K&J

Kelly and Jacob

Meet us on island!

Nantucket, Massachusetts

June 1, 2024

Weekend Events

Welcome to ACK

Friday, May 31, 2024


4pm - 7pm

CISCO BREWERS
5 Bartlett Farm Road


Attire: Casual

Our Wedding

Saturday, June 1, 2024


4pm - 12am

CEREMONY
Siasconset Union Chapel
18 New Street

RECEPTION
8 Isobels Way

AFTER PARTY
The Chicken Box
16 Dave Street

Attire: Black tie optional

Please see the FAQ below for additional information regarding transportation to the events.

Getting Here

Nantucket is a popular summertime destination. We recommend planning your trip well in advance to ensure smooth sailing!

By Air

Direct flights operate daily between Nantucket and New York City, Boston, and D.C. via Delta, JetBlue, and United, as well as certain regional and charter companies. For those traveling from New York City, we recommend Delta and JetBlue as the most convenient options for the short 1-hour flight.




By Sea

For those driving through the Cape, the island is accessible by ferry, operated by Hy-Line Cruises and the Steamship Authority. Hy-Line Cruises offers a 1-hour fast ferry service from Hyannis and offers large parking lots for overnight parking. Parking can be reserved in advance directly through Hy-Line Cruises.

For those planning to bring a car on the island, note that space on the Steamship Authority ferry is very limited and bookings sell out quickly. Reservations are now live on the Steamship Authority website.

Accommodations

While there are numerous hotels to choose from on island, if you are traveling with a group, we highly recommend looking into a home rental via VRBO, Airbnb, or local realtors for the most cost effective options. We recommend booking early.

Nantucket Resorts Collection

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Trio of hotels located near the center of Town

Please click below to navigate to our block of rooms at Nantucket Resorts Collection

Faraway

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Collection of four houses transformed into a hotel situated around a cozy courtyard

White Elephant

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High-end resort near Brant Point boasting harbor views

Getting Around

Nantucket is a small island (only 14 miles long!), so bringing or renting a car is not always necessary to make the most of a vacation if staying in Town! Note that, if you are staying in a hotel near town center, parking may be limited.

Uber / Taxi

Ubers are generally available around the island. Note that, if calling one from more remote areas, such as ‘Sconset, Uber drivers may take longer to reach you. There are also a number of taxi companies you can reach out to for a ride, including those below.
BnB Taxi: 508-221-3755
Roger's Taxi: 508-818-8294

Car Rentals

We’ve had great experiences arranging car rentals via Turo. There are also several car rental companies on island, including Nantucket Island Rent A Car. Jeeps are a popular option; some may even have beach permits, allowing you to drive onto certain beaches such as Great Point.

Bike

The island has many beautiful biking paths. For an active morning outside, consider renting a bike from Nantucket Bike Shop. Some hotels also have bikes on offer for their guests (though they are typically first-come, first-serve).

Shuttle

For ventures outside town center, Nantucket runs a shuttle, the WAVE, around the island. You can find more information about schedules and available stops below.

Activities on Island

While there is no shortage of fun things to do on Nantucket, below are a few of our favorites! Note that we highly recommend making reservations in advance for most lunch and dinner spots.

Breakfast & Coffee

CORNER TABLE
(Town)

Offering a great assortment of grab-and-go items, a coffee or matcha from this cafe is one of our favorite ways to start the day!

HANDLEBAR CAFE
(Town)

Delightful coffee with a lovely back garden.

LEMON PRESS
(Town)

An organic cafe that offers delicious coffee, sandwiches, salads and bowls, to-go or to eat in. Consider trying their Grey Lady latte, which infuses lavender in the espresso!

ISLAND KITCHEN
(Mid-Island)

Delicious local spot for brunch, that works well for larger groups! Don’t forget to visit the ice cream bar afterward - it will not disappoint.

'SCONSET MARKET
('Sconset)

The only grocery on the eastern side of the island, this market serves up delicious coffee and blueberry muffins.

ROASTD GENERAL STORE
(Mid-Island)

Grab one of the best cups of coffee on-island on your way into Town from the airport.

Lunch & Dinner

CRU
(Straight Wharf)

The best lobster roll on the island. A reservation is a must here.

BAR YOSHI
(Old South Wharf)

A casual, yet intimate, spot serving our favorite sushi on the island.

BROTHERHOOD OF THIEVES
(Town)

A Town favorite, serving classics (like burgers) in a cozy space (check out the newly renovated upstairs!).

THE NAUTILUS
(Town)

Cozy spot for innovative cocktails and small plates.

MILLIE'S
(Madaket)

Well-worth the drive out of Town, fill up on tacos before a beach day, or better yet, take your tacos (and a margarita) to-go and enjoy an unbeatable sunset at Madaket Beach.

CLAUDETTE'S
('Sconset)

Cap off a stroll around 'Sconset with the classic meatloaf sandwich. If you can’t make it here, Something Natural (Cliff) and Provisions (Straight Wharf) offer up equally delicious sandwich options!

In-Between Bites

CISCO BREWERS
(Cisco)

One of our favorites places for a fun few hours outside! We like to bring Lady along to enjoy some local brews (for Jake) or cocktails (for Kelly), food trucks and live music. Note, a free Cisco Brewers shuttle runs from Town to the brewery.

GALLEY BEACH
(Brant Point)

While drinks are a bit overpriced, there’s nothing like sinking your toes into the sand while you watch the sunset. Also serving lunch and dinner.

