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Poe Returns

Boylston St & Charles St

Edgar Allan Poe was born near this spot in 1809. This sculpture, unveiled in 2014, depicts him carrying a suitcase spilling with pages from his work. Also emerging from the case: a heart, referencing his 1843 story “The Tell-Tale Heart.” A spread-winged raven is perched on his shoulder, a nod to his greatest success, the 1845 poem: “The Raven.”


The Colored American Magazine

5 Park Square

(Address no longer exists but would be just where the The Trolley Shop and Leather World are situated.) First monthly publication targeting an exclusively African American readership.


Grave of Charles Sprague

Burial plot of the banker-poet of Boston in the 1800s.


Ploughshares at Emerson College

120 Boylston Street

Ploughshares was named after a Cambridge pub called The Plough and Stars. Today it’s one of the world’s most esteemed literary journals.


Emerson College’s Colonial Theatre

106 Boylston Street

Rodgers and Hammerstein literally wrote the title song to Oklahoma! in the lobby there and later won a special Pulitzer for the play.


The Long Path

Tremont St

Immortalized by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. in his Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. (Boston Common, the country’s oldest public green space, is also a spot that Ralph Waldo Emerson grazed cows as a child. And Poe, who had a distaste for the transcendentalists, dismissed them as frogpondians, for the Common’s Frog Pond on which people ice skate during the winter.)


Jacob Wirth Restaurant

31 Stuart Street

Jacob Wirth is a historic German-American restaurant and bar which was once frequented by Beat poet and novelist Jack Kerouac. It even boasts a cameo in his 1950 novel, The Town and the City.


Brattle Book Shop

9 West Street

Established in 1825, the Brattle is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian booksellers. It features two floors of general used books, a third floor of rare and antiquarian books, and an outside sale lot.


Margaret Fuller Residence

486 Washington Street

Fuller (1810-1850) was a 19th century critic and pioneering female reporter for the New York Tribune. Along with Ralph Waldo Emerson, she helped establish the American transcendentalism movement and was the editor of the transcendentalist newspaper, The Dial.


Bronson Alcott’s Temple School

140 Tremont Street

Bronson Alcott was a progressive transcendentalist and father of Louisa May Alcott.


Stores! Stores! Stores! Miles of Stores!

450 Washington St

Edward Bellamy, in his celebrated 1888 novel Looking Backward, described a utopian Boston in the year 2000 with its “Stores! Stores! Stores! Miles of stores!” on Washington Street.


Benjamin Franklin Birthplace

1 Milk Street

American Founding Father, polymath, and co-author of the Declaration of Independence was born here—the 15th of 16 children. The house’s exact location is disputed as a fire destroyed the original structure in 1811.


Commonwealth Books – Spring Lane

9 Spring Lane

Specializes in “used~old~scarce” texts. Commonwealth is also a publisher that goes under the name of Black Widow Press, publishing poetry and works translated from other languages.


The Boston Evening Transcript

2 Milk Street

The Evening Transcript was one of the newspapers that made up the “cradle of American journalism.” It published an early draft of “America the Beautiful” in 1904 and ran from 1830 to 1941. When the original editor died in 1872, it was taken over by his sister, Cornelia Wells Walter, now widely regarded as the first female editor of a major daily paper.


Old South Meeting House

310 Washington Street

Members of Old South’s congregation included Samuel Adams and the young Benjamin Franklin and his family. Phillis Wheatley joined the church in 1771. Although the enslaved girl was African-born, she became one of the best-known poets in pre-nineteenth century America.


Old Corner Bookstore

3 School Street

This 19th century literary center revolutionized literature by publishing the first bestselling works by American authors, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


Newspaper Row

328 Washington Street

Once had the offices of the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Boston Advertiser, the Boston Post, the Boston Journal, the Boston Traveler, and the Associated Press. Look for the plaque at 1 Devonshire Place between 266 Washington Street and Devonshire Street.


Peter L. Stern & Company

15 Court Square

This veteran antiquarian seller of used and rare books specializes in 19th and 20th century literature, inscribed books, and manuscripts. Its open “by chance” or “by appointment.”


Old City Hall

45 School Street

Old City Hall and four-time Mayor James Michael Curley were the inspiration for Edwin O’Connor’s Pulitzer-winning 1956 novel, The Last Hurrah. In 1969 City Hall was moved to its current location in Government Center.


Site of Boston Latin School

45 School Street

Founded in 1635, the Boston Latin School was the first public school in the United States. Its alumni includes Ben Franklin, Cotton Mather, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Hancock, and many other notables.


Omni Parker House

60 School Street

Site of the private, all-male “Saturday Club” where, in 1855, writers like Emerson, Thoreau and Longfellow mixed with contemporary historians, philosophers and the Presidents of Harvard over cigars and drinks. A young Malcolm X used to work in the Parker House kitchen.


King’s Chapel Burial Ground

58 Tremont St

The only cemetery in Boston between the years 1630 and 1660, King’s Chapel Burial Ground is believed to contain the inspiration for the gravestone of Hester Prynne, the fictional heroine of Nathanial Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter.


