Saying "I Do" with a Cape Cod View: A Beachside Wedding Guide

By stephanie June 13, 2024
A rooftop deck set up for a wedding.

Cape Cod, with its picturesque landscapes, charming lighthouses, and pristine beaches, stands as an enchanting wedding destination that promises a romantic and unforgettable experience. Imagine exchanging vows with the sound of gentle waves in the background and a breathtaking sunset over the horizon. 

Sounds like a dream, right? As serene as a Cape Cod wedding is, we know how overwhelming it can feel to plan such a big day. That’s why our team of dedicated experts has put this guide together to walk you through everything you need to know to plan your perfect Cape Cod wedding—highlighting Wychmere as the ideal venue to bring your dreams to life.

Choosing Your Cape Cod Ceremony Location

Cape Cod offers a variety of stunning locations for your wedding ceremony, each providing its own unique charm and beauty.

Beach Ceremony

A beach ceremony on Cape Cod allows you to embrace the natural beauty of the coast. The serene backdrop of sandy shores and rolling waves creates a magical atmosphere for your special day.

Perks of a Beach Ceremony

Wychmere’s Enchanting Venues

Wychmere offers three exceptional venue rooms, each with its own distinct charm and advantages.


The Dune venue is perfect for couples seeking an intimate setting that captures the essence of Cape Cod’s coastal beauty. Accommodating up to 240 guests, this venue offers panoramic views of the harbor, providing a serene and picturesque backdrop for your ceremony and reception. With its elegant design and tranquil ambiance, Dune ensures a memorable and enchanting experience for you and your guests.

The Harbor Room

For those desiring a blend of timeless elegance and waterfront charm, the Harbor Room is an ideal choice. This venue features classic Cape Cod architecture with panoramic windows overlooking the harbor. The Harbor Room offers a sophisticated setting, perfect for creating a romantic atmosphere as sailboats glide across the water.

The Ocean Room

If you envision a grand celebration with a touch of coastal grandeur, the Ocean Room is an exceptional option. With its soaring ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and sweeping views of Nantucket Sound, the Ocean Room exudes sophistication and luxury. This versatile venue can accommodate up to 400 guests, making it perfect for larger weddings or lavish receptions.

The Perfect Coastal Ambiance

Creating the right ambiance is key to a successful beach wedding. Here are some tips to help you set the perfect (beachy) tone for your special day.

Wedding Attire

Opt for light fabrics and breezy silhouettes that will keep you comfortable and stylish. Consider incorporating nautical touches to reflect the coastal setting.


Embrace coastal elements such as seashells, driftwood, and lighthouses. Soft colors inspired by the coast, like sandy beige, ocean blue, and sunset pink, can enhance the beachy vibe.


Incorporate succulents, beach greenery, and wildflowers into your floral arrangements to complement the natural beauty of the Cape Cod landscape.

Guest Transportation and Parking

Arrange for convenient transportation options and ample parking to make it easy for your guests to attend your wedding. Consider shuttles or valet services to enhance their experience.

Backup Plan for Bad Weather

Have a contingency plan in place in case of inclement weather. Wychmere’s indoor venue rooms offer beautiful alternatives, ensuring your day remains perfect regardless of the weather.

A Perfect Cape Cod Venue

Wychmere stands out as a premier destination for Cape Cod beach weddings, offering a blend of natural beauty, luxurious amenities, and impeccable service. Spanning nearly 20 pristine acres along Wychmere Harbor Channel and Nantucket Sound, Wychmere provides the perfect setting for a romantic and unforgettable wedding.

With a variety of venue options to choose from, personalized event planning assistance, and a commitment to excellence, Wychmere ensures your wedding day is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. Whether you choose the intimate Dune venue, the elegant Harbor Room, or the grand Ocean Room, Wychmere’s dedicated team will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

Plan Your Dream Cape Cod Wedding at Wychmere

Ready to start planning your dream Cape Cod wedding? Contact Wychmere today to schedule a tour of our stunning venue rooms and begin creating the wedding of your dreams.