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The Commons was absolutely amazing for our recent wedding!!!
I knew from the first moment that I walked in and met with Kristi that this was the place we would choose for our reception! Kristi sat down with me on my first visit and went through everything with me to find options that worked best for us!
We later met our planner, Kelly, who was an absolutely fabulous planner and individual! She is really on top of things and is incredibly prompt at getting back to you. She made the whole event a success and treated us like royalty! Kelly literally had every detail under control and it made our wedding planning stress-free and wonderful!
Thank you so much!!
The Commons was an outstanding venue for my ceremony and reception. Kristi (the owner) and Johanna (wedding coordinator) were professional, friendly and got back to me promptly when I had any questions. I put my trust in them to do a great job, and they exceeded my expectations! It was a bit too chilly to hold the ceremony outdoors, but having it indoors gave it an intimate feel and speciality. The food was exceptional and my guests are still raving about the unlimited apps! All in all, I highly recommend the Commons. You won't be disappointed.
The minute we stepped foot into The Commons we fell in love with the gorgeous venue. It was recently renovated and is stunning! One thing that was very important to me for the wedding was the quality of the food. The food at the Commons is outstanding! I never have had better food at a wedding. Many of our guests are still complementing us at how delicious their meal was. However, what stands out about the Commons is the service. The staff, especially the wedding coordinators Johanna and Kelly, are simply amazing, I cannot say enough good things about them. They were very responsive throughout the entire planning process and thought of things that we did not even think of. We would have been lost without them! On the day of Johanna was at our side every minute making sure everything went smoothly and that we were able to eat our meals and enjoy ourselves! I wish we could repeat the day all over again because it was absolutely perfect thanks in big part to everyone at the Commons. I would definitely recommend this venue to others as they helped us put together our dream wedding!
From the moment we stepped into the Topsfield Commons, we knew it was the perfect venue for us! The Commons not only has ideal New England charm, but also an elegant vibe. It was recently renovated with beautiful chandeliers, curtains, and floors adding a fabulous chic vibe. The entire Commons staff was welcoming from the first day we initiated our interest in the venue, and they were more than helpful throughout our entire wedding planning process. We live in Chicago, IL and Kristi and Johanna were available via email, phone and Skype any time we had questions (and yes, we had a lot!). Johanna was our wedding coordinator and she was AMAZING. Johanna is one of the most professional and organized people we have ever met and her level of experience/expertise was truly reflected during our time working with her. On our wedding day, Johanna made sure everything flowed smoothly to make sure we did not have to think about anything other than having a fabulous wedding day. She went above and beyond to make the event PERFECT for us. Our guests can’t stop talking about how much fun they had at our wedding and how it is one of the best they have ever been to! We have received rave reviews about the food, décor and the charm of the venue itself! One other positive about the venue is that it is very reasonably priced compared to other venues, which allowed us to stay within our budget. We can’t say enough wonderful things about the Topsfield Commons and we would highly recommend this venue to any couple looking to get married in the New England area!
This is the most amazing place!!! Our coordinator Kelly was outstanding and I can not imagine pulling off our wedding without her. I was so impressed with everything about this venue. They were so helpful and enthusiastic and supportive. We began working with them only 9 weeks prior to our October 3rd wedding but based on the results you would have thought it was much longer!!
To be honest, The Commons was the first and only wedding venue we looked at but that was because we were so blown away with the venue and the staff when we first toured the space that we knew it was what we wanted for our big day. We had the ceremony and reception there - highly recommend using the outside garden for the ceremony!
We worked with Johanna to plan our wedding and she was great! She asked all the right questions and made sure we were keeping on track with everything. When the big day came she literally had thought of everything and made sure we were just focused on getting married and she took care of the rest. It was unbelievable how valuable having someone like her there for the big day really was!! And the food - omg! It was amazing and we received so many compliments from our guests. I cannot recommend the The Commons 1854 enough! You will not be disappointed!
