Rockin' Out In Boston
By Julie Bortnick
The latest music, the most attractive people around, red ropes, multiple levels, four bars, a big dance floor, perfect ambience, VIP service: No, this isn’t Miami; no, this isn’t Paris; this is what you will experience at Boston’s hottest nightclub, The Estate. Opening its doors in early 2007, The Estate has already earned a reputation of excellence.
The décor of this hot club makes you feel as if you are in an old, renovated mansion, with its balconies, couches, chandeliers, and rooms. There are two main levels, each with its own mood. The main level, where you enter, is where you want to be. With a spacious dance floor, two bars, and fifteen private tables, this is where the action takes place. If you go upstairs, you will find two more bars and a couple of rooms with couches, as well as a balcony that wraps around the entire floor so that you have a direct view of the dance floor below.
There are three big nights at The Estate: Industry Standard Tuesdays, Resurrection Fridays (with the hottest DJs, like Carl Cox, Sander Kleinenberg, and David Guetta), and Satisfaction Saturdays (with DJs Sante and Jaimie Viera spinning the best Euro house music). Besides these standard nights, there are special events going on throughout the year. Well-known DJs come from all over the country to jam out. Tommy Lee made an appearance at The Estate over the summer, and it was unlike anything you’ve ever seen. I got to sit down with one of the main men behind this incredible operation, Paul Mansfield, the Assistant General Manager and VIP Manager.
Julie: What exactly do you do as Assistant General Manager and VIP Manager?
Paul: As Assistant General Manager and VIP Manager, I participate in the overall management of the venue. Specific responsibilities include scheduling and supervising staff, reviewing our inventory systems as well as restocking supplies, interviewing perspective staff, coordinating valet, and building maintenance. As VIP Manager, I’m constantly working towards bringing in new guests in addition to maintaining quality standards that fit with the company and ensure that qualitative customer service targets are met and exceeded.
Julie: How did you break into the nightlife/entertainment industry?
Paul: I’ve been involved within the nightlife/entertainment industry most of my life. I began working as a valet attendant when I was sixteen and have since had many different responsibilities and duties throughout the years, which have given me a good understanding of the way the industry works. At nineteen, my brother and I ventured out on our own and began Boston Valet, which we both still oversee today. I’ve also worked as a consultant to other bars and clubs in the area, as well as owning my own venue.
Julie: How would you describe The Estate?
Paul: The Estate officially opened its doors in February 2007 and has since become one of the most in-demand nightclubs in the city. The Estate is an elegant entertainment venue for those who are looking for the sort of polished elegant atmosphere one might find in New York. There’s a large space for dancing -- DJs spin a mixture of top forty, hip-hop, house, and mash-ups, depending on the night. We also have a great balcony on the second floor that offers guests a view of the main dance floor and stage below.
Julie: What is the crowd one may find at The Estate?
Paul: Crowds at The Estate vary from night to night. We offer several themed nights to appeal to many different tastes: Monday Night at The Estate, Industry Tuesdays, Resurrection Fridays, and Satisfaction Saturdays. Basically, The Estate is a place for people who enjoy dressing up, dancing, and having a good time.
Julie: What are some events that have been held at The Estate?
Paul: The Estate offers the space and amenities for up to seven hundred guests, making it an ideal location for holding events. We’ve hosted corporate events, including a Boston Concierge party, Boston Common Magazine’s issue launch party, and others for local law firms and pharmaceutical companies. We’ve also hosted private parties for Donnie Wahlberg and Paul Pierce from the Boston Celtics.
As Paul says, if you want to dress up for dancing and a good time, you should make your way over to The Estate. I can guarantee you’ll want to make this a weekly spot for yourself and your friends. So, ladies, go put on your sexiest dress; gentlemen, go iron your hottest shirt; your night at The Estate awaits…
The Estate is located at 1 Boylston Place, in the alley. If you would like more information, you can go to the website at www.theestateboston.com. If you would like to book an event or book a VIP night, including a private table and bottle service, you can contact Paul Mansfield at firstname.lastname@example.org.