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When it comes to getting married in Massachusetts, there’s nothing more iconic than a Cape Cod wedding. These Cape Cod wedding venues have a little bit of everything, from sandy beaches to rich history, breathtaking views to the finest cuisine.

You won’t find charm like this in the big city, so if you’re dreaming of a wedding on the water, consider one of these Cape Cod wedding venues for your big day!

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Wychmere Beach Club

If you’re looking for a beachfront retreat with a classic Americana vibe, look no further than the Wychmere Beach Club. This luxury Cape Cod wedding venue has something for everyone, from a beach tent (where you can dance the night away barefoot in the sand) to the gorgeous Harbor Room, with driftwood floors and French doors that open up to the harbor. The indulgent locally-sourced menus are prepared on-site, so every bite is incredibly fresh. Wychmere Cottage sleeps up to 14, so you and your family or wedding party can be steps away from the celebration. For a relaxed rehearsal dinner, head down to the Tiki Hut and treat your guests to local beers and refreshing signature cocktails, then wrap up the evening with a beach bonfire.

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ocean edge resort
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Ocean Edge Resort

Yes, you can have a ballroom wedding and enjoy the beach! Located in the heart of Cape Cod, Ocean Edge Resort boasts the largest ballroom on the Cape (with space for up to 250 people), so you don’t have to sacrifice that formal feeling. Surrounded by tidal flats, this Cape Cod wedding venue is the perfect home base for a day of oyster tours — followed up by a clambake on the beach, of course! Relax and unwind at the Beach House Spa (where you and your ‘maids will get dolled up and dressed before your trip down the aisle), and don’t forget to get a photo on the intricately carved 100-year-old staircase.

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Captain Linnell House

Captain Linnell House

This stunning 19th-century mansion has a romantic past: Captain Eben Linnell built the home in 1840 for his bride, inspired by a neo-classic villa he saw in Marseille. Today, the chef-owned property is known for its classic American cuisine that makes the most of what Cape Cod wedding venues have to offer (think classics like bourbon lobster bisque and Atlantic salmon). The secluded property only hosts one wedding a day, giving you and your guests full access to the manicured gardens, as well as undivided attention from the staff.

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chesquessett yacht and country club
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Chequessett Yacht and Country Club

Make the most of the Cape Cod National Seashore at this laid-back seaside venue. Exchange vows on the private beach on Wellfleet Bay, then gather at the boat house, where the barn board finish is iconic Cape Cod. Your guests can indulge in a raw bar between rounds of games in the boatyard. For a more formal evening, the Clubhouse overlooking the golf course has a tented deck and a whitewashed interior with charming exposed beams.

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Heritage Museum & Gardens

This is the perfect Cape Cod wedding venue for the young at heart. Located in historic Sandwich Village, the Heritage Museum combines 100 acres of manicured gardens (the largest public garden in Southern New England), a hand-carved 1908 carousel that’s perfect for a post-ceremony ride, and the J.K. Lilly Automobile Museum, where you can dance all night surrounded by rare automobiles on loan from local collectors.

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borsari gallery

Borsari Gallery

Host your ceremony and reception at this quaint historic barn, surrounded by classic New England architecture and gorgeous photography by an award-winning local artist. Meticulously restored, this charming venue is perfect for a small Cape Cod wedding of 100 guests or fewer. The barn’s suite (with a full kitchen and comfy living space) sleeps up to six people and is ideal for getting ready with your bridal party.

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highfield hall

Highfield Hall

Of course, your Cape Cod wedding doesn’t have to be on the coast. Built in 1878 as a summer estate for a prominent Boston family, Highfield Hall is nestled in 400 acres of protected woodlands and will transport you to Massachusetts’ past. The Queen Anne-style mansion is full of details and history, and only hosts a few weddings each year to both preserve the property and give each special day an exclusive feeling. Enjoy the gardens in the summer, or sip cocktails on the wraparound porch as you take in Falmouth’s fall foliage — the choice is yours!

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The Ridge Club

The Ridge Club

This private country club venue offers Cape Cod weddings at their best. Inside the clubhouse, pair lofty ceilings with the club’s gold Chiavari chairs and crisp ivory linens for the perfect blank canvas for your vision. The pavilion - which seats up to 200 guests - has a full wall of sliding doors that can be opened to the lush gardens and perfectly frame dazzlings sunsets. For an open-air celebration, the tented patio (set above the first tee) overlooks the rolling fairways.

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shining tides

Shining Tides

A classic Cape house with space for 250 guests? You bet! Seat guests in Adirondack chairs overlooking Mattapoisett Harbor, then dine on the porch as the sun sets or gather beneath a tent on the lawn. Not only does Shining Tides offer a breathtaking view from the porch and a wedding meal from one of the region’s top caterers, it also gives back: Proceeds from events at Shining Tides help provide scholarship funds for children who otherwise could not afford to attend summer camp.

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Belfry Inne & Bistro

Belfry Inne & Bistro

It’s hard to deny the gorgeous architecture in a church, and thankfully Belfry Inne & Bistro means you can enjoy that beauty, no matter what type of ceremony you’re having. The Catholic church-turned-Cape Cod wedding venue offers intricate stained glass windows and buttresses, a confessional-turned-wine bar, and carved oak stations — all surrounding a fine dining restaurant known for its contemporary American cuisine. The bed and breakfast has 17 rooms across two buildings (The Abbey and the nearby Painted Lady, a gabled house with a burger bar that serves adult milkshakes!), so take it over and fill the space with the people you love most.

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The Lighthouse Inn

If you’re looking for Cape Cod wedding venues on the water, you’ll love the Lighthouse Inn. The picturesque inn and cottages overlook Nantucket Sound, where you and your guests can take in the views and enjoy that unmistakable salt air. The light itself was built in 1855, and the inn was opened in 1938. There’s plenty of space for your guests to stay onsite, a few steps away from the crashing waves. Host a crowd in the spring or fall, or opt for a peak summer date and celebrate with an intimate group (up to 75 guests) in the private sunset dining room.

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willowbend

Willowbend

What says “New England” more than a cranberry bog? At this Cape Cod wedding venue, you can tie the knot with the berries in the background, then wander the grounds to take pictures in front of the quaint red barn. For your reception, head inside the coastal-inspired clubhouse for an elegant ballroom celebration that’s overseen by your dedicated wedding coordinator. Want to keep the party going all weekend? You and your wedding party can check in to one of the beautifully luxe guest villas, scattered between three nine-hole golf courses.

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