Years ago, two friends looked at the State Room in awe and vowed to each other that one day, someday, they’d attend a wedding there. At the time, they didn’t realize that wedding would be their very own.
At a Glance
- Great venue-vendor relationships | 5-month planning period
- Adventurous menus | Late-night bites
- Modern-meets-mid-century aesthetic
As Boston natives who met at Northeastern University, Ryan and Zach have driven past the Sixty State Street skyscraper thousands of times, vowing to attend at least one wedding at the beautiful location someday. So in 2017 when their engagement had them planning a whole new set of vows, they knew just the place. But more than the State Room feeling like a bit of fate, the venue checked off the important boxes the duo saw for their wedding, like great vendor connections for easy planning and a modern-meets-mid-century style they so loved.
The Big Little Things
A Short Engagement
After almost seven years of dating, when Ryan and Zach finally got engaged during their traditional day-after-Valentine’s Day dinner, they wasted no time setting the date in August, a mere 20 weeks later. Luckily, the State Room’s planners had all the contacts necessary to plan the ins and outs of this luxury wedding in a matter of months. From in-house catering to strong connections with the area’s best florists, photographers, and DJs, planning their wedding came together as if all of the vendors were from Longwood themselves.
An Adventurous Menu
A shared love of culinary adventure is part of what brought Ryan and Zach from friends to partners. It was important to them that their wedding mirrored that component of their relationship. The couple worked with the State Room’s staff and Longwood’s Chef David Blessing to create a menu that felt both eclectic and cohesive. Cocktail hour consisted of a range of hors d’oeuvres that were mindful of every guest’s dietary restrictions and choices. After a dinner of petit filet, ribs, and chicken, the late-night menu rolled around with a series of fun finger foods, like mini chicken and waffle bites and handcrafted ice cream sandwiches in lieu of a traditional cake-cutting ceremony.
Help from our Friends
Photos | Karen Kelly Photography | Boston, MA
Florals | Marc Hall Design | Boston, MA
Entertainment | Meritage Entertainment | Amesbury, MA