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Lyman Estate

Waltham, MA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
66 reviews
$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$3k - $3k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

The Lyman Estate is an elegant wedding venue located in Waltham, Massachusetts. This historic mansion sits on a 37-acre private estate, with many options for wedding locations. Not only do they provide many options for locations, but the estate gives exclusive use of the mansion and the grounds for your wedding day. Here, you can celebrate in style and comfort with the knowledge that your special day is just between you and your loved ones. The house was designed in 1793 for shipping merchant Theodore Lyman, and the estate remained in the Lyman family for more than 150 years.

Facilities and Capacity

Lyman Estate can accommodate up to 225 guests. This venue is flexible in its available spaces, which can be used for pre-wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Their locations include a garden, a covered veranda, a library, a dining room, and historic parlors. A get-ready suite is also available, offering a sophisticated and private space where the to-be-weds can finish their preparations in the company of their nearest and dearest. Parking can be found on-site, adding convenience for those who drive to the event.

Services Offered

The Lyman Estate offers a variety of services to support couples on their big day. This includes assistance with event planning, as well as taking care of setup and cleanup. Chairs and tables are also supplied for events held here.

Location

Lyman Estate is located in Waltham, Massachusetts off of Beaver Street. This venue services the Boston area, inviting couples and their guests to experience the charm of New England.

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?

$3,200

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

$1,600

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
Event Planning
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Set Up
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
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

66 Reviews

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    Katelin H. Married on 11/07/2021
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    Absolutely stunning

    This venue is absolutely spectacular! So
    Much history and gorgeous decorations in every room. You can get away with bringing nothing! I was even able to use the greenhouse on site for our first look which made unique backdrop for photos.
    But what really made this venue amazing was the coordinator, Nicole S. She was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating and amazing to work with. She was quick to respond back
    To emails and worked with me with postponing my wedding 2x. I did a lot of DIY and she understood my vision and made it come to life. Don’t hesitate to book this venue!
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    Kim W. Married on 10/24/2021
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    Gorgeous Venue and Excellent Team

    We recently celebrated our wedding at the Lyman Estate. You cannot ask for a more stunning venue from the grounds, to the greenhouses, to the estate. Everything was dreamy! Nicole and Melissa helped our day go so smoothly and were a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend the Lyman Estate for your next celebration!
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    Alison Married on 10/09/2021
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    Beautiful, unique venue & incredible planning team!

    We had our wedding at the Lyman Estate in October 2021 and I can’t speak any more positively about about both the venue and Nicole!

    First of all, the venue, and in particular Nicole Skarbek, were a true pleasure to work with. Nicole is incredibly helpful, knowledgeable, responsive, professional and accommodating. She made many recommendations to help us to nearly every single one of our incredible vendors (including our caterer, DJ, photographer, florist, shuttle service - and even where we had our rehearsal dinner). When we made the decision to move our wedding back by over a year due to the pandemic, she moved the date, no questions asked. I had a million questions throughout the planning process, and Nicole was responsive and gracious, and gave us very helpful tips and hints - from the detailed schedule / flow of the day, to ideas on party favors, to the best floor plan given our guest count. Planning a wedding is incredibly stressful in normal times, let alone during a pandemic, and Nicole made us feel comfortable and confident that our day would not only be fun but also safe for all of our guests and staff..

    Second of all, the estate itself - wow! The mansion is full of history (and was even used for one of the scenes in the recent Little Woman movie!), elegant, and beautifully decorated. In fact, we had to do very minimal additional decorations other than flowers which really helped with our budget. We loved that we were able to have our ceremony outside by the dogwoods and then cocktail hour on the lawn and under the covered veranda. Although we were a bit uncertain initially about the layout - as our guests were spread across 3 rooms during dinner (rather than in one large ballroom) - in the end, we felt that the set-up actually enhanced the feel of our wedding. Many of our guests commented that they loved how intimate our event felt, and how there were different spaces to eat, catch-up, or dance. Also, the grounds are absolutely stunning, including the greenhouse where we took photos before the ceremony.

    We are so grateful to Nicole, Melissa and to the Lyman Estate for making our big day so special, and can’t recommend them highly enough!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Alison & Charlie
    87 photos · 10/09/2021
  • Elyse & Erika
    29 photos · 08/13/2021
  • Natalia & Tom
    47 photos · 06/16/2017

Deals

Lyman Estate 1
Offer

The stunning Lyman Estate is offering an OUTDOOR MICRO-WEDDING SPECIAL rate of $895! You may have up to 15 people and this includes 2 hours for your ceremony and wedding photos

* Masks must be provided to guests and vendors.

* No food or alcoholic beverages are allowed on property.

The rental fee is tax-free and goes toward preserving our landscapes and buildings for future couples and generations to enjoy! Contact us for more information.

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Michael Brook Photography Michael Brook Photography Wedding Photographers

The Lyman Estate is among the most charming venues in the Boston area and their event coordinators do an incredible job running things smoothly. One of the times I worked there (the bride was a direct descendent of Theodore Lyman) an unexpected squall rolled into town just before the outdoor ceremony was supposed to begin, the venue had things set up in a tent in no time and the whole event didn't miss a step. They have always done a great job taking care of clients and it's a pleasure photographing weddings there.

CoolCityEntertainment DJ & Uplighting Service CoolCityEntertainment DJ & Uplighting Service Wedding DJs

I recently had the pleasure of being the DJ and MC for a wedding at the Lyman Estate on July 20, 2013. The entire staff at the Lyman was fantastic to work with. The venue itself as a whole offers a variety of options for its customers from being able to have an outdoor ceremony, a cocktail hour on the patio, and dinner either inside our outside. As a DJ, I was very happy to see there was more than ample room inside for dancing and a separate area where guests could take a quick break for coffee and desert. The venue had some recent updates, most notably to the HVAC system which allows for great air conditioning meanwhile maintaining the feel of nostalgia. The building was erected in the 1700's. The venue is conveniently located near Boston and a few major highways and has ample parking. I respectfully and overwhelmingly endorese this venue.

Nick Lamberti Professional Mobile Disc Jockey Nick Lamberti Professional Mobile Disc Jockey Wedding DJs

Great venue ! I have performed here many times over the years and always been treated with the greatest hospitality ! Thank You ! Great Venue !

Map

185 Lyman Street Waltham, MA, 02452
6179946672
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