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The Commons 1854

Topsfield , MA
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LOCATION

4 North Common Street
Topsfield, MA US 01983 (map)

PHONE

978-887-4100

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Located in the heart of historic Topsfield, Massachusetts, The Commons 1854 is truly Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue. Through careful restoration, this historic property has... Read more
Located in the heart of historic Topsfield, Massachusetts, The Commons 1854 is truly Boston's North Shore Premier Wedding Venue. Through careful restoration, this historic property has retained the charming period flavor of the 19th century, while adding all of the modern amenities to ensure a memorable event with beautiful surroundings.

The perfect combination of superb architecture, impeccable cuisine and superior service is what sets The Commons 1854 apart ensuring your day is perfect on every level. Best of all, our facilities are for your exclusive use. Unlike many wedding venue's in Boston, we only reserve one wedding per day allowing you full access to all parts of our historic building as well as the beautiful surrounding grounds.

Our garden terrace outdoor ceremony site is absolutely stunning with dramatic enhancements to guarantee your perfect wedding photos. The separate cocktail hour area boasts a variety of neo classic rooms that are the perfect conversation piece for cocktail hour. We invite you to contact us to inquire more about what makes us unique, see the customized wedding packages we create, and why we believe it's the perfect setting for the most amazing day you will ever experience. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1854
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, 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?
2000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
59
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1854
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, 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?
2000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
59
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to express my satisfaction with this venue, I don't think there are words! They were so amazing to work with and gave my husband and I the picture perfect wedding we were looking for. Our coordinator Johanna was just an absolute dream to work with as well as the owner Kristi who was so helpful as well. The service was impeccable! While we were getting our photos done, there was Johanna following us around the property with food and drinks so we weren't starving or dying of thirst ;o)
If you're looking for a gorgeous ballroom and a staff that will have your guests raving about the service absolutely go to The Commons and visit the ladies that made our wedding dreams come true
I cannot begin to express my satisfaction with this venue, I don't think there are words! They were so amazing to work Read more...
I cannot begin to express my satisfaction with this venue, I don't think there are words! They were so amazing to work with and gave my husband and I the picture perfect wedding we were looking for. Our coordinator Johanna was just an absolute dream to work with as well as the owner Kristi who was so helpful as well. The service was impeccable! While we were getting our photos done, there was Johanna following us around the property with food and drinks so we weren't starving or dying of thirst ;o)
If you're looking for a gorgeous ballroom and a staff that will have your guests raving about the service absolutely go to The Commons and visit the ladies that made our wedding dreams come true Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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K
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Perfection,.. Not just myself, that's from my guests also. The staff, food, venue, atmosphere, professionalism, very responsive, I just can't say enough. Spectatular was used by one of my guest. The weather was great that day which was the "icing on the cake". Everything was done to my specifications. I couldn't have asked for anymore.

The venue is clean and well maintained inside and out. The staff was friendly, professional, polite and very accomodating. The food was fresh, cooked to taste, and presentation was top shelf.

I would urge you to check it out for yourself. It's everything and more.
Perfection,.. Not just myself, that's from my guests also. The staff, food, venue, atmosphere, professionalism, very Read more...
Perfection,.. Not just myself, that's from my guests also. The staff, food, venue, atmosphere, professionalism, very responsive, I just can't say enough. Spectatular was used by one of my guest. The weather was great that day which was the "icing on the cake". Everything was done to my specifications. I couldn't have asked for anymore.

The venue is clean and well maintained inside and out. The staff was friendly, professional, polite and very accomodating. The food was fresh, cooked to taste, and presentation was top shelf.

I would urge you to check it out for yourself. It's everything and more. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
The Commons was the ONLY place I wanted to get married! The Commons is an amazing Venue. From our first meeting with Johanna all the way up until the day after our wedding (sniff) , Johanna and Kristi and the rest of the staff at the Commons were so helpful and exceeded all expectations we had! They are like our friends I miss them already and I want to do it again! Everyone says how stressful planning a wedding is but we never felt that we had so much fun especially with The Commons food tasting it was like a mini wedding SO MUCH FUN! The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous my family was blow away with how Elegant everything was. The food is incredible with over 90 Filet Mignon's to cook and no complaints! Our guests are STILL talking about how great the food was.
I will forever recommend people look at the Commons as their venue to get married. We absolutely loved it!
Thank you Kristi, Johanna and the team at the commons for helping to make our day perfect!
Tracy & Matt
The Commons was the ONLY place I wanted to get married! The Commons is an amazing Venue. From our first meeting with Read more...
The Commons was the ONLY place I wanted to get married! The Commons is an amazing Venue. From our first meeting with Johanna all the way up until the day after our wedding (sniff) , Johanna and Kristi and the rest of the staff at the Commons were so helpful and exceeded all expectations we had! They are like our friends I miss them already and I want to do it again! Everyone says how stressful planning a wedding is but we never felt that we had so much fun especially with The Commons food tasting it was like a mini wedding SO MUCH FUN! The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous my family was blow away with how Elegant everything was. The food is incredible with over 90 Filet Mignon's to cook and no complaints! Our guests are STILL talking about how great the food was.
I will forever recommend people look at the Commons as their venue to get married. We absolutely loved it!
Thank you Kristi, Johanna and the team at the commons for helping to make our day perfect!
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
When it was time to start looking at venues, I set up appointments at different venues and began the process of seeing each one and learning about their wedding packages. I knew the Commons was beautiful based on the pictures, but seeing it in person sold it for me. I knew almost immediately it was our venue and meant to be. We had Johanna as our coordinator and she honestly is the sweetest most attentive wedding coordinator I think anyone could ever have. She really knows her stuff and makes you feel like your wedding is her #1 priority, even though you know she is also working with other brides. From the second our limo arrived for the reception, she greeted us with a smile and treated us like royalty. Formals were a breeze and she and the staff were so on point, making sure our glasses were full and whatever apps we wanted were replenished. When I saw the venue and I finally got to see my vision come together, I literally had tears of joy. It looked even more beautiful then I could've possibly imagined. Every detail we spoke about was executed so perfectly. It was beyond my wildest dreams. It's been a month since we got married and people are STILL talking about the amazing food and excellent service of Johanna and the waitstaff. I've had more of my guests tell me it was the best wedding they've ever been to, and I can truly credit the Topsfield Commons for that. I can't imagine our wedding taking place anywhere else because they made the most important night of our life so special. I truly appreciate the expertise professionalism of the Topsfield Commons. I would recommend them in a second to anyone looking for a bridal venue. You can't find a better place than here!
When it was time to start looking at venues, I set up appointments at different venues and began the process of seeing Read more...
When it was time to start looking at venues, I set up appointments at different venues and began the process of seeing each one and learning about their wedding packages. I knew the Commons was beautiful based on the pictures, but seeing it in person sold it for me. I knew almost immediately it was our venue and meant to be. We had Johanna as our coordinator and she honestly is the sweetest most attentive wedding coordinator I think anyone could ever have. She really knows her stuff and makes you feel like your wedding is her #1 priority, even though you know she is also working with other brides. From the second our limo arrived for the reception, she greeted us with a smile and treated us like royalty. Formals were a breeze and she and the staff were so on point, making sure our glasses were full and whatever apps we wanted were replenished. When I saw the venue and I finally got to see my vision come together, I literally had tears of joy. It looked even more beautiful then I could've possibly imagined. Every detail we spoke about was executed so perfectly. It was beyond my wildest dreams. It's been a month since we got married and people are STILL talking about the amazing food and excellent service of Johanna and the waitstaff. I've had more of my guests tell me it was the best wedding they've ever been to, and I can truly credit the Topsfield Commons for that. I can't imagine our wedding taking place anywhere else because they made the most important night of our life so special. I truly appreciate the expertise professionalism of the Topsfield Commons. I would recommend them in a second to anyone looking for a bridal venue. You can't find a better place than here! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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Richard
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Venue is great, only one event at a time. Kristi did an amazing job planning the event and making sure everything happened as planned. Her personal touch was much appreciated. The food was outstanding, the hors doevres never stopped coming, so much so that it was hard to eat the main course from being full. The main course was also excellent. The service was very fast and efficient, plus the staff was pleasant and eager to help. The cupcakes were outstanding. The flowers and the table decorations looked great. The DJ did a great job, everyone was up and dancing all night keeping the chandeliers swinging downstairs! We have had so many people say it was the best wedding they ever attended. We want to do it again, it was such a fun time. You should not hesitate to hold your event here. My bride said this was her dream wedding!
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Venue is great, only one event at a time. Kristi did an amazing job planning the event and making sure everything happened as planned. Her personal touch was much appreciated. The food was outstanding, the hors doevres never stopped coming, so much so that it was hard to eat the main course from being full. The main course was also excellent. The service was very fast and efficient, plus the staff was pleasant and eager to help. The cupcakes were outstanding. The flowers and the table decorations looked great. The DJ did a great job, everyone was up and dancing all night keeping the chandeliers swinging downstairs! We have had so many people say it was the best wedding they ever attended. We want to do it again, it was such a fun time. You should not hesitate to hold your event here. My bride said this was her dream wedding! Read less
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lindsey
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
The Commons is just simply amazing all around. From my husband and I's first meeting with Johanna all the way up until the day after our wedding, Johanna and Kristi and the rest of the staff at the Commons were so helpful and exceeded all expectations we had! Our wedding was so beautiful and everything went so perfectly and we give 100% of the credit to Johanna and her team. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous and was the perfect setting for our winter wedding. The food is incredible and our guests are STILL talking about how great the food was and how attentive the wait staff was. I could write a book about how much we loved everything about the Commons, but words can't even truly justify it. I highly and will forever recommend people look at the Commons as their venue to get married. It has just such a romantic feel about it, and as a bonus makes for some gorgeous pictures! Especially with the up lighting!
The Commons is just simply amazing all around. From my husband and I's first meeting with Johanna all the way up until the Read more...
The Commons is just simply amazing all around. From my husband and I's first meeting with Johanna all the way up until the day after our wedding, Johanna and Kristi and the rest of the staff at the Commons were so helpful and exceeded all expectations we had! Our wedding was so beautiful and everything went so perfectly and we give 100% of the credit to Johanna and her team. The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous and was the perfect setting for our winter wedding. The food is incredible and our guests are STILL talking about how great the food was and how attentive the wait staff was. I could write a book about how much we loved everything about the Commons, but words can't even truly justify it. I highly and will forever recommend people look at the Commons as their venue to get married. It has just such a romantic feel about it, and as a bonus makes for some gorgeous pictures! Especially with the up lighting! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how perfect our wedding day was. Our guests have not stopped raving about the food (UNREAL), the wonderful staff, and how smoothly the day went. One of my biggest concerns was the flow of things since we've all been to weddings where guests weren't sure where to move next or things went off schedule. The Commons is so well organized, all my guests made sure to mention how well the day was orchestrated. Krisi and Johanna make the planning and decision making easy, they were amazing to work with and you truly don't feel like you're just another couple coming in, but that they care about you. Johanna was there all night for us and never missed a beat, she's a rockstar! We are thrilled we chose The Commons, don't miss out!
I can't say enough about how perfect our wedding day was. Our guests have not stopped raving about the food (UNREAL), the Read more...
I can't say enough about how perfect our wedding day was. Our guests have not stopped raving about the food (UNREAL), the wonderful staff, and how smoothly the day went. One of my biggest concerns was the flow of things since we've all been to weddings where guests weren't sure where to move next or things went off schedule. The Commons is so well organized, all my guests made sure to mention how well the day was orchestrated. Krisi and Johanna make the planning and decision making easy, they were amazing to work with and you truly don't feel like you're just another couple coming in, but that they care about you. Johanna was there all night for us and never missed a beat, she's a rockstar! We are thrilled we chose The Commons, don't miss out! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
11/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at The Commons 1854 on November 29th! Johanna was my wedding coordinator. I had heard wonderful things about Johanna and Kristi from weddingwire and and from an old friend from high school! Both Johanna and Kristi, were amazing! Always very professional, from each of our meetings to simply responding to my e-mails so quickly. Johanna was at the wedding from beginning to end and ensured that no one had to worry about anything ( this was very important because I wanted to make sure my mom was able to enjoy the night and not be concerned about waiting on people ! ) Johanna was very upbeat, always smiling and very calm. If things were going wrong, we never knew it !
Our family is still raving about the delicious food from the cocktail hour to the three course meal. A guest even commented that they would love to come to The Commons for dinner it was that wonderful!
The service was spot on as well. The drinks and food never stopped which was very important for our Italian families!
Lastly, The Commons 1854, was the perfect setting for my winter / holiday themed wedding! It is not your typical country club setting and that was very important to me. The Commons has such charm and character from the big windows to the intricate stair cases; it is just beautiful! For my wedding, The Commons was all lit up in white lights on the exterior and the inside was very romantic with a candle light setting. It was a fairy tale wedding! I only wish it did not go by so quickly!
I had my wedding at The Commons 1854 on November 29th! Johanna was my wedding coordinator. I had heard wonderful things Read more...
I had my wedding at The Commons 1854 on November 29th! Johanna was my wedding coordinator. I had heard wonderful things about Johanna and Kristi from weddingwire and and from an old friend from high school! Both Johanna and Kristi, were amazing! Always very professional, from each of our meetings to simply responding to my e-mails so quickly. Johanna was at the wedding from beginning to end and ensured that no one had to worry about anything ( this was very important because I wanted to make sure my mom was able to enjoy the night and not be concerned about waiting on people ! ) Johanna was very upbeat, always smiling and very calm. If things were going wrong, we never knew it !
Our family is still raving about the delicious food from the cocktail hour to the three course meal. A guest even commented that they would love to come to The Commons for dinner it was that wonderful!
The service was spot on as well. The drinks and food never stopped which was very important for our Italian families!
Lastly, The Commons 1854, was the perfect setting for my winter / holiday themed wedding! It is not your typical country club setting and that was very important to me. The Commons has such charm and character from the big windows to the intricate stair cases; it is just beautiful! For my wedding, The Commons was all lit up in white lights on the exterior and the inside was very romantic with a candle light setting. It was a fairy tale wedding! I only wish it did not go by so quickly! Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Perfect Venue! Johanna was my coordinator but our initial meeting was with Kristi – both great Johanna was responsive and that really helped because I travel internationally 75% of the year and still had to check in with vendors and the wedding. I couldn’t attend the tasting so the now husband attended it with a friend. Unfortunately, at the tasting the tuna and the filet mignon were not available so I was a little iffy in my entrée decision. But having read great reviews about the food, we went with our choices. IT WAS AMAZING. Several guests said it was the best filet mignon they have ever had at a wedding - cooked perfectly and not dry and over cooked like most venues. The tuna was perfectly cooked. So if you are questioning the food at the Commons – never fear! I brought all my frames, place cards, menu cards, etc to rehearsal and didn't even have to direct Johanna on how to arrange it and it came out perfectly. Also, I have to add that we got married in November and New England weather is uncertain, and I really wanted to have an outside ceremony (due to popular demand, all the fall dates were booked 1.5 years in advance). Johanna kindly provided us with complimentary heat lamps for the outside ceremony in the event that I needed them. During the cocktail hour, Johanna made sure that there was food in the bridal suite for us and that we had food and everything else we needed. Johanna kept us on schedule without being overbearing. Many of my friends have gotten married this year and picked other venues (Hyatt/Tupor Manor/Saphire) but they commented that my coordinator was amazing - They asked me why she stayed the whole night. I thought that was all part of the package but I guess I got the lucky end of the stick and was blessed with Johanna and Kristi and the amazing staff. I didn't have to worry about the linens, bartenders, even chivari chairs are included. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much Johanna, Kristi, and staff for a night to remember!
Perfect Venue! Johanna was my coordinator but our initial meeting was with Kristi – both great Johanna was responsive and Read more...
Perfect Venue! Johanna was my coordinator but our initial meeting was with Kristi – both great Johanna was responsive and that really helped because I travel internationally 75% of the year and still had to check in with vendors and the wedding. I couldn’t attend the tasting so the now husband attended it with a friend. Unfortunately, at the tasting the tuna and the filet mignon were not available so I was a little iffy in my entrée decision. But having read great reviews about the food, we went with our choices. IT WAS AMAZING. Several guests said it was the best filet mignon they have ever had at a wedding - cooked perfectly and not dry and over cooked like most venues. The tuna was perfectly cooked. So if you are questioning the food at the Commons – never fear! I brought all my frames, place cards, menu cards, etc to rehearsal and didn't even have to direct Johanna on how to arrange it and it came out perfectly. Also, I have to add that we got married in November and New England weather is uncertain, and I really wanted to have an outside ceremony (due to popular demand, all the fall dates were booked 1.5 years in advance). Johanna kindly provided us with complimentary heat lamps for the outside ceremony in the event that I needed them. During the cocktail hour, Johanna made sure that there was food in the bridal suite for us and that we had food and everything else we needed. Johanna kept us on schedule without being overbearing. Many of my friends have gotten married this year and picked other venues (Hyatt/Tupor Manor/Saphire) but they commented that my coordinator was amazing - They asked me why she stayed the whole night. I thought that was all part of the package but I guess I got the lucky end of the stick and was blessed with Johanna and Kristi and the amazing staff. I didn't have to worry about the linens, bartenders, even chivari chairs are included. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much Johanna, Kristi, and staff for a night to remember! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I was married at the Commons two months ago today and people are still telling me how much they loved my wedding!!! From the amazing food and remarkable wait staff they did not miss a beat. I want to especially thank my coordinator Johanna for the amazing job she did. The Commons took my breath away the day I walked in and saw how beautiful the room looked all put together. They are so helpful and accommodating to your every need. I was extremely pleased because I have many food allergies in my family and had to be very specific on many food items. The were able to make all the necessary changes I needed to my pass hors d'oeuvres and main dishes so that I didn't have to worry about any of my guests. I would recommend The Commons to anyone I know getting married!!!
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I was married at the Commons two months ago today and people are still telling me how much they loved my wedding!!! From the amazing food and remarkable wait staff they did not miss a beat. I want to especially thank my coordinator Johanna for the amazing job she did. The Commons took my breath away the day I walked in and saw how beautiful the room looked all put together. They are so helpful and accommodating to your every need. I was extremely pleased because I have many food allergies in my family and had to be very specific on many food items. The were able to make all the necessary changes I needed to my pass hors d'oeuvres and main dishes so that I didn't have to worry about any of my guests. I would recommend The Commons to anyone I know getting married!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Having a wedding at the Commons was amazing. We loved that it was a 1-wedding-a-day venue and everything was so customizable. Their food was spectacular with appetizers being a highlight; our guests couldn't stop raving about the grilled cheese w/ tomato shooters, mini lamb chops with mashed potatoes in a martini glass, peking duck wraps, and bacon wrapped scallops. We also had an abundant oyster & clam bar & passed pumpkin beer tasting flights rimmed w/ cinnamon sugar. Speaking of which, you get to bring your own alcohol; such a big money saver! There is a bartender service fee but it includes all glasses, garnishes, sodas, juices, and prep. As for dinner, we went with: 1) October salad, 2) Jumbo shrimp cocktail or Korean green onion pancake, 3) lemon sorbet palate cleanser, 4) and Beef tenderloin or customized Korean vegetarian plate (sweet potato rice with micro greens, pan seared spicy tofu, and sides of kimchi); all were delicious. Service was impeccable, friendly, and sincere from ALL staff. Johanna was, above all, our lifesaver -- coordinating our reception, addressing every question promptly, guiding us in the right direction when we were all over the place, and anticipating every need before, during, and after our event. We brought in so many decorations on multiple trips; she was always accommodating with our schedules and not once was she fazed; she even arranged for us to pick-up our decorations the day after our wedding so we wouldn't have to worry about lugging anything the night of. During the cocktail hour, Johanna and the staff made sure we ate and stayed hydrated. Same with our dinner reception, everything was taken care of including adjusting our schedule to accommodate extra family photos and an impromptu tea ceremony. We left the night stuffed to the gills, happy, and without a worry in the world. Thank you Johanna, Kristi, and The Commons staff for an amazing reception and taking such good care of us, our family, and friends!
Having a wedding at the Commons was amazing. We loved that it was a 1-wedding-a-day venue and everything was so Read more...
Having a wedding at the Commons was amazing. We loved that it was a 1-wedding-a-day venue and everything was so customizable. Their food was spectacular with appetizers being a highlight; our guests couldn't stop raving about the grilled cheese w/ tomato shooters, mini lamb chops with mashed potatoes in a martini glass, peking duck wraps, and bacon wrapped scallops. We also had an abundant oyster & clam bar & passed pumpkin beer tasting flights rimmed w/ cinnamon sugar. Speaking of which, you get to bring your own alcohol; such a big money saver! There is a bartender service fee but it includes all glasses, garnishes, sodas, juices, and prep. As for dinner, we went with: 1) October salad, 2) Jumbo shrimp cocktail or Korean green onion pancake, 3) lemon sorbet palate cleanser, 4) and Beef tenderloin or customized Korean vegetarian plate (sweet potato rice with micro greens, pan seared spicy tofu, and sides of kimchi); all were delicious. Service was impeccable, friendly, and sincere from ALL staff. Johanna was, above all, our lifesaver -- coordinating our reception, addressing every question promptly, guiding us in the right direction when we were all over the place, and anticipating every need before, during, and after our event. We brought in so many decorations on multiple trips; she was always accommodating with our schedules and not once was she fazed; she even arranged for us to pick-up our decorations the day after our wedding so we wouldn't have to worry about lugging anything the night of. During the cocktail hour, Johanna and the staff made sure we ate and stayed hydrated. Same with our dinner reception, everything was taken care of including adjusting our schedule to accommodate extra family photos and an impromptu tea ceremony. We left the night stuffed to the gills, happy, and without a worry in the world. Thank you Johanna, Kristi, and The Commons staff for an amazing reception and taking such good care of us, our family, and friends! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Our experience with The Commons was top notch! From the helpful tips they provided at our meetings during the planning process to our fine tuned and smoothly executed wedding day, I can't recommend Them enough! Maura and Johanna oversaw everything and made sure I didn't have to think about anything and could fully enjoy my wedding day. Also, so many of our guests praised the quality of food served which was another highlight. Thank you Kristi, Maura and Johanna!
Our experience with The Commons was top notch! From the helpful tips they provided at our meetings during the planning Read more...
Our experience with The Commons was top notch! From the helpful tips they provided at our meetings during the planning process to our fine tuned and smoothly executed wedding day, I can't recommend Them enough! Maura and Johanna oversaw everything and made sure I didn't have to think about anything and could fully enjoy my wedding day. Also, so many of our guests praised the quality of food served which was another highlight. Thank you Kristi, Maura and Johanna! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Ever since I was a little girl, I have pictured my wedding day. I was so lucky that The Commons was able to provide everything I could have ever asked for and it is truly a day I will never forget. My friends and I are constantly saying how we wish we could go back and how fun and beautiful it was. I am so lucky that the Commons were able to make my dream come true! Johanna was a delight to work with and I completely trusted her and I had the same vision and it was so seamless how she was able to bring everything together with a smile. I am eternally grateful for her kindness and patience!
Ever since I was a little girl, I have pictured my wedding day. I was so lucky that The Commons was able to provide Read more...
Ever since I was a little girl, I have pictured my wedding day. I was so lucky that The Commons was able to provide everything I could have ever asked for and it is truly a day I will never forget. My friends and I are constantly saying how we wish we could go back and how fun and beautiful it was. I am so lucky that the Commons were able to make my dream come true! Johanna was a delight to work with and I completely trusted her and I had the same vision and it was so seamless how she was able to bring everything together with a smile. I am eternally grateful for her kindness and patience! Read less
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Gary
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding at The Commons 1854 was absolutely great! From the way the venue looked to the service to the food, I couldn't imagine a better evening! Everyone raved about the food - the appetizers were amazing. Johanna made certain that everything was perfect...she truly did an amazing job. I wouldn't be surprised if she was responsible for the great weather too! Great event at a great venue. Thanks!
Our daughter's wedding at The Commons 1854 was absolutely great! From the way the venue looked to the service to the food, Read more...
Our daughter's wedding at The Commons 1854 was absolutely great! From the way the venue looked to the service to the food, I couldn't imagine a better evening! Everyone raved about the food - the appetizers were amazing. Johanna made certain that everything was perfect...she truly did an amazing job. I wouldn't be surprised if she was responsible for the great weather too! Great event at a great venue. Thanks! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Kristi was delightful! She is a beautiful person inside and out and works with you so closely to make your dream wedding a reality! The commons is a very elegant place to have a wedding and the food and staff is amazing! Everyone is extremely helpful and polite! The white glove service is a beautiful touch. After reserving The Commons for our wedding, came a sigh of relief because we knew the food and service were a sure thing. One less thing to worry about on your wedding day is a bonus! We couldn't have dreamed for a more perfect night. Thank you Kristi & Staff!
-Stephanie and Michael
Working with Kristi was delightful! She is a beautiful person inside and out and works with you so closely to make your Read more...
Working with Kristi was delightful! She is a beautiful person inside and out and works with you so closely to make your dream wedding a reality! The commons is a very elegant place to have a wedding and the food and staff is amazing! Everyone is extremely helpful and polite! The white glove service is a beautiful touch. After reserving The Commons for our wedding, came a sigh of relief because we knew the food and service were a sure thing. One less thing to worry about on your wedding day is a bonus! We couldn't have dreamed for a more perfect night. Thank you Kristi & Staff!
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Julie
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We were married at the Topsfield Commons in October. Leading up to our wedding, the staff was incredibly receptive to our questions and concerns, including a last minute unexpected change that affected guest count and seating arrangements. Our day of coordinator, Maura, was awesome. The day of our wedding was seamless, as promised! There were things that went wrong (we learned about later from family), but nothing major and nothing that was brought to our attention the day of, so we were able to enjoy every second of our night. The food was amazing, our entertainment was fabulous, and the decor was perfect. Our guests are still talking about how great our wedding was, and we couldn't have picked a better location!
We were married at the Topsfield Commons in October. Leading up to our wedding, the staff was incredibly receptive to our Read more...
We were married at the Topsfield Commons in October. Leading up to our wedding, the staff was incredibly receptive to our questions and concerns, including a last minute unexpected change that affected guest count and seating arrangements. Our day of coordinator, Maura, was awesome. The day of our wedding was seamless, as promised! There were things that went wrong (we learned about later from family), but nothing major and nothing that was brought to our attention the day of, so we were able to enjoy every second of our night. The food was amazing, our entertainment was fabulous, and the decor was perfect. Our guests are still talking about how great our wedding was, and we couldn't have picked a better location! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
When planning our dream wedding, my husband and I knew we wanted a venue that reflected our classic, elegant style with a New England feel. The Commons 1854 was the first venue we looked at, and we could not get it out of our heads. From the beautiful garden ceremony space, to the elegant ballroom, to the historic barn across the street, this venue fulfilled our rather long wish list!
Johanna is the most amazing, organized and dedicated person I have ever met. I contacted her numerous times throughout our 19 month engagement, and she always responded promptly. She always had time for me, even when she was planning her own wedding! She really listened to our vision, as well as offer up suggestions and alternatives when we needed them.
When my bridal party and I arrived two hours before the ceremony, Johanna was there offering beverages with a smile. My husband and I were adamant about not seeing each other before the ceremony, and Johanna was in constant contact with the groomsmen to make sure we didn’t run into each other. The ceremony in the garden was perfect, and Johanna and the wait staff were there immediately after with beverages and appetizers.
The reception space was unbelievable, and our up lighting was gorgeous. The wait staff were so attentive and efficient; glasses were constantly being filled and the meal ran so smoothly. They even kept our food hot while we were greeting our guests. The food was PERFECT; we had four choices and each one was delicious. Even after the reception ended, they packed up our leftover dessert for us to bring home, and even handed our wine to our parents while we waited for our shuttle.
In short, The Commons 1854 went above and beyond to give us the most perfect wedding day. My husband and I wish we could do it all over a
When planning our dream wedding, my husband and I knew we wanted a venue that reflected our classic, elegant style with a Read more...
When planning our dream wedding, my husband and I knew we wanted a venue that reflected our classic, elegant style with a New England feel. The Commons 1854 was the first venue we looked at, and we could not get it out of our heads. From the beautiful garden ceremony space, to the elegant ballroom, to the historic barn across the street, this venue fulfilled our rather long wish list!
Johanna is the most amazing, organized and dedicated person I have ever met. I contacted her numerous times throughout our 19 month engagement, and she always responded promptly. She always had time for me, even when she was planning her own wedding! She really listened to our vision, as well as offer up suggestions and alternatives when we needed them.
When my bridal party and I arrived two hours before the ceremony, Johanna was there offering beverages with a smile. My husband and I were adamant about not seeing each other before the ceremony, and Johanna was in constant contact with the groomsmen to make sure we didn’t run into each other. The ceremony in the garden was perfect, and Johanna and the wait staff were there immediately after with beverages and appetizers.
The reception space was unbelievable, and our up lighting was gorgeous. The wait staff were so attentive and efficient; glasses were constantly being filled and the meal ran so smoothly. They even kept our food hot while we were greeting our guests. The food was PERFECT; we had four choices and each one was delicious. Even after the reception ended, they packed up our leftover dessert for us to bring home, and even handed our wine to our parents while we waited for our shuttle.
In short, The Commons 1854 went above and beyond to give us the most perfect wedding day. My husband and I wish we could do it all over a Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The owners and staff should all be commended for the amazing job they do. Food was great and service was incredible. Johanna is amazing to work with and was truly made for this job. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
The owners and staff should all be commended for the amazing job they do. Food was great and service was incredible. Read more...
The owners and staff should all be commended for the amazing job they do. Food was great and service was incredible. Johanna is amazing to work with and was truly made for this job. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Maura, Kristi and everyone at The Commons made our wedding so special. They spent time and attention to every detail of our wedding. The food as also delicious as the space , beautiful and classic. I would recommend the commons to anyone! Such a memorable day and experience thanks to the commons
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Maura, Kristi and everyone at The Commons made our wedding so special. They spent time and attention to every detail of our wedding. The food as also delicious as the space , beautiful and classic. I would recommend the commons to anyone! Such a memorable day and experience thanks to the commons Read less
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Deena
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The Commons 1854 is simply amazing. We had Maura as our wedding coordinator and she is the BEST, so sweet, fun, and on top of her game! The food was DELICIOUS!! Couldn't of asked for anything better. My wedding was so perfect, from the very beginning to the very end. During The entire night and until this day we had our guests telling us how beautiful the place was, how amazing the food was, and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to. WE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE COMMONS 1854!!! Thank you MAURA for making my dream wedding come true!!!!
The Commons 1854 is simply amazing. We had Maura as our wedding coordinator and she is the BEST, so sweet, fun, and on top Read more...
The Commons 1854 is simply amazing. We had Maura as our wedding coordinator and she is the BEST, so sweet, fun, and on top of her game! The food was DELICIOUS!! Couldn't of asked for anything better. My wedding was so perfect, from the very beginning to the very end. During The entire night and until this day we had our guests telling us how beautiful the place was, how amazing the food was, and how it was the best wedding they have ever been to. WE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE COMMONS 1854!!! Thank you MAURA for making my dream wedding come true!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony & reception at the Commons on Friday September 13, 2013 and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. Johanna, our wedding coordinator was amazing and incredibly helpful every step of the way. Anything at all we needed she took care of seamlessly for us. The food was delicious with many of our guests telling us it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. For anyone out there looking for a venue, I HIGHLY recommend the Commons.
We had our wedding ceremony & reception at the Commons on Friday September 13, 2013 and I cannot say enough wonderful Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony & reception at the Commons on Friday September 13, 2013 and I cannot say enough wonderful things about them. Johanna, our wedding coordinator was amazing and incredibly helpful every step of the way. Anything at all we needed she took care of seamlessly for us. The food was delicious with many of our guests telling us it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. For anyone out there looking for a venue, I HIGHLY recommend the Commons. Read less
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Nichole
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
There aren't enough words to describe how perfect this venue is. From the gorgeous historical building to everyone there who helps make your wedding dreams come true, this venue goes above and beyond. This was the first venue we visited and after seeing a few others, we KNEW from the start the Commons 1854 was everything we wanted and more.

