Three Elegant Estates Turned Wedding Venues in Massachusetts

These former homes in Lenox, Lexington, and West Tisbury offer elegance, privacy, and plush guest rooms to those who say “I do.”

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Lambert’s Cove Inn & Resort

West Tisbury

Head Count: Up to 150
Price: About $500 per person

A meandering road through the woods signals the start of the unforgettable experience brides and grooms can expect at Lambert’s Cove Inn & Resort. Set on 8 acres on Martha’s Vineyard, the former working farm is a tucked-away haven specializing in thoughtfully curated weddings that reflect the island, the beautiful character of the property, and the personality of the couple. Ceremonies are typically held in the inn’s English Garden, with receptions taking place under a tent on the Great Lawn. Many couples choose to buy out the restored farmhouse’s 15 rooms, which are a stroll away from Lambert’s Cove Beach, for their celebratory weekend, hosting their rehearsal dinner on the property as well. While the setting has the air of a bucolic bed-and-breakfast, there is nothing quaint about the culinary experience your guests will encounter here. The farm-to-table fare is world-class and features the island’s locally harvested ingredients. Professional and creative, the über-attentive staff will happily tailor your big day to your distinct preferences, from a Jamaican-influenced clam bake to a casual buffet for 100 to a refined multicourse sit-down dinner.

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Stonover Farm

Lenox

Head Count: Up to 175
Price: Starting at $17,500

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Looking for a pastoral setting with a dose of luxury? This 10-acre Berkshires property, anchored by a sprawling shingle-and-stone manse built in 1890, is just the ticket. Set against a backdrop of towering willow trees, lush fields, and a spring-fed duck pond, the estate is lush and gorgeous, but the real magic happens in the post-and-beam barn, where lights and flowers strung from the exposed rafters add a romantic flair to wedding receptions. Couples can reserve that space from May through early October for a single event, but most opt to take over the whole property for their wedding weekend, hosting a rehearsal dinner on the lawn or in the gallery, a small building off the barn. You’ll need to have your own wedding planner to hash out all the details with the local tent company that provides rentals, as well as one of the venue’s approved caterers. As for the after-party, there’s room for 12 to stay overnight in the property’s luxuriously appointed guest quarters, and the rest of the guests are encouraged to linger around the outdoor fire pit long after the reception is over.

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Inn at Hastings Park

Lexington

Head Count: Up to 75
Price: Micro-wedding packages start at $9,500

Smack in the center of American history—it’s just steps from the Lexington Battle Green, where the first shots of the Revolutionary War went off—this former estate turned Relais & Châteaux property has a variety of options for couples interested in hosting a more-intimate wedding celebration. The venue’s popular micro-wedding package includes a two-night stay for the couple, along with a ceremony and reception for 30 guests, a four-hour photo session, and a custom bouquet and boutonniere. Need to accommodate more friends and family? At the award-winning on-site restaurant Town Meeting Bistro, you can host a seated dinner for 60 with a dance floor (sans dance floor, there’s room for 75 diners). Other reception sites on the verdant property include the tree-shrouded Culinary Garden as well as Artistry, a cozy indoor space that houses a 20-person imperial table. No matter which space you settle on for your celebration, when it comes to the wedding meal, you can count on high-caliber cuisine thanks to owner Trisha Kennealy, who happens to be a Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School–trained chef. Another raved-about element of the upscale inn, which has 22 guest rooms and suites spread across two historical former homes and a barn, is the décor: Conceived by designer Robin Gannon, it reflects Lexington’s patriotic past with a modern spin.

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First published in the print edition of the August 2023 issue with the headline “Great Estates.”