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Moraine Farm

Beverly , MA

LOCATION

719 Cabot St.
Beverly, MA 01915 US

PHONE

781-221-4811

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ABOUT US

Fireside Catering is proud to partner with The Estate at Moraine Farm as its exclusive caterer for weddings and events.

The Estate at Moraine Farm, located on the North Shore... Read more
Fireside Catering is proud to partner with The Estate at Moraine Farm as its exclusive caterer for weddings and events.

The Estate at Moraine Farm, located on the North Shore in Beverly, Massachusetts, is set on 175 acres overlooking beautiful Wenham Lake. Only 25 minutes north of Boston, this spectacular venue is conveniently situated off Route 128, yet feels a world away from the city. The spacious grounds and estate were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York and the Emerald Necklace in Boston. The estate house overlooks Wenham Lake with sweeping views of the water from a curving brick patio. A large, flat lawn, perfect for large tented receptions during the warmer months, is just off the patio and also overlooks the traditional European-style gardens beyond the charming Tea House. The Estate at Moraine Farm is truly a hidden gem, tucked away in a protected reserve of farmland and forest. The site is an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate and private events, dinner parties and cocktail parties.

The house and terrace may accommodate many group sizes ranging from 60-80 guests for sit-down dinners and meetings up to 100 guests for cocktail parties. From April through November, the entire estate including the Great Lawn and Gardens can accommodate up to 350 guests for tented events and weddings. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We got married at Moraine Farm in July of this year (2016) and it was everything we could have hoped for. Amy and her staff made sure everything ran smoothly and the only question we answered all night was "would you like another drink?" Immediately following the ceremony someone was there with drinks for me and my husband. During cocktail hour someone brought us a tray of apps just for us. We truly felt taken care of.

Right before the reception started a large thunderstorm quickly came in and Amy and her team went above and beyond to made sure the tent was secure and our guests were all set. We could not have been happier with how this was handled (admittedly we did not know anything was happening - that is how smoothly it was taken care of).

The food was great (for wedding food) and we got compliments on how beautiful the venue was all night long. We could not have been happier with Moraine Farm- we felt that they were very accommodating and flexible and would recommend them to anyone looking to get married in the North Shore.
We got married at Moraine Farm in July of this year (2016) and it was everything we could have hoped for. Amy and her Read more...
We got married at Moraine Farm in July of this year (2016) and it was everything we could have hoped for. Amy and her staff made sure everything ran smoothly and the only question we answered all night was "would you like another drink?" Immediately following the ceremony someone was there with drinks for me and my husband. During cocktail hour someone brought us a tray of apps just for us. We truly felt taken care of.

Right before the reception started a large thunderstorm quickly came in and Amy and her team went above and beyond to made sure the tent was secure and our guests were all set. We could not have been happier with how this was handled (admittedly we did not know anything was happening - that is how smoothly it was taken care of).

