Top New England Wedding Venues

March 28, 2021

Table of Contents 

1. Why Choose A Top New England Wedding Venue 

2. Historic New England Wedding Venues

3. Hildene 

4. Coastal New England Wedding Venues

5. Weekapaug Inn

6. Ocean House

7. Castle Hill Inn

7. Barn Weddings

8.. Riverside Farm 

Why Choose A New England Wedding Venue

Taking into consideration that New England is composed of six beautiful states, you can imagine that the possibilities of the top New England wedding venues available are vast, diverse, and beautiful! However, what they all have in common is that the landscape in New England is absolutely breathtaking, the food scene is fresh no matter where you are, and  We’ve had the pleasure of capturing weddings at some of the most beautiful locations on the East Coast and many of those venues call New England home. If you are undecided on where to get married, we’re breaking down some of the key types of New England wedding venues below so keep reading!

Historic New England Wedding Venues

Aside from being incredibly rich in natural beauty, New England is also, of course, rich in historical landmarks and hundreds-plus-year-old properties that have been restored, renovated, and kept in top-notch condition. (See Weekapaug Inn as an example of historic beauty and phenomenal hospitality!) If it is a timeless elegance and vintage beauty you seek, there are tons of manors and estates with gorgeous event spaces available. Get married in Boston in a gothic revival style six-story stone tower, or a grand estate built by a famous 

poet reminiscent of a 17th-century style English country home. Love is timeless, your wedding can be too! 

Hildene Estate

Located in Manchester, Vermont, the Hildene estate is a historic Lincoln family property situated on over 400 acres of beautiful New England land. The historic location has been lovingly restored and carries forward the values of Abraham Lincoln into the twenty-first century. Centered around educating and inspiring those that visit the site, Hildene also offers couples the opportunity to make the historic location a part of their wedding day! With breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain range from the Formal Gardens and Terrace wedding venue, it’s no wonder Hildene is a much sought-after luxury New England Wedding Venue!

Coastal New England Wedding Venues

There are things so distinctly different between the coastline of the country on the Westside and the East. California is about beaches and palm trees and sunshine, and New England coastal weddings are about luxury and elegance and timeless beauty. Some of our favorite coastal venues to work at in New England are Belle Haven Yacht Club, Castle Hill Inn, Ocean House, Weekapaug Inn. All of them offer incredible hospitality and unbeatable views of the water. While most couples drive away from their weddings as newlyweds in a vintage car or a limousine, New England couples can say goodbye in style as they depart on a vintage boat! 

Weekapaug Inn

What began in the late 1890s as a quaint coastal Rhode Island inn for 30 guests founded by the Buffum family resulted in Weekapaug Inn as we know it today, a luxurious waterfront resort offering unparalleled hospitality and decades of history. The inn is situated on the beautiful shoreline of Quonochontaug Pond with the Atlantic Ocean just beyond and has become a go-to destination for New England weddings, special occasions, and a sought-after travel destination. Elysium Productions has had the honor of capturing special moments for couples at Weekapaug Inn, so if you are considering a New England wedding, we can attest to the beauty of a Weekapaug Inn wedding!

Ocean House 

Located in beautiful Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Ocean House is a luxury hotel offering classic New England charm and breathtaking beachfront property. With unparalleled hospitality and accommodations, Ocean House does not just offer a luxurious travel destination to its guests but also offers some of the finest settings for romantic weddings and events!

Castle Hill Inn 

Spanning over 40 acres with three dedicated dreamy wedding locations, Castle Hill Inn exudes relaxed elegance and an authentic Newport vibe with an irresistible enchanting setting. To bring the couple’s dream day to life, this gorgeous New England wedding venue has a team of personal event planners to ensure every single detail is to the bride and groom’s liking, ensuring their celebration is exactly what they imagined. The Chalet Terrace, The Lighthouse, and The Lawn are just a few of Castle Hill Inn’s uber-romantic wedding venues on the property! 

Barn New England Wedding Venues

When you hear the words “barn wedding” you automatically think rustic, and rightfully so. But New England barn weddings are like no other! This region of the country has perfected the art of repurposing what was once a practical part of rural life and turning them into something spectacularly romantic. If you are looking to incorporate the natural beauty of New England with an indoor celebration, a barn wedding may be the perfect fit! Get married outdoors beneath the beautiful East Coast sky and then move your celebration into a warmly lit barn with opulent chandeliers, cozy vignettes, and some signature New England cuisine to impress your guests!

Riverside Farm

There are barn weddings and then there are authentic barn weddings, and Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vermont offers not one, but seven different authentic barn experiences on their property spanning 700 acres. If you envision yourself getting married in a wide-open pasture surrounded by mountains and lush green trees, Riverside Farm is your wedding venue! 

No matter the venue style you seek, we’re certain you’ll find your dream location in any number of the top New England wedding venues listed above; the hard part will be narrowing it down to just one! Once you’ve selected your dream venue, don’t forget to book your wedding videographer so you can remember your wedding day on film forever. Be sure to check out our portfolio of New England Wedding Films for inspiration!

Photo by Jen Huang Bogan