Canoe Club Ballroom is a wedding venue located in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Founded in 1904 as a canoe storage facility, the property has hosted illustrious performers over the years, including Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, and Rosemary Clooney. In 1964, the club was purchased by ballroom dance teachers Paul and Laura Merola, and it has remained in the family ever since. Today, Paul and Laura’s daughter Stacy welcomes couples to tie the knot at a venue with over 50 years of experience planning and executing weddings.
Facilities and Capacity
Canoe Club Ballroom is nestled on two acres along the Nunckatessett River. This riverside retreat features a beautifully landscaped courtyard with white fencing and a bridge in the background. At the end of this courtyard rests a gazebo wreathed by hedges and flowering plants, which is a great spot for hosting your outdoor ceremony. The structure is painted white and topped with a brown shingled roof, while a tiled stone path makes for the perfect aisle. White chairs, set on either side of the walkway, wait to greet your guests. Inside the main building, the spacious ballroom affords excellent facilities for your reception. The combination of wood flooring, wall paneling, and a high ceiling impart a sense of grandeur to any special occasion. A row of tall, broad windows span one side of the room and bathe the space in natural light. Wall sconces, chandeliers, and a constellation of ceiling-mounted lights keep the room illuminated after the sun goes down. In the corner, a bar stands ready to distribute refreshments to thirsty guests. From the carpeted dais, the evening’s musical entertainment can keep everyone dancing late into the night.
Canoe Club Ballroom is committed to delivering the wedding experience that is just right for you. The venue offers five hours of event time and all-inclusive services that cover everything from centerpieces and ceiling drapery to photography and a chocolate fountain. Chiavari chairs, chair covers and sashes, tables, floor-length tablecloths, entertainment packages, a photo booth, uplighting, and monogram lighting are also available. Full-service catering includes appetizers, a four-course meal, a late night snack bar, custom wedding cakes, and dessert spreads.
89 Reviews for Canoe Club Ballroom
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Madison C. · Married on 12/18/2020
I so highly recommend the Canoe Club Ballroom! The staff was nothing short of amazing throughout our entire wedding experience. We had booked our wedding for December 18, 2020 before the pandemic hit. As the date got closer and it was apparent that it was going to be a while before large gatherings were going to be allowed, the Canoe Club staff helped us postpone our reception to December 2021. They made the postponement process so easy and stress free. Not only that, but they gave us the option to have a micro wedding (max 25 people) on our original date completely complimentary. We figured we might as well get married and save the big reception for next year and we are SO happy with that decision. The micro wedding we had was absolutely perfect and the staff still treated it like it was a party of 200 people and made sure everything was running smoothly. We cannot thank them enough for their professionalism and making our wedding day so memorable. Already looking forward to planning our 1 year anniversary vow renewal/reception with them!!Sent on 12/19/2020
Canoe Club Ballroom's reply:Thank you for your kind words Madison! It was our complete pleasure to host your special wedding day, and we are very much looking forward to your one-year anniversary vow renewal and reception!
Victoria · Getting married on 06/12/2021
When we went here to visit we knew this was the venu we wanted, shannon was very helpful throughout the whole process of it as well , we just booked our wedding in 2020 and cant wait !!!!! Deff recommend the canoe club!!Sent on 05/17/2018
Canoe Club Ballroom's reply:Thank you Tori for your kind words! We are very excited to work with with you and Donnie:)
Chelsea P. · Married on 04/02/2021
Excellent venue, beautiful, elegant, friendly staff
Staff was very friendly, and accommodating. The process of hiring was painless. Can’t wait to get married at this beautiful location ! My sister had her weeding at this location as well and it was such a beautiful venue. They staff really take away the stress behind the wedding day to allow the bride and groom to truly enjoy a stress free day!Sent on 10/03/2019
Canoe Club Ballroom's reply:Thank you so much Chelsea for such kind words! We are looking forward to your and Matthew's special day next spring :) How special it is to have you and Tayla celebrate each of your special days at the same venue!
We have been working with the Canoe Club for over 25yrs. Stacy & her staff will guide you everystep of the way to ensure you have the perfect day.
The Canoe Club is one of the most beautiful places that I have had the pleasure to visit on many occasions. They do an amazing job making sure that everything is done to perfection on your wedding day! Not only is it a very special place to have a wedding … but it is very special to me. I was married at the Canoe Club 15 years ago! I love it there! It is a very magical place! It was so exciting to be the one to perform a ceremony as a JP at the very place where I said “I do” ~~Justice of the Peace Carol Roberts~
We played a wedding @ Canoe Club in May of 2010 and it was a fantastic experience. It's not often these days that a band has a stage to perform on... and the venue staff was an absolute dream to work with. They truly care for their clients & hired-in vendors and host a fantastic evening for everyone involved... We are looking forward to getting back very soon! Thanks so much! Jonathan @ Boston Common Band