Set for a Fete

Whether you want to exchange vows in a historical museum or dance with your guests under a starry sky, these fresh local venues will provide a breathtaking backdrop.

By Christine Liu | Boston Weddings |

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Photos by Bob O’Connor

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
What better way to celebrate your momentous union than at the site of one of the most important events leading up to the Revolution? Dedicated to our beloved freedom fighters and their tea-dumping stand against the British, this newly opened museum brings exceptional meaning to the phrase “waterfront wedding”: You’re in the middle of the harbor, on the Fort Point Channel. Get married by a real sea captain aboard one of the authentic replica tall ships (the Beaver or the Eleanor), and following your ceremony, dance on the tiered wooden decks of the Abigail Adams Tea Room with up to 200 guests while taking in stunning wide-angle views of Boston Harbor. Your big day will go down in history.

306 Congress St., Boston, 617-592-0422, bostonteapartyship.com.