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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.
Wedding Kiss - Old Sturbridge Village - Sturbridge, MA
Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, off Route 20 Sturbridge, MA, 01566 Phone: 508-347-3362 Toll-Free: 800-733-1830

Large or small, all weddings in this historic village are given big attention

At Old Sturbridge Village, set on over 200 country acres in the heart of New England, you can arrive at your wedding site in a horse-drawn carriage. Exchange your vows under a gazebo, in a garden or before a fireplace. With more than 40 19th-century buildings, flowers galore and a covered bridge, the village has plenty of indoor and outdoor sites for your more intimate affair. And think of the pictures! Small receptions can be held in the more modern Oliver Wight Tavern or the rustic Bullard Tavern on the Village Common. Your personal event manager will help you choose. And: On-site lodging at the Oliver Wight House, circa 1789, can include a cherry four-poster canopy bed.
Small Intimate Wedding - Holiday Inn Bunker Hill - Somerville, MA
Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill

30 Washington Street Somerville, MA, 02143 Phone: 617-628-1000

Keep it small and enjoy the many benefits of an intimate wedding at the Boston Bunker Hill

Your intimate wedding has a special partner in this modern hotel in the historic Bunker Hill area. A talented team of specialists and your own wedding consultant will help you to create a memorable event from planning through the ceremony and reception. Every detail from the indoor ceremony area, to onsite catering and overnight accommodations will be handled with the utmost of professional care. The wedding venue can hold up to 250 in gracious style. Select the 3,500 sq ft grand ballroom or the smaller and unique atrium. Your guests will be accommodated in tastefully appointed guestrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. You can all enjoy the onsite restaurant and bar, large indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and complimentary parking.
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

Harborside hotel delighted to host weddings of all sizes

Plymouth, rich in history, right on the water, sets a romantic scene for any wedding. Named in honor of that history, and a short stroll from the water, Hotel 1620 and its experienced wedding management team want you to make the most of the romantic setting, regardless of the size of your wedding. The hotel’s Atlantic Room has floor-to-ceiling windows for dinner and dancing for 80 people, and the in-house catering staff has options from deli buffets to plated four-course dinners ranging from prime rib to baked stuffed shrimp. Wedding packages include an onsite wedding director for your big day, centerpieces, bridal party dressing rooms, and discounted rooms for your guests. The hotel also can be your go-to site for the rehearsal dinner, cocktail reception and next-day brunch.
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort Intimate Wedding Hancock MACredit Kiersten Vallieries Photography
Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort

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

Resort has big ideas, and vistas, for small weddings

The mountains surrounding the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort are huge (and spectacular, four seasons of the year), but that doesn’t mean your wedding ceremony and reception have to be, too. Couples seeking more intimate gatherings will find wedding planners at Jiminy Peak who are happy to make that happen. Exchange your vows under the trees, by woodland flowers and a babbling brook. Or, reserve the cozy Clark Room at the Country Inn, with doors leading to a deck and mountain views, perfect for groups of 40 or less. For something slightly larger, the Fisher Room at the inn is a lounge with comfy couches and chairs and a large stone fireplace. Creative catering menus can be designed for any size group. Photo Credit:Kiersten Vallieries Photography
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Wedding Party - Inn at Hastings Park - Lexington, MA
Inn at Hastings Park

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

Smaller ceremonies a specialty at this charming Lexington inn

The idea of an intimate wedding celebration is not a revolutionary one at The Inn at Hastings Park, despite the inn’s location in Lexington, where American independence began. The historic inn, a collection of three thoughtfully restored 19th century buildings, has made smaller weddings, for up to 60 people, a specialty, with ceremonies in its pretty side yard, or “park,” or in its lovely back garden (which can accommodate a tent). The inn’s celebrated dining venue – contemporary but cozy – can host your reception, featuring the culinary team’s inspired versions of New England cuisine, customized to the tastes of the wedding couple. The inn’s warm, friendly and wedding-tested staff will help with all the details to make your day extra-special.
Bride in Waiting 500x250 - Harbor Light Inn - Marblehead, MA - Photo Credit Melissa Coe
Harbor Light Inn

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

Perfect for an intimate small wedding.

The Harbor Light Inn could be the perfect romantic destination and option for that small intimate, in-house wedding or the host for your in-town guests. Our concierge is available to assist you with everything from local florists, photographer, yacht rental, and caterers, to off-site local event locations. Let us help you make the perfect Marblehead wedding.
Bride & Groom Embrace - Winnetu Oceanside Resort - Edgartown, MA
Winnetu Oceanside Resort

At South Beach on Martha's Vineyard -- 31 Dunes Road Edgartown, MA, 02539 Phone: 508-310-1733 Toll-Free: 866-335-1133

Our Beach resort offers an array of options for more intimate wedding ceremonies

A lovely location by the beach and attention to details make the Winnetu Oceanside Resort a must for those planning more intimate-sized weddings. Your smaller ceremony by spectacularly romantic South Beach (imagine rose petals on the sand) or on The Dunes restaurant’s outdoor deck with expansive ocean views can be followed by a private dining room reception where your meal is custom-tailored to suit your tastes. Or consider making your wedding a weekend affair. The Winnetu features a variety of accommodations ranging from ocean-view suites with kitchenettes to spacious private homes and cottages, as well as many complimentary amenities such as tennis, a brand-new pool complex, and hot tub. Our dedicated wedding and events manager and Winnetu Team will help you design your perfect day, from a rehearsal dinner, to your ceremony and reception, to a next-morning farewell brunch.
Couple on the Couch - Hotel on North - Pittsfield, MA
Hotel on North

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

Stylish Surroundings and Polished Service Complement Your Wedding

For a smaller wedding with genuine polish in a unique setting, make your way to Hotel on North, a restored 19th-century men’s haberdashery in the heart of Pittsfield that’s been re-created with a cool urban feel. Exposed brick walls, warm wood cabinetry and re-envisioned Americana antiques of the last century mix with velvet, leather and Art Deco for a luscious ambiance. The expert staff and fine dining facilities will make your intimate wedding feel just right in a properly size space with any trimming you desire. Your overnight guests will sink into comfort in rooms creatively furnished with bits of the homes and farms of the Berkshires. All modern conveniences, including fast Wi-Fi, support the classic and classy service.
Wedding Dance & Cake - Taj Boston Hotel - Boston, MA - Photo Credit Person & Killian
Taj Boston

15 Arlington Street Boston, MA, 02116 Phone: 617-536-5700

Across from the garden, let your smaller ceremony blossom

Though grandeur is part of the Taj Boston, the majestic landmark hotel is also the perfect site for weddings with a more intimate feel. Let the hotel’s meticulous event planners and staff help turn your big day into something you and your guests will remember forever. Among the hotel’s many options for smaller ceremonies: the French and Adam Room, a jewel-box with ornate mirrors and tall windows overlooking Newbury Street. The feel inside is luxurious, the fabrics deep maroon and gold, the lighting from chandeliers and sconces. The Back Bay Room, a spacious corner room with a blazing wood-burning fireplace, is another cozy possibility, as is the green-themed Garden Room, with its gorgeous views of the Public Garden.