1-Hour Wedding Ceremony

Currently accepting applications for select Mondays from now through October 15, 2024.

One hour of access for a non-denominational wedding ceremony and photos all within the Guastavino Room

  • Couples are invited to include up to 12 guests, regardless of age, to take part in their ceremony. Your photographer and officiant do not count towards the 12-person guest limit.
  • Photos permitted within Guastavino Room and exterior of McKim Building & Copley Square. Photo access is not permitted within the building (including outdoor Courtyard).
  • 12 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:

  • Food and/or beverage is not permitted
  • Outside vendors are limited to one officiant and one photographer
  • Additional furniture, decorations, petals, 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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