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The Hellenic Center

Ipswich , MA
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LOCATION

117 County Road, Route 1A
Ipswich, MA US 01938 (map)

PHONE

978-356-4742

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

North Shores Hidden Gem



This pristine historical estate with its exquisite mansion will surely set the tone for your magical wedding day. Boasting plenty of... Read more
North Shores Hidden Gem



This pristine historical estate with its exquisite mansion will surely set the tone for your magical wedding day. Boasting plenty of privacy, the 100 year old Georgian-style mansion sits at the end of a long private drive that guides you into a beautifully landscaped backdrop for your photographer to capture your special moments. The sprawling lawn is a picturesque setting for an outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, and tented reception. The mansions ballroom holds up to 250 guests in one room. It consists of gleaming hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, two fireplaces, and French doors that overlook sculpted gardens. An historic grand stairway leads you to the mansions elegantly furnished bridal suites with private bathrooms for you and your groom. Our professional event coordinators remarkable attention to detail and exceptional service will assure a day that not only exceeds your dream but will make planning your wedding day as easy as saying “I do” Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1900
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
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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Diane
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.9/5.0
I was a guest at a wedding at The Helenic Center. I was so impressed. The food was amazing catered by Vinwood Catering. Tamie and her crew were so professional. They made sure everything was perfect! I can't say enough about how amazing everything was. Hopefully everyone has the opportunity to experience this wonderful venue.
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The Hellenic Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself and the venue :)
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Marisa
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.9/5.0
Great event, we had a wonderful time as did all of the guests!
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The Hellenic Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Marisa! We are very happy that we got to be a part of yours and Ryan's special day. :) We hope you two are doing well and enjoying the married life!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tamie and The Hellenic Center were amazing. The Hellenic Center itself is gorgeous and the fact that Tamie comes along with the venue is a huge bonus. Tamie kept everyone at ease throughout the entire process and was always willing to help where needed. The day before the wedding we dropped everything off at The Hellenic Center with a "to do" list. Tamie did everything on our list without a single question! It was amazing and the entire day went perfectly. I cannot thank everyone at The Hellenic Center enough, it was a pleasure to work with them and our day was truly perfect.
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The Hellenic Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! We really appreciate the feedback and we are very happy we were able to help make your wedding day amazing!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
This is a hidden gem. The place is beautiful and the only place I looked with both a male and female suite to get ready in. The staff was extremely attentive day of. Tammy is super happy and flexible. The only thing is that they can be hard to reach sometimes because they don't answer during events and they have strange hours. But seriously, you can get anything your heart desires and make your day a dream come true. The rental fee was much less than I anticipated.
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The Hellenic Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! We appreciate your feedback and we are happy that we were able to help make your dream wedding come to life!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Hellenic Center provided the perfect venue for our ceremony and reception! The grounds are absolutely stunning and Tamie was great to work with. It is truly a hidden gem and I highly recommend this venue!
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The Hellenic Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much! :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The Hellenic Center was a perfect place for us to have our wedding. Many mansion-style venues have many small rooms that split up all your tables and guests - the Hellenic Center had one large ballroom with plenty of room for everyone. With 18 tables the dance floor was very large, the bridal suites are spacious, the new bar is beautiful and the decor in the main room is classic. Working with Tamie was amazing and made sure that everything day-of was perfect. Could not recommend this venue more!
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The Hellenic Center responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! We are so happy that we got to be a part of your special day! :)
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Tory
Wedding:
10/1/2013
4.6/5.0
We are absolutely thrilled to have had our wedding at the Hellenic Center! When we visited the property (after finding an ad for it in the back of TheKnot's magazine), we knew it was our venue. We loved the lawns and all of the greenery outside, and immediately could picture our guests enjoying an outdoor cocktail hour off the back porch. The inside was beautiful, too, made even more so by Tamie's improvements over the summer. The new bar is gorgeous and elegant, and the floor, deck, and chairs were redone so that everything looked great on our big day. Tamie is fantastic, and has so much great advice and insight that she's willing to share with you! She's also super flexible, and even agreed to come early on the day of our wedding (and to get ready there instead of at home!) so that we could get in to have our hair and makeup done upstairs! She does get really busy, so it make take a few days to hear back from her, but she will always come through and answer all of your questions and address your concerns. On the day of our wedding she was very organized and made sure everyone knew exactly where they were supposed to be. Having her there definitely put us at ease! We did an open bar through the Hellenic Center which went very smoothly. The only hiccup in our night was at the end - we had previously discussed being able to come get our decorations, etc. the next day, but that night Tamie let us know that because the next day was a holiday the Hellenic Center wasn't going to be open, so we needed to pack up everything and load it onto the bus that night. With help from all of our friends and family (and Tamie and the staff!) we were able to get everything into cars and the buses, but it would have been nice to have a different plan ahead of time. It worked out with everyone's help, however, and other than that our day and night were absolutely perfect. I would absolutely recommend the Hellenic Center to another bride, and cannot thank Tamie enough for all of her help
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Hannah
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.8/5.0
Tamie at The Hellenic Center is wonderful! She made sure all our needs were catered to and did an amazing job the day on our wedding. She is knowledgeable and super friendly. She does her best to cater to the bride, groom, and all their guests. We had a lot of "personal touches" to set up for our wedding and she did a great job! I didn't have to worry at all with her. The location is beautiful and super private. All our guests raved about it!
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Claudia
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we viewed the grounds of The Hellenic Center, saw the brightly lit classic style of the reception room, and met Tamie we knew with certainty that was where our dream wedding would take place. Tamie's expert & professional advice throughout our entire wedding planning process was invaluable & made our day go off perfectly! Really & truly! She carefully listened to our ideas & offered honest & helpful suggestions (keeping our vision & budget in mind) when planning our ceremony, cocktail hour, reception timing & layout of the space, bar options & meal choices. She is very organized & always promptly responded to my emails & questions with clarity and especially patience at times when my bride nerves got the best of me. The bridal party all got ready at The Hellenic Center in their two beautiful & comfortable suites. Having hair & make-up professionals on-site made the getting ready process so much easier. Bridal party members & both sets of our parents commented at the rehearsal, the reception & afterwards how helpful Tamie was in making everything the day of the wedding beautiful & memorable. Personally as the bride, she was a gift sent from above. Thanks so much to Tamie & her staff! I highly recommend Tamie and her amazing skills in helping host a wonderful event at The Hellenic Center.
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/5/2013
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Hellenic Center on July 5th and could not be happier with how it turned out! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the grounds are perfect for pictures. We were married under an Oak Tree behind the house, had the cocktail hour on the manicured lawn near the house, and had the reception inside in air the conditioning. The reception area is great because it's a big room with beautiful hardwood floors, white walls, and chandlers, so it very easily fits into any wedding theme. We had a sort of rustic, summer picnic theme and it worked perfectly. Tamie, the event planner, was very accommodating to whatever we requested and was such a big help on the wedding day!

