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Unique Wedding Venues in New England

It’s easy to choose a truly unusual and unique wedding venue in New England – a place of many interesting nooks and quirks. In Connecticut, for instance, you could speak your vows and host an unforgettable party on a Mississippi-style riverboat or a 1920s-era dinner train moving along the Connecticut River. Vermont has a special fondness for restored barns. A bridal dance with strings of lights dipping from the barn rafters is a sweet experience. Imagine the first bridal dance at a vineyard, an art museum, an island off the coast of Maine, and green field overlooking distant mountain peaks. All these unique wedding settings are staffed by hosts who can help bring every practical need – catering, transportation, guest lodging – to a perfect conclusion.

44 Middlesex Turnpike Bedford, MA, 01730 Phone: 781-275-5500

Flexibility, unique features combine for variety of wedding options

A mere 18 miles from Boston, but tucked away on 24 wooded acres, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Bedford Glen has the flexibility to transform its 13,000 square feet of event and banquet space into a configuration that works for your dream wedding, as well as the caring and experienced staff to deliver exactly what you want for your big day. That means you can walk down a romantic path to exchange vows in a landscaped courtyard, your guests seated on plush white chairs, have your reception on a patio with fire pits and outdoor heaters or in the Grande Ballroom with 15-foot ceilings, custom chandeliers and skylight. And outside the ballroom? A lobby with a grand piano - the perfect cocktail space.

Route 20 - Lee Road Lenox, MA, 01240 Phone: 800-272-6935

Plan your one-of-a-very special kind of resort wedding

The unique qualities of this romantic wedding venue cannot be overstated. The scenery alone is worth a visit. The peerless service and amenities are worth the fare. Choose a winter wedding and get the same for less and let the romance of cozy fireplaces light your way. 114 gracious guest rooms, three acclaimed restaurants and a world class spa and fitness center are here. The only challenge is to decide in which space to hold your special event. The Rose Terrace provides a 60-mile view of the surrounding hills. The historic 3,000 square-foot Sloane's Ballroom has a marble dance floor and 16 foot high windows. Plan a tented outdoor event or the dining room at Meadow View with a spacious terrace, or the elegant and brightly set Mansion dining rooms.

22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-805-9836

An Island paradise for the most important day of your lives

Imagine your wedding destination is off the mainland on a majestic island on sparkling Casco Bay. A small ferry takes you and your guests out to a point at Diamonds Edge for a wedding celebration never to be forgotten. Exchange your vows with the ocean in view while a warm sun and gentle breeze provide the atmospherics. Then share cocktails on the lawn, savor a traditional Maine Lobster Bake, get up and dance the night away, then steal back to the Inn at Diamond Cove with 44 deluxe rooms and suites, balcony, a fireplace, a parlor and separate dining room, and an outdoor pool with cabana bar. Call for wedding packages and quotes, catering ideas and a preferred vendor’s list.

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, off Route 20 Sturbridge, MA, 01566 Phone: 508-347-3362 Toll-Free: 800-733-1830

Begin your future in our past

Our 19th-century village is classically New England and unique. Set on 200-acres with historic buildings, gardens, gazebos, fireplaces, and a covered bridge, the options for photos are nearly endless. On -site wedding ceremony options include the Meetinghouse, the Herb Garden, and the Covered Bridge. Reception locations range from a large modern facility to the rustic charm of a 19th-century tavern. Couples can select other uniquely Old Sturbridge Village touches including touring the Village Common in a horse-drawn carriage. The wedding party and guests can also opt to stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges at Old Sturbridge Village. Old Sturbridge Village is easily accessible, conveniently located, and also makes a great location for rehearsal dinners and showers.

92 Main Street Grafton, VT, 05146 Phone: 802-234-8718

Come to Grafton for the ultimate destination wedding.

History, authenticity and romance frame your wedding in Grafton, Vermont at one of the oldest operating inns in America. Just 35 miles north of Brattleboro, you and your guests will experience New England as it once in this charming area with a choice of wedding venues to fit your style and budget. Enjoy a simple or elegant reception, special lunches, rehearsal dinners and bountiful breakfasts. The Phelps Barn will be your after celebration music and dance hall. 44 rooms, suites, and guest houses offer private baths, sitting areas and WiFi. You’re near the areas major attractions, recreational activities and events and the Inn’s own Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center offering activities for all ages on 2,000 acres of trails and grounds.

