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Warren Conference Center and Inn

Ashland , MA

LOCATION

529 Chestnut Street
Ashland, MA 01721 US (map)

PHONE

508-231-3000

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Located on over 220 lakefront acres, The Warren Conference Center & Inn combines exceptional service and food quality with a beautiful setting. The Hayden Lodge features three levels... Read more
Located on over 220 lakefront acres, The Warren Conference Center & Inn combines exceptional service and food quality with a beautiful setting. The Hayden Lodge features three levels indoors and outdoors under a canopied patio. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while overlooking the waterfront. Continue your celebration in the exquisite fireplaced dining room that comfortably seats up to 200 guests. Offering private overnight accommodations and unparalleled cuisine, The Warren Conference Center & Inn is the ideal location for your wedding reception. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
10
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeurves, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Drapery, Lighting, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Megan
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Best staff to work with!!! I didn't have to worry about a thing they coordinated with all outside vendors. Our wedding day was my favorite day ever!
Best staff to work with!!! I didn't have to worry about a thing they coordinated with all outside vendors. Our wedding day Read more...
Best staff to work with!!! I didn't have to worry about a thing they coordinated with all outside vendors. Our wedding day was my favorite day ever! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the best experience planning our wedding with the WCC! Our coordinator Lynn was always available to answer questions and help. The food was delicious, the inn was adorable and the service was outstanding.

We got married on a very rainy day in July and the amount of effort and attentiveness that went in to making sure our day was still perfect was more than expected.

I cannot express how happy I was with the WCC for our wedding!
We had the best experience planning our wedding with the WCC! Our coordinator Lynn was always available to answer Read more...
We had the best experience planning our wedding with the WCC! Our coordinator Lynn was always available to answer questions and help. The food was delicious, the inn was adorable and the service was outstanding.

We got married on a very rainy day in July and the amount of effort and attentiveness that went in to making sure our day was still perfect was more than expected.

I cannot express how happy I was with the WCC for our wedding! Read less
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allisonrachelcohen
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We just got married at The Warren Conference Center and Inn, and we had an AMAZING wedding!!!! We had our rehearsal dinner, and our wedding ceremony and reception at The Warren Center, and we will never forget this incredible place!! Lynn in Catering Sales was WONDERFUL!!!! From our very first meeting a year before our wedding, she was very gracious and friendly, and she was INCREDIBLY HELPFUL from the start of our planning process through the final hours of our wedding reception. Lynn was extremely responsive, available, and helpful; she made our wedding day a truly perfect day. She took such good care of us and made us feel so relaxed and excited for the big day! The Warren Center grounds are exquisitely beautiful with lush greens and flowers, and the gazebo and reception hall provide beautiful photography sites. Mary Ellen, Tricia, and Judy at the Inn at the Warren Center provided wonderful care and service for our wedding guests. They were extremely accommodating and responsive, and they really went above and beyond to make our wedding weekend a success. The Inn rooms and the rooms in the Northern Lodge were beautiful and very comfortable. Our ceremony was in the Inn, and the high arched wooden beams in the Inn created a beautiful framework for our ceremony. Our reception was held in the dining room of the Hayden Lodge, and the tables and linens were just beautiful. THE FOOD IS ALSO AMAZING!! All of our guests commented on how wonderful the food was - from the appetizers to salad to dinner and dessert. The bartenders, servers, and maintenance staff were all incredibly nice and provided amazing service. Thank you to Lynn, Patricia, Mary Ellen, Tricia, Judy, and all of the amazing staff at The Warren Conference Center and Inn! You made our wedding day just perfect, and we will never ever forget you!!!! Best wishes always!
We just got married at The Warren Conference Center and Inn, and we had an AMAZING wedding!!!! We had our rehearsal Read more...
We just got married at The Warren Conference Center and Inn, and we had an AMAZING wedding!!!! We had our rehearsal dinner, and our wedding ceremony and reception at The Warren Center, and we will never forget this incredible place!! Lynn in Catering Sales was WONDERFUL!!!! From our very first meeting a year before our wedding, she was very gracious and friendly, and she was INCREDIBLY HELPFUL from the start of our planning process through the final hours of our wedding reception. Lynn was extremely responsive, available, and helpful; she made our wedding day a truly perfect day. She took such good care of us and made us feel so relaxed and excited for the big day! The Warren Center grounds are exquisitely beautiful with lush greens and flowers, and the gazebo and reception hall provide beautiful photography sites. Mary Ellen, Tricia, and Judy at the Inn at the Warren Center provided wonderful care and service for our wedding guests. They were extremely accommodating and responsive, and they really went above and beyond to make our wedding weekend a success. The Inn rooms and the rooms in the Northern Lodge were beautiful and very comfortable. Our ceremony was in the Inn, and the high arched wooden beams in the Inn created a beautiful framework for our ceremony. Our reception was held in the dining room of the Hayden Lodge, and the tables and linens were just beautiful. THE FOOD IS ALSO AMAZING!! All of our guests commented on how wonderful the food was - from the appetizers to salad to dinner and dessert. The bartenders, servers, and maintenance staff were all incredibly nice and provided amazing service. Thank you to Lynn, Patricia, Mary Ellen, Tricia, Judy, and all of the amazing staff at The Warren Conference Center and Inn! You made our wedding day just perfect, and we will never ever forget you!!!! Best wishes always! Read less
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KMello
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.9/5.0
Warren Conference Center was an amazing find. It was perfect for my camping themed wedding. Kim and Erika were amazing coordinators, and helped our big day go off without any major hiccups. Whenever we needed anything, they were there for us. They were very accommodating to our needs. The food was great, the atmosphere was great and the staff was great. And all for a very reasonable price!
Warren Conference Center was an amazing find. It was perfect for my camping themed wedding. Kim and Erika were amazing Read more...
Warren Conference Center was an amazing find. It was perfect for my camping themed wedding. Kim and Erika were amazing coordinators, and helped our big day go off without any major hiccups. Whenever we needed anything, they were there for us. They were very accommodating to our needs. The food was great, the atmosphere was great and the staff was great. And all for a very reasonable price! Read less
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anonopottomus
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.8/5.0
The Warren Center was great. First of all, Lynn Sinclair was our contact there and she has amazing organizational skills. I can't count how many emails with lists of nitpicky questions I sent her, and she alway got back to me within a day.

