Mountainous landscapes and stunning ocean vistas await you when you pick a New England wedding venue. Explore these delightful locations as you plan the happy day.
The Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee (New Hampshire)
Celebrate your love in Laconia at The Margate Resort, located on the shore of Paugus Bay off Lake Winnipesaukee. Vast expanses of sky and forest complement views of the water to provide a captivating background for photos. Hold the party at the Lakeside Pavilion for an outdoor celebration space which can hold up to 500 guests. This rental comes with a tented reception nearby so guests will have ample room for dining, relaxing and dancing. You can also add on a firework display as a grand finale for the big day. If you prefer a more intimate setting for your vows, the Mariah Room and Main Ballroom should suit. Each place can hold 120 guests comfortably. The Mariah Room boasts a granite bar and field stone fireplace, while the ballroom incorporates mirrors and an expansive dance floor.
The Grafton Inn (Vermont)
Self-proclaimed as one of the most picturesque wedding venues in the state, The Grafton Inn delivers a quintessential New England vibe for your matrimonial celebration. The inn itself has been in business since 1801, garnering a reputation as the country’s oldest operating inn. Architectural details include hand-shaped beams and antique décor. Historic sites and outdoor activities will help keep guests engaged during downtime. With a capacity for up to 250 guests, this site offers five different event spaces for rental. In-house catering and bar service will help you minimize the vendors you’ll need to hire for the event, which in turn will help reduce costs and keep stress at bay. The site also offers day-of coordination as well as full and partial planning assistance.
Taj Boston (Massachusetts)
A lavish hotel in the heart of the city, Taj Boston is sure to impress guests while lending a refined vibe to your wedding. Built back in 1927, this historic gem can hold up to 500 guests. Choose from a range of rooms — The Main Dining Room, French & Adam’s Lounge, The Taj Room, The Roof or The Grand Ballroom — to host your festivities. The Grand Ballroom exudes elegance, with chandeliers, crystal glasses and lace table settings. For a smaller guest count, opt for the French & Adam’s Lounge that is decorated with mirrors and windows for a “jewel-box feel.” The venue is just 25 minutes away from Logan International Airport, which makes it convenient for out-of-town guests. An in-house caterer and available event planning are two more perks of going with this site for the big day.
Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa (Maine)
If you’ve been daydreaming of an ocean-front wedding, Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa in Boothbay Harbor should meet your expectations. Supplying five different event spaces and offering a guest capacity of 250, this venue is located within an hour’s drive from Portland. You can arrive at your ceremony via a yacht and take vows in the historic inn. The post-and-beam ballroom space provides views of the Maine woods as you and your guests take to the dance floor. For an upscale atmosphere, look no further than this gorgeous locale to host your wedding.
Skip the wedding planning headache and opt for one of these four venues to enjoy a perfect setting for your festivities.
This article is presented by Jannell Ford in Hanover, Massachusetts.