From historic inns to lavish ballrooms, Massachusetts has many wedding spots to offer soon-to-be-wed couples. Boston venues provide a place for sharing vows with breathtaking urban backdrops. Meanwhile, grand 19th-century estates set the scene for a perfect vintage wedding with a modern touch, and charming manors and bed and breakfasts offer idyllic settings for rustic-themed receptions. No matter the style, Massachusetts has many award-winning wedding venues across the state that accommodate different capacities, tastes, and budgets.
1.The Commons 1854
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Couples wishing to celebrate their union in style will find five-star service and sophistication at The Commons 1854. Located north of Boston, this historic venue has been restored while still maintaining its 19th century charm. The ceremony takes place in a gorgeous garden terrace with a brick walkway lined by maple trees leading up to a mahogany platform. The Grand Ballroom offers an alternative option for exchanging vows as well as the perfect place for the wedding reception. The chic, vintage ballroom contains gold Chiavari chairs, crown molding, floor-to-ceiling windows, and maple flooring and can host up to 200 guests.
4 North Common Street, Topsfield, MA 01983, Phone: 978-887-4100
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The Colonial Hotel provides a classic wedding venue with New England charm. The grounds include both a covered outdoor space as well as an indoor ballroom and banquet hall with scenic views. Indoor weddings take place in the Federal-style hotel, featuring soaring ceilings, a grand staircase, and arching palladium windows. The hotel has ample space, containing 112 rooms and hosting up to 400 people. Colonial Hotel wedding packages make it easy for planning and customizing a dream wedding day, offering a variety of options for menus, decor, refreshments, and entertainment. Guests can also enjoy an on-site spa as well as the hotel’s Colonial Grille restaurant during their stay.
625 Betty Spring Road, Gardner, MA 01440, Phone: 978-630-2500
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Situated in Brookline, Massachusetts, Alden Castle provides the ideal setting for a vintage wedding with a modern twist. The historic Tudor-style mansion hosts up to 400 wedding guests and has two main indoor wedding reception spaces with elegant chandeliers, stained-glass mirrors, grand windows, and balconies with gorgeous outdoor views. Alden Castle offers a choice of two unique indoor spaces. The vintage ballroom exudes Old World grandeur with its silk champagne draperies and high ceilings. Meanwhile, the modern club room creates a more intimate, contemporary space with dark mahogany walls and Murano glass chandeliers. Available services include in-house catering and bar, setup and cleaning, and wedding planning.
20 Chapel Street, Brookline, MA 02446, Phone: 617-854-5000
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Whether looking for an idyllic outdoor ceremony or a snowy soiree, Harrington Farms hosts weddings for every season. Spread across 60 acres of picturesque New England countryside, the property includes a newly renovated barn dating back to 1763 filled with charming gardens, peaceful ponds, and abundant patio space. This venue makes the perfect setting for couples looking for a rustic wedding. Guests enjoy farm-to-table cuisine inside an enormous reception barn with views of rolling hills. They also have the option for either covered or uncovered outdoor spaces. With over 30 years in the industry, Harrington Farms promises quality and personalized services to create a magical wedding event.
178 Westminster Road, Princeton, MA 01541, Phone: 978-464-5600
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Located in an office building on a rooftop terrace nine stories above Boston’s Financial District, the 9OFS wedding venue offers urban sophistication with dynamic views of the city in a loft-style space. Guests can enjoy dinner in the elegant indoor venue before taking the party outside to the rooftop garden for music and dancing under the stars. The open-air terrace has a shimmering reflection pool and lush gardens complemented by the elevated backdrop of the cityscape. The contemporary design provides a perfect setting for those looking for wedding celebrations in a nontraditional space. Another option is the gallery with its floor-to-ceiling windows, opening onto the 3,000-square-foot garden terrace.
1 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110, Phone: 617-482-9338
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The Alexlee House provides a premiere wedding destination for couples seeking an outdoor ceremony and reception. It offers two incredible areas for exchanging vows, one which accommodates smaller groups and another located in a larger stone courtyard for up to 185 seated guests. After the ceremony, the celebration continues in the meticulously landscaped patio for cocktail hour. The reception follows underneath a tented, draped ballroom with glittering chandeliers and plenty of space. All throughout the event, guests take in stunning views of the beautiful New England foliage and rolling hillside of the Pioneer Valley. Alexlee House staff ensure a smooth, stress-free planning process and an unforgettable experience.
151 Smead Hill Road, Greenfield, MA 01301, Phone: 413-478-2559
7.Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront
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Nestled right on Boston’s historic waterfront, the Battery Wharf Hotel offers spectacular views of the harbor in a contemporary event venue. Cocktail hour takes place in the Old North Skylight Room with a 20-foot-high glass ceiling, marble floors, and a hand-blown School of Fish glass sculpture by Nikolas Weinstein. The celebration carries on into the luxury ballroom decorated with silver and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. The hotel accommodates a range of reception sizes, from small, intimate gatherings to large gala celebrations for up to 175 guests. The Battery Wharf Hotel offers couples an array of wedding packages with customizable menus. Their experienced wedding planners handle everything from floral arrangements to entertainment.
