7 of the Best New England Wedding Venues

December 31, 2020

Planning a New England wedding and looking for something that is one of a kind? From seaside views to charming inns, here are 7 of the best New England wedding venues you can find.

Commanders Mansion

Commanders Mansion is one of the best New England Wedding Venues out there. Set a mere 20 minutes from Boston, this is a historic and beautiful location for any couple. This venue features a ceremony location adjacent to a whimsical grape arbor for those looking to ferment their wedding with a touch of the sublime.

  • Watertown, MA
  • Scenic, stately locale with a mansion
  • Mansion and outdoor tent ceremony options
  • Use the grape arbor as a ceremony arch
  • East and west lawns for cocktail hour
  • Private suites with baths available
  • 200 guests outdoors, 175 indoors
  • Large green lawn
New England wedding at Commanders Mansion with an autumn tablescape
New England wedding at Commanders Mansion with fresh fruits and candles
Commanders Mansion wedding ideas

Belle Mer: A Longwood Venue

For those looking to class it up a notch or two, Belle Mer is an oceanfront venue with breathtaking views of the ocean. Luxury and elegance is the name of the game here. If your ideal wedding includes the words “classic” or “regal,” this is your place.

  • Newport, RI
  • Carefully kept green lawns off of Narragansett Bay
  • Loft reception area
  • Lounge, bridal suite, regatta observation room
  • 1500 guest capacity
  • Ocean Lawn, Water Salon, and Island House ceremony locations
  • Clear and sweeping views of the ocean and the lawns
B/W photo of a Belle Mer wedding with a tented reception
A wide shot of Belle Mer, a New England wedding venue
Belle Mer Wedding Tent
Belle Mer Wedding

Ocean House

This venue is for the all-in couple that loves a good weekend brunch. With guest accommodations, on-site catering and stunning event spaces, this is the location to count on for a charming weekend wedding.

  • Watch Hill, RI
  • Throwback New England Hospitality
  • Victorian-inspired architecture
  • Panoramic ocean views
  • Accommodations for a full weekend wedding
  • Delicious cuisine
Ocean House, New England Wedding Venue
Ocean House, New England Wedding Venue

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Say hello to glamour galore in this New England wedding venue with its massive hilltop mansion and 2,100 acres of lush grounds. There’s also a beachfront or barn setting available for ceremonies as well. You can live like royalty for a day. If you want a wedding that will look well outside the ordinary, check out Castle Hill.

  • Ipswich, MA
  • Stuart-style hilltop mansion
  • Great variety of ceremony settings with antique and modern options
  • 130-500 guests depending on ceremony location
  • The Great House, The Barn and Steep Hill Beach packages
  • Intoxicating views of the castle itself, the beach, or the warm, rustic barn
Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
A couple walks down the lawn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate
Table cards for a wedding at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Omni White Mountains

Another elegant location — a wedding at the Omni White Mountains combines a sense of adventure with luxury. Self described “foodies” and others looking to celebrate their sense of taste should consider this wooded getaway.

  • Bretton Woods, NH
  • Spanish Renaissance architecture
  • Complimentary honeymoon
  • In-house deluxe catering with guest rooms included in the wedding package
  • 300 guest capacity
  • Ceremony locations include ballrooms and verandas overlooking the mountains
  • Mountain landscapes and warm-lit interiors
  • Post-wedding activities at the location with everything from a spa, golf course, zip lines and a ski resort
Omni White Mountains

Weekapaug Inn

Adjacent to a quaint New England pond, Weekapaug Inn is another perfect choice for a simple, refined ceremony or full weekend wedding.

  • Westerly, RI
  • Lush lawn and refined architecture
  • Sophisticated decor
  • Waterfront views from Quonochontaug Pond
  • Sperry sailcloth tent for a reception with 300 guests
  • Intimate wedding location at their Fenway Cottage for 50 guests
  • Indoor sea room with wooden floors for rehearsal dinners
  • On-site guest accomodations
Weekapaug Inn Wedding
Couples poses for photos during their Weekapaug Inn Wedding
Tented reception at Weekapaug Inn

Granite Links

Set your wedding against the backdrop of the Boston’s skyline or settle down in the ballroom at Granite Links. Either way, your wedding is sure to have that New England charm.

  • Quincy, MA
  • Dance floor and on-site event planner
  • Champagne toast, open bar and golf care shuttle for photos
  • 150-170 guest count
  • Grand Ballroom and Pavilion Tent ceremony locations
  • Gorgeous views of the Boston skyline
  • Private wedding suite for the couple
Granite Links
Granite Links bridal photos at the golf course
Golf course wedding at Granite Links
Golf course wedding at Granite Links
Golf course wedding at Granite Links

Selecting from the variety of New England wedding venues

When it comes to selecting a New England wedding venue, the first thing to consider is your overall aesthetic for the wedding. Beyond that, the budget, guest count, location and more should be considered.

If you have questions about these venues, feel free to contact me.

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