Alden Castle is a mansion wedding venue located in Brookline, Massachusetts. This distinctive building shines with personality and old-world charm. With a classic Tudor-style facade, this venue features standout architectural elements that blend classic style with vintage sensibilities. Couples seeking an inspiring venue for a personalized wedding celebration can find that this venue is a place to make great memories.
Facilities and Capacity
Weddings held at this venue can be hosted in two distinct spaces, namely the Modern Club and Balcony, and the Vintage Ballroom and Mezzanine. The Modern Club and adjacent Balcony can host up to 100 guests for dinner and dancing or 300 guests for a reception. The original gold-leafed fleur-de-lis ceiling rests above tall windows and glass chandeliers. This makes for an elegant space for a ceremony. The Vintage Ballroom and attached Mezzanine can host up to 200 guests for dinner and dancing or 350 guests for a reception. This elegant room features prominent details of royal Tudor-style architecture such as white chandeliers contrasting with the blackened wood beams. The lofty ceilings, stunning picture windows, and silk draperies add an airy and luxurious touch to this space for a reception.
Wedding festivities that can be hosted in Alden Castle include engagement parties, bridal showers, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Experienced staff can assist with your event planning, and take care of your event setup and cleanup. They can also assist with organizing event rentals and coordinating with vendors.
The dining experience at this venue is driven by David Blessing who earned experience for over three decades in catering, inns, restaurants, and the Four Season Hotel company. He seeks to create distinguished meals showcasing high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients. Whether your cuisine is a buffet or a plated dinner, you can expect tempting fare and beverages for your celebration.
In addition to hosting wedding events, Alden Castle can accommodate other special events and celebrations. These include corporate meetings, fundraising galas, holiday parties, and milestone celebrations such as graduations and mitzvahs. You can contact this venue directly with inquiries.
Recommended by 95% of couples
Haya · Married on 04/06/2019
The Perfect Venue & Vendor!
Alden Castle is a beautiful and elegant venue. From the moment we stepped in to see the Vintage Ballroom we were in love. Amanda P. helped us envision our wedding and we knew then we were in great hands. She also gave is great recommendations on what we needed, vendors she recommended as well as ideas on what to think about as we planned the wedding.Sent on 04/08/2019
On our wedding day, the staff was amazing and went above and beyond to ensure that we were taken cared of throughout the whole day. My husband and I were in awe to the attention to detail and service we received. We've received compliments all night about the food, service and overall flow of the wedding and it was all due to our amazing coordinator Candice K. She was great throughout the whole process and coordinated with our vendors. I couldn't have asked for a better team to work with to make our day extra special.
A million thanks!
Alden Castle's reply:Thank you, Haya! A lot of love and hard work goes into the events we host at Alden Castle so we are glad you enjoyed the experience. Clients like you help to further our passion.
J. · Married on 06/17/2017
Stay away!! We had our wedding here at Alden Castle in the summer of 2017, for about 130 guests. Long story short the air conditioning broke the day of our wedding and the staff did not tell us, lied to our guests about it, and did nothing to make guests comfortable or fix the situation. Bartenders were rude to our guests (I don't blame them as they were hot as hell and shouldn't have had to work in those conditions). All of our guests were very uncomfortable and we had people leave early.Sent on 11/21/2017
I thought how dissapointed/mad/upset we were about the whole thing would fade with time, but it hasn't. Looking back at our wedding photos and seeing people clearly sweating makes us upset to this day and always will. Still feel embarrassed for all of our guests, almost all traveled very far to be there.
Would not recommend this venue or any other Longwood Venues location. Stay away unless you are going to spend $100,000 (then maybe they won't let something like that happen).
A real shame because the physical space is beautiful, and food was great as well. Head chef very friendly too.
Alden Castle's reply:Dear J,
Elizabeth · Married on 06/25/2016
I cannot express how AMAZING the staff at Alden was throughout the entire process planning our wedding. Their professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication really made it effortless and stress free. Amanda and Michelle were incredible and we formed a friendship with everyone we encountered. They were all genuine and held our hands the whole way. Our wedding day was nothing short of incredible. Eliza was overwhelmingly helpful as our private concierge.Sent on 07/16/2016
The venues beauty speaks for itself. Minimal decor the ballroom is breathtaking!! Our guests are still talking about the food! The presentation was amazing and the hardest part was choosing what to serve as it was all exceptional!!
If you are even considering using Alden as your vendor I more than HIGHLY recommend, I insist that you meet with them and fall in love instantly the way we did!!