The State Room in Boston, MA is at the top of my list for favorite wedding venues. Though I photograph a lot of barn and country club weddings, I really do love a city wedding. The architecture, glass and steel make me happy. It’s a Longwood Venue so you know the food and service will be amazing. It’s definitely a clean and modern venue with endless options for adding your own style and decor into the space. I love being in the room when guests start arriving because you can hear audible “WOW”s as people enter the room and see the view. Scroll to see some favorite moments and photos of the space during real weddings!
There’s a couple different spaces available for weddings. With 21′ floor to ceiling windows, you get this unmatched view of the Boston harbor and skyline in the Great Room.
It’s also a huge room with a capacity for over 500 guests for dinner and dancing. There’s a mezzanine where they have cocktail hour and then everyone comes downstairs for the reception.
I’ve seen may different setups in the Great Room. You could have one long table for the wedding party in front of the windows, or leave the view open and have tables around the dance floor.
State Room in Boston
I especially love photographing wedding ceremonies in the Great Room. Sometimes it’s summer and the sun is hitting the custom house in the background. Sometimes it’s winter and you get the city lights as your backdrop.
Another favorite is seeing the way couples decorate the grand staircase. You can choose whether you want to enter your reception by coming down the stairs or not. It’s pretty epic but if you’ve got heels on just be sure to take your time and that your new spouse has your hand!
The first dance is another favorite part of the evening since i love going up to the mezzanine to capture the moment from above. It really shows off the space and your guests and the grandeur of that moment!
It’s also fun to photograph toasts at the State Room with that amazing backdrop of the city.
Lastly, I don’t know what it is but dance parties at the State Room are always so wild and fun!