The Best Wedding Venues In New England For 2023

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New England plays host to lots of hidden gems, including wedding venues to discover. Whether you want a rustic, contemporary, country, vintage, or glam wedding, you will find the perfect spot in this region. Since there are so many, we did a survey and curated some of the best wedding venues in New England from historical castles to magical barns, modern properties, and more.

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So, if you are around New England or want a destination wedding, check our list for budget-friendly wedding venue inspiration.

Willowdale Estate

Willowdale Estate is a Tudor stone mansion that boasts a stately fireplace, an elegant library, and a secret garden that entices anyone. It sits on a 720-acre forest along the Ipswich river, giving it some magic, serenity, and understated elegance.

  • Location, address: 24 Asbury Street, Topsfield, MA 01983.
  • Guest Capacity: The venue holds a maximum of 240 guests during the tent season and 125 guests during the mansion season.
  • Price venue: The venue has two seasons and packages. For the tent season, a wedding on Friday costs $9,000 for venue rental, $1,500 for the ceremony, and $20,440 for catering at 240 maximum guests. Saturday weddings cost $11k for venue rental, $1,500 for the ceremony, and $24,820 for catering. On Sunday, venue rental cost $7k, ceremony cost $1,500, and catering cost $20,440. During the mansion season, Friday weddings cost $5k for venue rentals, ceremony cost $1,250 and catering cost $10,720 for 125 guests maximum. On Saturday, the venue costs $6k, the ceremony costs $1,250 and catering costs $13,400. On Sundays the venue rental costs $4k, the ceremony costs $1,250, and catering costs $10,720. These packages are all-inclusive, however, you must pay for the bar packages separately.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: The venue offers indoor mansion weddings between March and October and outdoor tented weddings between November and April. The venue also features a butterfly garden courtyard, a glass conservatory, and a great room.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Venue, staff like coordinator, catering, server, bartender, food, decor, dinnerware, waitstaff, parking, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Three hospitality suites are available.
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

Several of our guests told us this was one of the best weddings they’ve ever attended, and I have to agree. The estate is obviously beautiful and rich in history, but it’s the staff that makes it shine. Our Event Coordinator, Julia was so nice, detail oriented, and responsive. – Mary Waszkiewicz via Google

We couldn’t be happier to host our wedding at Willowdale Estate! The day was absolutely gorgeous, made possible by an awesome Willowdale team from our coordinator (Jeannine, you rock!), the wait staffs, the support staffs to the sales team. – Hillary Dang via Google

Thank you Willowdale! I thought wedding planning would be stressful. We went to Willowdale for our ceremony, reception, and catering, and they made the process a breeze. We worked with Julia D’Agostino on their hospitality team, and she worked with us every step of the way to make things as smooth as possible. – Bradley Boutcher via Google

What we liked about this venue: The grounds of Willowdale Estate form a stunning country wedding backdrop for pictures. The estate also boasts a dedicated staff that also caters to personalized services.

Willowdale Estate: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Barn At Gibbet Hill Groton

Start your happy married life in this restored 100-year-old barn located at the foot of gibbet hill. Enjoy the views of the off-season heated deck, rolling hills, and scenic lawn with a pasture background and a farm-to-table exotic menu.

  • Location, address: 61 Lowell Road, Groton, MA 01450.
  • Guest Capacity: The barn can accommodate up to 224 guests with a dancefloor.
  • Price venue: During the off-season, the venue costs between $5k and $10k on weekdays and $5k to $14k on weekends. In the season, the venue costs between $5k and $16k on weekdays and $5k to $23k on weekends. During peak season, the venue costs $5k to$ 18k on weekdays and $5k to $22k on weekends. Expected to pay extra fees after the designated hours allotted for your event. These prices cover food, venue, and rentals.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: The venue features an-all seasons deck with permanent roofing, a lawn with a pasture background, a turn-of-the-century barn, and an ivy-covered general Bancroft castle at the peak of gibbet hill.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, private events.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Food, snacks, speciality drinks, and menus, plated or buffet dinner, parking, and more.
  • Dressing Room: There is none.
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue.

