277 Main Street - Route 131Sturbridge, MA, 01566Phone: 508-347-3313Toll-Free: 800-782-5425
Let your love bloom in this historic inn’s exquisite garden settings
Perennial gardens, an exquisite gazebo, a meadow by an oak tree, a billowing garden tent: Those are among the gorgeous wedding venues at the historic Publick House. The Garden Gazebo features stone walls surrounded by flowers. The Garden Tent, which seats up to 220 with a dance floor (a second tent can make it even bigger), is white-framed with side walls and clear arched windows, set up in the garden in back of the beautiful inn. The Hillside Arbor overlooks stone walls and perennial gardens; a red walkway begins at the front of the inn, continuing along a perennial garden path to the gazebo. The inn’s cuisine is as perfect and individual as its ceremony and reception settings. (Check the website for health and safety updates.)
30 Main StreetStockbridge, MA, 01262Phone: 413-298-5545
Let your imagination grow as you plant the idea of a wedding in this inn’s flower-filled courtyard
The flower-filled courtyard of the Red Lion Inn is an absolute joy – and the perfect spot for your garden wedding. Flowers are the first thing your guests will see when they enter the lovely white inn: They hang from baskets and in boxes on the big welcoming porch. The pretty patio continues the floral theme. Work with the inn staff and culinary team to put flowers on your reception tables, and you’ll feel everything is blossoming. The experienced staff will work with you every step of the way to ensure your day is worry-free. Lodging options for the wedding couple and guests include charming main inn rooms, guest houses – even a turn-of-the-20th-century firehouse.
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, off Route 20Sturbridge, MA, 01566Phone: 508-347-3362Toll-Free: 800-733-1830
Wed outdoors amidst New England history and pastoral beauty
Celebrate your love in the warmth of the seasons at historic Old Sturbridge Village. Several gardens, two gazebos and a covered bridge offer outdoor, daytime or evening ceremony venues with the stunning backdrop of the New England countryside to fill your cherished memories. The staff will see that your wedding is unique as you are and that the village, from start to finish, from modern to rustic, becomes yours. On-site lodging is available for the bride and groom, your wedding party, and guests. The modern Oliver Wight Tavern, and the 19th century Bullard Tavern can serve as the site of your reception. OSV is the winner of the 2017 Wedding Wire and Tie the Knot Awards.
231 River StreetNorth Adams, MA, 01247Phone: 413-664-0400
It’s a natural: Native woodlands make a beautiful background for your garden wedding
It’s hard to imagine lovelier gardens than those at the Porches Inn, where intimate, non-traditional weddings are a specialty. The inn’s extensive native woodland garden means you can exchange your vows in a Wedding Glen on top of a hill behind the inn: an outdoor deck in the middle of the garden. Party afterward in the Woodland Gazebo at the top of the garden, a nifty little “clubhouse” wired for electricity and wifi. Inside reception venues include the light-filled Breakfast Room, the Board Room with old-fashioned blackboard walls, Studio 9 with a full-size catering kitchen and the spacious Building 7 with 20-foot ceilings. The inn works with local caterers and event planners, ensuring cuisine and decor to fit individual tastes.
Spring, summer, fall are all outdoor wedding seasons at this hotel
Romantic outdoor weddings are held in more than the summer months at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston-Bedford Glen, in the northern suburbs of Boston, convenient to all major highways. From March through November, couples take their vows in pergolas overlooking the hotel’s landscaped courtyard and hold chic catered receptions on beautiful patios, complete with fire pits and (on those chillier days) outdoor heaters. If the weather turns bad, the hotel’s 13,000 square feet of event and banquet space means there is always a backup plan. Wedding packages include everything from sophisticated sit-down dinners to fun cocktail receptions, and include a complimentary room for the wedding couple as well as two other rooms, and discounts for wedding-room blocks.