Wedding season is starting to wind down and I thought I’d share a few ideas about venues. If you haven’t already booked a spot for your wedding, here are a few real gems.
My all-time favorites on Cape Cod are the Wequassett Resort and Chatham Bars Inn. Both have beachfront areas for ceremonies. The Wequassett has a fantastic view of Pleasant Bay from both the lawn and terrace. If it rains, you can have your ceremony on the covered terrace and still enjoy beautiful scenery.
If you’re looking for something closer to Boston, there are several historical houses in the surrounding towns. The Pierce House in Lincoln is next to a pond and park with plenty of green lawn. A garden makes a lovely backdrop for the ceremony. The tented patio is great for dinner and also serves as a “Plan B” location in case of rain. The Codman Estate, also in Lincoln, has its own Italian garden that’s perfect for ceremonies. A carriage house for receptions is just a short walk down the road. There’s also a large meadow across the way where you and your guests can mingle during cocktail hour.
Going north to Beverly are Misselwood and Tupper Manor, both located across the road from Endicott College. Eash has a lawn for ceremonies with views of the ocean. Misselwood has a tent for dinners while Tupper Manor offers large windowed rooms inside.
A little further north, near Gloucester, is Hammond Castle. It truly looks like a castle and has a lawn area for ceremonies and cocktail hours. Inside is a very large room for dinner and dancing. You can have your ceremony in this room, too. There’s a wonderful staircase leading up to a landing which serves as the “altar”. It’s great for seeing what’s happening and hearing every word said by the bride and groom.
If you haven’t yet set the date or booked a venue you might want to take a look at these. All have been “tested and approved” by our string duo, trio and quartet.