We all know that most eyes will be on you during your big day, but that doesn’t mean you don’t want to give your guests something else gorgeous to look at! (I mean, you’re probably going to want to sneak away for a glass of champs in the bridal suite with your girls or steal a private moment with your man away from prying eyes, after all.) That’s where a wedding venue with a stunning view will come in. Read ahead for the best panoramas Boston wedding venues have to offer.
Boston Harbor Hotel
Every one of Boston Harbor Hotel’s five event spaces has crystal clear panoramas of the harbor that are the ultimate photo backdrop--whether you’re looking for a 500 person bash or an intimate dinner with your nearest and dearest. Our personal fave is the hotel’s pavilion. Its domed roof evokes old world charm that the city is known for, while floor to ceiling windows allow for 360 degree waterfront views for ceremonies. Regardless of which of the rooms you choose, the hotel’s detail-oriented staff will provide flawless service that is the gold standard of a venue as upscale as this one. Read real brides' reviews here!
Boston College Club
University events typically call to mind sad cheese platters, cold auditoriums and room dividers in boring neutrals. Not the case at Boston College Club. The school’s wedding event space has none of the markings of stuffy college gatherings--dark wood is limited to room accents and the focus of the reception space is on the locale’s windows. Housed high in one of the city's skyscrapers, guests can see the skyline as well as the Boston Harbor in the distance. Talk about the best of both worlds! Read real brides' reviews here!
Institute of Contemporary Art
It's probably not surprising that a place known for displaying amazing artwork knows a thing or two about beautiful scenery. At the Institute of Contemporary Art, ceremonies can be hosted outdoors, just steps away from the Boston Harbor, and then revelers can transition inside for dinner and dancing. The venue is known for unique table layouts and quirky displays that test the bounds of your creativity. Mix up your reception furniture with lounge style banquets, illuminated cocktail tables or long dinner tables that evoke Kimye levels of opulence. What's more, the museum's lobby always displays contemporary artwork that can certainly serve as a conversation piece for cocktail hour.
For a couple hunting for a venue that is the epitome of urban sophistication, look no further than the State Room. The venue’s furniture and design evokes a modern and clean aesthetic that would be perfect for a minimalist bride. The locale’s State Street address will give guests mind-blowing skyline views from its 120 foot (!) high windows, ideal for a black tie affair. The landscape will be all the decor you’ll need. Read real brides' reviews here!
Hyatt Boston Harbor
For couples who want their wedding to feel less hotel ballroom and more lawn party, Hyatt Boston Harbor is a great fit. The venue's harborside pavilion allows for an outdoor bash with clear water views from the outdoor tent's arched windows. No sun beating down on you while you get to enjoy a waterfront breeze? Yes, please. The caterers at the hotel have an expansive catering menu that is sure to appeal to a wide variety of guests, and after a late night of celebrating hard, no one in your wedding party will have longer than a two minute commute to their rooms. Read real brides' reviews here!