14 of Massachusetts' Best Waterfront Wedding Venues

Everyone loves a waterfront wedding, and Massachusetts has a wealth of oceanfront, lakefront, and riverside wedding venues. Picture getting married at a private estate with a hilltop mansion and a beach, an Art Deco inn overlooking the Atlantic, or an elegant seaside resort on Cape Cod Bay. Check out the following places where you can host your Big Day while enjoying a magnificent watery backdrop.



NORTH SHORE



The Great House at The Crane Estate

Ipswich, Massachusetts

Style: Fairy-tale setting with windswept salt marsh, miles of barrier beach, and stunning hilltop mansion.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The House of the Seven Gables

Salem, Massachusetts

Style: Famous 350-year-old home with tentable seaside lawn for outdoor events and charming indoor room or Colonial Revival cottage.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Yankee Clipper Inn

Rockport, Massachusetts

Style: 1929 Art Deco mansion on a rocky bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


BOSTON



Museum of Science

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Imaginative venue offering a dramatic setting for events thanks to spectacular views of the Charles River and Boston and Cambridge skylines, interactive exhibits, and even dining among dinosaurs.

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

New England Aquarium

Boston, MA

Style: One-of-a-kind space with the pportunity to dine privately among penguins, sharks and sea turtles, or beside Boston’s scenic skyline!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


CAPE COD | ISLANDS



Wychmere Beach Club

Harwich Port, Massachusetts

Style: Charming club nestled beside the shore, blending classic Americana style and understated luxury in its white-planked Harbor Room, which boasts French doors and sailcloth drapes, and its airy beach tent set right on the sand.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Oceanview of Nahant

Nahant, Massachusetts

Style: Secluded event center nestled on a gorgeous stretch of coastline in Nahant Harbor, with a stunning waterfront terrace, a warm and contemporary grand ballroom, and plenty of sandy beach for dancing late into the night.

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

White Elephant Nantucket Island

Nantucket, MA

Style: Lovely hotel on Nantucket's spectacular beachfront, with romantic ceremonies on the Harborview Lawn and receptions in the elegant Ballroom, intimate dining rooms, or al fresco on the airy Harborview Terrace.

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

Ocean Edge Resort

Brewster, Massachusetts

Style: Dreamy 429-acre seaside retreat boasting a historic mansion overlooking Cape Cod Bay, elegant villas along a Nicklaus-designed golf course, pools, beaches, and biking trails.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Chequessett Club

Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Style: Charming, rustic-chic club on 106 acres with a private beach and views of woodlands, Wellfleet Harbor, and the Herring River.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


SOUTH SHORE



Saphire Estate

Sharon, MA

Style: Estate on the shore of scenic Lake Massapoag hosts ceremonies among the flowers, cocktails in the courtyard, and dining in a warm reception facility.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Lakeside Villa

Halifax, Massachusetts

Style: Lakefront inn with lakeside gazebo and window-lined banquet room overlooking the water.

Catering: In-house
Price: $


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