Are you newly engaged? Congratulations! Let the fun – and the planning – begin! If you’ve always dreamed of getting married on Cape Cod, the first thing you’ll need to do is secure a venue. Popular dates at Cape Cod wedding venues tend to book well in advance. We’ve pulled together a list of The Casual Gourmet’s favorite venues to help you select a location which suits your style…perfectly.

Are you a fan of Downton AbbeyIf you’re thinking of a wedding of ‘historic proportions’ with vintage turn-of-the-century glamour, think about:

cape cod wedding venue

Highfield Hall & Gardens: Photo by The Feds Studios.

  • Highfield Hall & Gardens – Falmouth: Built in 1878 as the summer home of one of Boston’s wealthiest families, Highfield Hall & Gardens has been fully restored to its original elegant state. Have your ceremony in one of the gardens, enjoy cocktails on the veranda, dinner inside or under a tent in the gardens, and then dancing inside the mansion.
    • Dinner and dancing for up to 80 inside or up to 200 – with tent – outside
  • The Cultural Center of Cape Cod – South Yarmouth: Built in the 1930s as the headquarters of a regional bank, it’s been brought back to life as a thriving arts’ center. After an extensive renovation, the grand lobby’s exquisite woodwork remains as does the original vault.
    • Dinner and dancing for up to 125

Are you looking for a ‘museum-quality’ Cape Cod wedding venue? If you love the idea of an unexpected venue filled with art and cultural icons set among beautiful grounds, perhaps you’d like:

Heritage Museums, a perfect Cape Cod Wedding Venue

Heritage Museums & Gardens. Photo by Garnick Moore Photography.

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens – Sandwich: Exchange your vows in front of the Flume Fountain. Pose for a romantic portrait in the labyrinth or go for more playful photos in the treehouse of Hidden Hollow. Strike a pose among the classic car collection or in the luscious gardens. Photo ops – and beautiful spots – are everywhere!
    • Dinner and dancing for up to 150 in the Heald Center or up to 250 with a tent
  • Cape Cod Museum of Art – Dennis: Six galleries filled with Cape Cod art, both modern and historic, and a stunning sculpture garden and award-winning landscaping come together on picturesque Route 6A in Dennis Village. There’s even a 90-seat auditorium which can be used as an indoor ceremony site.
    • Dinner and dancing for up 125

Would you love a waterfront venue with a major ‘Wow!’ factor? If you’ve always dreamed of a wedding with water, water everywhere, these Cape Cod venues are the perfect place for your perfect wedding:

cape cod waterfront wedding venue in Osterville

Nauticus Marina in Osterville. Photograph by Bello Photography.

  • Nauticus Marina – Osterville: One of the Cape’s most picturesque working marinas located in one of its prettiest towns; what more could you ask for? With a tent set up on the emerald green lawn overlooking the yacht-filled slips, this venue is the epitome of nautical chic.
    • Dinner and dancing – with tent – for up to 200
  • The Winslow Estate – South Orleans: Gather your family for the week in this century-old, 17-room Mediterranean-style home situated on a private three-acre peninsula with a 300-foot private beach. The sprawling lawn offers 180-degree ocean views and room for a spacious tent.
    • Dinner and dancing – with tent – for up to 175
    • Venue rental includes sleeping accommodations for up 19 people, additional accommodations nearby

Are you a ‘toes in the sand’ kind of bride? If you’re all about a relaxed ceremony on the beach followed by a casual waterfront reception, consider:

Pamet Harbor, a perfect spot for your wedding on Cape Cod

A view of Pamet Harbor Yacht & Tennis Club.

  • Pamet Harbor Yacht and Tennis Club – Truro: A dock, a deck and water views that never end. Host your ceremony on the beach and then move into the spacious function room. A tent can easily be added for larger groups.
    • Dinner and dancing for up to 125 – add a tent for larger groups
  • Kalmar Village – North Truro: It doesn’t get more classic Cape Cod than Kalmar Village. Exchange your vows on their private beach and then enjoy dinner and dancing under a tent on the sprawling green lawn which offer incredible views of the ocean and the Provincetown skyline.
    • Dinner and dancing – with tent – for up to 250
    • Overnight accommodations onsite
  • Chequessett Yacht & Country Club – Wellfleet: Choose either the clubhouse, with a wall of windows overlooking Cape Cod Bay, or the more rustic boathouse which sits right on the beach. This is an unpretentious Cape Cod wedding venue with killer views!
  • Pelham House – Dennis: Exchange your vows on the 400-foot private beach and then enjoy a tented reception with wrap-around water views. This quaint Cape Cod resort is large enough for friends and family to spend the weekend yet small enough that you’ll never lose that personal touch.
    • Dinner and dancing – with tent – for up to 200
    • Overnight accommodations onsite

Are you a nature girl at heart? If you’re looking for a Cape Cod wedding venue with a laid-back feeling surrounded by acres of lush green fields, look no further than:

A wedding at Bourne Farm. Photos by Ajit Singh Photography.

A wedding at Bourne Farm. Photos by Ajit Singh Photography.

  • Bourne Farm – Bourne: A rustic barn – which can be used for weddings – anchors this nature sanctuary that includes acres of conservation land.
    • Dinner and dancing – with tent – for up to 400
  • Overbrook House – Buzzards Bay: A large antique farmhouse among extensive grounds, paired with an adorable vintage dance hall, add up to rustic perfection. The dance hall is spacious enough for groups of up to 50 for dinner and dancing or can be used for just dancing for larger groups.
    • Dinner and dancing – with tent – for up to 175
    • Some overnight accommodations onsite

Are you a history buff?  When you consider that it was Cape Cod where the Mayflower first landed, it comes as no surprise that there’s an abundance of historic venues here such as these:

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown.

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown.

  • Holden Inn – Wellfleet: Originally built as the home of a sea captain in 1840, it was expanded and turned into an inn in 1924. A large tent can be set up among the inn’s historic buildings and vibrant gardens.
    • Dinner and dancing – with tent – for up to 175 
    • Overnight accommodations onsite
  • Pilgrim Monument – Provincetown: Set high on hill is this 252-tall granite tower built to commemorate the Pilgrims’ first landing. Host your wedding under a tent at its base where you’ll enjoy endless views of Provincetown and the surrounding ocean.
    • Dinner and dancing – with tent – for up to 175
    • Overnight accommodations nearby