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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.

Wedding Rings - Concord Museum - Concord, MA
Concord Museum

35 Cambridge Turnpike at Lexington Road Concord, MA, 01742 Phone: 978-369-9763

Intimate, unique surroundings make this museum ideal for smaller weddings

Located in the town that started the American Revolution, just 30 minutes outside of Boston, the Concord Museum offers an engaging, intimate setting for your small wedding. The newly designed museum’s brand new Lyceum is the perfect place for wedding ceremonies and small receptions, with a modern indoor facility and a lovely courtyard. You’ll have an exclusive list of caterers to choose from, with an experienced professional to help with planning and on your big day. Guests will find the museum not only a one-of-a-kind venue but also an intriguing place to explore. With objects representing 12,000 years of history in its galleries, including the Paul Revere Lantern and the desk of Henry David Thoreau, the museum ensures your wedding will have a place in history.
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

With mountains as a gorgeous backdrop, resort a popular spot for smaller weddings

Small weddings still get big-time attention from the experienced staff at the Steele Hill Resorts, overlooking glacial lakes and magnificent mountains in the heart of the Lakes Region. Imagine exchanging vows under a floral arch with mountains as the romantic backdrop. Celebrate with an elegant sit-down dinner under a tent on a manicured lawn or in the elegantly rustic Carriage House. The resort has a long track record of working with leading wedding vendors in the industry and can help you plan your perfect day. As a destination wedding location, the resort is unmatched, with spacious suites and townhouses and a full slate of on-site activities, from tennis and golf to hiking, fishing and skating. There are four pools, hot tubs, and a health club for guests to enjoy.

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Winter Wedding - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT - Photo Credit Jaclyn Schmitz
Lake Morey Resort

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

At this lovely lakefront resort, they will make your big dreams for your small wedding come true

You have big dreams for your small wedding, and at the Lake Morey Resort, nestled in the Vermont hills above the Connecticut River, they want to make those dreams come true. Whether your vision means a simple ceremony by the lake or in a romantic garden or something elaborate in an elegant room with a lake view, the attentive staff at the resort will ensure your day goes off worry-free. Reception venues for more intimate gatherings include the Waterlot Room with a built-in bar, dance floor and stage, and the Edgewater Room. Stay with your wedding party in a private cottage for up to 14 guests. Each wedding includes a day-of personal coordinator, wedding host and a complimentary room for the wedding couple.
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

Make your smaller wedding a giant success at this breathtaking property in the clouds

At Castle in the Clouds, there is no such thing as a too-small wedding. This stunning property, high above Lake Winnipesaukee and beyond, has venues that are perfect for more intimate affairs. Exchange your vows in the Castle Garden, a manicured oval lawn bordered by stanchions spilling with flowers, and a Gilded Age fountain. Then travel in a vintage trolley to the Carriage House Terrace for canapés and cocktails by a flickering fire. Dining venues include the Winnipesaukee Room, a renovated country-chic reception room, or the Meadows at Shannon Pond, perched on acres of exquisite countryside. A wedding and events coordinator will help you choose from a small list of caterers and help with all the details to make your smaller wedding a huge success.
Wedding Cake - 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

Small weddings a specialty at this charming inn amid N.H.’s White Mountains

Memories are made at the Woodstock Inn Brewery, where smaller weddings are particularly lovely. Have your ceremony or reception inside the welcoming inn or outside in a gorgeous garden looking out at the vistas so unique to the White Mountains. The inn specializes in New England family-style receptions and ceremonies, with delicious food (and hand-crafted and custom-labeled brews, of course). Photo opportunities – by the water, next to a pretty stone wall – are plentiful, and the dedicated staff is ready to help make your day worry-free. Overnight accommodations include 40 uniquely styled rooms and suites, including the Bridal Veil room, perfect for the wedding couple, with a private entrance, fireplace, whirlpool tub and private deck. Have your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and after-party all in one picturesque location.
Outdoor Wedding Arch - Woodstock Inn & Resort - Woodstock, VT
Woodstock Inn & Resort

