Today, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s the idyllic little town in central Massachusetts where I happen to live and where you can find some of the best value for your wedding reception dollar. Uxbridge is located half way between Worcester and Providence right on the MA / RI border and less than an hour from Boston. It’s here that you will find two of my favorite wedding venues, Blissful Meadows Golf Club and Arrowhead Acres.
Not every couple can afford a six figure wedding and speaking as a former Sr. Financial Analyst, even if you could, do you really want to? Would that money be better spent on a down payment on a house, shoring up your retirement account, or splurging on a to die for honeymoon? Only you can answer that question, but if a primary concern of yours is to have both a beautiful and affordable wedding, consider these two affordable wedding venues.
As its name would imply, Blissful Meadows Golf Club is pure bliss. Bliss also happens to fortuitously be the surname of the family who owns this wonderful property. Your wedding ceremony can take place in their pretty gazebo surrounded by perennial gardens, followed by a stunning reception for up to 175 guests. The Chestnut Room located on the 2nd floor of a Victorian barn dating back to 1880, still features the original exposed chestnut beams and a full wall of windows displaying the beautiful vistas as well as the 18 hole golf course below. More to the point, a Prime Rib or Alaskan stuffed Salmon entree is priced at just $31.95. In most other locations, the same meal would be almost twice as expensive and theirs is no rubber chicken dinner. The food is exceptionally good at Blissful Meadows. Now add in some of the special extras this facility offers like a free round of golf and the possibility of being transported to the ceremony site in one of their antique automobiles, and you have all the makings for both a memorable and affordable wedding.
Another great wedding venue in Uxbridge, is Arrowhead Acres owned by newlyweds, Dave and Vicki Morin. Providing a completely different wedding experience, this 49 acre country casual estate offers its couples the opportunity to be married at its indoor chapel or at its Chapel in the Pines. Arrowhead Acres also offers an indoor banquet facility where you can have the Caterer of your choice prepare your wedding reception meal, or you can opt to have a picnic in their rustic open air facility along with a variety of recreational activities including volleyball, croquet, horseshoe pits, badminton, and shuffleboard. You also have the option of having a campfire where you and your guests can roast marshmallows, sing songs, or tell ghost stories to create the perfect ending to the perfect day. For less than $2,000, you can rent this facility on a Saturday night (other times are even cheaper) with a guest count of 125 people including the ceremony, reception, and campfire. Additional guests are just $12 per person. You can even make an annual pilgrimage back to Arrowhead Acres to pick out the perfect Christmas tree where you originally said “I Do.” What a wonderful way to relive the memory of your wedding day.
Both of these MA wedding venues have won the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award and have received multiple five star reviews from former very satisfied brides. For the couple not wanting to spend a fortune on their wedding, you’ll be hard pressed to find comparable properties at these prices.
Happy Planning Everybody,
New England Wedding Professionals ~ President
Association of Bridal Consultants ~ Professional Bridal Consultant
Sullivan Travel ~ Travel Agent
2010, 2011, and 2012 Bride’s Choice Award ~ Wedding Wire
2010, 2011, and 2012 Setting a Higher Standard in the Wedding Industry Award ~ NEWP