Throughout our 16 month engagement, Johanna and Kristi were always there to answer any questions and give advice on every major and minor detail. They are so experienced in the industry that we never stressed or worried on any aspect of the planning process. Their suggestions for vendors really made our wedding day complete.

Our wedding was a fairytale. Johanna is INCREDIBLE. She handled everything flawlessly, professionally, and personally, which allowed us to enjoy the day to it's fullest.

From the gourmet food, to the friendly staff and white glove service, it doesn't get any better than the Commons 1854. We can't begin to thank them enough for all they did to make our wedding a dream come true.
There aren't enough words to describe how perfect this venue is. From the gorgeous historical building to everyone there Read more...
There aren't enough words to describe how perfect this venue is. From the gorgeous historical building to everyone there who helps make your wedding dreams come true, this venue goes above and beyond. This was the first venue we visited and after seeing a few others, we KNEW from the start the Commons 1854 was everything we wanted and more.

Throughout our 16 month engagement, Johanna and Kristi were always there to answer any questions and give advice on every major and minor detail. They are so experienced in the industry that we never stressed or worried on any aspect of the planning process. Their suggestions for vendors really made our wedding day complete.

Our wedding was a fairytale. Johanna is INCREDIBLE. She handled everything flawlessly, professionally, and personally, which allowed us to enjoy the day to it's fullest.

From the gourmet food, to the friendly staff and white glove service, it doesn't get any better than the Commons 1854. We can't begin to thank them enough for all they did to make our wedding a dream come true. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The commons was such an amazing place with amazing service And incredible food. My wedding co. Johanna was un-real!!! She made me so calm through the entire prosess and on my wedding day. My husband is a Harley guy so of course, they're not really into the glitzy glamor, but everything from the lighting to the way Johanna and the commons team set everything up caught his eye an he said it was awesome and really really nice!!! So if he said it too than we know it was good!!!! If I could get married to my husband every month here I would!!! I recommend this place to anyone and everyone!!! Every couple that is still in search Of a venue needs to atleast do a walk through meet Johanna and the owner kristi. I swear you won't want to look any further!!!
The commons was such an amazing place with amazing service And incredible food. My wedding co. Johanna was un-real!!! She Read more...
The commons was such an amazing place with amazing service And incredible food. My wedding co. Johanna was un-real!!! She made me so calm through the entire prosess and on my wedding day. My husband is a Harley guy so of course, they're not really into the glitzy glamor, but everything from the lighting to the way Johanna and the commons team set everything up caught his eye an he said it was awesome and really really nice!!! So if he said it too than we know it was good!!!! If I could get married to my husband every month here I would!!! I recommend this place to anyone and everyone!!! Every couple that is still in search Of a venue needs to atleast do a walk through meet Johanna and the owner kristi. I swear you won't want to look any further!!! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
The Commons made our special day even more amazing than we could have ever thought. The whole process of planning was extremely easy and both Johanna and Kristi really listened to what we wanted for our wedding day and to say they went above and beyond is an understatement. We had our ceremony inside due to potential rain and it was beyond perfect. People were raving how attentive the staff was and how amazing the food was. Johanna was there for me the whole night until the very end. We couldn't have imagined having our wedding anywhere else. The Commons really knows how to make you feel special, thank you!!!!!
The Commons made our special day even more amazing than we could have ever thought. The whole process of planning was Read more...
The Commons made our special day even more amazing than we could have ever thought. The whole process of planning was extremely easy and both Johanna and Kristi really listened to what we wanted for our wedding day and to say they went above and beyond is an understatement. We had our ceremony inside due to potential rain and it was beyond perfect. People were raving how attentive the staff was and how amazing the food was. Johanna was there for me the whole night until the very end. We couldn't have imagined having our wedding anywhere else. The Commons really knows how to make you feel special, thank you!!!!! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter had her wedding at The Commons in Topsfield,and it was perfect. Everything from the planning to the actual wedding was made so easy by Kristi and her staff. There was not one thing that was not addressed. The venue, was just as beautilful inside and out. We had 200 guests and there was plenty of room for lots of dancing. The food was superb!!!! from the appetizers to the main course. Would denfinetly recommend having your wedding there if you want the PERFECT wedding!
My daughter had her wedding at The Commons in Topsfield,and it was perfect. Everything from the planning to the actual Read more...
My daughter had her wedding at The Commons in Topsfield,and it was perfect. Everything from the planning to the actual wedding was made so easy by Kristi and her staff. There was not one thing that was not addressed. The venue, was just as beautilful inside and out. We had 200 guests and there was plenty of room for lots of dancing. The food was superb!!!! from the appetizers to the main course. Would denfinetly recommend having your wedding there if you want the PERFECT wedding! Read less
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Francesca
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
When I first began researching the Commons, one of the things that really attracted me to the venue was all the five star reviews. I knew they would be good, but could the staff and space really live up to all that hype?!

The answer is "Definitely Yes."

I planned my wedding from Colorado, so I was really relying on Kristi and Johanna to bring it all together. Not only was I amazed by the results of all the vendors they recommended to me, but the day of the wedding could not have been more perfect. They simply doted on me and the bridal party. We always knew where to be and Johanna always made sure we had drinks and food even though we were busy taking photos or greeting guests. At the very end of the night, when I was sweating on the dance floor, Johanna brought me a glass of ice water before I even knew I needed it!

I can't say enough good things about our Wedding at the Commons. It was a flawless event, everything went smoothly, and, most importantly, every one of us had a blast from beginning to end. The staff is so professional, but also sweet and supportive. If you're thinking about having your wedding here, do it! If you have already booked, don't worry, you're in EXCELLENT hands.
When I first began researching the Commons, one of the things that really attracted me to the venue was all the five star Read more...
When I first began researching the Commons, one of the things that really attracted me to the venue was all the five star reviews. I knew they would be good, but could the staff and space really live up to all that hype?!

The answer is "Definitely Yes."

I planned my wedding from Colorado, so I was really relying on Kristi and Johanna to bring it all together. Not only was I amazed by the results of all the vendors they recommended to me, but the day of the wedding could not have been more perfect. They simply doted on me and the bridal party. We always knew where to be and Johanna always made sure we had drinks and food even though we were busy taking photos or greeting guests. At the very end of the night, when I was sweating on the dance floor, Johanna brought me a glass of ice water before I even knew I needed it!

I can't say enough good things about our Wedding at the Commons. It was a flawless event, everything went smoothly, and, most importantly, every one of us had a blast from beginning to end. The staff is so professional, but also sweet and supportive. If you're thinking about having your wedding here, do it! If you have already booked, don't worry, you're in EXCELLENT hands. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue did such an amazing job and made my wedding day perfect! I was browsing online for different venues when I started wedding planning and thought this place looked nice. I decided to take a look at it and I am glad I did. The venue is so beautiful with a side garden full of flowers that is perfect for cocktail hour. The ballroom is perfect with a stage, balcony and warm feeling.

Johanna was my venue coordinator and she is the best. We met a bunch of times to plan and she was extremely helpful with any questions and recommendations. I also met with Kritsi the owner who is also extremely friendly and so sweet!

The day of the wedding was so smooth and went on without a hitch. Johanna was right on point and I did not have to do a thing or worry about anything.

I highly recommend this venue! They have great staff, beautiful venue, trusting preferred vendors, and a great reputation!
This venue did such an amazing job and made my wedding day perfect! I was browsing online for different venues when I Read more...
This venue did such an amazing job and made my wedding day perfect! I was browsing online for different venues when I started wedding planning and thought this place looked nice. I decided to take a look at it and I am glad I did. The venue is so beautiful with a side garden full of flowers that is perfect for cocktail hour. The ballroom is perfect with a stage, balcony and warm feeling.

Johanna was my venue coordinator and she is the best. We met a bunch of times to plan and she was extremely helpful with any questions and recommendations. I also met with Kritsi the owner who is also extremely friendly and so sweet!

The day of the wedding was so smooth and went on without a hitch. Johanna was right on point and I did not have to do a thing or worry about anything.

I highly recommend this venue! They have great staff, beautiful venue, trusting preferred vendors, and a great reputation! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely perfect because of "The Commons 1854" and their amazing staff! Maura was our wedding coordinator, and she was fantastic. Maura made sure everything ran smoothly so we didn't have to worry about any details. The venue is beautiful. We had an outdoor ceremony which was set up so nicely with seats for all our guests. The landscape was beautiful with green grass and big white flowers at the entrance. Our guests raved about how good the food was and how lovely the wedding was overall. We had the best time! 5 stars- no doubt about that!
Our wedding was absolutely perfect because of "The Commons 1854" and their amazing staff! Maura was our wedding Read more...
Our wedding was absolutely perfect because of "The Commons 1854" and their amazing staff! Maura was our wedding coordinator, and she was fantastic. Maura made sure everything ran smoothly so we didn't have to worry about any details. The venue is beautiful. We had an outdoor ceremony which was set up so nicely with seats for all our guests. The landscape was beautiful with green grass and big white flowers at the entrance. Our guests raved about how good the food was and how lovely the wedding was overall. We had the best time! 5 stars- no doubt about that! Read less
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Janine
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Could not have been happier with Johanna, Kristi, Frank & team! From the day we booked The Commons to our wedding day and beyond was such an enjoyable experience with the Commons. Everyone was so great and Johanna was a joy to work with! Our wedding day was beyond perfect and our guests could not say enough about what a fantastic time they had. So much so, we had a guest even suggest our venue to a friend who then booked her wedding at The Commons. The food is beyond amazing, the location is beautiful, the staff is on top of everything and so courteous, you will not be disappointed if you book here! I cannot imagine our Wedding being any other place.
Could not have been happier with Johanna, Kristi, Frank & team! From the day we booked The Commons to our wedding day and Read more...
Could not have been happier with Johanna, Kristi, Frank & team! From the day we booked The Commons to our wedding day and beyond was such an enjoyable experience with the Commons. Everyone was so great and Johanna was a joy to work with! Our wedding day was beyond perfect and our guests could not say enough about what a fantastic time they had. So much so, we had a guest even suggest our venue to a friend who then booked her wedding at The Commons. The food is beyond amazing, the location is beautiful, the staff is on top of everything and so courteous, you will not be disappointed if you book here! I cannot imagine our Wedding being any other place. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Johanna was unbelievable! From all the pre-planning throughout the wedding, she could not have been more accomodating. I'm the mother of the bride and she greeted me as soon as I arrived, and took everything I was carrying and placed it at my table while I had pictures taken. She and all of her staff were very solicitous of the elderly guests and assisted them with the chairlift with dignity and grace. I am still hearing rave reviews from guests who said the food was the best wedding food they have ever eaten and that there was no end to the appetizers that were passed during the cocktail hour. Any special requests we had were taken care of. First class all the way!
Johanna was unbelievable! From all the pre-planning throughout the wedding, she could not have been more accomodating. I'm Read more...
Johanna was unbelievable! From all the pre-planning throughout the wedding, she could not have been more accomodating. I'm the mother of the bride and she greeted me as soon as I arrived, and took everything I was carrying and placed it at my table while I had pictures taken. She and all of her staff were very solicitous of the elderly guests and assisted them with the chairlift with dignity and grace. I am still hearing rave reviews from guests who said the food was the best wedding food they have ever eaten and that there was no end to the appetizers that were passed during the cocktail hour. Any special requests we had were taken care of. First class all the way! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Commons! After our first meeting with Johanna and Kristi, we knew this was the place we wanted to have our reception. Johanna was our wedding coordinator, and made the planning process as easy as possible for us. She was extremely helpful and professional, and answered all our questions very quickly. We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day. The Commons was absolutely GORGEOUS, and Johanna was amazing. She took care of everything so that I didn't have to worry about a thing. She made sure all our guests had everything they needed, and was especially attentive to everyone in the wedding party. I don't think my drink was ever empty the entire night! The food was absolutely delicious- so many of our guests are still talking about how it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. I am so happy we decided to have our reception here, and would recommend The Commons to anyone who is looking to have an amazing wedding from start to finish!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Commons! After our first meeting with Johanna and Kristi, we knew this was Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Commons! After our first meeting with Johanna and Kristi, we knew this was the place we wanted to have our reception. Johanna was our wedding coordinator, and made the planning process as easy as possible for us. She was extremely helpful and professional, and answered all our questions very quickly. We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day. The Commons was absolutely GORGEOUS, and Johanna was amazing. She took care of everything so that I didn't have to worry about a thing. She made sure all our guests had everything they needed, and was especially attentive to everyone in the wedding party. I don't think my drink was ever empty the entire night! The food was absolutely delicious- so many of our guests are still talking about how it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. I am so happy we decided to have our reception here, and would recommend The Commons to anyone who is looking to have an amazing wedding from start to finish! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about the commons. They are simply amazing! Incredibly flexible and classy. We visited many venues and this was the first venue that didn't pressure us. Kristi told us we would just know if it was right for us and take our time thinking about it. She said there was no rush to book anything. It was from that moment on we knew we made the right choice. It only got better from there. We met with Maura who was our bridal consultant and were put at ease instantly. She made the entire wedding what we wanted and reminded us that it is our night. As the wedding date approached we met with Maura a few more times. My dad had passed only two months before my wedding and I felt like the world was upside down. Maura understood the sensitivity of the day and was more than just someone helping us plan our wedding. She was incredibly sweet and beyond heartfelt during the planning process. Never would I have imagined the day would go as smoothly as it did. The second we arrived we had drinks and apps in hand with a tight timeframe that made us feel like we could enjoy the night. I swear Maura had a twin that night because as quickly as she was handing me a glass of water she had a glass of champagne in hand and then cleaning tables. We had a handful of people with dietary restrictions and everything was incredible. I can't recommend the commons enough for making our day so special and memorable.
We cannot say enough good things about the commons. They are simply amazing! Incredibly flexible and classy. We visited Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about the commons. They are simply amazing! Incredibly flexible and classy. We visited many venues and this was the first venue that didn't pressure us. Kristi told us we would just know if it was right for us and take our time thinking about it. She said there was no rush to book anything. It was from that moment on we knew we made the right choice. It only got better from there. We met with Maura who was our bridal consultant and were put at ease instantly. She made the entire wedding what we wanted and reminded us that it is our night. As the wedding date approached we met with Maura a few more times. My dad had passed only two months before my wedding and I felt like the world was upside down. Maura understood the sensitivity of the day and was more than just someone helping us plan our wedding. She was incredibly sweet and beyond heartfelt during the planning process. Never would I have imagined the day would go as smoothly as it did. The second we arrived we had drinks and apps in hand with a tight timeframe that made us feel like we could enjoy the night. I swear Maura had a twin that night because as quickly as she was handing me a glass of water she had a glass of champagne in hand and then cleaning tables. We had a handful of people with dietary restrictions and everything was incredible. I can't recommend the commons enough for making our day so special and memorable. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not recommend the Topsfield Commons enough! Johanna was absolutely amazing! She worked with us every step of the way to make our day perfect. She was so attentive, organized and informative. The Commons itself was beautiful; the perfect mixture of old and new. The building is immaculate and the gardens are gorgeous. The day of the wedding the staff was incredible. No one wanted for anything. They all, especially Johanna, went above and beyond to make our day seamless, beautiful and special. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect place for our wedding!
I can not recommend the Topsfield Commons enough! Johanna was absolutely amazing! She worked with us every step of the way Read more...
I can not recommend the Topsfield Commons enough! Johanna was absolutely amazing! She worked with us every step of the way to make our day perfect. She was so attentive, organized and informative. The Commons itself was beautiful; the perfect mixture of old and new. The building is immaculate and the gardens are gorgeous. The day of the wedding the staff was incredible. No one wanted for anything. They all, especially Johanna, went above and beyond to make our day seamless, beautiful and special. We couldn't have chosen a more perfect place for our wedding! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding reception at The Commons was a dream come true! Johanna is exceptional at her job! Kristi is awesome. The reception was perfect! We are very impressed with everything from the planning to the big event. The Commons is gorgeous and the perfect venue for a wedding reception!
My daughter's wedding reception at The Commons was a dream come true! Johanna is exceptional at her job! Kristi is Read more...
My daughter's wedding reception at The Commons was a dream come true! Johanna is exceptional at her job! Kristi is awesome. The reception was perfect! We are very impressed with everything from the planning to the big event. The Commons is gorgeous and the perfect venue for a wedding reception! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The entire wedding planning process with all the staff at The Commons 1854 has been wonderful! Johanna and Kristi have been a dream to work with. The property is absolutely gorgeous and the food was fantastic!
The entire wedding planning process with all the staff at The Commons 1854 has been wonderful! Johanna and Kristi have Read more...
The entire wedding planning process with all the staff at The Commons 1854 has been wonderful! Johanna and Kristi have been a dream to work with. The property is absolutely gorgeous and the food was fantastic! Read less
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Gia
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough good things about The Commons or about Johanna who was my wedding coordinator The Commons is like no other venue I have ever seen before. It seriously can morph into anyone’s perfect wedding. Across the street is a beautiful barn that can fit someone’s rustic taste, the down stairs of the commons seems like you’re in someone’s house with all the different rooms for cocktail hour and could fit someone’s taste who wants to make their guests feel like they are at a family get together, and the upstairs is very contemporary and very clean cut for someone with a little more of a modern mind set. No matter what your theme or ideas are The Commons can make your dream wedding come true. Not only was the actual venue out of this world, but the service is just as extraordinary. I worked very closely with Johanna and she is an absolute gem. She was always positive and made you feel like you were part of The Commons Family. Even though they have 3 weddings a weekend, whenever I spoke to Johanna I felt like she actually cared about my wedding and my thoughts and concerns. She was willing to work through any hiccups we faced even the day of when there was a bit of tension she took care of everything and made sure my day was nothing short of perfect. Every wedding venue needs a Johanna. My wedding happened a month ago and people are still talking about it. Johanna had everything down and under control, and trust me I had a pretty rowdy bunch. She made sure that I did not have to worry about a thing the day of my wedding. My brother’s tuxedo pants split down the middle and Johanna quickly grabbed a sewing kit and stitched those pants up just in time for him to walk me down the aisle. I relive my wedding every day through the beautiful pictures that were taken and I can honestly say that The staff and The Commons and Johanna made my day the perfect day. From the décor, to the service, to the food; my wedding day was nothing short of perfect!
I can not say enough good things about The Commons or about Johanna who was my wedding coordinator The Commons is like no Read more...
I can not say enough good things about The Commons or about Johanna who was my wedding coordinator The Commons is like no other venue I have ever seen before. It seriously can morph into anyone’s perfect wedding. Across the street is a beautiful barn that can fit someone’s rustic taste, the down stairs of the commons seems like you’re in someone’s house with all the different rooms for cocktail hour and could fit someone’s taste who wants to make their guests feel like they are at a family get together, and the upstairs is very contemporary and very clean cut for someone with a little more of a modern mind set. No matter what your theme or ideas are The Commons can make your dream wedding come true. Not only was the actual venue out of this world, but the service is just as extraordinary. I worked very closely with Johanna and she is an absolute gem. She was always positive and made you feel like you were part of The Commons Family. Even though they have 3 weddings a weekend, whenever I spoke to Johanna I felt like she actually cared about my wedding and my thoughts and concerns. She was willing to work through any hiccups we faced even the day of when there was a bit of tension she took care of everything and made sure my day was nothing short of perfect. Every wedding venue needs a Johanna. My wedding happened a month ago and people are still talking about it. Johanna had everything down and under control, and trust me I had a pretty rowdy bunch. She made sure that I did not have to worry about a thing the day of my wedding. My brother’s tuxedo pants split down the middle and Johanna quickly grabbed a sewing kit and stitched those pants up just in time for him to walk me down the aisle. I relive my wedding every day through the beautiful pictures that were taken and I can honestly say that The staff and The Commons and Johanna made my day the perfect day. From the décor, to the service, to the food; my wedding day was nothing short of perfect! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Maura is amazing to start. She was more like a big sister than an event coordinator to me, but all of my guests noted her professionalism and her knack for moving the night along nicely.
The venue was more than accommodating in drop off times of centerpieces and alcohol and took artistic license in setting everything up so beautifully for the day. The little touches I overlooked - like straws in the mason jars for our signature drink - were not overlooked by the staff as they thought they would add to the theme. They also worked with me to make an h'orderve that I would like them to pass and it came out amazing.
Everything was just so perfect!
Maura is amazing to start. She was more like a big sister than an event coordinator to me, but all of my guests noted her Read more...
Maura is amazing to start. She was more like a big sister than an event coordinator to me, but all of my guests noted her professionalism and her knack for moving the night along nicely.
The venue was more than accommodating in drop off times of centerpieces and alcohol and took artistic license in setting everything up so beautifully for the day. The little touches I overlooked - like straws in the mason jars for our signature drink - were not overlooked by the staff as they thought they would add to the theme. They also worked with me to make an h'orderve that I would like them to pass and it came out amazing.
Everything was just so perfect! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
The Commons made our wedding everything we imagined and more! Johanna went above and beyond for our wedding! There was a small snafu with the vendor we used for the favors, and Johanna tracked them down and they magically appeared by the end of the night!

