When choosing wedding venues, many couples envision the beauty of something classic – traditional settings like grand ballrooms, charming gardens, or quaint chapels. Still, others search for a location with unique qualities, a venue that can transform a special day into something extraordinary for the bride, groom, and all their guests. Boston has many from which to choose.
From Fenway Park to the Boston Aquarium, we’ve curated a list of fun wedding venues that offer distinctive locations for a most memorable wedding and reception!
Fun Wedding Venues: Fenway Park
For die-hard Red Sox fans, Fenway Park is an iconic choice to tie the knot. The hallowed ground of America’s oldest baseball park (the Cathedral) sets the stage for a wedding reception for sports and non-sports fans to enjoy. The Pavilion Suite boasts panoramic views of the ballpark and the skyline of Boston. It doesn’t get much more fun for Bostonians than hosting a wedding celebration at Fenway Park.
The MFA, ICA, and AFH: Where Art and Love Converge
Does a wedding infused with magnificent art sound appealing? The Museum of Fine Arts is the perfect venue for a wedding for any art enthusiast. The grandeur of the museum’s architecture is extraordinary, and the Calderwood Courtyard, with its glass ceiling, is a breathtaking spot for exchanging vows. The museum’s opulent galleries and corridors can accommodate thousands of guests; some of the city’s most breathtaking weddings happen within its walls.
The Institute of Contemporary Art on the Boston waterfront offers a breathtaking view of the harbor and a sleek, modern aesthetic. Couples can exchange vows on the beautiful outdoor grandstand, followed by a reception in the stunning glass-enclosed Foster Gallery. It’s the ideal venue for couples who appreciate modern art and one-of-a-kind architecture.
Artists for Humanity is a creative haven for artistic souls. With an industrial-chic vibe and a rooftop garden, it’s perfect for an avant-garde wedding. The venue supports local youth artists, infusing the wedding with both a sense of creativity and appreciation for the local arts community.
Fun Wedding Venues: Cyclorama, SoWA: Getting Artsy in the South End
In the vibrant, dynamic, and ever-changing South End, Cyclorama at SoWA at the Boston Center For The Arts is all-at-once chic, contemporary, and artsy. The venue’s round shape, brick floor, dramatic copper dome, and multiple skylights combine for a setting that can accommodate any wedding style, from casual to elegant and everything in between. It’s a fascinating and fun part of Boston’s cultural fabric, often showcasing artistic and innovation-inspired events, and is one of the area’s most unique wedding venues.
Choice of Local Breweries and Wineries
The Boston City Winery offers an intimate, rustic, and fun farmhouse-inspired atmosphere for couples who have a taste for fine wine. The venue combines an urban winery’s charm with a concert venue’s warmth. Couples can exchange vows in the romantic winery setting, followed by a wine-themed reception right in the North End.
With the popularity of locally brewed beer on the rise, beer aficionados will appreciate venues like Night Shift and Trillium for a unique wedding experience. Imagine a ceremony amidst the brewing tanks and a lively reception in the taproom. It’s a wedding day celebration “brewed” with love!
Getting Closer to (or Under) the Water
For a truly one-of-a-kind wedding, consider the New England Aquarium, which has a range of event spaces that can provide an ocean view or feel like an underwater adventure. Nowhere else can you find sharks and sea turtles to witness your ceremony! The breathtaking backdrop of the giant ocean tank and the adorable ambiance of the penguins’ habitat combine to create an unforgettable experience.
Boston offers many beautiful, fun, small, and large wedding venues to fit almost any taste. Don’t be afraid to break away from tradition and embrace the extraordinary!
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