Lyman Estate in Waltham is the perfect venue for your dream wedding. With its breathtaking gardens and breathtaking views, you will be able to create a day that reflects your taste and style. They specialize in providing couples with an elegant yet rustic feel as we provide our clients with an intimate atmosphere for their big day. The team of professionals can help make this vision come to life by guiding you through all the details from start to finish including finding the right vendors and creating a timeline for your event so everything goes smoothly on what should be one of the happiest days of your life!
About Lyman Estate
The Lyman Estate, also known as “the Vale,” is a National Historic Landmark and one of the finest U.S. examples of a country estate following eighteenth-century English naturalistic design. In 1793 shipping merchant Theodore Lyman commissioned famed architect Samuel McIntire to design and build a Federal-style house for the Lyman family.
How much is a Lyman Estate wedding?
The starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season is $1,200. For peak seasons, the starting site fee is $2800. Wedding ceremonies at Lyman Estate do not have a starting site fee.
What are the inclusions of the rentals for the Lyman Estate wedding?
All Lyman Estate wedding rentals include:
- Use of the historic mansion and thirty-seven acres of landscaped grounds
- Air-conditioned and wheelchair accessible mansion
- Private changing room for the bride
- Supervisor throughout the entire event
- Coordination of deliveries
- Ample on-site parking
- Use of 200 white folding chairs
- Twenty 60″ round tables (seats 8-10 guests)
- Eight 48″ round tables (seats 6-8 guests)
- Six 36″ round cocktail tables (seats 4-5 guests)
- Four high cocktail tables
- One-year Historic New England membership
How many wedding guests can the Lyman Estate wedding hold?
Lyman Estate can accommodate up to 225 guests. This venue is flexible in its available spaces, which can be used for pre-wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions.
What are the wedding location options at Lyman Estate wedding?
There are several rooms that are available for your Lyman Estate wedding. They’re as follows:
- Originally hand-sculpted graceful oval parlor
- A victorian library that has a dramatic ambiance
- Eastern Parlor
- A dining room with its lights that gleam through the beautiful bay windows
- A ballroom area that has attractive crystalline chandeliers, columns inspired from a classical design, and a fireplace made of marble
- There’s a grand staircase that has a Palladian-type window. This adds to the reason why Lyman Estate is a perfect Boston wedding venue.
- The second floor has a magnificently furnished room for the bride.
When you book your Lyman Estate wedding, you will have exclusive access to the Lyman Estate greenhouses and beautifully preserved gardens, and the mansion.
What hotel should I get ready in for my Lyman Estate wedding?
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What are the best places to take wedding photos at Lyman Estate?
Aside from the wonderful landscape, and beautifully preserved gardens, other amenities of Lyman Estates that are a perfect venue for your photo sessions include:
- The veranda that is overlooking the landscape
- Antique-styled parlors
- Lyman Estate greenhouses
- The grand staircase for a timeless classic vibe.
Who are the caterers available for Lyman Estate weddings?
Select your caterer from the exclusive list for your wedding at Lyman Estate. No off-list catering is permitted, with the exception of wedding cakes and dessert vendors.
- Boston Catering and Events
- Capers Catering
- East Meets West Catering
- Events by BH
- La Bonne Maison
- MAX Ultimate Food
- Tastings Caterers
Tents are permitted but must be supplied and set up by PEAK Event Services or Sperry Tents. If considering a tent rental, please inquire with Lyman staff.
- Peak Event Services Contact: Gary Romano, email@example.com 781-729-4000
- Sperry Tents Contact: Robert Cowell, 888-825-7542
What parking options are available for my Lyman Estate wedding guests?
Ample on-site parking for cars; shuttle service must be prearranged.
What are some recent reviews from couples who have gotten married at Lyman Estate?
I truly can’t imagine a better venue for a wedding. My husband and I booked the Lyman Estate the day we had one of the mansion tours. Partially because of the stunning estate and historic greenhouses, and partially because of the incomparable Nicole (Lyman’s coordinator).
