Discover Boston: A Guide for Event Planners 

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Welcome to the Heart of New England 

Nestled on the shores of Massachusetts Bay, Boston stands as a beacon of history, culture, and innovation. Beyond its cobblestone streets and colonial landmarks, the city reveals itself as a dynamic hub for extraordinary events. This guide is your key to unlocking the richness of Boston, offering insights into local expertise, diverse activities, luxurious accommodations, and unique venues that define the city as a premier destination for unforgettable gatherings. 

Local Expertise: Mastering Hospitality in the Hub 

At Hosts Global, our core approach is grounded in a profound understanding of Boston’s rich heritage and vibrant culture. Known affectionately as “The Hub,” Boston is a city where history meets modernity, and our team is deeply embedded in its unique local fabric. This allows us to navigate the city’s historic neighborhoods and cutting-edge districts with finesse, ensuring every event we plan is seamlessly executed and perfectly tailored to our clients’ needs. 

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Deep-Rooted Local Knowledge 

Boston’s rich tapestry of history and culture is woven into every event we plan. Our team is intimately familiar with the city’s landmarks, from the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill to the dynamic Seaport District. This deep-rooted local knowledge allows us to create experiences that truly capture the essence of Boston, making every event a reflection of the city’s unique charm. 

Longstanding Relationships with Vendors and Suppliers 

Our longstanding relationships with Boston’s top vendors and suppliers are the cornerstone of our success. These trusted partnerships ensure that every aspect of your event is meticulously planned and flawlessly executed. From sourcing the freshest local ingredients for a gourmet dining experience to securing the best floral arrangements and decor, our network guarantees the highest quality and reliability. 

Portfire Boston Harvard Club is an iconic venue for events

Seamless Execution from Logistics to Creativity 

From intricate logistical details to creative conceptualization, we manage every element of your event with precision. Our expertise encompasses everything from transportation coordination and accommodation arrangements to audiovisual setup and event design. Whether it’s a corporate conference, an elegant gala, or an intimate wedding, our team ensures that every detail is handled seamlessly. 

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Esteemed Partnerships with Boston’s Top Hotels and Venues 

As esteemed partners with Boston’s top hotels and venues, we offer unparalleled access to the city’s most iconic locations. Our collaborations include: 

  • The Fairmont Copley Plaza: Located in the heart of Back Bay, this historic hotel combines timeless elegance with modern luxury. It offers grand ballrooms and exquisite event spaces perfect for any occasion. 
  • Omni Seaport: In the heart of the bustling Seaport District, Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport is your gateway to the charming and the ever-evolving city of Boston. 
  • The Liberty Hotel: Housed in a former jail, this unique venue blends historic architecture with contemporary design. Its distinctive event spaces are ideal for creating memorable and unconventional experiences. 
  • The InterContinental Boston: Situated along the waterfront, this luxurious hotel offers elegant spaces and state-of-the-art amenities. Its convenient location and stunning views make it a top choice for both corporate and social events. 

Access to Iconic Landmarks and Unparalleled Service 

Our local expertise extends to securing exclusive access to Boston’s iconic landmarks, such as the Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Fenway Park. These prestigious venues provide unique settings that elevate any event, offering a blend of historical significance and modern amenities. Our team’s dedication to unparalleled service ensures that your event is not only flawlessly executed but also an unforgettable experience for all attendees. 

More than Just Revolutionary History: Exploring the Diversity of Boston 

While Boston is famously known for its rich Revolutionary history and iconic Freedom Trail, the city pulsates with a vibrant mix of cultures, arts, and experiences that extend far beyond its storied past. For event planners seeking to create memorable experiences, Boston offers a diverse array of attractions and activities that highlight its multifaceted charm. 

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Vibrant Neighborhoods: A Tapestry of Cultures and Flavors 

Boston’s neighborhoods each have their own unique character and culinary delights, providing a wealth of exploration opportunities. 

  • The North End: Known as Boston’s Little Italy, the North End is famous for its authentic Italian cuisine, narrow streets, and historic sites. Host a private dining event at one of the neighborhood’s renowned restaurants, or organize a food tour to sample classic dishes and desserts. 
  • Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market: This historic market and meeting hall is now a bustling center for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Host a reception in one of its event spaces or plan a group activity to explore the lively atmosphere. Experience all the iconic foods/drink New England Clam Chowder, Boston Cream Pie, Sam Adams Beer, Lobster rolls and more.
  • Jamaica Plain: This eclectic neighborhood is known for its bohemian vibe and artistic community. Organize a gallery hop through local art spaces, or plan a visit to the historic Arnold Arboretum, where guests can enjoy guided tours and nature walks. 

