Metropolitan Waterworks Museum 2450 Beacon Street • Boston • Massachusetts 02467

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

2450 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02467

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Gilded Age architecture and cathedral ceilings offer a romantic backdrop for your ceremony, whether on the front steps or inside next to one of the spectacular Titanic-era marvels at this intriguing, historic, non-profit museum. And no decorations are needed!
  • As dramatically steampunk and dazzling as any sci-fi movie set, the Great Engines Hall hosts events next to pumps that soar three stories high and look like gleaming modern sculptures. Just above the Hall, guests can get a bird's-eye view of this fantastic machinery from the Overlook Gallery, a brilliant space for a cocktail/dinner reception.
  • The photo ops here are like nowhere else. You can pose on one of those magical engines, or on the cool spiral staircase that connects two engine levels. Take your first look shots beneath the huge arch at the entrance, or choose a water background in front of the reservoir across the street.


Video by Zach Cruz Films.


Museum Tour Guides Are Available For Your Event!
Treat your guests to insider info about this amazing venue.
Your tour guide will explain the history and complex engineering of the museum's steam & water pumps, and give tours and answer questions throughout the evening. You may even get to see parts of the museum not generally open for viewing!

A tour guide can be added to your event for $100; for more details please contact the museum.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $6,000/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Guest count
    • Type of event


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 150
Cocktails, etc. Standing 150 0
Reception Seated 150 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list

A preferred caterer must be used unless you are having a fully kosher wedding.



Alcohol is provided exclusively by Gordon's, their wholesale liquor distributor. Gordon's will pickup and deliver the alcohol you order.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


March–November, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Loft / Warehouse / Industrial
  • Museum
  • Non-Profit
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond


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