Fourteen The Green Woodstock, VT, 05091 Phone: 802-457-1100 Toll-Free: 888-471-4021

Stunning smaller weddings a specialty at this multiple-venue picturesque resort

A stunning Vermont inn, a ceremony with a white-barn backdrop or in a room overlooking gardens in bloom, exceptional dining and attentive planning services: At the Woodstock Inn & Resort, that’s a recipe for a memorable small wedding. Have your ceremony on the Garden Terrace, with the bride entering through French doors, or in the intimate Garden Parlor. A classic white barn is the perfect backdrop for a lovely lawn ceremony. Reception sites ideal for more intimate gatherings include the Country Club, an historic barn at the Billings Farm & Museum, the Garden Terrace and the Red Barns at Kelly Way Gardens, with newly renovated barns featuring gorgeous woodworking. Meals can be tailored to your visions, and guests will love staying at this classic inn in the heart of Woodstock.
Wedding Party - Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA, 02119 Phone: 617-439-7000 Toll-Free: 800-752-7077

Attentive staff ensures no detail will be overlooked for your intimate wedding ceremony, reception

You are planning to have a smaller, more intimate wedding, but you still want an elegant, exclusive ambiance and attentive service on your big day. That is exactly what the Boston Harbor Hotel offers, transforming its versatile event spaces into magical settings for small weddings, micro-weddings and elopements. The hotel’s dramatic water views and exceptional staff members ensure your wedding will be memorable, with every detail exactly as you envisioned. Menus, designed by the hotel’s exemplary culinary team to suit your individual tastes, can be prepared for everything from butler-passed canapés to sumptuous sit-down dinners and late-night snacks. You and your guests will feel truly special with a stay in the hotel’s luxurious rooms and suites, with sweeping harbor and city views.
Summer Front View 500x250 - The Griswold Inn - Essex, CT
The Griswold Inn

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

Seeking a cozy venue for your intimate wedding? This inn is your answer.

It’s hard not to use the word “cozy” when discussing the lovely Griswold Inn, which boats a heritage that harkens back to Revolutionary times. And that’s the perfect vibe for your intimate wedding ceremony and reception. Polished wood, exposed beams, glowing fireplaces, sparkling crystal on inviting tables: It’s the kind of warm atmosphere every wedding couple wants for their special gathering, whether you want a small dining room for 14 or a bigger venue. Call the inn’s experienced private events manager to discuss your celebration plans, from customized menus featuring fresh local ingredients and extensive wine lists to rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches. Check the website for the latest updates on health guidelines and to see the inn’s impeccable cleaning protocols.
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

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.
Wedding Chair Lift - Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Hancock, MA - Photo Credit: Kiersten Vallieries Photography
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

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

Smaller weddings still get big-time attention at this picturesque resort in the Berkshires

At Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in the beautiful Berkshires, experienced wedding planners and coordinators pride themselves on helping create and carry out memorable weddings, whether it’s an over-the-top event for a few hundred or a more intimate affair for close relatives and friends. Say your “I do’s” in a quaint tree-lined, grassy ceremony space along a brook, in a room by a stone fireplace or on a mountain summit. Have a cocktail party on a patio and your reception in a lodge with mountain views. End your big day with s’mores by the fire pits. A culinary team will work with you to craft the exact experience you envisioned, whether it’s a more formal plated dinner or a fun buffet.
Elopement - Inn at Ellis River - Jackson, NH
Inn at Ellis River

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

Scenic inn by a mountain river has some big-time ideas for your small wedding

The Inn at Ellis River has big ideas for your small wedding. At this elegant inn, a special package for intimate weddings (up to 24 guests in the winter or 40 in the summer) includes a summer ceremony by a gazebo or the river, or, in the colder months, by a blazing fireplace or baby grand piano. The package includes two nights in the Bridal Veil Falls room with bouquet, boutonniere, cake, champagne and other treats. An elopement package also includes a candlelight dinner for two at a Jackson restaurant. Information for everything from a justice of the peace to a photographer is available. Or, have your ceremony at one of the village’s scenic sites (a covered bridge, a waterfall) and your reception at the inn.
Intimate Wedding - Adair Country Inn & Restaurant - Bethlehem, NH
Adair Country Inn and Restaurant