Rosalie Stahl Center, Mildred F. Sawyer Library at Suffolk University

73 Tremont Street

Formerly the site of the Tremont House, where Charles Dickens and Davy Crocket once stayed, it’s now the home of literary journal Salamander and The Clark Collection of African American literature.


Tremont Temple

88 Tremont Street

Founded on the principle that worship should be free, The Tremont Temple hosted speakers including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and President Abraham Lincoln. Dickens performed his first public reading of A Christmas Carol here.


Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Residence

3 Bosworth Street

The poet, physician, and father of America’s most famous jurist lived here from 1841-1859. Many of Holmes’ works were published in The Atlantic Monthly, a magazine that he named


Orpheum Theater

1 Hamilton Pl

Originally built as a classical music venue, the climax of Henry James’ novel The Bostonians takes place here. The Orpheum also hosted lectures by Oscar Wilde and Harriet Beecher Stowe.


The Granary Burying Ground

Tremont Street between School and Park Streets

Burial site of the parents of Benjamin Franklin, victims of the Boston Massacre, poet Phillis Wheatley’s master, and the woman once believed to be the original Mother Goose.


Offices of the popular illustrated weekly Gleason’s Pictorial and the weekly story paper The Flag of Our Union

101 Tremont Street

The building at 101 Tremont began its life as the Boston Museum, which hosted works of fine art, a collection of wax figures, a theater, and a zoo. In the mid-1800s, the Museum Building, as it was then called, was taken over by Gleason’s Publishing Hall, which became the first company in the country to integrate all aspects of the publishing process under one roof.


Park Street Church

1 Park St

New England Society for the Suppression of Vice was founded here in 1878. Later, editor H.L. Mencken was arrested for selling “certain obscene, indecent, and impure printing…manifestly tending to corrupt the morals of youth.”


Houghton Mifflin, Historic Offices

2 Park Street

Margaret Rey, Rachel Carson, and others published from those offices.


Women’s Journal

3-5 Park Street

This journal was published by women’s rights advocate and abolitionist Lucy Stone.


George Ticknor Residence

9 Park Street

Lawyer and writer known for his scholarly work on Spanish literature.


Boston Athenæum

10 ½ Beacon Street

Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It was relocated to is present site in 1849.


Yvonne Pappenheim Library on Racism

14 Beacon Street

Free lending library of more than 3,000 titles on abolitionism, slavery, social movements.


Congregational Library & Archives

14 Beacon Street

Devoted to the history and archives of the Congregational Church, coextensive with much of early Boston’s literary history.


State House

24 Beacon St

The bookstore on the first floor of the State House sells printed documents from the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR), election statistics, guides from the historical society, books on the history of Boston, and souvenirs.


Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial

Beacon Street opposite State House

Gould Shaw led one of the first African-American units to fight in the Civil War. The large bronze relief created to memorialize him inspired both Robert Lowell’s poem, “For the Union Dead” and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, “Robert Gould Shaw.”


Little Brown

34 Beacon Street

The original, 1837 offices of Little, Brown publisher of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic, Little Women.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Wedding Place

39 Beacon Street

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow unsuccessfully courted Frances “Fanny” Appleton for years, when he received a letter in which Fanny finally agreed to marry him. Longfellow walked to see Fanny, “too restless to sit in a carriage,” he later wrote, and the two were married in July, in Appleton’s house at 39 Beacon Street.


William Hickling Prescott Residence

55 Beacon Street

One of the first English-speaking historians to write about the Spanish empire; heralded as the first American scientific historian.


Henry Adams Birthplace

Mount Vernon Place

(Exact address no longer exists). Pulitzer-prize winning author, journalist.


New England Watch and Ward Society

41 Mount Vernon Street

Founded as the New England Society for the Suppression of Vice, this Boston organization was involved in the censorship of books and the performing arts from the late 19th century to the middle of the 20th century, prompting the phrase “Banned in Boston.” Until recently the building housed Beacon Press, a department of the Unitarian Universalist Association and an independent publisher of serious fiction and nonfiction by Michael Patrick MacDonald, Rashid Khalidi, Mary Oliver and others.


Sarah Wyman Whitman Residence

77 Mount Vernon Street

Designed covers for famous authors at Houghton Mifflin. Also the site of an annual competition dinner between Little Brown, Houghton Mifflin and the Atlantic Monthly Press for who sold the most books in the previous year in five categories.


Maria Stewart and David Walker

81 Joy Street

Stewart was a black abolitionist whose speeches were the first publicly delivered talks by an American woman on politics and women’s rights. Walker, in 1829, published “Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World,” which decried slavery and racial hatred.


William Cooper Nell

3 Smith Court

National historic site commemorating the African-American writer and abolitionist.


Museum of African American History

46 Joy Street

Among the most important National Historic Landmarks in the nation, the African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School on Beacon Hill were built in the early 1800’s and are two of the museum’s most valuable assets.


Lois Lowry Residence

39 Hancock Street

Lowry (1937-) is the award-winning author of The Giver (1993), the first YA dystopian novel, and Number the Stars (1990) about the escape of a Jewish family in WWII Europe.


Henry David Thoreau Childhood Home

4 Pinckney Street

The abolitionist, naturalist, philosopher, and author of the book Walden and the essay “Civil Disobedience” lived here from 1821-1823.