3 Battery Wharf, Boston, MA 02109, Phone: 617-994-9000
8.Canoe Club Ballroom
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Situated along the banks of the Nunckatessett River in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the Canoe Club Ballroom was built in 1904 and originally served as a canoe storage facility.
Today, the riverside courtyard provides the ideal setting for a picture-perfect wedding. The now family-owned and operated venue hosts only one wedding at a time, ensuring quality, personalization, and privacy. The beautifully manicured courtyard and riverside gazebo provide the ideal location for exchanging vows. Nuptials take place indoors during colder months in a climate-controlled and renovated ballroom with plenty of space for guests to enjoy dinner and dancing.
2 South Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379, Phone: 508-4747
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Situated right along the Housatonic River in the historic southern Berkshires, just under an hour’s drive from Albany, Crissey Farm provides a classic wedding venue in a comfortable country atmosphere. Couples have the option to exchange vows indoors standing in front of a stone fireplace or outdoors beneath a screened pergola adorned with flowers and ivy. The grounds also contain a local craft brewery with seasonal beers on tap. Crissey Farm has all-inclusive packages with a variety of dining options to accommodate many different preferences and dietary restrictions for up to 200 wedding guests. This is a great venue for eco-conscious couples looking for a green wedding venue.
426 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230, Phone: +41-35-28-48-44
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Built as a small hotel in 1884, the historic Deerfield Inn provides the quintessential New England wedding atmosphere in a quaint colonial bed and breakfast on a tree-lined street. The classic wedding venue hosts up to 150 guests and provides a unique and intimate space for close friends and family. The space comes complete with an elegant dining room, lovely outdoor terrace, and full bar with a warming fireplace. The inn contains recently renovated rooms to host guests with a delicious on-site restaurant and tavern. The New England experience extends to the surrounding village, which contains charming 18th and 19th century homes, school houses, and working farms.
81 Old Main Street, Deerfield, MA 01342, Phone: 413-774-5587
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Gedney Farm is located in the National Historic District of New Marlboro. This wedding venue offers the perfect rustic wedding space. Two Normandy-style barns provide lodging in one and wedding event space in the other. The farm offers a backdrop of 37 acres of meadows and pastureland. As one of the only venues in the Berkshires offering winter weddings, Gedney Farm makes a great choice for a snowy ceremony. Guests can enjoy the lush outdoor landscape during the warmer months. Gedney Farms serves up to 250 guests and requires the use of their food, drink, and cake services. Their all-inclusive packages make it easy to plan everything from decor to clean-up.
34 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough, MA 01230, Phone: 413-229-3131
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The elegant Grand View estate accommodates up to 400 guests on an historic private estate with waterfront views of the ocean. The grounds sit on 15 acres of the scenic Massachusetts Blackstone Valley and contain charming gardens, stonework, waterfalls, and water fountains. Couples exchange vows in a lovely outdoor chapel. Those looking for an indoor wedding can celebrate inside the Grand View’s regal ballroom facility, adorned with crystal chandeliers, exquisite furniture, and a gorgeous two-tier stone patio. The picturesque landscape and waterfront vistas make Grand View the idyllic location for weddings in an unforgettable ambience. This is a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winning venue.
6 Nipmuc Drive, Mendon, MA 01756, Phone: 508-422-1000
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As one of the city’s most highly regarded wedding venues, Hampshire House embodies class and luxury. A wedding at Hampshire House will have guests feeling like royalty dining on decadent cuisine in an exquisite reception setting. The lavish ballroom exudes style and sophistication, from its high ceilings and crystal chandeliers to its dark mahogany wood paneling and marble fireplaces. Hampshire House also has space for smaller gatherings to create a more intimate atmosphere. Options for wedding packages range from banquet-style events to elegant brunches and luncheons. The venue hosts up to 130 guests inside a warm and intimate Bostonian mansion.
84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, Phone: 617-227-9600
14.Harding Allen Estate
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The regal and historic Harding Allen Estate in Barre, Massachusetts, provides a grand wedding experience located in a magnificent mansion. Hosting both spring and summer in-season events as well as off-season weddings during the winter months, the venue has options for both indoor or garden receptions, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. This award-winning wedding space boasts wonderful staff, a gorgeous Victorian-esque estate, and affordable wedding packages. Events include full use of the estate and gardens, parking, a grand piano player, and cocktail hour. The large Fountain View Room has a spacious pavilion with a 750-square-foot dance floor that accommodates up to 275 guests.