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Thriving Arts Scene: World-Class Museums, Galleries, and Theaters 

Boston’s arts scene is rich and diverse, offering a plethora of cultural experiences. 

  • Museum of Fine Arts: One of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, the MFA offers a stunning array of exhibitions. Host a private tour or an exclusive evening event in one of its elegant galleries. 
  • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: This unique museum, housed in a Venetian-style palace, offers an intimate setting for events amidst its exquisite art collections and lush courtyard gardens. 
  • Boston Opera House and Wang Theatre: These historic theaters host a range of performances, from Broadway shows to ballet and opera. Arrange for group tickets and backstage tours to provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the performing arts. 

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Heartbeat of Modern Boston 

Boston is a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, with a dynamic blend of historic marketplaces and cutting-edge tech centers. 

  • Kendall Square: Known as “the most innovative square mile on the planet,” Kendall Square in Cambridge is home to numerous startups and tech giants. Plan a visit to innovation labs or organize a tech talk with industry leaders. 
  • Seaport District: Cutting edge game locations with tech infused to everything!
    • Flight club (darts)
    • Kings (bowling)
    • Puttshack (mini golf)
    • F1 Arcade (F1 racing arcade)

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Green Spaces and Waterfront Parks: Urban Oasis for Recreation and Relaxation 

Boston’s green spaces and waterfront parks offer serene settings for outdoor activities and relaxation. 

  • Boston Common and Public Garden: The oldest public park and botanical garden in the United States provide picturesque venues for outdoor events, from picnics and yoga sessions to guided historical tours. 
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway: This contemporary park features gardens, art installations, and fountains. Organize a walk or bike ride along its paths, or host a small event in one of its designated areas. 
  • Boston Harborwalk: This scenic walkway stretches along the waterfront, offering stunning views of the harbor and access to numerous parks and attractions. Plan a harbor cruise, kayaking excursion, or sunset sail for a unique way to experience the city’s maritime charm. 

Elevating Experiences 

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Exciting Activities: Boston’s rich tapestry of culture and history offers an array of exciting activities that can transform your event into an unforgettable experience. From exploring iconic landmarks on guided tours to embarking on culinary adventures through the city’s diverse neighborhoods, there are numerous ways to engage attendees and create memorable moments. Here are some ideas to immerse your guests in Boston’s unique charm: 

Iconic Landmarks: Guided Walking Tours 

  • Freedom Trail: Take your attendees on a guided walking tour along the famous Freedom Trail. This 2.5-mile route passes by 16 significant historical sites, including the Massachusetts State House, Paul Revere’s House, and the Old North Church. A knowledgeable guide can bring Boston’s revolutionary history to life, providing fascinating insights and stories about the city’s role in the American Revolution. 
  • Beacon Hill: Explore the historic charm of Beacon Hill, one of Boston’s most picturesque neighborhoods. A guided tour through its cobblestone streets, lined with Federal-style and Victorian brick row houses, offers a glimpse into the city’s past. Highlighted stops can include Louisburg Square, Acorn Street, and the Massachusetts State House. 
  • Boston Public Library and Trinity Church: Discover the architectural beauty and cultural significance of the Boston Public Library and Trinity Church in Copley Square. Guided tours can delve into the history, art, and architecture of these iconic landmarks, offering a rich cultural experience for your attendees. 

Culinary Adventures: Savoring Boston’s Flavors 

  • North End Food Tour: Known as Boston’s Little Italy, the North End is a culinary haven. Organize a food tour that takes guests through its bustling streets, sampling Italian pastries, espresso, and authentic pasta dishes. Stops can include famous eateries like Mike’s Pastry, Modern Pastry, and Regina Pizzeria. 
  • Seaport District Seafood Tour: Boston’s Seaport District is renowned for its fresh seafood. Arrange a tour that includes visits to top seafood restaurants and markets, where guests can sample clam chowder, lobster rolls, and oysters. This experience can also feature a behind-the-scenes look at Boston’s fish markets and an introduction to sustainable seafood practices. 

