Our pals over at Racked Boston are in the midst of Weddings Week 2013 right now, and that includes a look at some of the more unusual/creative/you-wouldn't-believe venues to get hitched at in the Greater Boston region.
· The State Room, 60 State Street, Boston
Designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, 60 State went up in the late 1970s, and now offers a 500-foot (give or take) perch for 900 reception guests or a 599-person dinner. Whichever way you go, your loved ones (and those whom you merely haven't lost addresses for) would be able to regard the view from 20-foot windows.
· Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston
This puppy went up in 1729, and was the largest structure in colonial Boston. It also served as a springboard for the Revolution (the Boston Tea Party, like your wedding, didn't just plan itself). It can hold 100 to 200 guests.
· Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston
Designed by Thomas White Lamb in the late 1920s and seriously redone right after the turn of the century, the Opera House's wedding venues include the marble and silk lobby, which can hold 200.
· Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston
The main branch of the BPL dates from the 1890s. The original building was designed by Charles Follen McKim of McKim Mead & White (think the West Wing, the Rhode Island Statehouse and the New York Public Library's main branch, for that matter). The newer building was a modernist exclamation point by Philip Johnson.
· Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston
Yes, the legendary beer garden is open for weddings! Designed by James McLaughlin and opened in 1912, it is the oldest Major League Baseball stadium in use and, according to the feds, is "a good and intact example of the Tapestry Brickstyle." The right-field deck offers room for a reception of up to 400.
For more wedding venues, check out this fabulous map.
· Say 'I Do' at These 15 Visually-Stunning Boston Wedding Venues [Racked Boston]