The 10 Best Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

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The wedding venue takes the bulk of your budget and forms a backdrop for one of your special memories. Now, searching for a wedding venue, especially if you are in Boston can be very tedious. So, we have helped you look around the best wedding venues in Massachusetts and curated the top 10. From the Boston skyline to farms, vineyards, and mansions, this state is an ideal place to say your vows. Are you ready to start planning? Here is our comprehensive list of the best places to wed in Massachusetts.

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Glen Magna Farms

Glen Magna farms is an eleven-acre beauty set with a mansion, garden, and farms filled with colorful perennials, annuals, shrubbery, and an arboretum. It also boasts a reproduction of the original Gazebo designed by Francis Peabody in 1840.

  • Location, address: 29 Ingersoll St, Danvers, MA 01923, United States
  • Guest Capacity: This venue holds up to 200 guests for a tented event.
  • Price venue: This venue costs between 4k and 8k, depending on the weekday or weekend. This price entitles you to The Foyer, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Veranda, Kitchen, Little Parlor, rest room, and three changing rooms for the wedding party. You also get to use the sailcloth tent, linen, silverware, and glassware among others.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: This place boasts a Wisteria-covered Pergola, gardens, a mansion, a derby summer house, statuary, and fountains. Sweeping lawns and manicured grounds.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, engagement, elopement, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner.
  • Venue Service Offerings: White folding Samsonite chairs, dinner tables, Fruitwood Garden Chairs, cocktail tables, Banquet tables, catering, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Yes, there are.
  • Liability Insurance:  Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

Wow, the wedding we photographed at Glen Magna Farms was magical. The garden estate wedding venue in the North Shore of Boston, tucked away in a quiet nook in Danvers. Our couple’s wedding ceremony was in the gardens and a gorgeous tent for their summer wedding reception. The grounds at this venue are so pretty and perfect. Everyone working was so friendly and helpful. Definitely a must see! – Erica Ewing via Google reviews.

Great place for a wedding or any other function! Garden is absolutely stunning! The mansion is a well preserved piece of history that you can actually walk through and touch. Lots of parking and a 2 minute drive to interstate 95. – Michael Becker via Google reviews.

Gorgeous property. Matthew Martin who is the arborist has done an incredible job with lots of local flowers. He is a wealth of information and is so knowledgeable about everything there. The gardens are a WOW everywhere you walk/look. – Janet Burt via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: Glen Magna farms remain one of the best places to have a wedding in Massachusetts with its rustic and old-school charm. The tree line pathways, flowing fountains, and lush landscaping calls you to nature.

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Quonquont Farm

Quonquont Farm is the best wedding venue in Massachusetts to have a shabby chic, rustic, country, or vintage wedding. It does not matter if you want an intimate or grand wedding, the 19th-century barn, grounds, and state-of-the-art catering service makes the whole experience unforgettable.

  • Location, address: 9 North St, Whately, MA 01093, United States
  • Guest Capacity: This 200-acre space holds 200 guests, especially in the barn.
  • Price venue: This venue costs between 8k to 11k and this entitles you to the use of grounds, complimentary arbors, wine barrels, wooden apple crates, and more twinkle or bistro lighting among other things.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: This venue has a barn, silo bar, farm, orchards, ponds, meadows, manicured lawns, a flagstone patio, and a post and beams Pavilion.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, and corporate events.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Bartender, champagne toast, house beer, parking, set up, chairs, event planning, open bar, premium liquor, clean up services, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Yes.
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

My husband and I got married at Quonquont Farm this past August and we had the most incredible day! We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful venue! The event barn, pavilion, farmhouse, and gorgeous scenery around the farm made for the perfect space for our wedding. The events team was fantastic and so incredibly helpful from planning to frequent check-in meetings to the wedding day itself. – Allison Rodgers via Google reviews.

I cannot say enough good things about Quonquont Farm and its team. We got married here in September 2022 and it was truly perfect. Alexxis and the entire Quonquont team worked so hard to accommodate us as we planned our wedding from the West Coast, holding Zoom meetings, and FaceTime walkthroughs, and being quick to respond to emails. – Ava Marinelli via Google reviews.

This place is the perfect wedding venue- we cannot thank Quonquont enough for making our dream wedding come true. The venue speaks for itself- the barn and the grounds are gorgeous, well-maintained, and very well-run. The farmhouse is huge and was so fun to have to take photos before the ceremony. – Janelle Hayes via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: The forests, rambling blueberry patches, orchids, forests, and meadows make this venue the perfect place for a romantic and intimate wedding. There are so many picturesque backdrop spots for your pictures.

