Build Your Wedding Weekend Itinerary with Things to Do in Hailfax MA | Saphire Event Group

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


The Wedding Venue

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The Lakehouse

This Halifax, Massachusetts, wedding venue features five hundred feet of beautiful shoreline. With lush gardens, lakefront views, and gorgeous sunsets, The Lakehouse is home to endless photo opportunities to capture the start of your happily ever after. The Lakehouse is currently undergoing a complete renovation set for completion in June 2024!*

*These renderings are not an exact representation of the final product, but a close approximation of the design plan for the space.

The Rehearsal Dinner

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

Anna’s Harborside Grille

Just twenty minutes from The Lakehouse, Anna’s features ocean views, three beautiful private event spaces, and a modern open kitchen for guests to watch the creation of stunning traditional Greek delicacies!

71 West Atlantic Steakhouse

This upscale steakhouse features wood-grilled steaks, fresh sushi, and a stunning view of Plymouth Harbor. It offers two private dining rooms and plated or buffet-style serving experiences! 


This Plymouth hotspot features classic fare with an elegant twist, craft cocktails, live weekend entertainment, and an expansive seasonal patio! ThreeV also offers a private dining room and is just a twenty-minute drive from The Lakehouse. 

The Pre-Wedding Party

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Why have one party when you could have two? Make the most of your wedding weekend and celebrate with your favorite people! These establishments are local favorites and make the perfect pre-wedding party spot! 

Plymouth G-Pub

This contemporary gastropub has it all: an arcade, a hard cidery, a speakeasy, live music, and private events. It’s the perfect place to choose your own adventure!

Proof 22

This country-themed spot in Downtown Plymouth hosts nightly live music and late-night snacks and can even be reserved for private events! 

Tavern On The Wharf

With stunning views, fresh seafood, live music, and DJs on the weekend, and a prime location in Downtown Plymouth, you and your guests will surely receive a warm New England welcome for your wedding weekend! 

The Accommodations

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Choosing accommodations for your wedding weekend can be stressful, so we’ve put together our tried-and-true recommendations for the best hotels in the Halifax area! 

Fairfield Inn & Suites By Marriott – Plymouth, MA

This hotel is just twenty minutes from The Lakehouse and features a heated pool and fitness center. It’s also conveniently located right outside of Colony Place, home to several shops with all of the essentials—just in case you or your guests leave something behind!

Hotel 1620 – Plymouth, MA

An upscale, nautical-themed hotel overlooking the bay located in the heart of Downtown Plymouth, only twenty-two minutes from The Lakehouse. Enjoy a relaxing stay by the hotel pool, or take a day trip to the many shops and restaurants within walking distance! 

Marriott Residence Inn – Bridgewater, MA 

Located a thirty-minute drive from The Lakehouse, 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! 

The Local Attractions

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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 Halifax, MA! 

Scituate Lighthouse 

Just twenty-six minutes from The Lakehouse, this historical lighthouse and keeper’s cottage sit in the ideal location to witness the sunrise or sunset, regardless of the season. During the summer months, you might find families enjoying the scenery so you’ll have to plan your visit accordingly if you want a more private experience. Everything about this landmark gives off quintessential New England vibes!

Ridder Farm Golf Course

This stunning course, located in the rolling hills of East Bridgewater, MA, is only a twelve-minute drive from The Lakehouse. With ample public tee times available to reserve in advance, it is a perfect wedding weekend activity for golf fans! 

Downtown Plymouth, MA

Home to incredible waterfront views, shopping, eateries, artisan markets, and more, Downtown Plymouth is a one-stop shop for wedding weekend entertainment! Plus, it’s just twenty-five minutes from The Lakehouse. 

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

This intimate French manor house-style inn and spa is well worth the thirty-minute drive from The Lakehouse. With lush gardens, luxurious spa facilities, and the general feel of a private estate, we highly recommend setting aside some time for a little wedding weekend pampering! 

The Farewell Brunch

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Send off your wedding guests with full bellies and full hearts! These are our top picks for the perfect post-wedding brunch. 

Rye Tavern

This picturesque garden-to-table brunch spot in Plymouth, MA is delicious and memorable! Guests can even reserve one of their outdoor “Igloo” tables for a party of eight and enjoy brunch under the sun! 

Will & Co. Cafe

An adorable Downtown Plymouth eatery focused on brunch that is as delicious as it is nutritious, with a carefully curated selection of coffee! It’s the perfect way to refuel after a busy wedding weekend. 

The Winsor House at Island Creek Oyster Farm

This stunning farmhouse-style brunch is one you’ll dream about. With rustic and elegant decor, a fresh-from-the-farm menu, a raw bar, and a classic New England feel, we highly recommend reserving your farewell brunch here! 


We hope you take full advantage of things to do in Halifax MA to make your wedding weekend itinerary truly an event to remember! Don’t forget, we are so excited to celebrate the main event: your wedding. Our new Lakehouse venue is truly stunning! Don’t forget to check out our wedding weekend suggestions for our three additional Massachusetts wedding venues for some extra ideas: Saphire Estate, Avenir, and The Villa!


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