Weddings at the Meeting House
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, nestled among grand skyscrapers, Old South Meeting House is a beautiful venue for your special day.
This treasured 1729 National Historic Landmark offers you an opportunity to create a wedding ceremony that is truly your own--simple, elegant and truly historic! Today, much of the interior of the meeting house looks as it did in the 18th century, arranged in the traditional New England meeting house style. The simplicity of line and symmetrical proportions achieve a quiet beauty. When adorned with flowers or your personal touches, the effect is truly stunning!
Please review the information and guidelines below. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive materials and/or photos by email.
Old South Meeting House is open 7 days a week as a museum. Wedding ceremonies can begin no sooner than 6:00 pm from April 1 to October 31, or 5:00 pm from November 1 to March 31.
Our wedding ceremony rental is for 3 hours, including time for setup and break down. Your wedding may exceed three hours for an additional charge. To check availability for your preferred date, please contact email@example.com.
Old South Meeting House is best suited for wedding ceremonies. However, we do also hold small wedding receptions here (100 people or under) and are happy to discuss your needs.
Perfect for wedding ceremonies of any size, Old South Meeting House seats up to 250 people on the first floor, and an additional 300 in the balcony.
Old South Meeting House is wheelchair accessible with elevator access to all levels except the balcony. Assistive listening devices are available with use of the sound system.
Fees and Services
All rental fees and services are tailored to your individual needs and typically include use of the building, in-house A/V equipment and museum staffing. Fees for a typical wedding ceremony range between $2200 to $2700. A one-hour rehearsal is recommended (typically held the evening before the wedding) and will be billed into your wedding contract. Each wedding ceremony is staffed by an event manager and additional museum assistant(s). Your event manager will assist with your ceremony and help coordinate your procession, music and other needs.
We are happy to provide use of our sound system (strongly recommended for audiences of 50 persons or more) and theater lighting. An oak podium and plain music stands (for readings, etc) are also available. A Mason Hamlin Grand Piano is available. A piano tuning fee applies.
We will gladly help you choose favors for your guests from our museum shop selection of unique gift items, tea-themed goods and New England made items. Special discounts are available for your bulk orders.
The 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.
Old South Meeting House is not affiliated with any religion and welcomes all kinds of ceremonies. You may choose your own officiant for your wedding ceremony at Old South Meeting House. Below are some recommended officiants:
- Rabbi David B. Kudan, Officant for Jewish and Interfaith Ceremonies, 617-877-3818 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit here
- Donna Cunio, Nondenominational Minister and Massachusetts Justice of the Peace, (781) 659-7667 or email@example.com or visit here.
- 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 here.
- Edith Pasalis, Celebrant, (781) 258-9187 or email@example.com or visit here .
Winston Flowers, (800) 457-4901, www.winstonflowers.com
C2MDesigns, LLC, (401) 475-6260, www.C2MDesigns.com
Ars Magna Studio, (617) 942-1449, www.arsmagnastudio.com
Beacon Hill Photography, (617) 720-4600, www.beaconhillphoto.com
Caroline Talbot Photography http://carolinetalbotphoto.com
Hitched Studios, (617) 480-3567, www.hitchedstudios.com
Meg Pix Photography, (978) 452-6062, www.megpix.com
Metzger Studios, (781) 652-0342, www.metzgerstudios.com
Natural Light Photography, (617) 538-7395, http://www.natlightphotography.com
To reserve and confirm your wedding at Old South Meeting House:
To receive an estimate of fees, please fill out the mandatory Wedding Ceremony Rental Application and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. An estimate of fees will be provided following the receipt of the completed application.
To confirm your wedding: If your chosen date is available, we will place the date on a tentative hold for a maximum of two weeks. If you decide to move forward with the rental, we will prepare a contract for you. A deposit and signed contract are required to secure the reservation.
Thank you for considering Old South Meeting House for your wedding! Your fees help to support and preserve this non-profit 1729 historic site.