From historic Alden Castle to the Odyssey Boston cruise ship to the College Club of Boston (a Back Bay bed and breakfast), there are many Boston wedding venue choices. Looking for a dramatic view? Book a five-star luxury wedding experience at the Ritz-Carlton overlooking Boston Commons, the nation's oldest city park, or choose magnificent panoramic vistas of the Boston skyline from the 33rd floor State Room.
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9OFS is a premier private rooftop event space in Boston's Cosmopolitan Financial District. This dramatic and distinctive venue is an ideal locale for couples who want an ethereal wedding with an urban backdrop offering both indoor and outdoor spaces that boast awe-inspiring views of the city. 9OFS has two interior spaces. The first is the gallery – the larger of the two – a contemporary room with floor-to-ceiling windows. The second is the industrial-chic, trendy loft area featuring polished concrete floors and exposed ceilings. The highlight is a 3,000-square-foot open-air rooftop garden made up of manicured green lawns and tree-lined walkways creating a park setting high in the sky.
One Federal Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-482-9338
2. Alden Castle
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The historic Alden Castle is a perfect venue for couples who want to create a classically romantic wedding. Their Vintage Ballroom features royal Tudor architecture with dark mahogany walls and royal crests that give the space an old-world charm. Sparkling Ecru Becara chandeliers, dramatic oversized windows that let in plenty of natural light, and luxurious silk champagne draperies add to the venue's splendor. The ballroom provides a lounge with a balcony that overlooks the historic ballroom, dramatic grand mirrors, and soaring gold leafed fleur-de-lis ceilings. The space can accommodate up to 400 guests for the reception and up to 250 guests for a sit-down dinner.
20 Chapel Street, Brookline, MA, Phone: 617-854-5000
3.Boston Park Plaza
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The Boston Park Plaza is an iconic landmark that has been in the heart of the city for more than 90 years, after a one hundred million dollar restoration it was transformed into a venue of contemporary elegance and historic charm. It is an ideal locale for couples who want to host an extravagant affair filled with sophistication and opulence. Their ballrooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, glittering crystal chandeliers, and two-story Baccarat, these stunning architectural traits are only enhanced with their signature white glove service. The Plaza and Imperial ballrooms are ideal for lavish celebrations while the Georgian ballroom is perfect for an intimate experience.
50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-426-2000
4.Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront
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Influenced by its magnificent setting on the Boston Harbor, the Battery Wharf Hotel boasts exceptional and thoughtfully designed event rooms that highlight the city's history. This includes Harborwalk, a maritime museum, and event spaces named after prominent Boston shipbuilders, merchants, and sea captains. Couples will enjoy the romantic ambiance provided by Boston's historic waterfront with an outdoor ceremony overlooking the water. Their reception halls provide a rich elegance with sparkling chandeliers, delicate cream tones, and mahogany accents. The hotel offers various wedding packages that appeal to any style of wedding with customizable menus and experienced staff on hand to cater to each couple's needs.
Three Battery Wharf, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-994-9000
5. Boston College Club
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The Boston College Club is an exceptional location for couples who want to plan a traditional wedding infused with elegance and sophistication. Located on the 36th floor of the Bank of America building, this venue boasts classic architecture with warm, collegiate décor. The historic coffered ceilings, regal flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide 360-degree views of the cityscape and the Boston Harbor create a magical and unforgettable ambiance. Boston College Club can accommodate up to 130 guests and offers an esteemed event staff that will assist in all aspects of the wedding design whether it be an intimate or extravagant ceremony and reception.
100 Federal Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-946-2828
6.Boston Harbor Hotel
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Boston Harbor Hotel, an excellent venue for classically elegant weddings, has three distinct spaces offering uniquely warm and inviting ambiances thanks to thoughtfully rich décor and breathtaking harbor views. Their Wharf Room boasts 5,488 square feet of space with 19-foot-high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and large glass windows. The Atlantic Room is 4,000 square feet with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Boston's waterfront, a versatile space showcasing true New England charm. Lastly, the domed-shaped Pavilion is ideal for showstopper ceremonies because of the striking architecture and 360-degree views of the harbor it has to offer.
7 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-439-7000
7.Artists for Humanity
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Artists for Humanity is a truly one-of-a-kind venue that not only seeks to provide each couple with their dream wedding but also supports sustainability as the first LEED Platinum certified building in Boston. Additionally, it supports the community by keeping 250 under-sourced Boston teens employed in art and design. Their 5000-square-foot gallery features 18-foot-high ceilings, unique architectural details such as vintage Crown Victoria windshields that decorate the mezzanine, and fine art pieces created by the teens themselves, including large-scale murals, portraits, sculptures, and furniture. This versatile venue also boasts a floor-to-ceiling glass garage door that opens onto a 1,200-square-foot courtyard.
100 W 2nd Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-268-7358
8.Boston Public Library
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One of the of the most unique, versatile, and historic event spaces in Boston is none other than the Boston Public Library. This ornately and luxuriously designed venue offers couples a variety of ceremony and reception areas that vary in size and ambiance, ensuring everyone finds their perfect fit. They can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 4,000 people depending on the chosen venue. The Guastavino Room is just one of their many selections, featuring vaulted ceilings and a mezzanine lined with shelves of books overlooking the dance floor. Their Courtyard is another premier space with beautiful archways and an ornate fountain surrounded by lush greenery.
700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-859-2282
9.Harvard Club of Boston (Downtown)
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The Harvard Club of Boston is an excellent venue for couples who want to design a classic wedding filled with opulence and grandeur. Located on the 38th floor of One Federal Street, it features seven distinct rooms offering breathtaking and panoramic views of the Charles River, Boston Harbor, and Back Bay from the clubhouse. Each of the rooms have their own unique charm; the Regatta Room, for example, features floor-to-ceiling windows, antique chandeliers, and nude tones while the Shawmut Room is perfect for an intimate reception with grand glass windows, blue and bronze tones, and a quaint fireplace.
One Federal Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-542-2070
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10. Exchange Conference Center
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The Exchange Conference Center sits on Boston's Historic Waterfront, a picturesque event space perfect for couples who want a modern wedding coupled with historic old world charm. This three story atrium features floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase awe-inspiring, panoramic views of the Boston Harbor and cityscape while allowing in plenty of natural light. The Exchange Hall rests on the first floor and serves as the main reception room with 1,444 square feet of space. Attached is the Harbor Terrace, an outdoor area ideal for ceremonies or pre-reception cocktails and hors d' oeuvres when the weather permits. There is also an additional cocktail room overlooking the Exchange Hall on the second floor.
212 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-790-1900
11.Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
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Fairmont Copley Plaza is perfect setting for couples who want show-stopping elegance with modern amenities. They feature several stylish event spaces, from soft and romantic to extravagant and lavish. Their Grand Ballroom features gilded, thirty-foot high soaring ceilings, marble columns, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and exquisite embellishments perfect for sophisticated palatial wedding. The Oval Room offers a stately and historic ambiance with pearl finishes, restored relief work, and beautiful views of the Boston Public Library and Copley Square. For a more intimate affair, the St. James room is exceptional with a leather ceiling, brass chandelier, and exquisite views of Copley Square and Trinity Church.
138 St James Avenue, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-267-5300
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The Hampshire House sits in the heart of Beacon Hill, a premier locale for regal weddings of distinction. Built in 1910, this Georgian Revival style mansion was designed by renowned architect Ogden Codman and showcases carved oak paneling, Italian marble, grand Palladian windows, and crystal chandeliers. Larger weddings can be hosted in the exquisite library located on the second floor with walls lined with books, a fireplace, a baby grand piano, and an attached Baker Bar. Couples will delight in the sophistication and grandeur. The Thayer Room, a cozy space filled with warm tones, a fireplace, and grand windows, is ideal for more intimate weddings.
84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-227-9600
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Hotel Commonwealth is an excellent venue for couples who want versatility; it features over 12,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space to host each function, from the bridal luncheon and rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception. This landmark hotel is located in the historic Kenmore Square overlooking Boston University, just steps from Fenway Park. Each of their event rooms is elegantly designed with a modern flair and can be completely tailored to the couple's design concept. Their highlight venue is their open-air rooftop terrace, surrounded by glass walls with twinkling lights strung overhead, and an epic view of the entrance to Fenway Park.
