The Harbor View Hotel is a waterfront hotel with a restaurant for couples’ weddings in the greater Cape Cod, Massachusetts area. This elegant destination wedding location features a classy garden space with a white arbor and views of the water. Couples can celebrate in the mansion-like grey house or a massive tent on the lawn. This venue is located in Martha’s Vineyard, approximately 20 minutes from the Flying Horses carousel.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite as many as 250 guests to their wedding at the Harbor View Hotel. An enchanting wedding day can begin with a ceremony in the gardens. Here, chairs are placed on the lush green grasses of the lawn for guests, while couples meet under an expansive white wedding arbor. The space under this white frame is paved with bricks and the surrounding natural landscaping transports couples and guests alike to a fairy tale space. Couples can host a more intimate wedding reception right on the hotel’s deck. This deck features a connected gazebo that makes the perfect setting for a ceremony. While guests enjoy a refreshing cocktail reception, couples can sneak off to take stunning seaside wedding portraits on the coast, just steps from this venue. The Harbor View Hotel also has numerous spaces in the gardens and hotel itself for wedding pictures. Couples can then celebrate a reception at the hotel. They can dine and dance under a massive wedding set up on the lawns of the garden, or they can enjoy one of the main elegant spaces inside the hotel. The restaurant features white columns and bright windows.
Couples from near and far can enjoy the Harbor View Hotel for their wedding day. This flexible venue invites couples for wedding celebrations of all varieties, including bridal showers, ceremonies, elopements, engagement parties, receptions, and rehearsal dinners. This venue is pet friendly, allowing couples to invite all the family members they care about to their wedding. The professionally trained staff assists with details such as event planning, setup and cleanup. The couple can even use this hotel for their in-house bar and catering needs. Other services provided for a wedding include:
The opportunity to provide their own outside cake gives couples the freedom to choose a bakery that will match their wedding vision perfectly. Chefs in the kitchen of this hotel can prepare local and other American food for a couple’s wedding menu. Harbor View Hotel offers options that are gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, vegan, and vegetarian for anyone with dietary restrictions. The full bar service keeps drinks full of a couple’s favorite alcohol throughout the night.
This venue offers 114 guest rooms and suites to couples and anyone choosing to spend the night at this hotel. These rooms can be found in the historic hotel itself, the Governor Mayhew Building, and the Captain’s Cottages. All three properties are located on the grounds of the hotel. Couples are treated to luxury amenities and casual sophistication in each room.
35 Reviews for Harbor View Hotel
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jenny R. · Getting married on 01/04/2022
A True Classy, Accomodating, and Flexible Venue (Even During a Pandemic!)
We can't say enough good things about this venue!! The Harbor View was an amazing partner to work with in the many months leading up to what would have been our wedding date on April 25, 2020. From the very first day we toured the venue with Makenzie, we had nothing but the best experience. Atmosphere, quality of service, breathtaking views, food, amenities - you name it, the Harbor View has it. Makenzie and her team were incredibly quick to respond to any questions we had and always flexible and fair. We enjoyed an incredible tasting back in October and were able to show our families why we fell in love with this venue.Sent on 08/13/2020
Our wedding was originally scheduled for April 25, 2020 - unfortunately we had to postpone to September and then ultimately cancel due to COVID-19, but we cannot say enough good things about Makenzie & the rest of her team. They were all so kind and transparent with us as we evaluated our options. When we ultimately decided not to move forward with a scaled back September wedding, we received a full refund in less than 30 days - really incredible and says so much about what an amazing partner they are to work with.
Even though we aren't getting married there, we look forward to celebrating many future anniversaries at the Harbor View!
Vivian B. · Married on 02/07/2021
Vow Renewal at the Harborview: Highly Recommend this Venue
I can't begin to thank Mackenzie and her team for making our dream become a reality. Mackenzie and her staff were very attentive from the planning phase all the way to the day of our 10 year Vow Renewal. In the planning phase, she was able to supply me with a list of vendors and walked me through each step in a systematic fashion. On the day of our Vow Renewal, her staff were very attentive and followed through with our vision. I would highly recommended Mackenzie and her team at the Harborview.Sent on 11/23/2019
Abigail D. · Married on 09/26/2020
Fairytale Wedding Experience at the Harbor View Hotel
While many couples decided to postpone their wedding dates until 2021, my husband and I were confident that we would still be able to have our dream wedding at the Harbor View Hotel. The amazing relationship we formed with Events Coordinator Makenzie Wall during the planning process gave us immense confidence that despite the changes handed to us by the virus, the responsiveness, professionalism and creativity of Makenzie and her team would allow us to still have an unforgettable wedding weekend. Their dedication to ensuring our September 26, 2020 wedding cannot be overstated! We feel so lucky to have had our wedding festivities at the hotel and were truly blown away by how flawless the rehearsal dinner, wedding reception and post-wedding brunch were. The team created a seamless and memorable weekend for us and our families and we cannot recommend them enough!Sent on 10/14/2020
It's no secret that the Harbor View Hotel is an absolutely breathtaking place to get married - from the picturesque waterfront and lighthouse views to the perfectly manicured landscaping - everything about the hotel is classic and perfect. The kindness and professionalism of the staff however, is what will stay with us forever. We truly attribute the seamlessness of all the wedding events to their hospitality, attention to detail, and genuine kindness. They are committed to making your experience amazing – and they certainly did for us and our families!
Makenzie and her service team were with us the entire weekend – incredibly well-prepared, hospitable, and accommodating to all of our guests needs. Absolutely every detail was handled with immense attention to detail and care. From the signature cocktails to the impeccable menu (all of our guests are still raving about the food!), we were so impressed by the quality of the meals as well as the service. Guests were never without a drink and every need and request was met with a helpful and friendly demeanor. The Harbor View Hotel also has strong relationships with the vendor community on Martha’s Vineyard so I felt totally comfortable knowing that Makenzie would be in close contact with integral vendors such as, the photographer and florist for any “day of” last minute details or changes.
There was never a doubt in our mind that hosting a wedding at the Harbor View Hotel would be unforgettable, but I can say wholeheartedly that they made our wedding an absolute fairytale and we are still gushing over how amazing it was. Run – don’t walk to say “I Do” at the View!!
Team of Harbor View Hotel
Makenzie Wall is the special events manager at Harbor View Hotel, overseeing the planning and execution of all property events. From weddings and anniversaries to corporate meetings
and retreats, she creates magic for all clients and guests. With an affinity for weddings, Wall loves that as a special events manager she can play a small part in someone’s big day. No matter the occasion, she appreciates that each day presents a new challenge and learning opportunity that will help her assist future guests. An experienced events professional with over eleven years in the hospitality industry, Makenzie came to Harbor View Hotel from Hilton Columbia Center, where she worked as a sales
and events coordinator. Prior to that, she served on event management teams for the National Association of Campus Activities, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture,
and The Members Club at Woodcreek & WildeWood. She is also certified as both a ServSafe Food Protection Manager by the National Restaurant Association and a Beverage Specialist
by the Society of Wine Educators. Makenzie earned her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from the University of South Carolina, where she focused on event and meeting planning as well as business marketing. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her dog, hiking, and staying active in the Professional Convention Management Association’s social media and member outreach programs.