The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Outdoor Gazebo. Couples that wish to say "I do" on the property appreciate the outdoor gazebo. The gazebo can be elegantly decorated, and it faces the lake for beautiful views of the water. There's also a permanent lakeside dock for amazing first-look photos.
Indoor Reception Area. Inside the inn is a ballroom that accommodates up to 175 of your closest friends and family members. There is an oversized dance floor in the center of the room, which makes dancing the night away a breeze. Couples also appreciate the romantic lighting that really sets the mood for this important life event.
What You Should Know
Couples discover that the wedding packages provided by the Monponsett Inn have a great deal to offer. The packages are available for parties of 125 to 175 guests only. For starters, the bride and groom are treated to a wedding guest book, a wedding cake with cake cutting services and a choice of a cash or open bar. Next, couples are given the use of a photo booth for four hours, which comes complete with props for funny poses and an attendant to assist if needed.
Tables and chairs are provided, along with floor-length linens, chair covers and napkins in a wide variety of colors. Perhaps the biggest advantage to using this venue is the complimentary bouquet for the bride and six of her bridesmaids. That's not all; the mothers of the bride and groom are presented with corsages and all of the men in the groom's party receive boutonnieres.
When it comes to the dinner, the catering staff only uses the freshest ingredients, so you know the meal is going to be flavorful. A few hors d'oeuvres that you'll discover on the menu include an apple walnut salad, Italian wedding soup and shrimp cocktail. Crab-stuffed sole, rack of lamb and roasted chicken saltimbocca round out the entrees. The chef is also open to special dietary requests, such as vegetarian meals and gluten-free dishes. The bride and groom will be packaged a free dinner to take home once the ceremony ends.
There are a few extra perks that make the Monponsett Inn an excellent wedding and reception venue. First, couples are given a 10-passenger, chauffeur-driven limousine that transports them from their home to the inn. This means the bridal party is able to arrive in style. Second, a bridal suite with complimentary champagne for all the ladies is included. The bride and her bridesmaids have a private area to check makeup and provide any last-minute encouragement.
- Handicap accessible
- Liability insurance
- Wireless Internet service
From the Vendor
We pour our heart into your wedding day
Renowned for achieving the most memorable, elegant and affordable wedding receptions anywhere on the South Shore. The waterfront gazebo area with a lakeside dock provides the most unsurpassed backdrop for perfect ceremonies and photography. Our standards of quality and service are amongst the highest in the industry. Our event manager guides you every step of the way to keep on track and stress free during your planning. Our wedding coordinators execute your every wish and the chef prepares his famous cuisine for your guests to boast about for years to come!
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Ballroom, Waterfront, Historic Venue, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
This venue was perfect from the day we went and looked at it two years ago. Amanda the wedding coordinator is fantastic. The packages are awesome they make everything so easy for you. Between the limo and the flowers and the food choices its all in one place and you don't have to panic about finding a million different vendors. We chose our own DJ so we were able to get a credit towards our price which was fantastic. You can email the venue and less then a couple hours later you have an answer from Amanda. The setting outside for the ceremony is GORGEOUS! The lake and new fountain make the perfect back drop for your photos. The food was fantastic and everything flowed perfectly! I would give this venue 10 stars. The prices are so affordable for people on a budget and you get a fantastic wedding experience! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thank you Monponsett for making this a day to remember!
Where to begin.....Both my self and the groom could not be happier with the decision we made of getting married at the Monponsett Inn. In comparison to other wedding venues the Monponsett Inn passes other venues in all categories in our opinion! The venue is beautiful inside and out. The lake front views are gorgeous as well as the the ball room for the reception. The staff was very helpful and polite, the food was like no other, guests were raving about the quality and taste of both the appetizers as well as the meal. Also the bartenders worked with me prior to the wedding to help mix up a signature drink to help tie in my fall themed wedding. But MOST IMPORTANT person at the Monponsett Inn that you will work with what feels like side by side is the GM Amanda. SHE WAS AMAZING TO WORK WITH!! She made me feel as though I was the only bride that she was working with. Any thing that I requested she some how made it happen. If it wasn't something they normally do it wasn't a no or we don't do that it was always, let me figure it out and get back to you on how we CAN get it done and she did! Whenever Amanda said she would do something, she did it no matter how big or small. I knew I could count on Amanda. Even to the point that I didn't want to email her on a holiday because I knew she would get back to me that same day...and she did! It seems as though not much upsets Amanda or gets her sweating and that is someone you need to have by your side during this very stressful process! Amanda was defiantly the MVP of my wedding planning process! Amanda is worth her weight in GOLD!
