Celebrate on the South Shore with a magnificent view of the Duxbury Bay at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, a wedding venue located in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The scenic waterfront backdrop is sure to create lasting memories of the special wedding day for both couples and their guests. This classic venue in historic Duxbury lends vintage and elegance to any wedding.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples looking for a beautiful venue on the waterfront that can accommodate large and small weddings may find Duxbury Bay Maritime School an ideal setting. The venue can host up to 165 seated guests and up to 330 guests for a cocktail-style gathering in Clifford Hall. Clifford Hall spans 2,400 square feet – a spacious setting for dining and dancing. All who gather to celebrate the special day can gaze out onto the Duxbury Bay through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. The outdoor deck area spans 600 square feet and offers an up-close view of the waterfront. Overlook the water on the front porch and paver area – socialize, share conversation and a cocktail or exchange vows in the serene beauty of the waterfront. Other outdoor areas available, including the outdoor lawn and covered porch. For celebrations with a DJ and dancing, the dance floor can accommodate up to 150 guests. The venue is fully ADA Compliant.
Enjoy the company of family and friends while celebrating an engagement party, bridal shower, elopement, rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School. The venue provides several table options along with white folding padded chairs to accommodate different layout options. The venue has a list of vendors for catering and event planning to help the couple navigate the details of their wedding event. In addition to working with a professional and experienced staff, through this unique venue, couples can find the following event services:
5 Reviews for Duxbury Bay Maritime School
Recommended by 95% of couples
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colleen · Married on 06/30/2019
We had our wedding at DBMS just a month ago and I am still on cloud nine; everything was perfect! Despite it raining during the ceremony they had a perfect back up plan and everything went extremely smoothly. Very easy to work with them throughout the planning process and they allowed a lot of flexibility since you bring in all of your own vendors. This also made it easy to DIY and save money in certain areas. Highly recommend!Sent on 08/01/2019
JD · Married on 08/19/2017
The venue is beautiful! The lawn and deck arenowrct for the cocktail reception. The dining room is gorgeous!Sent on 08/26/2017
pat · Married on 06/07/2014
Duxbury Bay Maritime School (DBMS) offers a wrap-around porch and function room overlooking Duxbury Harbor as well as a beautiful grassy lawn. What a fabulous venue for a reception if you are looking for a classic location in New England. The shingle style building with walls of glass just can't be beat. The event planner was extremely helpful, loaded with suggestions and very flexible. DBMS offer options for caterers and provide full liquor service. There is plenty of parking and the ambience just can't be beat. My daughter's wedding was on a beautiful evening in early June. She was able to arrive by boat and tie up at the DBMS dock. Cocktails and a raw bar were on the lawn and were followed by dinner and dancing in the Clifford Room. There simply was nothing lacking. Don't take too long to consider this venue however as they book up fast.Sent on 06/11/2014