The location was beautiful and it was so convenient to have the ceremony, reception, and hotel rooms all in the same area. It made the wedding a whole-day event where people got used to the surroundings and could go for a nice hike or hang out in the hotel lobby before or after the event.

Only complaints about the location/buildings are that it's hard to get to for people without a car, and the room where the cocktail hour would have been if the weather had been bad, which is the same room where the afterparty was, was kind of drab and corporate-looking -- lots of round tables with big office chairs. However, once the room was full of people, I think the guests appreciated that the chairs were big and comfortable and the room appearance really didn't matter at all.

The food was awesome -- GREAT filet mignon for dinner, and we didn't buy a breakfast/brunch for our guests, but there's automatically a free pretty good continental breakfast so it wasn't necessary anyway. We got to mingle with our guests the next morning and make sure they were fed for free. In general, there are always snacks in the hotel lobby, which is nice. We loved that there was an option to have an afterparty. Our guests stayed until 1 am eating mozzarella sticks and mini hot dogs in flaky pastry and enjoyed that a lot more than I expected.

All in all, a really good venue and I still can't believe how smoothly my wedding day went -- all thanks to Lynn and the other Warren Center staff!
The Warren Center was great. First of all, Lynn Sinclair was our contact there and she has amazing organizational skills. Read more...
The Warren Center was great. First of all, Lynn Sinclair was our contact there and she has amazing organizational skills. I can't count how many emails with lists of nitpicky questions I sent her, and she alway got back to me within a day.

The location was beautiful and it was so convenient to have the ceremony, reception, and hotel rooms all in the same area. It made the wedding a whole-day event where people got used to the surroundings and could go for a nice hike or hang out in the hotel lobby before or after the event.

Only complaints about the location/buildings are that it's hard to get to for people without a car, and the room where the cocktail hour would have been if the weather had been bad, which is the same room where the afterparty was, was kind of drab and corporate-looking -- lots of round tables with big office chairs. However, once the room was full of people, I think the guests appreciated that the chairs were big and comfortable and the room appearance really didn't matter at all.

