The Best Wedding Venues in Boston

Planning a wedding in Boston offers an array of stunning venues, each bringing unique charm and elegance to your special day. Whether you’re dreaming of a waterfront ceremony, a grand historic ballroom, or a contemporary urban setting, Boston’s wedding venues cater to every style and budget. From the breathtaking views at The State Room to the timeless elegance of the Boston Public Library, and the picturesque waterfront setting of Danversport Yacht Club, the options are endless. This comprehensive guide explores the top 15 wedding venues in and around Boston, detailing their distinctive features and offerings to help you find the perfect backdrop for your celebration. Dive into our detailed descriptions to discover the venue that aligns with your vision and ensures an unforgettable wedding experience.

Some of Our Favorite Boston Wedding Venues

Josie and I have been fortunate enough to shoot at a few of these spectacular venues, and they certainly have not disappointed. Boston is our favorite city, with a wide variety of venue types and spaces that provide stunning backdrops for everyone’s special occasion. Some of our favorite Boston wedding venues are the Boston Harbor Hotel, where we photographed and filmed for Amber and Corbin, as well as the Danversport Yacht Club where we photographed and filmed for Christel and Matt. We have been dying to capture a wedding at both The Boston Public Library and at the State Room, a Longwood Venue (we love ourselves a Longwood Venue), with an unbelievable view of the city of Boston. Here’s a little bit about it from the top of our list…

The State Room

The State Room offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Boston skyline and harbor from its location on the 33rd floor of 60 State Street. This modern venue features floor-to-ceiling windows and a grand staircase, creating a sleek and sophisticated setting. The Great Room can accommodate up to 900 guests, making it perfect for large weddings. With customizable lighting and exceptional catering services, The State Room provides a luxurious and contemporary atmosphere for your special day.

Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library, an architectural gem, offers several elegant spaces for weddings. The McKim Building includes the stately Bates Hall, the Courtyard Restaurant, and an exquisite outdoor courtyard with a fountain and arcades. This venue blends historic grandeur with a romantic atmosphere, ideal for couples seeking a sophisticated and timeless setting. The library can host ceremonies and receptions for up to 400 guests, ensuring a memorable celebration.

Crane Estate

The Crane Estate, located in Ipswich, Massachusetts, offers a breathtaking setting for weddings with its grand architecture and expansive, meticulously landscaped grounds. The estate encompasses several venues, including The Great House, The Barn, and The Casino. Each space provides a unique ambiance, from the stately elegance of The Great House, which can accommodate up to 200 guests, to the rustic charm of The Barn, ideal for more intimate gatherings.

Danversport Yacht Club

Located in Danvers, the Danversport Yacht Club offers a picturesque waterfront setting with scenic gardens and outdoor ceremony sites. The venue features several event spaces, including the Harborview Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 650 guests and offers stunning views of the coastal waters. The Terrace Ballroom and Waterfront Room can host up to 300 guests, while the intimate Lighthouse Point is perfect for weddings with up to 90 guests. Danversport’s experienced wedding coordinators and all-inclusive packages ensure a seamless and memorable celebration.

The Reception setup at the Boston Wedding Venue the Danversport Yacht Club
The Danversport Yacht Club

Fairmont Copley Plaza

An iconic Boston landmark, the Fairmont Copley Plaza offers timeless elegance and luxury. Located in Copley Square, this historic hotel features opulent ballrooms with gilded ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and ornate details. The Oval Room and the Grand Ballroom provide a grand setting for ceremonies and receptions. The hotel offers comprehensive wedding packages, including gourmet catering and personalized planning services, ensuring a seamless and enchanting event.

Couple standing in the Hallway of Boston Wedding Venue the Fairmont Copley

The Endicott Estate

Located in Dedham, The Endicott Estate is a historic mansion set on 18 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The estate features period architecture, including a grand staircase, wood-paneled rooms, and elegant chandeliers. The spacious lawn and gardens provide a picturesque setting for outdoor ceremonies, while the mansion’s interior offers a cozy and intimate atmosphere for receptions. The Endicott Estate can accommodate up to 200 guests, making it perfect for mid-sized weddings with a touch of vintage charm.

