Sitting in the Atlantic Ocean just below Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard is the perfect destination for a romantic seaside wedding.
From the sandy beaches of the coast to the rolling green fields of the island's interior, there are no shortage of picturesque ceremony spots to choose from, and it doesn't hurt that the island is dotted with historic lighthouses and mansions seemingly designed to serve as photo backdrops. Fortunately, the options are just as good when it comes to receptions, and celebrations can be held at one of the island's exceptional restaurants, on a grassy lawn overlooking the ocean, or in an elegant hall.
1. Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society
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The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society was established in 1858, and it has been at its current location in West Tisbury since the mid-1990s when it was moved to accommodate its growth. The society is a key part of the island's history and society, but that's far from being the only reason to host a wedding on its stunning 21-acre property. Ceremonies are usually held outside on the beautiful grounds, but when it comes time for the reception, couples can move the party inside the Agricultural Hall, a century-old post and beam barn that was painstakingly relocated from New Hampshire.
35 Panhandle Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575, Phone: 508-693-9549
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2. Highfield Hall & Gardens
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Formerly the private estate of the Beebe family, Highfield Hall & Gardens is a historic mansion perfect for an elegant, vintage wedding. Couples will have access to the entire manor and grounds on their wedding day; the home boasts 21 rooms and a large veranda, while the grounds consist of sweeping lawns and two breathtaking gardens. Celebrations are often planned so that they flow neatly from one space to the next, and the venue can accommodate up to 200 guests. As an added bonus, and the kitchen's talented pastry chefs can prepare a gorgeous wedding cake customized to your exact specifications.
58 Highfield Dr, Falmouth, MA 02540, Phone: 508-495-1878
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3. Landfall Restaurant
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Constructed out of wood salvaged from old buildings and shipwrecks, Landfall Restaurant is a traditional seafood restaurant located right on the water in Woods Hole. The restaurant dates back to 1946, and the interior is decorated with historic harpoons, oil lamps, rows, and other ocean-themed artifacts that have been collected over the years, creating a unique nautical atmosphere. A semi-private dining room is available for groups of up to 45 people, and of course, food and beverages are provided by the talented restaurant kitchen staff. If desired, couples can work with the chef to create a personalized menu.
9 Luscombe Ave, Woods Hole, MA 02543, Phone: 508-548-1758
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4. Hob Knob
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Only a mile away from both downtown Edgartown and Lighthouse Beach, Hob Knob is a luxurious boutique hotel housed inside a gorgeous Gothic Revival mansion. It's the perfect venue for small, intimate weddings, and couples can choose to say their vows in a secluded island meadow, in a sailboat out on the water, or inside the hotel in front of a cozy fireplace. The experienced staff are happy to help arrange everything from the catering to the flowers to the wedding officiant, and all the wedding packages include special perks for the couple such as massages, chocolate covered strawberries, and an afternoon tea service.
128 Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-9510
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5. The Boathouse Club
One of the best private clubs in Martha's Vineyard, the Boathouse Club is known for its impeccable service and its luxurious amenities, which include an elegant spa, heated outdoor pools, and a collection of yachts available for member use. The club's landscaped grounds can be used for both ceremonies and receptions, and tents are available if needed. The club can also arrange for a hardwood dance floor to be set up under the reception tent if desired. Indoor receptions can be held at the club's downtown restaurant, which offers private dining rooms and excellent views of the harbor.
16 Field Club Ln, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-3535
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6. Dr. Daniel Fisher House - Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust
© Dr. Daniel Fisher House - Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust
Built in 1840 for a local entrepreneur, the Dr. Daniel Fisher House is a stately Federal-style home now managed by the Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust. The interior of the house has four rooms suitable for wedding receptions, and it can hold up to 50 guests for an evening of dinner and dancing. Couples who are planning a larger celebration can also make use of the beautiful outdoor terrace and lawn, which can increase the venue's capacity to approximately 250 guests. A catering kitchen is available on-site, and couples are welcome to bring in whatever caterers they like.
99 Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-4440
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7. Grange Hall
The former home of the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society, Grange Hall is a historic post-and-beam barn that dates back to 1859. Grange halls like this one have played an important role in American rural societies for generations, particularly when it comes to hosting community events, and the building is perfectly suited to hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions. The first floor of the hall consists of a large open room that can accommodate up to 150 seated guests, and there is also a stage on the second floor that is available for an additional fee. The hall can only be rented between April and November.
