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LGBTQ Friendly Lodging in New England

It’s Easy to Create a Gorgeous Wedding on a Budget


In New England, the abundant natural beauty – from mountain meadows to ocean views – is free. That’s a happy starting point to plan your affordable wedding in many settings. Resorts and inns throughout New England offer function rooms for small, medium, or large gatherings; many dining options at various price points; budget-friendly accommodations; and lots of experts to help you arrange transportation, flowers, photographers, and other essentials. In some places, on-staff bakers can create a beautiful and tasty, but not overly costly wedding cake. You can speak your vows under a simple gazebo by the ocean or a mountain lake, and entertain guests in warm and loving style without excess expense..

Bride & Groom Holding Hands on Porch - Eagle Mountain House - Jackson, NH - Photo Credit Jay Philbrick
Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club

179 Carter Notch Road Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 603-383-9111 Toll-Free: 800-966-5779

Expert planning staff will help ensure your wedding is as affordable as it is lovely

When it comes to weddings that fall within a couple’s budget, it often all comes down to planning. At the Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club, expert and experienced wedding and catering planners will help ensure you have the wedding of your dreams without any budget nightmares. The resort has hosted stylish small weddings in its Carter Notch room (with stunning mountain views) and gorgeous galas under tents and in the renovated Carriage House, which can accommodate up to 150 people when combined with its lovely, partially covered tented patio. In the renovation, more windows were added to bring in even more beautiful mountain views. The staff will work with you to design a ceremony and reception that reflect your personality and vision.
Wedding Party - Steele Hill Resorts - Sanbornton, NH
Steele Hill Resorts

516 Steele Hill Road Sanbornton, NH, 03269 Phone: 603-524-0500 Toll-Free: 855-475-4372

Experienced staff will make your wedding, big or small, both affordable and memorable

As soon as you meet with the professional planning staff at the Steele Hill Resorts, you’ll see why wedding couples give the resort such rave reviews. Attention to detail, relationships with world-class vendors for everything from flowers to photography and the ability to listen to each couple’s visions for their big day and transform that into a lovely, worry-free reality have made the Lakes Region NH resort a popular, and affordable, one for gala celebrations and more intimate gatherings. Venues include a charming Carriage House, a historic Main Inn, al fresco ceremonies overlooking lakes and mountains and tented receptions with dancing into the night. Fine food, breathtaking views and luxurious accommodations for overnight guests make Steele Hill the obvious choice for your picture-perfect wedding.

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Outdoor Wedding - Salem Waterfront Hotel - Salem, MA
Salem Waterfront Hotel

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

Celebrate your love in the heart of Salem’s waterfront at this charming hotel

Celebrate your love and your new life together in the heart of it all at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites. Let this charming hotel by the water on Pickering Wharf, a short stroll to vibrant downtown Salem, serve as your destination wedding location while staying within your budget. Experienced staff will help with all the details, from choosing mouth-watering meals to deciding on entertainment, decor and flowers from a preferred-vendors list. Ceremony and reception venues include outdoors under a grand arch overlooking Salem Harbor, or on the wharf’s Ceremony Green. Indoor venues include the hotel’s Compass Room and the exquisite Maritime Ballroom with crystal chandeliers. The hotel offers discounted room blocks for your overnight guests and several wedding packages to choose from.
Wedding Ballroom - Hotel 1620 - Plymouth, MA
Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor

180 Water Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-4900 Toll-Free: 866-719-8185

At this hotel by the harbor, they specialize in making your wedding extraordinary, and on-budget

At the Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor, in addition to scenic venues and exceptional service, they offer several wedding packages to help you get the best for your special day without burning a hole in your budget. Exchange your vows outside, with the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop. Indoor venues include the grand Regency Ballroom, for celebrations of up to 250 guests, and the Atlantic Room, perfect for dinner and dancing for 80. Catering options include creative buffets and elegant sit-down plated dinners, with a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres. The hotel’s experienced staff can recommend vendors for cakes, florists, decor, photography and other services. Discounts are available for group room bookings, and guests will love seeing the sights in “America’s Hometown.”
Wedding Couple New - Woodstock Inn Brewery - North Woodstock, NH
Woodstock Inn Brewery

135 Main Street North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-3951 Toll-Free: 800-321-3985

Inn’s experienced planners will make sure your dream wedding fits inside your budget

