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The Lyman Estate

Waltham , MA
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185 Lyman Street
Waltham, MA 02452 US (map)

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617-994-6672

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The beautiful Lyman Estate mansion, with its thirty-seven acres of lawns, gardens, and historic greenhouses, offers a private and exceptional setting for your big day!

Use of... Read more
The beautiful Lyman Estate mansion, with its thirty-seven acres of lawns, gardens, and historic greenhouses, offers a private and exceptional setting for your big day!

Use of the mansion and the landscape gives you maximum flexibility in planning your party. Enjoy a cocktail hour in the garden. Dine al fresco on the covered veranda overlooking the landscaped grounds. Host intimate dinner parties in antique-filled parlors. Dance in the magnificent ballroom where the waltz was introduced to Boston society.

Six rooms are available for your use: The oval parlor with its original, hand-carved woodwork; a dramatic Victorian library; the east parlor and the dining room, where light streams in through bay windows; the ballroom, with its crystal chandeliers, classical columns, and marble fireplace. A grand staircase with a Palladian window provides a perfect spot for photographs. On the second floor, there is a beautifully furnished brides room. The mansion is fully air conditioned.

Your rental gives you use of the mansion and the grounds. In fact, think of the Lyman Estate as your private estate for the day. We invite you to schedule a visit to the Lyman Estate and meet with one of our event team. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/14/2014
4.7/5.0
This is a beautiful historic mansion and a great place to have a wedding. You can seat your guests in several dining rooms inside, or rent a tent to place on the grounds. The coordinator on-site is very professional and organized. Given the price and the proximity to Boston, this was both a gorgeous place to have a wedding and a good value compared to similar locations.
This is a beautiful historic mansionand a great place to have a wedding. You can seat your guests in several dining rooms Read more...
This is a beautiful historic mansion and a great place to have a wedding. You can seat your guests in several dining rooms inside, or rent a tent to place on the grounds. The coordinator on-site is very professional and organized. Given the price and the proximity to Boston, this was both a gorgeous place to have a wedding and a good value compared to similar locations. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The Lyman Estate is the perfect venue for a wedding. Our wedding was on a cold, rainy day, and the Lyman Estate was breathtaking in spite of the less-than-ideal weather. The ballroom is a beautiful spot for a ceremony (we had 85 guests...might have been a bit crowded with more than that). The library is such an awesome room, and it makes for a very classy bar. Some of our older guests enjoyed chatting in the library away from the noisy dance floor, and the young and young-at-heart danced the night away in the ballroom. Demi and Mike are very professional and make everything easy.
The Lyman Estate is the perfect venue for a wedding. Our wedding was on a cold, rainy day, and the Lyman Estate was Read more...
The Lyman Estate is the perfect venue for a wedding. Our wedding was on a cold, rainy day, and the Lyman Estate was breathtaking in spite of the less-than-ideal weather. The ballroom is a beautiful spot for a ceremony (we had 85 guests...might have been a bit crowded with more than that). The library is such an awesome room, and it makes for a very classy bar. Some of our older guests enjoyed chatting in the library away from the noisy dance floor, and the young and young-at-heart danced the night away in the ballroom. Demi and Mike are very professional and make everything easy. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the Lyman Estate and it was just lovely! The grounds and house are gorgeous and you do not need to worry about going crazy with decorations. Mike and Demi are two of the nicest people who were so helpful! The vendors they work with know them really well which means they were knowledgeable about every aspect of our wedding. The site was amazing but they people who work there made it that much more special
We had our reception at the Lyman Estate and it was just lovely! The grounds and house are gorgeous and you do not need to Read more...
We had our reception at the Lyman Estate and it was just lovely! The grounds and house are gorgeous and you do not need to worry about going crazy with decorations. Mike and Demi are two of the nicest people who were so helpful! The vendors they work with know them really well which means they were knowledgeable about every aspect of our wedding. The site was amazing but they people who work there made it that much more special Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
The Lyman Estate was a beautiful selection for our wedding. We had a 136 quests, and choose the location because we wanted to love where we were getting married even if it rained!

One element that we enjoyed about the Lyman Estate is that guests ate dinner in separate rooms. After dinner, this allowed guests to move through the house and find spaces to sit and talk together - or move to the ballroom if they wanted to dance. This isn't the ideal situation for everyone - but it was perfect for us!

