Away from the large cities and the coast, there is Western Massachusetts with plenty of quaint small towns, rolling hills, and beautiful countryside.
One look at this area and it’s not hard to see why anyone would want to have this as a backdrop for their wedding day.
The wedding venue is the most important detail of this monumental day, not only logistically but also aesthetically.
The venue helps communicate the style of the wedding. It may also determine what other vendors you can choose for your wedding day.
That’s why experts recommend choosing a venue early on in your wedding planning.
So if you’re meant to choose a vendor first, that can put a lot of pressure on the decision. From location to style to price to packages, finding the right venue can feel like an overwhelming decision.
But it doesn’t have to cause you so much stress. Here are the best wedding venues in Western Massachusetts has to offer.
The Colonial Theatre
Located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, The Colonial Theatre provides a unique and historic location for your wedding day.
First opened in 1903, this Gilded Age theater has since been restored.
Fill your wedding day with theatrical drama as you recite your vows on stage in front of friends and family in the audience.
The lobby features floor-to-ceiling windows that will be perfect for a cocktail hour or a reception dinner. You can also host the reception in the theater with seating on the stage.
The Colonial Theatre will provide an event planner to help plan all the details of your wedding, including custom lighting, sound, and video projection.
Venue cost: $4,000
In picturesque Lenox, Massachusetts, there is Tanglewood. You’ll feel as if you’re in your own private mountain escape when you host your wedding here.
This venue is like no other, offering stunning mountain and forest views from the grounds.
You can get married outdoors on the lush green lawn with bright blue skies, majestic mountains, and a verdant forest behind you.
Alternatively, you can get married inside the historic mansion for an elegant backdrop, explore the gardens during cocktail hour, and host your reception inside the rustic banquet hall.
There are many more locations available for your wedding celebrations.
Tanglewood provides in-house catering and bar services that couples can customize to their exact taste. You’ll also have use of the entire estate on your wedding day for unforgettable wedding pictures with panoramic views.
Couples will also have use of suites to get ready before the ceremony.
Venue cost: $2,000-$12,000
Hancock Shaker Village
This historic venue is located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and features a museum, barn, and working farm.
Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum that is sure to be a venue like no other. With 750 acres of land, you’ll have unmatched views and historic buildings that provide an unforgettable setting.
Couples will have their choice of indoor and outdoor sites for their wedding ceremony and reception.
You can get married on the grounds, which feature mature trees and blooming gardens. Inside, you can host your wedding events in the barn, originally built in 1910.
Hancock Shaker Village provides on-site catering so that couples can create a customized menu. The venue also provides a list of preferred vendors to choose from.
Included in the rental fee are tables and chairs as well as set up and clean up services.
Venue cost: $1,000-$10,000
The Barn at Cricket Creek Farm
With a relaxing atmosphere in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Cricket Creek Farm is the perfect venue for a laid-back couple.
Cricket Creek Farm is a working dairy farm, so you’ll have an authentic farm experience. You’ll also have views of Mt. Greylock and the Green Mountains.
The classic New England-style stone barn provides the perfect backdrop and setting for your wedding events.
There is a floor-to-ceiling glass wall to let in all the natural beauty surrounding the venue. You can also host your wedding in the fields, which provide panoramic views of the mountains.
The historic farmhouse has suites for couples to get ready before the ceremony. Cricket Creek Farm also provides catering, set-up, and clean-up services.
All-inclusive packages are also available to couples.
Venue cost: $4,000
The Boylston Rooms
This industrial wedding venue in Easthampton, Massachusetts is both elegant and historical. The venue features maple floors over a century old and large windows that bathe the space in natural light.
You’ll be able to host your wedding events both indoors and outdoors to fit your wedding vision.
The Boylston Rooms East shows off the original mill and the Boylston Rooms West has industrial steel pillars. Outside, you can have the ceremony at the picturesque Lower Mill Pond.
The Boylston Rooms offers event planning services as well as set up and clean up, so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day.
