What makes the Oceanview of Nahant special?
Every photographer has their favorite places to shoot. For me, one of those places is hands down The Oceanview Of Nahant. I grew up on the North Shore and spent summers in Nahant as a kid playing on the local beaches and exploring Bailey's Hill located right next to the Oceanview. I love going back whenever I have the opportunity! I've shot over 20 weddings at this property over the past few years and wanted to showcase the multiple photo-ops available to you. As well as my overall experience being a vendor at this gorgeous venue.
"View. Food. Fun. Love" That is their mantra. Let's break that down and see how they hit their marks.
Offering gorgeous unobstructed views of the Atlantic ocean from both the ceremony space as well as the ballroom and lounge, it doesn't get any better than this! Take a very short walk to find views of the Boston skyline across the harbor. When the sun sets behind the Oceanview, we get some amazing color in the sky over the beach which is a breathtaking background for your formal photographs! The ballroom is a perfect blend of nautical charm without it appearing overdone or cheesy. The beautiful LED lighting accenting the soffit, bar, and lobby helps the venue feel modern and adds a nice pop of color to photos. As if this wasn't enough, in the fall the moon actually rises right from the skyline of the harbor, reflecting on the ocean just beyond the deck.
Being in the event industry for nearly ten years I have had my fair share of "wedding food" from venues all over New England. I can assure you that the Oceanview of Nahant excels in this area. Their head chef Ken Rothwell and his entire team are meticulous with their attention to detail. When working at the Oceanview I know I'm in for a good meal. The owner will constantly ask me how the food is. They are really on top of quality control which is refreshing to see. Try the short ribs and thank me later!
Ok. How does a venue promote fun? I mean, It's just a space, right? Don't you bring the fun? Yes, and no. When the Oceanview was purchased a few years ago by Mike and Brenda Gallant, they brought with them a background in the DJ and Entertainment industry. They are always adding things to create a fun atmosphere for their guests. Here are just a couple things I have seen them offer that are really fun.
Ice cream truck - What does an Ice Cream truck and a wedding have in common? Nothing! But treating your guests to a cool treat on a hot summer day is a something that you will not see anywhere else. Your guests will love it!
Last dance on the beach - The Oceanview had a small custom wooden dance floor for two built. You have the option to have your last dance on the beach overlooking the ocean. Add sparklers, and you have the perfect last dance!
S'mores by the fire pits - After your last dance on the beach, the Oceanview offers the option to invite your guests to hang by their beachfront fire pits to make S'mores. There is also a cash bar available for this addition. Personally, I wish I had something like this at my weddings. It goes by so fast and to have the option to have that extra time to socialize with guests in a relaxed environment is very cool.
What is love? It's a feeling, right? Like the air we breathe, you may not be able to see it; but you know it's there. And It feels good. That is the feeling you get walking into the Oceanview. I hear the same story from so many couples. From the second they walked in and were greeted at the front door, they felt like they were in good hands and fell in love with the property. The Oceanview team has created a culture of LOVE at their venue. In a business that revolves around love and romance, it is great to see a group of people who embrace this and understand why we all do what we do for a living. Love.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Please take a look at some highlights from this past year at the Oceanview of Nahant.