This thirty-seven-acre property transports you back in time. Original components are there, but it’s been very well-loved and taken care of over the years. The Lyman is light and dreamy. We mainly used the indoors, but we danced and had toasts on the veranda outside which was special. We also took photos in the greenhouse and around the beautiful grounds. The event coordinators are something else. They instill the highest level of confidence in their clients. I knew they were prepared to make it perfect and didn’t need anything from me to do that. I’m not local to the area, but as I told people over a year that this is the venue where I would be getting married, person after person commented that they had attended a wedding there at some point and that it was a memorable one. I am so proud to have gotten married at this historic home!
The Lyman Estate was the first place we visited, and we immediately knew it was the perfect venue for our reception. We were looking for a historic New England house, and the Lyman Estate felt elegant and authentic while still being spacious, warm, and inviting, which is a difficult combination that we couldn’t quite find at other comparable venues in the area.
We did the wedding day reception only, with a tent for dinner/dancing, while our open bar for the night was in the elegant ballroom. I highly recommend this layout for larger weddings. The Lyman Estate has a list of incredible vendors which you must work with, but the options are amazing and affordable, and everything runs more smoothly since the vendors are familiar with the venue. We used La Bonne Maison catering for food and beverages and they did an incredible job. Thank you so much to everyone at the Lyman Estate!
- Julia J.
We recently celebrated our Lyman Estate wedding. You cannot ask for a more stunning venue from the beautifully preserved gardens, to the historic greenhouses, to the country estate. Everything was dreamy! The event coordinators helped our day go so smoothly and were a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend the Lyman Estate, which is a great venue for your next celebration!
- Kim W.
The Lyman Estate is absolutely spectacular! So much history and gorgeous decorations in every room. I was even able to use the historic greenhouses on-site for our first look which made a colonial revival-style backdrop for photos. But what really made this event amazing was both the venue and the coordinator, She was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, and amazing to work with. She was quick to respond back to emails and worked with me with postponing my wedding 2x. I did a lot of DIY and she understood my vision and made it come to life. Don’t hesitate to book this venue!
- Katelin H.
If you’re looking for a federal-style house that comes with an awesome venue coordinator, then this is your place! Of course, a venue that includes tables, chairs, indoor and outdoor options, and looks amazing all over makes it an easy choice, but the employees in particular Nicole really make the coordination process seamless. I hope to attend someone else’s wedding here at some point!
- Brian F.
Like many other COVID couples, we had to cancel our original large wedding day with our original venue and find an alternative. Our downscale, socially distant 15-person wedding was so much more enjoyable at the historic Lyman Estate. The event coordinator was phenomenal: she is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, detail-oriented, and creative in her work. We felt less stressed with her because we knew we were in good hands between her and Tastings (the caterer we used). And the venue itself, Lyman Estate is a truly STUNNING location which words can’t describe. One of our mansion tours took our breath away, and every subsequent visit was equally impressive. During and after the wedding, our guests gushed about how beautiful Lyman Estate was and how impeccably run our wedding was: We can’t recommend Lyman Estate enough for weddings, especially for those who are looking for a venue that is extremely careful about safety protocols during the pandemic. This place is also great for warm weather retreat and private parties.
- Shelley Y.
My husband and I could not be more smitten with the Lyman Estate! Initially, we were drawn to it for the Lyman Estate greenhouses on the property. The day we visited it, we fell in love with the country estates- the elegant ballroom, beautiful rooms, huge greenhouses, large windows, veranda, it was perfect for a warm-weather retreat. We were between the Lyman and another Historic New England property but chose the Lyman because we knew even if it rained, we would have a beautiful day inside the house. This gorgeous hotel is even more perfect because of its staff- Nicole made the planning process so easy and is just a delight to work with. We also loved working with Melissa on the day of. If you are considering booking the Lyman Estate for your wedding, do it! You will have such a magical and perfect day.
- Shannon M.