What Others Said About This Venue

We had our New England fall wedding at the barn in November 2021. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and truly captures the classic MA fall atmosphere. The signature drinks were amazing. Food was spectacular, especially the steak! – Helen Hale via Google

Amazing!! My fiancé and I had a call with Gibbet and went to see the venue in person. It was the only venue we went to see in person and knew right away we wanted our wedding here! The Gibbet staff does an amazing job prepping and executing for a wedding! Not only is the venue beautiful, the food is delicious, the staff is organized, and you will feel so confident going into your wedding day! – Lindsay Brookmyer via Google

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! – Erica Ewing via Google

What we liked about this venue: The barn at gibbet hill is a picturesque venue boasting castle ruins that give it a timeless feel, the grassy fields, rolling hills, and grazing cattle give your pictures a touch of magic.

Barn at Gibbet Hill Groton: Website | Instagram | Facebook

State Room: A Longwood Venue

State Room is a contemporary, urban and chic venue that sits on an iconic skyscraper in the heart of Boston. This position offers guests 270 degrees of ethereal views from its many event spaces.

  • Location, address: 60 State Street 33rd Floor, 33rd Floor Boston, MA, 02109.
  • Guest Capacity: The venue hosts over 1200 guests on the move and 900 guests for sit-down dinner and dancing.
  • Price venue: This venue costs about $5,000 and a bar service of $28 per person. This price allows you the use of any of the event spaces, food, drink, cake, rentals, coordinators, etc.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: The venue features the great room + mezzanine, harborside 1 + 2, cityside, and boardroom.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, engagement, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Setup, Cleanup, Tables, Chairs, China, Linens, Flatware, Glassware, Bridal suite, In-house caterer, Outside vendors, Lighting and sound, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Contact the venue.
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

This venue is just absolute perfection & our coordinator Amber was a dream come true. She went above & beyond to make our day amazing; when things weren’t done to her standards or what she thinks I would want, she worked quickly to fix them, never needing to let me know there was even an issue to begin with so I could just focus on the day. – Essentially Erynne via Google

The venue is beautiful and the service is fantastic. Parking is decently priced and the 2 floor venue works really well. The views are absolutely gorgeous. Day and night. The food was a little bland, but I am told that was because of the planner’s food options. – Kaye Homam via Google

We knew the State Room had to be our wedding venue the moment we walked in. It has breathtaking views, it is modernly designed, and truly a beautiful space. Additionally, once we started contracting with them, they made it all so easy! – Samantha Riley via Google

What we liked about this venue: State Room gives you a view of historic Boston landmarks. We also loved the floating staircase, mahogany floors, Calcutta marble, and floor-to-ceiling windows that look picture-perfect.

State Room: A Longwood Venue: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Danversport

Host the intimate wedding of a lifetime at this 19-acre waterfront peninsula that boasts stunning views of coastal waters, scenic gardens, and outdoor ceremony sites. From the Harborview ballroom to the terrace ballroom and more, there is so much beauty your eyes can take.

  • Location, address: 161 Elliott Street, Danvers MA 01923.
  • Guest Capacity: The Harborview room and sun deck can hold 650 guests, and the terrace ballroom can hold 200 guests and 300 when paired with the waterfront room. The lighthouse point can hold 90 guests.
  • Price venue: The venue costs between $18k and $21k for 100 guests. This is an all-inclusive package that caters to everything except photography and entertainment.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Light point house and courtyard, terrace ballroom, gardens, waterfront room, Harborview ballroom, and sundeck.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, post-wedding brunch.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Wedding Coordinator, Garden Chairs: Rental, Setup, and Breakdown, catering, linens, floral arrangements, and cake.
  • Dressing Room: Yes, it’s available.
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

We attended our Nephews wedding on 6/18/22. To say the experience was amazing is an understatement. Super impressed with the venue, the food and the exceptional service. The food was so delicious and fine restaurant quality. Everything was hot and very fresh. – Dorothy Howcroft via Google

