A Boston Venue Perfect for your Wedding!

The Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel stands out as an exceptional venue right in the heart of the city, and it holds a special place in my heart as one of the first locations where I began my journey as a wedding photographer. Its prime location ensures that iconic landmarks such as the Aquarium, North End, and Faneuil Hall are just a stone's throw away. This proximity offers a unique opportunity for my wedding clients to momentarily step away during their reception and capture stunning portraits against the city's backdrop, all within a brief five-minute excursion. Yet, the allure of the Long Wharf Hotel extends beyond its convenient location and into the very essence of its service and ambiance.

Gregory Hitchcock

Based in Boston's South Shore, and serving all of New England, I offer twenty years experience capturing the unique and authentic story of my client's wedding day. I would like to invite you to click below and have a look some example of my photography as well as what the experience is like to work with me.

An ideal location.

The Boston Marriott Long Wharf, located at 296 State St, Boston, epitomizes modern elegance and is an idyllic setting for weddings right in the heart of Boston. Situated on one of America's most picturesque harbors, the hotel offers a seamless blend of convenience and luxury, ensuring that your special day transitions smoothly without the hassle of a lengthy journey home after the celebration.` New England Aquarium, Christopher Columbus Park, Quincy Market, the historic North End, and Faneuil Hall, making it an unparalleled choice for those seeking to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Boston.

With its stylish and spacious indoor event spaces, breathtaking grand ballroom, and charming outdoor settings, coupled with a comprehensive array of amenities, the Boston Marriott Long Wharf stands out as a premier venue. It's clear why it's celebrated as one of the finest hotels in Massachusetts for any event, especially weddings.

Amazing Amenities for your wedding Day.

The Long Wharf Hotel presents a tapestry of elegant and memorable spaces perfect for your wedding day. With a diverse array of accommodations, the hotel caters to every need, whether you're seeking a cozy room for you and your fiancé or a spacious area for your entire bridal party to get ready in style. Each room is a blend of modern sophistication and warm, inviting ambiance, making them not just suitable in size but also impeccable in design, finish, and furnishing. These luxurious settings promise not only comfort but also serve as the perfect backdrop for your preparation photos, ensuring every moment of your day is captured against a beautiful and refined setting.

Bride's wedding dress hangs up in the bridal suit.

Unforgettable Spaces for your Wedding

Beyond the luxurious accommodations, the Long Wharf takes pride in offering a variety of stunning and highly customizable venues for every segment of your wedding day. Delight in the serene beauty of the Palm Garden Atrium, the panoramic vistas from the Harbor View Ballroom, the grandeur of the Grand Ballroom, the intimate charm of the Midnight Lounge, and the breathtaking rooftop terrace, which boasts arguably the best view of Boston Harbor. Each space is designed to make your special day truly unforgettable.

An amazing wedding held inside the Palm Garden Atrium.

The Palm Garden Atrium

The Palm Garden Atrium stands out as an unforgettable venue, nestled in the heart of the hotel and marked by its lofty ceilings that lend a grand yet airy feel to both your ceremony and reception. Perfect for creating a majestic yet intimate ambiance, this atrium-style space can comfortably welcome up to 200 guests, making it an ideal setting for your special day.

The Grand Ballroom

If your wedding vision includes a larger gathering, then the Grand Ballroom is your ultimate choice. Exuding top-tier elegance, this spacious venue can comfortably accommodate up to 450 guests, ensuring your event is both grand and unforgettable.

The harbor view ballroom of the Boston Long Wharf hotel used as a wedding reception

The Harbor view Ballroom

The Harbor View Ballroom holds a special place in my heart as my favorite among the three. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, it offers picture-perfect, panoramic views that create a breathtaking backdrop. This exquisite space can host up to 146 guests for a seated dinner or 200 for a reception, providing an elegant and memorable setting for your special day..

The Harbor view Terrace

Discover unparalleled city and harborside vistas during a cocktail hour on the adjoining Harbor View Terrace, where the views are truly unmatched. This spot is perfect for a first look, portraits, or mingling during cocktail hour. As the evening unfolds, seasonal fire pits add a touch of warmth, creating a cozy and social atmosphere for your guests to enjoy.

The midnight Lounge

Boasting views of the downtown Boston skyline and the harbor, the Midnight Lounge offers a distinctive and exclusive setting for your wedding party. Perfectly positioned for group preparations and doubling as your private suite during the reception, it's the ideal backdrop for your special day's festivities.

A couple engage a laugh together on their wedding day.

Marriott Certified Wedding Planners

Imagine your dream wedding, and then imagine bringing it to life – that's what our Marriott Certified Wedding Planners are here for! They're not just trained; they're passionate about crafting ceremonies that reflect you, whether they're steeped in cultural traditions or honoring military service.

They understand that planning your big day means everything needs to be perfect, and that's exactly why they are the experienced planners are by your side. They'll guide you through everything from budgeting to timelines, and from selecting the perfect menu – be it a chic bento box or a lavish buffet – to lining up the ideal entertainment. And it's not just about the big stuff; they'll help you choose those special touches like elegant table runners for your cocktail hour.

