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.

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

Smaller wedding is still a big deal at this scenic boutique hotel near the harbor

Small weddings are a specialty at 16 Bay View, the exquisite jewel of a hotel steps from Camden Harbor. The boutique hotel’s Curtis-Bok banquet room can host up to 100 for a delightful sit-down reception. Thinking of a micro wedding? The hotel has a package for up to 45 guests, with rental of the banquet room or eye-popping rooftop deck, as well as an officiant, music, bouquet and boutonniere, single-tier wedding cake, champagne toast and an appetizer cocktail party or, throw a sit-down dinner party for 24. If you’re planning an elopement, no-fuss packages include small receptions for up to four guests – or, get married in an elegant loft apartment, followed by a catered five-course dining experience.

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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

Smaller weddings a big success at this sophisticated hotel in the Berkshires

Smaller, sophisticated weddings are a specialty at the Hotel on North, the elegant hotel in the beautiful Berkshires. Let the boutique hotel’s experienced staff help you plan your big day, from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception to a farewell brunch. The hotel’s stylish venues include three cozy rooms near the atrium as well as Shire Hall, a dramatic space with centuries-old exposed brick, vintage chandeliers, 11-foot ceilings and panoramic windows. With meals catered by the hotel’s award-winning culinary staff and a curated list of area vendors for photography, flowers, music and other services, the historic hotel will see to every detail on your big day.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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

Nothing small about the attention to detail your intimate wedding will receive at this hotel

Small weddings are big deals at The Lodge on the Cove, nestled on a wooded cove in Kennebunkport. Say your “I do’s” on a knoll overlooking an ocean-fed tidal cove, surrounded by soft sea breezes. Dine cocktail- or banquet-style with friends and family in the lodge, poolside restaurant, bar or clubhouse, with water views. Whether you opt for passed hors d’oeuvres, stationary displays or a small lobster bake, your special day will receive special attention from the experienced staff. Make your intimate gathering a weekend affair: The hotel’s 30 rooms are spacious, some with cove views. There are lawn games, clubhouse movies, bonfires with s’mores and other activities. And it’s a short stroll to bustling Dock Square with its restaurants, boutiques and galleries.

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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

Nothing small about any wedding at this elegant Cape Cod resort

At the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club, there is nothing small about any couple’s wedding plans. Intimate affairs deserve the same attentive planning and service, the same beautiful venue choices, the same superb cuisine. Consider this possibility: holding your rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception in a private room in the Nickerson Mansion, with a walkout terrace so guests can stroll in the ocean air. Or perhaps you’d like to exchange vows by the waters of the sparkling bay on a private beach or in a pavilion with sweeping landscape views. From venues to menus, from centerpieces to spa services to activities for your overnight guests, the resort staff will help you customize your big day to make it truly memorable.
Cutting the Wedding Cake - Golden Eagle Resort - Stowe, VT
Golden Eagle Resort

511 Mountain Road Stowe, VT, 05672 Phone: 802-253-4811 Toll-Free: 866-970-0786

Memorable location, many activities make this mountain resort ideal for your intimate destination wedding

Does your vision of a perfect wedding include an extraordinary location, planners who take care of every detail and the kinds of amenities and activities your guests will talk about for years? At the Golden Eagle Resort in the Green Mountains, outdoor ceremonies for intimate gatherings are a specialty. Exchange your vows near a perennial garden or rustic covered bridge, then enjoy your banquet (or barbecue!) for up to 150 guests under a tent on the expansive wedding field. Discounted group rates mean your guests can stay to enjoy the resort’s indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, hot tub, game room, fitness center, hiking trails, tennis courts – and access to everything from bike trails to the nearby Stowe Mountain Resort.
Outdoor Wedding - Lake Morey Resort - Fairlee, VT
Lake Morey Resort

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

When it comes to weddings at this lakeside resort, small is still spectacular

Small is still spectacular when it comes to weddings held at the Lake Morey Resort, nestled in the Vermont hills. Exchange your vows in a sweet garden or by a serene lake or in a lakeview room. Let classically trained chefs prepare your special reception, whether it’s a buffet or banquet. The resort will provide a personal wedding coordinator on your big day, as well as a full-service set-up department, wedding host, professional wait and bar staff and complimentary cake-cutting service. Make it a destination wedding and your guests will fall in love with their comfortable accommodations and resort activities from lawn games, kayaking, canoeing, tennis and volleyball to marshmallow roasts by the fire pit (a great site for a rehearsal dinner).
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.
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.
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

Exchange your vows looking out over the Atlantic at this hotel in Plymouth Harbor

An intimate wedding ceremony and reception in a charming hotel by a picturesque harbor: That delightful combination can be found at the Hotel 1620 in historic Plymouth Harbor. The hotel, renovated with a subtle nautical touch, has a lovely outdoor ceremony space overlooking the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. And the hotel’s Atlantic Room, with floor-to-ceiling windows, is the ideal location for dinner and dancing for up to 80 guests. Let the hotel’s experienced staff also help with your rehearsal dinner, cocktail reception or post-wedding-day brunch and help you choose from a list of preferred professionals, from musicians to photographers and florists. Wedding packages include overnight accommodations (many rooms have harbor views) 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