The venue also has in-house catering and bar services that the couple can customize to their tastes.
Venue cost: $6,600-$10,400
The Starting Gate at GreatHorse
A tranquil wedding venue in Hampden, Massachusetts, the Starting Gate at GreatHorse offers a charming setting and picturesque sights.
From the venue, you have uninterrupted views of the rolling hills and the Connecticut River Valley.
Take advantage of the stunning surroundings and host your wedding outside. The Wedding Garden has a gazebo, garden, and waterfall that provide decor for your ceremony.
Then, in the evening, have cocktails on the Sunset Deck. There are two reception rooms for indoor events, that can be combined to host larger celebrations.
At Starting Gate at GreatHorse, you can also host your rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch. The venue provides planners that will work with the couple to create their dream wedding day.
Services included in the rental are set up and clean up as well as catering and bartending.
Venue cost: $25,000-$32,000
Country Club of Pittsfield
Imagine an elegant country club in the Berkshires for your wedding day. The Country Club of Pittsfield is a historical site that offers beautiful grounds to be the backdrop for your special day.
This venue is located just south of downtown Pittsfield, so you’ll be close to plenty of local attractions.
Inside, you can host your wedding in the Grand Ballroom, which has large picture windows to see the grounds and large chandeliers.
There’s a covered porch with a wrap-around deck that you and your guests can use for cocktail hour.
The Country Club of Pittsfield has plenty of food and drink options prepared by chefs that can be customized to the couple’s taste. The venue also offers all-inclusive packages for every budget.
The staff and planners will help you personalize your experience whether it’s intimate or grand.
Venue cost: $8,000-$11,000
Meals: $35-$65 a person
Valley View Farm
This historic working farm and cidery in Haydenville, Massachusetts is a picturesque venue for any wedding.
The grounds feature barns from the 19th century that provides a stunning backdrop for your nuptials.
You can hold an outdoor ceremony under a century-old hickory tree or an indoor event in the Hemenway Barn. Enjoy ciders, cocktails, and craft beers on the stone patio for cocktail hour.
And a wedding reception can take place in and outside the barn, where your guests will have the opportunity to dance the night away under the stars.
At Valley View Farm, your wedding meal will be unmatched.
The in-house chef creates meals using ingredients that are locally sourced. The farm-to-table meal can be completely customized to the couple’s tastes.
There is also a farmhouse where the entire wedding party and family can stay on-site.
Venue cost: $10,000-$18,000
Sleek and modern Chez Josef is the perfect venue for the contemporary couple.
Located in Agwam, Massachusetts, Chez Josef is a unique wedding venue that will have guests in awe. The space is unique and elegant and has been hosting weddings for over 50 years.
Couples can host their nuptials outside in the garden surrounded by bright flowers and bubbling fountains. Or hold your ceremony inside one of the three ballrooms, all of which have a grand staircase.
There are private dressing suites for couples to get ready before the ceremony. Chez Josef will provide consultants to help plan all the details of the wedding day.
Couples will also be able to host their rehearsal dinner at the venue. Chez Josef provides event rentals such as lighting and sound, as well as catering and bartending services.
Venue cost: $8,000-$12,000
Meal packages: $57.50-$111.95
This modern event venue in North Adams, Massachusetts perfectly blends vintage, industrial, and elegant aesthetics.
Once a former cotton spinning mill, the building is both beautiful and historic, set in the heart of the Berkshires.
You and your guests will be wowed by the 24-foot ceilings and the open space that’s bathed in natural light thanks to skylights up above.
Host an indoor event in the space called the Weave Shed. Or hold your wedding outside in the courtyard, which features native plants and a rain garden. Alternatively, take in the stunning mountain views with an event on the rooftop.
Greylock WORKS has a craft distillery and food lab on-site, so your wedding meal is sure to be unforgettable. It’s perfect for a wedding of any size from elopements to grand affairs.
Couples will have a day-of coordinator to ensure their wedding day runs smoothly. In-house furniture rentals, set up, clean up, audio, and visual services are also provided.