59 Allen Drive, Barre, MA 01005, Phone: 978-355-4920
15.Hartman’s Herb Farm
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Hartman’s Herb Farm provides an ideal choice for couples looking for a rustic wedding surrounded by greenery and gardens. Located in Central Massachusetts, the lush grounds contain a whimsical garden perfect for an outdoor reception. The venue hosts both covered and uncovered outdoor events as well as indoor parties. Friendly, experienced staff specialize in wedding planning and handle everything from floral arrangements to cuisine and cakes. Hartman’s accommodates a range of party sizes from 30 up to 150 guests. Attendees can book rooms in their charming on-site country bed and breakfast. Site fees include furniture, set-up and clean-up, linens, tables, parking, glassware, and event planning.
1026 Old Dana Road, Barre, MA 01005, Phone: 978-355-2015
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Lakeview Pavilion creates a fairytale wedding with a modern, elegant space ideal for entertaining and celebrating. Couples can exchange vows in a charming New England setting on a private terrace overlooking a lake and serene woodlands. The Lakeview and Lakeside Ballrooms provide stunning indoor space with soaring cathedral ceilings, contemporary all-white decor, and views of the surrounding water and landscape. Their dream wedding packages host both traditional and cultural weddings. Whether a guest list of 80 or 400, Lakeview Pavilion accommodates a range of reception sizes. The property also has several hotels nearby for hosting out of town guests before and after the event.
45 Lakeview Road, Foxborough, MA 02035, Phone: 508-543-9099
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Located right in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, the Mandarin Oriental offers a luxurious venue with an Asian flair for those looking for their dream wedding. Mandarin Oriental provides highly professional and personalized services covering every detail in event planning. Their culinary team serves up exquisite cuisine and creates custom-made wedding cakes. The hotel teams with the city’s top florists, photographers, and other wedding vendors. Facilities include several reception areas to support weddings for as few as 50 guests up to reception dinner seating for 600. Attendees can also stay the weekend and enjoy the hotel’s award-winning spa and luxury accommodations.
776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199, Phone: 617-535-8888
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Newly renovated in 2017, the Odyssey Boston takes the wedding party onto a luxury yacht giving guests a unique perspective of Boston Harbor. The recently refurbished Odyssey has an updated bar, dining spaces, bridal suite, covered and uncovered outdoor area, and indoor ballroom. This unique wedding venue offers stunning views of the city. Couples can exchange vows on the rooftop deck. Afterwards, dining begins with food prepared by chefs, followed by dancing in the lavish ballroom. Attentive staff handle every aspect of the planning, with all-inclusive wedding packages available. In addition to receptions, the Odyssey also accommodates rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and engagement parties.
60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02210, Phone: 617-748-1414
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Situated on Boston’s South Shore, Saphire Estate provides an elegant and traditional wedding ceremony and reception in a romantic manor house surrounded by serene lakeshore views. Guests can enjoy cocktail hour in a private outdoor courtyard before dining and dancing the night away in the indoor ballroom. The estate serves wedding parties with 75 to 260 guests. With over 40 years of experience in wedding planning, the staff at Saphire Estate promises a smooth wedding from planning to execution, handling the event every step of the way. Their wedding planners have won the WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award every year from 2011 to 2018.
164 Massapoag Avenue, Sharon, MA 02067, Phone: 781-784-2400
20.The Barn at Montague Retreat Center
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First settled in 1798, the Barn at Montague gives that quintessential New England historical feeling with its gorgeous woodlands and rustic barn reception. Couples exchange vows in a ceremony circle next to an apple orchard or in the barn’s Great Hall. Guests can dine and dance the night away on the tented stone patio. The retreat has a large capacity of up to 200 guests while still maintaining a warm, communal feel. The Barn at Montague Retreat Center strictly hosts full weekend weddings, making this ideal for families looking to host a destination wedding in the charming Massachusetts countryside.
177 Ripley Road, Montague, MA 01351, Phone: 413-522-2647
21.The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
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Spanning 50 acres of manicured gardens and lush green landscape, The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, offers a spectacular venue for a classic wedding. Couples can exchange vows in the award-winning formal gardens and lavish interior of Edith Wharton's historic mansion. During the celebrations, the entire estate is closed to the public. Ceremony locations include the French flower garden inspired by the gardens of Versailles or the intimate Italian garden featuring Renaissance architecture. The space hosts up to 250 guests, allowing all to explore the mansion’s exhibits and surrounding grounds. The Mount also offers their 1902 stable for rehearsal dinners and after-parties.
