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 consists of a wood beamed ceiling, cupola and a spacious interior surrounded by seaside flora and soft sea breezes. Cocktails are on the lawn and s’mores at the beachside fire pit. We can accommodate 200 guests on the porch. A larger event can combine a tent on the lawn with the porch.

Guidelines & Catering

Russell Morin Catering & Events

Our vast and diverse knowledge of the hospitality industry allows RM Catering & Events understand what makes a venue appealing to our customers. Since taking over sales management at Shining Tides, we have helped countless clients utilize the beauty and value this unique location has to offer.


Functions hours are for a five hour period starting from 5 pm or 5:30 pm on Saturday and Sundays. There is a different rental structure for Friday nights, please contact Elizabeth Lynch weddings@ymcasc.org, the sales and event coordinator for more information. The bride and vendors are allowed access to the facility three hours prior to the start of the event. During our shoulder season (May and the first two weeks of June, September and October) there is additional timing flexibility.

Fees and Overtime

The lessee will pay a five hundred dollar security deposit prior to the contract being signed to book the day. This will be refunded to the lessee thirty days after the function provided the property is left intact.

Rental rates vary from $4500 to $6500 depending on day and month. Corporate meeting rates are incurred on an hourly basis .

There is an additional fee of five hundred dollars for an additional half hour and five hundred dollars for an on site ceremony. The on site ceremony fee can be discounted in some instances. Liquor service is allowed for a four and a half hour period.

Furniture Rental

Tables and chairs can be rented through Shining Tides at a discounted price. Lessee’s are not restricted to using our inventory and may use an alternative approved rental vendor.


All lodging is within fifteen minutes of the venue

Fairfield Inn, 185 Mac Arthur Drive, New Bedford, MA. 774-634-2000

Hampton Inn, 1 Hampton Way, Fairhaven, MA. 855-271-3622

Seaport Inn and Marina,110 Middle Street, Fairhaven, MA. 508-997-1281


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