Here is a list of the best Cape Cod wedding venues to make your beach wedding dreams come to life. Cape Cod is such a magical place to get married with its pristine beaches, nautical lighthouses, grassy dunes, and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. I used to go to the Cape every summer growing up so it’s no surprise I’m a huge fan of photographing in all its beautiful spots! Whether you are looking for a seaside celebration in classic Cape style or a luxurious waterfront venue with a private beach, the venues below cover them all. This guide provides an overview of each venue so you can start planning your Cape Cod wedding today!
CAPE COD WEDDING VENUES
NEW SEABURY AT POPPONESSET INN
SEACREST BEACH HOTEL
SOPRANO’S CASINO BY THE SEA
WEST DENNIS YACHT CLUB
PELHAM HOUSE RESORT
THE LIGHTHOUSE INN
THE DENNIS INN
THE SEA VIEW
HYANNIS YACHT CLUB
CORSAIR & CROSS RIP OCEANFRONT RESORT
CHATHAM BARS INN
WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB
OCEAN EDGE RESORT
CHEQUESSETT YACHT AND COUNTRY CLUB
NAUSET BEACH INN
SHINING TIDES (MATTAPOISETT HARBOR)
WHITE CLIFFS COUNTRY CLUB
For your luxurious Cape Cod Wedding Venue- Chatham Bars Inn
Chatham Bars Inn is your number one option for a luxury Cape Cod wedding on their private beach. Out of all the waterfront wedding venues, this year round venue only hosts one wedding per day and offers fun reception ideas from private clambakes to having a beach bonfire. The South Lawn, Beach House Grill, Boathouse, Captain’s Table, and Chatham Bars Inn Farm are just a few of the many onsite options you have to customize your wedding day celebration.
Guest Capacity: 300+
Address: 297 Shore Road Chatham, MA 02633
New Seabury at Popponesset Inn
Cape Cod Life Magazine has hailed the Popponesset Inn Tent as “Cape Cod’s Best Wedding Location” for many years. This comes as no surprise with its direct access to the sandy beach of the Popponesset Peninsula and expansive deck that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean.
Guest Capacity: 200
Address: 252 Shore Dr, Mashpee, MA 02649
West Dennis Yacht Club
If you’re still looking to have your first dance in a ballroom, but want a waterfront venue then The West Dennis Yacht Club gives you the best of both worlds. This premier Cape Cod venue sits on the Nantucket Sound and the beautiful Bass River so you can step outside onto the outdoor deck to watch the sun set over the marina.
Guest Capacity: 200
Address: 259 Loring Ave, West Dennis, MA 02670
Wequassett Resort- Forbe’s #5 Top Hotels for Luxury Weddings
This year round Cape Cod wedding venue is one of the best of the best options for a luxury wedding on the Cape and has been consistently recognized by Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler since 2015. Hosting a wedding at Wequassett you can choose between having your ceremony on the Grand Lawn as shown above or in the Garden Terrace. Then for a reception venue like no other you can select the Grand Pavilion (if you plan to have a larger celebration), the Garden Terrace, the Outer Bar & Grille, or one of their private waterfront dining rooms overlooking Pleasant Bay. You can also reserve one of Wequassett’s premier restaurants for a private dinner or luxury reception option. Twenty-eight Atlantic offers fine dining and is the highest rated restaurant on Cape Cod. Other options perfect for cocktail hour are The Verandahs, Thoreau’s, LiBAYtion, and the Pleasant Bay Terrace.
Guest Capacity: 300 guests
Address: 2173 MA-28, Harwich, MA 02645
Shining Tides Weddings
Located on the Mattapoisett Harbor, Shining Tides is another beautiful Cape Cod wedding venue that has direct access to the beach. No need to find your own catering since they have an exclusive contract with Russell Morin Catering. Couples can say “I do” dipping their toes in the sand or choose to walk down the aisle on the mansion’s private lawn.
