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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.

Bride & Bridesmaids - Echo Lake Inn - Ludlow, VT
Echo Lake Inn

at Tyson, on Route 100, 2 Dublin Road Ludlow, VT, 05149 Phone: 802-228-8602 Toll-Free: 800-356-6844

More intimate weddings are particularly lovely at this country inn

The country is the perfect place for elegant yet intimate weddings. At the Echo Lake Inn, your smaller gathering will be given the same attention as a large affair, from choosing your setting (on a lush lawn, by a shimmering lake, by a fireplace) to selecting the ideal menu for you and your guests. Dedicated wedding coordinators will help you with local vendors, with achieving the perfect theme and with accommodations in the charming inn, with its extensive amenities. A special monthly newsletter offers wedding trends, ideas and DIY projects, and a day-of coordinator will ensure everything goes off perfectly. In the heart of Vermont, the inn prides itself on its experienced presentation of traditional wedding features.
Intimate Weddings 2019 - 16 Bay View Hotel - Camden, ME
16 Bay View Hotel Camden

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

Small wedding but big visions? This scenic boutique hotel can make that happen.

Just because you are planning a small wedding does not mean your dreams can’t be big. At 16 Bay View, a distinctive boutique hotel in the heart of scenic Camden, event specialists will help transform your big vision for your intimate gathering into reality. Begin with hors d’oeuvres before fire in the cozy Vintage Room bar, with plush leather chairs, then move into the elegant Curtis-Bok banquet room for dinner. Then it’s up to the The View, the hotel’s exclusive rooftop terrace, for signature cocktails and unbelievably beautiful views of Camden Harbor and Camden Hills. Spend the night in one of the hotel’s 21 one-of-a-kind rooms or suites, with a private balcony, gas fireplace, deep soaking tub and fabulous views.

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Couple on the Couch - Hotel on North - Pittsfield, MA
Hotel on North

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

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 Wi-Fi, support the classic and classy service.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort Intimate Wedding Hancock MACredit Kiersten Vallieries Photography
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

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

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. Photo Credit:Kiersten Vallieries Photography
Bride & Navy Groom - 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

Drama, romance come shining through at this resort’s intimate wedding venues

Although the award-winning Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club has its share of dramatic venues for large weddings, it also specializes in more intimate, romantic settings, ensuring that every couple can have the wedding of their dreams. Exchange your vows on the white sands of a private beach, with the ocean as your backdrop, or invite your closest friends and family members to a luxurious dinner inside the lovely Nickerson Mansion. Up to 60 people can enjoy the elegant surroundings: rich wood, glittering chandeliers and dramatic staircases perfect for wedding photos. Dedicated wedding staffers will help you choose everything from that perfect menu to special centerpieces. At night, enjoy s’mores by the beach around your private beach fire.
Wedding Kiss - Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village

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

Large or small, all weddings in this historic village are given big attention

At Old Sturbridge Village, set on over 200 country acres in the heart of New England, you can arrive at your wedding site in a horse-drawn carriage. Exchange your vows under a gazebo, in a garden or before a fireplace. With more than 40 19th-century buildings, flowers galore and a covered bridge, the village has plenty of indoor and outdoor sites for your more intimate affair. And think of the pictures! Small receptions can be held in the more modern Oliver Wight Tavern or the rustic Bullard Tavern on the Village Common. Your personal event manager will help you choose. And: On-site lodging at the Oliver Wight House, circa 1789, can include a cherry four-poster canopy bed.
Summer Front View 500x250 - The Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

36 Main Street Essex, CT, 06426 Phone: 860-767-1776

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.
Kiss the Bride - Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough, NH
Castle in The Clouds

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

Panoramic views from this mountain estate elevate even the smallest ceremonies

You might be planning a small wedding, but that doesn’t mean you need to downsize the glamour and romance of your big day. At Castle in the Clouds, the breathtaking 1910s/1920s estate overlooking the mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee, couples can choose ceremony sites ranging from a manicured oval lawn 2,000 feet above the sparkling lake (complete with a Gilded Age fountain) to a carriage house terrace perfect for intimate receptions (guests may travel there in a vintage trolley). Have your reception in the country-chic Winnipesaukee Room with its dramatic lake views. Or perhaps you’d prefer a small ceremony in a pondside meadow, with cocktails to follow on the terrace by a flickering fire. Intimate, romantic spaces are a specialty at this gracious estate.
Wedding Boat 500x250 - Cape Arundel inn & Resort - Kennebunkport, ME
Cape Arundel Inn & Resort

