Growing up visiting an island off the coast of Rhode Island I always dreamed of getting married on an island. Over the past few years, I’ve come to learn about some EPIC island wedding venues that you’d be lucky to get married at. The best part about island weddings is how a one-day event gets turned into a three-day adventure.
The Spring House Hotel: A Block Island Wedding Venue
51 Spring St, New Shoreham, RI 02807
The Spring House Hotel is a quintessential New England island wedding venue. A gorgeous old Victorian hotel up on a hill overlooking the beach and harbor, the hotel boasts two buildings with a total of 50-ish guest houses with townhouses on site.
The townhouses are fabulous for you and your bridal party to shack up for the night before your wedding — head into town for bar hopping, having yoga in the morning on the lawn, grab a coffee in town together and go to the spa or have the spa come to you in the townhouse.
There’s a new Inn that the owners have built just down the road that’s a little more modern for us bougie folks — The Inn at Spring House. Here there’s an intimate ceremony space for folks considering something a little smaller.
If your game for a Block Island Elopement, staying at the Spring House is the perfect way to celebrate.
The Greydon House: A Nantucket Wedding Venue
17 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554
I didn’t go with the typical on this one — cause I’m kind of obsessed with the Greydon House. The House is like a time machine to a grander time, with lots of modern touches. The hotel is situated within walking distance from ferries making it the PERFECT spot for your friends and family. Go bar hopping, have a spa day, head to the shops, grab a lavender latte from Lemon Press — all at your fingers touch.
There’s plenty of gorgeous historic chapels and beach spots all over the island for you to book for your wedding. The Greydon House is the perfect spot for you and your family/friends to stay for the weekend.
Harbor View Hotel: A Martha’s Vineyard Wedding Venue
131 N Water St, Edgartown, MA 02539
The Harbor View Hotel is a stately old hotel in Edgartown MA. Walking distance to beaches, in-town, walking distance to the ferries it’s an amazing location for a destination wedding that doesn’t need quite all the thrills.
Island weddings are the perfect weekend adventure with friends and family. Head out to Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend and enjoy the lighthouses, breweries, shops, and more.
Thompson Island: A Boston Wedding Venue
National Park, Boston, Quincy, MA 02171
Thompson Island is located in the Boston Harbor Islands. A gorgeous location for a quick destination wedding. You don’t need to drive if you’re a Boston native, take the boats over.
A rustic wedding venue, Thompson Island has space for your friends and family to boat out for the weekend. A more low-key, intimate setting, Thompson Island is a bit more rustic than some of the other options. There aren’t cars on the islands and the cabins are a bit more rustic for those looking for a more intimate experience.
Plan a bit of adventure for everyone with fishing, hiking, beach time, kayaking, and yoga. Add-in a clam bake for a rehearsal dinner and a barbeque for brunch on Sunday and you have a quintessential New England wedding weekend.
Harborview at Jones Island: A Maine Island Wedding Venue
6 Welch St, Peaks Island, ME 04108
Peaks Island is like a nice in-between Thompson Island and Block Island. Small, intimate (golf carts only), and a bit of a town. Up north in Maine, it’ll be a bit colder than some of the islands that are farther south (Block Island is ON the Gulf Stream, yay warm waters!). Nonetheless, the island is a gorgeous, intimate location for an island destination wedding.