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The Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill

North Andover , MA
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723 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA US 01845 (map)

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978-682-7072

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ABOUT US

Your Weddding will be a memorable occasion at the Stevens Estate. Whether a large celebration under the tent, or an intimate gathering in the mahogany double parlor, the wedding... Read more
Your Weddding will be a memorable occasion at the Stevens Estate. Whether a large celebration under the tent, or an intimate gathering in the mahogany double parlor, the wedding consultant at the Stevens Estate will assist you in customizing your event details. The majestic and serene setting of the Stevens Estate can accommodate up to 220 guests on the tented cobblestone terrace, and up to 180 inside the stately mansion. Weddings include use of the Bridal Suite during the event. Additional guest rooms may be reserved for an overnight stay. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I just had my wedding here on September 6th, and I cannot praise The Stevens Estate enough for saving my wedding!
First off, from the start Erin and Gail were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were always quick to respond when I had a question and were always so easy to work with.
But they really pulled through for us on the day of the wedding.
On the day of our wedding, we had an extremely violent thunder and lighting storm happen right as our ceremony started. Our ceremony was completely outdoors and our reception was outside under their huge tent. The storm was so bad that the wind blew all our centerpieces and glass wear off the tables. All you could hear was thunder, lighting, and glass breaking. By the time the storm was over, our reception area was completely trashed and the power had been knocked out throughout the whole estate. I was in shock and thought my wedding was ruined but Gail and Erin made it so that wasn't the case. As our guests had their drinks inside the estate, Gail, Erin, and the rest of the staff worked like mad to fix the reception area. They made it beautiful again. They kept all our guests calm, all of whom were previously shaken up by the storm. Erin got a generator there to power up the tent so we could have music and lights. By the time I was done with pictures, you wouldn't of even known a storm ripped through our wedding at all. I heard later on that particular storm hit our area the hardest and it was also a tornado warning! I also heard that almost all the other weddings that were going on got completely cancelled. The Stevens Estate made sure our wedding still happened for us. These people go above and beyond to make sure you have a beautiful day. All of our guests raved about how exciting and amazing our wedding was.
If you want a beautiful venue with an amazing staff, have your wedding here. I am so pleased with how everything turned out that I wouldn't of changed my wedding for anything!
I just had my wedding here on September 6th, and I cannot praise The Stevens Estate enough for saving my wedding!
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I just had my wedding here on September 6th, and I cannot praise The Stevens Estate enough for saving my wedding!
First off, from the start Erin and Gail were absolutely wonderful to work with. They were always quick to respond when I had a question and were always so easy to work with.
But they really pulled through for us on the day of the wedding.
On the day of our wedding, we had an extremely violent thunder and lighting storm happen right as our ceremony started. Our ceremony was completely outdoors and our reception was outside under their huge tent. The storm was so bad that the wind blew all our centerpieces and glass wear off the tables. All you could hear was thunder, lighting, and glass breaking. By the time the storm was over, our reception area was completely trashed and the power had been knocked out throughout the whole estate. I was in shock and thought my wedding was ruined but Gail and Erin made it so that wasn't the case. As our guests had their drinks inside the estate, Gail, Erin, and the rest of the staff worked like mad to fix the reception area. They made it beautiful again. They kept all our guests calm, all of whom were previously shaken up by the storm. Erin got a generator there to power up the tent so we could have music and lights. By the time I was done with pictures, you wouldn't of even known a storm ripped through our wedding at all. I heard later on that particular storm hit our area the hardest and it was also a tornado warning! I also heard that almost all the other weddings that were going on got completely cancelled. The Stevens Estate made sure our wedding still happened for us. These people go above and beyond to make sure you have a beautiful day. All of our guests raved about how exciting and amazing our wedding was.
If you want a beautiful venue with an amazing staff, have your wedding here. I am so pleased with how everything turned out that I wouldn't of changed my wedding for anything! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.9/5.0
We recently got married at the Stevens Estate and it was a fantastic day from start to finish. We did both the ceremony and reception on site, which made it easy for our guests and provided a nice venue to move from the garden (ceremony) to the mansion (cocktail hour) to the tent (reception). Erin and Gail were very helpful along the way in helping to answer any questions and they really came through in helping to make the day perfect (from setup to the flow, to taking care of all the little things onsite). It is a gorgeous venue and we are thrilled to have had our family and friends share our big day with us in such a beautiful place. Gail was onsite throughout the whole wedding and really kept things moving along and was easy to work with and super helpful with all requests. I'd highly recommend the Stevens Estate to anyone looking to plan a beautiful outdoor wedding.
We recently got married at the Stevens Estate and it was a fantastic day from start to finish. We did both the ceremony Read more...
We recently got married at the Stevens Estate and it was a fantastic day from start to finish. We did both the ceremony and reception on site, which made it easy for our guests and provided a nice venue to move from the garden (ceremony) to the mansion (cocktail hour) to the tent (reception). Erin and Gail were very helpful along the way in helping to answer any questions and they really came through in helping to make the day perfect (from setup to the flow, to taking care of all the little things onsite). It is a gorgeous venue and we are thrilled to have had our family and friends share our big day with us in such a beautiful place. Gail was onsite throughout the whole wedding and really kept things moving along and was easy to work with and super helpful with all requests. I'd highly recommend the Stevens Estate to anyone looking to plan a beautiful outdoor wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.1/5.0
Venue is beautiful and our event went off without a hitch, due to OUR efforts but I would not recommend this venue to others because:
Lack of customer service. Erin, the director was very difficult to work with. Giving us one word emails and offering no solid advice or expertise regarding our celebration. It was very clear that for reasons unknown she did not want to work with us.
Lack of professionalism. Unfortunately, some of our lanterns were stolen from the property overnight. When I asked Erin for information and help in trying to locate the lanterns, her reply was that the Stevens Estate was not responsible for these items and went on to make the claim that she saw guests with the lanterns but refused to offer any other explanation or help in who, where, or when.
Lack of care. My family had spent a small fortune on this event, inviting 300+ guests. The event was a huge success, regardless of Erin's horrible attitude and lack of service. However, we all had to work that much harder to fill in the gaps that Erin and her staff should of taken on.
Venue is beautiful and our event went off without a hitch, due to OUR efforts but I would not recommend this venue to Read more...
Venue is beautiful and our event went off without a hitch, due to OUR efforts but I would not recommend this venue to others because:
Lack of customer service. Erin, the director was very difficult to work with. Giving us one word emails and offering no solid advice or expertise regarding our celebration. It was very clear that for reasons unknown she did not want to work with us.
Lack of professionalism. Unfortunately, some of our lanterns were stolen from the property overnight. When I asked Erin for information and help in trying to locate the lanterns, her reply was that the Stevens Estate was not responsible for these items and went on to make the claim that she saw guests with the lanterns but refused to offer any other explanation or help in who, where, or when.
Lack of care. My family had spent a small fortune on this event, inviting 300+ guests. The event was a huge success, regardless of Erin's horrible attitude and lack of service. However, we all had to work that much harder to fill in the gaps that Erin and her staff should of taken on. Read less
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ehirst
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.8/5.0
When we got engaged, we knew we didn't want to have our wedding in a ballroom. We definitely wanted an outside tented reception. There are a lot of venues around that will set up tents, but the one at the Stevens Estate is top notch. The tent it is one of the biggest around, and it sits on a solid patio. We also liked that the tent was attached to the beautiful house by a marquis, so guests wouldn't have to get wet if it started raining to go to the bathroom. The house itself is beautiful inside, lots of fireplaces and ornate wood and molding, and makes for a great backdrop for pictures. While we didn't use the Estate for our ceremony, we took our formal pictures on the lawn and in the surrounding trees. The grounds were incredibly well maintained and beautiful for our photos. A family member made us a corn hole set as a wedding gift, and we were able to set it out and let people play during the reception. Many people also enjoyed roaming the grounds and house during cocktail hour and before dinner started.

