By STACEY MARCUS & CARLEY D. THORNELL

Looking to host a wedding in a quintessential New England setting? Couples can create a singular celebration at myriad country clubs on Boston’s North Shore, many set on championship golf courses. These spectacular venues — with ballrooms lighted under the dazzle of chandeliers and gardens brimming with glorious posies — are ideal for golfers and non-golfers alike.

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ANDOVER COUNTRY CLUB
Boasting a meticulously manicured championship golf course, Andover Country Club is a beautiful country club brimming with charm, history and a plethora of elegant amenities.

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With the ability to host weddings for up to 600 guests, Andover Country Club can accommodate events of any size, large or small. Each of its four ballrooms feature handcrafted fireplaces, marble-topped bars, crystal chandeliers, dance floors and grand pianos. In addition to the ballrooms, Andover Country Club offers a smaller function space in the Links Dining Room for up to 40 guests.

C O N T A C T
Events Team
978-475-1263
andovercountryclub.com

“Couples who wed at Andover Country Club experience tranquility and romance from the moment they say “I Do” in our outdoor ceremony gardens, to their first dance in our classic ballrooms overlooking the rolling course, until the end of the night as they sip champagne in one of our honeymoon suites. Willow trees lining the golf course, pergolas covered in blooming flowers, and custom-built fireplaces in each of our ballrooms create stunning photo opportunities. Couples and their guests truly experience the feeling of a destination wedding just outside Boston.
– Elyse Desmarais, marketing communications director


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ATKINSON COUNTRY CLUB
Atkinson Country Club is located in Southern New Hampshire, minutes from the Massachusetts border. The charm of this quaint town will instantly immerse visitors into the serenity and beauty New Hampshire offers. Atkinson Country Club’s pristine landscape and clubhouse offer a warm and inviting welcome to guests throughout a celebration.

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Atkinson Country Club offers five distinctive and private event rooms accommodating 10 to 400 guests. Its ballrooms feature a private salon for the wedding party, outdoor terrace for guests to enjoy and more. The club offers two outdoor ceremony locations. The Trellis area offers a more traditional ceremony setup on cobblestone and is centered with a water fountain backdrop and surrounded by greenery. The Gazebo features waterfall gardens with a more intimate ceremony-setting, as guests enjoy the scenery from a lawn, sitting among the flowers and stone walls.

C O N T A C T
Jennifer Chipman, wedding sales manager
603-362-8700
atkinsonresort.com


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BEVERLY GOLF & TENNIS CLUB
Beverly Golf & Tennis Club was built in 1910 by the United Shoe Machinery Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of shoemaking equipment. Its clubhouse was a social and recreational facility for its employees.

S P A C E
The stucco Scotch Tudor-style clubhouse, built more than 100 years ago, offers a charming venue for wedding receptions. The Great Room can accommodate up to 150 guests. A charming veranda is available for guests to enjoy cocktails.

The Fireside Room offers a more intimate setting, perfect for up to 60 guests.

C O N T A C T
Christine DiFranco, function manager
598-922-9072 x4
info@beverlygolfandtennis.com

“Beverly Golf and Tennis Club is one of the North Shore’s hidden gems, giving you the best value and most original Old World charm.”
– Christine DiFranco, function manager


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BLACK SWAN COUNTRY CLUB
Black Swan Country Club’s 38,000-squarefoot Victorian-style property is splendidly situated in Georgetown, overlooking the rolling greens of a Phil Wogan-designed 18-hole championship golf course.

S P A C E
Along with two beautiful ballrooms, couples can celebrate in an outdoor patio location resplendent with gorgeous gardens.

Andover Ballroom can accommodate up to 320 guests, while the Essex Ballroom welcomes up to 200 guests.

C O N T A C T
Kayla Collins or Ellen Christopoulos
978-352-7926
blackswancountryclub.com

At Black Swan Country Club, we focus on creating a special ambiance, providing a high level of personal service. Our partnership with Vinwood Catering guarantees our guests will enjoy exceptional cuisine. We really feel like we are part of the couple’s family.
– Kayla Collins


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BRADFORD COUNTRY CLUB
Bradford Country Club, a public facility with an 18-hole golf course, features the Shamrock Grille.

S P A C E
The 5,000-square-foot white three-season tent pavilion is next to the first hole. It has a carpeted floor, with a wooden dance floor for receptions from late April through October. It can accommodate 75 to 250 guests.

C O N T A C T
Kristin Murphy, event manager
978-372-8587
bradfordcc.com, kristin.murphy@bradfordcc.com

“Bradford Country Club’s outdoor tent pavilion provides a bride and groom with a beautiful outdoor space to celebrate both their wedding ceremony and reception. The reception space is decorated with a soft, delicate, white-lighted ceiling drape centered over a parquet wooden dance floor. My husband, Kevin Murphy, [the coach of the Haverhill High School golf team] and I own and operate the facility, so we provide a personal touch and complete attention to every detail. We want to make sure each function is perfect for all our customers, and have a fantastic staff that helps us to achieve that and more!”
– Kristin Murphy, event manager


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FERNCROFT COUNTRY CLUB
Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton is a lovely setting on 287 acres of a championship golf course, serene ponds and soft rolling hills.

