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 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.
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.
The Martha-Mary Chapel is booked by the Function Office at the Inn. Call 978.443.1776 option 2.
The chapel has an organ.
The Chapel comfortably seats 150 people: 120 on the first floor and 30 in the balcony.
Yes, the Chapel is heated and it does have air conditioning.
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.
Of course. Please follow guidelines and ensure that your photographer has a permit from The Wayside Inn.
Yes, with some restrictions the Chapel can be decorated. Please refer the guidelines provided in our wedding package.
We accommodate tent weddings up to 200 seated guests.
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.
The peaked, white tent is 40’ x 100’ and free of center poles.
We hold only one tent wedding per day.
Tent weddings are available from mid-May through mid-October.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Innkeeper is a licensed Justice of the Peace. Please check with the front desk for more information.