Independence Harbor Testimonials

Since it’s inception in 1976, Independence Harbor has evolved into one of the most sought after destinations for wedding receptions and garden wedding ceremonies in Southern New England, But don't just take our word for it!  Below are testimonials from Wedding Wire, The Knot, Social Media Channels and personal messages sent to us directly!




"The venue is gorgeous and tons of places to take pictures. The staff was amazing and went above and beyond to make our wedding day even more special. The setup was amazing and Martha was in charge of our set up and she even repackaged our items in the original packaging when taking them down. The chef made "edible arrangements" and added them to the tables and we didn't even ask for it. It really made the sundae bar look even better!! They also include a macaroni and cheese buffet when doing the all inclusive package and our guests are still talking about how great that was!! The pricing is reasonable and they have a great all inclusive deal for weddings that are "off season" (April and November). The staff was very professional and friendly. I would recommend this venue to anyone."

Nicole N

-  via The Knot


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"Couldn't have made a better choice! - We were married on October 18, 2013. We chose this time of year because the trees and flowers are so colorful. We decided to let nature speak for itself. Independence Harbor is beautiful and the grounds are immaculate which is great for pictures. They also offer a fireside ceremony option which is perfect for a fall evening wedding. While it is a bit daunting when figuring out the budget, Independence Harbor is worth the money. They are thorough with the details and they tell you exactly what is and isn't included. They also run off season deals which is well worth taking advantage of. All the staff Anne, Connie, Brian and Martha are all easygoing and are there to help you every step of the way. Martha and Brian handle the rehearsal and cater to your every need at the wedding. It was wonderful to have a spare hand at every moment. It couldn't have been any easier or any nicer."

Nicole S

-  via The Knot


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"My husband and I just got married at Independence Harbor this past October 2017 and it was absolutely more than we could have ever hoped for! The venue is absolutely stunning and very affordable compared to most of the venues in Massachusetts. We paid for the wedding ourselves, so cost and keeping to our budget were very important to us. They have options for every budget and regardless of your price range, they make it look amazing! A ton of friends and family members have commented on how beautiful the venue was and told us multiple times that it was one of the best weddings they have been to. Not only is the venue beautiful, but the staff was wonderful as well. Anne and Connie were always so quick to respond to my many emails full of questions and the coordinators the day of, Stephanie and Mike, were amazing. Everything ran so smoothly - I could not have asked for a more seamless process! Overall, we had an amazing experience and I would recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding!"

October 2017

-  via The Knot


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"Independence Harbor is an ideal place for a dream wedding! The 20 acre landscape is a stunning and meticulously cared for perennial and annual garden, with paths and gorgeous views of the beautiful Assonet River, where a white crane lives and practically poses for pictures! You couldn't ask for a more picturesque backdrop for your wedding photos! The Garden house/ reception hall is also beautiful and unique, with a stone fireplace, stained glass, lovely views of the gardens from every seat, and many more charming details! The people at I.H. were above and beyond! Although they set the stage for so many special events, they still manage to make everything special for you and treat you as sincerely as possible so that it truly is YOUR special day! It poured on our wedding day and they still found ways to help us get the right pictures in and escorted us with umbrellas when we needed them, and our pictures were still wonderful, thanks to their guidance. All of our guests had a fantastic time, and raved about the food (We suggest Buffet # 3!)! The visual details of the food display and the tastes were remarkable. A great value also, as they help with many aspects of planning and guiding as you make your plans. They use a very constructive reception questionnaire which really helps you visualize how you would like things to be. I would say the great management,personable service and setting are key to this venue. We highly recommend it!"

