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Massachusetts offers warm and intimate settings for your small wedding

Savor the joys of an intimate wedding by making Massachusetts your destination. Folks have been gathering here for more than 300 years to celebrate weddings in every kind of setting. Year round, exchange your vows indoors or outdoors with all the touches and the focus on you. Wed by the sea, in the Berkshires, in historic inns, boutique and luxury hotels, on the beach, in a garden, in stylish surroundings and romantic hideaways. There are wedding planners and customized wedding packages that make every detail come alive including local florists, photographers, music, caterers and more. It’s all here. Small, intimate and quintessentially New England.
Daniels Room Reception - Southwick's Zoo - Mendon, MA
Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick Street Mendon, MA, 01756 Phone: 800-258-9182

Your unforgettable, picture-perfect wedding ceremony and reception – at the zoo!

From casual to elegant, your vision for a small, spectacular wedding can come true at an unforgettable location: Southwick’s Zoo. Set in the serene Blackstone River Valley, host your next intimate wedding in the beautiful Daniels Room, our full-service function facility, ideal for 30 to 140 guests. The Daniels Room offers a walk-out patio area and large fire pits, as well as built-in audio and video equipment. Choose from popular and freshly prepared menu selections from our Banquet Chef with the opportunity to customize your own menu. Our professional staff will ensure your day is perfect – and perfectly unforgettable.
Wedding Chair Lift - Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Hancock, MA - Photo Credit: Kiersten Vallieries Photography
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

37 Corey Road -- Route 43 Hancock, MA, 01237 Phone: 413-738-5500 Toll-Free: 800-882-8859

Smaller wedding venues include a mountaintop, by a brook or before a stone fireplace

The mountain may be big, but that doesn’t mean your smaller wedding will be overshadowed. At Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, there are a variety of romantic venues both for exchanging “I do’s” and for celebrating afterward. Have your ceremony on top of the mountain, beside a babbling brook or before a giant stone fireplace in a rustic ski lodge. An intimate dinner can be served in the lodge (followed by s’mores around the patio fire pits) or in the Fisher Room, a traditional ballroom in the on-site Country Inn. The ballroom has an adjacent fireside lounge overlooking the mountains. The culinary team will work with you to create the dinner or buffet of your dreams, and a coordinator will be by your side throughout to ensure your day is worry-free.
Indoor Wedding Ceremony - Briar Barn Inn - Rowley, MA - Photo Credit Karen Sparacio Photography
Briar Barn Inn

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

Charming inn goes big on preparations for your smaller wedding celebration

The charming, elegant Briar Barn Inn is proud to host small, more intimate weddings on its lovely property across from the town common in historic Rowley, MA. Celebrations for 12 to 100 guests can be hosted in the main dining room and smaller dining rooms in the spectacular post-and-beam barn with its rustic farm tables, hardwood floors, exposed beams and double-ring black industrial chandeliers. At the Bramble House, the first floor has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace; the second floor has a balcony. Then there’s the Burrow, a small private dining room with access to the terrace and its views of the landscaped lawns. An experienced and dedicated events team will help make your day stress-free, and the renowned culinary team will ensure everyone talks about the unforgettable food.
Wedding Party - Boston Harbor Hotel - Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Hotel

70 Rowes Wharf Boston, MA, 02119 Phone: 617-439-7000 Toll-Free: 800-752-7077

Attentive staff ensures no detail will be overlooked for your intimate wedding ceremony, reception

You are planning to have a smaller, more intimate wedding, but you still want an elegant, exclusive ambiance and attentive service on your big day. That is exactly what the Boston Harbor Hotel offers, transforming its versatile event spaces into magical settings for small weddings, micro-weddings and elopements. The hotel’s dramatic water views and exceptional staff members ensure your wedding will be memorable, with every detail exactly as you envisioned. Menus, designed by the hotel’s exemplary culinary team to suit your individual tastes, can be prepared for everything from butler-passed canapés to sumptuous sit-down dinners and late-night snacks. You and your guests will feel truly special with a stay in the hotel’s luxurious rooms and suites, with sweeping harbor and city views.
Bride & Navy Groom - Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club - Brewster, MA
Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

2907 Main Street (Route 6A) Brewster, MA, 02631 Phone: 508-896-9000 Toll-Free: 800-343-6074

Small weddings are just as memorable at this sophisticated resort on Cape Cod Bay

You are planning a smaller wedding with a more intimate feel, but you still want it to be unforgettable. The planning and catering staff at the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club cannot wait to help make that happen for you. Private rooms on the second floor of the historic Nickerson Mansion are perfect for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and small post-ceremony gatherings, with walk-out terraces featuring views of Cape Cod Bay. The mansion’s Carriage House is a romantic space for up to 100 guests. Or have your ceremony right on the beach, with the waves lapping onto the sand just a few feet away. Make your venue, your menu and your decor as unique as the two of you.
Couple on the Couch - Hotel on North - Pittsfield, MA
Hotel on North

