Boston Wedding Venues

Best wedding venues in Boston 

Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5400

Boston Public Library wedding cost:

The venue offers reduced pricing in Jan-Mar and 1-hour ceremonies. See their Boston Public Library pricing guide here.

Boston Public Library Guest Count:

Abbey Room: 330
Guastavino Room: 150
Boylston Hall: 600 for a seated event. 1,000 for a standing event. Courtyard: 200

Classic Boston, Massachusetts meets historical elegance. The Grand Staircase and courtyards are two of my favorite places in all of Boston to photograph.

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Boston State Room Wedding at the Great Room - Longwood Venue wedding photos by Nicole Chan Photography

State Room: A Longwood Venue

60 State St, Boston, MA 02109
(617) 854-5000

State Room Wedding Cost:


State Room Guest Count:

Great Room: 650
Harborside Room: 200
Cityside Room: 120

The Boston State Room at 60 State Street shows off views of Boston at its best.

Though the Boston State Room in Massachusetts has four rooms (Great Room, Harborside Salons, Cityside Salons and the Loft), The Great Room is by far one of my favorite wedding venues because of its floor to ceiling windows (20 feet high and 120 feet across). These floor to ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the city WHILE still being in the city. It’s remarkable.

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Colorful Boston Museum summer wedding photos by Boston Wedding Photographer Nicole Chan Photography

Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-2500

Museum of Science Wedding Cost: Starting at $10,000
Museum of Science Guest Count:
Washburn Pavilion: 220 seated, 300 standing
Skyline Room: 100 seated, 150 standing
d’Arbeloff Suite: 120 seated, 159 standing
Blue Wing: 300 seated, 1,000 standing​ (​.

The Museum of Science Boston Massachusetts is the hidden waterfront gem of Boston. It has a dedicated parking garage. The Museum of Science Boston has some of my favorite wedding coordinators that I have ever worked with with a wonderful caterer.

Fenway Park

4 Jersey St, Boston, MA 02215
(877) 733-7699

Fenway Park Wedding Cost: $8000+

Show your guests a side of Boston that most never get to see… inside Fenway Park! It’s a historic downtown Boston wedding venue. There are multiple modern locations that are available for Massachusetts wedding ceremonies as well as receptions, depending on your group size. 

You can even hire Wally or Tessie, the Red Sox mascots, come and say hello to your guests!

I love that weddings at Fenway Park often include a portrait session inside of the park so that we can access cool exclusive spots, like on the Green Monster!

Hampshire House Wedding Photo of the wedding reception by Boston Wedding Photographer Nicole Chan Photography

Hampshire House

84 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-9600

Hampshire House Wedding Cost: Starting at $10,000+
Hampshire House Guest Count: 65 seated

The Hampshire House is of my favorite mansions of all time, and definitely deserves a spot on this Best Downtown Boston wedding venues list. It’s directly across the street from the Boston Public Gardens and also has easy access to the Charles and the DCR Hatch shell over the Arthur Fielder footbridge.

Artists for Humanity Epicenter Boston Wedding Ceremony and Reception by Nicole Chan Photography
Artists for Humanity Epicenter Boston Wedding Ceremony and Reception by Nicole Chan Photography

Artists For Humanity

100 W 2nd St, Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-7620

Artists For Humanity Wedding Cost: $5,000+
Artists For Humanity Guest Count: Up to 250 guests

Here are my two favorite things about the modern Artists for Humanity EpiCenter 

  • Environmentally friendly, community-centered, and arts-focused. This incredible organization provides a safe space for Boston youth, who otherwise wouldn’t have the resources at home and in school. 
  • A blank canvas – It’s rare that you can find wedding venues with this much raw modern space! You’re able to customize and design it any way you want to. For couples getting married here, they can choose everything from lighting, table linen colors, cutlery, chairs, etc. 
Indian Boston InterContinental Hotel ballroom wedding

Intercontinental Hotel

510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
(617) 747-1000

Intercontinental Hotel Wedding Cost: $30,000+
Intercontinental Hotel Guest Count: Up to 300 guests

The Intercontinental Hotel Boston is situated right on Boston’s historic waterfront in and is an elegant wedding venue. This is one of the largest wedding venues in Boston. With two enormous ballrooms, your guest count won’t be an issue!

