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Wedding Receptions in New Engalnd

Unique Wedding Reception Venues

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. You’ve dreamed, planned, plotted…and now it all comes down to this. And one of the most important decisions you’ll make as you begin formulating your fairytale day? Where you host the affair.

From intimate to extravagant, New England boasts a huge array of wedding and unique wedding reception venues across the region, to fit every style of wedding imaginable. Whether you want rustic chic, all-out luxury, historic elegance or laid-back and informal, there’s a venue that can deliver more than you ever thought possible.

From Maine to Connecticut, here are just a few of the New England wedding reception venues you should have on your radar as a bride or groom.

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New England Wedding Reception Venues

The Glen House in Gorham, New Hampshire

Newly opened, The Glen House will give you the opportunity to be perhaps the first of your young friends to host their wedding reception in this stunning venue. Choose from indoor and outdoor spaces, tented or not, all with panoramic views of Mount Washington.

Whatever the season, you’re sure to enjoy lovely scenery, from the colorfully vibrant fall foliage to the picturesque snowy landscapes.

Castle Hill Inn Wedding in Newport, Rhode Island
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Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is known for its elegance and luxury. With its historic vacation “cottages” built by the elite and its continual popularity as a summer destination for the region’s wealthy, a wedding or wedding reception in this town is sure to be a testament to your good taste.

At Castle Hill Inn, the historic estate provides the utmost in high style across an array of potential reception venues.

The Chalet Terrace offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay, while the chalet itself is intimate, with Old World charm. The lighthouse is peak New England and the lawn is great for a summer event paired with upscale lawn games like croquet and bocce.

Castle Hill Resort & Spa Wedding Venue
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The Castle Hill Resort & Spa in Proctorsville, Vermont

For a beautifully romantic setting that your wedding guests are sure to remember, Castle Hill Resort and Spa delivers.

The various unique wedding reception spaces can fit parties both large and small. Choose from outdoor gardens to the mansion library, the formal dining room to the lawn. Wherever you go, your guests will be enchanted by the English Cotswold-style architecture and the lovely gardens.

You’ll want to be sure to get some gorgeous photos of you and your spouse-to-be all across this breathtaking property!

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The Exeter Inn in Exeter, New Hampshire

The historic Exeter Inn transforms to host either your contemporary, modern-style wedding, or your romantic, elegant reception. The Georgian facade is a beautiful backdrop to any celebration.

Reception sites include the patio grounds, where butlers pass hors d’oeuvres and cocktails to your guests, who are gathered on the stone patio. Nearby, the garden gives guests weather-proof views of the beautiful brick building and landscaping from beneath a traditional sailcloth tent. Indoors, the Daniel Webster Room is a unique ballroom featuring 1930s chandeliers and lovely woodwork.

Spend your first night as a married couple in either the Jacuzzi Suite or Fireplace Suite. Both feature two rooms and romantic touches to mark a truly amazing event.

The Porches Inn Wedding Reception Venue
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The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts

If you’re planning an intimate and non-traditional wedding, The Porches Inn has you covered. The unforgettable and unique spaces are perfect for a lovely reception of any size.

The Board Room, with its old-fashioned blackboard walls, can fit 30 for a fun wedding reception, as can The Breakfast Room, with its picture-perfect natural light. The Woodland Gazebo is superior for a clubhouse-style garden party with, of course, a whimsical woodland theme.

Plus, if you have relatives and guests coming from out of town to attend your reception, they’ll love the area itself, with all its history, art and culture.

The Wentworth Inn Wedding Reception Venue
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The Wentworth Inn in Jackson Village, New Hampshire

The Wentworth Inn has been delighting brides and grooms with intimate New England weddings and wedding receptions for years. The country-style inn is perfect if you want a traditional wedding reception with an Old World feel and plenty of romance.

The property offers lots of wedding reception perks. They promise exclusivity, so you always know that your wedding will be the only event at the inn on that day. Custom planning and catering ensures that your every dream is fulfilled. Outdoor and indoor spaces are varied, to match your party size and needs. You can even host your rehearsal dinner or an elopement ceremony at the inn!