Compared to other tented venues, the Estate rental fee is a better deal. They only do one wedding a day and are great about coordinating the little details ( like chairs and linens).
When we got engaged, we knew we didn't want to have our wedding in a ballroom. We definitely wanted an outside tented Read more...
When we got engaged, we knew we didn't want to have our wedding in a ballroom. We definitely wanted an outside tented reception. There are a lot of venues around that will set up tents, but the one at the Stevens Estate is top notch. The tent it is one of the biggest around, and it sits on a solid patio. We also liked that the tent was attached to the beautiful house by a marquis, so guests wouldn't have to get wet if it started raining to go to the bathroom. The house itself is beautiful inside, lots of fireplaces and ornate wood and molding, and makes for a great backdrop for pictures. While we didn't use the Estate for our ceremony, we took our formal pictures on the lawn and in the surrounding trees. The grounds were incredibly well maintained and beautiful for our photos. A family member made us a corn hole set as a wedding gift, and we were able to set it out and let people play during the reception. Many people also enjoyed roaming the grounds and house during cocktail hour and before dinner started.

Compared to other tented venues, the Estate rental fee is a better deal. They only do one wedding a day and are great about coordinating the little details ( like chairs and linens). Read less
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Dorothy
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
The Stevens Estate staff made our anniversary party all that we'd hoped for and then some. They helped with every last detail, the decorations, folding the programs, pinning my husband's boutonniere, and countless other tasks that all added up to a wonderful evening in a beautful, intimate setting. Our guests raved about how much fun they had. They went above and beyond to make our day special.
The Stevens Estate staff made our anniversary party all that we'd hoped for and then some. They helped with every last Read more...
The Stevens Estate staff made our anniversary party all that we'd hoped for and then some. They helped with every last detail, the decorations, folding the programs, pinning my husband's boutonniere, and countless other tasks that all added up to a wonderful evening in a beautful, intimate setting. Our guests raved about how much fun they had. They went above and beyond to make our day special. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The Stevens Estate was such a beautiful place to have our wedding and rehearsal dinner. The grounds were wonderful and well maintained and the inside of the estate was picturesque and historical. The Estate is large enough for a big wedding with plenty of space but an intimate feel or it can be small enough for a smaller wedding, depending how you use the space. We had our ceremony and reception here and it really was as perfect as could be. Our guests could not stop telling us how beautiful our venue was. Both Gail and Erin did an amazing job making sure our wedding day was perfect. Everyone told us before the wedding that things would go wrong and we would just have to live with it, but thanks to Gail and Erin, our wedding went completely smoothly with no hitches. We would not hesitate to recommend this spot for a wedding or any other event.
The Stevens Estate was such a beautiful place to have our wedding and rehearsal dinner. The grounds were wonderful and Read more...
The Stevens Estate was such a beautiful place to have our wedding and rehearsal dinner. The grounds were wonderful and well maintained and the inside of the estate was picturesque and historical. The Estate is large enough for a big wedding with plenty of space but an intimate feel or it can be small enough for a smaller wedding, depending how you use the space. We had our ceremony and reception here and it really was as perfect as could be. Our guests could not stop telling us how beautiful our venue was. Both Gail and Erin did an amazing job making sure our wedding day was perfect. Everyone told us before the wedding that things would go wrong and we would just have to live with it, but thanks to Gail and Erin, our wedding went completely smoothly with no hitches. We would not hesitate to recommend this spot for a wedding or any other event. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
This estate is just lovely, gorgeous victorian interior with lovely woodwork, antique furniture and fireplaces.They worked with us to do our wedding & reception different than usual and everything was so beautiful. Guests loved the estate and said it was the most beautiful wedding. They have a very nice tent(with chandeliers!) outside for larger weddings.The director and coordinator are very nice to work with and very helpful with suggesting vendors. They were always available for us when we needed to work out details and are very organized. The estate is unique and the cost is less than others in the area. The place really provides wonderful spots for lovely interior photos and some neat places outside too(we went down to the end of the long driveway to the stone cottage and took a few there). It is a great place if your looking for somewhere unique.
This estate is just lovely, gorgeous victorian interior with lovely woodwork, antique furniture and fireplaces.They worked Read more...
This estate is just lovely, gorgeous victorian interior with lovely woodwork, antique furniture and fireplaces.They worked with us to do our wedding & reception different than usual and everything was so beautiful. Guests loved the estate and said it was the most beautiful wedding. They have a very nice tent(with chandeliers!) outside for larger weddings.The director and coordinator are very nice to work with and very helpful with suggesting vendors. They were always available for us when we needed to work out details and are very organized. The estate is unique and the cost is less than others in the area. The place really provides wonderful spots for lovely interior photos and some neat places outside too(we went down to the end of the long driveway to the stone cottage and took a few there). It is a great place if your looking for somewhere unique. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.2/5.0
This place is gorgeous! And if you want a unique venue /mansion as a venue it's probably the most reasonable in terms of cost and flexibility. I was very happy with how my wedding turned out overall and wouldn't have traded a wedding there for anything. I had an amazing experience with Gail on the day of my wedding (that was the first time I had the pleasure of dealing with her) but I found Erin to be very rude both before and after my wedding- which is why I am not giving this place as high of a rating.
This place is gorgeous! And if you want a unique venue /mansion as a venue it's probably the most reasonable in terms of Read more...
This place is gorgeous! And if you want a unique venue /mansion as a venue it's probably the most reasonable in terms of cost and flexibility. I was very happy with how my wedding turned out overall and wouldn't have traded a wedding there for anything. I had an amazing experience with Gail on the day of my wedding (that was the first time I had the pleasure of dealing with her) but I found Erin to be very rude both before and after my wedding- which is why I am not giving this place as high of a rating. Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I must have looked at every venue in the area, and we certainly do not regret choosing the Stevens Estate one bit! Erin, Gail, and all the staff at the estate had a big hand in making our wedding day absolutely perfect. The estate itself is beautiful and well cared for, with the grounds and interior of the house providing endless options for photos. The tent provides the indoor/outdoor reception experience that my husband and I really wanted, and it’s basically weather-proof! It has a concrete floor and the sides are included (other venues charge extra for tent flooring and sides). The estate staff not only kept our wedding day running smoothly, they were extremely professional and organized in the months leading up to the wedding. Erin answered every email promptly and courteously, and when we met to make final decisions the month before the wedding, all my fears about the organization of the wedding day were put to rest. These ladies know their stuff! Beyond that, they were friendly and warm. They showed an interest in getting to know my husband and me and making our wedding day special and unique to us as a couple. They certainly did just that! If you choose to hold your wedding at the Stevens Estate, you should definitely use their recommended caterer A Day to Remember. They worked with our budget to create our dream menu. Guests raved about the food! A Day to Remember staff really showed an interest in making the day special for my husband and me. Lori even took photos and video at the wedding and sent it to my husband and me the next day. How sweet is that? As I stated at the beginning of this post, my husband and I looked at TONS of venues, so I can say with confidence that the Stevens Estate provides a beautiful, elegant event for a steal compared to what most venues in this area charge. My husband and I would change absolutely NOTHING about our wedding, and the estate was a big part of making our day so perfect!
My husband and I must have looked at every venue in the area, and we certainly do not regret choosing the Stevens Estate Read more...
My husband and I must have looked at every venue in the area, and we certainly do not regret choosing the Stevens Estate one bit! Erin, Gail, and all the staff at the estate had a big hand in making our wedding day absolutely perfect. The estate itself is beautiful and well cared for, with the grounds and interior of the house providing endless options for photos. The tent provides the indoor/outdoor reception experience that my husband and I really wanted, and it’s basically weather-proof! It has a concrete floor and the sides are included (other venues charge extra for tent flooring and sides). The estate staff not only kept our wedding day running smoothly, they were extremely professional and organized in the months leading up to the wedding. Erin answered every email promptly and courteously, and when we met to make final decisions the month before the wedding, all my fears about the organization of the wedding day were put to rest. These ladies know their stuff! Beyond that, they were friendly and warm. They showed an interest in getting to know my husband and me and making our wedding day special and unique to us as a couple. They certainly did just that! If you choose to hold your wedding at the Stevens Estate, you should definitely use their recommended caterer A Day to Remember. They worked with our budget to create our dream menu. Guests raved about the food! A Day to Remember staff really showed an interest in making the day special for my husband and me. Lori even took photos and video at the wedding and sent it to my husband and me the next day. How sweet is that? As I stated at the beginning of this post, my husband and I looked at TONS of venues, so I can say with confidence that the Stevens Estate provides a beautiful, elegant event for a steal compared to what most venues in this area charge. My husband and I would change absolutely NOTHING about our wedding, and the estate was a big part of making our day so perfect! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