Alden Castle

Nestled in Brookline, Alden Castle is a Tudor-style mansion that exudes vintage elegance. The venue offers multiple unique spaces, including a vintage ballroom with dramatic windows, a mezzanine, and a cozy library adorned with silk draperies and luxury chandeliers. The castle can host up to 400 guests, making it suitable for both intimate and large weddings. The venue’s flexible layout and historic charm provide a romantic backdrop for any wedding theme, from beachside ceremonies to glamorous receptions.

Commander’s Mansion

This historic estate in Watertown offers a picturesque setting with its manicured lawns, grand staircases, and period details. The Commander’s Mansion features original hardwood floors, elegant chandeliers, and antique furnishings, creating a timeless and sophisticated atmosphere. The venue offers exclusive use of the mansion and grounds, ensuring privacy and personalization for your wedding. Various upgrades, such as bistro lighting and crystal chandeliers, can enhance the ambiance. The mansion can accommodate up to 200 guests, making it ideal for mid-sized celebrations.

The Dane Estate at Pine Manor College

Tucked away on 45 acres of wooded privacy in Chestnut Hill, The Dane Estate offers a serene and elegant setting for weddings. The estate features multiple indoor and outdoor spaces, including the Moncrief Library, the Founder’s Room, and a spacious front lawn. The venue can accommodate up to 250 guests, making it suitable for larger weddings. The estate’s staff provides exceptional service, including custom catering options from Heights Catering, ensuring a memorable and sophisticated event.

The Villa at Ridder Country Club

Situated south of Boston, The Villa at Ridder Country Club offers various event spaces, including a grand ballroom and picturesque gardens. The venue features elegant interiors with chandeliers and large windows overlooking the golf course. Outdoor ceremonies can be held in the garden gazebo, surrounded by lush greenery. The Villa offers comprehensive wedding packages, including catering and event planning services, ensuring a seamless and memorable celebration. It can accommodate up to 300 guests.

The Bostonian Boston

Located near historic Faneuil Hall, The Bostonian Boston provides a charming blend of historic and contemporary elements. The hotel’s modern event spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, while its historic location adds a touch of Boston’s rich heritage. The venue offers personalized wedding packages, including custom catering and décor options. The Bostonian Boston can accommodate up to 200 guests, making it ideal for both intimate and larger weddings.

The Liberty Hotel

Housed in a former jail, The Liberty Hotel offers a unique and stylish setting for weddings. The venue combines historic architecture with modern luxury, featuring spaces like the rotunda with its stunning central atrium and catwalks. The Liberty Hotel provides a range of wedding packages, including gourmet catering and personalized planning services. Its unique ambiance and central location make it perfect for couples seeking a distinctive and memorable wedding experience. The venue can host up to 300 guests.

The Seaport Hotel

Situated on Boston’s waterfront, The Seaport Hotel offers beautiful harbor views and contemporary event spaces. The hotel’s Lighthouse Ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic water views, creating a stunning backdrop for ceremonies and receptions. The Seaport Hotel offers comprehensive wedding packages, including catering, décor, and planning services, ensuring a seamless and elegant event. The venue can accommodate up to 500 guests, making it suitable for large celebrations.

Boston Harbor Hotel

Located on Rowes Wharf, the Boston Harbor Hotel offers luxurious accommodations and stunning waterfront views. The hotel’s Wharf Room features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbor, providing a breathtaking setting for ceremonies and receptions. The Boston Harbor Hotel offers personalized wedding packages, including gourmet catering and customized décor options. With its sophisticated ambiance and top-notch service, this venue is perfect for a lavish and unforgettable wedding. The hotel can host up to 250 guests.

a couple kissing outside the Boston Wedding Venue the Boston Harbor Hotel
Amber and Corbin at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Interested in having us photograph and film your wedding?

Josie and I, while Maine-based, absolutely love traveling to Boston and capturing weddings around New England. The best part for you? We don’t have any travel fees for weddings within New England, and we have a wide variety of packages to choose from as well as custom offerings for every couple. We’d love to start a conversation about your wedding and how we can best help you! Interested in learning more about us?