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The sea, fresh air and wide open spaces are just some of the elements that make couples fall in love with the Clifford Hall at Duxbury Bay Maritime School. This charming bayside venue is located in the historic Duxbury, Massachusetts, and offers breathtaking views of the bay littered with sailboats of different sizes. The sun setting on the horizon provides a stunning backdrop and sets the mood for the most romantic night of your life.
Clifford Hall at Duxbury Bay Maritime School is located on the second floor of the Smith Building and is fully equipped with audiovisual facilities that can be used for showcasing photos and videos of your event. The hall has an indoor floor area of 2,400 square feet and 600 square feet of deck space. It can accommodate up to 330 standing guests for cocktails and 165 seated guests for a dinner reception. The wooden floor, white walls, rectangular windows and exposed beams on the low ceiling add to the quaint charm of the space that is an ideal canvas for a shabby chic wedding or other themes.
Couples wanting extra space can rent the front porch and paver area that is overlooking the manicured lawn and only a few meters away from the water. The open areas are ideal for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours. The dock, however, is the most popular spot for taking wedding photos.
What You Should Know
There are no accommodations available in the venue, but there are several hotels and inns in the area from which you can reserve a block of rooms for your guests and the wedding party. Clifford Hall at Duxbury Bay Maritime School is an ADA-compliant facility and is accessible for people with disabilities.
Clifford Hall at Duxbury Bay Maritime School is purely a rental venue and does not provide catering and liquor services. However, it has a list of accredited caterers that can be hired on the day. It can also provide recommendations for other wedding vendors. The venue can also be rented for other events, such as rehearsal dinners and wedding showers.
Together with the facility rental, the following equipment can be provided:
- 21 round tables that can seat up to 10 people
- Six eight-foot rectangular tables
- Two six-foot rectangular tables
- Eight tall cafe tables that can be adjusted up to 42 inches in height
Whether for wedding photos or part of your wedding activities on the day, couples can rent the DBMS Launch with driver for a fee, plus Massachusetts sales tax. The DBMS Launch can be rented weather and tide permitting. The podium, microphones, movie screen and projector can be used. However, they need to be booked in advance.
From the Vendor
South Shore's Newest Venue for Weddings
Clifford Hall, with breathtaking views of Duxbury Bay and beyond is the perfect setting for your wedding or rehearsal dinner. Capacity for a sit down dinner is 165 but 150 is recommended for a wedding. 2400 square ft of indoor and 600 ft of outdoor deck space. Fully ADA compliant.
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Seriously the most beautiful venue. It has all the feeling of the cape and islands without the price tag. SO accommodating and we got THE most beautiful day. Love them, and love DBMS.
Duxbury Maritime SchoolReviewed on 6/18/2013 Brianna K
BEAUTIFUL! We had a perfect wedding reception at DBMS. I highly recommend this gorgeous venue. Cost includes everything. Flowers, caterer, cake, etc are all separate. DBMS cost includes venue and alcohol.