Boston Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Stephanie Dozois

bridal shoes sitting on her veil at the Grand View Wedding Venue

Stunning Waterfront Views at the Grand View Wedding Venue!

You’ve dreamed of your wedding for years. From the meticulous details of the dress to the color of the petals in your floral arrangement, you have a vision, and now, it’s time to make it a reality! While there are unlimited wedding spots throughout Boston, I know how important it is to find one that fits your vision. I’ve been able to photograph some extraordinary venues around this area. Still, the one that consistently leaves me breathless is Grand View. Grand View is a dream wedding venue with its clear view of Nipmuc Pond and spectacular indoor spaces. 

About The Grand View Wedding Venue

Nestled on the shore of Nipmuc Pond, Grand View has had quite a storied past. It served as the only ballroom near the famous lake destination for the past century. People would come for miles to listen to music and dance the night away. The venue even served as a stop for the band Aerosmith in their earliest days! After some years of changing ownership, Grand View as we know it today was purchased by a group in 2014 and has been a beloved wedding spot ever since!

bride's dress being buttoned by mom at the Grand View Wedding Venue

Details of the Grand View Wedding Venue

Ceremony Spaces

Whether you’re dreaming of an indoor or outdoor wedding, Grand View has you covered! The Bella Vista overlooks the breathtaking Boston foliage making it a spectacular spot for outdoor fall weddings. The Terraza is on the banks of Nipmuc Pond and is surrounded by cathedral-style columns beneath an open sky, giving you nature at its most grandeur. Indoor weddings are hosted at the Fireside in the venue’s Grand Ballroom and are warmed by the room’s magnificent 12-foot fireplace. 

Reception Spaces

The Grand Ballroom is a spectacular spot for indoor receptions. Guests can relax beneath crystal chandeliers and enjoy delicious food while gazing out of the venue’s wall-to-wall windows. At night, the space comes alive with plenty of room to dance!

Any other spaces utilized for events like a cocktail hour. The venue includes a designated cocktail room. Your guests can sip specialty drinks at the 35-foot-long oak wood bar and listen to the sounds of the Steinway piano. 

Getting Ready Rooms

The bridal suite is a cozy room where you can sip champagne and get ready. The space features a private powder room, soft lighting, a makeup vanity, and a flatscreen TV where you can watch a Livestream of the guests as they arrive. 

You might be wondering, how many people can each space hold? While the Terraza can hold up to 220 guests, the Bella Vista and the Fireside can host up to 250 guests, making this venue the ideal spot for larger weddings. 

The details of this venue are what set it apart! Your guests will be awed by the romantic fireplace and the grand chandeliers. The platform combines years of history with contemporary styles. It’s truly the best of both worlds!

perfume, peral necklace, and lace at a wedding

Photography Opportunities

The wedding’s nine acres provide fabulous spots for photography. Your wedding pictures will shine along the banks of the lake surrounded by the Mendon woods. The windows for the Grand Ballroom also allow natural light to stream throughout the day, giving your pictures a beautiful warm glow. 

Wedding Details

Chef Linda Doherty provides the catering. She crafts incredible food with a farm-to-table philosophy. But the seasonal cooking will be the cherry on top of your fabulous day!

The venue also includes ample parking and a two-story-tall patio! So your guests to walk around and take in the scenery before the wedding.

Grand View Wedding Venue

The Grand View is a beautiful destination for any couple trying to find a dreamy venue fit for their wedding day! The Grand View Wedding venue brings the magical combination of nature and comfort, making your wedding one your guests will not forget!

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