Team-Building Activities: Blending History with Modern Fun 

  • Scavenger Hunts: Organize a city-wide scavenger hunt that takes participants to key historical sites and modern attractions. Teams can compete to find clues, complete challenges, and learn about Boston’s past and present. This interactive adventure fosters collaboration and a sense of exploration. 
  • Historical Reenactments and Workshops: Engage attendees with hands-on historical reenactments or workshops. Activities can include reenacting scenes from the Boston Tea Party, participating in colonial-era crafts, or learning traditional dances. These immersive experiences provide a fun and educational way to connect with Boston’s heritage. 

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Luxury Accommodations: Boston, a city that seamlessly blends historical charm with modern sophistication, offers a wide array of luxurious accommodations to elevate your stay. From historic boutique hotels nestled in the heart of Beacon Hill to sleek waterfront retreats in the Seaport District, Boston’s five-star properties provide the perfect backdrop for an indulgent experience. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, an incentive trip, or a lavish getaway, these premier hotels combine elegance with world-class service to ensure an unforgettable stay. 

Historic Boutique Hotels in Beacon Hill 

  • XV Beacon Hotel: Located in the historic and picturesque Beacon Hill neighborhood, XV Beacon Hotel epitomizes classic elegance and modern luxury. This boutique hotel features beautifully appointed rooms with custom furnishings, gas fireplaces, and high-end amenities. The hotel’s rooftop terrace offers stunning views of Boston, making it a perfect spot for intimate gatherings and private events. With its impeccable service and refined atmosphere, XV Beacon provides a serene escape in the heart of the city. 

Modern Waterfront Retreats in the Seaport District 

  • InterContinental Boston: Situated along the waterfront, the InterContinental Boston offers a sophisticated urban retreat with breathtaking views of Boston Harbor. This contemporary hotel features spacious, elegantly designed rooms and suites, world-class dining options, and a luxurious spa. The InterContinental’s versatile event spaces, including grand ballrooms and intimate meeting rooms, make it an ideal choice for conferences, weddings, and social events. Guests can enjoy easy access to the city’s top attractions, including the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Institute of Contemporary Art. 
  • Seaport Hotel: Located in the vibrant Seaport District, the Seaport Hotel combines modern amenities with sustainable practices. This waterfront hotel boasts beautifully designed rooms with stunning harbor views, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, and exceptional dining options. The Seaport Hotel’s versatile event spaces, including a rooftop garden and elegant ballrooms, provide a perfect setting for corporate meetings, weddings, and private celebrations. Its convenient location near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and other major attractions makes it a prime choice for both business and leisure travelers. 

Timeless Elegance in Downtown Boston 

  • The Langham, Boston: Housed in a historic former Federal Reserve Bank building, The Langham, Boston offers timeless elegance and refined luxury. This iconic hotel features meticulously restored interiors, spacious guest rooms with classic decor, and world-class dining at The Fed and Grana. The Langham’s grand ballroom and sophisticated meeting spaces make it an excellent venue for upscale events, while its central location provides easy access to the city’s cultural and financial districts. Guests can enjoy personalized service and luxurious amenities that create an exceptional stay. 

Additional Luxury Accommodations 

  • Four Seasons Hotel Boston: Overlooking the Boston Public Garden, the Four Seasons Hotel Boston offers unparalleled luxury and service. This five-star hotel features elegantly appointed rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a luxurious spa. The hotel’s event spaces, including the grand ballroom with views of the garden, provide a sophisticated setting for weddings, conferences, and social gatherings. Guests can indulge in exquisite dining at the hotel’s renowned restaurant, enjoying a culinary experience that reflects Boston’s vibrant food scene. 
  • Mandarin Oriental, Boston: Located in the prestigious Back Bay neighborhood, the Mandarin Oriental, Boston combines Asian-inspired decor with contemporary elegance. This luxurious hotel offers spacious rooms and suites, a world-class spa, and fine dining options. The Mandarin Oriental’s versatile event spaces, including a stunning ballroom and intimate meeting rooms, make it an ideal venue for high-profile events and private celebrations. Guests can explore nearby attractions such as Newbury Street, the Boston Public Library, and Copley Square. 

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Unique Venues and Entertainment Options: Boston is a city rich with history, culture, and modern flair, making it an ideal destination for hosting unique and memorable events. With a wide variety of venues, from historic landmarks to contemporary spaces, Boston offers the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Enhance your events with live entertainment that captures the city’s vibrant arts and culture scene, ensuring an unforgettable experience for your guests. 