208 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2125 Toll-Free: 855-346-5700

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.
Small Wedding 500x250 - Ashworth By the Sea - Hampton, NH
Ashworth By the Sea

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

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.
Grafton Inn Frosty Wedding Scene - Distinctive Inns of New England - Photo Credit Amy Donohue
Distinctive Inns of New England

Luxurious Accommodations throughout New England , CT Phone:

Big ideas for smaller weddings are treasured by these distinctive inns

New England is a big region, but when it comes to weddings, small ceremonies are treasured, and that is especially true for the 11 members of the Distinctive Inns of New England. Here attention to detail will ensure your elopement ceremony or intimate wedding will be one that will meet all your expectations. Gazebos by the harbor, gardens with bridges over babbling brooks, charming fireplace rooms, intimate taverns and elegant dining rooms are all options for your small wedding at Distinctive Inns of New England. The venues are as varied as the inns themselves, which range from mountain estates to sea captain’s homes by the water. All the inns feature modern amenities, spacious rooms for guests and nearby activities to make them true destination wedding sites. Beautiful all year round, they are idyllic locations for your special day or the honeymoon that follows.
Small Outdoor Wedding - Scott Farm - Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm

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

Intimate feeling surrounds ceremony and reception venues at this orchard, farm

Everything about the Scott Farm has an intimate feel to it, from secluded apple orchard settings for your wedding ceremony to the light-filled Apple Barn for your reception, with dozens of windows looking out onto the farm and the mountains of New Hampshire beyond. A second ceremony site, the courtyard, is nestled in the middle of beautiful white barns and bordered by a pond. An experienced event planner and caterer will help you plan your more intimate celebration, with individualized menus and romantic touches. And, speaking of romance, spend your honeymoon in the adorable Sugar House on the property. Up to 22 of your guests can also be accommodated in various historic houses, including Rudyard Kipling’s “Naulakha” mansion.
Wedding Fireworks - Ocean House Resort - Watch Hill, RI - Photo Credit Leila Brewster Photography
Ocean House Resort

1 Bluff Avenue Watch Hill, RI, 02891 Phone: Toll-Free: 877-346-9442

Nothing small about attention paid to your intimate wedding

The views are big – very big – at the Ocean House and the Weekapaug Inn, on the coast of Rhode Island, but these gorgeous resorts can also think small, especially when it comes to your big day. Ceremonies and receptions for second weddings, or for couples just seeking a more intimate gathering, are a specialty at both inns. At the Weekapaug, you might exchange vows in the SeaRoom with its lovely water views, and have a reception at the pondview Fenway Cottage and Terrace. At Ocean House, get married on a private white-sand beach or in the wood-paneled drawing room, sophisticated and inviting. World-class culinary teams and attentive wedding planners will help you customize your special day.

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Waterfront wedding Exterior Sebasco Harbor Resort Sebasco Estates Maine
Sebasco Harbor Resort

Mid-Coast Maine on Casco Bay Sebasco Estates, ME, 04565 Phone: 207-389-1161 Toll-Free: 866-389-2072

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.
Wedding Party - Inn at Hastings Park - Lexington, MA
Inn at Hastings Park

2027 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA, 02421 Phone: 781-301-6660

Smaller ceremonies a specialty at this charming Lexington inn

The idea of an intimate wedding celebration is not a revolutionary one at The Inn at Hastings Park, despite the inn’s location in Lexington, where American independence began. The historic inn, a collection of three thoughtfully restored 19th century buildings, has made smaller weddings, for up to 60 people, a specialty, with ceremonies in its pretty side yard, or “park,” or in its lovely back garden (which can accommodate a tent). The inn’s celebrated dining venue – contemporary but cozy – can host your reception, featuring the culinary team’s inspired versions of New England cuisine, customized to the tastes of the wedding couple. The inn’s warm, friendly and wedding-tested staff will help with all the details to make your day extra-special.
Arbor Kiss - Sterlilng Ridge Resort - Jeffersonville, VT
Sterling Ridge Resort

