16 Wedding Venues in the Heart of Boston

From historic landmarks to soaring skyscrapers, Boston offers a unique mix of past and present. It’s a dynamic waterfront city with world-class museums, parks, gardens, dining, shopping—and wedding venues. Many event locations and hotels are within walking distance of top attractions, making Downtown Boston a great choice for a local or destination wedding. Here’s a selection of places (in alphabetical order!) to host your celebration that range from industrial chic to positively palatial:

Boston Harbor Hotel
  • Location: Boston Harbor, North End
  • Style: Classic and elegant
  • Fab Feature: This is Boston’s only Forbes Five-Star waterfront hotel. All their accommodations afford panoramic harbor or city skyline views.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Rotunda is topped by an 80-foot coffered dome, and has a 9th-floor reception area with private terrace overlooking Boston Harbor as well as a 10th-floor dining area with city skyline views. The domed Pavilion features walls of windows framing a 360-degree view of the harbor and hotel.
  • Wedding Package Perks (vary per package selected): Private menu tasting for 4 guests • specialty cocktail station with choice of appetizers • custom-designed wedding cake • late-night snacks • wedding-night accommodations for the couple • 1-year anniversary wine pairing dinner for the couple
  • Accommodations: 230 guest rooms and suites
Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston Harbor Hotel



Boston Park Plaza
  • Location: Back Bay, across from The Boston Common
  • Style: Elegant, sophisticated, regal
  • Interesting Tidbit: The hotel has hosted every President of the United States since it opened in 1927.
  • Event Space Highlights: A sweeping staircase leads up to luxurious ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and 2-story Baccarat crystal chandeliers.
  • Wedding Package Perks: White Glove reception service • custom wedding cake and family-style dessert platters with French press coffee service • private menu tasting for up to 6 guests • 2 nights in the Bridal Suite for the wedding couple
  • Accommodations: 1,054 guest rooms and suites; also pet-friendly
Boston Park Plaza

Boston Park Plaza

Boston Park Plaza

Boston Park Plaza



The Colonnade Hotel
  • Location: Back Bay
  • Style: Contemporary luxury
  • Fab Feature: It has Boston’s only rooftop pool—11 stories up!
  • Event Space Highlights: The Roof Top Pool area offers great views of the Boston skyline; The elegant Huntington Ballroom features rich appointments like finely milled cherry wood, Axminster carpets from Ireland, upholstered silk wall coverings, and custom-designed crystal chandeliers.
  • Wedding Package Perks: White-glove service • custom-designed cake • wedding night suite accommodations for the couple • discounts on rooms for guests • menu tasting for up to 4
  • Accommodations: 294 guest rooms and suites; also pet-friendly
Colonnade Hotel

Colonnade Hotel

Colonnade Hotel



Fairmont Copley Plaza
  • Location: Back Bay
  • Style: Palatial and elegant, reminiscent of Versailles; AAA Four Diamond Award recipient
  • Interesting Tidbit: It’s a historic hotel built in 1912.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Grand Ballroom dazzles with a gilded, 30-foot ceiling and chandeliers dripping with crystals; the Oval Room has a beautiful cloud-and-sky ceiling mural; and the St. James Room has a leather ceiling and a view of Copley Square.
  • Wedding Perk: Their Platinum Honeymoon program lets you get away to your choice of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts worldwide and includes special services (terms and conditions apply).
  • Accommodations: 383 guest rooms and suites
Fairmont Copley Plaza

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Fairmont Copley Plaza

Fairmont Copley Plaza



Four Seasons Hotel Boston
  • Location: Back Bay, overlooking Boston’s Public Garden and close to the Theatre District
  • Style: Contemporary luxury
  • Fab Features:  Their multilingual concierge, Top Secret Ice Cream Club, and “Raid the Frig” perk for guests.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Governor’s Room boasts a unique curved layout and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning city views; the Stuart Room, which looks out onto Boston Public Garden through floor-to-ceiling windows, hosts intimate events.
  • Notable Services: Custom gift bags and amenities created exclusively for your guests can include a card inviting them to “Raid the Pantry”.
  • Accommodations: 273 guest rooms and suites

