Location: 61 Lowell Road, Groton, Massachusetts 01450
A wedding at Gibbet Hill is a truly unique experience. A barn overlooking rolling hills of Groton, Massachusetts, The Barn at Gibbet Hill is a post and beam barn that has been restored to its original beauty. With exposed beams, hardwood floors, and rustic appeal, The Barn is the perfect setting for your wedding day. Plus, with the conservation land of Mount Wachusett providing a stunning backdrop, your photos will be absolutely beautiful! If you’re looking for an unforgettable and unique venues, look no further than The Barn at Gibbet Hill.
About The Barn at Gibbet Hill
The first wedding at The Barn was a bit different from most because of the rain. Back then, the barn was completely unrenovated – hay bales were moved to its edge and had no seating for guests outside so that makeshift aisle had to be made with generator lights as sources of light; this event set an example that led others down their paths through renewal within these walls.
When that magical day arrived, it was clear to see how much of an impact the venue had made on all those who were there. The idea to transform Barn into a permanent wedding location began taking hold then and never looked back!
When two years of the beautifully renovated space was finally completed, The Barn at Gibbet Hill opened its doors to the public. The barn offers rustic elegance, and just two short decades later – CBS-4 crowned it as the best wedding venue in all Boston for weddings!
How much is a The Barn at Gibbet Hill wedding?
For Barn Weddings, the rental fee ranges up to $5,000. For Top of The Hill weddings: usage fees for the hilltop sites are an additional cost and start at around $7,000( barn use is dependent on if there’s availability).
The barn wedding is the traditional choice for many, but some may prefer an elegant hilltop view. For those looking to make their special day even more perfect with stunning scenery as well as picturesque settings all around you can choose from there are various packages available!
For Barn Weddings, the ceremony fee ranges from $1,000-1,500 while the top of the hill weddings cost around $2,000 on average with an increase in cost for outdoor events such as fireworks or picturesque views.
Food & Beverage Minimum
Food and beverage minimums usually range from $3,000 to–26,000. For Barn Wedding, The F&B measures can be cheaper at about $3000 to $23,000 total cost while for Top Of The Hill Weddings it is more typical that these charges account on around $3,000-$26,000. Meals (when priced separately) will often set you back $76-134 per head
Service Charge or Gratuity: 20%
Pricing for The Barn at Gibbet Hill weddings is determined by a variety of factors. For example, the day and period you want to host your event as well as how much space each guest will be allocated in addition to their wedding style preferences are all important considerations when deciding on an accurate cost that fits the allocated budget.
How many wedding guests can The Barn hold?
The Barn is the ultimate location for your next event. With a dance floor that can hold up to 220 people and an outside, heated deck with permanent roofing over it – this space makes sure you won’t need any other venue needs on-site!
What are the wedding location options at The Barn at Gibbet Hill?
The Deck is an inviting, comfortable setting for your cocktail hour and it’s easy to enjoy all of Gibbet Hill’s beautiful surroundings. You’ll find the deck used year-round whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want some time outdoors with friends – featuring clear siding that can be rolled up when seasonable weather permits (or left down in cooler months) makes this space perfect no matter what!
Top of the Hill
The Top of the Hill is an exclusive tented outdoor venue located atop Gibbet Hill. Sweeping views to Mt Wachusett, Watatic, and Monadnock provide unparalleled scenery for your event with a truly spectacular backdrop that will be difficult not to want to be captured in photos or video footage after it’s all over! Just beyond this beautifully designed lawn are ruins from General Bancroft Castle – built as part-of his luxurious stone hunting lodge estate on land purchased specifically so he could entertain friends without having them travel too far out into nature when they came visiting during warmer months back around 1906
Whether you’re looking for an outdoor or indoor ceremony, the ruins are a unique and thrilling setting. The natural beauty of this area makes it perfect not only as your venue but also in photographs that will last forever!
The barn is a beautiful, authentic venue that will make your special day even more perfect. With its rustic charm and classic design elements like exposed woodwork or an open feeling floor plan with stadium-style seating, it’s no wonder so many people choose The Barn for their wedding receptions!
The restored barn is a rustic haven that has been waiting to be discovered. The main room features an open-beamed ceiling, wood plank walls, and antique chandeliers with dual mezzanines for added ambiance.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more picturesque spot for your rustic barn wedding than The Barn. Your guests will enjoy rolling hills and grazing cattle as they look out over the vast fields of farmland, all while listening in on vows that are sure to keep them captivated from start until finish!
What hotel should I get ready in for my wedding?
For your wedding at the Barn, you will have exclusive use of a bridal suite. This wonderful space is perfect for any bride who wants to get ready and prepare themselves before celebrating with family members or friends!
What facilities and amenities are available at The Barn at Gibbet Hill?
You don’t have to worry about a thing when you choose The Barn at Gibbet Hill as your venue. Apart from such a beautiful venue for special events, they offer plenty of amenities, including a bridal suite and chairs for the big day! You will also be able to enjoy clean-up services along with wedding planning so that everything goes off without any hiccups during the planning process. Other features include flatware/glassware sets as well set up options depending on what kind of party atmosphere is desired; all these plus tables can easily accommodate up to 12 guests per table makes it easy peasy lemon squeezy
What services are available at The Barn at Gibbet Hill?
- All-Inclusive Packages
- Catering Services
- Event Planner
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
Who is the caterer for The Barn at Gibbet Hill weddings?
The Barn at Gibbet Hill team offers In-house catering in which their services include:
- Cocktail Reception
- Family Style
- French Service
- Hors d’oeuvres
- Wedding Cake
What parking options are available for wedding guests?
