Located in the heart of downtown Boston, nestled among grand skyscrapers, Old South Meeting House is a unique venue for your special day. This treasured National Historic Site offers you an opportunity to create a wedding ceremony that is truly yours alone--simple, elegant and truly historic!
Today, much of our Main Hall looks as it did in the 18th century: the interior is arranged in the traditional New England meeting house style. While bare of ornament, the Meeting House is architecturally rich. The simplicity of line and symmetrical proportions achieve a quiet beauty. And, when adorned with flowers, a beautiful runner or your personal touches, the effect is truly stunning!
Please review the guidelines below or contact our Director of Marketing and Events at (617) 482-6439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a packet by mail.
Fees and Services
How to reserve
Policies and Procedures
Old South Meeting House is open 7 days a week as a
museum. Ceremonies can begin no sooner than 6 pm from April to October, or 5 pm from November to March.
A typical wedding ceremony rental is for 3 hours, including setup and break down. Your wedding may exceed three hours for an additional charge.
Old South Meeting House is best suited for a wedding
ceremony. We do also hold small wedding receptions here (100 people or under) and are happy to discuss your needs.
Old South Meeting House is wheelchair accessible with
elevator access to all levels. Assisted listening devices are available with use of the sound system.
Facility Rental Fee:
Our rental fees for a typical wedding ceremony range between $1650 to $2450 dollars. Our final pricing is based on a number of factors including production and staffing needs. Rental fees and services are tailored to your individual needs but typically include use of the building, additional equipment and museum staffing.
Staffing Fees: Each wedding ceremony is staffed by an event manager and additional museum assistants. Our staff is available to assist your guests and to monitor the venue. They are well versed in the history of the Meeting House and are able to answer many common questions about the city of Boston. We will hire additional staff should your ceremony require it.
Wedding Rehearsals: We highly recommend holding your wedding rehearsal at the Meeting House. At your rehearsal, our event manager will assist you with your ceremony planning and will help coordinate your procession, receiving line, and other needs.
We are happy to provide, for an additional cost, use of our state-of-the-art sound system or theater lighting. A full modular stage is available in 8'x4' or 4'x4' pieces. An oak podium and some chairs are also available.
Piano: Your pianist will be delighted to know that our beautiful 1925 Mason Hamlin Grand Piano is available for use during wedding ceremonies. A piano tuning fee applies.
Favors: We will gladly help you choose favors for your guests from our selection of unique gift items, tea-themed goods and New England made items. Discounts are available for bulk orders.
Please note: As a historic building, the Meeting House has a strict no-open flame policy. Absolutely no candles are allowed. However, we can recommend attractive battery-operated alternatives. Real flower petals are not allowed but you may throw silk petals. Your party must sweep up the petals before departure.
The caterers and vendors listed below provide high quality services for wedding ceremonies at Old South Meeting House. All of our recommended vendors are familiar with our unique historic setting and its restrictions.
Donna Cunio, Nondenominational Minister and Massachusetts Justice of the Peace, (781) 659-7667 or email@example.com or visit
Fr. Jim Griffin,
M.Div., Boston native , Independent Catholic Priest and registered wedding
officiant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (508) 808-1586 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit here
William Luzier, Attorney and Massachusetts Justice of the Peace, (617) 782-6077 or
email@example.com or visit here
Cindy Matchett, Celebrant, (978) 263-5937 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Edith Pasalis, Celebrant, (781) 258-9187 or
email@example.com or visit here
New England Conservatory Music Referral Service, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, (617) 585-1170, firstname.lastname@example.org