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Find Drama, Peace, and Natural Beauty at a Waterfront Wedding

Waterfront Wedding Venues in New England

In New England, “waterfront” can range from waves fizzing through tidal pools off the Maine coast, to the sandy beaches of Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard, to parks dotting the scattered islands and villages on Lake Champlain. Waterfront locations bring every sensation: glamour, the restfulness of nature, and – getting practical here – a place for the wedding party, family, and guests to play. Waterfront inns and resorts have all the resources you need to lodge guests, hold a ceremony, and host a party suited to the occasion, whether that requires a gala ballroom near the ocean or a rustic lodge or flower-decked gazebo next to a mountain lake. Experts stand by to offer advice and services for transportation, catering, and offering your guests an unforgettable experience.

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: 877-389-1161

Resort has been hosting dramatic weddings by the sea for generations

A spectacular coastal wedding can be yours at the Sebasco Harbor Resort on Maine’s dramatic midcoast. Get married on the lawn overlooking the harbor or in rose gardens surrounding a gazebo on the village green. The resort’s comfortable, classic function areas range from the Cornelius Room, with wraparound windows offering views of the lake and harbor, accommodating up to 225 guests, to the Pilot House, for smaller affairs, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering amazing bay views. With a staff noted for being gracious and warm, the resort combines attention to detail and Maine-fresh dining options with the backdrop of the rocky coastline, lush green woodlands, heirloom gardens and the picturesque Casco Bay islands.
Spruce Point Inn B&W Wedding Boothbay Harbor ME
Spruce Point Inn

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

Stunning seaside locale makes for unforgettable wedding memories

With its 57 acres of unparalleled waterfront on Maine’s scenic coast, the classic Spruce Point Inn is a premier location for your destination waterfront wedding, whether it’s a pull-out-all-the-stops elegant affair for 250 or a smaller upscale rustic celebration. Brides can make their entrance aboard an historic wooden sloop, and couples can exchange vows on the Oceanfront Deck, with its sweeping views of the Atlantic. Dine on the freshest seafood in a beautifully landscaped tented courtyard, or indoors in the Pemaquid with its soaring pine ceilings. Guests staying for the weekend will love the fine dining (perhaps a lobster bake rehearsal dinner?) and comfortable accommodations as well as the variety of activities, from tennis to relaxing in the oceanside saltwater pool.
Waterfront Wedding - Inn at Diamond Cove - Portland, ME
Diamond's Edge Restaurant & Marina

at Inn at Diamond Cove - 22 McKinley Court Portland, ME, 04109 Phone: 207-805-9836

Say “I do” by the glistening sea

The water surrounds you when you gather on your wedding day by the sea. Board a ferry for a special voyage to Diamond Cove on scenic Casco Bay. At Diamond’s Edge, soft by the Atlantic, you and your guests take your place while the sea laps up on the shore. Enjoy cocktails on the lawn overlooking Diamond Cove, a traditional Maine Lobster Bake under a tent or other delicious choices on the menu, then music and dancing to top off a day and evening of love. The Inn at Diamond Cove is your island hideaway with romance, history and charm in abundance. Learn more about easy to navigate wedding packages, custom quotes, catering ideas and a preferred vendor’s list.
Bridesmaids in Line 500x250 - Bar Harbor Inn & Spa - Bar Harbor, ME
Bar Harbor Inn & Spa

Newport Drive Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-3351 Toll-Free: 800-248-3351

Sea serves as inspiration for ceremonies, receptions at Maine inn

The sea in all its glory is the dramatic backdrop to weddings big and small at the Bar Harbor Inn, where you can get married on the beautiful Bayview Lawn as a schooner passes gently by, on a balcony overlooking Bar Harbor or in the elegant Reading Room with its crystal chandelier or more intimate Porcupine Room, both with panoramic views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. Outdoor sites for ceremonies and pre- or post-ceremony gatherings allow your guests to enjoy ocean breezes as they sip signature cocktails and munch on lobster and arugula crostini. Sit-down gourmet dinners are also sea-inspired, featuring lobster tails and cedar-planked salmon. Let the inn’s meticulous coordinators help plan your ceremony by the sea.
Wedding The Village at Boulder Ridge Barkhamsted Connecticut
The Village at Boulder Ridge

