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Gore Place

Waltham, MA View map
Rating 4.7 out of 5
17 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

Gore Place is a historic estate wedding venue located in the quaint country setting of Waltham, Massachusetts. This charming estate boasts class and rustic stylings in an idyllic and peaceful setting. Situated on expertly landscaped farmlands, lawns, and gardens, this venue offers the ability to design any wedding you want without being tied down by facility constraints. Gore Place is an elegantly rustic location for a wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Gore Place offers natural beauty along with the charm of a 19th-century carriage house and federal-style mansion. Couples are invited to choose from a number of event spaces to host their ceremony and reception gatherings. The lush grounds offer 50 acres of landscaped farmland and gardens that offer up a world of options. For a ceremony under the sun, seating can be set up underneath a magical grove of trees for a fairytale setting. Receptions can be held in the 1793 Carriage House. This versatile event space offers couples ample room for an evening of dining and dancing. The wedding tent has the capacity to hold up to 200 guests for a formal sit-down meal and can accommodate a dancefloor and entertainment set-up. The flexibility of offering indoor and covered or uncovered outdoor options makes this venue truly unique.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at Gore Place provides clients with a wide range of services to ensure that their wedding day runs smoothly. You will be invited to prepare for your day in the venue’s elegant get-ready suite in the 19th-century Gore Mansion. This private room is an ideal location to rest and relax before walking down the aisle. The venue provides a number of event items, including tables and chairs, and offers the use of its wireless internet connection for all guests. To ensure all of your guests have easy access to the property, there is on-site parking and wheelchair accessibility. The team also offers tours of the 1806 mansion, a fun and exciting activity for you and your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

17 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Jay C. Married on 08/06/2021
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    Gorgeous wedding venue

    The grounds and the carriage house at Gore Place were exactly what we were looking for in a wedding venue. There are a number of areas on the grounds that would have worked for the reception, but we decided to do so in the field in front of the mansion right by the big apple tree. Despite being right off the main road through Waltham the trees and greenery made it feel like we were in a remote countryside estate. The carriage house had the rustic look we were looking for but was still fully functional for everything we needed to hold the reception.
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    Marie M. Married on 05/15/2021
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    Highly Recommend Gem in Waltham!

    My husband and I got married at Gore Place last weekend and it could not have been more perfect. Our original venue could not hold our wedding as planned and we had to look for a new location to hold a very small ceremony with our immediate family and friends to become legally married. From living in Waltham and passing by the beautiful grounds of Gore Place, we decided to inquire if they would be available to hold our ceremony. We met their wedding coordinator Linda to take a tour of the grounds and could not be more pleased with our experience. Linda was attentive and empathetic towards the current pandemic that is affecting so many weddings this year. She truly understood how brides and grooms are feeling during the pandemic and wanted to help in any way that she could. She gave us a tour of the grounds and the options we would have for our ceremony. Gore Place is so expansive and has multiple different options. Given that our wedding was in late October, we had no idea what we would be dealing with for weather, not to mention the State’s limits on guests, both inside and outside. Gore Place offered three different locations for our ceremony (outside in the field, outside under the tent, and inside the beautiful Carriage House) and we now had three options to help us with weather. We left our meeting with Linda and knew immediately this was the place we wanted to get married.
    On our wedding day, Linda was very responsive and there for our every need. She allowed us to take pictures in the mansion, which make for breathtaking photo-opts. Linda was a superb wedding coordinator and she met and exceeded our every expectation. My husband and I would recommend Gore Place and Linda for your wedding as it truly provides a one-of-a-kind experience and especially during the pandemic, it was a ray of sunshine, during our cloudy skies. We are so grateful to have chosen Gore Place and highly recommend for future brides and grooms.

    Gore Place's reply:

    Hi Marie,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was truly my pleasure to work with both you and Justin. You both make a beautiful couple and looked so happy on your wedding day.
    Wishing you both a lifetime of health, happiness and much love
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    Lauren G. Married on 08/18/2019
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    Our Perfect Venue

    We've been attending the annual Sheepshearing Festival at Gore the last few years and knew it was a gorgeous place to take a walk close to our home in Belmont. When we got engaged Gore was on the shortlist of potential venues we wanted. It offered everything we wanted: outdoor ceremony location (with a covered location as a backup) and indoor reception space with air conditioning. The Carriage House was renovated in the last few years and is just beautiful, and we were able to take some gorgeous photos inside the historic mansion. Linda was so personable and flexible and actually recommended both the JOP and catering company we ended up hiring. It is an amazing value as a venue because you have so many options and they have tables and chairs on-site so you don't have to rent them. Highly recommend!

Awards

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Real Weddings

  • Sara & Justin
    26 photos · 06/02/2018

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Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Premier Bar Service + Catering Premier Bar Service + Catering Wedding Caterers

We absolutely love working at Gore Place! Not only is it a spectacular oasis near the city, but it is impeccably managed. The staff there really care about their clients and vendors, which makes our job seamless. Clients are always so happy to have booked there, and we are always happy when we have the honor of staffing their events!

Peppers Artful Events Peppers Artful Events Wedding Caterers

Gore place is a lovely venue for weddings and special events. Between their three season tent, magnificent grounds and newly renovated carriage this venue boasts of unique charm and elegance. Marjorie is always a joy to work with she is friendly, helpful, and accommodating.

Sensational Foods Sensational Foods Wedding Caterers

Gore Place has readily become a desirable wedding destination in the Greater Boston area. With the inclusion of the new tent for up to 200 guests and the recent renovations to the Carriage House for smaller receptions; Gore Place is a malleable and well managed facility. As a caterer who works with Gore Place frequently for weddings, we always look forward to working with their very capable staff. Marjorie, the Function Manager, is especially helpful given her wealth of knowledge in regards to the space and her vast experience in event planning. Every wedding we have catered at this venue has gone off without a hitch.

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Map

52 Gore Street Waltham, MA, 02453
781-894-2798
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Gore Place frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Gore Place?

Gore Place includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Gore Place in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Gore Place for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Gore Place for wedding events?

Gore Place offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Gore Place offer?

Gore Place offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Gore Place offer for wedding events?

Gore Place offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Gore Place have available for wedding events?

Gore Place offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend Gore Place and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Gore Place is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in quality of service and 4.6 in flexibility.

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