As soon as I walked into the Stevens Estate for the first time, I KNEW it was the PERFECT place for our wedding. From the first day I met her, Erin (the Estate's director) was nothing but supportive and incredibly helpful. She was very accommodating every time I asked to stop by the Estate for one thing or another. The planning process was so easy and smooth with The Steven's Estate. Erin is so laid back and truly wants to help you have the wedding that you’ve imagined. Since the Estate is so gorgeous, we also chose to have our rehearsal dinner there the night before our wedding, which was wonderful. Even though the Steven’s Estate needed minimal for decorations, it was nice to have the freedom to decorate things how you wanted to. Since I had decided to do all my own flowers for the wedding, Erin was even kind enough to let me put all the centerpieces together at the estate the day before the wedding. Also, Erin was amazing with her recommendations of vendors. We used everyone she recommended and could not have been happier with them (caterer, DJ, and Car Service). Gail was equally as amazing and she did such a great job making sure everything was taken care of during our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and wedding.
The caterers that we used, A Day to Remember, were absolutely phenomenal. They came highly recommended from the Estate and I can’t recommend them enough. My husband and I had so much fun creating the menu for both our rehearsal dinner and reception with them. Shawn and Lori worked with us to create a great family style mean for our reception as well as our rehearsal dinner menu. Above all, the food was AMAZING and our guests are still talking about it. Also, Lori made the BEST red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting I have EVER had.
If I ever have the opportunity to throw another event, I would definitely use the Steven’s Estate again. It’s gorgeous, unique, and the staff is amazing to work with.
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As soon as I walked into the Stevens Estate for the first time, I KNEW it was the PERFECT place for our wedding. From the first day I met her, Erin (the Estate's director) was nothing but supportive and incredibly helpful. She was very accommodating every time I asked to stop by the Estate for one thing or another. The planning process was so easy and smooth with The Steven's Estate. Erin is so laid back and truly wants to help you have the wedding that you’ve imagined. Since the Estate is so gorgeous, we also chose to have our rehearsal dinner there the night before our wedding, which was wonderful. Even though the Steven’s Estate needed minimal for decorations, it was nice to have the freedom to decorate things how you wanted to. Since I had decided to do all my own flowers for the wedding, Erin was even kind enough to let me put all the centerpieces together at the estate the day before the wedding. Also, Erin was amazing with her recommendations of vendors. We used everyone she recommended and could not have been happier with them (caterer, DJ, and Car Service). Gail was equally as amazing and she did such a great job making sure everything was taken care of during our rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and wedding.
The caterers that we used, A Day to Remember, were absolutely phenomenal. They came highly recommended from the Estate and I can’t recommend them enough. My husband and I had so much fun creating the menu for both our rehearsal dinner and reception with them. Shawn and Lori worked with us to create a great family style mean for our reception as well as our rehearsal dinner menu. Above all, the food was AMAZING and our guests are still talking about it. Also, Lori made the BEST red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting I have EVER had.
If I ever have the opportunity to throw another event, I would definitely use the Steven’s Estate again. It’s gorgeous, unique, and the staff is amazing to work with. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
As soon as we pulled up and saw the rolling hills and the Estate peeking at us as we drove closer, Dan and I knew this had to be it. We had the pleasure of meeting Gail and we instantly enjoyed her laid back personality. She was easy going and we adored her laugh. When she gave us the run down of what was to be expected during your typical wedding at the Estate we were sold. The day of our wedding was everything we had hoped for. From the food which was provided by A Day to Remember which was FANTASTIC to the service provided by Erin and Gail , words just can not explain how happy and comfortable they made us feel. Erin was cracking jokes me as I was waiting to walk down the stairs to see my dad. Totally washing any nerves away. I could cry now just thinking about appreciative I was of her on that day. It was absolutely amazing. We've been married just about 2 months now and we are still hearing about how awesome everything was. The bartenders were so sweet. Smiling as they served drinks, cracking jokes. One bartender even offered to hold my dress as I was headed to the restroom. WHAT SERVICE IS THAT!!!!! I will never forget that day as long I live. And I have Erin, Gail, Lori, Shawn and all of ADTR to thank for that. Dan and I could not have picked a better venue. It was everything we dreamed of. Thank you Erin and Gail!!!
As soon as we pulled up and saw the rolling hills and the Estate peeking at us as we drove closer, Dan and I knew this had Read more...
As soon as we pulled up and saw the rolling hills and the Estate peeking at us as we drove closer, Dan and I knew this had to be it. We had the pleasure of meeting Gail and we instantly enjoyed her laid back personality. She was easy going and we adored her laugh. When she gave us the run down of what was to be expected during your typical wedding at the Estate we were sold. The day of our wedding was everything we had hoped for. From the food which was provided by A Day to Remember which was FANTASTIC to the service provided by Erin and Gail , words just can not explain how happy and comfortable they made us feel. Erin was cracking jokes me as I was waiting to walk down the stairs to see my dad. Totally washing any nerves away. I could cry now just thinking about appreciative I was of her on that day. It was absolutely amazing. We've been married just about 2 months now and we are still hearing about how awesome everything was. The bartenders were so sweet. Smiling as they served drinks, cracking jokes. One bartender even offered to hold my dress as I was headed to the restroom. WHAT SERVICE IS THAT!!!!! I will never forget that day as long I live. And I have Erin, Gail, Lori, Shawn and all of ADTR to thank for that. Dan and I could not have picked a better venue. It was everything we dreamed of. Thank you Erin and Gail!!! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Erin and the whole team at the Steven's Estate made our wedding day PERFECT. They were willing to work with every idea I had, and promptly responded to my many emails of questions. The venue itself is beautiful and well maintained, which made for a beautiful setting, but it was really the team here that made all the difference!
Erin and the whole team at the Steven's Estate made our wedding day PERFECT. They were willing to work with every idea I Read more...
Erin and the whole team at the Steven's Estate made our wedding day PERFECT. They were willing to work with every idea I had, and promptly responded to my many emails of questions. The venue itself is beautiful and well maintained, which made for a beautiful setting, but it was really the team here that made all the difference! Read less
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Cleary
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with the Stevens Estate because of it's uniqueness. The estate provided us the ability to have a wedding that was made especially for us. Erin made the process seamless by referring us to vendors that were able to meet our needs. She was great with her communication and honest. Our wedding coordinator for the day did a great job and put in extra effort to make sure all things were taken care of. Our friends and family loved the location and couldn't get enough of the well kept estate and grounds. We were also able to create so many great photos just because of the location itself! The Stevens Estate was a perfect choice for us, we are sure it will be for many others!
We fell in love with the Stevens Estate because of it's uniqueness. The estate provided us the ability to have a wedding Read more...
We fell in love with the Stevens Estate because of it's uniqueness. The estate provided us the ability to have a wedding that was made especially for us. Erin made the process seamless by referring us to vendors that were able to meet our needs. She was great with her communication and honest. Our wedding coordinator for the day did a great job and put in extra effort to make sure all things were taken care of. Our friends and family loved the location and couldn't get enough of the well kept estate and grounds. We were also able to create so many great photos just because of the location itself! The Stevens Estate was a perfect choice for us, we are sure it will be for many others! Read less
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Keri
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Erin and Gail at the Estate are amazing! It was hailing a 1/2 hr before my ceremony and they stayed very calm and made things flow smoothly despite the weather. I would recommend this beautiful venue any of my family and friends.
Erin and Gail at the Estate are amazing! It was hailing a 1/2 hr before my ceremony and they stayed very calm and made Read more...
Erin and Gail at the Estate are amazing! It was hailing a 1/2 hr before my ceremony and they stayed very calm and made things flow smoothly despite the weather. I would recommend this beautiful venue any of my family and friends. Read less
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Sylvan
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The Stevens Estate is a beautiful wedding venue! My son's wedding and reception were held there recently. We also had the rehearsal dinner at the Stevens Estate. We dealt with Erin and Gail who could not have been more helpful and attentive to our needs. They offered great suggestions during the planning process and took care of everything on the day of the wedding. Thanks to their help and the wonderful caterer, A Day to Remember, it was a perfect day!
The Stevens Estate is a beautiful wedding venue! My son's wedding and reception were held there recently. We also had the Read more...
The Stevens Estate is a beautiful wedding venue! My son's wedding and reception were held there recently. We also had the rehearsal dinner at the Stevens Estate. We dealt with Erin and Gail who could not have been more helpful and attentive to our needs. They offered great suggestions during the planning process and took care of everything on the day of the wedding. Thanks to their help and the wonderful caterer, A Day to Remember, it was a perfect day! Read less
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anikke333
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married inside at the Steven's Estate last Saturday, November 5, 2011. It was amazing. Every attention to detail was taken by the most professional staff. I was able to come in days before and decorate all the mantles, etc. The manager, Erin is amazing...was always available and accessible. She took care of everything for us from ordering specific tables and chairs we chose to making sure that the event was perfect. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the magical wedding day was. I would not have changed one thing! I have read some of the previous reviews when the Estate was under different management and was shocked that they were not all 5 stars. Believe me, the estate is beyond gorgeous and the staff is fantastic. You will not find a more beautiful venue with a more fantastic staff. I have recieved nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests.
