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    Why get married in Boston

    Sports Fans, Unite

    Home to teams from all four major North American professional sports leagues — the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins — when it comes to sports, Boston is as talented as it is passionate. With championship titles in each league, this city has really earned its nickname as TitleTown, USA.

    It's Easy Being Green

    Despite being the largest city in New England, Boston’s carbon footprint is surprisingly small. With an entire district in Allston dedicated to eco-friendly practices and groundbreaking green-housing facilities, this city is the perfect destination for any environmentally conscious couple.

    At Home with the Literati

    Known for its literary culture, Boston has acquired a reputation as “the intellectual capital of the United States.” It only makes sense with more than one hundred colleges and universities — including Harvard and MIT — within the region, as well as literary locals like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, who crafted their masterpieces within the surrounding landscape.

    Where American Legends Live

    With revolutionary history woven through its very streets, Boston is filled with memories of America’s past. Its historical richness alone draws visitors from around the world, making Boston an attractive destination for history buffs or those who want a wedding with historical charm.


    Boston’s climate is heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean, leading to hot and humid summers, cold and snowy winters, and above average rainfall.


    Spring temperatures start in the mid 30s and increase to the mid 50s. Fog is common during this season.


    Summer brings heat, humidity, and occasional thunderstorms.


    Boston temperatures are pleasant in the fall, ranging from the mid 60s to mid 40s. Hurricane activity is possible, but rare.


    Winters in Boston are cold, with temperatures in the low 20s to upper 30s and is susceptible to heavy snow.

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    Plan Your Boston Wedding

    Your Wedding Ceremony

    Don’t let the reception overshadow your wedding ceremony — be sure to spend adequate time planning this aspect of the big day. After all, this is the moment that you and your partner are joined together in marriage. Take the time to meet with Boston wedding officiants to find one you really connect with. Next, work closely with local ceremony musicians to set the tone for your walk down the aisle. We promise — you’ll be glad you didn’t leave those details until the last minute.

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    Your Wedding Reception

    Consider yourself fortunate to be planning your wedding reception in a place as wonderful as Boston. With some of the best in the business, Boston offers up some amazing local bands and DJs, incredible caterers, and outstanding local photographers to capture every last moment. So go ahead and start planning — you’ll have your dream wedding reception before you know it.

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    Boston Reception Vendors

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    Your Rehearsal Dinner

    Boston boasts delectable regional cuisine that will bring any rehearsal dinner to the next level. Consider choosing a venue that shows a different perspective of the city. If you’re hosting a swanky, high-class affair, what about having a more laid-back rehearsal dinner that showcases some of Boston’s amazing seafood? Check out some of the best rehearsal dinner venues that Boston has to offer.

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    Your Farewell Brunch

    Get the mimosas flowing and raise your glass for one last toast at your day-after brunch. Friends and family will love the chance to keep the party going, and can you think of a better way to start your married lives than by being surrounded by the ones you love over brunch, everyone's favorite meal? Boston offers up some fabulous brunch spots, so find a favorite and wish your guests a delicious farewell before heading back home.

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    Wedding Welcome Bag

    Share some of the Boston spirit with the ultimate wedding welcome bag for your guests. Make sure to incorporate plenty of local goodies, information about things to do in the area, a full wedding itinerary, and any extra reminders about your big day. It’s the perfect way to get a little creative while adding that special, thoughtful touch for your out-of-town guests. Check out some of our favorite wedding welcome bag ideas to get inspired.

    Wedding Favors

    Draw upon Beantown’s distinct personality as you think of wedding favor ideas for your guests. Local inspiration is the best way to go, and the possibilities are endless with the city’s cream pie namesake, local craft beer, and love of seafood. We can’t think of a better way to say “thank you” to all of your loved ones. Check out some of our favorite Boston wedding favor ideas for a bit of inspiration.

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    Guest Activities

    There is no lack of things to do in Boston, so rest assured that your out-of-town guests will stay wonderfully busy between wedding festivities. From the city’s rich historical sites to the endless possibilities on the water, this city has something for everyone. Check out TripAdvisor’s list of the top 10 things to do in Boston for some great ideas so your guests can make the most of their time in the city.

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    Restaurant Recommendations

    This city’s culinary scene is bursting with fresh flavor and innovative dishes, making it the perfect place to grab a bite. Eat like a Bostonian and enjoy fresh seafood, innovative plates, or some of the finest dining around. Take a look at Boston magazine’s ranking of the 50 best Boston restaurants and make sure to come hungry.

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    Accommodations Recommendations

    Find a home away from home in Boston! Offering high-rise hotels and cozy bed and breakfasts alike, Boston accommodations have everything your guests could ever want. Suggest some of the top choices to guests at a range of different price points and don’t forget to book one for you and your partner to escape to after the day’s endless activities.

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    Your Engagement Session

    With all of the different aspects of a city like Boston, there is so much personality just waiting to be uncovered. When planning your engagement session, choose backdrops that take advantage of the natural beauty, architectural history, and urban majesty that this city has to offer. Check out some of our favorite options for the perfect Boston engagement shoot locations to get ready for your own session.

    The Bachelorette Party

    Get ready for a night to remember with your Boston bachelorette party. With so much to do around the city, you can be sure that your last fling before the ring is filled with fun, adventure, and distinct Bostonian flavor. Here are some of our top local bachelorette party ideas to get your planning started.

    The Bachelor Party

    Planning a bachelor party in Boston? With all of the thrilling activities to do around the area, adventure abounds for your bachelor weekend. Hit the beach, head to one of the city’s rooftop pools, or experience the lively nightlife. Whatever it is, we promise that your bachelor party in Boston will be a night to remember.

    Major Annual Events to Consider

    The good news is that you’ve chosen a vibrant, scenic, and seriously fun location to gather your nearest and dearest on your big day. Congrats! The bad news? Your wedding location is so awesome that it draws a crowd for reasons other than your nuptials all year long. When selecting your wedding date, be sure you know what other activities are happening in the area that might put a cramp in your party’s style. We’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you, so check out the annual calendar of major Boston events and add them to your radar.

    Local Online Resources

    Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Boston, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry:

    Choosing Your Boston Wedding Vendors

    With our comprehensive list of local wedding pros, we're here to help you put together an all-star team to bring your vision to life.