Independence Harbor

10 Narrows Road, Assonet, MA 02702 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Independence Harbor

Independence Harbor is a wedding venue located in Assonet, Massachusetts that provides the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor facilities. With a 20-acre private estate and a breathtaking landscape, this venue is perfect for a wedding during any season.

Facilities and Capacity
The Harbor’s elegant reception room comfortably accommodates 250 guests, offering extraordinary views of the magnificent gardens. It can also be arranged to fit more intimate gatherings. Your wedding ceremony will be in the south lawn gardens, where you will exchange vows under an enchanting gazebo. If you are looking for an indoor location, the Harbor also offers the majestic stone fireplace in the main dining room for a warm and elegant ceremony.

Services Offered
Independence Harbor offers many services that will make your wedding day go smoothly. The following services are provided:

  • Complete and private bar with professional personnel
  • Professional wedding coordinator and planners
  • Food and beverage director
  • Customized floor plans
  • Floor length table linens
  • Glass hurricane lamp centerpieces
  • Fresh floral arrangements
  • Complimentary food tasting for the couple
  • Preferred vendors
  • Private bridal lounge
  • Professional wedding director
  • White padded ceremony chairs
  • State-of-the-art sound systems
  • Variety of ceremony music selections
  • Complimentary wedding rehearsal


Cuisine
The Harbor offers an extensive array of food and beverage menus that are prepared by an accomplished team of chefs. Your food service planners will work with you to create a unique menu that reflects your taste and personality. The following serving styles are offered:

  • Full-service dinner
  • Buffet dinner
  • Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres
  • Stations buffet
  • Brunch buffet
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South lawn in summer
South lawn in summer
Late October chrysanthemums
Late October chrysanthemums
July ceremony
July ceremony
Early evening kiss
Early evening kiss
July ceremony on the south lawn
July ceremony on the south lawn
Independence Harbor August gazebo
Independence Harbor August gazebo
Adirondack benches overlooking the scenic Assonet River in April
Adirondack benches overlooking the scenic Assonet River in April
Thousands of trumpeting daffodills in April on the south lawn
Thousands of trumpeting daffodills in April on the south lawn
Early June in the North Carriage Garden
Early June in the North Carriage Garden
Late Summer along the Assonet River
Late Summer along the Assonet River
Summer bride and groom strolling
Summer bride and groom strolling
Mid October Carriage overlooking Paynes Cove along the Assonet River
Mid October Carriage overlooking Paynes Cove along the Assonet River
Early November
Early November
Early June
Early June
July Ceremony at Independence Harbor
July Ceremony at Independence Harbor
Early September Carriage Independence Harbor's North Gardens
Early September Carriage Independence Harbor's North Gardens
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Bride and Groom Independence Harbor's Riverfront
August along Independence Harbor'sGarden Entrance
August along Independence Harbor'sGarden Entrance
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Independence Harbor April
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Independence Harbor April Daffodills
Independence Harbor Patio Daffodills in April
Independence Harbor Patio Daffodills in April
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Independence Harbor April Rhodies and Daffodills
Independence Harbor April Gardens
Independence Harbor April Gardens
Independence Harbor April
Independence Harbor April
Independence Harbor August Ceremony
Independence Harbor August Ceremony
Independence Harbor August
Independence Harbor August
Independence Harbor August South Lawn
Independence Harbor August South Lawn
Independence Harbor August on the Assonet River
Independence Harbor August on the Assonet River
Independence Harbor August Sedum
Independence Harbor August Sedum
Independence Harbor Entrance Carriage
Independence Harbor Entrance Carriage
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Independence Harbor August Cleome on the South Lawn
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Independence Harbor August Pre Ceremony
Independence Harbor August Pre Ceremony
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Independence Harbor August Black Eyed Susans
Independence Harbor August Black Eyed Susans
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Independence Harbor August Adirondacks
Independence Harbor August Adirondacks
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Independence Harbor August
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Independence Harbor August River View
Independence Harbor August River View
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Independence Harbor August South Lawn Gardens
Independence Harbor August South Lawn Gardens
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Independence Harbor August South Lawn
Independence Harbor August South Lawn
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Mid May "Prairie Fire" Crabapple blossoms
Mid May "Prairie Fire" Crabapple blossoms
Mid May Garden Walkway
Mid May Garden Walkway
October Garden Wedding
October Garden Wedding
Horse and Buggy Entrance
Horse and Buggy Entrance
Beautiful Carriage on the way to the Ceremony
Beautiful Carriage on the way to the Ceremony
Summer Ceremony
Summer Ceremony
August Garden Walkway from the South Lawn
August Garden Walkway from the South Lawn
Chamber Ensemble a "Perfect Touch"
Chamber Ensemble a "Perfect Touch"
Cone Flowers in July on the South Lawn
Cone Flowers in July on the South Lawn
Overlooking Paynes Cove on the Assonet River at Independence Harbor
Overlooking Paynes Cove on the Assonet River at Independence Harbor
Beautiful pictures at river's edge
Beautiful pictures at river's edge
Independence Harbor Dining Room Makeover August 2018
Independence Harbor Dining Room Makeover August 2018
New Chiavari Chairs
New Chiavari Chairs
New Carpeting Throughout
New Carpeting Throughout
Stately Cobblestone Fireplace
Stately Cobblestone Fireplace
Window walls offer beautiful views of the "I.H." Gardens
Window walls offer beautiful views of the "I.H." Gardens
Large Dance Floor with Stage
Large Dance Floor with Stage
Bridal Lounge View
Bridal Lounge View
A beautiful service bar
A beautiful service bar
Service Bar Entrance
Service Bar Entrance
Accommodations for 250 guests
Accommodations for 250 guests
Bridal Lounge
Bridal Lounge
A view to the North Windows
A view to the North Windows
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128 Reviews for Independence Harbor

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  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Cintya Alves · Married on 05/04/2019

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    • Flexibility:
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    Great experience

    We planned our wedding in 5 months and the staff at IH made it a breeze! We enjoyed working with Anne & Connie. They both really made it very easy for us and our wedding day went perfectly. Shout out to Matt & the staff on our wedding day for making the day better than we even imagined!

