Boston >Arts & Entertainment > Resolution Ball
39 Dalton St, Boston, MA | Directions 0219942.346303 -71.084032
7:30pm to 2am
Neighborhoods: Prudential / St. Botolph, Back Bay
I went last year to The Resolution Ball at the Sea Port Hotel.
At first I was apprehensive about the price, but found my money's worth. I purchased the reception tickets and loved the band!
This year I plan on purchasing dinner and reception tickets.
The Resolution Ball is such an amazing event! My friends and I are looking forward to attending this year at the Sheraton Copley. The Felix Brown Band is great! Also the food and drinks are always delicious. Its a great night out and I can't wait for NYE this year !
Not what I expected – The good:
* plenty of people all dressed up (women mostly in short sequined dresses, men in dark suits)
* easy to get drinks, champagne toast
* some places to sit, if you nab an unused table
* place to get your picture taken until 11
The less good:
* venue is too large, so even though the crowd is huge, it isn't intimate
* really horrible cocktails (the worst I've had and expensive too)
* terrible music for dancing -- they advertised Motown, 80s, 90s, and current top-40 dance & club hits, but I only recognized 3 songs over the course of 3 hours of slowish R&B
Recommended for 20-somethings who come in a crowd, get drunk beforehand, and like R&B
Not recommended for 30- and 40-somethings. There were people of that age there, but they didn't seem to be having a good time, since the music wasn't danceable.
Hi, I really appreciate your feedback and please know that we do make changes every year. It does not sound like you were at the right event based on your needs? This was advertised as a large scale event and nowhere did it advertise "slowish R&B music". The dance floor was packed the entire night until 2am with people dancing to every top 40 dance song. It sounds like your were looking for a smaller intimate event playing R&B music and this did not meet your expectations. We have received a lot of great feedback so far and I do wish you a Happy New Year!
THE GOOD AND THE BAD – Resolution Ball was a good but not great time. The crowd was good, there was a good mix of younger and older crowd. everyone was dressed to impress, and the venue was decorated very well. Some people complained about the drinks but I only paid $7.50 for a mixed drink that was filled at least half full with vodka, seems pretty well priced for me. There were plenty of stations to get a drink and I waited no more than 2 or 3 minutes to get a drink. The band was great and played good music, alot of hip hop and even some songs from the 90's and pop songs. Some of the bad include the size of the venue; it was huge and for the amount of people that attended (which was a lot) it could of been smaller. It made the place look empty when it was at least 1,000 people there. Another thing was the ticket price. I only paid $65 for the party only option and on the way to the Resolution ball I saw plenty of other venues that were packed and were probably cheaper to attend. This venue had nothing really to seperate itself. Also took over an hour to catch a cab after.
The event is very fun and we are excited that you are attending. It is a large scale event and not right for anyone looking for a small intimate and quiet event. We have a loyal following every year.
resolution ball reviews are fake – I highly doubt all the 5 stars for this event decided to post on the 2 same random days of the year. Honestly the only review here that looks real is the 1 star. I'll pass, must be pretty bad or the person running the show is greedy as hell to employ such poor marketing methods
Super Fun event – I've been to this event a few times and I've always had a blast. It's the biggest event in town and there's nowhere else to get that feeling of being part of something really vibrant and fun! So many NYE events are too boring. In the past there's been a dinner option and that was fun - not having to worry about where we were going to go before the party and how we were going to be treated. The food was great and we made new friends that we partied with throughout the night. Plus it was great to stay overnight at the hotel. Their service was super and it was a wonderful feeling of getting away from it all. Highly recommended!
Two thumbs up to the Resolution Ball! – Last year was my first year attending with my boyfriend and a group of our friends and we had a blast! I had a ton of questions and the organizers were very helpful answering all of them before i bought tickets. I could not believe how beautiful the venue was and the atmosphere was great. They had a band and a DJ which I loved because we danced the whole night and had a good time. I am going again this year and we even got a room at the Seaport Hotel for a really reasonable price. If you are looking for something fun and excited to do this New Year
Simply the Best Way to End the Year – I'm usually not much of a party person, especially on New Years Eve, but some friends convinced me to check out The Resolution Ball a few years ago and I've been going back ever since. It's one of the biggest parties in the city, but it never feels too big or too impersonal -- you always feel taken care of. It's anigth of good food, good friends, good fun. See you there this year.
We work hard to make it better every year! – This is a really fun large scale event!
We are excited to have the Felix Brown Band again!
I have been to the space for many business events and the transformation of the space to look like an upscale nightspot in Boston is amazing.
The drink prices are reasonable and lower than most hotels/nightclubs. This year there will be designated bars for specialty drinks, beer/wine and champagne so guests have more options.
Looking forward to another fun night and great turnout!
Boston Resolution Ball 2010 – My girlfriends and I decided we wanted to do a ball this for NYE. So I did some research back in November to try and find the best option. I found this one at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center.
I did enjoy the music including the band and DJ. The venue itself was beautiful as well. I did not like how packed the dance floor was though. I think the amount of people who bought tickets should have been accounted for when planning how big the dance floor should be. It was way too overcrowded at all times of the night.
Also, the lines for drinks (which were way overpriced) were about 30 minutes long. I am not exaggerating. Why were there not enough bartenders at this event? For those who planned this event, I am just offering some constructive criticism. Next year, please put a cut off to how many people you allow to buy tickets if you are keeping the dance floor the same size. And please hire a lot more bartenders.
Other than that, it was a fun night!
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