We are still receiving comments from guests in regards to how amazing the food was and how beautiful the venue was, not a single complaint amongst the crowds!
The Commons made our wedding everything we imagined and more! Johanna went above and beyond for our wedding! There was a Read more...
The Commons made our wedding everything we imagined and more! Johanna went above and beyond for our wedding! There was a small snafu with the vendor we used for the favors, and Johanna tracked them down and they magically appeared by the end of the night!

We are still receiving comments from guests in regards to how amazing the food was and how beautiful the venue was, not a single complaint amongst the crowds! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to describe our wedding at the commons 1854. Maura from the commons was absolutely superb. She planned and executed our ideal wedding ceremony ad reception. We had a themed and extremely intricate cocktail hour portion and a 6 course plated meal for the reception. There were so many moving parts and many vendors to organize and orchestrate. Maura and the catering staff MADE our wedding perfect. I cannot thank you enough!!!!!!!!!
There are not enough words to describe our wedding at the commons 1854. Maura from the commons was absolutely superb. She Read more...
There are not enough words to describe our wedding at the commons 1854. Maura from the commons was absolutely superb. She planned and executed our ideal wedding ceremony ad reception. We had a themed and extremely intricate cocktail hour portion and a 6 course plated meal for the reception. There were so many moving parts and many vendors to organize and orchestrate. Maura and the catering staff MADE our wedding perfect. I cannot thank you enough!!!!!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Favors & Gifts, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Claudia
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We got married at The Commons 1854 a month ago and had a fabulous wedding!! Maura was our consultant and sat down with us numerous times before to go over all the details. We loved Maura the first time we met and felt very comfortable with her. She is very professional and organized!!! I come from an Italian family and food is very important. Well let me say that it is some of the best food you will have at a wedding. We received numerous compliments on how delicious the Filet Mignon and Filet of Sole were. The shrimp at the raw bar during the cocktail hour were huge and they did not disappoint. Oysters were also great! Our signature drinks were Lemontini's and the bartender made them to perfection. The pasta sauce was delicious (which made my Mom very happy:) The service was first class and Maura was right there throughout the night guiding us on time and our next steps. We are so happy that we chose this venue!!! I miss going there now that the wedding is over. I would highly recommend this venue to any couple. Thank you to everyone at The Commons 1854!!
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We got married at The Commons 1854 a month ago and had a fabulous wedding!! Maura was our consultant and sat down with us numerous times before to go over all the details. We loved Maura the first time we met and felt very comfortable with her. She is very professional and organized!!! I come from an Italian family and food is very important. Well let me say that it is some of the best food you will have at a wedding. We received numerous compliments on how delicious the Filet Mignon and Filet of Sole were. The shrimp at the raw bar during the cocktail hour were huge and they did not disappoint. Oysters were also great! Our signature drinks were Lemontini's and the bartender made them to perfection. The pasta sauce was delicious (which made my Mom very happy:) The service was first class and Maura was right there throughout the night guiding us on time and our next steps. We are so happy that we chose this venue!!! I miss going there now that the wedding is over. I would highly recommend this venue to any couple. Thank you to everyone at The Commons 1854!! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue was beautiful. The event staff were attentive and courteous. My husband and I felt as though the staff had read our minds all day with what we needed. The food was delicious.
The venue was beautiful. The event staff were attentive and courteous. My husband and I felt as though the staff had read Read more...
The venue was beautiful. The event staff were attentive and courteous. My husband and I felt as though the staff had read our minds all day with what we needed. The food was delicious. Read less
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Valarie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I became engaged in Sept 2011, and started looking at venues in Oct 2011. The Commons was the first venue we looked at. We were immediately met by Kristi with a welcoming smile. She was friendly, outgoing, and made us feel special, even though we were just starting our search. There was no pressure by her to book the venue. After looking at our other venues, we decided on The Commons 1854 for our wedding day. We went in Nov 2011 to book the venue, and we were paired with Johanna as our coordinator. I believe that fate made her our coordinator, because she was such a wonderful match for us. We decided on 5/18/13 for our wedding date. Johanna was there for me the whole 18 months of our wedding planning. Johanna was easily accessible by phone, or by e-mail, and she was always quick with her responses to my questions. I had a major health issue 10 months before my wedding, which caused us to have to tweak our budget. Johanna came to vendor appointments with me to try to get prices down, she worked with me personally to find the best price, best vendors, and weed out what was important, and not important for our wedding. Johanna is very smart, kind, creative, professional, and was very protective of me throughout the whole planning process. I knew that she would have my back no matter what.

Our wedding day was absolute perfection!! From the moment I entered the building, I was greeted with smiling faces, and Johanna made sure everything ran smoothly (which I knew it would). The staff is professional, and kind, Kristi and Frank are top notch, and Johanna is as good as it gets! All my guests said it was one of the best, if not THE best weddings they have ever been too. Everyone is still talking about it! All my guests (and my bridal party) said they had such an amazing time and didn't want it to end. We didn't either! Thank you to the staff of The Commons for making our fairytale come true! xoxo
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I became engaged in Sept 2011, and started looking at venues in Oct 2011. The Commons was the first venue we looked at. We were immediately met by Kristi with a welcoming smile. She was friendly, outgoing, and made us feel special, even though we were just starting our search. There was no pressure by her to book the venue. After looking at our other venues, we decided on The Commons 1854 for our wedding day. We went in Nov 2011 to book the venue, and we were paired with Johanna as our coordinator. I believe that fate made her our coordinator, because she was such a wonderful match for us. We decided on 5/18/13 for our wedding date. Johanna was there for me the whole 18 months of our wedding planning. Johanna was easily accessible by phone, or by e-mail, and she was always quick with her responses to my questions. I had a major health issue 10 months before my wedding, which caused us to have to tweak our budget. Johanna came to vendor appointments with me to try to get prices down, she worked with me personally to find the best price, best vendors, and weed out what was important, and not important for our wedding. Johanna is very smart, kind, creative, professional, and was very protective of me throughout the whole planning process. I knew that she would have my back no matter what.

Our wedding day was absolute perfection!! From the moment I entered the building, I was greeted with smiling faces, and Johanna made sure everything ran smoothly (which I knew it would). The staff is professional, and kind, Kristi and Frank are top notch, and Johanna is as good as it gets! All my guests said it was one of the best, if not THE best weddings they have ever been too. Everyone is still talking about it! All my guests (and my bridal party) said they had such an amazing time and didn't want it to end. We didn't either! Thank you to the staff of The Commons for making our fairytale come true! xoxo Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on May 17th at The Commons and we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding. The garden ceremony was absolutely beautiful and the reception upstairs was fantastic. We received so many compliments on the food and the service by The Commons staff. Kristi, Maura, Johanna and their team think of everything. They do whatever it takes to make sure you have the best day possible and you never feel like you’re doing business with someone, it feels like you’re talking to friends.

We didn’t want a formal sit down dinner, but rather a cocktail party feel with lots of passed hors d’oeuvres and some late night snacks. I was a little worried about the flow of the night and whether or not guests would be bored/confused without the structure of a dinner and if there would be enough food. I didn’t need to worry. The Commons team kept everything going so smoothly and everyone had a great time. We’ve actually had many guests tell us how much they loved the format because they were able to spend so much more time talking to people and dancing. We also didn’t have a wedding cake because my husband doesn’t eat sweets. Maura suggested a make your own sundae bar and it was a huge hit!

If we had to do it all over again we would pick The Commons in a second. You can’t beat the setting, the quality of food and the level of service they provide.
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My husband and I were married on May 17th at The Commons and we couldn’t have asked for a better wedding. The garden ceremony was absolutely beautiful and the reception upstairs was fantastic. We received so many compliments on the food and the service by The Commons staff. Kristi, Maura, Johanna and their team think of everything. They do whatever it takes to make sure you have the best day possible and you never feel like you’re doing business with someone, it feels like you’re talking to friends.

We didn’t want a formal sit down dinner, but rather a cocktail party feel with lots of passed hors d’oeuvres and some late night snacks. I was a little worried about the flow of the night and whether or not guests would be bored/confused without the structure of a dinner and if there would be enough food. I didn’t need to worry. The Commons team kept everything going so smoothly and everyone had a great time. We’ve actually had many guests tell us how much they loved the format because they were able to spend so much more time talking to people and dancing. We also didn’t have a wedding cake because my husband doesn’t eat sweets. Maura suggested a make your own sundae bar and it was a huge hit!

If we had to do it all over again we would pick The Commons in a second. You can’t beat the setting, the quality of food and the level of service they provide. Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
This place is amazing!! I have gotten phone call after phone call about how this was the best wedding people have been to!! Service is quick and it was really important to me that my guests had great food and that they didn't have to wait all night for dinner, well right after first dance salads were served!! The food is amazing so many compliments on how wonderful the food was!
I can not say enough about Maura she was God sent!! She made sure I did not have to worry about anything and I didn't the night was perfect! She is so sweet makes you feel completely comfortable I absolutely adore her! So happy I chose this place after researching so many venues! Thank You Commons for giving me my dream Wedding!!
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This place is amazing!! I have gotten phone call after phone call about how this was the best wedding people have been to!! Service is quick and it was really important to me that my guests had great food and that they didn't have to wait all night for dinner, well right after first dance salads were served!! The food is amazing so many compliments on how wonderful the food was!
I can not say enough about Maura she was God sent!! She made sure I did not have to worry about anything and I didn't the night was perfect! She is so sweet makes you feel completely comfortable I absolutely adore her! So happy I chose this place after researching so many venues! Thank You Commons for giving me my dream Wedding!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend the Commons highly enough. They did a fantastic job at my wedding in April, 2013. Kristi, Frank, and Johanna are some of the nicest people you’ll meet. These are people who truly care about your wedding and making it perfect. They are also very honest and never seem like they are trying to sell you on anything. Johanna, our coordinator, is wonderful. She is patient, knowledgeable, and always has things under control. She is there to answer and help throughout the entire planning process. On your actual wedding day, she is there making sure things go smoothly from the moment you arrive to the minute you leave!

The space is beautiful and not your run of the mill hotel ballroom. I had about 130 people and the size of the room was perfect. The Commons is much, much nicer than other venues in its price range.

People keep telling me the food was delicious. I only wish I got to eat it myself!! Johanna, our coordinator, did make sure the groom and I had plenty of time to eat, however, I was too excited to eat anything! At least 10 people have gone out of their way to let us know how delicious the food was.

I am so happy I made the decision to get married there. I love the Commons!
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I cannot recommend the Commons highly enough. They did a fantastic job at my wedding in April, 2013. Kristi, Frank, and Johanna are some of the nicest people you’ll meet. These are people who truly care about your wedding and making it perfect. They are also very honest and never seem like they are trying to sell you on anything. Johanna, our coordinator, is wonderful. She is patient, knowledgeable, and always has things under control. She is there to answer and help throughout the entire planning process. On your actual wedding day, she is there making sure things go smoothly from the moment you arrive to the minute you leave!

The space is beautiful and not your run of the mill hotel ballroom. I had about 130 people and the size of the room was perfect. The Commons is much, much nicer than other venues in its price range.

People keep telling me the food was delicious. I only wish I got to eat it myself!! Johanna, our coordinator, did make sure the groom and I had plenty of time to eat, however, I was too excited to eat anything! At least 10 people have gone out of their way to let us know how delicious the food was.

I am so happy I made the decision to get married there. I love the Commons! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at The Commons on March 23, 2013. I cannot put into words how impressed and lucky we were to have the opportunity to work with Johanna. She was responsive throughout the entire planning process, incorporated all of our requests, and was confident that the run would run smoothly, which it did! On the day of the wedding, the service was unparalleled, the food including the presentation were amazing and day ran flawlessly. We have not stopped receiving compliments about how personable, professional, organized and polite Johanna and her team were. My husband and I are so glad we chose this venue. Johanna and her team really made our wedding day complete.
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My husband and I were married at The Commons on March 23, 2013. I cannot put into words how impressed and lucky we were to have the opportunity to work with Johanna. She was responsive throughout the entire planning process, incorporated all of our requests, and was confident that the run would run smoothly, which it did! On the day of the wedding, the service was unparalleled, the food including the presentation were amazing and day ran flawlessly. We have not stopped receiving compliments about how personable, professional, organized and polite Johanna and her team were. My husband and I are so glad we chose this venue. Johanna and her team really made our wedding day complete. Read less
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sash0634
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at The Commons was amazing! Johanna was the ultimate professional and helped us plan the perfect wedding. From the beginning, she was helpful in offering suggestions and recommending vendors. She helped us with our timeline and was always available for questions. We loved the tasting they did in April and were able to get a feel for what our wedding would be like. Johanna was relaxed and calm the day of. If something went wrong, we didn't know about it! Her staff at The Commons were awesome! Our guests raved about the food, the service, and the venue. It was a beautiful, snowy night in December and we couldn't have picked a better venue.
Having our wedding at The Commons was amazing! Johanna was the ultimate professional and helped us plan the perfect Read more...
Having our wedding at The Commons was amazing! Johanna was the ultimate professional and helped us plan the perfect wedding. From the beginning, she was helpful in offering suggestions and recommending vendors. She helped us with our timeline and was always available for questions. We loved the tasting they did in April and were able to get a feel for what our wedding would be like. Johanna was relaxed and calm the day of. If something went wrong, we didn't know about it! Her staff at The Commons were awesome! Our guests raved about the food, the service, and the venue. It was a beautiful, snowy night in December and we couldn't have picked a better venue. Read less
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Jaclene
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
The Commons 1854 was absolutely fantastic....I am so impressed! My wedding was perfect! The staff members at the Commons were always so responsive and helpful. I had the pleasure of working with Johanna and I can't say enough about her. She knew every detail and made our night so memorable. The Commons is very accommodating and my wedding was exactly what I wanted it to be. The Commons lets you individualize your wedding by letting you chose the decor and by allowing you to bring in your own decorations. My guests can't stop talking about my wedding and how amazing the Commons was!! I am also so impressed with the food and all the vendors the Commons recommended. Thank you for everything!!!!
The Commons 1854 was absolutely fantastic....I am so impressed! My wedding was perfect! The staff members at the Commons Read more...
The Commons 1854 was absolutely fantastic....I am so impressed! My wedding was perfect! The staff members at the Commons were always so responsive and helpful. I had the pleasure of working with Johanna and I can't say enough about her. She knew every detail and made our night so memorable. The Commons is very accommodating and my wedding was exactly what I wanted it to be. The Commons lets you individualize your wedding by letting you chose the decor and by allowing you to bring in your own decorations. My guests can't stop talking about my wedding and how amazing the Commons was!! I am also so impressed with the food and all the vendors the Commons recommended. Thank you for everything!!!! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
12/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Best staff that I have ever met in this industry! Would recommend for any event.
Best staff that I have ever met in this industry! Would recommend for any event.
Best staff that I have ever met in this industry! Would recommend for any event. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I knew we were going to have an amazing wedding reception the day that we booked The Commons 1854. The building itself is simply breathtaking! Words do not do it justice. Once we met Kristi, Johanna, and the staff, we knew this had to be the place! Kristi was warm, welcoming, genuinely interested in our thoughts/ideas, and extremely knowledgeable about the wedding industry. Johanna was our wedding coordinator, and she made the planning process so easy. She provided us with great advice, made outstanding suggestions, and helped us to put our ideas into motion. She made us feel like we were the only couple planning a wedding at The Commons, which is truly remarkable! Everything went so smoothly the day of the wedding and that is all thanks to Johanna and the staff. Johanna’s timeline of events was so precise and she was there every step of the way to guide us along. In our opinion, she went above and beyond! She pinned my hair when a piece fell, held my dress so that it would not get wet in the snow when taking pictures, and always had an ice cold glass of water waiting for my husband and I. It’s that kind of personal attention that makes all the difference! In addition to all of the wonderful ways Johanna helped us, there were so many other things that we could go on and on about. The food was amazing (our guests are still raving about it), the building looked beautiful all lit up in lights (several guests commented that it looked like something out of a fairy-tale), and the servers were unbelievable. They were attentive, courteous, and extremely professional. I was amazed at the personal attention my 94 year old grandfather received. There was a staff member waiting for him to arrive to help him up the stairs. He had a great time! Our experience at the Commons far exceeded our expectations. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We have not stopped smiling since December 1st due in large part to our incredible experience at The Commons 1854!
My husband and I knew we were going to have an amazing wedding reception the day that we booked The Commons 1854. The Read more...
My husband and I knew we were going to have an amazing wedding reception the day that we booked The Commons 1854. The building itself is simply breathtaking! Words do not do it justice. Once we met Kristi, Johanna, and the staff, we knew this had to be the place! Kristi was warm, welcoming, genuinely interested in our thoughts/ideas, and extremely knowledgeable about the wedding industry. Johanna was our wedding coordinator, and she made the planning process so easy. She provided us with great advice, made outstanding suggestions, and helped us to put our ideas into motion. She made us feel like we were the only couple planning a wedding at The Commons, which is truly remarkable! Everything went so smoothly the day of the wedding and that is all thanks to Johanna and the staff. Johanna’s timeline of events was so precise and she was there every step of the way to guide us along. In our opinion, she went above and beyond! She pinned my hair when a piece fell, held my dress so that it would not get wet in the snow when taking pictures, and always had an ice cold glass of water waiting for my husband and I. It’s that kind of personal attention that makes all the difference! In addition to all of the wonderful ways Johanna helped us, there were so many other things that we could go on and on about. The food was amazing (our guests are still raving about it), the building looked beautiful all lit up in lights (several guests commented that it looked like something out of a fairy-tale), and the servers were unbelievable. They were attentive, courteous, and extremely professional. I was amazed at the personal attention my 94 year old grandfather received. There was a staff member waiting for him to arrive to help him up the stairs. He had a great time! Our experience at the Commons far exceeded our expectations. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We have not stopped smiling since December 1st due in large part to our incredible experience at The Commons 1854! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The Commons was a beautiful setting for our daughters wedding. Kristi & Johann were fantastic to work with. The food was amazing and the service was OUTSTANDING. I would highly recommend this venue.
The Commons was a beautiful setting for our daughters wedding. Kristi & Johann were fantastic to work with. The food was Read more...
The Commons was a beautiful setting for our daughters wedding. Kristi & Johann were fantastic to work with. The food was amazing and the service was OUTSTANDING. I would highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend the commons and Johanna. She went above and beyond my expectations!!! Our day was perfect thanks to Johanna who had everything under control ! Even my photographer commented she was the best she'd ever seen !!! When I got dirt on my gown she immediately was there and knew just what to do !
I would highly recommend the commons and Johanna. She went above and beyond my expectations!!! Our day was perfect thanks Read more...
I would highly recommend the commons and Johanna. She went above and beyond my expectations!!! Our day was perfect thanks to Johanna who had everything under control ! Even my photographer commented she was the best she'd ever seen !!! When I got dirt on my gown she immediately was there and knew just what to do ! Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Aaaaaamazing! The Commons 1854 lived up to my expectations - and then some! I worked with Johanna, Maura & Kristi - I always felt like I was the only wedding happening there (which is not the case - seriously book now!). They are very accommodating - I had a few requests for my menu including having tomato & mozzarella salad as a first course (which was not on their menu). Their response was - "no problem!" And P.S. The chef actually makes his own mozzarella!!! All of their food is amazing - and believe me when I say no one left hungry! They made the whole planning process very easy. Aside from their hospitality - you just feel like you are at home when you are there - and you don't need to do much as far as decor - the venue is just so beautiful. I have such great memories of my wedding day - and my guests are still telling me what a great time they had there. I am just so glad I choose The Commons 1854!
Aaaaaamazing! The Commons 1854 lived up to my expectations - and then some! I worked with Johanna, Maura & Kristi - I Read more...
Aaaaaamazing! The Commons 1854 lived up to my expectations - and then some! I worked with Johanna, Maura & Kristi - I always felt like I was the only wedding happening there (which is not the case - seriously book now!). They are very accommodating - I had a few requests for my menu including having tomato & mozzarella salad as a first course (which was not on their menu). Their response was - "no problem!" And P.S. The chef actually makes his own mozzarella!!! All of their food is amazing - and believe me when I say no one left hungry! They made the whole planning process very easy. Aside from their hospitality - you just feel like you are at home when you are there - and you don't need to do much as far as decor - the venue is just so beautiful. I have such great memories of my wedding day - and my guests are still telling me what a great time they had there. I am just so glad I choose The Commons 1854! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Picturesque, professional, passionate
Excellent, efficient, elegant
Refined, reliable, responsive
First-rate, fabulous, fantastic
Exceptional, exquisite, enchanting
Classy, capable, charming
Top-notch, terrific, totally awesome!!