Mandarin Oriental Boston Hotel

776 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
(617) 535-8888

Mandarin Oriental Boston Hotel Wedding Cost: Starting at $10,000
Mandarin Oriental Boston Hotel Guest Count: Up to 500 guests

All of their rooms are named after Asian cities, and my favorite part of this modern hotel is being able to say, “I’ll meet you in Bangkok!” The names of all of the rooms are unique – and after major world cities.

A room decorated with candles and flowers.

Four Seasons Hotel – Boston

200 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-4400

Four Seasons Boston Wedding Cost: Starting at $20,000
Four Seasons Boston Guest Count: Up to 400 guests

At the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Boylston Street in Boston downtown center, there is the Grand Ballroom can host up to 500 guests. Other favorites for event venues are the Governor’s, and Aujourd’hui Event SpaceThere are plenty of other spaces that are perfect for more intimate and smaller weddings. Event spaces are on the 2nd and 5th floors. 

A wedding ceremony with flowers hanging from the ceiling.

Four Seasons Hotel – One Dalton

1 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 377-4888

Boston Liberty Hotel Wedding Photographer Nicole Chan

Liberty Hotel

215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
(617) 224-4000

Liberty Hotel Wedding Cost: Starting at $15,000
Liberty Hotel Guest Count: Up to 300 guests

What makes the Liberty Hotel unique is the fact that it’s set in a converted jail in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood.

Lenox Hotel

61 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-5300

Lenox Hotel Wedding Cost: Starting at $10,000
Lenox Hotel Guest Count: Up to 150 guests

View photos from my recent Lenox Hotel Boston weddings

Fairmont Copley Hotel

138 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-5300

Fairmont Copley Hotel Wedding Cost: Starting at $20,000
Fairmont Copley Hotel Guest Count: Up to 600 guests

The Fairmont Copley Boston Massachusetts wedding venue can host up to 1000 guests in their Grand Ballroom. Their smaller ballroom is perfect for more intimate settings, without compromising on luxury or traditional Boston feel. 

Nicole’s pro photography tip for her Fairmont Copley Boston Hotel weddings couples getting married: There’s nothing I love more than twilight in Boston! Be sure to pop outside for some night wedding portraits! This is one of the grandest most amazing wedding venue spaces in Boston.

View photos from my recent Fairmont Copley Boston Hotel weddings

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Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 439-7000

Boston Harbor Hotel Wedding Cost: Starting at $25,000
Boston Harbor Hotel Guest Count: Up to 500 guests

At the Boston Harbor Hotel in Massachusetts, you have multiple waterfront rooms for weddings that range from 150 to 250 guests or more. There’s the Atlantic Room, the Wharf Room and many others.


1 Federal St, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 406-8700

9OFS Wedding Cost: $10,000+
9OFS Guest Count: Up to 150 guests

Called 9 OFS because it’s on 9 Federal Street, this unique rooftop courtyard is an elegant city gem in Massachusetts. The patio space and panoramic view of the city while being able to look down at the streets below is something unique that only this venue has!

Oceanview of Nahant wedding photos Boston wedding photographer Nicole Chan Photography

Oceanview of Nahant

0 Willow Rd, Nahant, MA 01908
(781) 581-1301

9OFS Wedding Cost: $10,000+
9OFS Guest Count: Up to 150 guests

If you really want to have a full ocean view for your wedding, then Ocean View Nahant is definitely a contender. This unique wedding venue has a relaxed style, rather than a historic feel that many of the other Boston event spaces have.