1067 State Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568, Phone: 508-627-4440
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8. Old Whaling Church, Edgartown Liturgical Arts Center
Widely regarded as one of the state's best examples of Greek Revival architecture, the Old Whaling Church, Edgartown Liturgical Arts Center is a historic church that was constructed in 1843 for the town's Methodist whaling captains. The church is one of the most important landmarks in the area, and these days, it's also used as a lovely ceremony space for weddings with up to 470 guests. The interior of the building boasts an elegant curved ceiling and a stunning trompe l'oeil mural, and a restored pipe organ and beautiful Steinway grand piano are available for use.
89 Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-4442
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9. Arrowhead Farm Martha’s Vineyard
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Perfect for a romantic country wedding, Arrowhead Farm Martha’s Vineyard is a horse boarding and training facility that offers horseback riding, pony rides for kids, and of course, a stunning outdoor venue for couples to tie the knot. The farm's 3 horse barns and 36 acres of grassy fields provide plenty of beautiful photo opportunities and ceremony sites to choose from, including a charming gazebo nestled right next to a picturesque duck pond. There is also a cozy cottage available to rent for couples who would like to spend their wedding night on the property.
174 Indian Hill Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575, Phone: 508-693-8831
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10. Atlantic Fish & ChopHouse
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Boasting an excellent location right in the Edgartown harbor, the Atlantic Fish & ChopHouse is a multi-level restaurant with approximately 200 seats spread out over a variety of indoor and outdoor dining areas. The kitchen specializes in elegant fresh seafood and steak dishes, and couples will have the opportunity to sample the food before deciding on their wedding menu. Private dining areas can be booked for intimate receptions, but couples who would like to hold their reception dinner at a different venue can still take advantage of the restaurant's catering services, as they're equipped to provide catering for events with up to 500 guests.
2 Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-7001
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11. Atria Martha's Vineyard
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Offering a spectacular New American menu and an elegant dining room, Atria Martha's Vineyard is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants on the island. A variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces are available to choose from, including a brick cellar bar, a tented outdoor patio, and a private dining room with a candlelit fireplace. Couples can also book the entire space for an indoor/outdoor wedding with up to 285 guests, allowing the party to flow from one space to another as the evening progresses. Catering is done in-house, and a dedicated wedding planner is available to help with everything else.
137 Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-5850
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12. Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant
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Perched on a hill overlooking the island and Menemsha Harbor, Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant is a quaint 13-room inn that was established in 1950. The selection of wedding sites includes a hayloft, a field with stunning views of the harbor, and a beautiful outdoor terrace. Custom-made tents are available for the outdoor sites. As an all-in-one venue, the inn doesn't just offer space for the ceremony and reception; it also provides tables and chairs, audio equipment, a beautiful wedding arbor, and high-quality, customized catering. Lighting, lawn games, and plenty of other fun extras can be rented for an additional fee.
50 Beach Plum Ln, Chilmark, MA 02535, Phone: 508-645-9454
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13. Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust
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A non-profit organization established in 1975, Martha's Vineyard Preservation Trust is in charge of managing some of the island's best and most beautiful wedding venues. The trust currently owns and operates 20 historic landmarks, including the Union Chapel, Grange Hall, and the Old Whaling Church, and it rents many of them out for ceremonies, receptions, and other special events. Couples who book one of the trust's beautiful venues will also have the opportunity to work with their experienced event coordinator, who will be happy to help ensure your special day goes as smoothly as possible.
99 Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-4440
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14. The Captain Kidd
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Named after an infamous pirate who roamed the high seas during the late 1600s, The Captain Kidd is a picturesque seafood restaurant located in the charming village of Woods Hole. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor venues, including private dining rooms and covered patio spaces, and many offer wonderful views of the water. The venue can accommodate celebrations with up to 80 guests, but it's also well suited to more intimate gatherings. High-quality catering and beverage services are provided in house, and set up and tear down services are included in the rental fee.
77 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543, Phone: 508-548-8563
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15. Union Chapel
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Known for its unique octagonal shape, the Union Chapel is an Interdenominational church that was built in 1870 to provide visitors with a place to worship while on the island. It still serves its original purpose, but its bright and airy interior and its diamond-pane glass windows also make the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony. The space can accommodate up to 400 people, and guests will be seated in the round so that everyone has an excellent view of your special moment. The chapel is available between April and November, and couples should be aware that it is not wheelchair accessible.
