There is so much to love about Cape Cod wedding venues. To start with, fried oysters, lobster rolls, ice cream cones, and the awesome smell of the Atlantic Ocean!
Most of our couples chose to have their wedding down on the Cape so that they can make a whole celebration weekend out of it. Cape Cod rehearsal dinners can be enjoyed by stunning views of Cape Cod Bay or relaxed clam bakes, with all of the delicious fixings like corn on the cob, potatoes, and steamer clams!
Below is a roundup of my team’s favorite Cape Cod event spaces!
Map of Cape Cod Wedding Venues
BEST CAPE COD WEDDING VENUES
Jim and Joanne are wonderful. Weddings at The Coonamessett are known for their amazing food, hospitality from these two lovely coordinators. Couples that chose to have The Coonamessett wedding ceremonies often have it in the outdoor gazebo.
A convenient perk is being able to stay in the Coonamessett couples cottage after the wedding! It’s also a perfect spot for bridal parties to get ready on the day of!
Address: 311 Gifford St, Falmouth, MA 02540
Phone: +1 508-548-2300
THE CAPE CLUB RESORT
Picture yourself nestled atop one of the highest vistas on all of Cape Cod wedding venues, against the perfect backdrop so grand that you feel like royalty. Imagine walking down marbled foyer floors to enter a Cape Cod wedding ballroom with crystal chandeliers and towering cathedral ceilings–all for your special day! This wedding venue located in an intimate porch overlooking lush gardens perfect venue to exchange vows, and where guests sip champagne as they watch the sunset over verdant landscapes and the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s one of the youngest venues on Cape Cod, and definitely a dream wedding venue!
Ask for Wendy. She’s amazing.
“My husband and I got married at The Cape Club wedding venue located in East Falmouth on 10/14/17 and it was one of the best decisions of our engagement! Planning from NJ, I was nervous about being so far away from the East Falmouth wedding venue, but throughout the whole process, Wendy was able to answer all the questions we had and met with us on site each time we stopped in to visit (even when it was last minute!).
When it rained on our big day and we had to change our outdoor ceremony event plans, The Cape Club in East Falmouth team worked diligently to make sure our indoor ceremony event was just as beautiful. The food was amazing!!! Six months prior to the big day, at our tasting, we met with the chef who walked us through all of our options and made it clear he would create our wedding dinner however we envisioned it. For the first course, we opted for clam chowder instead of a salad and I am still getting comments on how delicious it was! Thank you to everyone at The Cape Club East Falmouth wedding venue, especially Wendy, Ami, Corey, and Kelsey. You truly made our event the best day of our lives!”
Address: 125 Falmouth Woods Rd, East Falmouth, MA 02536
Phone: +1 508-540-4005
WYCHMERE BEACH CLUB
Wychmere Beach Club is one of the quintessential cape cod event spaces that have the special option of a private beach. It tops as one of my favorite Cape Cod wedding venues. I also love that this venue has a boat dock, which is awesome for sunset, and swimming pools, for early day lounging!
Wychmere Beach Club in Harwich Port has a beautiful Grand ballroom hall overlooking the water. This luxurious coastal venue features modern spaces for couples’ weddings, including a manicured seaside lawn and stunning ballroom with white and wooden accents. Wychmere Beach Club is 30 minutes from Seagull beach.
Inside the luxury resort of Wychmere Beach Club ballroom hall, wooden beams support a white ceiling, while a modern grey hardwood floor runs underfoot. The ballroom property is a beautiful clean space to host your wedding ceremony and reception.
When looking at wedding venues, the experience of the coordinators is very important! Lindsay and Brooke both epitomize excellent service, and I have no doubts that they will take care of my couples and their families fully! They can organize, coordinate, and host weddings with their eyes closed!