Besides the heat, which was uncontrollable, everything was picture perfect. We had the wedding on a Friday evening so it was less than the normal Saturday rate, which saved a bit of money. But compared to other local venues, you definitely get the most bang for your buck at the Hellenic Center. The only reason, I give it four stars instead of 5 is because they are a bit short staffed on the administrative side so sometimes correspondence was slower than I would have liked. Also, the electricity for the band blew during the reception which caused a 5 minute or so laps in the dancing which was a bit of a bummer. But, these small things were miniscule in comparison to what a fantastic experience we had at the Hellenic Center! I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a venue with beautiful grounds!
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Elisa
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.4/5.0
The Hellenic Center is a little hidden gem. It is just the right size for a wedding of 100-200 guests. Tamie, the coordinator, is very helpful and will answer any questions...especially in the few weeks leading up to the wedding when things get hectic. All of my guests said it was a classy, elegant wedding. I loved it!
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Private User
Wedding:
11/17/2012
4.8/5.0
We had our reception at the Hellenic Center. Everything went off without a hitch. We loved the private room upstairs for photos. Tami took care of everything!
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Alison
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding reception at the Hellenic Center and besides the fact that the building is beautiful inside and out Tammie was so incredibly helpful and knowledgeable regarding all things weddings! She helped me find the best caterer and florist and coordinated directly with them and the band to make the evening run smoothly. The evening went off without a hitch and I recommend this venue to everyone I meet!
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Paula
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
The Hellenic center is a perfectly elegant setting, full of charm. Tamie the event planer was so helpful . She is caring, attentive, professional, and paid attention to detail. Tamie's calm and confident manner instantly it our minds at ease. We knew once all the plans were in process, we would be able to have a relaxed, stress free evening.... Our daughter Alison's wedding was the most memorable & magical eve of our lives. Everyone present commented that they had never been to a wedding so beautiful. Wonderful vendors contributed to a perfect evening.... Vinwoods caterers was delicious, beautifully displayed, and the service superb. Pepperberries florals were absolutely fabulous. Everyone danced and had so much fun with Horizen and the Horns. Thankyou to the Hellenic center and event planner Tamie who will always hold a place in our hearts. Sincerely, Paula Deffer
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Karen
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.9/5.0
I can't say enough good things about the Hellenic Center and Tami, the wedding coordinator. Between non-English-speaking relatives, an infant in the wedding party, sick bridesmaids, a false fire alarm and an absent DJ, things were definitely interesting the day of. Tami, with her calm nature, kept things under control. Everything looked beautiful and was definitely the best value for the price. We looked at plenty of venues on the North Shore in this price range, and Hellenic Center was the best (open floor for dancing, no hidden fees, outdoor space for ceremony). The getting-ready suites were also really helpful to have and great for pictures. The staff were absolutely on top of things and moved seating 3 or 4 times before guests arrived because we wanted the ceremony outdoors and the weather forecast kept changing. The venue was very accommodating.
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Leslie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We had out wedding there in August of 2012. We had the ceremony on site on the lower lawn lookinging onto the mansion, cocktail hour outside of the deck and gardens, and the reception in the air conditioned ballroom. It was fabulous! All of our guests raved about how tasty everything was and the service was amazing. Tami was great to work with and very accommodating for all of our requests =).
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Allison
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved having our wedding reception at the Hellenic Center in Ipswich! Tamie, the event coordinator, is amazing and truly went above and beyond to accommodate everything we wanted! For example, we really wanted a specific recipe used for our signature cocktail (a margarita), and Tamie searched high and low until she found the agave nectar that we requested. She was an absolute pleasure to work with! The property is gorgeous with beautiful gardens in the back where we had our cocktail hour. Also, the Hellenic Center had the best "contingency plans" of any venue we looked at. If it rained, everything could have been moved inside without a problem. It is air conditioned (not all venues are!), so we didn't have to worry about an extremely hot day. It easily accommodated our 130 guests, and can easily accommodate up to 175+. After shopping around quite a bit, we realized that the Hellenic Center was just heads and tails above other venues, especially based on the cost...it is AMAZING value for your money! Could not recommend it more highly!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
