I’m a little biased since I’ve lived here my whole life, but New England just has this unique combination of history, beauty, charm, and fun that no other region in the U.S. can match. And with this combination, it’s simply a given that these six states would be jam-packed with lovely places to get married. If you & your partner feel drawn to places that are equally as rich in history as they are beautiful, you’ll definitely want to check out this list of some of the most amazing historic wedding venues in Massachusetts. You just might find exactly the venue you’ve been dreaming of!
There’s a reason why many couples who’ve moved away from their New England homes decide to return to host their wedding at Willowdale Estate. An elegant stone mansion nestled among hundreds of acres of natural land, this venue is beautiful, spacious, inviting, and all-inclusive. Willowdale Estate’s wonderful staff will stop at nothing to ensure that you, your wedding party, and your guests feel completely at home.
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Elegant dark wood accents, beautifully landscaped grounds, and classic, romantic interior design features make Endicott Estate a truly unique venue. There are several outdoor ceremony spaces to choose from, including a charming gazebo and a beautiful tree for that serene, natural vibe. Inside the mansion, there are distinct event spaces to keep your big day flowing seamlessly, and to help you design a wedding that fits your unique style perfectly.
Do you love the idea of getting married in a timeless, intimate setting? Do you want your guests to revel in the beautiful, exquisite design features of your venue all night long? Does a grand, romantic library sound like your dream ceremony space? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the Hampshire House in Boston. Built in 1911, this mansion has become known as one of the best spaces in Boston to host a lavish, fun, historically-inspired wedding.
A stunning Cape Cod mansion surrounded by natural beauty, Highfield Hall & Gardens offers the perfect elevated garden party vibe for your big day. Whether you opt for an outdoor reception under the tent, or an indoor evening in one of the mansion’s uniquely charming event rooms, your wedding at Highfield Hall & Gardens will be one nobody could ever possibly forget. It’s easy to make the space your own, and there are SO many stunning areas for photos on the grounds – your photographer can help guide you toward the ones that fit the aesthetic of your day perfectly!
Originally built in 1876 and converted exclusively into a private function venue in 2018, the Abbey in Fall River boasts a rich, fascinating history. Through the decades, the building has been a church (attended by Lizze Borden), a restaurant, a music video set, and even the International Culinary Institute of America! Today, the Abbey is a truly unique, out-of-the-box space to host your big day. The exposed brick walls, large windows, beautifully restored hardwood floors, and glistening chandelier are just a few of many features that give this venue its character. With a little creativity, you can transform this hidden gem into your dream wedding venue!
Museums are becoming an amazing alternative for couples who want to be surrounded by beauty on their wedding day, but just don’t feel excited or inspired by a “normal,” traditional venue. Thanks to its striking beauty and distinctive design, the Worcester Art Museum especially stands out among museum wedding venues in Massachusetts. What could be more epic than saying your vows on the landing of a magnificent marble staircase, gazing out at your gorgeous florals and decor below from the dramatic balcony, or sharing your first dance among ancient art and culture? The Worcester Art Museum is an incredible venue for both large and intimate gatherings, and it’s easy to give this already iconic space your own unique flare.
Ideal for a cozy, intimate wedding with just your closest loved ones, Concord’s Colonial Inn is charming and homey, with plenty of on-site lodging for guests and several lovely on-site ceremony locations despite the inn’s smaller size. Concord’s Colonial Inn was originally built in the 18th century as an arms storage facility during the Revolutionary War. Today, the inn retains many of its charming colonial design features. Elegant drapes, ornate accents and a grand staircase define the interior, while the front and back lawns of the inn make amazing spots for portraits.
Did you fall in love with one of these historic wedding venues in Massachusetts? Start crafting your vision for your dream wedding celebration by visiting in person! Scheduling a tour is a great next step to get an immersive feel for what your big day will be like in that space. Truthfully, if you want your guests to be stunned by their surroundings, any of these seven venues will absolutely deliver.
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