Louise Imogen Guiney Residence

16 Pinckney Street

Nineteenth- and 20th-century essayist, poet, and editor.


Louisa May Alcott Home when she was about 20

20 Pinckney Street

Alcott (1832 –1888), the poet and novelist best known for Little Women (1868) and its sequels, lived here as a young woman.


Nathaniel Hawthorne Residence

54 Pinckney Street

Hawthorne (1804-1864) best known for The Scarlet Letter and Young Goodman Brown lived here from January 1839 to October 1840.


Francis Otto Matthiessen Residence

87 Pinckney Street

Twentieth-century literary critic influential in the field of American literature.


John Phillips Marquand Residence

43 West Cedar Street

Wrote The Late George Apley, a satiric novel about Boston’s upper class.


Robert Lowell Residence

91 Revere Street

Robert Lowell (1917- 1977) was a poet born into a Boston Brahmin family that could trace its origins back to the Mayflower. He wrote “91 Revere Street,” a prose piece that was published in The Partisan Review but is best known for his poetry volume, Life Studies. (Later in his life, Lowell also lived at #s 170 and 239 Marlborough Street in Boston’s Back Bay.)


Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin

103 Charles Street

Publisher of the Woman’s Era Journal, the first newspaper by and for black women.


Susan Paul Residence

36 West Cedar Street

Paul (1809–1841) was an African-American abolitionist, a primary school teacher and member of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society. In 1835 year she wrote the first biography of an African American published in the United States: Memoir of James Jackson.


Robin Cook Residence

16 Louisburg Square

Contemporary New York Times best-selling author and master of the medical thriller.


Louisa May Alcott Residence

10 Louisburg Square

The Little Women author lived here in the latter part of her life.


William Dean Howells Residence

4 Louisburg Square

Howells (1837–1920) helped midwife American realism, and was known as the “Dean of American Letters.” In addition to being a playwright, literary critic, and novelist (The Rise of Silas Lapham) he was an editor for The Atlantic Monthly.


Kahlil Gibran Residence

108 Mount Vernon Street

Gibran (1883–1931) was a Lebanese-American painter, poet, writer and a key figure in a Romantic movement that transformed Arabic literature in the first half of the twentieth century. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind William Shakespeare and Laozi. He’s best known for The Prophet (1923).


Henry James Residence

102 Mount Vernon Street

Nineteenth- and early-20th century novelist who wrote The Turn of the Screw, What Maisie Knew, and other well-known works.


Robert Frost Residence

88 Mount Vernon Street

Frost (1874–1963) was among the most celebrated American poets, well-known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. On January 20, 1961, he recited “The Gift Outright” at John F. Kennedy’s Presidential Inauguration.


Margaret Deland Residence

76 Mount Vernon Street

Popular novelist at the turn of the 20th century, having written more than 25 works of fiction.


Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Residence

9 Willow Street

American writer Sylvia Plath (1932–1963) moved here with her husband, English poet Ted Hughes (1930–1998), after leaving Northampton, MA. in 1958. By the time she took her own life at age of 30, she already had a following for her poetry and her only published novel, The Bell Jar.


Richard Henry Dana, Sr. Residence

43 Chestnut Street

Poet, critic, and early practitioner of Gothic literature.


Francis Parkman Residence

50 Chestnut Street

Wrote The Oregon Trail.


Charles Street Meeting House

121 Mount Vernon Street

Stronghold of the anti-slavery movement and the site of notable speeches by such people as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and William Lloyd Garrison.


Samuel Eliot Morison Residence

44 Brimmer St

Morison (1887–1976) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning maritime author famous for his eyewitness accounts of the Navy during World War II.


Make Way for Ducklings Sculpture

Created by Nancy Schön in 1987 as a tribute to Robert McCloskey’s Caldecott medal-winning children’s story of the same name, this sculpture is among the most beloved in Boston, often sporting the jerseys of local teams during playoffs.


Edward Everett Hale Statue

16 Charles St. (Near Charles Street entrance of Public Garden)

Wrote “Man Without a Country.”


Trumpet of the Swan Bridge and Swan Boats

Public Garden

Spot at which the character Louis, a trumpeter swan born without a voice, plays his trumpet in E.B. White’s The Trumpet of the Swan (1970).


The Atlantic Monthly Offices

8 Arlington Street

Created as a literary and cultural commentary magazine in 1857, The Atlantic Monthly resided at this address until it moved to Washington DC in 2006. The periodical was named Magazine of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2016.


Harry Crosby Residence

95 Beacon Street

Epitomized the “Lost Generation” that came of age during World War I.


Al Capp Residence

122 Beacon Street

Li’l Abner cartoonist.


John Updike Residence

151 Beacon Street

Updike (1932–2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, and critic. Celebrated for his realistic but subtle depiction of protestant, suburban, middle-class life, he’s best known for his Rabbit series, which earned him two Pulitzer prizes.


Julia Ward Howe

241 Beacon Street

A poet and writer, Howe (1819–1910) wrote the lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic. She also was an active abolitionist and, following the Civil War, became a leader in the Woman’s Suffrage movement.


