Unmatched Vistas on Serene Mattapoisett Harbor

Unmatched vistas on serene Mattapoisett Harbor makes Shining Tides the ultimate setting for a romantic evening. This turn of the century family estate has seen a variety of uses. We have kept everything intact and turned back the clock with remarkable results.

Inquiries & Booking Phone: 508.525.5729

Our Grounds & Spaces

The Harbor Porch

Steps from the Ocean

A quaint Cape Cod style porch with sparkling ocean vistas of Mattapoisett harbor and a background of sailboats, sandy beaches, placid waters and salt air. The porch boasts a wood beamed ceiling, cupola, and a spacious interior surrounded by seaside flora and soft sea breezes. This seasonal venue is available Memorial Day through Columbus Day.

The Lawn

Oceanfront Celebrations

Exchange your vows on the lawn overlooking the harbor, and then toast to your marriage here during cocktail hour. After hours, treat your guests to s’mores at the beachside fire pit.

Guidelines & Catering

Russell Morin Catering & Events

With over 100 years of experience, we have been trusted to consistently wow guests at the most breathtaking weddings, fabulous galas, and lively cocktail parties. Our culinary creativity, flawless execution, and superior service have earned us the title of exclusive caterer at Shining Tides. We would be honored to help bring your vision to life!

We will delight your guests with a creative and thoughtful menu that matches your event’s vibe, and make sure that every detail is accounted for, from cocktail hour through dessert.

Our full-service events team will take care of every element of your event at Shining Tides from planning to execution. Our talented team of professionals includes:
● Planning Coordinators
● Event Logistics Managers
● Research and Development Chefs
● Culinary Assistants
● Kitchen Managers
● Event Chefs
● Dining Room Captains
● Bartenders & Waitstaff
● Day-of Coordinators
● Newlywed Attendants (weddings only)

Venue Rental Rates

The rental rate ranges from $4,200 - $7,200 depending on date and month.
You may have your ceremony on site for no additional charge.

We believe that our beautiful venues should be available to couples with many different types of wedding budgets. We have a wide range of pricing options available based on your date. The more flexibility you have in your date, the more pricing options you will have to choose from.

Whichever date and price option you choose, you will always receive our highest quality food, service and hospitality.

The venue rental rate does not include tables or chairs. Your Shining Tides Venue Manager will coordinate the rental of these items.


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Shining Tides
38 Reservation Road
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
 Location Phone 508.758.4203
 Inquiries + Booking Phone: 508.525.5729
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