2704 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA 01240, Phone: 413-551-5111
22.The Starting Gate at Great Horse
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The Starting Gate at Great Horse provides a wedding venue at a mountain retreat club overlooking the Connecticut River Valley. With both indoor and outdoor spaces available, this awe-inspiring event space combines elegance with scenic views. Couples can say their vows underneath an outdoor gazebo in front of an expansive 100-mile vista. Meanwhile, the chandeliered grand ballroom offers a sophisticated setting for dining and dancing with butler food service. Their excellent service comes with four planners per couple to help prepare for the event. The Starting Gate accommodates up to 500 guests for a cocktail-style reception or 300 dinner reception guests.
128 Wilbraham Road, Hampden, MA 01036, Phone: 413-566-8010
23.Wedgewood Pines Country Club
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Located just west of Boston on 154 private, wooded acres, the Wedgewood Pines Country Club presents a secluded golfing retreat as an outstanding venue option within the serene town of Stow, Massachusetts. The country club’s facilities can host small and large parties and include both an indoor and outdoor ceremony area, large ballroom, and full-size dance floor. During the ceremony and the reception, guests enjoy charming views of the championship golf course with its lovely manicured landscape. Their staff provides personalized service, helping in every step of planning from selecting a menu to creating a beautiful ambiance.
215 Harvard Road, Stow, MA 01775, Phone: 978-897-1790
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Tucked away in scenic Bradley Palmer Park, the Willowdale Estate offers a lovely location for exchanging vows. Couples can say “I do” in a one-of-a-kind setting surrounded by gorgeous woodlands on an historical craftsman and Tudor-revival stone mansion. Guests can celebrate their nuptials in a warm, intimate candlelit room in the mansion’s glass conservatory or enjoy an outdoor ceremony in the woodsy courtyard gardens. This award-winning venue accommodates all range of unions from every religion and gender identity for parties of up to 240 guests. Their all-inclusive packages include event planning, clean-up, set-up, and in-house bar and catering services.
24 Asbury Street, Topsfield, MA 01983, Phone: 978-887-8211
25.Zukas Hilltop Barn
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Set in the picturesque countryside of central Massachusetts, the Zukas Hilltop Barn specializes in indoor and outdoor wedding receptions. The peaceful countryside provides the perfect setting for a New England wedding. Their elegant tented weddings gather together up to 250 guests on the outdoor patio with a formal black and white dance floor. For an indoor reception, couples can celebrate their nuptials in the barn featuring a spacious banquet room, oversized fieldstone fireplace, pine floors, and beam construction. The grounds also include an on-site day spa for guests to enjoy on their wedding weekend. Hosting an average of 100 weddings each year, the experienced staff provide outstanding service.
89 Smithville Road, Spencer, MA 01562, Phone: 508-885-5320
25 Best Wedding Venues in Massachusetts
- The Commons 1854, Photo: Courtesy of BillionPhotos.com - Fotolia.com
- Colonial Hotel, Photo: Courtesy of ver0nicka - Fotolia.com
- Alden Castle, Photo: Courtesy of Fotolia.com
- Harrington Farm, Photo: Courtesy of nataliakabliuk - Fotolia.com
- 9OFS, Photo: Courtesy of Andrii Oleksiienko - Fotolia.com
- Alexlee House, Photo: Courtesy of smeshkovam - Fotolia.com
- Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront, Photo: Courtesy of Parilov - Fotolia.com
- Canoe Club Ballroom, Photo: Courtesy of myronovychoksana - Fotolia.com
- Crissey Farm, Photo: Courtesy of la imposta - Fotolia.com
- Deerfield Inn, Photo: Courtesy of fesenko - Fotolia.com
- Gedney Farm, Photo: Courtesy of Denis - Fotolia.com
- Grand View, Photo: Courtesy of waranyu - Fotolia.com
- Hampshire House, Photo: Courtesy of PhotoSpirit - Fotolia.com
- Harding Allen Estate, Photo: Courtesy of fotofrol - Fotolia.com
- Hartman’s Herb Farm, Photo: Courtesy of Elvira - Fotolia.com
- Lakeview Pavilion, Photo: Courtesy of waranyu - Fotolia.com
- Mandarin Oriental, Photo: Courtesy of anatoliycherkas - Fotolia.com
- Odyssey Boston, Photo: Courtesy of nvcstudio - Fotolia.com
- Saphire Estate, Photo: Courtesy of vincent20044 - Fotolia.com
- The Barn at Montague Retreat Center, Photo: Courtesy of natalysavina - Fotolia.com
- The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, Photo: Courtesy of fotofrol - Fotolia.com
- The Starting Gate at Great Horse, Photo: Courtesy of nastasenko - Fotolia.com
- Wedgewood Pines Country Club, Photo: Courtesy of Bas - Fotolia.com
- Willowdale Estate, Photo: Courtesy of tsezarina - Fotolia.com
- Zukas Hilltop Barn, Photo: Courtesy of myronovychoksana - Fotolia.com
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