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Martha's Vineyard Wedding Venues

Updated: Jan 24

A photographer's guide to some of the best wedding venues on Martha's Vineyard


Congratulations on your plans to tie the knot on Martha's Vineyard! An Island with six towns rich in rural New England charm with miles of beautiful beaches, there's no question why it's such a popular wedding destination. The first step in planning your dream wedding is finding the wedding venue that's right for you. Good news is there's something for everyone and every wedding budget. Below are 18 Martha's Vineyard indoor outdoor wedding venues that I've listed along with drone and wedding day photographs from real weddings with up to date venue contact information to help you with your wedding planning and hopefully inspire some wedding ideas.



Harbor View Hotel

Edgartown



Few places in New England are as magical as the Harbor View Hotel's setting. Recently renovated, the Harbor View Hotel offers Martha's Vineyard's largest selection of elegant indoor and outdoor locations for wedding ceremonies and receptions with spectacular harbor and garden views. With two new exiting restaurants Bettini and Roxana Bar, your guests will relish in the creations of their award-winning executive chef and catering team. Whatever wedding dream you have, the Harbor View Hotel will provide the classic storybook setting you deserve, year-round.

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Contact

Harbor View Hotel

131 North Water Street

Edgartown, MA 02539

508.627.3408



The Winnetu Oceanside Resort

Edgartown


The Winnetu Oceanside Resort is the only sizable oceanside wedding venues located at South Beach on Martha's Vineyard. Exchange your wedding vows on beautiful South Beach, steps away by private path. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic cocktail hour on the Ocean View Deck and an upscale wedding reception at Dunes Restaurant.

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Contact

Winnetu Oceanside Resort

31 Dunes Road

Edgartown, MA 02539

508-310-1733



Farm Neck Golf Club

Oak Bluffs



The beautiful sprawling vista that Farm Neck Golf Club provides is an idyllic setting for celebrating your wedding event. Exchange your wedding rings in its shaded ceremony spot and on-site Sperry Pole Tent can accommodate a wedding event size of 185-250 depending on seating arrangements. Watch the sun set next to the green and dance the night away at this wonderful Oak Bluffs wedding venue.

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Contact

Farm Neck Golf Club, Special Events

1 Farm Neck Way

Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

508-693-2504



Old Whaling Church & Dr.Daniel Fisher House & Gardens

Edgartown



As living landmarks, the Old Whaling Church and Dr. Daniel Fisher house are the quintessential Martha's Vineyard wedding venues. Both properties are immaculately maintained and provide an upscale island setting surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush landscaping. As a bonus, their central Edgartown location provides added convenience for your wedding guests.

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Contact

Vineyard Trust

P.O. Box 5277

Edgartown, MA 02568

508-627-4440



The Edgartown Lighthouse

Edgartown



While not technically a wedding venue, the Edgartown Lighthouse remains a popular wedding ceremony location and it's no wonder why. This iconic lighthouse stands at the entrance to Edgartown Harbor and is surrounded by one of Martha's Vineyard's most stunning public beaches. Enjoy harbor views and ocean breezes and all the pastels of summer at this special location. During the high season, the lighthouse and its platform are available for rent through the Martha's Vineyard Museum. For most wedding couples, this is a must visit stop for photos for any down island wedding celebration.

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Contact

The Martha's Vineyard Museum

151 Lagoon Pond Road

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

508-627-4441 x 112



Atria Restaurant and Brick Cellar Bar

Edgartown



Atria Restaurant & Brick Cellar Bar features a charming nineteenth century Captain's house in Edgartown Village and is a romantic and classy wedding venue option. Consider booking its main floor, private dining room, famed Brick Cellar Bar, tented patio or any combination of available spaces to accommodate your event size. Their lawn and tented patio are popular choices to tie the knot and have your wedding reception. The food and catering is top notch.

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Contact

Atria Restaurant and Brick Cellar Bar

137 Main Street

Edgartown, MA 02539

508-627-5850



East Chop Beach Club

Oak Bluffs



East Chop Beach Club is a private beach club in Oak Bluffs set on the shore of the Vineyard Sound. Tie the knot at this beach wedding venue and afterwards enjoy the fresh summer breezes at your cocktail hour and wedding reception on their covered back porch and rustic event hall. Be sure to sneak out around sunset for photos for some stunning colors and hues.

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Contact

East Chop Beach Club

75 East Chop Drive

Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

508-693-0630 (seasonal) email: ecbc@eastchopbeachclub.com



East Chop Lighthouse

Oak Bluffs



Like its sister lighthouse in Edgartown, the East Chop Lighthouse is an outdoor wedding venue only available for wedding ceremony rental and is run by the Martha's Vineyard Museum. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Vineyard Sound and Cape Cod on the horizon. Time it right and you'll see a passing steamship ferry or two as a bonus.

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Contact

The Martha's Vineyard Museum

151 Lagoon Pond Road

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

508-627-4441 x 112



Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Hall

West Tisbury



One of Up Island’s most sought after wedding venues, The Martha’ Vineyard Agricultural Hall is one of those barn wedding venues that brides and grooms seeking rustic wedding venues book well in advance. Its main feature is an open large barn with lofted ceilings that leads outside through sliding barn doors to spacious grounds, perfect for both your wedding cocktail hour and wedding reception. Nearby barns and fields are a dream for your wedding photographer.

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Contact

The Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society

P.O. Box 73

West Tisbury, MA 02575

508-693-9549



Island Alpaca Company

Oak Bluffs



Island Alpaca Company is a relatively new wedding venue that offers a lot in terms of convenience and rural scenery. Its central down-island location will appeal to those looking for simpler logistics and you and your guests will appreciate it being a one-stop destination - ceremony through reception. And, did I mention those cute and furry alpacas? There’s a 30-minute optional meet and greet with two gentle alpaca on halter included with the venue agreement.

