12 Wedding Venues in Massachusetts That Are Sure To Wow

Featuring our favorite places to say "I do" in the Bay State.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
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Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
  • She has been published in a wide array of lifetsyle-oriented publications including SELF and Allure.
  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated Apr 17, 2024

Massachusetts is famous for its centuries-old history, charming colonial architecture and stunning beaches—and it comes as no surprise that such an eclectic destination is home to some of New England's most unique wedding venues. What's more, when it comes to finding a wedding venue in MA, options abound, from beautiful beachfront hotels to rustic-chic barns surrounded by trees and rolling hills.

Additionally, when planning your Massachusetts wedding, keep in mind that the weather changes drastically depending on the season. Since winters are cold and snowy—in fact, the state of Massachusetts is one of the country's snowiest—winter weddings will absolutely need to be held inside. However, couples getting married in Massachusetts in the warmer months (think: May through September) may opt for an outdoor wedding venue. Still, it's always a good idea to pick a venue with a covered tent or a backup indoor space just in case of rain or wind: Hey, you could never be too prepared!

Below, we've rounded up our favorite wedding venues in Massachusetts for Bay State-based couples to choose from. Also, keep in mind that even more options can be found on The Knot Vendor Marketplace, where couples can search for specific venues based on budget, location, guest capacity and other important factors.

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Hotel Commonwealth in Boston, Massachusetts

As one of the most beautiful Boston wedding venues, Hotel Commonwealth stands out for its fantastic Fenway Park views. With 12,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event spaces —each with a sophisticated feel and modern decor—the hotel is suitable for weddings as small as 30 and as large as 600. We especially love the terrace, which features plush lounge seating, romantic string lights and firepits. The indoor spaces have plenty of natural light and equally stunning vistas. Couples can choose from a handful of customizable packages based on individual needs and budget; on-site catering is also available.

Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough, Massachusetts

Dating back over 100 years, Lakeview Pavilion features an opulent aesthetic, tranquil vibes and waterfront views. Couples can exchange vows al fresco in the terrace, courtyard, gazebo or one of two lavish ballrooms, each with striking 32-foot-tall cathedral ceilings. The Lakeview Ballroom (max: 325 guests) is characterized by its crystal chandeliers and elegant drapery—it also offers access to a private deck and courtyard—while the smaller albeit just as stunning Lakeside Ballroom (max: 160 guests) is outfitted with a sleek white fireplace, dazzling chandeliers and a private deck and terrace.

Granite Links in Quincy, Massachusetts

When it comes to stunning wedding venues in Quincy, MA, Granite Links golf club takes the cake for its top-notch service and sweeping skyline views. Indoor and outdoor event spaces abound, including the oh-so-elegant, natural light-filled Grand Ballroom, which is ideal for larger weddings of up to 400 people seated. Meanwhile, couples who prefer an al fresco celebration need not look further than the Pavilion Tent (available seasonally from May through October), overlooking the golf course. We'd also be remiss not to mention the Veranda Room, an intimate indoor event space ideal for smaller weddings of up to 46 people.

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Hillside Country Club in Rehoboth, Massachusetts

With its opulent ballroom and lush landscaped grounds, it's no wonder why Hillside Country Club is among our favorite wedding venues in Rehoboth, MA. Say "I do" at one of two gazebo ceremony sites—either by the patio or pond—before heading inside to the Grand Ballroom for the reception. This elegant indoor space, accommodating up to 250 guests, features breathtaking crystal chandeliers, ornate crown molding and polished hardwood floors. Cocktail hours, meanwhile, can be held on the adjacent patio overlooking the golf course.

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield, Massachusetts

Prepare for you—and your guests—to be wowed by the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, which just so happens to be one of the top wedding venues in Springfield, MA. The sprawling space spans nearly 9,700 square feet and can accommodate receptions of up to 600 people. Also, if the weather's warm enough, couples may opt to hold their nuptials out on the roof deck.

