Stephen and Katy met in November 2013, at a brewery's tap takeover at one of Stephen's favorite bars. Unfortunately, all of the featured beers from North Coast Brewery were way too intense for a first date! The first date went swimmingly, but neither of us has ever had a North Coast beer to this day.
On their first anniversary, Stephen surprised Katy with a trip to Disney World — she'd always wanted to go, and we had a magical time at the Happiest Place on Earth. That was only the beginning of our shared love for traveling together. Since then, we have adventured together to many places — London, Paris, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Maui, Washington DC, Iceland, and more.
We love trying new restaurants, strolling through our favorite farmer's market at SoWa, and testing out recipes in new cookbooks. Stephen watches more Michigan State football and basketball than he ever expected to see, and has thoroughly enjoyed our many trips to East Lansing. ( Go Green!) Katy is learning to sail so that we can take boats out on the Harbor together. And, perhaps most importantly, Katy was lucky to find the only person who could possibly love our goldendoodle Izzy as much as she does.
We can't wait to share the start of our greatest adventure with all of you!
Come meet up with us downstairs at Stoddard's for a drink to kick off the weekend. We'll order some apps to share, and there will be a cash bar. Spend time with us and meet some of our other awesome guests.
It's happening. We're getting married. Put your fancy pants on.
All of the festivities will be held at 9OFS. If all goes well (and the rain stays away!) we'll get hitched on the lawn on the ninth floor roof deck surrounded by the city we love.
Once we've said "I do," get ready for snacks and drinks during the cocktail hour. We'll then head inside to share our first meal as husband and wife with all of our favorite people.
After dinner, we'll head back outside to dance the night away under the city lights!
Nurse your hangover and round out the wedding weekend with us. We'll have a buffet of tasty breakfast foods set up, so drop in for a bite!
We know that most of you will be traveling to celebrate with us. The good news is that there is no shortage of options for lodging in Boston.
We have reserved two blocks of hotel rooms that we welcome you to use. Both are located about a quarter-mile from 9OFS (5-10 minute walk), and are conveniently located right in the center of great options for restaurants, coffee shops, and tourist attractions. Please note that all rooms in the hotel blocks must be booked no later than May 22, 2018.
Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel
90 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Omni Parker House
60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
We know that many of you will be flying into Logan Airport which – fortunately – is located very close to downtown Boston which is where the hotel blocks and venue are located.
There are a number of ways to get from the airport to the hotel blocks. We've outlined them below in order of our ease and convenience. We do not recommend renting a car as parking is a nightmare and very expensive.
Boston is one of those lucky cities that allows Uber/ Lyft to make pickups from the airport. This is by far the easiest and fastest way to get downtown. When you get to the arrivals area of the airport, you'll follow the signs marked "App Ride/TNC". This will take you to the Uber/Lyft pickup area in your terminal. Once there you can pick your app of choice and they'll pick you up.
This is almost as easy as the above. Though, you'll probably have to do a little bit more work to explain to the driver where it is you're trying to go. Once you've arrived in the arrivals area of the airport you'll follow the signs to the "Taxi" area. If you've booked in one of our hotel blocks you should tell the driver which hotel you're going to and if they seem a little bit confused, you can tell them that it's between Government Center and Park Street.
If you want to get that real "Boston" experience – or you just happen to really enjoy riding on mass transit– you can ride on our world famous subway, affectionately known as the "T".
There are two ways to get to the hotels that host our hotel blocks. You can take either the Red Line or the Blue Line. They both take roughly the same amount of time and involve the same amount of effort.
If you've decided on the Red Line, once you've reached the arrivals area of the airport, you'll want to follow the signs for Ground Transportation. Once you've reached outside there will be signs for the Silver Line. Hop on one that is heading to South Station. Once you've reached South Station, you are going to transfer to the Red Line heading towards Alewife. You'll ride the train to Park Street. At which point you'll hop off the train and head upstairs. You'll be at the intersection of Tremont Street and Park St. If you walk down Tremont Street towards the church on the corner of Park Street and Tremont St, the hotels will be on the right hand side of the street.
If you've decided on the Blue Line, once you've reached the arrivals area of the airport, you'll want to follow the signs for Ground Transportation. You'll be looking for a shuttle bus that indicates that it is heading to the Blue Line. Hop on the shuttle and ride until it takes you to the Airport station. You'll then transfer to a Blue Line train that is heading towards Government Center. Once you've arrived at Government Center, disembark and head towards the surface. You'll be at the intersection of Cambridge Street and State Street. Walk down Cambridge Street in the direction of the Starbucks with the steaming kettle. The hotels will be within a couple of blocks on your left.
Or, you can save yourself a whole lot of effort and just use Google Maps.
If you're one of those intrepid souls who decides to drive, check in with the hotels directly for details.
Please RSVP by May 1 using the RSVP card that came in the invitiation. We hope that you can make it!
Please plan to arrive at 9OFS between 4:45 and 5:00pm.
We hope our wedding will be a fun excuse to wear your favorite cocktail attire. Please note that portions of the event will take place outside — ceremony on the lawn and dancing on the roof deck — and plan accordingly.
We love all of you, and your kiddos, too. Because our venue isn't particularly kid-friendly, we'll be having an adults-only celebration. However, if you're traveling and want to arrange childcare in Boston, let us know and we can try and help connect you with care.
The hotels are a pretty short walk from the venue. If you'd like a ride, we recommend using Lyft to hail a ride-share. (Easier than a cab!) If you've never used Lyft before, you can use promo code "KATY407394" for a discounted first ride.
We've got you covered! We'll be serving a full open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a raw bar (Welcome to New England!) during the cocktail hour. Dinner will include a choice of: (1) pan-roasted New England cod with summer corn succotash; (2) herb-encrusted filet with a port wine reduction; or (3) house-made corn tortelloni with oven-cured heirloom cherry tomatoes and basil butter. Please let us know if you have more questions.
Have any questions that we haven't already answered? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh boy, where do we even begin? There are so many things to do here that it can get a little overwhelming. Here's a map of a few of our favorites, along with locations of some of key wedding events: