Great Places to Tie the Knot in and Around Boston

Ed Greable Blogger June 12, 2018

With the wedding season being upon us, it is time to look for some great places in Boston to get married. While it may be too late to book these venues this year, now is a good time to take a closer look to see if they might be a good choice for your 2019 wedding.

Arnold Arboretum

Located at 124 Arborway in Jamaica Plain, the Harvard-run Arnold Arobretum is available for smaller wedding ceremonies. Certain restrictions apply, including no furniture

Artists for Humanity’s EpiCenter

Located at 100 W 2nd Street in Boston, EpiCenter is billed as the city’s “greenest event venue”. As the first building in Boston to earn LEED Platinum certification, the EpiCenter offers a lovely setting within an energy-sustainable building. The building offers reception space in both the gallery and its outdoor space.

Boston Common

As the oldest park in the country, Boston Common offers a lovely place to hold a small wedding of around 50 guests or less. Certain restrictions do apply when hosting a wedding at this Tremont Street park.

Boston Public Garden

The oldest public botanical garden in Boston, the Boston Public Garden at 9 Arlington Street can host small weddings with swan boats serving as a backdrop. Certain restrictions do apply, including the fact that chairs are prohibited.

Boston Public Library

Offering ceremony services in the courtyard and its halls, the Boston Public Library offers an ornate atmosphere in a central location of the city at 700 Boylston Street. Receptions can also be held in the library’s spacious rooms.

Cylorama at Boston Center for the Arts

Located at 539 Tremont Street in Boston, the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts can accommodate up to 1,000 guests with 875 of them seated.

Fenway Park

The oldest ballpark in the country, Fenway Park can serve as the venue for both the ceremony and the reception. The right-field roof deck of the park, which is located at 4 Yawkey Way, is capable of holding up to 400 guests.

Institute of Contemporary Art

Boasting massive windows, terrace space and room for up to 225 guests, the Institute of Contemporary Art is one of the city’s most iconic modern buildings. The Institute is located at 100 Northern Avenue in Boston.

Museum of Science

Capable of accommodating up to 4,500 guests, the Museum of Science offers a lovely location along the Charles combined with the fun of dinosaurs and other exhibits inside. As an added bonus, the famed chef Wolfgang Puck oversees the catering for weddings that take place at the museum. The Museum of Science is located at 1 Science Park in Boston.

New England Aquarium

Situated at 1 Central Wharf in Boston, the New England Aquarium offers a variety of different galleries and wings that can be used for weddings. While some of these options can hold only a few dozen guests, others can accommodate thousands of people.

State Room at 60 State Street

Located on the 33rd floor of the 60 State Street skyscraper in Boston, the State Room is capable of accommodating up to 900 guests with up to 500 for dinner. Both the ceremony and reception can take place at the same venue, with its twenty-foot windows offering fabulous views of Boston Harbor.

Symphony Hall

Normally home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hall at 301 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston is available for wedding receptions. It is even possible to rent the hall right before a performance, allowing you and your guests to get married and enjoy a show after.

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