Celebrate Weddings in The Gardens at Elm Bank- Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Horticultural enthusiasts, wedding planners, and photographers alike are flocking to the Gardens at Elm Bank.
An Elm Bank Wedding
This multifaceted venue is located 30 minutes west of Boston at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley. It offers a setting with something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor ceremony with magnificent fountains and gardens–or if you prefer indoor events, this venue can make it possible!
The Gardens at Elm Bank is the perfect backdrop for your wedding.
The natural beauty of their gardens will provide you with a stress-free and tranquil experience as you prepare for your big day. You can walk around and take in all the beautiful scenery before getting ready to say “I do.” If you’re looking to get married at a venue that doesn’t require much planning, make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Why You’ll Choose The Gardens at Elm Bank
- The Gardens at Elm Bank is home to twelve display gardens that offer 12 unique atmospheres and settings for your wedding. This venue has something available for every size of event, no matter what kind you are having.
- The Elm Bank event planners take pride in offering one intimate and exclusive experience at a time-one in the afternoon and another in the evening. They believe that this creates the best possible environment. Guests, couples, or families connect with their surroundings without distractions from other events happening simultaneously on property.
- The Gardens at Elm Bank is a historic property listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you’re looking to incorporate our history or just need a unique backdrop, then we have what you need!
Venues For Your Elm Bank Wedding
The Gardens at Elm Bank is an idyllic property for your wedding. Located along the Charles River, the 36 acres of gardens and open fields are the perfect place to soak in natural beauty. Exchange vows with friends and family by your side. Whether you prefer a formal event or one full of whimsy, these outdoor spaces will be tailor-made just for you!
The property organizers encourage you to take advantage of all that The Gardens at Elm Bank has to offer. Since all 12 garden displays are included in your reception rentals, you and your guests are free to roam around. Let your guests be in love with nature when they arrive early for a ceremony. They can also wander through spaces during cocktail hour, enjoying unlimited photo opportunities in gorgeous settings like no other!
The Italianate Garden
You can hold your wedding ceremony in the Italianate Garden!
The Italianate Garden is the event space at Elm Bank that overlooks a historic Manor House. The Olmsted brothers designed this as one of two open-to-the-public gardens in Massachusetts. As a result, it’s most often used for wedding ceremonies on site.
Surrounded by the flowers of the season, you can exchange your vows in a formal or romantic way in the Italianate Garden. With six different layouts available, it is sure to fulfill all your dreams for an intimate or a grand and memorable ceremony.
Italianate Garden Guest Capacity
This wide green space can accommodate up to 400 guests!
A place where even grown-ups want to be kids again, Elm Bank invites you for a celebration as unique and imaginative as the space itself.
Whether it’s cocktails or hors d’oeuvres that have your taste buds tingling, this whimsical children’s garden is home to all sorts of spectacular features! Spend the afternoon in refined leisure with friends in this garden. Or your guests can merely merely gaze in awe at their signature oversized Adirondack chair. Elm Bank has got you covered every step of the way.
The Hunnewell Building
Warmth and serenity await you at the historic Hunnewell Building, a restored carriage house once known as part of Cheney-Baltzell Estate’s property. This building includes 3,000 square feet of event space which are adorned with a vaulted and trussed ceiling to give it an airy feel. This well-appointed building offers heating and cooling systems for your comfort year-round!
Picture the grandeur of your wedding day, with nature’s scent and beauty surrounding you. With an attached three-season tent that expands the Hunnewell Building, there is always room for more guests to enjoy the fresh country air.
The building is an ideal venue for wedding receptions of all shapes and sizes. With the three-season tent being available the venue can fit a lot more. It can accommodate up to 150 seated guests, 200 without a dance floor, and 300 guests for a cocktail-style reception with hors d’oeuvres.
The Maple Grove
Maple Grove is a scenic outdoor venue in the middle of beautiful gardens with plenty of shade from towering maple trees. With nearly 17,000 square feet of lush lawn, this space can accommodate tented receptions for any size! The possibilities are limitless and Maple Grove offers customization throughout-from tents to tables and chairs.
You can enjoy not just the breathtaking garden at Elm Bank but also its different amenities. Aside from venue spaces they have dressing rooms, coat check rooms, and a kitchen for preparations only.
They offer services like vendor recommendations, venue set up and clean up, and day-of coordinators.
Their Hunnewell building is already complete with things such as Chiavari chairs, round and rectangular tables, restroom facilities, and electrical access for bands or DJs.
Since Maple Grove allows for customization, couples can coordinate with property organizers to ensure that all details are accounted for and that they are within the property’s rules and regulations. But hooray for customization!
Don’t worry about parking, with their huge area they are sure to provide a large space for your vehicles too!
The Gardens at Elm Bank is a beautiful location for any wedding. For the bride and groom looking to get married in one of Boston’s most historical locations, they offer wedding packages for convenience. This includes ceremony only or reception only as well as our popular option: both ceremonies and receptions onsite! With flexible pricing options from start-up prices up to five-star luxury, this exclusive venue has something for everyone.
Visit their website to inquire more about how you can make your Elm Bank wedding come to life!
Other Events Hosted by Elm Bank
Aside from weddings, the Gardens at Elm Bank can also host celebrations like engagement parties, bridal showers, anniversary parties, and elopements!
Contact Elm Bank today!
The Gardens at Elm Bank is a property handled by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Visit the gardens at:
The Gardens at Elm Bank 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
For wedding events, you can head over to their website by clicking the link here!
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