We had our wedding at Danverport Friday, October 7th, 2022 & it was AMAZING! The staff was very accommodating to our needs for this special day, especially Christine & Derek! Our guests even complimented on the food, cake & atmosphere ! We would highly recommend Danverport for any special event/wedding, etc.. Thank you again for your excellent service! – Joy Colameta via Google

Our family booked a Remembrance service for my Dad at Danversport on September 26th. We could not have been happier. The setting is beautiful with great views and lush gardens and terraces. The service was incredible. – Ryan Green via Google

What we liked about this venue: We love the water views on three sides of the lighthouse room and courtyard, the cascading waterfall-accented patio, and the cathedral ceilings. The waterfront gazebo and pergola also make for stunning portrait backdrops and romantic wedding venues.

Danversport: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Peirce Farm At Witch Hill

Peirce Farm At Witch Hill sits in the heart of Topsfield, Massachusetts, and effortlessly pairs modern interior amenities with historic architecture. It hosts a Victorian-era manor, a barn, and even indoor and outdoor settings that make country weddings memorable.

  • Location, address: 116 Boston St, Topsfield, MA 01983, United States.
  • Guest Capacity: The maximum capacity of this venue is 200 guests.
  • Price venue: The all-inclusive package costs between $5k to $12k, and it includes everything from the bar to catering, rentals, decor, and more. You also have wheelchair access and packing.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Luxurious ballroom, garden, rotunda on the first floor, and grand ballroom.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, baby/bridal showers, birthdays corporate events, proms, fundraisers.
  • Venue Service Offerings: This venue offers Bridal Suites, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables, and more.
  • Dressing Room: Yes, available.
  • Liability Insurance: This fee is covered in the price of the venue.

What Others Said About This Venue

We held our wedding at Peirce Farm in August 2022. The venue is gorgeous, and being able to be on site from 8am – 11pm was such an amazing benefit. Bill and the team at Peirce Farm were great every step of the way, from visiting to working on the contract to planning to running the day. – Sara Victoria via Google

We had our wedding here September 2022. We booked 2 years out after seeing a few venues and knew this was the perfect place for us to get married! Planning a wedding during a pandemic isn’t easy, but Peirce Farm made the process so seamless and easy. – Isabella Turcotte via Google

We rented Peirce Farm for our wedding last month, August 2022. The venue is Extraordinary, from the house and barn to the perfectly manicured grounds!! We loved the flexibility of the venue, offering many options from ceremony to celebration!! – Gail Koontz via Google

What we liked about this venue: The stunning barn interior with its exposed wooden beams, historical artifacts hanging light, and hardwood floor is ever romantic.

Peirce Farm at Witch Hill: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Lord Thompson Manor

Experience the true form of romance in this remote 40-acre estate that blends elegance and comfort. It has a cozy conservatory, firepit, a side garden, and even a kiss spa located in the sun-soaked room.

  • Location, address: 286 Thompson hill road, rte, 200, Thompson, ct 06277, United States.
  • Guest capacity: This venue accommodates up to 250 guests.
  • Price venue: This venue costs about $5,000 and covers the bridal suite and chairs. China, clean up, event planning, flatware, glassware, lighting/sound, linens, parking, set up, tables, staff, and more.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Conservatory, manor side garden, the manor and grounds, the cottage house and kiss spa.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception.
  • Venue service offerings: Full wedding coordination services, elaborate floral arrangements, exquisite cakes, and candlelit decor, catering and a list of elite vendors.
  • Dressing room: Yes, there are.
  • Liability insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

There aren’t enough words to express how amazing Lord Thompson Manor is. We were married on April 23, 2022 and the day couldn’t have been more perfect. Ted, Jackie, Janice and Andrew went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day went flawlessly. – Nicole Polke via Google

My husband and I were married here on April 2nd and Andrew, Jackie, Janice, and Ted went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect weekend. They are so dedicated and passionate about what they do and ensuring that each couple has their best wedding possible. – Alison Beattie via Google

This place is straight up beautiful, and a wonderful place for a wedding. Service and food was amazing, and so were the staff. Probaby the most beautiful place I have seen in my life. I rate it 999/10. – AresBerry Landon via Google

What we liked about this venue: It is fun, romantic, and magic when you spend three days on this site from a luxurious rehearsal dinner to a spa experience, and farewell breakfast. The venue has a team of dedicated staff working round the clock to make your wedding dreams come true.