1 Carter Notch Road Jackson Village, NH, 03846 Phone: 603-383-9700 Toll-Free: 800-637-0013

Your special day will be one of a kind

Any wedding here can be unique from the Fairy Tale, to the Enchanted, to the Classic Wentworth Wedding. Each features cocktail receptions, hors d' oeuvres, a full hosted bar and the all important Champagne toast to make the occasion official. Dinners are made to order with red and white wine circulating throughout a la table. Your wedding cake will be decorated then served with coffee and tea. At your reception there will be no time restraints other than NH law for last call, so the night is yours. And since the tent is property-owned, you’ll enjoy a wooden platform, dance floor, bandstand, and all the audio and visual tech you’ll need. And when the night is done you’ll fall into a deluxe room or suite together for two blissful nights.

545 West Hill Road Troy, NH, 03456 Phone: 603-242-6417

Celebrate your wedding in a sweet and scenic wonderland

Here is a very sweet spot to celebrate the wedding of your dreams. This 62-acre working berry farm sits astride one of New England’s most majestic natural landmarks. Facing Mount Monadnock, the views have inspired writers, poets and artists for centuries. There is a large lawn with space for a tent where you can hold your ceremony or reception, plus a pond, a pagoda, a rose garden, wildflower areas, and other beautiful landscaped details. The beautifully-decorated Reception Barn can accommodate up to 100 guests and features a caterers' kitchen and an observation deck facing the mountain and the sunset. The air conditioned (or heated) bridal cabin is perfect for the bride and bride's maids to get ready and relax.

225 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970 Phone: 978-740-8788 Toll-Free: 888-337-2536

The Knot's "2015 Best of Weddings - Venues" and 6-time "Best of North Shore" Hotel

If you're thinking New England for your destination wedding, you can't go wrong with the Salem Waterfront Hotel. We'll help you "mingle the marvelous," as hometown literary lion Nathaniel Hawthorne advised. We offer 86 graciously-appointed rooms and suites. Our spacious rooms are the largest in the area, with distinctive bath products, luxurious linens, and thick down comforters. And there's plenty for your guests to do here. We're in the heart of Massachusetts' North Shore, a seacoast region with beautiful beaches and idyllic countryside. And we're in one of New England's most historic seaports, with winding streets and quaint shops. We offer several beautiful award-winning wedding facilities, the assistance of a professional wedding planner, and a place for a rehearsal dinner as well.

312 Daniel Webster Highway Meredith, NH, 03253 Phone: 877-574-5935

A unique Lakes Region resort wedding venue

Celebrate your wedding at Mills Falls and you and your guests will find a most unique and country cozy resort. You’re on the shoreline of majestic Lake Winnipesaukee and up against picturesque mountains which by itself qualifies as unique and very special. Then there’s your choice of indoor and outdoor settings. Waterfront magic and a polished dance floor await at Church Landing, and the Winnipesaukee Ballroom can accommodate up to 230 in banquet style. Smaller affairs for up to 120 will find every amenity in the Chase House Flagship Ballroom along with a dance floor and a lush grass patio for ceremony and/or cocktail reception. Full service event planning will ensure that you’ll celebrate in style and within your budget.

37 Corey Road -- Route 43 Hancock, MA, 01237 Phone: 413-738-5500 Toll-Free: 800-882-8859

Berkshires backdrop makes for spectacular ceremonies

Imagine opening your wedding photo album to the first page: There you and your now-spouse are, exchanging your vows on top of a mountain in the Berkshires. (Remember how you traveled there in the Berkshire Express chairlift?) Or maybe you are standing with a smaller group, saying your “I do’s” next to a glistening brook. Other pages show you and your guests dining on seafood stuffed shrimp in a mountain lodge with a fire flickering in a huge stone fireplace. Or dancing on a large stone patio with jaw-dropping vistas of Berkshire peaks as logs crackle in a fire pit. The dedicated wedding staff at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort will be delighted to help you make those pictures come true.

458 Hill Farm Road Arlington, VT, 05250 Phone: 802-375-2269

A very special destination for your very special day

Southern Vermont’s unique landscape and history merge at this beautiful Inn built in 1830 that has retained its character. Marry any time of year indoors or out amidst acres of pristine meadowlands and valley offering unmatched views in a quintessentially romantic setting. Hold your events in the 30 seat dining room or the 100 seat Unity Barn. The Inn staff will assist you to produce the wedding of your dreams and recommend a complete list of professional planners, florists, photographers, musicians, and others You can reserve the entire Inn for a weekend with comfortable lodging and amenities available in the Main Inn, 1790 House, and Farm House. The pub and covered porches are yours for catching up and more celebrating.

