Wedding season is on the horizon and Nantucket Insider has caught up with Mark Holland-Leggieri, “in house wedding pro” for White Elephant and The Wauwinet, to get his thoughts on what makes each of these beautiful venues so special and so versatile!
White Elephant Weddings
A couple enjoys a harborside moment at White Elephant
An ‘Exclusive White Elephant Wedding’, where the wedding party reserves the entire hotel property, is of course a spectacular way to show your family and friends a most amazing experience at the hotel.
White Elephant wedding with a tent overlooking the harbor
All guest rooms are occupied by your group and you have so much flexibility to host various events thought the course of your stay; welcome reception, wedding celebration, after-party and a brunch. White Elephant can customize every event space on property; including the Harborview and Shoreline lawns to reflect the vision you want! Top rated White Elephant services and amenities make the experience truly unforgettable.
Watch the sunset and then party into the night
Harborview Terrace weddings provide the wedding party with the majority of space White Elephant has to offer, without the need to fill every hotel room with your wedding guests. This still allows for flexibility wedding design on the Terrace, Sundeck and Lawn. Add lights, fire pits, bring in a photo booth for fun memories and you have the perfect event!
Crisp white linen and dining furniture provided for your wedding at White Elephant
Intimate Sundeck weddings are smaller scale a way to celebrate with the fabulous view, a portion of the Harborview Lawn and more intimate dining and dancing spaces. White Elephant has the ability to customize these spaces to your liking for décor, set up and flow of your event. This smaller style wedding allows for more freedom of menu selections: adding courses, pairing with special wines, creating tasting menus or even doing specialty stations that work amazingly well for groups from 20-60 guests. Semi-private, and completely enjoyable and memorable!
White Elephant Sundeck has beautiful views of the lawn and harbor
The Wauwinet is an exceptional wedding escape
An ‘Exclusive Wauwinet Wedding’ is an incredible experience; the elegant private settings and atmosphere of the hotel lend itself beautifully to the concept of your own personal wedding location. With thirty two guest rooms at The Wauwinet, an exclusive wedding can still feel very intimate.
For larger parties at The Wauwinet, a tent for a lawn reception sets the scene and creates the space needed for accommodating 100- 150 guests.
Exclusive Wauwinet wedding with a tent and bay views
TOPPER’S at The Wauwinet can host your group inside the dining rooms for up to 100 guests, with dancing on the covered Bayview Deck.
An intimate Wauwinet wedding for 8 guests
The lower terrace adds a great location for food stations and cocktail mingling. Comfortable wicker furniture, lush gardens, and amazing views of the bay, create a sense of truly being a world away. The side lawn of The Wauwinet is ideal for lawn games, and even an added bar location and a place to enjoy the open air around a fire.
Unique ways to enjoy and entertain your wedding guests
Wedding ceremonies can be held on The Wauwinet’s private bay side beach, the Zen Deck (for up to 50 guests) or the lawn, depending on the style you have in mind.
Say ‘I do’ in the sand on The Wauwinet’s bay side beach
The Wauwinet is not just for large scale weddings though! Smaller, more intimate weddings work beautifully in TOPPER’S interior spaces. Dining for up to 50 guests in TOPPER’S Main Dining room is perfectly elegant, with music and dancing in TOPPER’S Room and a bar set up in TOPPER’S Sunroom.
A fun, nautical twist on a TOPPER’S Dining Room wedding reception
Even more intimate dinner-style weddings for up to 16 guests can enjoy TOPPER’S Sunroom, a romantic ceremony on the beach or the Zen Deck, and cocktail hour out on the Library Terrace.
Small, elegant reception in TOPPER’S Sunroom
We’ll pipe in dining music of your choice. This is also a perfect opportunity to create your ‘Tasting Menu’ or ‘Wine Dinner’ with several smaller courses and paired wines, something that Cellar Master Craig Hanna has been enjoying creating at TOPPER’S for over 25 years.
The Zen Deck at The Wauwinet is a special place for a ceremony – or a first dance!
The spectacular bay views from The Wauwinet lawn, Zen Deck, and beach are unparalleled on Nantucket!
Mark Holland-Leggieri, Conference Services Manager Nantucket Island Resorts