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Unique Wedding Ceremony Locations

Not every wedding ceremony begins with a father walking his daughter down a church aisle.  A wedding in a religious institution is not for everyone and some brides just might like to forgo a traditional wedding. These brides can have their choice of any ceremony location they’d like. New England brides, lucky to live in an area known for its cities, mountains and ocean, have many unique alternative spots to the typical church ceremony or reception sites.  Every wedding is as unique as the couple planning it, so here are some different location suggestions for saying “I do.”

Locations for Literary Lovers, History Buffs or Art Aficionados

Boston Unique Wedding Ceremony: Boston Public Library
Unique Wedding Ceremony: Old Sturbidge Village
The rooms at the historical Boston Public Library feature exquisite architectural details like custom millwork and stonework and offer a grand backdrop for the exchanging of vows. The Italianate courtyard with fountain is another spot at this location that’s super romantic for a wedding.   Exchange vows in Old Sturbridge Village's historic candlelit Meetinghouse or one of their gardens, fields, taverns or barns. OSV is one of the country’s oldest and largest living history museums, depicting early New England life from 1790-1840. Shown above is the couple ringing the bell after exchanging vows.

Locations for Outdoorsy or Traveling Types

Boston Unique Ceremony - Franklin Park Zoo
MA Unique Ceremony - White Mountains
Boston is full of museums that focus on science and living - and offer the wedding space! Love animals and nature? Consider Franklin Park Zoo for your wedding. This is definitely a unique and 'wild' spot for a Boston wedding! Enjoy views in the grasslands of the "Serengeti Crossing" or admiring the colorful creatures in Bird's World.   For couples who enjoy skiing, consider escaping to NH. The White Mountain Hotel & Resort provides charm and elegance in picturesque New England surroundings. The scenic backdrop of White Horse Ledge and the tranquil beauty of Hale’s Location, make the Resort the perfect location to say your I dos.
Massachusetts Unique Wedding Ceremony - Cape Ann
Cape Cod Unique Wedding Ceremony
Want the outdoorsy ceremony without the travel? Look outside your backdoor for many local resorts with lush landscapes, quiet lakes, or roving mountains. Essex Conference Center & Retreat has many amenities - consider making it a weekend affair with lodging in the beautiful rustic setting of Cape Ann.   Couples who prefer beauty of the beach can look to the resorts of Cape Cod to provide a magnificent backdrop for a celebration. Bournedale Function Facility offers sunset beach bonfires for guests and they also do weddings. Why not combine both into one, fun, beach bonfire exchange of vows?

Locations Just for Fun

Boston Fenway Park Wedding Ceremony
Unique New England Wedding Ceremony
If a couple's style is more ballpark than amusement park, Fenway Park has a variety of event facilities complete with views of the Green Monster that can accommodate any size wedding party. Couples can even get married right in the stands from their favorite seats during the 7th inning stretch. (Photo courtesy of Giuliana Photography)   Weddings are a celebration of good times and time for fun and you can’t have much more fun than at an amusement park. Why not get married at the beautiful Victorian style Roger Williams Park Carousel in Providence? It’s a perfect combination of fun and romance. (Photo courtesy of Valentino Photography)

Locations for Adventurous or Extreme Ceremony

New England wedding ceremony   MA wedding ceremony
The bride and groom can even take the plunge while jumping out of a Cessna aircraft. Sky Dive New England offers skydiving excursions for first time jumpers to the more experienced skydivers.  That’s one way to jump right into married life!   The Governor’s House in Hyde Park, near Stowe, VT, offers special wedding packages like hot air balloon rides. Not as extreme as a skydive ceremony, but just as adventurous, couples can toast their new life together while drifting romantically above the sprawling farms of VT.

Engaged couples looking to start off their lives together in a unique way have plenty of options in New England no matter what their interests and tastes. From small town charm to big city style, New England offers it all for your wedding celebration.