|Address:||20 Chapel St, Brookline, MA 02446, USA|
Ill start by saying that this is a beautiful venue for a wedding. Good food, spacious. Now the fun. I am 23. I began the night by drinking waters. After receiving a water from the bar, I was alerted by the patron behind me in line that a staff member had told bartender not to serve me alcohol that night. I went back to the bar, asked the staff and bartender if this was true, and was told "Yes it was." I then showed the staff my drivers license showing my age as 23. The staff member stated exactly "I dont care" I was able to get a drink eventually, but such a frustrating experience is worth noting. Also, when you park in the adjoining garage, be fully aware that the quite apathetic "valet" will leave your car unlocked, with windows down and your keys laying right on the dash. Then when returning it to you, they will insist THEY drove it back to you (the 100 feet you could walk yourself) and absolutely GUN IT towards you. Excellent way to treat peoples cars, especially in such a small space. Beautiful place. But beauty is only skin deep.
Recently attended a wedding here and the ballroom was elegant, the waitstaff was attentive and the food was good. However, the venue is co-located with Longwood Towers apartments.The personnel associated with LTA are nothing short of very rude punks. I observed them constantly badgering wedding guests about not being in front of the building. It was hot in the ballroom and guests were just getting air or having a smoke. The condescending language,brusk demeanor and constant surveillance made you feel like you were in a prison yard. So if you plan on having any kind of a reception at Alden Castle be aware of the very rude behavior you will encounter by the staff of LTA. Caveat Emptor!!
My name is Aiden and I had a chance to photograph two weddings at charming Alden Castle. Aiden and Alden looks almost identical in letters. Yes? Moving on. Both times, I found the coordinator and waiting staffs here to be courteous and professional. FYI if you are getting married here, there are lots of photo opportunities inside the building, garden above, and across the street at The Riverway. The only possible downside I can think of is attached parking structure - it is pretty small and valet parking only. It’s been a while, but I remember food being good as well.
I had my wedding at Alden Castle in September and I couldnt have been more happy about the venue, the staff, the food, etc!!! Just wow. From the initial visit, to the tasting, to the interactions with the wedding coordinator, I always felt so special. They made me feel as if my wedding was the only wedding they were planning. The staff at Alden Castle was organized, efficient and friendly! A special thanks to Amanda my wedding coordinator - you were absolutely fantastic!!!!!
This place its amazing its old fashion is beautiful
Hands down, the most charming venue in Boston.
Nice cozy place for party and get together
Great wedding venue