A wedding or reception by the ocean provides a magical backdrop for you and your guests; the view, the smell of the salt air, and the sound of the ocean gently crashing on the shoreline. It is why many couples are drawn to a wedding by the sea. A coastal wedding is a timeless choice and certainly a popular one. If you’re not familiar with your options for wedding venues by the water, you’re going to want help choosing the right location.

Consider using a local wedding planner to help you find unique and suitable coastal wedding venues in Massachusetts. Here are a few amazing locations to help you get started!

Coastal Wedding Venues – Cape Cod

There are many great spots to host Cape Cod weddings; here are some that we often recommend to our clients. 

White Cliffs Country Club

In Plymouth, MA, the White Cliffs Country Club offers some of the most breathtaking views on Cape Cod. As you may have guessed by the name, this private property is perched atop a 175-foot cliff that overlooks Cape Cod Bay. Additionally, there’s ample outdoor space for seating, the ceremony, and the reception. The location provides a spectacular backdrop for pictures and would make any couple’s wedding unforgettable.

Wychmere Beach Club

Wychmere Beach Club offers stunning views of Nantucket Sound. The property is located in Harwich Port, MA, and spans 20 acres. You can hold a beautiful beachfront ceremony and enjoy the many elegant indoor reception spaces. Entertain your guests in nautically-themed and naturally lit rooms, or enjoy the summer air with an outdoor tent that can fit up to 500 people – the possibilities are endless!

The Wequassett Inn 

Located on Pleasant Bay in Harwich, The Wequasset Inn’s stunning 27 acres offer brides and grooms several onsite venues for their ceremony and reception. A five-star luxury resort, you’ll find delicious cuisine and accommodations. Your guests can choose from suites, cottages, villas, or private homes with magnificent views and an extraordinary level of service.

Coastal Wedding Venues – Boston Seaside Venues

If you prefer a more urban setting to the Cape or Islands, Boston proper has multiple locations for beautiful seaside wedding venues; here are some Boston wedding venues we recommend to our clients.  

The Boston Harbor Hotel

The Boston Harbor Hotel is one of our favorite venues – it’s simply splendid and has never once disappointed us or our clients. As one of the city’s most iconic and dynamic hotels, the Boston Harbor Hotel is situated in the center of the Boston Harbor waterfront. The hotel has countless indoor and outdoor spaces for functions and some of the most breathtaking views in the city. This classic locale has remained popular for decades, and we imagine it will continue to be for many years.

Take a look at our press coverage in Hitched. We talk at length about the venue, the service, the food, and everything we adore about the Boston Harbor Hotel.

The New England Aquarium 

For couples who enjoy conserving sea life just as much as they like celebrating next to it, the New England Aquarium is a unique wedding venue rich with all things aquatic, stunning views, and memorable experiences. 

Couples that book the aquarium contribute to the non-profit organization while enjoying some of the most exclusive views of Boston Harbor. Who wouldn’t enjoy sitting down to a gorgeous wedding dinner with stunning views while penguins are frolicking beside you!? Fun and magical is how we’d describe this unique coastal wedding venue. 

The Exchange at Boston’s Seaport

The Exchange is a historic event venue located in Boston’s Seaport District. Its magnificent architecture offers dramatic waterfront views, creating a beautiful setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The venue’s exclusive in-house caterer is the multi-award-winning East Meets West, eager to create an extraordinary experience personalized to meet your culinary taste.  A wedding at The Exchange is a unique experience, one of our favorites!

Coastal Wedding Venues

If you need a Boston wedding planner to help you with your coastal wedding, we hope you’ll contact us at Jodi Raphael Events. We’re familiar with the many coastal wedding venues in the region and can help you choose the perfect seaside location for your dream wedding.

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