80 Guider Lane Bethlehem, NH, 03574 Phone: 603-444-2600 Toll-Free: 888-444-2600

Countryside inn provides that special intimate feeling you’re seeking for your wedding day

Only a countryside inn can provide that cozy, intimate aura you are seeking for your special, smaller wedding. At the Adair Country Inn and Restaurant, a classic colonial-style inn with views of the White Mountains, your ceremony can be held in an exquisite garden, by a gazebo and lily pond or in a charming restaurant, tea room, recreation den or deluxe fireplace room. A wedding planner and catering team will work with you on everything from delicious reception or cocktail-party menus to bouquets and idyllic sites for that perfect photograph. The inn’s Elopement Package includes a garden ceremony and sumptuous three-course meal. Honeymoon in a suite with a private balcony overlooking the mountains and explore this enchanting inn’s intricate gardens and walking paths together.
Breakwater Stroll - Hotel 1620 - Plymouth, MA
Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor

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

Special venues for your special day part of the many charms of this hotel by the harbor

Providing special venues and services for your very special day, Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor is a lovely location for your smaller, more intimate wedding. Exchange your vows in a scenic outdoor ceremony space overlooking the Atlantic, also an ideal site for a post-wedding celebration. Let an experienced catering team provide a delectable dinner buffet or plated meal in the Atlantic Room, with crystal chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows. Up to 80 guests will enjoy dancing into the evening. And then, they can adjourn to their rooms or suites, many with harbor or pool views. They’ll love being close to so many attractions, from harbor cruises to Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower II. The hotel is a classic site for a destination wedding.
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

Small weddings are just as memorable at this sophisticated resort on Cape Cod Bay

You are planning a smaller wedding with a more intimate feel, but you still want it to be unforgettable. The planning and catering staff at the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club cannot wait to help make that happen for you. Private rooms on the second floor of the historic Nickerson Mansion are perfect for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and small post-ceremony gatherings, with walk-out terraces featuring views of Cape Cod Bay. The mansion’s Carriage House is a romantic space for up to 100 guests. Or have your ceremony right on the beach, with the waves lapping onto the sand just a few feet away. Make your venue, your menu and your decor as unique as the two of you.
Spring Wedding Rings - Wild Trails Farm - Springfield, VT - Creative Commons License
Wild Trails Farm

174 Ruusunen Road Springfield, VT, 05156 Phone: 802-875-2275

Plan your cozy elopement or small wedding at this exquisite countryside retreat

You want a Vermont wedding with all that conjures up: green fields, mountain views, perhaps even exchanging your vows in a meadow or an orchard? Wild Trails Farm can deliver on that dream. Set on 472 acres, this private sanctuary offers a variety of gorgeous venues for your wedding ceremony and reception for up to 40 guests. Say your “I do’s” on a large stone patio with sweeping valley views and direct access to a common room in case of rain, or in a backyard apple orchard overlooking a meadow, or by a rock wall overlooking a spring-fed pond with distant mountain views. An event planner will help you with catering options, officiants and other details to help make your day spectacular and stress-free.
Couple on the Couch - Hotel on North - Pittsfield, MA
Hotel on North

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

Dramatic reception hall, cozier rooms provide perfect ambiance for smaller weddings

Whether your definition of a smaller wedding is a ceremony with a few family members and friends or a sit-down dinner for 80, the Hotel on North can provide the special ambiance you are seeking. Its lovely Shire Hall features centuries-old exposed brick (the hotel’s buildings date back to the 1880s), vintage chandeliers and panoramic windows, and is the perfect venue for a sit-down banquet reception. The 45-room hotel also offers cozier rooms, opening onto an atrium with relaxed lounge seating and natural light from a dramatic skylight. Catering can be provided by the on-site Berkshire Palate restaurant, and the hotel offers suggestions for vendors including florists, photographers and musicians. Guests will love the hotel’s quirky touches, from tin ceilings to a birdcage elevator ideal for cocktails for two.
Summer Bride & Groom Kiss 500x250 - Grafton Inn - Grafton, VT
The Grafton Inn

