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Five Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Boston

From museums to orchards, the towns surrounding Boston offer incredible settings for weddings, all within a short drive from the city.

These five venues are a few of our favorites that are all within about an hour drive from Beantown. Each offers you the opportunity to build a custom wedding experience in New England without the five hour drive to Vermont or Maine.

Your relatives traveling from far and wide will thank you for the easy trip.

The Museum at Milton Hill

Distance to Boston: 20 minutes by car

Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Boston - The Museum at Milton Hill

Settled atop a hill just outside of the city, this gorgeous mansion built in 1833 has views of Boston Harbor and the skyline. The home features a columned porch and is surrounded by nature, including a remarkable beech tree. History is all around you as walk around the estate, including old stone walls and sweeping lawns.

In addition to the mansion, the original carriage house and replica of Lincoln’s Cabin situated on the museum grounds create a unique historical background for the ceremony and photos. The museum also has the option to rent the venue for a rehearsal dinner or brunch. Know that you can count on us to point out all those little benefits that makes your life way easier during the craziness of wedding planning.

This venue is so close to the city you can share an itinerary of your favorite things to do so your guests can get to know the city you love. Freedom trail, anyone?

Bayberry Estate

Distance to Boston: 1 hour by car

Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Boston - Bayberry Estate

If the vision you have for your wedding day is more low-key, look no further than this estate, an ideal location for an intimate celebration. The property features 200 feet of pristine private beach for the sole use of you and your guests, giving you complete privacy.

A huge deck wraps around the house with hammocks and Adirondack chairs for a fully New England vibe. A two-night stay for up to 11 guests is included with 8 bedrooms, many overlooking the ocean.

Looking to enjoy nature with your guests? The estate is the perfect spot for kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, and biking. The property is right next to a 180-acre wildlife sanctuary perfect for walking and enjoying the scenery with your guests.

Antique Grove

Distance to Boston: 1 hour by car

Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Boston - Antique Grove

What’s more New England than an apple orchard?

Just one hour outside of Boston, this picturesque apple grove is ideal for a nature-focused wedding. Walk down the aisle along a canopy of trees. Lush green grass and trees surround the antique brick and cedar shingle home, making you and your guests feel like they’ve stepped back in time.

This venue has plenty of room (and parking! A Boston-adjacent miracle!) for an outdoor affair with 200 guests, including ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

Narragansett Bay Estate

Distance to Boston: 1.5 hours by car

Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Boston - Narragansett Bay Estate

Enjoy the feel of fresh ocean breezes while you say your “I dos.” Right on Narragansett Bay, this property features open vistas of the water that act as a natural backdrop to your wedding while still keeping you, and your guests, close to Boston.

After a charming waterfront ceremony, guests can enjoy cocktail hour on the stone patio while a fire crackles in the fire pit. A heated indoor patio in glass ensures that no New England weather will get in the way of those peak ocean views.

The house is included in the rental, sleeping up to fourteen of your nearest and dearest for two nights. Plus, the third floor level features a hot tub overlooking the bay for some much needed R&R during the busy weekend.

Bay Woods Homestead

Distance to Boston: 1 hour by car

Outdoor Wedding Venues Near Boston - Bay Woods Homestead

The large lawns and beautiful forests at this Buzzard’s Bay estate give you the opportunity to make a customized wedding with multiple options for a wedding suited exactly to your tastes. The dense green trees surrounding the venue provide real privacy and make you feel worlds away from any metropolis.

Turn the wedding in to a full weekend getaway with a complimentary stay in the 8-bedroom house on site, complete with swimming pool! Heaven.

In fact, for the entire weekend, you’ll have the grounds and the barn all to yourself to explore and enjoy. With nearby lodges and cottages, friends and family can stay close by, giving you the opportunity to build out events like a rehearsal dinner and cocktail hours to spend the quality time that really matters.

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