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The Villa at Ridder Country Club

Whether you are looking best place for a simple outdoor fall wedding in Massachusetts or a beautiful indoor space, visit the villa. It has three magnificent locations for your event, from the grand ballroom to the maldera ballroom and the tent. Get ready for the time of your life.

  • Location, address: 164 Massapoag Ave, Sharon, MA 02067, United States
  • Guest Capacity: The grand ballroom accommodates 280 guests. The maldera ballroom holds 220 guests, and the tent sit’s 250 guests.
  • Price venue: The venue costs an average of 15k, and it offers you all the aforementioned, including parking attendants, professional wait staff, and bartenders, personal attendant wedding parties, floor-length house linens with house overlays, complimentary food tasting for the couple, complimentary bottle of champagne in wedding suite, mini stationary display from your menu for wedding party and more.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: The tent is perfect for garden romance. The maldera ballroom is great for a rustic affair, and the grand ballroom is preferred for a contemporary chic event.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception.
  • Venue Service Offerings: A personal event producer for the planning process, professional event manager, the grounds, photo opportunities, a private wedding suite, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Yes, there are.
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

Hillary was our event producer and did a wonderful job! Everything went smoothly on the wedding day, and there was plenty of staff to accommodate us. The wedding was even better than I could have imagined. Even though our initial event producer left for a different job, Hillary took over everything and did an amazing job. We had the ceremony on site and it was set up beautifully. Would recommend the Villa to any couple struggling to find a venue! – Jacob via Google reviews.

The Villa was such a fantastic venue and experience for us. Victoria, our wedding coordinator was literally perfect! It was amazing how smooth our wedding was thanks to Victoria and her staff. They literally have every single detail planned and coordinated. It seems over the top at first but then you realize why this venue prides itself on having your special day as smooth as possible. – Matthew Litchfield via Google reviews.

We got married on 8/13/22 at The Villa and it was absolute perfection. Ellen, our wedding planner, along with all the other staff were wonderful to work with. The day was seamless. Ellen and the staff were organized and on top of everything that I knew I had nothing to worry about. The day was perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing. Their attention to detail was greatly appreciated. I highly recommend getting married at The Villa. – Nicole S via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: We especially love the ensconced outdoor garden and breathtaking grounds that offer stunning backdrops of the south shore. Enjoy alfresco cocktails by the fire pit while enjoying the cozy ambiance of the tent with draped ceilings and divine chandeliers.

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Independence Harbor

This 20-acre estate ranks as one of the best wedding places in Massachusetts for garden weddings. It effortlessly blends indoor and outdoor facilities with its perennial gardens as a magical backdrop for your big day.

  • Location, address: 10 Narrows Rd, Assonet, MA 02702, United States
  • Guest Capacity: This venue accommodates up to 250 guests at the dining and reception.
  • Price venue: This venue costs between 5500 to 20000 for 100 guests, depending on your package modification. This price entitles you to the use of grounds, supply of rentals, dinnerware and decor, a list of trusted vendors, decor, and more.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: It has a garden, private patio, gazebo, lush lawn, waterfront, and grandly decorated dining.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement, a celebration of life.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Rentals, staff, decor, wedding planners, catering, dance floor, custom menu, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Yes, there are.
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

Last week I had the wedding of my dreams at Independence Harbor! From day one everything was easy and painless, there was always someone available to answer questions and give recommendations. The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant from booking to the wedding night. The grounds were stunning, and all of my guests raved about the food. I wouldn’t change a single thing about my wedding. HIGHLY recommend this venue. – Kelsey Almeda via Google reviews.

Attended a wedding here in July 2022. The grounds are absolutely impeccable with beautiful gardens and flowers that are maintained at a level that a golf course would blush at. The inside is nice and well taken care of with excellent air conditioning for the July heat. Lovely indoor outdoor set up for ceremony and reception after. Absolutely loved this place and would recommend the venue for any type of event but particularly one that lets you enjoy the scenery outside! – Patrick Beaugrand via Google reviews.

Everything was perfect. The food was delicious. Everyone is still talking about the food a month later. All the workers were amazing and set everything up so beautifully. I can’t say enough about Annie, Connie, and the rest of the staff that were there for us, especially on the day of our wedding. Prices you can’t beat for an amazing time and atmosphere! – Shayna Carrelas via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: The stone fireplace, window wall, and grand patio offer the best landscape views. It is picture-perfect for every kind of wedding.