William Lloyd Garrison Sculpture

Commonwealth Avenue Mall at Dartmouth Street

Garrison (1805–1879) was a prominent abolitionist, journalist, and suffragist. He’s best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, which he cofounded in 1831 and published until slavery was abolished after the Civil War.


Samuel Eliot Morison Sculpture

Commonwealth Avenue Mall at Exeter Street

Morison (1887–1976) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning maritime author famous for his eyewitness accounts of the Navy during World War II.


Boston Woman’s Memorial

Commonwealth Avenue Mall between Fairfield and Gloucester Streets

Sculpture of Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone, and Phillis Wheatley. Adams’s important letters were published after her death; Stone was first woman in Massachusetts to earn a bachelor’s degree and also edited important publications; Wheatley was first African American poet to publish in the Colonies.


Dartmouth Bookstall Site

Dartmouth Street between Commonwealth Avenue and Newbury Street

Made a landmark anti-censorship legal defense of Erskine Caldwell’s novel Tragic Ground in 1944.


Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St

Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library is one of the oldest and largest publicly supported libraries in the United States. Today it features murals by prominent artists, including a series by John Singer Sargent and an Italian Renaissance-inspired interior courtyard.


Bromer Booksellers

607 Boylston Street

Rare books.


The Kahlil Gibran Memorial

201-227 Dartmouth St

The Lebanese-American artist, writer, and philosopher Kahlil Gibran immigrated to the United States in 1895, at the age of 12. While living in Boston, he wrote and illustrated his most famous book, The Prophet, a poetic treatise on such topics as family, religion, and death.


Tortoise and Hare Sculpture

545 Boylston St

In 1996, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Boston Marathon, the city installed this sculpture by Boston-native Nancy Schön. The sculpture references the famous line from the Aesop fable: “Slow and steady wins the race.”


Trinity Church

206 Clarendon St

Contains a stained glass window designed by Boston artist Sarah Wyman Whitman, who also designed book covers for Houghton Mifflin Publishers for authors Holmes, Jewett, Longfellow, and others.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

222 Berkeley Street

Large Boston publisher with a long history stretching back to the 19th century.


Ritz-Carlton Hotel

15 Arlington St

(Now the Taj.) Guests (including bar guests) included Eugene O’Neill, Sylvia Plath, and Anne Sexton.

The Best Wedding Songs of 2023!

The top ballad wedding songs of 2023 evoke profound emotions, with soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Tracks like ‘Hold Tight’ and ‘Hrs and Hrs’ and ‘Sweet Nothing’ offer tender expressions of love. From the ceremony to slow dances, these ballads, create a romantic ambiance that resonates with couples, making their special day an unforgettable symphony of love.

Left and Right” by Charlie Puth, Jung Kook of BTS

I can feel you over here, I can feel you over here/You take up every corner of my mind/Your love stays with me day and night.

Sunshine,” by Tyga, Jhené Aiko, Pop Smoke

I could be your sunshine/Let me light the way/I could be a brighter day/And you’ll be my sunshine.

Dandelions,” by Jackson Lundy

If nothing else is true/I’m so in love with you/And when life has got you down/And you’re far away/I’ll sing to you.

Jireh,” by Limoblaze, Lecrae, Happi

But for God, His loving can afford you/He set His love lavishly upon ya/And makes His glory shine so bright upon you.

Chasing Cars,” by SOFI TUKKER

All that I am/All that I ever was/Is here in your perfect eyes, they’re all I can see.

Emiliana,” by CKay

Kiss me through the cellular, kiss me through the phone/Can’t you see I’m into ya? Can’t you see I’m in love?

Miami,” by Wisin & Yandel, Jennifer Lopez

Todo lo mío es pa’ ti.

Golden Hour,” by JVKE

I was all alone with the love of my life/She’s got glitter for skin/My radiant beam in the night/I don’t need no light to see you.

Woke Up in Love,” by Kygo, Gryffin, Calum Scott

You went and saved my life/You picked me up/Thank God I woke up in love.

Nonsense,” by Sabrina Carpenter

I don’t want no one else (don’t want)/Baby, I’m in too deep (too deep).

Coast,” by Hailee Steinfeld, Anderson .Paak

Baby, all I wanna do is coast (coast)/With you (with you)/Frequency of all we know (yeah).

Somebody’s Son,” by Tiwa Savage, Brandy

Somebody’s son go love me one day.

Hold Me Closer,” by Britney Spears, Elton John

Hold me closer, tiny dancer.

Melt,” by Kehlani

Wish I could build me a cute apartment/One-bedroom right where your heart is.

Hate Our Love,” by Big Sean, Queen Naija

Boy, I love you on your worst day/Still see you how I saw you on the first day (first day).

Tennessee Orange,” by Megan Moroney

I met somebody and he’s got blue eyes/He opens the door and he don’t make me cry/He ain’t from where we’re from/But he feels like home, yeah.

Skate,” by Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak

I never fall, but tonight you got me fallin’ for you/And only you, you.

You,” by Dan + Shay

I got you, ooh, ooh/For the rest of my life/And if all else goes wrong, baby/I’ll be alright/’Cause I got you.

Enséñame a Bailar,” by Bad Bunny

Mi corazón no es de arena, pero tú tas dejando tus huella.

