Nantucket Island exudes the magic and romance of a faraway destination although easily accessible by ferry or plane. Two award-winning hotels—the White Elephant and The Wauwinet—offer unforgettable waterview venues for wedding festivities—like a lobster bake rehearsal dinner, a wedding on the beach, and al fresco buffet brunch.
The intimate White Elephant stretches alongside the picturesque Nantucket Harbor, consists of 66 light-filled guest rooms, garden cottages and suites (many with fireplaces and harbor views), and the stunning three-bedroom White Elephant Loft in town. Guests have access to the Library, fitness room, and White Elephant Spa. Dazzle your friends and family with a ceremony on the Harborview Lawn as sailboats float across the harbor. Then wine, dine and dance with them on the Harborview Deck. Revive everyone the next day with a famous Lobster Bloody Mary, alongside a lavish buffet.
The Wauwinet, located in one of the world’s most spectacular settings overlooking Nantucket Bay, is the island’s only Relais & Châteaux property. For an elegant tented wedding with friends and family, an intimate ceremony for two on the sand, or anything in between, the setting is magical. Guests enjoy exquisitely appointed rooms with hand-picked details and fresh flowers to evoke the air of a country inn at the shore. The intimate Spa by the Sea provides pampering treatments before the big day. The inn’s TOPPER’S restaurant is the only New England hotel restaurant to be rated a perfect 100 by Condé Nast Traveler, and can customize menus for all the festivities.