New England has once again proved to be a perfect place to tie the knot! We recently re-watched all 140 weddings from 2014 for our upcoming demo reel, and while doing so we reflected on the diverse, astonishing wedding venues we had the privilege of filming at this year. With venues ranging from electric downtown Boston to serene Cape Cod, it’s hard to narrow it down to just 10! Here are our choices for the top wedding venues of 2015:
10. New Bedford Whaling Museum: New Bedford, MA
Hosting a wedding in a museum is a refreshing break from the mold! At the New Bedford Whaling Museum, your guests will be blown away by the nautical paintings and décor, all while overlooking the ocean. Not to mention, the museum is home to the largest ship model in existence!
9. Alden Castle: Brookline, MA
In 2014 we had the pleasure of filming at Alden Castle for the first time! Located in Brookline, the Alden Castle is one of the incredible Longwood Venues located in New England. The castle is described as “modern vintage,” reminiscent of 16th century architecture.
See also: The Crane Estate
8. Willowdale Estate: Topsfield, MA
What makes the Willowdale Estate unique is it’s diverse settings for every stage of your big day! With stunning bridal suites, an outdoor ceremony space under string lights, cocktail hour in the glass conservatory, and reception in an outdoor tent (rain or shine), your guests will be entertained from start to finish.
See also: The Harding Allen Estate
7. The Villa at Rider Country Club: East Bridgewater, MA
Whether you’re overlooking a fireplace or green woodlands, The Villa ensures a picturesque wedding! With both indoor and outdoor options for the ceremony and reception, The Villa will leave your guests stunned. The Villa is a seasoned venue with accommodating staff (and notoriously delicious food!)
See also: Atkinson Country Club
6. Granite Links Country Club: Quincy, MA
Granite Links is not your average golf course. Located on top of the historical Quincy Quarries, Granite Links has truly unforgettable views of the Boston Skyline in the distance. This venue is perfect for any time of the year!
See also: Spring Valley Country Club
5. The Barn at Gibbet Hill: Groton, MA
The Barn at Gibbet Hill is the ideal venue for quaint, rustic themed weddings! The recently renovated, century-old barn hosts one event at a time, so you are guaranteed the staff’s undivided attention. With string lights lining the wooden railings, The Barn at Gibbet Hill will literally make your wedding sparkle!
See also: The Barns at Wesleyan Hills
4. Fairmont Copley Plaza: Boston, MA
Chances are if you’re from New England, you’ve heard of the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The Fairmont Copley Plaza has been a Boston landmark since the early 1900’s, sitting in the center of all the Back Bay action. A breathtaking ballroom paired with an unbeatable location makes Fairmont Copley Plaza truly a one of a kind wedding venue!
3. The State Room: Boston, MA
Also located in Boston, yet with a totally different ambiance, is The State Room! Another venue from Longwood, The State Room can be described in one word: astounding. Located atop a skyscraper, this modern venue has an unmatched view of the Boston skyline. Dance the night away overlooking Boston with their incredible floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows!
See also: 9OFS (9 One Federal Street)
2. Wequassett Resort: Harwich, MA
If you are looking for a venue on Cape Cod, look no further! Wequassett has it all. Say “I do!” at an outdoor ceremony overlooking Pleasant Bay, and let loose at the reception in a sophisticated hall overlooking the water. The most distinctive aspect of a Wequassett wedding is when the bride and groom depart the reception by boat!
See also: Wychmere Beach Club
1. Rosecliff Mansion: Newport, RI
The Rosecliff Mansion will truly take your breath away. Located in Newport, Rhode Island, the mansion was modeled after the gardens of Versailles in the early 1900’s! The mansion is now apart of the Preservation Society of Newport County. With gorgeous architecture and ornate furnishings, all overlooking the ocean, Rosecliff tops our list of wedding venues in New England!
See also: The Chanler at Cliff Walk
To see all these venues and more, be on the lookout for the McElroy Weddings 2015 Demo Reel, coming next week!