15 Wachusett Ave, Hyannis Port, MA 02647, Phone: 508-338-7420
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16. Captain Morse House
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A 26-room mansion with eleven bedrooms and two kitchens, the Captain Morse House is one of the largest and most elegant vacation home rentals on the island. The spacious backyard and garden are the perfect spot for outdoor ceremonies and receptions, and the space conveniently has its own electricity for lighting, heat, entertainment, and whatever else you might need. A bar, a tent, a floor, and tables can be set up as needed. There is enough room for between 150 and 200 guests depending on the style of your wedding, and the home can comfortably accommodate up to 23 people for overnight stays.
80 N Water St, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-627-4895
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17. Lambert's Cove Inn
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Set on a peaceful eight-acre farm with access to a beautiful private beach, Lambert's Cove Inn is a restored farmhouse that was originally built in 1790. The property is an excellent choice for outdoor weddings; the elegant English gardens provide a picture-perfect backdrop for romantic wedding ceremonies, and the great lawn can accommodate receptions with up to 300 guests. Catering is done by the on-site restaurant, which sources many of its ingredients from local farmers and artisans. On-site accommodation is available for up to 40 people, and all guests of the inn will have exclusive access to its private beach.
90 Manaquayak Rd, West Tisbury, MA 02575, Phone: 800-535-0272
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18. Harbor View Hotel
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Located right on the coast behind the Edgartown Lighthouse, the Harbor View Hotel is a historic landmark hotel that has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since 1891. Wedding ceremonies can take place in the hotel gardens or the charming gazebo, and receptions can be held either outside on the great lawn or in one of the main building's elegant event spaces. The on-site catering team have plenty of experience in crafting menus that accommodate all types of dietary restrictions, and couples are welcome to bring in a cake from the bakery of their choosing.
8016, 131 N Water St, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-939-3150
19. Isabelle's Beach House
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Situated in the welcoming community of Oak Bluffs, Isabelle's Beach House is a modern bed and breakfast right across the street from the ocean. The entire inn can be rented out for weddings and other private functions, and couples and their guests will have exclusive access to nine rooms, two suites, and the inn's spacious front porch, which boasts spectacular views of Nantucket Sound. The space can be used to host intimate ceremonies and receptions, but couples can also have their ceremonies elsewhere and simply use the inn as a gathering place for their nearest and dearest.
83 Seaview Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, Phone: 508-693-3955
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20. Menemsha Inn & Cottages
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Sitting on an idyllic 30-acre property in the centuries-old fishing village of Menemsha, Menemsha Inn & Cottages is a luxurious bed and breakfast with a beautiful garden. The inn's Croquet Lawn is an excellent place for outdoor weddings, and the Tea House is a charming gathering spot perfect for evening receptions. Couples can also hold their celebration at the nearby Beach Plum Inn restaurant, which offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor spaces. A variety of charming guest rooms and cottages are available to accommodate couples and their wedding guests, and additional accommodation is available at the inn's sister property next door if needed.
12 Menemsha Inn Rd, Chilmark, MA 02535, Phone: 508-645-2521
21. Winnetu Oceanside Resort
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Overlooking the beautiful South Beach, the Winnetu Oceanside Resort is an all-in-one wedding venue that offers accommodation, transportation, and an on-site restaurant as well as beautiful ceremony and reception sites. Couples can say their vows on the resort's lawn or right in front of the water on the beach, and an antique fire engine is available to transport the wedding party to and from the ceremony site. The reception site has space for a sit-down dinner inside as well as a large oceanview deck, and the food and beverage team are happy to work with couples to create a customized menu.
31 Dunes Rd, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-310-1733
22. The Dunes
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Located at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort, the Dunes is an elegant restaurant often used for wedding receptions. The kitchen specializes in New American cuisine, and couples can work with the culinary team to create the perfect menu for their special day. The space can accommodate up to 145 people with a dance floor, and wedding guests will also have exclusive access to the restaurant's outdoor terrace, which boasts stunning views of the water and is lit with glowing fire pits after dark. Smaller private dining areas are also available for smaller celebrations of up to 60 guests.
31 Dunes Road, Edgartown, MA 02539, Phone: 508-310-1733
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