155 Sterling Ridge Drive Jeffersonville, VT, 05464 Phone: 802-644-8265

Small weddings are a big deal at this picturesque mountain resort

Having a small wedding doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think big. How about the 350 acres of drop-dead-gorgeous scenery at the Sterling Ridge Resort? With the mountains as your backdrop, you can arrange for a ceremony by the shores of a pretty pond, or by the fire in a log cabin or home. Named one of Vermont’s most romantic places by Best Things Vermont, the resort offers a variety of indoor spaces ideal for small weddings, including a luxury cabin with a two-story stone fireplace or the Mansfield House, with two kitchens, seven bedrooms and spectacular mountain views. The resort is happy to offer suggestions for vendors from caterers to DJs who have helped make small weddings huge successes.
Terrace Ballroom Reception - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

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

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.
Stone Hill Inn Aeriel Stowe VT
Stone Hill Inn

89 Houston Farm Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-6282

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.
Bride & Groom Dip - The Goodwin Hotel - Hartford, CT
The Goodwin

One Haynes Street Hartford, CT, 06103 Phone: 860-246-1881

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.
Winter Wedding Sleigh - Steele Hill Resorts - Sanbornton, NH
Steele Hill Resorts

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

Nothing small about the wedding services and options at this resort

For couples whose idea of a wedding is less a giant bash and more of an intimate celebration, the gorgeous Steele Hill Resorts, with panoramic views of glacial lakes and mountains, has plenty of options. You might opt for an outdoor ceremony with a lake view or something cozier in front of a stone fireplace. Perhaps you want a small cocktail party (with jaw-dropping scenery), or a barbecue – or a few tables with fine linens and filet mignon. Whatever your dream is, a staff with 40 years of hospitality experience can help you make it come true. Consider booking a block of rooms and enjoying all the resort has to offer, from pools and golf to a lively bar scene.
Wedding Dance & Cake - Taj Boston Hotel - Boston, MA - Photo Credit Person & Killian
The Newbury Boston

1 Newbury Street Boston, MA, 02116 Phone: 617-536-5700

Across from the garden, let your smaller ceremony blossom

Though grandeur is part of The Newbury 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.
Waterfront Wedding Ceremony - Spruce Point Inn - Boothbay Harbor, ME
Spruce Point Inn

88 Grandview Avenue Boothbay Harbor, ME, 04538 Phone: 207-633-4152 Toll-Free: 800-553-0289

Classic coastal resort wants to make your seaside wedding an event to remember

That cozy wedding by the sea that you’ve always dreamed of? The Spruce Point Inn, tucked into the lovely landscape of coastal Maine, can make that happen. At this classic resort, which holds only one wedding per day, your intimate affair will be given the same attention by the dedicated full-time event staff as bigger weddings. Exchange vows on the Oceanfront Deck with its dramatic backdrop of sea and sky. (You can even make your entrance via the water in a wooden sloop or by land in a trolley.) Enjoy gourmet dining in a private post-and-beam ballroom or tented courtyard. Or make it a wedding weekend, starting with a lobster bake and ending with brunch overlooking a lighthouse.
Woodstock Inn & Resort Outdoor Weddings Woodstock VT
Woodstock Inn & Resort

Fourteen The Green Woodstock, VT, 05091 Phone: 802-457-1100 Toll-Free: 800-448-7900

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.
Outdoor Wedding - Eagle Mountain House - Jackson, NH
Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club

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

Scenic ceremony sites, experienced staff will make your small wedding a big hit

The picturesque Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club, in the hills of the White Mountains, does small weddings in a big way. There are so many scenic ceremony sites to consider, from the 280-foot wraparound veranda to rooms with romantic fireplaces to the lush lawn with mountains in the background to the golf course’s scenic third tee-box. Reception choices include rooms both grand and intimate, depending upon your tastes, all with expansive views. A dedicated event and culinary staff will help make your wedding a one-of-a-kind experience. For those seeking venues for truly intimate affairs, there’s the Just the Two of Us package, with champagne, a justice of the peace, dinner for two and a morning-after breakfast in bed.
The Lodge on the Cove Bride and Flower Girl Kennebunkport ME
The Lodge on the Cove

