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Highfield Hall

Falmouth , MA

LOCATION

56 Highfield Drive, PO Box 494
Falmouth, MA US 02540 (map)

PHONE

508-495-1878

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Highfield Hall is truly one of the crown jewels of Cape Cod. The Queen Anne-style mansion was built in 1878 as a summer estate for the Beebe family of Boston. In 2006, the house was... Read more
Highfield Hall is truly one of the crown jewels of Cape Cod. The Queen Anne-style mansion was built in 1878 as a summer estate for the Beebe family of Boston. In 2006, the house was meticulously restored to maintain its historic beauty while meeting all the standards of 21st-century comfort. The gracious wraparound porch, elegant rooms, gleaming wood floors and state-of-the-art facilities provide a spectacular backdrop for your wedding day. The Hall is surrounded by landscaped grounds leading to 400 acres of protected woodlands, providing a serene and private setting for you and your guests.

We host only a limited number of events each year in order to preserve the house and to enhance the special character of every Highfield wedding. This allows us to work personally with each couple, their caterer and other services, so the bride and groom can fully enjoy their mansion for the day.

We invite you to contact us to discuss the details of your wedding and to see Highfield Hall for yourself. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1830
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Vintage, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1830
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Vintage, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was a beautiful place to have my wedding there! everyone loved the flowers around the house. Loved how I was able to have my wedding and reception there so people didn't have to drive! It just a beautiful place to have a wedding!!
It was a beautiful place to have my wedding there! everyone loved the flowers around the house. Loved how I was able to Read more...
It was a beautiful place to have my wedding there! everyone loved the flowers around the house. Loved how I was able to have my wedding and reception there so people didn't have to drive! It just a beautiful place to have a wedding!! Read less
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Emma
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Highfield Hall was everything we could have hoped for. We did not want a traditional out-of-the-box wedding in a hotel -- we wanted something that was special and uniquely created just for us. We got that at Highfield Hall and more! Carolyn, Marilyn and all of the staff members we encountered were friendly and helpful. The setting was gorgeous and there were many beautiful spots on the property to take our photos, from the gardens to the enormous antique mirror in the stairway. The mansion has been beautifully restored and the elegant atmosphere that we were able to offer our guests was exactly what we wanted.
Our wedding at Highfield Hall was everything we could have hoped for. We did not want a traditional out-of-the-box wedding Read more...
Our wedding at Highfield Hall was everything we could have hoped for. We did not want a traditional out-of-the-box wedding in a hotel -- we wanted something that was special and uniquely created just for us. We got that at Highfield Hall and more! Carolyn, Marilyn and all of the staff members we encountered were friendly and helpful. The setting was gorgeous and there were many beautiful spots on the property to take our photos, from the gardens to the enormous antique mirror in the stairway. The mansion has been beautifully restored and the elegant atmosphere that we were able to offer our guests was exactly what we wanted. Read less
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Joanne
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Being the mother of the bride and a resident of Falmouth I was very involved with the planning of my daughter's wedding. The couple was looking for a unique outdoor setting. Nothing else compared to everything that Highfield Hall offered. This historic home and grounds have been impeccably restored, offering a beautiful setting for our special occasion. The entire venue offers wonderful photo opportunities inside and out.

We have high praise for the Highfield staff who was a pleasure to work with and very attentive from my first contact and throughout the event.

We were very pleased with Casual Gourmet as our chosen caterer. The meal was top notch! Mary and her professional staff attended to every detail including organizing the other vendors and acting as a planner for the day, ensuring that everything went smoothly.

We were so pleased with the whole event. We highly recommend Highfield Hall and Casual Gourmet every chance we get. We still get praise from our guests as to what a beautiful wedding and setting it was. It was perfect.
Being the mother of the bride and a resident of Falmouth I was very involved with the planning of my daughter's wedding. Read more...
Being the mother of the bride and a resident of Falmouth I was very involved with the planning of my daughter's wedding. The couple was looking for a unique outdoor setting. Nothing else compared to everything that Highfield Hall offered. This historic home and grounds have been impeccably restored, offering a beautiful setting for our special occasion. The entire venue offers wonderful photo opportunities inside and out.

We have high praise for the Highfield staff who was a pleasure to work with and very attentive from my first contact and throughout the event.

We were very pleased with Casual Gourmet as our chosen caterer. The meal was top notch! Mary and her professional staff attended to every detail including organizing the other vendors and acting as a planner for the day, ensuring that everything went smoothly.

We were so pleased with the whole event. We highly recommend Highfield Hall and Casual Gourmet every chance we get. We still get praise from our guests as to what a beautiful wedding and setting it was. It was perfect. Read less
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tinkwedding
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful place for a wedding and reception. The house is incredible. I love the staircase in the main hall. I was so happy with the elevator in the back. This way we were able to make a great entrance. The staff was helpful, and made sure our day was perfect.
This is a beautiful place for a wedding and reception. The house is incredible. I love the staircase in the main hall. I Read more...
This is a beautiful place for a wedding and reception. The house is incredible. I love the staircase in the main hall. I was so happy with the elevator in the back. This way we were able to make a great entrance. The staff was helpful, and made sure our day was perfect. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.8/5.0
The gardens were perfect for the ceremony. The Hall was big enough that I would have been able to have the event inside if it rained so I was not worried. The weather was perfect so I was able to use the beautiful grounds and the inside too. The value is huge compared to other venues I looked at. The bathrooms are so pretty, so my guests felt comfortable. The Hall is elegant and the staff was very helpful. I was able to make great choices and the staff made sure everything was perfectly executed.

I would not have changed a thing!!!
The gardens were perfect for the ceremony. The Hall was big enough that I would have been able to have the event inside if Read more...
The gardens were perfect for the ceremony. The Hall was big enough that I would have been able to have the event inside if it rained so I was not worried. The weather was perfect so I was able to use the beautiful grounds and the inside too. The value is huge compared to other venues I looked at. The bathrooms are so pretty, so my guests felt comfortable. The Hall is elegant and the staff was very helpful. I was able to make great choices and the staff made sure everything was perfectly executed.

I would not have changed a thing!!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.6/5.0
We loved our wedding at Highfield Hall, and the three stars for flexibility is NOT an indictment at all, just an honest reflection of the fact that the space is an historical home, and as such, it's not anything-goes. In fact, given that is is historical, and recently and lovingly renovated, they were VERY flexible and accommodating. Just be aware that there will be some restrictions (you can't store liquor there - that's a licensing issue; there are restrictions on water inside and some indoor decor restrictions, but not many), and ask lots of questions so you know! We worked with Carolyn, who was great at answering my (many) questions and explaining possible alternatives.

There are so many pros to this venue. First, it is gorgeous. The grounds are lush and green, the house itself is beautifully redone. It is the perfect venue if you want to have a lot of flow - we had the ceremony on the front lawn, cocktails on the back porch and back lawn, dinner in the tent, dancing in the ballroom, cake in the dining room, and a photo station and games in the billiards room. That was all perfect and our guests loved it.

There are very few places on the cape that have a good rain backup plan - at Highfield, you can always move the ceremony inside if you need to (though if you have more than 80 people, they would have to stand - better than sitting in the rain or being crammed under the tent all night like at other venues though!

I saw the other review mentioning noise issues - most towns on the Cape have an 8pm outdoor noise cutoff, so one thing we loved about Highfield (as opposed to outdoor-only venues we also looked at) was we could party inside from 8pm on). They do have a neighbor who is prone to complaints about noise - our DJ simply kept the volume at a still loud-and-dancy level, and we just couldn't keep the doors open, which was totally fine (there is AC inside).

We loved that there was a ton of prep space for us (rooms upstairs, the billiards room), ample bathrooms, an a full kitchen for the caterer. The other places we looked at in our price range were missing something - either there was no bride getting-ready space, or you needed to rent porta-potties/make due with one bathroom, or the caterers would need to being a pop-up kitchen. We also loved that unlike with a hotel, we could use a caterer. And the price for renting the venue, even on a Saturday, was super-reasonable, especially given how many hours you get the house for. In comparison, most places we looked at had a 6-hour max (Highfield is 8, plus you can get there two hours prior to prep).

At the time, we could pick any caterer. Highfield has now signed an exclusive contract with Casual Gourmet to be the caterer and event coordinator for Highfield. But that's awesome, because we used Casual, and I would HIGHLY recommend them as well! (See my review of them.) Casual is very flexible - you can buy your own liquor and cake to save a few bucks if you want, and they have a big range of menus at different price points.

Anyway, in conclusion, we loved getting married at Highfield, and can't wait to go back and visit (the Beebe Woods are huge, and there are tons of trails we haven't gotten to see yet!).
We loved our wedding at Highfield Hall, and the three stars for flexibility is NOT an indictment at all, just an honest Read more...
We loved our wedding at Highfield Hall, and the three stars for flexibility is NOT an indictment at all, just an honest reflection of the fact that the space is an historical home, and as such, it's not anything-goes. In fact, given that is is historical, and recently and lovingly renovated, they were VERY flexible and accommodating. Just be aware that there will be some restrictions (you can't store liquor there - that's a licensing issue; there are restrictions on water inside and some indoor decor restrictions, but not many), and ask lots of questions so you know! We worked with Carolyn, who was great at answering my (many) questions and explaining possible alternatives.

There are so many pros to this venue. First, it is gorgeous. The grounds are lush and green, the house itself is beautifully redone. It is the perfect venue if you want to have a lot of flow - we had the ceremony on the front lawn, cocktails on the back porch and back lawn, dinner in the tent, dancing in the ballroom, cake in the dining room, and a photo station and games in the billiards room. That was all perfect and our guests loved it.

There are very few places on the cape that have a good rain backup plan - at Highfield, you can always move the ceremony inside if you need to (though if you have more than 80 people, they would have to stand - better than sitting in the rain or being crammed under the tent all night like at other venues though!

I saw the other review mentioning noise issues - most towns on the Cape have an 8pm outdoor noise cutoff, so one thing we loved about Highfield (as opposed to outdoor-only venues we also looked at) was we could party inside from 8pm on). They do have a neighbor who is prone to complaints about noise - our DJ simply kept the volume at a still loud-and-dancy level, and we just couldn't keep the doors open, which was totally fine (there is AC inside).