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My daughter was married inside at the Steven's Estate last Saturday, November 5, 2011. It was amazing. Every attention to detail was taken by the most professional staff. I was able to come in days before and decorate all the mantles, etc. The manager, Erin is amazing...was always available and accessible. She took care of everything for us from ordering specific tables and chairs we chose to making sure that the event was perfect. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the magical wedding day was. I would not have changed one thing! I have read some of the previous reviews when the Estate was under different management and was shocked that they were not all 5 stars. Believe me, the estate is beyond gorgeous and the staff is fantastic. You will not find a more beautiful venue with a more fantastic staff. I have recieved nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests. Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
After a church ceremony, our cocktail hour and reception were held at the Stevens Estate. When we first booked the estate, Laura was the manager and within a few months it was switched to Erin who was wonderful. When I had questions, she responded right away. Everyone at the Estate was helpful, professional and very flexible. They let us use the bridal suites before the ceremony to get ready. We also had a "first look" in an open area right outside the estate which was just what we had imagined. Our families and wedding party watched from afar as we saw each other for the first time that day. The cocktail hour was held inside the Estate. Instead of hiring a day-of-coordinator, my friend came early the day of the wedding and helped set everything up for us. Everything looked wonderful. The tented reception was incredible- we had originally wanted to decorate the tent but decided not to the month before after our last mtg there. They had put lights up around the tent poles in the middle and the dance floor was brand new. We've heard from many guests who just loved Estate. One of my favorite aspects of the wedding was a photobooth we built that they let us put up in the ballroom. We we a little apprehensive about the set-up but again our friends helped out and everything went smoothly. We also lucked out with 83 degree weather in October so we didn't need to rent heaters, saving us $$. The only complaint we heard from guests was that the bar was a bit slow at times. Overall though, it was a perfect day. The Stevens Estate is a beautiful historic building with fantastic management. If we did it all over again, the Estate would be our choice!
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After a church ceremony, our cocktail hour and reception were held at the Stevens Estate. When we first booked the estate, Laura was the manager and within a few months it was switched to Erin who was wonderful. When I had questions, she responded right away. Everyone at the Estate was helpful, professional and very flexible. They let us use the bridal suites before the ceremony to get ready. We also had a "first look" in an open area right outside the estate which was just what we had imagined. Our families and wedding party watched from afar as we saw each other for the first time that day. The cocktail hour was held inside the Estate. Instead of hiring a day-of-coordinator, my friend came early the day of the wedding and helped set everything up for us. Everything looked wonderful. The tented reception was incredible- we had originally wanted to decorate the tent but decided not to the month before after our last mtg there. They had put lights up around the tent poles in the middle and the dance floor was brand new. We've heard from many guests who just loved Estate. One of my favorite aspects of the wedding was a photobooth we built that they let us put up in the ballroom. We we a little apprehensive about the set-up but again our friends helped out and everything went smoothly. We also lucked out with 83 degree weather in October so we didn't need to rent heaters, saving us $$. The only complaint we heard from guests was that the bar was a bit slow at times. Overall though, it was a perfect day. The Stevens Estate is a beautiful historic building with fantastic management. If we did it all over again, the Estate would be our choice! Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.2/5.0
My husband and I just had our wedding reception at the Estate in June of this year. Overall we were very pleased with how everything turned out. There were a few blips along the way and some details (extra cost of chairs for example) got lost in translation during the early planning process-this was due to the old Estate coordinator leaving. After she left and Erin (the current coordinator) took over, it was smooth sailing! Erin is great; she made sure that everything was how we had envisioned our wedding to be, she would answer all my emails and all my questions promptly, and she met with us quite a few times before the day, so we could finalize without feeling overwhelmed. The only request my husband had was that the dance floor in the tent be moved so there would be enough room to accommodate our band, as well as be big enough for people to dance-Erin made sure that it was moved and everyone had a wonderful time, dancing the night away! Also, the tent is very well constructed and the fact that it is on concrete and not grass allowed us to not even notice when it started to rain during the last half of the night. The only negative comment about the actual wedding day was that Erin couldn't be there so another coordinator was present to oversee the events of the day. While she was very nice and helpful, I wish she would've been a little more proactive in at least guiding us through the timeline of the day. She appeared to be a bit flustered. But overall, like I said, great experience, beautiful venue. We received and still are receiving many many compliments on how wonderful the reception was. Thanks Erin for making our day so special and unforgettable!
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My husband and I just had our wedding reception at the Estate in June of this year. Overall we were very pleased with how everything turned out. There were a few blips along the way and some details (extra cost of chairs for example) got lost in translation during the early planning process-this was due to the old Estate coordinator leaving. After she left and Erin (the current coordinator) took over, it was smooth sailing! Erin is great; she made sure that everything was how we had envisioned our wedding to be, she would answer all my emails and all my questions promptly, and she met with us quite a few times before the day, so we could finalize without feeling overwhelmed. The only request my husband had was that the dance floor in the tent be moved so there would be enough room to accommodate our band, as well as be big enough for people to dance-Erin made sure that it was moved and everyone had a wonderful time, dancing the night away! Also, the tent is very well constructed and the fact that it is on concrete and not grass allowed us to not even notice when it started to rain during the last half of the night. The only negative comment about the actual wedding day was that Erin couldn't be there so another coordinator was present to oversee the events of the day. While she was very nice and helpful, I wish she would've been a little more proactive in at least guiding us through the timeline of the day. She appeared to be a bit flustered. But overall, like I said, great experience, beautiful venue. We received and still are receiving many many compliments on how wonderful the reception was. Thanks Erin for making our day so special and unforgettable! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE! I just got married last Saturday, October 16th, my wedding day was more perfect than I could've even imagined! The staff at the estate, especially Laura, went ABOVE & BEYOND for me and my guests! They let me have my dag as my ring bearer, they referred me to a few caterers, I picked "A Day to Remember" the food was phenomenal! Laura was there to help us set up and do last minute decorations- she decorated the archway for the ceremony for me. I have had soooo many compliments from my guests about them telling me that my wedding was without a doubt the best they have ever been to! My memories and my experience at the estate will never die- I can't stop glowing about the whole event! We had so much fun and if it wasn't for Laura I wouldn't have had my dream wedding! The Estate is surrounded by the forest, it is private, and the staff are regular fun people. I appreciated the fact that they had as much fun as my guests, I appreciated that they treated us like normal people and there was always a smile on their faces. if you are an out doorsy, fun loving type of couple, this is the place to get married! Also- the Wyndham Hotel is about 10 minutes away and we were able to rent shuttle buses to take people to and from the estate. And best of all, Laura was extremely organized and was on point with EVERYTHING! She was the reason my wedding went as smooth as it did. Thank you again Stevens Estate! I can't say enough of how excellent my day was! Thank you, thank you!
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I CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS PLACE! I just got married last Saturday, October 16th, my wedding day was more perfect than I could've even imagined! The staff at the estate, especially Laura, went ABOVE & BEYOND for me and my guests! They let me have my dag as my ring bearer, they referred me to a few caterers, I picked "A Day to Remember" the food was phenomenal! Laura was there to help us set up and do last minute decorations- she decorated the archway for the ceremony for me. I have had soooo many compliments from my guests about them telling me that my wedding was without a doubt the best they have ever been to! My memories and my experience at the estate will never die- I can't stop glowing about the whole event! We had so much fun and if it wasn't for Laura I wouldn't have had my dream wedding! The Estate is surrounded by the forest, it is private, and the staff are regular fun people. I appreciated the fact that they had as much fun as my guests, I appreciated that they treated us like normal people and there was always a smile on their faces. if you are an out doorsy, fun loving type of couple, this is the place to get married! Also- the Wyndham Hotel is about 10 minutes away and we were able to rent shuttle buses to take people to and from the estate. And best of all, Laura was extremely organized and was on point with EVERYTHING! She was the reason my wedding went as smooth as it did. Thank you again Stevens Estate! I can't say enough of how excellent my day was! Thank you, thank you! Read less
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LaurenandAdam
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.7/5.0
My husband and I absolutely fell in love with the Stevens Estate when we went for our tour with Laura. It was the last place we looked at for a venue and we immediately knew it was perfect for us. We wanted a unique venue and it certainly was!