297 North Street Pittsfield, MA, 01201 Phone: 413-358-4741

Hotel in the Berkshires will make your smaller wedding as warm and inviting as you have imagined it to be

You want your wedding to have an intimate feel: warm and welcoming. At the Hotel on North, they can help you create that special feeling with your smaller wedding. The hotel’s dramatic Shire Hall has centuries-old exposed brick, vintage chandeliers, 11-foot ceilings and panoramic windows. It can comfortably host 80 people seated banquet style or 120 reception-style. Smaller rooms in the hotel are perfect for more intimate gatherings, each with furnishings and decor that add warmth and texture. Interior rooms are adjacent to an atrium with a lounge flooded with natural light from an exquisite skylight installation. The hotel’s detail-oriented staff and catering team will help ensure your day is as special and memorable as you envisioned. Overnight guests will fall in love with spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms.
Wedding Carriage - Dan'l Webster Inn & Spa - Sandwich, MA
Dan'l Webster Inn and Spa

149 Main Street Historic Sandwich Village, MA, 02563 Phone: Toll-Free: 855-520-0550

Events Large and Small. Your choice.

In 2020 many couples had to alter their wedding plans and downsize. We are here to remind you that our quaint Inn has always specialized in smaller events. Have you been putting off planning your dream wedding because of size restrictions? Now is the time to start planning! We focus on 1 wedding a day—that ensures our staff is 100% dedicated to your event. So, tell us your dream. Together we can make all you envision a reality. Still unsure of hosting a large group? Ask about our Intimate Wedding Package.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremony - Inn at Hastings Park - Lexington, MA
Inn at Hastings Park

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

Smaller weddings have an elegant, intimate feel at this much-honored Lexington inn

Elegant and intimate, the Inn at Hastings Park promises wedding couples the most romantic venues for smaller gatherings. Coupled with the most detail-oriented planning services and the most delectable reception menus, your celebration is ensured to be a big success. Ceremony spaces include a sweeping side lawn edged with trees or the front steps of the magnificent Relais & Chateaux Inn. Reception venues include the Inn’s scenic wraparound porch, the exquisite Culinary Garden, the chic Artistry or Gallery Room and, from November to April, the magical INNgloo Wonderland featuring four glittering igloos with six-person capacities. Work with the experienced culinary staff to customize your menu. The Inn also offers a micro wedding package for up to 30 guests, featuring accommodations, bouquet and boutonniere, wedding cake, photo session and ceremony, cocktail hour and reception spaces.
Sylvan Wedding - House of the Seven Gables - Salem, MA
The House of the Seven Gables

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

Historic rooms, spectacular gardens, lush lawns lovely sites for smaller weddings

The charming rooms on The House of the Seven Gables' property that host smaller indoor weddings are not only warm and inviting: They’re also historic. The property’s 1682 Hooper-Hathaway House, for example, which can host a gathering for 25 to 30 people, was restored in Colonial Revival style but retains Jacobean details. The Plumstock-Holyoke Room can host up to 80 guests or be divided into two smaller rooms. Outdoor venues include spectacular gardens with summer and fall blooms, a small side lawn and the Seaside Lawn, with stunning waterfront views. Vendors for catering and other services are recommended, and a dedicated event staff member will guide you every step of the way, to make your smaller wedding as perfect as you imagined.
Breakwater Stroll - Hotel 1620 - Plymouth, MA
Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor

180 Water Street Plymouth, MA, 02360 Phone: 508-747-4900 Toll-Free: 866-719-8185

Hotel by the harbor specializes in making your wedding an extraordinary experience

You have your own vision for how you want your small wedding to be, and at Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor, they are listening. Turning special events into extraordinary ones is important to the professional staff at the hotel, which sits across the street from Cape Cod Bay and the picturesque harbor. Have your ceremony outside, with the Atlantic as the dramatic backdrop, then celebrate in style with an expertly catered meal in the Atlantic Room. With its floor-to-ceiling windows and chandeliers, it’s an elegant place for your creative buffet or sit-down dinner and for dancing into the night. Several wedding packages are available, as well as discounts for blocks of rooms in the hotel, which is close to historic sites, attractions and restaurants.
Elopement Wedding - Deerfield Inn - Deerfield, MA
Deerfield Inn

81 Old Main Street Deerfield, MA, 01342 Phone: 413-774-5587

Smaller weddings are something special at this historic inn set in a classic New England village

A cozy, elegant inn in the heart of a classic New England village is the perfect spot for your smaller wedding. At the historic Deerfield Inn, you can say your “I do’s” in the charming Beehive Parlor or on the terrace. Your guests can move outside, through French doors, to a patio and tent on the landscaped lawn. This light and happy space has its own bar and a fireplace. Smaller receptions can be held in Champney’s restaurant and tavern, with its fireplace, gleaming chandeliers and four large sunny embrasures. Dining options include bountiful buffets and more formal sit-down affairs as well as passed hors d’oeuvres and stations featuring everything from wings to quesadillas. The inn also offers an exquisite elopement package.