The Hellenic Center was an amazing place for our wedding ceremony and reception. Tamie, the site coordinator was extremely helpful in the planning process and very calming the day of. A couple of things were missed the day of the wedding, but nothing that contributed greatly to the overall celebration. I've been told by many people of all ages that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. Some of this has to be attributed to the beautiful venue and helpful staff!
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Kimberlee
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a venue that's not over the top expensive with beautiful grounds to have your ceremony & with a caterer that has delicious food choices then this is the place for you. Working with the coordinator, Tami, was such a wonderful experience. She was there to answer all our questions and took care of everything on the our wedding day so it was completely stress free for us. All the wait staff were also so great which helped all our guests to have a wonderful time. We got so many compliments from them. If we were to do it all over again, we'd make the same decision to have our wedding at the Hellenic Center.
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Dianna
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Love the site as it is beautiful and private, as well as the coordinator- she was easy to get in touch with and always had great ideas- all makes for the perfect reception spot!
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wvuabreu
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I and our entire family absolutely loved the Hellenic Center. Tammie was extraordinary!! She helped us with our every need and was always in contact with us to make sure the process was moving along smoothly. She made time to be at the site so that we could drop everything off. The day of the wedding she made sure the timing was perfect on everything and gave us some great tips throughout the night. The venue itself is beautiful and Tammie and the staff did a wonderful job putting everything together. Lets just say our wedding went off without a hitch and we had such a wonderful time. This is the place to have your wedding if you want to be relaxed and have a gorgeous setting for your guests to enjoy (which they will with Tammie in charge!)
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MOG0519
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with the venue. EVERYTHING was wonderful! Tammi is great to work with.
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Gina
Wedding:
4/14/2012
4.6/5.0
The Hellenic Center is a stunning venue and an incredible value.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
The Hellenic Center is an amazing venue for a classic, unique, timeless fairy-tale wedding. The grounds are well maintained and the ballroom is perfect for an indoor/outdoor wedding. We had a beautiful ceremony outside and the pictures are gorgeous. The Hellenic Center works exclusively with Vinwood Caterers who were fabulous, especially Shawn the coordinator. We were nervous that we could not do a tasting, but the food was delicious (I'll review Vinwood separately)!! I loved the Hellenic Center and the price is reasonable in comparison with other similar venues in the area.
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Cynthia
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We just had our dream wedding at The Hellenic Center. It is such a gorgeous place for an outdoor wedding, especially in the fall. The grounds are great for pictures. The Hellenic Center is managed by Vinwood Catering, who does an amazing job with everything (see my review of Vinwood). I am so glad that we chose The Hellenic Center for our special day!
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boyle
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.8/5.0
We were so happy we decided on the Hellenic Center as our reception venue. It is beautiful inside and out and we were glad our guests were able to be outside during cocktail hour and enjoy the weather. It was also nice to have beautiful backdrops for our pictures right there and not have to stop somewhere else for photos. Shawn the coordinator was amazing and so easy to work with. We highly recommend this venue.
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent Staff!
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Emily
Wedding:
6/25/2010
4.9/5.0
We had a wonderful day at the Hellenic Center. All of the staff were very professional and helped with anything I needed. They really made the entire day stress free. Everything went so smoothly and the food was delicious!!
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
What a hidden gem! When someone mentioned we should look at the venue, we had never heard of it (both of us are from the North Shore) and boy were we glad someone suggested it. It was absolutely perfect. My husband is a bit more traditional and I wanted something "different" but most of the different type venues couldn't hold a 200+ person wedding indoors so we would have had to be under a tent which my husband was 100% against. When we walked into the Hellenic Center it was absolutely the perfect compromise. It holds comfortable 220 people inside and is an absolutely beautiful and unique venue. Even the grounds are spectacular! And a steal at the rental price its at! We used Vinwood and they were amazing (I believe you have to use them now no matter what) and Shawn the coordinator was absolutely wonderful as well! The bar and bartenders did a fantastic job and kept the drinks flowing all night and did a great job with my signature drink recipe (they were a hit).

Check it out!
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