58 Washington Street Marblehead, MA, 01945 Phone: 781-631-2186

Historic, romantic and hard by the beautiful sea

Unique has many meanings. At this beautiful Inn by the sea, unique can mean historic, romantic, one of a kind, a very special kind. It’s set in a unique small town, one of America’s ten most beautiful. And your wedding will be unique in its close, in-house intimacy in two Federalist mansions in Marblehead’s harbor district. Every luxurious room is equipped with private bath, DVD player and Wi-Fi, with fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and additional amenities available if you like. Everything you need from local florists, photographers, yacht rentals and caterers, to off-site local events can be arranged by the Inn’s concierge. And unique is holding the most important occasion of your life in one of the ten most romantic inns in America.

76 Lake Streeet Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-524-5210 Toll-Free: 800-627-4283

As unique a wedding venue as a celebrated Lake Resort could be

Customize your favorite wedding traditions at this magnificent lakeside resort with the assistance of the complimentary wedding planning staff and creative culinary team. Start with this fabulous location on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee surrounded by woodlands and big sky. Gather at the water's edge in our tented Lakeside Pavilion, with room for 100-500 guests and tailored to meet your wishes. With a granite bar, fieldstone fireplace and a wall of floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Lake, the Mariah Room and Main Ballroom holds 120 people comfortably. Hold an intimate affair or larger one for up to 300 in the Main Ballroom, adorned with mirrors throughout. Add a fireworks display, a beach campfire, or private pool party for a truly unique wedding celebration.

16 Bay View Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 207-236-4325

A Wedding Location So Lovely Guests Won’t Want to Leave

Plan your guest list carefully because when you host a destination wedding in the sweet town of Camden in Mid-Coast Maine, everyone you invite will be there. Mid-Coast Maine and the lively, artistic town of Camden are high on the list of anyone yearning to enjoy authentic New England beauty (in any season). An ideal place for the celebration is the luxurious boutique lodging, 16 Bay View Hotel, in the center of town. Expert hosts and wedding planners will help you design a wedding party in the smaller venues of the lobby bar and rooftop terrace or in the Curtix Bok Ballroom, for up to 120 guests. Parking, flowers, signature cocktails – the expert concierge staff can manage it all, and also recommend fun adventures in this beautiful region.

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1 Lighthouse Inn Road West Dennis, MA, 02670 Phone: 508-398-2244

Linger longer with a Cape Cod destination wedding

Could there be a more romantic place to say "I do" than beside the ocean waves? The Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis is the ideal place for a destination wedding on Cape Cod. It’s all right here just steps from the ocean – your outdoor, oceanfront ceremony, your seaside reception with spectacular views of Nantucket Sound and overnight accommodations for all of your family and guests. Spend precious time with the ones you love enjoying a bountiful breakfast buffet each morning and experiencing a wide range of activities and amenities – all of which is included in the overnight room rate. Our extensive reception menu offerings include passed and stationary hors d’oeurves, plated meals, food stations and, for a true seaside experience, a Cape Cod Clambake.

7 Woodward Road - Route 4 Mendon, VT, 05701 Phone: 802-775-2290 Toll-Free: 800-752-0571

Restored Country Inn offer unique wedding spaces and amenities

Unique is how and where you make a wedding. Tucked away in a secluded location under Mt. Pico on a small hill farm estate is this stunning Vermont setting. The beautifully restored country Inn offers thirteen well-appointed rooms for you and your guests with the convenience, privacy and comfort of an on-location stay. Your wedding weekend from rehearsal dinner, through the ceremony and reception, and on into the bountiful country breakfast will make this an unforgettable occasion. Indoor ceremonies or cocktail receptions in the dining room and tavern can host up to 75 while outdoor events under a tent can accommodate as many as 175. For a flat fee, every amenity can be arranged for, while flexible menus and in house amenities are available for more intimate events.

74 Interlaken Road (Route 112) Lakeville, CT, 06039 Phone: 860-435-9878 Toll-Free: 800-222-2909

Exclusive Weekend Weddings in CT’s Litchfield Hills

Nestled in the beautiful Litchfield Hills of northwest Connecticut, the Interlaken Inn provides a unique lakeside setting and world-class cuisine beneath the marquis tent. Outdoor garden weddings are a specialty, together with a weekend full of dining, events and family memories. Enjoy a rehearsal dinner / barbecue and night time bonfire at the lake. Golf, hiking and other outdoor activities will engage your guests on Saturday morning. And – the most perfect lakeside ceremony and garden reception await. The Inn is perched on 30 acres of English cottage-style gardens, shimmering lakes and manicured lawns, which provides a stunning backdrop for beautiful and memorable weddings. A Weekend Wedding isn't complete without the extra touches! Make your event memorable with unique events in unique places at the Interlaken.

