Dreamlike Nantucket Wedding Venues for the Perfect Secular Ceremony or Reception

Dreaming of an island wedding? Scenic waterfront vistas, beautifully manicured courtyards and quaint interiors— on Nantucket, romantic elegance awaits around nearly every corner.

Whether you’re fantasizing about a serene, intimate ceremony by the bay or an extravagant reception for hundreds, there are dozens of perfect places to tie the knot on Nantucket.

Explore some of the most coveted secular venues for your Nantucket destination wedding.

Westmoor Farm

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The Westmoor Farm is located at 6&8 Old Westmoor Farm Road. This 2.6 acre estate boasts four buildings totaling 12,000 SF of finished living spaces complemented by a large entertainment barn and varied outdoor dining and recreation spaces. It features 13 Bedrooms and 13+ Bathrooms, perfect for a large party to stay for your wedding ceremony.

The property is currently listed at $11,750,000 with a motivated buyer. Weekly leases start at $45,000.

View more about this property at:

www.nantucketbrokers.com/westmoor-farm

Sankaty Golf Club

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The Sankaty Head Lighthouse is one of three remaining lighthouses in operation on the island, and those who choose Sankaty Golf Club as their wedding venue enjoy the bluff as their nautical backdrop.

The course offers ample space for an indoor or outdoor ceremony or reception, with an open, tented view of the Siasconset links or a cozy interior hall with lofted ceilings perfect for stringing up lights, with rich, dark wood accents and a rustic brick fireplace. Perched on a hill, it's a great location to watch the sunset and celebrate a night of love.

Hadwen House and Garden

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During the golden era of Nantucket’s whaling industry in the 1840s, this Greek-revival style mansion was home to a whaling merchant named William Hadwen. He hired an artisan who specialized in intricate carvings to design the structure and The Hadwen House has been a symbol of wealth and prosperity ever since.

With its colossal pillars, period furnishings, and simplistic class, it’s no surprise why the house is such a popular wedding venue for those tying the knot on Nantucket. Today, it’s the only publicly-accessible mansion of its age and architectural significance on the island.

What really draws engaged couples to this elegant home is its tucked away, beautifully enclosed Victorian garden, where vows are exchanged amongst fresh, seasonal blooms. Your wedding party can watch from comfortable benches as you share your first kiss as newlyweds, on raised stone steps surrounded by charming garden sculptures and lush greenery.

Part of the mansion functions also as a public museum, but the first-floor interior serves as a setting for parties and dinners, making it an intimate onsite option for your reception after saying “I do” on the lush grounds.

Galley Beach

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Get married right on the sand at Galley Beach, praised by Oprah Winfrey as the best place to get married on the east coast. This luxurious venue offers scenic views of the ocean and indoor and outdoor escapes off of Cliffside Beach.

Couples can enjoy a waterfront ceremony and a tented reception right by the ocean, featuring deliciously catered seafood and fresh cuisine from the restaurant. Those who want to take the reception inside can reserve the elegant dining room with ocean views visible from large windows.

Nantucket Whaling Museum

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Wed in a one-of-a-kind setting at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, where history and nautical elegance intertwine. Previously a candle-factory, the interior’s high ceilings, wooden beams, and exposed brick create a uniquely rustic ambiance.

The rooftop deck offers scenic views of both the downtown and the sea, creating the perfect place for a rehearsal dinner, wedding brunch or an intimate spot to stargaze. In fact, couples often get engaged on Tucker’s Roofwalk, before heading downstairs to celebrate their new union.

Host a reception surrounded by priceless artwork and maritime artifacts, including a 46-foot sperm skeleton overhead. There’s plenty of room for tables and dancing on the “sea-like” floor for an unforgettable night of historical beauty.

Quaker Meeting House

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For those searching for simplicity, the Quaker Meeting House’s wide-plank hardwood floors and rich pews offer minimalist, historic charm. Only steps away from Main Street, this intimate wedding venue accommodates up to 90 guests and is the last remaining meeting house on the island

Clean, white paneling and a red brick entryway welcome guests and make the picture-perfect backdrop. The house’s large paned windows provide plenty of natural light in for a picture-perfect ceremony, and its convenient location isn’t far from a number of reception venues, including those mentioned here.

Say “I Do” to a Nantucket Wedding

These refined wedding venues offer a variety of options for both luxurious and intimate celebrations. Bring your dream ceremony or reception to life by continuing your search for the perfect place to tie the knot on Nantucket and exploring all the things to do on the island with your special someone.

Congdon and Coleman Nantucket Real Estate

 

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