Mass Appeal: Same-Sex Love & Marriage In The Bay State


Boston’s Museum of Science. 1 Science Park, Boston. Tel: 617-723-2500. Not your typical wed- ding venue, but many museums will rent out for weddings and ceremonies.

Exchange Conference Center. Boston Fish Pier, 212 Northern Ave Boston, MA. Tel: 617- 790-1900. The center on the Boston Fish Pier offers stunning views of Boston Harbor.

Lenox. 61 Exeter St, Tel: 617- 536-5300. In 1900, construction started on the luxurious Lenox hotel, eight months and one million dollars later, The Lenox opened its doors in the heart of Back Bay. Rooms start at $195.

Onyx Hotel. 155 Portland St, Boston. Tel: 617- 557- 9955. A boutique hotel with bold colors. Rooms start at $199.


Crown and Anchor. 247 Commercial St., Provincetown. Tel: 508-487-1430. Owned by same-sex partners and one of the biggest inns at Provincetown, rooms start at $135.

Crowne Pointe Historic Inn and Spa. 82 Bradford Street, Provincetown. Tel: 508-487-6767. Located in the heart of Provincetown, the 140-year-old inn is beautifully restored with rooms starting at $125.

Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum. High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown. Tel: 508-487-1310. High on a hill, overlooking the town center, the Pilgrim Monument has panoramic views of the town and sea making it a picturesque setting for weddings.

The White Wind Inn. 174 Commercial Street, Provincetown. Tel: 508-487-1526. The Victorian mansion was built in 1845 by a prosperous ship- builder and is now a charming inn overlooking the harbor, starting at $155.

A Bed and Breakfast Afloat. Oaks Bluff Marina, Martha’s Vineyard. Tel: 508-650-0466. Rates start at $330 per night for two.

Sail Ena. Martha’s Vineyard. Tel: 508-627-0848. A stunning classic wooden sloop, the ENA can be rented for the afternoon or used for sailing lessons for women by women.

Lambert’s Cove Inn and Restaurant. 90 Manaquayak Road, Vineyard Haven. Tel: 508-693- 2298. A restored 18th-century farmhouse with guest rooms and a carriage house, rooms start at $175 a night.

Mansion House. 9 Main Street, Vineyard Haven. Tel: 508-693-2200. An Inn, health club, and spa that is a short walk from the ferry with 40 rooms and suites from $279.


Blantyre. 16 Blantyre Rd, Lenox. Tel: 413-637- 3556. A luxury inn in the Berkshires with a 16,000-
bottle wine cellar, rooms start at $550.

The Porches Inn. 231 Rivers St. North Adams. Tel: 413-664-0400. Funky, vintage-inspired rooms start- ing at $130.

The Red Lion Inn. 30 Main Street, Stockbridge. Tel: 413-298-5545. The Inn has been welcoming guests for two centuries, it now has 108 individually decorated guests rooms, starting at $100 in the off sea- son.

Topia Inn. 10 Pleasant Street, Adams. Tel: 413-743-9600. Owners of the Topia Inn have created an all-natural, non-toxic environment with earth clay finish on the walls, Coyuchi organic sheets, organic cotton towels, and organic beds. Rooms start at $100.

Edge Boston is the LGBT publication in Boston, with club listings, event guides, and all the info you need to know to get around the nightlife in the state’s capital.

14 Stories is one of the nation’s only wedding planners geared specifically for same-sex couples. Tel: 646-580-1270.

LGBT Mass Vacation is a new state-wide website that gives a run-down of the state’s regions as well as marriage laws and other information.

The Berkshires is the Visitor’s Bureau travel planning site.