Where to Gather On the Water in New England

As humans, we are biologically drawn to the water. Our bodies are made up of 60% of water.
We need water to survive. The sight of water conjures visions of exploration and adventure.
Simply put, a waterfront venue is a surefire success. It’s purely scientific.

For your next event, consider the incredible scenery afforded by New England’s natural
surroundings. The region is rich with lakes, rivers, and oceans that will make for a stunning
backdrop to wow your guests and sweep them off their feet. (Not literally, we hope. Better not get too close.) Our list includes a waterfall by an old mill, a lively aquarium, sky high ships, and
island views. Take your pick:

New Hampshire
Mill Falls at the Lake
312 Daniel Webster Hwy.
Meredith, NH 03253
(844) 745-2931
Mill Falls at the Lake can accommodate groups of 5 to 250 guests. A team of professional
coordinators will make sure that your event runs smoothly. This historic linen mill maintains its
small town charm among its beautifully landscaped grounds and a captivating waterfall. Mill
Falls at the Lake was voted Best of Wedding Venues by The Knot and landed in the top 25
resorts for Spa and relaxation on TripAdvisor.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
Burlington, VT, 05401
(802) 861-2951
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain offers pristine waterfront scenery in plain view of the
Adirondacks. The Center’s aquariums and open-air spaces can accommodate a wide range of
groups. Smaller flexible spaces are also available for more intimate gatherings including
weddings, workshops, and retreats. ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain prides itself on its
intuitive technological infrastructure, designed to guarantee that your AV needs are attended to.

Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Ave.􀀀
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 572-0711
Mystic Seaport Museum promises tall ships, fresh air, and unforgettable memories. Breathtaking
views and historic New England charm will carry your event into the sunset. The Boat Shed at
Lighthouse Point will cast perfect light on the Mystic Seaport Museum as well as the Mystic
River from the comfort of an open-air pavilion and can host up to 200 guests.

Rhode Island
Skyline At Waterplace
1 Finance Way
Providence, RI, 02903
Skyline at Waterplace makes excellent use of Narragansett Bay. The space evokes 18th
century splendor in a contemporary shell as patios and dramatic windows encapsulate
Providence’s metropolitan grace and natural wonder. A professional planning staff will help
guests navigate the two unique event spaces, three outdoor terraces, and a world class menu.
Plus, valet parking will have them traveling in and out with ease.

Chatham Bars Inn
297 Shore Road
Chatham, MA, 02633
Chatham Bars Inn was a private hunting lodge nearly a century ago. A hundred million dollars
hence, Chatham Bars Inn is more elegant than ever with seven distinctive meeting venues
available for groups ranging from 12 to 300 people. The compound amounts to 40 rooms in the
inn and 34 private cottages along the bluff. Whether you hope for a New England clambake or a
daring seascape, Chatham Bars Inn will leave you breathless.


Ocean Gateway

389 Congress Street
Portland, ME, 04101

Ocean Gateway offers 5,600 square feet of enclosed glass on the shores of Casco Bay in
Portland Maine with views of the islands. The venue can accommodate 250 seated guests or
799 standing. Be warned, the Port of Portland cruise schedule impacts availability. The space
works in perfect synergy with receptions held on Moontide Garden just steps away. Nothing sets
guests at ease like a calming ocean breeze.

Hosting your event by the water will bring an added element of escape and wonder. Not to
mention, mesmerizing views of the surf will negate your need for decorations. Let mother nature
lead the charge for your next special occasion; no one knows timeless style better than her.