The Boston Public Library’s historic McKim Building in Copley Square boasts one of the most architectural spaces in the city. Not only is it an active library, but since 2009 it has been open to the public for weddings and events! Couples love this unique venue because it is one of few “non-hotel” options in the area and it is most certainly the grandest.
Boston’s oppressive summer heat drives many to the waterfront, but the library caters to every forecast. The Italianate Courtyard offers plenty of shade. The stone walls and tranquil fountain keep guests cool during an evening ceremony and/or cocktail hour. In the case of rain, guests may seek shelter under the arcaded gallery, which offers enough room to enjoy the outdoor air without getting wet.
For a dinner reception, Bates Hall offers dramatic high cealings and air conditioning. Guests can wear black tie and enjoy a filet mignon without breaking a sweat!
Guests can take a break from dancing in the Abbey Room, which features access to a wrap-around balcony overlooking the courtyard, to catch some fresh air and enjoy the night sky without having to stray too far from the music.
The Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
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