The food was great (for wedding food) and we got compliments on how beautiful the venue was all night long. We could not have been happier with Moraine Farm- we felt that they were very accommodating and flexible and would recommend them to anyone looking to get married in the North Shore. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Moraine Farm was completely wonderful. The venue is the perfect balance of elegant and rustic, and it really feels like you're transported deep into the countryside, even though it's super accessible and easy to get to. Amy was amazing to work with, and her help in working through and managing the millions of details that come up when wedding planning (including details we never would have thought of on our own!) was truly the reason our day was so perfect-- everything flowed seamlessly, and we were able to fully relax and enjoy the day. The whole staff was so warm and professional. Also, the food was incredible. I knew it would be good, but I never expected the number of comments from our guests about how it was some of the best food they've ever had! We couldn't be happier with our experience, and I highly recommend Moraine Farm as a place to spend one of the happiest days of your life.
Our wedding at Moraine Farm was completely wonderful. The venue is the perfect balance of elegant and rustic, and it Read more...
Our wedding at Moraine Farm was completely wonderful. The venue is the perfect balance of elegant and rustic, and it really feels like you're transported deep into the countryside, even though it's super accessible and easy to get to. Amy was amazing to work with, and her help in working through and managing the millions of details that come up when wedding planning (including details we never would have thought of on our own!) was truly the reason our day was so perfect-- everything flowed seamlessly, and we were able to fully relax and enjoy the day. The whole staff was so warm and professional. Also, the food was incredible. I knew it would be good, but I never expected the number of comments from our guests about how it was some of the best food they've ever had! We couldn't be happier with our experience, and I highly recommend Moraine Farm as a place to spend one of the happiest days of your life. Read less
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Marianne
Wedding:
10/11/2015
4.7/5.0
The venue was perfect for the outdoor, rustic setting we wanted. Fireside catering's food and service were outstanding. Wish I could do it all over again!
The venue was perfect for the outdoor, rustic setting we wanted. Fireside catering's food and service were outstanding. Read more...
The venue was perfect for the outdoor, rustic setting we wanted. Fireside catering's food and service were outstanding. Wish I could do it all over again! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
8/28/2015
5.0/5.0
My wedding day was perfect at Moraine Farm. The venue itself is stunning - my guests could not believe how gorgeous the grounds were here.
Maura McCarthy specifically made the day run smoothly, and took all of my ideas and decor and created the most beautiful set up. I could not have made everything look so good if I did it myself. She has an amazing eye for design and event planning.
The food is delicious, the staff is incredible, and the tent having the full floor makes it beautiful and more functional.
I was so impressed with every detail of my wedding, and after looking at 20+ venues, nothing could beat Moraine Farm.
My wedding day was perfect at Moraine Farm. The venue itself is stunning - my guests could not believe how gorgeous the Read more...
My wedding day was perfect at Moraine Farm. The venue itself is stunning - my guests could not believe how gorgeous the grounds were here.
Maura McCarthy specifically made the day run smoothly, and took all of my ideas and decor and created the most beautiful set up. I could not have made everything look so good if I did it myself. She has an amazing eye for design and event planning.
The food is delicious, the staff is incredible, and the tent having the full floor makes it beautiful and more functional.
I was so impressed with every detail of my wedding, and after looking at 20+ venues, nothing could beat Moraine Farm. Read less
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Desiree
Wedding:
8/15/2015
4.8/5.0
If you are a person with love for nature and the outdoors, you'll definitely will fall in love with Moraine
Farm. This Venue offers a sailcloth tent with full hardwood floors and bistro lights and no need to chase for a catering company since they have their own. Having one person (Maura Mc Carthy, venue coordinator) that you go for venue management, menu preparation, catering, has made the experience of wedding preparation much easier.
If you are a person with love for nature and the outdoors, you'll definitely will fall in love with Moraine
Farm. Read more...
If you are a person with love for nature and the outdoors, you'll definitely will fall in love with Moraine
Farm. This Venue offers a sailcloth tent with full hardwood floors and bistro lights and no need to chase for a catering company since they have their own. Having one person (Maura Mc Carthy, venue coordinator) that you go for venue management, menu preparation, catering, has made the experience of wedding preparation much easier. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW. I cannot believe how magical my wedding was and how smoothly it went. Moraine Farm was originally not on my radar because I did not know the North Shore that well. Once we came for a visit, it became clear that this venue had everything we wanted. One of the few places (that we liked) that can very easily accommodate over 200 guests.

I specifically want to mention the professionalism and service Maura McCarthy brings to the table. Working with her was a pleasure and I knew I was in good hands. I had a lot of questions and wanted to make sure my guests had the best experience possible, and Moraine Farm & Maura McCarthy delivered that tenfold.

The venue is gorgeous. Outdoor and elegant without being too rustic and the gardens and lawns are immaculately kept. The gardens bloom in the Spring, Summer and Fall. You can choose from a variety of tents (I recommend upgrading to sailcloth) and Fireside Catering does a fantastic job with the food.

I couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out. The night went so smoothly it's almost scary. You provide the alcohol (and Kappy's buys back everything that's unopened) which saved us a ton of money, but Moraine still provides top notch bartenders and the insurance.

Above all else, if you want to have your wedding in an unforgettable location with lush lawns and gardens (not to mention some cool history to the place) check out The Estate at Moraine Farm. Your guests will be taken care of, the setting is like a dream and they go out of their way to make sure you are a happy bride.
WOW. I cannot believe how magical my wedding was and how smoothly it went. Moraine Farm was originally not on my radar Read more...
WOW. I cannot believe how magical my wedding was and how smoothly it went. Moraine Farm was originally not on my radar because I did not know the North Shore that well. Once we came for a visit, it became clear that this venue had everything we wanted. One of the few places (that we liked) that can very easily accommodate over 200 guests.