Wedding planning can be overwhelming, but with our planners, you're not alone. They’re here to ensure that every detail, from the flowers to the dance floor, is exactly as you've envisioned, ensuring your day is stress-free and spectacular. After all, it's all about creating joyful memories without the stress, right down to the last detail, even making sure your spaces are used just right and the flow of the evening is seamless – especially if your guests are arriving on a full or empty stomach.

The difference types of ceremonies that can be held at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf.

This elegant and diverse venue can accommodate the following types of ceremonies:

Engagement Party, Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony, Wedding Reception.

Opportunities for Amazing Wedding Photography at the Boston Long Wharf

As I touched on earlier, the Boston Long Wharf Hotel boasts a prime location right in the pulsing heart of Boston. This puts you just moments away from some truly stunning settings for your wedding photography. Picture capturing your special moments at places like Christopher Columbus Park, the charming North End, serene Paul Revere Mall, and the iconic Boston Harbor – all just a stone's throw away!

1| Christopher Columbus Park

Right outside the north entrance of the Boston Long Wharf Hotel, you'll find the enchanting Christopher Columbus Park. This gem provides the perfect backdrop for quintessential Boston-style portraits. Picture yourself walking under the quarter-mile-long trellis, a picturesque walkway framing the stunning Boston skyline on one end and the tranquil harbor on the other, adorned with lush greenery in the summer and twinkling Christmas lights in the winter. Just a bit further into the park, the Harbor Walk awaits, offering expansive views for portraits set against the ocean's backdrop and the charming scene of boats gently docked along the shore.

Couple embrace during their engagement session at Christopher Columbus park
Fun couple at Christopher Columbus Park
A sweet kiss at Christopher Columbus Park
A couple sitting together in front of the water at Sunrise
All the groomsmen line out for a portraits in Christopher Columbus Park
After a sunny wedding in Boston the bride and groom pose for a formal portrait in Christopher Columbus Park
The bride and groom goofy around during their portrait session
The bride and groom pose before the Boston skyline on a sunny wedding day

2| The North End neighborhood of Boston

Just around the corner from the Boston Long Wharf Hotel lies the charming North End Neighborhood, a treasure trove for wedding photography. Whether you opt for a leisurely five-minute stroll or a swift two-minute limo ride, you'll find yourself surrounded by cozy nooks and intimate corners perfect for those heartfelt portraits. With its quaint parks, picturesque brick alleyways, and unique vistas, the North End offers endless opportunities to capture portraits that embody the true spirit of Boston.

A newly married couple enjoy a close embrace on a chilly wedding day in the North End
The groom gives his a twirl for an exciting portrait
The bride and groom kiss IN front of the old north church

3| Paul Revere Mall

Venturing deeper into the North End, you'll stumble upon a real gem: Paul Revere Mall. This quaint, tree-lined park is just a five-minute walk from the Long Wharf Hotel and is the epitome of charm with its vintage brick walls and central water fountain. It's the perfect setting if you're looking for wedding photos that capture a touch of history and timeless elegance.

During their engagement session at Paul Revere Mall the couple performs a passionate dance.
The groom shows off his wicked awesome air guitar.
The bride and groom hold hands under the fountain.
The bride and groom enjoy a joyous laugh on their wedding day at Paul Revere Mall
The groom kisses the bride hand for a romantic portrait in Boston
A close moment between the bride and groom in Boston

4| The Harbor

I've saved the best for last. Nestled directly along the western edge of Boston Harbor, the Boston Long Wharf Hotel offers stunning views from multiple angles. Not only can you soak in the serene waters, but you can also marvel at the bustling marine traffic and the majestic city skyline – all of which make for an extraordinary portrait backdrop. And while the harbor is breathtaking at any time of day, there's something truly magical about the sunset views that you just have to see for yourself.

The bride and groom pose for an elegant portrait along Boston Harbor.
The bride poses for a solo dramatic Portrait in front of Boston Harbor.
Boston Harbor at sunset provides a dramatic backdrop for this wedding portrait.
A passionate kiss between bride and groom at Boston Harbor

Why is having a location with numerous portrait locations so important?

Remember, your wedding day is one of those thrilling yet unpredictable chapters in life. Despite the best-laid plans, unforeseen events can shuffle your schedule. I've delved into this topic in another article, which I warmly invite you to read. In it, I highlight the invaluable benefit of streamlining your day by hosting various events in a single venue. The Boston Long Wharf Hotel stands out as such a place. Here, you can seamlessly arrange your preparation shots, first look, ceremony, portraits, and reception all in one spot. This not only simplifies your day but also minimizes the chance of unexpected hitches, allowing you to focus on what truly matters – celebrating your love.

Are you planning a wedding at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel?

Are you looking to hire someone for your wedding photography as well? I’d love to explain how I work as a wedding photographer as well as answer any questions you have. Please either head over to my contact page or fill out the form at the bottom to learn more about how I work. I would love to chat. Additionally please feel free to look at some of the work I have done at the Boston long Wharf Hotel.

Boston Marriott Long Wharf Wedding (Anna & Josh)

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