These are only a few of the many compliments The Commons 1854 deserves. Our recent experience with the staff and venue was PERFECT!!!
Picturesque, professional, passionate
Excellent, efficient, elegant
Refined, reliable, responsive
First-rate, Read more...
Picturesque, professional, passionate
Excellent, efficient, elegant
Refined, reliable, responsive
First-rate, fabulous, fantastic
Exceptional, exquisite, enchanting
Classy, capable, charming
Top-notch, terrific, totally awesome!!

These are only a few of the many compliments The Commons 1854 deserves. Our recent experience with the staff and venue was PERFECT!!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Johanna was our wedding coordinator and honestly I could not have done it without her. The planning went smoothly and calmly even up until the day of. Johanna was thinking of things I hadn't even considered; again if I didn't have Johanna to help plan and coordinate the evening would have been lacking I'm sure!

The atmosphere at the Commons 1854 is to die for! Elegance oozes from every window and original floorboard. And yet the Commons is able to transform into your vision. During dinner my husband and I wanted a warm and classy feeling and during the dancing and rest of the reception we wanted more of a night club aura. With the simple use of the uplighting the Commons 1854 was able to handle our vision and become everything we wanted it to be.

The food, people are still talking about how amazing the food was. The Commons allows you to choose from so many options for hors d'oeuvres and the main meals to create a special and unique menu for our guests. There were other venue's we looked at that only had one option of a type of beef, one option of a type of chicken, and so on. The Commons had about eight different types of beef dishes to choose from to which we could choose our own sides. I almost wish the Commons 1854 would start up a restaurant, because I would eat there again maybe for the rest of my life.

Overall the Commons 1854 was the best venue my husband and I could have ever hoped for. It was slightly on the pricier side of venues we looked at. However what was included with the Commons 1854 was a sense of ease. A wedding coordinator was included in the price of the venue and as I said before I probably would have turned into a wreck if I didnt have Johanna. Johanna and the rest of the Commons 1854 staff made sure everything was taken care of on the day and all of the planning leading up to the wedding. In a word the Commons 1854 as a wedding venue was superb!
Johanna was our wedding coordinator and honestly I could not have done it without her. The planning went smoothly and Read more...
Johanna was our wedding coordinator and honestly I could not have done it without her. The planning went smoothly and calmly even up until the day of. Johanna was thinking of things I hadn't even considered; again if I didn't have Johanna to help plan and coordinate the evening would have been lacking I'm sure!

The atmosphere at the Commons 1854 is to die for! Elegance oozes from every window and original floorboard. And yet the Commons is able to transform into your vision. During dinner my husband and I wanted a warm and classy feeling and during the dancing and rest of the reception we wanted more of a night club aura. With the simple use of the uplighting the Commons 1854 was able to handle our vision and become everything we wanted it to be.

The food, people are still talking about how amazing the food was. The Commons allows you to choose from so many options for hors d'oeuvres and the main meals to create a special and unique menu for our guests. There were other venue's we looked at that only had one option of a type of beef, one option of a type of chicken, and so on. The Commons had about eight different types of beef dishes to choose from to which we could choose our own sides. I almost wish the Commons 1854 would start up a restaurant, because I would eat there again maybe for the rest of my life.

Overall the Commons 1854 was the best venue my husband and I could have ever hoped for. It was slightly on the pricier side of venues we looked at. However what was included with the Commons 1854 was a sense of ease. A wedding coordinator was included in the price of the venue and as I said before I probably would have turned into a wreck if I didnt have Johanna. Johanna and the rest of the Commons 1854 staff made sure everything was taken care of on the day and all of the planning leading up to the wedding. In a word the Commons 1854 as a wedding venue was superb! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was absolutely perfect with the help from the staff at the commons. The moment that I set eyes on the venue, I knew it would be the place that I would have my ceremony and reception. The ballroom was perfect with its tall windows and high ceilings. The food was absolutely delicious. My guests are still raving about the food and the building. Everytime my husband and I went to meet with our wedding coordinator for our planning meetings, we felt at ease. They provided us with a fairy tale wedding, thanks to the staff and the beautiful location.
My wedding was absolutely perfect with the help from the staff at the commons. The moment that I set eyes on the venue, I Read more...
My wedding was absolutely perfect with the help from the staff at the commons. The moment that I set eyes on the venue, I knew it would be the place that I would have my ceremony and reception. The ballroom was perfect with its tall windows and high ceilings. The food was absolutely delicious. My guests are still raving about the food and the building. Everytime my husband and I went to meet with our wedding coordinator for our planning meetings, we felt at ease. They provided us with a fairy tale wedding, thanks to the staff and the beautiful location. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband Ryan and I were married at The Commons on 9/15/2012. It was the best day of our lives. We could not have chosen a more amazing venue. The Commons has the perfect amount of elegance and country charm, it just fit our style so well. We had our ceremony outside in the garden and the reception inside, and we have the most beautiful photos. The Martinos have the best staff. Every staff member we met was eager to help us and make us happy. Our guests were so impressed with the service. Johanna was our wedding coordinator and she was wonderful. She made everything run so smoothly during the whole planning process and on our day. I won't forget how she even had bobby pins ready to help me fix my hair after our ceremony. The food was incredible, and was unlike anything I have every had at a wedding before, and our guests have told us the same. Our signature drink was delicious, the bar staff made every single one just as good as the first. The Commons gave us the best list of vendors, The Commons and our vendors executed our ideas so well. Our wedding day was like a dream. We are both so happy that we chose to have our wedding at The Commons.
My husband Ryan and I were married at The Commons on 9/15/2012. It was the best day of our lives. We could not have chosen Read more...
My husband Ryan and I were married at The Commons on 9/15/2012. It was the best day of our lives. We could not have chosen a more amazing venue. The Commons has the perfect amount of elegance and country charm, it just fit our style so well. We had our ceremony outside in the garden and the reception inside, and we have the most beautiful photos. The Martinos have the best staff. Every staff member we met was eager to help us and make us happy. Our guests were so impressed with the service. Johanna was our wedding coordinator and she was wonderful. She made everything run so smoothly during the whole planning process and on our day. I won't forget how she even had bobby pins ready to help me fix my hair after our ceremony. The food was incredible, and was unlike anything I have every had at a wedding before, and our guests have told us the same. Our signature drink was delicious, the bar staff made every single one just as good as the first. The Commons gave us the best list of vendors, The Commons and our vendors executed our ideas so well. Our wedding day was like a dream. We are both so happy that we chose to have our wedding at The Commons. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
My bridal coordinator Johanna made my special day flawless. Our guests are still talking about the wonderful time and delicious food. The staff was so accomodating and professional.
My bridal coordinator Johanna made my special day flawless. Our guests are still talking about the wonderful time and Read more...
My bridal coordinator Johanna made my special day flawless. Our guests are still talking about the wonderful time and delicious food. The staff was so accomodating and professional. Read less
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veronica
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
A rating of 5 is no justice for what the Commons provided for my husband and I. The Commons handled our entire event with the upmost care and professionalism. We never had to think twice about anything because the staff was always one step ahead. Everyone at the event kept ranting and raving about how wonderful the staff was and how welcomed they felt. The food was impeccable, the decor was elegant and beautiful. Words can not describe the feelings I want to express towards the Commons' staff, you are all amazing and truly the diamond treasure of all wedding venues! If I could relive the day all over or get married over and over, I would because the Commons is a dream come true in all aspects! For those who read this comment please see for yourself what this venue has to offer and know that everything they say they can offer is the TRUTH! Thank you Commons for making our day a true fairy tail!
A rating of 5 is no justice for what the Commons provided for my husband and I. The Commons handled our entire event with Read more...
A rating of 5 is no justice for what the Commons provided for my husband and I. The Commons handled our entire event with the upmost care and professionalism. We never had to think twice about anything because the staff was always one step ahead. Everyone at the event kept ranting and raving about how wonderful the staff was and how welcomed they felt. The food was impeccable, the decor was elegant and beautiful. Words can not describe the feelings I want to express towards the Commons' staff, you are all amazing and truly the diamond treasure of all wedding venues! If I could relive the day all over or get married over and over, I would because the Commons is a dream come true in all aspects! For those who read this comment please see for yourself what this venue has to offer and know that everything they say they can offer is the TRUTH! Thank you Commons for making our day a true fairy tail! Read less
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Rose
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
My experience with the Commons 1854 was above my expectations. They walked me through the process of planning the wedding and always reassured me everything would work out perfectly. The day of my wedding
they were all so attentive and ran everything so professionally that I would highly recommend them.
My experience with the Commons 1854 was above my expectations. They walked me through the process of planning the wedding Read more...
My experience with the Commons 1854 was above my expectations. They walked me through the process of planning the wedding and always reassured me everything would work out perfectly. The day of my wedding
they were all so attentive and ran everything so professionally that I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Rosanne
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The Commons 1854 did a fantastic job on my daughter's wedding. Everything was perfect and the staff were great!
The Commons 1854 did a fantastic job on my daughter's wedding. Everything was perfect and the staff were great!
The Commons 1854 did a fantastic job on my daughter's wedding. Everything was perfect and the staff were great! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so happy that we decided to have our wedding at The Commons. All of our guests have commented that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever been to!! The attention to detail and extra special touch was evident in every aspect of our day - from cocktail hour, to passing cookies at the end of the night. If you want to be treated like royalty for the day, have your wedding at The Commons, they will not disappoint. My husband and I want to give special thanks to Maura and Kristi, who coordinated every detail, I did not worry about a thing! From the moment we arrived, every member of the team was one step ahead. My husband and I, our family and friends were all given five-star service. Frank, Kristi, Maura the culinary team and waitstaff - thank you all for making our day so special, it would not have been the same without The Commons touch :)
My husband and I are so happy that we decided to have our wedding at The Commons. All of our guests have commented that Read more...
My husband and I are so happy that we decided to have our wedding at The Commons. All of our guests have commented that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever been to!! The attention to detail and extra special touch was evident in every aspect of our day - from cocktail hour, to passing cookies at the end of the night. If you want to be treated like royalty for the day, have your wedding at The Commons, they will not disappoint. My husband and I want to give special thanks to Maura and Kristi, who coordinated every detail, I did not worry about a thing! From the moment we arrived, every member of the team was one step ahead. My husband and I, our family and friends were all given five-star service. Frank, Kristi, Maura the culinary team and waitstaff - thank you all for making our day so special, it would not have been the same without The Commons touch :) Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at The Commons was probably the best decision we made. They were so helpful every step of the way and during the day of, we didn't have to worry about a thing so we could enjoy everything. Not only is the place gorgeous, the food was delicious and the staff were extremely nice and on top of things. I really can't say enough good things about this place!
Having our wedding at The Commons was probably the best decision we made. They were so helpful every step of the way and Read more...
Having our wedding at The Commons was probably the best decision we made. They were so helpful every step of the way and during the day of, we didn't have to worry about a thing so we could enjoy everything. Not only is the place gorgeous, the food was delicious and the staff were extremely nice and on top of things. I really can't say enough good things about this place! Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
what an amazing venue! Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and the topsfield common 1854 made it all possible! The wait staff was impeccable, food amazing, and Johanna our coordinator was THE BEST!!! She loves what she does and it shows through her work. She gets you excited and puts you at ease through the planning process. All the vendors we used through the common were amazing, professional and also helped to make our perfect day possible! Thank you so much!
what an amazing venue! Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and the topsfield common 1854 made it all possible! Read more...
what an amazing venue! Our wedding day was the best day of our lives and the topsfield common 1854 made it all possible! The wait staff was impeccable, food amazing, and Johanna our coordinator was THE BEST!!! She loves what she does and it shows through her work. She gets you excited and puts you at ease through the planning process. All the vendors we used through the common were amazing, professional and also helped to make our perfect day possible! Thank you so much! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
When we first visited this venue, we knew it was the one! We had both our ceremony and reception on site and they were absolutely amazing. Johanna makes the day go by with ease, even when it looks like it is going to start to pour about 10 minutes before the ceremony! I don't know how people get married without her!! They created amazing uplighting, had the best food that people are still raving to us about and set us up with the best vendors from day one. We could not be happier with our choice!
When we first visited this venue, we knew it was the one! We had both our ceremony and reception on site and they were Read more...
When we first visited this venue, we knew it was the one! We had both our ceremony and reception on site and they were absolutely amazing. Johanna makes the day go by with ease, even when it looks like it is going to start to pour about 10 minutes before the ceremony! I don't know how people get married without her!! They created amazing uplighting, had the best food that people are still raving to us about and set us up with the best vendors from day one. We could not be happier with our choice! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with how wonderful my wedding was! Johanna was truly amazing during my wedding and throughout the planning process. All my guests have said nothing but positive things about my wedding and The Commons. The food was awesome and all of the staff at the Commons were very professional and supportive. I had such a terrific experience with the Topsfield Commons and highly recommend it to other brides!
I couldn't be happier with how wonderful my wedding was! Johanna was truly amazing during my wedding and throughout the Read more...
I couldn't be happier with how wonderful my wedding was! Johanna was truly amazing during my wedding and throughout the planning process. All my guests have said nothing but positive things about my wedding and The Commons. The food was awesome and all of the staff at the Commons were very professional and supportive. I had such a terrific experience with the Topsfield Commons and highly recommend it to other brides! Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The Commons was amazing! My guests were very impressed with the venue and the service. The staff was so attentive to my guests. The staff also made sure that my bridal party and I had drinks while we took pictures and were able to eat the hors d'oeuvres in between shots. I couldn't have asked the day to have gone any smoother. Knowing Johanna, the coordinator, had everything under control, kept me at ease and let me enjoy the party! I highly recommend this venue. It was beautiful and the staff took great care of everyone!
The Commons was amazing! My guests were very impressed with the venue and the service. The staff was so attentive to my Read more...
The Commons was amazing! My guests were very impressed with the venue and the service. The staff was so attentive to my guests. The staff also made sure that my bridal party and I had drinks while we took pictures and were able to eat the hors d'oeuvres in between shots. I couldn't have asked the day to have gone any smoother. Knowing Johanna, the coordinator, had everything under control, kept me at ease and let me enjoy the party! I highly recommend this venue. It was beautiful and the staff took great care of everyone! Read less
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stacey
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Johanna was great, she really did her best along with all the staff to make our day perfect!!!!! This venue is absolutely beautiful for day or night and they did an amazing job for us!!!!
Johanna was great, she really did her best along with all the staff to make our day perfect!!!!! This venue is absolutely Read more...
Johanna was great, she really did her best along with all the staff to make our day perfect!!!!! This venue is absolutely beautiful for day or night and they did an amazing job for us!!!! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not imagine a better place to have a wedding. Their attention to detail is amazing and the value is incredible. We had so many guests say that it was the best wedding they've ever been to and I would attribute that to Johanna & Kristi. They really are at the top of their profession. Between our meetings, Johanna was on top of everything and helped developed my visions into reality. She had our complete faith by our wedding day and ran everything so smoothly. It was so nice to actually enjoy the day and not have to worry! Also, I especially love the fact you can really personalize your wedding there through bringing in decor or customizing your alcohol list. And the food was beyond belief. Everybody was raving about how good it was and also about the great service. They greatly exceeded my expectations and I am so grateful to have had our wedding there. My only regret is that we can't get married there again!
I could not imagine a better place to have a wedding. Their attention to detail is amazing and the value is incredible. We Read more...
I could not imagine a better place to have a wedding. Their attention to detail is amazing and the value is incredible. We had so many guests say that it was the best wedding they've ever been to and I would attribute that to Johanna & Kristi. They really are at the top of their profession. Between our meetings, Johanna was on top of everything and helped developed my visions into reality. She had our complete faith by our wedding day and ran everything so smoothly. It was so nice to actually enjoy the day and not have to worry! Also, I especially love the fact you can really personalize your wedding there through bringing in decor or customizing your alcohol list. And the food was beyond belief. Everybody was raving about how good it was and also about the great service. They greatly exceeded my expectations and I am so grateful to have had our wedding there. My only regret is that we can't get married there again! Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Talk about fairytale! Craig & I felt like royalty in the hands of Johanna and the rest of the staff at the commons. Starting with the planning process, Johanna made all of my visions come to life. Every detail we had reviewed in our meetings happened exactly like she and I had planned. She had some great suggestions and she truly loves her job!
The way all of the décor was set up was exactly how I had envisioned, it if not better. The food was amazingly delicious! I was so impressed by the many jobs that Johanna had taken on that night. She helped with the photography list, ensuring all the pictures on my list were taken and made sure all of the guests waited to speak with us until after all of the pictures were taken. She helped the staff with dinner and I saw her even helping out at the bar. Everything was on time and according to schedule.
I would HIGHLY recommend The Commons! As I bride the most important thing to me was having a coordinator who would have her full attention on ALL of my details and Johanna did just that. She made sure everything was perfect down to the smallest of details. All of our guests were so impressed by Johanna, the staff, the food, and the venue! The Commons will continue to have classy, professional, and outstanding weddings because of the impeccable service they provide to all of their bride & grooms!
Talk about fairytale! Craig & I felt like royalty in the hands of Johanna and the rest of the staff at the commons. Read more...
Talk about fairytale! Craig & I felt like royalty in the hands of Johanna and the rest of the staff at the commons. Starting with the planning process, Johanna made all of my visions come to life. Every detail we had reviewed in our meetings happened exactly like she and I had planned. She had some great suggestions and she truly loves her job!
The way all of the décor was set up was exactly how I had envisioned, it if not better. The food was amazingly delicious! I was so impressed by the many jobs that Johanna had taken on that night. She helped with the photography list, ensuring all the pictures on my list were taken and made sure all of the guests waited to speak with us until after all of the pictures were taken. She helped the staff with dinner and I saw her even helping out at the bar. Everything was on time and according to schedule.
I would HIGHLY recommend The Commons! As I bride the most important thing to me was having a coordinator who would have her full attention on ALL of my details and Johanna did just that. She made sure everything was perfect down to the smallest of details. All of our guests were so impressed by Johanna, the staff, the food, and the venue! The Commons will continue to have classy, professional, and outstanding weddings because of the impeccable service they provide to all of their bride & grooms! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
About 5 days after my husband proposed, I made an appointment at The Commons 1854 and instantly knew it was the place for us!! From our first meeting, I could tell that Frank and Kristi had the expertise, elegance, and professionalism to give us the wedding I had always dreamed of. Throughout the entire planning process, Johanna, my wedding planner, was by my side helping me with every detail- from vendor selection, to theme selection, and even fun DIY projects I could do on my own! I was a very hands on bride and emailed them multiple times a week for my entire engagement, and someone would always respond to my question quickly and cordially!

The best aspect of this venue is the fact that it is very much a family affair. My entire family was HIGHLY involved in the planning process and we immediately clicked with the team at The Commons. We all felt as though the team at the Commons was part of our family and just as excited for the wedding as we were!

In regards to food and wine, my guests are still RAVING about the menu that was served. I have never has such a wonderful, gourmet meal! Our guests sent us emails after the wedding saying that the food was better than the North End and the steak was better than Capital Grille!! Our wedding was a traditional Italian wedding so, besides my dress, food was the main event of the entire wedding! And it STOLE THE SHOW! ☺

On my wedding day, Johanna made sure that everything went accordingly to plan and my only concern was having fun. We had met 3 weeks prior to discuss the order of events, and we even stopped by the week of the wedding to drop off items such as decorations, place cards, and pictures. Because of the pre-work, all I had to do the day of the wedding was smile and enjoy myself! I cannot recall a single moment where I was worried or stressed because Johanna had all the arrangements under control. Furthermore, I never had to worry about going thirsty because there was always a server nearby to hand me a glass of water or a glass of wine!

The venue itself was absolutely breathtaking—from the colorful garden, to the vintage style cocktail area, and to the elegant ballroom. Overall, even in my wildest dreams, I don't think I could have imagined a more perfect wedding!!

The gratitude I have for Frank, Kristi, and Johanna is enormous! Every conversation we had, it was clear that their main concern was allowing my husband and I to have everything we wanted- and that's exactly what they gave us!!

I would recommend The Commons 1854 to anyone! I just wish I could do it all over again---I am already planting the idea in my sisters head that when she gets engaged, this is the ONLY place we will look at!!
About 5 days after my husband proposed, I made an appointment at The Commons 1854 and instantly knew it was the place for Read more...
About 5 days after my husband proposed, I made an appointment at The Commons 1854 and instantly knew it was the place for us!! From our first meeting, I could tell that Frank and Kristi had the expertise, elegance, and professionalism to give us the wedding I had always dreamed of. Throughout the entire planning process, Johanna, my wedding planner, was by my side helping me with every detail- from vendor selection, to theme selection, and even fun DIY projects I could do on my own! I was a very hands on bride and emailed them multiple times a week for my entire engagement, and someone would always respond to my question quickly and cordially!

The best aspect of this venue is the fact that it is very much a family affair. My entire family was HIGHLY involved in the planning process and we immediately clicked with the team at The Commons. We all felt as though the team at the Commons was part of our family and just as excited for the wedding as we were!

In regards to food and wine, my guests are still RAVING about the menu that was served. I have never has such a wonderful, gourmet meal! Our guests sent us emails after the wedding saying that the food was better than the North End and the steak was better than Capital Grille!! Our wedding was a traditional Italian wedding so, besides my dress, food was the main event of the entire wedding! And it STOLE THE SHOW! ☺

On my wedding day, Johanna made sure that everything went accordingly to plan and my only concern was having fun. We had met 3 weeks prior to discuss the order of events, and we even stopped by the week of the wedding to drop off items such as decorations, place cards, and pictures. Because of the pre-work, all I had to do the day of the wedding was smile and enjoy myself! I cannot recall a single moment where I was worried or stressed because Johanna had all the arrangements under control. Furthermore, I never had to worry about going thirsty because there was always a server nearby to hand me a glass of water or a glass of wine!

The venue itself was absolutely breathtaking—from the colorful garden, to the vintage style cocktail area, and to the elegant ballroom. Overall, even in my wildest dreams, I don't think I could have imagined a more perfect wedding!!

The gratitude I have for Frank, Kristi, and Johanna is enormous! Every conversation we had, it was clear that their main concern was allowing my husband and I to have everything we wanted- and that's exactly what they gave us!!