1 Clubhouse Road Fairlee, VT, 05045 Phone: 802-333-4311 Toll-Free: 800-423-1211

Plan an Elegant Wedding Just Steps From Pure Nature

If you are looking for unique touches for your wedding, consider a place where the beautiful calls of loons on a lake might mix with music and chatter at your wedding party. Find this spiritual sound along with all the usual needs for a glorious wedding at Lake Morey Resort, located at the geographical heart of Vermont. The lakeside resort can roll out a celebration of the highest level of elegance, and at the same time place you close to nature, any season of the year. Choices for your event include outdoor and indoor locations, for large or small weddings. Your guests can enjoy every type of outdoor activity, including the pleasures of a championship golf course in the summer or a 4.5 mile skating trail in the winter.

261 Point Sebago Road Casco, ME, 04015 Phone: 207-558-8000 Toll-Free: 800-655-1232

Make your wedding memorable at this lakeside resort

It’s no wonder wedding couples have been raving about their experience at Point Sebago, where you can get married right on the beach, on the shore of scenic Sebago Lake, with a barbecue reception in the picnic grove. Or perhaps you prefer a reception with a real New England flavor: Maine lobster and clam chowder. If something more formal suits you, the resort offers spacious open reception rooms that can accommodate 200-plus guests who can dine on beef Burgundy, then dance the night away on hardwood floors under strings of fairy lights. Before and after your big day, your guests can enjoy all the activities the resort has to offer, including golf, boat cruises, kayak races, volleyball, tennis and horseshoes.

15 Arlington Street Boston, MA, 02116 Phone: 617-536-5700

Elegant sophistication for the perfect wedding

Imagine descending a dramatic staircase in a landmark 1927 hotel, your wedding guests gathered below in the Grand Ballroom, chandeliers glittering, crystal glasses shimmering on ivory-lace tablecloths. It’s a romantic fantasy the Taj Boston, with its unparalleled service and attentive event-planners, is ready to create for your special day. Or perhaps you prefer something equally elegant but more intimate, in which case the jewel-box French & Adam’s Lounge beckons. Both venues, as well as the finely appointed Main Dining Room, have the feel of timeless luxury, from rich draperies and gold highlights to stunning views of Newbury Street and the Public Garden with its romantic swan boats. And if you desire more luxury post-ceremony, the fabulous Taj suites await you.

277 Main Street - Route 131 Sturbridge, MA, 01566 Phone: 508-347-3313 Toll-Free: 800-782-5425

A charming 18th century wedding venue

Publick House has been celebrating picturesque New England weddings for over 240 years. The venue offers a mix of country atmosphere, colonial charm and hospitality, and an easily accessible location. 11 historic private banquet rooms, outdoor settings and year round wedding packages will make your wedding day special whether you’re planning a more traditional ceremony and reception, or a smaller private celebration. Publick House is a full-service wedding destination making it an ideal retreat for your guests from welcome gatherings and rehearsal dinners, to post-wedding celebrations and breakfast farewells. The experienced team of wedding consultants will work with you to ensure every detail is addressed from time-line of events, menus and wedding cake selections, to seating plans, lodging accommodation and the selection of vendors for your every need.

195 Mountain Top Road Chittenden, VT, 05737 Phone: 802-483-2311

The perfect place to tie the knot

Mountain Top Inn & Resort is on the Brides Magazine list of top 50 wedding venues in the United States for a reason. The location, and experience, is like no other. Set amidst 350 private acres, on the top of a mountain, overlooking a 740 acre lake and the Green Mountain National Forrest, the backdrops and views are incomparable. Get married on the knoll or beach - have your welcome party in the lake side pavilion - hold your reception in the rustic luxe newly built event barn and choose from limitless chef created menu options - throw an after-hours party in the tavern with s’mores by the fire pit – invite everyone for a farewell brunch the next morning. Relax before and after the ceremony in the brand new spa & salon. Spend your wedding night in a tree house! These are just some of the options at Mountain Top. Your designated wedding coordinator will help you to create your dream wedding and the perfect experience for your guests.

30 Boltwood Avenue Amherst, MA, 01002 Phone: 413-256-8200 Toll-Free: 800-742-0358

Style, charm and luxurious service for your wedding

History and luxury are always a welcome combination and both are in abundant supply here. They sparkle in the Inn’s charm and original character. Newly renovated and stylish guest rooms offer you and your guests the finest accommodations along with suite variations of each room type. And each features pillowtop mattresses, high thread count linens, flat screen LCD HD televisions and high speed Internet access. Celebrate your special day in one of the extraordinary wedding and reception venues, including the luxurious new ballroom or in the tented gardens. Expert on site wedding planning is yours whether an intimate wedding or a grand affair. Luxury doesn’t end at the altar. Along with its impeccable service and style, the “Jeff” is one of the “greenest” hotels in the Pioneer Valley.

