36 of New England's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

Throughout New England lies an abundance of hidden gem wedding venues just waiting to be discovered. From secluded retreats and family-owned farms to lakefront lodges, these tucked-away treasures are perfect for private and peaceful wedding celebrations. And once you find them, we just know it'll be love at first "site"!



CONNECTICUT



Willow Hill

Brooklyn, CT

Fab Features: welcoming private estate nestled on a picturesque 100-acre property that's yours to explore on your wedding day • poolside cocktail hours followed by receptions in a breezy tent in the Meadow or the rustic-elegant post-and-beam Barn • overnight lodging for 22 in the elevated 1790s-era Farmhouse

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$$
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South Farms

Morris, CT

Fab Features: stunning pastoral views can be found from every corner of this rustic venue and working farm • exquisite modern events facility nestled within the historic Sam Paletsky Barn • exchange vows on the expansive lawns framed by lush natural landscaping and rolling hills

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Smith Farm Gardens

East Haddam, CT

Fab Features: traditional classic white post-and-beam farmhouse • the surrounding fifteen acres boast an apple orchard, rustic stacked stone walls, and rolling green fields dotted with ancient shade trees • the main house is available for rehearsal dinners and morning-after brunches and has six plush bedrooms and a gourmet kitchen

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Tamarack Lodge & Glamping Resort

Voluntown, CT

Fab Features: ultra-peaceful and secluded retreat set on 28 forested acres abutting Beach Pond Lake • event spaces include the rustic-chic lodge, an al fresco bandstand, and gorgeous grounds • vintage cabins, glamping tents, and RV and tent sites are available to keep the party going all weekend

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Spa at Norwich Inn

Norwich, Connecticut

Fab Features: a Georgian Colonial inn on 42 acres of countryside • their romantic perennial gardens boast an oval reflecting pool and century-old oak trees • all wedding packages include a Serenity massage for the couple

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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19Main

New Milford, CT

Fab Features: former bank nestled at the edge of New Milford's historic town green • gorgeous architectural and design elements like exposed brick, a stately granite facade, a dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows • unique photo ops inside the elegant interior or around the charming surrounding streets, which are peppered with sweet shops, vintage streetlights, and an Art Deco movie theater

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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MAINE



Grace on the Lake

Harmony, ME

Fab Features: lovely family-owned venue nestled on 4,500+ feet of waterfront (and two private islands!) on beautiful Great Moose Lake • dine and dance in the light-flooded, purpose-built barn, where two stories of windows frame stunning lake views • plenty of overnight lodging in 5 cozy cottages

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$$
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Penobscot Bay Estate

Winterport, ME

Fab Features: sweet, family-owned estate overlooking its namesake bay and boasting seven acres of meadows and forest • exchange vows at the water’s edge on the dedicated Wedding Peninsula, followed by a reception in the sailcloth pole tent • four charming guest cabins can host up to sixteen overnighters for the weekend

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Grey Havens Inn

Georgetown, ME

Fab Features: historic B&B charming guests since 1904 • its bluff-top location offers unforgettable views of Harmon's Harbor and the Atlantic • say “I Do” overlooking the harbor and ruggedly rocky coastline followed by fun receptions on the covered porch of the on-site restaurant, BLUE

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Ktaadn Resorts, Home of New England Outdoor Center

Millinocket, ME

Fab Features: lakefront ceremonies with a spectacular backdrop of Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain • dine and dance under the stars or beneath an airy tent, or in cold weather, opt for the warm River Driver's Restaurant • 21 cozy cabins provide accommodations for over 250 guests, with all the comforts of home

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Maine Lakeside Cabins Resort and Event Center

Caratunk, ME

Fab Features: private waterfront lodge features a tree-shaded lakeside lawn and rustic barn • enjoy cocktail hour by the fire pit while playing a variety of provided lawn games • cozy accommodations for up to 60 guests in the lakeside cabins