Historic Landmarks: Timeless Elegance and Charm 

  • Fenway Park: As one of the oldest and most iconic baseball stadiums in the United States, Fenway Park offers a distinctive venue for events. Host a corporate gathering, wedding reception, or private party with the historic Green Monster as your backdrop. Guided tours, batting practice sessions, and exclusive access to club-level suites can add a unique twist to your event, immersing guests in the spirit of Boston’s beloved Red Sox. 
  • Boston Public Library: The Boston Public Library, with its majestic architecture and storied history, provides a stunning venue for elegant events. The library’s Courtyard, Bates Hall, and the Guastavino Room offer sophisticated settings for weddings, galas, and corporate functions. Guests can enjoy the grandeur of this historic landmark while experiencing impeccable service and culinary excellence. 

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

Contemporary Spaces: Modern Sophistication and Innovation 

  • Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): Located on the Boston waterfront, the ICA boasts striking modern architecture and stunning harbor views. The museum’s versatile event spaces include the sleek Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater and the dramatic John Hancock Founders Gallery. Hosting an event at the ICA allows guests to enjoy contemporary art exhibits while taking in the breathtaking scenery. 
  • Boston Harbor Hotel: This five-star hotel offers luxurious event spaces with panoramic views of Boston Harbor. The hotel’s Wharf Room, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, provides a sophisticated setting for weddings, conferences, and social gatherings. The Boston Harbor Hotel combines elegance with state-of-the-art amenities, ensuring a seamless and memorable event experience. 

Cultural Venues: Immersive and Engaging 

  • Museum of Fine Arts (MFA): The MFA offers a rich cultural backdrop for events, with its extensive art collections and elegant event spaces. Host a private tour, cocktail reception, or gala dinner in one of the museum’s stunning galleries or the elegant Shapiro Family Courtyard. The museum’s unique blend of art, history, and architecture creates a captivating atmosphere for any event. 
  • Symphony Hall: Home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hall is renowned for its exceptional acoustics and timeless beauty. The venue’s grand architecture and historic charm make it an ideal location for concerts, performances, and formal events. Hosting an event at Symphony Hall provides an unparalleled cultural experience for guests. 

Liberty wharf

Waterfront Venues: Scenic and Serene 

  • The Liberty Wharf: Located in the vibrant Seaport District, Liberty Wharf offers scenic waterfront venues perfect for events of all sizes. With a variety of restaurants and event spaces, this venue provides stunning views of Boston Harbor and the city skyline. Host an outdoor reception, private dinner, or cocktail party with the harbor as your backdrop. 
  • Boston Yacht Haven: For a truly unique experience, consider hosting an event on the water. Boston Yacht Haven offers luxury yachts and marina facilities for private charters, corporate events, and social gatherings. Enjoy the beauty of Boston Harbor while sailing aboard a luxurious yacht, complete with gourmet catering and personalized service. 

Enhancing Events with Entertainment 

  • Live Music Performances: Infuse your event with live music, featuring local artists and bands. From jazz ensembles and classical quartets to contemporary rock and pop bands, Boston’s vibrant music scene offers a variety of genres to suit any occasion. Arrange for performances at your chosen venue or host a concert at one of the city’s iconic music halls. 
  • Theatrical Productions: Enhance your event with a theatrical performance, showcasing Boston’s thriving arts scene. Arrange for a private showing at a historic theater or bring a troupe of performers to your venue for an engaging and immersive experience. From classic plays to contemporary productions, Boston’s theater scene adds a dynamic element to any event. 
  • Sunset Cruises: Treat your guests to a sunset cruise on Boston Harbor, offering breathtaking views of the city’s skyline and historic landmarks. Cruises can include live entertainment, gourmet dining, and opportunities for networking and relaxation. This serene and scenic experience provides a perfect ending to a day of events. 

Giving Back to Our Communities 

  • Donate florals from events to Rosie’s Place

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Sustainable Efforts 

  • Limit plastic water bottles for transportation
  • High end compostable items for catered events
  • Locally sourced foods to reduce the food journey
  • Locally sourced gifts

As you navigate the possibilities of Boston, consider this guide your compass to crafting events that resonate with the city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and innovative spirit. Discover, engage, and create moments that leave a lasting impression against the backdrop of Boston’s dynamic urban landscape. 


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