231 River Street North Adams, MA, 01247 Phone: 413-664-0400

Restored Victorian row houses now a fabulous wedding venue

Known for its unique and extensive renovations of sturdily built 19thcentury Victorian row houses adjacent to the MassMoCA, Porches welcomes you to celebrate your special day within its highly evocative and colorful spaces. Every detail will be addressed with the help of event planners, caterers and other vendors in the Berkshire region. 6 indoor and outdoor function spaces can accommodate from 16-40 guests for a banquet and/or reception. You’ll have your choice of old-fashioned blackboard walls, a twenty-foot ceiling, space filled with contemporary art, and state-of-the-art media systems. Take your vows in abundant natural light indoors, or on a hill in a native woodland garden with its own gazebo at the top that is also wired for electricity and WiFi.

104 Goose Green Road Barkhamsted, CT, 06063 Phone: 860-379-4050

Special is your day and this picturesque wedding venue

This unique and picturesque wedding venue is set at a wedding and special event facility in Barkhamsted, CT. Just one wedding – yours – will be on the docket on the day you choose to celebrate your love with family and friends. Indoors near the grand fireplace, you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the Litchfield hills as they drift toward the Berkshires with seating up to 300. Outdoors, gather at the Pavilion within view ot the pond and pool for a more casual, open-air ambience and seating for up to 250. With 12,000 square feet of banquet hall space and menus from casual barbecues to formal sit down dinners you’ll have every amenity customized to meet your and your guests’ every desire.

Mountain View Road Whitefield, NH, 03598 Phone: 888-260-4929

Combining first-class comfort with casual elegance

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, located in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, is easily accessible from major interstate highways and is the perfect location for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding ceremonies, and, of course, wedding receptions. A New Hampshire tradition since 1865, Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa features an award winning spa, golf course, romantic wine cellar, working farm, daily activities, and is surrounded by 57 peaks of the Presidential Mountain Range. Your guests will never forget the breathtaking mountain scenery and stunning architectural and natural surroundings, which are all part of your destination wedding.

Our staff will treat your guests to the ultimate elegant New Hampshire, White Mountains wedding event. We offer an extensive meal selection, and will work with you or your wedding planner to ensure that every detail, from the menu to the flowers, is just the way you dreamed. For more information, please contact our Catering Manager directly at 603.837.0027.

909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI, 02842 Phone: 401-848-5161

Marry where the air land and sea merge in an extraordinary setting

If you’re looking for that one of kind venue for your wedding, Newport Vineyards has the facilities and accessibility to make your special day an even more memorable one. Set on 50 prime acres of agricultural land lovingly and sustainably preserved, the Vineyard lies in a unique micro climate that produces the extraordinary flavors of its fine wines. Hold your shower, rehearsal dinner, and wedding at Newport Vineyards and choose from distinctive indoor and outdoor event spaces for groups from 20 to 400, in a combined space – surrounded by this historic property. There is always ample parking and you are within easy travel from Newport or Providence, and just over an hour from Boston and 3.5 hours from New York City.

295 Ocean Boulevard Hampton, NH, 03842 Phone: 603-926-6762

Stunning scenery and historic elegance at this New Hampshire wedding venue

For more than 100 years this historic oceanfront resort on Hampton Beach has hosted weddings, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions and farewell brunches of every kind and size. The professional staff is renown for its attention to detail whether helping you plan for a traditional banquet or more casual affair indoors or out. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests for a cocktail reception and 350 guests for a seated dinner with space below for smaller celebrations. The Rose Room is perfect ideal for ceremonies and can seat up to 120. You’ll have access to preferred vendors and special wedding packages and your guest will enjoy the dining outlets, pool, and guest rooms offering balconies and water views.

One Railroad Avenue Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-0103 Toll-Free: 800-377-3987

Wedding on a Historic Train or Riverboat: That's Unique!

Your wedding is an opportunity to enjoy and display your unique tastes and character. Why not think of a place that will render your guests rapt with delight? Think about taking your vows or hosting your reception on a Mississippi-style riverboat, the Becky Thatcher, or on a spacious 1920s-era dinner train along the Connecticut River, on a rail line laid in 1871. The Connecticut River – nearly undeveloped here, with views of green hills and distant mansions – is a pleasure to see close-up. Similarly, the large windows of the dinner train or riverboat open to lovely green hills and views of the river. An art gallery, restored hall, or a lawn at historic Essex station offer stationery places for vows and in-house catered dining.