If you grew up in the Bay State, chances are you may be clued in on the well-known rivalry between the North Shore and South Shore. While it’s always a great debate over which towns make up the two famed locales, it can be easily defined by cities near the shoreline both north and south of Boston.
While the dispute has carried on through generations over which is home to the best beaches, food, real estate, and schools, when it comes to weddings there is no better place to say “I do” than a South Shore wedding venue. If you are wondering why a South Shore wedding venue is the way to go, keep reading!
It’s the classic Green Acres conundrum: are you looking for a high-rise ballroom in the heart of the hustle and bustle with sweeping city views? Or perhaps you envision exchanging vows in a gorgeous garden with views of a sparkling waterfront?
If outdoor space is a must, a South Shore wedding venue might be perfect for your big day. South Shore wedding venues encompass a variety of options such as secluded estates, country clubs, waterfront properties and more. Saphire Event Group operates three properties on the South Shore, each with their own distinct style and appeal.
3 South Shore Wedding Venues in Massachusetts
With breathtaking lakeshore views, a romantic courtyard, impeccably landscaped gardens, a modern and completely separate cocktail space, and a stunning ballroom, Saphire Estate represents classic romance at its finest.
With professionally landscaped and stunning grounds, the three distinctive ballrooms are sure to provide the perfect match for your wedding day vision:
- The Madera Ballroom features stunning wooden beams and two bookend fireplaces.
- The Grand Ballroom features a breathtaking sixteen-foot linear fireplace and beautiful lounge that rivals even the most exclusive of venues in the city.
- For a tented reception complete with a spectacular outdoor lounge and fire pit, The Villa’s Tent offers a beautiful fabric-draped space with a large dance floor and elegant chandeliers.
With a large domed ballroom and not one, but two beautiful hanging crystal chandeliers, Avenir is the epitome of glam for up to 400 guests, making it the largest Saphire Event Group property and one of the largest wedding venues on Boston’s South Shore.
The venue overlooks a stunning wooded area with an enchanting outdoor ceremony space, a bright and airy cocktail terrace, as well as a recently renovated indoor ceremony space and large bridal suite.
Despite their differences, one thing both the North and South Shore can agree upon is that every Bostonian loves their food. Amazing food and a wide variety of options are a must for any wedding reception. When planning your South Shore wedding there are a few local favorites to consider. You can never go wrong in New England with a little bit of fresh local seafood, whether it’s starting of with a lobster bisque appetizer or a full surf and turf plated entree.
Seafood aside, the South Shore is also well known for its thin crust pizza. Offering a fun station (like our Pizzette Table) at your cocktail hour puts a wedding spin on this South Shore pub classic.
A party wouldn’t be a party without a good cocktail, right? Another South Shore staple are the famous cranberry bogs. You could incorporate this local fruit into your wedding with a cranberry flavored signature cocktail.
Hosting a wedding outside of a major city like Boston can offer you the best of both worlds. You are close enough to all the attractions the city has to offer, but your South Shore venue will often have a few non-city perks.
Parking: Most venues will have ample parking for your guests. You will not have to worry about guests circling city blocks looking for a spot, or having to pay high prices at hotel parking garages. While most city venues should offer a valet service, you can be sure this expense will be included in your overall pricing and fees.
Accommodations: Whether your guests are from out of town or just want to have a good time and stay the night, city hotels can get pricey. Having a South Shore wedding venue with local accommodations will offer more reasonable pricing.
Attractions: With many local beaches as well as Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard just a stones throw away, your guests will have plenty of options to explore on day trips. If taking in the downtown culture is on their list of must-sees, Boston is only a short car or train ride away.
A South Shore wedding venue has so much to offer both you and your guests. From local flavors and traditions to picturesque landscapes, choosing the perfect South Shore wedding venue could be a great way to kick off the wedding planning process.
We invite you to visit our three family-owned and operated venues and see for yourself why they are among the most desired settings on Boston’s South Shore!
Fill out our Contact form and tell us more about your event, or contact our Sales team at 781.784.2400 to schedule a tour today.
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