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

Several scenic sites at this charming inn for your picture-perfect small wedding

You want your small wedding to be picture-perfect. At the Grafton Inn, they have several settings for that. Have your ceremony by the swimming pond, tucked away from the village, or have your guests sit under crab apple trees in the Community Garden. The Windham Parlor is very romantic as you exchange vows in front of a cozy fireplace. The inn also has several guest houses, offering lodging and lovely rooms for ceremonies. Ask about an all-inclusive package for micro weddings, including flowers, a justice of the peace, a plated dinner with wine and a wedding cake. The elopements package includes lodging, champagne, a dinner for two, a justice of the peace, bouquet and boutonniere. In-house planners and day-of coordinator are provided.
Wedding Carriage - Dan'l Webster Inn & Spa - Sandwich, MA
Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa

149 Main Street Historic Sandwich Village, MA, 02563 Phone: Toll-Free: 855-520-0550

Events Large and Small. Your choice.

In 2020 many couples had to alter their wedding plans and downsize. We are here to remind you that our quaint Inn has always specialized in smaller events. Have you been putting off planning your dream wedding because of size restrictions? Now is the time to start planning! We focus on 1 wedding a day—that ensures our staff is 100% dedicated to your event. So, tell us your dream. Together we can make all you envision a reality. Still unsure of hosting a large group? Ask about our Intimate Wedding Package.
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

Big dreams for your smaller wedding can come true at this inn by the sea

Your big dreams for your smaller wedding can come true at the Spruce Point Inn, where romance is definitely in the Maine air. There’s time to take romantic walks along the shore or wake to misty mornings in the spruces. As for the big day itself, dedicated planners will help you decide on the ideal venue, from sites on the gorgeous grounds (including under a tent on the picturesque courtyard) to the Oceanfront Deck (also a great place for cocktail receptions and morning-after brunches). Or perhaps it’s just you and a few friends in front of a wood-burning fireplace in a perfect cottage or contemporary townhouse. Delectable menus are customizable.
Intimate Weddings 2019 - 16 Bay View Hotel - Camden, ME
16 Bay View

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

Hotel in heart of coastal Maine exclusive, elegant site for smaller weddings

Exclusive and intimate, 16 Bay View is the ideal site for your smaller destination wedding. The boutique hotel’s Vintage Room is a classic location for a private cocktail party or reception for up to 25 people; the exclusive rooftop terrace, with jaw-dropping water and park views, can host up to 45 guests. And the Curtis-Bok Banquet Room can seat up to 75 guests for an elegant plated dinner or buffet. Have your ceremony at the hotel or at a nearby site, including a chapel overlooking the bay. A dedicated event and culinary staff will make your big day worry-free. Accommodations at the hotel in the heart of vibrant Camden, steps from the harbor, include gas fireplaces and free-standing soaking tubs as well as breathtaking views.

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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

Spacious resort on 700 picturesque acres the perfect site for your intimate wedding ceremony, reception

Yes, you can have a small wedding on a 700-acre lake resort. At Basin Harbor, an extraordinary lakeside setting with the distant Adirondack Mountains seen from every venue, you have a variety of choices for your intimate ceremony and reception. Exchange your vows in the Orchard Garden, a private haven full of colorful flowers, or under the Wedding Arch, with its circular patio surrounded by seasonal flora. Sail away for your reception on board The Escape, as the 48-passenger boat cruises the lake, or dine on exquisite meals in the Ranger Room with a marble terrace and wood bar area, or in Ardelia’s restaurant, overlooking the harbor and lake. Make it a destination wedding – guests will love the variety of cottage and lodge accommodations.
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.
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

Intimate weddings given major attention at this charming resort by the sea

There is nothing small about more intimate weddings at the Ocean House, where you will receive the same exceptional planning and day-of service, five-star cuisine and spectacular venues for your wedding with 10 guests as the next weekend’s wedding for 250. Exquisite indoor and outdoor spaces include the rich, wooded Drawing Room, the East Lawn with breathtaking ocean views and steps away from a romantic beach boardwalk, and the private, white-sand beach itself, where you can exchange your vows under a floral arbor, then dine with your guests under a lovely tent. Chefs will work with you to ensure your reception menu, whether it’s a buffet, barbecue or three-course plated dinner, reflects your vision for your big day.

