Wedding Guest’s Guide to Martha’s Vineyard
|Regardless of where the wedding|
you are attending
will be celebrated, the Vineyard
offers lots to see & do from
the time you arrive until
the last toasts are offered. Enjoy!
Getting to Martha’s Vineyard:
Getting to Martha’s Vineyard is easy once you know what your options are. >Click here< for a complete description transportation offerings from a number of US cities to Martha’s Vineyard.
Unless you fly, you will be arriving on Martha’s Vineyard by ferry, either in Oak Bluffs (seasonal) or Vineyard Haven (year-round). Only about 6 miles apart, each of these Martha’s Vineyard towns offers taxi and bus service adjacent to the terminal. The airport, located in Edgartown, is on the bus route and taxis are also available.
Staying on Martha’s Vineyard:
Though wedding invitations usually include a list of convenient B&B’s, hotels and inns, to see additional listings >View All Accommodations<.
Each of Martha’s Vineyard’s six towns offer restaurants and shops. The towns of Edgartown, Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs are larger and therefore the choices are more varied and the hours longer. West Tisbury and Chilmark are both ‘dry.’ There are no liquor stores and if you want to drink any alcoholic beverage at a restaurant, you will want to bring your own (BYOB).
Getting Around to Martha’s Vineyard:
Taxis and a comprehensive Martha’s Vineyard bus system make getting around easy. Parking convenient to most ferry terminals on Martha’s Vineyard is provided for those opting to leave cars on the mainland.
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Your guests will appreciate the added information from the island’s most comprehensive online guide to “Everything Vineyard”. You can also suggest that your guests download our free “Explore MV” app on their smartphones.
See What Towns on Martha’s Vineyard Have to Offer
Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard
See: Stroll the historic streets lined with 19th century whaling captains’ homes.
Eat: Among The Flowers Cafe and Detente offer outdoor seating, a tempting wine list and small plates for sampling. Flatbread Company at the MV Airport (former Hot Tin Roof) offers excellent wood-fired pizza, full bar and an outdoor courtyard to congregate with friends & family.
Experience: The Farm Institute in Katama. A working teaching farm. Visit the animals and purchase local produce & meats at the farm stand.
Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard
See: Gingerbread Cottages in the Methodist Campground
Eat: Lookout Tavern, sushi and raw bar with a view of Nantucket Sound
Experience: Ride the Flying Horses, one of the oldest working carousels in the US
Vineyard Haven, Martha’s Vineyard
See: Martha’s Vineyard ’s year-round port, downtown is compact and replete with interesting shops
Eat: The Black Dog Tavern on the Harbor or Copper Wok on Main Street
Experience: Stop by Wind’s Up and rent a kayak for some peaceful, pre-party recreation.
West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard
See: The Field Gallery, an outdoor art gallery whose out-sized female forms by Island sculptor Tom Maley dance on the lawn daily
Eat: Do what the Martha’s Vineyard locals do, start the day with coffee and a muffin at 7A Foods behind Alley’s General Store, welcoming folks to their front porch for over a hundred years.
Experience: Farmers Market at the Grange Hall. The real thing with lots of local produce, homebaked snacks, live music and great ambiance. Check out the Artisans Fair at the same location, twice weekly in season.
Chilmark/Menemsha /Aquinnah (Up-Island), Martha’s Vineyard
See: The view of the Elizabeth Islands from the Aquinnah Cliffs or, if the timing is right, the Gay Head Lighthouse.
Eat: Home Port Restaurant…fresh seafood with a view.
Experience: The sun setting over the waters to the west, a rare sight on the east coast of the US. The working fishing harbor of Menemsha offers your choice of front row seating on the pier or beach.