Do you ever feel like you've been attending the same wedding over and over again? With some traditional weddings, this might be the case - when you've seen one, you've seen them all. But now it's your turn to shine. Your wedding day should reflect you and your fiance's unique style and taste. Considering this will be one of the biggest days of your life, it should be a day that sticks out! Why stick to the status quo when you were born to stand out? Check out our top 5 wedding venues your friends and family definitely wont be expecting!
1. The Aquarium
Who could pass up the chance to get married alongside penguins, sea turtles, seals and sharks, oh my! The New England Aquarium offers an array of venue choices between the Main Exhibit Gallery by the Giant Ocean Tank that accommodates 375 people, The West Wing Gallery featuring the largest shark tank on the East Coast with space for 75 people, and the Harbor View Cafe offering views of the waterfront and Boston skyline, accommodating up to 100 guests. In addition, you could opt to take over the entire aquarium which would allow you free reign of the place and up to 1,399 guests! With views for days, an unbeatable waterfront, and a beautiful backdrop of marine animals, a wedding held here will be sure to keep your guests talking long after the wedding is over.
2. The Institute of Contemporary Art
Both modern-looking and iconic, the Institute of Contemporary Art is so much more than an art museum. Located on Boston Harbor in the Seaport District, the ICA is easily accessible by public transportation, car, bike or water, making it an extremely dynamic place to hold your wedding. You could even surprise your guests by showing up in a trolley, water taxi, bike, you name it - get creative! With the allure of contemporary works of art, a historic yet modernized building with its gorgeous back patio, and not to mention its breathtaking views of the Boston Harbor and skyline, this wedding venue will be hard to beat.
3. The Museum of Science
When you were younger, did you ever fantasize about what the museum of science was like at night? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to roam the exhibits without all the crowds? By planning your wedding at the Museum of Science, you can get a taste for what this is like. Located in the heart of Boston, this wedding venue is unlike any other in that you will have access to the museums attractions, exhibits, shows and captivating background. Whether you're going for a whimsical wedding that makes you feel like a kid again or you want a classic, elegant wedding with waterfront views over the Charles River and the Boston skyline, the Museum of Science has it all.
4. Epicenter-Artists for Humanity
Make memories that matter with a wedding at the Artists for Humanity - Epicenter. Events held at this unique venue help fund the employment of over 250 under-resourced Boston teens annually in art and design. Not only can you give back to your local community but a wedding at the Epicenter includes an open floor plan, enhanced with art by youth artists, a dynamic floor space with a 1,200 square foot courtyard, a building with unique architectural details, an 18 foot ceiling and south facing floor-to-ceiling windows. Not many people would think to hold their wedding at a place like this-but you're not like most people. With a huge event space and a backdrop of beautiful and dynamic works of art, this venue is a no brainer.
I'm on a boat! When it comes to wedding venues no one will be expecting, this one takes the cake. Why limit yourself to venues on land when you can celebrate on the water? Both beautiful and unconventional, a yacht cruise around the Boston city skyline makes for the perfectly unique backdrop you've been looking for. With a private yacht all to yourself, it provides a space for both your ceremony and your reception, not to mention that ever-changing water view!
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