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$6,000 starting price
Reception
$3,500 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2018

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 has an amazing space with breathtaking views overlooking Duxbury Bay, which also includes a lawn area, lined with hydrangeas along the wraparound porch, and the Sperry Tent covering a spacious paved patio, where couples can hold their ceremony and cocktail hour, all on the water. The venue can host up to 160 seated guests and up to 250 guests for a cocktail-style gathering in Clifford Hall. The ballroom boasts high ceilings and spans 2,400 square feet, making it an ideal choice for dining and dancing.

Services Offered

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 also has a list of vendors to help couples navigate the details of their wedding event. In addition to working with a professional and experienced staff, through this unique venue, soon-to-be-weds can find the following event services:

  • Boat ride
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar areas
  • Wireless Internet
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Event rentals

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Tables
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Reviews of Duxbury Bay Maritime Weddings

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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
18 Reviews
98% recommend it
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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DBMS (Duxbury Bay Maritime School) is a highly recommended wedding venue with a beautiful coastal setting and exceptional staff. Reviewers praised the accommodating and helpful staff, specifically mentioning Anita and Jen who provided excellent coordination and support. The venue offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions, and is praised for its panoramic views of Duxbury Bay. Guests particularly loved the unique feature of boat rides during cocktail hour. Despite some minor issues with responsiveness and limited availability for pre-wedding photos on the property, DBMS is highly recommended for its beautiful location, organization, and attentive staff.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

DBMS (Duxbury Bay Maritime School) is a highly recommended wedding venue with a beautiful coastal setting and exceptional staff. Reviewers praised the accommodating and helpful staff, specifically mentioning Anita and Jen who provided excellent coordination and support. The venue offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions, and is praised for its panoramic views of Duxbury Bay. Guests particularly loved the unique feature of boat rides during cocktail hour. Despite some minor issues with responsiveness and limited availability for pre-wedding photos on the property, DBMS is highly recommended for its beautiful location, organization, and attentive staff.

Hannah
Hannah S. Sent on 11/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unique Coastal Wedding Venue

DBMS was the perfect venue for our colorful, coastal, 120 guest wedding! Despite the overcast weather, the ceremony under the tent was beautiful and Clifford Hall allowed plenty of room for dancing! The harbor provided such a unique backdrop for photos throughout the afternoon and evening. Anita was incredibly supportive throughout the entire process so we were fully able to enjoy our day! Without a doubt would recommend Anita and DBMS!
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Courtney Sent on 12/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day!

We can’t say enough good things about DBMS and the team there! We got married in September and despite the rain we had it was a perfect day. The space was beautiful, everything was perfectly organized and Jen, our day of coordinator was an absolute dream to work with. We had a great experience working with Anita during the planning process as well. We knew DBMS was perfect the first time we visited and love going back to stand on the deck and reminisce about how great the day was. Thank you Anita and Jen!
Elizabeth
Elizabeth D. Sent on 11/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue and the best day!

Our wedding at the Duxbury Maritime school was amazing. They made it so we did not have to worry about anything on the day of our wedding. They set up everything so perfectly. Our day of coordinator Madeline was so organized and wonderful. We were vey worried about the weather on the day of our wedding. Because hurricane Lee was supposed to hit. They made everything work even better than we could have imagined! They really helped to ease our anxiety. We were supposed to get married outside but got married inside do to the weather and their indoor space in just as beautiful with panoramic views of Duxbury bay. Could not of asked for a better experience.
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