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Gore Place

Waltham , MA
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LOCATION

52 Gore Street
Waltham, MA 02453 US (map)

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781-894-2798

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Gore Place is one of New England's finest country estates but is still close to downtown Boston.

This historic property offers facilities that can accommodate any style... Read more
Gore Place is one of New England's finest country estates but is still close to downtown Boston.

This historic property offers facilities that can accommodate any style wedding from elegant to informal.
The elegant Federal-Style Mansion provides a backdrop to the 45 acres of landscaped farmland, lawns and gardens.
Situated on the groomed grounds are an early 19th century Carriage House and a 50x80 three season carpeted Wedding Tent available for events.

You can use this lovely empty palette to create your own personal vision of your special day. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Farm, Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Michelle
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
We wanted to find a venue that was local, easy to get to, but still had natural beauty. We instantly fell in love with the beautiful and historic grounds, the mansion and the rustic appeal of the newly renovated carriage house. I had my heart set on a fall wedding and couldn't imagine another place to do it. It was also a plus that it is very close to Boston and fit into our budget. The venue is only part of the appeal, as Marjorie, the function manager was indispensable in making sure our wedding went as planned. She is very communicative, thoughtful and easy to work with with. Our beautiful fall wedding day turned into a rainy fall day but Gore Place and Marjorie's planning lends itself to multiple options, all of which made for a beautiful wedding and fun reception. We are very grateful that we were able our special day there and would recommend it to anyone planning a wedding.
We wanted to find a venue that was local, easy to get to, but still had natural beauty. We instantly fell in love with the Read more...
We wanted to find a venue that was local, easy to get to, but still had natural beauty. We instantly fell in love with the beautiful and historic grounds, the mansion and the rustic appeal of the newly renovated carriage house. I had my heart set on a fall wedding and couldn't imagine another place to do it. It was also a plus that it is very close to Boston and fit into our budget. The venue is only part of the appeal, as Marjorie, the function manager was indispensable in making sure our wedding went as planned. She is very communicative, thoughtful and easy to work with with. Our beautiful fall wedding day turned into a rainy fall day but Gore Place and Marjorie's planning lends itself to multiple options, all of which made for a beautiful wedding and fun reception. We are very grateful that we were able our special day there and would recommend it to anyone planning a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The manager, Marjorie, was highly organized, always professional and knowledgeable, and she helped us to put on a fabulous wedding. The Carriage House is charming and a marvelous place for a ceremony or a small reception. The sound bounces off the walls so you wouldn't want to have a big band in there. The large tent space was marvelous for a reception. We had 85 people and a live band, but you could have more tables. Marjorie is reliable, honest and very smart about helping to plan the day. Also, she seems to know everyone in Waltham and a lot of good vendors, and this was hepful. The main house is a bit stuffy for our taste and we just didn't use it. Everything was clean, the staff are productive and terrific, and we would highly recommend this event space. All in all, this was an A+ venue for us.
The manager, Marjorie, was highly organized, always professional and knowledgeable, and she helped us to put on a fabulous Read more...
The manager, Marjorie, was highly organized, always professional and knowledgeable, and she helped us to put on a fabulous wedding. The Carriage House is charming and a marvelous place for a ceremony or a small reception. The sound bounces off the walls so you wouldn't want to have a big band in there. The large tent space was marvelous for a reception. We had 85 people and a live band, but you could have more tables. Marjorie is reliable, honest and very smart about helping to plan the day. Also, she seems to know everyone in Waltham and a lot of good vendors, and this was hepful. The main house is a bit stuffy for our taste and we just didn't use it. Everything was clean, the staff are productive and terrific, and we would highly recommend this event space. All in all, this was an A+ venue for us. Read less
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
6/18/2016
4.8/5.0
We LOVED having our wedding at Gore Place! It was important to us to have a venue that we felt was more than just a hotel or country club hosting cookie cutter events. Choosing Gore means that you are supporting a historic site and allows you to have a unique and customizable wedding! The site is absolutely beautiful and we were able to make use of the whole property in a way that made the day feel extra special. Our ceremony was on the lawn in front of a lovely apple tree with the mansion behind us; our cocktail hour was in the beautifully restored carriage house (with lawn games on the lawn); our reception was in the tent and we took pictures all over the estate, including in the mansion. Marjorie was an incredible help throughout the whole process from answering our one million and one questions to meeting with my husband and me (and my parents and in-laws) multiple times as we made our decision and then planned the day to her invaluable support and organization to make the wedding day go smoothly! I cannot recommend Gore Place highly enough-it was just perfect!
We LOVED having our wedding at Gore Place! It was important to us to have a venue that we felt was more than just a hotel Read more...
We LOVED having our wedding at Gore Place! It was important to us to have a venue that we felt was more than just a hotel or country club hosting cookie cutter events. Choosing Gore means that you are supporting a historic site and allows you to have a unique and customizable wedding! The site is absolutely beautiful and we were able to make use of the whole property in a way that made the day feel extra special. Our ceremony was on the lawn in front of a lovely apple tree with the mansion behind us; our cocktail hour was in the beautifully restored carriage house (with lawn games on the lawn); our reception was in the tent and we took pictures all over the estate, including in the mansion. Marjorie was an incredible help throughout the whole process from answering our one million and one questions to meeting with my husband and me (and my parents and in-laws) multiple times as we made our decision and then planned the day to her invaluable support and organization to make the wedding day go smoothly! I cannot recommend Gore Place highly enough-it was just perfect! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/29/2016
2.3/5.0
I am really torn writing this review, because we had the most beautiful wedding at Gore Place this past May. The grounds are lovely and green, and it really was the historic New England venue we were looking for. Logistics, though, were a nightmare...and that was with a wedding planner, her team and a wedding coordinator. Marjorie is the event coordinator at Gore Place. She isn't there to actually help with the event, she will just be on site the day of to police things. The inflexibility we experienced with Gore Place was quite a turn off, and I caution anyone looking here for a wedding because it ended up costing substantially more than other venues in the Boston area because of this. What I just can't stand by is that the week or so before our wedding, Marjorie told our wedding planner that there was a flower sale on the property that would end an hour after our wedding started, and that she wouldn't instruct the customer's cars to not park behind our ceremony spot. She was adamant that she told us about this plant sale when we came to look at the venue, but had we known about this beforehand we would have asked a million questions before booking the weekend we did. I asked her to meet me halfway, and help us figure something out so the plant sale could go on and there would be no cars parked behind our ceremony. She wouldn't. There were several other incidents along these lines, which makes me unable to recommend a wedding at Gore Place.
I am really torn writing this review, because we had the most beautiful wedding at Gore Place this past May. The grounds Read more...
I am really torn writing this review, because we had the most beautiful wedding at Gore Place this past May. The grounds are lovely and green, and it really was the historic New England venue we were looking for. Logistics, though, were a nightmare...and that was with a wedding planner, her team and a wedding coordinator. Marjorie is the event coordinator at Gore Place. She isn't there to actually help with the event, she will just be on site the day of to police things. The inflexibility we experienced with Gore Place was quite a turn off, and I caution anyone looking here for a wedding because it ended up costing substantially more than other venues in the Boston area because of this. What I just can't stand by is that the week or so before our wedding, Marjorie told our wedding planner that there was a flower sale on the property that would end an hour after our wedding started, and that she wouldn't instruct the customer's cars to not park behind our ceremony spot. She was adamant that she told us about this plant sale when we came to look at the venue, but had we known about this beforehand we would have asked a million questions before booking the weekend we did. I asked her to meet me halfway, and help us figure something out so the plant sale could go on and there would be no cars parked behind our ceremony. She wouldn't. There were several other incidents along these lines, which makes me unable to recommend a wedding at Gore Place. Read less
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C
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
We loved having our wedding at Gore Place! Marjorie helped us from start to finish, and was always upbeat and full of helpful hints and ideas. We enjoyed working with vendors that she recommended and the day itself went very smoothly. We were able to do a beautiful outdoor ceremony as well as enjoy the carriage house for cocktail hour and a tented reception. It was a great choice as well as reasonably priced venue for our wedding and Marjorie was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the months of planning.
We loved having our wedding at Gore Place! Marjorie helped us from start to finish, and was always upbeat and full of Read more...
We loved having our wedding at Gore Place! Marjorie helped us from start to finish, and was always upbeat and full of helpful hints and ideas. We enjoyed working with vendors that she recommended and the day itself went very smoothly. We were able to do a beautiful outdoor ceremony as well as enjoy the carriage house for cocktail hour and a tented reception. It was a great choice as well as reasonably priced venue for our wedding and Marjorie was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the months of planning. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
I am still overwhelmed at how helpful Gore Place was in helping us organize our wedding. Marjorie helped recommend caterers and activities for our guests. She set up the favors/guest book table for us on the day of and made sure there were special tours of the mansion.