“Wychmere Beach Club saved my wedding. As any bride understands, planning and executing this event can be particularly stressful, and this year the stress of planning and hosting weddings in the midst of a pandemic has been unique and challenging. The entire staff at Wychmere Beach Club made our ceremony and reception, and our guests, feel safe, comfortable and luxurious. ” -Kristen
Address: 23 Snow Inn Rd, Harwich Port, MA 02646
Phone: +1 508-432-1000
Here is a blog of one of my favorite Wychmere Beach Club weddings!
WEQUASSETT RESORT AND GOLF CLUB
Wequassett Resort and Golf Club weddings is one of my favorite Cape Cod wedding venues. Situated right on Pleasant Bay, many of their indoor spaces have gigantic windows so that your family, friends, and guests can enjoy the panoramic views of the ocean even while indoors. Many people consider Wequassett Resort and Golf Club one of the most perfect beach wedding venues!
The Wequassett Resort and Golf Club cape cod offers accommodation up to 300 guests. LiBAtion has a private and intimate feel, outdoor space that was designed for cocktail hours or other gatherings with magnificent view of the ocean and the lush pool area.
Couples have two gorgeous waterfront options to hold their Wequassett Resort and Golf Club wedding ceremony, either on The Grand Lawn or The Garden Terrace property. The Garden Terrace is a garden tented structure with floor-to-ceiling accordion style glass doors that open up to Pleasant Bay. The outdoor terrace is an ideal setting for private, romantic, minimalist style, and showcases a magnificent view of the ocean and beach.
“From the food, to the service, to the beautiful Wequassett Resort and Golf Club location, it was everything you could hope for in a wedding party. Our guests can not stop talking about it. We also stayed as guests on the property from the days leading up to the event and a couple of days afterwards and from every single staff member we encountered we were treated like VIP guests. We plan to return for our anniversary.” – Caitlyn
” Our Wequassett Resort and Golf Club dream wedding was a reality! The food, the staff, the service…everything was perfect and our guests are STILL talking about it. Oh – and the junior suite my husband and I stayed in the most amazing hotel room I’ve ever stayed in!!! I can’t wait to go back. We could not have asked for a more perfect place to have our ceremony – every moment was a dream come true.” – Kristen
The Wequassett is one of my favorite wedding venues because they serve the best fried clams!
Address: 2173 MA-28, Harwich, MA 02645
CHATHAM BARS INN
Chatham Bars Inn
In the summer of 1914, this historic inn opened its doors and welcomed the world, beginning a tradition of gracious hospitality that lives on to this day. Prominent Boston stockbroker Charles Ashley Hardy acquired the land in 1912, and within one year, the main inn, nine seaside cottages, and a golf course had been constructed. With deep-sea and harbor fishing available at its doorstep, the historic Chatham Bars Inn quickly became a popular hunting lodge for sportsmen.
The Chatham Bars Inn has hosted the Dutch Royal Family, Henry Ford, and William Rockefeller and became a year-round resort in 1988, with extensive renovations taking place over the course of several years. The result is a marriage of timeless character and classic historic New England charm with the sophisticated comforts of today.
This Chatham Bars Inn is huge, with plenty of spaces for guests to stay and make a weekend of out if, and plenty of dining spaces for cocktail hour and Cape Cod receptions. My favorite restaurant is the Beach House Grill.
Chatham Bars Inn is one of the most ideal Cape Cod resort wedding venues because there’s ample space for accommodations, so that your guests can all stay in one place together. The waterfront hotel makes it so comfortable to host your friends and family. There’s lots of room. There is a beautiful garden to walk through. Having a private beach in Chatham Bars Inn is a dream, to be able to wake up to the Massachusetts coastal Ocean.
“I have been traveling to Chatham and visiting the Chatham Bars Inn Farm venues(CBI) for 7 years and the beautiful landscape of the hotel property never ceases to amaze me and that is only one of the reasons I chose Chatham Bars Inn for my reception at the end of June. The service is excellent, the quality of this historic inn and surrounding cottages (including rooms, restaurants) beach house, pool, and spa cannot be beat. The food for the weekend was delicious as expected since it was prepared in-house. Chatham Bars Inn farm was the ideal location to host our family; There was so much room for everyone. I give this Cape Cod wedding venue and its staff a 10 out 10 and I would absolutely recommend having weddings at Chatham Bars Inn. This place is a perfect dream wedding venue!”