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Red Barn at Outlook Farm

Berwick, ME

Fab Features: ceremonies in the wedding garden, in front of the sugar maple tree, or the gazebo • cocktails on the red barn veranda • receptions in the grand ballroom with its authentic post-and-beam structure

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Fairytale Gardens and Weddings

Madison, ME

Fab Features: more than 20 stunning acres comprised of an orchard, beautiful perennial gardens, and sprawling green spaces • receptions can be held in the 200-year-old barn featuring assorted farmhouse chairs and cedar harvest tables • pay-it-forward attic stocked full of wedding décor free for you to use

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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MASSACHUSETTS



Barker House by Wedgewood Weddings

Scituate, MA

Fab Features: impeccably restored seaside charmer, blessed with a picturesque waterfront location and unique historic character • ceremony settings include an enchanting garden courtyard or a rustic-chic banquet space • wine and dine guests in the elegant Williams Room beneath graceful chandeliers

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Endicott Estate

Dedham, MA

Fab Features: a magnificent Colonial Revival/Georgian mansion located on over 18 acres and features a beautifully manicured lawn surrounded by lush vegetation • hold a romantic ceremony under a beautiful tree, on the pillared portico, at the gazebo, or inside the mansion• opt for a traditional plated reception either indoors or outdoors in one of their stunning spots

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Bradley Estate

Canton, Massachusetts

Fab Features: gorgeous red brick Georgian-style mansion • the interior impresses with beautiful crystal chandeliers, multiple fireplaces, and gorgeous antique furnishings and décor • garden ceremonies surrounded by lush landscape, blooming cherry trees, a lovely pond, and scenic trails • cocktails on the terrace followed by tented receptions on the manicured lawn

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

Harvard, MA

Fab Features: stunning views of the Nashua River Valley’s rolling hills, local orchards, hay fields and hardwood forests • historic, hilltop Prospect House alongside a tented brick patio, garden, and expansive lawns • delectable menus featuring local and sustainable food from area farms and artisan purveyors

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Peabody-Essex Museum

Salem, Massachusetts

Fab Features: extraordinary museum designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie • breathtaking spaces are outfitted with an inspired combination of brick and glass, soaring arches, floor-to-ceiling windows, and gleaming wood floors • celebrations surrounded by exquisite collections of art from America, China, Japan and India

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

East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Fab Features: exchange vows under a wrought-iron or white gazebo, surrounded by posh, manicured gardens, velvety lawns, and a cool 250-year-old converted dairy barn • opt for traditional glamour in the Grand Ballroom, designed with gold fixtures and a chic 14-foot linear fireplace, Old World-style romance in the French-inspired Madera Ballroom, or celebrate al fresco in the airy tent • generous packages are paired with expert coordination provided by Saphire Event Group

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Olio | A Modern/Industrial Event Space

Peabody, MA

Fab Features: 1912 historic theater-turned-modern event space • flexible, industrial-chic interior with soaring ceilings, gleaming wood floors, and modern amenities like climate control and catering prep space • the in-house event and design experts will help you bring your vision to life

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Avenir

Walpole, MA

Fab Features: exchange vows al fresco surrounded by beautiful seasonal landscaping and a lush forest • dine and dance in the elegant ballroom beneath a soaring ceiling hung with sparkling light fixtures and crystal chandeliers • coordination by Saphire Event Group, a family-run business whose staff has tons of experience putting on extraordinary, personalized weddings

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Boylston Rooms

Easthampton, MA

Fab Features: 1800s textile mill-turned-event center at the edge of lovely Lower Mill Pond • al fresco pondside ceremonies with views of Mt. Tom and the Holyokes, followed by cocktails in the Garden Courtyard • airy, light-filled spaces boast century-old maple flooring, exposed steel ceiling beams, and ample space for dancing

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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Harry Parker Boathouse

Boston, MA

Fab Features: sleek, contemporary boathouse on the banks of the Charles River, boasting beautiful balconies, wood, metal, and glass accents, and an expansive outdoor lawn and dock • floor-to-ceiling windows offer 180 degree views of the river and the setting sun • rental fees help support Community Rowing in making the sport available to a diverse range of adults and children