I specifically want to mention the professionalism and service Maura McCarthy brings to the table. Working with her was a pleasure and I knew I was in good hands. I had a lot of questions and wanted to make sure my guests had the best experience possible, and Moraine Farm & Maura McCarthy delivered that tenfold.

The venue is gorgeous. Outdoor and elegant without being too rustic and the gardens and lawns are immaculately kept. The gardens bloom in the Spring, Summer and Fall. You can choose from a variety of tents (I recommend upgrading to sailcloth) and Fireside Catering does a fantastic job with the food.

I couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out. The night went so smoothly it's almost scary. You provide the alcohol (and Kappy's buys back everything that's unopened) which saved us a ton of money, but Moraine still provides top notch bartenders and the insurance.

Above all else, if you want to have your wedding in an unforgettable location with lush lawns and gardens (not to mention some cool history to the place) check out The Estate at Moraine Farm. Your guests will be taken care of, the setting is like a dream and they go out of their way to make sure you are a happy bride. Read less
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Danna
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The venue we chose was being anything we could've imagined! Working with Maura from fireside catering (the premier caterer) was a pleasure. She handled everything with care. She took our vision and made it come to life. Even though it rained, we would never have known it. She set everything up so it still went perfectly! The staff was excellent, grounds were beautiful and the food was absolutely fantastic! We cannot say enough!
The venue we chose was being anything we could've imagined! Working with Maura from fireside catering (the premier Read more...
The venue we chose was being anything we could've imagined! Working with Maura from fireside catering (the premier caterer) was a pleasure. She handled everything with care. She took our vision and made it come to life. Even though it rained, we would never have known it. She set everything up so it still went perfectly! The staff was excellent, grounds were beautiful and the food was absolutely fantastic! We cannot say enough! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with Maura from the start and she gave us advice and guidance during the planning process. Maura was so flexible with the menu, worked with our budget and allowed us to make personal touches to the menu. Maura is certainly type A in a good way.She has a great eye for detail and did a great job walking us threw the days events with a fine tooth comb. Also prompt.

I will say that when we planned our September 6 wedding we were expecting an early fall, outdoor production. Moraine Farm was most scenic and beautiful backdrop to share our day with our family and friends. I certainly did not expect a 90 degree day with thunderstorms, tornado warnings and power outages in the forecast! We had about an hour of severe thunderstorms right as the reception began and the Fireside catering team did not miss a beat despite mother natures attempt to halt the production! I was scared when we were introduced, the lights were out and the storm was at it's peak. I believe the lights had gone out in the tent because a power strip got wet, but they still had power for the band. But Maura and her team kept us calm with assurances that it was okay. Maura let me know someone was coming for the lights and it was fixed quickly-within about 15 minutes! It actually added a nice dramatic effect during our first dance because the only lights were on us. The entire production was perfect despite mother nature's imperfections.The staff did not miss a beat and they all came up to me and apologized for crazy weather, were very complimentary and congratulated us. I work in the industry and I can only imagine the challenges that were faced behind the scenes but we didn't see a thing! The staff was very professional and the food was amazing. We got so many compliments that it was the best food people had ever had a wedding. I would highly recomend this vendor to anyone! You are in great hands.
We worked with Maura from the start and she gave us advice and guidance during the planning process. Maura was so flexible Read more...
We worked with Maura from the start and she gave us advice and guidance during the planning process. Maura was so flexible with the menu, worked with our budget and allowed us to make personal touches to the menu. Maura is certainly type A in a good way.She has a great eye for detail and did a great job walking us threw the days events with a fine tooth comb. Also prompt.