I would recommend The Commons 1854 to anyone! I just wish I could do it all over again---I am already planting the idea in my sisters head that when she gets engaged, this is the ONLY place we will look at!! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Thanks to The Commons 1854, we had the most picture perfect wedding day any Bride & Groom could dream of. The staff was absolutely amazing, the service was impecable, and our guests told us it was one of the best weddings they have been to in a LONG time. We had 166 Guests at our wedding, and not one of them was unhappy. The food was to die for, and the ambiance was perfect.
Johanna was our wedding coordinator, and we were SO lucky to have her. She went above and beyond through out the whole wedding planning proccess. Any questions I had, I would just email her, and within the hour I would have a kind response answering every question, even on her days off!!! We had purchased our own table runners for the ceremony, and had about 20 extra, and she made sure to use those all through out the Ceremony, Cocktail Hour & Reception to add little "Pops" everywhere. Our Wedding Day was all really a dream come true! I highly reccommend The Commons 1854. It is an absolutely Beautiful & Unique Venue, with amazing staff to help you through anything you need!
Thanks to The Commons 1854, we had the most picture perfect wedding day any Bride & Groom could dream of. The staff was Read more...
Thanks to The Commons 1854, we had the most picture perfect wedding day any Bride & Groom could dream of. The staff was absolutely amazing, the service was impecable, and our guests told us it was one of the best weddings they have been to in a LONG time. We had 166 Guests at our wedding, and not one of them was unhappy. The food was to die for, and the ambiance was perfect.
Johanna was our wedding coordinator, and we were SO lucky to have her. She went above and beyond through out the whole wedding planning proccess. Any questions I had, I would just email her, and within the hour I would have a kind response answering every question, even on her days off!!! We had purchased our own table runners for the ceremony, and had about 20 extra, and she made sure to use those all through out the Ceremony, Cocktail Hour & Reception to add little "Pops" everywhere. Our Wedding Day was all really a dream come true! I highly reccommend The Commons 1854. It is an absolutely Beautiful & Unique Venue, with amazing staff to help you through anything you need! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Before we were engaged, my husband and I often drove by The Commons. We admired the presence of the historic building and as our relationship grew, driving by The Commons began to spark conversations about our future. Once engaged there was only one venue on our minds. We set up an initial meeting and that one meeting solidified that we did not need to look any further. The Commons is absolutely stunning inside and out and has a certain charm that you just cannot get from typical cookie cutter halls and ballrooms.
We worked with Johanna throughout the planning process. She was prompt to answer any questions I had and was always so accommodating. She made sure every last detail was covered, which allowed my husband and I to relax while planning and especially on the day of. I was honestly a bride that was lucky enough to not experience stress during the planning process and much of that is attributed to Johanna. I cannot thank her enough for a job exceptionally done. The service at The Commons is top notch. The staff was friendly, polite, and made sure every guest was taken care of from the moment they arrived to the moment of departure. However, the food is what really stole the show - WOW! Going to a wedding you kind of expect the typical, mass produced plates, but not at The Commons! The food is simply incredible and what you’d expect from a top Boston restaurant. I just wish The Commons would host anniversary events for past couples to come back and enjoy a night out.
It’s now several months post wedding and we are still receiving compliments. We’ve heard over and over that this was the best wedding and we owe it all to The Commons. We had very high expectations going in and they were all exceeded. The entire experience was nothing short of perfection and I cannot recommend The Commons enough. The Commons will forever be a special place to my husband and I and it is one filled with wonderful memories. Thank you Frank, Kristi, Johanna, and staff!
Before we were engaged, my husband and I often drove by The Commons. We admired the presence of the historic building and Read more...
Before we were engaged, my husband and I often drove by The Commons. We admired the presence of the historic building and as our relationship grew, driving by The Commons began to spark conversations about our future. Once engaged there was only one venue on our minds. We set up an initial meeting and that one meeting solidified that we did not need to look any further. The Commons is absolutely stunning inside and out and has a certain charm that you just cannot get from typical cookie cutter halls and ballrooms.
We worked with Johanna throughout the planning process. She was prompt to answer any questions I had and was always so accommodating. She made sure every last detail was covered, which allowed my husband and I to relax while planning and especially on the day of. I was honestly a bride that was lucky enough to not experience stress during the planning process and much of that is attributed to Johanna. I cannot thank her enough for a job exceptionally done. The service at The Commons is top notch. The staff was friendly, polite, and made sure every guest was taken care of from the moment they arrived to the moment of departure. However, the food is what really stole the show - WOW! Going to a wedding you kind of expect the typical, mass produced plates, but not at The Commons! The food is simply incredible and what you’d expect from a top Boston restaurant. I just wish The Commons would host anniversary events for past couples to come back and enjoy a night out.
It’s now several months post wedding and we are still receiving compliments. We’ve heard over and over that this was the best wedding and we owe it all to The Commons. We had very high expectations going in and they were all exceeded. The entire experience was nothing short of perfection and I cannot recommend The Commons enough. The Commons will forever be a special place to my husband and I and it is one filled with wonderful memories. Thank you Frank, Kristi, Johanna, and staff! Read less
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything was absolutely perfect from the minute guests arrived at the door to the time of their departure. Johanna and her staff were just simply amazing. Every detail was impeccably covered. The place card table and ballroom were set up perfectly. The appetizers and antipasto table were delicious and guests never had to look around wondering when the next tray would be passed. Drinks were brought around on trays, guests were met at the door, those in need of assistance were easily ushered up the stair lift and it seemed that nothing could be better until we arrived in the ballroom. It was magnificent! The food was absolutely delicious and every guest was catered to.

Being somewhat of a perfectionist, I stressed in weeks prior about every scenario. The minute I arrived at The Commons, all my worries were dispersed and I knew it was time to have fun and leave everything in their hands. I had no doubt they had it all under control. I was so impressed that Johanna, our wedding coordinator, could be in so many places at the same time and amazed at how she covered even the smallest details. She is a true professional and her elegance was noted by so many of our guests.

The compliments could continue on and on. I was so pleased with the espresso bar, the desert station, the cordial cart and the presentation of the candy bar was just beyond words! The Commons is a first-class party venue and I would highly recommend them without hesitation. Whenever I called or emailed, Kristi or Johanna answered my questions without hesitation and always kept us on schedule. I have had so many guests call me to comment on what a beautiful wedding and venue. It is without doubt that the reputation of The Commons for outstanding service is well earned and will continue to grow with each function.
Everything was absolutely perfect from the minute guests arrived at the door to the time of their departure. Johanna and Read more...
Everything was absolutely perfect from the minute guests arrived at the door to the time of their departure. Johanna and her staff were just simply amazing. Every detail was impeccably covered. The place card table and ballroom were set up perfectly. The appetizers and antipasto table were delicious and guests never had to look around wondering when the next tray would be passed. Drinks were brought around on trays, guests were met at the door, those in need of assistance were easily ushered up the stair lift and it seemed that nothing could be better until we arrived in the ballroom. It was magnificent! The food was absolutely delicious and every guest was catered to.

Being somewhat of a perfectionist, I stressed in weeks prior about every scenario. The minute I arrived at The Commons, all my worries were dispersed and I knew it was time to have fun and leave everything in their hands. I had no doubt they had it all under control. I was so impressed that Johanna, our wedding coordinator, could be in so many places at the same time and amazed at how she covered even the smallest details. She is a true professional and her elegance was noted by so many of our guests.

The compliments could continue on and on. I was so pleased with the espresso bar, the desert station, the cordial cart and the presentation of the candy bar was just beyond words! The Commons is a first-class party venue and I would highly recommend them without hesitation. Whenever I called or emailed, Kristi or Johanna answered my questions without hesitation and always kept us on schedule. I have had so many guests call me to comment on what a beautiful wedding and venue. It is without doubt that the reputation of The Commons for outstanding service is well earned and will continue to grow with each function. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier having had my wedding at The Commons. Everything was absolutely perfect, from the beautiful venue, the professional wait staff, our planner Kristi and Maura who was there for me during the whole wedding. The planning process leading up to the day was also so easy. I had someone there for all my questions every step of the way. In regards to the actual wedding day, our guests are still talking about how amazing the venue and everyone was during the whole day. Any time I needed anything Kristi and Maura were there to help. They also made sure that both my mother and my husband's mother were attended to as well. In the middle of the reception my bustle broke, within seconds Kristi had me in another room with a few other people fixing it so I could go back out and enjoy myself. It was incredible. This venue is definitely top notch and one that I would recommend to anyone.
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I could not be happier having had my wedding at The Commons. Everything was absolutely perfect, from the beautiful venue, the professional wait staff, our planner Kristi and Maura who was there for me during the whole wedding. The planning process leading up to the day was also so easy. I had someone there for all my questions every step of the way. In regards to the actual wedding day, our guests are still talking about how amazing the venue and everyone was during the whole day. Any time I needed anything Kristi and Maura were there to help. They also made sure that both my mother and my husband's mother were attended to as well. In the middle of the reception my bustle broke, within seconds Kristi had me in another room with a few other people fixing it so I could go back out and enjoy myself. It was incredible. This venue is definitely top notch and one that I would recommend to anyone. Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone and everything at the Commons is great! We dealt mostly with Johanna and she is the best! She is very professional and did not miss a beat at our reception. Thanks again for a great time! I wish I could do it all over again!
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Everyone and everything at the Commons is great! We dealt mostly with Johanna and she is the best! She is very professional and did not miss a beat at our reception. Thanks again for a great time! I wish I could do it all over again! Read less
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JillianMcLaughlinTilley
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give the Commons a 10. I am taking all emotion out of this review (or, at least trying to haha) so that I can give a clear and objective response.

My fiance and I looked online at venues and came across the Commons. In October 2010 we took a ride over and fell in love with the large yet simultaneously quaint venue not even realizing what we were about to walk into. Once we opened the doors our breaths were taken. And that was only the beginning. The structure alone is a reason to have your wedding at the Commons but the service - is what makes it unique and a stand out event.

Frank greeted us the first time we visited and showed us around the venue, sat us down and sold us on his animated story telling of the food preparation. We knew immediately that's where we were getting married. From that point on we shared conversations with both Kristi and Johanna to get us comfortable with all the planning and logistics. They were both extremely pleasant and helpful and VERY flexible. Matt (my husband) and I could not get over just how lucky we were to have such amazing help and management. They helped us figure out what we needed for Alcohol (though we ignored it and got far more than we needed HAHA), a signature drink, and without giving too much away, they were flexible on many things :)

The day of the wedding (here's the emotion) was AMAZING. absolutely AMAZING. A nice surprise - Johanna was relaxed - in a way that makes you feel comfortable. In a way that says " I've done this many times, I know how to run this show and everything will be fine and perfect" and that it was. She welcomed everyone with a huge smile and provided direction for all the guests, vendors and servers.

I have worked weddings and I know how much work goes into it. It's a matter of coordinating everyone's efforts in a certain timely manner. Johanna did this all smoothly, professionally and yet warmly. It didn't feel like a business, it felt like a wedding that even the servers WANTED to be part of.

My friends and family all complimented how smooth the service was, how ever staff member was smiling and polite, how AMAZING the food was, and how beautiful the venue. Nothing was missed and everything was appreciated. I wouldn't have changed a thing or asked for anything better, I really don't think it could have been better.

From the minute my husband and I walked through the doors to the last goodbye 5 days after the wedding we were treated with a warm and friendly respect.

Thank you everyone at the Commons for providing and participating in the best day of my life :)
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I wish I could give the Commons a 10. I am taking all emotion out of this review (or, at least trying to haha) so that I can give a clear and objective response.

My fiance and I looked online at venues and came across the Commons. In October 2010 we took a ride over and fell in love with the large yet simultaneously quaint venue not even realizing what we were about to walk into. Once we opened the doors our breaths were taken. And that was only the beginning. The structure alone is a reason to have your wedding at the Commons but the service - is what makes it unique and a stand out event.

Frank greeted us the first time we visited and showed us around the venue, sat us down and sold us on his animated story telling of the food preparation. We knew immediately that's where we were getting married. From that point on we shared conversations with both Kristi and Johanna to get us comfortable with all the planning and logistics. They were both extremely pleasant and helpful and VERY flexible. Matt (my husband) and I could not get over just how lucky we were to have such amazing help and management. They helped us figure out what we needed for Alcohol (though we ignored it and got far more than we needed HAHA), a signature drink, and without giving too much away, they were flexible on many things :)

The day of the wedding (here's the emotion) was AMAZING. absolutely AMAZING. A nice surprise - Johanna was relaxed - in a way that makes you feel comfortable. In a way that says " I've done this many times, I know how to run this show and everything will be fine and perfect" and that it was. She welcomed everyone with a huge smile and provided direction for all the guests, vendors and servers.

I have worked weddings and I know how much work goes into it. It's a matter of coordinating everyone's efforts in a certain timely manner. Johanna did this all smoothly, professionally and yet warmly. It didn't feel like a business, it felt like a wedding that even the servers WANTED to be part of.

My friends and family all complimented how smooth the service was, how ever staff member was smiling and polite, how AMAZING the food was, and how beautiful the venue. Nothing was missed and everything was appreciated. I wouldn't have changed a thing or asked for anything better, I really don't think it could have been better.

From the minute my husband and I walked through the doors to the last goodbye 5 days after the wedding we were treated with a warm and friendly respect.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our November wedding at The Commons exceeded every expectation that we had, which says a lot because we had high expectations going into it.
The venue itself was just amazing. The Commons seems to be crafted for romantic, fall weddings, and it fulfilled all of our wishes this November. The staff working our wedding expertly flipped the ballroom (from ceremony to reception), attended to our guests during cocktail hour, and served a wonderful dinner. The food was top-notch, something that many guests commented on both during and after our wedding. From the appetizers to the main plates to the cookies as we walked out the door, everything was delicious. For such a special day, The Commons is a wonderful place to have your wedding, especially if you’re looking for people who will take care of your every request!
Johanna was our wedding coordinator, and I cannot say enough about her professionalism and aptitude throughout the whole process. She was always prompt to respond to questions that I had leading up to the wedding, and she carefully attended to every detail so that the actual wedding day would go off without a hitch. That was all before the wedding. On the actual day, she was phenomenal. My bridal party commented on multiple occasions about how awesome she was in dealing with everyone prior to the ceremony. There was a transportation snafu getting the guests to and from the hotel, and she quietly and competently dealt with it, so that neither myself or my bridal party had to worry about it. She constantly had her eye out to make sure everything was running smoothly, and because of her, it did! What an absolute pleasure to work with her.
I actually cannot think of anything bad or even constructive to say about our experience at The Commons. I wouldn’t call it a budget venue, but it’s worth every penny. One awesome part is that you are responsible for providing the liquor which, in the long run, saved us a lot of money (compared to venues that charge you for per-person open bar). We were very satisfied and comfortable knowing that the staff at The Commons and our wonderful coordinator had everything under control, and ultimately, that allowed us to truly sit back and enjoy our beautiful day!
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Our November wedding at The Commons exceeded every expectation that we had, which says a lot because we had high expectations going into it.
The venue itself was just amazing. The Commons seems to be crafted for romantic, fall weddings, and it fulfilled all of our wishes this November. The staff working our wedding expertly flipped the ballroom (from ceremony to reception), attended to our guests during cocktail hour, and served a wonderful dinner. The food was top-notch, something that many guests commented on both during and after our wedding. From the appetizers to the main plates to the cookies as we walked out the door, everything was delicious. For such a special day, The Commons is a wonderful place to have your wedding, especially if you’re looking for people who will take care of your every request!
Johanna was our wedding coordinator, and I cannot say enough about her professionalism and aptitude throughout the whole process. She was always prompt to respond to questions that I had leading up to the wedding, and she carefully attended to every detail so that the actual wedding day would go off without a hitch. That was all before the wedding. On the actual day, she was phenomenal. My bridal party commented on multiple occasions about how awesome she was in dealing with everyone prior to the ceremony. There was a transportation snafu getting the guests to and from the hotel, and she quietly and competently dealt with it, so that neither myself or my bridal party had to worry about it. She constantly had her eye out to make sure everything was running smoothly, and because of her, it did! What an absolute pleasure to work with her.
I actually cannot think of anything bad or even constructive to say about our experience at The Commons. I wouldn’t call it a budget venue, but it’s worth every penny. One awesome part is that you are responsible for providing the liquor which, in the long run, saved us a lot of money (compared to venues that charge you for per-person open bar). We were very satisfied and comfortable knowing that the staff at The Commons and our wonderful coordinator had everything under control, and ultimately, that allowed us to truly sit back and enjoy our beautiful day! Read less
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sueintheusa
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
This is a very beautiful, historic and Sophisticated venue for a wedding in any season. The food well exceeded all expectations and all the staff were professional and confident.
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This is a very beautiful, historic and Sophisticated venue for a wedding in any season. The food well exceeded all expectations and all the staff were professional and confident. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
The Commons 1854 povided the PERFECT venue for our wedding! We coulld not have asked for a more perfect spot than this beautiful historic New England Meeting House! Not only was the venue beautiful, but the service was outstanding through the entire process. We never had to think, 2nd guess, or worry about any minute leading up to our special day and during the day itself! Johanna, Kristi, and Frank know how to put on the perfect wedding and meet your every need. We had a fantastic time and knew from the moment we walked into the building that this was the right place for us! Thank you for everything Johanna, Kristi, and Frank!
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The Commons 1854 povided the PERFECT venue for our wedding! We coulld not have asked for a more perfect spot than this beautiful historic New England Meeting House! Not only was the venue beautiful, but the service was outstanding through the entire process. We never had to think, 2nd guess, or worry about any minute leading up to our special day and during the day itself! Johanna, Kristi, and Frank know how to put on the perfect wedding and meet your every need. We had a fantastic time and knew from the moment we walked into the building that this was the right place for us! Thank you for everything Johanna, Kristi, and Frank! Read less
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cal&mike
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Robin was our fantastic wedding coordinator who worked closely with us to make sure our reception was fantastic. The Commons was not only beautiful but the service was exceptional. We are so glad we chose to host our first party as husband and wife at The Commons.
Robin was our fantastic wedding coordinator who worked closely with us to make sure our reception was fantastic. The Read more...
Robin was our fantastic wedding coordinator who worked closely with us to make sure our reception was fantastic. The Commons was not only beautiful but the service was exceptional. We are so glad we chose to host our first party as husband and wife at The Commons. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe our experience with The Commons for my daughter's wedding! Attention to detail was everywhere, food was excellent- people still commenting on the portion sizes- Johanna was in control of everything and is the consummate professional. Wish we had another wedding to do so we could do it all again with this venue. Thank you to everyone there!!!
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There are not enough superlatives in the English language to describe our experience with The Commons for my daughter's wedding! Attention to detail was everywhere, food was excellent- people still commenting on the portion sizes- Johanna was in control of everything and is the consummate professional. Wish we had another wedding to do so we could do it all again with this venue. Thank you to everyone there!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved everything about The Commons. Johanna was amazing. It was everything that I could have ever wanted. Our friends and family are still talking about it as the best wedding they have ever been.
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I loved everything about The Commons. Johanna was amazing. It was everything that I could have ever wanted. Our friends and family are still talking about it as the best wedding they have ever been. Read less
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artgirl1874
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
I was so incredibly happy with my wedding at the Topsfield Commons. The planning was made easy by Johanna, the wonderful and detail-oriented wedding planner. The space is beautiful, the food was delicious, the staff was amazing. I have no complaints! Now I just want to be invited to another wedding there so I can enjoy the space, food, and drinks without being the bride!
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I was so incredibly happy with my wedding at the Topsfield Commons. The planning was made easy by Johanna, the wonderful and detail-oriented wedding planner. The space is beautiful, the food was delicious, the staff was amazing. I have no complaints! Now I just want to be invited to another wedding there so I can enjoy the space, food, and drinks without being the bride! Read less
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SFCA82611
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
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Beautiful, historic venue. The food (especially the passed h'orderves) was amazing. The staff was professional, friendly and attentive. Robin O'Keefe was a great help with day of coordination and pre-wedding planning. Their preferred vendors truly lived up to their recommendations and our expectations. Everything was wonderful, we had an unforgetable evening! Thank you!
Classic New England Elegance

Beautiful, historic venue. The food (especially the passed h'orderves) was amazing. Read more...
Classic New England Elegance

Beautiful, historic venue. The food (especially the passed h'orderves) was amazing. The staff was professional, friendly and attentive. Robin O'Keefe was a great help with day of coordination and pre-wedding planning. Their preferred vendors truly lived up to their recommendations and our expectations. Everything was wonderful, we had an unforgetable evening! Thank you! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Our first time visiting the Commons we were captured by the beautiful architecture. The ballroom, balcony and brightness from the white space is beautiful. This wonderful white space also allows you to add your own color scheme, and family photos so that you can truly personalize it.
It was our pleasure working with Frank, Kristi and Johanna. Frank is extremely enthusiastic and has a sincere commitment to providing quality service at this establishment. Kristi was always so positive, reassuring, reliable and gave great guidance in choosing our vendors. We primarily worked with Johanna who I can’t rave about enough. She was there to help us every step of the way in the planning process and made it a stress-free experience. Johanna gave wonderful advice and always responded to phone calls and emails in a timely manner. The day of the wedding she truly took care of us making sure we had everything we needed. Our guests raved about the delicious food, professional service and called it “THE Wedding”. The Commons made our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be.
Our first time visiting the Commons we were captured by the beautiful architecture. The ballroom, balcony and brightness Read more...
Our first time visiting the Commons we were captured by the beautiful architecture. The ballroom, balcony and brightness from the white space is beautiful. This wonderful white space also allows you to add your own color scheme, and family photos so that you can truly personalize it.
It was our pleasure working with Frank, Kristi and Johanna. Frank is extremely enthusiastic and has a sincere commitment to providing quality service at this establishment. Kristi was always so positive, reassuring, reliable and gave great guidance in choosing our vendors. We primarily worked with Johanna who I can’t rave about enough. She was there to help us every step of the way in the planning process and made it a stress-free experience. Johanna gave wonderful advice and always responded to phone calls and emails in a timely manner. The day of the wedding she truly took care of us making sure we had everything we needed. Our guests raved about the delicious food, professional service and called it “THE Wedding”. The Commons made our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be. Read less
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NHwedding
Wedding:
7/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect! Great venue!
Everything was perfect! Great venue!
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Erika
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about The Commons. They went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. Everything from beginning to end was wonderful. From the day I first visited The Commons, I knew that it was the place for me. Frank, the owner, has such a pride and a passion for his business that you know that he will do everything in his power to make things perfect. Johanna, the planner on site, worked with me throughout planning and on wedding day to create the day of my dreams. Johanna, Kristi and the staff that worked with them are worth their weight in gold. This was evident when a less reliable vender did not return my calls the week of the wedding and we did not know if we had a cake. Johanna helped me order a cake at 8:00AM wedding day and then picked it up and delivered it to The Commons! She and her team handled every crisis, big or small, throughout the planning process in a way that put me at ease. The second that I stepped out of the limo at The Commons, I knew that I could relax.

The outdoor ceremony (just before the rain) was beautiful and well organized. The grounds and building are gorgeous. Frank always seems to be making improvements such as the beautiful brick walkway that now serves as the aisle. The pictures speak for themselves.

The food was amazing. I’m sure that we will be hearing about the sushi bar for years to come! Dinner was delicious. The beef was cooked perfectly and the garlic-mashed potatoes were to die for. The service was exceptional. There was not that awkward wait time between courses that can occur at some wedding.

My wedding was the day that I have always dreamed of because of the wonderful people at the Topsfield Commons.
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I cannot say enough positive things about The Commons. They went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. Everything from beginning to end was wonderful. From the day I first visited The Commons, I knew that it was the place for me. Frank, the owner, has such a pride and a passion for his business that you know that he will do everything in his power to make things perfect. Johanna, the planner on site, worked with me throughout planning and on wedding day to create the day of my dreams. Johanna, Kristi and the staff that worked with them are worth their weight in gold. This was evident when a less reliable vender did not return my calls the week of the wedding and we did not know if we had a cake. Johanna helped me order a cake at 8:00AM wedding day and then picked it up and delivered it to The Commons! She and her team handled every crisis, big or small, throughout the planning process in a way that put me at ease. The second that I stepped out of the limo at The Commons, I knew that I could relax.

The outdoor ceremony (just before the rain) was beautiful and well organized. The grounds and building are gorgeous. Frank always seems to be making improvements such as the beautiful brick walkway that now serves as the aisle. The pictures speak for themselves.

The food was amazing. I’m sure that we will be hearing about the sushi bar for years to come! Dinner was delicious. The beef was cooked perfectly and the garlic-mashed potatoes were to die for. The service was exceptional. There was not that awkward wait time between courses that can occur at some wedding.