500 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-933-5000
14.House of Blues
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The House of Blues in Boston is a premier entertainment venue situated right next to Fenway Park, an idyllic space for couples who want a completely unique wedding infused with rhythm and blues. The entire venue is decked out to create an old Southern Delta Juke Joint ambiance with seven distinct rooms and an outdoor terrace accommodating anywhere from 25 to 2,200 guests depending on which rooms are booked. This venue is known for its outstanding traditional Southern menu offerings, incredible music, and attentive staff. The House of Blues intends to draw in the adventurous couples who want a wedding that steps outside of the box.
Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-960-8332
15.Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel
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The Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel nestled in the heart of downtown Boston provides couples with a unique wedding venue that seamlessly blends contemporary amenities with an old world charm. They offer 2,400 square feet of versatile space on their third floor with three configurable rooms aptly named Reflect, Create, and Imagine. Each room can be utilized on its own or all three can open up into one grand space. Large glass windows filter in an immense amount of natural light, warm tones complement the greys, blues, and browns of the furnishings, and embellishments offer a warm and rustic ambiance.
90 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-772-5800
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Mandarin Oriental provides couples with a contemporary East-meets-West sophistication for their big day. This hotel, located in Boston's tony Back Bay, can accommodate 50 to 400 guests in one of six stylish venues that feature floor-to-ceiling windows and luxurious Asian-inspired details like elegant glass chandeliers, silk fabrics, and marble accents. For outdoor weddings, the exclusive Sitting Grove can accommodate up to 250 guests. Mandarin Oriental hosts only one wedding per day and does custom weddings only. Bar Boulud provides catering under the direction of internationally renowned Chef David Boulud. Weddings include a complimentary one-night stay for the couple and a limousine departure.
776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-535-8888
Mistral is a popular French bistro in Boston's trendy South End. This romantic venue features floor-to-ceiling arched windows, high ceilings, and carefully curated French pottery that reflects its Provence-inspired ambiance. The dramatic interior is candlelit, making it a top choice for an evening wedding. The award-winning French Mediterranean cuisine is prepared by owner Chef Jamie Mammano and is customized to couples' tastes. Le Salon du Mistral, the restaurant's private dining room, accommodates up to 60 seated dinner guests or 80 guests at a cocktail-style reception. Couples looking for an intimate wedding venue in a hip Victorian neighborhood at an affordable price will want to consider Mistral.
223 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-867-9300
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Odyssey Boston cruise ship was completely revitalized in 2017. Couples can expect all new interiors with high-end finishes, including upgraded dining and bar spaces, and a brand new bridal suite. The ship can accommodate up to 800 wedding guests, perfect for a grand affair, and the open-air rooftop deck provides guests with stunning views. Wedding packages are all-inclusive, which is a great option for a busy couple. Packages include a four-hour cruise, hors d'oeuvres reception, dinner, bar, champagne toast, flowers, ceremony and officiant, music, and photographer. They also provide chairs, a red carpet, and audiovisual equipment. Extra perks are available.
60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA, Phone: 866-307-2469
19.Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
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The wedding mantra at Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center is, "We do ‘I do' with a view." This hotel has a dedicated wedding team, and each couple is assigned an expert wedding planner who customizes and tailors details to their expectations. Different venues provide water, garden, or city views. There are five ballrooms to choose from, plus outdoor decks and gardens. Some of the many wedding features include a complimentary suite for the bride and groom and discounted rooms for guests, a complimentary dance lesson, a private room for the bridal party, and complimentary parking on the big day.
One Seaport Lane, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-385-4000
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The most magnificent feature of this venue is the 20-foot-high, 120-foot-long glass wall offering panoramic views of Boston's skyline that will leave guests speechless. The stunning venue also features rich mahogany floors, a floating staircase, and a mezzanine overlooking the room with the same spectacular view. The State Room can accommodate up to 599 wedding guests for a seated dinner or 900 guests for a cocktail-style reception. The modern room with recessed lighting and a mirrored wall on the mezzanine level is the couple's blank slate, allowing them to completely make it their own. Smaller spaces are available with the Harborside Salon seating 200 or Cityside Salon seating 180.