The food was awesome -- GREAT filet mignon for dinner, and we didn't buy a breakfast/brunch for our guests, but there's automatically a free pretty good continental breakfast so it wasn't necessary anyway. We got to mingle with our guests the next morning and make sure they were fed for free. In general, there are always snacks in the hotel lobby, which is nice. We loved that there was an option to have an afterparty. Our guests stayed until 1 am eating mozzarella sticks and mini hot dogs in flaky pastry and enjoyed that a lot more than I expected.

All in all, a really good venue and I still can't believe how smoothly my wedding day went -- all thanks to Lynn and the other Warren Center staff! Read less
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Valery
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.8/5.0
We searched for a central Massachusetts venue that fit "us". We didn't want a stuffy hotel ballroom with no personality or a fancy country club dining hall that we'd feel intimidated by. We didn't think much of the Warren Center when we first visited it but then as we saw 10+ other venues that didn't work, we came back to it and realized it was perfect all along. It is priceless to know that your friends and family can stay on-site and not worry about yet-another-vendor with transportation. We picked it for its charm and uniqueness and we were not let down. Food was never at the top of our priority list and we never expected to be blown away, so we were completely surprised when people raved about the wedding dinner to us. The vegetarian raviolis got rave reviews and our guests kept talking about the filet. To us, that was an unexpected bonus. Since I'm not a foodie, what mattered to me, was that we felt like the Hayden Lodge was absolutely perfect for us. The lofted ceiling, the covered deck, the stone patio, the fireplace, everything was so fitting. As the day got closer and our vision became clear, it was even more fitting for us because we had A LOT of handcrafted details for decor and they would've been completely lost in a hotel/country club ballroom, but they SHINED at the Warren Center and allowed people to notice them. One thing we were looking forward to was a fire pit on the patio but unfortunately it rained at night. We got nothing but fantastic service from Christine Lopez and it was such a pleasure to work with her and ask her any questions we had. It's such a great place, nestled along the state park, it could be picked up and dropped in the White Mountains but it is easy to get to from Rt9. I can't imagine our wedding having happened anywhere else.
We searched for a central Massachusetts venue that fit "us". We didn't want a stuffy hotel ballroom with no personality or Read more...
We searched for a central Massachusetts venue that fit "us". We didn't want a stuffy hotel ballroom with no personality or a fancy country club dining hall that we'd feel intimidated by. We didn't think much of the Warren Center when we first visited it but then as we saw 10+ other venues that didn't work, we came back to it and realized it was perfect all along. It is priceless to know that your friends and family can stay on-site and not worry about yet-another-vendor with transportation. We picked it for its charm and uniqueness and we were not let down. Food was never at the top of our priority list and we never expected to be blown away, so we were completely surprised when people raved about the wedding dinner to us. The vegetarian raviolis got rave reviews and our guests kept talking about the filet. To us, that was an unexpected bonus. Since I'm not a foodie, what mattered to me, was that we felt like the Hayden Lodge was absolutely perfect for us. The lofted ceiling, the covered deck, the stone patio, the fireplace, everything was so fitting. As the day got closer and our vision became clear, it was even more fitting for us because we had A LOT of handcrafted details for decor and they would've been completely lost in a hotel/country club ballroom, but they SHINED at the Warren Center and allowed people to notice them. One thing we were looking forward to was a fire pit on the patio but unfortunately it rained at night. We got nothing but fantastic service from Christine Lopez and it was such a pleasure to work with her and ask her any questions we had. It's such a great place, nestled along the state park, it could be picked up and dropped in the White Mountains but it is easy to get to from Rt9. I can't imagine our wedding having happened anywhere else. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
12/12/2009
4.8/5.0
Spectacular location, spectacular food, spectacular service.

It was beautiful for my December wedding. The four-sided fireplace was gorgeous, and they set up a firepit out on the patio too, and had two other fireplaces burning as well (upstairs and in the inn). The room is gorgeous, and the bonus of the downstairs conference room was perfect - I had a child care group come in so kids would have a place to go play and unwind and could come and go safely all they wanted - it was perfect.

