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Boston Public Library

Boston Wedding Venue
700 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Contact: Events
Phone: 617/859-2212

Special Offer or Discount

Book a date between January 1, 2017 & April 30, 2017 and receive a 10% discount on venue fees. Offer applies to new bookings only. For more details, please contact Events at 617/859-2212.

Wedding Giveaway
Boston Public Library is offering 6 couples the chance to exchange vows in the Central Library's iconic Italianate courtyard on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Winners will be randomly selected through an online lottery, which is available along with complete details at through Sunday, March 12, 2017. The lucky winners will be notified on March 13, 2017.

Why We Like This Place

  • Outdoor ceremonies are beautiful in the interior courtyard, where bright green landscaping, a sparkling fountain, and balcony seating for your guests make for an elegant setting.
  • For a literary reception, choose Bates Hall where you’ll be surrounded by books and dine at historic reading tables lit by iconic brass lamps—you know, the ones with the green glass shades.
  • They only host one wedding at a time, which not only gives you privacy but also lets you incorporate as much of the library into your reception as you like.




  • Max. Seated Indoors: 330
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 330

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 330
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 60
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 1200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 225


  • Max. Seated: 342

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A deposit and signed agreement are required to reserve your date. Meals are provided by The Catered Affair. Wedding packages start at $375/person and include the rental fee, food & beverages, service, equipment rental, tax and service fees.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Venue Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Community Center/Civic Bldg
Historic/Landmark Building

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