“Chatham Bars Inn is one of the most beautiful historic event spaces in New England. We held our rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception, after party and brunch here everything exceeded our expectations. The wedding vendors, service, food, accommodations and spa were impeccable. Clarissa was truly fabulous. Thank you all at Chatham Bars Inn for the most wonderful wedding party I ever could have imagined.” – Lisa
Address: 297 Shore Rd, Chatham, MA 02633
Phone: +1 508-945-0096
OCEAN EDGE RESORT AND GOLF CLUB
Ocean Edge Resort and Golf Club weddings have a variety of spaces to choose from: Everything from private beaches, ballroom, tent, waterfront ceremony, and an outdoor terrace! This Cape Cod coastal historic mansion can host 500 guests!
This Luxury Resort is one of my favorites because guests make a big destination out of your wedding, and typically stay for the entire weekend. Ocean Edge Resort is an awesome choice for a wedding venue in New England.
The property can host can host a maximum of 500 wedding guests at the Ocean Edge Resort. It is a lovely way to spend a waterfront weekend. The hotel has an amazing restaurant, wedding packages, and it’s a comfortable hall and hotel to host all of your guests.
“We held our wedding at this Cape Cod wedding venue in May, and the venue was absolutely great from start to finish – our guests really enjoyed the stunning views of the ocean and the sunset as they gathered for drinks at the Ocean Terrace, the sea breeze and sounds of the waves during our beach ceremony, and the ambience and delicious dinner served at the Carriage House hall. Several of them came up to us afterward to comment on how much they enjoyed the food (lobster and seafood buffets especially), the elegant atmosphere, and their overall experience, and how the weekend felt like a relaxing beach vacation for them.
If you’re thinking of having a beach wedding on Cape Cod I can’t recommend Ocean Edge highly enough, not only for the beauty of the property itself but for the excellent food, staff, and service!” – Jeff
Address: 2907 Main St, Brewster, MA 02631
Phone: +1 508-896-9000
THE POPPONESSET INN AT NEW SEABURY
“Look no further, this wedding venue located in New Seabury North Falmouth is one of the best reception venues on Cape Cod for your special day! Wilma, our wedding planner was the absolute best and helped us pull off our wedding without any stress. Somehow, we pulled off a wedding in 8 weeks and it wouldn’t have happened without her! The rest of the staff was also amazing day of, as well as the food. Everyone felt safe and comfortable during our event and we have received so many compliments on how well the event was done. Our original wedding was supposed to be for 140 ppl at a different venue which was ultimately canceled. We were so happy with them from the initial meeting until the big day. We married on 10/2/2020 in this reception with less than 50 people in their outdoor tent and it was an absolutely perfect day! We never imagined our big day to be like this but ultimately it was better than we ever expected regardless of the current circumstances. It turned out to be more of our vision than our original wedding. Thank you, Wilma and the rest of the staff for making our special day at the Popponesset Inn an absolute dream!” -Kristin
“Our wedding at the Popponesset Inn was truly a dream come true! As soon as my husband and I laid eyes on the Poppy tent we knew we wanted to get married there. It is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Cape Cod. The romantic Seabury ballroom is beyond beautiful and all of our guests were blown away by the stunning views of the ocean. We worked with Dawn throughout our planning process and on the day of the wedding she was a miracle worker! She kept us extremely organized at the In and made sure every last detail was in place. I am so appreciative of all of her hard work to help make our day happen. I wanted a beach wedding, and the Inn was the perfect setting for me. The food was amazing and our guests loved the options that the stations provided. I wish I could get married in this wedding venue over and over again!” – Annie
Address: 95 Shore Drive West, Mashpee, MA 02649
Phone: (508) 539-8200
PELHAM HOUSE RESORT
Pelham House Resort is a historic estate home located in Nantucket, Massachusetts. It was built by New England shipping magnate John Pelham in 1845 as his summer residence and is considered one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture on Cape Cod.
