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Nov 11, 2012 01:50 PM

Wedding Venue/Resort Where Guests Can Stay Over?

Hi, we are young professionals, recently engaged and looking for a wedding venue maybe 1-2 hours from Boston where the guests would be able to stay on the property. I'd like a place where our family and friends could go and make a weekend of it--preferably never having to leave the property. We would like a late summer/early fall wedding.

- We're probably looking at around a 150-guest wedding, it is likely that not all guests would stay over.

-We would love to avoid Newport proper, but are not averse to the surrounding areas, e.g. Bristol, Middletown

-Obviously, great food is must

Thank you in advance for the help, you guys are the best.

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  1. The two best options on the Cape are high end waterfront resorts with prices that aren't for the squeamish. But both the Chatham Bars Inn and the Wequasett Inn provided for a stunning locale, excellent food and service, and beautiful rooms in a great location on Cape Cod.We been to remarkable weddings at both locales.

    1. If you are interested in Connecticut, you might want to check out Waters Edge Resort in Westbrook, CT. It is right on Long Island sound and is about 1 1/2 hours from Boston.

      1. Wentworth By the Sea in Portsmouth New Hampshire.

        1. Another pricy but gorgeous option is Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

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          1. re: Tartinet

            Ocean House is goergeous, but I think a little too far from Boston for us. Thank you all for the great suggestion. We are still in the early stages of our venue search, so please keep the ideas coming. Thanks again.

          2. We got married at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster. The ceremony was just down the street at the First Church in Brewster. We wanted a little more of a casual reception, so we set up a big tent outside the clubhouse at the resort. Everything was wonderful. Just about everyone stayed in condos right on property. They also have a beautiful mansion on property with ocean views.

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            1. re: Bivalve88

              I would second Wequasset in Harwich.