For My Hand,” by Burna Boy, Ed Sheeran

Whenever I’m broken, you make me feel whole/Whenever I’m lonely, you’re there for my soul/Wherever you are, girl, that’s where I call my home

Symphony,” by Imagine Dragons

This life is one big symphony/So glad I’ve got you next to me/I’m the chords and you’re the melody.

WAIT FOR U,” by Future, Tems, Drake

Early in the morning, late at night (I will wait for you)/It don’t even matter what time it is (I will wait for you).

Fall Into Me,” by Forest Blakk

I’d fall for you twice if that’s what you wanted/I’d give you my life from now till forever/I’m falling in love with you/Over and over again.

Sweet Nothing,” by Taylor Swift

They said the end is coming/Everyone’s up to something/I find myself running home to your sweet nothings.

If I Fall In Love,” by Ali Gatie

Cause your smile takes me places I’ve never been/It could travel continents, in our love I’m confident/’Cause your eyes make me see things I’ve never seen/Baby, it’s just you and me, you’re part of my destiny.

Thank God,” by Kane Brown

Don’t know how I got you/But I couldn’t ask for more/Girl, what we got’s worth thanking God for.

Hrs and Hrs,” by Muni Long

When I met you, I knew this was it/I’ve never been in love like this.

Hold Tight,” by Maverick City Music, Kirk Franklin, Ryan Ellis, Lizzie Morgan

You’re the air that I breathe/And You’re holdin’ all things/Yeah, I know that Your love is better.

Nervous,” by John Legend

When you walk through the door and you look in my eyes/Yeah, it feels, yeah, it feels like the very first time/I can fall for you forever, I’m certain/’Cause I still get nervous.

Love of My Life,” by Harry Styles

Baby, you were the love of my life, woah/Maybe you don’t know what’s lost ’til you find it.

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Boston’s Spectacular Wedding Venues Unveil Excellence

Boston, Massachusetts, is a city steeped in history and adorned with modern elegance, making it an ideal destination for couples seeking a diverse array of wedding venues. Whether you’re enchanted by historic charm or drawn to contemporary sophistication, Boston has it all.

Historic Landmarks

If you yearn for a wedding with a touch of history, Boston’s historic landmarks have you covered. Venues like the Fairmont Copley Plaza, with its grand ballroom and ornate architecture, or the Boston Public Library, a masterpiece of Renaissance elegance, offer a blend of nostalgia and opulence that’s hard to beat.

Waterfront Wonders

Boston’s picturesque harbor and riverside locations provide an enchanting backdrop for your special day. Venues like the New England Aquarium offer unique marine-themed settings, while the Boston Harbor Hotel boasts breathtaking waterfront views. These venues are perfect for couples seeking a nautical touch to their celebration.

Urban Chic

For those who prefer a modern, cosmopolitan vibe, Boston’s sleek urban venues deliver. The State Room, situated in the heart of the city, offers panoramic views of the Boston skyline. The Liberty Hotel, a former prison turned luxury venue, provides a chic, contemporary setting that’s both stylish and storied.

Quintessential Gardens

Boston’s lush green spaces, like the Boston Public Garden, create enchanting garden wedding venues. The serene ambiance and natural beauty offer an idyllic setting for your ceremony and photographs.

Intimate Settings

For smaller, more intimate gatherings, Boston’s charming inns, cozy bistros, and historic homes provide the perfect backdrop. These venues exude warmth and character, offering an inviting atmosphere for your closest friends and family.

In Boston, you’ll discover a treasure trove of wedding venues, each with its own unique charm, allowing you to find the perfect setting that reflects your love story. Whether you’re celebrating in a historical landmark, against a backdrop of shimmering waters, in a chic urban space, amid serene gardens, or in an intimate nook, Boston’s venues cater to every couple’s dream wedding.

Whimsical Weddings in Boston: Hilarious and Unforgettable Wedding Ideas

The Fenway Wedding

A Boston couple decided to tie the knot at Fenway Park, but with a twist. Instead of vows, they reenacted famous baseball bloopers, complete with the bride sliding into home plate. They even had a seventh-inning stretch with hot dogs and peanuts for all the guests.

The Swan Boat Procession

A creative couple opted for a swan boat procession in the Boston Public Garden for their wedding. The entire bridal party and guests paddled across the serene pond while the bride and groom exchanged vows from a giant swan boat with a “Just Married” sign.

The Freedom Trail Marathon

A fitness-loving duo decided to say “I do” with a Freedom Trail-themed marathon wedding. The wedding party, dressed as colonial patriots, ran the trail from start to finish, with spectators cheering and tourists joining in for the fun.

Duck Boat Wedding Parade

One adventurous couple transformed their wedding into a Boston Duck Boat Parade. The bridal party hopped onto amphibious vehicles, led a quirky procession through the city streets, and eventually splashed into the Charles River for a waterside ceremony.

Bridal Party Swan Boats

Instead of traditional transportation, a Boston wedding party hired a fleet of swan boats to take them from the ceremony to the reception venue. They navigated the waterways of Boston while sipping champagne and waving to surprised onlookers, giving “swanning down the aisle” a whole new meaning.