Our contacts at the historic house were prompt and professional in their responses, clear with the policies of the house, but also flexible with allowing us to bring decorations (we created paper cranes which we hung up in the house). During the wedding, someone was on hand to help answer questions and make sure that the evening flowed smoothly.
The Lyman Estate was a beautiful selection for our wedding. We had a 136 quests, and choose the location because we wanted Read more...
The Lyman Estate was a beautiful selection for our wedding. We had a 136 quests, and choose the location because we wanted to love where we were getting married even if it rained!

One element that we enjoyed about the Lyman Estate is that guests ate dinner in separate rooms. After dinner, this allowed guests to move through the house and find spaces to sit and talk together - or move to the ballroom if they wanted to dance. This isn't the ideal situation for everyone - but it was perfect for us!

Our contacts at the historic house were prompt and professional in their responses, clear with the policies of the house, but also flexible with allowing us to bring decorations (we created paper cranes which we hung up in the house). During the wedding, someone was on hand to help answer questions and make sure that the evening flowed smoothly. Read less
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Gwen
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.6/5.0
The Lyman Estate was an ideal place for my fairy garden inspired wedding. My husband and I traveled to TWELVE venues before making a final decision. We chose Lyman because:

1. The space was perfect for an intimate ceremony and smallish reception (94 people).
2. We were not forced into any vendors, we could do what we wanted. Specifically, we were able to have an affordable top shelf open bar, by designing a cocktail menu with Gordon's Liquors and our catering company. Many venues require a package deal. They make the food, they provide the booze- sure, it's less planning, but it's also significantly more expensive.
3. A real rain plan. Many historic estates recommend that you get a tent in addition to the estate rental... No. If I wanted to get married in a tent, I would rent a tent... not an estate.
4. It was beautiful without being stuffy... we felt elegant but still ourselves. A few places we went were exceedingly formal and ostentatious. Lyman felt real.

The wedding was perfect. Nothing went wrong. I couldn't believe it. Just gorgeous. The space worked beautifully. Ceremony and cocktail hour outside, bar in the library, flip book booth in one room, desert and coffee in another, dinner in the ballroom.

HOWEVER I will say that the man representing the estate on my wedding day repeatedly hassled my bridesmaids about an inconsequential issue that had already been taken care of, and completely stressed them out. It wasn't a big deal, but I would say that it's super important to remain calm around stressed wedding parties.
The Lyman Estate was an ideal place for my fairy garden inspired wedding. My husband and I traveled to TWELVE venues Read more...
The Lyman Estate was an ideal place for my fairy garden inspired wedding. My husband and I traveled to TWELVE venues before making a final decision. We chose Lyman because:

1. The space was perfect for an intimate ceremony and smallish reception (94 people).
2. We were not forced into any vendors, we could do what we wanted. Specifically, we were able to have an affordable top shelf open bar, by designing a cocktail menu with Gordon's Liquors and our catering company. Many venues require a package deal. They make the food, they provide the booze- sure, it's less planning, but it's also significantly more expensive.
3. A real rain plan. Many historic estates recommend that you get a tent in addition to the estate rental... No. If I wanted to get married in a tent, I would rent a tent... not an estate.
4. It was beautiful without being stuffy... we felt elegant but still ourselves. A few places we went were exceedingly formal and ostentatious. Lyman felt real.

The wedding was perfect. Nothing went wrong. I couldn't believe it. Just gorgeous. The space worked beautifully. Ceremony and cocktail hour outside, bar in the library, flip book booth in one room, desert and coffee in another, dinner in the ballroom.

