9 Boston Wedding Venues On The Water

Waterfront weddings offer something extra—a refreshing tang in the air…expansive harbor, river, or cityscape views…in some cases even the opportunity to leave terrafirma altogether and host your celebration afloat. Boston Harbor and the Charles River are home to many wedding venues that put you close to or on the water, and here's a selection worth exploring.


Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

Boston, MA

Style: Upscale, stylish restaurant with numerous intimate event spaces, many of which boast massive floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the famous Seaport.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Charles River Museum

Waltham, MA

Style: Historic 19th-century textile mill with striking brick construction, tons of natural lights, and soaring industrial windows, just steps from the scenic Charles River.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Harry Parker Boathouse

Boston, MA

Style: Beautiful balconies, wide windows, and an expansive outdoor lawn and dock highlight this stylish venue nestled on the banks of the Charles River, with 180 degree views of the river and the setting sun from every space.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Stunning waterfront hotel in the heart of Boston with over 21,000 square feet of event space, ranging from the Skyline Ballroom, with its stupendous water and city views, to the draped and tented, Harborside Pavilion, bathed in natural light.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Charles Riverboat Company

Cambridge, MA

Style: Five unique vessels to choose from, all boasting elegant interiors, custom-designed menus and full bar options, and covered canopy decks perfect for both a picturesque ceremony and dancing into the night.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Exchange

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Historic building right on the waterfront, with al fresco ceremonies and cocktail hours offering dynamic vistas on the Harbor Terrace and glamorous receptions in the soaring, skylit Exchange Hall, which boasts year-round panoramas of Boston's harbor from floor-to-ceiling windows.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Classic yachts that provide sea breezes and views of the water and Boston cityscape.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Museum of Science

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Imaginative venue offering interactive exhibits, fabulous Charles River and city skyline views, and dining among dinosaurs.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

New England Aquarium

Boston, MA

Style: Innovative venue where you can celebrate next to penguins, sharks and sea turtles, or beside Boston's scenic skyline.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


Venue: Classic Sail Boston

Are we friends yet? Join MyGuide for more goodness!

Some clients may have paid to be placed in our editorial and some of these links may be affiliate; however, we never include a venue, vendor, or product unless they have a proper place here. This is part of our Core Values. We create our website first and foremost to be good for the couples using it to plan their Big Day. We won't stray from that for a few advertising dollars. #scoutshonor