May 2, 2022 – Mayor Michelle Wu joined Boston Public Library (BPL) president David Leonard to announce that to accommodate intimate ceremonies and various budgets, the Boston Public Library will begin offering couples the opportunity to be married at the BPL in a one-hour, $200 wedding ceremony starting in June. Couples will have the opportunity to begin the next chapters of their lives by exchanging vows inside the historic Guastavino Room at the Central Library in Copley Square. Each couple may invite up to eight guests, and following the ceremony formal photos can be taken within the Guastavino Room.
“Our Boston Public Libraries are some of Boston’s most treasured spaces, and many a bride or groom have dreamed about celebrating their wedding day at the Central Library in Copley Square," said Mayor Michelle Wu. "This new program offering one-hour wedding celebrations in the Guastavino room at the library will provide another beautiful, intimate, affordable option for couples in Boston to celebrate their weddings in one of the most breathtaking spaces in our city. Thank you to our team at BPL for continuing to find ways to make their programs and services accessible to all Boston residents.”
One-hour ceremonies will be offered on the first Monday of each month, beginning on June 6th. Accommodations will be made for Monday holidays. The registration period begins on May 1st. Bookings will be accepted within a 90-day window of the ceremony date. All couples must submit their registration online at bpl.org/1-hour-wedding-ceremony/. Availability is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to offer couples wanting an intimate ceremony a chance to have the Boston Public Library become a special part of their life together,” said David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library. “The McKim Building has always been the ‘palace for the people,’ and we are excited to be able to make it available to couples that might not otherwise have access to this space.”
Learn more about the one-hour wedding ceremony package at bpl.org/1-hour-wedding-ceremony/.
The Boston Public Library hosts private events year-round featuring ornately designed spaces with a variety of capacities that are ideal settings for holiday parties, corporate conferences, weddings, and more. The Boston Public Library only offers one-hour wedding ceremony packages through this monthly promotion.
Any questions about the one-hour wedding ceremony or about event rentals in general, can be directed to the BPL Special Events Office at 617.859.2212 or at email@example.com.