S P A C E
Last year, Ferncroft completed a $5 million clubhouse expansion project to create the Robert Scott Room and Cielo Rooftop Deck, which holds up to 200 guests.For smaller functions, The Jones Room comfortably seats 20 to 100 guests.

C O N T A C T
Donna Andrews
978-739-4040 x255
ferncroftcc.com


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FOUR OAKS COUNTRY CLUB
Located in the heart of the Merrimack Valley, Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut is a beautiful setting for a wedding.

S P A C E
The recently renovated Grand Oaks Ballroom can accommodate 230 guests. Picture-perfect settings can be found in a lovely patio area in front of a newly-installed waterfall. The outdoor area overlooking the golf course is a lovely place to host a wedding ceremony.

C O N T A C T
Nancy Woods
978-455-0054 x203
fouroakscountryclub.com

“Couples have enjoyed uniting at the Four Oaks Country Club for over a decade. Our new waterfall creates the perfect background to remember the magic.”
– Nancy Woods


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GANNON GOLF CLUB
Gannon Golf Club in Lynn is a true gem. The lush, natural amenities built into the club, with its view of the Boston skyline and park-like setting, are complemented by its spectacular clubhouse and a patio with a pastoral setting.

S P A C E
Gannon Golf Club is a superb setting for an intimate civil wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. The clubhouse can comfortably seat up to 150 guests and opens onto a north-facing patio above the 18th green, with a spectacular view over the golf course and of the Boston skyline – a delightful area for pre-reception drinks.

C O N T A C T
Kim Gauthier-Diamond
781-589-7113
gannongolfclub.com
“Gannon Golf Club is the perfect place for a wedding. With all of our amenities, and our staff just a few feet away, an outdoor wedding here will be a memorable, worry-free event to start a life together.”
– Kim Gauthier-Diamond


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HAVERHILL COUNTRY CLUB
Haverhill Country Club has a large ballroom with customized hardwood dance floor, a patio ceremony space overlooking the golf course, and a chef and kitchen staff.

S P A C E
There are multiple table layouts and space indoors or outdoors for a ceremony. Panoramic picture windows let in natural light. Up to 200 guests can be accommodated. The deck at sunset may be the most romantic spot north of Boston.

C O N T A C T
Charlotte Hillery, events coordinator

“We like to say Old World charm meets modern elegance here. There’s a lot of space but it still feels intimate for the couple and guests, and there’s a great wooden bridge and gazebo to wander around
and explore.”
– Charlotte Hillery


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KERNWOOD COUNTRY CLUB
Kernwood Country Club is a private country club set in historic Salem. The clubhouse is surrounded by a Donald Ross-designed golf course and lush gardens. The property itself is on a peninsula on the Danvers River, which gives a perfect backdrop for a variety of occasions.

S P A C E
Kernwood Country Club has two event spaces, both with outdoor elements. The front lounge can hold up to 80 people for a seated dinner and the main dining room can accommodate up to 250. Ceremonies can take place on the first tee.

C O N T A C T
Moira Clawson, Catering & Events manager
978-745-1210 x201
Kernwood.org


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NAHANT COUNTRY CLUB
The Nahant Country Club mansion is the perfect setting for all special events, which are customized to be a true reflection of your celebration and style.

S P A C E
This unique venue comes packed with scenic photo opportunities around Nahant of panoramic cliffs, Boston’s skyline and sandy beaches. Four different rooms in the mansion lend a different element for size and style. A charming gazebo and candlelit fireplaces create the atmosphere you’re looking for at this family-owned and operated treasure.

C O N T A C T
Yasmene Driscoll
781-581-0515
sales@nahantcountryclub.com


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SALEM COUNTRY CLUB
Historic and beautiful Salem Country Club features a classic colonial clubhouse on a legendary Donald Ross championship golf course.

S P A C E
Salem Country Club offers a choice of elegant rooms for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Flynn Room is perfect for smaller ceremonies or receptions up to 50 people. The Ross Room affords a magnificent view of the 18th hole and can accommodate up to 75 guests. The Main Dining Room enjoys a breathtaking view overlooking the golf course, and is perfect for larger receptions.

C O N T A C T
Sylvia Kiely,
Food & Beverage/Banquet manager
978-538-5400 x408
salemcountryclub.org


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TURNER HILL ESTATE
Nestled on 300 acres of rolling hills in Ipswich, Turner Hill’s original Elizabethan mansion and surrounding gardens create an elegant and sophisticated wedding venue.

S P A C E
The Mansion on Turner Hill houses a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 140 guests. There are 80 additional seats in the Alabaster Dining Room. The Contemporary Tent hosts 220 guests within the beautiful gardens.

C O N T A C T
Carol Travers, Mansion Club director
978-356-7070
turnerhill.com

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