The estate itself is gorgeous. There are 2 venues - the carriage house for parties under 90 (which we used - it was FANTASTIC!) and a huge tent that can accommodate many more (250 or more?). They will only rent out one venue at any time so you know you are the top priority for your event.
As an added bonus, since we are Waltham residents we got a huge discount.
It was a fantastic day and my guests all raved about the venue. I highly recommend!
I am still overwhelmed at how helpful Gore Place was in helping us organize our wedding. Marjorie helped recommend Read more...
I am still overwhelmed at how helpful Gore Place was in helping us organize our wedding. Marjorie helped recommend caterers and activities for our guests. She set up the favors/guest book table for us on the day of and made sure there were special tours of the mansion.

The estate itself is gorgeous. There are 2 venues - the carriage house for parties under 90 (which we used - it was FANTASTIC!) and a huge tent that can accommodate many more (250 or more?). They will only rent out one venue at any time so you know you are the top priority for your event.
As an added bonus, since we are Waltham residents we got a huge discount.
It was a fantastic day and my guests all raved about the venue. I highly recommend! Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
10/18/2014
3.6/5.0
Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved my wedding at Gore Place, and it was unfortunate that we happened to book them during a transitional period for the venue. When we booked at Gore, we were supposed to have access to the Carriage House in case of rain, and we had been working with Michelle who had been the experienced coordinator there for some time. Then 6 mo later, construction was delayed on the Carriage House relocation and we were no longer able to use it during our event, and Michelle left the venue and was replaced by a less experienced coordinator.

The venue itself is beautiful, spacious, and a perfect place to coordinate the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one location. However, due to the delayed construction, as you drove into the venue it looked more like a construction site than a wedding venue. Also, without use of the Carriage House, Gore was only willing to supplement some of the costs to have a trailer bathroom set up to accommodate all of our guests. Paying $1,000 for bathrooms at my wedding wasn't exactly an anticipated addition to my tight budget.

The new coordinator has great intentions, and an energetic attitude, but she was also very stressed on the day of the wedding. As a bride about to get married outside, hearing your wedding coordinator panic that a huge storm may be on its way was not exactly helpful. (Especially since our rain location of the Carriage House was unavailable due to the construction.) My wonderful bridal party was able to distract me from that stress, but I could still feel it in the background and that is something to consider. When all is said and done, I had an absolutely amazing time at my wedding at Gore Place because I stayed focused with a positive attitude. However, if you aren't the type of bride to let things slide on the day of the wedding, this may not be your venue.
Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved my wedding at Gore Place, and it was unfortunate that we happened to book Read more...
Let me start by saying that I absolutely loved my wedding at Gore Place, and it was unfortunate that we happened to book them during a transitional period for the venue. When we booked at Gore, we were supposed to have access to the Carriage House in case of rain, and we had been working with Michelle who had been the experienced coordinator there for some time. Then 6 mo later, construction was delayed on the Carriage House relocation and we were no longer able to use it during our event, and Michelle left the venue and was replaced by a less experienced coordinator.

The venue itself is beautiful, spacious, and a perfect place to coordinate the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one location. However, due to the delayed construction, as you drove into the venue it looked more like a construction site than a wedding venue. Also, without use of the Carriage House, Gore was only willing to supplement some of the costs to have a trailer bathroom set up to accommodate all of our guests. Paying $1,000 for bathrooms at my wedding wasn't exactly an anticipated addition to my tight budget.

The new coordinator has great intentions, and an energetic attitude, but she was also very stressed on the day of the wedding. As a bride about to get married outside, hearing your wedding coordinator panic that a huge storm may be on its way was not exactly helpful. (Especially since our rain location of the Carriage House was unavailable due to the construction.) My wonderful bridal party was able to distract me from that stress, but I could still feel it in the background and that is something to consider. When all is said and done, I had an absolutely amazing time at my wedding at Gore Place because I stayed focused with a positive attitude. However, if you aren't the type of bride to let things slide on the day of the wedding, this may not be your venue. Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.8/5.0
If you are looking for a reasonably priced close to Boston outdoor wedding, this is the place to go. I got dressed and took group pictures in the mansion, our ceremony was outside and the reception was in the tent. There is also a carriage house that can be quite lovely, but we only had 125 people so we did not need to use it.

