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Boston is a small metropolis steeped in American History. From the earliest days of the colonies to the American Revolution and all the way to modern day, Boston has been the quintessential east coast city. More than its history, Boston is a stunning locale for all kinds of weddings. Here are a few things to think about when considering a wedding venue in Boston.
Popular Wedding Venues in Boston & Prices
At only about 90 square miles, Boston is by no means America's largest city. But don't let the size fool you, there are plenty of beautiful and unique wedding locations for you and your fiancé(e) to say "I do". The most popular wedding venues in Boston include: mansions, estates, and hotels.
It's pretty safe to say that the people of Boston love their city's history, if their choices in wedding venues is anything to go by. If you and your fiancé(e) are looking for that classical architecture and timeless beauty, any of Boston's mansion or estate ceremony & reception venues are sure to please.
Hotels are great options for those couples expecting a large number of out-of-town guests. These wedding locations tend to be more modern and allow for a great amount of personal customization in the space, since many of the rooms used for hosting weddings can be used for other events as well.
If you want to combine classic and modern, considering booking a Inn for your wedding venue. This way guests can come for the whole weekend (or holiday) to celebrate with you and your fiancé(e).
Some uncommon and unique venues include: waterfront venues, an aquarium, cruise ships, a baseball stadium, and museums. If you're looking for a non-traditional wedding venue, these are just a few that will surely get your guests talking.
As far as pricing is concerned, the average cost for a wedding in Boston is around $36,621, which is about $7,600 above the national average. Don't worry if you're budget isn't actually like the averages, they are just averages and every couple's budget is as special as their wedding!
For out-of-town guests, there are a few travel options into the city. For guests that are close enough to drive, or just don't like flying, I-95 is probably going to be the best way to reach your wedding venue/ wedding venues. It runs the length of the east coast from Florida to Maine. Guests coming from Vermont of New Hampshire may have a quicker drive taking Interstates 89 or 93. The drive from northern states to downtown Boston wedding venues can be anywhere from 3 to 5 hours.
Out-of-town guests that are flying in for your wedding should fly into Boston's only airport, Boston Logan International. Once guests' flights arrive, the travel to the wedding venues in the center of the city should take 10-15 minutes depending on traffic.
Considering your wedding venue may not be a hotel or Inn, out-of-town guests will need a place to stay for the duration of the festivities. And the average price for a night in Boston is about $130. Finding affordable rooms close to your wedding location alone can be a challenge. We suggest taking a look at this awesome wedding hotel block service. Representatives will do all the hard work of finding rooms, all you have to do is pick which option works best for you and your guests. Then just pass along the hotel information. It's that easy!
Weather can be a huge factor in deciding on a wedding venue, here are just a couple of things to think about before booking a Boston wedding venue. Boston's humid continental climate gives the area hot humid summers and no dry season.
Fun fact: Boston is one of the wettest cities in the United States. While most of the rain in the summer comes from thunderstorms, throughout the rest of the year, it will likely rain in Boston one out of every three days. So toss out that old myth that rain on your wedding day is bad luck!
The warm season in Boston lasts from the beginning of June to the middle of September with daily average high temperatures above 73 degrees. If you and your fiancé(e) plan on booking an outdoor wedding venue during the summer, be prepared for the heat. Boston is located north enough that temperatures seldom rise over 90 degrees, but it will still be humid. Make sure guests have a way to stay cool and hydrated. Misting tents and fans are a great options for keeping guests comfortable. Since summer thunderstorms can be expected, talk to your wedding venue about a backup space for your ceremony or reception (if either are outdoor) as well as their policies regarding inclement weather.
The cold season in Boston lasts from the beginning of December to the middle of March with daily high temperatures averaging below 45 degrees. A winter wedding is Boston is gonna be cold. Snow can also be expected from the middle of November to the beginning of April. It'll once again be important to find out everything your wedding venue will do in the case of inclement weather. If you and your fiancé(e) want to do anything outside in the cold, make sure guests and wedding party members are dressed appropriately and consider renting a tent and heaters, if they are not provided by the wedding venue.
When you're ready to start your search for Boston wedding venues, WeddingWire has everything you need to make the process simple and fun.