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To view more of this Island Alpaca Company wedding, click here.


Contact

Island Alpaca Company

1 Head of the Pond Road

Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

508-693-5554



Sailing Camp Park

Oak Bluffs



Overlooking Lagoon Pond, Oak Bluff’s Sailing Camp Park sits high on a Bluff and provides a spectacular setting for your wedding event. The function facility features timbered vaulted ceilings and a fieldstone fireplace. It is set in the natural beauty of 15 wooded acres and has trail access to a sandy beach great for photography sessions. Caterers will enjoy its on-site commercial kitchen.

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Contact

Sailing Camp Park

177 Barnes Road

Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

508-693-3554 x 118



Vineyard Haven Yacht Club

Vineyard Haven



The Vineyard Haven Yacht Club is a private beach club in Vineyard Haven set on the shore of the Vineyard Haven outer harbor. Tie the knot at this beach wedding venue and afterwards enjoy the fresh summer breezes at your cocktail hour and wedding reception on their covered back porch and rustic event hall. Be sure to sneak out around sunset for photos for some stunning colors and hues.

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Contact

Vineyard Haven Yacht Club

45 Owen Little Way

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

508-693-3080



The Grange Hall

West Tisbury



If you’re planning a wedding reception with a more casual feel, the Grange Hall is the venue for you! Imagine this historic post and beam hall all dressed up with checkered tablecloths, lobster pots and sunflowers - there’s no better place for your classic Vineyard clambake style wedding reception. The first floor, equipped with a commercial kitchen, accommodates 150 guests for a seated dinner with room for dancing.

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Contact

Vineyard Trust

P.O. Box 5277

Edgartown, MA 02568

508-627-4440



Lambert's Cove Inn

West Tisbury



Nestled within eight up Island acres is the Lambert's Cove Inn. The centerpiece of the Inn is its English Garden, that marries rustic New England charm with British elegance. Imagine your ceremony taking place underneath an ivy-covered white pergola at the head of a natural aisle bordered by bright, blooming flowers. The entire area is surrounded by tall hedges that create a sense of privacy and intimacy for you and up to 300 guests for your wedding reception. Lodging for up to 40 people is on-site.

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Contact

Lambert's Cove Inn

90 Manaquayak Road

West Tisbury, MA 02575

800-535-0272



The Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant

Menemsha



If the bucolic feel Chilmark doesn't win you over, the Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant will. Located up the hill from Menemsha sits this beautiful, all-inclusive wedding venue complete with sweeping views of Menemsha Harbor and the Vineyard Sound. Your guests will enjoy the Island's best sunset during your wedding reception so leave some time for that natural wonder. The Beach Plum Inn will provide a perfect setting for your wedding or private event. Weddings are catered and fully staffed by the Beach Plum.

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Contact

The Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant

50 Beach Plum Lane Menemsha, MA 02535

508-645-9454



Tower House

Chilmark



A grand summer house where memories are made. This landmark Victorian commands magnificent hilltop views down over sloping fields to the Atlantic Ocean, Quitsa Pond, Menemsha Pond, Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands beyond. A great wedding venue for a wedding celebration at this incredibly beautiful location. 

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Contact

Tower House

Beachcombers of Martha's Vineyard

508-645-7820  Email: elainevanderhoop@gmail.com



West Chop Club

Vineyard Haven



The West Chop Club is a member's only club but it's worth inquiring if you have a friend or family member that is a member. Situated at the tip of West Chop, this wedding venue is a a great destination. Be warned, there are no weddings allow in high season.

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Contact

West Chop Club

162 Iroquois Ave

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

508-693-1005


Vanderhoop Homestead

Aquinnah



It's all about the views at the Vanderhoop Homestead. At this venue you're limited to renting the grounds only, however the home's terrace is also available through a donation to the Aquinnah Cultural Council. With sweeping views of Aquinnah, the beach and Atlantic Ocean, the Gay Head lighthouse, all connected through walking paths, this remote island destination is sure to be a lasting memory. Push your reception a little later into the evening with this venue as music must stop by 11:00pm.

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Contact

Vanderhoop Homestead

Aquinnah Circle

Carolyn (Town Clerk)

508-662-7337


Private Island Residence

Your Island Ultimate DIY Wedding Option



Have the Martha's Vineyard Wedding of your dreams at yours or your family's private residence. A popular option for those who have access to a suitable property, bring the wedding venue to your backyard to create some wedding memories with this ultimate DIY situation where the only wedding crashers are family members you haven't seen in a while :) Be warned - there are a lot of logistics and vendors to consider so it is recommended that you hire a Martha's Vineyard Wedding Planner.

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For a real wedding, have a look at Lucy & Brian's Private Island Residence wedding.




Wedding Photography


If your search includes a wedding photographer, you should know that I have been a wedding photographer on Martha’s Vineyard since 2005, and at this point have photographed over 200 amazing wedding celebrations over my career. My approach is that of a creative photojournalist, aiming to be as unobtrusive and invisible as possible, while focusing my camera on the many scripted, unscripted and organic moments throughout the event - A fly on the wall, so to speak.


Thank you for looking and I invite you to have a conversation about how I can create some treasured photographs for you.


To view my wedding portfolio, click here: Martha’s Vineyard Wedding Photographer.

Have a look at some real weddings here: Martha's Vineyard Weddings.



All photos © David Welch Photography and may be licensed upon request.