Couples who had their wedding plans delayed by the coronavirus outbreak have a new option to consider.
The courtyard of the Boston Public Library will be made available to host small "picnic weddings" starting next month.
"You're not going to find a better location for a summer ceremony in Boston," said Emily Tokarczk, the library's director of special events. "It's just a beautiful location to come and share that moment with your family."
The library is offering 90-minute celebrations at a price of $5,000 per couple. The couple will be allowed to bring eight guests, plus an officiant and a photographer.
"Folks will have to wear their masks, we will still do temperature checks for the time being and tables and chairs will be placed in a socially distanced manner as well," said Tokarczk.
Masks can be removed during the vows and for the meal.
Inside, the library's grand staircase will also be available to the couple for pictures.
"A lot of people are willing to forgo the large celebration, but they want to be married this year, so we are happy to assist in that," said Tokarczk.