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    Why get married on Cape Cod

    Seaside Chic Style

    If seersucker, boat shoes, and anchors make your heart flutter, then a wedding in Cape Cod is the ticket. Perfectly conducive to a preppy, nautical vibe, the Cape welcomes weddings styled towards traditional polish and classic waterfront Americana.

    Permission to Island Hop

    You’re not confined to just Cape Cod within this unique coastal region of Massachusetts. Set sail for the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket to truly take advantage of the rugged shoreline and enchantingly remote character that defines this area.

    Sweet, Small-Town Coast

    Wherever you get married on the Cape, you’ll find lovely beachside villages full of local lore and flavor. Spending time on the New England coast is the perfect retreat from big city life and a relaxing place to tie the knot.

    Shine a Light(house) on Love

    Light up your wedding with one of Cape Cod’s picturesque lighthouses. For those enchanted by the sea and its deep mysteries, a wedding near one of these historic seafaring relics offers a nostalgic backdrop for your enlightened “I do”s.


    Cape Cod has a classic New England climate, though it is cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than mainland Massachusetts.


    Cold Canadian ocean currents make spring a late arrival in the Cape. Average temperatures range in the 40s and 50s.


    Summers are gorgeous in Cape Cod, with average temps in the upper 60s and mid 70s.


    Like its New England neighbors, Cape Cod experiences warm fall days and chilly evenings.


    Winters are cold, with average temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Expect rain and snow this time of year.

    Most popular wedding styles on Cape Cod

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    Your Wedding Ceremony

    Your ceremony deserves just as much attention as any other part of your wedding. It is, after all, the reason for the occasion. Your wedding officiant does more that just make your marriage official; they help tell your love story. Ceremony musicians welcome guests to your wedding on the Cape with beautiful music and are one of the first impressions guests will have of your wedding, so book the best for a truly memorable day.

    Officiants and Ceremony Musicians

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    Your Wedding Reception

    Pulling off an unforgettable reception is easy with help from local wedding vendors. Florists will transform any space with their beautiful blooms while local caterers will create a meal that guests will savor. On the Cape, you have your choice of a number of great live bands who can keep your loved ones on the dance floor well into the night. Whatever you dream up, these wedding professionals can make it happen.

    Cape Cod Reception Vendors

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    Your Rehearsal Dinner

    What’s the best way to kick off a wedding weekend? With a thoughtfully planned rehearsal dinner to calm your pre-wedding jitters and start celebrating. Many of the Cape’s restaurants, intimate event spaces, or hotels cater to the rehearsal and will ensure your every need is met. Can you believe it? Your wedding weekend has arrived!

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    Your Farewell Brunch

    The sparkler exit doesn’t have to end celebrations! Enjoy the beach breeze a bit longer with your closest wedding guests and a few mimosas at your day-after brunch in Cape Cod. This is the perfect way to round out your wedding activities. Your loved ones will appreciate being able to spend just a few more precious moments with the happy couple.

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    Wedding Welcome Bag

    What’s the best way to warmly greet your out-of-town friends and family upon arrival? With a wedding welcome bag filled with your favorite local goodies and weekend essentials, of course. When your guests find these goodies waiting for them, you’ll no doubt win an award as #1 host. To get you inspired, check out our ideas for a Cape Cod wedding welcome bag. And if you’re a Nantucket bride or groom, take a peek at our Nantucket welcome bag ideas.

    Wedding Favors

    Guest favors are a wedding-day detail that you can really get creative with. Draw inspiration from the Cape by sending guests off with a nautically inspired favor or your favorite treat from a local bakery. One thing’s certain — your guests will love the thought you put into their little tokens of appreciation. We’ve made it easy for you and rounded up our favorite Cape Cod wedding favor ideas to get you inspired.

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    Guest Activities

    Enjoy the sand and the sea while visiting the Cape! From whale watching excursions to lighthouse tours and simply digging your toes in the sand, there is no place quite like Cape Cod and the islands. Share with your guests your favorite things to do on the Cape to ensure they leave here loving this area just as much as you do.

    Places to Visit

    Restaurant Recommendations

    In Cape Cod it’s all about the seafood, so get ready to enjoy some of the best you’ve ever tasted. If seafood isn’t your thing, don’t fear. From great steak, to fine Italian, to classic beach town ice cream shops, Cape Cod is serving up tons of delicious delicacies. All you need to do is enjoy. Suggest to your guests a few of your favorite restaurants on the Cape — they will love eating their way through town at all your favorite spots.

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    Accommodations Recommendations

    Cape Cod is ready to accommodate you and your wedding guests. From large beach resorts and hotels to quaint inns and villas, this place has whatever it is you’re looking for. Check out our list of wedding guest accommodations on Cape Cod and suggest a few places that are close to the festivities and at different price points so everyone on the list can find themselves the perfect spot.

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    Your Engagement Session

    You couldn’t have chosen a more beautiful place for engagement photos if you tried. Cape Cod and the islands are beyond stunning and are filled with little nooks and crannies that make ideal backdrops for engagement sessions. Click here to check out our favorite spots. Now, the only problem is choosing your favorite.

    The Bachelorette Party

    With nautical flare and preppy style, we can’t think of a better place for a bride to celebrate her upcoming wedding with her closest friends. Hit up the beaches, go shopping, spend a day wine tasting — there is so much to do on the Cape. Check out some of our favorite ideas for bachelorette parties on Cape Cod and get ready for the weekend of a lifetime.

    The Bachelor Party

    It has arrived: the time to plan the bachelor party. Whether the guys just want to relax, get out on the water, or check out the foodie scene, you couldn’t be in a better place than Cape Cod. To get you thinking about how you want to spend the weekend, we’ve put together a few of our favorite bachelor party ideas in Cape Cod so take a look and let’s plan this thing!

    Get to Know Your Vendors

    Where would we be without the immensely talented pool of Cape Cod wedding vendors? Their passion for planning, commitment to their couples, and incredible ingenuity is what makes the local wedding scene as remarkable as it is, and it's the unique team behind every wedding working together that makes each event an affair to remember. Their combined experience and expertise is second to none, and we want you to benefit from it while assembling your dream team of vendors. Check out our Spotlight Series for in-depth Q&As with the best of the best in the industry, and make sure to read the articles they've contributed to Borrowed & Blue for the most reliable wedding tips and tricks, straight from the source.

    Major Annual Events to Consider

    The good news is that you’ve chosen a vibrant, scenic, and seriously fun location to gather your nearest and dearest on your big day. Congrats! The bad news? Your wedding location is so awesome that it draws a crowd for reasons other than your nuptials all year long. When selecting your wedding date, be sure you know what other activities are happening in the area that might put a cramp in your party’s style. We’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you, so check out the annual calendar of major Cape Cod events and add them to your radar.

    Local Buzz

    When planning something as complex and significant as your wedding day, sometimes you just want friendly experts to step in and share some pearls of wisdom. Lucky for you, we know people (we’re sitting right here — wink wink). And we’ve got your back: insider tips, exhaustive research, and inspiring takes on all aspects of the planning process, compiled here specifically with your wedding location in mind. You’re just a few clicks away from wedding planning peace of mind… You’re welcome! (No thank-you note required.)

    Local Online Resources

    Check out some other useful local online resources to get you acquainted with all-things Cape Cod, from travel guides to the local restaurant scene to great local wedding blogs run by our friends in the industry:

    Tips from local pros

    Choosing Your Cape Cod Wedding Vendors

    With our comprehensive list of local wedding pros, we're here to help you put together an all-star team to bring your vision to life.