Skip to content

Subscribe  |  Login  |  Account

Cape & Islands weddings: Twenty amazing local venues + more!

Martha’s Vineyard wedding venue

Winnetu Oceanside Resort: Celebrate your love in Vineyard luxury

Wedding venues, May 2017 Cape Cod LIFE |

Photo by Nicole Frielder Photography

Picture this: A wedding party arrives at a dreamy beach ceremony in a 1932 open-air Double Model A wooden bus. With toes in the sand, the couple exchanges vows while surrounded by loved ones, windswept dunes, and the glistening Atlantic. Just a few feet away, a reception is to be held on the grounds of a luxurious resort.

This is just one way couples can celebrate their wedding at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort on Martha’s Vineyard. Whether the ceremony is held inside the hotel, or outdoors on the expansive lawn, large outdoor deck, or on the miles of beach that surround the property on the south of the island, the Winnetu offers several idyllic options for couples saying “I do.”

“When people think of an island, they think of having fun, but they also think of the water and the beach and the beauty, and I think we uniquely offer that,” says Mark Snider, who co-owns the resort with his wife, Gwenn. “We’re a full resort, so it’s a true getaway,” Snider adds. “We have all of the accommodations: food and beverage, children’s programs, pools and tennis. Everything is on site, so it’s easy to have that destination fantasy wedding.”

When couples choose the Winnetu, they receive personalized wedding planning services from the resort team, who will coordinate the ceremony and reception, and even a clambake-style rehearsal dinner. The resort also offers antique vehicle rides, a water taxi cruise into Edgartown, and concierge services to help guests plan island activities during their stay.

“Most couples plan an entire weekend around their wedding,” says Rachel Dodson, the hotel’s wedding and events manager. With 70 hotel guest rooms as well as 65 rental homes on the property, wedding guests all have the option of staying at the resort. “Everyone,” Dodson says, “can enjoy the amenities at the resort for the entire wedding weekend—and spend the whole weekend together.”

Winnetu Oceanside Resort • 31 Dunes Road, Edgartown • 508-310-7823 (Rachel Dodson, wedding & events) •

You might also like: