Lyman Estate 185 Lyman Street • Waltham • Massachusetts 02452


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • 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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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


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
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info




Preferred list



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

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • 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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