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

Get married in a gazebo by the pond at this resort in the Litchfield hills

At The Village at Boulder Ridge, you can exchange your wedding vows in a flower-bedecked gazebo, a shimmering pond in the background, your guests seated in rows of white chairs on a manicured green lawn. With the pond and the lovely Litchfield hills as a backdrop, your ceremony will be one to remember. Hold your reception in an outdoor pavilion, which overlooks the pond and sparkling pool. Let the resort, which limits the facilities to only one wedding per day, provide your gourmet buffet or sit-down dinner, with entrees ranging from filet mignon to eggplant rollatini. Before and after your big day, there is plenty for guests to do, including paddleboating, kayaking, ziplines and a climbing wall.
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

Gather at one of the finest waterfront wedding venues in New England

Nestled in the green Vermont hills above the Connecticut River, Lake Morey Resort provides the perfect romantic setting any time of the year. It is the ideal location for your wedding reception or special function. The function rooms can accommodate from 60 to 600 guests. Along with offering some of the finest function space in New England, Lake Morey Resort provides clients with a personal function coordinator, full service set-up department and a professional wait and bar staff. The resort has four beautiful function rooms, and three have direct access to Lake Morey. For outdoor venues, the resort offers the Lakefront, Terrace Patio, Hemlock Gardens, Maple Gardens and the Front Lawn. Contact the Group Sales Department for a complimentary Wedding/Function Package.
Beach Wedding Couple Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club Brewster Massachusetts
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

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

Say ‘I do’ by – or on – a Cape Cod Bay beach at this luxury resort

With Cape Cod Bay and a castle-like Carriage House as backdrops, how could you not fall in love with the idea of a wedding at the Ocean Edge Resort? It’s a dream resort staff and coordinators can make happen, keeping in mind your individual style, culinary tastes and budgets. Do you want a clambake on the beach, exchanging vows by the bay? Cocktails on the terrace, dancing in a glittering mansion ballroom or soaring tented pavilion? A garden-style wedding, or walking down a petal-strewn aisle on a sweeping manicured lawn? Wedding packages, attentive staff, full spa services and luxurious accommodations for the wedding couple and guests are all part of making your dream come true at this seaside resort.
Dockside Wedding - White Elephant - Nantucket, MA
White Elephant

50 Easton Street Nantucket, MA, 02554 Phone: 508-228-2500 Toll-Free: 800-445-6574

Romance is in the ocean air at this resort with breathtaking water views

Can there be a more romantic setting for a wedding than a sophisticated, stylish resort nestled on the edge of Nantucket Harbor? Named one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels for 10 consecutive years, the White Elephant is the perfect seaside venue to tie your nautical knot. Exchange vows on the Harborview Lawn, then share dinner and dancing with your family and friends on the Harborview Deck. The inn and its dedicated planners are happy to host your wedding party of 250 – or two. Dining is of the first order, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Couples massages are available at the luxurious spa. And sailboats will float past as you say your “I do’s.” It’s seaside romance at its finest.
Evening Dock Wedding 500x250 - Basin Harbor Resort - Vergernnes, VT
Basin Harbor

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

Get married by the water – or on it – at this lakeside resort

Your wedding celebration at the Basin Harbor resort, on the shores of Lake Champlain, might begin the day and night before the ceremony, with croquet and cocktails on the lakeside lawn. Your ceremony, big or small, can be held on one of many waterside or waterview sites – or right on the water itself in a 48-passenger boat as it cruises the lake. Your reception? How about under the stars on the picture-perfect North Dock? Or under a tent on a lush shoreline lawn, your guests dining on oysters while watching a sunset – or fireworks over the water. From welcome parties to farewell brunches, the resort, and its wedding staff, will make your time by the sparkling lake an experience to treasure.
Lakeside Wedding Ceremony - Point Sebago Golf Resort - Casco, ME
Point Sebago Golf Resort