There are several different areas in pelham house resort that you can choose from for your wedding, depending on how many guests you want to invite and how much time you want to spend planning. You can have your ceremony in the garden area or at the beach, which features a wide sandy beach with beautiful views of the Ocean. You can also do a waterfront ceremony at the Pelham House Resort beach house or have it indoors at their ballroom or library if it rains during your ceremony.
The Nantucket Sound Room is one of the most popular reception venues because it’s very intimate—it has just enough room for two people to walk around in front of each other without worrying about bumping into anything or getting lost in a maze of hallways and rooms!
Address: 14 Sea Street, Dennis Port, MA 02639
Borsari Gallery is the perfect place to get married on Cape Cod. This beautiful venue offers breathtaking views of Boston Harbor from its location on top of Cadillac Mountain. Borsari Gallery has three different rooms with different themes, so you can choose the one that best suits your style and vision for your big day. You’ll also be able to enjoy some live music during your ceremony, which could include a jazz band or piano player.
Address: 524 Main Street, Dennis, MA, 02638
Phone: (508) 385-3434
THE RIDGE CLUB
The Ridge Club is one of Cape Cod’s most charming wedding venues.
There are so many event spaces for romantic outdoor ceremonies – from the stunning outdoor patio to under the magnificent tent. This open-air space shelters couples from the elements while still allowing for beautiful natural light for the romantic outdoor affair. The country club features a garden-style pavilion and brick flooring event spaces surrounding the traditionally New England style clubhouse with a grey shingled roof, light-colored siding, and white accents. Rolling hills and gorgeous landscaping abounds, making the perfect location for wedding portraits. With brick underfoot, this Cape Cod space is top-of-the-line classic elegance, which is rare in Cape Cod wedding venues. Inside, couples will find a garden-inspired indoor ballroom. It also seats up to 180 guests for dinner and dancing.
“The Ridge Club was the perfect romantic venue to host my wedding. We utilized their tented patio and covered patio event space. Not only was the space gorgeous and allowed for transformation into the exact picture I had in mind but Kristie was phenomenal to work with. She was extremely responsive to emails and phone allowed for multiple visits for me, my fiancé and my wedding planner, and was extremely flexible with timing as well as wedding vendors arrival for set up and break down. My wedding was so perfect that I’m looking for reasons to host another event at The Ridge Club soon.” – Kristen
Address: 70 Country Club Road, Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: (508) 428-6800
OYSTER HARBORS CLUB
Oyster Harbors Club is a historic place that features five acres of gardens and stunning views of the ocean, It has a scenic view of the harbor and provides guests with plenty of space to relax between their ceremony and reception.
If you’re looking for a rustic setting with a touch of modernity, Oyster Harbors Club is the perfect place for your event. The beach club has several dining options available, including a full-service restaurant and a casual café, as well as an outdoor beer garden. For larger events, there are also banquet facilities on site.
Address: 2067 Oyster Harbors, Osterville, MA 02655
SEA CREST BEACH HOTEL
Sea Crest Beach Hotel is another beautiful venue located on Cape Cod overlooking old silver beach, making it the ideal place for those who want a picturesque setting for their special day. The beachfront property offers views of the bay at sunset and sunrise, making it an ideal place for photos or even just relaxation between cocktail and dinner.
With its own beach that overlooks Nauset Marsh, this hotel is the perfect spot to host an intimate ceremony or celebration before guests head out on their own adventures. There are plenty of options for lodging at Sea Crest Beach Hotel as well. You can book rooms in one of several different types of suites or even rent out all three floors of the hotel itself!
Address: 350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, MA, 02556
Phone: (800) 225-3110
WILLOW BEND COUNTRY CLUB
Willow Bend Country Club is known as one of Cape Cod’s most prestigious country clubs, offering everything from golfing to tennis to swimming pools—and so much more! Their championship golf course will make any hole-in-one shot feel like a lifetime achievement award.