    Sent on 05/10/2019
  • Jenna

    Jenna Peloquin · Married on 04/28/2019

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    • Value:
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    Don't be fooled by the bad reviews!

    After glancing over the very mixed reviews my husband and I went with hesitancy to view Independence Harbor. We met with Connie who at first came across somewhat stern but then after explaining what we wanted and our clear vision of our day she softened. We were able to take advantage of their off season rates which were VERY reasonable and fit in perfectly with our tight budget. Connie and Anne ALWAYS responded to any and all of my questions right away putting my anxious nature right at ease. Even at our final meeting Connie was EXTREMELY flexible as it was supposed to rain the day of and allowed the bridal party to be on site earlier than previously discussed. She also allowed my very good friend to set up the centerpieces for me the day of which relieved a lot of stress. Matt was on site that day and he made sure that everything went perfectly smooth from start to finish. I had forgotten to bring the card holder and he quickly stepped in to provide a make shift one until my mom arrived with the real one. I also have to give a shout out to Debbie. She was our hands on gal the ENTIRE day. Form the second we stepped out of the limo she was waiting there with an umbrella to walk us inside. She made sure we had drinks all night and even brought out appetizers for us while we were busy taking photos. It had stopped raining for photos and before we stepped foot inside the gazebo she had a linen cloth wiping down the edge of the gazebo so that my dress would not get wet. She truly paid attention to every detail and took care of us all night long. She also made sure that things were done on time and not once did I feel rushed. The food was incredible. My grandmother is a very picky eater and complains about EVERYTHING but she could NOT stop raving about how good the food was! All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the food. My mother-in-law is extremely allergic to seafood and they paid close attention to detail and made absolutely sure that nothing was cross contaminated. Everything was labeled and they were sure to put the fish at the end of the buffet line covered so she would not have to go near it. I also can't forget about the grounds. They are absolutely stunning! All of our guests could not stop talking about how gorgeous the grounds and the inside of the building was. Connie may seem gruff at first meeting but let me assure you that these people have been doing this a very long time and they know what they are doing. Don't be fooled by the bad reviews they will be sure that your day goes better than you could have ever imagined!

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Independence Harbor Pricing

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Independence Harbor FAQ

  • 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? $ 475.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1.00
  • 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? $ 775.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1.00
  • 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)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden, Restaurant, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, 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? April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, November, December

Real Weddings

3 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    APRIL & NOVEMBER WEDDING SAVINGS

    FROM APRIL 1, 2019 through APRIL 30, 2019 and FROM APRIL 1, 2020 through APRIL 30, 2020 FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2019 through NOVEMBER 30, 2019 and FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2020 through NOVEMBER 30, 2020 Save more than $3,000! Free Rental (Saturday Nights Excluded) 25% off Peak Menu Pricing Free Fireside Wedding Ceremony Only 100 person minimum guarantee to reserve the entire Independence Harbor Estate (Saturday Night Minimum 150).

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    Winter Wedding Savings

    FROM DECEMBER 1, 2018 through MARCH 31, 2019, and from December 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, Save $4,000 and more: Save 1/3 off Peak Menu Prices. Free Rental, Free Fireside Wedding Ceremony. Reduced Minimums (Only 100 Person Minimum Guarantee to Reserve the Entire Independence Harbor Estate. Appetizer Buffets, Butlered Hors D'Oeuvres, Champagne Toast and Dessert Station all included. Call for Details. An Extraordinary Package!

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    Last Minute Dates

    Newly Available Opportunities - Save up to $4,000 and more! A variety of prime dates that are available within six months at Independence Harbor are offered at significant savings! For available dates and details on savings, visit our website @ www.ihweddings.com and click on "Special Savings"

1 Event

  • Oct Sun

    October 6, 2019 Sunday Brunch Open to the Public

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    • When:
      Oct 06, 2019 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    • Location:
      10 Narrows Road, Assonet, Providence

    The Independence Harbor Wedding and Banquet Facilities are open to the dining public on Sunday, October 6th 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 “Harbor’s” Sunday Brunch is by reservation only, please. 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 Buffet” offers an extraordinary array of fruits and salads, breakfast entrees and luncheon entrees, delectable breads and pastry stations, all beautifully appointed with floral accents and our signature food art carvings.

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 and Cinematography
    Hudson Photography and Cinematography 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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  • 10 Narrows Road Assonet, MA, 02702 See on map
    8002878300 (Phone number)
    5086442225 (Other Phone Number)
    5086442320 (Fax Number)
    Monday & Tuesday 10AM-3PM, Wednesday 10AM-8PM, Thursdays through Sundays 10AM-5PM

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