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Wequassett Resort & Golf Club

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Photos by: Kelly Cronin

In the months before their wedding in July of 2014, Meg and Ryan Payne had visited several different potential venues. Why, in the end, did this couple from Barnstable and Harwich choose the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club? “We knew we wanted to get married on the Cape, and we wanted that beach atmosphere,” says Meg. “We fell in love with the Wequassett as soon as we got there.”

The Harwich resort offers 120 guest rooms, four restaurants, two pools, and a spectacular view overlooking Pleasant Bay. Meg and Ryan’s ceremony was held on the lush croquet lawn overlooking the water. Nearby flower gardens added color to the festivities, as did the bridesmaids’ dresses in light, sea glass blue.

Following the ceremony, a cocktail hour was held in the resort’s new Garden Terrace pavilion, which was completed in 2014. The reception followed in the ballroom.

“It was perfect,” Meg says of her wedding day. “Everything went off without a hitch. The Wequassett staff was so organized; they made it a stress-free experience.” From the event planners, to the bartenders, to the housekeeping staff, Meg says everyone was helpful—and helped make her and Ryan feel special. “I felt like everyone was there for us specifically,” she says. “Everything was awesome.”

Meg says some memorable moments from the day included a sentimental—and unexpected—speech from one of the groomsmen, and a well-mannered performance by the ring bearer, her dog. After the wedding, the couple stayed at the resort for a few days, enjoying the great food, the pools, and evenings by the fire pits.

Describing some of the resort’s new additions, Meg says she was amazed. “Their landscape,” she says, “is like nothing you’ve ever seen.” Watching her wedding video, she adds that one can even make out butterflies in the background.

Matthew Gill — Wedding Articles

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