If you plan on getting married, you can often feel overwhelmed with the endless venue options. But there’s just something about historical places that just ooze romance.
If you’re looking for such a place, hospitality expert Randall Goldman has curated his top 5 historic wedding destinations you can find in the U.S.
The Mayflower Grace – Washington, Connecticut
Now part of the Auberge Resorts collection, The Mayflower Grace is located just two hours away from New York City and offers one of the finest spas in all of New England. This location is also surrounded by 3000 acres of nature preserve!
With 58 acres of landscaped gardens and 30 luxury rooms at your disposal, this is the perfect wedding retreat location for an absolutely luxurious wedding.
Randall Goldman also suggests sharing a meal with your group at the excellent Mayflower Dining Room, which offers traditional New England dishes with locally sourced, fresh ingredients.
The Barn at Flanagan Farm – Buxton, Maine
Available all year round, Flanagan farm offers two restored and renovated 19th-century barns set on 66 acres of unadulterated pastoral land.
Located 20 minutes away from Portland, Flanagan Farm can accommodate up to 250 guests and provides dinner service for up to 24 people with 2400 square feet of entertaining space. It also includes state of the art sound systems for both indoor and outdoors to ensure your wedding sounds as amazing as it will look.
Boston Public Library – Boston, Massachusetts
Did you know you could book a library for your wedding? Randall recommends this unique and historic venue if you happen to live near Boston.
12 rooms are available at this venue depending on your needs, ranging from a room with a capacity of 90 guests to an entire building that can accommodate 2000 people (and includes outdoor space!)
They also offer cocktail receptions, a bridal suite, additional restrooms, a cafe room, and an option for the wedding setup – perfect for busy brides and grooms.
Blue Hill at Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
Just an hour’s drive away from New York City, this venue prides itself on its impeccable service and upscale farm experience that Randall recommends for a truly unique wedding.
This charming venue is family owned and was originally a dairy farm – in fact, they still have a farmer’s market that makes great gift ideas for your guests.
Plus, their restaurant provides meals directly from their farm and pantry, making this venue a truly authentic historical farm experience for your wedding.
Oheka Castle – Huntington, New York
Have you always dreamed of getting married in a castle?
Randall Goldman suggests Oheka Castle, which can accommodate up to 400 guests in a French-style chateau that still stands today as the second-largest private residence ever built in the U.S. Rich in history, this venue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is recognized as one of the most prestigious venues around the world.
The castle houses 117 rooms and 50 baths to accommodate your guests for a truly magical wedding.