April 17, 2018
We are always thinking about how we can serve our brides and couples better! Honestly, it keeps us up at night. We are here to serve you so the brainstorming never stops and we love it. I always get asked for my recommendations on Nantucket Wedding Venues and Vendors, including Nantucket Hair & Makeup Artists, Nantucket Cake Design, Nantucket Floral Designers, Nantucket Wedding Planners and the list goes on (as you’ll see below) so I thought it was time to put all of our recommendations down in one place. I hope you’ll find this helpful and PLEASE reach out with any questions you might have or let us know if there’s something we forgot!
The White Elephant is a spectacular waterfront setting for Nantucket weddings. Named to Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels List for 10 consecutive years, our hotel is a romantic haven for brides and grooms from all over the world. Experience one of the most intimate and beautiful Nantucket wedding destinations.
Our Grand Ballroom is the only in-town venue that offers seating for up to 220 guests and provides the freedom to host events until 1:00 AM! View their Wedding Guide
At the snap of a finger, our 32 guest rooms, cottages, and scenic grounds can be turned into a private retreat for you and your wedding party. The inn can be reserved, decorated and catered to satisfy your unique vision and is accessible by land or by charter. The entire staff is dedicated to making your celebration truly memorable. Our wedding planner can arrange s’mores on the beach, lobstering with Captain Rob and a bike excursion around the island.
Located in the heart of downtown Nantucket, the Whaling Museum offers guests the perfect mix of modern design combined with history and tradition. The museum’s climate-controlled space features an unforgettable 46-foot sperm whale skeleton, elegant art, and priceless artifacts. Flowing from the museum’s main hall is the Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory, a soaring 1847 two-level exposed brick space with original wooden ceiling beams. Together, they form an extraordinary venue to host a wedding ceremony or reception, cocktail party, or private dinner event.
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Let us help you create your dream wedding experience at Harborview Nantucket, where you can enjoy an intimate ceremony on our private beach followed by a tented reception on our lawn. Our 11 luxury hotel accommodations, thoughtfully appointed and elegantly designed, will ensure you and your guests enjoy all of the comforts and amenities deserving of such a special occasion. While serenely private, Harborview Nantucket is located just steps from the energy and excitement of downtown, making access to restaurants and nightlife hassle free. Allow our hotel Event Coordinator to assist you throughout the planning process to ensure all details are flawlessly executed.
Westmoor Farm, once a part of the Vanderbilt family Nantucket summer residence, is a unique estate property; featuring large manicured grounds; waterfalls streams, ponds and swimming pool, with entertainment barns and residential buildings nestled in a quaint village like setting. The property is perfectly designed for that special extended destination wedding experience. You will enjoy your family and guests for the duration of your stay without event or time limitations all within a single property. For weddings, large and small, for a single day or over a week; a magical once in a lifetime extended destination Wedding Experience.
The Harborview Room is the crown jewel of the Dreamland Theater. This setting is the perfect place for hosting weddings, social gatherings, birthdays, meetings, workshops, lectures and much more. With direct access to the commercial catering kitchen, the Harborview Room has a stunning panoramic view of Nantucket Harbor from its own private terrace. This space is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.
Galley Beach is the perfect setting for your private event. We handle private parties, weddings, as well as corporate events. Please contact our full time event coordinator via the link below for more information.
Nestled in picturesque Nantucket Harbor, the Great Harbor Yacht Club’s unique style of relaxed luxury, combined with its extraordinary waterside setting, creates a special event experience like no other. Perfect for intimate occasions to grand affairs, both our indoor and outdoor venues offer a range of possibilities for unforgettable Nantucket events.
Here at the NYC, we take pride in going the extra mile to make your event spectacular. Whether you are planning a wedding reception in our grand Ballroom, cocktails & hors d’oeuvres on our balcony, or an intimate gathering of family and friends in our Governor’s Room, we are the venue for you. Our facilities are available for member and non-member events.
Chanticleer Nantucket (small weddings)
Originally opened as a small tea house at the turn of the century, The Chanticleer is now one of the premier restaurants on Nantucket. One of the most romantic destinations on the island, you may linger over an intimate lunch in the Rose Garden or come together with family and friends for a convivial dinner in one of our personal dining rooms- al fresco on warm evenings. We take bookings for weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and any other celebratory gathering you might wish to host.
The Summer House is a boutique collection of inns and restaurants, including the Beachside Bistro, on Nantucket. We operate the famous Summer House Cottages on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic in Siasconset, and four wonderful inns in Nantucket town. The Summer House also makes for the Island’s most perfect wedding venue.
