Located on the second floor of the Charles Hotel, the Rialto Restaurant and Bar is conveniently located in the middle of Harvard Square. Priding themselves on their polished hospitality, Rialto focuses on Italian cuisine based on true Italian culture. With the expertise of their Special Events Manager, the welcoming staff at Rialto will help you turn their gorgeous space into the wedding venue of your dreams.
Rialto Restaurant and Bar Venue Options
Regardless of what type of wedding you plan to host—small or large—Rialto has private spaces that could provide the perfect spot for your seated dinner, reception, or even your ceremony.
The Parker Room features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Harvard Square, along with recessed lighting and curved banquets. With up to 72 or 100 of your closest quests, for a sit down dinner or reception respectively, open the doors onto the main dining room to feel the energy from the restaurant as you appreciate the intimacy of the room.
The Francis Room offers even more intimacy, as this warm chocolate-covered space holds up to 24 or 40 guests. The largest dining space, the Main Dining Room, features the same amenities as the Parker room, allowing you 80 or 110 guests.
These three dining spaces may all be combined to allow you 150 guests for seated dinners and 250 for receptions. These spaces may be used for ceremony, dinner, and reception space, all in the same night. You may also enjoy the lively atmosphere while sitting a semi-private space just off of the bar, where your guests can mingle over unique cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Italian cuisine, this is not the type of food that you will find at an Americanized Italian restaurant, but food based off of the Italian countryside. Every two months the chef focuses on a different region of Italy, updating the menu with dishes prepared from local New England ingredients.
The wine list is regularly updated as well with exclusive wines, emphasizing their Italian wines. The wine director creates signature cocktails, most of which have a story behind its creation, and the menus are created with a great deal of creativity and dedication to quality plates. The staff will work with you to find a wedding menu that meets your tastes and expectations.
Try to save some downtime for yourself and your guests to make the most out of visiting Cambridge! Hop in a cab or take the T to Harvard Square, visit the impressive museums at Harvard and MIT, or take your family out to one of Cambridge’s many restaurants. Try the Cambridge shops, activities for children, and music scene. Before you head off to the honeymoon, be sure to visit the city of Boston just across the river!
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