59 School Street, Box 1310, Edgartown MA 02539 - 508.627.4441
Martha's Vineyard Museum MV Museum

What could be more unforgettable than getting married or having a private party in the shadow of one of the Island's historic lighthouses? In 1993, the Martha's Vineyard Museum assumed the care and maintenance of the East Chop, Edgartown, and Gay Head Lighthouses. We encourage the use of these facilities for weddings and private functions.

Gay Head Lighthouse

 

Things to consider before making your lighthouse reservation:

  • The fee for use is $300 per hour. When figuring your time use, please calculate the anticipated time from "gate" opening until "gate" closure. Such time would include the delivery and prompt pickup of any chairs.
  • No tents, portable toilets, alcohol, balloons, or wedding receptions are allowed.
  • In the event of rain, we suggest you have a contingency plan.
  • You may have chairs and quiet music at your event. Any music requires a 100 foot extension cord.
  • Minimal decorations are allowed, but not recommended.
  • Each lighthouse will be open during the time of your event for the private enjoyment of you and your guests.
  • Events cannot be scheduled during times that the lighthouses are open to the public.
  • Rehearsals are permitted, but will be included in your reservation fee.

Lighthouse Reservation Policy & Rental Form

East Chop Lighthouse: Information, Rules and Regulations

    East Chop
  • Lighthouse Location: Telegraph Hill, East Chop Drive, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
  • Events cannot be scheduled during the times that the lighthouse is open to the public. For specific hours, visit the East Chop Lighthouse page.
  • The lighthouse is located in a residential neighborhood where parking is very limited. We suggest renting a bus to transport your guests to the lighthouse.
  • For an event with guests of 50 or more, you will need to contact the police department for the Town of Oak Bluffs, and arrange for a detail officer for the longevity of event.


Edgartown Lighthouse: Information, Rules and Regulations

  • Edgartown Lighthouse Location: North Water Street, Edgartown, MA 02539
  • Events cannot be scheduled during the times that the lighthouse is open to the public. For specific hours, visit the Edgartown Lighthouse page.
  • The lighthouse is located down a long sandy path. Parking at the head of the path is very limited. We suggest renting a bus to transport your guests to the path. Please note that access may be difficult for those with limited mobility.
  • The lighthouse is surrounded by public property. We can reserve the lighthouse, but we cannot close the adjacent beach area to the public.


Gay Head Lighthouse: Information, Rules and Regulations

  • GayHead LighthouseLighthouse Location: 9 Aquinnah Circle, Aquinnah, MA 02535
  • Events cannot be scheduled during the times that the lighthouse is open to the public. For specific hours, visit the Gay Head Lighthouse page.
  • There is very limited, expensive parking at the lighthouse. We suggest renting a bus to transport your guests. The immediate host, as well as guests needing assistance, may be dropped off at the gate, but cars must then be moved to the local parking area.



To rent one of the lighthouses or the Museum campus, contact:
Kate Gulick-Tuers
Martha's Vineyard Museum
P.O. Box 1310
Edgartown, MA 02539
Phone: 508-627-4441 x110
Fax: 508-627-4436
kgtuers@mvmuseum.org

Lighthouse Reservation Policy & Rental Form