The Willow Bend Country Club is another great venue for any type of event you might have planned on Cape Cod—from weddings to corporate retreats to family reunions!
Address: 100 Willowbend Drive Mashpee, MA 02649
Phone: (508) 539-5000
THE LIGHTHOUSE INN
The Lighthouse Inn is also located in Hyannis Port, MA, within walking distance of many popular restaurants and shops that are sure to please any guest at your wedding! The Lighthouse Inn offers four different rooms with different themes that can accommodate up to 200 guests comfortably.
This venue also offers plenty of parking space so couples don’t have to worry about finding parking spaces or hauling their cars around town while they are planning their big day!
Address: 1 Lighthouse Inn Road West Dennis, MA 02670
Phone: (508) 398-2244
HIGHFIELD HALL AND GARDENS
Highfield Hall and Gardens is another great Cape Cod venue for couples looking for something different than traditional wedding. It has three different event spaces that can accommodate up to 500 people.
Highfield Hall and Gardens has been hosting weddings since the early 1900s, so they know a thing or two about how to do it right! Their gardens are gorgeous, and if you go for an outdoor ceremony, you’ll have access to their landscaped grounds for pictures after your ceremony as well.
Address: 56 Highfield Drive Falmouth, MA 02541
Phone: (508) 495-1878
BEST CAPE COD RESTAURANTS FOR REHEARSAL DINNERS
Want to celebrate your rehearsal dinner at a delicious Cape Cod restaurant? Take a look at this list for some of the best Cape Cod restaurants for rehearsal dinners with your guests! Some can host 100 guests. Some can host 200 guests. Just like weddings, be sure to book your rehearsal venue early!
All of these restaurants have different vibes, whether gardens are your jam, an indoor romantic space, a cozy inn venue that your guests are already staying at for convenience, or an outdoor event clambake space.
HERITAGE MUSEUM AND GARDENS
67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA, 02563
SWAN RIVER RESTAURANT AND CLAM BAKE
5 Lower County Road, Dennisport, MA 02639
THE LOBSTER POT
321 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657
OLD FASHIONED CLAMBAKES
504 S Main St, Centerville, MA 02632
Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA, 02649
WAGNER AT DUCK CREEK
70 Main Street, Wellfleet, MA, 02667
360 Main St., Hyannis, MA, 02601
321 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2202
MAC’S FISH HOUSE PROVINCETOWN
85 Shank Painter Rd, Provincetown, MA
THE MEWS RESTAURANT & CAFE
429 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2315
HOW MUCH IS A WEDDING ON CAPE COD?
The Knot revealed that couples in the Cape Cod region spent an average of $55,000.
CAN YOU GET MARRIED ON A PRIVATE BEACH IN CAPE COD?
Yes, and no. Some beaches require a fee and a license. Many venues have private beaches that are available to celebrate the couples’ special day!
WHAT IS A GOOD RAIN BACKUP PLAN FOR BEACH WEDDINGS?
When it rains in Cape Cod, it’s either a nice refreshing drizzle or a torrential downpour! Many Cape Cod wedding venues have a tent or a ballroom for a rain backup plan, which I would recommend if you’re having a quintessential Cape Cod wedding.
A tented receptions can be either a permanent structure, or a smaller 10×10″ tent, like the ones you see at outdoor farmer’s markets that are great for temporary tent structures that you can use in a pinch! Rest assured, we’re not talking REI camping tents. The style of most Cape Cod tented weddings are usually white in color and very classy.
HOW DO I TOUR WEDDING VENUES CAPE COD?
Email them on their website to take a tour through their harbor, garden, tented areas, hotel room options and spaces for events. It’s important to visualize what your wedding will look like – whether it’s an indoor reception, tented wedding reception, garden cocktail hour, and other harbor events.
