Small Weddings Are Easy to Plan and Host
An intimate wedding with just a few very special friends and family members creates a happy and memorial day with few worries. Inns and resorts and unusual venues like parks and museums can help you plan a small, beautiful wedding day with just the right amount of fuss and frill, for a select guest list. All the pleasures of a wedding day – flowers, music, food, photos – can be easily scaled down in scope (and cost). You can host a lovely small wedding on a Cape Cod beach, a mountainside in Vermont, in the great room of a Connecticut vineyard, at an art museum, or in the quiet back yard of a bed and breakfast. The possibilities are vast, and all of them include the year-round natural beauty of New England.
297 North Street
Pittsfield, MA, 01201
Stylish Surroundings and Polished Service Complement Your Wedding
For a smaller wedding with genuine polish in a unique setting, make your way to Hotel on North, a restored 19th-century men’s haberdashery in the heart of Pittsfield that’s been re-created with a cool urban feel. Exposed brick walls, warm wood cabinetry and re-envisioned Americana antiques of the last century mix with velvet, leather and Art Deco for a luscious ambiance. The expert staff and fine dining facilities will make your intimate wedding feel just right in a properly size space with any trimming you desire. Your overnight guests will sink into comfort in rooms creatively furnished with bits of the homes and farms of the Berkshires. All modern conveniences, including fast WiFi, support the classic and classy service.
Sailing from Ports in Rockland and
Camden, ME, 04843
Cozy up to the idea of an intimate wedding ceremony on the water
What could be more romantic than you and your soon to be very significant other exchanging wedding vows before a dozen family members and friends under a starlight sky aboard a gorgeous Maine schooner you’ve chartered for several nights? Well, perhaps an intimate island ceremony followed by a lobster bake reception. Or maybe a small dockside affair, after which the two of you say your farewells and retire to an onboard honeymoon suite before sailing off on your cruise past lighthouses and the dramatic Maine coast. The history-rich vessels of the Maine Windjammer Association can make all those scenarios come true, coupled with gracious, friendly service and the easygoing at-sea atmosphere that will allow you to relax and enjoy your big day.
104 Goose Green Road
Barkhamsted, CT, 06063
Small, scenic and perfect
Celebrate your love and life together in rustic elegance and style at this intimate wedding venue on 68 picturesque acres in northwest CT. This unique facility has everything you need in size and setting to suit your style and tastes. Host a casual barbecue or a formal sit down dinner. Indoors take your vows near the grand fireplace looking out on the Litchfield Hills. Outdoors gather in the Pavilion in a casual and airy atmosphere. The attentive staff and culinary team will ensure that every detail for your ceremony and reception however large or small is attended to and meets your budget. The Village is committed to accommodate any and all requests to help make your wedding day a fairy tale.
Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay
Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565
Gracious setting for an intimate mid coast wedding
Gather dear friends and family at this classic ocean side resort on Maine’s mid-coast. Share your intimate wedding celebration amidst the gracious warmth and quiet comforts of this magnificent setting. Your custom designed wedding can fit a variety of large and small indoor and outdoor venues. Exchange your vows on the lawn overlooking the harbor and the Casco Bay Islands or amidst the rose gardens surrounding the Gazebo on the resort’s Village Green. The Cornelius Room, the Clipper Building and the Main Deck offer charm, a wealth of seating plans, along with spectacular views. Prefer something even smaller? The resort offers an elopement package complete with flowers in your room and a wine and cheese platter for after the ceremony.
4800 Basin Harbor Road
Vergennes, VT, 05491
Vermont resort has plenty of big-time ideas for smaller weddings
No one does cozy like Vermont, so it’s not surprising that the Basin Harbor resort on the shores of Lake Champlain is as well-known for its intimate weddings as it is for the really big ones. Scattered throughout the resort’s 700 tranquil acres are unique venues to exchange your vows, from boats for up to 48 passengers that cruise the lake to the exquisite Orchard Garden, a flower-filled haven. Whether your reception is craft cocktails and artfully presented appetizers or dinners by the water, the dedicated wedding staff has lots of options and ideas. And consider making it a celebratory weekend, with activities from spa treatments to lawn games, golf, kayaking and hiking to delight your family and friends.
