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Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Gardens at Elm Bank

Wellesley Wedding Venue
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482

Contact: Functions Manager
Phone: 617/933-4921
www.masshort.org
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Why We Like This Place

  • Elm Bank has 30 acres of fields, forest and formal gardens just 30 minutes from Boston. The diversity of the grounds offers a wealth of outdoor locales, from the formal beauty of the Italianate Garden to the large lawn of Maple Grove—fabulous in the Fall.
  • The charming, original Hunnewell Carriage House is an elegant setting for your reception. Its spacious, great hall has a vaulted and trussed ceiling with clerestory windows and an adjacent three-season tent for a glorious indoor/outdoor flow.
  • Needless to say, there’s a memorable photo possibility around every turn. Explore the various gardens with your photographer, and pose for posterity outside the Manor House or on its Outdoor Terrace (a lovely spot for cocktails, btw).

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 225
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 160
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 200
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 400

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 400

Fees & Deposits

50% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 30 days prior to the event. There is a $600 refundable damage deposit. The rental fee ranges $2,500–5,800 depending on the season, the day of the week, and the number of hours rented. Weddings and large social events require a full-day rental, which starts at $3,500. If you use a caterer who is not on the venue’s preferred list, there is a $1,000 charge.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Site Views

Garden
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Community Center/Civic Bldg
Garden

Some Essential Info
Catering

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BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible

Availability

Year-round, Monday–Saturday until 11:30pm or Sunday until 10:30pm.



Alternate Info: Gardens at Elm Bank