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Four Seasons Hotel Boston

Four Seasons Hotel Boston



The Langham Boston
  • Location: Downtown Boston
  • Style: grand, elegant, luxurious
  • Interesting Tidbit: Built in 1922, it was formerly the Federal Reserve Bank and is now a national architectural landmark.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Wilson Ballroom has a vaulted ceiling and shimmering chandeliers. In the light-filled Esplanade, guests have a view of the Norman B. Leventhal Park through floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Wedding Package Perks: Private menu tasting • custom wedding cake • wedding-night suite • much more
  • Accommodations: 383 guest rooms and suites

The Langham Boston

The Langham Boston

The Langham Boston



Mandarin Oriental Boston
  • Location: Back Bay
  • Style: Classic Boston and Oriental luxury; received a AAA Five Diamond Award rating
  • Fab Feature: They have the only Forbes Five Star-awarded spa in Massachusetts.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Oriental Ballroom is paneled with blonde satinwood and trimmed in marble; the tentable Garden is surrounded by Boston’s cityscape.
  • Wedding Package Perk: Complimentary honeymoon night and many other benefits at select Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide (terms and conditions apply).
  • Accommodations: 148 guest rooms and suites

Mandarin Oriental Boston

Mandarin Oriental Boston

Mandarin Oriental Boston

Mandarin Oriental Boston



Revere Hotel Boston Common
  • Location: Theatre District, close to Boston Common
  • Style: Whimsical, fresh and modern boutique hotel
  • Fab Feature: The avant-garde Gallery, a refined version of industrial chic (check out the chalkboard walls), feels like an artist’s loft and makes a great place for a cocktail reception.
  • Event Space Highlights: Rooftop at Revere offers a cool lounge atmosphere against a backdrop of spectacular city views; the Carver Ballroom features contemporary décor, recessed crystal chandeliers and 3 built-in bars.
  • Notable Services: Custom menus • show-stopping food • a dedicated Events Manager for each event • valet and self-park garage on site
  • Accommodations: 365 guest rooms and suites (the 19th floor is designated hypo-allergenic)

Revere Hotel Boston Common

Revere Hotel Boston Common

Revere Hotel Boston Common

Revere Hotel Boston Common



Hyatt Regency Boston
  • Location: Downtown Boston’s Financial/Theatre District
  • Style: Contemporary elegance
  • Fab Features: They have an indoor, saline pool; their concierge is a member of the prestigious (and exclusive!) Les Clefs d’Or; and the hotel is attached to Macy’s.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Grand Ballroom, which is filled with natural light and features crystal chandeliers suspended from a gold-leaf tray ceiling, has an adjoining 3,000-square-foot outdoor terrace; the Adrienne Salon is one of the few oval rooms in the city.
  • Wedding Package Perks: Every wedding package comes with a sweet ending—a custom-designed wedding cake accompanied by passed Lollibon Ice Cream treats plus your choice of a dessert station. You’ll also earn free honeymoon nights at any Hyatt Hotels & Resorts location worldwide.
  • Accommodations: 502 guest rooms and suites

Hyatt Regency Boston

Hyatt Regency Boston



Artists for Humanity EpiCenter
  • Location: South Boston
  • Style: Industrial chic
  • Interesting Tidbit: The center’s goal is to help under-resourced youth obtain paid employment in the arts, and the environmentally friendly venue is the first LEED Platinum certified building in Boston.
  • Event Space Highlights: The soaring main space has floor-to-ceiling windows and a mezzanine, and can be gorgeously transformed with draping, creative lighting, and your choice of décor.
  • Fab Features: The award-winning building design is enhanced with art by talented AFH youth artists; a floor-to-ceiling “garage-style” glass door opens onto an outdoor courtyard; and even the bathrooms have surprise design elements.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Artists for Humanity EpiCenter

Artists for Humanity EpiCenter



The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
  • Location: Downtown Boston’s Theatre District, across from Boston Commons and the Public Garden
  • Style: A luxurious blend of contemporary cosmopolitan and classic charm
  • Fab Feature: Dessert stations offer unique treats, like Deep Fried Cheesecake, Marinated Fruit Medley and Gelato or a Sundae Bar with Assorted Toppings and House-Made Sauces.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Ballroom boasts a silver leaf ceiling, silk wall coverings, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Boston Common; The Studio’s sophisticated décor showcases white ostrich leather-covered walls and mother-of-pearl accents.
  • Wedding Package Perk: A complimentary honeymoon package includes 5 nights at one of 60 Ritz-Carltons worldwide (subject to availability; F&B minimum required).
  • Accommodations: 193 guest rooms and suites

