BOOKSTORE | ABOUT | CONTACT | ADVERTISE WITH US | HELP
Your complete resource for local
wedding venues & services

Commander’s Mansion

Watertown Wedding Venue
440 Talcott Avenue
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

Contact: Facility Manager
Phone: 617/926-7755
www.commandersmansion.com
Request more information


Tell a Friend



View Larger Map


Why We Like This Place

  • This lavish three-story, civil war-era mansion is one of the true highlights of the Watertown Arsenal site. Once considered so extravagant it almost cost the commanding officer his job, it’s located up a long treelined drive and overlooks the Charles River.
  • The grounds are utterly fantastic, with colorful trees, wooded paths, antique lampposts—even a cannon. Host a ceremony on the Victorian veranda, a tented affair on the brick patio, or just explore great photo ops to take full advantage of the property’s beauty.
  • Inside, history comes to life amid gracious surroundings. Whether you choose an intimate study, adjoining parlors or the grand entry hall, you’ll find high ceilings, carved fireplaces, gilded mirrors and a mix of rich woods and lush fabrics.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 225
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

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

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 225

Fees & Deposits

The rental fee is $150/hour Monday–Friday until 4pm, and $350/hour Friday after 4pm, Sunday and holidays, with a 4-hour minimum. Saturday rental is $4,000 for 8 hours. Off-season rates are offered for Saturday weddings November–April. A white 3-pole tent is available May–October for receptions. The tent fee ranges $1,200–1,800 depending on the guest count; it’s $300 for a ceremony only.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Site Views

Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Historic/Landmark Building
Mansion

Some Essential Info
Price $
Catering

Choose From List
BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Access Limited

Availability

Year-round, daily, anytime.



Alternate Info: Comander's Mansion cambridge newton brighton

Reading List