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Hampshire House

If you want a place with privacy and the best wedding planners in Massachusetts, choose Hampshire house. It is elegant, luxurious, and decadent and offers you a sweeping view of the Boston public gardens.

  • Location, address: 84 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, United States
  • Guest Capacity: The library and baler bar can accommodate up to 200 guests for a reception-style event and 100 guests for a plated meal. The Thayer, Codman, and abbot rooms can seat 60 guests and up to 100 for a reception-style event.
  • Price venue: The venue costs up to 25k for 100 guests and entitles you to the grounds, kitchens, menu planning, wedding timeline, floor plans, China, dinnerware, glassware, votive candles, do of coordinator, and more.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: The venue has a library, baker bar, and Thayer, Abbott, and Codman rooms for indoor events.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, corporate, celebratory, and holiday events.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Kitchens, menu planning, wedding timeline, floor plans, china, dinnerware, glassware, votive candles, do of coordinator, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Yes, there are two small rooms for dressing.
  • Liability Insurance:  Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

We truly could not be happier with our choice of wedding venue at the Hampshire House. Our coordinators Michele and Lindsey were truly phenomenal every step of the way, from booking the date, through the tasting, and of course on the day of as well. The party at HH is well run, flowing well and with excellent servers and staff, without us needing to micromanage or even manage anything! On top of that, the venue itself is gorgeous, photographs beautifully, and is a perfect location for out-of-towners. We highly recommend the Hampshire House! – Melissa Yuan via Google reviews.

We went to a wedding here. Let’s start with the setting: superb. The staff: friendly and superb. The dinner service: excellent. The dinner itself: 5 stars superb. The drinks: good selection, courteous bartending and generous pours. The library is a great room for weddings, dining, and ultimately dancing. It is a great event venue. This is a popular venue so book early after a thorough examination of the facility. – Harvey Mains via Google reviews.

My daughter’s wedding was recently held at Hampshire House, followed by a brunch reception. Not only was it a beautiful venue in a quintessential Boston location, but the entire staff went above and beyond to make sure that every detail was carried out to perfection. From the first time that I spoke with Michele on the phone, I knew we were in good hands. All the details were meticulously taken care of so that there were no surprises! From the delicious food to the view of the Public Gardens, Hampshire House exceeded our expectations in every way! – Mary Brinkerhoff via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: We love the dark wood paneling inside the mansion, the high ceiling, chandeliers, and marble fireplaces that make it so Victorian.

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The Lenox Hotel

If you are adventurous and looking for the best winter wedding venues in Massachusetts, The Lenox Hotel is the perfect indoor venue for even micro weddings. It has boutiques have strewn around, iconic neighborhoods, Boston public library, and it is even close to Copley square.

  • Location, address: 61 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116, United States
  • Guest Capacity: The dome accommodates 120 guests. Heritage holds 50 guests, patriot holds 24 guests, Copley holds 12 guests, the boardroom holds 8 guests, and private dining holds 22 guests.
  • Price venue: This venue costs an average of 20k for 100 guests, which offers you accommodation, all-inclusive packages, cake, cleanup and setup, and event planning. it also covers event rentals, an in-house bar, in-house catering, liability insurance, lighting/sound, a pet-friendly atmosphere, and wireless internet. Micro weddings also cost 10k.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Dome, heritage, patriot, Copley, boardroom, and private dining areas.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, elopement, engagement party.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, hors d’oeuvres, servers, stations, tastings, chairs, dance floor, decor, furniture, lighting, photo booth, table, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Yes.
  • Liability Insurance: Yes.

What Others Said About This Venue

Stayed at this beautiful hotel for a family wedding. Everything was excellent – room, customer service, & the wedding venue! The doormen & front lobby staff were all super friendly and made us feel like we were royalty. – Sandra Krail via Google reviews.

We hosted a room block at the Lenox Hotel for our wedding at Boston Public Library and received exceptional service. Despite having a wedding at the Lenox on the same day, the staff treated us like VVIP guests and we had an incredible experience. – Hannah O’Leary via Google reviews.

The service was outstanding! We attended a wedding of a family member and the hotel went above and beyond! Amazing location and a gorgeous building! We will tell everyone what an excellent experience we had. Thank you to everyone at Lenox! – The service was outstanding! We attended a wedding of a family member and the hotel went above and beyond! Amazing location and gorgeous building! We will tell everyone what an excellent experience we had. Thank you to everyone at Lenox! via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: We love the elegant design of the dome which is the main attraction. It also has a deck for the perfect pictures and viewing of the magnificent Boston skyline.