Hidden Pond Wedding Reception Venue
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Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport, Maine

It’s no secret that Kennebunkport, Maine, is a beautiful destination and Hidden Pond is a lovely spot to host the reception of your dreams. All the little details found throughout the property come together to create the most memorable wedding your guests are bound to attend this season.

There are two primary spaces to choose from, the Event Barn and the Wedding Garden. The former boasts beautiful views of the beach forest and the latter, a picturesque natural setting.

Better yet, you can actually rent out the entire property for your family’s use, so you can celebrate undisturbed and take advantage of all the luxury space Hidden Pond has to offer.

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa Wedding Reception Venue

Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Celebrate your nuptials right on the water, with the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa. This New England locale promises the regional waterfront beauty you’ve dreamed of. The views of the dock, marina and lighthouse are not to be missed any time of year, from the spectacular summer sunsets to the snow-filled wonderlands of winter.

The on-staff specialists are dedicated to making sure your reception is exactly what you want, and are able to customize the experience to fit your every whim. If you’re planning a destination wedding and coming from out of town, you’ll also be glad to know that the inn provides an expansive list of preferred providers, so that you’re never scrambling to find the right florist or photographer ahead of time.

Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club Wedding Reception Venue

Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club in Jackson Village, New Hampshire

Situated in the beautiful White Mountains, Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club gives your guests easy access from Boston, but is far enough removed from the city that you’ll truly feel like you’re escaping to a remote getaway with only your favorite people.

Host your reception in one of several venues located across the expansive grounds, for sprawling views of the natural scenery. Every detail is catered to your preference, from the decor to the sustainable and locally-sourced catering options.

Bar Harbor Inn Wedding Reception Venue
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Bar Harbor Inn in Bar Harbor, Maine

Receptions at Bar Harbor Inn take full advantage of the oceanfront location. The two wedding reception rooms, the Reading Room and Porcupine Room, boast historic architecture dating back more than a century, all elegantly decorated in your chosen style, complemented by the views of Frenchman Bay and the Porcupine Islands. You won’t have to choose between an outdoor and indoor reception, either, as each reception room comes with a separate outdoor space, for guests who want to get a bit closer to the water.

The Hancock Inn Wedding Reception Venue
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The Hancock Inn in Hancock, New Hampshire

Romantic, rustic chic receptions find the perfect home at The Hancock Inn, no matter the season. The charming property with its lush gardens and beautiful indoor spaces makes the perfect backdrop for your big day. The detail-oriented staff will make your event run even smoother by recommending the area’s best and award-winning stylists, photographers, even pastry chefs!

Boston Harbor Hotel Wedding Reception Venue
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Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts

Perhaps you want an urban wedding, convenient for all your guests and perfect for you and your spouse-to-be’s style. If that’s the case, look no further than Boston Harbor Hotel. Reception venue choices include the dramatic Wharf Room, one of Boston’s most in-demand venues, with its beautiful harbor views, glittering chandeliers and soaring ceilings. The Pavilion welcomes guests with its striking domed architecture and walls of windows.

Additionally, the hotel offers a one-of-a-kind chance to get married in haute couture style, when you say #IdoinChoo. The promotion gives brides the chance to receive a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes for their big day, following a trip to the Jimmy Choo Boutique in Copley Place along with the bridal party.

Three Chimneys Inn Wedding Reception Venue
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Three Chimneys Inn in Durham, New Hampshire

This venue has been named a “Best of Weddings” property by The Knot, so you know it’s worth its salt. The property can host wedding receptions from 10 to 200 guests, from the most low-key and casual events to the most elegant and luxurious affairs.

Set atop Valentine Hill and overlooking Oyster River, the historic 1649 inn provides limitless photo opportunities, from the lighted arbors to the reflection pool. The perfect blend of New England tradition, Old World romance and timeless style, it’s impossible to go wrong when you pick Three Chimneys Inn for your New England wedding reception.