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Elopement Wedding - Deerfield Inn - Deerfield, MA
Deerfield Inn

81 Old Main Street Deerfield, MA, 01342 Phone: 413-774-5587

Smaller weddings are something special at this historic inn set in a classic New England village

A cozy, elegant inn in the heart of a classic New England village is the perfect spot for your smaller wedding. At the historic Deerfield Inn, you can say your “I do’s” in the charming Beehive Parlor or on the terrace. Your guests can move outside, through French doors, to a patio and tent on the landscaped lawn. This light and happy space has its own bar and a fireplace. Smaller receptions can be held in Champney’s restaurant and tavern, with its fireplace, gleaming chandeliers and four large sunny embrasures. Dining options include bountiful buffets and more formal sit-down affairs as well as passed hors d’oeuvres and stations featuring everything from wings to quesadillas. The inn also offers an exquisite elopement package.
Arbor Kiss - Sterlilng Ridge Resort - Jeffersonville, VT
Sterling Ridge Resort

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

Dreaming of a small, romantic wedding? Mountain resort can make that dream come true

If you have dreamed of a small, romantic wedding ceremony, let the staff at the picturesque Sterling Ridge Resort, nestled in Vermont’s mountains, make that dream come true. At this lovely log cabin resort, you can exchange your vows inside the charming Mansfield House or outside by a pretty pond at the rustic Pond House. Your guests will love staying in the resort’s one-, two- and three-bedroom log cabins, with fireplaces or wood stoves and porches. Many are dog friendly. (You should book the cozy one-bedroom cabin with two-person whirlpool tub for your honeymoon.) The resort offers easy access to wintertime skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides and, in the warmer months, biking, kayaking, golf, gondola rides and zip lining.
Wedding Cake & Kiss - Cape Codder Resort & Spa - Hyannis, MA - Credit Angela Greenlaw Photography
Cape Codder Resort & Spa

1225 Iyannough Road Hyannis, MA, 02601 Phone: 855-861-4370

Warm, welcoming inn the ideal location for your unique, intimate ceremony and reception

Warm and welcoming, the Dan’l Webster Inn and Spa offers a variety of intimate settings to make your small wedding an enchanting, memorable affair. Have your ceremony in a colorful perennial garden, by a gazebo or in a cozy indoor venue. Or, let the inn coordinate your ceremony on one of Sandwich’s lovely beaches. Dine on award-winning cuisine, served buffet or sit-down style, in the inn’s Conservatory, Music Room or Heritage Room. The inn offers a list of suggested vendors for everything from flowers to music, as well as all-inclusive and customizable wedding packages. Relax before the ceremony in the on-site spa, stay in one of the inn’s luxurious suites, and plan a day-after brunch for friends and family.
Wedding Dress - Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa - Stowe, VT
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa

1746 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-7355 Toll-Free: 800-253-2232

Variety of picturesque, inviting venues make resort’s intimate weddings special

The sites for smaller weddings at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa are varied, each one special and inviting. Get married in the resort’s Courtyard, surrounded by picture-perfect gardens, the calming sound of a stone fountain in the background. The Atrium is a stunning glass-enclosed room, with 180-degree views of the courtyard, lofty glass ceilings and an indoor arboretum. The Stowe Ballroom can pair with the Atrium for your rehearsal dinner or reception. With a secluded Event Field, two restaurants and 50 acres of lush grounds, you’ll have your choice of beautiful locations. Dining options range from hors d’oeuvres to buffets to plated dinners. A wedding coordinator will help with details to ensure your more intimate ceremony and reception are memorable.
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