29 South Main Street Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-3993 Toll-Free: 800-879-5779

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.
Gondola Kiss 500x250 - Basin Harbor Resort - Vergernnes, VT
Basin Harbor

4800 Basin Harbor Road Vergennes, VT, 05491 Phone: 802-475-2311 Toll-Free: 800-622-4000

Vermont resort has plenty of big-time ideas for smaller weddings

No one does cozy like Vermont, so it’s not surprising that Basin Harbor is as well-known for its intimate weddings as it is for the really big ones. Scattered throughout the resort’s 700 acre lakeside property are unique venues to exchange your vows, from boats for up to 48 guests to the exquisite Orchard Garden, a flower-filled haven all of Basin Harbors wedding sites provide illustrious backdrops for such an important milestone. Whether your reception is craft cocktails and artfully presented appetizers or dinners by the water, the dedicated wedding staff will bring your visions of a perfect day to life. Consider making it a celebratory weekend, with activities from sporting events, to golf, to kayaking and hiking, you can create an itinerary for your guests to make sure everyone stays entertained during this special weekend.
Love Seat - Hilton Mystic - Mystic, CT - Photo Credit Chris Nachtwey Photography
Hilton Mystic

20 Coogan Boulevard Mystic, CT, 06355 Phone: 860-572-0731

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.
Indoor Wedding Ceremony - Briar Barn Inn - Rowley, MA - Photo Credit Karen Sparacio Photography
Briar Barn Inn

101 Main Street Rowley, MA, 01969 Phone: 978-653-5323

Inn’s barn and outdoor venues make for memorable intimate ceremonies

Cozy but elegant: That perfect combination is the hallmark of wedding ceremonies and receptions at the Briar Barn Inn. The inn’s post-and-beam barn is a memorable site for ceremonies and receptions for 60 to 100 guests, but smaller areas in the barn/restaurant as well as outdoor sites on the grounds and terrace are charming options for smaller affairs. Weddings at the North Shore inn are designed to inspire conversation and stir imaginations, from the picturesque backdrops of the inn buildings (one reminiscent of a silo) to the creative, locally focused reception cuisine served on custom farm dining tables. The inn also is ideal for pre-ceremony cocktail hours or next-day breakfasts, as well as elegant guest accommodations.
Wedding Ceremony BW - The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant - Manchester Village, VT
Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant

39 West Road Manchester Village, VT, 05254 Phone: 802-362-2586 Toll-Free: 800-822-2331

Smaller ceremonies are special at boutique hotel in heart of southern Vermont

Distinctive, intimate weddings are a specialty at the Reluctant Panther Inn and Restaurant, in the heart of picturesque Manchester Village. Whether you are eloping, planning a small weekend gathering or hosting a reception for up to 70 guests and reserving the entire 20-room inn, the Reluctant Panther will make your wedding moments special. Choose from romantic venues including gardens, manicured lawns with lovely views, a patio looking out toward Mount Equinox or antique-accented inside rooms. Enjoy sophisticated dining from an award-winning chef and luxurious accommodations including fireplaces, four-poster beds, marble paths and soaking or jetted tubs. You and your guests can enjoy all the delightful area offers, from horseback riding and canoeing to theater, antiquing and spa treatments.
Bride & Groom on the Shore - Maine Windjammers - Camden ME
Maine Windjammer Association

Sailing from Ports in Rockland and Camden, ME, 04843 Phone: Toll-Free: 800-807-9463

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.
Summer Bride & Groom Kiss 500x250 - Grafton Inn - Grafton, VT
Grafton Inn

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

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.
Wedding Reception - The Break Hotel - Narragansett, RI
The Break Hotel