The food was spectacular, but I was ready for that after the tasting dinner they hosted. I nearly had to be rolled out the door, there was so much good food. We found it cost the same to offer a duet plate (two entrees on one plate) as to have two options and deal with "check beef or fish" on the rsvp cards. This was easier and everyone loved it.

The bar service was above and beyond. We wanted to incorporate a particular bourbon in our bar drinks, and they made a point to have extra on hand. Bartenders were seriously awesome.

They had us bring in our decorations and set everything up for us. Right down to the mini-science experiment of making the "instant snow" for our centerpieces. Once we'd dropped it all off, I never had to think about it again.

I know there is more, but I think I could go on all night. I recommend this place with all my heart.
Spectacular location, spectacular food, spectacular service.

It was beautiful for my December wedding. The Read more...
Spectacular location, spectacular food, spectacular service.

It was beautiful for my December wedding. The four-sided fireplace was gorgeous, and they set up a firepit out on the patio too, and had two other fireplaces burning as well (upstairs and in the inn). The room is gorgeous, and the bonus of the downstairs conference room was perfect - I had a child care group come in so kids would have a place to go play and unwind and could come and go safely all they wanted - it was perfect.

The food was spectacular, but I was ready for that after the tasting dinner they hosted. I nearly had to be rolled out the door, there was so much good food. We found it cost the same to offer a duet plate (two entrees on one plate) as to have two options and deal with "check beef or fish" on the rsvp cards. This was easier and everyone loved it.

The bar service was above and beyond. We wanted to incorporate a particular bourbon in our bar drinks, and they made a point to have extra on hand. Bartenders were seriously awesome.

They had us bring in our decorations and set everything up for us. Right down to the mini-science experiment of making the "instant snow" for our centerpieces. Once we'd dropped it all off, I never had to think about it again.

I know there is more, but I think I could go on all night. I recommend this place with all my heart. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2014
4.7/5.0
We got married here at the beginning of October. We thought our wedding would be nice, but the the Warren Center exceeded all of our expectations. When searching for the perfect venue, this was 4th on my list to see. After visiting the other 3 that I was so sure of, I was bummed out because they were not what I expected. We almost decided to skip the Warren Conference Center because I didn't expect it to be anything special. From the minute we walked in, I knew it was the place! The venue is really beautiful even in the rain. 4 months later and people are still talking about how awesome of a place it was! The accommodations are great, you literally walk across the lawn after the reception is over and you're in the hotel. They offer a continental breakfast that really goes above and beyond. The cabins are fantastic for after parties! Our wedding planner Ashley was very responsive and great to work with! I had a total vision and therefore had a lot of extra requests and decoration and Ashley and her staff did everything how I asked probably even better. It was literally exactly what I envisioned when I thought of our wedding and it was absolutely perfect.
We got married here at the beginning of October. We thought our wedding would be nice, but the the Warren Center exceeded Read more...
We got married here at the beginning of October. We thought our wedding would be nice, but the the Warren Center exceeded all of our expectations. When searching for the perfect venue, this was 4th on my list to see. After visiting the other 3 that I was so sure of, I was bummed out because they were not what I expected. We almost decided to skip the Warren Conference Center because I didn't expect it to be anything special. From the minute we walked in, I knew it was the place! The venue is really beautiful even in the rain. 4 months later and people are still talking about how awesome of a place it was! The accommodations are great, you literally walk across the lawn after the reception is over and you're in the hotel. They offer a continental breakfast that really goes above and beyond. The cabins are fantastic for after parties! Our wedding planner Ashley was very responsive and great to work with! I had a total vision and therefore had a lot of extra requests and decoration and Ashley and her staff did everything how I asked probably even better. It was literally exactly what I envisioned when I thought of our wedding and it was absolutely perfect. Read less
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maeghanbeth
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.7/5.0
The warren center was fabulous. It is a hidden jewel! We were on the hunt for a classy, yet laid back, venue near boston, at a fair price, to hold 200 guests, with a hotel on site. There is simply no other option that could have met our needs so perfectly. There's a beautiful lodge (think hardwoods, iron candelabras, floor to ceiling windows, etc.) and a hotel on-site with reasonable rates for guests. The staff were terrific, the food was excellent, and the price was literally thousands of dollars lower than a typical hotel ballroom in the area. We could not be happier with the warren center.