Lord Thompson Manor: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Oceanview Of Nahant

Oceanview of Nahant stands at 720ft on the breathtaking points of the Atlantic Ocean and it boasts stunning event spaces to say your vows. You can choose the beach stone terrace, the terrace tent, or the grand ballroom with water waves serenading the background.

  • Location, address: O Willow rd, Nahant, MA 01908, United States.
  • Guest capacity: The maximum capacity of this venue is 220 guests with a dancefloor.
  • Price venue: The venue will love to be contacted for pricing because it also offers personalized price proposals.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: Beach stone terrace, tent on the terrace, the ballroom, the lounge, arcade alcove, and beach.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, bridal shower.
  • Venue service offerings: All-inclusive packages, bar services, cake, catering services, clean up, event planning, event rentals, get-ready rooms, lighting/sound, set up, wifi, and more.
  • Dressing room: Yes.
  • Liability insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

We have never been inside a restaurant, just outside by the sea. This is our favorite place to collect stones and bask in the sun. Nearby there is a walking path to the rocky part of the coast. There are glamorous views. – Olga K. via Google

We got married here in May 2022. What an amazing experience from start to finish! Our coordinator, Ally, was a dream to work with and so reliable, friendly and communicative. She always answered my questions promptly over email and kept us on track and was so patient. – Mariam Yak via Google

Thank you Oceanview and especially Caitlin, our wedding coordinator, for making our special day absolutely perfect! We booked the small but mighty package for our intimate ceremony on the terrace and honestly it couldn’t have worked out any better. – Brianne Printup via Google

What we liked about this venue: If you ever dreamed of a seaside wedding, this place offers you the exclusive use of the rustic chic cocktail lounge as well as fresh air decks. Also, the majestic beach stone terrace venue is enclosed and heated in winter.

Oceanview of Nahant: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Dell-Lea Weddings & Event

Dell-Lea is a serene facility that sits on 236 acres, featuring a barn, ceremony area, and manicured grounds. Revel in the experience of verdant forests, manicured acres of sloping lawn, quaint ponds, and a magical skyline surrounding the post and beam barn seated on a hill.

  • Location, address: 81 pleasant st, Chichester, NH 03258, United States.
  • Guest capacity: This venue can hold up to 175 guests.
  • Price venue: The venue costs an estimated fee of $14,759 for 120 guests. You also need a minimum of 100 guests for Friday and Saturday weddings and 85 guests for Sunday weddings. This fee covers venue costs, ceremony costs, appetizers, dinner, dessert/cake, tax, and function fees.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: A gazebo, barn, verandah.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception.
  • Venue service offerings: Full wedding services, planning, tables, and white indoor chairs, table linen, chinaware, glassware, staff and bartenders, hall setup and cleanup, morning preparation for two hours.
  • Dressing room: Yes.
  • Liability insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

My husband and I got married at Dell-Lea on May 15, 2021. It was incredible! David and TouTou were absolutely amazing and really worked with us during COVID and what we were comfortable and not comfortable doing. – M D (the_wanderlust_redhead) via Google

When my husband and I got engaged, Dell-Lea was the very first venue that we looked at and loved it instantly. We left there telling ourselves we can’t just pick the very first place so we looked at a few more and every single place we looked at we kept comparing back to Dell-Lea and there was just no contest! – Amanda Amato via Google

My husband and I saw 9 venues in 2 weeks and we both knew immediately number 9 was the one and that was Dell-Lea! From the very beginning, they were so easy to work with. We had to postpone due to the Pandemic and the whole team at Dell-Lea was so good at keeping in touch and giving everyone updates. – Sara Bates via Google

What we liked about this venue: The cascading open fields, mountain vistas, verdant forest, and endless skyline makes this venue the perfect place for intimate weddings.