Junction of Routes 103 and 131
Proctorsville, VT, 05149
Smaller weddings get mansion-sized attention
The Castle Hill Resort and Spa is a mansion, but not every wedding held there is mansion-sized. Some of the loveliest are smaller affairs, held outdoors amid sweet gardens or inside in a library room or before a crackling fire. If you are planning a more intimate wedding, the resort’s dedicated catering and events staff can help make it perfect, from planning your reception menu to helping you find a local florist and photographer to making arrangements for a morning-after brunch. The boutique hotel resort even has an elopement package that includes a ceremony with a justice of the peace, a bouquet, a small cake, photography, two nights in a beautiful Castle room, gourmet dining, couples massage, champagne and strawberries.
17 Harriman Road
Jackson, NH, 03846
Savor the wedding joys without the hassles in a quaint New England lodging
Enjoy your wedding magic at this award winning Inn in the White Mountains. Take your vows in front of the fireplace, by the baby grand piano, outside along the Ellis River, or at a scenic spot in the beautiful village of Jackson. Special customized packages include two nights in the Bridal Veil Falls room or equivalent, a bridal bouquet and boutonniere for the groom, along with a wedding cake and bottle of champagne or sparkling cider. Share a romantic candlelight dinner at a nearby restaurant and take home two silver plated champagne flutes or Waterford crystal flutes with silver stems to remember your special day. Add the Honeymoon Package and start your life together in an even more memorable way.
15 Arlington Street
Boston, MA, 02116
Across from the garden, let your smaller ceremony blossom
Though grandeur is part of the Taj Boston, the majestic landmark hotel is also the perfect site for weddings with a more intimate feel. Let the hotel’s meticulous event planners and staff help turn your big day into something you and your guests will remember forever. Among the hotel’s many options for smaller ceremonies: the French and Adam Room, a jewel-box with ornate mirrors and tall windows overlooking Newbury Street. The feel inside is luxurious, the fabrics deep maroon and gold, the lighting from chandeliers and sconces. The Back Bay Room, a spacious corner room with a blazing wood-burning fireplace, is another cozy possibility, as is the green-themed Garden Room, with its gorgeous views of the Public Garden.
1496 West Hill Road
Warren, VT, 05674
Just you two and your dearest peeps for a wonderful celebration
Intimate weddings with up to 50 guests are ever more special when coupled with a great setting. Here in the Green Mountains, West Hill House provides that and more to ensure that you and your guests enjoy year-round activities, local attractions and the best of central Vermont. Every detail will be covered to help you personalize your wedding day including the Justice of the Peace, your choice of location for the your ceremony, 2 night’s accommodation in either the Paris Suite, Mountain Room or Wildflower Room, tables, chairs, tablecloths, place settings, glasses etc. for the reception dinner, and assistance in selecting your caterer. The Inn is also state licensed for the sale of beer and wine and can provide the beverages of your choice.
295 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton, NH, 03842
Your intimate seacoast wedding with every delight
History and the sea meet for an unforgettable setting for two and your dearest friends and family. For more than 100 years, intimate weddings here have enjoyed the same stunning backdrop, elegant service and amenities of larger affairs in a variety of venues customized for your needs and wishes. Just below the Grand Ballroom, the space divides neatly into three separate sections for smaller affairs. The Rose Room, ideal for ceremonies, can seat up to 120 guests. The professional staff and culinary team will address every detail to provide an experience that your guests will always remember. You’ll have access to preferred vendors, guest rooms offering balconies and water views, and a cocktail hour on the roof overlooking the sea.
Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
Superior service, gorgeous surroundings, elevate even the smallest ceremonies
There is nothing small about the amount of attention wedding coordinators at the Bar Harbor Inn put into your intimate ceremony. From deciding on a venue – exchanging vows on a balcony overlooking the Frenchman Bay waterfront, perhaps, or in the elegantly decorated Porcupine Room with its own panoramic views – to choosing butler-passed hors d’oeuvres in a pre-ceremony gathering or Maine-centric sit-down dinners, to recommending a florist or local bagpipers, the award-winning staff will be with you every step of the way. The Porcupine Room, ideal for weddings of up to 48 guests, also boats a wrap-around balcony with a bird’s-eye view of Bar Harbor, perfect for a small ceremony or that first dance under a starry sky.
7 Woodward Road - Route 4
Mendon, VT, 05701
Intimate Vermont Destination Weddings & Receptions
From destination weddings to intimate elopements, receptions to rehearsal dinners, the Red Clover is the perfect country inn for your Vermont wedding in any season. Tucked away on its own private road between Killington and Rutland, this beautifully restored farmhouse inn has it all: fabulous food and dining, lovely accommodations, stunning mountain views, and truly personal attention to help you experience the happiest, most memorable day of your lives. Our innkeepers and chefs will help you personalize your special day, and you and your guests will feel completely at home in our guestrooms and suites. Just call for a visit!
37 Corey Road -- Route 43
Hancock, MA, 01237
Resort has big ideas, and vistas, for small weddings
The mountains surrounding the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort are huge (and spectacular, four seasons of the year), but that doesn’t mean your wedding ceremony and reception have to be, too. Couples seeking more intimate gatherings will find wedding planners at Jiminy Peak who are happy to make that happen. Exchange your vows under the trees, by woodland flowers and a babbling brook. Or, reserve the cozy Clark Room at the Country Inn, with doors leading to a deck and mountain views, perfect for groups of 40 or less. For something slightly larger, the Fisher Room at the inn is a lounge with comfy couches and chairs and a large stone fireplace. Creative catering menus can be designed for any size group.
58 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA, 01945
Perfect for an intimate small wedding.
The Harbor Light Inn could be the perfect romantic destination and option for that small intimate, in-house wedding or the host for your in-town guests. Our concierge is available to assist you with everything from local florists, photographer, yacht rental, and caterers, to off-site local event locations. Let us help you make the perfect Marblehead wedding.
20 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT, 06355
Hilton offers an historic and romantic venue for your intimate wedding
Gather your most special family and friends for a small, intimate wedding in the romantic and historic village of Mystic, CT. No detail is too small for the experienced event and catering staff and Hilton’s own impeccable service and amenities will ensure that you enjoy a wedding of incomparable style and grace. The Clipper and Cutter ballrooms are perfect for smaller events and you can book the Commodore parlor room for a spacious bridal suite on your special day. The hotel provides on-site catering, wedding packages, A/V equipment rental and other amenities to create a rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception that fit your needs. The hotel hosts but one wedding per day to give you the undivided attention you deserve.
One Haynes Street
Hartford, CT, 06103
Sophistication a hallmark of weddings big and small at this downtown hotel
Sophisticated does not have to mean huge when it comes to weddings. That’s the philosophy at The Goodwin, where wedding couples who want more intimate ceremonies and receptions will find a staff ready and able to make their smaller gatherings special. Those efforts are helped by the thoughtful decisions made when the historic 19th-century hotel was renovated. For example, cozy private suites (perfect for small ceremonies), are dramatic statements with rich black walls and contrasting white trim, plus decorative fireplaces refinished from the original Goodwin. As for reception menus, let the Harlan Brasserie, the onsite restaurant, help you plan something beautiful, delicious – and individual to your tastes. No matter the size, your Goodwin wedding will be a sophisticated success.