My wife and I were recently married at the Monponsett Inn. The location on the lake is simply gorgeous. The reception rooms were neat and clean. We were in a room that overlooked the lake. It was so pretty with the sun setting behind us. Amanda was so very helpful every step of the way. She worked with us to make sure we had the wedding of our dreams. She provided us with a checklist so that we knew what we needed and when we needed it by. It took a lot of the stress out of the whole process. Trisha was wonderful as the event planner during our wedding. She made sure we were where we were supposed to be, when we were supposed to be there. I would highly recommend having your wedding at the Monponsett Inn!
Poor customer service right from the beginning when attempting to hold a date. Was told they would "hold" a date and then had another couple interested and told them they would "hold" it for them as well. Gave them weeks to decide and when they finally did, they were given the date over me. The military and weather are big deciding factors for this venue on who gets first pick on a date, regardless if you inquired first. Can't imagine how the rest of the process would go if this was an issue from the start. No thanks! Beware!
Amazing wedding day!Reviewed on 12/10/2015 Kellie C
After going the a bunch of other venues and leaving with sticker shock...a friend told us to go take a look at Monponsett Inn since they had their reception there. It is a little bit of a drive to get there...but it's worth it! Amanda was great from day one. She answered all of my questions super quick and took care of everything. Their wedding packages include pretty much everything you need with options to upgrade. The day of the wedding everything went smooth. I didn't have to think about anything. They let me know where to be and what needed to be done and at what time so I wasn't worried about it and could hang out with my guests longer. My only regret is not having a longer reception! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to have a fun wedding at a beautiful location without breaking the bank.
perfect weddingReviewed on 10/17/2015 laura L
Not sure where to start.. My husband and I were married at Monponsett Inn last night and it was PERFECT!!!!!! The grounds are maintained so well it allowed us to have beautiful ceremony outside at the gazebo and then take gorgeous pictures outside... there are not enough words to express how AMAZING Amanda is to work with. She is so helpful, always answered Any questions we had. She made us feel like we were the only couple she was working with.. we couldn't imaging plan our wedding without her help!! Monponsett Inn has yummy food, a gorgeous ballroom and breathtaking grounds.. we had a perfect wedding day!
Words can not even explain how wonderful the staff at Monponsett inn was to make my wedding absolutely amazing! From the second we met with Amanda to tour the ballroom we knew we had to have our wedding there! The whole process felt like I was their priority! We wanted to have a few unique touches and they exceeded every expectation we had! Our wedding was this Past Saturday (10/10/15) and we were speechless when we saw our room decorated, the food was out of this world and our servers were amazing always making sure my husband and I didn't need anything and making our guests happy! I highly recommend having your reception here, I guarantee you won't be disappointed!
The staff at monponsett Inn are amazing and very friendly. our wedding is coming up next week and working with Amanda has been extremely helpful and she makes planning for our wedding and rehearsal dinner fun. We also visiting Monponsett Inn for lunch while enjoying their amazing views!!!
Perfect WeddingReviewed on 10/06/2015 Brittany B
The Monponsett Inn is a beautiful wedding venue. We had our ceremony outside at the gazebo overlooking the lake. It was a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and pictures. The ballroom is also very nice and everything was set up perfectly. Amanda was so helpful throughout the planning process! I also loved how much is included in the package (cake, dj, invitations, etc.), and the price was very reasonable. Got a lot of comments from guests that the food was excellent. Overall, this was a perfect wedding venue and a perfect night thanks to Amanda and the rest of the staff at the Monponsett Inn!
A day to rememberReviewed on 9/30/2015
We had our special day at the monponsett inn.Amanda handled everything we threw at her like a professional and with a smile.what a beautiful spot looking out over the lake saying our vows. The crowd loved it and so did we. The food was excellent and service was outstanding. We couldn't have picked a better venue. Thanks for everything
Highly recommendReviewed on 9/29/2015
The wedding venue was amazing! The view from the gazebo for photos with the water in the background was great! My husband and I wanted a small wedding with an outside ceremony and this was perfect! They work with you from step one and gets down to help with invitations, napkin colors, florists, and bakeries. We went to an open house they had to try the food and it was great! The wedding went very smooth thanks to all there help and the dinner was awesome would highly recommend this venue!!!!