My wedding was the day that I have always dreamed of because of the wonderful people at the Topsfield Commons. Read less
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daniellefw
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
This venue is absolutely stunning. If you're looking for a quintessential New England wedding this is definitely the place. The staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. The food is excellent and the chefs even created a special dish for my big day. You purchase you're own alcohol but the Commons provides the bar tenders and mixers. The entire event was more than worth every penny and my guests have provided nothing but rave reviews.
This venue is absolutely stunning. If you're looking for a quintessential New England wedding this is definitely the Read more...
This venue is absolutely stunning. If you're looking for a quintessential New England wedding this is definitely the place. The staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. The food is excellent and the chefs even created a special dish for my big day. You purchase you're own alcohol but the Commons provides the bar tenders and mixers. The entire event was more than worth every penny and my guests have provided nothing but rave reviews. Read less
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Romagodess
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
My sister got married here in 2006 so I chose The Commons because we were highly satisfied the first time around. I looked at different venues and I could not find the quality and value, like I did at the commons. The place is beautiful and there is an opportunity to be creative with your theme. The staff is super professional, white glove service. The food is spectactular! My guests keep talking about how good the food was and some guests even commented on how they have never tasted food that good at a wedding. The most important thing is the quantity, you didn't leave the wedding hungry, like some weddings I've been to. My wedding planner, Johanna, was super professional and she was so accomodating and flexible during the whole planning process. Johanna also looked out for me the whole time during the wedding, making sure I had everything I needed. I highly recommend this place! I am very pleased and satified with every aspect!
My sister got married here in 2006 so I chose The Commons because we were highly satisfied the first time around. I looked Read more...
My sister got married here in 2006 so I chose The Commons because we were highly satisfied the first time around. I looked at different venues and I could not find the quality and value, like I did at the commons. The place is beautiful and there is an opportunity to be creative with your theme. The staff is super professional, white glove service. The food is spectactular! My guests keep talking about how good the food was and some guests even commented on how they have never tasted food that good at a wedding. The most important thing is the quantity, you didn't leave the wedding hungry, like some weddings I've been to. My wedding planner, Johanna, was super professional and she was so accomodating and flexible during the whole planning process. Johanna also looked out for me the whole time during the wedding, making sure I had everything I needed. I highly recommend this place! I am very pleased and satified with every aspect! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at the Commons May 7th. Besides the rain that day, it was the most wonderful, perfect day!! After our first visit to the Commons, and after meeting with Kristi, I knew there was no other venue that I would want to celebrate our marriage!!! Kristi, Frank & Johanna are fabulous!! They were very quick to respond to any questions we had, and Johanna made the planning so easy for us - I never felt stressed or overwhelmed. Johanna made sure that each second during our reception was flawless! Each day we receive more compliments about how wonderful our wedding was - from the beautiful venue, to the great food. I can't say enough good things about the Commons, and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day :)
We had our wedding reception at the Commons May 7th. Besides the rain that day, it was the most wonderful, perfect day!! Read more...
We had our wedding reception at the Commons May 7th. Besides the rain that day, it was the most wonderful, perfect day!! After our first visit to the Commons, and after meeting with Kristi, I knew there was no other venue that I would want to celebrate our marriage!!! Kristi, Frank & Johanna are fabulous!! They were very quick to respond to any questions we had, and Johanna made the planning so easy for us - I never felt stressed or overwhelmed. Johanna made sure that each second during our reception was flawless! Each day we receive more compliments about how wonderful our wedding was - from the beautiful venue, to the great food. I can't say enough good things about the Commons, and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day :) Read less
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Kate417
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The Commons provided us with an absolutely flawless, amazing experience. From A to Z, I was impressed with each step of the way. People asked me along the way things like "oh, how is planning going...you must be so stressed" and I really was not at all. It was fun! Working with The Commons absolutely contributed to my low stress attitude since I trusted all that was going on and the staff was so friendly, accessible, knowledgeable, and genuine. Our wedding guests went out of their way to compliment the quality of the venue, service, staff, ambiance...
My wedding honestly exceeded my expectations and I would recommend this venue to any lucky bride:)
The Commons provided us with an absolutely flawless, amazing experience. From A to Z, I was impressed with each step of Read more...
The Commons provided us with an absolutely flawless, amazing experience. From A to Z, I was impressed with each step of the way. People asked me along the way things like "oh, how is planning going...you must be so stressed" and I really was not at all. It was fun! Working with The Commons absolutely contributed to my low stress attitude since I trusted all that was going on and the staff was so friendly, accessible, knowledgeable, and genuine. Our wedding guests went out of their way to compliment the quality of the venue, service, staff, ambiance...
My wedding honestly exceeded my expectations and I would recommend this venue to any lucky bride:) Read less
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evanherp
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
The Commons is a perfect location for a wedding. The staff well organized and very knowledgeable. They are availabe for any questions or concerns about any wedding details. They make sure that your special day is special for you and not a cookie cutter event. They food is fantastic, the environment is gorgeous, and the grounds are perfect for photos. We couldn't have found a better place to have our ceremony and reception.
The Commons is a perfect location for a wedding. The staff well organized and very knowledgeable. They are availabe for Read more...
The Commons is a perfect location for a wedding. The staff well organized and very knowledgeable. They are availabe for any questions or concerns about any wedding details. They make sure that your special day is special for you and not a cookie cutter event. They food is fantastic, the environment is gorgeous, and the grounds are perfect for photos. We couldn't have found a better place to have our ceremony and reception. Read less
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jbrack81
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
What an absolutely amazing wedding and being in the industry makes us hard to impress. From start to finish everything was perfect; not one detail was missed. The staff and service were above exceptional all night and the food was everything we hoped and more. The management and staff are professional truly define hospitality.

My wife and I, and all of our guests had an absolute blast. Everyone we talked to said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to by far. Topsfield Commons is a gem.
What an absolutely amazing wedding and being in the industry makes us hard to impress. From start to finish everything was Read more...
What an absolutely amazing wedding and being in the industry makes us hard to impress. From start to finish everything was perfect; not one detail was missed. The staff and service were above exceptional all night and the food was everything we hoped and more. The management and staff are professional truly define hospitality.

My wife and I, and all of our guests had an absolute blast. Everyone we talked to said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to by far. Topsfield Commons is a gem. Read less
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Aimee and Matt
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!!After visiting multiple local wedding venues,which we found were pricer, when we walked through the doors of The Common's in Topsfield, we knew this was it! The genuine customer service we received from Frank, Kristi, and especially Johanna at all times blew us away! Having worked in customer service myself for many years, the service we all received was the best of the best we felt. I as a bride, had no worries that speical night in December. Johanna had all vendor communication done before I walked in the door that evening. She was relax and outgoing leaving me with no worries. I was so impressed by the attention to detail Johanna displayed! She personally put rose petals down the ceremony aisle and stopped in the bridal sweet on multiple occasions to see if we needed anything! Johanna came to the rescue with her sewing kit when a rip was dicovered on my dress 30 minutes before walking down the aisle! She managed to be there whenever I needed a tissue, and to guide us through the night. She even fixed my makeup foundation at one point! It was almost as if she was reading my mind! We all had so much fun! At the end of the night, Johanna appeared before us with tall glasses of ice water with lemon for my husband and I! WoW! Far too often more people complain rather than give compliments. The Commons bridal consultant Johanna, and staff have set the bar for customer service. I as well as those whom attended the wedding can not say enough great things! Since the wedding I continously receive numerous compliments about the waitstaff, how wonderful the food tasted, and how beautiful the venue appeared inside and outside. The Commons left us with wonderful memories!
AMAZING!!!After visiting multiple local wedding venues,which we found were pricer, when we walked through the doors of The Read more...
AMAZING!!!After visiting multiple local wedding venues,which we found were pricer, when we walked through the doors of The Common's in Topsfield, we knew this was it! The genuine customer service we received from Frank, Kristi, and especially Johanna at all times blew us away! Having worked in customer service myself for many years, the service we all received was the best of the best we felt. I as a bride, had no worries that speical night in December. Johanna had all vendor communication done before I walked in the door that evening. She was relax and outgoing leaving me with no worries. I was so impressed by the attention to detail Johanna displayed! She personally put rose petals down the ceremony aisle and stopped in the bridal sweet on multiple occasions to see if we needed anything! Johanna came to the rescue with her sewing kit when a rip was dicovered on my dress 30 minutes before walking down the aisle! She managed to be there whenever I needed a tissue, and to guide us through the night. She even fixed my makeup foundation at one point! It was almost as if she was reading my mind! We all had so much fun! At the end of the night, Johanna appeared before us with tall glasses of ice water with lemon for my husband and I! WoW! Far too often more people complain rather than give compliments. The Commons bridal consultant Johanna, and staff have set the bar for customer service. I as well as those whom attended the wedding can not say enough great things! Since the wedding I continously receive numerous compliments about the waitstaff, how wonderful the food tasted, and how beautiful the venue appeared inside and outside. The Commons left us with wonderful memories! Read less
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ZOA
Wedding:
11/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was in November 2010. I loved every moment of planning our wedding because of the attention and help that we got from The Commons staff. Every meeting was a pleasure and they made everything so easy. I felt confident that we has a freat team making our day special. I recommend The Commons to couples looking for a special venue site that offers a beautiful site, amazing food, and great people to work with!
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Our wedding was in November 2010. I loved every moment of planning our wedding because of the attention and help that we got from The Commons staff. Every meeting was a pleasure and they made everything so easy. I felt confident that we has a freat team making our day special. I recommend The Commons to couples looking for a special venue site that offers a beautiful site, amazing food, and great people to work with! Read less
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DanielleOct15
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't begin to say enough good things about the Commons!! I loved the venue from the moment we went to look and knew this was where we wanted to have our wedding. Johanna and Kristi were VERY helpful throughout the planning process- they are great with returning phone calls and emails, helping to make decisions along the way and when narrowing down the menu. Also, the night of the wedding Johanna kept everything organized and flowed perfectly! The food... was delicious! Our guests are still telling us how fabulous the food and venue were. Most of all I think The Commons is beautiful both inside and out. It really has a classic New England feel to it. The weather unfortunately did not cooperate the day of our wedding but it really didnt matter. We ended up doing our professional photos upstairs in the reception room and they came out beautiful! I highly recommend the Commons to other couples!
I can't begin to say enough good things about the Commons!! I loved the venue from the moment we went to look and knew Read more...
I can't begin to say enough good things about the Commons!! I loved the venue from the moment we went to look and knew this was where we wanted to have our wedding. Johanna and Kristi were VERY helpful throughout the planning process- they are great with returning phone calls and emails, helping to make decisions along the way and when narrowing down the menu. Also, the night of the wedding Johanna kept everything organized and flowed perfectly! The food... was delicious! Our guests are still telling us how fabulous the food and venue were. Most of all I think The Commons is beautiful both inside and out. It really has a classic New England feel to it. The weather unfortunately did not cooperate the day of our wedding but it really didnt matter. We ended up doing our professional photos upstairs in the reception room and they came out beautiful! I highly recommend the Commons to other couples! Read less
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LianneAldred
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
My 10.10.10 wedding at the commons was AMAZING!!! The food was to die for and the service was exceptional! The grounds are perfect for outdoor pictures and the inside has a warm feeling to it! Their up lighting package and paper lanterns were an amazing touch for a night time wedding!
My 10.10.10 wedding at the commons was AMAZING!!! The food was to die for and the service was exceptional! The grounds are Read more...
My 10.10.10 wedding at the commons was AMAZING!!! The food was to die for and the service was exceptional! The grounds are perfect for outdoor pictures and the inside has a warm feeling to it! Their up lighting package and paper lanterns were an amazing touch for a night time wedding! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/27/2010
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with how perfect our wedding turned out at Topsfield Commons. The setting is beautiful and unique, and the staff made sure no detail was overlooked. From the day we first visited, we knew this was the place. The owners, Frank and Kristi, were incredibly helpful and their passion for what they do is apparent the minute you walk in the door. So much thanks is due to Johanna – she is extraordinary at what she does! We were in contact from the beginning of the planning process to the very end of the night and she made sure everything turned out better than expected. Our guests raved about the food, the atmosphere, the service and all noted how naturally the evening flowed from one moment to the next. Working with everyone here was a pleasure and as the busy bride, I knew I could relax because our day was in such good hands. This place is really the whole package and they created a truly special day that we will never forget!
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We could not have been happier with how perfect our wedding turned out at Topsfield Commons. The setting is beautiful and unique, and the staff made sure no detail was overlooked. From the day we first visited, we knew this was the place. The owners, Frank and Kristi, were incredibly helpful and their passion for what they do is apparent the minute you walk in the door. So much thanks is due to Johanna – she is extraordinary at what she does! We were in contact from the beginning of the planning process to the very end of the night and she made sure everything turned out better than expected. Our guests raved about the food, the atmosphere, the service and all noted how naturally the evening flowed from one moment to the next. Working with everyone here was a pleasure and as the busy bride, I knew I could relax because our day was in such good hands. This place is really the whole package and they created a truly special day that we will never forget! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I have heard nothing but wonderful things about our wedding reception! The overall response was that our wedding reception was very "elegant" and "tasteful". The food was excellent and my guests have described the steak as "melting in your mouth" good! We knew from the day we went there for the first time, that it was the place for us. Almost as easily as we knew we were right for each other. The thing that sealed the deal for me, is Frank and Kristi's passion about their business. You can see that they actually really enjoy what they do!! With the expense of a reception these days, that was important to me. Johanna was also very knowledgeable, helpful, and patient! The waitstaff was very attentive and courteous! Thank you Topsfield Commons...my 7-10-10 wedding was my dream come true!!! :-)
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I have heard nothing but wonderful things about our wedding reception! The overall response was that our wedding reception was very "elegant" and "tasteful". The food was excellent and my guests have described the steak as "melting in your mouth" good! We knew from the day we went there for the first time, that it was the place for us. Almost as easily as we knew we were right for each other. The thing that sealed the deal for me, is Frank and Kristi's passion about their business. You can see that they actually really enjoy what they do!! With the expense of a reception these days, that was important to me. Johanna was also very knowledgeable, helpful, and patient! The waitstaff was very attentive and courteous! Thank you Topsfield Commons...my 7-10-10 wedding was my dream come true!!! :-) Read less
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melyssa
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! They are truely wonderful in all aspects of the word. The Commons was the first and only venue I looked at. I knew from my first meeting that this was the place because of the vibe. Frank, Kristi, and Johanna are beyond words! The food is incredible, the atmosphere is so cozy and intimate, and they have the best staff imaginable. Before I got married I heard only good things from everyone that has mentioned it. Their faces light up and say they had the best time at any wedding there. My guests as well felt the same and so did me, my husband, and my family. The Commons is EXCELLENT! The made my wedding experience a pleasurable and memorable one!
Absolutely amazing! They are truely wonderful in all aspects of the word. The Commons was the first and only venue I Read more...
Absolutely amazing! They are truely wonderful in all aspects of the word. The Commons was the first and only venue I looked at. I knew from my first meeting that this was the place because of the vibe. Frank, Kristi, and Johanna are beyond words! The food is incredible, the atmosphere is so cozy and intimate, and they have the best staff imaginable. Before I got married I heard only good things from everyone that has mentioned it. Their faces light up and say they had the best time at any wedding there. My guests as well felt the same and so did me, my husband, and my family. The Commons is EXCELLENT! The made my wedding experience a pleasurable and memorable one! Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
My daughter, Deanna’s, June wedding was PERFECT! The staff was delightful and accommodating. The food was excellent! You can involve whatever vendors you wish, but the vendors recommended by The Commons were all FABULOUS! Frank was so attentive to everyone, that he accommodated a guest with allergies, by bringing something unique and delicious from the kitchen. Johanna is absolutely charming and incredible. Communication was always prompt; she never made me feel a question was ridiculous. Her attention to details was evident everywhere, and she made it look effortless. If there was something we should have been concerned with…we never even knew it. It should have been stressful, but it wasn’t; everything just flowed. Johanna, Frank, and Kristi navigated our family through the night with foresight, grace and compassion.

I grew up in Topsfield, and used to go to “Sunday school” in the building that is now “The Commons”. It did not look like it does now! Frank and Kristi have created a charming New England venue. There was plenty of space for our 100+ wedding. It was elegant and tasteful. The grounds also made a gorgeous back-drop for professional photos.

Every component took place at this venue; I love that the ceremony and reception were in the same place. “The Commons” only books one wedding on your day/night. Frank, Kristi and Johanna were there through everything, from the very beginning to the very end. It is a family owned business, and it is evident that they are passionate about what they do. They take pride in the beautiful venue they have created, which is what makes this the most FABULOUS place to have your “dream wedding”.

Our guests are still talking about it! I know of at least one guest, who’s relative has booked her wedding at The Commons. In every photograph, people are smiling, laughing and having a wonderful time. Several people have commented that it is the nicest wedding they have been to.

The first venue that my daughter and I looked at was The Topsfield Commons. It was also the last. We knew there was no need to look anywhere else! It was a perfect “dream wedding”, and a night we will never forget. I can’t thank you enough!

THANK YOU!

Paula and Bob Curcio
Deanna and Danay Pangnathip
My daughter, Deanna’s, June wedding was PERFECT! The staff was delightful and accommodating. The food was excellent! You Read more...
My daughter, Deanna’s, June wedding was PERFECT! The staff was delightful and accommodating. The food was excellent! You can involve whatever vendors you wish, but the vendors recommended by The Commons were all FABULOUS! Frank was so attentive to everyone, that he accommodated a guest with allergies, by bringing something unique and delicious from the kitchen. Johanna is absolutely charming and incredible. Communication was always prompt; she never made me feel a question was ridiculous. Her attention to details was evident everywhere, and she made it look effortless. If there was something we should have been concerned with…we never even knew it. It should have been stressful, but it wasn’t; everything just flowed. Johanna, Frank, and Kristi navigated our family through the night with foresight, grace and compassion.

I grew up in Topsfield, and used to go to “Sunday school” in the building that is now “The Commons”. It did not look like it does now! Frank and Kristi have created a charming New England venue. There was plenty of space for our 100+ wedding. It was elegant and tasteful. The grounds also made a gorgeous back-drop for professional photos.

Every component took place at this venue; I love that the ceremony and reception were in the same place. “The Commons” only books one wedding on your day/night. Frank, Kristi and Johanna were there through everything, from the very beginning to the very end. It is a family owned business, and it is evident that they are passionate about what they do. They take pride in the beautiful venue they have created, which is what makes this the most FABULOUS place to have your “dream wedding”.

Our guests are still talking about it! I know of at least one guest, who’s relative has booked her wedding at The Commons. In every photograph, people are smiling, laughing and having a wonderful time. Several people have commented that it is the nicest wedding they have been to.

The first venue that my daughter and I looked at was The Topsfield Commons. It was also the last. We knew there was no need to look anywhere else! It was a perfect “dream wedding”, and a night we will never forget. I can’t thank you enough!

THANK YOU!

Paula and Bob Curcio
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hannahturner16
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Johanna and Frank were amazing!!! Every detail was given a 110% in the work they did. The Commons is an amazing place and not many people seem to know about them. The Prices are unbelievable and their food is unforgetable. We ordered steaks for our guest and no one needed a steak knife to cut them(they used forks) that is how amazing the food was cooked. I cannot express in words how happy I was. The commons makes sure that the brides and grooms have no stress on their big day and Frank(the owner) is there for every wedding to make sure everything goes smoothly from the waiters dressed properly to the last coat being put on at the end of the night. It is truely an amazing place.
Johanna and Frank were amazing!!! Every detail was given a 110% in the work they did. The Commons is an amazing place and Read more...
Johanna and Frank were amazing!!! Every detail was given a 110% in the work they did. The Commons is an amazing place and not many people seem to know about them. The Prices are unbelievable and their food is unforgetable. We ordered steaks for our guest and no one needed a steak knife to cut them(they used forks) that is how amazing the food was cooked. I cannot express in words how happy I was. The commons makes sure that the brides and grooms have no stress on their big day and Frank(the owner) is there for every wedding to make sure everything goes smoothly from the waiters dressed properly to the last coat being put on at the end of the night. It is truely an amazing place. Read less
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ilovedan
Wedding:
2/13/2010
5.0/5.0
The Commons did a tremendous job of making my wedding day absolutely perfect. The staff were extremely accomodating and professional and went above and beyond to make sure every last detail was in place. It is without a doubt that this is one of the top venues to have your wedding on the North Shore!!!
The Commons did a tremendous job of making my wedding day absolutely perfect. The staff were extremely accomodating and Read more...
The Commons did a tremendous job of making my wedding day absolutely perfect. The staff were extremely accomodating and professional and went above and beyond to make sure every last detail was in place. It is without a doubt that this is one of the top venues to have your wedding on the North Shore!!! Read less
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alisonlee84
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing, the service was great, the atmosphere of the commons is beautiful and the coordinators were comprehensively knowledgeable and helpful. It really was the best night of our lives- one we will remember forever!
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The food was amazing, the service was great, the atmosphere of the commons is beautiful and the coordinators were comprehensively knowledgeable and helpful. It really was the best night of our lives- one we will remember forever! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I think everyone did an OUTSTANDING job the day of the wedding to the make sure that everything went smoothly. The service was incredible, the facility was beautiful and is kept immaculate by a staff and ownership that take great pride in what they do. The Commons is a class business with high standards and a proven model for a perfect wedding.
I think everyone did an OUTSTANDING job the day of the wedding to the make sure that everything went smoothly. The service Read more...
I think everyone did an OUTSTANDING job the day of the wedding to the make sure that everything went smoothly. The service was incredible, the facility was beautiful and is kept immaculate by a staff and ownership that take great pride in what they do. The Commons is a class business with high standards and a proven model for a perfect wedding. Read less
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Alexa
Wedding:
11/28/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about the Commons. From the staff to the food everything was fantastic. I have been to a lot of weddings and nothing has compared to the service, professionalism, food...everything. My guest have all said the same thing..."awesome wedding and awesome venue". They made my dream wedding come true.
I can't say enough great things about the Commons. From the staff to the food everything was fantastic. I have been to a Read more...
I can't say enough great things about the Commons. From the staff to the food everything was fantastic. I have been to a lot of weddings and nothing has compared to the service, professionalism, food...everything. My guest have all said the same thing..."awesome wedding and awesome venue". They made my dream wedding come true. Read less
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Phyllis
Wedding:
10/16/2005
5.0/5.0
I was married at The Common's back on October of 2005. I happened to be on this website because I am doing some research a family member when I came across these reviews. After reading a review from "Caroyn" I just had to respond as I am totally shocked with the poor review given to both the Commons and coordinator there. Before booking my own wedding, I had gone to 2 other functions there and I found it to be impeccable each time. When we finally set the date for our wedding, there was no other place that would do but the Commons.

I don't know who she had for her coordinator, I'm guessing Tamie, as she is the most requested coordinator there (I did my research, I contacted references). She did my wedding and it went off without a hitch. I couldn't have asked for a better day or coordinator to get me through it without stressing. She was there when I got there with my girls to get dressed until the last guest left the hall. I not only got complements on the day and the hall, I have received calls from family members wanting to know if I hired her personally or just exclusive with the Commons, she was that good. She was certainly deserving of the $300 tip we gave her for going above and beyond but I was told what I thought was above and beyond was simply Tamie, doing here job. Unprofessional would not be a word used to describe her as she showed such professionalism to our wedding party and guests.

And this woman is complaining that the coordinator had dinner with the staff? Both the coordinator and staff are there for a better part of the entire day/night, long before the guests arrive to assure that you have the best possible day for your wedding and they are there well after everyone is gone. In my eyes, stealing away for a 10 minute for a quick bite to eat (probably cold food) is the least we can allow in return for rolling out an absolutely perfect wedding day.

It sounds like I am taking this review personally and I do. I had such a perfect day there and I would love for other brides to experience the joy I had on that day and with a review like that, people might thing twice. I hope that negative review doesn't hinder anyone from checking it out for themselves, and go and walk the grounds and talk with the staff and you'll see that this woman totally got it wrong.
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I was married at The Common's back on October of 2005. I happened to be on this website because I am doing some research a family member when I came across these reviews. After reading a review from "Caroyn" I just had to respond as I am totally shocked with the poor review given to both the Commons and coordinator there. Before booking my own wedding, I had gone to 2 other functions there and I found it to be impeccable each time. When we finally set the date for our wedding, there was no other place that would do but the Commons.

I don't know who she had for her coordinator, I'm guessing Tamie, as she is the most requested coordinator there (I did my research, I contacted references). She did my wedding and it went off without a hitch. I couldn't have asked for a better day or coordinator to get me through it without stressing. She was there when I got there with my girls to get dressed until the last guest left the hall. I not only got complements on the day and the hall, I have received calls from family members wanting to know if I hired her personally or just exclusive with the Commons, she was that good. She was certainly deserving of the $300 tip we gave her for going above and beyond but I was told what I thought was above and beyond was simply Tamie, doing here job. Unprofessional would not be a word used to describe her as she showed such professionalism to our wedding party and guests.

And this woman is complaining that the coordinator had dinner with the staff? Both the coordinator and staff are there for a better part of the entire day/night, long before the guests arrive to assure that you have the best possible day for your wedding and they are there well after everyone is gone. In my eyes, stealing away for a 10 minute for a quick bite to eat (probably cold food) is the least we can allow in return for rolling out an absolutely perfect wedding day.

