Three amenity-filled ballrooms


These unique New England ballrooms dazzle with unparalleled opulence and charisma.

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Rich in History

Historical events and banquets
Manchester, Connecticut
Number of heads Up to 278 seats
Price From $5,500

Dating from 1672, the mill building which currently houses Historical events and banquets— a new wedding venue in Manchester, Connecticut — once produced wool to make clothing for the Union Army during the Civil War. These days, the nationally listed historic site sees more elegant dresses and elegant suits than utilitarian clothing. Historic Events began hosting contemporary parties in its 4,000 square foot building space in 2021. Proudly owned by LGBTQ+, the venue has a team that works one-on-one with couples to put together a unique event and personalized. With whitewashed walls, 26 foot high ceilings and warm natural light, it’s a blank canvas for any wedding vision. But no need to worry about the details: the Historic Events team works with the bride and groom to plan every minute of the big day, from the “I’m doing” to the big outing.

Guests digs

Your crew will rest comfortably in the luxury of Hartford’s first boutique hotel, the Goodwin. Founded in the 1880s but recently renovated, the hotel has 124 rooms that fuse Victorian-inspired elements (such as intricately embossed tin-like ceilings) with sleek, modern decor, including sofas royal blue upholstered and elegant tiled fireplaces.

Photo by Cait Bourgault Photography

Photo by Cait Bourgault Photography

mountain magic

Crystal Hills at Rosebrook Lodge
Bretton Woods, NH
Number of heads Up to 160
Price From $15,000 plus food and drink

To achieve the wedding vision of a serene outdoor celebration without the temper of Mother Nature, look no further than crystal hills. This chic alpine ballroom occupies the second floor of the brand new Rosebrook Lodge, perched on the mountain ridge of the Bretton Woods ski area. Guests enjoy stunning mountain views not only through a wall of windows, but also during the scenic gondola ride to the lodge. And new this summer is an outdoor amphitheater, so you and your guests can experience New England nature firsthand. To complement the beautiful setting with equally impressive dishes, choose from the venue’s range of culinary packages. Think: ornate stalls of local cheeses and an expansive seafood bar. And when the sun goes down on your big day, you won’t have to lift a finger. The venue’s team of wedding professionals helps coordinate accommodations for your guests. All you’ll have to worry about is whether you remembered to take a photo with that striking view of the sunset as your backdrop.

Activity before marriage

Sweat your pre-wedding nerves on a guided hike through New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Bretton Woods offers full-day or half-day excursions, customizable according to pace and level of experience, led by seasoned experts. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn to rock climb and scale the steep ascent of the ski resort’s western wall.

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Cinematic elegance

Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theater
Somerville, Mass.
Number of heads Up to 200 seats
Price From $2,500

Live your real-life romantic comedy and tie the knot above the Somerville Theater in the royal crystal ballroom. Located on the second floor of a charming 18th-century brick building in the heart of bustling Davis Square, the ballroom hosted grand weddings in its day until it fell into disrepair in the 1960s. 1980. That’s not to say the current venue is stuck in the past: The Crystal Ballroom underwent a major facelift and reopened in 2021, restoring it to its former glory with modern updates. True to its name, twinkling chandeliers adorn the high ceilings and large arched windows provide unique views of the piazza below. As part of its wedding package, the Crystal Ballroom provides sound and light support so you can dance with your loved ones under the lights of the space stage (a perfect spot for a band or DJ!) until at the end of the evening as the credits roll. on your big day.

Rehearsal dinner

Travel less than 2 miles from the Crystal Ballroom and let the flavors of Sarma transport you directly to the Mediterranean. James Beard-appointed chef, Cassie Piuma, prepares the eclectic menu of mezeor small plates, such as salted octopus escabeche and harissa-smoked barbecue duck.

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