Wedding Venues in Boston
Five places to consider
By Natalie Tsang
October 3, 2011
What do you think of when you hear the word "Boston"? The Boston Tea Party, the Boston Red Sox, Boston cream pie, and Boston University are just some of a few things that pop up. The locals will tell you that Boston is the capital of New England and it's a beautiful place to get married.
Why get married on land when you can do it on a boat? You won't soon forget exchanging your vows while on a cruise in Boston harbor. If yachts aren't your thing, you can still tie the knot on the Boston Harbor waterfront or outside a lighthouse. You get extra points if you match it with a navy-inspired bateau neckline, just one of the many kinds of off shoulder wedding dresses. The coast creates natural and elegant backdrop. Combined with a clambake, you can't get much more New England.
Boston is known as the Athens of American with over 100 colleges and universities within the greater Boston area. Whether you fancy a regal red brick building dating back to the mid-1800s or an elegant modern art structure, Boston offers a lot of choice. Hark back to your college days by having your ceremony at the university chapel. Since many of the buildings regularly hold large events, you probably won't have to rent as much equipment from other vendors.
Before America even existed, Boston was a bustling city. Many buildings still exist from the 18th and 19th centuries. You can't find handcrafted workmanship like that in modern buildings. There are gorgeous Neoclassical facades, domes, and hardwood interiors that will take your breath away. Many now function as museums so you'll be supporting a good cause while giving your guests a private viewing of art and artifacts.
It sounds crazy! An outdoor wedding in Massachusetts almost certainly means rain. But Boston, especially outside the city, is so green and the sky goes on for miles. There are lovely English style gardens. If you're on the beach, there's sea grass and wild flowers. If your wedding is blessed with fog, the photographs will be magical and mysterious. Choose a wedding gown that makes you look like a woodland sprite or a mermaid.
If you want to live on the wild side, have your nuptials outside, but be sure to book a tent.
It isn't called New England for nothing. Inns, country estates, and bed and breakfasts covered in ivy are fantastic getaways for your wedding. You can go sophisticated and elegant or rustic and homey, but whatever you choose, it will memorable and intimate.