It sounds like I am taking this review personally and I do. I had such a perfect day there and I would love for other brides to experience the joy I had on that day and with a review like that, people might thing twice. I hope that negative review doesn't hinder anyone from checking it out for themselves, and go and walk the grounds and talk with the staff and you'll see that this woman totally got it wrong. Read less
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Tinasmom
Wedding:
11/6/2009
5.0/5.0
All I can say is WOW! The Commons was fantastic! Everyone that came to the wedding was just in awe of this place. It was very elegant, the staff was impeccable, the food was fabulous, and the attention to details was spot on. Thanks so much to Christy for all her help. I know that the Commons will be getting many calls for weddings from our friends. Thank you again. My daughters wedding and reception were outstanding!
All I can say is WOW! The Commons was fantastic! Everyone that came to the wedding was just in awe of this place. It was Read more...
All I can say is WOW! The Commons was fantastic! Everyone that came to the wedding was just in awe of this place. It was very elegant, the staff was impeccable, the food was fabulous, and the attention to details was spot on. Thanks so much to Christy for all her help. I know that the Commons will be getting many calls for weddings from our friends. Thank you again. My daughters wedding and reception were outstanding! Read less
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adrienne
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about The Commons. Right from the getgo Kristi was a wonderful help. She was great about answering any questions, and helping me find vendors. Our coordinator Shellie was just as fantastic. She made my wedding day an absolute dream. I honestly didn't have any stress on the day of my wedding, she made everything flow so easily...even the things that weren't perfect. The food was fantastic, and all of my guests have commented saying so. We are so happy we chose the commons for our wedding, it wouldn't have been as perfect anywhere else!
I cannot say enough good things about The Commons. Right from the getgo Kristi was a wonderful help. She was great about Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about The Commons. Right from the getgo Kristi was a wonderful help. She was great about answering any questions, and helping me find vendors. Our coordinator Shellie was just as fantastic. She made my wedding day an absolute dream. I honestly didn't have any stress on the day of my wedding, she made everything flow so easily...even the things that weren't perfect. The food was fantastic, and all of my guests have commented saying so. We are so happy we chose the commons for our wedding, it wouldn't have been as perfect anywhere else! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
My father had a stoke in Feb 2009 and we almost got married in his room because we didn't know if he would survive. He did but with many problems. I had to rescheduled the food tasting in March and explained we wanted my dad there. June, a few days before the tasting my mom was hospitalized and she couldn't have the meal and they offered to make her broth. The tasting was suppose to be on the main floor and it was for everyone else. Kristi met us at the side door and her husband help me carry my father through the kitchen. They had a table waiting for us on the lower level. She made sure the meal provided was something my dad could eat. Kristi personally served us as she ran around checking on other brides. Shortly after, I received an email from her telling me they installed a chair on the back steps to get my father/guests up and down. She said she thought of me and had to tell me first. She didn't want me to worry about getting dad upstairs. I truely feel most venues would not have helped my family the way the The Commons did. Kristi and Frank allowed my family to come in and practice walking down the aisle with my dad before the rehearsal (because he was still learning how to walk). Since Feb the whole process was extremely stressful and they made our day very special. If there were any problems I never knew about them. If you need a place to get married look at The Commons. Kristi, Frank and the staff are amazing. The food was wonderful and the scallops wrapped in bacon are a must!!!!!! Kristi, along with the rest of the staff were quick to respond to emails and accommodate my family in any way possible. If you have any questions please ask Kristi for my phone number.


SBW
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My father had a stoke in Feb 2009 and we almost got married in his room because we didn't know if he would survive. He did but with many problems. I had to rescheduled the food tasting in March and explained we wanted my dad there. June, a few days before the tasting my mom was hospitalized and she couldn't have the meal and they offered to make her broth. The tasting was suppose to be on the main floor and it was for everyone else. Kristi met us at the side door and her husband help me carry my father through the kitchen. They had a table waiting for us on the lower level. She made sure the meal provided was something my dad could eat. Kristi personally served us as she ran around checking on other brides. Shortly after, I received an email from her telling me they installed a chair on the back steps to get my father/guests up and down. She said she thought of me and had to tell me first. She didn't want me to worry about getting dad upstairs. I truely feel most venues would not have helped my family the way the The Commons did. Kristi and Frank allowed my family to come in and practice walking down the aisle with my dad before the rehearsal (because he was still learning how to walk). Since Feb the whole process was extremely stressful and they made our day very special. If there were any problems I never knew about them. If you need a place to get married look at The Commons. Kristi, Frank and the staff are amazing. The food was wonderful and the scallops wrapped in bacon are a must!!!!!! Kristi, along with the rest of the staff were quick to respond to emails and accommodate my family in any way possible. If you have any questions please ask Kristi for my phone number.


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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
FABULOUS! FABULOUS! FABULOUS! I strongly reccomend. They went above and beyond andthing i could have asked for. I got so many compliments on every aspect of my wedding. They did not leave one stone unturned. Everything was perfect!!!
FABULOUS! FABULOUS! FABULOUS! I strongly reccomend. They went above and beyond andthing i could have asked for. I got so Read more...
FABULOUS! FABULOUS! FABULOUS! I strongly reccomend. They went above and beyond andthing i could have asked for. I got so many compliments on every aspect of my wedding. They did not leave one stone unturned. Everything was perfect!!! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
4/26/2009
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my wedding day at the Commons. We were married this past April 2009. The food, the amosphere and especially the staff was superb. Kristi was so accomodating and professional. She kept the planning and the big day worry-free. The food couldn't have been better. Our guests raved at how delicious the meal was. I would highly recommend this faciility to anyone. A perfect day is what any bride and groom would want and that is what we got!!! THANK YOU.
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I absolutely loved my wedding day at the Commons. We were married this past April 2009. The food, the amosphere and especially the staff was superb. Kristi was so accomodating and professional. She kept the planning and the big day worry-free. The food couldn't have been better. Our guests raved at how delicious the meal was. I would highly recommend this faciility to anyone. A perfect day is what any bride and groom would want and that is what we got!!! THANK YOU. Read less
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Craiga421
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to even begin writing a review......there are so many wonderful things to say I would need to write a book.
First of all this was a gay wedding. Not only were Kristi and Frank accomodating, the genders of the "bride and groom" had absolutely no bearing whatsoever...we were treated with courtesy, professionalism, respect from start to finish.
From the monent I walked into The Commons I knew this is where I wanted the wedding to be....it has New England charm without being too much and has a certain solemn elegance which is so rare....so far removed from your typical hotel wedding venue.
Kristi is a doll. She had so many wonderful recommendations, ideas and her thoughfulness still brings tears to both my husbands and my eyes.
Not a single detail was ommitted or overlooked.
Phone calls were promptly returned and all questions...no matter how minor or silly were answered.
The food was beyond superb. Forget the usual fare of weddings....this food was cuisine.....the presentation was fantastic and the taste was even better. We have alot of "foodies" in our crowd and all were pleasantly surprised at the quality and taste of the meal served.
We were treated like kings from the beginning right til the time we walked out the door the night of the wedding. Frank even helped us load up our car with the gifts and extra cake.....
I wish we could do it all over again.....and honestly there isnt much I would change...having The Commons and Frank and Kristi as part of the day made it what it was....we get comments to this day - 8 months later - about the wedding....it was that wonderful!
I cannot begin to even begin writing a review......there are so many wonderful things to say I would need to write a Read more...
I cannot begin to even begin writing a review......there are so many wonderful things to say I would need to write a book.
First of all this was a gay wedding. Not only were Kristi and Frank accomodating, the genders of the "bride and groom" had absolutely no bearing whatsoever...we were treated with courtesy, professionalism, respect from start to finish.
From the monent I walked into The Commons I knew this is where I wanted the wedding to be....it has New England charm without being too much and has a certain solemn elegance which is so rare....so far removed from your typical hotel wedding venue.
Kristi is a doll. She had so many wonderful recommendations, ideas and her thoughfulness still brings tears to both my husbands and my eyes.
Not a single detail was ommitted or overlooked.
Phone calls were promptly returned and all questions...no matter how minor or silly were answered.
The food was beyond superb. Forget the usual fare of weddings....this food was cuisine.....the presentation was fantastic and the taste was even better. We have alot of "foodies" in our crowd and all were pleasantly surprised at the quality and taste of the meal served.
We were treated like kings from the beginning right til the time we walked out the door the night of the wedding. Frank even helped us load up our car with the gifts and extra cake.....
I wish we could do it all over again.....and honestly there isnt much I would change...having The Commons and Frank and Kristi as part of the day made it what it was....we get comments to this day - 8 months later - about the wedding....it was that wonderful! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/2/2006
5.0/5.0
The Commons was the 3rd place we visited and we just happened to be visiting the day of the first snow fall in October 2006. We fell in love with the New England charm and elegance of the venue. We chose a winter wedding date December 2,2006. It was so easy working with the staff at The Commons, they were flexible with dates and time of our occasion and do not double book weddings on the same day. So our event was the main event for the day. The Commons is beautiful inside and out with lots of attention to detail.

During the planning process we had a minor set back with our bakery, there was an explosion near the bakery 6 days prior to our wedding and the bakery was badly damaged. The Commons was able to recommend another bakery that stepped in and did a great job! We never felt pressured to spend more on amenities and there were no surprise charges. We even got to chose our liquor vendor. A note on Topsfield, it is a dry town so if you want to serve liquor you must BYOB. The Commons will serve the alcohol and charge a flat fee per person, so it works out to be a pretty cheap open bar.

Our guests are still talking about the beauty of the hall and the food! On our wedding day we felt like royalty, every detail was looked after and I didn't have to worry about a thing! The wedding coordinator was so professional and wonderful! We loved this vendor and recommend it to anyway that wants a classy elegant wedding!
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The Commons was the 3rd place we visited and we just happened to be visiting the day of the first snow fall in October 2006. We fell in love with the New England charm and elegance of the venue. We chose a winter wedding date December 2,2006. It was so easy working with the staff at The Commons, they were flexible with dates and time of our occasion and do not double book weddings on the same day. So our event was the main event for the day. The Commons is beautiful inside and out with lots of attention to detail.

During the planning process we had a minor set back with our bakery, there was an explosion near the bakery 6 days prior to our wedding and the bakery was badly damaged. The Commons was able to recommend another bakery that stepped in and did a great job! We never felt pressured to spend more on amenities and there were no surprise charges. We even got to chose our liquor vendor. A note on Topsfield, it is a dry town so if you want to serve liquor you must BYOB. The Commons will serve the alcohol and charge a flat fee per person, so it works out to be a pretty cheap open bar.

Our guests are still talking about the beauty of the hall and the food! On our wedding day we felt like royalty, every detail was looked after and I didn't have to worry about a thing! The wedding coordinator was so professional and wonderful! We loved this vendor and recommend it to anyway that wants a classy elegant wedding! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/11/2006
5.0/5.0
We blocked rooms at a nearby hotel and were able to get a shuttle service for our guests from the event venue to the hotel and back again free of charge to the guests.
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We blocked rooms at a nearby hotel and were able to get a shuttle service for our guests from the event venue to the hotel and back again free of charge to the guests. Read less
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Happy Bride :)
Wedding:
11/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I just got married at The Commons in late November and I have to say I had my dream wedding at the perfect place.
My Fiancé and I first toured The Commons a year and a half ago, in July, and met with one of the owners, Frank. (Frank & Kristi are the owners and are husband & wife) We loved the place right away. It was inviting and had the charm we were looking for - a classic New England feel and look on the outside; warm and inviting on the inside, with 3 fireplaces, hardwood floors and a grand ballroom with high ceilings. I visited one other place to compare and was instantly convinced we had picked the perfect place for our wedding. Not to mention Frank was a hoot and we had a good vibe from him. I also liked that the cocktail hour would be downstairs and the reception event took place in a separate room upstairs. The other place I looked at was similar to The Commons, but did not offer a separate room. Lastly, we knew we wanted to get married in the fall, but after Frank explained how they put holiday lights and wreaths on the front façade of the building, we decided to make it a late November wedding – just in time for the lights and wreaths to go up.
Its family owned and I loved that. I worked with Kristi and one of the wedding planners, Johanna, during my planning and they were nothing but warm, friendly, polite, courteous and attentive. I am one for the warm and fuzzy treatment, especially in planning my wedding and wanted everything to be perfect, of course. They help guide you along in the process and genuinely care about making sure your day is perfect - like it was their own. During the big day they are by your side throughout, but are not overbearing or pushy.
There were few occasions when I had a concern about something and when I did, my mind was put at ease...I know that is difficult when you're the bride, planning your big day, but my advice to brides is - do your research, read reviews and ask around. I was surprised to find out how many people/friends of friends that knew about The Commons and had great experiences there. All of that feedback helped put my mind at ease and I had less stress because of it.
The food was very good. During my planning process they switched to in house catering and at first I was surprised, however after I went to a tasting, I had no doubt the food was still going to be great - and it was.
Many of my family and friends commented to my now husband and I about how great the wedding was and how great the food was. We had a little under 100 guests - it was spacious with plenty of room for dancing, but still had that close/cozy feel. You did not feel like the room was too overwhelming for the crowd.

My wedding was wonderful and perfect - thanks to The Commons. I told them I want to get married again and again - well, ok, renew my vows - and I will be back to do it there :)
I just got married at The Commons in late November and I have to say I had my dream wedding at the perfect place.
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I just got married at The Commons in late November and I have to say I had my dream wedding at the perfect place.
My Fiancé and I first toured The Commons a year and a half ago, in July, and met with one of the owners, Frank. (Frank & Kristi are the owners and are husband & wife) We loved the place right away. It was inviting and had the charm we were looking for - a classic New England feel and look on the outside; warm and inviting on the inside, with 3 fireplaces, hardwood floors and a grand ballroom with high ceilings. I visited one other place to compare and was instantly convinced we had picked the perfect place for our wedding. Not to mention Frank was a hoot and we had a good vibe from him. I also liked that the cocktail hour would be downstairs and the reception event took place in a separate room upstairs. The other place I looked at was similar to The Commons, but did not offer a separate room. Lastly, we knew we wanted to get married in the fall, but after Frank explained how they put holiday lights and wreaths on the front façade of the building, we decided to make it a late November wedding – just in time for the lights and wreaths to go up.
Its family owned and I loved that. I worked with Kristi and one of the wedding planners, Johanna, during my planning and they were nothing but warm, friendly, polite, courteous and attentive. I am one for the warm and fuzzy treatment, especially in planning my wedding and wanted everything to be perfect, of course. They help guide you along in the process and genuinely care about making sure your day is perfect - like it was their own. During the big day they are by your side throughout, but are not overbearing or pushy.
There were few occasions when I had a concern about something and when I did, my mind was put at ease...I know that is difficult when you're the bride, planning your big day, but my advice to brides is - do your research, read reviews and ask around. I was surprised to find out how many people/friends of friends that knew about The Commons and had great experiences there. All of that feedback helped put my mind at ease and I had less stress because of it.
The food was very good. During my planning process they switched to in house catering and at first I was surprised, however after I went to a tasting, I had no doubt the food was still going to be great - and it was.
Many of my family and friends commented to my now husband and I about how great the wedding was and how great the food was. We had a little under 100 guests - it was spacious with plenty of room for dancing, but still had that close/cozy feel. You did not feel like the room was too overwhelming for the crowd.

My wedding was wonderful and perfect - thanks to The Commons. I told them I want to get married again and again - well, ok, renew my vows - and I will be back to do it there :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
It rained on my wedding day. This was not a problem at the Commons. My wedding was to be outside in the garden, but the Commons inside option is second to none! Tall windows fill the room with light. Inside does not feel like plan B.

Maura, our wedding coordinator at the Commons, was able to be reached. I planned my wedding in 8 months to coordinate family from Japan. Thank God the Commons and Maura made sure everything ran smoothly.

There is stress in spending money, making decisions, working with family, but none of my stress came from the Commons. I provided decor for the wedding with instructions; Maura put everything out beautifully. Dietary restrictions; not a problem. Language barrier; Maura ensured the wait staff had a translation of dinner selections. Even after the wedding, Maura called my bakery and had a cake topped made for me.

At the Commons, your day what they are focused on, and they are experts. Having my wedding inside was a quick change. They set your ceremony up on the 2nd floor. While guests are enjoying cocktails on the 1st flr, the 2nd flr is converter with amazing detail into your reception room. Food is all served at the same time and is restaurant quality. My only regret, I wanted to try the duck hors d'oeuvre but was thinking about other things on that day :) I am not usually a fan of cheese tables (they can be boring) but the option at the Commons is amazing. Blueberry goat cheese was my favorite so Maura made sure I had it in the bridal suit.

Weddings are expensive, but the Commons is an amazing value. You don't waste time on your special day. You don't have to stress your aunt will be served something she’s allergic to. The staff is friendly+professional. They take care of you and your guests and are happy to do so. The staff brought us drinks to the dance floor so we never missed anything. You don't even have to worry about crying and messing up your make up because Maura is there with a tissue at just the right time.
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It rained on my wedding day. This was not a problem at the Commons. My wedding was to be outside in the garden, but the Commons inside option is second to none! Tall windows fill the room with light. Inside does not feel like plan B.

Maura, our wedding coordinator at the Commons, was able to be reached. I planned my wedding in 8 months to coordinate family from Japan. Thank God the Commons and Maura made sure everything ran smoothly.

There is stress in spending money, making decisions, working with family, but none of my stress came from the Commons. I provided decor for the wedding with instructions; Maura put everything out beautifully. Dietary restrictions; not a problem. Language barrier; Maura ensured the wait staff had a translation of dinner selections. Even after the wedding, Maura called my bakery and had a cake topped made for me.

At the Commons, your day what they are focused on, and they are experts. Having my wedding inside was a quick change. They set your ceremony up on the 2nd floor. While guests are enjoying cocktails on the 1st flr, the 2nd flr is converter with amazing detail into your reception room. Food is all served at the same time and is restaurant quality. My only regret, I wanted to try the duck hors d'oeuvre but was thinking about other things on that day :) I am not usually a fan of cheese tables (they can be boring) but the option at the Commons is amazing. Blueberry goat cheese was my favorite so Maura made sure I had it in the bridal suit.

Weddings are expensive, but the Commons is an amazing value. You don't waste time on your special day. You don't have to stress your aunt will be served something she’s allergic to. The staff is friendly+professional. They take care of you and your guests and are happy to do so. The staff brought us drinks to the dance floor so we never missed anything. You don't even have to worry about crying and messing up your make up because Maura is there with a tissue at just the right time. Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
10/19/2012
4.9/5.0
From the first moment we stepped through the door at the Commons 1854, we knew this was the "one" . It spoke classic New England and felt intimate.
We knew we were right once we met with Maura , our wedding coordinator. She made the process so easy and put us at ease. She really listened to how we envisioned our wedding and made great suggestions. The food was delicious and our guests raved about it. One of guests is a professional chef and he gave the food great reviews!!! The cocktail hour also was exceptional and again our guests raved about the passed hors d'oeuvres' and service. The staff was very attentive and accommodating!
We would highly recommend the Commons 1854 to anyone who is looking for an exquisite venue for their ceremony and/or reception on the North Shore.
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From the first moment we stepped through the door at the Commons 1854, we knew this was the "one" . It spoke classic New England and felt intimate.
We knew we were right once we met with Maura , our wedding coordinator. She made the process so easy and put us at ease. She really listened to how we envisioned our wedding and made great suggestions. The food was delicious and our guests raved about it. One of guests is a professional chef and he gave the food great reviews!!! The cocktail hour also was exceptional and again our guests raved about the passed hors d'oeuvres' and service. The staff was very attentive and accommodating!
We would highly recommend the Commons 1854 to anyone who is looking for an exquisite venue for their ceremony and/or reception on the North Shore. Read less
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lapt19
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.9/5.0
Stellar. That's all I can say. My wedding was so perfect I can't even describe it and it was mostly due to the fact that this venue, its owners, and its manager Johanna absolutely worked their tails off to make sure it was stunning. Everything was just as I had imagined it would be. The food was perfect, the service amazing, and the venue itself just shined. You couldn't ask for a better place. Just wonderful.
Stellar. That's all I can say. My wedding was so perfect I can't even describe it and it was mostly due to the fact that Read more...
Stellar. That's all I can say. My wedding was so perfect I can't even describe it and it was mostly due to the fact that this venue, its owners, and its manager Johanna absolutely worked their tails off to make sure it was stunning. Everything was just as I had imagined it would be. The food was perfect, the service amazing, and the venue itself just shined. You couldn't ask for a better place. Just wonderful. Read less
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Toralina
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.9/5.0
Johanna at The Commons 1854 is a godsend! From early planning meetings to the end of your reception she is there for you. Everything was set up as we had wanted, no detail was missed, and guests were commenting at how smoothly and efficiently she ran the whole event. It was great to feel like I didn't have to worry about anything during my reception! If you're looking for a classy, historic wedding venue where you'll feel like you're the only bride then this is the place to go.
Johanna at The Commons 1854 is a godsend! From early planning meetings to the end of your reception she is there for you. Read more...
Johanna at The Commons 1854 is a godsend! From early planning meetings to the end of your reception she is there for you. Everything was set up as we had wanted, no detail was missed, and guests were commenting at how smoothly and efficiently she ran the whole event. It was great to feel like I didn't have to worry about anything during my reception! If you're looking for a classy, historic wedding venue where you'll feel like you're the only bride then this is the place to go. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
In so many ways, The Commons 1854 is amazing. The owners, Kristi and Frank, and the General Manager and wedding coordinator extraordinaire, Johanna, are wonderful people who take pride in their work. They're friendly, responsive, professional, fun, love good food and wine, know what they're doing, and were a pleasure to deal with from the first day we saw the venue until the day we dropped by to say thank you after our wedding. The cost is reasonable and they don't try to up-sell a bunch of unnecessary stuff. To the contrary, they'll suggest ways to keep costs down and recommend vendors who are a fantastic value. The place is beautiful, we loved it and received so many compliments from our guests about what a wonderful venue it is.
Our only quibbles are so minor that we debated whether to mention them here. But, in the interest of full disclosure, here they are:
We didn't know this until after the wedding but they ran out of one of our entree choices. One of our bridesmaids was approached and asked if she would mind having the one she didn't order. Although she wasn't happy about it, she agreed. They then served her entire table that entree. I should note that not everyone at this table was a member of the wedding party and this bridesmaid had no idea she was agreeing on behalf of the table. Not an ideal way to handle this situation.
Again, not a big deal but there was a shortage of mirrors available. We're two brides who wanted to get ready in separate rooms and this meant one of us got a full-length mirror and the other a small mirror on top of a table. This was fine but when we returned from taking some pre-ceremony photos and wanted to touch up hair and makeup, the mirror had disappeared from the room where we could be out of sight from arriving guests.
Finally, despite assurances that the servers would find guests during cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, a significant number of our guests had no idea there was more than one or two passed hors d'oeuvres available. I don't think anyone went away hungry and the food that we ate was lovely so this is yet another very minor issue.
We loved our wedding and were so happy with The Commons 1854. We highly recommend it.
In so many ways, The Commons 1854 is amazing. The owners, Kristi and Frank, and the General Manager and wedding Read more...
In so many ways, The Commons 1854 is amazing. The owners, Kristi and Frank, and the General Manager and wedding coordinator extraordinaire, Johanna, are wonderful people who take pride in their work. They're friendly, responsive, professional, fun, love good food and wine, know what they're doing, and were a pleasure to deal with from the first day we saw the venue until the day we dropped by to say thank you after our wedding. The cost is reasonable and they don't try to up-sell a bunch of unnecessary stuff. To the contrary, they'll suggest ways to keep costs down and recommend vendors who are a fantastic value. The place is beautiful, we loved it and received so many compliments from our guests about what a wonderful venue it is.
Our only quibbles are so minor that we debated whether to mention them here. But, in the interest of full disclosure, here they are:
We didn't know this until after the wedding but they ran out of one of our entree choices. One of our bridesmaids was approached and asked if she would mind having the one she didn't order. Although she wasn't happy about it, she agreed. They then served her entire table that entree. I should note that not everyone at this table was a member of the wedding party and this bridesmaid had no idea she was agreeing on behalf of the table. Not an ideal way to handle this situation.
Again, not a big deal but there was a shortage of mirrors available. We're two brides who wanted to get ready in separate rooms and this meant one of us got a full-length mirror and the other a small mirror on top of a table. This was fine but when we returned from taking some pre-ceremony photos and wanted to touch up hair and makeup, the mirror had disappeared from the room where we could be out of sight from arriving guests.
Finally, despite assurances that the servers would find guests during cocktail hour with passed hors d'oeuvres, a significant number of our guests had no idea there was more than one or two passed hors d'oeuvres available. I don't think anyone went away hungry and the food that we ate was lovely so this is yet another very minor issue.
We loved our wedding and were so happy with The Commons 1854. We highly recommend it. Read less
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MidnightC3
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.9/5.0
My husband and I are both vegetarian, and the menu that the Commons provided for us to select from was exceptional. Our entire wedding was vegetarian, and everyone loved how great the food was. Cristi and Johanna were wonderfully kind, efficient, and quick to take our phone calls and answer our questions. The only negative was the tasting - there are only a few days to taste, and as we live out of state, it was difficult to attend. Plus, the option of dishes to taste was limited. Still, we would highly recommend the Commons to other couples.
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My husband and I are both vegetarian, and the menu that the Commons provided for us to select from was exceptional. Our entire wedding was vegetarian, and everyone loved how great the food was. Cristi and Johanna were wonderfully kind, efficient, and quick to take our phone calls and answer our questions. The only negative was the tasting - there are only a few days to taste, and as we live out of state, it was difficult to attend. Plus, the option of dishes to taste was limited. Still, we would highly recommend the Commons to other couples. Read less
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Katie & Keith T,
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.9/5.0
The Commons 1854 was Amazing. It was better then we ever though it would be. Johanna and Kristi are Awesome. They are sweet, accomodation, and professional. They would work around our work schedules to setup meetings. They have awesome suggestions. Really great people to work with. The commons is simple on the outside but absolutely stunning on the inside. The Food is fabulous. We had Chicken Florentine, Beef tendeloin and the Salmon. all very good. best salmon i have had. Wish they had a restaurant so good. The Staff is great. Everyone at our wedding had a great time. We have heard so many great comments from our family and friends about our wedding. We will definitely be recommending this venue! It's all about the details and The Commons do an Amazing Job.