Our wedding reception was beautiful and everything went perfectly. The mansion was stunning and the tent looked fabulous. The staff at the estate were very accommodating and attentive the day of the wedding. My guests were very impressed by the venue, especially the mansion. I was nervous about having 170 guests in the mansion for cocktail hour (waiting in lines for drinks, etc) & only having one bathroom on the first floor- but it was not a problem at all!! I never saw a line at the bar as we made sure to have enough bar tenders :)

If I were to rate solely on the "day of," everything would be 5/5. However, there were times when responsiveness could have been a little better during the planning process. In the end, everything ended up fabulous!! I can not say anything negative about the way the wedding day went.

My husband and I are thrilled that we went with The Stevens Estate. It is truly a gorgeous place.
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My husband and I absolutely fell in love with the Stevens Estate when we went for our tour with Laura. It was the last place we looked at for a venue and we immediately knew it was perfect for us. We wanted a unique venue and it certainly was!

Our wedding reception was beautiful and everything went perfectly. The mansion was stunning and the tent looked fabulous. The staff at the estate were very accommodating and attentive the day of the wedding. My guests were very impressed by the venue, especially the mansion. I was nervous about having 170 guests in the mansion for cocktail hour (waiting in lines for drinks, etc) & only having one bathroom on the first floor- but it was not a problem at all!! I never saw a line at the bar as we made sure to have enough bar tenders :)

If I were to rate solely on the "day of," everything would be 5/5. However, there were times when responsiveness could have been a little better during the planning process. In the end, everything ended up fabulous!! I can not say anything negative about the way the wedding day went.

My husband and I are thrilled that we went with The Stevens Estate. It is truly a gorgeous place. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I were looking for a venue that reflected our style. When we met with the director Laura to do a tour of the Estate we knew it was for us! Laura and all the staff were EXTREMELY helpfull and made our wedding day just as amazing as we dreamed it would be. From beginning to end we were treated with respect, kindness and a genuine excitement for our day. The house is so beautiful and the grounds were well maintained. I would recommend The Stevens Estate to any couple who are looking for the wedding of their dreams!
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My Husband and I were looking for a venue that reflected our style. When we met with the director Laura to do a tour of the Estate we knew it was for us! Laura and all the staff were EXTREMELY helpfull and made our wedding day just as amazing as we dreamed it would be. From beginning to end we were treated with respect, kindness and a genuine excitement for our day. The house is so beautiful and the grounds were well maintained. I would recommend The Stevens Estate to any couple who are looking for the wedding of their dreams!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had a GREAT experience with the Steven's estate. Laura was fantastic and gave me great ideas, tips and tricks. They were very accommodating and made my dreams a reality. I could not have asked for a better venue.
I had a GREAT experience with the Steven's estate. Laura was fantastic and gave me great ideas, tips and tricks. They were Read more...
I had a GREAT experience with the Steven's estate. Laura was fantastic and gave me great ideas, tips and tricks. They were very accommodating and made my dreams a reality. I could not have asked for a better venue. Read less
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JessandKev
Wedding:
8/20/2010
2.5/5.0
The Stevens Estate is absolutely beautiful. The grounds, tent, cobblestone patio in tent and mansion itself are amazing. We held our ceremony on the grounds, had our cocktail hour in the mansion and our reception under the tent. The cost to rent the estate and tent are fairly reasonable compared to other similar venues and the tent gives you a beautiful blank slate to work with.

The issues that I did have with the estate was regarding the service and professionalism that I received from the staff.

Communication - The wedding coordinator that I was working with was very difficult to get in touch with via email. I would have to follow-up multiple times to get a response and had to verify information numerous times. My file never seemed to be updated when I would give them information.

Professionalism -The night of our wedding, there was an episode where a light fixture was missing from the men's room. The coordinator made the best man walk to all of the other rooms to check and see if anything else was broken or stolen. She told the best man that if she found out that maintenance hadn't taken the fixture to repair, that we (bride and groom) would be charged. Come to find out the next day it was removed by maintenance and the episode could have been avoided.

