So, you're thinking about planning a Massachusetts wedding, but don't know where to start, or you haven't narrowed your New England wedding spot down just yet?
There are many options for planning your Massachusetts wedding. From world class hotels to beautiful parks with gorgeous views overlooking lakes, or even historical mansions and miles of coastline, Massachusetts is filled with some of the most popular wedding service providers. With so much to offer and so many different venue locations to choose from, where do you start?
For the best locations in a specific area of Massachusetts, you should start by contacting that areas Chamber of Commerce. In the mean time, we can highlight a few of the most popular areas in Massachusetts
Ah, Yes! The Cape. That beautiful stretch of land protruding out into the Atlantic, surrounded by miles and miles of ocean and beaches. How could you go wrong?
Now the question is "where" in the Cape should you locate your celebration?
Well, with it's convenient location 75 miles from both Logan airport in Boston, MA and T.F. Green air port in Providence (Warwick), RI, it is pretty accessible for those planning a Massachusetts wedding that live out of the area.
Every town/city in Cape Cod has, at least, one edge on the coastline. So which one is better for you? Lets go over the benefits of a Cape Cod Ma, wedding locations of each area.
Start your wedding plans, contact Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce
Brewster (Cape Cod) is located just before the bend or arm of the cape on the northern edge and is host to 7 saltwater beaches and several freshwater beaches, making it not only a great wedding location but also an ideal honeymoon spot.
Aside from the beaches in Brewster (as with most of the Cape), there are also plenty of Golf courses, Fine Dinning, Horseback Ridding, Parks, Museums, Sport fishing, Whale Watching and so much more. The town of Brewster offers plenty of choices for your indoor or outdoor wedding.
For more information, please visit the Brewster Chamber of Commerce
Cape Cods Canal Region is straddled by the Sagamore and Bourne bridges; the Cape Cod Canal connects Cape Cod Bay in the east and Buzzards Bay in the west and is a wonderful mix of history and modern conveniences. Within easy traveling distance from Boston, Providence and Connecticut's cities, the canal is lined by the historic towns of Sandwich, Bourne, Wareham and Onset Village. The regions natural amenities alone are reason enough to visit.
Learn more by visiting the Canal Region Chamber of Commerce
Chatham is located on the elbow of Cape Cod, half way between Falmouth and Provincetown. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean, to the South is Nantucket Sound, and to the North is Pleasant Bay. Chatham is blessed with 9 gorgeous beaches and 6 scenic parks to host your beautiful outdoor wedding. If the outdoors doesnt suit your taste, you can find many indoor venues for your perfect wedding atmosphere.
More information on your Chatham wedding, contact the Chatham Chamber of Commerce
Dennis is the perfect choice for your wedding with its central location and many beautiful venues. Dennis offers 18 beaches, sixteen on the Ocean and two on fresh water lakes. In order to have your ceremony performed on one of the beautiful beaches located in Dennis, MA, (as well as most beaches)
you will need a permit from the Beach Department (508-760-6159).
Don't want a beach wedding? Well, Then you could choose between one of the two gazebos in the Town of Dennis where you can hold your wedding.
Route 6A/Dennis Village gazebo: Contact the Village Improvement Society at (508) 385-2175
Dennisport gazebo: Contact South Side Civic Association at (508) 398-8640.
Not into the outdoors at all? Dennis offers many locations for your indoor wedding venue.
For more information on a Dennis wedding visit the Dennis Chamber of Commerce
Eastham is one of the first pages in American history and is bordered on the east with miles of the majestic Atlantic Ocean, and on its west by Cape Cod Bay. Settled in 1644 by Pilgrims that were dissatisfied with the poor quality of the lands granted to them in Plymouth. Eastham is now best known for its beaches and conservation areas.
Learn more by contacting Eastham Chamber of Commerce
Celebrate your special union in a unique and enchanting setting along 68-miles of coastline including Nobska Lighthouse silhouetted by a brilliant sunset, or at one of several historic settings including country inns, restored mansions and colonial gardens located in Falmouth, Cape Cod. Falmouth offers a variety of wedding services from photographers, music and hair salons, to wedding cake specialists, caterers, and tent rentals as well as venues for ceremonies and receptions from quaint country bed & breakfasts to full-service hotels.
Start your wedding plans by contacting Falmouth Chamber of Commerce
Harwich is located at the elbow of Cape Cod with a unique cluster of seven villages. Harwich offers historic homes, miles of beautiful windswept, white sand beaches, golf, fabulous dining and great family recreation.
Learn more by viviting Harwich Chamber of Commerce
Hyannis in one of the seven villages that make up Barnstable's sixty square miles. Known as the "Homeport of Cape Cod," it boasts the area's largest concentration of businesses, shops, motels, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment spots. With a total of 7 beaches and parks you are sure to find the perfect location for you wedding ceremony and/or wedding photographs.
