It’s hard to believe that Thompson Island Outward Bound is only a hop, skip, and a jump from downtown Boston. If you are looking for a nearby beach wedding venue that still takes in Boston’s cityscape and is an easy commute for your guests, this venue is ideal. 

This venue is on a 204-acre nature preserve and boasts both indoor and outdoor venue sites on the property, as well as numerous ceremony locations. The Waterfront Landing can accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests, while Ocean Bluff Pavilion can cater up to 280 guests. If you’re hosting a bigger celebration, outdoor weddings at this venue can accommodate up to 1000 guests. Services offered include event rentals for chairs, tables, crockery and cutlery, and lawn games, use of the bridal suites, gourmet in-house catering and bar services, the option of a late-night bonfire, and more.

Address: 21 Drydock Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Phone: (617) 328-3900

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The Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor is a popular Boston wedding venue, and for good reason. With this hotel, you get a beach wedding venue, city skyline views, and hotel ballroom event space all rolled into one. The service and attention to detail on offer are unparalleled as every wedding is given the individual attention that it deserves by their professional wedding specialists. This venue can accommodate weddings of up to 300 guests in style in the Grand Ballroom, Skyline Ballroom, or Harborside Pavilion. Services offered include valet parking, gourmet catering options, personalized menus, use of the bridal suite, event rentals, and more. You can also book rooms at the Hyatt Regency Boston Harbor in blocks for your guests for maximum convenience.

Address: 101 Harborside Drive, Boston, MA 02128

Phone: (617) 568-1234

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Contact : Joan Ferraro

Located only half an hour outside of Boston, Massachusetts, The Oceanview of Nahant is a quaint, seaside resort that can accommodate up to 220 wedding guests. This venue is open year-round with a heated and enclosed Beach Stone Terrace for winter and also offers couples a private beach that includes 720 feet of Atlantic coastline. This venue is committed to only hosting one wedding at a time, so you can be assured of privacy and exclusivity. They offer all-inclusive wedding packages, with services including set-up, clean-up, DJ, event rentals, lighting, in-house bartending and catering, venue décor, and more.

Address: Zero Willow Road, Nahant, MA 01908

Phone: (781) 581-1301

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Contact : Brenda Gallant

Located less than an hour from Boston, Duxbury Bay Maritime School provides a beautiful, historic venue location for your big day. Your ceremony can be held overlooking Duxbury Bay, and the venue offers couples 2400 square feet of event space, floor-to-ceiling windows, gorgeous views of the Atlantic, and more. 

Duxbury Bay Maritime School can accommodate up to 330 guests, and the venue offers separate ceremony and cocktail hour sites, along with wet weather backup plans in the case of rains. This venue works with a select group of preferred vendors for catering, décor, and day-of coordination, which makes wedding planning stress-free. Services offered include the use of the bridal suite, in-house bar, set-up, and more.

Address: 457 Washington Street, Duxbury, MA 02331

Phone: (781) 934-7555

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The Beauport Hotel Gloucester is located a convenient 45-minute drive from Boston. The hotel itself is gorgeous, boasting an expansive beach and oceanfront views, as well as 94 rooms and suites that are perfect accommodation for guests traveling for your big day. There are four distinct event spaces on offer: Beauport Grand Ballroom, Pavilion Room, and two Harbor Rooms that can be joined together to make a larger space. 

The venue also offers couples use of their Oceanside Terrace, which boasts direct views of the beach, and is perfect for couples looking to avoid sand in their clothes but still have all of the beauty of a beach wedding venue. Beauport Hotel Gloucester can accommodate weddings of over 200 guests, and also smaller wedding packages for up to 25 guests if you are planning a more intimate celebration. The hotel offers a complimentary honeymoon suite for couples and group rates for room bookings for your guests.

Address: 55 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 282-0008

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The Elks at Bass Rocks is an extremely popular wedding for its combination of affordability, location, and impeccable service. Located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, this venue can accommodate up to 200 guests and offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces. 

You can host an outdoor seated ceremony on the expansive lawns overlooking the Atlantic and then retire indoors for the reception. The reception space boasts large windows, which offers your guests the perfect way to take in the sea view. Wedding packages include a day-of coordinator, use of the bridal suite, set-up, five hours of venue access, event rentals, in-house bar staff, clean-up, parking, and more. The Elks at Bass Rocks will only host one wedding per day so that you can be assured of personalized attention.

Address: 101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: (978) 282-3200

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Contact : Emily Douglass

Located just under an hour’s drive from Boston, Blue Ocean Event Center is ideal for oceanside beach weddings. This venue has tucked away sites for intimate ceremonies, with the Ocean Room available for small weddings for 35 people. They can also accommodate larger celebrations – Grandview Hall can accommodate up to 450 guests for a sit-down meal, and the venue also offers two other venue locations, so you will be spoiled for choice. Wedding packages include the help of a dedicated event manager, event rentals, the use of a bridal suite, and more. Valet parking services are available, and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Address: 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA 01952

Phone: (978) 462-5992

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Contact : Kristin O'Keefe

Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor provides all of the best aspects of a beach wedding venue with stunning views of the Atlantic, a boardwalk, and a grassy ceremony site. The Atlantic Room can accommodate up to 80 guests, while the larger Regency Ballroom is perfect for celebrations of up to 250 people. 

This venue offers all-inclusive wedding packages, which come complete with access to a private bridal suite, event planning help, and set-up and clean-up. Other services offered include lighting, décor, event rentals, in-house bartending services, overnight accommodation for you and your guests, and more. 

Address: 180 Water St, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: (508) 591-5012

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Contact : Gianni Saltalamacchia

White Cliffs Country Club is a beautiful wedding venue that boasts a sandy beach, blue water, sea breezes, and a romantic white-covered gazebo. It offers a gorgeous cliff-top view of Cape Cod Bay which is sure to take your breath away.

The on-site tented pavilion can comfortably accommodate 200 guests and still have plenty of room for mingling and dancing the night away. This venue books just one wedding per day so that you and your guests can be assured of their full attention. Their in-house wedding coordination team will work together with you to devise an experience perfectly suited to you, including in-house culinary options that will wow your guests.

Address: 1 East Cliff Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360

Phone: 508-888-8701

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Contact : Cheryl Notartomaso

If you are searching for a beach venue that is ideal for a weekend away from Boston, then Red Jacket Resorts should undoubtedly make your shortlist. Located an hour and a half from the city, Red Jacket Resorts has an expansive lawn overlooking the Atlantic with a white sandy beach in front. Keep in mind, however, the venue is only available for rental for weddings for a few months of the year – April through October, excluding July and August. This means that you should get your booking in quickly before all the dates are gone.

This venue offers couples the use of the professional wedding and event planners they have on staff. These planning professionals will help to ensure every detail for your big day is arranged to perfection. The resort has 150 guestrooms and 14 private villas, making this venue the perfect spot for a local beach destination wedding.

Address: 1358 MA-28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Phone: (800) 227-3263

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Contact : Stephanie Orr

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Beach wedding venues naturally project a more relaxed and intimate vibe for your wedding day. The gorgeous setting requires little in the way of décor to enhance the scene, so you can be assured of photos that will have the wow-factor. Boston offers a wide array of beach wedding venues that all boast breathtaking views of the Atlantic. We hope that our list has the perfect spot that you’ve been waiting to discover.

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