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Budget Shoreline Venue for a Small Wedding?

Does anyone know of any inexpensive venues on the water that would be suitable for a wedding reception with about 50-65 guests? I'm from Connecticut but we have many guests traveling from afar, a number of whom have never been to New England. I'd love to treat them to some beautiful views of the shoreline here for our wedding (and I also love the shore, myself). The wedding will take place in the summer and will double as a vacation for a number of our OOT guests, as they're interested in visiting Newport, Boston, the Cape, the Berkshires, and possibly CT during their stay. Quite a few of the guests from my side will be coming from CT, as well. We're on a very tight budget though... we're hoping to spend $60/pp or less for the reception if at all possible. We've looked at a number of places in RI, but we're open to looking into anything on the South Shore in MA as well. 

Re: Budget Shoreline Venue for a Small Wedding?

  • edited December 2011
    We had our wedding ceremony on Sandy Beach in Cohasset.  It was free.  Then our reception was at the Altantica in Cohasset which is 5 minutes down the road on the harbor.  It's so beautiful.  they don't have a per person minimum, but a monetary min.  For a Friday wedding you have to spend $6k.  
  • love2naplove2nap member
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    edited December 2011
    The Falmouth Yacht Club on the Cape can handle up to 110 guests and I think it's pretty affordable. You can also get married right on the beach. The Beach Breeze Inn is also in Falmouth. I don't know the specific rates, but I do know you have to rent out the entire Inn (I think it's about 22 rooms, but if you have a lot of OOT guests, it might not be a big deal).

    Also, check out the Hemisphere Waterfront Dining. It has views of the cape cod can and I think it's pretty affordable too.

    Good luck!
  • love2naplove2nap member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh, and the flying bridge in falmouth as well.
  • edited December 2011
    Thanks very much! I'll definitely check into these. Has anyone had any experience with a wedding at the Cohasset Harbor Inn, itself (rather than the nearby Atlantica)? I have never seen either of these venues, but I noticed that the packages for the Inn are even less expensive than the restaurant... and it seems they would accomodate a group of our size. According to their FB page, they've recently redone the carpeting. I can't find many photos/reviews, though. There seems to be much more info available for the Atlantica.

    Also, does anyone know if the Chart House in Boston does weddings?
  • edited December 2011
    The Cohasset Harbor Inn & Atlantica both have lovely views of the harbor and are very central for the area. I would also consider the Barker Tavern in Scituate.

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