The Lobster Roll Surprise

At a Boston wedding, the bride’s bouquet toss ended up sailing right into a lobster pot in the middle of Quincy Market. Imagine the surprise on the face of the tourist who thought they were about to enjoy a lobster roll but instead caught a bridal bouquet!

Fenway Faux Pas

During the wedding vows at Fenway Park, the officiant accidentally mixed up the lines, and the bride said, “I promise to love you, even if you root for the Yankees.” The entire ballpark erupted in laughter, and even the Red Sox mascot waved a white flag in mock surrender.

Harbor Honeymoon

The newlyweds planned to take a romantic boat ride in Boston Harbor. However, they mistakenly boarded a duck boat tour filled with enthusiastic tourists. The bride and groom ended up giving an impromptu tour of their love story as the quacking tourists clapped and cheered.

The Freedom Trail Fiasco

During a wedding photoshoot along the Freedom Trail, the bridal party accidentally led a group of tourists off course. It took them 20 minutes to realize they were following a bride in a white dress rather than their guide, and they cheered when the real tour guide showed up.

Cheers to the Wrong Couple

At a Boston bar-themed wedding, the bartender accidentally served a “Cheers”-themed cocktail to a random couple seated at the bar. The guests erupted in laughter as the confused couple raised their glasses to the newlyweds. To this day, they joke about the “Cheers to Love” mix-up.

The Benefits of Creating a Wedding Registry

Creating a wedding registry is an excellent way to make gift-giving easier for your guests and ensure you receive the items you need and want. A wedding registry is a list of items that a couple would like to receive as wedding gifts. It can be created at various stores or online platforms, and guests can purchase items from the list. Here are some of the benefits of creating a wedding registry.

It makes gift-giving easier for your guests.

Wedding guests often struggle with what to give as a wedding gift. A registry takes the guesswork out of gift-giving and ensures that guests give something the couple wants and needs. Guests can choose an item from the registry and know it will be appreciated.

You will receive gifts that you want and need.

Creating a registry allows you to choose the items you want and need. It’s an excellent opportunity to upgrade your kitchen appliances or get new linens for your home. By creating a registry, you can avoid receiving duplicate gifts or items you already have.

You can choose items at different price points.

A registry allows you to choose items at various price points, which is excellent for guests with different budgets. Some guests may want a more expensive gift, while others may prefer something more affordable. You can accommodate all budgets by having a range of items on your registry.

You can receive discounts and other benefits.

Many stores offer discounts and other benefits for couples who create a registry with them. These benefits may include free shipping, a completion discount (a discount on any items left on the registry after the wedding), or a gift card to the store. Take advantage of these benefits and save money on the items you want.

It allows you to get creative with your gifts.

A registry must not be limited to traditional wedding gifts like kitchenware or linens. You can get creative with your registry and include items like experiences, such as a cooking class, weekend getaway, or even charitable donations. This is a great way to add personal touches to your registry and make it unique to you and your partner.

Registry Gifts

The Wedding Registry offers a convenient and flexible wedding registry service that provides numerous benefits to couples who are getting married. Here are some of the benefits of using the wedding registry.

Huge selection of products offers various products from various categories, such as home and kitchen, electronics, and beauty. This allows couples to add items to their registry that fit their preferences and needs. has a wide range of products at different prices, meaning guests can find something within their budget.

Universal registry

The wedding registry allows couples to add items from any website or store, making it a universal registry. This feature is excellent for couples who want to add items that are not available on Additionally, guests can purchase items from the registry and have them shipped directly to the couple’s address.

Discounts and benefits provides several benefits to couples who create a wedding registry on their platform. For example, couples can receive a 10% completion discount on items on their registry after the wedding. Additionally, offers free shipping for Prime members on eligible registry items.

Group gifting offers group gifting, meaning multiple guests can contribute to a more expensive item. This feature is perfect for larger, more expensive gifts that guests cannot purchase alone. The couple receives the entire gift, and guests can easily contribute to the gift without having to coordinate with each other.

Registry tracker provides a registry tracker, which allows couples to keep track of who has purchased gifts from their registry. This is useful for sending thank-you notes and tracking the gifts received. Additionally, the registry tracker makes it easy for couples to update their registry and remove duplicate items.

In conclusion, the wedding registry provides numerous benefits for couples who are getting married. The registry offers many products, a universal registry feature, discounts and benefits, group gifting, and a registry tracker. Using the wedding registry can simplify the gift-giving process for guests and provide couples with the gifts they want and need.

11 Ways A Bride Can De-Stress Boston Style

Wedding planning can be an overwhelming experience, and Boston brides have the advantage of living in a city filled with relaxing and rejuvenating activities. From exploring the city’s historical sites to indulging in some self-care, here are some of the best ways for Boston brides to destress before their wedding day.

Take a Walk on the Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile route that passes by 16 historical sites, including churches, meetinghouses, and burial grounds. Stroll on this iconic trail and immerse yourself in Boston’s rich history. The quiet streets and beautiful architecture will provide a calming atmosphere and a much-needed break from wedding planning.

Attend a Red Sox Game

Boston is home to the famous Red Sox, and attending one of their games is a must-do for any Boston bride. The excitement of the game and the enthusiastic fans create an energizing and relaxing atmosphere. So grab a hot dog and a beer, and let the excitement of the game help you destress before your wedding.