We loved that there was a ton of prep space for us (rooms upstairs, the billiards room), ample bathrooms, an a full kitchen for the caterer. The other places we looked at in our price range were missing something - either there was no bride getting-ready space, or you needed to rent porta-potties/make due with one bathroom, or the caterers would need to being a pop-up kitchen. We also loved that unlike with a hotel, we could use a caterer. And the price for renting the venue, even on a Saturday, was super-reasonable, especially given how many hours you get the house for. In comparison, most places we looked at had a 6-hour max (Highfield is 8, plus you can get there two hours prior to prep).

At the time, we could pick any caterer. Highfield has now signed an exclusive contract with Casual Gourmet to be the caterer and event coordinator for Highfield. But that's awesome, because we used Casual, and I would HIGHLY recommend them as well! (See my review of them.) Casual is very flexible - you can buy your own liquor and cake to save a few bucks if you want, and they have a big range of menus at different price points.

Anyway, in conclusion, we loved getting married at Highfield, and can't wait to go back and visit (the Beebe Woods are huge, and there are tons of trails we haven't gotten to see yet!). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
Highfield Hall was a beautiful location for our wedding. We had our ceremony in the new garden which provided a nice shaded area for our summer wedding. We had a small wedding so the entire reception was held inside. It was perfect for our close, intimate group of family and friends. I really enjoyed being able to get ready right at the venue while watching guests arrive. It was also great to have many options of places to have photos taken. Overall we were very satisfied with our experience with Highfield.
Highfield Hall was a beautiful location for our wedding. We had our ceremony in the new garden which provided a nice Read more...
Highfield Hall was a beautiful location for our wedding. We had our ceremony in the new garden which provided a nice shaded area for our summer wedding. We had a small wedding so the entire reception was held inside. It was perfect for our close, intimate group of family and friends. I really enjoyed being able to get ready right at the venue while watching guests arrive. It was also great to have many options of places to have photos taken. Overall we were very satisfied with our experience with Highfield. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Highfield Hall was a magical and wonderful place for our June 2013 wedding. I grew up in Falmouth and loved having our wedding at a place I had seen come from dilapidation during my childhood to the beautifully restored mansion it is today. We had both our ceremony and reception there, and between the front lawn under the big trees, the couple of gardens, and the mansion itself there were many options for how/where we wanted each part of our celebration to occur.

Our wedding took place after Highfield signed an exclusive contract with Casual Gourmet, and though they did a wonderful job we would've liked to have our choice of caterers to have price comparisons. You have to pay an event venue fee, a tent fee (to eat dinner on the patio next to the mansion with our 150 person wedding), and then the catering fee (which included event planning and day of coordination by Casual Gourmet). We have no regrets on our wedding, but did feel having to pay a venue fee and a tent fee was a bit much. The venue fee goes to the nonprofit that runs Highfield which we were happy to contribute to, but the large fees added up quickly.

I would highly recommend Highfield Hall as a wedding venue, even with our slight reservations with pricing and lack of caterer options. We could've pulled off our ceremony inside if it had rained, and that was very important to us to have a default back up without much stress if that did occur. We had the day of our dreams, and the beautiful grounds and mansion of Highfield really were what we'd always wanted.
Highfield Hall was a magical and wonderful place for our June 2013 wedding. I grew up in Falmouth and loved having our Read more...
Highfield Hall was a magical and wonderful place for our June 2013 wedding. I grew up in Falmouth and loved having our wedding at a place I had seen come from dilapidation during my childhood to the beautifully restored mansion it is today. We had both our ceremony and reception there, and between the front lawn under the big trees, the couple of gardens, and the mansion itself there were many options for how/where we wanted each part of our celebration to occur.

Our wedding took place after Highfield signed an exclusive contract with Casual Gourmet, and though they did a wonderful job we would've liked to have our choice of caterers to have price comparisons. You have to pay an event venue fee, a tent fee (to eat dinner on the patio next to the mansion with our 150 person wedding), and then the catering fee (which included event planning and day of coordination by Casual Gourmet). We have no regrets on our wedding, but did feel having to pay a venue fee and a tent fee was a bit much. The venue fee goes to the nonprofit that runs Highfield which we were happy to contribute to, but the large fees added up quickly.

I would highly recommend Highfield Hall as a wedding venue, even with our slight reservations with pricing and lack of caterer options. We could've pulled off our ceremony inside if it had rained, and that was very important to us to have a default back up without much stress if that did occur. We had the day of our dreams, and the beautiful grounds and mansion of Highfield really were what we'd always wanted. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.4/5.0
Beautiful venue and I really enjoyed working with Janet. My only caution is to say the actual house is very small. The largest wedding that can be held indoors is 80 people.
Beautiful venue and I really enjoyed working with Janet. My only caution is to say the actual house is very small. The Read more...
Beautiful venue and I really enjoyed working with Janet. My only caution is to say the actual house is very small. The largest wedding that can be held indoors is 80 people. Read less
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