SOURCE: Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc.

January 30, 2012 13:58 ET

Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel Is Giving Brides the Boot

Hotel in Boston, MA Offers FREE Bridal Bootcamp With Advice From Top Wedding Experts, Giveaways and More

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2012) - Planning the perfect wedding comes down to one word: DECISIONS. And from photographers to cake frosting, there are plenty of decisions for the happy couple to make. To help newly engaged couples snap their weddings into shape, the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, home to the finest Boston Harbor wedding venues, is proud to offer free, private access to the city's top wedding experts in a Bridal Bootcamp session on Thursday, February 2.

Hosted by Certified Wedding Planner Andrea Murphy, the FREE Bridal Bootcamp "Passionate Planning" session will focus on infusing the wedding day with touches of romance, from stunning sweets displays to pre-honeymoon escapes. The session will feature insider tips and expert advice from top Boston specialists including:

  • Rachael Gross, owner of lolagraceEVENTS and voted "Boston's Best Wedding Planner" by the Improper Bostonian
  • Edna Dratch-Parker, owner of EFD Creative - Event Planning & Design and recipient of BizBash's "Social Event Planner of the Year" award
  • Christine Mansella from Infinite Events, which won the Wedding Wire's Bride's Choice Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • David Sargent, a concierge and on-site romance expert at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf

"Engagement should be an exciting time and we are thrilled to launch this one-stop shop that will make the planning process seamless and stress-free for Boston couples," said Murphy. "Bridal Bootcamp classes will be the perfect opportunity to meet top local vendors, share ideas and feel inspired."

Starting at 6PM, the two-hour session in the private dining room of the Waterline restaurant at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel restaurant in Boston will also feature complimentary sips and bites for guests -- and one lucky couple will win a free weekend getaway at the hotel, including one complimentary overnight stay at the hotel and breakfast for two at Waterline restaurant. This will be the first class of a Bridal Bootcamp series scheduled to take place throughout 2012.

Each 2012 Bridal Bootcamp will include a guided tour of the stunning new Harbor View Ballroom space, the crowning jewel of a four-year, full-hotel, multimillion dollar renovation, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto a seasonal, outdoor patio, all with a breathtaking, 180-degree views of the Boston Harbor. The Boston Marriott Long Wharf offers more than 20,000 square feet of flexible Boston Harbor wedding space to fit events -- and bridal imaginations -- of nearly any size.

The event is free and open to the public, but guests must reserve seats in advance by contacting Joy Josey at (617) 227-0800, ext 6594 or

About the Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Located within short walking distance of Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and the Boston Aquarium, the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel is also just minutes from Boston Common, the Boston Children's Museum, and the TD Banknorth Garden. This convenient Boston harbor hotel features 397 rooms and 15 suites on 7 floors, as well as over 20,000 sq. ft. of total meeting and event space for weddings, conferences, and more. It also offers easy access to Logan International Airport, Amtrak's South Station, the MBTA's subway and commuter rail and I-93.

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