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“The Chailey Estate is a hidden gem. The sprawling lush grounds overlook the Merrimack River and are so very peaceful. The trees, flowers and land are great for a ceremony in one location and a few steps to another location for cocktail hour and yet another for the reception- or you can have everything in one place, but it’s nice to break it all up and take full advantage of the space. The vibe is truly relaxing and you’ll feel like you are in an enchanted forest! I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding there this past year and would love to photograph there again!”

Brooke Whicher Photography 13.01.2016

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Waterfront Wedding Venue

Chailey Estate Wedding Venue is located in the North Shore city of Newburyport, MA, with 700 yards of Merrimack river water frontage. From here you have a beautiful view of the sunrise, Amesbury and the Merrimack river. It is the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for an outdoor wedding reception with privacy, exclusivity and an unforgettable setting. Receptions are held with the Chailey Mansion as backdrop and waterfront view of the Merrimack river. Ceremonies are done in the secret garden surrounded by hedges with four small access pathways. In front of a classical style Gazebo, inspired by Greek architecture, the wedding ceremony will experience the mixture of tradition, romance and privacy. Should you desire to make pictures along the paths with view of the river please discuss this with our wedding planner. With its 20 acres consisting both of gardens and paths through the forests and along the river, the Chailey Estate Wedding Venue offers a unique mixture of river views, international botanics, flowerings, foliage and romantic paths. It is the ideal location for an outdoor wedding ceremony and wedding reception.

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Privacy & Exclusivity

Chailey Estate is one of Newburyport’s most unknown heritage properties, although it is one of its most unique. The grounds filled with forests and gardens offer you a perfect location for your wedding ceremony and reception as well as many scenes for wedding photos. It is an outdoor wedding venue on the North Shore, where you can celebrate on the waterfront in Newburyport, MA with complete privacy. Located on the peninsula of the Maudslay State Park, a few minutes from the Seacoast and NH, Chailey Estate is a wedding venue with a large amount of unique features. It invites with beautiful nature scenes, paths in the forest, a vast amount of river views, unique plantation from around the world and a breathtaking flowering and foliage season. Your wedding ceremony would take place at the Gazebo, a romantic structure located in the secret garden and resembling ancient Greek architecture. The Chailey Estate looks back at two centuries of happy and lifelong lasting marriages and we hope to be contributing this positive vibe to all our couples.

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Beautiful & Unforgettable

The Chailey Estate Wedding Venue is your secret Wedding Ceremony and Reception tip, which until recently was closed to public. If you have your wedding during the spring season Rhododendron flowerings will be decorating the driveway and pathways through the woods. Plant lovers will recognize many exotic plants as the Maudslays, who were the original owners of this estate, have brought plants and trees from around the world to this property. They paid special attention to use the gifts of nature to create an atmosphere of peace and serenity. If you plan your wedding ceremony and reception in spring or fall you will enjoy the beautiful generosity of this unique variety of colors. From your wedding reception you will have a view of the Merrimack river and the colorfulness of the horizon during sunset. With the Chailey Mansion in the backdrop and the Gazebo inside the secret garden, you can walk with your guests from your ceremony to the wedding reception. An unforgettable wedding venue for your very special event.