Finding the perfect place to get hitched is no small feat. Soon after getting engaged you and your S.O. will be asking, “Where should we get married?!” Whether you dream of a wedding at a quaint farm (adorable animals included), or want a space that's a little out-of-the-box but steeped in history, we've got you covered with unique spaces to add to your must-visit list.
The “New” New England Venue: The Greenery at McKenzie’s Farm
The Greenery in Milton, NH is a fresh, modern take on the New England-style barn venue, specifically built as a blank slate for wedding planners to design the most epic events. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and ultra-high ceilings, the space brims with natural light. Clean lines, designer light fixtures, modern floors and an all-white color palette create an airy and minimalist, yet upscale and contemporary feel—suitable for any style event.
Since The Greenery has multiple spaces spread across its grounds, couples can host different aspects of their event all in one location: A private covered cocktail porch provides an ideal place to host a cocktail hour following a ceremony in The Greenery’s open fields, apple orchards, or even a beautiful forest. Couples can choose to have their reception in an outdoor tent or inside the venue. With an indoor guest count of 250, and an outdoor guest count of up to 500 when using the tent site, The Greenery prides itself on privacy and exclusivity as only one event is held per weekend, no exceptions.
When booking The Greenery, you’ll have full access to McKenzie's Farm, which means the photo opportunities are endless—from peach orchards to raspberry groves, or perhaps the dahlia garden or the corn maze. Looking for the ultimate farm-to-table vibe? The Greenery works with caterers to create customized menus for their clients featuring produce grown right on the farm.
While a full-scope wedding designer/planner is required to book the space, The Greenery allows clients to choose their own vendor team to ensure their event is unique to them, meaning that no two events are the same.
The Greenery has a limited number of remaining dates for 2021 and they are happily accepting reservations for 2022!
The Greenery Rental Inspiration
Historic Charm x Industrial Chic: Olio
Searching for that totally customizable space close to Boston? Look no further than Olio in Peabody, MA. Five minutes from Salem, MA and approximately 30 minutes from Boston, this venue was once home to a 100-year-old theater. Purchased by a mother-daughter team in 2018, the space has since undergone a complete floor-to-ceiling renovation and still bears its historic integrity and charm with soaring exposed ceilings and stunning refinished floors. Guests can enjoy the space's updated amenities including heating and air conditioning, 3-phase power, brand new restrooms, catering space and more.
While Olio is a large capacity space, it is perfect for events of all sizes. There is no guest count minimum so clients have the flexibility to host an intimate celebration for 25 people or a large bash for 400+ guests. A modern-meets-industrial aesthetic and open concept allows for a variety of options for floor-plans and furniture layouts, as well as design themes.
Another benefit of booking your event at Olio? The personalized and detailed-oriented service. As a small, family-run business, mother-daughter duo Ellen and Sarah handle all aspects of the event planning process—from the initial tour, to event booking and day-of coordination.
Looking for 2021 availability? You’re in luck! “We still have some amazing dates available, including some weekend dates in fall 2021,” says owner Sarah Narcus. “But, I expect them to get scooped up quickly as we only have them because we are a brand-new venue and just started booking!”
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The Quaint Outdoors: Salted Root Farm
Set among 10+ acres of beautiful pastures and natural woodlands (and home to a variety of adorable farm animals) Salted Root Farm a hidden gem located in Marshfield, MA, just south of Boston. Featuring colorful flower gardens and grazing horses, the farm evokes a unique, bucolic feeling that allows for a completely custom event design and layout. The farm’s owner, Jill Landry of Beach Plum Floral and J. Landry Co., is a seasoned wedding floral designer and it's easy to notice her passion for nature and flowers throughout this property.
Salted Root Farm accommodates events of all sizes and styles—from intimate elopements in front of the rustic barn to romantic dinner parties beneath a sailcloth tent. The property allows for endless ceremony and reception opportunities and plans. Guests can toast in the garden, meet Floyd, the farm’s friendly resident donkey, roam surrounding trails at sunset, or cozy up with loved ones by the fire pit beneath the stars. A private, on-site bridal suite offers pre-event as well as overnight accommodations for close family and friends.
Salted Root Farm is sure to speak to nature-lovers and those looking for a romantic and enchanting environment on their wedding day. The farm can be booked exclusively through The Mainstay Collective.
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Old World Elegance: Fort Adams
Step back in time at Fort Adams in Newport, RI. Built in 1856, this National Historic Landmark evokes a feeling of old world charm mixed with coastal chic vibes. A one-of-a-kind venue nestled in Newport Harbor, the fortress boasts views of Narragansett Bay, unique stonework and vaulted archways and ceilings, offering an ideal setting for history buffs and those seeking an out-of-the-box locale. Fort Adams offers five indoor and outdoor spaces and couples have the option to host parts of their event throughout multiple sites: for example, a ceremony in the North Casemates, followed by a cocktail hour on the North Lawn, a tented reception on the Parade Field and sunset photos on the West Lawn. Fort Adams even has event staff and golf carts to help move guests throughout the property.
Since Fort Adams is adjacent to downtown Newport, there are myriad opportunities to entertain guests during weekend-long festivities in the City by the Sea.
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Harborside Hues & City Skyline Views: The New England Aquarium
Wishing an outdoor waterfront tented venue existed right in downtown Boston? Well, it does at the New England Aquarium! Nestled in historic Boston Harbor, the Aquarium offers a one-of-a-kind wedding experience, like waterfront and city skyline views, but most notably: the chance to dine with sea creatures. Who wouldn’t want to get a photo op with penguins and seals?! As a bonus, booking an event at the Aquarium supports the mission and efforts of the non-profit.
The Aquarium is able to host between 40-600 guests, depending on the type of event (full dinner reception or cocktail setting). Couples typically opt for a ceremony on the South Terrace, with their cocktail hour inside the Main Exhibit Gallery surrounded by marine life, followed by dinner and dancing in the Harbor Terrace Tent. Cuisine is provided by the Aquariums exclusive caterer, the Patina Restaurant Group, and menus include a variety of options—from upscale seafood and meat entrées, to southern-style fare, flavors of Provence and more.
Since the Aquarium is located within walking distance of several hotels, as well as great restaurants and bars, guests have ample opportunities to explore Boston while being in close proximity to the wedding venue.