Wedding Ceremonies

Hornblower Garden at Plimoth Plantation

Let all thy joys be as the month of May,
And all thy days be as a marriage day.
~ Francis Quarles, 1592-1644


Make history on your wedding day and begin your life together in the unforgettable beauty and charm of Plimoth Plantation. Choose a serene outdoor ceremony on Plimoth Plantation grounds in the beautiful setting of the Hornblower Garden. Garden Wedding ceremony at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth MA This elegant garden was designed in 1920 by the Olmstead firm. With its terraces and water features it is a well preserved example of an early 20th-century formal perennial garden. 

Or, rich with the symbolism of setting out on a journey of a lifetime, you might choose to make your vows on the deck of historic Mayflower II  docked in Plymouth Harbor.

After your ceremony, choose some of our many romantic backdrops for wedding photographs.


Historical note: Governor William Bradford wrote of the wedding of Edward Winslow and Susannah White as follows: May 12, 1621 “...the first marriage in this place which, according to the laudable custom of the Low Countries, in which they had lived, was thought most requisite to be performed by the magistrate…”

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