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

Lakefront resort boasts romantic wedding sites

No wedding ceremony or reception at the picturesque Point Sebago resort is far from the water, whether it’s in one of the spacious pavilions that can accommodate 200-plus guests, under a patio tent for a more intimate gathering, or right down on the beach at Sebago Lake, where, after the ceremony, guests can relax with beach games and an old-fashioned barbecue. Resort guests can enjoy a vast array of water-centric activities in the protected cove and beyond that range from kayaking and canoeing to fishing, swimming – even a little beach volleyball. And don’t forget those romantic moonlight and sunset cruises aboard the 95-passenger Miss Margarita pontoon boat, the perfect ending to a picture-perfect wedding experience.
York Harbor Inn Ballroom York ME
York Harbor Inn

Coastal Route 1A -- 480 York Street York Harbor, ME, 03911 Phone: 207-363-5119 Toll-Free: 800-343-3869

The most memorable events in Maine begin by the edge of the sea...

At the historic and romantic York Harbor Inn, we specialize in extraordinary New England weddings—right on the spectacular coast of Maine. Our 54-room upscale country inn offers over 5,000 square feet of banquet, reception and dining space gracefully set within 7 private and beautifully decorated functions rooms—some with ocean views and fireplaces! At the heart of the Inn’s facilities is the Yorkshire Ballroom—an elegant 3,000 square foot room with a 35 foot cathedral ceiling and dramatic skylight atrium. Experience our personalized service and outstanding quality on your big day. We’ll be happy to customize a package that accommodates your exact needs.
Atlantic Ballroom 500x250 - Cliff House Resort & Spa - Cape Neddick, ME
Cliff House

591 Shore Road Cape Neddick, ME, 03902 Phone: 207-361-1000 Toll-Free: 855-210-6901

By the beautiful sea, a picturesque wedding to remember

The unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean promise an unforgettable vista for your special day. Exchange your vows with the Atlantic Ocean stretching out behind you, and begin the merriment of your reception with friends and family as the waves break off of Bald Head Cliff. Dine on artfully-presented, locally-inspired fare in the stunning Atlantic Ballroom, with double-height windows that showcase the stunning coastline. Dance as the sun sets over the water, and gather around one of the fire pits for s’mores to toast your evening. At the end of the night, head off to your sumptuous suite, featuring amenities such as fireplaces or a private terrace. From beginning to end, your wedding day promises to be nothing short of absolutely memorable.
Wedding on Dock Purity Spring Resort Madison New Hampshire
Purity Spring Resort

1251 Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH, 03849 Phone: 603-367-8896 Toll-Free: 800-373-3754

Let the Mountains and Waters bless your wedding day

Set on a lake called Purity, in the Presidential range of the White Mountains, this popular resort offers more than 100 years of history and hospitality to couples celebrating their wedding day. The majestic waterfront setting, New England charm and warm country flavor pervades every detail and you can expect any size affair to be affordable and memorable. The experienced wedding planner and staff will ensure that you and your guests have everything you need throughout the day to fashion the elegant or more casual wedding of your dreams. Indoor and outdoor function spaces can accommodate from 50 to 300 guests comfortably. Exchange your vows on the quiet shoreline of Purity Lake then dine and dance to your heart’s content.
The Lodge on the Cove Wedding Bench  Kennebunkport M
The Lodge on the Cove

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

Take your vows by the sea at this unique wedding venue

Here the sea teases and tantalizes and invites you to celebrate your special wedding day perched on a grassy knoll above an ocean-fed tidal cove. You’ll be enveloped by soft sea breezes and nautically inspired accents. The Kennebunk River serves as your backdrop for photo memories to cherish. Your venue is a relaxed and newly refurbished motor lodge with four distinctive buildings with 30 guest rooms for friends and family. Plan for a stress- free celebration amidst unique natural beauty in a perfect setting on the coast of Maine. You’ll love the Lodge’s easy does it approach to creating a special event for up to 60 seated and 100 standing guests that reflects your fondest wishes as a couple.
Intimate Beach Wedding Photo 500x250 - Ashworth By the Sea - Hampton, NH
Ashworth By the Sea

