We held our wedding reception at the Waterworks and it was fabulous! The venue is so beautiful and interesting that you barely need any decorations and it worked wonderfully for our cocktail style reception. We got so many compliments from our guests about the venue and honestly the ambiance was even better than I imagined. We also rented the upstairs room and had movies playing for the kids, which I think they really enjoyed (when they weren't out dancing!)The staff are also great, we had a horrible experience with the caterer we had booked and with Christine's help were able to get another caterer with only 10 days until the wedding (and it was the busiest wedding weekend in June.) She was responding to my emails late at night and really worked some magic to make sure we had a reliable caterer the day of (Tastings Caterers, highly recommended!) I was having panic attacks about our catering situation and the staff at the Waterworks really helped our day turn out better than we imagined.Overall, if you're looking for a unique wedding venue that's not your average hotel ballroom I highly recommend the Waterworks.
We booked two years early, shortly before the venue price nearly doubled. However, even at the current price, it would have been well worth it. The venue is a distinct space, and all of the guests loved it. Our wedding had a Doctor Who theme, so the architecture and machines fit perfectly with the theme.When we booked, we worked primarily with Christine, who was an absolute delight--incredibly flexible, enthusiastic, and genuinely excited about our vision. Later in the process, our event manager was Chris, who was also great to work with. They were very accommodating of our more out-there requests, and kept everything running smoothl
Book Your Unique Event at the Waterworks Museum
Just a half a mile from Cleveland Circle, The Waterworks Museum is located in Boston, Massachusetts by Chestnut Hill Reservoir. This museum is perfect for the anyone looking for a historic yet elegant atmosphere.
Facilities and Capacity
Seating is available as cocktail style and fully seated dinners up to 150 guests. The Grand Engines Hall will be the main event space, with access to the Overlook Gallery with fantastic views. Although there is no formal entertaining space outside, the front steps certainly provides a one of a kind entrance.
Waterworks Museum offers the following services to make booking with us easier.
Walkthroughs with the Venue Event Manger - accessible when museum is closed to the public.
Exclusive List of Professional & Experienced Caterers to help create your vision.
Exclusive arrangement with liquor delivery and pick up.
Additional Parking option
Event Tour Guide option
Other Options to Consider
On site rehearsals - schedule permitting
Set up can begin after the Museum is closed to the public.
All furniture - tables/chairs etc can be rented through the caterer.
Easy online payments without any fees.
Access to a Preferred List of Entertainment Vendors
Outside Entertainment Vendors welcome - bands, photographers, photo booths, etc.