Guest Capacity: 200
Address: 38 Reservation Rd, Mattapoisett, MA 02739
For your beachside glamour wedding: Wychmere Beach Club
The Wychmere Beach Club was voted “Best of Boston 2020- Waterfront Venue” – which is no surprise. This extraordinary coastal wedding venue offers various spots to celebrate your wedding from the Harbor Room to their private beach overlooking Nantucket Sound.
Guest Capacity: 320
Address: 23 Snow Inn Rd, Harwich Port, MA 02646
Seacrest Beach Hotel
Named The Knot’s “Best of Weddings 2020” and “Best Sunset Wedding” from Cape Cod Magazine, the Seacrest Hotel offers wedding celebrations right on Old Silver Beach (their side is over 700 feet of private, white-sand beach) in Falmouth. They even go above and beyond by offering discounted room rates for out of town guests!
Guest Capacity: 300+
Address: 350 Quaker Rd, North Falmouth, MA 02556
Cape Cod Waterfront Venue- Pelham House Resort Weddings
A wedding at the Pelham House Resort boasts ocean views, a rooftop bar, and a private beach. You have 9 different options to celebrate your wedding- The Lawn, Beach, and their brand new 14 Sea Street Ballroom to name a few!
Guest Capacity: 250
Address: 14 Sea Street, Dennis Port, MA 02639
Chequessett Yacht and Country Club
At the Chequessett Yacht and Country Club you can have the waterfront ceremony of your dreams. The bright & airy Clubhouse provides a great getting ready space and restrooms for guests. Across the street you can have your ceremony overlooking Wellfleet Bay. If it’s high tide you can say “I do” on their raised sandy area or if it’s low tide you can set up chairs and a decorative arch directly on the expansive beach. Guests will enjoy cocktail hour on the Boathouse deck and receptions (depending on guest count) will take place in their Waterfront Tent or in their dark wood Boathouse. As the sun sets you can even cozy up in an Adirondack chair by their fire pit and watch the moon rise as your celebration comes to a close at 10PM. Perfect for Cape Cod micro weddings and larger celebrations this seaside wedding venue offers some of the most picturesque views on the Cape.
Guest Capacity: 15-200 guests
Address: 680 Chequessett Neck Rd, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Nauset Beach Inn
The Nauset Beach Inn is perfect for a tented wedding with an ocean view. Within walking distance of Nauset Beach, your wedding portraits can capture the Cape Cod seashore at its best. Plus you can finish off a fun celebration by using their fire pits!
Guest Capacity: 150
Address: 237 Beach Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
The Sea View
The Sea View wedding venue may not have ocean views, but it does overlook 16 acres of conservation land. This elegant and coastal venue provides a spectacular ballroom that is only a short walking distance across the street to Belmont Road Beach for beautiful portraits by the ocean.
Guest Capacity: 220 guests
Address: 76 Chase Ave, Dennis Port, MA 02639
The Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee offers couples an elegant ballroom plus a red barn esthetic on the property. Bonus your wedding party & guests can stay in their luxurious villas onsite.
Guest Capacity: 285 guests
Address: 100 Willowbend Dr, Mashpee, MA 02649
The Lighthouse Inn
The Lighthouse Inn offers another spectacular option for a waterfront wedding celebration overlooking Nantucket Sound. This historic inn still acts as a working lighthouse and offers great options for an entire weekend of partying with your loved ones.
Guest Capacity: 230 guests
Address: 1 Lighthouse Inn Rd, West Dennis, MA 02670
Ocean Edge Resort- Cape Cod Wedding Venues Mansion Edition
Want a mansion wedding on Cape Cod? We have a winner! Ocean Edge Resort is the perfect option if you are looking for a tented affair on the lawn or a venue with an elegant ballroom on the Cape. You can celebrate your coastal Cape wedding at the following spots: Mansion Front Lawn Tent, The Carriage House, The Mansion Ballroom, Ocean Terrace, Linx Pavilion, Nickerson Mansion, Bay Pines Beach and Bay Pines Pavilion.
Guest Capacity: 450 guests
Address: 2907 Main St., Brewster, MA, 02631
The Dennis Inn
The Dennis Inn is another top contender for a tented wedding in the quiet town of Dennis Cape Cod. This inn can also accommodate up to eight guests on the second floor in its beautiful suite plus options to use their in ground pool before or after wedding day.
