If you’re looking for an elegant, sophisticated, and unique venue to host your wedding, you’ll find it all and more at the Boston Public Library. This venue, located in the center of the city, is rich with history as characterized by its Renaissance-style architecture. As you walk through the library as newlyweds, you’ll gaze upon artwork, detailed statues, and vibrant greenery. 

The Boston Public Library is Boston’s own national treasure, cemented as an iconic piece of 19th-century American architecture. It’s also a dazzling place to say your vows! Here’s what makes the Boston Public Library the perfect venue for your wedding.

Boston Public Library Weddings – Elegance And History

If refinement, polish, and grandeur define your ideal wedding, the Boston Public Library checks every box. Its 19th-century architecture will make you and your partner feel like you’re walking through your own castle. In fact, when describing the library in 1888, poet Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “this palace is the people’s own.”

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When the National Park Service designated the library’s McKim building as a National Historic Landmark, they called it “the first outstanding example of Renaissance Beaux-Arts Classicism in America.” With gorgeous, intricate murals covering the walls of McKim, bright shrubbery in the courtyard, and intricate stained glass in Bates Hall, this is beauty and grace defined. 

If you want to feel like royalty as you walk down the aisle, there’s no better place than the Boston Public Library. History buffs, tourists, and locals are all equally enchanted by the aura of the building, an extraordinary place to experience your wedding. 

A Boston Public Library Wedding – An Unforgettable Experience

Since the Boston Public Library is situated right in the middle of Boston (it sits in the heart of Copley Square), your guests will have an opportunity to explore the city. From Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the Public Gardens, or The Waterfront – no Boston destination is too far from the Boston Public Library.

No matter the size of your wedding party, the Boston Public Library has enough space to accommodate even the biggest wedding parties. With three primary venues to choose from, there’s something to please every couple! Of the various locations in the library, you can choose between McKim courtyard, Bates Hall, and the Abbey room for larger wedding parties. The Gustavino Room is a beautiful space for an indoor ceremony or smaller reception and one of our personal favorite wedding spaces in the city!

Boston Weddings – A Jodi Raphael Events Speciality! 

If the Boston Public Library sounds like your dream wedding destination, you’re in luck! It’s important to have an experienced Boston wedding planner arrange your wedding. Jodi Raphael Events’ staff has planned countless weddings at the  Boston Public Library; in fact, we are booked for three events at the library this season alone! We are here to help you create an unforgettable experience at the Boston Public Library and make your dreams a reality. 

Contact us to start planning your wedding today!

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