Our Clubhouse Terrace and lawn space create a dream-worthy Nantucket wedding scene. Depending on your preference of scenery, our fifteen acres provide numerous opportunities for a perfect day! Whether your outdoor event is tented or open, the gorgeous property which has been featured in local and national magazines, is the perfect backdrop to your special day! The North Lawn can accommodate a tent for up to four hundred people. Guests will enjoy the view of the lower grass tennis courts, croquet lawn and elaborate gardens.
Google “Whales Watch Nantucket Wedding” to see footage of weddings, family reunions, and other large events held at this one-of-a-kind Nantucket estate.
Direct oceanfront with steps down to your own private beach, complete with bonfire pit, and a huge yard for events. Large wrap around porches and decks offer some of the best views on Nantucket! All areas of house and yard have been recently outfitted with new furnishings. Hot tubs were added to each house this past year and we will be adding a pool late 2019.
The most important day of your life should be something you can look back on & remember forever. Whether you’re getting married on Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, New England or beyond, every love story film we create is handcrafted & custom made to our couples because no love story is ever the same. We create films that will last a lifetime.
September Productions does more than just create beautiful wedding videos. We craft emotionally rich cinematic stories of one of the most important days of a couple’s life. Your wedding day may fly by in a blur, but your wedding film will capture the moments to be cherished together, shared with the people you love, and treasured for generations to come.
I believe wedding films should be documented with a small footprint, natural and realistic approach. With 17 years experience filming weddings, I know how to weave together sound and moving pictures in a timeless, relatable, natural way, and can make even the most camera-wary feel at ease. I want to be the easiest part of your wedding experience from your first email to final delivery. In an era where everyone has a camera, not everyone has the years experience and know-how to make compelling family heirlooms while preserving the guest experience. Let me walk the sidelines, give me a temporary window to your world, and I will allow you to relive one incredible party and adventure in your life.
Emily is a graduate of the Make-up Designory in Soho, NY. With an appetite for beauty, studying Make-up was the perfect opportunity for her passion to come to life. Beauty wasn’t all she studied, her curriculum included character make-up, from bald caps to prosthetics. After graduating Emily became a lead makeup artist for a private label on the coast of Connecticut. She has had the chance to work on numerous commercial shoots & has branched into wardrobe and set design. With an island love so deep Emily moved to Nantucket. She is continuously being inspired by the Grey Lady’s natural charm! Emily is whitty, whimsical & knows how to create practicle beauty at the same time! Emily’s vision from the beginning was to help women reach their full beauty potential. 10 years later, She continues to see that vision through and provide one beautiful outcome after another!
To me, the best part of my work is watching the change in a woman through the power of make up: not just the physical transformation, but the subtle and gradual change in her demeanor: she looks at herself in the mirror as if for the first time. Speechless, noticing how the skin is clear, the eyes bright, the lips luscious… – “wait, is that ME???” – Soon the shock gives way to pure pleasure: – “Girl, I look GOOD!” – and there it is: She stands up straighter, she looks into her own eyes like she’s seeing a brand new person and finally she smiles in recognition – “I knew you were in there all along, hot stuff!”
Darya Salon & Spa is a year round full service salon and spa located in the heart of downtown Nantucket. Our services include the latest techniques and trends, using only high end products to reach the finest results. Darya Salon and Spa is a leading salon in the wedding industry on Nantucket, garnering recognition from the best bridal magazines such as: Style Me Pretty, WellWed, Nantucket Living, Boston Magazine, Southern Living, Nantucket Weddings and N Magazine. Visit Darya Salon and Spa to experience innovative beauty services in a fresh modern atmosphere, while you enjoy our beautiful island!
You have great expectations for your wedding day, and we take great care to see that those expectations are exceeded. RJ Miller’s experienced wedding coordinator will work with you on every detail so when the day of your wedding comes, your only responsibility is to bask in the moment.
Melissa David is a high-end salon and spa in downtown Nantucket specializing in cutting edge color techniques such as balyage and hairpainting as well as modern lived-in straight razor and shear cuts!
Makeup Artist serving Nantucket and beyond.
Soirée Floral is a floral and event design studio providing stunning environments and unusual arrangements for weddings, social occasions and corporate events. Dawn Kelly, founder and creative director, creates the unexpected with every bouquet, centerpiece and event she designs. While her designs may be dramatic, Dawn’s clients will tell you she brings a sense of calm, balance and sensibility to the creative process.
