If you are dreaming of a lush, dreamy garden wedding, you're not alone.
Couples choose to get married at garden wedding venues in New England because there are few things more romantic than standing in front of those you love most while committing to spending the rest of your life with your best friend, surrounded by magical blooms. A garden party is always a good time but mix in the romance and magic of a wedding, and it is suddenly next level.
The versatility of a garden wedding is one of the best aspects. You can dress a garden wedding venue up or down to reflect your tastes and wedding theme. Do you have your heart set on a taco bar and pizza truck? Glam it up with a gorgeous garden wedding venue. Or use the undeniable beauty of a New England garden wedding venue to host the luxe wedding you're dreaming of.
Our list of the five best garden wedding venues in New England is diverse and versatile. Choose a laid-back space perfect for the chill and relaxed wedding of your dreams or go all out on the opulence factor and book a garden wedding venue with an estate backdrop.
It's your wedding. Do it your way. Below are the five best garden wedding venues in New England.
Jeremiah Lee Mansion - Massachusetts
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Located in Marblehead, MA, Jeremiah Lee Mansion is a gorgeous colonial home built in 1768 by the wealthiest merchant in Massachusetts at that time. Many decorative elements have been preserved, including historic furnishings from 18th-century Boston, Salem & Marblehead. The gardens are directly maintained by the Marblehead Garden Club, a volunteer group established in 1936; not only are they beautiful, but they are historically accurate, making this a rare find within Massachusetts' North Shore.
For your wedding, host your ceremony under your own custom-built archway in the sundial gardens, explicitly laid out to match the mansion's overhead belvedere. Later, transition into a cocktail hour surrounded by the on-site herb garden, birch trees, hemlocks, and a blooming tulip tree. End the evening under your outdoor tented reception outlined by natural green shrubbery and manicured gardens.
Josias River Farm - Maine
Josias River Farm is a gorgeous private property including an ivory cottage, a beautifully restored 250-year-old barn, and manicured gardens surrounding multiple ceremony and cocktail hour locations. Host your fairytale wedding on 20 scenic acres of forests, open fields, pastures, and gardens. The farm's stone walls, rail fences, and pristine flower gardens surrounding the original antique cape and classic New England barn serve as the perfect setting for your intimate wedding with your family and friends.
The beautiful open field is perfect for any size tent, and our barn is perfect for ceremonies, cocktails, dancing, and intimate dinners. The beautifully manicured grounds offer many spaces for your guests to stroll and mingle or enjoy an impromptu game of cornhole. Josias River Farm lights its pathways and trees with white twinkle lights so that you and your guests can dance the night away!
Smith Farm Gardens - Connecticut
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Beautiful greenery and incredible organic elements surround this New England garden wedding venue. With its orchards, vegetable gardens, and most importantly a gorgeous and vibrant garden, this space gives off light and airy vibes for the ultimate garden wedding.
There is a five thousand square foot home on site that is available to couples for overnight rental. The house was fully renovated but the historical architecture and craftsmanship of the colonial period remain. Exquisite and spacious, treat your wedding party to a weekend stay at this incredible property and make the celebration last a little longer.
Long Hill - Massachusetts
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Long Hill offers an enchanting landscape for weddings and other private events with it's naturalistic gardens. Built in the 1920s by the Sedgwick family, Long Hill is a public garden with a stunning plant collection, laid out in a series of separate garden 'rooms' surrounding the brick house.
Elegant plantings and cultivated grounds fill this public garden with vibrancy that's more than a century in the making. With interconnected gardens throughout and over 100 acres of surrounding forests and trails, you'll be surrounded by beauty and all within the Massachusetts North Shore.
Horse & Hound - New Hampshire
The Horse & Hound’s impressive indoor and outdoor wedding venue space is optimal for hosting an entire destination wedding weekend in New Hampshire’s rustic White Mountains. An equidistant drive from Boston, Portland, or Burlington, your guests will enjoy all the outdoor activities of Franconia Notch with easy access to airports. The wedding party (or entire micro wedding) can stay in our on-site accommodations, consisting of a historic and recently renovated 12-bedroom New England lodge on eight private acres.
A large outdoor terrace with complimentary lawn games for your guests is available for your rehearsal dinner. For your ceremony, you have multiple picturesque ceremony locations for both indoor and outdoor weddings. While your guests enjoy the garden and charming greenhouse during cocktail hour, you can take advantage of the venue’s many phenomenal wedding photo-op spots. Make it an elegant affair by hosting a tented outdoor reception in our gardens.
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