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Independence Harbor is a wedding venue located in Assonet, Massachusetts. Wedding guests will feel as though they’ve stepped into a watercolor painting as they attend an Independence Harbor wedding. Awash with vibrant hues, month after month, the color palettes of the "Harbor's" extraordinary perennial gardens serve as a magical backdrop before which newlyweds can exchange their vows. Since its inception in 1976, "I.H." has become "One of Southern New England's most sought after destinations for Private Wedding Receptions and Garden Wedding Ceremonies"

Facilities and Capacity

This 20-acre estate was especially designed for private wedding receptions and garden wedding ceremonies, and is reserved EXCLUSIVELY for one wedding on the entire estate. Independence Harbor offers an "All Inclusive" Wedding Menu and Package that is unequalled and afordable! Accommodating weddings of from 100 to 250 guests, Independence Harbor is open year round offering a variety of Peak Season, Off-Season, Weeknight, and Last-Minute packages that meet your taste, your style, your vision and your budget. Enclosed in window walls and a grand stone fireplace, the Harbor's elegant reception facility with its expansive patio offers amazing views of the quintessential New England landscape. Located just minutes from major highways, "I.H." is convenient to both Boston and Providence. Nestled on the banks of the Assonet River at Payne's Cove, Independence Harbor is truly a picture perfect setting for your most important day. .

Services Offered

The staff at Independence Harbor is proud to provide couples with a variety of selections to customize their wedding. From table decorations to cuisine, they have staff on-site to help bring your vision to life. They offer professional wedding and event coordinators to provide support during the planning process. The food and beverage team is second to none. Wedding planners, chefs, bartenders, service personnel, support staff and landscape gardeners all devote themselves to the success of YOUR wedding!

Independence Harbor offers a "First Sunday of Every Month" Sunday Brunch which is open to the public (by reservation only). A wonderful opportunity to visit this beautiful venue in person and to experience the fine food, exemplary service, food presentation and "flavor" of Independence Harbor.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

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

$875

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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4.7 out of 5 rating
138 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.3 out of 5 rating
97% Recommended by couples
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Independence Harbor is highly recommended by reviewers for weddings. The staff is praised for their professionalism and kindness, and they ensure that everything runs smoothly. The venue itself exceeds expectations, with stunning grounds, delicious food, and a beautiful garden. The inclusive packages and transparent pricing also received positive feedback. Overall, guests had an amazing experience at Independence Harbor and highly recommend it for weddings.

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Independence Harbor is highly recommended by reviewers for weddings. The staff is praised for their professionalism and kindness, and they ensure that everything runs smoothly. The venue itself exceeds expectations, with stunning grounds, delicious food, and a beautiful garden. The inclusive packages and transparent pricing also received positive feedback. Overall, guests had an amazing experience at Independence Harbor and highly recommend it for weddings.

Brittney
Brittney Sent on 08/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Magical

My husband and I got married at Independence Harbor last Saturday (7/29/23), and the entire day was truly a dream. We didn't meet Matt, the day of wedding venue coordinator, until the rehearsal, and when we did, we were instantly put at ease over any stress. (Including the possibility of rain) He was honestly the best, extremely professional, and helped make sure everything ran smoothly from start to finish. Jocelyn was another coordinator for the day of the wedding, and she was really so wonderful as well. She collaborated with us, our photographer, and our dj to constantly make sure everything was on schedule. I really can't speak enough of the professionalism and kindness of these two, as well as the rest of the staff. They were always 10 steps ahead and took care of everything so that we could be fully present and enjoy our day. The grounds, the food, the bar, the space - every element of this venue exceeded our expectations. Independence Harbor is a hidden gem. Don't sleep on this amazing venue! Our guests keep reaching out to tell us how they had the absolute best time. I think a lot of the photos on IH's website and social media don't fully do it justice. If you're a future bride or groom looking at this venue, please check out my photographer's social media pages, Brittany L. Austin Photography, to see how magical Independence Harbor truly is! (Attaching some of her photos to this review)
Mona
Mona M. Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent! Do not hesitate to book your wedding with Independence Harbor. You will not be dissapointed.

Independence Harbor does weddings like no one else. We had my daughters wedding there 3/4/23, and it was the best experience. They are most professional and knowledgeable on how to manage/direct a wedding, with also keeping in mind what you want done. They pay a lot of attention to detail. There is not one thing we would change. Connie, Anne, and Matt were wonderful to work with. They just know how to help you make a beautiful wedding. Just a bit of information. My husband and i were also married there 33 years ago and it was wonderful, and Connie was there at that time as well to help us too.
Cristina
Cristina D. Sent on 02/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent!

Even though my wedding day had lots of issues (which had nothing to do with them) the best part of our special day was Independence Harbor! They were the BEST part of our special day by far. The staff, grounds, food (soooo delicious), professionalism etc....exceeded my expectations. There’s absolutely nothing negative about them. I highly suggest Independence Harbor if you’re considering them. Literally the BEST experience I’ve ever had with any important event. Don’t even question it just go for it you won’t be disappointed at all!!! Words can’t explain has much I appreciated how attentive and amazing they are! And the grounds are just beyond beautiful and well kept!
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Events

05 May
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The Independence Harbor Wedding and Event Venue is open to the dining public on Sunday, May 5th, 2024 offering its renowned “First Sunday of Every Month Brunch Buffet”. An elegant, intimate, and relaxing dining experience for parties of one to as many as twenty persons, The “I.H.” Sunday Brunch is by reservation only. For those of you who may be considering Independence Harbor as the site for your wedding reception and perhaps your wedding ceremony, our Sunday Brunch is an ideal opportunity to experience the fine food, food presentation, service, and atmosphere of “One of Southern New England’s Most Sought After Destinations for Private Wedding Receptions and Garden Wedding Ceremonies”. Our “Sunday Brunch” offers an extraordinary array of fruits and salads, breakfast and luncheon entrees, delectable breads and pastries, all beautifully appointed with floral accents and our signature food art carvings.

10 NARROWS ROAD, ASSONET, MASSACHUSETTS 02702

Date: From 05/05/2024 to 05/05/2024 Schedule 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Location: 10 Narrows Road, Assonet, RI

Professional Network & Endorsements

12 Endorsements
Flowers By The Station Flowers By The Station Wedding Florists

The gardens at Independence Harbor are spectacular and the staff are wonderful to work with.

Five Star Entertainment Five Star Entertainment Wedding DJs

Great staff that pays attention to details! Beautiful grounds of course, just about perfect.

Hudson Photography Hudson Photography Wedding Photographers

Independence Harbor is one of the most beautiful venues for weddings. The landscaping is immaculate, the views spectacular and the staff are extremely attentive to make every wedding special for couples. We've photographed weddings there the past 8 years and have always received incredible reviews from couples who were happy they got married there in the gazebo or by the fireplace.

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4.9 out of 5 rating , 284 Reviews
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5.0 out of 5 rating , 243 Reviews
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4.7 out of 5 rating , 19 Reviews
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5.0 out of 5 rating , 185 Reviews
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5.0 out of 5 rating , 107 Reviews
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Independence Harbor frequently asked questions

Independence Harbor includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Independence Harbor includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The space offered by Independence Harbor for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront
Independence Harbor offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Independence Harbor offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Independence Harbor offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Independence Harbor offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Independence Harbor is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.3 in flexibility.
Independence Harbor currently offers 2 offer promotions and 2 discount promotions for wedding services.

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