Alden Castle

20 Chapel St, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 854-5000

Alden Castle Wedding Cost: Starting at $8,000
Alden Castle Guest Count: Up to 400 guests

Alden Castle in Massachusetts is a magical elegant setting for weddings. The architecture of this Tudor style building features standout architectural elements that blend classic styles with vintage sensibilities. This venue offers an inspiring backdrop to your personalized wedding celebration, and no matter what the type or size of event you’re planning on hosting, there’s space available at Alden Castle! Here are some more photos: Alden Castle wedding photography!

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Wedding Photo of the Orangerie by Boston Wedding Photographer Nicole Chan Photography

The Tower

101 Federal St, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 330-2200

The Tower Wedding Cost: Starting at $15,000
The Tower Guest Count: Up to 250 guests

The Tower in Boston offers a distinctive and luxurious wedding venue with four floors of historic grandeur and modern elegance. Its unique spaces, such as the Great Room with panoramic skyline views, provide a memorable backdrop for ceremonies and receptions. The venue’s gilded-age charm and versatile event settings accommodate up to 250 guests. The Tower combines historic architecture with contemporary amenities, making it an exceptional choice for an unforgettable wedding celebration.

Omni Parker Hotel

60 School St, Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-8600

Omni Parker Hotel Wedding Cost: Starting at $12,000
Omni Parker Hotel Guest Count: Up to 300 guests

Omni Parker Hotel offers delivery of their iconic pie to anywhere in the country. It’s one of the most delicious wedding cakes I can imagine for a Boston, Massachusetts wedding! If you have one of these at your wedding, it’ll definitely be the center of attention!

A large ballroom with purple lighting and tables.

Boston Park Plaza

50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-2000

Boston Park Plaza Wedding Cost: Starting at $20,000
Boston Park Plaza Guest Count: Up to 2,000 guests

The Boston Park Plaza hotel is one of the most noteworthy hotels and Boston wedding venue in all of New England. It was first opened back during the Jazz Age, and it’s known for redefining upscale hospitality thanks to its elegant ballrooms.

Boston City Hall

50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-2000

Boston City Hall is a prominent example of Brutalist architecture, a style characterized by the use of raw concrete and geometric forms. Designed by architects Kallmann McKinnell & Knowles and completed in 1968, Boston City Hall was built to replace the city’s outdated municipal buildings and consolidate various government offices under one roof. The building’s design was highly controversial at the time, with some praising its bold, modernist aesthetic, while others derided it as an eyesore.

Cambridge Wedding Venues

Cambridge City Hall Wedding Photo with Gay Couple by Nicole Chan Photography

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 349-4000

Cambridge City Hall is a historic building located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just across the Charles River from Boston. Designed by the prominent architect, H. H. Richardson, the building was completed in 1889 and served as the city’s municipal headquarters for over a century. Richardson’s design for Cambridge City Hall was inspired by the Romanesque Revival style, featuring a prominent clock tower, arched windows, and intricate carvings. The building also included a large public hall, which was used for community events, political rallies, and even concerts by notable performers such as John Philip Sousa. In the early 1980s, the building underwent a major renovation to modernize its facilities and improve accessibility, while still preserving its historic character. Today, Cambridge City Hall remains a vital hub of civic life in the city, housing the offices of the mayor, city council, and other key government officials.

Boston North Shore Wedding Venues

Danversport Yacht Club Wedding Photos by boston wedding photographer nicole chan photography

Danversport Yacht Club

161 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 01923
(978) 774-8622

Danversport Yacht Club Wedding Cost: Starting at $10,000
Danversport Yacht Club Guest Count: Up to 650 guests

Nothing is more relaxing than having a waterfront wedding venue at the Danversport Yacht Club in Gloucester, MA. The view itself is stunning, you have all inclusive wedding packages and they can cover up to 650 guests. This Boston wedding venue is a dream wedding venue of many!

This waterfront wedding venue, located in Danversport, MA is about 45 minutes north of Boston.