Service/Value for Cost/Professionalism: Next was the bar. This was one of the biggest complaints that we had. We hosted cocktail hour for beer and wine and soda only and had it cash bar the rest of the night. Somehow, the cocktail hour bill breakdown listed that more beer and wine were drank during cocktail hour than the whole rest of the night (4 hours as we extended the reception). The coordinator assured me that it was correct when I asked about it and said she would get me a breakdown with a time stamp to see how much was consumed during cocktail hour and each hour of the night. At this point the issue is being investigated by the chairman of the estate, who said that he doesn't have such a receipt with the breakdown by hour. I asked for this matter to be looked into more, as I feel we were significantly overcharged fo the hour that we hosted and if they can not prove that this is incorrect, we feel we should receive some time of refund.

Professionalism: Another major issue we had was at the end of the night the coordinator asked us to remove our centerpieces and numbers off of our tables. Cleaning our tables was never in our contract or brought up before, otherwise we would have been sure we had help to do so. We ended up not cleaning the tables and our Coordinator ended up getting upset and emptying all of the vases screaming about how no one appreciates her. We found this to be very unprofessional.

At this point we are waiting to hear back from the Chairman of the Estate to see how the bar issue will play out. We will update our review based on any additional information that we receive.
The Stevens Estate is absolutely beautiful. The grounds, tent, cobblestone patio in tent and mansion itself are amazing. Read more...
The Stevens Estate is absolutely beautiful. The grounds, tent, cobblestone patio in tent and mansion itself are amazing. We held our ceremony on the grounds, had our cocktail hour in the mansion and our reception under the tent. The cost to rent the estate and tent are fairly reasonable compared to other similar venues and the tent gives you a beautiful blank slate to work with.

The issues that I did have with the estate was regarding the service and professionalism that I received from the staff.

Communication - The wedding coordinator that I was working with was very difficult to get in touch with via email. I would have to follow-up multiple times to get a response and had to verify information numerous times. My file never seemed to be updated when I would give them information.

Professionalism -The night of our wedding, there was an episode where a light fixture was missing from the men's room. The coordinator made the best man walk to all of the other rooms to check and see if anything else was broken or stolen. She told the best man that if she found out that maintenance hadn't taken the fixture to repair, that we (bride and groom) would be charged. Come to find out the next day it was removed by maintenance and the episode could have been avoided.

Service/Value for Cost/Professionalism: Next was the bar. This was one of the biggest complaints that we had. We hosted cocktail hour for beer and wine and soda only and had it cash bar the rest of the night. Somehow, the cocktail hour bill breakdown listed that more beer and wine were drank during cocktail hour than the whole rest of the night (4 hours as we extended the reception). The coordinator assured me that it was correct when I asked about it and said she would get me a breakdown with a time stamp to see how much was consumed during cocktail hour and each hour of the night. At this point the issue is being investigated by the chairman of the estate, who said that he doesn't have such a receipt with the breakdown by hour. I asked for this matter to be looked into more, as I feel we were significantly overcharged fo the hour that we hosted and if they can not prove that this is incorrect, we feel we should receive some time of refund.

Professionalism: Another major issue we had was at the end of the night the coordinator asked us to remove our centerpieces and numbers off of our tables. Cleaning our tables was never in our contract or brought up before, otherwise we would have been sure we had help to do so. We ended up not cleaning the tables and our Coordinator ended up getting upset and emptying all of the vases screaming about how no one appreciates her. We found this to be very unprofessional.

At this point we are waiting to hear back from the Chairman of the Estate to see how the bar issue will play out. We will update our review based on any additional information that we receive. Read less
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Danielle H.
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.8/5.0
The Stevens Estate absolutely made my wedding dreams come true. My husband and I recently got married there (ceremony and reception) and it was PERFECT! Everything went off without a hitch not only on our big day but before our big day as well. To describe the ratings a little better for those of you looking for a WONDERFUL place to tie the knot:

Quality of Service: From the time I booked an appt. to take a tour of the place until the time we left our reception we were treated like celebrities and any request we had was respected. Laura who was our wedding coordinator at the Estate was so very helpful and so easy to talk to about any issues I was having with the planning before hand. The day of the wedding, if there were any issues, I did not know about them, because Laura and the rest of the staff were there every second of the day making sure everything, went as smoothly as possible. As for the food at the wedding, it is worth mentioning our caterers as well. A Day to Remember Catering Co., made the most amazing wedding meals I personally have ever had and I have never heard so many people say it was the best "wedding food" they have ever had. not to mention the CAKE they made for us as well!!! A Day to Remember Catering was absolutely perfect and I cannot recommend anyone better.
Responsiveness: Being a typical nervous bride wanting everything to go perfectly how I wanted it to, the staff at the Stevens estate was so good about easing my mind and getting back to me when I needed to talk to them. I never felt as though I was waiting for answers, and I always knew what was going on.
Professionalism: Needless to say the staff at the Stevens estate, as well as a Day to Remember Catering, the bartending service, etc..etc..everyone showed the utmost professional manner the entire time before, during and after the big day and I cannot thank everyone enough for that.
Value for Cost: unbeatable....most definately. My husband and I actually booked a DIFFERENT venue originally for our reception and put money down and then were told we would only be able to take pictures in one very tiny little room and we would not be able to leave that room because another wedding would be taking place the same time. When we realized that, we backed out and this particular venue refused to give us back our $500 deposit...Very upset about that, and deciding to completely change gears and find something cozy and historic, the Steves Estate turned out to be absolutely perfect and the time we had there and the people we dealt with the entire time were so worth every single penny.
Flexibility: Not much to say here except what I have been saying, and that is they were professional, flexibile and helped us in any way possible.

Therefore, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the Stevens Estate and for those reviews I have read that state otherwise, I am actually very surprised because our wedding day was absolutely perfect and worth every cent and if I could have done it all over again it most definately would be at the estate again.
Thanks to all of the staff especially Laura who made my day extra special and who was there from the first phone call until we left the reception!! On another note, I am still getting so many comments from guests who were at my wedding saying how they have never been to a more beautiful and well done wedding. Many of my guests are very sincere in saying this is one wedding they will never forget and this makes me so very happy that this was such a special day not only for my husband and I, but for every single one of my guests....
The Stevens Estate absolutely made my wedding dreams come true. My husband and I recently got married there (ceremony and Read more...
The Stevens Estate absolutely made my wedding dreams come true. My husband and I recently got married there (ceremony and reception) and it was PERFECT! Everything went off without a hitch not only on our big day but before our big day as well. To describe the ratings a little better for those of you looking for a WONDERFUL place to tie the knot:

Quality of Service: From the time I booked an appt. to take a tour of the place until the time we left our reception we were treated like celebrities and any request we had was respected. Laura who was our wedding coordinator at the Estate was so very helpful and so easy to talk to about any issues I was having with the planning before hand. The day of the wedding, if there were any issues, I did not know about them, because Laura and the rest of the staff were there every second of the day making sure everything, went as smoothly as possible. As for the food at the wedding, it is worth mentioning our caterers as well. A Day to Remember Catering Co., made the most amazing wedding meals I personally have ever had and I have never heard so many people say it was the best "wedding food" they have ever had. not to mention the CAKE they made for us as well!!! A Day to Remember Catering was absolutely perfect and I cannot recommend anyone better.
Responsiveness: Being a typical nervous bride wanting everything to go perfectly how I wanted it to, the staff at the Stevens estate was so good about easing my mind and getting back to me when I needed to talk to them. I never felt as though I was waiting for answers, and I always knew what was going on.
Professionalism: Needless to say the staff at the Stevens estate, as well as a Day to Remember Catering, the bartending service, etc..etc..everyone showed the utmost professional manner the entire time before, during and after the big day and I cannot thank everyone enough for that.
Value for Cost: unbeatable....most definately. My husband and I actually booked a DIFFERENT venue originally for our reception and put money down and then were told we would only be able to take pictures in one very tiny little room and we would not be able to leave that room because another wedding would be taking place the same time. When we realized that, we backed out and this particular venue refused to give us back our $500 deposit...Very upset about that, and deciding to completely change gears and find something cozy and historic, the Steves Estate turned out to be absolutely perfect and the time we had there and the people we dealt with the entire time were so worth every single penny.
Flexibility: Not much to say here except what I have been saying, and that is they were professional, flexibile and helped us in any way possible.