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

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

Smaller ceremonies a specialty of this warm, welcoming Vermont inn

Though the inn regularly hosts full-property weddings, it is just as popular a destination for elopements and small micro weddings. Planning intimate wedding celebrations in Grafton is made simple with all-inclusive packages that include everything from bouquets and boutonnieres, to the Justice of the Peace, an on-site wedding planner, and cake. Vows can be shared at a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony locations, and lodging ranges from comfortable rooms and suites to multi-bedroom guest houses. The Inn has even added two new greenhouses as a perfect photo spot during cocktail hour, or as a space for small celebratory dinners. Whether you’re seeking an intimate ceremony for two or planning a celebration with a small guest list, the inn’s wedding planner is there to assist each step of the way.
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.
Sundeck Wedding - The Kennebunkport Inn - Kennebunkport, ME - Photo Credit Leah Haydock Photography
Kennebunkport Inn

One Dock Square Kennebunkport, ME, 04046 Phone: 207-967-2621 Toll-Free: 800-248-2621

Let this welcoming inn’s staff turn your smaller wedding into a big celebration

The staff at the picturesque, historic Kennebunkport Inn love turning small weddings into huge celebrations. This classic Maine inn, overlooking the village’s charming collection of shops and restaurants, is ideal for weddings of 30 or fewer, although the outdoor patio can be turned into a tented space for up to 60 guests with tables, a dance floor and bar service. The on-site dining area, with a wide variety of culinary offerings from fresh seafood to classic homestyle fare and creative libations, is perfect for receptions, and the gastropub is a cozy spot for friends and family to gather all weekend long. Accommodations are luxurious, some with gas-burning fireplaces, and area activities include scenic cruises, beach walks, kayak adventures and fishing trips.
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

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 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

Plenty of cozy options for memorable intimate weddings

You’re not looking for a giant gala of a wedding. You want something more intimate – something cozy. At Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, they hear you. Imagine exchanging your vows before a stone fireplace or gathering with friends and family on a majestic mountain summit (riding to your ceremony on the Berkshire Express chairlift) or under the trees by a melodious brook. Have your reception – simple or sophisticated – on a stone patio by the glow of a fire pit, or in a country inn room with doors leading to a deck with breathtaking mountainside views. The 167-acre resort’s experienced wedding coordinators and catering team will work with you to create the perfect menu – and memories that will last a lifetime.
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 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 this beachside resort’s approach to more intimate weddings

The Ocean House wants your small wedding to be as big as the resort’s breathtaking waterfront vistas. Let experienced planners help you choose the perfect site for your more intimate ceremony, from a private white-sand beach to a sweeping lawn to the charming Drawing Room or Harbour Room. Begin your day with a couples massage in the five-star OH! Spa, where bridal party makeup and hair is also a specialty. Dine on delicacies you and the chefs have chosen to reflect your tastes, whether it’s passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails or elegant three-course plated dinners. Cozy private cottages also are available for rehearsal dinners and day-after brunches. And consider making a weekend of it, as the resort offers a full menu of activities.

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Aerial View - Camp David on Bantam Lake - Morris, CT
Camp David

On Bantam Lake Morris, CT, 06763 Phone: 631-827-7748

Lakeside location, cottage resort perfect for your more intimate wedding

If you have big dreams for your smaller, more intimate wedding, the Camp David resort on the shores of picturesque Bantam Lake can make them come true. The sweeping lakeside property offers you privacy and a scenic ceremony site. Camp David also has a party/recreation room perfect for 50 guests. The resort’s four cottages, which can accommodate 40 people, means it’s an ideal site for a weekend wedding, where guests can enjoy walking to the beach, just steps away, for kayaking, swimming and boating (or they might just want to relax in the evening by the fire pit). The towns of Morris and Litchfield are fun to explore – and it’s all a mere two hours from New York City and Boston.
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

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.
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.
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

Cozy up to this fabulous resort for more intimate weddings with mountain style

If you have dreamed of a smaller wedding in a lovely spot with fabulous food and a great time for your family and friends, the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa can turn that into a reality. Exchange your vows in a glass-enclosed atrium with glass ceilings and an indoor arboretum, in a private field with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains, or in a cozy room. Have your reception under a tent in a flower-rimmed courtyard, or dance into the night in a ballroom. Delicious dining options include creative hors d’oeuvres, personalized specialty stations, buffets and elegant dinners. Rooms, suites and townhouses are spacious, and resort activities include hiking, tennis, lawn games and winter fun like skiing and snowshoeing.
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

Make your intimate wedding a truly romantic affair at this exquisite country inn

What could be lovelier for an intimate wedding or elopement than a serene country inn set on 200 acres of gardens, meadows and winding stone walls? At the Adair Country Inn and Restaurant, a wedding coordinator will help you plan a stress-free day, from a rehearsal barbecue on the patio to romantic ceremony sites (including gardens you enter through an intricate iron gate, a gazebo by a lily pond and a cozy, fireplaced room) to a creative three-course reception menu for family and friends. Spend the weekend at the romantic inn in a honeymoon suite with a fireplace, feather bed and French doors leading to a private balcony that overlooks the White Mountains.
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

What could be better for your intimate wedding than a beautiful country inn?

A spacious, scenic country inn is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding gathering, and it doesn’t get more scenic than the Briar Barn Inn. The elegantly rustic inn’s post-and-beam barn is ideal for weddings for 60 to 100 guests, but the inn also offers special packages for micro weddings and elopements, featuring romantic accommodations and dinners. The barn, with three separate bar areas, iron chandeliers hanging from exposed beams, an area for dancing and a terrace for outside seating, is a unique place for you to exchange your vows, then enjoy creative, farm-to-table cuisine. The inn is also a wonderful place for guests to make a weekend of it, with 30 luxurious, individually appointed suites.
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.
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. Please review our COVID policies before placing your reservation.
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.
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 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.

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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).

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

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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.
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.

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