8 of Boston's Most Captivating Historic Wedding Venues

Dating back to 1630, Boston is one of the country's oldest cities, and for couples searching for a unique place to get married that's a very good thing. From elegant mansions and private estates to gilded-age hotels and a museum, Boston's historic wedding venues provide one-of-a kind settings filled with all the charm and opulence of a bygone era.


Omni Parker House

Boston, MA

Style: From the stately lobby, with its gilded details and deep-hued rugs, to the glamorous, window-lined 15th-floor Ballroom and patio, this stunning Boston hotel exudes elegance and a sense of the city's rich heritage.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Boston, MA

Style: Spectacular setting in a beautiful, 12-acre waterfront park, highlighted by the iconic nine-story glass Pavilion with views of the sparkling sea, and the grand Smith Hall, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and an adjoining terrace.

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

Salem, MA

Style: 1925-era hotel boasts an exquisite Grand Ballroom designed with Palladian windows, gold-framed mirrors, and a 19-foot ceiling. Guest rooms are done in 18th-century-style décor.

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

Salem, Massachusetts

Style: Historic hall offering an elegant Grand Ballroom appointed with glided mirrors, Italian chandeliers, and a spring-frame floor for effortless dancing. The nearby McIntire Garden is perfect for outdoor ceremonies.

Catering: In-house
Price: $
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Codman Estate

Lincoln, MA

Style: English-style country estate that includes a 1740 Carriage House along with Italian and English gardens.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $
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Plimoth Patuxet

Plymouth, Massachusetts

Style: One-of-a-kind English Colonial setting that includes a full-scale reproduction of the 1620 Mayflower (you can get married on it!), as well as a garden and 3 reception spaces, not to mention a 17th-century English village available for exploring.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Fairmont Copley Plaza

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Spectacular landmark hotel that showcases gilded-age highlights, such as golden lions, a marble lobby, crystal chandeliers, and a stunning cloud-and-sky mural on the Oval Room's ceiling.

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

Waltham, Massachusetts

Style: Stately 1793 mansion filled with exquisite period details and surrounded by 37 acres of lawns, gardens, and historic greenhouses.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$
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