Gore Place in Waltham, Massachusetts

While it may be less than ten miles from Boston, this wonderful Waltham wedding venue—which dates back to the 18th century—feels worlds away from the bustling city. Teeming with historic charm, the 50-plus-acre estate slash farm wedding venue features several event spaces to choose from, including the charming Carriage House (max: 125 people), which is done up in a timeless neutral color palette and wooden tones, and the on-site outdoor tent, which can hold up to 200 guests. To-be-weds can also host their ceremony out on the tree-lined lawn before or after snapping wedding photos in front of the rustic barn.

The Crane Estate in Ipswich, Massachusetts

Searching for the best wedding venues in northern MA? Look no further than the Crane Estate in Ipswich. Featuring sweeping views of the surrounding beaches and salt marshes, this serene seaside property offers three distinct wedding venues. The on-site hilltop mansion, The Great House, can host weddings of up to 250 guests. This specific space offers a sprawling lawn area for ceremonies, a terrace for cocktail hours and an outdoor tent for receptions. Those craving more of a rustic-chic feel should consider the 120-person barn, which offers warm terracotta walls and a green-tiled roof. Ceremonies can be held in the vegetable garden, complete with romantic accents in the form of stone towers, wrought iron gates and a wisteria-draped lattice. Last but not least is Steep Hill Beach, which offers a more refined and laid-back feel for casual outdoor weddings.

The Proprietor's Lodge in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

The Propertior's Lodge in Pittsfield is among the top lakefront wedding venues in Western Mass. Summer wedding celebrations can—and should—be held on the spacious outdoor patio, which offers postcard-worthy lake and mountain vistas. Alternatively, the indoor event space, which features vintage chandeliers, hardwood floors and a decorative stone fireplace, can accommodate weddings of up to 300 people.

The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, Massachusetts

Located in Lexington, this luxury inn is chock-full of quintessential New England charm with its blue-hued exterior and expansive wrap-around porch. The property is ideal for elopements and microweddings with 50 or fewer guests. Outdoor celebrations take place on the manicured lawn, which is surrounded by towering trees, while cocktail hours are best enjoyed outdoors on the porch or in the garden. The indoor reception space, flanked by large windows and centered around a crackling fireplace, is equally impressive.

City Winery in Boston, Massachusetts

As you can guess by its name, City Winery is a winery wedding venue in the heart of Beantown. This industrial-chic Boston venue offers multiple event spaces to accommodate weddings between 12 and 700 guests. Accommodating up to 80 people, the Haymarket Lounge offers a private bar, striking red walls and a stage for bands and DJs, while the rustic Concert Venue space can hold up to 300. Dinner can be held in the 140-person Dining Room, which features views into the working winery plus exposed brick accents; it also makes for the perfect rehearsal dinner spot!

Glass House in Cambridge, Massachusetts

This Instagrammable restaurant-slash-wedding venue in Cambridge is characterized by its floor-to-ceiling windows, striking artwork and vibrant color palette—making it a favorite amongst design-loving couples. Ceremonies can take place inside or outside on the open-air plaza, which sits next to the Charles River and offers exceptional skyline views. The space can hold up to 60 guests seated, making it the perfect venue for smaller soirees.

Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, Massachusetts

Dreaming of a beautiful beach wedding? If the answer's yes, then Chatham Bars Inn is, hands down, one of the best wedding venues in Massachusetts to choose from for an oceanfront celebration. Exchange vows or snap photos—or both—on the property's pristine private beach; alternatively, "I do" on the adjacent lawn area overlooking the Atlantic. The South Lawn, meanwhile, is perfect for tented wedding receptions of 300-plus. Last but certainly not least is The Boathouse. Ideal for weddings of up to 90 guests, this beachy-chic indoor event space—mere steps from the sand—offers 20-foot vaulted ceilings and views of the ocean and surrounding gardens. It also features an oceanfront deck for sipping cocktails al fresco.

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