BeautifulReviewed on 9/15/2015
Great place to host my daughter's wedding. The staff was attentive, food was out of this world! Amanda was so helpful in planning it made it much easier I would recommend Monponsett Inn to anyone getting married
AwesomeReviewed on 8/29/2015
Omg I can't believe what a great venue i got at the monponsett inn! It was set up so beautifully inside and out and the food was amazing!!! Amanda who coordinated everything is so awesome!
Beautiful WeddingReviewed on 8/28/2015
Recently got married at the Monponsett Inn. The wedding was beautiful, the price was right, the food was amazing and everyone had a blast. Amanda was super helpful in every aspect. I would recommend this venue for anyone's wedding. The gazebo on the lake is great for the ceremony!
Great wedding on a budget!Reviewed on 6/11/2015
I had about 85 guests at my wedding at Monponsett Inn! It was great, it included my cake, limo, invitations, food, etc. it was great and I was on a budget! Amanda (the event manager) was great and responded to all of my questions quickly via email!
A Night to RememberReviewed on 5/01/2015
Amanda L. and the staff of Monponsett Inn helped us plan a wonderful April 25 wedding! The location overlooking a pond was a perfect background for the gazebo ceremony. The reception and buffet dinner were enjoyed by our guests who highly praised the layout, lighting, and delicious food. Amanda and her team were so helpful in the months of planning and did everything to make the evening memorable.
What a Beautiful day!Reviewed on 10/14/2014
When my limo arrived we were greeted and brought inside. They checked to make sure my groom couldn't see me. They made sure everyone was lined up appropriately. Before my ceremony i got to see the ballroom. It was beautiful! The set up was perfect and they even used there own creative touches for some of the things i had left over! My day was expected to be a rainy day but luckily the sun let up enough for a beautiful 4:30 ceremony and we even had time to take sun set pictures before the rain hit. Amanda walks behind you so that your train doesn't get caught and brings you to the arch where you would start walking down the isle. That was great because my dress was huge and hard to walk in. Our reception overall went smoothly, the food was great i didn't get to eat much obviously because what bride does ;) The only thing that was a bummer is we had 25 people not show up which means 25 meals we paid for. My husband asked for them to give me chicken tenders through out the night so i wouldn't pass out they agreed but no chicken tenders (which to me wasn't a huge deal just would of been nice) they did give us a small to go box at the end though. We also didn't get to have a piece of our wedding cake other than when we fed each other a small piece. The cake also wasn't announced when they brought it out. At the end my husband went to ask them to make up a piece, there were a bunch of untouched pieces of cake in the trash. They told my husband they didn't have any left ... he was extremely disappointed because it would of been nice for us to have gotten some or they had thought to ask if we wanted a piece packed away besides our top tier. So overall our experience was amazing Amanda made sure things ran smoothly. Just the food service lacked a bit.
Fantastic Venue, and it's just the view but the staff that makes it!Reviewed on 9/03/2014 Jeannette M
I can not say enough positive things about my experience having our wedding reception with the Monponsett Inn. -Amanda the event coordinator-extremely responsive, always on top of her game, she was even responding to my emails, after I found out she was on vacation. She really knew her preferred vendors and was a godsend guiding us to people and services fit our taste and more importantly our budget. Ginger-our coordinate for the night, very personable and helped keep us on schedule The Venue- if you haven't seen it, you need to, the food was fantastic,we stuck with the baked stuffed chicken, typical but it really was anything but. The staff- helpful, friendly and appeared to be having fun working, which really makes our guests so comfortable approaching them for any of their needs. Thank to everyone at the Monponsett for really making our night perfect!
Fabulous!Reviewed on 7/03/2014 Karen A
We couldn't have dreamt for a better day for our wedding than the day we had. The venue was absolutely amazing. Amanda couldn't have been more fabulous. She was so accommodating and answered any question we had. My husband came up by boat, as they have a dock and everyone at the wedding loved his entrance. The ceremony was held at the gazebo, which was a beautiful. Our reception was in the Sunset Room, which looked out onto the lake. What a great setting for us. Our guest said how friendly the staff and how delicious the food was. Gidget was our coordinator for the day and she was so incredible. We can't thank Amanda and her staff enough for making our day so special. Monponsett Inn is without a doubt the best place for a wedding. I strongly recommend taking the package.