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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NEW HAMPSHIRE



Loch Lyme Lodge

Lyme, NH

Fab Features: charming country resort perched at the edge of a crystal-clear lake • exchange vows at the water’s edge, followed by lawn games and mingling as the sun sets behind the trees • 20 cute, rustic cabins mean many in your party can stay right on-site, enjoying a weekend of swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, and more

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Four Winds Farm

Peterborough, NH

Fab Features: charming historic property on nearly 400 acres of conservation land • unique and photogenic spaces include the stately New England Hill House, rolling apple orchards, and an antique-laden 18th-century barn • stay the weekend with your loved ones in the grand, 5-bedroom Hilltop House and the charming Cozy Log Cabin

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Smuttynose Events

Hampton, NH

Fab Features: welcoming brewery, tasting bar, and lounge on a lovely rustic property ringed with trees • DIY-friendly packages include dimmable lighting, a sound system, modern wood-stained picnic tables, lawn games, and three fire pits with Adirondack chairs • celebrate beneath a gorgeous white Sperry sailcloth tent, with the lush 2-acre Field at Towle Farm sprawling around you

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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Searles Castle

Windham, NH

Fab Features: awe-inspiring English Tudor-style castle perched on a hill atop a 125-acre estate • ceremonies set along an elegant crenelated wall beneath the arms of lush trees, followed by al fresco cocktails and passed bites on the landscaped courtyard • grand receptions in the Palladian-style event tent, which boasts an oversized dance floor

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

Greenfield, NH

Fab Features: romantic family-owned farm surrounded by towering trees and lush gardens • refined receptions in the chic barn with antique chandeliers and warm wood tones • luxurious amenities such as a bridal dressing suite, heating and cooling, handmade farmhouse tables and real working restrooms

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$
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VERMONT



Turning Stone Farm

Greensboro, VT

Fab Features: a family-owned farm with rolling acres of hills, pastures, and all manner of flowers, fruits, and vegetables • historic 1880s post-and-beamm barn boasts a soaring, open-rafter cathedral ceiling • you are welcome to customize the spaces and use your choice of vendors

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Barn at Boyden Farm

Cambridge, VT

Fab Features: lush 54-acre quintessentially Vermont farm, family-owned for over a century • charming post-and-beam ceremony pavilion overlooks sweeping pastures • celebrate the bounty of the Green Mountain state with dinner in the wonderful red barn, with its cathedral ceiling strung with market lights

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $
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Reading Farms Estate

Reading, VT

Fab Features: luxurious rental nestled among hiking trails, a lake, and historic buildings on 400 private acres in the Green Mountains • exchange vows on the lovely property, followed by cocktails and games on the lawn and a reception under a white peaked tent • on-site lodging for 46 people makes for the perfect weekend retreat

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$
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Mountain Top Resort

Chittenden, VT

Fab Features: idyllic 700-acre Vermont luxury lodge perched on a dreamy mountaintop • exchange vows on the Terrace, with commanding views of the lake and mountains • enjoy delectable, farm-fresh menus in the rustic-glam three-story Barn reception space, just steps from the lodge

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



Linden Place Mansion

Bristol, Rhode Island

Fab Features: beautifully preserved Federal-style mansion built in 1810 • exchange vows in the sculpture garden followed by tented receptions on the manicured lawn • endless photo ops among the vibrant 2-acre property

Catering: BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Regatta Place

Newport, Rhode Island

Fab Features: elegant, waterfront venue located in the Goat Island Marina • ceremonies with amazing views of the classic luxury yachts in Newport Harbor and the glittering waters of the Atlantic • receptions are held inside a sophisticated cream-and-white striped tent, complete with chandeliers and billowing draperies

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Hope Events On Main

Pawtucket, RI

Fab Features: cool industrial-chic space • sleek poured concrete flooring, walls of weathered, exposed brick, and more than a dozen arched windows letting in natural light • endless DIY opportunities in this blank canvas event venue

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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