I will say that when we planned our September 6 wedding we were expecting an early fall, outdoor production. Moraine Farm was most scenic and beautiful backdrop to share our day with our family and friends. I certainly did not expect a 90 degree day with thunderstorms, tornado warnings and power outages in the forecast! We had about an hour of severe thunderstorms right as the reception began and the Fireside catering team did not miss a beat despite mother natures attempt to halt the production! I was scared when we were introduced, the lights were out and the storm was at it's peak. I believe the lights had gone out in the tent because a power strip got wet, but they still had power for the band. But Maura and her team kept us calm with assurances that it was okay. Maura let me know someone was coming for the lights and it was fixed quickly-within about 15 minutes! It actually added a nice dramatic effect during our first dance because the only lights were on us. The entire production was perfect despite mother nature's imperfections.The staff did not miss a beat and they all came up to me and apologized for crazy weather, were very complimentary and congratulated us. I work in the industry and I can only imagine the challenges that were faced behind the scenes but we didn't see a thing! The staff was very professional and the food was amazing. We got so many compliments that it was the best food people had ever had a wedding. I would highly recomend this vendor to anyone! You are in great hands. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.0/5.0
Dishonest, Raw ribeye, rude catering coordinator
Fireside is the exclusive caterer for Moraine Farm. I am pretty low maintenance, I planned my wedding in 4 weeks after responding to their posting of a cancellation at this beautiful location. Flexible that way, however it could have been 6 weeks if not for the confusing negotiations. Their pricing scheme lacks transparency. After finalizing the contract, I realized I had been outright lied to about their package pricing. The manager confirmed this only after I presented proof, by e-mail. I wish I had asked for a fully itemized bill before signing. But then, when I did, it was like pulling teeth to get it.
The site coordinator was organized and thorough, but I could have done without the passive- aggressive comments.
On my wedding day, they did a great job of decorating and making everything look nice. (Accept the bar, it was a mess) However, they were pretty hands off when it came to organizing the flow and the other vendors. For example, the ceremony was not set up where I asked. The cocktail hour band was not told when to start playing, leaving a gap of quiet on entrance. We were told their music would be heard from under the tent; it could not- leaving another gap of quiet before dinner while the DJ scrambled to start early to cover it up. My husband spent a good amount of time organizing the band and music instead of enjoying this part of the day. The tables did not reflect those in the floor plan.
DINNER: We were completely done with our entrée and had circled a few tables before my husband's mother was served!! The fish was delicious but the ribeye was WAY undercooked, many guests found it unedible.
Have you ever told a bride you didn't like X about her wedding? The ribeye and the music gaps have both been discussed, post-party. Embarrassing.
Over 6 months later, I look back and still feel they took advantage of us and am unhappy with the neglect I felt on the day.
Dishonest, Raw ribeye, rude catering coordinator
Fireside is the exclusive caterer for Moraine Farm. I am pretty low Read more...
Dishonest, Raw ribeye, rude catering coordinator
Fireside is the exclusive caterer for Moraine Farm. I am pretty low maintenance, I planned my wedding in 4 weeks after responding to their posting of a cancellation at this beautiful location. Flexible that way, however it could have been 6 weeks if not for the confusing negotiations. Their pricing scheme lacks transparency. After finalizing the contract, I realized I had been outright lied to about their package pricing. The manager confirmed this only after I presented proof, by e-mail. I wish I had asked for a fully itemized bill before signing. But then, when I did, it was like pulling teeth to get it.
The site coordinator was organized and thorough, but I could have done without the passive- aggressive comments.
On my wedding day, they did a great job of decorating and making everything look nice. (Accept the bar, it was a mess) However, they were pretty hands off when it came to organizing the flow and the other vendors. For example, the ceremony was not set up where I asked. The cocktail hour band was not told when to start playing, leaving a gap of quiet on entrance. We were told their music would be heard from under the tent; it could not- leaving another gap of quiet before dinner while the DJ scrambled to start early to cover it up. My husband spent a good amount of time organizing the band and music instead of enjoying this part of the day. The tables did not reflect those in the floor plan.
DINNER: We were completely done with our entrée and had circled a few tables before my husband's mother was served!! The fish was delicious but the ribeye was WAY undercooked, many guests found it unedible.
Have you ever told a bride you didn't like X about her wedding? The ribeye and the music gaps have both been discussed, post-party. Embarrassing.
Over 6 months later, I look back and still feel they took advantage of us and am unhappy with the neglect I felt on the day. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Maura at Moraine Farm is one of the most helpful, organized, and warm people I worked with throughout my entire wedding planning process. She thought of everything.
Maura at Moraine Farm is one of the most helpful, organized, and warm people I worked with throughout my entire wedding Read more...
Maura at Moraine Farm is one of the most helpful, organized, and warm people I worked with throughout my entire wedding planning process. She thought of everything. Read less
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