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Barn at Gibbet Hill Groton

If you are searching for the best barn wedding venues in Massachusetts, this venue at Gibbet Hill is the right place. This barn overlooks the rolling hills of conservation lands and features a covered deck and grazing cattle. And offers unparalleled views of the main street of Groton.

  • Location, address: 61 Lowell Rd, Groton, MA 01450, United States
  • Guest Capacity: The barn can accommodate 200 people with a dance floor
  • Price venue: Weddings at this venue cost between 5k and 18k from Monday to Friday. Between Saturday and Sunday 5k to 22k. You get all the services listed above including transportation up to the castle ruins.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Barn, heated deck, lawn, and castle ruins.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, and private events.
  • Venue Service Offerings: The service offerings include wedding planners and event managers. Wedding party attendants, menus, drink stations, and entertainment.
  • Dressing Room: Yes.
  • Liability Insurance: Yes.

What Others Said About This Venue

The Gibbet Hill Barn wedding in Groton will forever be one of the most joyful, loving, laughing weddings I’ve ever photographed. The Barn at Gibbet Hill is just as beautiful on the inside as it has the outside. The day felt easy flowing and the staff was great to work with. Stefani, the coordinator was remarkable! The staff under her leadership was absolutely fantastic to work with. A great farm wedding spot! – Erica Ewing via Google reviews.

Best day ever!!!! They say it’s suppose to be good luck if it rains on your wedding day!? We had freezing rain, snow and sleet and the staff at the barn At Gibbet made everything run so smoothly! From the moment we walked through the door, we were taken care of! We are still in awe! – Kaylee Devincent via Google reviews.

My husband and I are so happy that we picked the Barn at Gibbet Hill for our wedding venue. From beginning to end, the Barn was always extremely responsive and professional, even when things became increasingly challenging and unpredictable with COVID-19. We initially picked a date in 2020 for our wedding, but were forced to postpone due to the pandemic until 2021. The Barn was very accommodating as we rescheduled, and still allowed us to hold a “minimony” on our original date. Both days were incredibly special, due in large part to the Barn. – Katherine Tsantes via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: This 100-year-old barn features a beautiful wide plank oak dance floor plus a mezzanine, the ivy-covered general Bancroft castle, and a farm-to-table setting.

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Willowdale Estate

Do you want the best venues for a gay wedding in Massachusetts? Willowdale estate is a 720-acre forest that offers one of the most welcoming LGBTQ settings with its stunning spaces for a romantic or rustic wedding. Enjoy any of the two wedding seasons indoors or outdoors with a full-service approach.

  • Location, address: 24 Asbury St, Topsfield, MA 01983, United States
  • Guest Capacity: The outdoor tent season accommodates up to 240 guests, while the mansion season accommodates up to 125 guests.
  • Price venue: During the tent season, Friday cost 30,500, Saturday cost 37,320, and Sunday cost 28,500. During the mansion season, Friday wedding costs 16,970, Saturdays cost 20,650, and Sundays cost 15,970. This price covers the site rental, ceremony, and catering.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Lawn, tent, patio, and indoors.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, and public events.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Rentals, food, beverage, staff, catering, parking, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Yes.
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

We had THE BEST time at Willowdale Estate. Our wedding was incredible and it is all thanks to the amazing team at Willowdale. We worked with Emily, who helped us plan the details. She also did an incredible job setting up the decor we brought- the whole place looked stunning. The food was also a highlight of the night. Many guests commented on how delicious the appetizers, entrees, and cookies were! I cannot recommend this venue enough! – ChristineandScott Austin via Google reviews.

These historic Willowdale Estate wedding pictures will make you want to get married again. Or at least they did for me! The wedding ceremony was in the courtyard under the bistro lights and twisted ivy. It couldn’t have been any more breathtaking and we were glad to have photographed this wedding. From beginning to end this venue was perfect! – Erica Ewing via Google reviews.

We hosted our baby shower here on 2/20/22, and absolutely loved the venue! The shower was stunning, and the event coordinator Alyssa was amazing from start to finish. She helped plan the event from beginning to end and kept it stress-free for us. I highly recommend Willowdale to anyone hosting a big event. They were polite, prompt, and thorough and exceeded all of our expectations. – Jon Steenbergen via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: Think of the lush surroundings, sweet rush of the Ipswich River, rustic setting, and intimate vibe. It is a slice of paradise.