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

Marry in splendor on New Hampshire’s Seacoast

Take your vows in grand style or barefoot on the shores of Hampton Beach at this oceanfront resort. Choose the indoor or outdoor venue that makes your wedding memorable as so many others here have been for more than 100 years. You’ll find superb service and amenities plus the assistance of experienced professional staff and culinary team to customize every last detail - from preferred vendors to special wedding packages, from your bridal shower and rehearsal dinner through your ceremony, reception and farewell brunch. Whether a traditional sit-down banquet or a more relaxed affair, there are spaces and packages to meet your every desire. The rooftop Sandbar offers impressive views of the ocean and an unforgettable cocktail hour.
Beach Wedding - Madison Beach Hotel - Madison, CT
Madison Beach Hotel

94 West Wharf Road Madison, CT, 06443 Phone: 203-245-1404

Wed on Connecticut’s waterfront in grace and style

Take your vows and celebrate your love at this romantic haven on the Connecticut waterfront. Within easy travel from NYC and New England you’ll discover a unique blend of tranquility and casual elegance. The hotel hosts but one wedding a day so the entire focus is on you, your guests, and your wishes and dreams. Start with a Planning Packet to cover every detail with the wedding and culinary team. The award-winning culinary team will design a menu that features farm and sea-to-table ingredients for an unforgettable New England-inspired cuisine with a modern twist. Let the full-service day spa soothe away the jitters.
The Wolfeboro Inn Winter Wedding Wolfeboro NH Credit Callan Photo
The Wolfeboro Inn

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

Enjoy this life together starting at this enchanting waterfront Inn

Lake Winnipesauke is just one special element for your wedding day at this enchanting country inn and lake resort. With breathtaking views of the lake and mountains you’ll celebrate in carefree elegance with traditional New England décor; handmade quilts, antique furniture and a blazing lobby fireplace. The Inn has become the wedding destination of choice in the region while the decadent food selection and attentive staff -including your own personal wedding coordinator – will make sure everything runs smoothly. Celebrate large in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom, more intimately in the 1812 Room, or in the natural splendor under a stunning white tent on the lawn. You can also take your vows aboard a 65-foot replica riverboat-style, paddle wheeler.Photo Credit: Callan Photo.
Wedding Couple - Mountain Top Inn & Resort - Chittenden, VT
Mountain Top Inn & Resort

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

A mountain lake adds sparkle to your perfect wedding

A waterfront wedding in the Vermont mountains? Do not underestimate the beauty of Vermont’s many lakes, often tucked amid lofty mountains, their spiky profiles reflecting off the cool waters. The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is set on 350 acres in a National Forest, overlooking a pristine mountain lake. Ceremonies and receptions can be situated on the shore, under tents, or in any combination with other options, like our elevated grassy knoll and our warm and welcoming barn. Wedding planners at the resort help you at every turn to make the decisions on accommodations, the ceremony, dining, and parties that will charm you and your guests. A wedding aside Mountain Top’s sparkling lake will stand out among the blissful memories of all your family and friends.
Shorefront Wedding 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

Marry by the sea and get Maine’s south coast joys with it

The water and weddings have a special thing going on. Experience that magic connection in a stunningly beautiful waterfront setting on the Atlantic. With 180 degree views of the ocean, you can take your vows on the lush lawn at this majestic and elegant Inn. Celebrate your special day with the assistance of the resort’s on-site event manager and versatile chef who will address every detail from personalized welcome amenities to an ocean inspired wedding feast to a sunset champagne toast on the porch. Plan a joyful, fun-filled wedding weekend for you and your guests with the Inn as your home base. With 50 or more guests in attendance, you will receive a complimentary ocean-view room on your wedding night.
Point Lookout Wedding Chapel Northport ME
Point Lookout

