The Big Picture

When choosing a party spot, looks do matter. Five top Boston wedding photographers reveal which local options guarantee memorable shots.

The Commandant’s House
Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, 617-263-6490,

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Photograph by Ashley O’Dell.

“No matter how familiar I am with the house, I always want to go back because I know there are even more corners to explore, not just in the building, but in the Navy Yard as well. You have the city view, the great architecture, and—my favorite aspect—the grittiness of iron, rope, and cannons, which sets a dramatic backdrop for a pristine white dress.”—Ashley O’Dell, 617-676-8227,