North of Boston/Merrimack Valley

House of the Seven Gables - Salem, MA
The House of the Seven Gables

225 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970 Phone: 978-774-0991

Book your one-of-a-kind wedding at one of American literature’s most famous homes

Imagine putting “Ceremony and Reception at The House of the Seven Gables” on your wedding invitations! It’s hard to imagine a more one-of-a-kind location than this lovely property on the Salem waterfront, where Nathaniel Hawthorne got his inspiration to write his classic novel. You’ll find a variety of spaces to choose from on the picturesque property, from historic interior rooms for intimate gatherings to an expansive seaside lawn for grand tented affairs. Choose from gardens in bloom with colorful Colonial Revival plants to billowing tents on a lawn with a breathtaking view. An on-site event coordinator will help with every detail, and there are recommended vendors for tents, linens, caterers and other services. Where better to hold your historic occasion than at a house with its own place in history?
Hours: Open daily 10am - 6pm from March thru August, and by online reservation in November and December. Advance tickets highly recommended.
Wedding Party - Briar Barn Inn - Rowley, MA
Briar Barn Inn

101 Main Street Rowley, MA, 01969 Phone: 978-653-5323

One-of-a-kind venues and stellar service make this country inn a must for your memorable big day

Every wedding is unique, but, let’s face it, some are more unique than others. At the Briar Barn Inn, not only will a detail-oriented planning staff ensure that everything from decor to dining options reflect your unique tastes, they’ll also help you choose from one-of-a-kind ceremony and reception venues. Picture-perfect and perfectly comfortable sites include a rustic, light-filled barn restaurant, a terrace aglow in bistro lights, a lovely lawn, a garden courtyard and a patio with wooded backdrop. You and up to 100 guests will dine in style from savory appetizers to elegant entrees to delightful desserts and end-of-the-night snacks. The inn also includes an on-site spa and 30 beautiful rooms for guests.
Wedding Top of Stairs 500x250 - Harbor Light Inn - Marblehead, MA - Photo Credit Melissa Coe
Harbor Light Inn

58 Washington Street Marblehead, MA, 01945 Phone: 781-631-2186

Make your wedding, and your guests’ overnight stays, memorable at this historic inn

Exchange your vows and then celebrate with a private reception at the historic Harbor Light Inn, a warm and welcoming location for your big day. The inn, nestled in the harbor district of picturesque Marblehead, specializes in small weddings and elopements. A private dining area can host your ceremony and your dinner reception for 25 guests or cocktail reception for 50. Need help arranging a florist, photographer or caterer? The inn’s knowledgeable concierge is happy to help. Overnight guests will have memorable stays at the inn, where accommodations offer a variety of amenities, including fireplaces, private decks and jetted tubs. Views are of the historic district and the inn’s pool and gardens. Individual house-made breakfasts are provided on trays for all inn guests.
Super Moon Hotel View - Salem Waterfront Hotel - Salem MA
Salem Waterfront Hotel

225 Derby Street Salem, MA, 01970 Phone: 978-740-8788 Toll-Free: 888-337-2536

Make one-of-a-kind memories when you exchange your vows at this waterfront hotel

You want a one-of-a-kind experience for your big day, and the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites wants to help make that happen. Tie the knot in the ocean air under a grand arch overlooking Salem Harbor, sailboats bobbing in the distance. Seat up to 220 guests in white garden chairs on the Ceremony Green on Pickering Wharf. Have your reception in the elegant Maritime Ballroom with a wooden dance floor and gorgeous crystal chandeliers or, for smaller gatherings, in the Compass Room. A world-class chef will help you plan your plated sit-down dinner, stations or buffet. A preferred-vendors list is available, and experienced planners will help with everything from flowers to decor to reserving a discounted block of rooms.
Bride in Waiting - Inn at Hastings Park - Lexington, MA
Inn at Hastings Park

2027 Massachusetts Avenue Lexington, MA, 02421 Phone: 781-301-6660

Revolutionary location, and service, make this inn ideal for wedding ceremonies

The hospitality at the Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington is, in a word: revolutionary. For wedding couples, that means a warm, inviting ambiance in a historic setting (the famous Battle Green is but a block away) for your gatherings of up to 60 people. The inn, an exquisite collection of three beautifully restored 19th century buildings, offers picturesque outdoor settings for ceremonies, including a back garden where a tent can be set up, as well as a cozy, contemporary dining venue for receptions. The culinary staff of the celebrated inn, a member since 2015 of the elite Relais & Chateaux international association, specializes in creative twists on classic New England cuisine and will work to customize your perfect wedding menu.