The Best Wedding Venues in America: The Northeast

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Sometimes in the great search for the perfect wedding venue, you don't even know where to begin. The answer? Browsing the top-notch spots to get married. Below, we call out the best venues—indoor and outdoor, big and small, luxury and budget-friendly—across America. How did we go about creating such a list? We asked more than 1,500 real brides and grooms nationwide to weigh in on the best spots to say "I do"—by rating their own wedding location on everything, including service, food, view, and much more. From historic hotels and rustic farms in the South to elegant libraries and grand hotels in the Northeast to romantic, swoon-worthy wineries on the West Coast, we found them all. So take note, brides-to-be! These are our readers' favorite venues in the Northeast.

Boston Public Library, Boston (Above)

Get hitched in the columned courtyard of the Boston Public Library, then party in the book-lined main hall. Bonus: You can use the old-school reading tables for your candlelit dinner.

Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston

Wherever you wed at the Boston Harbor Hotel—the 80-foot-dome rotunda, the dockside pavilion, the rooftop terrace—guests will be wowed by the awesome harbor views.

Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts

At this classic Cape Cod retreat, Chatham Bars Inn, weddings are all about the sea, whether you make it official on the ocean-view lawn or dance in the beachside boathouse.

White Elephant, Nantucket, Massachusetts

Dress your guy in his preppy best for cocktails, cornhole, and nautical-inspired vows on the White Elephants's lawn, followed by fresh oysters on the terrace overlooking the harbor.

LaBelle Winery, Amherst, New Hampshire

A wine-country wedding in New England? Believe it. Say "I do" among the grapes at LaBelle Winery, then toast your nuptials with bubbly or blueberry wine in the wood-beamed great room.

The Ashford Estate, Allentown, New Jersey

Take over the 30-acre property of The Ashford Estate, where you and your squad will have full run of the mansion, 12 guest suites, manicured gardens, and a rustic barn chapel.

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, Montauk, New York

With a private beach and a tented deck overlooking the Atlantic, the newly renovated Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is a hot spot at the tip of Long Island that wins raves for its on-site planner and pastry chef.

Gramercy Park Hotel, New York

A favorite of the fashion crowd, the Gramercy Park Hotel draws brides with its chic rooftop garden (complete with a retractable roof), skyline views, and on-point Danny Meyer menu.

Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, New York

Set on a working farm just north of New York City, Blue Hill at Stone Barns is known for its über local cuisine and insane photo ops. Think wild gardens and rolling pastures, plus sheep, cows, and chickens!

Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, Philadelphia

Want to slash your flower budget? You won't need much decor for a ceremony in the Fairmont Park's gardens or in its gorgeous greenhouse, lush with ferns and palms.

Providence Public Library, Providence

With columns, a wrought-iron balcony, and turn-of-the-last-century gilded details, the Grand Hall of the Providence Public Library reads more "palace" than "library." Instead of walking the aisle, make your entrance down an elegant marble staircase.

Hermitage Inn, West Dover, Vermont

A private carriage house, an orchard terrace, and some of the best fine dining in the area — these are just a few of many things you'll find at the Hermitage Inn. If you want to say "I do" in the fall, you'll find the most picturesque fall foliage here.

Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden, Vermont

Kick-off the day with a morning hike, then exchange vows on a hilltop or in a barn on the Mountain Top Inn property with major Green Mountain views.

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