Alden Castle

20 Chapel Street, Brookline, MA 02446 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Alden Castle

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.

Services Offered

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.

Cuisine

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.

Other Services

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.

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54 Reviews for Alden Castle

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7
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    J. · Married on 06/17/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    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.

    Sent on 11/21/2017

    Alden Castle's reply:

    Dear J,

    We are very heavy hearted to read your review notes after our conversations in July. We believe that together we addressed your concerns and agreed on a fair resolution. Feedback is something we take very seriously. Alden Castle is a very special place that holds countless memories for many. We hope that you leave with a few fond moments to cherish.
    We wish you all the best in your lives together as husband and wife.

    Sincerely,
    The Longwood Venues Team

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth · Married on 06/25/2016

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      5.0
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    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.

    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!!

    Sent on 07/16/2016

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Alden Castle FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 5,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 28.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April

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  • 20 Chapel Street Brookline, MA, 02446 See on map
    617-934-4176 (Phone number)

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