1208 Ocean Road Narragansett, RI, 02882 Phone: 401-363-9800

Get married on the oceanview rooftop of this boutique hotel by the beach

Picture your gathering of friends and family celebrating your wedding on the rooftop of a chic boutique hotel, looking out over stunning ocean vistas. The Break Hotel, with its sophisticated beach house ambiance, is an ideal location for your intimate wedding and rehearsal dinner. The rooftop has indoor and outdoor spaces with a bar area and cozy alcoves. And the private events menu is an eclectic assortment of creative dining, perhaps beginning with a charcuterie board, mini lobster rolls, then on to a sit down dinner with entrees like filet mignon or grilled salmon. Or, choose a buffet with chicken, beef and shrimp options. The full main dining room and private dining room are also pleasant options for small receptions.
Rocky Beach Wedding Stroll - Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center - Bar Harbor, ME
Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Event Center

119 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-5801 Toll-Free: 800-336-2463

Hotel’s wedding planners have big ideas for your intimate wedding

Your wedding may be small, but the wedding specialists at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Conference Center have some big ideas on how to make it fabulous. Maybe it’s an oceanview cocktail reception in the gardens around a lovely 1913 mansion. Or perhaps it’s getting married on a rolling lawn with a view of charming Frenchman Bay, with the sound of waves lapping against the shore, the sight of a schooner passing by in the background. Make your reception menu as special as your day, choosing from the hotel’s wedding packages or customizing your cuisine by sitting down with the chef. And don’t forget the honeymoon: Wedding packages come with an oceanfront suite (or book the penthouse at The Willows mansion).
Inn at Ellis River Elopement Jackson NH
Inn at Ellis River

17 Harriman Road Jackson, NH, 03846 Phone: 800-233-8309

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.
Bride & Groom Embrace - Winnetu Oceanside Resort - Edgartown, MA
Winnetu Oceanside Resort

At South Beach on Martha's Vineyard -- 31 Dunes Road Edgartown, MA, 02539 Phone: 508-310-1733 Toll-Free: 866-335-1133

Our Beach resort offers an array of options for more intimate wedding ceremonies

A lovely location by the beach and attention to details make the Winnetu Oceanside Resort a must for those planning more intimate-sized weddings. Your smaller ceremony by spectacularly romantic South Beach (imagine rose petals on the sand) or on The Dunes restaurant’s outdoor deck with expansive ocean views can be followed by a private dining room reception where your meal is custom-tailored to suit your tastes. Or consider making your wedding a weekend affair. The Winnetu features a variety of accommodations ranging from ocean-view suites with kitchenettes to spacious private homes and cottages, as well as many complimentary amenities such as tennis, a brand-new pool complex, and hot tub. Our dedicated wedding and events manager and Winnetu Team will help you design your perfect day, from a rehearsal dinner, to your ceremony and reception, to a next-morning farewell brunch.
Classic Chevy & Wedding Crew - Nonantum Resort - Kennebunkport, ME - Photo Credit Nadra Photography
Nonantum Resort

95 Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-4050 Toll-Free: 800-552-5651

Make memories with your intimate wedding gathering at this charming inn

Memories are made at The Nonantum Resort, and that is especially true for wedding couples who want very special, intimate ceremonies. On lawns and by gardens immaculately maintained, your ceremony in the spring, summer or fall will feature idyllic water views (the resort is on the tranquil Kennebunk River). An exceptional wedding planning team, with a dedicated coordinator, will help you decide on the perfect cuisine for your small soiree or pre-ceremony gathering. Choose from a list of recommended vendors for everything from officiants to photographers and videographers. Make it an even more special affair by staying over in a complimentary honeymoon suite in this charming inn, which has been helping couples make memories for over a century.
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Comfort Inn & Suites Near Burke Mountain

703 US Route 5 South St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 Phone: 802-748-1500

Wedding couple, guests, get royal treatment at Northeast Kingdom inn

If you are dreaming about a magical wedding, Vermont’s breathtaking Northeast Kingdom is the ideal location. At the Comfort Inn Near Burke Mountain, an elegant outdoor space and a charming banquet room are perfect for receptions for up to 70 guests. Imagine the views of the Green Mountains in the distance, any season of the year, as you exchange your vows. First-class service and 107 luxurious guestrooms and suites ensure that the needs of you and your guests will be fully met. Book the presidential suite and enjoy the romantic surroundings: a four-post king bed, a two-sided fireplace and a Roman whirlpool tub. Choose this inn for your intimate wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner or going-away brunch.
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Harbor Light Inn

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

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.

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