April 17, 2018
We are always thinking about how we can serve our 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! Note: This post DOES get updated as vendors and venues change!
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.
Sankaty Head Golf Club is surrounded by the Sankaty Head golf course. With it’s natural landscape it has unparalleled views of Sankaty Light House. From intimate gatherings to tented celebrations, our Clubhouse offers the perfect backdrop for your reception.
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.
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.
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.
Husband and wife Filmmakers: “We are inspired by couples who imagine their wedding as a celebration of their story. With a style that is both artfully cinematic and masterfully story-driven, our films balance the refined yet joyful nature of weddings with the heart and personality of the couples they honor. It’s our belief that every love story should be preserved as exceptionally as it feels to those on the inside. We truly hope to learn yours and create a film that is true to you!” – Deanna & Grant
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 of 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.
Willow Tree Films is a video production company capturing luxury weddings throughout New England and in destinations around the world. Our films are punctuated by movement, energy, and the power of human connection. We combine our years of experience with a passion for story telling stories, to deliver visual heirlooms you’ll treasure forever.
When you look through our portfolio, you won’t see filters or vintage film styles, like Super 8. All of these items will quickly date your video and distract from the main focus and purpose. You’ll be watching this for the rest of your life so we want to make sure it stands the test of time.
Instead, our artistic approach lies in finding the unique, authentic moments, in between snapshots, where you’re swept up in excitement and emotion. We use our creative eye to capture them with the best lighting and invest in top-of-the-line equipment so the film quality is as breathtaking as the subject.
When it comes to editing, we’ll collaborate with you to find the main focus of your film and the musical score, if you wish, or you can give up the reins and let us work our magic. With your family heirloom and our reputation at stake, we always make sure our clients are as happy with our art as we are.
Master Make-Up Artist Paolina Doycheva always struggled to find the right eyelash product for her clients, so she decided to make one of her dreams come true and create her own line. Her ambitious goal was to create superior high-quality faux mink eyelashes with the strength to endure the happy chaos of a wedding, special event or everyday look while enhancing a woman’s natural beauty. Doycheva is a long-time professional makeup artist based in Nantucket who prides herself on her ability to harness the power of cosmetics to capture a woman’s unique essence and inner beauty.
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 practical 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!
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 balayage 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.
Designer & Founder, Chris Burleson began the professional floral journey with our sister company, Eibhlin Fern Florals. It started out small with dried floral arrangements & decor and took off from there. Chris started Sea Holly Studio to expand her passion by bringing floral art to Nantucket Island and beyond. Chris Burleson believes that education and enrichment never end, so every off-season is spent perfecting this craft through enrichment travels, mentorships & classes.
With a floral education based on the foundation of art and design, Chris Burleson uses her experience along with botanical knowledge to push boundaries and create one-of-a-kind art blooms. With a hands-on approach, She is working alongside local Nantucket & New England growers as well as bringing in blooms from her own garden. Sea Holly Studio uses Nantucket local first, and also sources from responsible wholesalers.
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.
Kelsey Day & Alice Medland – Nuude Botanica
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.
Maggie Stewart Events is a full service event production company based in Nantucket, Massachusetts- founder Maggie Stewart has been planning events on Nantucket for over ten years and has worked in almost every avenue of the island’s event industry. Maggie’s systematic approach to event production allows clients to not only enjoy an unforgettable event, but also a seamless planning process. The devil is in the details, and Maggie Stewart Events is here to insure just that- let us take care of the details and you focus on the fun!
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.
Jimmy Jaksic – Immaculate Reception
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.
The PPX Events trifecta is made up of Courtney Mackey, Kyle Daley, and Lindsay Daley, who have been planning and executing events together at Nantucket’s Great Harbor Yacht Club for over a decade.
Carolyn has been in the hospitality customer service industry for 30 years and in 1996 she established The Nantucket Concierge knowing there was a need to offer visitors to the island more personal services. The Nantucket Concierge not only offered assistance with accommodations, restaurant and other reservations, but also event and wedding planning. After five years, she was awarded the Build a Better Mousetrap award by the local S.C.O.R.E organization for creating a new business that was in demand in the tourism industry. Her reasons for offering wedding services was driven by the fact that her own wedding planner quit on her two weeks prior to the event. Carolyn is known for her dependability, attention to detailed and dedication to provide excellent service.
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.
Brett Morneau has a passion and understanding of music that began at a young age. He taught himself how to play the guitar and has a background in live performances. His appreciation of music eventually carried over into the DJ world and he has over 10 years of experience as a wedding and event DJ.
Brett came to Nantucket in 2003 and fell in love with the island, deciding to make it his home. He knows the island well and is familiar with all the logistics in planning a Nantucket event.
Brett knows after working hundreds of events, that great music is the foundation of any enjoyable reception. Your guests will most remember their time spent on the dance floor. When it comes to introductions, announcements, speeches, and vocal formalities, Nantucket DJ Productions is the best in the business!
We are happy to offer live background music packages at events (guitar and vocals), including cover songs from a full range of different musical genres such as Rock n’ Roll, Folk, Irish, and Country.
Ryan Hollander is a vocalist and bandleader whose rapidly growing résumé includes an array of performances given across the country and around the world. Having already established himself as a vocalist of great range and depth, his recent efforts as a composer, arranger, and bandleader have allowed him to further develop his unique style, which includes an exciting blend of classic sophistication and contemporary relevance. With deep roots in the jazz tradition, Ryan’s mature and historically-informed sound carries with it an uncompromising sense of freshness and individuality, integrating elements of pop, R&B, and rock.
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.
East Coast Soul Boston Wedding Band
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.
Each band, Clockwork Boston, Clockwork New England and Clockwork East Coast, is an eight-piece ensemble, featuring: male vocalist, female vocalist, saxophone, keyboards, guitar, drums, and bass. A dedicated soundman ensures the best possible audio experience in all venues. Each band also features a DJ to ensure that the music is non-stop for the entire reception, and an Emcee to “run the show” at your wedding. Want more? Our ultimate package includes a complete horn section and percussionist (in addition to our drummer), for an 11-piece powerhouse band!
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.
An intimate aesthetics boutique on Nantucket Island. Melanie Perkins BSN, RN is the founder of glistn. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pace University. Melanie has a vast variety of nursing experience. However, her passion in beauty, wellness, and health led her to a career in aesthetics. With an eye for beauty and meticulous attention to detail, Melanie’s aesthetic approach is to give her clients a natural, radiant, and youthful result, never one that is excessive or overdone.
◦ Mobile spray tans coming to Nantucket 5/27
◦ Paraben free & vegan solutions
◦ Now accepting appointments – text or email to book
The Event Rental Co. is geared towards clients who want to break away from the norm and design one of kind events. Our design team is constantly working to understand clients’ needs and keeping up with the latest trends, bringing the freshest ideas to our showroom. Come check out our curated collection of furniture and accessories that will truly elevate your party to something that guests will never forget.
Our booths are the real thing…solid all steel construction, curtains, lights, the works. Not the pvc pipe and drape system that have to be assembled on site. And with their small footprint they can easily fit into a variety of locations. Booth pricing is dependent upon your needs, your venue, and your event! Please inquire directly to find out more about pricing and availability for your next event!