Therefore, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about the Stevens Estate and for those reviews I have read that state otherwise, I am actually very surprised because our wedding day was absolutely perfect and worth every cent and if I could have done it all over again it most definately would be at the estate again.
Thanks to all of the staff especially Laura who made my day extra special and who was there from the first phone call until we left the reception!! On another note, I am still getting so many comments from guests who were at my wedding saying how they have never been to a more beautiful and well done wedding. Many of my guests are very sincere in saying this is one wedding they will never forget and this makes me so very happy that this was such a special day not only for my husband and I, but for every single one of my guests.... Read less
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JasonandTyler
Wedding:
6/20/2010
4.8/5.0
The Estates is a great place to hold a ceremony and receiption. The place is just great. Everything went well without a hitch. The grounds are spectacular and so is the manison. All the staff were very helpful and a joy to work with. There is a lot of flexibility when arranging the receiption under the tent with decorating and table setups. All of our guests were very impressed with the place and staff....we got som many great comments, like "That was the best wedding I've/we attended". Our guest also enjoyed being able to roam around the estate.
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The Estates is a great place to hold a ceremony and receiption. The place is just great. Everything went well without a hitch. The grounds are spectacular and so is the manison. All the staff were very helpful and a joy to work with. There is a lot of flexibility when arranging the receiption under the tent with decorating and table setups. All of our guests were very impressed with the place and staff....we got som many great comments, like "That was the best wedding I've/we attended". Our guest also enjoyed being able to roam around the estate. Read less
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lizzybride
Wedding:
6/19/2010
3.3/5.0
This is a tough one. If I were to grade based on the day of, I would give them an A. However, I would grade my experience in the months leading up to the event in the as a C, and a D in some aspects.

Positives: The grounds of the estate are absolutely gorgeous, especially for a spring/summer wedding. Our pictures all have the gorgeous background of the estate and our guests really enjoyed being able to roam the grounds and enjoy the gorgeous weather during cocktail hour. Another big plus is that the price to rent the estate is very reasonable and included rentals of just about everything but chairs, which saves a lot of money and hassle if you are planning a tented wedding. The included linens are a little basic, so if you are planning to use the estate, I would budget in a linen rental as well. Simply Elegant, one of the available caterers there, is absolutely amazing and very affordable (I did a separate review for them).

Monique, the woman that ended up being our venue coordinator in the 2-3 weeks leading up to the wedding, was really responsive, organized, detail oriented and managed to save the day. If you are planning on booking a wedding there, I highly suggest asking for Monique. I was very impressed with her professionalism. In the end, our day went off without a hitch.

Negatives: I think the main negative aspects for the Stevens Estate are communication and professionalism. My main contact was Laura, who was incredibly responsive and friendly when we were looking to book the estate. However, I felt that once we put down the deposit, the level of responsiveness went down. Getting a response required multiple emails/ phone calls. Annoying, but since my wedding was rather far off, I dealt with it and assumed the responsiveness would improve as the wedding got closer.
Three weeks before the wedding, I still had to follow up multiple times to get a response on some major items like tent layout and final costs for rentals, etc. Much of the information I tried to confirm was incorrect, giving me the impression that she had only sporadically updated our file. After I expressed my frustration with the lack of communication and organization, there became a major problem with professionalism. I was actually really surprised with the level that it was taken to. We were reassigned to Monique, who was like a dream, and everything ended up really great. Also, as a credit to the Stevens Estate, the chair of the committee that oversees the Estate caught wind of the issues we were having and emailed my mother to acknowledge our concerns.

Overall, I think the Stevens Estate has a lot of potential, but could probably use some additional resources. The value for the cost is really good, but I would plan on being extremely proactive and hands on if you intend to have you wedding there. I am happy we did.
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This is a tough one. If I were to grade based on the day of, I would give them an A. However, I would grade my experience in the months leading up to the event in the as a C, and a D in some aspects.

Positives: The grounds of the estate are absolutely gorgeous, especially for a spring/summer wedding. Our pictures all have the gorgeous background of the estate and our guests really enjoyed being able to roam the grounds and enjoy the gorgeous weather during cocktail hour. Another big plus is that the price to rent the estate is very reasonable and included rentals of just about everything but chairs, which saves a lot of money and hassle if you are planning a tented wedding. The included linens are a little basic, so if you are planning to use the estate, I would budget in a linen rental as well. Simply Elegant, one of the available caterers there, is absolutely amazing and very affordable (I did a separate review for them).

Monique, the woman that ended up being our venue coordinator in the 2-3 weeks leading up to the wedding, was really responsive, organized, detail oriented and managed to save the day. If you are planning on booking a wedding there, I highly suggest asking for Monique. I was very impressed with her professionalism. In the end, our day went off without a hitch.

Negatives: I think the main negative aspects for the Stevens Estate are communication and professionalism. My main contact was Laura, who was incredibly responsive and friendly when we were looking to book the estate. However, I felt that once we put down the deposit, the level of responsiveness went down. Getting a response required multiple emails/ phone calls. Annoying, but since my wedding was rather far off, I dealt with it and assumed the responsiveness would improve as the wedding got closer.
Three weeks before the wedding, I still had to follow up multiple times to get a response on some major items like tent layout and final costs for rentals, etc. Much of the information I tried to confirm was incorrect, giving me the impression that she had only sporadically updated our file. After I expressed my frustration with the lack of communication and organization, there became a major problem with professionalism. I was actually really surprised with the level that it was taken to. We were reassigned to Monique, who was like a dream, and everything ended up really great. Also, as a credit to the Stevens Estate, the chair of the committee that oversees the Estate caught wind of the issues we were having and emailed my mother to acknowledge our concerns.

Overall, I think the Stevens Estate has a lot of potential, but could probably use some additional resources. The value for the cost is really good, but I would plan on being extremely proactive and hands on if you intend to have you wedding there. I am happy we did. Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
6/6/2010
4.4/5.0
It's a tremendous space, with a beautiful outdoors, nearly unique (in MA) outdoor patio with a semi-permanent tent, and a mansion to boot! We were married in the rain, and you could barely tell in the tent. No mud, no water, and when the sky cleared, we could simply walk outside and stroll the grounds for photos.

The staff took care of everything, with no mistakes and a few very nice details on the weekend/day of. They were flexible to accommodate our requests, tried their best to get us an outdoor ceremony (almost setting up two ready-made seating options!), and were behind the scenes making things work.

There were definitely a few periods in the months/weeks leading up where it took a few days to get a response or returned call, but I understand that it was a very busy period for the staff, and they had all of the details right safely in advance of the date!
It's a tremendous space, with a beautiful outdoors, nearly unique (in MA) outdoor patio with a semi-permanent tent, and a Read more...
It's a tremendous space, with a beautiful outdoors, nearly unique (in MA) outdoor patio with a semi-permanent tent, and a mansion to boot! We were married in the rain, and you could barely tell in the tent. No mud, no water, and when the sky cleared, we could simply walk outside and stroll the grounds for photos.

The staff took care of everything, with no mistakes and a few very nice details on the weekend/day of. They were flexible to accommodate our requests, tried their best to get us an outdoor ceremony (almost setting up two ready-made seating options!), and were behind the scenes making things work.