This colonial revival-style venue is absolutely amazing and exactly what we were looking for in regards to historic charm and intimacy. The country estates are gorgeous and it photographs beautifully. Nicole was a dream to work with (we hired her as our coordinator as well). She made sure everything ran smoothly and everyone was happy and excited. If you are looking for a venue that allows for great indoor-outdoor settings and classy features then The Lyman Estate is an elegant example! Clean, cozy, and filled with aesthetically pleasing, well-maintained architecture (the grand staircase is breathtaking). Nicole also has connections to other vendors. Don’t look any further than The Lyman Estate for your eclectic wedding dreams! Thank you Nicole for making our wedding perfect and drama-free!
We searched high and low for a venue in the Boston area that was close to the city for folks who were traveling, could accommodate our headcount while still being affordable, and had the vintage/backyard esthetic we were trying to achieve. The Lyman Estate accomplished all of these things and so much more. They give you some suggested caterers and other vendors but we really had a blank slate to work with which we loved. Nicole also made sure she understood our vision and between her and our vendor team, executed perfectly. The grounds are gorgeous and fit our beautiful sail cloth tent. It really is a beautiful summer retreat. I would highly recommend the Lyman Estate to any other couple.
- Shannon K.
The Lyman Estate was an amazing location for our wedding. The second my husband and I saw Lyman Estate we fell in love with the victorian style mansion, the greenhouse, and the grounds. We loved the ability to be able to have our ceremony and reception outside but have our guests have the ability to be able to utilize the mansion throughout the night. On the day of our wedding, we got lucky and had unseasonably warm weather and were able to utilize all areas of Lyman. Our guests were blown away by this popular location.
It was a true pleasure to work with Nicole, she was amazing to work with from the first time we met to the day of the wedding. The day before, she set up everything I brought the day before perfectly. Nicole stayed with us to the very end and made sure we had the most wonderful day. I can not say enough wonderful things about the Lyman Estate. Nicole made us feel special and have a backdrop as the Lyman was truly magical!
This place is a dream. We got married here and couldn’t have been happier with choosing the Lyman Estate. I was blown away by Nicole’s welcome on the day we went to see the venue. We felt so taken care of from the start. She was very professional and answered all of our questions promptly. We had planned our ceremony and dinner outside, but it rained the day of the wedding before the ceremony. The staff at Lyman Estate were excellent at coordinating the last-minute decision to hold the ceremony outdoors. Melissa and Maura were so attentive and kind, and Maura even carried my train until I reached the grass so that it wouldn’t get muddy. Our dinner was indoors which was an absolutely gorgeous setting., the dining room was amazing. Many of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was. This Victorian-style mansion truly is a gem and we are so happy we were married there. Thank you Lyman Estate!
My husband and I got married at the Lyman Estate. We searched lots of Boston-area venues for a romantic secret garden feel. We selected Lyman Estate because of its spacious and well-maintained outside space – the greenhouses, giant trees with soft sweeping branches, secluded forested spots with sunlight streaming in from above, brick walls coated with ivy. Our ceremony was outside and we rented a tent for the reception. We personally didn’t want to use the inside of the grou, but it’s also gorgeous and includes a study, ballroom, and several other rooms lined with floral wallpaper and old details. Lyman Estate included all of our white garden chairs and tables within their very reasonable price.
The onsite coordinator was an absolutely crucial part of our event. She was incredibly responsive to emails and never made me feel silly for asking a million questions. From the big coordination tasks to the smallest details she helped our wedding run smoothly.
My husband and I ran into some issues with our original venue and needed to look elsewhere. We came across The Lyman Estate and got paired with Nicole! It was meant to be. We pulled a wedding together in 5 weeks. The Lyman Estate is incredibly stunning. Our event was amazing! Nicole was incredible. She was so accommodating, friendly, stress-free everything you need her to be when you’re planning an event. She took control where she needed to. I would recommend this venue to anyone and everyone! It’s without a doubt an amazing venue and the staff is the best!
We have been working with the Lyman Estate for the last several months for our wedding, and we could not be happier! The Lyman Estate is absolutely beautiful, and Nicole has been amazing as our coordinator — she has answered every question we have. I had no idea what our ideal venue would be until we saw this historic mansion — it’s perfection!
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