12 Fall Wedding Venues in Massachusetts for a Seasonal Celebration

Host an autumn wedding that your guests will remember forever.
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Jenna Clark
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Jenna Clark
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  • Jenna is a freelance writer for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in wedding traditions and planning.
  • In addition to The Knot Worldwide, Jenna contributes to other online publications including Insider, People, BuzzFeed and The Daily Beast.
  • Jenna graduated from Hofstra University with a major in public relations and a minor in creative writing.
Updated May 16, 2024

When it comes to fall wedding venues in Massachusetts, there certainly isn't a shortage. That said, it may feel overwhelming when narrowing down the different types of wedding venues to find your favorites and ultimately the best one to meet your wedding vision. When booking a wedding venue, it's a best practice to develop a list of questions to ask the venue coordinators to ensure all your needs will be met on your special day or if you're able to customize any packaging or the venue the way you see fit.

Massachusetts is a great state for tying the knot as the weather changes seasonally and many venues accommodate that during the year. That said, if a fall wedding is what you're planning, it is important to note that Massachusetts can get quite chilly with temperatures typically falling between 50°F and 70°F. With this in mind, we recommend looking for hybrid venues or those that are heated, tented or have fireplaces on-site.

Now that you know what to look for during your search, we've compiled a list of fall wedding venues in Massachusetts where you can tie the knot at various locations throughout the state. If you'd like additional information on any of the venues we've rounded up during your wedding planning process, The Knot Vendor Marketplace is a great resource.

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City Cruises in Boston, Massachusetts

Celebrate your love while sailing across Boston Harbor with a cruise. City Cruises offers all-inclusive packages with the assistance of an in-office coordinator to help you fulfill your Massachusetts wedding dreams. Don't forget to hire a wedding photographer to take your wedding photos as the stunning fall scenery you'll view while celebrating at this Boston venue should not be missed-–trust us.

  • Guest Capacity: 140-600 depending on the boat

The Barn at Bradstreet Farm in Rowley, Massachusetts

Offering weddings from May through mid-November, The Barn at Bradstreet Farm is a great pick if you're looking for a fall wedding venue in MA. You're surrounded by luscious greenery from the moment you step onto the property to the moment you leave. This historic barn originally constructed in the 1730s is known for its elegant aesthetic and farm-to-table cuisine which will delight your guest's taste buds.

  • Guest Capacity: 120 (indoors) to 160 (outside dinner)

Race Brook Lodge in Sheffield, Massachusetts

Race over to Race Brook Lodge for a rustic venue filled with maple trees and greenery. The lodge's 2,000-square-foot post-and-beam rustic barn accommodates weddings with up to 150 guests. Whether you want to say "I do" before heading inside the barn for dinner is up to you. Either way, you'll receive delicious and seasonal farm-to-table cuisine prepared by the venue's chef. And, the lodge is home to 31 guest rooms that you and your wedding party can make home for two nights.

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  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

Moraine Farm in Beverly, Massachusetts

Nestled at the heart of a historic lakefront estate in Beverly, Massachusetts sits the 175-acre Moraine Farm. This property created in 1880 has been renovated to house outdoor spaces for celebrating while keeping tranquility at the forefront. Exchange vows in front of the Estate House and socialize with your guests outside at the Tea House Lawn and Gardens or Brick Patio. You won't have to worry if any rain happens to pass through the area on your special day as an event tent will be installed underneath where you can share a meal with your guests just a short distance from Wenham Lake.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts

Celebrate your love on the 25-acre estate that is Chatham Bars Inn. This venue is one of the most luxurious in Cape Cod and for a good reason. With breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and several smaller venues that can be tailored for your celebration—including the private beach, a wedding lawn, Boathouse, Beach House Grill, Harbor View Room, South Lawn and Captain's Table—it's unlikely you won't find a place to say "I do."

The Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts

Regardless of the type of wedding you envision, The Crane Estate has a spot for you. If you'd like to keep your celebration indoors, rent out the mansion that is The Crane Estate's Great House, or the Italian-style barn near Castle Hill made with a green tile roof, post and beam frame, and terracotta walls. However, if you'd rather celebrate outdoors, Steep Hill Beach is available in addition to the estate's two private lawns and vegetable garden.

  • Guest Capacity: 300+ at Steep Hill Beach; 250 in The Great House; 140 in The Barn

Butternut Farm Golf Club in Stow, Massachusetts

If you're looking for a fall wedding venue in Massachusetts that will handle nearly all of the planning for you, don't rule out. Butternut Farm Golf Club in Stow. Although you don't have to take advantage of the venue's flexible vendor-inclusive package, it's available if you need a hand finding a preferred DJ, officiant, cake baker and/or DJ. This venue features a covered bridge for those days when some extra coverage is needed, but still offers picturesque views of Wheeler Pond, the sunset (if celebrating at night) and beautiful trees that experience color changes in the fall.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

The Villa in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

For a sophisticated fall wedding venue in MA, The Villa should not be overlooked. This Bridgewater venue offers three spaces for celebrating: The Grand Ballroom, The Madera Ballroom and The Tent to accommodate indoor and outdoor celebrations. For a celebration that particularly radiates fall energy, the rustic Madera Ballroom is a great pick as it contains exposed dark wood beams and multiple fireplaces. If you have any friends and family traveling from out of state, this venue is also close to several larger cities including Boston and Cape Cod.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 220 in Madera Ballroom; up to 280 in Grand Ballroom; up to 270 in The Tent

The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, Massachusetts

Take your fall wedding festivities to The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington. For a celebration that's equal parts vintage and contemporary, this boutique hotel has spaces for you. Say "I do" on the inn's luscious lawn before heading inside the property's historic barn to mix and mingle with guests. Although this venue accommodates up to 50 guests, it also offers packages for micro-weddings with up to 35 guests for smaller celebrations.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 50

The Farmstead in Harvard, Massachusetts

Celebrate your love story at The Farmstead. Located in the heart of a 25-acre farm, this farmhouse built in the 1800s offers a place for your guests to stay the night and for you to exchange vows. When you book this venue, you'll have access to lawn games and a fire pit in addition to a sailcloth reception tent to name a few of the many amenities. Staying in the farmhouse is not a requirement, but is a nice addition to your wedding festivities if you have many guests traveling from afar.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

Harvest Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

If a restaurant wedding is what you seek, Harvest Restaurant is a solid choice. Located in the heart of Harvard Square, this restaurant embodies New England from its decor consisting of earth tones to its cuisine. With a plethora of event spaces that can be rented, you and your wedding coordinator can work together with the restaurant's team to make the space feel like home for your celebration—we can't think of anything better.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 100

Boston Winery in Boston, Massachusetts

For a fall wedding winery venue in Massachusetts, it's hard to go wrong with Boston Winery. Since it's made with 1820s architecture, your guests will be impressed from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. With indoor and outdoor event spaces including the main event hall, barrel room, tasting room and outdoor patio, this winery serves as a hybrid venue for weddings during any season. Since it wouldn't be a winery without wine, work with the venue's in-house caterer to tailor a menu to your preferences (and those of your guests). When you host your wedding at this winery, you're supporting a family-owned business, which we encourage.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

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