208 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Small weddings here are Maine Coast beautiful
A wedding on Maine’s enchanting south coast has everything you could want for your special day. The picture-perfect setting with its 180 degree ocean panorama offers the perfect backdrop for romantic wedding whether a grand affair or a small, intimate celebration with those you love. Any size fits all at this historic wedding destination. The resort’s on-site event manager and versatile chef ensure that your every detail is covered – from personalized welcome amenities to an ocean inspired wedding feast to a sunset champagne toast on the porch. Start your wedding weekend by taking your vows on the lush lawn. Then share the joy with the Inn as your home base. Nearby Kennebunkport has Dock Square, sandy beaches and coastal charm.
92 Main Street
Grafton, VT, 05146
Enjoy Vermont beauty and local history just the two of you.
Steal away together to this historic country Inn in scenic Grafton, Vermont. Celebrate your special day privately and romantically in a setting you will never forget. The Inn’s elopement package includes two nights lodging in a suite with either a double Jacuzzi or a double soaking tub; upon arrival, a bottle of champagne and a Grafton Village Cheese gourmet basket, a full Vermont country breakfast each morning, dinner for two each night, including a three course meal with a bottle of wine, and arrangements for a Justice of the Peace and flowers. The rest is up to you - onsite yoga and massage, a fitness center, a swim pond, and the areas major attractions and recreational activities at your doorstep.
1 Clubhouse Road
Fairlee, VT, 05045
Big Service and Luxury for Small Weddings on the Lake
Despite the term “resort” in its name, Lake Morey Resort can host an intimate sized wedding that exactly fits your family and your tastes. You don’t need to go big to go beautiful at this year-round resort aside a pristine lake in central Vermont. You may choose from several of the smaller function areas, some with views of the lake. Professionals at this family-owned property will work with you to plan for all your small party’s needs. Before or after the wedding day, your family and friends might opt to enjoy the resort’s many amenities: golf on a championship course, boating and hiking in summer, skating and snowshoeing in winter.
29 South Main Street
Kennebunkport, ME, 04046
Gather on the coast of Maine for an intimate wedding celebration
A small intimate wedding by the sea has its own charm and romance and you’ll savor both on an ocean tidal cove in Kennebunkport. Up to 60 of your dearest family and friends can be seated or up to 100 can stand to observe your vows and cherish your special day. The Kennebunk River serves as backdrop with spectacular photo opportunities everywhere you look. You’ll be perched on a grassy knoll, enveloped by soft sea breezes. nautically inspired accents and local art at a newly refurbished motor lodge offering a stress-free, relaxed ambiance and four distinctive buildings with 30 guest rooms. And you and your guests will love being but a leisurely 15-minute walk to the center of fabulous Dock Square.
Fourteen The Green
Woodstock, VT, 05091
The perfect Vermont setting for an intimate wedding
Marry in a fairy book town that appreciates small things. Plan your intimate New England country wedding at this celebrated resort overlooking one of the prettiest small towns in America. Select as you need from a menu of inspired cuisine, state-of-the-art facilities, luxurious accommodations, and special bridal packages that fit your wishes and budget. Choose from unique outdoor facilities and tented options, manicured lawns, fragrant gardens and terraces, an historic and beautifully appointed working farm, a ski lodge, even a log cabin. Any season is the right time as the sprawling grounds make for a perfect romantic destination. Right out the door is a covered bridge ideal for photos. Wed in Vermont’s natural splendor for memories that last a lifetime.
16 Bay View Street
Camden, ME, 04843
Tasteful Rooms Add Delight to Your Intimate Wedding
A small wedding of family and close friends, with lots of interchange among the wedding party and guests, can be a quiet delight. The luxurious 16 Bay View Hotel in Camden – a tasteful boutique establishment of fewer than two dozen rooms – is ideal for couples looking for luxury and intimacy. The front doors open into a beautifully designed lobby and a lodging presenting expert, round-the-clock service. Your smaller wedding celebration can open with cocktails in the lobby bar The Vintage Room. The hotel’s rooftop terrace is just right for about 45 or fewer guests. Let the party continue with handcrafted cocktails and heart-warming view of boats rocking at their moorings in Camden Harbor and the distant Camden Hills. Guest rooms will pamper your friends after your perfect day.
