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Great Gatsby Wedding! Rent a Boston Mansion

If your wedding fantasy has you getting married at a fairytale place, then you should definitely check out this selection of Boston Area mansions, estates and manor houses. They’re all within a short drive from Boston, and most give you exclusive use of the property during your event so you can have your own private domain for a day!

Alden Castle
  • Location: Brookline
  • Style: Vintage Tudor with modern amenities
  • Interesting Tidbit: This circa 1924 Tudor-style manor still retains historic touches like gargoyles and manor crests.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Vintage Ballroom is filled with natural light flooding in through floor-to-ceiling windows, and it also features a separate lounge with a balcony overlooking the ballroom; The Modern Club boasts a gold-leafed fleur-de-lis ceiling, tall windows, Murano glass chandeliers, and its own balcony overlooking the main room.
  • Notable Services: Event cuisine is provided by Longwood Culinary Arts, a company that supports local farmers and producers and uses the freshest seasonal New England ingredients as well as artisan ingredients from around the globe.

Alden Castle

Alden Castle

Alden Castle

Alden Castle



Willowdale Estate
  • Location: Topsfield
  • Style: Arts and Crafts stone mansion and grounds
  • Interesting Tidbits: This 1901 mansion hosted grand parties over the years with guests like President Taft, the Prince of Wales and General Patton. The owner, who was committed to nature and conservation, left the mansion and land to the state to be turned into a park after his death.
  • Event Space Highlights: Indoor events can flow from one space to another…your ceremony in the Conservatory accompanied by panoramic park views…cocktails in the North Wing with its wood-burning fireplaces and wood detailing…dinner in the Great Room, which boasts an abundance of wood, a wall of windows and a huge peaked skylight. During warmer months, a custom, sailcloth Sperry Tent adjoining the courtyard garden hosts al fresco receptions.
  • Notable Services: Professional wedding coordinators orchestrate your rehearsal, ceremony and reception. A customized menu will be prepared by their expert chef and his team who use wholesome, locally sourced ingredients.

Willowdale Estate

Willowdale Estate

Willowdale Estate

Willowdale Estate



Codman Estate
  • Location: Lincoln
  • Style: English country estate
  • Interesting Tidbit: The Carriage House, which dates back to 1740, presides over landscaped grounds, farmlands and woods.
  • Event Space Highlights: The mansion has rich wood paneling and a rustic ambiance; in the gardens, you’ll discover a marble-columned pergola covered with blooming vines, a reflecting pool, and a wealth of flowers. The grounds can be tented, too.
  • Notable Service: An Event Supervisor will be at your event from start to finish, and the Codman Estate staff will help match you up with the right vendors for your celebration.

Codman Estate

Codman Estate

Codman Estate

Codman Estate



The Hellenic Center
  • Location: Ipswich
  • Style: Historic Georgian mansion
  • Fab Feature: The white, columned mansion and manicured gardens make gorgeous backdrops for photos.
  • Event Space Highlights: The spacious ballroom features crystal chandeliers, two fireplaces, gleaming hardwood floors, and a grand piano. Outdoor ceremonies are held on the lawn, with the century-old house in the background.
  • Notable Services: An on-site professional wedding coordinator will assist with planning your event, and you have your choice of 3 preferred caterers. Parking here is free, too!

Hellenic Center

Hellenic Center

Hellenic Center

Hellenic Center




Commander’s Mansion
  • Location: Watertown
  • Style: Civil War mansion
  • Interesting Tidbit:  The mansion was built in 1865 for the Watertown Arsenal commanding officer at a cost of $63,478. Since this was a princely sum at that time, the officer was charged with extravagant spending and a major controversy ensued.
  • Event Space Highlights: Inside the 3-story brick residence are a grand entry hall, parlors and a study that showcase high ceilings, carved fireplaces, gilded mirrors and a wealth of lustrous woods. There’s also a Victorian veranda and a tentable brick patio.
  • Wedding Services: You can select all your vendors from a preferred list or bring your own.

