With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it is only natural to have your mind turn to thoughts of romance and love. While it may be too late to start planning a Boston-area wedding for Valentine’s Day in 2019, it is certainly not too soon to start making plans for a 2020 wedding. Regardless of your wedding date, here are some great places you might want to consider for your wedding that will take you outside of the more traditional venues the city has to offer.
As the oldest park in the nation, Boston Common offers a lovely setting for a small wedding. While certain restrictions do apply, you can host a wedding for up to 50 guests at the Boston Common in exchange for a small fee.
Boston Public Library
Offering a central location within a lovely building, the Boston Public Library can be used for both the ceremony and the reception. Located at 700 Boylston Street, the library offers options in both the courtyard and its halls.
For the baseball fan, Fenway Park is the perfect choice for a wedding. As the country’s oldest ballpark, Fenway Park can hold up to 400 guests. Available for both the ceremony and the reception, festivities at Fenway Park can take place on the right-field roof deck. Fenway Park is located at 4 Yawkey Way.
Institute of Contemporary Art
One of the most iconic of Boston’s modern buildings, the Institute of Contemporary Art can host up to 225 guests. Featuring massive windows and terrace space, the institute boasts magnificent views and can be used for both the ceremony and the reception. The Institute of Contemporary Art is located at 100 Northern Avenue.
Museum of Science
Capable of accommodating up to 4,500 guests, the Museum of Science offers wonderful exhibits for guests to explore while also boasting magnificent views along the Charles River. To top it all off, famed chef Wolfgang Puck oversees and organizes the catering for all weddings taking place at the museum. The Museum of Science is located at 1 Science Park in Boston.
New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium offers numerous galleries and wings, all of which can provide the perfect aquatic backdrop for your special day. Capable of hosting both the wedding and the reception, the aquarium can accommodate guests ranging from just a few dozen to thousands. The New England Aquarium is located at 1 Central Wharf.
State Room at 60 State Street
Located on the 33rd floor of a commercial skyscraper at 60 State Street, the State Room can accommodate around 900 wedding guests and up to 500 for dinner. With twenty-foot windows offering sweeping views of the Boston Harbor, the State Room can be used for both the ceremony and the reception.
Boston’s Symphony Hall at 301 Massachusetts Avenue can be used for your wedding ceremony and reception. Even better, you can make arrangements so your wedding and reception occur right before a performance, which means you can get married, have your reception and then catch a great show.