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36 Main Street
Essex, CT, 06426
At the Griswold Inn, small weddings are memorable events
The Griswold Inn, set in picturesque Essex Village, has long been known as one of the area’s best venues for memorable small weddings. Our smallest dining room can be used for intimate groups of up to 14 people and our largest venue can be used for a celebratory party of up to 150 people. Our other dining rooms can accommodate all sizes of gatherings in between. Each of our venues showcases our celebrated art collection, and some have fireplaces. We're happy to work with you to create custom menus. Select wines from our award-winning wine list and let our private events manager help you create a wedding that is uniquely yours. There is no other venue with the extraordinary atmosphere you'll find at the Griswold Inn.
7 Main Street
Middletown, CT, 06457
Nothing small about the attention this inn pays to wedding couples
Small weddings still get the big-day treatment at the Inn at Middletown, where a dedicated professional staff will help you plan your shower, wedding ceremony, reception – even your post-wedding breakfast. The inn’s intimate Patriot Room, perfect for smaller ceremonies and cozy private receptions, is paneled in the rich mahogany that harkens back to the inn’s 1810 origins as a gracious two-story home. Another romantic touch is the spectacular two-story curved staircase, a dramatic showcase for that grand entrance. Another site to make a big splash for photos? The balcony above the inn’s welcoming doorway. Catering, from passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres to sit-down dinners, is provided by the award-winning Tavern at the Armory.
30 Washington Street
Somerville, MA, 02143
Keep it small and enjoy the many benefits of an intimate wedding at the Boston Bunker Hill
Your intimate wedding has a special partner in this recently renovated hotel in the historic Bunker Hill area. A talented team of specialists and your own wedding consultant will help you to create a memorable event from planning through the ceremony and reception. Every detail from the indoor ceremony area, to onsite catering and overnight accommodations will be handled with the utmost of professional care. The wedding venue can hold up to 250 in gracious style. Select the 3,500 sq ft grand ballroom or the smaller and unique atrium. Your guests will be accommodated in tastefully appointed guestrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. You can all enjoy the onsite restaurant and bar, large indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and complimentary parking.
89 Houston Farm Road
Stowe, VT, 05672
Wed amidst Vermont splendor in an intimate setting
Plan an intimate Vermont wedding near scenic Stowe. The Stone Hill Inn invites you to this unspoiled, beautiful, peaceful Vermont community to celebrate your dream wedding here. Quiet and secluded, this boutique Inn is known for its intimacy and charm, and for providing the perfect setting for wedding parties and their guests. You’ll share a luxurious nine-room retreat surrounded by forests and gardens. Exchange vows along garden paths or next to a glistening waterfall. Hold a winter ceremony highlighted by falling snow within a forty-windowed room or near the warmth of the Great Room in front of the fireplace with candles. There are special packages to offer you the luxury of every detail to meet your special wishes and desires.
1360 Worcester Street
Natick, MA, 01760
Small weddings here make for special memories
The perfect intimate wedding isn’t just smaller or less memorable. Here, it’s just as special or even more in many ways than larger ceremonies and receptions. No less detail is involved but there’s greater emphasis on the two of you and what you desire most from the most important day of your lives. Intimate can be elegant or simple, in sky-lit ballrooms or smaller spaces, handsomely set or cozily ornate, with just the right touches from tables and flowers to world-class cuisine, and enchanting music. Wedding specialists will assist you with every detail including menu selection, table linens and floral arrangements. Here’s a hotel that lives up to its name and its reputation as one of the most popular wedding and reception venues in Greater Boston.