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Melissa and Mark’s Wedding Weekend

We plan to put more information here soon including directions to and from the hotels and the wedding/reception, but for now, feel free to use the following information to help plan your visit apart from our wedding!

Mark & Melissa


Starting with the most important thing for the weekend is where you can stay. We have blocked rooms at two hotels close to the wedding and reception location.

The rooms will be listed under the Moore/Halstead wedding until May 27th, 2003.

Sheraton Four Points Hotel
420 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451


Westin Waltham-Boston Hotel
70 Third Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451


These are just two of about 6 hotels in the same area if you have an interest in staying in another hotel below are a list of others you may find just as comfortable. We have not blocked rooms in these hotels so the cost may be a little higher.

Doubletree Guest Suites Waltham/Boston
550 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451


Home Suites Inn
455 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451


Holiday Inn
385 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451


Marriott Courtyard
387 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451
1 781-419-0900



The next important area that needs to be covered is the places to eat. We will break it down by meal type. Included are places Mark and I have personally eaten those will be marked with an asterisk.


Joseph’s Two *
850 Main Street
Waltham, MA
McDonald’s *
Right next to Joseph’s Two
Doubletree Hotel *
(Information listed above)
Dunkin Donuts *
448 West Main Street
Waltham, MA
Dunkin Donuts *
876A Lexington Street
Waltham, MA


Joseph’s Two *
850 Main Street
Waltham, MA
McDonald’s *
Right next to Joseph’s Two
Wendy’s *
Across the street from Joseph’s Two
475 Winter Street
Waltham, MA
Pizzeria Uno’s *
155 Bear Hill Road
Waltham, MA
Legal Sea Food
800 Boylston Street
Prudential Center
Naked Fish
455 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA
99 Restaurants
110 South Street
Waltham, MA
Tree Top (Thai Cuisine) *
53 Prospect Street
Waltham, MA
Carambola (Cambodian Cuisine) *
663 Main Street
Waltham, MA
84 Beacon Street
Boston, MA

Dinner places close by and around the Area

The Bay Tower *
60 State Street
Boston, MA
Near Faneuil Hall
Capital Grill *
359 Newbury Street
Boston, MA
Carambola (Cambodian) *
663 main Street 
Waltham, MA 
Campania (Italian) *
504 Main St.
Waltham, MA
IL Capriccio (Italian) *
888 Main Street
Waltham, MA
Lock-Ober *
3 Winter Place
Boston, MA
Lumiere *
1293 Washington Street
West Newton, MA
Tuscan Grill *
361 Moody Street
Waltham, MA

Places to visit

Now the fun stuff! Listed next are the tourist things you need to do if you have never been to Boston.


Freedom Trail

This trail takes you past 16 of Boston’s most historic sites and is about 2 ½ miles long. We have done it and our advice is to wear comfortable shoes. The information center can be found in the Boston Common. You can call 617-242-5642 to get more information.

Boston Duck Tours

You will need to arrive at the Prudential Center booth early if you want to get tickets for this ride. This is an 80-minute city tour that pair major landmarks with a half-hour ride on the Charles River. These tours begin and end at the Prudential Center in Boston. For more information call 617-723-3825.

Boston Harbor Cruises

They offer sunset and veining entertainment cruises. For more information contact 617-227-4321 or http://www.spiritcitycruises.com/boston/index.html or http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/harborcruises/sightseeing.htm

New England Aquarium

Right down by the water it is a wonderful place to walk to right near Faneuil Hall. Mark and I recommend that you take in the sea lion show. The IMAX is new and we have not had the chance to go yet but have heard really good things. You can contact them for more information at 617-973-5200 or visit their web site. http://www.neaq.org/index.flash4.html

USS Constitution

One of the last stops on the Freedom Trail this is a must see. If you do not do the Freedom Trail we would still recommend taking this tour if you can fit it in. For more information on tours see their web site or contact them at 617-242-5670


Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation’s Pilgrim Village brings to life the Plymouth of 1627. This year was selected because it is well-documented and represents the village just before the colonists began to disperse beyond the first settlement.


