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The Boston Public Library

The locations you choose for your wedding ceremony and reception can have a huge impact on the overall day, and that's where we come in to help. If you're getting married in Boston, MA, there's no shortage of incredible venues to choose from, which can feel like both a blessing and a curse—how are you supposed to pick just one? We've done the research on some of the most popular Boston wedding venues, from contemporary ballrooms with waterfront views to Tudor-style castles that showcase the best of the city's historic charm. See all of our wedding venue recs for a timeless, elegant celebration below.  

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Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 

Along with providing a beautiful backdrop for your wedding day, this luxury hotel in the Seaport District is perfectly located to showcase all that Boston has to offer to any out-of-town guests. With overnight accommodations, multiple event spaces, and an in-house wedding planning team, the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel has everything you and your guests will need to pull off a memorable celebration—not to mention the front-and-center views of Boston Harbor, Maritime Park, Liberty Wharf, and the Boston skyline. This Boston wedding venue has 10 different banquet rooms and ballrooms, with capacity for small groups of 20 or 30 people, or weddings with more than 600 guests. Seafood lovers will appreciate this venue's reception catering options, which include grilled Massachusetts swordfish, lobster, halibut, salmon, and scallops. 

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State Room

State Room

Situated 33 stories above downtown Boston, the State Room offers unbeatable panoramic views of the city, thanks to wraparound windows and high ceilings in multiple event spaces. This skyscraper wedding venue has two picturesque rooms that will both take your breath away: the Great Room, featuring a 120-foot glass wall, floating staircase, and 21-foot ceilings; and the Harborside Room, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, mahogany floors, and bulb lighting to mimic a starry night sky. Minimalist, sleek design throughout this Boston wedding venue gives the location an urban chic vibe that leaves an impression with or without added decor. As part of the Longwood event family, catering, event planning assistance, and basic decor rentals are all included with your wedding package at State Room.  

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Alden Castle

Alden Castle

If you're envisioning a vintage-themed wedding, this historic venue in Brookline is a great place to bring it to life. Located less than four miles from the Financial District, Alden Castle is a gorgeous option if you're in search of Boston wedding venues with an Old World vibe. The Tudor-style mansion is glamorous, romantic, and stately, featuring several event spaces to choose from for your special day. The Vintage Ballroom is decorated with beamed ceilings, chandeliers, and large picture windows, while the Modern Club (pictured here) has a stunning gold leaf ceiling and dramatic dark wood paneling, plus a balcony that's perfect for your grand entrance.  

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The Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library 

Whether you're a bibliophile or simply admire the stunning architecture of this building, there are so many reasons why The Boston Public Library is a perfect venue for your wedding. Constructed in the late 1890s, this iconic building in Copley Square is full of grand marble staircases, sculptures, ornate mosaic tiling, and one-of-a-kind murals—plenty of details that make it one of the most unique wedding venues for your big day. You can even host your wedding reception in the famous Bates Hall, featuring impressive 50-foot ceilings and the library's original oak tables. P.S.: Your wedding will take place after the library closes to the public for the evening, which means you'll get exclusive access and the VIP treatment. 

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Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Boston Park Plaza Hotel 

Dating back to 1927 and the height of the Jazz Age, this 100-year-old building is one of our favorite Boston wedding venues if you love vintage glamour or you're hosting a Gatsby-themed wedding. The hotel's Grand Ballroom (pictured here) features a main stage at the front of the room, with balconies and crystal chandeliers throughout the space. This full-service venue offers multiple wedding packages to choose from, each including professional planning assistance, in-house catering, drink bundles, complimentary wedding suite, and various decor items. 

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Fenway Park

Fenway Park 

Red Sox fans, it's true: You can get married at Fenway Park. This unique Boston wedding venue gives you the once-in-a-lifetime chance to have the stadium mostly to yourself, with the opportunity to explore the dugout, walk down to home plate, check out the World Series trophy cases, and even have your names projected onto the scoreboard. Catering is provided in-house, and you'll be paired with one of the venue's professional wedding planners to coordinate all of the scheduling and major details of the day.  

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Battery Wharf Hotel Boston

Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront 

For one of the best water views in all of Beantown, head to the Battery Wharf Hotel. Situated at the edge of the harbor, this hotel wedding venue has multiple indoor and outdoor wedding spaces, including the Harborwalk courtyard. Inside the hotel, you can host your reception (or rehearsal dinner) in the dramatic skylit atrium or traditional ballroom. All-inclusive wedding packages at this harbor hotel include multi-course dinners, a wedding cake, standard or upgraded linens, tables, chairs, and more. When they're not at the hotel gym or spa, out-of-town guests will love having some of Boston's top attractions right in the neighborhood, including Quincy Market, the Paul Revere House, and the New England Aquarium.      

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Omni Parker House

Omni Parker House

Perfect for a formal, black-tie wedding, the Omni Parker House balances modern luxury with historic charm. The hotel, which dates back to 1855, still has much of its original Victorian character, including the grand lobby featuring coffered ceilings, dark wooden paneling, and golden elevator doors. For the biggest wedding wow factor, we recommend using the Rooftop Ballroom (pictured here) and adjoining outdoor space, which are located on the 15th floor of the hotel and provide panoramic views of downtown Boston. At the mezzanine level, the Alcott Ballroom and several smaller banquet rooms are also available for an equally elegant ambiance. 

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The Lenox Hotel

The Lenox Hotel 

Home to the stunning Dome room and its namesake rooftop marquee sign, The Lenox Hotel is one of the most recognizable Boston wedding venues. Located at the corner of Boylston and Exeter streets in Back Bay, you can't get closer to the heart of Boston than this—and you can use the hotel's central location to your advantage when the time comes for wedding portraits. Boston Common, the Boston Public Library, and Commonwealth Avenue are all within a few blocks, giving you plenty of iconic places to pose for photos. The Lenox Hotel, which is an all-inclusive wedding venue, can host events for up to 150 people and also offers packages for microweddings and elopements. 

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The Liberty Hotel

The Liberty Hotel 

If you're looking for a place to host an outdoor ceremony in downtown Boston, The Liberty Hotel is a must-see. This eclectic hotel in Beacon Hill overlooks the Charles River and offers something for almost any wedding style or size, from small elopements to groups of up to 180 people. With mature trees, seasonal landscaping, and twinkle lights, the venue's secluded courtyard is an ultra-romantic spot to exchange your 'I dos' outside, while the indoor event spaces are just as noteworthy. The Liberty Ballroom is a traditional setting and can accommodate up to 200 guests, with more than 3,000 square feet of event space available. For something more unexpected, host your reception the venue's rotunda, an industrial-style space with wraparound interior balconies, exposed brick walls, and Edison lightbulb chandeliers. 

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The Ritz Carlton, Boston

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston 

Get ready to be treated like royalty when you marry at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston. This upscale hotel has a reputation for top-notch customer service, and the venue's in-house event coordinators will be there to help you plan your wedding every step of the way. Located across from Boston Common, The Ritz-Carlton features sleek, newly updated ballrooms and event spaces that are ideal for formal and black tie weddings. Wedding packages include hors d'oeuvres and a three-course meal for your guests, decor items, and a few perks for you, like a complimentary wedding night suite, complimentary first anniversary stay, and private car service to Boston Logan International Airport when it's time to jet off on your honeymoon. 

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