THE GAZEBO
(Straight Wharf)

A casual bar located near the ferries, famous for its mudslides (which, we can attest, are delicious).

FARAWAY
(Town)

Wrap up an afternoon of shopping in Town with a drink and snacks in the Faraway’s outdoor courtyard. We also love the Faraway’s restaurant, Sister Ship, if you get hungry for dinner.

THE JUICE BAR
(Town)

An ice cream institution. We promise, it’s well worth the wait in line, and yes, you should get the waffle cone.

Beaches

STEPS BEACH
(Cliff)

Follow the namesake steps down to the water. Fun fact - the base of the stairs is where we got engaged!

JETTIES BEACH
(Brant Point)

Situated next to Galley Beach and the scenic Nantucket Cliffs, this is one of the island's most popular beaches!

SURFSIDE BEACH
(Surfside)

Easily accessed from Town (via car, bike, or the WAVE - it's the last stop on the WAVE Surfside Beach route), this is great for swimming, surfing, or just lounging.

LADIES BEACH
(Cisco/Miacomet)

A spot with manageable waves that’s not nearly as crowded as nearby Surfside, consider picking up beach fare from Bartlett’s Farm.

CISCO BEACH
(Cisco)

Catch a glimpse of some of the best Nantucket sunsets at the number one beach for surfing on island.

Around Town

NANTUCKET WHALING MUSEUM
(Town)

Learn about the history of Nantucket (and check out the rooftop for lovely bird's eye views of Town). As a bonus, you’ll be right across the street from Juice Bar!

SHOPPING
(Town)

Spend a few hours browsing the assortment of unique shops in Town. Be sure to swing by Mitchell’s Book Corner (Kelly’s favorite) to pick up a beach read by Nantucket local Elin Hilderbrand, and Murray’s Toggery, which is home of the famous “Nantucket Reds.”

STOP & SHOP
(Town)

If you’re in need of a grocery store, look no further than the local Stop & Shop! A second location can be found Mid-Island - if you venture out there, consider stopping by Downyflake for their famous doughnuts.

AUNT LEAH'S FUDGE
(Straight Wharf)

No beach vacation is complete without a stop at the local candy shop. Aunt Leah's peanut butter fudge is famous, for good reason!


Out & About

'SCONSET BLUFF WALK
('Sconset)

A public walking path that takes you from the village of Siasconset almost all the way out to Sankaty Lighthouse along the backyards of some of the island’s most exquisite homes. To get to the start of the walk, turn right after 21 Front Street and make a quick left.

BRANT POINT LIGHTHOUSE
(Brant Point)

This is the closest lighthouse to Town. Consider grabbing a coffee (or ice cream from Juice Bar) before strolling over here on your way to Jetties Beach or Galley Beach.

BIKE RIDE
(Island-wide)

Rent a bike and check out the many bike trails that Nantucket has to offer! Consider working up an appetite by riding out to Madaket for Millie’s or starting your day with the 7 mile ride to 'Sconset from Town.

ON THE WATER
(Island-wide)

If you’re in the mood to get out on the water, consider booking a sailboat charter or harbor cruise, or for those craving more activity, renting a paddleboard or kayak.


Gifts

Your presence is enough of a gift, but if you feel inclined to honor us with a gift, please see the link below to our honeymoon fund. Thank you for your generosity!

FAQ

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?

Welcome Event - Casual
Men may consider khakis and a collared shirt, for example, while ladies may be comfortable in a sundress.

Wedding - Black tie optional
For men, tuxedos are welcome if you have one (but not required). For ladies, long dresses are encouraged. We invite all to be our “something blue” and join us in wearing something blue (whether solid or patterned), if desired.

Also, note that Nantucket may be chilly in the evenings, so ladies may consider bringing a wrap.

IS THE WEDDING INDOORS OR OUTDOORS?

Our wedding reception will be held in a tent outdoors on grass. For ladies, block heels or flats are recommended.

CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?

While your kids are welcome to join us for the welcome party at Cisco, we unfortunately cannot accommodate children at our wedding reception, where a seat will be saved only for the names listed on your invitation. We thank you for your understanding!

HOW DO I GET TO CISCO BREWERS?

Cisco offers a complimentary shuttle van that travels between Town (and picks up at 23 Federal Street) and the brewery, from noon to 6pm roughly every 20 minutes. Taxis, Uber, and Lyft are also available.

HOW DO I GET TO THE WEDDING?

Transportation will be provided to the ceremony from the Whaling Museum (13 Broad Street) in Town, departing promptly at 3:30pm.

Following the ceremony, transportation will be provided to the reception.

Return transportation will also be provided, stopping first at The Chicken Box for those choosing to attend the after party, and continuing on to Town dropping off on Main Street. Buses will be leaving the reception at 10:00pm.

Parking is not available at either the ceremony or reception site.

HOW DO I RSVP?

Please RSVP via the card provided with your invitation by April 1.

If you cannot make it, you will be missed! Please let us know as soon as possible and RSVP “no”, so we can plan accordingly.

HOW DO I INDICATE IF I HAVE A DIETARY RESTRICTION?

Please indicate any dietary restrictions on your RSVP card.

IS NANTUCKET DOG FRIENDLY?

Yes! Lady loves Nantucket!

An afternoon at Cisco Brewers is the perfect dog-friendly activity on island. Please feel free to bring your pup to the welcome party on Friday!

WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to reach out to us with any lingering questions!

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