(Closed) Favorite northeast wedding venues?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I live in New Husband and we had our wedding at the Chesterfield Inn on the NH/VT border. They specialize in small weddings (less than 60). If you don’t think you will be that small, I would look at: Monadnock Berries, Stonehurst Manor, Bedford Village Inn (this is a pricier option, though), and Dell Lea (a barn venue)–all in New Husband. I looked into all of these as affordable options before ultimately making my selection.

We loved the Chesterfield Inn because there was no venue fee, no coordinator fee, no need to book out the rooms in the inn unless it was “on season” and our guest list was over 40 (neither applied). There was no cake cutting fee, cleaning fee, etc. We did not get nickled and dimed. They accommodated our every request….literally. They let us use their antique furniture and didn’t charge. There was no time limit on how long we had the parlor/grounds for wedding use. I can’t say enough good things about it, but that’s just me!!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

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nearlyscottish:  oh, we just loved having our wedding at the Towers in Narragansett. Old, historic building on the sea wall, high ceilings, walking distance to a hotel and b & b’s (and a great local pub/restaurant nearby, too).

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Under 100 people in the northeast makes me think “destination wedding.” Have you looked at Block Island? I went to a wonderful wedding here: http://www.springhouseblockisland.com/#!weddings–events/cbxf

I’ve also been to a few weddings at the Inn at Longshore in Westport, CT. They were all beautiful: http://innatlongshore.com/

It’s kind of hard to give recommendations without a budget in mind. What type of vision are you looking for? So many beautiful venues in the Northeast!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

So many great places back East! I eliminated those that have guest minimums over 100, like some of the mansions in Newport and on Long Island. 

Spruce Point Inn – Boothbay Harbor, ME

Hope Club – Providence, RI

Rhodes on the Patuxet – Pawtucket, RI

Yale Club – New York, NY

University Club – New York, NY

Manhattan Penthouse – New York, NY

The Water Club – New York, NY

3 West Club – New York, NY

College of Physicians of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA (duh)

Colonial Dames – Philadelphia, PA

 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

If I had the budget, I’d head to Newport, especially Rosecliff. http://www.newportmansions.org/weddings

My daughter’s venue had a budget minimum, rather than a certain number of guests minimum. We met it easily (surpased it by thousands).

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Boston Public Library is my dream venue.  Barn at Gibbet Hill and Mount Hope Farm are both quite lovely.  All were out of our price range, we are getting married at The Villa at Ridder Country Club.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

Ditto on Boston Public Library, if I had all the money I would have done it there. Turner Hill Mansion and Crane Estate, both in Ipswich, MA are also jaw dropping gorgeous. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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nearlyscottish:  Ah, when I saw Northeast I just thought Maine to Pennsylvania. Forgot–I’ve been to a wedding at Twelve Acres, in Smithfield. It was very versatile!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

What is the budget here?

Post # 12
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Helper bee

1. Reasonable — Zukas Hilltop Barn (mine)

2. Medium — Willowdale Estate
3. Holy crap — Crane Estate

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

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nearlyscottish:  Check out the Hamilton House in South Berwick, Maine. The setting is gorgeous with a big historic house right on a lake and it’s cheap! It would have to be an outdoor wedding though.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

We almost went with Willow Springs Vineyard in Haverhill, MA. When we toured, they were set up for an outdoor ceremony in the vineyard (yes please!) and the reception in the restored barn. The barn has a 100 guest max. They had a choice of 3 caterers you could use (all highly rated in the area, I checked them all out) and their own bar packages. It was just a teeny bit outside our tight budget and we couldn’t swing it but I know it would’ve been amazing.

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