Enjoy a Day at the Beach

Boston has many beautiful beaches within easy reaches, such as Revere Beach, Carson Beach, and Nantasket Beach. Take a day trip to one of these sandy shores, soak up the sun, swim in the ocean, and relax. The sound of the waves and the salt air will help clear your mind and calm your nerves.

Take a Cooking Class

Boston is a city that loves its food, and taking a cooking class is a fun and delicious way to destress before your wedding. Sign up for a class at a local cooking school, such as the Boston Center for Adult Education or Sur La Table. Learning new cooking techniques and trying out new recipes will help you relax and have fun.

Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a unique art museum that houses a collection of over 2,500 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. The museum’s beautiful courtyard and serene atmosphere make it a perfect place to escape and destress. Stroll through the galleries and enjoy the stunning artwork and peaceful surroundings.

Take a Walk in the Boston Common

The Boston Common is the city’s most iconic park and an excellent place for brides to unwind before their wedding. Stroll through the park, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and soak up some sunshine. The fresh air and exercise will help clear your mind and calm your nerves.

Get a Massage

Plenty of spas in Boston offer relaxing massages, facials, and other treatments to help you destress. Treat yourself to a luxurious massage and feel your tension melt away. It’s a great way to pamper and relax before the big day.

Enjoy a Lobster Dinner

Boston is famous for its seafood, and a lobster dinner is a must-try for any bride-to-be. Head to one of the city’s many seafood restaurants and indulge in a delicious meal. It’s a great way to take your mind off wedding planning and enjoy some of the city’s culinary delights.

Take a Yoga Class

Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and improve flexibility, balance, and strength. Boston has plenty of yoga studios offering classes for all levels of experience. Take a class and let the calming atmosphere and stretching help you unwind.

Go Shopping

Boston has many shopping opportunities, from high-end boutiques to trendy street markets. Stroll through some of the city’s best shopping areas and indulge in retail therapy. It’s a great way to take your mind off wedding planning and enjoy some time.

Take a Harbor Cruise

Boston’s harbor is a beautiful place to explore, and a harbor cruise is a great way to de-stress before your wedding. Enjoy the sea breeze and take the city’s skyline from the water. It’s a great way to relax and take a break from wedding planning.

In conclusion, there are plenty of ways for Boston brides to destress before their wedding day. Whether taking a walk in the Boston Common, getting a massage, indulging in some retail therapy, exploring historical sites on the Freedom Trail, attending a Red Sox game, or taking a cooking class, Boston has something for every bride. So take a break from wedding planning and enjoy the city’s many delights.

Dress Malfunctions – How To Avoid Them

Every bride wants her wedding day to be perfect, and the ideal wedding dress is a significant part. While many brides spend countless hours searching for the perfect wedding dress, it’s important to remember that it may need some alterations to fit perfectly. Not only do alterations ensure that the dress looks beautiful, but they also help prevent wardrobe malfunctions on the big day. Here are some specific wedding dress alterations that every bride should consider making to ensure that her dress fits perfectly and avoids potential mishaps.


Hemming is one of the most common wedding dress alterations, as many dresses are too long and need to be shortened. A dress that is too long can cause the bride to trip and fall or step on the hem, causing damage to the dress. Hemming the dress to the correct length not only makes it easier to walk and dance but also prevents any potential accidents.


Many wedding dresses have a train, which adds an elegant touch to the dress but can be cumbersome during the reception. A bustle allows the train to be lifted and secured to the back of the dress, making it easier to move around and dance without tripping over the train. A bustle also helps protect the train from any potential damage.

Taking in or Letting out

Every bride wants her wedding dress to fit her like a glove. However, sometimes the dress may be too tight or loose in certain areas. Taking in or letting out the dress can help achieve the perfect fit and ensure the bride is comfortable throughout the day. It’s essential to have any adjustments made by a professional seamstress to avoid any potential damage to the dress.

Shoulder Straps

If a dress has shoulder straps, it’s essential to ensure they fit correctly. Straps that are too loose can slip down and cause the bride to adjust her dress constantly. Straps that are too tight can be uncomfortable and cause red marks on the skin. Properly fitting shoulder straps ensure the dress stays in place and the bride feels comfortable all day.


A dress with a waistline that doesn’t sit correctly can be uncomfortable and unflattering. Alterations to the waistline can help achieve the perfect fit and ensure the dress flatters the bride’s figure. A professional seamstress can make any necessary adjustments to ensure that the waistline sits in the right place and that the bride is comfortable throughout the day.

Your Vision

When it comes to wedding dress alterations, it’s essential to find a seamstress who has experience working with wedding dresses specifically. Wedding dresses are often made with delicate fabrics and intricate details, so finding someone who knows how to work with these materials is crucial. Additionally, it’s crucial to find a seamstress willing to work with you to create the perfect fit. Each bride is different, and a good seamstress will take the time to understand your vision and make it a reality.

Turnaround Time

One thing to remember is that alterations can take time, so starting the process early is essential. Many brides start their wedding dress alterations three to four months before their wedding date. This allows any necessary alterations to be made while ensuring the dress is ready for the big day. Also, when searching for a wedding dress alteration specialist, it’s essential to do your research and read reviews from past customers. Look for seamstresses specializing in wedding dresses and have experience working with delicate fabrics and intricate details. Additionally, consider their turnaround time, pricing, and overall customer service.

