18 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: $ • $$ • $$$

The Exchange

Boston, Massachusetts

Style: Historic building right on the waterfront, with al fresco ceremonies and cocktail hours offering dynamic vistas on the Harbor Terrace and glamorous receptions in the soaring, skylit Exchange Hall, which boasts year-round panoramas of Boston's harbor from floor-to-ceiling windows.

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



The Dennis Inn

Dennis, Massachusetts

Style: Traditional 1920s shake shingle gem in a quiet seaside hamlet, with spectacular events every month of the year—warm weather ceremonies in the garden or poolside are followed by tented receptions, and in the chilly season, celebrate in front of a stone fireplace inside the inn.

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

Nauticus Marina

Osterville, MA

Style: Impeccable marina and beach club with near-endless event options, from intimate dinners in the chic Lighthouse Lounge to tented shindigs set on the lush grounds and brick patios.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Sailing Camp Park

Oak Bluffs, MA

Style: Bluff-top park set on 15 wooded acres that include sweet, shady ceremony groves with sparkling water views and a rustic-chic indoor facility overlooking Lagoon Pond and the outer Vineyard Haven Harbor.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

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: This elegant estate on the shore of scenic Lake Massapoag hosts ceremonies among the flower gardens and flowing fountains, cocktails in the courtyard or a luxurious lounge, and dining & dancing in a warm ballroom with crisp white walls and trim, cushy couches, and a classic stone hearth.

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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