Aisles With Style

Thanks to some serious revamping, these five Bay State venues are some of the freshest spots to say “I do.”

Photograph courtesy of the Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Boston

The soul of this swanky Back Bay hotel is its only outdoor space (also known as the “sitting grove”), which now accommodates ceremonies spring through fall. Here guests can take in lush greenery—tangles of wild ginger, red peonies, and Oriental poppies—along with the bride and groom’s vows. Cocktail receptions and “high-end picnics,” as the Mandarin likes to call them, also work well in the space; guests can luxuriate on lush blankets and ottomans while feasting on Asian-inspired (but locally sourced) bento boxes filled with whatever a couple may desire. 776 Boylston St., Boston, 617-535-8888,