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Meeting room with a great view of Cambridge.

Meeting and Events

Refreshing event menus just right for you!

Host a conference at our largest venue, able to accommodate up to 320 guests in a theater layout
Conduct a round of interviews in one of our eight meeting rooms, overlooking the scenic surroundings
Treat your colleagues to a mental break and employ our catering options for a satisfying lunch
After an all-day function, retreat to The Bistro where you can wind down with refreshing drinks
Receive exclusive rates when you and your coworkers book a block of rooms for your Cambridge stay
Our spacious ballroom can easily host formal events.

Weddings and Occasions

Our event venues provide options for both large receptions and small, intimate gatherings

Dream weddings don't just happen, they're planned. Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are trained to help. After completing demanding coursework, each Marriott Certified Wedding Planner is qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. Relying on experience, training, tradition and old-fashioned intuition, Marriott Certified Wedding Planners can help you determine an overall vision for your wedding and help you execute each detail. That includes setting an event budget; deciding on a menu; arranging table settings; and finding florists, photographers, a band and other entertainment for the big day.
Overlooking Charles River, our largest venue offers breathtaking floor-to-ceiling views
Trust our professional catering staff to design a memorable wedding reception menu
Let the historic charm of Cambridge give your wedding photos a romantic look
Book a block of rooms for your wedding party and receive a group discount rate
Show a heartwarming video using our event spaces' AV systems and high-speed Wi-Fi
Private dining room
Rewarding Travel from start to Finish
Earn up to 60,000 points per qualified event with Marriott Bonvoy Events. Elite members earn more with bonus points.

MANAGE YOUR EVENT WITH EASE

Manage event details, make real-time requests and connect with our staff - from the palm of your hand.

Please note: all room sizes are approximate.

Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Cambridge Executive Boardroom 12x20x7.5 240 - - 10 - - -
Waterfront Ballroom 51x52x12 2652 250 150 90 90 320 190
Waterfront Ballroom - East Wing 32x52x12 1664 100 60 40 40 100 80
Waterfront Ballroom - West Wing 52x21x12 1092 70 50 30 30 75 60
Waterfront Ballroom Pre Function 15x57x9 855 - - - - - -
Charles River Room 22x41x10 902 - - - - 150 150
Bistro Lounge 22x41x9 902 - - - - - -
River Room Pre Function 15x57x9 855 - - - - - -
Harvard Study Square 11.8x18x12 212.4 - - 8 - - -
Cambridge Executive Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12x20x7.5
Area (sq.ft)
240
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
10
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Waterfront Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
51x52x12
Area (sq.ft)
2652
Theater
250
Schoolroom
150
Conference
90
U-Shape
90
Reception
320
Banquet
190
Waterfront Ballroom - East Wing
Dimensions (LxWxH)
32x52x12
Area (sq.ft)
1664
Theater
100
Schoolroom
60
Conference
40
U-Shape
40
Reception
100
Banquet
80
Waterfront Ballroom - West Wing
Dimensions (LxWxH)
52x21x12
Area (sq.ft)
1092
Theater
70
Schoolroom
50
Conference
30
U-Shape
30
Reception
75
Banquet
60
Waterfront Ballroom Pre Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15x57x9
Area (sq.ft)
855
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Charles River Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x41x10
Area (sq.ft)
902
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
150
Banquet
150
Bistro Lounge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x41x9
Area (sq.ft)
902
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
River Room Pre Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15x57x9
Area (sq.ft)
855
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Harvard Study Square
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.8x18x12
Area (sq.ft)
212.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
8
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Cambridge Executive Boardroom 3.7x6.1x2.3 22.3 - - 10 - - -
Waterfront Ballroom 15.5x15.8x3.7 246.4 250 150 90 90 320 190
Waterfront Ballroom - East Wing 9.8x15.8x3.7 154.6 100 60 40 40 100 80
Waterfront Ballroom - West Wing 15.8x6.4x3.7 101.4 70 50 30 30 75 60
Waterfront Ballroom Pre Function 4.6x17.4x2.7 79.4 - - - - - -
Charles River Room 6.7x12.5x3 83.8 - - - - 150 150
Bistro Lounge 6.7x12.5x2.7 83.8 - - - - - -
River Room Pre Function 4.6x17.4x2.7 79.4 - - - - - -
Harvard Study Square 3.6x5.5x3.7 19.7 - - 8 - - -
Cambridge Executive Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.7x6.1x2.3
Area (sq.mt)
22.3
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
10
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Waterfront Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.5x15.8x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
246.4
Theater
250
Schoolroom
150
Conference
90
U-Shape
90
Reception
320
Banquet
190
Waterfront Ballroom - East Wing
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.8x15.8x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
154.6
Theater
100
Schoolroom
60
Conference
40
U-Shape
40
Reception
100
Banquet
80
Waterfront Ballroom - West Wing
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.8x6.4x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
101.4
Theater
70
Schoolroom
50
Conference
30
U-Shape
30
Reception
75
Banquet
60
Waterfront Ballroom Pre Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6x17.4x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
79.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Charles River Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x12.5x3
Area (sq.mt)
83.8
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
150
Banquet
150
Bistro Lounge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x12.5x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
83.8
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
River Room Pre Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6x17.4x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
79.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Harvard Study Square
Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.6x5.5x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
19.7
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
8
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • AV Technician
  • LCD Projector
  • Overhead Projector
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wired Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Locksmith
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
  • Translator
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Installed Stage
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
  • Wall Charts
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:$12.95 / Person
  • Coffee Break:$10.00 / Person
  • Continental Breakfast:$32.00 / Person
  • Dinner:$75.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$29.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$43.00 / Person
  • Reception:$149.95 / Person
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Cambridge Executive Boardroom 12x20x7.5 240 - - 10 - - -
Waterfront Ballroom 51x52x12 2652 250 150 90 90 320 190
Waterfront Ballroom - East Wing 32x52x12 1664 100 60 40 40 100 80
Waterfront Ballroom - West Wing 52x21x12 1092 70 50 30 30 75 60
Waterfront Ballroom Pre Function 15x57x9 855 - - - - - -
Charles River Room 22x41x10 902 - - - - 150 150
Bistro Lounge 22x41x9 902 - - - - - -
River Room Pre Function 15x57x9 855 - - - - - -
Harvard Study Square 11.8x18x12 212.4 - - 8 - - -
Cambridge Executive Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
12x20x7.5
Area (sq.ft)
240
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
10
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Waterfront Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
51x52x12
Area (sq.ft)
2652
Theater
250
Schoolroom
150
Conference
90
U-Shape
90
Reception
320
Banquet
190
Waterfront Ballroom - East Wing
Dimensions (LxWxH)
32x52x12
Area (sq.ft)
1664
Theater
100
Schoolroom
60
Conference
40
U-Shape
40
Reception
100
Banquet
80
Waterfront Ballroom - West Wing
Dimensions (LxWxH)
52x21x12
Area (sq.ft)
1092
Theater
70
Schoolroom
50
Conference
30
U-Shape
30
Reception
75
Banquet
60
Waterfront Ballroom Pre Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15x57x9
Area (sq.ft)
855
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Charles River Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x41x10
Area (sq.ft)
902
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
150
Banquet
150
Bistro Lounge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
22x41x9
Area (sq.ft)
902
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
River Room Pre Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15x57x9
Area (sq.ft)
855
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Harvard Study Square
Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.8x18x12
Area (sq.ft)
212.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
8
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Cambridge Executive Boardroom 3.7x6.1x2.3 22.3 - - 10 - - -
Waterfront Ballroom 15.5x15.8x3.7 246.4 250 150 90 90 320 190
Waterfront Ballroom - East Wing 9.8x15.8x3.7 154.6 100 60 40 40 100 80
Waterfront Ballroom - West Wing 15.8x6.4x3.7 101.4 70 50 30 30 75 60
Waterfront Ballroom Pre Function 4.6x17.4x2.7 79.4 - - - - - -
Charles River Room 6.7x12.5x3 83.8 - - - - 150 150
Bistro Lounge 6.7x12.5x2.7 83.8 - - - - - -
River Room Pre Function 4.6x17.4x2.7 79.4 - - - - - -
Harvard Study Square 3.6x5.5x3.7 19.7 - - 8 - - -
Cambridge Executive Boardroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.7x6.1x2.3
Area (sq.mt)
22.3
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
10
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Waterfront Ballroom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.5x15.8x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
246.4
Theater
250
Schoolroom
150
Conference
90
U-Shape
90
Reception
320
Banquet
190
Waterfront Ballroom - East Wing
Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.8x15.8x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
154.6
Theater
100
Schoolroom
60
Conference
40
U-Shape
40
Reception
100
Banquet
80
Waterfront Ballroom - West Wing
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.8x6.4x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
101.4
Theater
70
Schoolroom
50
Conference
30
U-Shape
30
Reception
75
Banquet
60
Waterfront Ballroom Pre Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6x17.4x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
79.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Charles River Room
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x12.5x3
Area (sq.mt)
83.8
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
150
Banquet
150
Bistro Lounge
Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.7x12.5x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
83.8
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
River Room Pre Function
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6x17.4x2.7
Area (sq.mt)
79.4
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
-
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Harvard Study Square
Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.6x5.5x3.7
Area (sq.mt)
19.7
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
8
U-Shape
-
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • AV Technician
  • LCD Projector
  • Overhead Projector
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Videoconferencing
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Wired Internet
  • Wireless Internet
Event Services
  • Carpenter
  • Certified Meeting Planner
  • Decorator
  • Electrician
  • Locksmith
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
  • Translator
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Direction Signs
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Installed Stage
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Portable Stage
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
  • Wall Charts
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Overnight Delivery/Pickup
  • Post/Parcel
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Afternoon Break:$12.95 / Person
  • Coffee Break:$10.00 / Person
  • Continental Breakfast:$32.00 / Person
  • Dinner:$75.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$29.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$43.00 / Person
  • Reception:$149.95 / Person