The Big Picture

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

The Taj Hotel
15 Arlington St., Boston, 617-536-5700,

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Photograph by Ashley O’Dell.

“If you’re a classic romantic, this venue is ideal—not only for brides and grooms, but also for photographers. You can’t compete with being directly across from the Public Garden, and we can bring wedding parties over to the Commonwealth Avenue Mall or Newbury Street. Then there’s the ballroom, with its balcony, amazing chandeliers, tall windows and draperies, and great views. ” —Brian Phillips, 617-821-1084,