Venue cost: starting at $2,000
A luxurious hotel in the Berkshires, Blantyre Hotel in Lenox, Massachusetts is an elegant and one-of-a-kind venue.
Originally built in 1902, the magnificent estate with Tudor architecture is now a member of the Relais & Châteaux and a Forbes Five-Star hotel.
It’s the perfect setting for any couple looking for a private wedding weekend.
The Blantyre Hotel has 110 acres of manicured lawns and woodlands for guests to enjoy and to host a ceremony or reception. You can also get married inside the beautiful estate, hosting a reception in any of the immaculate dining rooms.
Get ready for the day in the onsite dressing rooms. The venue offers all-inclusive packages that include catering and bar services, including the wedding cake.
There’s also a list of preferred vendors to help plan your big day. The wedding party and family can also stay at the estate for on-site accommodations.
Venue cost: $2,000-$17,500
Mill 1 at Open Square
Set in a refurbished paper mill from the 19th century in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Mill 1 at Open Square provides a unique setting for a wedding.
The interior maintains the historic and rustic charm while also combining elements of contemporary design.
You’ll have stunning views through the large windows of the Holyoke Canal Walk and nearby state park. The venue features exposed brick walls throughout, wooden beams on the tall ceilings, and glistening maple floors.
The wide open space can host your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.
Mill 1 at Open Square allows couples to put their mark on the venue and see their wedding vision come to reality.
There are expert event managers who will oversee all the details, such as tables, chairs, and furniture rentals.
Couples can choose from a list of preferred caterers while bar services are provided by the venue.
Venue cost: $3,000-$4,000
The Roosevelt Room at Union Station
Set in Northhampton, Massachusetts, The Roosevelt Room at Union Station is an unforgettable wedding setting.
Originally built in 1896, this historic property has been captivating guests since with its charming architecture and brickwork.
At The Roosevelt Room at Union Station, couples will have an open layout that’s versatile enough to create the customized wedding of their dreams.
There are vintage-style light fixtures overhead and a large fireplace that adds to the cozy rustic feel. There is also a large space in which to dance the night away.
The staff is dedicated to ensuring that every wedding is perfect down to the smallest detail. There are plenty of packages that allow couples to customize based on their needs.
The on-site catering team will also provide a menu personalized to each couple.
All-inclusive packages: $75-$150 a person
Your guests are sure to be enchanted when attending your wedding at The Mount.
This elegant venue in Lenox, Massachusetts provides a stunning backdrop that no one will forget. The venue was once Edith Wharton’s historic mansion and sits on nearly 50 acres of lush land.
On your wedding day, you’ll have the entire estate to yourself. You and your guests can explore the land and enjoy an occasion of intimate privacy.
For an open-air ceremony, you can get married in the French Flower Garden, inspired by Versailles’s gardens, or the Italian Garden.
Cocktail hour and the reception can be held under the expansive tent.
The Mount has a suite where the wedding party can get ready before the ceremony. The venue is also pet friendly, so furry friends can celebrate too.
Extensive bar services are available for your big day.
Venue cost: $10,500-$13,500
Apple Tree Inn
Set in the idyllic countryside of Lenox, Massachusetts, Apple Tree Inn is a beautiful boutique venue with historic roots.
Escape for a wedding weekend that feels private with scenic mountain views and wide open spaces to enjoy.
Couples will have their choice of locations for their wedding events at Apple Tree Inn. There are spaces for both indoor events in the intimate Victorian main house, or outdoor events on the manicured grounds.
Onsite accommodations are also available for the wedding party, family, or guests to stay in, where they’ll also be able to enjoy a pool and tennis court.
Couples can use these rooms as spaces to get ready before the ceremony.
You can also enjoy a private restaurant for a rehearsal dinner before the ceremony.
Apple Tree Inn offers event planning services to help couples create their ideal wedding day.
Venue cost: $1,500-$20,000