Top 10 Small Wedding Venues in New England and New York for Intimate Weddings

January 3, 2021

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, more couples than ever have been planning smaller and more intimate weddings. Luckily, there are many beautiful wedding venues in New England and New York that are perfect for micro weddings and elopements!

If you’re planning an intimate wedding, choosing a venue is one of the most important decisions you have to make; the location where you get married has an enormous impact on the overall feel of your day. Whether you want an urban-chic reception after eloping at city hall, a weekend adventure in the woods (with overnight space for all your people!), or a weeklong retreat in an elegant estate, this guide to the most beautiful intimate wedding venues in New England and New York is for you. Ideal for smaller gatherings, these venues put the emphasis on connection, style, and experience above all.

Happy planning!

Windrift Hall

Coxsackie, NY | @windrifthall

Nestled in the heart of Hudson Valley, Windrift Hall is a historic manor house surrounded by 14 acres of nature. The house sleeps 14, but can accommodate gatherings of up to 120 — making it the perfect venue for your micro‑wedding with overnight space for your closest friends and family. 

Scotland Fields

York, ME | @scotlandfields

Situated on 26 pristine acres in the coast of southern Maine, Scotland Fields includes two newly‑renovated historic homes and a barn. The venue can accommodate up to 160 guests, but the sweet spot is much less — the homes sleep 24, so if you want an all‑encompassing weekend experience with your guests, this is the place.

SRV Boston

Boston, MA | @srvboston

As charming as it is sleek, SRV Boston is the ideal venue for those who want classic Boston elegance with a little artistic flare. Celebrate with your guests (up to 50) in the restaurant’s courtyard with some delicious food and fine Italian wines. 

Foxfire Mountain House

Catskills, NY | @foxfiremountainhouse

Self‑described as “bohemian and relaxed,” Foxfire Mountain House is the ultimate getaway for an intimate wedding in the mountains. The 100‑year‑old inn has overnight space for 28 guests, and the venue can host receptions of up to 125 with on‑site catering. Rent it for the weekend with your nearest and dearest — you won’t regret it.

Tops’l Farm

Waldoboro, ME | @topslfarm

Tops’l Farm specializes in curating weekend‑long experiences for couples and their guests, whether it’s around the campfire, at the table, or under the stars. The property can accommodate anywhere from 2‑50 guests, so it’s the perfect venue for an intimate getaway with your favorite people. 

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Gather Greene

Coxsackie, NY | @gathergreene

Gather Greene is the epitome of minimalistic cool: the venue has 17 custom‑built, Scandi‑inspired cabins, as well as an industrial‑chic open air pavilion, all situated on a 100‑acre property in the mountains. Book it for the whole weekend with up to 34 guests staying on‑site, and it’ll be like the best summer camp experience of your life. 

Cunningham Farm

New Gloucester, ME | @cunninghamfarmmaine

Cunningham Farm is a truly timeless New England estate venue. The 90+ acre property boasts three event barns and a farmhouse set amongst ponds, rivers, and tall pines. Though it doesn’t offer overnight stays, the venue only does three‑day rentals, so you’ll have the whole place to yourselves for the weekend.

The Woodhouse Lodge

Greenville, NY | @thewoodhouselodge

Set against the backdrop of the Catskill Mountains, the mid‑century modern aesthetic of The Woodhouse Lodge is the perfect setting for a chic micro‑wedding. The venue has lodging for 28 guests, an on‑site restaurant and bar, as well as 4 acres of grounds to explore. And come on, that A-frame!

Warehouse XI

Somerville, MA | @warehouse_xi

The only industrial venue in close proximity to Boston, Warehouse XI is modern, fresh, and bright. Its minimalist design acts as a blank canvas for whatever you’re imagining for your intimate gathering — whether it’s edgy, artsy, classic, or boho. 

AutoCamp Cape Cod

Falmouth, MA | @autocamp

Just a few minutes from the beach, Autocamp’s newest outpost on Cape Cod features their signature luxury Airstreams and clamping tents, as well as a mid-century modern style clubhouse that’s ideal for a relaxed yet upscale reception. Book as many suites as you need, or rent the whole property so you and your guests can have a fully-immersive weekend of celebration.