Dell-Lea Weddings & Event: Website | Instagram | Facebook

Glen Magna Farms

Glen Magna Farms are the perfect outdoor wedding property with breathtaking 11-acre lush grounds and spaces that take you back in time. It also features a mansion with a foyer, drawing room, dining room, veranda, kitchen, little parlor, and more.

  • Location, address: 29 Ingersoll ST, Danvers, MA 01923, United States.
  • Guest capacity: The maximum capacity is 200 guests in the seasonal sailcloth tent.
  • Price venue: The venue costs $6,800 on Friday, $8k on Saturday and holiday Sunday, $6,800 on Sunday and Monday, and $4k on weekdays. This fee gives you exclusive access to the grounds, the foyer, drawing room, dining room, veranda, kitchen, little parlor, and restroom. You will also occupy three changing rooms for the wedding party and 2 restrooms.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: The event setting includes gardens and a sailcloth tent.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception, corporate and special events.
  • Venue service offerings: Linen, china, silverware and glassware, catering fees, white folding samsonite chairs, dinner tables, fruitwood garden chairs, cocktail tables, tall cocktail tables, and banquet tables.
  • Dressing room: Yes, it is available.
  • 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 couples wedding ceremony was in the gardens and a gorgeous tent for their summer wedding reception. – Erica Ewing via Google

We hosted our wedding at Glen Magna and could not have been happier with the venue! The garden was absolutely stunning in August with full blooms and so much color. The house is a wonderful statement piece with lovely rooms inside to take photos in and get ready. – Brittany Becker via Google

Beautiful. Gardens are so well kept. The house and farm as well as pond was a delight. People working there all friendly and informative. We took a picnic by the pond. – Barbara Harbeson via Google

What we liked about this venue: The vibrant colors of the flowers and trees, the charming gardens, and the romantic ambiance makes this place ideal for whimsical weddings.

Glen Magna Farms: Website | Instagram | Facebook

The Barns at Wesleyan Hills

The barns at Wesleyan Hills is a 140-year-old property that effortlessly combines rustic charm and elegance. The sights are breathtaking from the islands to ponds and fountains, perfect for the most romantic weddings.

  • Location, address: 616 Long Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457, United States.
  • Guest Capacity: This venue accommodates up to 250 guests.
  • Price venue: This venue costs an average of 20k to 30k and entitles you to the use of facilities, liability insurance, preferred vendors list, decor, award-winning menu, wedding planners, dancefloor, cake, sound equipment, rentals, and more.

Additional Details

  • Setting types: You can hold your wedding overlooking the willow trees, pond and in the barn.
  • Service: Ceremony, reception.
  • Venue Service Offerings: Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables.
  • Dressing Room: Yes
  • Liability Insurance: Contact the venue for this information.

What Others Said About This Venue

We had our wedding here and it was the most perfect day. From the planning process (even throughout rescheduling due to the pandemic) through the day of, the staff not only met but anticipated our every need. They experience and expertise shines throughout the planning process and their hospitality is exceptional. – Kimberley Gillen via Google

Beautiful place, incredible staff. The wedding we went to that was hosted here was amazing. I’ve never experienced better service at a wedding.. no joke. Highly recommend hosting your event here! – Thomas Moore via Google

I remember when I was brand new to wedding photography and I kept hearing about “The Barns.” “The Barns” this, “The Barns” that. Eventually, I got a chance to see what all the fuss was about; it sure was warranted. – Terrence Irving via Google

What we liked about this venue: We love the rustic wooden accents that dominate the space from wall to ceiling. The outdoor natural beauty, groves, bridges and ponds are also magnificent sights.

The Barns at Wesleyan Hills: Instagram | Facebook

The abundant natural beauty, charm, varied landscapes, and clear skyline makes New England one of the dreamy places to wed. New England is a trove of hidden gems from historic estates to farms, manors, beach venues, and more; you can only imagine your day. To help in the planning process, we have curated some of the best wedding venues in New England for you. Go through them and start planning your big day.

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