Top 10 Best Wedding venues in Boston
As this year is coming to a wrap, I sat down and thought about some of my favorite wedding venues in Boston – some of which I shot at this year, and some of which I want to shoot at this year. Due to the influx of newly engaged couples, I wanted to put together a comprehensive list of my favorites wedding locations and venues in the Boston area, because some of the potential clients who have emailed me in the last few days are still looking for a perfect wedding venue for them in Boston. I decided, therefore, to do a blog post on the best wedding venues in Boston [in my opinion] to keep it all in one place. Some of these wedding venues are higher end and naturally have a higher price tag, and some of them are more quaint and tend to be on the cheaper side of cost for a place to have your wedding. The reason I chose these locations is because of of them have a certain unique appeal from the stereotypical wedding venues. This month and next are considered prime booking season for wedding venues, photographers, and other vendors so I figured I would do a little post on some of my favorite Boston wedding venues and why I think that they are great. So, here is the list of my favorite places to have a wedding in Boston.
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1. The State Room. I attended a wedding vendor luncheon at the State Room earlier this year and couldn’t get over how breathtakingly beautiful this modern and chic venue is. High above the tall buildings of Boston, the State Room provides a phenomenal view of Boston’s skyline which will undoubtedly enchant your wedding guests.
2. The Boston Public Library. This wedding venue is certainly one of the most iconic locations in all of Boston, with it’s timeless architecture and stunning courtyard your guests will love mingling at this venue. We had an absolute blast shooting Stephany and Tim’s wedding there and hope to shoot there again in the near future.
3. The Crane Estate at Castle Hill. One of my all-time favorite weddings was Abby and Greg’s wedding at the Crane Estate at Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA. While not in Boston proper, this historical wedding venue oozes of class and elegance and it’s stunning view of the ocean can’t be beat. This is, hands down, one of my favorite wedding venues outside of Boston.
4. The Barn at Gibbet Hill. If you (or your mother) can’t come to terms with the idea of having your wedding reception venue in a barn, then you haven’t seen the Barn at Gibbet Hill—a completely restored, open and airy structure that dates back to the 17th century. If you plan in advance, you can reserve an area among the photo-friendly ruins of an old hunting lodge—referred to as “the castle” because of its turret—perched high on a hill. This poetic (albeit slightly pricey) option offers views of acres upon acres of rolling hills which is one of the many reasons it is a spectacular wedding venue outside of Boston.
5. Historic Lyman Estate. The Lyman Estate in Waltham is steeped in history which makes it a fantastic wedding venue for history buffs…or couple who just want to keep their wedding classy and elegant. Couples that wed at this estate have the run of the air-conditioned mansion—with its Victorian library and oval-shaped parlor—and 37 acres of landscaped grounds. Many twosomes reserve both the indoor and outdoor areas, with a cocktail gathering in the garden and dinner and dancing in the ballroom.
6. Commander’s Mansion. I absolutely adore how quaint and cozy Brian and Katherine’s Commander’s mansion wedding was. With gardens that are breathtaking and a mansion dining room that is intime, this venue is the perfect setup if you are looking to keep your wedding quaint.
7. Misselwood If you have always dreamed of having your wedding ceremony on the water, then look no further because it’s literally impossible to get any closer than on the lawn behind Misselwood’s elegant Mansion! Misselwood, on the grounds of Endicott College, is a gracious, elegant Estate that houses an enormous tent complete with chandeliers and a wooden dance floor ideal for cocktail and dinner receptions.
8. Moraine Farm The Estate at Moraine Farm is a spectacular venue for your wedding or special event. This historic property is set on 175 acres, much of which is conservation land and forest, and is sited overlooking beautiful Wenham Lake and is a must if you are looking for beauty and elegance all tied together in one venue. We absolutely loved shooting Jenny and Patrick’s wedding at Moraine Farm.
9. Boston College Club In the heart of Boston’s financial district, from the vantage point of the 36th floor of Federal Street, Boston College Club is as captivating as its 360-degree views of a beautiful city rich in history. Classic, traditional architecture combined with warm, collegiate decor welcomes you and your wedding guests to one of the premier wedding venues in Boston that will instantly make you feel just a bit more preppy.
10. Laudholm Farm at Wells Reserve. Ok, so this one is a stretch for being categorized as one of “Boston’s top wedding venues”, but I’m known for pushing the line. This quaint and quiet wedding venue is perfect if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Boston, while still being located not too far from the city. Located in Wells, ME Laudhold Farm on Wells Reserve is one of my absolute favorite venues in all of New England with Emily and Jordan’s wedding there being one of my all-time favorite wedding venues.
AND….if you are looking for some absolutely fab vendors to help make your Boston wedding be everything you dreamed of, look no further. Below is a list of some of our favorite vendors.
Wedding and event planning: Marrero Weddings and Events. Hire Paula. The end.
Florist: Karla Cassidy Designs
DJ: C-Zone Music
Catering: Capers Catering
Cakes: Jenny’s Cakes