Massachusetts Wedding Venues:
Although Massachusetts is one of the smallest states in the country (it ranks 44th out of 50 in size), there's a wide variety of Massachusetts wedding venues available from one end of "The Bay State" to the other. From Cape Cod on the Atlantic coast to the Berkshires in the western region, you'll find Massachusetts wedding venues that feature the state's historical and modern architecture as well as its beautiful natural landscape.
Massachusetts wedding venues - Boston:
Boston is the state capital and also the site of many outstanding Massachusetts wedding venues. In addition to settings like houses of worship, hotels and restaurants, there are numerous historic sites where weddings can be held, including America's oldest public park, the Boston Common. And die-hard Boston Red Sox fans can arrange to get married at Fenway Park. Event management at the baseball field offers full catering services - and they'll even toss in a private tour of the ballpark and Red Sox souvenirs!
Couples planning a Christian wedding ceremony in Boston can be married at the Old North Church (officially known as Christ Church in the City of Boston), which was built in 1723 and was where Paul Revere signaled "one if by land and two if by sea" in 1775 to warn that the British were coming, a fateful event that ignited the American Revolution.
Nearby Cambridge, nestled on the banks of the Charles River and home to Harvard University, should also be considered when looking for Massachusetts wedding venues.
The Berkshire Mountains (commonly referred to as the Berkshires) are an exceptional location for scenic and romantic Massachusetts wedding venues. The rolling hills of the Berkshires are particularly striking in the autumn, when the fall foliage is out in all its colorful glory. Massachusetts wedding venues in the Berkshires include cozy country inns, some more than a century old, four-star resorts and the Gedney Farm, a former dairy farm which has been restored and transformed into a stunning and picturesque venue for special events.
Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket are home to many unique Massachusetts wedding venues. The coastline can be the site of summertime ceremonies and receptions on the beach, and there are companies that charter boats for wedding parties. There are hotels, resorts and other Massachusetts wedding venues on Martha's Vineyard, but for something different, there are also several lighthouses on the island where wedding ceremonies (but not receptions) can be held. The entire island of Nantucket, 30 miles south of Cape Cod, has been designated a National Historic site. There are lighthouses there as well, along with historic mansions, Bed and Breakfasts, hotels and beach cottages, many of which are available as Massachusetts wedding venues.
Another thing to keep in mind when considering Massachusetts wedding venues is that it was the first state in the US to legalize same-sex marriages. Many same-sex couples have gone there to get married, and Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, offers a number of Massachusetts wedding venues that are especially popular with the gay and lesbian community.