Wedding Venues

Three Charming New England Farms That’ll Host the Most Romantic Wedding Reception Ever

Bursting with cheerful flowers, picture-perfect greenery, and adorable animals, these festive locales are the cream of the crop.


Terrydiddle Farm / Photo by Meredith Jane Photography

EQUESTRIAN ELEGANCE

Terrydiddle Farm
Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Head Count Up to 150 seated
Price Starting at $5,000, plus food and drink

Meander down I-93 to the historical town of Rehoboth, where Terrydiddle Farm—and the rustic wedding you’ve always pictured—awaits. Just off a tree-lined road, the 8-acre property charms with lush lawns, colorful flora, and a pond—to say nothing of the Insta-worthy horse paddocks and friendly steeds. Host cocktail hour in the barn or out in the fields, where guests can partake in the venue’s collection of lawn games while you snap photos with the animals (which include two mini horses named Hannah and Princess Diana). When the day’s cornhole winner has been declared, move the party to the sprawling reception tent, included in the farm’s wedding packages. As part of the bundles, couples also receive access to amenities including the venue’s dining and buffet tables, padded garden chairs, and a fire pit—a decidedly cozy spot to retire after a night on the dance floor.

UNIQUE VENDOR

Start the party on a high note with stationery from Cards & Pockets, in South Easton. Catering to DIYers, the online paper-goods shop specializes in bespoke vellum invitations, acrylic save-the-dates, laser-cut envelopes, and more. You can even preview your design with a sample, shipped to you for free.

The Greenery at McKenzie’s Farm / Photo by Rodeo & Co. Photography

MODERN MARVEL

The Greenery at McKenzie’s Farm
Milton, New Hampshire
Head Count Up to 225 seated
Price Starting at $16,000, plus food and drink

Intrigued by the thought of tying the knot on a farm, but know a barn wedding isn’t your style? Consider having your celebration at the brand-new Greenery at McKenzie’s Farm, in Milton, New Hampshire. Set to begin hosting weddings in August 2020, the contemporary event space—nestled among the fields and gardens of a working produce farm—features large expanses of white brick and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with nary a wood beam in sight. Proprietor Danielle McKenzie (whose husband, Brett, owns the farm itself) worked closely with local wedding pros to ensure that every detail from the Greenery’s chic chandeliers to its creamy paint color would both dazzle in photos and create a blank slate for truly bespoke celebrations. Primp alongside your squad in the on-site bridal suites, then head outside, where the landscape design is just as thoughtful: Specially planted to enhance ceremonies (and tented receptions, if you so choose), the apple orchard makes a stunning spot to say “I do.”

REHEARSAL DINNER

For a tasty meal in a historical locale, invite loved ones to the Wakefield Inn & Restaurant. Originally built as a private home in 1804, the restored property now holds five guest rooms and a popular restaurant where executive chef Christina Nicastro whips up savory dishes such as maple-bourbon short ribs and risotto primavera with mascarpone and Romano cheese.

Marianmade Farm / Photo by Alexandra Roberts

SERENE SOIREE

Marianmade Farm
Wiscasset, Maine
Head Count Up to 250 seated
Price Starting at $16,000, plus food and drink

You want your wedding day to feel calm and relaxing; where better to set the mood than a waterfront lavender farm? Located on 13 flower-filled acres in Wiscasset, Maine, Marianmade Farm provides myriad options for peaceful celebrations. Recite your vows outdoors, overlooking the tranquil Sheepscot River, then head to the timber-frame barn for your reception. Normally used as a lavender drying house, the modern space—complete with farm tables and views of the landscape—shines with strings of bistro lights. For a party that’s even closer to Mother Nature, serve dinner on the grounds, under Marianmade’s sailcloth tent. Just make sure to take time to pose for portraits in the gardens—the swaths of purple blooms offer ample photo ops.

GUEST DIGS

Renovated in 2018, Wiscasset’s centuries-old Squire Tarbox Inn boasts 12 stylish bedrooms—each uniquely decorated. We doubt your loved ones will spend much time inside, though; the inn is surrounded by acres of scenic farmland, which guests can explore alongside the property’s goats and chickens.

Marianmade Farm / Photo by Alexandra Roberts

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