Just one note to potential brides - when we booked, i was told that we would have exclusive use of the Warren Center hotel (50-ish rooms) and space for our wedding. just be aware that you will NOT have exclusive access to anything in particular, including the hotel- there were several other events going on on-site that weekend which i discovered is the norm. This created two small logistical problems for me I did not anticipate:

1. I was not able to set up the reception room myself because there was a luncheon event on site the day of my wedding that ran until I was headed to the church (my cocktail hour started at 530). This was fine, except I had been looking forward to setting it up and had to instead rely on the staff to figure out where decorations went. Of course, they did a wonderful job - so it was not really a problem.

2. There were several hotel rooms given out to a separate group attending an event that night. We had planned for all the rooms to be available and had to send several out of town guests to other area hotels, which was disappointing.

However - those are small issues for a terrific space at a great deal, and did not even come close to souring me on the warren center! Just something to be mindful of.

Also - on value - if i could give 10 stars out of 5 I would. you will not find a fairer price for excellent catering and a beautiful venue. Even our bar tab shocked us with how low it was!
The warren center was fabulous. It is a hidden jewel! We were on the hunt for a classy, yet laid back, venue near boston, Read more...
The warren center was fabulous. It is a hidden jewel! We were on the hunt for a classy, yet laid back, venue near boston, at a fair price, to hold 200 guests, with a hotel on site. There is simply no other option that could have met our needs so perfectly. There's a beautiful lodge (think hardwoods, iron candelabras, floor to ceiling windows, etc.) and a hotel on-site with reasonable rates for guests. The staff were terrific, the food was excellent, and the price was literally thousands of dollars lower than a typical hotel ballroom in the area. We could not be happier with the warren center.

Just one note to potential brides - when we booked, i was told that we would have exclusive use of the Warren Center hotel (50-ish rooms) and space for our wedding. just be aware that you will NOT have exclusive access to anything in particular, including the hotel- there were several other events going on on-site that weekend which i discovered is the norm. This created two small logistical problems for me I did not anticipate:

1. I was not able to set up the reception room myself because there was a luncheon event on site the day of my wedding that ran until I was headed to the church (my cocktail hour started at 530). This was fine, except I had been looking forward to setting it up and had to instead rely on the staff to figure out where decorations went. Of course, they did a wonderful job - so it was not really a problem.

2. There were several hotel rooms given out to a separate group attending an event that night. We had planned for all the rooms to be available and had to send several out of town guests to other area hotels, which was disappointing.

However - those are small issues for a terrific space at a great deal, and did not even come close to souring me on the warren center! Just something to be mindful of.

Also - on value - if i could give 10 stars out of 5 I would. you will not find a fairer price for excellent catering and a beautiful venue. Even our bar tab shocked us with how low it was! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.6/5.0
The Warren Center was a beautiful setting for our June wedding. The staff, including Lynn and Patrick were very helpful in thinking through all the details of our ceremony and reception. On they day of the event, they took care of all the details so that my husband and I could just focus on enjoying ourselves. They do their own catering and many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they had ever had. The lawn outside the Hayden Lodge provided a very pretty backdrop to the ceremony as well.

Another great feature was the Inn - which meant that our out of town guests could stay on site and didn't have to worry about transportation to the ceremony or reception. I wouldn't definitely recommend them to anyone planning a wedding in the area.
The Warren Center was a beautiful setting for our June wedding. The staff, including Lynn and Patrick were very helpful in Read more...
The Warren Center was a beautiful setting for our June wedding. The staff, including Lynn and Patrick were very helpful in thinking through all the details of our ceremony and reception. On they day of the event, they took care of all the details so that my husband and I could just focus on enjoying ourselves. They do their own catering and many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they had ever had. The lawn outside the Hayden Lodge provided a very pretty backdrop to the ceremony as well.

Another great feature was the Inn - which meant that our out of town guests could stay on site and didn't have to worry about transportation to the ceremony or reception. I wouldn't definitely recommend them to anyone planning a wedding in the area. Read less
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