Top 5 New England Wedding Venues

At Vows, we see hundreds of brides a month. Each bride is unique, and so too are their weddings. Some brides prefer to say I do in an idyllic barn, while others opt to recite their vows in a skyscraper. We’ve heard about a lot of different venues over the years. Here are some of our favorites!

State Room

If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city, an urban wedding might be the right choice for you. There are many amazing venues to choose from in New England, but if you’re not afraid of heights, we must recommend the State Room:

“Longwood’s flagship event venue, the State Room, is an urban event space offering unmatched views of the city and harbor. Perched atop Sixty State Street in Boston, State Room’s clean, contemporary design allows for endless possibilities for event setup and styling. Its rooms can be combined to accommodate conventions (1,400 guests on a flow), or used individually for intimate affairs.”


Vows Dress Picks: Modern Traditional dresses, such as Essense D2812, Stella York 6932, Martina Liana 1004

Salem Cross Inn

Would you like to get married far away from the modern world? Looking to say “I do” surrounded by nature and history? Well then, the Salem Cross Inn may be the perfect place.

“Our wedding couples appreciate the authentic and welcoming warmth we offer at Salem Cross Inn – a warmth that can only be found in a colonial farmhouse and barn that have stood the test of time for centuries…Our New England venue with antique wide pine floors and chestnut beams sits on 600 acres of magnificent countryside with grazing cattle in the fields. We can accommodate up to 200 people in our barn and loft, while smaller weddings find a comfortable setting in one of our more intimate rooms in the house. We’re ready to help you make the wedding of your dreams become a cherished memory – not only for you – but for your guests as well.”


Vows Dress Picks: Romantic gowns, such as Mikaella 2255, Made with Love Harlie, Pronovias Elcira

Mountain Top Inn and Resort

Escape to bucolic bliss at Vermont’s Mountain Top Inn and Resort. Enjoy the utmost comforts, wrapped in the unbridled beauty of nature. With stunning accommodations and breathtaking views, it is no wonder The Mountain Top Inn and Resort has won so many awards.

“We believe that every love story is beautiful and deserves the perfect setting for its most special day. With multiple ceremony sites to choose from, 700 private acres, a 740 acre lake, meadows, woods, gardens, mountain views, accredited culinary and service staff, our dedicated wedding planners, customized details, luxury lodge, cabin and guest house accommodations – and breathtaking scenery all four seasons of the year – there is more than one reason Brides Magazine awarded The Mountain Top Inn & Resort a top destination wedding location in the United States two years in a row!”


Vows Picks: Bohemian gowns, such as Willowby Emeline, Enzoani Larissa, Martina Liana SZ843

Rose Cliff

Looking to have a wedding steeped in decadence? Hoping to bask in the luxury of the roaring 20’s? Then look no further than Newport’s Rosecliff, a mansion so elegant that it served as Gatsby’s estate in the 1974 film adaptation! You can’t get much classier than that.

“With Newport’s largest private ballroom and a heart-shaped staircase, Rosecliff, built in 1902, was the setting for many of the most fabulous social events of the Gilded Age, including a fairy-tale dinner and a party featuring magician Harry Houdini.  It continues in that tradition today, and has also been featured in many Hollywood films, including The Great Gatsby, True Lies, Evening and 27 Dresses.”


Vows Dress Picks: Traditional gowns, such as Blue by Enzoani Lourdes, Badgley Mischka Cecilia, Mikaella 2232

The Colonnade

Perhaps Gatsby is bit too old school. If you’re seeking an upscale venue with a modern flare, you may be interested in Boston’s The Colonnade hotel. Located in the Back Bay, you and your guests can dance in a beautiful ballroom, dine on delicious personalized cuisine, and finally cool off in the Colonnade’s rooftop pool!

“The most memorable Boston weddings occur at The Colonnade. From intimate ceremonies to grand ballroom affairs, we’re a leading choice among Boston wedding venues. Nestled in the heart of Back Bay Boston, The Colonnade offers an inspired destination among wedding venues in Boston. Offering luxurious facilities and impeccable service, our hotel aims at delivering unforgettable celebrations so that you can enjoy the wedding your dreams are made of.”


Vows Dress Picks: Sophisticated gowns, such as  Paloma Blanca 4844, Badgley Mischka Callista, Allure Bridals 9664 (don’t forget a swimsuit!)