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There is no more magical place to be married than The Wayside Inn. Exchange vows at the nondenominational Martha-Mary Chapel, located just 300 yards from the Inn. Framed by majestic white pines at the top of a grassy knoll, our quintessential New England white-clapboard chapel is picture-perfect for your special day. An elegant Waterford crystal chandelier gracefully hangs above classic pews where up to 150 friends and family watch as you declare your vows. Following your ceremony, consider traveling to your reception by our romantic horse and surrey.

Take advantage of the many spectacular locations on our property for the perfect wedding photos. Continue your celebration at the reception space of your choice.  Whether a simple or elaborate wedding, he elegant settings of The Wayside Inn offer a comforting, yet sophisticated, venue for your most memorable occasion.

Longfellow's Wayside Inn

The quiet elegance and historic charm of Longfellow's Wayside Inn provides the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams.

For weddings from 10 guests to 100, explore our dining and event rooms on our functions page, here.

The Wayside Inn
Martha-Mary Chapel

The Martha-Mary Chapel accomodates up to 150 seated guests and  was built by Henry Ford in 1940. Its secluded setting, perched at the top of a grassy knoll and framed by a backdrop of towering white pines, makes this a very popular place for wedding ceremonies. From the gilded banner weather vane atop the stark white spire, to the elegant Irish crystal chandelier above the humble pews, the Martha-Mary Chapel has long been recognized as a historic landmark and national treasure and has been a setting for the perfect New England chapel in many motion pictures.

The Wayside Inn
Canopy Tent

Tent weddings are available from May through October and can accommodate up to 200 seated dinner guests. Beautifully situated between the Longfellow Memorial Gardens and our lily pond, our peaked white tent creates a lovely atmosphere for unforgettable dining and dancing pleasure. We hold only one tent wedding per day and provide a wedding hostess to assist you, to ensure your day will flow smoothly. Our professional staff and impeccable service combines with the exceptional quality of our food to produce a memorable wedding reception that everyone will enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I book The Martha-Mary Chapel?

The Martha-Mary Chapel is booked by the Function Office at the Inn. Call 978.443.1776 option 2.

How much does it cost to rent the Chapel for a wedding ceremony?


Its there a piano or organ in the Chapel?

The chapel has an organ.

How many people does the Chapel seat?

The Chapel comfortably seats 150 people: 120 on the first floor and 30 in the balcony.

Is the Chapel heated and does it have air conditioning?

Yes, the Chapel is heated and it does have air conditioning.

Can a Catholic priest perform a ceremony in the Martha-Mary Chapel?

Although Catholic marriages must be performed by Catholic priests in a Catholic church, there are circumstances where Catholics may marry in other venues. Please consult with your priest for advice.

Can we take pictures in the Chapel?

Of course. Please follow guidelines and ensure that your photographer has a permit from The Wayside Inn.

Can we decorate the Chapel?

Yes, with some restrictions the Chapel can be decorated. Please refer the guidelines provided in our wedding package.

How many people can the tent accommodate?

We accommodate tent weddings up to 200 seated guests.

Does the tent have restroom facilities?

Tent rentals include use of a luxury restroom trailer directly adjacent to the tent. Accessible restrooms are with a short distance away at the Inn.

What are the dimensions of the tent?

The peaked, white tent is 40’ x 100’ and free of center poles.

How many tent weddings do you hold at the Inn on a given day?

We hold only one tent wedding per day.

When are tent weddings available?

Tent weddings are available from mid-May through mid-October.

Is the tent climate controlled?

Air conditioning is available at an additional cost. Heat is provided in the tent, during the cooler months, at no additional cost and at management's discretion.

What are supplemental features available at an additional cost?
  • The Horse and Surrey: This is a wonderful way for the couple to get around the property and offers a great photo opportunity as well.
  • Longfellow Memorial Gardens: Our beautiful formal English Garden is an option for Cocktail Hour or Ceremonies and is a perfect setting for your wedding photographs. For ceremonies in the garden, please discuss details with our function coordinator.
Where can wedding photos be taken on the property?

We are pleased to offer our wedding customers complimentary use of our majestic locations for wedding photos (subject to availability) including our Grist Mill, Chapel, Fields, and Longfellow Memorial Gardens.

Can wedding ceremonies be conducted at locations other than the Chapel?

By special arrangement, wedding ceremonies can be conducted at our Grist Mill, Chapel, Fields, and Longfellow Memorial Gardens. Please discuss details with our function coordinator.

What are my options for wedding favors?

Visit our gift shop for a wide variety of branded items and other gifts for your guests and wedding party to remember your special day.

Can the Inn provide a Justice of the Peace to conduct a ceremony?

Our Innkeeper is a licensed Justice of the Peace. Please check with the front desk for more information.

Wedding Inquiry

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Call us to discuss your wedding at 978-443-1776 x 2, fill out this form, or e-mail us at functions@wayside.org.

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