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Best Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

Updated: Nov 21, 2023


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Best Wedding Venues in Massachusetts


Choosing the perfect venue for your wedding can be quite an adventure! Massachusetts has (quite literally) a never-ending list of venues that make your decision far from easy! Since I am all about capturing those picture-perfect moments, I’ve done some legwork and put together a list of the best, absolute dreamiest Massachusetts wedding venues (for all types of weddings!) from the Berkshires to the Cape!


First and foremost, think about the vibe of your day. Are you looking for a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere or more of a formal estate? How many guests will you invite? Do you want your wedding day to be indoors or outdoors? What season? What is your budget range? Once you and your partner answer these questions it can help you narrow down the venue for you. The best wedding venue for you might not be the best venue your family or friends think is, so make sure to keep YOUR priorities in mind when choosing a venue,


Whether you are a local or traveling to the state, you cannot go wrong with any of these beautiful venues in Massachusetts!


wedding ceremony at Wychmere beach club in cape cod, Massachusetts

Top 5 Areas for Wedding Venues in Massachusetts:

  1. Berkshires

  2. Central MA

  3. North Shore

  4. Boston

  5. Cape Cod


Berkshires


Nestled in the most western part of the state, the Berkshires is known for its rolling hills, rich history, and idyllic New England towns. Here you will find breathtaking scenery including the highest mountain in Massachusetts (!!), serene lakes, and gorgeous outdoor spaces to explore. The Berkshires offer a variety of wedding venues ranging from a formal and elegant estate to a more down-to-earth rustic barn venue. No matter your style, you can find many great options to host your family and friends!


Top Wedding Venues in the Berkshires:

  1. Gedney Farm - A rustic barn with exposed beams and 50 acres to explore.

  2. Bascom Lodge on Mount Greylock - Gorgeous mountain views perfect for an intimate wedding or elopement.

  3. Bloom Meadows - A modern barn venue with many places to stay.

  4. Ice House Hill Farm - A blank slate to make it your own for an outdoor wedding.

  5. Mass MoCA - A factory with industrial vibes and an art gallery.

  6. The Mount - An elegant estate with lush gardens.

  7. Red Lion Inn - Gorgeous accommodations and restaurant with many types of space available!

  8. Race Brook Lodge - An escape in nature with a rustic barn, lodging, and plenty of activities for your family and friends.

  9. Wynhurst Manor & Club - A luxurious mansion with a grand ballroom.

  10. Wheatleigh Hotel - A luxury hotel with Italian charm and rolling hills perfect for your small wedding.

barn wedding venue in berkshires massachusetts

Central MA Venues


Central MA is where I call home - so I know it well! There are many venues in the area with a wide range of styles and charm! You will find a city, industrial vibe in downtown Worcester while also finding many rolling hills at barn venues in the area. Many of these venues offer indoor and outdoor options perfect for any season! Check out my blog post with a list of many wedding venues in Central Massachusetts and see more of my work!


Top Wedding Venues in Central MA

  1. The Barn at Wight Farm - Arguably one of the most popular venues in the area with a spacious, modern barn and a garden for your ceremony.

  2. Harrington Farm - Another very popular barn venue with full-service catering and a huge 60-acre property.

  3. Chocksett Inn - A charming venue with a beautiful garden, gazebo, and large ballroom for a bigger wedding! It's stunning in both the summer and fall.

  4. Mechanics Hall - A stunning concert venue in Worcester available for weddings! Talk about unique!

  5. Harding Allen Estate - An estate in Barre with beautiful gardens, perfect for an outdoor ceremony and tented reception. It is stunning when it is lit up at night!

  6. Inn on Boltwood - A hotel, venue, and restaurant all in one! This is a great spot for a destination wedding to bring in lots of out-of-town guests with many wedding spaces available, including a greenhouse! It has a beautiful garden for ceremony, then tent, ballroom, or rooftop terrace for your reception!

  7. New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill - Large gardens with a unique eighteenth-century glass conservatory!

  8. The Publick House Historic Inn - Located in Sturbridge, this venue is great for weddings of all sizes and has a beautiful outdoor tent in the summer months with a paved floor perfect for accommodating all of your guests!

  9. AC Hotel - This chic and modern hotel is located in downtown Worcester with a HUGE ballroom! It is a great option in the winter months since you never need to go outdoors.

  10. Zukas Hilltop Barn - Offers both indoor and outdoor options and focuses on local food and sustainability! It has so many amazing locations for photos.

  11. The Barn at Gibbet Hill - The food is delicious! This modern barn is gorgeous and provides a beautiful open field that is beautiful any time of year! I love their porch for cocktail hour and recommend getting ready at The Groton Inn nearby.

  12. The White Room - Located right in the heart of downtown Worcester. This beautiful industrial event space has a beautiful courtyard and the ability to select all of your own vendors.

wedding portraits at the venue Chocksett Inn in central massachusetts

North Shore


Boston’s North Shore provides the most diverse types of venues! There is a mix of coastal venues with ocean views and elegant historical estates. These coastal venues can be a bit more budget-friendly than going to the Cape and provide your guests with plenty of accommodation options in the area.


