1-Hour Wedding Ceremony

Thank you for your interest! We are amazed by the response we received in such a short period of time, and are committed to continuing this offering throughout the year. Unfortunately there are no remaining appointments through the end of November 2022. Future dates will continue to be released 90-days in advance (i.e. December dates on 9/1, etc), so please refer back to our website, and submit an application if you are interested in reserving a time later in the year. Applications for December dates will open at 9:30 am on Thursday, September 1st.

  • One (1) hour of access for a non-denominational wedding ceremony and photos all within the Guastavino Room
  • Couples are invited to include up to 8 guests, regardless of age, to take part in their ceremony.
  • Photos permitted within Guastavino Room and exterior of McKim Building & Copley Square. Photo access is not permitted within the building (including outdoor Courtyard).
  • 8 chairs and ceremony décor will be placed specifically for each appointment
  • Rental: $200.00

BPL will offer this package on select Mondays each month.

Ceremonies may be booked within a 90 day booking window, at least 14 days out.

Please note, we do not provide an officiant or manage marriage licenses & certificates. To learn more about applying for a marriage license please visit the City of Boston’s website.

Additional Details:

  • Due to time constraints, food and beverage service is not possible
  • Outside vendors are limited to one officiant and one photographer
  • Additional furniture, decorations, signs, rice, confetti, balloons, props or animals are not permitted
  • Attendees must come dressed for the ceremony; on-site holding/prep areas are not available
  • Live music is not permitted

To inquire about dates and book a 1-hour ceremony in the Guastavino Room, please fill out an application. A representative from the Special Events Office will follow up with you. Date availability will not be confirmed without a submitted application. We look forward to working with you to plan your wedding ceremony at the Boston Public Library!

Contact Us

Boston Public Library Special Events Office: 617.859.2212 or events@bpl.org

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