This is a very special place not only to have a beautiful wedding, but to experience a loving week around your wedding with the people you love most. We found the house perfect for our taste and magical: it is beautiful, grand and special, but it still has a bit of a salty Cape Cod feel to it and it’s not overly opulent or stuffy. We and our guests felt comfortable and found it easy to make it home for a week. Our two families, one from Montana, the other from Cape Cod, piled 16 of us into the house beginning the Wednesday before our wedding and departing the Wednesday after the event. This gave us some special time to spend together before and after our day, and to properly prep and break down without the feeling of chaos that comes with having too little time.
Our nephews spent most of the week on the beach below the property’s bluff, our brothers shuttled us and friends on boats in and around Pleasant Bay, our parents sunned and drank wine on the patio, and all of us cooked meals together throughout the week. At some point we lost count of the champagne toasts. There is plenty of room for both groom, bride, family and friends to get ready here - you really create your own personal castle around your day. We also rented The Bay House next door, which we found to be the perfect accommodation for our wedding party (though accommodating other family or guests there would work great, too).
The pictures are accurate but the view is really better than one can capture. We were lucky to get a sunny day, but this property would be beautiful in any shoulder season weather.
Couples considering the property should be ready to coordinate the moving pieces of their wedding, or hire a planner to do so. The choices for tent rentals, caterers, and beyond are endless and we found that the charm of renting here is that you can really put your fingerprints on your day, but it does mean keeping an eye on many moving pieces (we really liked this part, but it’s not for everyone). We did all the details ourselves but hired someone to take over a few days before so that we could really enjoy. The nice thing about having your wedding here though, is that there is more than one way you can have your day and that is great for different tastes and budgets.
Ginger and Ken are wonderful hosts, and if we could impart any advice to those planning to have a wedding here, it would be to make sure you understand the rules and guidelines that they give you; they are all for good reasons and all important, but for a stress-free week, knowing all of these ahead of time is very helpful – and they are clear about almost everything ahead of time. Ginger answered our questions thoroughly and quickly during the months we planned our day. This is a unique and very special place for an event, and we are grateful to have had our wedding here and will remember it forever.