I could not have had my wedding at a better place it was amazing and perfectReviewed on 1/07/2014 Christine W
I had my ceremony & Reception at the Monponsett Inn On October 5, 2013 and it was amazing! The ceremony site was beautiful, we did it outside at the gazebo with the lake in the background right before sunset. Had formals taken out on the dock and it was just absolutely beautiful. The reception was done in the Sunset room, and it looked so beautiful. We did question the size of the dance floor, when we first saw the room. However it ended up being perfect. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, especially Amanda who answered my multiple e-mails (some days I would literally send 3 e-mails) but she responded to each one so quickly. I cannot believe the affordability of this venue, for what you get and how beautiful it is, it is defiantly worth you checking out. On top of everything, I also had so many of my guests rave about the food. The stuffed chicken was delicious. My family is full of Cape Cod shell fishers and they all loved the New England Clam Chowder! Overall I could not have had my wedding at a better place it was amazing and perfect, I wish I could go back and relive the night over and over!
Fantastic Wedding Venue and ValueReviewed on 8/27/2013 Abby D
We had the perfect wedding at the Monponsett Inn. We chose the Monponsett Inn for it's combination wedding package which includes everything except the officiant and the photographer. We are from Ohio, and getting married near the Bride's family, and the Monponsett package made everything much more simple than it would've been anywhere else, and even though it rained on our wedding day, the staff was nothing but helpful and kind (even offering to towel off our seats for our outdoor ceremony during breaks in the storm). The windy/wet wedding was a little quirky, but it was definitely unique, and we wouldn't trade it for the world (plus it made the sweating during the dancing later much less noticeable, haha). The whole place was beautiful, right on the lake, and the cost was very reasonable compared to our pricing out of the individual pieces that go into the wedding.
Amazing!Reviewed on 8/23/2013 Jacqueline K
We recently had our reception at the Monponsett Inn. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Amanda was super helpful and there to answer any questions we had. Our guest were extremely impressed with the food (we had filet mignon and baked chicken). Literally the best wedding food I've ever had. Over a month later and our family and friends are still raving over our wedding. I can't say enough good things about this venue. Thank you to Amanda and all the staff at the Monponsett Inn for making our day unforgettable. Highly recommended!!
Couldn't be more pleased!!!Reviewed on 6/01/2013 Karen H
After hosting our daughter's wedding at Monponsett Inn, I can't imagine why anyone would choose another venue. The staff, service, food, atmosphere, and location (lake side) were impeccable. The decor, lighting and extra little touches were absolutely beautiful. We were able to provide my daughter with the wedding of her dream at a very affordable price. We researched several lake side/water front locations and Monponsett was not only the most affordable, but in my opinion one of the nicest. Special thanks to Amanda and Gidget. Amanda graciously and patiently answered my daughter and my unending questions/emails, and facilitated our special requests. Gidget was a champ..from standing in the rain with us the night of rehearsal, to making sure every little detail was to our liking, to insuring the wedding ran smoothly from start to finish. My only complaint is... as all beautiful weddings do, it ended all too soon!! I wish I had other daughters to marry off, so that we could experience it all over again :-)
Wonderful wedding day!Reviewed on 4/07/2013 Pamela K
Our wedding day at the Monponsett Inn was everything I wanted it to be! We had our ceremony and reception and everything went smoothly. Our ceremony was supposed to be outside, but due to the weather not cooperating, it was indoors. The decorations were beautiful inside and I have no regrets! The staff is absolutely amazing and they helped to make the day wonderful too. The service is all nice and professional! I would highly recommend the Monponsett Inn to other brides!
Happy EndingReviewed on 3/10/2013 Jules C
Ultimate, our wedding was unbelieveable & as perfect as could be. The Staff at the Monponsett Inn, including Gigi & Amanda, did a wonderful job making all our plans into a reality. The road to get there was a bit rocky, with our orginal Monponsett Inn coordinator first emphasizing that our wedding could be as personalized as we would like & then balking at every personalization we requested: a sweetheart table instead of a head table, self-serve cupcakes instead of table delivery, airplane escort cards, a memorial candle to the side of the wedding ceremony. There were also quite a few miscommunications & a seemingly amazing forgetfulness for important details, such as there was no mother of the bride. However, as soon as the event manager received notification of our frustration with service, she took over & graced us with an uncomparable level of service that far overshadowed the frustration we had previously felt. So ultimately, we would refer people to this venue & recommend that Amanda be the point person to deliver a wedding of your dreams.