View photos from my recent Danversport Yacht Club weddings

Moraine Farm

719 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915
(978) 998-4946

Moraine Farm Wedding Cost: Starting at $8,000
Moraine Farm Guest Count: Up to 200 guests

Moraine Farm is an outdoor wedding venue situated on 175 acres of land in Beverly, Massachusetts. The historic wedding venue offers stunning views, an elegant estate structure in the center of the property, and the perfect backdrop for your dream country setting with it’s lush greenery surrounded by New England forests overlooking Wenham Lake.

“We had an excellent experience with our early fall outdoor wedding at Moraine. Amy H. in particular is an absolute rockstar. We worked with her to plan our wedding for about 1 year. She was professional, responsive, attentive to detail, and delivered on making everything happen perfectly on the big day. We had an Indian ceremony on site with an American style cocktail hour on the patio and reception in the tent. It was a long day with lots of people and lots of details, and Amy made everything happen. She was super flexible and we are so grateful for her help making the day a success. The facilities at Moraine were beautiful. The house is well kept and the patio had a great view over the lake. The sail tent with the floor worked well and the bistro lights looked great. The food was perfectly cooked, even some very picky relatives are still giving us compliments. Everyone we worked with there was super helpful and professional. Would highly recommend to anyone.” – Catherine

a woman in a white dress standing in front of a stone house.

Willowdale Estate

24 Asbury St, Topsfield, MA 01983
(978) 887-8211

Willowdale Estate Wedding Cost: Starting at $15,000
Willowdale Estate Guest Count: Up to 240 guests

Willowdale Estate in Topsfield is a gorgeous stone estate outdoor wedding venue situated about 30 miles north of Boston. It has two seasons:

  • Tent Season is from May-October and suited for weddings between 125-140 guests. 
  • Mansion Season is from November-April and suited for weddings between 80-125 guests. 

Nicole’s Pro Tip #1: Do not miss out on the bathtub in the upstairs suite 

Nicole’s Pro Tip #2: Weddings at Willowdale Estate get a little cheese platter to snack on, and it’s delicious!

View photos from my recent Willowdale Estate weddings

This wedding venue, located in Topsfield, MA is about 45 minutes north of Boston.

View photos from my recent Willowdale Estate weddings

This wedding venue, located in Topsfield, MA is about 45 minutes north of Boston.

Crane Estate

290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-4351

Crane Estate Wedding Cost: Starting at $12,000
Crane Estate Guest Count: Up to 300 guests

Crane Estate is a mansion type of wedding venue perched on top of Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA. It is everything the name describes it to be: A castle on rolling, perfectly manicured hills, overlooking the beach, Atlantic Ocean, and the 2,100-acre property. 

There are three wedding options for this property: The Great House, The Barn, and Steep Hill Beach.

Nicole’s Pro Tip: If you’re touring this property or anywhere close to Ipswich, you must have fried clams. 

This wedding venue, located in Ipswich, MA is about an hour north of Boston.

Wedding Venues in Central, MA and west of boston

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum wedding by nicole chan photography - non traditional jewish wedding

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773
(781) 259-8355

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Wedding Cost: Starting at $7,500
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Guest Count: Up to 200 guests

Art lovers, rejoice. DeCordova Sculpture Park is a 30 acre sculpture park that offers unique photographic opportunities a private quiet place for an outdoor ceremony and tented reception

This wedding venue, located in Lincoln, MA, is about an hour west of Boston.

Mechanics Hall Wedding Photo of the Great Hall by Boston Wedding Photographer Nicole Chan Photography

Mechanics Hall

321 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 752-5608

Mechanics Hall Wedding Cost: Starting at $5,000
Mechanics Hall Guest Count: Up to 1,600 guests

In addition to being a beautiful wedding venue for large groups, Mechanics Hall is also a stunning concert hall, with wrap around balconies and awesome acoustics. This venue is 14,000 square feet and can accommodate 1,600 guests.

This wedding venue is located in Worcester, MA, which is about an hour west of Boston.

Map of Boston Wedding Venues

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