P. Hart

-  via Wedding Wire


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"My husband and I wanted a private, low-key wedding, and we got exactly what we wanted by hosting our wedding at Independence Harbor! When we drove to IH to scope it out, we immediately fell in love with the atmosphere. Well-manicured lawns and beautiful, clean facility was clearly a success because of all the compliments I got from our guests. We had a fruit, cheese and cracker display as well as the mac and cheese bar (which was a great hit!). The food was well presented and delicious. The staff was extra-ordinary with their outstanding service and skills. They all were very prompt in responding to my e-mails and phone calls during the planning of the event, as well as making sure EVERYTHING was perfect during the event. I can't thank them enough for everything they did for us! It was truly a beautiful, perfect (and stress-free) day! I would do it over and over again :)"

Patricia

-  via Wedding Wire


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"Independence Harbor was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Everyone was so helpful and professional. I would absolutely recommend this place to my friends!"

Samantha

-  via Wedding Wire


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"I got married at Independence Harbor in Assonet on 3/16/07. My coordinators there (Matt and Maddie) were exceptional and I have nothing but good memories about my experience here. I got married in the worst snowstorm of the 2006-2007 season (basically the ONLY snowstorm we had that season!) and Matt and Maddie did a great job. I was completely calm the whole evening and I owe everything to them! The food came out hot and delicious. The guests were raving about the food! The ballroom was absolutely gorgeous and the fireplace was roaring. The chocolate fountain was a HUGE hit and the guest were raving about that as well. Other than starting a little late (because of the snow and the fact that I was late arriving) everything went off without a hitch. The best part of IH is that they are affordable. I had a gorgeous wedding for a fraction of the price I would have paid anywhere else in the Boston area. If you are considering IH you would not be disappointed with their quality of service."

Sara

-  via Wedding Wire


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"Having our ceremony and reception at Independence Harbor was a true Fairy Tale and dream come true! We had our wedding in September 2017 -- the garden grounds were so stunning that we didn't even use any ceremony flowers. The staff is so incredibly helpful and wonderful throughout the entire planning process all the way through the wedding day. I had questions leading up to the big day and Connie set my mind at ease. The food is absolutely delicious -- our macaroni and cheese bar had a longer line than our open bar during cocktail hour! You can tell that putting on weddings and functions is what they do -- there was all the behind the scene work by there staff that made the day so seamless that I didn't have to question anything -- everyone just knew what to do and how to F L O W it all. The inside of the venue is beautiful and already partially decorated, very tastefully. Our decorations blended in and everything flowed together. To top it off, we even had 2 deer at our ceremony! I truly felt like Snow White -- talk about a Fairy Tale come true!! I highly recommend Independence Harbor. As a bride, they made me feel heard and respected, which I found amazing, as some vendors looked at us simply as a check. All those simple touches truly add up, I'm so so happy we used Independence Harbor for our wedding day!"

September 2017

-  via Personal


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"Having our ceremony and reception at Independence Harbor was a true Fairy Tale and dream come true! We had our wedding in September 2017 -- the garden grounds were so stunning that we didn't even use any ceremony flowers. The staff is so incredibly helpful and wonderful throughout the entire planning process all the way through the wedding day. I had questions leading up to the big day and Connie set my mind at ease. The food is absolutely delicious -- our macaroni and cheese bar had a longer line than our open bar during cocktail hour! You can tell that putting on weddings and functions is what they do -- there was all the behind the scene work by there staff that made the day so seamless that I didn't have to question anything -- everyone just knew what to do and how to F L O W it all. The inside of the venue is beautiful and already partially decorated, very tastefully. Our decorations blended in and everything flowed together. To top it off, we even had 2 deer at our ceremony! I truly felt like Snow White -- talk about a Fairy Tale come true!! I highly recommend Independence Harbor. As a bride, they made me feel heard and respected, which I found amazing, as some vendors looked at us simply as a check. All those simple touches truly add up, I'm so so happy we used Independence Harbor for our wedding day!"

September 2017

-  via The Knot


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"We could not be any happier with Independence Harbor. My son and daughter-in-law's wedding was perfect. The venue is beautiful. Everyone is raving about the food. The buffet with the Prime Rib, Lobster Newburg, Chicken Marsala, and Roast Pork Tenderloin was absolutely delicious. Their staff was so friendly and helpful. Also John Cristoferi, the DJ, who was on their preferred vendor list was wonderful."

Sharon

-  via Wedding Wire


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