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Boston is known for its history and classic New England style. But what if you’re more interested in the unique Boston wedding venues the city has to offer? Fortunately, there are actually quite a few Boston wedding venues that are on the more modern side, some even mixes the city’s famous history with more contemporary details. Whether you’re planning a huge celebration or a more intimate affair, there are plenty of more modern and unique Boston wedding venues to choose from.
Take a look at some of our favorite unique Boston wedding venues with modern style.
Restaurant weddings are so chic and on-trend. This Burlington restaurant (and WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award winner!) offers a mix of modern and rustic style. In the main dining room, you’ll find wood floors and chandeliers made from repurposed wine barrels, plus an outdoor patio. There’s also a private dining room for smaller events. Couples rave about L’Andana’s delicious food, unique décor, and helpful staff. With a capacity of 180 guests, this venue is ideal for more intimate affairs.
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If you love the idea of a vineyard wedding, but want to host your big day in the big city, check out City Winery—also known as “urban wine country.” This unique Boston wedding venue (located on Beverly Street) offers a modern, wine-focused space with exposed brick and lots of natural light. City Winery can host seated events for up to 200 guests, and can provide services including food and drink, rentals, sound system, and more.
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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
This Boston wedding venue is ideal for couples who want to combine a historic space with modern flair. The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum was designed by famed architect I.M. Pei and features a nine-story glass pavilion that’s absolutely breathtaking. Smith Hall, a popular site for receptions, has amazing views of the city skyline. There’s also plenty of outdoor space, as the library is located on a 12-acre park. You’ll also love the convenience of having highly-regarded caterer Gourmet Caterers preparing your wedding meal.
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An outdoor wedding space located in downtown Boston? Yes, it totally exists—and it’s absolutely one of our favorite unique wedding venues in the area. 9OFS offers a private rooftop garden (complete with reflecting pool) with incredible views of Boston. There’s also a modern indoor space, ideal for couples who are looking for a “blank slate” style venue that they can dress up with décor of their choice. This is one of the more intimate venues in the area, with a capacity of 110 guests and is conveniently located near the Boston Waterfront and Faneuil Hall.
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The Liberty Hotel
Yes, this Beacon Hill hotel was one the Charles Street Jail—so it certainly counts as one of the most unique Boston wedding venues in the city. This hotel offers some of the most unique architecture in the city and a fabulous outdoor courtyard for wedding ceremonies. We also love the Rotunda, which is frequently used for cocktail hour and highlights the industrial-chic vibe of The Liberty Hotel. Receptions are held in the Liberty Ballroom with its amazing chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows.
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Photo: Waterworks Museum
Museums are frequently known as being super-classic and elegant wedding venues, but this Boston wedding venue definitely leans more toward the offbeat side. Steam-pump powered engines might seem like an unusual focal point for your wedding décor, but it’s actually very cool and something your guests will never forget. You can host your ceremony either outdoors or indoors, and there’s indoor space for 150 guests for your wedding reception.
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Mandarin Oriental, Boston
There are a lot of advantages to having a wedding at a hotel. Not only are hotels usually all-inclusive venues, they are also super-convenient for your out-of-town guests who can stay onsite and not have to worry about shuttling to and from your venue. We particularly love the Mandarin Oriental as one of the most modern and unique Boston wedding venues. There’s a lovely outdoor space for ceremonies, and the indoor space is much more contemporary than your average ballroom. This venue can host weddings of up to 265 guests, and wins raves for their food and staff.
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W Boston Hotel
If you want your wedding to have a nightclub-like vibe, this hotel offers a super sleek, cool, and perfect setting for your big day. One of the more intimate venues on this list, the W Boston Hotel can host weddings of up to 130 guests and will create a custom-designed menu to suit your taste.
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This urban chic venue, located at the top of the Sixty State Street skyscraper, truly celebrates the city of Boston. With an incredible glass wall that provide incredible city skyline views, it’s easy to fall in love with this Boston venue. The floating staircase is one of our favorite features and perfect for making a glamourous grand entrance. We also love the venue’s “blank slate” feel which allows your design creativity to run wild. The State Room can host larger weddings, up to 500 guests for a seated dinner.
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If you’re looking for a laid-back venue for a relaxed but unique celebration, check out the Harpoon Brewery’s Beer Hall. We love the wrought iron chandeliers and long communal tables, as well as the venue’s industrial venue. You can rent part of or the entire facility for your wedding or rehearsal dinner, and your guests will love the ability to tour the brewery as part of your event.
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Industrial-style wedding venues are all the rage right now, and this may be one of the finest examples of such a space in the Boston area. Located in Somerville, you’ll find white brick walls, black concrete floors, and gorgeous windows. The “blank slate” feel gives you the ability to make the space your own. Warehouse XI can accommodate up to 150 guests for a wedding.
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deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Artsy couples will adore this unique wedding venue, located in Lincoln, about half an hour outside of the city. This 30-acre sculpture park offers a variety of outdoor event spaces for ceremonies, and the Dewey Family Gallery and Sculpture Park Terrace is an ideal location for cocktails and receptions. Your guests will love admiring the artwork on display in the Dewey Family Gallery, as well as the views of Flint’s Pond from the terrace. The Rappaport Roof Terrace is another favorite spot for cocktail-style receptions.
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Boston sports fanatics (we know there are a lot of you) will be delighted to know that you can actually get married at Fenway Park. Seriously—it’s one of the most unique Boston wedding venues, but a major favorite for Sox fans. You’ll have the ability to host your ceremony atop the dugout, with your guests sitting in the stands overlooking the field. Receptions can be held in the indoor club space, again, with views of that famous field.
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