12 Most Unique Locations to Get Married in the Northeast
When you are planning to have your wedding in the northeastern states, you can be sure that there are some fascinatingly unique wedding venues open to you. There is no point in having a wedding that looks like everyone else’s.
Below you will find 12 of the most unique locations to get married at if you plan on tying the knot in the northeast or New England area.
1. Mystic Aquarium
If you happen to love the sea, and you are invested in having your wedding in Connecticut, consider taking your wedding fun to Mystic Aquarium. The Mystic Aquarium rents out its main exhibit hall for private wedding parties and it is a fantastic place to have your wedding. The cool light coming through the tanks and the slow movements of the fish allow you to have a truly otherworldly ceremony, and you can be sure that your wedding pictures are going to be wonderfully out of the ordinary. Choose this aquarium and you’ll have a fully captivated audience.
2. The New England Carousel Museum
Located in Bristol, Connecticut, the New England Bristol Museum is a great choice for a couple who has a love of American art and fairways. This museum offers its main hall for both the ceremony and the reception afterward. The New England Carousel Museum is dedicated to the restoration of antique carousels as well as the creation of new pieces in this timeless, intricate art. This location is perfect for any couple who can appreciate the Victorian feel of the hall and who would love wedding photos full of beautiful carved horses.
3. Cambridge Brewing Company
When you are invested in the historic nature of the northeast, why not consider one of the country’s first brewing centers? The Cambridge Brewing Company is one of the oldest brewery-restaurants in the city of Boston, and you’ll find that the excellent catering alone makes it a worthwhile venue. The venue is noted for being highly cooperative with weddings, and if there are beer drinkers in the family, they are sure to be satisfied with the many options available. As a venue, it can seat a whopping 120 people, making it perfect for the larger weddings.
4. Misselwood at Endicott College
Misselwood is a gorgeous mansion owned by Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. This venue offers both indoor and outdoor photo opportunities and a chance to get married in antique elegance. The location is very close to the beach, and the Atlantic Ocean provides a fantastic backdrop for the service throughout the year.
5. 1792 Filigree Inn
For elegance and comfort all wrapped up in one package, take your wedding festivities to the 1792 Filigree Inn. This country bed and breakfast is located in Canandaigua, New York, and it has plenty of features for a couple who wants something wonderfully cozy. This venue gives you and your party the full run of the 180-acre estate located in the Bristol hills, and the inn itself is a delight, fusing antique charm and modern convenience.
6. Highlands Castle
For a couple who loves the middle ages and who can’t get enough of castles and chivalry, there is Highlands Castle located in Lake George, New York. Not only will you have a beautifully artistic castle to host your wedding in, you’ll also have the epic scenery offered by Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains.
7. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Blithewold is the northeast wedding venue to choose if you are invested in a gorgeous outdoor summer wedding. Blithewold is a garden estate located on Bristol Harbor and during the summer months, it offers a veritable explosion of greenery and flowers, offering your wedding a naturally colorful backdrop. You will also have access to the Blithewold estate itself, which is a turn of the century mansion boasting 45 rooms. With seven historic gardens, heirloom trees and a sweeping view of Narragansett Bay, Blithewold is perfect for a wide range of weddings.
8. Sweet Berry Farm
When a natural location is required, one great choice is the Sweet Berry Farm, located in Middletown, Rhode Island. This location offers one of three venues on the 100 acres of farmland, and the farm itself offers strawberries and blueberries in abundance during the summer season. This venue is ideal for a couple who is invested in agriculture and sustainable living, and the barn venue especially is wonderful for a country-themed wedding. Choose this venue if you have your heart set on a gorgeous outdoor wedding under beautiful fruit trees.
9. Owls Head Transportation Museum
The Owls Head Transportation Museum holds more than 100 antique cars, carriages, motorcycles and aircraft and it is sure to delight your wedding guests. Come to the ceremony in a 1939 Packard or arrange for a biplane ride over Penobscot Bay for the newlyweds. This venue is located in Owls Head, Maine, and it is located close to Knox County Airport, making it a good choice for weddings that have people flying in.
10. Maine Maritime Museum
The Maine Maritime Museum is an educational center that holds memorabilia from the sea trade. Take advantage of the stunning indoor hall for your wedding or wait for a fair summer day and hold your wedding in an airy tent close to the historic shipyard. The Maine Maritime Museum is located on the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine, and it offers some gorgeous views of the river itself as well as the building that houses the museum.
11. Alyson’s Orchard
Alyson’s Orchard is located close to the town of Walpole in New Hampshire and it offers the refreshing quality of an outdoor wedding with all the comforts of a luxury hotel. Choose from one of four different venues, and invite your guests to stay for a few days in the various lodging accommodations on the site. Your guests can enjoy horseshoe pits, swimming and fishing, and apple picking and bocce ball, just to name a few of the available activities.
12. Exeter Inn
For old world elegance, be sure to consider the Exeter Inn, located in Exeter, New Hampshire. This location offers a stunning courtyard garden as well as a formal reception or ballroom for your wedding, and it is an excellent venue when you are invested in having everything from the catering to the site preparation handled by the venue itself. The elegance of the Exeter Inn makes it a sure bet for a couple who desires a classic night of dinner and dancing while enjoying the charms of yesteryear.
If you are in this region of the country, take advantage of some of the gorgeous and unique locations where you can swear your vows. This is a fantastic way to ensure fun for your wedding party and have your pictures taken in a place which is out of the ordinary.
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