1-Hour Wedding Ceremony

Thank you for your interest! There has been an overwhelming response and all of our summer dates (June-August) have been filled. The one-hour wedding is offered on select dates within a 90-day booking window. For example, September dates will be available starting June 1 at 9 am. We are excited to continue offering 1-hour wedding ceremonies throughout the year.

  • 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
  • 8 chairs and ceremony décor will be placed specifically for each appointment
  • Rental: $200.00

BPL will select the first Monday of every month, starting with June 6, 2022. Accommodations will be made for Monday holidays.

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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