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Independence Harbor

Assonet, MA View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
135 reviews
Up to 250 guests

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Up to 250 guests

Independence Harbor is a wedding venue located in Assonet, Massachusetts. Wedding guests will feel as though they鈥檝e 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.

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?

$475

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

$1

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

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

$1

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)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Meagan H. Married on 10/02/2021
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    5 stars all around!

    I absolutely love Independence Harbor. The garden is stunning, the food is delicious, the staff is knowledgeable and helpful, and the coordinators are prompt and professional. And to be blunt, the prices cannot be beat for everything that's included. I can't tell you how much I appreciated how transparent IH is - having the full menu and prices easily available on their website not only saved me a ton of time, but convinced me it was worth taking time off work to see in person because I already knew it was in my budget. I was thoroughly impressed by the landscaping every time I visited, and the flowers, lush green grass, and decor were the perfect backdrop for our gazebo ceremony. I was so excited to find a venue that offers a brunch buffet, and it certainly did not disappoint! There were so many options, all absolutely delicious, especially the deep fried apple french toast 馃槏. I was so anxious leading up to the wedding because we didn't have a planner, but the IH coordinators and staff made everything run seamlessly, from giving tips on timeline down to telling me how to hold my train. I will definitely be going to their public brunches again in the future, and I hope to attend many more weddings at IH!
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    Sabrina C. Married on 01/18/2020
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    We just had our wedding at Independence Harbor last month in January. Everything was great from the decor to the food we had nothing to complain about. We had roast beef and scrod as our meals. The scrod was delicious! Everything was fabulous, the staff was friendly and helpful which made wedding planning easier. I would recommend Independence Harbor as a wedding venue, especially if having a winter wedding... prices are a little bit more reasonable!
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    Katherine L. Married on 01/04/2020
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    Amazing venue!

    We could not be happier with our wedding at Independence Harbor. Everyone was so professional, helpful, and knowledgeable. Connie and Anne were always available to answer any questions we had whether it be about the venue or wedding advice in general. On the day of our wedding, the staff made sure that I got some Mac and cheese from cocktail hour when I was taking pictures. The room was gorgeous and the passed appetizers were decorated with fruit art! Our guests could not stop talking about how great the food was and how comfortable the atmosphere was. We cannot thank you enough for all you did to support the best day of our lives.
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Real Weddings

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Silvia & Thomas
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Anna & Thomas
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Deals

Independence Harbor 1
Offer

FROM APRIL 1, 2022 through APRIL 30, 2022 and FROM APRIL 1, 2023 through APRIL 30, 2023 FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2022 through NOVEMBER 30, 2022 and FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2023 through NOVEMBER 30, 2023 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).

Independence Harbor 2
Offer

Several Prime Time 2022 Available Dates are offered by Independence Harbor at Significant Savings! Available dates change frequently. Please visit our website at www.ihweddings.com.

Independence Harbor 3
Discount

FROM DECEMBER 1, 2021 through MARCH 31, 2022, and from December 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023, 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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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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10 Narrows Road Assonet, MA, 02702
8002878300
508-644-2225

Monday & Tuesday 10AM-3PM, Wednesday 10AM-4:30PM, Thursdays through Sundays 10AM-4:30PM
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10 Narrows Road Assonet, MA, 02702
508-644-2225
800-287-8300

Monday and Tuesday, 10AM to 3PM. Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM to 4:30PM

Independence Harbor frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Independence Harbor?

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

At Independence Harbor, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Independence Harbor includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Independence Harbor in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Independence Harbor for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Independence Harbor for wedding events?

Independence Harbor offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Independence Harbor offer?

Independence Harbor offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Independence Harbor offer for wedding events?

Independence Harbor offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Independence Harbor have available for wedding events?

Independence Harbor offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Independence Harbor and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Independence Harbor is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.3 in flexibility.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Independence Harbor offer?

Independence Harbor currently offers 2 offer promotions and 2 discount promotions for wedding services.

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