From the enchanting woods, to the picturesque beaches, to the epic mountains…New England practically just begs you to have an outdoor wedding. And this region is PACKED with incredible venues that suit a wide, wide variety of styles. If you’re looking for something intimate, charming, and inviting, you’ll likely be able to find your dream wedding venue on the Cape. The first thing that probably comes to mind when you think “Cape Cod outdoor wedding venues” is a beach setting, but there’s also a whole lot more to this lovely little corner of Massachusetts. Here are 5 beautiful venues you’ve gotta check out if you’re dreaming of an outdoor wedding on the Cape.
If you want to feel connected to nature on your wedding day, a farm venue is the way to go. And this particular farm is a truly unique, special place. Family-owned and operated for more than 65 years, the Cape Cod Lavender Farm offers a full-sensory experience to its visitors. Plan your wedding for June or July, and you’ll be surrounded by the amazing colors, fragrances, and calming effects of the lavender fields in full bloom. Perfect photo spots abound here.
If a ceremony under a gazebo near a lively garden is your thing, this is the perfect Cape Cod outdoor wedding venue for you. This property, owned by the Falmouth Historical Society, provides a backdrop of bright, colorful blooms that can really make your portraits pop. Natural, romantic, and fun, all at the same time—you can’t go wrong.
Okay, I don’t wanna get too cliche here, but this list would be incomplete without at least one coastal venue, and Galley Beach on Nantucket is just too freaking awesome to leave out. It’s also very versatile. You can either have your guests gather in the open pavilion dining area, or serve dinner right on the beach. You can dance the night away under a tent, then escape to a cozy lounge to soak in that “just married” feeling around the fire. If you want to get married on the Cape and can’t imagine not having the ocean as your backdrop, you’ve GOTTA check this place out.
Okay, so, you want a white arbor ceremony. You also want a rustic tented reception. You also want to take couples portraits on the rocky shore at sunset. You also want to jump into a pool at the end of the night. Basically, you’re looking for a total unicorn of a wedding venue—and guess what? It exists! Known as “Cape Cod’s casual and classic entertainment venue,” The Dennis Inn is such a homey, comforting space that really will start to feel like your home by the end of your wedding, since you get the property for the entire weekend when you book here. The inn’s amazing staff can accommodate pretty much any request, and you’ll have the best of all worlds on your big day.
If you & your partner are environmentalists, nature lovers, history nerds, or any combination of the three, it’s hard to think of a better wedding venue than a historic estate. Highfield Hall & Gardens is one of the best and most versatile on the Cape. Gorgeous gardens, forest views, an elegant tent…it doesn’t get much better than this. Plus, the Queen Anne style of the mansion itself makes it THE quintessential spot for moody fall wedding photos.
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