With miles of sandy beaches, world-class hotels and historic B&Bs, and dozens of stunning wedding venues, it’s no surprise that many couples choose Cape Cod for their destination weddings. Its proximity to so many East Coast metropolitan areas means the Cape is within an easy drive for many people, making it all the more appealing to couples considering a destination wedding.

When it comes to selecting a Cape Cod wedding venue, some couples may decide on a seaside location. For others, a venue with lush gardens and a sense of history is more their style. If you prefer the latter, Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich will prove perfect for your dream wedding.

The Flume Fountain; Garnick Moore photo.

  • Indoor & Outdoor Options: Heritage Museums & Gardens is one of few wedding venues on Cape Cod that offers both indoor and outdoor options. Many couples decide on using both! Have your ceremony in the daylily garden, with the breathtaking Flume Fountain as the backdrop, before moving into the Shaker Round Barn to enjoy cocktail hour among the famed antique car collection of founder Josiah K. Lilly, III. Follow that with dinner and dancing in the lovely private function space, or under a tent on the rolling green Nickerson Field. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it?

The Josiah K. Lilly, III Antique Car Collection; Garnick Moore photo.

  • The Josiah K. Lilly, III Antique Car Collection: The antique automobile collection at Heritage Museums & Gardens is absolutely remarkable. With cars ranging from a 1909 White Steamer used by President William Howard Taft while he was in office to a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Derham Tourster once owned by actor Gary Cooper, the collection has understandably garnered worldwide attention.

The Labyrinth; Angelina Rose photo.

  • Endless Photo Ops: With 100 acres of lush, meticulously landscaped gardens, there is no shortage of stunning backdrops for your post-ceremony photos. In front of the Flume Fountain or hidden away in the Labyrinth? Among the daylilies or in the hydrangea garden? The choice is yours. But as we mentioned, Heritage Museums & Gardens has indoor and outdoor options. Strike a pose in the midst of the car collection, or climb aboard one the colorful horses on the 1908 Looff Carousel. The list goes on.

The iconic boardwalk in Sandwich; photo via Wikipedia.

  • Location, Location, Location: Sandwich, MA, where Heritage Museums & Gardens is located, is one the Cape’s most historic and picturesque towns. You and your guests will be dazzled by the beautifully restored historic homes and beaches. There are several hotels, many inns, and restaurants and shopping galore: more than enough to explore if you are planning a multi-day event. And because Heritage Museums & Gardens is located just 10 minutes from the Sagamore Bridge, guests who may be traveling from the Boston area will find it especially convenient. How considerate of you!

An iconic Cape Cod wedding venue filled with flowers and flexible options: sounds perfect, doesn’t it?

Top photo: Garnick Moore.