Best Wedding in Boston

2016

The Barn at Gibbet Hill

Groton

With views of the sheep- and cattle-dotted countryside from every angle, this Groton retreat oozes pastoral charm. The pièce de résistance is the century-old post-and-beam barn, which can be styled…Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Unique

Boston Public Library

Boston

The gurgle of the cast-bronze fountain in the Italianate open-air courtyard. The glow of the green glass lamps on Bates Hall’s long reading tables. Set the scene for your own...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, New

Hotel Commonwealth

Boston

With floor-to-ceiling windows and a string-lit terrace showcasing Green Monster vistas, Hotel Commonwealth’s new event space hits it out of the park. Part of the hotel’s recent $50 million makeover,...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Coastal

The Crane Estate

Ipswich

This 2,100-acre wonderland of woodlands and beaches offers three gorgeous ways to make waves on your wedding day: by the sea, in a historical barn, or on the rolling grounds...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Ballroom, Suburbs

Lakeview Pavilion

Foxboro

When the sisters behind this Foxboro venue lost the building to a fire two years ago, they vowed to rebuild. In September 2015 they unveiled their stunningly modern interpretation of...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Venue, Ballroom, City

State Room

Boston

Perched 33 stories above the city with glass walls overlooking the Custom House Tower, the State Room is a blank canvas with personalization options galore. Chef David Blessing, meanwhile, serves...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Dresses, Indie

Ceremony

Boston

Owner Alix Childs’s sun-drenched Beacon Hill studio has been called the quintessential store for unique gowns. Highly regarded by industry experts for her “breathtaking feminine style,” Childs curates hard-to-find dresses...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Dresses, Classic

L’élite Bridal Boutique

Boston

Saying “yes” to the most important dress you’ll ever wear is harder than it looks on TV. Thankfully, L’élite’s light-filled showroom makes the process painless, with both classic silhouettes and...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Hairstylist

Stacey Kuehn

Whether you’re after soft, side-swept curls or a play on the classic French twist, your locks are safe in traveling stylist Stacey Kuehn’s hands. Kuehn, who’s worked with such celebrity...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Videographer

Brighter Lights Media

Boston

Ready for your silver-screen debut? Brighter Lights Media’s cinematic wedding-day videos document both the monumental moments and the intimate details in both short trailer and feature-film-length cuts. Bonus: Christian Nachtrieb...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Stationery

Paper Moss

First impressions count, especially when it comes to wedding invitations, which set the tone for the entire event. Work with designers Emily Hostetler and Caitlin Snyder to create custom letterpress...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Photographer

Cambria Grace

Memories fade, but photographs last forever. Thankfully, you can trust Cambria Grace to be everywhere you are and everywhere you can’t be on your wedding day. The Boston shutterbug’s camera...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Florist

Mimosa

Boston

After years spent creating the tight, modern arrangements favored by couples of the early aughts, Teresa Fung’s style pendulum recently swung back to the “wild, organic, tangled” look she’d been...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Cakes

Cakes to Remember

Brookline

It’s what’s on the inside and the outside that counts—if not in life, then at least when it comes to wedding cakes. Ellen Bartlett’s confections get high marks in both...Read More

2016 Best Wedding Caterer

Saltbox Kitchen

Concord

Chef-owner Ben Elliott, whose grandparents started the family farm in the 1940s, grows garden staples and lesser-known heirloom veggies and raises sheep for meat, chickens for eggs, and bees for...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Dresses

Ceremony

Boston

Owner Alix Childs offers modern brides funky alternatives to the white-meringue gown. In her sun-drenched Beacon Hill studio, she proffers hard-to-find frocks from fashionable faves like Lela Rose and Temperley...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Florist

Orly Khon Floral

Boston

Industrial chic. Richly bohemian. Romantic and fresh. Orly Khon, formerly of Tangerine Creations, can weave a floral theme for any romance—blooms springing from driftwood, succulents beneath glass cloches, blossom chains....Read More