67 Atlantic Highway Northport, ME, 04849 Phone: 207-789-2000

A Mountain Top Wedding with Panoramic Ocean Views

The on-site wedding coordinator and culinary team at this unique venue will customize your wedding to your vision, sourcing local food items, and selecting the best vendors to create an unforgettable experience. All-inclusive and a la carte options are available. 106 cabins offer your guests privacy with screened porches, gas fireplaces, leather furniture, kitchen facilities and spacious living areas. The mountain top reception venue includes the Summit facility accommodating up to 150 and Erickson Hall for groups up to 300. You’ll find a rotunda and glass wrap around veranda, fieldstone fireplaces, mahogany foyers and antique bars. The open air pavilion offers larger parties al fresco rehearsal dining and ceremony space and everywhere you look are sweeping views of Maine’s mid-coast splendor.
Nantasket Beach Resort Wedding Table Hull MA
Nantasket Beach Resort

45 Hull Shore Drive Hull, MA, 02045 Phone: 781-925-4500

Ocean views from floor to ceiling

The Nantasket Beach Resort has all the ingredients for your perfect New England wedding destination! Panoramic Ocean views from our Surf and Nantasket Ballrooms. Enjoy the breathtaking sunsets, exceptional cuisine and our experienced staff that will cater to your every need.
Our resort is set along miles of sandy beach, amidst the brilliant blue Atlantic Ocean, we offer a true oceanfront wedding experience. Your guests will also be delighted by our tastefully appointed guest rooms, oceanfront ballrooms, expert management team, scrumptious dining, and Three-Diamond commitment to exceeding expectations.
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

Weddings aboard windjammers are nautical – and nice!

The Maine Windjammer Association is full of options when it comes to your wedding. You can have your ceremony on the water, on the dock – even on a secluded island beach. But one thing stays the same: It’s all about enjoying your big day with the water as your grand centerpiece. And talk about a nautical theme: Many vessel captains are licensed to perform ceremonies, and many of the on-board chefs can whip up a gourmet lobster-themed dinner complete with champagne and cake. Charter a 40-person schooner for family and friends and cruise through Penobscot Bay, or have your waterfront wedding dockside, say your farewells and set sail on a romantic honeymoon cruise. Some vessels even have honeymoon suites!
Emerson Inn Waterfront Weddings Rockport MA
Emerson Inn

1 Cathedral Avenue Rockport, MA, 01966 Phone: 978-546-6321 Toll-Free: 800-964-5550

Marry in the sea breezes with family and friend nearby

The Atlantic Ocean, Pigeon Cove, a heated outdoor swimming pool and a seaside terrace bring the water to you and your guests on your special wedding day or weekend, and there’s plenty of room for family and friends in 36 guest rooms. The ocean-views and amenities are inspiring. Wedding coordinators attend to the details while you and yours enjoy traditional elegance and impeccable service, menus customized to meet your needs, an extensive wine list and popular spirits now available on Cape Ann. Indoors or out there is a special place on the property for your ceremony, and banquet rooms to accommodate 150 guests for the reception of a lifetime.
Interlaken Inn Family Lake Wedding Lakeville CT
Interlaken Inn

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

At Interlaken Inn, enjoy beautiful surroundings on your special day

Say "I do" at Interlaken Inn and you'll enjoy exceptional service, hand-tailored menus, and inviting overnight accommodations, all at a beautiful lakeside location in Connecticut's Litchfield Hills. The Inn hosts only one wedding per day to insure that our focus is entirely on you. We offer 30 acres of English cottage-style gardens and manicured lawns, a stunning backdrop for a memorable wedding. After a lakeside ceremony, celebrate in our Vineyard Room, Continental Room, or Pavilion Garden. Before dinner enjoy a champagne toast and butler-passed & hors d'oeuvres. Sunday night guests may spend the night at a preferred rate. Planning a smaller affair? We can offer a package for 5 to 50 people. The Inn in available for winter weddings as well, at the very best rates of the year.