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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 rentals@osmh.org to receive materials and/or photos by email. 

A completed wedding ceremony rental application is required for all estimates and may be opened for printing here(You may also send the content of this application by email to rentals@osmh.org.)

Availability 

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 rentals@osmh.org

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.

Capacity

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.

Accessibility 

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.  

To receive an estimate for your wedding, please complete the wedding ceremony rental application and return to rentals@osmh.org.

Available Equipment 

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. 

Wedding Favors

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. 

Recommended Vendors 

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. 

Officiants

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:

Music

Presto! Music, (781) 245-8029, prestomusic@rcn.com, www.presto-music.com 

New England Conservatory Music Referral Service, (617) 585-1170, mrs@necmusic.eduhttp://necmusic.edu/mrs

Riverview Chamber Players, (781) 398-2240, Rebecca@riverviewchamberplayers.com, www.riverviewchamberplayers.com

Flowers

Nature's Design Studio, (781) 640-9320, info@naturesdesignstudio.com,  www.naturesdesignstudio.com

Petals, Inc, (978) 532-0066, info@petalsinc.com,  www.petalsinc.com

Winston Flowers,  (800) 457-4901, www.winstonflowers.com

C2MDesigns, LLC, (401) 475-6260, www.C2MDesigns.com

Photographers

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

Check out images from a wedding at the Meeting House here!

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 rentals@osmh.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.