A Classic Boston Public Library Wedding | Sarah + Greg

January 9, 2024


Sarah and Greg’s Boston Public Library wedding was everything you could imagine when you think of classic elegance in Boston. It was such an honor to be a part of their day. I’m so excited to share the photos from this gorgeous event! They had a beautiful vision and everything came together perfectly. 

A Classic Boston Public Library Wedding

One of My Favorite Boston Wedding Venues

The Boston Public Library is hands-down one of my favorite Boston wedding venues. If you are looking for a venue rich in history and packed with stunning architectural details, you’ll definitely want to tour the BPL. The building’s classic architecture is what I love the most about the venue . It allows for a classic, elegant and luxury wedding vibe! 

Where is the Boston Public Library?

The BPL is located right in Copley Square, which offers guests a unique, up close and personal view of Boston’s skyline as they arrive. It’s also conveniently located near several gorgeous hotels which are perfect for getting ready. The Fairmont Copley, Lenox, Hilton, and Westin hotels are all nearby. 

How Much Does a Boston Public Library Wedding Cost? 

Wedding packages at the BPL range from $8,700 – $21,500. They offer several different options for ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner locations within the building. This includes the stunning courtyard (where Sarah and Greg held their ceremony!), and the famous Bates Hall with bookshelf-lined walls and the classic green lanterns on desks that double as dining tables (S + G held their dinner there). Additional options include the Abbey Room, Boylston Room, and Guastavino Room. The staff will work with you to customize your vision for your day!  

Details from Sarah + Greg’s Boston Public Library Wedding

Being able to photograph Sarah and Greg’s Boston Public Library wedding was such an honor. They are both so wonderful to be around, and their day was just stunning! It was so apparent that their happiness was shared by their families and wedding party. Sarah and her mom shared a few happy tears while getting ready which was touching. And then she and the bridesmaids even broke into song during photos! S + G are both musical, so it was very fitting.  

They had an incredible vision for their wedding, especially the reception space, and they brought it to life in the most spectacular way. Being a November wedding, the whole event had really beautiful and unique lighting. We started the day with a first look and portrait photos in Boston Common just as the sun was beginning to set for the afternoon. 

The Ceremony in the Courtyard

From there we headed to the Library in time to capture some more photos of Sarah and Greg just before guests arrived. S + G opted for an evening ceremony, and by the time it began the sun had completely set. This made for such a romantic and cozy ceremony in the courtyard! It was absolutely elegant. The ceremony was also really sweet and personalized – both of their siblings gave readings and an uncle married them which was all very special. 

The Reception in Bates Hall

After the ceremony guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, followed by dinner in Bates Hall. Open dancing to the live band finished off the evening – everyone had a blast! All of the details from their day were perfect as well. Sarah wore a cozy fur coat shawl over her stunning gown, the bridesmaids were beautiful in fall-toned velvet dresses, and the florals were a unique take on typical fall colors with pops of soft blue mixed in with the traditional orange and burgundies. Sarah’s shoes were also to die for – gorgeous Jimmy Choos with large pearl accents. 

[Looking for more Boston wedding inspiration? Check out these weddings: Samantha + Spencer, Ani + Drew, and Gretchen + Richard!] 

Thank You to the Amazing Vendor Team! 

Everything about this Boston Public Library wedding was absolutely elegant and spectacular. The amazing vendor team that Sarah and Greg chose brought their vision to life and created an event full of eye candy for guests. Earth Blossom created stunning florals for the entire event, even including beautiful bracelet corsages for the bridesmaids. The Catered Affair is the exclusive caterer for Boston Public Library weddings and prepared rave-worthy food for the entire evening. And of course Sarah’s glam team, Maricruz Hairstyles and Glamour Cosmetics, made her and all of the ladies up beautifully! Everyone loved dancing the night away to the live band as well.     

Looking for a Boston Wedding Photographer? 

Being able to get to know Sarah and Greg and capture their BPL wedding was such an honor. If you are still searching for your perfect photographer for your Boston wedding, I would love to hear from you

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ABOUT kelly

At home near the sea. Ever-focused on finding beauty in intimate or grand moments; found in the love stories that leave me breathless and in awe. 

Kelly  deeply values connection by being intentional in knowing her couples and their love stories. Through her organic and natural photography style, she creates timeless images that allow you to relive your moments and remember how you felt. Kelly began her professional career in 2015 and has since been delivering skillfully crafted images and an elevated experience for every couple she works with. She will help you feel natural and relaxed in front of the camera by knowing when to give guidance and when to let the moments naturally evolve, focusing on your unique and unforgettable celebration from start to finish. Based in Boston, she would love to document your authentic love throughout New England and beyond.