Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket wedding venues are in high demand this season. Just a quick trip outside of Boston, these luxe destination spots make for the perfect wedding weekend with plenty of stunning scenery and activities for your guests. From biking through tree-tunneled roads to lounging seaside, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket are the epitome of coastal luxury.
PartySlate talked to some of the top wedding planners in the area to get their insight and recommendations on a few of their favorite Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket wedding venues.
Whether you’re a Boston-native looking for a wedding venue outside of the traditional Boston hot spots or you just want to venture to a quaint island town for your special weekend, these venues will check all of your boxes. Keep reading to find 12 Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket wedding venues you’ll love.
For pristine oceanfront views, Kaite Leahy, Owner of By Kait Elle Events, says, Winnetu Oceanside Resort is “an absolute must-see! If you dream of a New England wedding venue that makes you feel as if you are on vacation, then this resort will make your dream come true.
This venue is a serene oceanside spot, located just a few minutes outside of town, where the days feel much simpler. Even though just a short distance from the Mainland and filled with New England summer charm, Winnetu makes you feel like you are anywhere but Massachusetts.”
Winnetu Oceanside Resort can accommodate up to 145 guests.
For a secluded historic home, Erin Davies, Founder of Erin Davies: The Wedding Kickstarter, notes, “This property is perched on top of the famous Clay Cliffs on the most Southwestern tip of Martha’s Vineyard and 100% has the island’s most spectacular views of the ocean and shoreline.
It feels so remote you have to see it in person to understand how special it is. The grassland around a restored 19th-century farmhouse is the perfect place for tenting. As an added bonus, the Gay Head Lighthouse and the beach are walking distance for amazing sunset photos.”
Aquinnah Vanderhoop Homestead can accommodate up to 250 guests.
For a picturesque venue and 5-star amenities, Leahy says, “On top of being nestled on a stunning small island, the Nantucket Hotel & Resort offers it all. From antique transportation for your wedding party to a lighthouse ceremony location that will take your breath away. The Nantucket Hotel & Resort can fulfill your every wedding wish without ever having to leave the luxurious downtown property.”
Additionally, AJ Williams, Founder & Creative Director of AJ Events, notes, “The Nantucket Hotel has a great venue for weddings. Their rooms are well thought out, especially for the bridal suite and grooms suite, for getting ready with your squad on your wedding day. The culinary team is excellent and they have the best concierge team on the island.”
The Nantucket Hotel can accommodate up to 220 guests.
For magnificent harbor views, Jaclyn Watson, Owner of Jaclyn Watson Events, says, “The White Elephant is always on the tip of everyone’s mind when you think about a Nantucket wedding. Boasting a spectacular waterfront view of the harbor, The White Elephant has been named one of the best places to stay and has multiple options on where you can have your reception and ceremony.”
The White Elephant can accommodate up to 300 guests.
For a seaside haven, Tasha Bracken, Principal Event Producer of Tasha Bracken Events, says, “This gem on Nantucket is tucked away and offers a serene location away from the island’s center.
It’s like having a little private oasis to yourselves – whether you host an intimate celebration or a large soirée. It also boasts an amazing restaurant, Toppers, with a gourmet menu and vast wine selection.”
The Wauwinet can accommodate up to 200 guests.
For nautical nuptials, Davies says, “This club has gorgeous seaside lawns and patios for ceremonies and cocktail hours. It is the perfect property for waterfront tented dinners and has the coolest indoor space that transforms into a killer nightclub for dancing and the afterparty. The food and service are also top-notch.”
Contact Great Harbor Yacht Club for capacity details.
For an intimate gathering, Williams notes, “It’s the new gem on Nantucket! This venue is great for rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, brunch, or an intimate wedding. The décor is stunning and the staff are amazing to work with. They also have the best cocktails!
As a bonus when you book space with a room block, you are providing your guests with a destination for dinner and cocktails to add to the overall wedding experience.”
Contact Faraway Nantucket for capacity details.
For lovers of golf and the beach, this golf and beach club offers a rigorous, yet scenic 18-hole course as well as a stunning beach club with views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sesachacha Pond.
The Sankaty Head Beach & Golf Club can host up to 150 guests.
For one of Nantucket’s most beloved venues, this film and cultural center has been a part of the community for over 180 years and offers the perfect versatile space for your coastal wedding.
The Nantucket Dreamland can host up to 315 guests.
Our Panel of Top Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Wedding Planners
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