HOWEVER I will say that the man representing the estate on my wedding day repeatedly hassled my bridesmaids about an inconsequential issue that had already been taken care of, and completely stressed them out. It wasn't a big deal, but I would say that it's super important to remain calm around stressed wedding parties. Read less
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Kelly M
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.8/5.0
The venue was amazing. A big plus was that you don't need a lot of extras (flowers etc.) to make it beautiful! Everyone loved the different rooms and we had more of a station wedding without assigned seating so everyone got to visit the different rooms. Demi was helpful and kind to work with. I did have to follow up a few times before booking, but once we did, it was fine. Also, my husband and I are excited to use our Historic New England membership!
The venue was amazing. A big plus was that you don't need a lot of extras (flowers etc.) to make it beautiful! Everyone Read more...
The venue was amazing. A big plus was that you don't need a lot of extras (flowers etc.) to make it beautiful! Everyone loved the different rooms and we had more of a station wedding without assigned seating so everyone got to visit the different rooms. Demi was helpful and kind to work with. I did have to follow up a few times before booking, but once we did, it was fine. Also, my husband and I are excited to use our Historic New England membership! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.6/5.0
We really enjoyed working with the Lyman Estate for our November 2013 wedding. Michael was our coordinator on the day of the wedding, and really made our vision come to life, along with our caterer. The house is beautiful and our guests are still commenting on how special it was to attend a wedding there. Michael even took the time to go over the history of the house with our guests that were especially interested. Our ceremony and reception were done all inside, and that worked very well for our 83 guests. There was enough room and it felt cozy but not at all cramped. The lighting in the house is well done and made for beautiful pictures. EVERYONE raved about our "fairytale" wedding, and most of it was due to the beautiful and unique venue.
We really enjoyed working with the Lyman Estate for our November 2013 wedding. Michael was our coordinator on the day of Read more...
We really enjoyed working with the Lyman Estate for our November 2013 wedding. Michael was our coordinator on the day of the wedding, and really made our vision come to life, along with our caterer. The house is beautiful and our guests are still commenting on how special it was to attend a wedding there. Michael even took the time to go over the history of the house with our guests that were especially interested. Our ceremony and reception were done all inside, and that worked very well for our 83 guests. There was enough room and it felt cozy but not at all cramped. The lighting in the house is well done and made for beautiful pictures. EVERYONE raved about our "fairytale" wedding, and most of it was due to the beautiful and unique venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
It is a gorgeous venue for the wedding or any events. The venue itself is already well decorated. We even saved lots of budget from party fevers for our wedding. We had medium size wedding with around 65 guests. The ballroom for the wedding reception was just fit perfectly. Demi was very helpful for all the arrangements and she even allowed us to use the venue earlier for the photos and using the bride/groom's changing rooms.The only concern is that make sure to book the venue as early as possible if you are looking for specific date for your event.
It is a gorgeous venue for the wedding or any events. The venue itself is already well decorated. We even saved lots of Read more...
It is a gorgeous venue for the wedding or any events. The venue itself is already well decorated. We even saved lots of budget from party fevers for our wedding. We had medium size wedding with around 65 guests. The ballroom for the wedding reception was just fit perfectly. Demi was very helpful for all the arrangements and she even allowed us to use the venue earlier for the photos and using the bride/groom's changing rooms.The only concern is that make sure to book the venue as early as possible if you are looking for specific date for your event. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.4/5.0
The Lyman Estate is a wonderful place to have a wedding ceremony and reception. Because it was once a private home and has retained that atmosphere, any event at the estate has an intimate feel that you could not achieve at other venues. The grounds are exquisite and our nighttime outdoor ceremony was in a magical setting with the sound of crickets in the background.

The staff we dealt with at the Lyman, lead by Demi Beetar, was professional and helpful and, for the most part, willing to help us achieve our personal vision for the event.
The Lyman Estate is a wonderful place to have a wedding ceremony and reception. Because it was once a private home and has Read more...
The Lyman Estate is a wonderful place to have a wedding ceremony and reception. Because it was once a private home and has retained that atmosphere, any event at the estate has an intimate feel that you could not achieve at other venues. The grounds are exquisite and our nighttime outdoor ceremony was in a magical setting with the sound of crickets in the background.

The staff we dealt with at the Lyman, lead by Demi Beetar, was professional and helpful and, for the most part, willing to help us achieve our personal vision for the event. Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Demi and Michael, cannot thank you enough.

The Lyman Estate was a dream come true. Not only is this estate spectacularly beautiful, the staff and coordinators did nothing but absolutely exceed everything we could've wanted.

Demi and Michael were professional, courteous, and so caring, that planning never really felt like "planning." They were gracious and helpful, even helped us choose some of our other vendors. From the moment the bride and bridesmaids arrived, til the late night hours packing up with the other vendors, Michael and Demi were there for us. I know it mustn't be an easy task, but our wedding simply wouldn't have been the same without them.

Thank you Demi and Michael, for truly making a difference on our day.
Demi and Michael, cannot thank you enough.

The Lyman Estate was a dream come true. Not only is this estate Read more...
Demi and Michael, cannot thank you enough.

The Lyman Estate was a dream come true. Not only is this estate spectacularly beautiful, the staff and coordinators did nothing but absolutely exceed everything we could've wanted.

Demi and Michael were professional, courteous, and so caring, that planning never really felt like "planning." They were gracious and helpful, even helped us choose some of our other vendors. From the moment the bride and bridesmaids arrived, til the late night hours packing up with the other vendors, Michael and Demi were there for us. I know it mustn't be an easy task, but our wedding simply wouldn't have been the same without them.

Thank you Demi and Michael, for truly making a difference on our day. Read less
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