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The Wauwinet: Nantucket’s enchanting oasis

Wedding venues, May 2017 Cape Cod LIFE |

Romance. Luxury. Fine dining. The Wauwinet on Nantucket may be the epitome of all of these. The all-inclusive beachfront inn, situated between Nantucket Bay and the Atlantic on the northeast of the island, is a picturesque retreat with its own restaurant, spa and two private beaches. Located nine miles from downtown, The Wauwinet is the perfect place, says general manager Eric Landt, to escape the hustle and bustle of the island while enjoying its beauty in a private setting.

“There’s no other place like The Wauwinet on the island,” Landt says. “The hotel offers the ultimate ambiance—a storybook romance.” Couples looking for that quintessential romantic experience on their big day need look no further than The Wauwinet, Landt says. From a beach ceremony, to a tented reception on the lawn, to a “goodbye brunch” the day after the wedding, the resort staff takes care of everything to make one’s wedding celebration complete. The resort’s award-winning restaurant, Topper’s, caters receptions and offers fresh local fare such as Retsyo Oysters on the half shell, which are cultivated just 300 yards away—not to mention an impressive selection of 1,450 wines.

For their wedding weekend, couples have the option of reserving the entire hotel, which includes 32 guest rooms as well as four stand-alone cottages. “You feel like you’re at a home away from home,” Landt says. “What an experience to be able to take over the whole hotel and have the entire staff cater to your wedding.”

To get the most out of their stay, couples can also take advantage of the hotel’s many free activities, such as lobstering, kayaking, participating in a cooking class, or taking an excursion to Great Point. For the ultimate in luxury, one can even book the Anchorage House, which comes with the complimentary use of a luxury BMW during one’s stay. “We just hand you the keys,” Landt says. “No strings attached.”

The Wauwinet • 120 Wauwinet Road, Nantucket • 508-228-0145 •

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