When couples review their wedding experience at the popular Woodstock Inn Brewery, they always mention the staff: caring, professional and ready to make your dream day into a reality. So you know they are going to work with you to make sure your ideas can fit inside your budget! In addition to great planners, the inn offers a fabulous catering team and storybook outdoor and indoor venues, from gorgeous gardens to locations by stone walls and babbling brooks. Menu selection is a breeze with a staff that has helped make the inn restaurant a perennial favorite in the White Mountains, NH region. Make it a destination wedding with your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and after-party in one location. Overnight guests will fall in love with their accommodations, many with gas fireplaces.
Mountain Wedding - Mountain Club on Loon - Lincoln, NH
Mountain Club on Loon

90 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 800-229-7829

Resort staff will make sure you have the mountain wedding you imagined

At the Mountain Club on Loon, they are not going to let your budget prevent you from having the mountain wedding of your dreams. A wedding coordinator, culinary and resort staff will work with you to choose among all-inclusive packages for your big day, or opt for a la carte offerings, whether you’re planning a smaller, intimate gathering or a reception for 150. Exchange your vows on the mountain summit, then head back down for cocktails inside or on the lawn terrace, followed by dining and dancing in the rustic-luxe lodge. With an on-site spa, excellent accommodations for overnight guests and a variety of activities for guests, groomsmen, bridal party and family, your mountain wedding is sure to be the wedding you always envisioned.
Wedding Ceremony BW - The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant - Manchester Village, VT
Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

39 West Road Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-2568 Toll-Free: 800-822-2331

Picture-perfect Vermont wedding does not need to come with an outrageous budget

You can have your picture-perfect Vermont wedding and stay within your budget at The Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant, in the heart of charming Manchester Village. The experienced event and culinary staff will help you customize your special day, attending to all the details so you can be with friends and family. Venues include a manicured lawn, lovely gardens, a patio with a view of the gardens and Mt. Equinox, the elegantly upscale restaurant or the pub’s private, two-room event space with dedicated bar, perfect for cocktail parties. The inn also offers an elopement package that includes lodging, a garden ceremony, bouquets and boutonnieres, wine and truffles in your room and dinner in the restaurant. Or, for larger destination weddings, you can reserve the entire 20-room inn.
Night Wedding Ceremony - The Wolfeboro Inn - Wolfeboro, NH - Credit Callan Photo
The Wolfeboro Inn

90 North Main Street Wolfeboro, NH, 03894 Phone: 603-569-3016 Toll-Free: 800-451-2389

Weddings are romantic, memorable, and affordable, at this inn by Lake Winnipesaukee

Planning a wedding for 200, or an intimate affair for a few family members and friends? From micro weddings to all-out galas, the Wolfeboro Inn on Lake Winnipesaukee has a tradition of making every celebration one-of-a-kind, memorable – and affordable. Venues include lawn tents, a sweet garden gazebo, lush gardens, a room and deck overlooking the lake and a ballroom with a wood-burning fireplace lounge and oak bar. There is a complimentary room for couples on their wedding night. The inn offers special winter wedding rates for select dates in December through March, with a complimentary ceremony site and discounted room rental, as well as special plans for romantic micro weddings for up to 50 guests.
Wedding Ballroom - Hotel on North - Pittsfield, MA
Hotel on North

297 North Street Pittsfield, MA, 01201 Phone: 413-358-4741

Create wedding memories but not a hole in your wedding budget at this boutique hotel

You can create memories without creating a hole in your wedding budget: Just plan to celebrate your big day at the Hotel on North. Let the attentive staff work with you on everything from your customized plated meal, buffet or cocktail party to making arrangements from the hotel’s curated list of florists, photographers, musicians and other services. The boutique hotel’s Shire Hall, a dramatic high-ceilinged reception hall with exposed brick and vintage chandeliers, can host up to 80 people seated banquet style or 120 reception style, and other, more intimate rooms are charming venues for smaller affairs. Interior rooms are adjacent to the Atrium, which offers relaxed lounge seating flooded with natural light from a dramatic skylight installation. Group room rates are available for overnight guests.
Wedding at Bay Pines Beach - Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Brewster, MA
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

2907 Main Street (Route 6A) Brewster, MA, 02631 Phone: 508-896-9000 Toll-Free: 800-343-6074

Unforgettable weddings can also be affordable in the hands of resort’s experienced planning staff

Memorable and affordable: Those concepts are not mutually exclusive when you plan your wedding at the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, a picture-perfect property on the shores of Cape Cod Bay. Get married on the beach, under a classic tent on a manicured lawn, in a carriage house or private mansion room; sip cocktails on a terrace with an ocean view; dance the night away in an elegant ballroom. Breathtaking sunsets and natural beauty are everywhere – and come standard with wedding packages! Work with the experienced catering and wedding staffs at this AAA Four Diamond resort to customize your venue, your decorations, your menus – every detail. The resort can also arrange for a block of rooms for your out-of-town guests.
Outdoor Wedding - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

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

Lakeside resort’s wedding coordinator, chef will work with you to plan your perfect wedding day

Working with you on everything from choice of the most romantic venues to selections for that perfect reception dinner, your personal wedding coordinator and experienced chefs at the Lake Morey Resort will ensure your big day is a big success. Ceremony venues include spectacular gardens (one with a gazebo and reflecting pool), terraces and elegant resort rooms. Choose to have a small reception in the charming Edgewater Room, a dine-and-dance-all-night affair in the dramatic Terrace Ballroom or under a tent on the lawn. Your wedding night room is complimentary, and special group room rates may apply, based on resort availability. Destination wedding guests will enjoy spacious suite, room or cottage accommodations and amenities from lake activities to an indoor pool, tennis courts and a golf course.
Jonathan' Ogunquit Garden Bride Ogunquit ME
Jonathan's Ogunquit

92 Bourne Lane Ogunquit, ME, 03907 Phone: 207-646-4777

Find the dream wedding you can afford at Jonathan's Ogunquit

For a special day you can afford, look no further than Jonathan's Ogunquit. We have facilities suitable for 13 guests, 75 guests, 150 guests, or 300. Whether you choose a room that's big or small, all our rooms offer fine local art and antiques. Our Aquarium Room, perfect for a mid-size wedding, features a 600-gallon fish tank. Your guests will be greeted by a beautiful fireplace and a friendly smile upon entry. Our York package and our West package offer exquisite meals that fall within most budgets. The choice of entrees includes chicken marsala, chicken dijon, Yankee pot roast, roasted dry-rubbed loin of pork with apple & garlic bread pudding and calvados, and more. We can offer beverage service for one hour, or as long as five.
Wedding Reception Harbor View - Boothbay Harbor Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Boothbay Harbor Inn

31 Atlantic Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-6302

Inn staff will help you stay within your budget, and plan your perfect seaside wedding

At the Boothbay Harbor Inn, on the waterfront, a wedding planner and coordinator will work with you to have the day of your dreams while staying within your budget. Exchange your vows on the front or side lawn, have your cocktail hour by the fire pit and your reception under a tent or in the harborside dining room. Whether you want a formal dinner for 50 friends and family members or a fun lobster feast for 150, the staff will work with you to customize the menu and every other detail, incorporating your vision and the picturesque coastal location. Weddings are held from May to October, and room packages are available for overnight guests. The inn is just steps from the shops, activities and restaurants of charming Boothbay Harbor.

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Small Outdoor Wedding - Scott Farm - Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm

707 Kipling Road Dummerston, VT, 05301 Phone: 802-254-6868

Affordable but magical: That’s what weddings are at this inviting farm

Can you have a magical Vermont wedding that is also affordable? At the Scott Farm, one of the unique properties owned by The Landmark Trust USA, the answer is a resounding yes. Larger gatherings are held in the Apple Barn, with farm and mountain vistas, and smaller ones in the charming Dutton Farmhouse and attached tent for al fresco dining. (Booking the farmhouse also includes a two-night stay for up to eight guests.) A list of preferred vendors for photographers, food, music and other services can be provided, and because only 10 weddings a year are hosted at the 571-acre farm, each one is special for the farm staff. Another Trust property, the cozy Sugar House, is an ideal honeymoon location, close to hiking, biking and skiing.
Lakeside Wedding Pavilion - Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee - Laconia, NH
Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee

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

Stay within your budget and still have the lakeside wedding ceremony, reception of your dreams