Touring in person is always ideal, but during the pandemic, many Cape Cod wedding venues are also offering video virtual tours of their indoor reception spaces, hotel rooms, and of the entire location.
While looking at a photo or two is nice of Cape Cod wedding venues, it’s awesome to be able to go to the Massachusetts location to look at the hotel room that you’d be staying in, and really getting a feel for what it would be like to walk around the gardens.
Many couples tell me that when they tour wedding venues, they make a whole weekend out of it to see multiple at once! Give them all a ring on the phone so that you can stack all of your wedding venues tours together!
IS A COUNTRY CLUB A GOOD OPTION FOR A CAPE COD WEDDING VENUE?
A Massachusetts country club is one of best places to find fun, friends and good times. There’s no other place like it for golfing or just kicking back with your pals at a refreshing drink by the pool while enjoying some tasty appetizers!
A private country club is an exclusive membership organization that has top-of-the line facilities such as an expansive golf course, stellar dining options, pro shops and more. These award winning establishments boast not only fantastic recreation but also provide social opportunities when you need them most – whether its meeting new people on one of their many activities lists or catching up with buddies over drinks during happy hour. Many of them also have hotel rooms and inn space for 200 guests or more to stay in.
A country club is a great option for a Cape Cod Wedding venue because many of these venues are award winning locations that are used to handling 200 guests and more.
Some have garden spaces, tented lounge areas, harbor views, and plenty of room for events. You can bet that the street is clean, the reception space is functional and attractive and of course – location, location, and location.
In additional to membership fees, country clubs are very used to hosting big events, especially when there are parties on the harbor!
Many couples like to host their events at golf clubs because they can walk down the street and be right at their abode. No need to worry about rambunctious drivers on the street because it’s a private location. Whether your indoor or outdoors, a country club is a great place to host your event.
WHAT IS THE BEST TOWN TO STAY AT IN CAPE COD?
Falmouth is a town in the southwestern tip of Cape Cod that makes for an ideal home base during your day trips to Martha’s Vineyard or even visits to Newport, Rhode Island. With many great shops and restaurants on Main Street, as well as some expansive walking trails outside of downtown Falmouth make it one you should visit if considering staying near Woods Hole Harbor where ferries depart daily from its docks!
If you’re looking for an affordable vacation destination with lots of activities nearby then consider north eastern Massachusetts at the very southwest point-Falmouth. The long stretch along Main Street has plenty places worth visiting such as Ocean House Books & Gallery which specializes in regional books and art.
WHERE ARE THE BEST GARDENS IN CAPE COD?
Heritage Museums & Gardens
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Green Briar Nature Center
SHOULD I HAVE A PHOTO BOOTH AT MY CAPE COD WEDDING VENUE?
Absolutely! Photo booths allow for your wedding guests to come together in a casual way. Some photo booths print out photo strips or 4×6 prints, while others give the option to email the photo! Be sure to phone the photo booth operators and ask about travel fees to Cape Cod weddings.
SHOULD I STAY AT AN INN, HOTEL, OR RENT A HOUSE?
Weddings bring together all sorts of people. Destination weddings at Cape Cod are a treat because most guests make a weekend out of it.
Some college friends and family members like to rent a big house. Pros to this is that you can spend some quality time together. There’s usually a kitchen in the house (and maybe at the inn) so that you can cook meals and enjoy each other’s company.
The pro is that sometimes, you want to socialize at the weddings, but then you want to come back to a hotel room to have introvert time!
WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK THE CAPE COD WEDDING VENUES?
For weddings, what is the venue rental fee and what’s included ?
How many hours does the rental fee include for the venue,?
What is the overtime fee for the venue?
How much are the wedding packages
Is there accommodation at this country club, inn, or venue?
If not, what accommodations are close-by that you can recommend? (hotel, inn, airbnb, vrbo, b&b, etc)
What’s the payment plan for this wedding venue? How is it broken down?
If I need to contact the wedding planner/coordinator, should I do this via phone or email?
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