Set for a Fete

Whether you want to exchange vows in a historical museum or dance with your guests under a starry sky, these fresh local venues will provide a breathtaking backdrop.

By Christine Liu | Boston Weddings |

Saphire Estate

Saphire Estate

Photos courtesy of Saphire Estate

Saphire Estate

With its classically charming elements — a handsome stone-ledge fireplace and hearth, a fountain-studded courtyard, a private beach on Lake Massapoag — this 125-year-old South Shore property boasts an intimate kind of warmth. And a recent renovation to the ballroom has made Saphire Estate even more exceptional. Removing three columns and adding 1,000 square feet brought the space’s total capacity up from 225 to 270 with a dance floor. Luxurious, custom-made furniture (wrought-iron tables, vibrant banquettes), new oak flooring, and an on-site chef, meanwhile, put the icing on the (wedding) cake.

164 Massapoag Ave., Sharon, 781-784-2400, saphireeventgroup.com.