Thanks for everything!
The Commons 1854 was Amazing. It was better then we ever though it would be. Johanna and Kristi are Awesome. They are Read more...
The Commons 1854 was Amazing. It was better then we ever though it would be. Johanna and Kristi are Awesome. They are sweet, accomodation, and professional. They would work around our work schedules to setup meetings. They have awesome suggestions. Really great people to work with. The commons is simple on the outside but absolutely stunning on the inside. The Food is fabulous. We had Chicken Florentine, Beef tendeloin and the Salmon. all very good. best salmon i have had. Wish they had a restaurant so good. The Staff is great. Everyone at our wedding had a great time. We have heard so many great comments from our family and friends about our wedding. We will definitely be recommending this venue! It's all about the details and The Commons do an Amazing Job.

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Susan
Wedding:
10/8/2010
4.9/5.0
What a fantastic venue for our wedding. The owners and employees are wonderful and helpful. Kristi helped me with almost all of my vendors. She helped me find people that I loved to work with and they all did a fantastic job. The site is beautiful. The staff are great and profesional. The food was fantastic. My night was magical. Johanna brough me through the whole night and was a great help. My guests had only wonderful things to say about the wedding. Thanks for a great day to remember.
What a fantastic venue for our wedding. The owners and employees are wonderful and helpful. Kristi helped me with almost Read more...
What a fantastic venue for our wedding. The owners and employees are wonderful and helpful. Kristi helped me with almost all of my vendors. She helped me find people that I loved to work with and they all did a fantastic job. The site is beautiful. The staff are great and profesional. The food was fantastic. My night was magical. Johanna brough me through the whole night and was a great help. My guests had only wonderful things to say about the wedding. Thanks for a great day to remember. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
9/3/2010
4.9/5.0
I don't even know where to begin, talking about our wedding at The Commons. First, we worked with Johanna and Kristi, who were the most responsive, responsible, hard-working people I have encountered in this entire process. I thought they did everything behind the scenes, but that night, Johanna was bringing out food, pouring champagne, and running around to make sure that everything was perfect - and perfect doesn't even describe how incredible our night at The Commons was.
The food was out of this world, and the venue was absolutely perfect. They worked with us in so many ways to make exactly what we wanted happen, and went as far as BUILDING an ice cream station for our "make your own sundae" bar, in lieu of a traditional cake. I'm an extremely detailed person, and very particular. Therefore, there were about 1,000,000 little details in our wedding, and I was almost positive something was going to be left out or forgotten, naturally. My husband and I are STILL talking about how flawless everything was, even better than we had planned or anticipated. It was a flawless night, and they made every single one of our dreams come true. I would recommend this site to everyone and anyone; the costs are EXTREMELY reasonable, especially for the service and attention you get. Unmatched. My only regret is not being able to relive it again, because it was absolutely the most perfect night of our lives - there is no other place in the world we would have rather gotten married.
I don't even know where to begin, talking about our wedding at The Commons. First, we worked with Johanna and Kristi, who Read more...
I don't even know where to begin, talking about our wedding at The Commons. First, we worked with Johanna and Kristi, who were the most responsive, responsible, hard-working people I have encountered in this entire process. I thought they did everything behind the scenes, but that night, Johanna was bringing out food, pouring champagne, and running around to make sure that everything was perfect - and perfect doesn't even describe how incredible our night at The Commons was.
The food was out of this world, and the venue was absolutely perfect. They worked with us in so many ways to make exactly what we wanted happen, and went as far as BUILDING an ice cream station for our "make your own sundae" bar, in lieu of a traditional cake. I'm an extremely detailed person, and very particular. Therefore, there were about 1,000,000 little details in our wedding, and I was almost positive something was going to be left out or forgotten, naturally. My husband and I are STILL talking about how flawless everything was, even better than we had planned or anticipated. It was a flawless night, and they made every single one of our dreams come true. I would recommend this site to everyone and anyone; the costs are EXTREMELY reasonable, especially for the service and attention you get. Unmatched. My only regret is not being able to relive it again, because it was absolutely the most perfect night of our lives - there is no other place in the world we would have rather gotten married. Read less
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emmywsc
Wedding:
1/1/2010
4.9/5.0
The staff at the Commons was amazing and made sure that every detail was taken care of on my wedding day. The venue was beautiful and the bridal coordinators, managers, waitstaff, and everyone else at the Commons was friendly and accommodating. When it came to the big day, I didn't have to worry about a thing - it was all taken care of by Johanna, Frank and Kristi. They were amazing!! I would recommend definitely reccommend this venue to anyone who wants a stress free, seamless, and beautiful event!
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The staff at the Commons was amazing and made sure that every detail was taken care of on my wedding day. The venue was beautiful and the bridal coordinators, managers, waitstaff, and everyone else at the Commons was friendly and accommodating. When it came to the big day, I didn't have to worry about a thing - it was all taken care of by Johanna, Frank and Kristi. They were amazing!! I would recommend definitely reccommend this venue to anyone who wants a stress free, seamless, and beautiful event! Read less
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Brett & Stephen
Wedding:
9/20/2013
4.8/5.0
We had an amazing time at our wedding and so did everyone else :) We received positive feedback from all our guests and could not be happier! Johanna and Kristi were wonderful to work with and were very attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent and the team was on top of all the events throughout the night that took place. It is exactly what we planned and it was the best day of our lives! Thank you!
We had an amazing time at our wedding and so did everyone else :) We received positive feedback from all our guests and Read more...
We had an amazing time at our wedding and so did everyone else :) We received positive feedback from all our guests and could not be happier! Johanna and Kristi were wonderful to work with and were very attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent and the team was on top of all the events throughout the night that took place. It is exactly what we planned and it was the best day of our lives! Thank you! Read less
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lisa
Wedding:
10/12/2012
4.8/5.0
The Commons did a fantastic job! I was thrilled with everything. The place looked beautiful. The food was excellent. We received so many compliments on both. Johanna was amazing as a coordinator. She was on top of everything. The whole night ran perfectly and I never had to worry about a thing.
The Commons did a fantastic job! I was thrilled with everything. The place looked beautiful. The food was excellent. We Read more...
The Commons did a fantastic job! I was thrilled with everything. The place looked beautiful. The food was excellent. We received so many compliments on both. Johanna was amazing as a coordinator. She was on top of everything. The whole night ran perfectly and I never had to worry about a thing. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.8/5.0
The Commons was an absolutely beautiful place to have our wedding. At first we were sad that the weather prevented us from having an outdoor ceremony but the indoor ceremony ended up being amazing. The service was great and they made sure that we as the bride and groom got everything we needed (one of the wait staff even helped get a stain out of my wedding dress and bustle it). The food was delicious and the timing of it was perfect without any awkward breaks leaving plenty of time for dancing.
The Commons was an absolutely beautiful place to have our wedding. At first we were sad that the weather prevented us from Read more...
The Commons was an absolutely beautiful place to have our wedding. At first we were sad that the weather prevented us from having an outdoor ceremony but the indoor ceremony ended up being amazing. The service was great and they made sure that we as the bride and groom got everything we needed (one of the wait staff even helped get a stain out of my wedding dress and bustle it). The food was delicious and the timing of it was perfect without any awkward breaks leaving plenty of time for dancing. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.8/5.0
Our wedding was perfect. Everyone raved about the food and the venue. The Commons team did a wonderful job coordinating the day. I was an out of state bride and the wedding was planned with a great deal of help from my mother and grandmother. The Commons did a great job of balancing all the input. I would highly recommend having your wedding at The Commons!
Our wedding was perfect. Everyone raved about the food and the venue. The Commons team did a wonderful job coordinating Read more...
Our wedding was perfect. Everyone raved about the food and the venue. The Commons team did a wonderful job coordinating the day. I was an out of state bride and the wedding was planned with a great deal of help from my mother and grandmother. The Commons did a great job of balancing all the input. I would highly recommend having your wedding at The Commons! Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
8/19/2012
4.8/5.0
The Commons is a wonderful venue to celebrate your marriage. The ballroom is beautiful, the food is delicious and the staff is tremendously friendly. We really felt like a king and queen that day. Our coordinator (Maura) was completely accommodating to us as well as our guests. They made sure that anyone who had a special request or need was taken care of. We received many compliments from our family and friends about how perfect the ceremony and reception went. We are so glad we chose the Commons. Thanks, again!!
The Commons is a wonderful venue to celebrate your marriage. The ballroom is beautiful, the food is delicious and the Read more...
The Commons is a wonderful venue to celebrate your marriage. The ballroom is beautiful, the food is delicious and the staff is tremendously friendly. We really felt like a king and queen that day. Our coordinator (Maura) was completely accommodating to us as well as our guests. They made sure that anyone who had a special request or need was taken care of. We received many compliments from our family and friends about how perfect the ceremony and reception went. We are so glad we chose the Commons. Thanks, again!! Read less
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EHursey
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.8/5.0
My husband and I searched for the perfect place to have our May 2010 wedding and The Commons was IT! We are so incredibly happy with our decision to have our wedding there because the wedding was FLAWLESS! Johanna and Kristi are great to work with! They are willing to meet with you and communicate via phone and e-mail essentially whenever you want! I always felt comfortable throughout the wedding planning process because I knew we were in good hands. Their recommendations for vendors are very helpful and if you go with their recommended vendors you know you are getting the best of the best!

The day of the wedding went to incredibly smoothly that I 100% enjoyed myself and did not worry about a thing! Johanna was amazing! I honestly do not know how she does it all! Our guests raved about our wedding for weeks after and my sister already has said she wants to have her wedding reception there. The building itself is absoultely gorgeous, the food is so delicious and the staff are make it all come together. I cannot say enough about The Commons- it is the most magical place to have your wedding!
My husband and I searched for the perfect place to have our May 2010 wedding and The Commons was IT! We are so incredibly Read more...
My husband and I searched for the perfect place to have our May 2010 wedding and The Commons was IT! We are so incredibly happy with our decision to have our wedding there because the wedding was FLAWLESS! Johanna and Kristi are great to work with! They are willing to meet with you and communicate via phone and e-mail essentially whenever you want! I always felt comfortable throughout the wedding planning process because I knew we were in good hands. Their recommendations for vendors are very helpful and if you go with their recommended vendors you know you are getting the best of the best!

The day of the wedding went to incredibly smoothly that I 100% enjoyed myself and did not worry about a thing! Johanna was amazing! I honestly do not know how she does it all! Our guests raved about our wedding for weeks after and my sister already has said she wants to have her wedding reception there. The building itself is absoultely gorgeous, the food is so delicious and the staff are make it all come together. I cannot say enough about The Commons- it is the most magical place to have your wedding! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
The venue and catering was everything The Commons promised it would be and more. The services and suggestions provided by Johanna and Frank were always helpful. On the day of the Wedding everything ran smoothly, and our guests couldn't stop raving about the service of the staff, the quality of the food, and the elegance of the venue! People are still calling us about it 2 months later!! We had 200 guests and the room size kept it intimate. The dance floor was packed- and everyone had a blast! Having been to many venues, The Commons is the most beautiful place around, and you can be confident everyone will have a good meal :) I couldn't have found a better place, they keep their brides, grooms, and guests happy!!
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The venue and catering was everything The Commons promised it would be and more. The services and suggestions provided by Johanna and Frank were always helpful. On the day of the Wedding everything ran smoothly, and our guests couldn't stop raving about the service of the staff, the quality of the food, and the elegance of the venue! People are still calling us about it 2 months later!! We had 200 guests and the room size kept it intimate. The dance floor was packed- and everyone had a blast! Having been to many venues, The Commons is the most beautiful place around, and you can be confident everyone will have a good meal :) I couldn't have found a better place, they keep their brides, grooms, and guests happy!! Read less
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Kerri Durney
Wedding:
7/25/2008
4.8/5.0
The Commons was absolutely amazing! They walked us through every little detail and had everything set-up and ready to go for us. I literally did not have one problem arise on our wedding day! The professionalism is above and beyond. The facility is beautiful and our guests have not stopped talking about how good the food was. I highly recommend The Commons!
The Commons was absolutely amazing! They walked us through every little detail and had everything set-up and ready to go Read more...
The Commons was absolutely amazing! They walked us through every little detail and had everything set-up and ready to go for us. I literally did not have one problem arise on our wedding day! The professionalism is above and beyond. The facility is beautiful and our guests have not stopped talking about how good the food was. I highly recommend The Commons! Read less
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dippy
Wedding:
11/14/2008
4.7/5.0
I can't recommend the Commons any higher. Everything was great.
I can't recommend the Commons any higher. Everything was great.
I can't recommend the Commons any higher. Everything was great. Read less
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Rhonda
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.6/5.0
The service on the day of the wedding was awesome. Johanna is extremely organized and has control of every little detail. She's easy to work with as is the entire staff who are friendly and service oriented.
The service on the day of the wedding was awesome. Johanna is extremely organized and has control of every little detail. Read more...
The service on the day of the wedding was awesome. Johanna is extremely organized and has control of every little detail. She's easy to work with as is the entire staff who are friendly and service oriented. Read less
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abc
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.6/5.0
Overall, my wedding at The Commons was wonderful. It is such a stunning venue... everyone had a blast! The food was great as well. There was a miscommunication concerning my dress (it was accidentally left on a couch for 1/2 a day and got very wrinkled), but Frank stepped right in and went the extra mile to ensure I was a happy bride! He immediately went and bought a brand new ironing board and steamer and called all the dress boutiques in the area to find out how to properly fix the wrinkles. Frank really goes out of his way to make sure everyone is pleased. You can tell he takes great pride in his work! His staff is excellent, as well.
Overall, my wedding at The Commons was wonderful. It is such a stunning venue... everyone had a blast! The food was great Read more...
Overall, my wedding at The Commons was wonderful. It is such a stunning venue... everyone had a blast! The food was great as well. There was a miscommunication concerning my dress (it was accidentally left on a couch for 1/2 a day and got very wrinkled), but Frank stepped right in and went the extra mile to ensure I was a happy bride! He immediately went and bought a brand new ironing board and steamer and called all the dress boutiques in the area to find out how to properly fix the wrinkles. Frank really goes out of his way to make sure everyone is pleased. You can tell he takes great pride in his work! His staff is excellent, as well. Read less
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mrsmattyk
Wedding:
4/17/2009
4.6/5.0
When we first looked at The Commons, I was blown away. It is a gorgeous facility and the staff was so welcoming. Though we looked at many venues, we kept coming back to The Commons. For us, it would provide both a ceremony and venue location that would allow our guests the "luxury" of not needing to drive all over creation. The ceremony took place upstairs in the gorgeous ballroom, followed by a cocktail hour downstairs. During cocktail hour, the staff worked their magic and transformed the room in to the reception. Both setups were STUNNING. A big part of my decision to go with The Commons was also because of the Coordinator, Tamie. She was poised, confident, and kept me 100% calm on the big day because I knew she was taking care of every little detail. All I had to do was show up. Sadly, Tamie will no longer be working with The Commons in order to take a job closer to her hometown (and with five children, who wouldn't!?). That said, the owners, Frank and Kristi, are equally as accommodating and answered every single one of the THOUSANDS of questions I threw at them throughout the planning process. As far as the service and food - it was flawless. The staff was polite, professional, and catered to the bride, groom, and our guests like we were the most important people in the world. And the food was DEVINE. I have been to many weddings, and even when the food is good... I have NEVER had food so delicious. The beef tenderloin was melt in your mouth good, and the sole stuffed with crabmeat (my favorite dish ever!) was to die for. You better believe I parked myself in my chair and made sure I ate every bite on my plate!!! Gorgeous setting, delicious food, incredible staff.
When we first looked at The Commons, I was blown away. It is a gorgeous facility and the staff was so welcoming. Though we Read more...
When we first looked at The Commons, I was blown away. It is a gorgeous facility and the staff was so welcoming. Though we looked at many venues, we kept coming back to The Commons. For us, it would provide both a ceremony and venue location that would allow our guests the "luxury" of not needing to drive all over creation. The ceremony took place upstairs in the gorgeous ballroom, followed by a cocktail hour downstairs. During cocktail hour, the staff worked their magic and transformed the room in to the reception. Both setups were STUNNING. A big part of my decision to go with The Commons was also because of the Coordinator, Tamie. She was poised, confident, and kept me 100% calm on the big day because I knew she was taking care of every little detail. All I had to do was show up. Sadly, Tamie will no longer be working with The Commons in order to take a job closer to her hometown (and with five children, who wouldn't!?). That said, the owners, Frank and Kristi, are equally as accommodating and answered every single one of the THOUSANDS of questions I threw at them throughout the planning process. As far as the service and food - it was flawless. The staff was polite, professional, and catered to the bride, groom, and our guests like we were the most important people in the world. And the food was DEVINE. I have been to many weddings, and even when the food is good... I have NEVER had food so delicious. The beef tenderloin was melt in your mouth good, and the sole stuffed with crabmeat (my favorite dish ever!) was to die for. You better believe I parked myself in my chair and made sure I ate every bite on my plate!!! Gorgeous setting, delicious food, incredible staff. Read less
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jmb
Wedding:
11/17/2007
4.6/5.0
I fell in love with The Commons the moment I walked in the door. Tami and Kristi were wonderful - they literally took care of everything for me. All I had to do was give them the names of all of my vendors and they coordinated everything. I was a little nervous when I visited The Commons a few days before my wedding because they were painting. But they assured me that everything was going to be 100% ready for my big day - and it was! Kristi and Tami had many great suggestions - alcohol vendors, rehearsal dinner places, etc. They really made planning a wedding easy - I can't thank them enough!
I fell in love with The Commons the moment I walked in the door. Tami and Kristi were wonderful - they literally took care Read more...
I fell in love with The Commons the moment I walked in the door. Tami and Kristi were wonderful - they literally took care of everything for me. All I had to do was give them the names of all of my vendors and they coordinated everything. I was a little nervous when I visited The Commons a few days before my wedding because they were painting. But they assured me that everything was going to be 100% ready for my big day - and it was! Kristi and Tami had many great suggestions - alcohol vendors, rehearsal dinner places, etc. They really made planning a wedding easy - I can't thank them enough! Read less
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Tory
Wedding:
8/13/2005
4.6/5.0
It was a beautiful space and provided for a a GREAT party, having everyone feel included.
It was a beautiful space and provided for a a GREAT party, having everyone feel included.
It was a beautiful space and provided for a a GREAT party, having everyone feel included. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
9/23/2007
4.2/5.0
I had the most amazing wedding at Topsfield Commons... the facility is absolutely stunning.
The Pros:
- The building has a charming, old New England with a touch of modern class kind of style.
- The staff is friendly, gracious and very professional. Calls/e-mails are returned promptly, they're willing to work with your ideas and give their own suggestions, and I always felt like I was their first priority.
- You bring in your own liquor (this can be a pro and a con, but it actually comes out cheaper because you can buy what you think you'll need and return unopened containers to the bottle shop)
- Flexibility of floor plans - there isn't one specific dance floor, etc., so you can be creative.

The Cons:
- Not close to a hotel - if you're having a huge, heavy-drinking affair, you may drop another $600 for a shuttle.
- The prices are climbing... and climbing.... they are booked solid, and even a few months after I booked my reception, prices had gone up several hundred dollars in rental fees and three dollars per entree. NOTE-
- They are becoming more and more strict about allowing outside vendors. I wanted a chocolate fountain, but the only one I could have used would have run me over $1,000, so I skipped it. In a way, the outside vendor thing helps protect you from sketchy folks, but it costs a lot more and can limit your choices.
- Not handicapped accessible.

In any case, I had several people say that it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended! And, of course, I thought the whole day was incredibly beautiful : )
I had the most amazing wedding at Topsfield Commons... the facility is absolutely stunning.
The Pros:
- The Read more...
I had the most amazing wedding at Topsfield Commons... the facility is absolutely stunning.
The Pros:
- The building has a charming, old New England with a touch of modern class kind of style.
- The staff is friendly, gracious and very professional. Calls/e-mails are returned promptly, they're willing to work with your ideas and give their own suggestions, and I always felt like I was their first priority.
- You bring in your own liquor (this can be a pro and a con, but it actually comes out cheaper because you can buy what you think you'll need and return unopened containers to the bottle shop)
- Flexibility of floor plans - there isn't one specific dance floor, etc., so you can be creative.

The Cons:
- Not close to a hotel - if you're having a huge, heavy-drinking affair, you may drop another $600 for a shuttle.
- The prices are climbing... and climbing.... they are booked solid, and even a few months after I booked my reception, prices had gone up several hundred dollars in rental fees and three dollars per entree. NOTE-
- They are becoming more and more strict about allowing outside vendors. I wanted a chocolate fountain, but the only one I could have used would have run me over $1,000, so I skipped it. In a way, the outside vendor thing helps protect you from sketchy folks, but it costs a lot more and can limit your choices.
- Not handicapped accessible.

In any case, I had several people say that it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended! And, of course, I thought the whole day was incredibly beautiful : ) Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
10/20/2006
2.4/5.0
I found the women I worked with as my "wedding coordinator" to be very unprofessional. There were a lot of little things that added up.

While doing a walk-through with how the hall would be setup, we went over details. They told me certain decorations would be gone and strings of lights fixed but they were not. During the walk-through of the ceremony and reception, my coordinator was rude to my guests and offered very little direction.

On the wedding date it was like no one was there to help. The priest and harpest were late because of rain. The Commons had their phone numbers but were no where to be found for help and left the calls up to my husband and best man.

When my husband and party were walking to the stage for the ceremony, they found the unity candle on the stage but it was not lit. My husband's best man had to run to the audience to find a lighter from a guest.

It wasn't too bad but the food was definitely late coming out.

At the end of the night, we finally found our coordinator sitting and eating with the staff. In the meantime, our limo to pick us up for the night has been sitting outside calling the Commons because we were running late. Surprise because no one told us the time.

I hope the coordinator I had does not work there anymore and the quality has improved because the place itself was very pretty and having the wedding and reception at the same place is very convenient.
I found the women I worked with as my "wedding coordinator" to be very unprofessional. There were a lot of little things Read more...
I found the women I worked with as my "wedding coordinator" to be very unprofessional. There were a lot of little things that added up.

While doing a walk-through with how the hall would be setup, we went over details. They told me certain decorations would be gone and strings of lights fixed but they were not. During the walk-through of the ceremony and reception, my coordinator was rude to my guests and offered very little direction.

On the wedding date it was like no one was there to help. The priest and harpest were late because of rain. The Commons had their phone numbers but were no where to be found for help and left the calls up to my husband and best man.

When my husband and party were walking to the stage for the ceremony, they found the unity candle on the stage but it was not lit. My husband's best man had to run to the audience to find a lighter from a guest.

It wasn't too bad but the food was definitely late coming out.

At the end of the night, we finally found our coordinator sitting and eating with the staff. In the meantime, our limo to pick us up for the night has been sitting outside calling the Commons because we were running late. Surprise because no one told us the time.

I hope the coordinator I had does not work there anymore and the quality has improved because the place itself was very pretty and having the wedding and reception at the same place is very convenient. Read less
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