Burlington, 781-270-0100, landanagrill.com
Trend: The personal touch. Shannon St. Pierre, marketing and private events manager, says couples are really trying to create an evening that is reflective of their style, but also a little less formal to allow more mingling.
Philosophy: Less stress. St. Pierre notes that she and her staff are very cognizant of all the emotions swirling during this important meal, so they really like to create an environment that is warm and welcoming for all the guests.
Standout Qualities: Award-winning food and attention to detail so focused that the staff often anticipates needs before they are voiced.
Turner’s Seafood at Lyceum Hall
Salem, 978-745-7665, turners-seafood.com/locations/salem-at-lyceum-hall
Standout Qualities: New England classics from clam chowder to baked haddock, along with lobster (of course) and a vast raw bar, give guests a real seaside feast.