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Leave the décor up to Mother Nature: 9 Massachusetts wedding venues where trees abound

Trees are transformative: They can beautify a landscape, elevate the spirit, and bring nature into your wedding. All of these Massachusetts venues feature forest views, so you’ll be accompanied by trees no matter which place you pick.

Friendly Crossways Retreat Center

Harvard, MA
Country weddings come to life at this rustic-chic venue. Located only 30 miles west of Boston, this family-owned retreat is set on four acres of lawn surrounded by 40 acres of organic gardens, forest and corn fields. You and your guests will have exclusive use of the grounds, making it ideal for a destination wedding weekend. Ceremonies can be held in a variety of outdoor settings including in a wooded glade, under a maple tree, or among the apple orchards. Tented receptions take place on the expansive lawn, while the center’s dining hall (with fireplace!) accommodates more intimate events. To add to the charm, their century-old barn is available for rehearsal dinners or a post-wedding brunch. The owner-chef specializes in farm-to-table cuisine, and will custom-design your reception menu incorporating the award-winning fruit, vegetables, herbs and honey from her own garden on the property.

Friendly Crossways Retreat Center

Friendly Crossways Retreat Center

Friendly Crossways Retreat Center



Monponsett Inn

Halifax, MA
What began in 1886 as a summer home on the banks of Monponsett Pond is now a popular restaurant and event venue in the heart of Plymouth County and the South Shore. The lakefront gazebo is not only a stunning spot for a ceremony, it’s also a postcard-perfect backdrop for photos. Receptions are held in the Grand Ballroom, where a wall of windows overlooks the forest-ringed pond—an especially beautiful view at sunset when the water reflects the fiery colors of the sky. Wedding packages include customizable menus, a professional coordinator, wedding cake, and much more.

Monponsett Inn, Halifax, MA



The Bradley Estate

Canton, MA
Nature is the star at this classic country estate that includes a historic 1902 Georgian-style mansion set on 90 acres that feature rolling hills, landscaped lawns, wooded areas, a pond and a formal parterre garden. Ceremonies take place in the garden (filled with flowers from spring through fall), while receptions are held in in a tent on the lawns or in the house, where you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the grounds from every window. If you’re thinking about a “green” wedding, this is the right venue for you!—they can suggest ideas and vendors to make your wedding environmentally friendly.

The Bradley Estate

The Bradley Estate

The Bradley Estate



Renaissance

Haverhill, MA
Situated next to the picturesque Merrimack River and overlooking the gently rolling landscape of a private golf course, the Renaissance Clubhouse is surrounded by natural beauty—and it’s just 35 minutes north of Boston. A veranda with a view of the 18th green is a lovely spot for cocktails, and there’s a private dining room for showers and rehearsal dinners. The Grand Ballroom, with its soaring ceiling, is an impressive space for a reception. Amenities include a luxurious bridal suite and a private tasting for the couple and their parents, plus the assistance of a full-time on-site wedding specialist. They offer a selection of wedding packages, or you can create one that’s completely personalized.

Renaissance Golf Club

Renaissance Golf Club

Renaissance Golf Club



Codman Estate

Lincoln, MA
Fashioned in the English manner, this country estate can be exclusively yours, and you can choreograph your day any way you like. The mansion, which sits on a knoll overlooking landscaped grounds, farmlands and woods, features rich wood paneling and a rustic ambiance. Events are held in the renovated 1740 Carriage House, which works equally well for formal or informal receptions. The adjacent Italian Garden, with its marble-columned pergola, is perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony or cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served al fresco. 

Codman Estate

Codman Estate



The Estate at Moraine Farm

Beverly, MA
This amazing property is an idyllic world of 175 acres overlooking Wenham Lake, with magical touches like a Tea House and European gardens. Guests enjoy views of the lake from the stone manor’s curved brick patio, and the adjacent Great Lawn is perfect for tented outdoor wedding receptions. During cooler weather, you can celebrate inside the gracious manor itself. Seasonal menus feature farm-to-table cuisine based on fresh, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.

The Estate at Moraine Farm

The Estate at Moraine Farm



The Connors Center

Dover, MA
At this facility, it’s hard to decide which event venue is the most charming. There are seven indoor function spaces for hosting weddings as well as rehearsal dinners and bridal showers, including a chapel, a library and three parlors, some of which can be combined. Outdoors, there are two lovely gardens and a pavilion. Photo ops are everywhere, from stone staircases and archways to picturesque terraces and meandering paths. Accommodations include the Siena House, a separate home-away-from-home for your family and bridal party.

The Connors Center

The Connors Center



The Barn at Montague Retreat Center

Montague, Massachusetts
Nestled on 34 acres of gardens, orchards, pastures, and woods, this former farm (circa late 1700s) is now an idyllic hilltop event venue. Couples exchange vows in the Ceremony Circle, a lovely space tucked between an apple orchard and a maple grove. Receptions take on a rustic-elegant quality in the charming barn, which features a bamboo floor, 45-foot-high beamed ceiling and lots of windows that let in light and frame the outdoor scenery. The adjacent stone patio is permanently tented for al fresco dining or cocktails.

Barn at Montague Retreat Center

Barn at Montague Retreat Center

Barn at Montague Retreat Center



Wedgewood Pines

Stow, MA
A long winding driveway leads to Wedgewood Pines’ Colonial-style clubhouse, located on 154 private wooded acres. Whether you’re hosting a dinner in the Evergreen Ballroom or a cocktail reception on the covered terrace, you and your guests will enjoy views of the championship golf course and beautiful manicured grounds. Their professional staff will help you plan all the details, and menus can be custom-tailored to accommodate your budget, dietary restrictions and favorite dishes.

Wedgewood Pines Country Club

Related: 5 Massachusetts Farms for Your Rustic Wedding



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