As much as the bride and groom should be the focal point of any wedding day, a certain amount of courtesy is owed to friends and family who have made the journey to bear witness to your union. Your guests have traveled from near and far to celebrate you and the one you love. More than almost anything else, the venue will create a relaxing atmosphere for your event. Keep attendees comfortable and engaged while providing them with a striking backdrop to capture memories of your special day.
New England’s natural scenery makes it the ideal region for a captivating wedding celebration. Our list of New England venues includes a countryside estate, a lakeside ceremony, an Italian piazza, and a garden gazebo. Take your pick!
Vermont Let the Adirondack Mountains Frame Your Fantasy Wedding at Basin Harbor 4800 Basin Harbor Road
Vergennes, VT 05491
Basin Harbor boasts lakeside views, orchard gardens, and wedding arches. The Adirondack mountains will act as the perfect background for your big day. Basin Harbor’s staff has been planning Vermont weddings for a century. Your nuptial bash will be in capable hands. From the north dock, your guests will relish the breeze off Lake Champlain and brilliant sunset views. If you choose, you and 47 guests can even cruise the Palisades Cliffs on Basin Harbor’s private boat.
Massachusetts Party in the Piazza at the Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Gather beneath an immaculate glass rooftop after traversing through time at the Harvard Art Museums. Excellence cannot begin to describe the art collections contained by this newly renovated building. Its Calderwood Courtyard resembles an Italian piazza, featuring an atrium-style interior at the epicenter of Harvard Art Museums. The courtyard accommodates up to 200 guests for seated events and up to 300 for standing receptions. Take your portraits in the Harvard Yard, walk down the aisle at Adolphus Busch Hall, and greet your guests under the night’s sky when you hit the courtyard dance floor for an evening of decadent celebration.
Connecticut Gather Under the Stars at the Avon Old Farms Hotel 279 Avon Mountain Road
Avon, CT 06001
The Avon Old Farms Hotel is not your average country inn. Your guests will revel in the dignified Georgian-style decor complete with chandeliers and a grand staircase. We recommend kicking things off poolside before one of the most important days of your life. There’s a Pergola waiting where you and your special someone can tie the knot. Let the starry sky bewitch your guests on the terrace before taking it to the dance floor in the Towpath Ballroom, which can accomodate 160 guests for a seated affair.
Rhode Island Stimulate the Senses at Gallery Z 259 Atwells Ave
Providence, RI 02903
Gallery Z is as funky as it is chic. With 1,300 square feet available for events, Gallery Z is the perfect venue for an intimate reception of up to 50 guests for a seated dinner. This space emanates creative energy against a striking backdrop of original artwork. Located on Historic Federal Hill, Gallery Z is at the heart of the action in the city of Providence. Pricing is incredibly reasonable and ranges to accommodate couples who don’t want to lift a finger as well as those who wish to do everything themselves.
New Hampshire Say I Do on the Coast at Wentworth by the Sea 588 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH 03854
The Wentworth by the Sea Marriott Hotel & Spa wants to make sure your guests have access to exclusive overnight accommodations, spa packages, and golf outings. The events team will make sure your entire wedding weekend is hassle free. The Wentworth’s grandeur speaks to the natural beauty of Portsmouth’s coast, which your friends and family are sure to enjoy. Wedding celebrations for up to 250 guests are comfortably arranged by a team of experienced event coordinators. Oceanfront views and historic gardens will ensure that romance is front and center for your big day.
Frolic Through the Fields of Mowfield Farm 111 Bruce Hill Rd
Cumberland, Maine, 04021
Think dahlias. The gardens at Mowfield Farms overflow with Café au Lait’s as well as roses, peonies, Japanese irises, and lilies. The floral aroma is simply intoxicating – a signature scent for your special day. Mowfield Farm is a hard-cider apple farm specializing in heirloom varieties used by the Nurembega Cidery in New Gloucester. This historic property offers the privacy of woodland paths and lush fields. Stone patios will provide a sophisticated place for guests to gather among nature to enjoy your event at the country estate.
Whether you’re looking for a luxurious, intimate, extravagant, or retro feel – New England has a venue for you. Above all else, remember to bow to the comfort of your guests who have made your wedding a priority in their busy lives. Ask about plans for inclement weather and iron out the details with the caterer – but don’t forget that you are marrying the love of your life. With the right locale and the perfect partner, everything else is free to fall into place.