Guest Capacity: 100 guests for indoor functions and up to 250 guests outdoors with a grand tent on our expansive grounds
Address: 25 Scarsdale Rd, Dennis, MA 02638
The Coonamessett wedding venue in Falmouth is perfect if you are hoping to sleep most or all of your wedding guests onsite. This beautiful Cape Cod venue has multiple options for indoor functions or tented celebrations overlooking Jones Pond.
Guest Capacity: 15 to 250 guests
Address: 311 Gifford St, Falmouth, MA 02540
Hyannis Yacht Club
Overlooking Lewis Bay, this Cape Cod wedding venue is accessible year round. The Hyannis Yacht Club is perfect if you’d really love various boats in the backdrop of your photos during the warmer months!
Guest Capacity: 150 guests
Address: 490 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Corsair & Cross Rip Oceanfront Resort
The Corsair is a one wedding a weekend venue so you know you are getting the VIP treatment on your wedding day. You can celebrate with an oceanfront ceremony, cocktail hour with an ocean view, and a tented reception to celebrate with your loved ones. They also offer micro beach wedding packages on the Cape!
Guest Capacity: 150 guests
Address: 41 Chase Ave, Dennis Port, MA 02639
Soprano’s Casino By the Sea
This Falmouth wedding venue gives you private beach access with views of the Nantucket Sound. Wedding receptions take place on the second floor of the venue and offer tasty Italian & seafood menu options.
Guest Capacity: 120 guests
Address: 286 Grand Ave, Falmouth, MA 02540
White Cliffs Country Club- Cape Cod Bay Wedding Venue
The Cape Cod Bay provides a gorgeous waterfront backdrop for a wedding at White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth, MA. This South Shore Massachusetts venue only does one wedding on their property per day so you are sure to get the VIP treatment. Ceremonies take place by the gazebo, dinner takes place under their tent, and dancing takes place in their ballroom. Couples can choose to have dinner & dancing under the tent only if they have 140 guests or less. In cases where it’s really raining hard, ceremonies will take place underneath the tent. This venue exudes casual beach elegance and can be made up to be as formal as you want. Guests can be entertained with yard games or cozy up by their fire pits. All catering is done in house and receptions are scheduled to end at 10PM. If you’d like to do a first look, there is an additional fee, but you are allowed to be on the property an hour and a half before to get all your couples, family, and wedding party photos done. The bride, groom, and photographer will even get to skip the stairs and take the tram down to the sand for those breathtaking sunset photos by the ocean. No other venue in Massachusetts has access to large dunes like these onsite! White Cliffs is booked for 2023, so be sure to jump on for 2024 weddings before they fill up.
Guest Capacity: Up to 200 seated guests
Address: 1 Eastcliff Dr, Plymouth, MA 02360
BOOK MEGHAN LYNCH PHOTOGRAPHY AS YOUR CAPE COD WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I’m sure you’ve realized by now but I’m a Boston based destination wedding photographer. Growing up in Massachusetts, I loved having the best of both worlds being a T stop away from historic Boston as well as a short drive to the sandy beaches of Cape Cod. Now I split my time equally between Boston and the Cape during the summer months and love that I get to travel to a place I love so much. I love days spent marveling at the colorful hydrangea bushes and catching bright sunsets on various secret beaches. I love getting coffee at the various local shops like Three Fins Coffee Roaster and having a dairy free ice-cream sundae at The Local Scoop in Eastham. With some of the most stunning beaches in all of New England, I can see why you picked this area to celebrate your big day and I can’t wait to hear your vision.
If you’re interested in booking me for your Cape Cod wedding, send me a message in my contact form! Looking for a Cape Cod videographer as well? Then check out the amazing wedding portfolio of Beabout Exposure who also featured me as one of the “Top 7 Cape Cod Photographers’. Can’t wait to create some incredible memories of your Cape Cod wedding!
Great post with so much great information–thank you for putting this together! There’s nothing quite like a wedding on the Cape!
I 100% agree! You can’t go wrong with any of these gorgeous venues 🙂