Looking for the perfect wedding venue in New England? I get asked all the time what my favorite venue to photograph at is. It is incredibly hard to narrow it down because there are so many unique options, but today I am sharing my top 10 with you. I personally love a venue with a classic, New England vibe, but more and more couples are surprising me with these new amazing venues. I’ll show one of my favorite photos from each venue, then link to the Website and Facebook page.
If you have questions about a venue or want to share your favorite wedding venues, leave a comment at the bottom of the page and I’ll get back to you (I’m sure some of the venue managers will visit the post as well). There are so many great venues, and these are not the only awesome places.
Here they are in no particular order:
Chatham Bars Inn
A quintessential, luxury, Cape Cod wedding venue in Chatham, Massachusetts, overlooking Pleasant Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll love the view as you walk down at aisle at your seaside ceremony and portraits on the beach are a must.
Contact: Maegan Storey, 508-945-0096 ext 6775
The Barn at Gibbet Hill
A 100-year old barn set on multiple acres of picturesque conservation land. This venue is rustic elegance at its finest!
Contact: Julie Vaughan, 978-448-3233
A classic Rhode Island mansion overlooking beautiful Narragansett Bay in Bristol, Rhode Island. Host a lovely garden ceremony and finish the night in the venue’s Century Wedding Tent.
Contact: Karen Belavance, 401-253-2707
The Red Barn at Outlook Farm
The perfect combination of rustic and modern, The Red Barn offers couples a beautiful year-round wedding venue in southern Maine.
Contact: Carley Horning, 207-384-1010
The Commons 1854
A beautiful boutique wedding venue in the heart of Topsfield, Massachusetts, provides the perfect amount of New England charm and history.
Contact: Johanna Esposito, 978-887-4100
If history is your jam, Plimoth Plantation brings you to the heart of it. Highlighting historic recipes, their catering service will make for a delicious evening.
Contact: Diane Cox, 508-746-1622, ext. 8365
Seaside glamour reigns supreme at this Newport, Rhode Island wedding venue. The perfectly manicured lawns, pristine white decor and ocean views epitomize the Newport society experience.
Contact: email@example.com, 617-854-5000
Starting Gate at GreatHorse
This Western Massachusetts venue boasts stunning views of the Connecticut River Valley and a luxurious stone and cedar reception building. The portrait opportunities are endless!
Contact: Lauren Pastoreck, 413-566-5158
Red Lion Inn
This intimate venue offers an extremely versatile barn venue that transitions seamlessly from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception. The grounds are stunning for portraits but the sea is just a quick drive away for another beautiful option. Hire an event designer to customize the space or embrace the beautiful barn as it is. A true gem on the south shore.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-383-0900
Also check out Atlantica, which is also owned by Cohasset Hospitality Partners.
Bedford Village Inn
This southern New Hampshire wedding venue showcases old New England charm and history on the 10-acre estate. The beautiful courtyard, gardens and wisteria-lined walkways provide intimate opportunities for couple’s portraits.
Contact: Nicolette Spehar, 603-472-2001
Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm
The historic Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm is situated on a picturesque hilltop surrounded by two hundred and fifty acres of orchards and conservation land. Strolling through the orchards at sunset might be my favorite time to photograph couples.
Contact: Tammy Mesinna, 978-204-6345