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Fairmont Copley Plaza

Boston Wedding Venue
138 St. James Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 617/267-5300

Why We Like This Place

  • This spectacular landmark hotel harkens back to Boston’s gilded age. From the golden lions under the canopy entrance to the marble lobby adorned with palace rugs and crystal chandeliers, you’re ensconced in luxury. Plus, the venue’s premier location just steps from the Freedom Trail and Beacon Hill adds to the allure.
  • When you look up, you’ll see some of the most beautiful ceilings you’ll find anywhere. The Oval Room, with its spectacular overhead cloud-and-sky mural, has hosted more ceremonies than even Trinity Church…while the aptly named Grand Ballroom’s 30-foot, coffered ceiling—dripping with crystal chandeliers—feels like Versailles.
  • It offers an elegant homage to the city’s history. Decorative touches, like hand-carved molding and leather ceilings in the St. James Room overlooking Copley Square; Signature Suites that honor Boston’s culture; or catering that elevates mac and cheese with lobster, cod and crab; all add up to a blue ribbon, Back Bay wedding choice.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 800
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 600
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 1100
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 800

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $5,000 deposit is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 5 days prior to the event. The venue rental fee starts at $1,500. Meals start at $85/person. Tax, alcohol and a 7% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations

Venue Views


Venue Type

Historic/Landmark Building

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