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Top 5 Northeast Wedding Destinations

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From quaint towns and seaside locations in New England to bustling cities and remote wilderness in the mid-Atlantic, the American Northeast is an incredible region to choose for your destination wedding. No matter what type of wedding you want, you'll find it here. Check out the top five wedding destinations in the Northeast.

1. Say "I Do!" Next to a Waterfall: A Niagara Falls Wedding

The Niagara Falls is a powerful and inspiring sight, and undoubtedly makes for a great backdrop to any wedding. Venues abound, including the renowned Falls Wedding Chapel, where you can get married literally right next to the waterfalls, and the Rapids Theater, a facility with an elegant events center. If you plan enough in advance, you can even say yes on the Maid of the Mist – right beneath the waterfall. What's also nice is that you don't have to worry about guests being bored between events. They can enjoy the scenery of Niagara Falls from White Water Walk, gamble at one of the casinos, tour the Aquarium of Niagara and more.

2. Get Hitched in a Small Town: A Wedding in Guilford, Connecticut

Charming colonial architecture, fantastic scenery and plenty of good eateries are the highlight of Guilford, a small town that knows how to please. You can host the ceremony overlooking the water at the Guilford Yacht Club. For a truly enchanting wedding, look no further than Bill Miller's Castle, a venue that will make you feel like you've been transported to another time and place. During down time, the views at the Long Island Sound, the exhibits at the Henry Whitfield State Museum, and the market at Bishop's Orchards will keep your friends and family entertained.

3. Tie The Knot in Beantown: A Boston Wedding

From the extravagant State Room atop the Financial District to the splendid Boston Opera House to the futuristic Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston has an impressive list of wedding venues. You can even rent the event center at Boston Public Library or historic Fenway Park. How cool is that? Needless to say, if you're looking for an urban center to host a wedding in the Northeast, Boston is your answer. The city boasts all sorts of things to do before or after the ceremony as well. You could recommend your guests walk through Boston Common, see a show at Symphony Hall, visit the Museum of Fine Arts and more. Without a doubt, seeing you get married in Boston is an event your friends and family will never forget.

4. Get Married in the Mountains: A Wedding in the Pocono Mountains

The Pocono Mountains are a popular vacation spot for a reason. The ample outdoor activities, incredible scenery and peaceful environment make for a great location to leave all your worries behind. It's also a great place to have a wedding. If you want a rustic setting, consider the Stroudsmoor Country Inn, which features majestic views of snow-capped peaks. The Settler's Inn is another popular choice because of its artsy yet simplistic look, excellent farm-to-table cuisine and serene gardens. For something a bit more lavish, the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort offers manicured lawns overlooking the Delaware River, along with amenities like a spa and brewery. It goes without saying that your guests will love coming to the Pocono Mountains to see you get married. During free time, they can hike, zip line, go rafting, golf and more. Even better, after the ceremony, you don't have to go anywhere else for the honeymoon, because the Poconos are built for romantic getaways.

5. Say Yes Next to the Sea: A Wedding in Portland, Maine

Portland defines what a port city in New England should be. The cobblestone streets, Victorian architecture, lively waterfront and rocky coastline paint an unforgettable scene. And you can't miss the panoramas from the Portland Observatory, as they are spectacular. You'll be swept off your feet, especially once you check out the wedding venues. The Westin Portland Harborview is located right in downtown near sites like the Portland Museum of Art and offers picture-perfect views from its property. For something more unique, consider Port City Music Hall, which boasts a cool contemporary design. The Italian Heritage Center is another venue that's popular for its solid service – here, you can choose among multiple rooms and customize the event any way you please. As soon as you arrive, you'll know that Portland is a solid choice for a seaside wedding.

These five wedding destinations in the Northeast have the venues and the atmosphere to make certain your wedding day is absolutely the best day of your life. As you mail invitations to friends and family, remind them that it may be good idea to look for travel insurance before coming. Being insured with a company like Allianz Global Assistance takes the worry out of traveling, as Allianz Travel Insurance covers lost luggage, accidents and more.

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Mar 30, 2016