9 Affordable North Shore Wedding Venues

With its rugged coastline, historic cities, and quaint harbor towns, the North Shore has become a sought-after wedding destination. Here you'll find small-town charm aplenty, along with a laid-back sophistication—and some surprisingly affordable wedding venues, from a fairytale-like castle to a seaside cottage to a mid-century modern-inspired boutique hotel.


Hammond Castle Museum

Gloucester, MA

Fab Features: a fairytale-like replica of a medieval castle complete with turrets and a drawbridge • ceremonies in the gardens or on a dramatic rocky bluff along the windswept Gloucester coast • guests can enjoy the scenic grounds as well as the owner's extensive collection of wonderful Medieval and Renaissance artifacts

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $

Hamilton Hall

Salem, Massachusetts

Fab Features: a classic New England meeting house built in 1805 • serene celebrations in the McIntire Garden with views of historic Chestnut Street • the Grand Ballroom is designed with antique gilded mirrors, Italian chandeliers, and a musicians’ gallery

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Hotel Salem

Salem, MA

Fab Features: sleek, mid-century modern-inspired boutique hotel • variety of event spaces from the open-concept, Art Deco restaurant to the city's only rooftop lounge • luxe accommodations within walking distance to all of Salem's iconic attractions and vibrant nightlife

Catering: In-house
Price: $

The House of the Seven Gables

Salem, Massachusetts

Fab Features: a famous 350-year-old seaside cottage • waterfront ceremonies on the lawn followed by open-air celebrations under an opulent tent • all-inclusive packages ranging from 10-200 guests

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Black Swan Country Club

Georgetown, Massachusetts

Fab Features: Victorian style country club • the elegant ballrooms each have their own private entrance and a balcony that overlooks the greens • lovely photo ops among the manicured grounds and lush gardens

Catering: In-house
Price: $

The Hellenic Center

Ipswich, MA

Fab Features: a 100-year-old Georgian-style mansion • garden ceremonies on the manicured lawn • the spacious ballroom impresses with crystal chandeliers, two fireplaces, gleaming hardwood floors, and a grand piano

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Peirce Farm at Witch Hill

Topsfield, Massachusetts

Fab Features: 19th-century estate in historic Topsfield • Colonial Revival mansion has been artfully restored and features countless antiques and period furnishings • artfully restored Colonial Revival mansion • the quaint white-and-green barn is designed with high-set windows and a 3-story ceiling hung with a breathtaking modern candelabra chandelier

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

Gloucester, MA

Fab Features: unique mansion set on a rocky ledge overlooking Gloucester Harbor • intimate ceremonies held on the home's stunning terrace, surrounded by gardens • rental comes with a membership to the organization, which includes free tours of this home and dozens of others

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Tuck's Point

Manchester, MA

Fab Features: scenic location with harbor views • lakeside ceremonies beneath the rotunda • al fresco celebrations on the expansive lawn or in the open-air pavilion

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Venue: Smolak Farms

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