There were definitely a few periods in the months/weeks leading up where it took a few days to get a response or returned call, but I understand that it was a very busy period for the staff, and they had all of the details right safely in advance of the date! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/5/2010
3.4/5.0
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Stevens Estate. Overall it was a great experience. Although Laura was very nice, working with her was frustrating at times because she is not particularly responsive and she frequently would say she would call you or take care of something and would end up needing to be reminded. The worst part was that 4 days before my wedding I was told (only because I had specifically asked) that Laura would not be my function manager the day of my wedding. This was the first time that I had been informed that anyone aside from Laura ever ran the weddings. It came as a complete and total surprise to me, and apparently had been the plan all along, and they just didn't think that it was necessary to mention to me that the person I had been communicating with and talking over details with for the past 9 months wasn't going to be there to organize things the day of my wedding. When I expressed my disappointment and confusion, Laura ended up offering to come for the morning for setup and stay through the ceremony to make sure that the party got off on the right foot. That was a nice offer. And it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because the lady that became my function coordinator (Monique) was incredible. She was very organized, extremely friendly, so helpful - and I felt 100% comfortable with her the day of the wedding (even though I had only met her the night before for the first time)... Aside from that debacle, the venue itself was gorgeous, and the ability to customize our wedding from top to bottom was exactly what we were looking for. We didn't want a wedding at a hotel, where everything was pre-chosen. We loved that we were about to design everything ourselves and have a unique reception.
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Stevens Estate. Overall it was a great experience. Although Laura was very Read more...
I had both my ceremony and reception at the Stevens Estate. Overall it was a great experience. Although Laura was very nice, working with her was frustrating at times because she is not particularly responsive and she frequently would say she would call you or take care of something and would end up needing to be reminded. The worst part was that 4 days before my wedding I was told (only because I had specifically asked) that Laura would not be my function manager the day of my wedding. This was the first time that I had been informed that anyone aside from Laura ever ran the weddings. It came as a complete and total surprise to me, and apparently had been the plan all along, and they just didn't think that it was necessary to mention to me that the person I had been communicating with and talking over details with for the past 9 months wasn't going to be there to organize things the day of my wedding. When I expressed my disappointment and confusion, Laura ended up offering to come for the morning for setup and stay through the ceremony to make sure that the party got off on the right foot. That was a nice offer. And it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because the lady that became my function coordinator (Monique) was incredible. She was very organized, extremely friendly, so helpful - and I felt 100% comfortable with her the day of the wedding (even though I had only met her the night before for the first time)... Aside from that debacle, the venue itself was gorgeous, and the ability to customize our wedding from top to bottom was exactly what we were looking for. We didn't want a wedding at a hotel, where everything was pre-chosen. We loved that we were about to design everything ourselves and have a unique reception. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/14/2010
0.9/5.0
The mansion is gorgeous. The service was horrible. Laura was nearly impossible to get in touch with in the 6 months prior to the wedding. I sent her confirmation of my final head count 3 WEEKS in advance of 101 guests. Two days prior to the wedding I got an email confirming 150 guests. Then I get an email saying they only have room for 85 in the dining room. Eventually we worked out exactly how many guests needed seating but the set up the day of the wedding was still not right. She did not communicate with the bar tenders that beer and wine would be hosted all night, then informed my guests that the bar was only hosted for the first hour. I went over and confirmed details with her several times and she still couldn't get them right. When it came time to cut the cake, we had no plates and forks and had to wait for someone to fetch them for us. I was interrupted towards the end of the night to settle the bar tab even though half my guests were still partying. Ive never worked with such incompetent people. The other staff members did not communicate with Laura and I found myself repeating myself several times just to get an answer. They also lost one of my bridesmaids reservations to stay the night. I also feel that I was overcharged. The original pricing guide I was given stated that "busy season" started may 15th, I asked that if I had my wedding may 14th could I get the "off season" pricing and I was told yes. When I called back to book I was told that "busy season" starts when the tent goes up and because someone had booked a wedding in april that needed the tent now all the prices would go up. That was an unexpected charge.

Overall the mansion was gorgeous, but the amount of hassle I went through just wasn't worth it.
The mansion is gorgeous. The service was horrible. Laura was nearly impossible to get in touch with in the 6 months prior Read more...
The mansion is gorgeous. The service was horrible. Laura was nearly impossible to get in touch with in the 6 months prior to the wedding. I sent her confirmation of my final head count 3 WEEKS in advance of 101 guests. Two days prior to the wedding I got an email confirming 150 guests. Then I get an email saying they only have room for 85 in the dining room. Eventually we worked out exactly how many guests needed seating but the set up the day of the wedding was still not right. She did not communicate with the bar tenders that beer and wine would be hosted all night, then informed my guests that the bar was only hosted for the first hour. I went over and confirmed details with her several times and she still couldn't get them right. When it came time to cut the cake, we had no plates and forks and had to wait for someone to fetch them for us. I was interrupted towards the end of the night to settle the bar tab even though half my guests were still partying. Ive never worked with such incompetent people. The other staff members did not communicate with Laura and I found myself repeating myself several times just to get an answer. They also lost one of my bridesmaids reservations to stay the night. I also feel that I was overcharged. The original pricing guide I was given stated that "busy season" started may 15th, I asked that if I had my wedding may 14th could I get the "off season" pricing and I was told yes. When I called back to book I was told that "busy season" starts when the tent goes up and because someone had booked a wedding in april that needed the tent now all the prices would go up. That was an unexpected charge.

Overall the mansion was gorgeous, but the amount of hassle I went through just wasn't worth it. Read less
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ziti
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.6/5.0
The Estate is beautiful, the grounds are beautiful and the Tent with brick patio is perfect for the party. There are 10-15 rooms in the estate that guests can stay in (some are beautiful, some are relatively bare). They are continuing to make improvements. We got a really good deal on the Estate and hotels near by that are cheaper than Boston. Laura was very helpful throughout the wedding planning (though not as responsive to email as to phone). Laura was TERRIFIC on the day of the wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend this!!!
The Estate is beautiful, the grounds are beautiful and the Tent with brick patio is perfect for the party. There are 10-15 Read more...
The Estate is beautiful, the grounds are beautiful and the Tent with brick patio is perfect for the party. There are 10-15 rooms in the estate that guests can stay in (some are beautiful, some are relatively bare). They are continuing to make improvements. We got a really good deal on the Estate and hotels near by that are cheaper than Boston. Laura was very helpful throughout the wedding planning (though not as responsive to email as to phone). Laura was TERRIFIC on the day of the wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend this!!! Read less
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Ldiddy
Wedding:
8/26/2006
1.1/5.0
The Stevens Estate is a beautiful venue. It is a bit on the run down side, most likely because of the inadequate staff. The woman who was in charge was rude, disorganized, unresponsiveness and generally just bad at her job. Prices changed depending if she wanted to make your experience hellish or not! She made our experience miserable and I hope that she has moved on for all potential brides. So, if you call and Cindy is still working there- run and run away fast. Not worth the headaches!!
The Stevens Estate is a beautiful venue. It is a bit on the run down side, most likely because of the inadequate staff. Read more...
The Stevens Estate is a beautiful venue. It is a bit on the run down side, most likely because of the inadequate staff. The woman who was in charge was rude, disorganized, unresponsiveness and generally just bad at her job. Prices changed depending if she wanted to make your experience hellish or not! She made our experience miserable and I hope that she has moved on for all potential brides. So, if you call and Cindy is still working there- run and run away fast. Not worth the headaches!! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
6/10/2006
3.4/5.0
This location is beautiful and very unique. The event went off without a hitch and the food was fantastic.
This location is beautiful and very unique. The event went off without a hitch and the food was fantastic.
This location is beautiful and very unique. The event went off without a hitch and the food was fantastic. Read less
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