Yes, you can have both: a wedding within your budget that has a spectacular lakefront setting. At Margate on Winnipesaukee, wedding coordinators will work with you to plan your one-of-a-kind ceremony and reception, whether it’s a small gathering for a dozen family members and friends or a feast for 300. Venues include a lovely Lakeside Pavilion, a landscaped West Lawn perfect for tented receptions, and elegant indoor spaces including a room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake and a mirrored ballroom with dance floor. You can add a fireworks display or a beach bonfire (bring your own s’mores ingredients!). Or plan for a pool party post-reception in the resort’s open-just-for-you indoor pool.
Outdoor Event Tent - Southwick's Zoo - Mendon, MA
Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick Street Mendon, MA, 01756 Phone: 800-258-9182

Southwick’s Zoo offers several wild ideas to make your wedding day truly unforgettable

Everyone will go wild for your wedding at Southwick’s Zoo! Whether you are planning a small gathering or a big bash for several hundred friends and family members, Southwick’s Zoo offers flexible options to make your ceremony and reception unforgettable. The zoo’s private pavilion overlooks the majestic African Plains Exhibit and features stone patio flooring and gazebo, a garden, and fire pit areas. For smaller affairs, the Daniels Room in Galliford’s Restaurant has a walk-out patio area, large outdoor fire pits, and built-in audio and video equipment. Choose from popular and freshly prepared menu selections from our Banquet Chef with the opportunity to customize your own menu. Our professional staff will ensure your day is perfect – and perfectly unforgettable.
Lighted Staircase - 1620 Winery - Plymouth, MA
1620 Winery

55 Cordage Park Circle Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-746-3532

The 1620 Winery is where rustic marries elegance! The professional wedding planning team works hard to help every couple to have the wedding of their dreams! With a variety of wedding packages available from intimate “Elopement packages” with on-site ceremony and reception included, to elaborate multi-day, multi-venue celebrations, the 1620 Winery can accommodate weddings large and small. Special pricing may be available for off-peak season/days.
Affordable Weddings 2019 - 16 Bay View Hotel - Camden, ME
16 Bay View

16 Bay View Street Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: 844-213-7990

Detail-oriented planning team at dramatic hotel will ensure your elegant, and affordable, wedding

You can have a romantic wedding celebration, in a sophisticated boutique hotel, that does not break your budget. All you need is a dedicated, detail-oriented event staff, which is exactly what they have at 16 Bay View, a luxury hotel in the heart of Camden, ME, just steps from the scenic harbor. The hotel, a transformed 100-year-old industrial brick building, has brought an older time’s sense of style and drama to its modern wedding receptions. Its Vintage Room, a cozy, elegant lobby bar, is a classic location for hors d’oeuvres before moving into the Curtis-Bok Ballroom for your sit-down dinner. Finish your day or evening up on the roof, with cocktails by the fire table in The View, the hotel’s iconic rooftop bar and restaurant with dramatic harbor and park vistas.

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Bride & Groom Outdoors - Publick House Historic Inn - Sturbridge, MA
Publick House Historic Inn On the Common

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

Everyone’s wedding at this historic, picture-perfect inn is a magical occasion

At the gracious, inviting Publick House Historic Inn, they believe everyone deserves the wedding of their dreams, and their experienced consultants will work with you to ensure your big day is magical – and affordable. Check the website for special wedding packages, then imagine exchanging your vows in a garden in bloom, under a spreading oak in a lush meadow, or by a crackling fireplace. Reception venues include a grand ballroom, a hall with a wood-burning fireplace, a tent with arched windows and chandeliers and intimate rooms for smaller gatherings. Known for its classic cuisine, the inn’s catering staff will help you come up with the perfect buffet or sit-down menu, and a curated list of vendors will make everything from choosing a florist to finalizing entertainment a breeze.
Wedding Ceremony - Stonehurst Manor - North Conway, NH
Stonehurst Manor

3351 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH, 03860 Phone: 603-356-3113 Toll-Free: 800-525-9100

Every wedding is special at this elegant boutique resort with mountain views

At Stonehurst Manor, each wedding is special, attended to with care and a desire to make a dream day into a reality. That’s why in-house wedding planners can make your planning process worry-free and affordable, whether you choose an intimate evening ceremony and dinner with two dozen family members and friends, or an afternoon ceremony in a garden, followed by dining and dancing with 150 guests under a tent or an elegant dinner in the charming Library Lounge. Several stress-free packages are available, and your planner and the resort’s exceptional chefs will make sure everything is exactly as you imagined. Make it a destination wedding, and your guests will long remember their stay in the historic manor house, or in a vacation rental nestled in the pine groves.
Fall Wedding View - Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Hancock, MA
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