The barn at Gibbet Hill is the perfect place to have your wedding reception. Not only does it offer a historical setting, but there are plenty of parking spaces available for you and all of those cars!
Where can my wedding guests stay before or after my wedding?
The Groton Inn
128 Main St, Groton, MA 01450, United States
Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Devens Common Center
27 Andrews Pkwy, Devens, MA 01434, United States
Hilton Garden Inn Devens Common
59 Andrews Pkwy, Devens, MA 01434, United States
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Littleton
102 Constitution Ave, Littleton, MA 01460, United States
DoubleTree by Hilton Leominster
99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453, United States
Residence Inn Boston Westford
7 Lan Dr, Westford, MA 01886
Hampton Inn & Suites – Westford/Chelmsford
9 Nixon Rd, Westford, MA 01886
What are some recent reviews from couples who have gotten married at The Barn at Gibbet Hill?
“Where do I start on trying to describe the amazing experience we had had our wedding at Gibbet Hill? If I could give more then 5 stars I would. The staff is simply amazing. They were very easy to work with from the start, super organized, and prompt with responses. They have a detailed recommended vendor list to give you a helpful starting point, and of course amazing decor/scenery to make the venue a classic New England wedding venue.
Deirdre, the event manager, was our initial contact with Gibbet and ended up being our wedding coordinator as well. We worked so well with her because we shared the same detailed oriented, organized way of thinking toatalling to such a smooth process. She had everything down to the minute planned out which helped us feel better about the timeline of the big day. Deirdre was there for any questions and was super prompt and detailed about all portions of the big day. The day of the wedding was amazing, literally nothing went wrong and in large part to the staff and Deirdre. They are so professional and make everything as magical as you could imagine for your wedding day. The food was amazing and there was plenty to go round!
We had 144 guests which we felt was a great size and helped fill the venue to make it feel full but not overcrowded. Our guests raved all night about the venue and the beauty of it which made us very happy for choosing Gibbet. We had a bridal attendant who was with my wife and I the entire time checking on us making sure we didn’t need anything. It was an amazing experience and we felt so well taken care of. I feel like I couldn’t possibly touch on every portion of our wedding day and the planning that went into it but I would say without hesitation if your considering getting married at Gibbet just do it and you will never regret it even throughout the entire night. We are so very thankful we did and couldn’t recommend it enough.”
The process of planning your wedding can be a huge, daunting task, but everyone we worked with at The Barn at Gibbet Hill made it as easy as possible and put us at ease. From our initial meeting to discuss if The Barn was right for us, down to the moment we left the premises after our reception, the staff was amazingly helpful and wonderful to work with. There were several planning meetings with our planner, Kathleen, where we worked out all the details and she was always willing to give her advice on things we were unsure of. They set us up in the online tool, AllSeated, to plug in the details of our guests, the floorplan, our guests meals, and it even lets you add notes about food allergies. The Staff: Like I mentioned above, Kathleen was a pleasure to work with. We wanted to keep things as simple as we could, and she never pushed us to do more than what we were comfortable with. We also had last minute changes to guests lists and seating arrangements and they were always quick to help and never made us feel bad for what I’m sure was additional work for them.
On the day of the wedding, we had Jodie as the bridal attendant who always made sure I had what I needed and then some. My only regret is that I didn’t get to spend MORE time with her! She helped me with everything, from taking my giant white fur cape from me while we were taking outdoor photos, to grabbing my purse out of the basement while we were eating dinner. I think she knew how concerned we were with making sure all of our guests were having a great time, and she frequently checked in with me to give me the feedback she’d been hearing throughout the day – it really helped to hear it from a neutral third party, rather than guests who feel obligated to tell you things are great when asked by the bride and groom themselves! She was amazing and you should count yourself lucky if you get to work with her on your wedding day, too.
All of the staff at The Barn was wonderful – they made sure we got to try all the apps we’d chosen for our cocktail hour, that we were comfortable, and that our guests were having a great time as well. They took the noted food allergies very seriously (as they should) and put our guests at ease with their willingness to accommodate requests and changes. The Venue: We chose The Barn at Gibbet Hill because we had our first date at their restaurant next door, Gibbet Hill Grill. But even more than that, we chose it because we hardly had to do anything to make it what we wanted. The Barn is gorgeous, and while you can certainly add additional decorations, we didn’t. We wanted to keep things simple and the space is so beautiful on its own, we didn’t feel like it needed anything extra. We chose to have their vintage ladders for our arbor, and our florist laid a large, beautiful eucalyptus runner across the top (which was then placed on our table for dinner). We provided a couple dozen white votive candles to add a little interest, but that was it. They lined our aisle for the ceremony with lovely lanterns, and then those were placed on the tables for dinner (along with the provided votive candles). It was great how many things they were able to repurpose from our ceremony for the reception. The ceremony is held inside the barn, and then they move the guests to the heated deck for cocktail hour while they reset the interior for dinner. We had our wedding on a cold February day, so the heated deck was the perfect space for our cocktail hour (a little over 50 people), with views of picturesque main street. I was personally too warm to spend any amount of time out there, but I’m always running really hot, so that’s not a surprise. Really the only “add on” we did was that we opted to add the white lounge furniture out on the deck, and I’m glad we did – it was used consistently throughout the night by our guests.
The space was exactly what we wanted for our wedding day – spacious, beautiful, and full of character. I escaped to one of the loft areas a couple times through the night to take a break from all the hustle and bustle, and it was perfect – I got to take a breather, and I had an amazing view to look down on all the fun being had. While we didn’t have snow on our wedding day, the grounds were still beautiful with the well-maintained grass (as much as it can be in the dead of winter), rolling hills, pond, and beautiful backdrop of The Barn at the surrounding structures.”
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