Something Blue

From sprawling lakes to rustic rivers, New England’s gorgeous waterways are the perfect wedding backdrop.

By Christine Liu | Boston Weddings |

Island

The Jetties
Nantucket

Take in the wild, undulating landscape of Jetties Beach, and you’ll start to feel like you have the storied island of Nantucket all to yourself. Really, that isn’t too far-fetched: The beach’s vast, unblemished landscape can accommodate an unlimited number of guests, as well as a very long wedding aisle (perfect for your grand entrance). After taking in a mesmerizing ocean sunset during the ceremony, gather for cocktail hour and dinner in an elegant marquee tent right on the sand—or go more casual on the covered terrace of the laid-back Jetties restaurant, where up to 175 guests (140 seated) can be hosted. And if you’re looking for a truly beachy vibe, treat family and friends to the Jetties’ authentic New England clambake.

4 Bathing Beach Rd., 508-228-2279, thejetties.com.

wedding reception venues by water

wedding reception venues by water

wedding reception venues by water

wedding reception venues by water

Photos by Zofia & Co. Photography