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.
Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel
Steps away from Christopher Columbus Park in the North End, this waterfront property recently underwent a dazzling $30 million renovation that included a glamorous top-to-bottom makeover (think chrome accents, antique books, faux rotary telephones, and Lucite lighting). Couples can host their big day in spaces like the elegant Grand Ballroom — with room for up to 850 guests for a reception, or 480 for a banquet — or the Palm Garden Room, which features 55-foot ceilings, square pillars, and an open layout not unlike a minimalist chapel. But the pièce de résistance is the completely new Harbor View Ballroom, decked out with a showstopping chandelier as well as floor-to-ceiling windows and a private patio that overlook Boston Harbor. That means every one of your guests (up to 200 of them) is guaranteed a stunning view of the wharf.
296 State St., Boston, 617-227-0800, marriottlongwharf.com.