In conclusion, wedding dress alterations are essential to ensure the dress fits perfectly and avoids any potential wardrobe malfunctions on the big day. Hemming, adding a bustle, taking in or letting out, adjusting shoulder straps, and correcting the waistline are all essential alterations to consider. Working with a professional seamstress specializing in wedding dresses is essential to ensure the alterations are done correctly and avoid potential damage. With the proper alterations, every bride can have the perfect wedding dress that looks beautiful, fits perfectly, and ensures a stress-free wedding day.

Boston, The Perfect Wedding Destination

Boston, MA is one of the most historic and vibrant cities in the United States, making it the perfect destination for a wedding and reception. Whether you’re a local or a destination bride and groom, Boston offers a multitude of unforgettable experiences for your special day. From its charming cobblestone streets and stunning architecture to its world-renowned cuisine and rich cultural heritage, there’s something for everyone in this amazing city.

For Sports Fans

Boston is a true mecca. The city is home to some of the most passionate and dedicated fans in the country, and it’s no wonder that so many couples choose to include their love for sports in their wedding day. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, or Patriots, Boston’s sports teams are a true symbol of the city’s spirit and energy. And with so many amazing venues to choose from, including Fenway Park, TD Garden, and Gillette Stadium, you’re sure to find the perfect location to celebrate your love for sports and each other.

For History Buffs

Boston is a true treasure trove of historic venues and landmarks. From the historic charm of the Old North Church and Paul Revere House to the grandeur of the USS Constitution Museum, there are plenty of locations to choose from for your wedding and reception. These venues offer a unique backdrop for your special day and provide a touch of historic charm that is truly unforgettable. Additionally, many of these venues offer breathtaking views of the city, making them the perfect location for stunning wedding photos.

For Food Lovers

Boston is a true culinary destination. From its famous seafood to its innovative farm-to-table cuisine, Boston offers a wide range of dining options for you and your guests. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated dining experience at a four-star restaurant or a casual, relaxed atmosphere at a local pub, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in Boston.

Parks and Public Spaces

If you’re looking for a venue that offers a little bit of everything, Boston’s many parks and public spaces are a great option. From the tranquil beauty of the Boston Public Garden to the vibrant energy of the Esplanade along the Charles River, Boston’s parks offer the perfect setting for a relaxed, outdoor wedding reception. With stunning views of the city and plenty of room for dancing and socializing, you and your guests are sure to have a wonderful time.

For Art and Culture Lovers

Boston is a true gem. From its world-renowned museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, to its thriving arts scene, there’s always something new and exciting to discover in Boston. Whether you’re looking for a venue that showcases local artists or one that provides a contemporary and modern setting, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in this vibrant city.

In conclusion, a wedding and reception in Boston, MA offers the bride and groom a truly unforgettable experience. From its historic venues and stunning views to its delicious cuisine and rich cultural heritage, there’s something for everyone in this amazing city. And with its central location on the East Coast and its easy accessibility by plane, train, or car, it’s no wonder that many couples choose to have their wedding and reception in this wonderful city. So why not start your life together in the birthplace of American independence and the home of some of the best sports teams in the country? Your wedding and reception in Boston is sure to be a truly wonderful and memorable experience.

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Boston’s Excellent Catering Options

Boston is a city with a thriving food scene, and caterers are an essential part of that scene. Whether it’s a corporate event, wedding, or private party, Boston caterers can provide exceptional food and service for any occasion.

Fresh, Locally-Sourced Ingredients

One of the key factors that sets Boston caterers apart is their commitment to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. From seafood to produce, Boston caterers take advantage of the city’s proximity to excellent farms and fisheries to create dishes that are both delicious and sustainable. This commitment to quality and sustainability is something that sets Boston caterers apart from those in other cities.

A Wide Range of Dietary Needs and Preferences

Another aspect that distinguishes Boston caterers is their ability to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs and preferences. With the rise of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets, many Boston caterers have adapted their menus to provide delicious options for all guests. Additionally, Boston caterers are often able to accommodate cultural or religious dietary restrictions, ensuring that everyone can enjoy the food.

Highly Professional and Easy to Work With

Boston caterers also have a reputation for being highly professional and easy to work with. They understand the importance of making events run smoothly and can help with everything from menu planning to table settings. Boston caterers have experience with a wide range of events and can provide guidance and recommendations to help ensure that your event is a success.

Creativity and Innovation

Finally, Boston caterers are known for their creativity and innovation. Many caterers in the city are constantly exploring new ingredients and techniques to create unique and exciting dishes. Whether it’s a twist on a classic New England seafood dish or a fusion of different cultural cuisines, Boston caterers are always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with food.

In conclusion, Boston caterers are an essential part of the city’s food scene. With their commitment to fresh, sustainable ingredients, ability to accommodate dietary needs and preferences, professionalism, and creativity, Boston caterers are well-equipped to make any event a success. If you’re planning an event in Boston, be sure to consider the city’s excellent catering options.

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