Michelle was great to work with and very flexible, she allowed us to drop things off the day before and was a joy to work with.
They are strict about noise there because of the neighbors so our band had to end at 9pm. They really like you to use their vetted vendors, which worked out well for us, we loved everyone they suggested.

The tent where we had the reception is quite nice; it has a carpeted floor, lighting, and is very large. Plus there is a lawn area outside of the tent where we set up games for the kids and chairs. Everyone really enjoyed the grounds.

Gore Place is a lovely estate and I loved having my wedding there, I could not imagine a more perfect location for a wedding.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced close to Boston outdoor wedding, this is the place to go. I got dressed and Read more...
If you are looking for a reasonably priced close to Boston outdoor wedding, this is the place to go. I got dressed and took group pictures in the mansion, our ceremony was outside and the reception was in the tent. There is also a carriage house that can be quite lovely, but we only had 125 people so we did not need to use it.

Michelle was great to work with and very flexible, she allowed us to drop things off the day before and was a joy to work with.
They are strict about noise there because of the neighbors so our band had to end at 9pm. They really like you to use their vetted vendors, which worked out well for us, we loved everyone they suggested.

The tent where we had the reception is quite nice; it has a carpeted floor, lighting, and is very large. Plus there is a lawn area outside of the tent where we set up games for the kids and chairs. Everyone really enjoyed the grounds.

Gore Place is a lovely estate and I loved having my wedding there, I could not imagine a more perfect location for a wedding. Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
You must have your wedding at Gore Place. First and foremost, the event coordinator, Michelle Caruso is fantastic. She is so accommodating, young, fun, and gets it! She wants to do everything she possibly can to help out and was a big help on the day of. We even asked her to help organize our ceremony for us so we all knew when to walk. Aside from Michelle, the venue is beautiful and affordable. We did our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception here and they have so much space for all 3 to feel like they are in separate areas. You get all of the grounds to yourself for the whole afternoon/evening and a massive tent (with a floor) comes with the cost. The grounds are also so stunning, full of green and flowers. We loved everything about this venue and working with the people at Gore Place – you should definitely hold your wedding here!!
You must have your wedding at Gore Place. First and foremost, the event coordinator, Michelle Caruso is fantastic. She is Read more...
You must have your wedding at Gore Place. First and foremost, the event coordinator, Michelle Caruso is fantastic. She is so accommodating, young, fun, and gets it! She wants to do everything she possibly can to help out and was a big help on the day of. We even asked her to help organize our ceremony for us so we all knew when to walk. Aside from Michelle, the venue is beautiful and affordable. We did our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception here and they have so much space for all 3 to feel like they are in separate areas. You get all of the grounds to yourself for the whole afternoon/evening and a massive tent (with a floor) comes with the cost. The grounds are also so stunning, full of green and flowers. We loved everything about this venue and working with the people at Gore Place – you should definitely hold your wedding here!! Read less
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bostonemmy
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
This place is a hidden gem of a wedding venue. A historic mansion on a sprawling 45 acre estate, a carriage house and a whimsical hedge garden. We met with Catie the coordinator and she was very helpful with answering all of our questions (I had a ton!), showing us all the different options for ceremony venues and recommended vendors we could use for our cocktail hour within our budget. Our wedding was a special situation as my in-laws required we have our reception at a chinese restaurant. Therefore we only needed a ceremony venue. Although this isn't the norm, Catie worked with us and we were able to use the beautiful venue for our ceremony and cocktail hour. There is plentiful on-site parking, multiple photo-op areas and lots of rustic charm. We looked at over ten outdoor venues and ultimately decided this place was the best for us. Thank you Catie for all of your help!
This place is a hidden gem of a wedding venue. A historic mansion on a sprawling 45 acre estate, a carriage house and a Read more...
This place is a hidden gem of a wedding venue. A historic mansion on a sprawling 45 acre estate, a carriage house and a whimsical hedge garden. We met with Catie the coordinator and she was very helpful with answering all of our questions (I had a ton!), showing us all the different options for ceremony venues and recommended vendors we could use for our cocktail hour within our budget. Our wedding was a special situation as my in-laws required we have our reception at a chinese restaurant. Therefore we only needed a ceremony venue. Although this isn't the norm, Catie worked with us and we were able to use the beautiful venue for our ceremony and cocktail hour. There is plentiful on-site parking, multiple photo-op areas and lots of rustic charm. We looked at over ten outdoor venues and ultimately decided this place was the best for us. Thank you Catie for all of your help! Read less
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