Left abandoned for almost two decades, Highfield Hall, 508-495-1878, highfieldhall.org, a 17,000-square-foot, 1878 Queen Anne-style mansion in southwest Cape Cod, is now officially open for private functions. The mansion—set atop a hill overlooking Falmouth—exudes aristocratic grace, and is a great option for couples looking to combine the intimacy of a home wedding with the drama of period detailing. Receptions can be held throughout the first floor, which features classic Cape Cod-style architectural details, carved fireplaces, stained-glass windows and hardwood floors. The porch overlooks the surrounding nature preserve, and tents can be set up on the lawn just outside the grand ballroom’s French doors. Indoor seated capacity: 90. Must use preferred caterers. Rental fees: $1,400-$4,000 for eight hours.