2015 Best Wedding Photographer

Kate McElwee

Enthusiasm, thy name is Kate. Just one look at this shutterbug’s standout portfolio and you’ll be giddy. McElwee is adept at capturing the big day’s subtle, playful side—a bride’s reflection...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Coordinator

AE Events

South Boston

Planning a wedding is like putting together a 1,000-piece puzzle, and the six-person team at AE Events is skilled at making it all fit. Want a seven-course Tuscan feast with...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Caterer

Forklift

Somerville

Mediterranean, Asian, classic American—this Union Square caterer will happily hop from cuisine to cuisine for your wedding spread, incorporating vegan and gluten-free menus with ease. Chefs Dennis Tourse and Jamie...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Hairstylist

Julia Rosenthal, Pyara

Cambridge

From flowers formed by your own braids to a comb placed just so in a finger-curled bob, Julia Rosenthal’s wedding-day tresses are consistently stunning. With just a glance, she quickly...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Photo Booth

Danger Booth

When it comes to giving your guests custom photo keepsakes, it’s best to think outside the box—or, in this case, the booth. Danger’s open-air, freestanding unit (complete with a touchscreen,...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Cakes

Konditor Meister

Braintree

Whether it’s duplicating Pinterest printouts or dreaming up a wholly original confection, Konditor Meister (German for “master pastry chef”) creates wedding-cake wonders. Its tiered masterpieces have delighted couples for three...Read More

2015 Best Wedding Stationery

Smudge Ink

Charlestown

Your invitation sets the tone of the wedding—no pressure at all, right? Enter Smudge Ink, which has its own on-site letterpress to ensure complete control over quality and design. Work...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Cakes

Dessert Works

Westwood

Kristen Repa has seen (and made) a lot of wedding cakes: Before launching her own bakery more than a decade ago, she honed her sweet skills at local institutions like...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Caterer

Season to Taste

Cambridge

Season to Taste’s creative farm-to-table menus make a big impact at wedding receptions without creating a big carbon footprint. Chef-owner Robert Harris is passionate about sustainability in catering, showcasing the...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Videographer

Long Haul Films

Boston

Tom and Melissa Dowler and their team of videographers eschew rambling, cookie-cutter videos in favor of incredibly cinematic three-to-five-minute trailers and 30-minute " features." With poignant audio from the...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Florist

Forêt Design Studio

First comes love, then comes the wedding florist, who can singularly set the tone for your big day. Ensure a blossoming affair with Rose Mattos and Erin Heath’s ethereal bouquets...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Photographer

Corinna Raznikov Photography

Marion

The love in this fine-art photographer’s wedding shots is palpable—here, a groom dips and kisses his bride on a snowy rooftop; there, a pair holds hands as they traipse through...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Hairstylist

Darren Le

If a bad hair day can ruin an ordinary weekday, imagine the havoc a follicular faux pas could wreak on your wedding day. Enter Darren Le. The Mizu stylist, who...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Stationery

À Deux

Charlestown

What can’t Kelli Parker do? The custom stationer works with engravers, printers, and suppliers to make clients’ grandest visions a reality. Cases in point: She recently assembled crocodile-embossed boxes lined...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Dresses

L’Élite Bridal Boutique

Boston

The sight of lace, chiffon, and tulle gowns from celebrated designers like Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro is enough to make even the most serious bride-to-be giddy with excitement. Here those...Read More

2014 Best Wedding Coordinator

Nicole Simeral, Simeral & Co.

