23 Idyllic New England Venues with Rustic Charm


With its magnificent coastlines, classic red barns, sprawling pastures, and lushly forested vistas, New England offers the ideal backdrop for your rustic wedding. We’ve pulled together a spectacular selection of working farms, cozy B&Bs, woodsy retreats, and verdant vineyards that give you the chance to exchange vows in a setting that embodies the very best of New England’s natural beauty.



MAINE



Beech Hill Barn

Pittston, ME

Fab Features: dreamy rural setting for wedding weekends • ceremonies in the lovely Oak Grove with mountain views, followed by cocktail hour on the Stone Patio • receptions under a tent in the expansive East Field or in the modern post and beam Beech Hill Barn

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Cunningham Farm Events

New Gloucester, ME

Fab Features: historic estate with modern-day amenities • the 90-scenic acres are enhanced by 3 event barns, a farmhouse, a pond, a river, and a tree farm • the versatile spaces can host large celebrations or intimate gatherings

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Garden Gate at Haley Farm

Sebago, ME

Fab Features: restored New England barn and farm • receptions in the barn with an adjoining deck that looks out over the forest • tented celebrations on the lawn and cocktails around the fire pit

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


MASSACHUSETTS



The Great Barn

Berlin, MA

Fab Features: 1731 homestead and historic landmark reimagined with a sophisticated aesthetic • welcome guests in the Old Back House, with its dramatic mural and handpainted fireplace mantle, before exchanging vows on the bucolic lawn • dine and dancing in the Great Barn itself, beautifully preserved with copper patina wood, Parisian chandeliers, and cool architectural "marriage marks" on the lofty beams

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Salem Cross Inn

West Brookfield, MA

Fab Features: al fresco ceremonies in a white gazebo set amid 600 acres of rolling meadows • banquet rooms boast rustic charm, with dark wood beams, stone fireplaces, and country-chic décor • dedicated in-house catering team includes an exceptional cake baker for a memorable finale to your reception!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Grove at Briar Barn Inn

Rowley, MA

Fab Features: exquisite rural retreat with modern farmhouse flair • ceremonies on the lovely garden terrace surrounded by flowering plants precede receptions in the airy event barn • plush accommodations and the area's best on-site spa set among beautifully landscaped grounds and winding paths

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Smolak Farms

North Andover, MA

Fab Features: beautiful working farm framed by an heirloom apple orchard, peaceful pond, and hundreds of flowering plants • al fresco ceremonies held under a pretty white arbor • receptions in the antique barn or under a peaked tent nestled in a pine grove

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Sailing Camp Park

Oak Bluffs, MA

Fab Features: bluff-top park overlooking Lagoon Pond and the outer Vineyard Haven Harbor • 15 wooded acres include sweet, shady ceremony groves with sparkling water views • rustic-chic indoor facility boasts timbered vault ceilings and a fieldstone fireplace

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


VERMONT



Riverledge Farm

Grafton, VT

Fab Features: exquisite 19th-century farm nestled on 300 acres in the lush Green Mountains • say "I do" in the original stone-walled backyard encircled by dreamy views of landscaped timberland and mountainside meadows • dine and dance in the vintage barn, then toast s'mores around the fire

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Vermont Swiss and Bloom Farm

Enosburg, VT

Fab Features: stunning private estate on 156 pristine acres nestled beside Mount Mansfield • gorgeous 1850s timber-framed reception barn blends historic details (like a 19th-century churn-turned-cocktail bar) and modern amenities • overnight lodging for up to 17 guests in the cozy historic Farmhouse

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Whaleback Vineyard

Poultney, VT

Fab Features: scenic vineyard nestled between the Green Mountains and the waters of Lake St. Catherine • landmark 1800s red barn set among lush greenery, verdant lawns, and impeccable forests • weekend-long rentals allow for plenty of time to personalize and DIY

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Barn at Boyden Farm

Cambridge, VT

Fab Features: lush 54-acre quintessentially Vermont farm, family-owned for over a century • charming post-and-beam ceremony pavilion overlooks sweeping pastures • celebrate the bounty of the Green Mountain state with dinner in the wonderful red barn, with its cathedral ceiling strung with market lights

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

River Road Farm

Manchester, VT

Fab Features: breathtaking retreat for weekend-long weddings nestled in the Battenkill River Valley • 100-year-old reception barn with soaring ceilings, bistro lights, and rustic-glam wagon wheel chandeliers • plush overnight lodging (plus a pool!) for up to 22 guests

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$

Turning Stone Farm

Greensboro, VT

Fab Features: classic red barn set among rolling acres of hills and pastures • post-and-beam barn with a soaring, open-rafter cathedral ceiling and topped with two elegant cupolas • al fresco options on the lush grounds or under a graceful tent boast stunning sunset views

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


RHODE ISLAND



Newport Vineyards

Middletown, RI

Fab Features: lovely family-run vineyard perched atop nearly 100 acres of preserved farmland • exchange vows overlooking vine-covered meadows, followed by dinner in the cozy Meadow Room with its reclaimed wood walls, bespoke chandeliers, and barn doors • catering menus include seasonal selections, locally sourced and made from scratch

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Casey Farm

Saunderstown, RI

Fab Features: charming historic property overlooking Narragansett Bay, dating from the mid-1700s • ceremonies in the bountiful, colorful gardens, followed by cocktails on the lawn and an elegant tented reception • rental fees help support Historic New England's stewardship and preservation of this and other area properties

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$


NEW HAMPSHIRE



Allrose Farm

Greenfield, NH

Fab Features: exquisite and secluded venue in the gorgeous, woodsy Monadnock region • ceremonies in front of a sparkling pond, under shady sugar maples, or beneath the garden arch • historic reception barn outfitted with a two-story stone fireplace and elegant chandeliers

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

Bellevue Barn at Carlisle Place

Jefferson, NH

Fab Features: gorgeous venue surrounded by pristine wilderness and stunning White Mountains views • lawn ceremonies followed by cocktails on the Patio and glorious receptions in the two-story timber-framed barn • on-site glam and pampering at the Spa and Wellness Center

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$


CONNECTICUT



The Salem Herbfarm

Salem, CT

Fab Features: charming, pastoral property that has been owned by the same family since 1915 • wonderful chestnut barn blends 19th-century details with modern amenities, like a plush dressing suite • dreamy, photo-worthy areas like lush gardens, well-preserved outbuildings, and adorable antique farm memorabilia

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Tamarack Lodge & Glamping Resort

Voluntown, CT

Fab Features: gorgeous retreat set on 28 forested acres abutting Beach Pond Lake • events in the rustic-chic lodge, under the al fresco bandstand, or rent out the entire estate • cozy vintage cabins, glamping tents, and RV and tent sites are available for overnight stays—and all include access to kayaks, boats, and canoes!

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Bluebird Farm

Willington, CT

Fab Features: sweet, family-run farm on 40 lush acres • the historic wood barn is perfect for intimate events, while the lush, manicured gardens and lawns are ideal al fresco options • quaint upstairs loft offers a cozy honeymoon suite

Catering: BYO
Price: $

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