Top Wedding Venues on Boston’s North Shore:

  1. Crane Estate - This venue is GORGEOUS! With panoramic views of Crane Beach and the ocean, it is hard to beat!

  2. Willowdale Estate - This restored mansion in Topsfield has a unique courtyard with space around the estate for indoor or outdoor celebrations. Here's what it looks like in the winter.

  3. Beauport Hotel - This new(ish) hotel gives all the coastal vibes! Overlooking the Gloucester Harbor - it is simply stunning! You can rent a trolley to take photos along the rocky coast of the backshore with your wedding party.

  4. Tupper Manor - An oceanfront estate venue with so much to offer! It has fountains, a grand staircase, beach access, a stunning ballroom, and even a billiards room! Learn more about this venue here!

  5. Danversport Yacht Club - This waterfront property is flooded with natural light, an updated ballroom, and outdoor spaces.

  6. Glen Magna Farms - Another perfectly manicured estate with an outdoor tent available in the warmer months!

  7. Peirce Farm at Witch Hill - This rustic and charming barn venue offers picturesque grounds perfect for a more relaxed and intimate setting.

  8. Olio - Located in Peabody, this industrial venue is a blank slate ready to be designed to your liking! Another great option in the winter months!


wedding reception at the venue Olio Event Space in Peabody on MA north shore

Boston


These Boston wedding venues provide some of the most unique and memorable experiences for your family and friends! From the historic Boston Public Library to the stunning views of the State Room - all of these city-chic venues provide luxurious charm and amenities. The vibrant atmosphere of the city will make your day memorable!


Top Boston Wedding Venues:

  1. Institute of Contemporary Art or ICA - Truly one of Boston's most unique venues! It has the coolest ceremony space out on the steps overlooking the Boston Harbor and a gorgeous contemporary atmosphere!

  2. Boston Public Library - A historic venue with incredible architecture! There are many different spaces to rent out but my favorite by far is the courtyard for your ceremony!

  3. The State Room - This venue sits at the top of a Boston skyscraper providing incredible views and a luxurious experience!

  4. Museum of Science - With incredible views of the Boston skyline out on the riverfront, this venue is sure to be memorable for your guests!

  5. The Fairmont Copley Plaza - If you are looking for top-of-the-line luxury - this is it! With grand ceilings, excellent service, and gold chandeliers, this location is incredible.

  6. The Lenox Hotel - Located in the historic back bay, this luxurious venue has a beautiful Dome ceiling that is to die for!

  7. Commonwealth Cambridge - This venue is just outside of the city but provides a beautiful rooftop for your ceremony and a beautiful reception space with an industrial vibe. See for yourself!


interior of Borsari Gallery - an intimate wedding venue and art gallery in cape cod massachusetts

Cape Cod


There are SO MANY gorgeous Cape Cod venues to choose from! The good news is that many of them have similar waterfront experiences if you are going for a coastal vibe. If one is not available, there are many others to check out! The Cape is the perfect place for your beach wedding!


Top Wedding Venues on Cape Cod:

  1. Wychmere Beach Club - One of the Cape’s most sought-after venues! All of the spaces are light and airy and there is even a beach for your ceremony and portraits!

  2. Chatham Bars Inn - This historic Inn and luxury resort provides a classic Cape Cod atmosphere!

  3. Wequassett Resort and Golf Club - This 5-star Luxury resort isn’t just a gorgeous wedding venue. It provides a top-of-the-line experience with a gorgeous pool, sailing, golf, and more!

  4. Borsari Gallery - This quaint and rustic venue offers a unique space with a contemporary vibe. It has the perfect space for outdoor ceremonies!

  5. The Popponesset Inn - This Cape venue is great all year round, not just in the summer! The tent for the reception can be closed or open! It provides beach access and a relaxed atmosphere!

  6. Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Whether you choose to get married on the beach, on the ocean terrace, or at the mansion on the front lawn, you cannot go wrong with this venue!

  7. The Coonamessett - This venue in Falmouth has a more down-to-earth vibe! This venue is perfect for a smaller group and provides modern and unique rooms for your family and friends!

  8. The Pelham House Resort - A newly renovated resort sitting right on the water’s edge! The rooftop and patio are just perfect for cocktail hour!


wedding portraits on the beach at wychmere beach club wedding venue in cape cod massachusetts

Best Wedding Venues in Massachusetts


In the journey of planning the perfect wedding in Massachusetts, choosing the right venue and the perfect photographer are pivotal decisions. Your wedding venue sets the stage for your special day, while your photographer captures the cherished moments that will become lifelong memories. Learn more about my photography services for your Massachusetts wedding! I would love to chat with you to see if we'd kick it and I'd be a great fit for your day!


xx,

Tam


Tamara Merri Photography

www.tamaramerriphotography.com

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