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

“Resort” does not always mean “expensive” when it comes to perfect wedding venues

If you see the word “resort” and thank “too expensive for my wedding,” think again! At Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, an experienced staff will help ensure your dream resort wedding is not also a budget nightmare. Ceremony venues include a mountaintop, the mountain base, a grassy area by a charming brook and a rustic ski lodge with a large stone fireplace. Have your smaller reception in the ski lodge or traditional ballroom in the Country Inn, or, for gatherings up to 320, in JJ’s Lodge overlooking the mountains and with a stone patio and fire pits. Dance floors are provided, and the culinary team will work with you to create the exact experience you envisioned, from a simple buffet to an elegant dinner.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony - Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough, NH - Photo Credit Rick Bouthiette
Castle in The Clouds

Route 171 - 455 Old Mountain Road Moultonborough, NH, 03254 Phone: 603-476-5900

Enchanting weddings at Castle in the Clouds, where history meets modern elegance

Castle in the Clouds is a mountaintop escape overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee that offers affordable yet exquisite weddings. Our dedicated Weddings and Events team is committed to ensuring every detail of your special day is executed flawlessly. With a variety of indoor and outdoor locations available for your wedding, we are a dream venue that will help you turn your vision into a reality. As a premier museum with rustic ambiance and rich history, step back in time and celebrate amidst the timeless elegance of a cultural gem listed on the National Register of Historic Places with national significance. Castle in the Clouds is the perfect blend of historic charm and modern sophistication to create the ideal setting for your happily ever after.
Flower Girl & Boy - Village by the Sea - Wells, ME - Photo Credit Double Take Photography
Village By The Sea

1373 Post Road Wells, ME, 04090 Phone: 207-646-1100 Toll-Free: 800-444-8862

Spacious resort offers variety of memorable – and affordable – wedding packages

Yes, you can have a memorable Maine wedding without spending a fortune. At the picturesque Village by the Sea, near Wells Beach, affordable wedding packages for up to 200 guests are customizable to suit your taste (and budget). Wedding coordinators, who will be in attendance on your big day, can help you choose everything from your decor in the elegant Maine ballroom to the hors d’oeuvres passed during your cocktail hour on the spacious patio. Special discounts are available for off-season weddings (November through March) and Sunday brunch weddings that feature a mid-morning garden ceremony and ballroom reception with a mimosa toast, buffet and wedding cake. Package pricing starts at just $54.95 per person, and includes a complimentary overnight stay for the wedding couple. Group room blocks can also be arranged.
Barn Wedding - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Resort

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

Wedding planners will help make your mountain wedding both stunning and within your budget

You want your Vermont mountain wedding to be spectacular — and affordable. That’s a combination they can help you achieve at the Mountain Top Resort. The affordable part means working with experienced wedding planners, dedicated to making your big day both stunning and within your budget. They’ll work with you and your vendors on every detail. The spectacular part? That’s easy at this beautiful resort, where venues include a rustic-luxe barn and loft, a terrace perfect for cocktail receptions, a knoll atop a sweeping meadow with panoramic views, a lakefront beach pavilion yards from a private beach (also a gorgeous ceremony site) and lake. More intimate gatherings can be held in spacious guest houses with private lawns, in gardens or meadows and other picturesque spots.
Wedding Couple & Violins - Westbrook Inn B&B - Westbrook, CT
Westbrook Inn B&B

976 Boston Post Road Westbrook, CT, 06498 Phone: 860-399-4777

Inn’s event specialists will make your wedding worry free and within your budget

Even smaller weddings can come with a big price tag, which is why the events staff at the Westbrook Inn Bed and Breakfast will work with you to make your special day fit your budget. Weddings for up to 40 guests can be held outside in the gardens, by the river, or inside in a room with a welcoming fieldstone fireplace. The inn also offers off-site event spaces for larger gatherings. Event specialists can work with you to find caterers, photographers and other services or can work with your own wedding planner. Make it a memorable destination wedding by reserving all 10 rooms and having exclusive use of the picturesque property. The inn offers all-inclusive packages for weddings, elopements and micro weddings.

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