Kemble Inn is a historic gilded-age mansion hotel wedding venue located in Lenox, Massachusetts, in the heart of the Berkshires. The hotel’s combination of stylish event spaces combines classic glamour with modern design and offers options for a range of wedding celebrations. Kemble Inn invites all couples to celebrate their love against a picturesque Berkshire Mountain backdrop.
Facilities and Capacity
Kemble Inn is a suitable location for year-round weddings, and the venue can accommodate parties of between 10 and 175 guests. The inn can host weddings and events for up to 42 people for a seated dinner in their formal dining room. Complete with a wood burning fireplace and a picture window that displays a gorgeous vista of The Berkshire Mountains, the dining room is the perfect location for an intimate and memorable wedding. For parties of between 43 and 100, the venue can host a cocktail style reception throughout the mansion’s cozy main floor, veranda, and bluestone patio. Your guests can mingle throughout the main lobby which features a grand staircase lit with Swarovski crystal chandeliers, a piano lounge, and the recently renovated stylish Green Room bar. In warmer months, couples can book a tented dinner and celebration on their expansive back lawn, suitable for up to 175 guests.
For parties of 42 and under, Kemble Inn can offer beverage options and a custom dining experience from their in-house restaurant Table Six. For larger parties, the venue recommends that you work with one of their talented preferred catering partners.
Kemble Inn requires the rental of their nine guest rooms to ensure that their complete focus is on you and your guest’s comfort for the whole wedding weekend. They can host up to 22 of your closest family and friends, and your mansion buy-out gives you exclusive use of the inn and its facilities. Their guest rooms offer a mix of features including steam showers, deep luxurious bathtubs, working wood-burning fireplaces, heated bathroom floors, fine linen, and considered lighting.
The property at 2 Kemble Street, now the Kemble Inn, was built between 1881 and 1886 by the Frelinghuysen family of New Jersey, whose patriarch, Frederick T., was the Secretary of State in the Chester A. Arthur administration. The house was like many others in the area that were referred to by their owners as a summer cottage. After many years as a private residence, the house was donated by Mrs. Charles F. Bassett and referred to as Bassett Hall, serving as a boy’s preparatory school dormitory. In 1993 the property was converted to an inn. The current owners purchased the property in June of 2010 and begun a significant transformation and renovation.
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Lars · Married on 05/20/2013
We booked the Kemble Inn for our rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, reception, and guest hotel for our small family wedding of 25 people. It was the customized experience of a lifetime. The entire team at the Kemble allowed our friends and family to call their lovely inn our home away from home. The setting was picturesque, the service was all about making our wedding unique, special, and "ours", and the guests still continue to rave about the food. Your wedding day is a blur of memories and while I can't recall a lot about that day, I will always remember the compliments we received from the guests about the venue, the food, and the overall wedding experience. We wanted a destination wedding that brought our two families and friends together as one and we got just that thanks to the new friends and family at the Kemble who were equally as much a part of our great day as the rest of our guess.Sent on 06/15/2013
User4848464 · 2+ years ago
My fiance and I looked at the Inn to host our wedding. The inn is cool and chic! It has beautiful picture window in the back room that looks out over the huge yard! Ultimately, we decided to go with a different venue based on the number of guests we had. Jessica, the coordinator, is very quick to respond! She was extremely sweet and accommodating. I wish I could have worked with Jessica more!Sent on 05/31/2015
Emily · Married on 09/19/2015
Gorgeous Inn, Incredible staff
I cannot speak highly enough about my experience with the Kemble Inn. When we were touring the Berkshires looking for a venue I knew that I wanted a place that didn't require me to bring every piece into in order to create my dream wedding. The Kemble Inn was our last stop and my jaw dropped when I walked through the front door. First of all, the curb appeal of the Inn is amazing. I could immediately imagine my guests walking from the ceremony venue and being wowed as they came around the corner and saw the grand home. Walking inside took my breath away. It is basically my fantasy home- The furnishings are so meticulously designed and so lovingly arranged. Not a single pillow looked out of place but somehow it's not the least bit stuffy. The clincher for me was the winding staircase and teal wall and dramatic crystal chandelier. I immediately knew this was where I was going to get married and I just hoped that the management would match the aesthetic perfection. I was not disappointed. Scott, the owner, and Ron the chef are two of the most professional, detail and quality oriented people I have ever worked with. My husband is a big cook so we knew that the food being good was a major priority. Not having to work with a separate caterer alone was worth it-- but then we tried the food and it was incredible? I really couldn't believe it. Three years later and people still talk to me about the crab-cakes! (And mosts of our guests were either Alaskan or Rhode Islanders so they have very exacting seafood standards!) We had about 150 people at the wedding and were nervous that it would be too small for a sit down reception- Scott and Ron gave us the brilliant idea to have it all be passed plates and a carving station. SO MANY people commented to us that that was their favorite aspect- Not having to be stuck at a table made it feel more like a party and people were able to hang outside by the fire pit, on the veranda, or explore the main floors. The guest rooms are gorgeous, I had a soaking tub in mine and my mom had a steam shower in hers. They were a gorgeous backdrop for the "getting ready" photos. Finally, the staff was unreal- Our guests that stayed at the Inn were so taken care of and the reception guests said that there were never lines at the bar and everyone went above and beyond to make them feel welcome. The staff was not big, but during the weekend it felt like there were three times as many people working because everyone was so responsive and on top of every job and request. I just felt like I didn't have to worry about anything the entire weekend. When the toasts started, there was Scott with a bottle of champagne and glasses, when the band arrived the whole staff got them set up on the staircase (another amazing idea from Kemble--made it feel like a concert), and the decor of the Inn was exactly what I would have designed-but I didn't have to lift a finger or buy too many flowers! The art, the furniture, and the colors are the perfect mix of hip and historic. I wanted the day to be memorable, colorful, sophisticated, and low key. Kemble delivered on all of these.Sent on 01/12/2019