The Topsfield Commons made our wedding absolutely perfect, better than perfect!! It was honestly the best day of our lives. From day one of visiting with Frank, Kristi & Johanna and seeing the venue we knew we wanted to chose it as our wedding venue. Throughout our wedding planning process, Johanna was always a pleasure to work with and she was so quick to respond to any questions I had during the process, even would provide great suggestions as well. The day of our wedding was amazing from the most delicious appetizers & food, bar services, such professional services throughout the night, decorations set up exactly how we wanted and enjoying time at the most beautiful venue! The Topsfield Commons exceeded our expections. Johanna was great from the second we arrived at the Commons. She provided us our signature drinks, hot appetizers as we arrived and was so attentive to us all night. She was even there when I needed bobby pins to touchup my hair. The whole night went so smooth and I didn't have a worry at all and was able to enjoy myself all night because I knew I had the best team at the Commons making everything perfect for us. Johanna is so talented at what she does and really made our wedding day the best day of our lives. My husband and I can't say enough good things about the Commons. We were so happy with everything and they made our wedding dream come true!!!
I was in a particularly interesting situation - I currently live in Seattle but my fiancé and I grew up north of Boston. With all of our family living there, we decided to do the wedding back east and, rather blindly, chose The Commons as our venue. Based on pictures and feedback from friends who had either had weddings or been to a wedding there, we loved how it didn't feel like a typical country club or hotel style wedding venue. Let me tell you that the venue itself is GORGEOUS (it underwent a major overhaul in March with new paint, light fixtures, carpeting... its stunning) and the staff was amazing. Johanna, my wedding planner, worked with me any way she could to ensure that I felt rest assured things were going smoothly from 3000 miles away. When my big day finally came, the venue was perfect, the food was phenomenal, Johanna kept us and our guests on schedule to the minute, and the staff was accommodating and pleasant the entire night. Obviously I am biased, but it was the best night of my life. I am still having guests reach out to us about how wonderful the food was and how it was one of the best put together weddings they had ever been to. I would highly recommend them!!
I can't thank Kristi and Kelly enough! This is an amazing place! So accommodating, beautiful, professional, amazing food with exceptional service everywhere! They went above and beyond and helped me with all my details and questions! I can't thank The Commons enough for making my day absolutely perfect! Seriously the best service I have ever had! If you are looking for a venue don't look any further this is your place !
The Commons 1854 by far exceeded our expectations of what the perfect wedding would be. The venue is beautiful but the staff is second to none. Johanna was our wedding planner and she made sure every detail was perfect. The staff treated our guests like royalty and were so attentive to the little things. The team at the commons are completely unfazed by any issues that arise. They make it a point to make sure the bride and groom have absolutely nothing to worry about on their wedding day. I couldn't imagine having my wedding at another venue and all of our guest were raving about how wonderful everything was. The food was remarkable. Everything was cooked to perfection and the presentation was nothing short of perfect.
We could not have chosen a more perfect venue for our August wedding. The grounds were perfect for the ceremony - the space comfortably held our 170 guests but still provided an intimate feel like we had wanted. The cocktail hour was fantastic - guests were able to mingle outside & in the gorgeously renovated lower level. The reception was just perfect - I had two concerns as the wedding date neared - seating guests on the balcony and the size of the dance floor - neither were a problem! Choosing the right crowd for the balcony left for a fun party during dinner up there & the dance floor was perfect for the 90% of guests that danced for 2+ hours! Food & Drink were just amazing - absolutely not "wedding food" - it was all delicious! Still having friends & family tell me about the fun apps, the great signature cocktails, the delicious salad and the STEAK!
Our pictures had the best back drop - the ceremony grounds, the barn and the Commons were just gorgeous and perfectly fit the rustic chic theme we wanted.
