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7 Unique Wedding Venues Massachusetts For Sensational “I Do’s”

a wedding ceremony at one of the most unique wedding venues Massachusetts has to offer

Everyone wants their wedding day to be special, personal, and unique to separate them from everyone else’s love story. That means finding a place that fits your style and theme to show your beautiful connection, so why settle for a run-of-the-mill location for your wedding day? If you’re looking for the ideal Unique Wedding Venue in Massachusetts, don’t miss this roundup. With these venues, your big day is bound to be just as special and romantic as your love story!

Remarkably Unique Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

Three steam pump-powered engines, cathedral ceilings, and Gilded Age architecture provide a captivating backdrop for your wedding day. From industrial to steampunk to vintage fun, there are endless themes to choose from. This venue has ample space for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

A Metropolitan Waterworks Museum wedding includes:

  • On-site rehearsals 
  • Date holds
  • Indoor event space
  • The venue IS the decor saving you time and money
  • Suitable for up to 150 guests
  • Outside vendors are welcome
  • Event manager and a team of professional and experienced caterers to help create your vision
  • Arrangement with liquor delivery and pick-up
  • All furniture – Able to rent tables/chairs and more through the caterer
  • Additional parking option

This stunning venue is located at 2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02467. 

Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

Stunning artwork and breathtaking views of Boston’s harbor and Skyline make this sleek waterfront venue the idyllic backdrop for your “I do” moment. The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston’s team will help you plan every intricate, personalized detail for your dream day, from venue to menus to cake and more. 

  • A team to help plan your day
  • Menu
  • Cake

Four beautiful spaces to use: 

  • The Common Room- Overlooking the HarborWalk.  
  • State Street Corporation Lobby – gorgeous views from towering glass walls overlooking Boston’s Skyline and a wall featuring large-scale works by leading contemporary artists.
  • Putnam Investments Plaza- found at the water’s edge, is an outdoor patio with stunning views. In inclement weather, it can be tented and heated.
  • Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater- Stunning views of Boston Harbor and the downtown skyline. Three different layers of shade can cover the glass walls of the theater for your backdrop preferences. 325 seats make it convenient for big celebrations. 

This beautiful venue is located at 25 Harbor Dr., Boston, MA 02210. 

Unique Estate Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

Crane Estate

The Crane Estate has 2,100 acres of gorgeous scenery featuring winding salt marshes and scenic lengths of the barrier beach. It also features a stunning hilltop, creating a captivating and breathtaking backdrop to exchange your vows. World-renowned architect David Adler designed the 59-room Stuart-style mansion that adorns the picturesque hilltop.

 Spaces

  • The Great House At The Crane Estate- Elegant space for every phase, from ceremony to reception. 250 guests
  • The Barn- Rustic Italian-style barn space for up to 120 guests.
  • Steep Hill Beach- an outdoor casual and beautiful space to celebrate

This venue is located at 290 Argilla Rd. Ipswich, MA 01938. 

Alden Castle

An architecturally captivating venue will perfectly fit your elegant indoor wedding. The Alden Castle features iconic Tudor aesthetics of lavish trim, Murano glass chandeliers, arches, fleur de Lis patterned ceilings covered in gold leaf, balconies, and more.

Capacity

  • Ceremony- Seated 250
  • Cocktails – Standing 350
  • Reception- Seated 300

Package includes

  • Bar & Drinks
  • Cakes & Desserts
  • Food & Catering
  • Planning
  • Rentals & Equipment
  • Service Staff
  • Parking Garages In Walking Distance

Alden Castle is located at 20 Chapel St. Brookline, Ma 02446. 

Unique Barn and Garden Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

Tower Hill Botanical Garden

Just a short distance from Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, the Tower Hill Botanical Garden offers stunning views of Mount Wachusett and Wachusett Reservoir. This unique wedding venue in Massachusetts has indoor and outdoor spaces ready for all your wedding needs. 

Spaces

  • Ceremonies- Held in the Secret Garden or Limonaia Conservatory.
  • Cocktail Hour- Held in the Winter Garden or Great Hall.
  • Receptions- Hosted within the beautiful eighteenth-century-style glass conservatory, the Orangerie (on-season only).
  • All garden sites also offer an indoor plan in case of inclement weather.

What’s included 

  • 30 min ceremony rental
  • 5-hour reception rental after the ceremony
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Wedding Coordinator- Assistance throughout the planning process, running your on-site ceremony and rehearsal, coordinating with vendors, and maintaining your wedding day schedule.
  • A membership to the gardens 
  • Tables and chairs

This breathtaking venue is located at 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505-0598. 

Grove at Briar Barn Inn

The rustic charm of custom posts and beams paired with your wedding vision makes this venue just right for your wedding day. The Grove at Briar Barn Inn’s guest accommodations, spa, and planning team makes planning your wedding for 80-100 guests easy.

Packages:

  • Peak Season May-October
  • Peak Season November, December, and April.
  • Winter Season January-March
  • Bar Packages

What you can get:

  • Ceremony Area
  • Dressing room
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Indoor Event Space
  • Liability insurance
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Outdoor Event Space
  • Reception Area
  • Wireless Internet

This enchanting venue is at 101 Main Street, Rowley, MA. 

deCordova Sculpture Park and Garden

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Garden provides breathtaking backdrops and interior and outdoor spaces suitable for any wedding. Enjoy cocktails on the Sculpture Terrace, dinner, and dancing in the galleries, or plan a tented event in the park for a romantic outdoor setting.

Capa​city

  • 140 people for dinner and dancing
  • 170 people for dinner or lunch without dancing
  • 200 people for theater-style seating
  • 200 for standing reception 

This work of art and beauty is located at 200 High Street, Boston, MA 02110. 

Unique Wedding Venues Massachusetts

Did you fall in love with one of these gorgeous and unique wedding venues in Massachusetts? Check their availability ASAP, start planning that dream setting for your special day, and start your happily ever after!

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