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Valley View Farm

This historic farm and orchard are one of the best wedding venues in western Massachusetts with its onsite lodging, farm-to-table catering, and cozy farmhouse. Guests have many things to rave about, from the pavilion to the cider bar, hand-crafted decor, and more.

  • Location, address: 16 Walpole Rd, Haydenville, MA 01039, United States
  • Guest Capacity: The yellow barn and love nest accommodates 200 guests
  • Price venue: The venue price starts at 9k and runs up to 20k depending on the day and time of the year. This fee covers everything except the bar, catering, and lodging.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: The pavilion, the yellow barn, and love nest, the cider bar, and the patio.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, elopements, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, engagement party.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Aisle markers, altar/arch, chairs, dance floor, decor, drapery, furniture, lighting, tables, china, linens, and more.
  • Dressing Room: There are two separate getting-ready spaces.
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

We photographed our first spring wedding at this gorgeous western MA venue last weekend and were blown away! From the covered ceremony pavilion (no worrying about rain!) to the Skinner Barn reception space on the property with tons of natural light, this venue was a photographer’s dream! We’ve been wanting to document a wedding here for years, because it’s practically in our backyard! So excited to capture more weddings at this lovely and photogenic space. Thanks to Dan for all of his help coordinating the wedding too, he was fantastic! – Dreamlove Photography via Google reviews.

My husband and I got married at VVF in May 2022 after finding the venue online. From start to finish, they made our wedding planning and day absolutely amazing and stress free. Teri was our wedding planner and was phenomenal. The staff are amazing – you are given a bar manager and catering team who do everything to make your day so unique and special. VVF is so worth the investment for a truly special and beautiful day. Thank you VVF! – Kimberly Mobilio via Google reviews.

My daughter’s wedding was held at Valley View. The most incredible staff I have ever encountered. Everyone went way out of their way to accommodate the guests and was extremely friendly, always with a smile. I would highly recommend an affair here for anyone. – William Moran via Google reviews.

What we liked about this venue: The 100-year-old hickory tree is the most romantic spot for your ceremony. We also love the idea of self-grown foods and an eco-friendly environment.

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Danversport

From scenic gardens to dreamy coastal waters and outdoor sites, Danversport is one of the best beach wedding locations in Massachusetts. The pergola and gazebo paired with the waterfront make for the most exclusive photo backdrop.

  • Location, address: 161 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 01923, United States
  • Guest Capacity: Harborview Ballroom and Sun Deck hold up to 650 guests, Terrace Ballroom and Waterfront Room accommodate up to 225 and 300 guests, and Lighthouse Point and Courtyard hold up to 90 guests.
  • Price venue: Danversport costs 21k on average and covers All Inclusive Packages, bar services, cake, catering services, clean up, event planner, get ready rooms, liability insurance, set up, and wi-fi.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Garden, patio, ballroom, sun deck, terrace ballroom, and waterfront room.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, engagement, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Bridal suite, chairs, china, clean up, event planning, flatware, glassware, linens, parking, set up, tables, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Yes.
  • Liability Insurance: Yes.

What Others Said About This Venue

I meet with Michael at Danversport and when we arrived her was already outside of the venue with all information in hand awaiting our arrival. He was so warm and welcoming and took all the time to answer our questions. We then called back a few hours after the tour to ask more questions about the venue and got a call back the same day!! They have been so helpful and we feel truly cared for. –
Teresa M. via Weddingwire.

We had our dream wedding at Danversport! We worked with several people during our wedding planning and everyone was very knowledgeable and attentive! Everything from the grounds to the food was exactly how I had imagined it. – Paige via Weddingwire.

Our wedding at Danversport was incredible. They literally do it all. They do the setup, coordinate the day of and make sure everything runs smoothly. The waterfront is amazingly beautiful and made great photos as well as the gorgeous ballroom. I can not say enough about the team and how everything came together so nicely. The timing was perfect all night and this is important as I have been to other weddings where there was a lot of downtimes and waiting around. – Michelle R. via Weddingwire.

What we liked about this venue: The Harborview ballroom is a beauty to see as it features floor-to-ceiling windows and striking crystal chandeliers and overlooks the Porter River. We also love the large private deck, cabanas, and fire pits.

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We have curated ten of the best wedding venues in Massachusetts to make your job easier. Envision your wedding theme paired with your budget and check this list out. This article contains the most stunning properties, from barns to manors, mansions, farms, and waterfront options. Choose a spot if you are in Massachusetts if you are there or its environs, and start planning your big day.

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