August 19, 2019

Helen & Axel’s 9OFS Rooftop Boston Wedding Venue

Did you know there is a rooftop wedding venue in Boston? It’s called 9OFS and you’re about to fall in love.

9OFS is one of Boston’s hidden wedding gems, but Helen & Axel found it! I’m so so happy to be sharing a peek into their incredible summer 9OFS rooftop Boston wedding day.This blog post is about a boston wedding at a new rooftop venue called 9OFS. The bride and groom got ready at the Marriott Custom House with the historic clock tower.

Meet Helen. She’s elegant, fun and hilarious…and is trying her best to not smile too big as I Do Hair & Makeup finishes her makeup.

I quickly learned that this is a fun-loving, easy-going group, there for each other and ready to roll with whatever. Helen led the charge here, even lending her big sister the diamond stud earrings she was planning to wear that day. Huge love to her big sister there, and Helen did it without hesitation.

A bride getting ready for her rooftop wedding at 9OFS rooftop venue in Boston.

A bride getting ready for her Boston 9OFS wedding.

A Custom House wedding day with the bride coming down the iconic staircase.

Boston Long Wharf weddings are perfect for brides who want historic charm and waterfront views.

Meet Axel! He’s a super sweet guy with a heart of gold. I watched him look at Helen with so much love throughout the day. From silly to sincere,and back again. That’s our kind of groom. I first met these two last summer for their Boston engagement session (see it here…its one of my all-time favorites).

A bride meets her groom for her first look in front of Boston's historic brick buildings in Fanueil Hall area, a short walk from Christopher Columbus park.

As part of our photography & videography service to our couples, we help with wedding timeline creation & location recommendations.

The first look spot can be a tricky one, because its often outside but also ideally private.

Add the fact that the wedding is in downtown Boston, just outside of the Fanueil Hall area adds an extra layer of challenge. We came up with a quiet side street just outside the Marriott Custom House Tower Hotel in McKinley Square. I shot through the trees to add some depth to Helen’s GORGEOUS walk across the street, to where Axel waited in front of the historic brick buildings. From there, the moment is all theirs.

A bride and groom meet for a first look in McKinley Square by Boston's historic Custom House Tower and Marriott.

McKinley Square wedding pictures with bride in groom in downtown Boston, by The Ewings who are the best wedding photographers in Boston.

We continued to Christopher Columbus Park by the North End where their wedding party was ready for waterfront portraits.

Waterfront wedding party portraits at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston.

Sister moment.

A bride's organic bouquet for a summer wedding at 9OFS, Boston's only rooftop wedding venue.

One of the things Helen told me is that her and Axel are always ready for life’s next adventure. So when the Uber didn’t show up as expected, I wasn’t surprised that they walked the half mile to their wedding venue, 9OFS, without a single hesitation or complaint. #weddingadventures right?!

Christopher Columbus Park wedding pictures for 9OFS wedding.

Throughout the day, I couldn’t help but notice how the Custom House Clock Tower stuck with us. Its where they started the day, with hotel accomodations and getting ready. It was also the background of pictures at Christopher Columbus Park, and we even could see it in the distance from their rooftop wedding venue at 9OFS. Pretty cool!

9OFS is a unique rooftop wedding venue in downtown Boston.

9OFS wedding ceremony at the rooftop wedding venue in downtown Boston.

If you’re wondering what a rooftop garden wedding ceremony in downtown Boston looks like, this is it. If I could insert an emoji, it would obviously be the heart eyes right here!

Here is a rooftop wedding ceremony in Boston at 9OFS, a unique garden venue in downtown Boston.


A bride and groom on their wedding day at 9OFS a rooftop wedding venue in Boston.

9OFS is a magical, romantic rooftop wedding venue in Boston.

Wedding guests enjoying the grounds during cocktail hour at 9OFS in Boston.

9OFS is one of the most unique wedding venues in the Boston and greater New England areas, with rooftop gardens and gorgeous city views.

The wedding reception tablescapes were simple and complementary to the garden venue, with simple succulent terrariums (made by Axel), mirror table numbers and warm-wood chiavari chairs. Brilliant Event Planning took care of all of the setup with the team at 9OFS, to make sure everything went smoothly for Helen & Axel.

This wedding party had individual songs and their own individual dance routines for intros. EPIC.

A bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception at 9OFS Boston.

I wonder what the chat was here…lol I love both of their expressions.

Highlights of the night: dinner (the food was AMAZING…bravo Cuisine Chez Vous! Not only was the food delicious, but the team was lovely to work with and they are a fellow husband and wife team), the father-daughter dance that turned into a family dance and the insane dance music provided by Jeff at Beat Train Productions. Its not often most of the music is EDM(ish) and I was looooving it. Oh and also. They had ice cream cake from JP Licks. I don’t eat much dairy these days, but this was one treat I wasn’t passing up.

Here's an evening look at a wedding at 9OFS as guests dance into the night with the city skyline close behind.

Helen & Axel – here’s to a day that was filled with laughs and love and so much fun. We’re so happy we got to be there with you!


Wedding Venue: 9OFS

Catering: Cuisine Chez Vous

Wedding Planner: Brilliant Event Planning


Ceremony & cocktail hour music: East Coast Strings

Reception music (DJ): Jeff Gillbridge, Beat Train Productions

Cake: JP Licks (yep, ICE CREAM CAKE!!!)

Hair & Makeup: I Do Onsite Hair & Makeup

Glass Terrarium: Featherology

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