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston



State Room
  • Location: Downtown Boston
  • Style: Urban chic
  • Fab Feature: The venue occupies the top floor of the Sixty State Street skyscraper!
  • Event Space Highlights: In the Great Room, a 20-foot-high by 120-foot-long glass wall affords a spectacular view of Boston’s skyline; the Harborside and Cityside Salons offer more vistas from the 33rd floor.
  • Notable Wedding Services: Event cuisine is provided by Longwood Culinary Arts, a company that supports local farmers and producers. They also use only the freshest seasonal ingredients from throughout New England along with artisan ingredients from around the globe.
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

State Room

State Room

State Room



Taj Boston
  • Location: Back Bay, overlooking Boston’s Public Garden and close to the Theatre District
  • Style: Classic elegance
  • Interesting Tidbit: It’s a 1927 landmark hotel overlooking the Public Garden.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Dining Room features a high, gilded ceiling with crystal chandeliers, and a series of tall windows that let in lots of natural light; the Grand Ballroom is appointed with its own glittering chandeliers as well as elaborately draped floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Honeymoon Packages: The Taj’s exotic honeymoon package locales in India offer luxurious stays in palaces, elephant safaris, sunset cruises, nature walks in the wild and much more.
  • Accommodations: 273 guest rooms and suites

Taj Boston

Taj Boston

Taj Boston



W Boston
  • Location: Theatre District, close to Boston Common
  • Style: Contemporary luxe
  • Fab Feature: The WOW SUITE for the bride and groom has terrific city views along with an amazing list of “visionary” amenities.
  • Event Space Highlights: The clean-lined, modern Great Room is done in warm earth tones; the intimate Studios, perfect for rehearsal dinners, overlook the theatre district.
  • Wedding Perks: Whatever/Whenever service is available 24/7, and you can earn bonus points for a honeymoon at Starwood Hotels worldwide.
  • Accommodations: 235 guest rooms and suites; also pet-friendly

W Boston

W Boston

W Boston

W Boston



The Westin Copley Place Boston
  • Location: Back Bay
  • Style: Modern and casually elegant
  • Interesting Tidbit: This environmentally conscious hotel is the only one in Massachusetts to be Green Seal Certified and is the recipient of the prestigious 4-Green Key Award as well as the AAA Four Diamond Award.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Staffordshire Ballroom has walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Boston cityscape; the contemporary America Ballroom features an 18-foot ceiling and is decorated in cream and gold.
  • Wedding Package Perks: Private tasting for up to 4 guests • custom-designed wedding cake • one server per table • discounted valet parking • personalized website for the wedding couple • complimentary wedding-night suite for the newlyweds
  • Accommodations: 803 guest rooms and suites; also pet-friendly

Westin Copley Place Boston

Westin Copley Place Boston

Westin Copley Place Boston

Westin Copley Place Boston



Boston Public Library
  • Location: Back Bay
  • Style: Historic and grand, with French and Italian architectural influences
  • Fab Feature: You and your guests can visit the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department to view famous works like Shakespeare’s First Folio from 1623!
  • Event Space Highlights: The interior courtyard is an elegant ceremony setting with bright green landscaping, a sparkling fountain, and balcony seating. For a “literary” reception, reserve Bates Hall, where you’ll dine at historic reading tables and be surrounded by books.
  • Notable Services: Catering is provided by The Caterered Affair,  whose extremely varied menu includes delectable and visually interesting entrées like Miso Roasted Cod with Golden Beets & Edamame, Carrots, Snow Peas, Radish Threads and Teriayaki Beurre Blanc. Even their wedding cakes come in sumptuous flavors, such as the White Chocolate Cappuccino Torte (espresso-soaked cake with raspberry mousse) and the Almond-Caramel Dream (orange flower-scented cake with caramel mousse).
  • Accommodations: Nearby hotels

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library



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