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 colonial revival style Lyman Estate, also known as “the Vale,” is a National Historic Landmark. This thirty seven acre property 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?
Both the venue (indoor and outdoor) 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. So what are you waiting for? Time to consider Lyman Estate for your Wedding day!
What are the inclusions of the rentals for the Lyman Estate wedding?
All venue 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
- Rehearsal Dinner
- 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
- An elegant 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
- Historic greenhouses of the estate
Who are the caterers available for Lyman Estate weddings?
Couples are required from the exclusive list of caterers for your Lyman Estate wedding. 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 some things to do and visit nearby Lyman Estate?
Aside from mansion tours of the Lyman Estate, Waltham is a vibrant city of 60,000 with a rich mixture of historic and cultural institutions, high-tech firms, and the presence of three prestigious universities: Brandeis, Bentley, and Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts. The city is home to a variety of immigrant communities, which makes Waltham a fun, interesting, and culturally diverse destination. Moody Street, known locally as “Restaurant Row,” is filled with restaurants serving all manner of international cuisine, as well as traditional American food.
Your visit could be augmented by experiencing the historic sites, shops, and restaurants of Lexington, Concord, Cambridge, and Boston – all located within five to ten miles of Waltham.
What are some recent reviews from couples who have gotten married at Lyman Estate?
“Like many other COVID couples, we had to cancel our original large wedding plans with our original venue and find an alternate solution. We are so glad we decided to go with the Lyman Estate for our downscaled, socially distant 15-person wedding. Nicole Skarbek, the event coordinator at Lyman, was phenomenal: she is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, detail-oriented and creative in her work. You can truly tell that weddings are her passion and that she knows everything there is about how to plan a perfect wedding. Emails to her were always quickly responded to, and she went above and beyond to make sure our semi-DIY, rescheduled wedding we planned in 3 months was beautifully decorated, coordinated, and as safe as possible. We felt less stressed with her because we knew we were in good hands between her and Tastings (the exclusive caterer we used who was excellent). And the venue itself…Lyman is a truly STUNNING location which words can’t describe. The first time we visited, our breaths were taken away, and every subsequent visit was awe-inspiring. During and after the wedding, our guests gushed about how beautiful Lyman was and how impeccably run our wedding was: one of our friends described it as being “like on a movie set” because of how beautiful it was and how incredibly quick and professional Nicole and Tastings were about setting up and transitioning during each part of the wedding. (Appropriate since Lyman was one of the film sets of Little Women as well.) We can’t recommend Lyman Estate enough for weddings, especially for those who are looking for a venue that is respectful and extremely careful about safety protocols during the COVID pandemic.”
”My husband and I could not be more smitten with the Lyman Estate! Initially, we were drawn to it for the gorgeous greenhouse on the property. When we were able to visit, we fell in love with the entire property- the gorgeous ballroom, beautiful getting ready rooms, huge garden space, veranda, etc etc… all just perfect. 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. The Lyman is made even more perfect by it’s staff- Nicole was soooo helpful throughout the planning process and is just such a pleasure to work with. We also loved working with Melissa on the day of. If you are considering booking the Lyman for your wedding, do it! You will have such a magical and perfect day.”
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