At Flowers on Chestnut, we specialize in creating the Nantucket Wedding of your dreams. We work with some of the island’s premier wedding vendors to create your vision.
Stacey Perry draws inspiration from nature and the bounty of each season. She loves to forage materials and to make each design unique for weddings and special occasions.
Pollen Floral Design focuses on using seasonal, high quality blooms to create beautiful, fresh designs unique to your wedding or gathering. Pollen designs are inspired by natural elements and textures to reflect a lush, garden aesthetic.
We are unexpected florists focused on styling emotion and feeling through the use of rich texture and contrasted cuttings straight from the garden. We are incredibly passionate about each and every project and pride ourselves on delivering artistry and authenticity. For Nuude Botanica, the ultimate goal is always to create one single, simple moment of beauty in a person’s day.
Dawn Paulsen – Laurel Lane
Organic, overgrown, romantic and garden inspired, Laurel Lane seeks to evoke emotion in every unique piece. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reach out for a custom quote.
Award winning Chef/Owner Rebecca Moesinger, a talent second to none, was the founder and former head designer of Konditor Meister bakery. Email Rebecca or call us at (774) 333-3981 for a consultation on your wedding or special occasion cake.
From classical elegance to works of whimsy pastry chef Jodi Levesque will create a cake from which memories are made…
David M. Handy Events is an established, full-service event design and planning company based in Nantucket, Massachusetts, with offices in Boston Massachusetts, that offers the inspiration, the experience, and the personalized approach to client service necessary to make any event extraordinary.
Thoughtful wedding planning & design for adoring couples, who dream of getting married on Nantucket Island.
Nantucket Island Events is the premier planning company on island. NIE is locally owned and operated by Maureen Maher and Margaret Naylon. While on an island thirty miles out to sea, numerous questions and inherent challenges will arise – for over 10 years, clients have trusted in their local expertise and flawless attention to detail in order to insure that you and your guests are able to relax and enjoy, not only the day of your special events, but all of the months leading up to your “on island” celebration.
At Immaculate Reception, we believe in creating a Nantucket wedding that truly reflects the personalities of the bride and groom. We provide a wide range of wedding coordinating, planning and design services to meet your needs. Our Nantucket wedding planning services are personalized to match your needs, from full service planning, partial planning or “day of” coordination.
Over the company’s 20 year history, we have assembled a talent pool so rich, we feel 100% certain that we can deliver a rave up performance for any generation, anywhere in the world. To lift up a room with music, a band must play the right song at the right time for the generations in the audience..and we can perform them all. We customize our band for each event we do, so the playlist is tailored to your musical preferences. Check out our streaming videos, and peruse our references from weddings and parties.
Offering a diverse array of musical services ranging from soloists and jazz ensembles, to high-energy dance bands. Night Shift Entertainment delivers expert advice to help you obtain your entertainment goals. Merging talent and innovation, we provide our clients with extraordinary live entertainment for the most distinctive weddings and corporate events.
A locally owned and operated event entertainment, rental and service company in Nantucket, MA. We have had the privilege of providing event services for over 100 weddings, venues and functions on and off Nantucket in 2015 alone.
Nantucket’s premier wedding and function band
Boston’s R&B ensemble Miss Fairchild is joyfully committed to The Show; spectacle, musicianship, awe and entertainment. Performing in the grand tradition of the Motown/Stax innovators of the 60’s, and the glittery Pop-Funk icons of each succeeding decade, MF exists amongst a new tier of R&B showmanship. Channeling both the urban ferocity of The Dap Kings as well as the slick live acts of Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, they tilt their fedoras to the past, while dancing in tandem with the contemporary.
Over the years, East Coast Soul’s demand has grown exponentially, as has our network of close musical companions. As a result, we’ve developed into a boutique collective of elite ensembles, each based on the same core repertoire and performance style, but inspired by the unique energy of their musicians and vocalists.
ACK GIFT BAGS has been the island’s premier gift bag company since 2010. Let us give your guests a warm welcome with a personalized bag full Nantucket treats, and check this project off your list. Owner Denise Badders has worked in the hospitality industry on Nantucket for over 15 years. With her finger on the pulse, you will have access to a huge variety of Nantucket treasures based on a curated and exclusive list of island vendors.
Kiri and The Sun Tan Van offers organic spray tanning that comes right to you. No hassle and no mess, and they have the ability to completely customize the tan to perfectly match your desired shade. They offer bridal packages and group discounts perfect for the entire wedding party.
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