Commanders Mansion

Commanders Mansion

Commanders Mansion

Commanders Mansion



Saphire Estate
  • Location: Sharon
  • Style: Country manor house and gardens
  • Fab Feature: Access to private lakefront beach for photos
  • Event Space Highlights: The elegant ballroom has a coffered ceiling with crystal chandeliers and a series of multipaned windows. Outdoors, the private courtyard is perfect for a ceremony or cocktail hour.
  • Wedding Package Perks: Wedding coordinator throughout the planning process and professional event manager during your celebration • complimentary food tasting for bride and groom • private bridal suite • personal attendant for bridal party • Chiavari chairs • no cake-cutting fee

Saphire Estate

Saphire Estate

Saphire Estate

Saphire Estate




The Connors Center

 

  • Location: Dover
  • Style: Warm, traditional country retreat and conference center
  • Fab Feature: They offer overnight accommodations for up to 24.
  • Event Space Highlights: The magnificent Main Parlor features wood paneling, French doors, and a large fireplace. It can also be combined with the Dover Parlor and Estate Room for larger receptions, and it overlooks a garden terrace, which is great for an al fresco reception. There are smaller spaces for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and teas, etc., as well as gardens and a pavilion for outdoor events.
  • Wedding Amenities: Professional staff on site • free parking • signature suites for bridal party prep • access to 80-acre estate for photos

Connors Center

Connors Center

Connors Center

Connors Center



The Dane Estate at Pine Manor College
  • Location: Chestnut Hill
  • Style: English Georgian mansion
  • Interesting Tidbit: Built in 1891, the original house and estate included a stable, barn, greenhouse and chicken houses.
  • Fab Feature: The incredible wood detailing, from the grand staircase (fabulous for photos), teak floor and oak paneling in the Founder’s Hall, to the Circassian walnut paneling and gleaming oak floor in the Moncrief Room.
  • Event Space Highlights: In addition to an abundance of rich woods, Founder’s Hall, the Moncrief Room, and the Ferry Foyer all feature period chandeliers and other details. Founder’s Lawn, right off the hall, is perfect for al fresco ceremonies and receptions and can be tented.
  • Wedding Package Perks: access to 60 wooded acres for photos • private bride’s and groom’s dressing areas • Event Manager and Catering Director present on the wedding day • complimentary parking • much more

Dane Estate Pine Manor College

Dane Estate Pine Manor College

Dane Estate Pine Manor College

Dane Estate Pine Manor College



Estate at Moraine Farm
  • Location: Beverly
  • Style: Charming country estate
  • Interesting Tidbit: This historic house and grounds overlooking Wenham Lake was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the renowned landscape architect who also designed Central Park in New York.
  • Event Space Highlights: The Great Lawn is perfect for tented receptions during the warmer months, and a Tea House and European-style gardens provide picturesque backdrops for ceremonies and photos. The house’s curved brick terrace is ideal for a sit-down dinner.
  • Notable Services: Their exclusive caterer, Fireside Catering, uses locally sourced and sustainable products from area farms and artisan food purveyors. Menus reflect the best flavors of the season.

Estate at Moraine Farm

Estate at Moraine Farm

Estate at Moraine Farm

Estate at Moraine Farm



Lyman Estate
  • Location: Waltham
  • Style: Elegant historic mansion
  • Fab Feature: The grand staircase with its Palladian window is a classic spot for photographs.
  • Event Space Highlights: Serve cocktails in the garden, dine al fresco on the covered veranda, and host an intimate rehearsal dinner in an antique-filled parlor. Period details like hand-carved woodwork, bay windows, crystal chandeliers and classical columns abound.
  • Notable amenity: You have exclusive use of the mansion and grounds for your event, making this private estate yours for the day!

Lyman Estate

Lyman Estate

Lyman Estate

Lyman Estate



Tupper Manor at the Wylie Inn & Conference Center
  • Location: Beverly
  • Style: Historic waterfront mansion and estate
  • Interesting Tidbits: The venue was built in 1901 as the summer home of the Bryce Allan family, known for their Canadian shipping company. A focal point of the estate is the monumental sculptured fountain, one of the largest pieces of public art to be constructed north of Boston.
  • Event Space Highlights: Indoors, the ballroom impresses with sparkling chandeliers and French doors that open to the glass-enclosed Conservatory. Events flow between these spaces and the Library, Oval and Billiard Rooms, and the Garden. The expansive Lawn is ideal for an al fresco ceremony.
  • Notable Amenities: 91 on-site guest rooms are available at the Wylie Inn, along with room block discounts for weddings.

Tupper Manor at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center

Tupper Manor at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center

Tupper Manor at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center

Tupper Manor at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center

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