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USA/New England: Edgartown, MA
Martha’s Vineyard has been recognized in the media as one of the most desirable wedding destinations in the country. Edgartown is a top choice, because it is an attractive town near ferries and an airport.
Dr. Daniel Fisher House, a 19th-Century mansion built for a whaling ship owner in the heart of Edgartown, is an elegant setting indoors and outside for wedding receptions, fundraising events and private parties. Beautifully manicured grounds and gardens around the house, which include the commons, offer excellent photo opportunities and a superb location for an outdoor wedding reception
The Old Whaling Church, an imposing Greek Revival Church restored by the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, is next door to the Dr. Daniel Fisher House. The two buildings are frequently paired for events. The church can accommodate 500 guests for a wedding ceremony. The Baylies Room, located on the lower floor, is a spacious setting for a reception, party or meeting for a maximum of 150 guests.
The Harbor View Hotel, overlooking Edgartown Harbor, is the largest hotel in town. Built in 1891, it was most recently renovated in 2012. The hotel is used year-round for corporate meetings and retreats, and lots of weddings. The main building has 114 guest rooms. The Edgartown Room, which can seat 110 guests for a banquet, offers harbor and lighthouse views.
Together, with its sister property, The Kelly House, the Harbor View offers meeting planners a 168-guest-room facility with a variety of sleeping accommodations and meeting space for up to 200 attendees. The hotel maintains a dedicated conference staff trained to host meetings. Outdoor spaces can be used for special meals and functions in the warmer months, such as an old-fashioned New England clambake.
The Hob Nob, a 19th-Century Gothic revival home, bills itself as an “eco-boutique” hotel. It is a more intimate alternative to the Harbor View. All rooms contain king-size bed and private baths. The Hob Knob is known for its service and themed weekends for different seasons.