Sturbridge Village

Stroll around our 200-acre Village and meet working farmers and craftsmen. Visit for a while with housewives and shopkeepers. At the Widow Fenno's learn about spinning. Lend a hand with kitchen chores at the Fitch House hearth. Tour the Village Common with the town gossip.


Yankee Candle

Take a trip to Deerfield Massachusetts and visit the factory where the famous Yankee Candles are made. There are plenty of shopping and great lunch places.


Basketball Hall of Fame

The game of basketball began in 1891. There are few sports that have a greater or richer history. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's mission preserves and promotes the game at all levels and serves as basketball's ultimate library of history.


Areas Outside of Boston that are nice to Visit

Rockport/Cape Ann http://www.rockportusa.com/

In the summer this is a great place to go for the quant little shops by the water. You can also venture over into Gloucester were you could arrange a Whale watching trip. If you are looking for an area to venture to on your way North after the wedding we would recommend the Summer Street Bed and Breakfast. The number is 978-546-7301. www.summerstreetbandb.com

Freeport, Maine http://www.freeportusa.com/

This is the home of L.L. Bean and great shopping. Together with friend we have made trips to this area for Christmas shopping and summer cloths. It is about a 2 hour right from Waltham. But once you get there you could be there for hours. There are also some cute areas to stay once you are there.

Burlington, Vermont http://www.vermont.org/

This is a beautiful area to visit as well. The drive for Waltham is about 3 ½ to 4 hours but there are great stops you can make on the way there. Ben and Jerry’s being one of the best.

Newport, Rhode Island http://www.gonewport.com/

If you love to be by the water this is a great place to visit in the summer time. There is sailing and the Mansions. The Mansions are amazing and a have to see, stop by to see them all. You will also want to take a walk along the water on the Cliff Walk.

Mystic, Connecticut http://www.visitconnecticut.com/mystic.html

Experience America’s history at Mystic Seaport, view a world-class aquarium, and thrill at the excitement of the casinos. Dine at fine restaurants and stay in a convenient hotel, quaint inn or bed & breakfast. Enjoy boating, sailing, fishing, or just relaxing on the beach. Shop in the historic downtown, at Olde Mistick Village or Stonington.

Cape Code, Massachusetts http://www.capecodchamber.org/

Cape Cod is renowned for 559 miles of glorious coastline, quaint villages, scenic byways and a rejuvenating ambiance.  In its 15 towns and scores of villages, visitors find respite from the ordinary. 

North Conway, New Hampshire http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/

New Hampshire is the place to go if you love the outdoors. Whether you are looking for a great place to go hiking, camping or fishing you will find plenty of areas that will accommodate those desires. North Conway is also very well known for its outlet shopping. It is about a 3 hour ride from the Waltham area.


For those Golfers that want to swing their clubs on New England there are some beautiful courses. I have listed a couple below if you may want to check out.

New England Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6378/5648
Par: 71
Slope: 129/125
Telephone: (508) 883-2300
Not for the faint of heart! Narrow, with some carries over swamps. Ball placement, a must.

Shaker Hills Golf Club
Address: Shaker Road, Harvard, 01451
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6850/5001
Par: 71/71
Rating: 72.3/67.9
Slope: 135/116
Telephone: (508) 772-2227
Super layout, surrounded by mature pines. Some tough par 5s. Nice atmosphere. Golf Digest ranks this course 4th Best in the State.

Stow Acres Country Club
Holes: 36
North Course
Yardage: 18
Par: 72
Slope: 130/120
Played host to the 1995 USGA Public Links Championships. Use all clubs as each hole is unique. Need to be low handicapper.
South Course
Yardage: 6520/5642
Par: 72
Slope: 120/116
Easier than North Course but hillier. Front nine traditional and back nine has variety of tough holes. Many doglegs and great scenic views.
Telephone: (508) 568-8690

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