Start your wedding plans by contacting Hyannis Chamber of Commerce
Martha's Vineyard is one of the most beautiful places in the world and one of the most popular destination wedding locations in the country. There couldn't be a more perfect location to celebrate your wedding, whether your choice is to get married on one of Martha's Vineyard gorgeous beaches, or in one of the magnificent hotels or inns, it will certainly be a day to remember.
Get your wedding plans started by contacting Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Mashpee is conveniently located on the southeast coast of Cape Cod. Located ten miles east of Falmouth and ten miles west of Hyannis. Mashpee has a rich Mashpee Wampanoag Indian history and offers many choices of beaches, parks, fine restaurants and lodging for your wedding and reception.
For more information, contact Mashpee Chamber of Commerce
Nantucket, one of the most unique, historic, and visually stunning places in the world. Originally a booming whaling port, The island of Nantucket has been named a National Historic District and has architecturally changed little since the 17th century, as seaside cottages and old-fashioned lamps still line its streets. Autumn on Nantucket is glorious, as the gardens of late summer are still blooming. With the Atlantic boarding the south shore and Nantucket sound to the north, there are plenty of opportunities for a sea side ceremony.
Find out more by visiting Nantucket Chamber of Commerce
Plymouth, the site of the original 1620 settlement and is the oldest town in Massachusetts and one of the richest areas in colonial history and charm. With its eastern coastline meeting the Atlantic ocean, this coastal community in southeastern Massachusetts is approximately 5 miles north of the Cape Cod Canal. With it's tours, beaches, fine dinning and lodging you are sure to find the perfect location for your wedding.
Learn more at the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
Orleans is nestled between spectacular Nauset Beach on the Atlantic and tranquil Skaket Beach on Cape Cod Bay and offers something for everyone. In Orleans' historic district you can explore museums, take in live theater performances or enjoy the natural beauty of the shores and forests, discover
the perfect spot for a whole range of outdoor activities including
fishing, boating, swimming, biking and just plain relaxing in the clean, fresh air! With so much and so many accommodations, you are sure to find the perfect spot for your wedding and you can make all your ceremony plans with local businesses.
Learn about Orleans weddings at Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Provincetown is located at the tip of Cape Cod with North, East and West shorelines and offers something for everyone.
In Provincetown, you can be yourself. Or you can be someone else. With a diverse, cosmopolitan community Provincetown offers open arms to all it's visitors. With its massive coastline and plethora of lodging facilities, you are sure to find the perfect location for you wedding.
Find out more at Provincetown Chamber of Commerce
The Town of Sandwich is a seaside community. As you navigate the winding roads, you are traveling through history. Sandwich is the oldest town on Cape Cod and one of the oldest towns in the United States. Boasting unique lodging choices, restaurants for the romantic, as well as the family. Plan your wedding in this quaint and quiet New England town with seaside charm.
For more information contact Sandwich Chamber of Commerce
Located just before Provincetown, at the northern tip of the Cape, this quaint town has change little since Henry David Thoreau took his famous walk from Pilgrim Lake (old East Harbour) to Pamet Harbor (birthplace of the American Whaling Industry). Boasting one of the few remaining lighthouses,
Cape Cod Light (formerly Highland Light), erected in 1857, still operational and open to the public. Enjoy the view over the beach or in the evening the spectacular sunsets. There's nothing but ocean between you and Portugal.
With coastline on both its east and west sides there are plenty of beaches offering seaside restaurants and lodging.
Find out more at the Truro Chamber of Commerce
Located between Truro and Eastham, Wellfleet offers miles of unspoiled beaches. The National Seashore is the 5th busiest national park in the United States with 5 1/2 million visitors a year, therefore it is strongly advised that you make reservations before exploring this popular location during summer months. If you can't book your wedding on the coast, there are many places with exquisite charm to choose from.
Get more information at Wellfleet Chamber of Commerce
Traveling over the Borne bridge through Falmouth to the south/west tip, you find the Village of Woods Hole, a salty, sea spray village of the past, with many seafaring tales, that is also a village of the future. Woods Hole offers many great eating places, unique shops, galleries, museums, educational institutions and attractions, beautiful gardens and scenic vistas. You can get the ferry to the island of Martha's Vineyard from Woods Hole. With a great selection of accommodations in Woods Hole, you are sure to find the perfect spot.
Get information on planning your wedding Woods Hole Business Association
Three villages make up the 17 square mile town of Yarmouth: West Yarmouth, Yarmouthport, and South Yarmouth. Each village has a distinctive character formed by over 350 years of history. With ocean waters on the north and south sides of Yarmouth, Their restaurants boast the freshest seafood. With a total of 16 salt and freshwater beaches you are sure to find the perfect spot for your ceremony or wedding pictures.
Get information on planning your wedding Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce