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Marcela Diaz



I'm a New England-based fine art wedding and engagement photographer. With my unwavering commitment, my objective is to skillfully encapsulate the intimate moments that unfold during your wedding day.

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Bride looking stunning in her bridal gown as she looks out of a window during her wedding shoot; image overlaid with text that reads 6 Luxury Boston Wedding Venues

If you’re looking for Boston wedding venues, you won’t have to try too hard. We are lucky enough to be swamped in gorgeous wedding venues in this city, to the point where choosing venues to tour can actually even get a bit overwhelming. That’s where I hope this list will help! I’ve culled six of the best luxurious Boston wedding venues for you to take a look at – get excited!

6 Luxury Boston Wedding Venues

#1 – The State Room Boston

If you’re looking for luxurious Boston wedding venues with a chic, modern edge, The State Room is absolutely one to check out! This epic venue is at the top of an incredible skyscraper in downtown Boston, which gives unparalleled views over the city. 

Bride and groom standing next to each other with their backs to the camera looking at the view from the State room

You have a selection of celebration spaces to choose from here at this venue. However, the absolute standout has to be the Great Room. With two stories of glass windows overlooking the heart of Boston, a dramatic floating staircase, and a mezzanine overlook, this striking room will keep your guests talking all by itself. There are several smaller rooms for more intimate celebrations, all with amazing views. For a glimpse into what a real wedding here could look like, take a look at this State Room wedding I had the honor of shooting!

#2 – The Boston Public Library

I think the Boston Public Library is one of the most unique Boston wedding venues on this list. What a way to celebrate the city’s role in your love story! This venue is epic in scope and so packed with historic details. It’s a backdrop that could lend itself to something totally quirky and whimsical or absolutely elegant and grand.

You have quite a few room choices at this venue. The most impressive – and iconic – is the Mckim Bates Hall. With a huge domed ceiling and walls lined with books, this setting is worthy of the most luxurious wedding celebrations. The other room that really deserves a shoutout is the McKim Abbey Room. This gorgeous room’s wood paneling and warm light give it such a lavish and intimate feel, while the rich historical details make it so special. If you’re leaning towards Boston wedding venues that feel historic and impressive, the Boston Public Library could be perfect for you.

#3 – Boston Harbor Hotel

This exquisitely luxurious hotel has everything you could wish for in your Boston wedding venues. Right on the waterfront, The Boston Harbor Hotel has a team of creative consultants and a top-of-the-line culinary line-up to help you craft the perfect day.

Bride and groom posing with each other as they hold hands near Boston Harbor Hotel, one of the luxury hotel wedding venues in Boston

As far as locations go, they have a huge grand ballroom and several impressive reception rooms. You can use these for your ceremony or dinner. By far the most impressive and popular space, though, is the Pavilion. It is a round, domed building right on the wharf, with 360-degree windows looking right out onto the water. Plus, you get a lot of great add-ons when you book your wedding at the Boston Harbor Hotel. This includes a wedding night suite and a free pair of Jimmy Choo shoes (!!).

#4 – 2101 Commonwealth

This 1927 building belongs to Boston College and actually houses the McMullen Museum of Art. This is one of those classic Boston wedding venues in that it is such a combo of historic detailing, rich artistry, and modern chic. With gorgeous lawns and gardens around it and a soaring historic facade, this is such a striking and romantic place to get married. Inside, you have historic detailing in the rooms – not to mention the amazing art!

Bride looking elegant in her bridal dress as she looks out of the window in her suite at the 2101 Commonwealth in Boston

So many of the reviews of this venue mention the incredible team who works here. They are a group of dedicated professionals who work with you to help you design the perfect day. Hold your ceremony outside on the lawn or indoors in one of the beautiful rooms available, then serve cocktail hour on the patio or, even better, on the rooftop. When you’re ready for dinner and dancing, head down to a beautiful tent out on the grass and party the night away!

#5 – Granite Links Golf Club

This luxurious venue is worth being a little bit out of town purely for the spectacular views of the Boston skyline that it offers! Granite Links Golf Club has won plenty of recognition for its excellent weddings – and rightly so. This place is one of the most elegant Boston wedding venues, with simple ballrooms that emphasize incredible natural light with big windows and pale color schemes. 

Couple sharing an embrace during their wedding photoshoot with Marcela Diaz at the Granite Links Golf Club

If you’re looking for Boston wedding venues that feel a little closer to nature, but still have all the polish of a luxurious venue, the Granite Links could be absolutely perfect for you. The ballroom deck that opens out over the course, and the incredible views of Boston are a real highlight here. You can have an indoor celebration in one of their beautiful reception rooms. Alternatively, you can choose to go for an outdoor reception on the lawn; and the same goes for your ceremony. 

#6 – Emerson Colonial Theatre

This theatre is pretty jaw-dropping! Definitely one of the most dramatic Boston wedding venues, this will give your guests a night they won’t forget! The lavish details of this historic theatre would make such a striking backdrop for your celebrations. It really evokes that special-occasion sense of wonder and excitement; which is exactly what you want for the most important day of your life!

Make a triumphant entry through the glittering foyer and go through the grand staircases up to a selection of smaller, private rooms that you can host your dinner in. This is one of the Boston wedding venues that lends itself to more intimate gatherings. But what it lacks in capacity it more than makes up for in visual impact!

Finding the Best Boston Wedding Venues

You can see that we’re pretty lucky when it comes to Boston wedding venues! I hope that something on this list has caught your eye and helped you get a little excited about your wedding day. For even more amazing venue ideas, check out my guide to historical wedding venues in Massachusetts

Xoxo, Marcela

North Shore, Massachusetts and Boston Wedding Photographer Marcela Plosker sitting in a chair with a cup of coffee

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