This engagement season, consider Historic New England for your wedding

Jan 31, 2020

What’s so special about the time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day? (Besides the holidays, that is.) The months-long span has been coined “engagement season,” and for good reason—the majority of proposals occur in that time frame.

If you’re one of the lucky number to get engaged during the winter months, you know the planning has only just begun. Cross the venue selection off your list and host at one of our many properties that offer weddings seasonally or year-round. Plus, get a free Historic New England membership when you host a wedding with us.

Lyman Estate, Waltham, Mass.

A location for the recent Little Wome adaptation and a winner of WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards for the third year in a row, the Lyman Estate is a favorite wedding spot for a reason. With its thirty-seven acres of lawns and gardens and magnificent ballroom, the Lyman Estate is an adaptable space with a quintessential New England feel.

Eustis Estate, Milton, Mass.

A shining example of Gilded Age architecture, the Eustis Estate sits at the foot of the Blue Hills and has 18,600 square feet. Although located less than ten miles from downtown Boston, the mansion feels like a proper country seat with its rich wood interiors, great hall, and surrounding landscape.

Codman Estate, Lincoln, Mass.

The Codman Estate, just twenty miles outside of Boston, is a bucolic country mansion with plenty of surrounding land. Its flexibility is not the least of its charms: with access to the Carriage House, grounds, and gardens, you can customize your wedding at the Codman. Plus, the hidden Italian Garden, with its marble pergola and flowering vines, makes for a beautiful backdrop to any ceremony or reception.

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Roseland Cottage, Woodstock, Conn.

Roseland Cottage adds a touch of whimsy to any wedding. Known by its neighbors as “The Pink House,” the cottage is a beautiful Gothic Revival estate — original stained glass windows, elaborate wood trim, and parterre gardens create a wholly charming combination. The gardens and the carriage house are available for rent, ideal for summer weddings.

Hamilton House, South Berwick, Maine

Hamilton House sits flanked by elaborate perennial gardens and the Salmon Falls River. Built in 1785, Hamilton House is a classic Colonial Revival-style country estate. Several options are available to you for your ceremony location: choose between a view of the garden or a view of the river, and coming soon, the garden cottage will also be available for small receptions.

Gov. John Langdon House, Portsmouth, N.H.

This National Historic Landmark mansion is one of the finest examples of Georgian-style architecture in the country. Rococo wood carvings and a secluded garden with a rose and grape arbor are among the many embellishments that make Gov. John Langdon House such a grand wedding venue. Hold your outdoor ceremony in the garden, and then enjoy a tented reception with up to 150 guests.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, Gloucester, Mass.

Overlooking Gloucester Harbor, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House provides a picture-perfect backdrop for your garden wedding ceremony. Once home to interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper, the mansion was quite literally made for entertaining. With room for up to fifty guests, this venue is ideal for intimate weddings, as well as first looks and photo shoots.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, Mass.

Rustic elegance is at the heart of every Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm wedding. Its 230 acres hold open field space perfect for tented receptions, a 1775 barn, and a 1690 manor house. Little’s Lane, a long road leading up to the manor house, provides a natural background for photo shoots. Plus, get a helping hand from our partner Tangorra Wedding Planning.

Cogswell’s Grant, Essex, Mass.

Rolling hills and Essex River views will charm all of your wedding guests at first glance. Cogswell’s Grant offers access to marshland, pastoral hayfields, and beautiful views of the river flowing into the sea, providing an idyllic landscape for your wedding on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

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