Smaller weddings with style a specialty at this elegant country inn just north of Boston

You want your smaller wedding to be special: So do the event planners at the picture-perfect Briar Barn Inn. And they can make that happen, starting with gorgeous venue possibilities, from a garden courtyard to a bistro-lit terrace to a sunlit barn restaurant. The country inn, in a lovely historic town, hosts memorable weddings for up to 100 people. Book the wedding studio at the on-site spa for makeup (and massages!), prepare for your big day in the hospitality suite, then relax and enjoy your big day. The inn’s culinary team has options from savory hors d’oeuvres like a tapas trio to fabulous entrees like grilled top sirloin (with added lobster tail if you like). End your evening with snacks and curated cocktail stations.
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 10 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.
Wedding Reception Tent - Westbrook Inn B&B - Westbrook, CT
Westbrook Inn B&B

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

Smaller ceremonies are a specialty at this beautiful inn with gorgeous intimate-wedding venues

Elegant elopement ceremonies and memorable micro weddings are a specialty at the Westbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast on the Connecticut shoreline. Exchange your vows in a vintage gazebo draped with flowers, under an arbor overlooking the river or in the vintage inn. Have a picnic on the beach afterward or a celebration on the riverfront lawn. Wedding packages include everything from a ceremony for just the two of you to a two-night wedding weekend for 20 guests who will stay in the inn’s 10 distinctive rooms, some with fireplaces, and enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, complimentary bikes and kayaks to launch from the inn’s private dock. The inn provides a day-of coordinator and help choosing vendors for catering, photography, flowers and everything else you need for your special day.
Small Outdoor Wedding - Scott Farm - Dummerston, VT
Scott Farm

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

Historic farm’s cozy wedding venues include courtyard, barn and picturesque farmhouse

If you think “cozy” when you hear “Vermont,” you are not wrong. At the picturesque Scott Farm, those planning more intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions are delighted at the possibilities. The historic farm has a gorgeous courtyard, next to a pond and surrounded by white barns, for very scenic ceremonies, and the Apple Barn, which looks out over the farm and mountains, is a great event space for receptions (and dancing). The 1837 Dutton Farmhouse on the 571-acre farm features a game room and amazing views of the orchard and mountains nearby. It's a perfect place for family gatherings, or before and after weddings with up to 22 guests. Also sitting pretty on the property is the Sugarhouse, the ultimate in rustic coziness, ideal for honeymoons.
Bride in Waiting 500x250 - Harbor Light Inn - Marblehead, MA - Photo Credit Melissa Coe
Harbor Light Inn

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

Nothing small about the attention given to your intimate wedding at this exquisite inn

Smaller, intimate weddings are given big-time attention at the romantic, and historic, Harbor Light Inn. From its perch near the harbor in picturesque Marblehead, the inn will proudly host your elopement or wedding with up to 30 guests. An experienced concierge will help with all the details to make your special day stress-free, from florists and photographers to catering. If you are getting married in town, the inn is a relaxing home away from home for your guests. Its charming rooms feature working fireplaces, jetted spa tubs and four-poster or canopy beds. There’s a cozy tavern, a welcoming fireplace in the atrium and an outdoor pool. And breakfast, with hot entrees and homemade breads and granola, is provided to all guests.
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.
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

Mountains provide a big, beautiful backdrop for your intimate wedding ceremony, reception

It’s true, the spectacular White Mountains backdrop at the Eagle Mountain House & Golf Course is big – but that doesn’t mean your small wedding can’t have a warm, intimate feel. Ceremony venues include the elegant hotel’s signature 280-foot wraparound veranda with breathtaking views, cozy event rooms in the grand hotel with fireplaces – even the picturesque third tee-box on the resort’s golf course, with mountain and river vistas. Have your reception in the charming Carriage House, in the Carter Notch Room with mountain views or in a private dining room or courtyard room. As a prime destination wedding location, the hotel offers a variety of on-site and nearby activities for your guests, from skiing and swimming to horse-drawn sleighs and biking and hiking trails.

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