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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

Special Offer or Discount

Receive a $200 booking incentive when you reserve a Friday or Sunday for your event.

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).



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

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 225
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 400


  • Max. Seated: 400

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

50% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date, a further 25% is due 90 days prior to the wedding, and the final balance is due 30 days prior. There is a refundable $1,000 damage deposit required for all events. The rental fee ranges $5,000–7,500 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 $2,890. If you use a caterer who is not on the venue’s preferred list, there is a $1,000 fee and special coordination is required.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Venue Views

Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Community Center/Civic Bldg

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