Venue (Indoor, over 150)
The Great House at The Crane Estate
Ipswich, 781-221-3003, craneestateevents.com
Trend: A return to the classics. Fireside Catering, the exclusive caterer for the Crane Estate, reports couples are eschewing wedding-themed cocktails in favor of old-school signature drinks, like a Negroni or Sidecar.
Philosophy: Imbue the event with the personality of the couple, elevating their everyday enjoyments to spectacular heights.
What’s Unique: For cocktail hour, guests have full access to the first floor of the Great House, which is preserved as a National Historic Landmark.
Beverly, 866-333-0859, tuppermanor.com
Standout Qualities: The spectacular mansion, built in 1901, is within walking distance of a thoroughly modern inn with 91 guest rooms, making it perfect for a destination wedding.