No-show rabbis, MIA groomsmen—Nicole Simeral has seen (and fixed) it all. But the Boston-based ­planner does much more than fight wedding-day fires; she also recommends vendors, handles contract ­negotiations, and...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Dresses

Musette Bridal

Boston

Want to look runway-ready for your fete? Musette’s airy Newbury Street showroom offers a tightly curated selection of gowns from Jenny Packham, Peter Langner, Yolan Cris, and other high-fashion designers....Read More

2013 Best Wedding Cakes

Amanda Oakleaf Cakes

Winthrop

Oakleaf and her team turn out traditional tiered wedding cakes with aplomb, but it’s her whimsical sculptural confections—featured on TLC’s Fabulous Cakes and Food Network’s Cake Challenge—that make her the...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Caterer

Capers Catering

Run by Emma Roberts, Capers works with brides and grooms to create custom menus that showcase local ingredients—and they do it for parties big and small, indoors and outdoors, formal...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Videographer

Long Haul Films

Boston

Don’t leave your wedding video up to Uncle Dave and his shaky hands. Book Long Haul Films to produce a Hollywood-worthy trailer (three to five minutes) and a longer cut...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Florist

Table & Tulip

Boston

Succulent-filled terrarium centerpieces. Hanging flower chandeliers. Green walls of plants cascading from Woolly Pocket planters. If you can dream it, Andrea Halliday and her petal-obsessed cohorts at Table & Tulip...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Photographer

Lisa Rigby Photography

It’s a good thing that Lisa Rigby ditched a decade-long career in corporate communications for a camera. She has a true gift for capturing all the moments that make a...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Hairstylist

Lindsay Griffin

Somerville

Attention preppy brides, retro brides, downtown brides, and every bride in between: The special-event stylist Lindsay Griffin has the updo for your “I do”s. An alum of North End and...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Stationery

Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Portsmouth

Romantic milestones and favorite songs help inform Samantha Finigan and Whitney Swaffield’s custom suites, all printed on an antique Chandler & Price press. Design elements might include barn doors that...Read More

2013 Best Wedding Coordinator

Janie Haas Events

North Andover

It’s the thoughtful details that make weddings so unforgettable. But who has time to sweat the small stuff? Leave it to Janie Haas. A 36-year industry veteran, Haas will coordinate...Read More

2012 Best Wedding Cakes

Jenny’s Wedding Cakes

A wedding cake is more than just flour, eggs, and sugar — it’s an expression of your personal style. And Amesbury baker Jenny Williamson, whose breathtaking designs are informed by...Read More

2012 Best Wedding Videographer

Jeff Brouillet

Boston

Forget those cringe-inducing photo montages with horrid soundtracks. Videographer Jeff Brouillet is equally adept at capturing the little details and the monumental moments, audio-splicing them with appropriate (read: not cheesy)...Read More

2012 Best Wedding Florist

Mimosa Fresh Flower Design

Boston

Here’s a florist who understands the minute differences between lavender and periwinkle, who can take a tiny bit of inspiration and run with it. Teresa Fung’s vibrant, textural designs transform...Read More

2012 Best Wedding Rings

Long’s Jewelers

Boston

When it comes time to pop the question, the right ring can do a lot of the talking for you. The cases at Long’s house some of the very best...Read More

2012 Best Wedding Photographer

Person + Killian

Boston

Forced poses, gowns on hangers, group jumping — after a while, all wedding photos start to look the same. Not so when Jill Person and Lauren Killian are behind the...Read More

2012 Best Wedding Hairstylist

Kristen Moshiek

Hairstyling vet Kristen Moshiek, formerly of Newbury Street’s Beaucage, has ventured out on her own to focus on bridal ‘dos. With a portfolio filled with wavy, romantic looks and sophisticated...Read More

2012 Best Wedding Stationery

Paper Moss

Boston

The owners of this local company, Emily Hostetler and Anna Fenno, use environ-mentally friendly cotton paper and soy-based inks to craft letterpress suites with quirky typefaces and motley patterns, ensuring...Read More

    Most Viewed Winners of Weddings

    • The Barn at Gibbet Hill, 2016 Best Wedding Venue, Rustic
    • Boston Public Library, 2016 Best Wedding Venue, Unique
    • Hotel Commonwealth, 2016 Best Wedding Venue, New

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    • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
    • Yankee Lobster Company, 2012 Best Seafood Restaurant, Casual