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The Lyman Estate

Waltham , MA
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LOCATION

185 Lyman Street
Waltham, MA US 02452 (map)

PHONE

617-994-6672

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ABOUT US

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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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1793
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
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?
4800
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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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!
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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.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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.
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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.
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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.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
We had our summer wedding at the Lyman Estate. It was absolutely lovely, the grounds are gorgeous in the summer time and while we only used the house for getting dressed and the ballroom for dancing it was lovely inside as well. As far as Boston area venues go, the rental price is fairly reasonable. We rented a tent on top of that, but if you're having a wedding for less than 100-120 people, you could accommodate everyone inside making it much more affordable.

My only complaint were some arbitrary rules. Caterers must be from an approved list, tents must be from approved vendors, alcohol served for a certain number of consecutive hours. Definitely a little more restrictive than other venues. It was fine for us because we loved our caterer but what was odd is that I saw another Lyman wedding's photos online and saw an unapproved tent vendor (Sperry) and guys smoking cigars (which was an explicit NO). No skin off of our backs, but just...odd.
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Laura
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was amazing. From the moment I met Demi the wedding coordinator, I felt comfortable. She was pleasant and knowledgeable. She recommended the caterers and the food was amazing. The setting is perfect for a wedding and reception. The grounds are beautiful and we were lucky to have a nice day, but the inside is gorgeous too. Guests have the luxury of gathering indoors and out. The veranda is the perfect setting for pictures and for all your toasts. I am so happy that I chose the Lyman Estate for our wedding.
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Erica
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Lyman Estate was the first venue that we looked at, and the last. We booked it on the spot, as we fell in love with the setting and mansion.

We had planned on an outdoor ceremony, but felt comfort in the fact that Lyman Estate has both outdoor and indoor space for use "in case." We ended up having a rain storm on our day, but in the end, were so happy that this occurred because we were able to use the inside of the mansion for both the ceremony and reception. This mansion is absolutely gorgeous, and filled with flowers and dressed up guests, has a timeless and classic feel. Not to mention our photos came out gorgeous with the mansion as the background. Our guests would not stop talking about how beautiful Lyman Estate was during our night, and we felt so comfortable in the mansion.

The Bridal suite is beautiful and offers plenty of space. My husband and his family used the room with the blue sofa, right next door, which worked out perfectly.

Demi and Michael were a pleasure to work with and were very helpful and accommodating.
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Jaimie&Avi
Wedding:
5/31/2012
5.0/5.0
The place was beautiful. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.9/5.0
A really beautiful and unique venue, and their staff is wonderful to work with!
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pwdrpuf1dr
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Beautiful, intimate venue for a wedding. We had 75 people and it was wonderful to have people experience all the different rooms throughout the house. The grounds are amazingly well kept. We saved a ton of money on "decorations" because the house itself is so beautiful to be in. The whole wedding felt like we were all hanging out in someone's vacation home, which was exactly what I wanted. The staff was very helpful and responsive as well. Plus, the estate has tables and chairs that you can use for free or rent for 1/3 of the price of an outside vendor.
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marianquig
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.8/5.0
Great location for a wedding. Very classic and intimate and the staff was very accommodating.
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cmbrenna
Wedding:
10/11/2009
4.4/5.0
The Lyman Estate is a beautiful location with immaculate gardens and a classic New England Mansion. Some people will have a problem with splitting up the seating to multiple rooms but we were able to find a nice method for doing so, and almost preferred it. Even though they allow tent rentals for outdoor weddings I don't recommend it. The house is so beautiful and gives a nice elegant yet cozy feel to any event. The staff was also very helpful and professional.
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vintage_gal
Wedding:
6/19/2009
4.6/5.0
This was the perfect choice for our ceremony and reception. Picture perfect estate in the Federal Period. An intimate setting; would recommend if you are searching for a venue that is different from a banquet hall or country barn. Elegant and beautiful. The grounds are perfect for cocktails and photographs and the large covered veranda was the perfect touch for guests who wanted to be a bit away from the dancing and who wanted to visit with each other. A lovely experience all around.
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