If someone asks you would you rather spend your days in the mountains or the beach, are you someone who answers the beach every time? Well here’s a list of New England waterfront wedding venues that will fulfill all your Atlantic Ocean daydreams.

For your wedding, you love the idea of a seaside celebration whether you are dipping your toes in the sand of a Cape Cod beach ceremony or saying “I do” in a Rhode Island venue with gorgeous waterfront views. You want to capture nautical New England charm with photos by lighthouses, rocky cliffs by the ocean, listening to the waves on a private beach, and the sun setting over the marina. The coastal locations below feature some of the best beach and ocean waterfront wedding venues in New England.





SHINING TIDES (beach access)


EMERSON INN (waterfront view)


OCEAN VIEW OF NAHANT (beach ceremony option)

BLUE OCEAN EVENT CENTER (beach ceremony option)

BLUE INN NEWBURY MA (beach ceremony option)


CHATHAM BARS INN (beach ceremony option)

POPPONESSET INN (beach access)

WEST DENNIS YACHT CLUB (waterfront view)

SEACREST RESORT (beach ceremony option)

WEQUASSETT RESORT (beach access)

PELHAM HOUSE RESORTHouse Resort (beach access)


WINNETU OCEANSIDE RESORT Resort (beach ceremony option)


THE NANTUCKET HOTEL (waterfront view & lighthouse)

ALLEN FARM (waterfront view)




CASTLE HILL INN (waterfront view)

AQUA BLUE HOTEL (beach access)

OCEAN HOUSE RESORT (waterfront view)

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

Phone: 1.800.527.4884

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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

Phone: 508.539.8200

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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

Phone: 508.888.8700


Waterfront Wedding Venues New England: Castle Hill Inn

If you are looking to celebrate a classic Newport wedding with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay, then look no further than Castle Hill Inn. This historic estate sits on a 40 acre peninsula allowing you to choose between celebrations at The Chalet, The Chalet Terrace, The Lighthouse, or the Lawn. Trust me when I say you can’t go wrong with any of these breathtaking options.

Guest Capacity: 400

Address: 590 Ocean Drive, Newport, RI 02840

Phone: 401.849.3800

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Emerson Inn

The Emerson Inn provides “traditional elegance in any season”. This Rockport venue is your perfect destination whether you choose the Exclusive Package renting out the whole inn for your wedding weekend and saying your vows on the oceanfront lawn or selecting their Elopement Package for celebrations of 20 guests or less.

Guest Capacity: 150

Address: 1 Cathedral Ave, Rockport, MA 01966

Phone: 978.546.6321

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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

Phone: 508.398.9757

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Misselwood Weddings at Endicott College

In the 2020 “Best of the Northshore Wedding Awards” Reader’s Choice selected Misselwood as the number one choice for your outdoor wedding ceremony and venue. The Misselwood estate provides an enchanting courtyard overlooking the Atlantic Ocean for your wedding day celebration. You can choose the Misselwood House for intimate events year round or the Misselwood Tent for use Memorial Day weekend through mid-October.

Guest Capacity: 200

Address: 407 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915

Phone: 978.232.2128

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Aqua Blue Hotel

The Aqua Blue Hotel offers you coastal elegance in Narragansett, Rhode Island. This venue can accommodate parties big and small offering beautiful ocean views. If you are looking for photos on the beach or on exposed rocks touching the waters edge you are just a short drive or walk to multiple beaches, including “Narragansett Town Beach, Captain Roger Wheeler State Beach, Salty Brine State Beach and Scarborough State Beach”.

Guest Capacity: Grand Ocean Ballroom 250+, Ocean View Terrace up to 120

Address: 1 Beach St, Narragansett, RI 02882

Phone: 401.783.6767

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Oceanview of Nahant

The Oceanview of Nahant presents you with gorgeous panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean along their 720 feet of coastline. Not only will their private beach offer a spectacular backdrop, but you will get VIP treatment as the only wedding that day. You can choose between the Beach Stone Terrace if you are looking for an outdoor ceremony or the majestic Ballroom for an indoor option still with sweeping ocean views.

Guest Capacity: 220

Address: 0 Willow Rd, Nahant, MA 01908

Phone: 781.581.1301

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Okayyyy these are amazing waterfront venues. We have the great lakes in Wisconsin, but man oh man, the ocean is another story! The driftwood arch at Oceanview of Nahant had my jaw dropped!

Water front weddings are so romantic!

Oh my goodness, what stunning locations! So many awesome options.

Saving this! So much great info, and a few spots I didn’t know about. Amazing!

All of them seems like a good places to getting married, but my favorite is Emerson Inn! great post with value information!

What a great blog post about the waterfront wedding venues! It’s so helpful and your wok is absolutely beautiful!!

Wow, you’ve showed examples of so many stunning waterfront venues in New England! I think Misselwood would be my number one choice because of how dreamy the outdoor ceremony spot is!

Wow, all these venues are gorgeous! West Dennis Yacht Club has got to be my favorite – I love how you captured it in a way that doesn’t feel like a yacht club at all!

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