Hi! It’s Wife here… I’m stepping outside of my usual role as gear-sherpa and best-man-finder to help out Roberto with some blogging while he is shooting his way through a sweltering wedding season.
Over the past 2 years, I’ve tagged along all over New England as Roberto photographed weddings, engagements, and even the occasional proposal. We’ve been lucky enough to photograph in some spectacular locations and venues, in beautiful churches, breathtaking outdoor sites, and gorgeous hotels and restaurants. For the first in a series of posts, we thought that we’d go through some of our favorite venues wedding ceremonies and receptions, starting in Boston:
1. The Beehive – Boston | www.beehiveboston.com/ | What an awesome venue… definitely not your traditional place to hold a wedding reception, but if you and your partner want a more chilled out vibe, then it’s definitely worth a look. The Beehive has a few different areas, giving your guests the option of sitting at the quieter upstairs bar, hitting the dance floor downstairs, grabbing a drink at the downstairs bar, or taking a break for some fresh air on the outdoor patio. The décor is very unique, lots of exposed brick and heavy draperies, so you wouldn’t need lots of your own decorations. The food was great, and even though we didn’t partake since we were on the clock, the cocktails looked pretty amazing as well. Check out Holly and Matt’s recent wedding reception held at The Beehive, photographed by RFP.
2. Nine Zero Hotel – Boston | www.ninezero.com/ | The Nine Zero isn’t your traditional hotel. The space is really nicely laid out and the décor is amazing, offering some great opportunities for unique wedding photos. Amazing views paired with a great location mean that you can easily work some of the Boston skyline into your photos, and if you’re doing a First Look session, you’ve got the option of running across the street and into Boston Common or next door to their . At night, you can also run next door for a quick shot underneath Boston’s iconic Beantown Pub sign. The three versatile, adjacent event rooms mean that you can keep your guests moving for different parts of your wedding celebration (cocktails, ceremony, seated dinner, dancing, etc) and the amazingly helpful event planning staff keeps everything running smoothly, leaving you to get on with the partying. Check out Emily and Carlos’ recent wedding held at the Nine Zero.
3. Liberty Hotel – Boston | www.libertyhotel.com | Talk about your stunning venue! The Liberty Hotel, formerly the Charles Street Jail, was completed in 1851, and during its time as a prison, it housed a number of notable inmates, like Malcolm X, World War II German POWs, and a number of Boston suffragettes. The prison closed in the 1990’s, and reopened in 2007 as a stunning luxury hotel. Maintaining some of the architectural features of the original jail, the Liberty Hotel’s impressive rotunda still contains original brick and iron work (including lots of barred cell doors) and massive windows looking out towards the Charles River. The multiple bars and restaurants (The Clink, Alibi, Scampo, Liberty Bar, The Yard and Catwalk) and numerous event rooms give you tons of flexibility for your wedding, and the pairing of the centuries-old architecture with more modern fittings and décor make for some amazing photos of your big day. Check out Katie and Ryan’s Boston wedding to see more of the amazing architecture at the Liberty!
Definitely more on this topic to come, but if you’re looking for a wedding, engagement or event photographer for any of these venues, look no further. Contact Roberto at Roberto Farren Photography for more info!
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