60 State Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 877-732-7678
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Bohemian brides will fall instantly in love with the Beehive. This popular restaurant is situated in the Boston Center for the Arts complex in the city's charming South End district. Known for its funky artistic flair, moderately priced menu, and live music, it's a good choice for a casual, rustic, bohemian, or urban chic wedding. The Beehive accommodates up to 400 guests for a cocktail-style reception or 170 guests at a sit-down dinner reception when renting the entire space. More intimate spaces are available in the street-level mezzanine bar, which seats 40, or on the outdoor patio. Couples planning for live music must check out this venue.
541 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-423-0069
22. The College Club of Boston
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The College Club of Boston hits the mark for couples who are looking for a vintage wedding venue. Located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood, this charming bed and breakfast offers couples just the right amount of elegance and history for hosting an intimate wedding ceremony and reception. There are even 11 custom designed guest rooms available, each named after a local Boston college. They can accommodate up to 50 guests for a seated wedding dinner or 90 guests for a cocktail-style reception. Couples who prefer the personal attention of a small B&B event planner and executive chef will want to take a look at the College Club of Boston.
44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-536-9510
23.The Langham, Boston
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The Langham, Boston is the right venue for the sophisticated couple planning an elegant wedding from lavish to intimate. They offer four venues: the full Wilson Ballroom, which accommodates 150 seated dinner guests or 320 cocktail-style reception guests, either half or all of the Wilson Ballroom with space for 90 seated guests and 150 standing reception guests, and the Esplanade, which seats 200 dinner guests and hosts 200 cocktail-style reception guests. Wedding packages include an onsite wedding advisor, linens, candles, and white glove service, onsite catering that includes cake, an overnight suite for the couple's wedding night and again for their one-year anniversary, and preferred rates for wedding guests.
250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-423-2844
24.The Lenox Hotel
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Couples looking for a wedding venue that has been supremely vetted will want to include the Lenox Hotel in their search. It was a "Best of Weddings" selection in 2017 by The Knot and was awarded a 2017 "Couple's Choice" award by Wedding Wire. The Dome Room is their signature wedding venue and seats 120 dinner guests or 200 guests for a cocktail reception, plus a dance floor. Five other rooms accommodate from 16 to 50 guests for more intimate affairs. The Lenox takes pride in personalizing each wedding to the tiniest details. They also offer bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and send-off brunches.
61 Exeter Street at Boylston, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-267-1237
25.The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
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For the couple seeking a 5-star luxury venue for their wedding, the Ritz-Carlton may be the place. Located near the Freedom Trail and theater district, it offers visionary catering, sophisticated guest accommodations, a luxurious spa, and a $1 million art collection. The Ballroom, their signature event space, has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Boston Common and can seat over 200 dinner guests. Five other hotel wedding venues accommodate 25 to 150 guests. Wedding packages provide reception with passed hors d'oeuvres and bar service, three-course dinner service, and décor choices. Honeymoon packages are also available. The Ritz-Carlton, Boston has earned a 2017 "Best of Weddings" award from The Knot.
10 Avery Street, Boston, MA, Phone: 617-574-7100
25 Best Boston Wedding Venues
- 9OFS, Photo: Courtesy of o lypa - Fotolia.com
- Alden Castle, Photo: Alden Castle
- Boston Park Plaza, Photo: Boston Park Plaza
- Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront, Photo: Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront
- Boston College Club, Photo: Boston College Club
- Boston Harbor Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of Stephen Orsillo - Fotolia.com
- Artists for Humanity, Photo: Artists for Humanity
- Boston Public Library, Photo: Courtesy of Chee-Onn Leong - Fotolia.com
- Harvard Club of Boston (Downtown), Photo: Courtesy of IVASHstudio - Fotolia.com
- Exchange Conference Center, Photo: Courtesy of stakhov - Fotolia.com
- Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Photo: Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
- Hampshire House, Photo: Hampshire House
- Hotel Commonwealth, Photo: Hotel Commonwealth
- House of Blues, Photo: House of Blues
- Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of natalysavina - Fotolia.com
- Mandarin Oriental, Photo: Mandarin Oriental
- Mistral, Photo: Mistral
- Odyssey Boston, Photo: Odyssey Boston
- Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, Photo: Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
- State Room, Photo: State Room
- The Beehive, Photo: The Beehive
- The College Club of Boston, Photo: Courtesy of mattkusb - Fotolia.com
- The Langham, Boston, Photo: The Langham, Boston
- The Lenox Hotel, Photo: The Lenox Hotel
- The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, Photo: The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
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