Lyman Estate 185 Lyman Street • Waltham • Massachusetts 02452


Lyman Estate

185 Lyman Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452
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Why You'll Love This Place

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  • You have your own private estate for a day. The stately 1793 mansion and its 37 acres of lawns, gardens, and historic greenhouses is exclusively yours during your wedding, private party or corporate event.
  • Use of indoor and outdoor areas gives you maximum flexibility: You can enjoy cocktails in the garden, dine al fresco on the covered veranda, host an intimate dinner in an antique-filled parlor, and dance the night away in the gorgeous ballroom.
  • The mansion is a visual cornucopia: Hand-carved woodwork, crystal chandeliers, classical columns and a marble fireplace are just some of the exquisite period details you’ll find. A favorite photo op is posing on the grand staircase in front of the Palladian window.

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Video by Love Locked Films.


Deals

Micro-Weddings
Choose one of our lovely spaces to celebrate your love with your closest friends and family. The $895 micro-wedding package includes:

  • 2-hour rental for a ceremony and wedding photos
  • Up to 15 people in the building (including photographer & officiant)
  • Tax-free rental proceeds go towards preserving the historic buildings and landscapes for future generations

Offer is valid from November–April.

Safety is important: all guests must adhere to 6 feet of social distancing, and masks must be provided for all guests and vendors. No food or alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $1,600–6,200/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Type of event
  • May–October Rates

    • Monday–Thursday (corporate events): $1,600
    • Monday–Friday (weddings) & Friday (corporate events) : $3,200
    • Saturday: $6,200
    • Sunday: $4,200

    November–April Rates

    • Monday through Friday: $1,600
    • Saturday: $2,800
    • Sunday: $2,200

    All rentals include:

    • Exclusive use of the climate-controlled historic mansion, including a private bridal changing room and 37 acres of landscaped grounds
    • Expert planning guidance, an on-site supervisor, coordination of deliveries, and ample on-site parking
    • Use of 200 white folding chairs and assorted rounds and cocktail tables
    • 1-year Historic New England membership

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 225
Cocktails, etc. Standing 175 225
Reception Seated 150 225
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info

Price

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Catering

Preferred list

Alcohol

In-house
BYO

Alcohol is provided by your caterer. Packages vary, but all preferred caterers offer the option of pricing based on consumption.


Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Private Estate
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds

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