At Mayflower Venues, we are all about helping couples discover nontraditional outdoor wedding venues. We also offer the tools and online support to help them create custom weddings there. This means, we have come to know a thing or two about forest weddings.
We believe nontraditional outdoor venues give couples the chance to really create a wedding day that can be customized to reflect their values and story (in a way busy commercial event spaces cannot). That freedom to be creative and express your values is only heightened when the wedding can take place outdoors and the couple has the chance to turn a blank canvas into a real life story. Plus, for a lot of us, the outdoors are a huge part of who we are and we want to bring that value and passion into our wedding day.
So whether you love to hike, picnic or just walk your dog in the woods, we have some nontraditional forest venues we think you might love. Whether it's a forest ceremony with soft violins and long wood benches or a glass tent that lets guests peek through the towering white pines to the stars, forest ceremonies are some of our favorites!
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- Caratunk Wildlife Refuge (Seekonk, MA)
Less than an hour away from Boston and only 15 minutes from Providence rests over 200 acres of trails, forests, crystal clear streams, and preserved fields. With wide open fields perfect for a tented event, to a beautifully restored white-washed barn, you'll enjoy plenty of options for your indoor/outdoor event.Excited about giving back? Caratunk Wildlife Refuge uses all proceeds from your wedding to help conserve the 200-acre property for generations to come.
- Powissett Lodge (Westwood, MA)
Hale’s Powissett Lodge offers a unique combination of a dramatic, natural background with the convenience of modern facilities all in an intimate setting. Have your ceremony surrounded by woods and using nature as the backdrop when saying "I do". Then transition to their large event room that still gives you an outdoor feel. With cathedral ceiling and many windows allowing an abundance of natural light to enter.
- Tuckaway Tree Farm (Lebanon, ME)
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Just off Route 202 and within an hour of Portland, Tuckaway Tree Farm rests atop 35 acres of pristine wooded farmland. Featuring multiple areas perfect for a tented wedding, a little red barn that could serve as an excellent bar or catering area, and a brand new yurt for the newly married couple to stay in on their wedding night, Tuckaway offers scenic backdrops and lush greenery for your entire event.
- Cucchiara Learning Center & Orchard (Westwood, MA)
Andy Cucchiara Center is the open space barn-esque wedding venue that you've been looking for! Enjoy the wooden barn as an addition to your tented reception along the meadow. With ample space for a ceremony, a tent, and utilizing the barn for cocktail hour, Parkland Meadows has more than enough space for guests to move through and enjoy your celebration as a newly married couple.
- Cat Rock Field (Westwood, MA)
Cat Rock is your own private grassed area enclosed by full green trees all around. You have the ability to host your ceremony completely open outside in the great outdoors or underneath the pavilion customized just the way you like it. You can also use the pavilion for your cocktail hour, bar area, buffet, etc. Cat Rock is perfect for a guest count of up to 250 or for the couple with a smaller guest count who wants more room for decorations and the dance floor.
If these top five weren't enough to satisfy your forest wedding desires, check out the rest of our great nontradtional woodsy wedding venues here.