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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find pricing?

A: Please send us a message and we will be happy to discuss pricing with you! Pricing is contained within our full version Wedding Guide plus we offer personalized price proposals.


Q: Do you require any pricing/guest minimums?

A: We do not require a price minimum however we do require a certain adult guest minimum on specific weekday/weeknight options along with venue rental fee’s that vary during our off season, tent season and open air season dates!  Adult guest minimums range anywhere from 75 adult guests Monday – Thursday to 150 adult guests for our most popular Saturday evening openings. We also offer Small But Mighty weddings for weddings of 2-50 guests on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Sunday Afternoons (10:30am-2:30pm). Your vendors do not count toward your guest minimum.  Please send us a message for more details.


Q: Who is considered an adult guest?

A: Any guest who will be ordering an adult sized entrée. Children 12 and under who are ordering a children’s meal are not considered adults and do not count towards the adult guest minimum. Your vendors do not count toward your guest minimum.


Q: Are Sundays of Holiday Weekends a different rate?

A: Yes, the Sunday of any holiday weekend is treated the same as a Saturday evening to include the same adult guest minimum and venue rental fee.


Q: What is your deposit and payment structure?

A: We require a non-refundable deposit at the time of contract signing to keep your wedding date.  From there, we require two additional scheduled payments spaced out between when you book and your actual wedding date. The final wedding balance is due at the time of your final meeting which is approximately 3-4 weeks prior to your wedding date. All payment amounts will be discussed prior to your contract signing.


Q: Do you accept credit cards and are there any fee’s with this payment option?

A: We do accept major credit cards for the initial deposit with no processing fee’s.  Any other additional wedding payments or final wedding balance we accept bank check, personal checks, or cash.


Q: Can I have my ceremony on-site?

A: Yes, we have three options for on-site ceremonies. Either outside on our Beach Stone Terrace, in our Tent on the Terrace, or inside in our Ballroom.


Q: If I plan an outdoor ceremony and it rains, where do I get married?

A: We all know New England weather can be iffy sometimes but we have options for you!  Our umbrella insurance is a no-brainer!  Choose this option and be assured that if it slightly sprinkles, all guests will receive a rental clear dome umbrella to cover them just in case!  Otherwise, we offer the option to make the final call 24 – 48 hours before your wedding to move the ceremony into our Grand Ballroom; set up with ceremony chairs and aisle.


Q: I am having my reception elsewhere, can I host just my ceremony there?

A: We do offer elopement packages for ceremony only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays only. We do not have Ceremony only packages for Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.


Q: Can my dog be a part of my ceremony?

A: Yes! as part of an outdoor ceremony only.  We do not allow any other dogs/animals in the  building except for service dogs.  Once the outdoor ceremony is complete, we ask that you have someone on site ready to take the dog home. You will be responsible for providing care/food/water during the time the dog is onsite as well as any cleanup on terrace turf if needed.  The dog will not be able to be a part of the ceremony if the ceremony moves inside due to inclement weather.


Q: We want to do a first look, can we do that onsite?

A: If you are holding your ceremony at our venue, you are allowed access to the building 1 hour prior to the start of your ceremony.  If you require more than 1 hour for first look photos, in some cases, there are options to purchase additional time.  You would need to schedule this with your wedding coordinator.


Q: What is your maximum capacity?

A: We can seat a maximum of 220 guests with a dance floor.


Q: Do you host more than one wedding at a time?

A: No! We host only one wedding at a time, the entire facility is for you and your guests while you are here.


Q: How long is the venue rental and is there a curfew time?

A: A reception-only rental is for a 5 hour time period.  An on-site ceremony with reception is for a 6 hour time period.  Please review rental times below.  All weddings conclude by 12am.

  • Monday – Friday rental times can be any 5 or 6 hour time period, with the ceremony beginning 30 minutes prior to the reception start time.
  • Saturday afternoon ceremony/clambakes/receptions begin at 10:30am and conclude at 3pm.
  • Saturday evening on-site ceremony/reception begins at 5:30pm, with reception from 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
  • Sunday afternoon ceremony/brunch/receptions begin at 10:00am and conclude at 2:30pm.
  • Sunday evening  times begin at 4:00pm for on-site ceremony, with receptions from 4:30pm – 9:30pm.
  • An additional hour can be purchased; please speak with your wedding coordinator


Q: Do you offer a food tasting?

A: Yes! We host an annual Grand Tasting event for all contracted couples.  This is complimentary for our couples only.  Our Grand Tasting is usually held in the winter months prior to the wedding date.


Q: Do you have a cake cutting fee?

A: No! We will be more than happy to cut and serve the wedding cake that you supply at no cost!


Q: Do you have any decoration restrictions or charge a decoration setup fee?

A: We do not charge for a decoration setup fee as long as it is within reason.  If it requires more than one staff for additional setup, there may be an additional charge added to your final bill.  We allow most any decoration to include candles as long as they are enclosed in glass.  We do not allow any open flames or candelabras.  We also do not allow confetti, rice, bird seed or anything that needs to be adhered to the walls or could damage the property. We allow only real flower petals for outdoor ceremonies and only silk flower petals for indoors. All items that are brought in need to be unpacked and unwrapped.  All Oceanview of Nahant décor remains where it is… the good news is that the property is beautifully decorated!