Create Your Perfect Wedding Weekend Itinerary with Things to Do in East Bridgewater, MA | Saphire Event Group

Welcome to our guide on crafting the perfect wedding weekend itinerary in the lively New England town of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts! From pre-wedding parties to post-wedding brunches, we’ll explore the best accommodations, activities, and things to do in East Bridgewater, MA and surrounding area, ensuring that every moment of your wedding weekend is an exciting and memorable experience.

The Wedding Venue

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East Bridgewater MA wedding venue

The Villa at Ridder Country Club

Located in the picturesque rolling countryside of Plymouth County, Massachusetts, The Villa hosts three unique spaces: The Madera Ballroom, The Grand Ballroom, and The Tent. Each of these spaces offers beautiful indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces and can host up to 280 of your favorite people! From rustic elegance to garden romance, The Villa offers the experience of a lifetime. 

The Rehearsal Dinner

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A rehearsal dinner is a wedding weekend staple, so we’ve got you covered with the perfect restaurants only minutes from East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 

Adria Restaurant

Located just down Oak Street from The Villa, this Mediterranean-inspired establishment is convenient and delicious! With plenty of space for parties of any size, a private balcony room with a gorgeous view of East Bridgewater’s picturesque rural landscape, and an unbeatable wine selection, what more can you want? Oh, and they offer brunch! 

Mia Regazza 

Just a ten-minute drive from East Bridgewater in Abington, MA, this Italian eatery has all of the classics! They also offer a private room for small to medium-sized parties.

Stoneforge Grill

This gorgeous spot in Easton, Massachusetts is sophisticated and delicious. With over forty craft beers on tap and an elegant private dining room that fits up to thirty guests, Stoneforge is a perfect rehearsal dinner location.

The Pre-Wedding Party

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Why have one party when you could have two? Take advantage of your favorite people being together in one place, and make the most of your wedding weekend. These establishments are local favorites, and make for the perfect pre-wedding party spot! 

McGuiggan’s Pub

This Irish pub in downtown Whitman, MA is known for its gorgeous bar, lively atmosphere, and classic Irish fare. With an outdoor patio during the warm seasons and live music every weekend, McGuiggan’s is just the place to host your pre-wedding festivities. Looking for more space? Check out their sister location right next door: The Patio at McGuiggan’s!  

Barrett’s Alehouse

Featuring an arcade-style game room, a classic American menu, specialty pizzas, and craft cocktails, Barrett’s Alehouse in West Bridgewater, MA is guaranteed to host a pre-wedding party that is anything but boring! They also offer a private dining room, perfect for going straight from a rehearsal dinner to drinks and games!

Riviera Cafe Brewhouse

This local favorite is only a short drive from The Villa in Bridgewater, MA, and offers an immense selection of craft beers paired with house-made pizza served until 11 p.m. nightly! With plenty of space for large parties and a bar open until 1 a.m., “The Riv” is the perfect late-night spot for a few welcome drinks with your guests.

The Accommodations

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Choosing accommodations for your wedding weekend can be stressful, so we put together our tried-and-true recommendations for the best hotels in the East Bridgewater area for you and your guests! 

Marriott Residence Inn – Bridgewater, MA 

Located just a twenty-minute drive from The Villa, this hotel in Bridgewater offers suite and studio-style accommodations complete with a private kitchen, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and outdoor fire pits! 

Marriott Residence Inn – Brockton/Easton, MA

Also a twenty-minute drive from The Villa! The perfect location for venturing to Cape Cod or Boston, featuring a heated indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness center. 

Hotel 1620 – Plymouth, MA

An upscale, nautical-themed hotel overlooking the bay located in the heart of Downtown Plymouth, only thirty minutes from The Villa. Enjoy a relaxing stay by the hotel pool, or take a day trip to the multitude of shops and restaurants just down the street! 

Things to Do in East Bridgewater MA

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Whether you’re looking for beautiful off-site photo locations or want to add a fun outing to your wedding weekend itinerary, we have created a list of the premiere spots to explore in and around East Bridgewater, MA! 

War Memorial Park

This park is a local favorite, full of streams and even a small waterfall! It’s the perfect place to spend a quiet moment with your family or fiance, or take some gorgeous wedding photos before your ceremony! Plus, it’s just a fifteen-minute drive from The Villa!

Whitman Town Park 

This quintessential New England park in downtown Whitman, MA is gorgeous year-round. Perfect for wedding photos or a picnic! 

City of Boston

As The Villa is only thirty minutes south of Boston, we highly recommend incorporating a trip to the city on your wedding weekend! Enjoy sports games, delicious Italian food and pastries in the North End, art museums, and so much more! 

The Farewell Brunch

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Nellie Rose Restaurant

A five-minute drive from The Villa in Whitman, MA, Nellie Rose is a local favorite for all things brunch! The farmhouse-style decor creates a wonderful homey atmosphere, and it’s perfect to send off your guests with full hearts and bellies!

Greyhound Tavern

This contemporary tavern in Bridgewater, MA not only boasts a fabulous brunch menu, but a wide range of cocktails and even mimosa towers! 

Central Street Cafe and Catering

This classic cafe is located in the heart of East Bridgewater, and the reviews speak for themselves. End your wedding weekend by enjoying delicious food with all of your favorite people!


Did you love this post? We hope you take full advantage of the wedding weekend itinerary opportunities and things to do in East Bridgewater MA, and we are so excited to celebrate the main event – your wedding! 

Learn more about the Saphire Event Group or to schedule a time to see The Villa today! 


Check out our wedding weekend suggestions for our three additional Massachusetts wedding venues: Saphire Estate, Avenir, and The Lakehouse! 


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