14 Unique Boston Wedding Venues

What's so great about wedding venues in the Boston Area? Everything! The range of options is amazing, from waterfront hotels and museums to a rooftop aerie and a fleet of tall ships. Check out our picks for some of the most unique locations in and around Boston!


Hammond Castle Museum

Gloucester, MA

Style: A faithful replica of a medieval castle complete with turrets and a drawbridge, perched on a rocky bluff along the windswept Gloucester coast with romantic gardens, a majestic Grand Hall adorned with an extensive collection of Medieval and Renaissance artifacts

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Lincoln, Massachusetts

Style: Sprawling, 30-acre park and al fresco gallery nestled on the tranquil Flint Pond, with a dramatic, ever-changing collection of large-scale and site-specific artworks both outdoors and throughout the modern, airy museum.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Boston Harbor Distillery

Boston, MA

Style: This cool historic mill-turned-distillery on Boston's southernmost waterfront boasts soaring, original Douglas fir beams and over 100 windows that flood the space with light, allowing for an easy transition from warm rustic to industrial-chic to elegant and refined.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Peabody-Essex Museum

Salem, Massachusetts

Style: Extraordinary museum designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, featuring breathtaking spaces with an inspired combination of brick and glass, soaring arches, floor-to-ceiling windows, and gleaming wood floors, surrounded by exquisite collections of art from America, China, Japan and India.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Henderson House

Weston, MA

Style: Beautifully restored Victorian mansion perched atop the highest point in Weston, highlighted by the elegant Gallery, with its filigreed ceiling and drop chandelier, sweeping staircases, and gleaming wood floor.

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

Museum of Science

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Fantastic views of the Charles River and Boston skyline, plus three levels of interactive exhibits that let you dine amid dinosaurs and experience one million volts of lightning on the same night!

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

Alden Castle - A Longwood Venue

Brookline, Massachusetts

Style: Old World grandeur, Tudor-style architecture, and a Vintage Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, a soaring ceiling, and striking chandeliers.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

New England Aquarium

Boston, MA

Style: Awesome setting featuring a giant ocean tank and the option of dining among penguins, sharks, and sea turtles, or beside Boston's scenic skyline.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Fenway Park

Boston, MA

Style: One-of-a-kind Boston institution with plentiful event spaces and generous package options, including the ability to exchange vows at the edge of the iconic field.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Old South Meeting House

Boston, MA

Style: Stunning historic landmark in the heart of downtown Boston, outfitted with soaring Palladian windows, intricately carved pillars, and more gorgeous colonial-era details.

Catering: BYO
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: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$ • $$$

Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Classic schooners with an irresistible Old World feel that provide memorable views of the Boston skyline and harbor islands while you sail.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Encore Boston Harbor

Everett, MA

Style: Five-star waterfront resort with lush gardens and lawns, a picturesque gazebo, whimsical floral installations, sophisticated ballrooms, and a variety of restaurants.

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

Mandarin Oriental Boston

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Sophisticated Back Bay location with an international ambiance—and a lush outdoor space for ceremonies.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$


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