7 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.


Nahant Country Club Estate

Nahant, MA

Fab Features: historic estate and 1825 mansion set on seven acres of lawns and gardens • ceremonies under the sweet gazebo, with its gingerbread wood detailing and shake shingle roof • dine and dance in the exquisite two-tiered ballroom, which boasts a gleaming wood floor and permanent stage

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Nesmith House

Lowell, MA

Fab Features: beautifully restored 1834 Greek Revival/Regency mansion • celebrate beneath a peaked tent in the manicured gardens, or head inside to enjoy a backdrop of the luxurious period furnishings • snap memorable photos on the spiral staircase, in front of the fireplace, or in the light-flooded rooms

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The House of the Seven Gables

Salem, MA

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: $ • $$
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Cape Ann Cruises

Gloucester, MA

Fab Features: iconic Wejack Yacht in Gloucester • packages include a USCG licensed captain and an ordained minister as well as a certified wedding coordinator • enjoy a tour of historic Gloucester Harbor with scenic lighthouses, Ten Pound Island, beaches, mansions, castles, and more!

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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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: $
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Peirce Farm at Witch Hill

Topsfield, MA

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: $ • $$
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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: $
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