Last & definitely not least, we 100% echo all of the positive reviews in regards to professionalism of the staff - Kristi & Frank were so wonderful to work with when booking the venue & Johanna is a PRO - she does not miss a beat. Each meeting with her was efficient, positive and her follow up is quick & reliable. The day of was so smooth! So many friends had warned me to "plan for things to go wrong" - and nothing did. Johanna was two steps ahead of everything. Thank you Johanna, Kristi & Frank for an absolutely perfect day!
We had a great time!!!! I would recommend d this venye to all my family and friends.
I couldn't recommend The Commons 1854 highly enough for a wedding venue - everything about the venue was perfect for our wedding day. From the moment we walked in and met with Kristi, my husband and I knew this was the place for our wedding, and we have heard from many of our guests since, that this was "the best wedding ever!" - even one of our vendors!
The Commons is absolutely beautiful inside and out, and we loved the idea of having our ceremony & reception in one place and were able to have our ceremony and cocktail hour outside in the beautifully upkept garden, complete with one of my favorite details - a little rock & water feature.
Kristi made the whole process of planning every last detail easy and as stress free as planning a wedding can be. All of the staff at The Commons were extreamly professional, friendly and went above and beyond to keep not only us, but all of our guests happy.
One of the biggest selling points for us was the food. My husband is a professional chef and had a nice time talking menus and foodstuffs with Kristi, and most importantly, the vendors that supply the food. After our first meeting with Kristi, he said to me "I know all the vendors they use, and it is nothing but top grade stuff." So, we knew the food would be good - but had no idea as to how good, until we attended the tasting. We were very excited with the menu selections and flavor combinations - with details to taste and texture. We quickly decided on what our selections would be for our big day - and we were very pleased, as was all of our guests, several months later and they are still talking about how delicious the food was!
We had a perfect evening and didn't even have to worry about anything - everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived. We just had to show up and let Kristi run the show - everything went so smoothly that we hardly knew she was even there.
I would highly recommend The Commons 1854.
From the first day we stepped into the Commons, we fell in love with the venue. Both the interior and exterior are gorgeous (and the interior has since been renovated to be even prettier). But what really sets the venue apart is that they straight-up LOVE making weddings as special as they can for the bride and groom. Every detail is managed to perfection. Kristi and Johanna were always available to answer our questions and guide us along. They have a strong list of vendors they have worked with and are able to recommend. And their team is as professional as it gets. The entire day went so smoothly thanks to them.
And the food... The food at the Commons is amazing! The meals that they provide are absolutely delicious!
If you go with the Commons you will get an incredible package that will make your wedding extremely memorable.
I cannot say enough good things about the Topsfield Commons. From the moment we walked through the door we knew this was where we wanted to have our wedding. Kristi, who we met with first, was so kind and inviting. She made us feel right at home. Many of the other places we visited were not that friendly and the Commons just instantly felt different. Johanna, our coordinator, was nothing short of amazing. She was also responsive and thorough and made sure we had everything we needed as we planned for our big day. She and Kristi were also super helpful and flexible when we had to change our wedding date. They made what we thought would be a stressful endeavor very easy. The day of our wedding could have been more perfect. Literally, nothing went wrong. Johanna kept everything on schedule and organized all of the other vendors so well. Many people commented on how well she kept things going. The food was absolutely amazing. We have received so many compliments on that as well as the great service from all of the staff serving us that day. It's also has a gorgeous space. We also received many compliments on the uniqueness of the beauty of the space - both inside and out. It's versatile so you can have a lovely experience either inside or outside. I also found that the Commons was reasonably priced compared to other venues which really allowed us to do all the things we wanted within our budget. I still can't believe how smoothly everything went. We were able to enjoy every minute and I think that is a testament to the great organization and quality provided by Kristi, Johanna and the entire team. I would highly recommend the Commons to anyone! You will not be disappointed. In fact, your expectations will very likely be exceeded.
This place is amazing. From start to finish my wedding was seamless and stress free. People are still telling me that my wedding was one of the best they have been to because of the location, decorations, dancing and ceremony. Everyone there is helpful and immediately responsive. I have been a guest and a bride at this venue and both times I was impressed.