June 4, 2024

Best Outdoor Tent Wedding Venues in New England

If you’re looking for the best venues in New England for an outdoor wedding with a top-notch tent and grounds to match, you’ve come to the right post! We’ve rounded up the best venues for outdoor weddings from each state in New England. 

We’ve selected venues in New England that have established a reputation for what we consider essential for an outdoor event – a beautiful private location, excellent amenities, and exceptional service. The team at Willowdale Estate has been hosting weddings and events for the past 17 years and we’ve closely watched the best venues in the Boston area and beyond. Of course, we've nominated our venue for the best of Massachusetts! So, without further ado- here are our selections for the best outdoor tent wedding venues in each New England state: 


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Willowdale Estate - Topsfield, Massachusetts

Willowdale Estate hosts weddings year-round with a full-service approach that includes catering, coordination service, and equipment for each event. Weddings at Willowdale Estate include exclusive use of a beautiful, historic mansion, grounds, and tent (May-October), providing the perfect setting for your ceremony and reception. The original 1902 fieldstone mansion sits within Bradley Palmer State Park, surrounded by 720 acres of woodlands, the Ipswich River, and our garden courtyard. The beautiful location, and exceptional full-service approach make Willowdale Estate one of Boston’s most inspiring venues for hosting an unforgettable wedding or event.  

Max Capacity: 240 Guests

Photo: Lena Mirisola Photography

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wedding at Edson Hill

Edson Hill - Stowe, Vermont

Edson Hill distinguishes itself as a premier private luxury estate wedding venue, ensuring unparalleled privacy and exclusivity for your wedding weekend with both indoor and outdoor settings year-round. The 38-acre estate features twenty-two guest rooms, four guest houses, the Manor, and farm-to-table restaurant catering. 

Max Capacity: 200 Guests

Photo: Gayle Brooker

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wedding at castle in the clounds

Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough, New Hampshire

Castle in the Clouds offers an extraordinary wedding venue with the best panoramic views of Lake Winnipesaukee and the Belknap Mountains. This historic property, dating back to 1914, provides a diverse array of spaces for your special day, including The Lucknow Estate, The Carriage House, The Winnipesaukee Room, and the Meadows, which can be enhanced with a rented tent for larger celebrations.

Max Capacity: Unlimited for tented weddings

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French's Point Wedding

French's Point - Stockton Springs, Maine

French's Point is a private coastal estate venue that provides a variety of spaces for your wedding weekend, including an elegant sailcloth tent, three beautiful homes with lodging, and many seaside event settings. Choose from their preferred vendor directory to select your caterer, planner, and additional wedding professionals that match your vision and budget.

Max Capacity: 200 Guests

Photo: Rachel Buckley Photography

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castle hill inn wedding

Castle Hill Inn - Newport, Rhode Island

Castle Hill Inn is a seaside wedding venue spanning over 40-acres with private use of the estate and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay. Choose from a variety of unique on-site locations to host your wedding celebration.The venue provides event planning services, audio-visual equipment, expert service staff, luxurious on-site accommodations, and in-house catering team. 

Max Capacity: 250 Guests

Photo: Heather Waraksa

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willow hill tent wedding

Willow Hill - Brooklyn, Connecticut 

Nestled on a sprawling 100-acre property, Willow Hill offers a perfect all-season destination for those seeking tranquility and exclusivity. Willow Hill holds an array of breathtaking spaces, indoors and out, including the barn, tented sites, a 1790's farmhouse, outdoor patio with a pool, a meadow, and dressing suites. This property provides a beautiful starting point for planning your event. 

Max Capacity: 250 Guests

Photo: Stephanie Vegliante

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Each state in New England offers beautiful locations for outdoor events, but if you're looking for easy access to a major airport and highways, and plenty of things to do, and places to stay - we hope you'll visit the wedding venues North of Boston! Boston’s north shore is a desirable destination for travel year-round with a rich history, vibrant restaurants, hotels, and plenty of fun things to do before and after the wedding day. Contact our team if you'd like to learn more about planning a wedding at Willowdale Estate. 

Featured Image: Catherine Band Photography