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Courtyard Boston Downtown

275 Tremont Street · Boston, Massachusetts 02116 USA

Event Space in Downtown Boston

+1 617 426 1400



Boston is a city steeped in American history, and there's plenty that has taken place within the walls of the Empire Collection on Tremont. Built in 1925 by James McLaughlin, who also designed Fenway Park, it opened as the Theatre District headquarters of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, with New England's largest ballroom. In 1930 it reopened as the Bradford Hotel, a place for socialites to be seen, with jazz performances by the crème de la crème Miles Davis and Duke Ellington in the hotel's popular Cascades nightclub. In the 1940s and '50s, John F. Kennedy would appear as a guest speaker. He would return in 1953, where his marriage to Jacqueline Bouvier was celebrated with an elegant reception.

Over time, the hotel has housed a speakeasy, a mini-golf course and a local radio station WBZ. That same inventiveness and versatility is reflected in the elaborate theming that the events team can bring to life in the stunningly reinvented spaces. Featuring high-speed Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and technology, the Empire Collection on Tremont is ready to host a new era of social occasions, landmark meetings and receptions, right in the heart of the Theatre District.

Learn more about our hotel's storied past.


Meetings Venues at the Empire Collection

At Courtyard Boston Downtown, our classic event space is adorned with original marble columns and distinct ceiling detail. Whether you're hosting an important work meeting or an elegant event, our incredible all-inclusive packages and customizable menus make it easy. From an on-site audiovisual team to a professional events team, we're here to help make your day both memorable and unique.



Social Events at the Empire Collection

If you're looking for a unique venue with top-notch service, Courtyard Boston Downtown is the perfect place to host your next event. Our customizable menu options offer everything from crostini bars for appetizers to seared Chilean sea bass for entrés, ensuring an event that's crafted for your tastes. With our on-property staff and seven spaces to choose from, we have it all covered.

Wedding/Sales Contact Information:
Katie Mason







Location in Downtown Boston

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Downtown sits in the Theatre District and offers an easy walk to the Freedom Trail, Chinatown, Newbury Street and other top destinations. Visit Boston Common, the oldest park in America, or indulge in retail therapy at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Whether it's a work meeting or special event that brings you to Boston, our classic hotel offers an elegant experience in the heart of the city.

View our map to see our prime location in downtown Boston and proximity to local attractions, transportation hubs, popular dining and more.



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