I owe that to Alex and the rest of the Commander staff. I'll definitely be recommending the Sheraton Commander to any friends of mine who get married in the Boston area in the future!" - Victoria, Wedding Wire

January 2014 wedding:

"We held our wedding reception at the Sheraton Commander. Judy was incredible and very fun to work with; she accommodated all of our requests with kindness and professionalism." - Anonymous, Wedding Wire

November 2012 wedding:

"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!" - Gordon, Wedding Wire

September 2012 wedding:

"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." - Amy, Wedding Wire