Wedding Ceremonies

Our landscape harmoniously unites nature and man-made design, making Mount Auburn a memorable spot to host a romantic union.

Photograph by Dreamlove Photography


Mount Auburn is picturesque year round. For this reason, we offer both indoor and outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies with fees ranging from $1,000 to $1,250.

For information about rates and availability, please fill out our Wedding Ceremony Inquiry Form.

For information about wedding photography at Mount Auburn, please see our Wedding Photography Guidelines.

Additional photographs from wedding ceremonies held at Mount Auburn can be found on our Pinterest page.

Story Chapel

Built in 1898, Story Chapel resembles a 15th-century English parish church. The exterior is red-brown sandstone, while the interior features Gothic detailing: stone walls, a carved wooden ceiling, and a wood pulpit and pews. Its architect, Willard T. Sears, also designed Boston’s famed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Story Chapel can comfortably seat 175 and has space for additional seating if needed. Fully modernized, it is air conditioned and fully handicapped accessible. It also boasts a historic Hook & Hastings organ, if you’d like to include live music as part of your ceremony.

Bigelow Chapel

With its soaring spires of Quincy granite, Bigelow Chapel offers a grand setting for your ceremony. Dr. Jacob Bigelow, one of the founders of Mount Auburn, designed this Gothic Revival structure in the mid 1800s. The imported stained glass windows, recently restored, add vibrant color to the chapel’s interior.

Rows of wooden seats inside the chapel can accommodate up to 75 guests.

For additional information and photographs, please see our post on Weddings at Bigelow Chapel.

Bigelow Chapel Lawn

Choose the grassy expanse in front of Bigelow Chapel for an outdoor ceremony or for picture taking after a ceremony in the chapel. Surroundings include Victorian-style plantings and the Cemetery’s famous Sphinx statue.

Asa Gray Garden

Located just inside the Cemetery’s signature Egyptian Revival Gateway, this lovely circular garden is named in honor of a world-famous botanist. It features vibrant groupings of flowerbeds and a perimeter of spectacular tree specimens. The focal point of the garden is a small spray fountain.

Auburn Lake

The intimate, shady glade in front of Auburn Lake is another idyllic spot for a wedding. The tranquil pond, with its center footbridge, provides a photogenic backdrop for the ceremony. It is surrounded by a mix of oaks, evergreens, maples, and willows, and is home to charismatic inhabitants like great blue herons.

For additional information and photographs, please see our post on Weddings at Auburn Lake.

Washington Tower

This 62-foot structure is an icon of the Cemetery. Because it stands atop of Mount Auburn, the highest point in the Cemetery, it also offers spectacular views of Cambridge, Boston, and beyond. Hold your ceremony at the base of Washington Tower, surrounded by wildflowers and butterflies.

For additional information and photographs, please see our post on Weddings at Washington Tower.