Oakes Ames Memorial Hall is a historic wedding venue located in North Easton, Massachusetts. It was established in the late 1881 by Oakes Ames' children as a memorial to their father. They had commissioned Henry Hobson Richardson, a great American architect, to design and oversee the build. Richardson kept in line with the romantic aesthetic of his other works, one of which is notably the Trinity Church in Copley Square, Boston. These inspired design elements are found throughout and include beautifully rounded arches, sloped and dramatic rooflines, as well as abundant masonry that integrates medieval-style carvings that are a feast for the eye. Situated on a granite outcropping, the structure demands agency over its surroundings, drawing in guests to be inspired by its grandeur and elegance. The landscape around the venue is designed by the well-renowned architect F.L. Olmsted, the talented mind behind New York's Central Park. Reflecting the opulence of four other Richardson buildings in the town of Easton, Oakes Ames Memorial Hall is nestled into a National Historic Landmark District.
Facilities and Capacity
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall is pleased to open their doors for weddings and other celebratory events. The lovely Gallery Hall accommodates up to 80. The Great Hall is the shining glory of the building, boasting soaring ceilings and leaded stained glass windows. The Great Hall accommodates up to 180 guests.
Oakes Ames Memorial Hall is happy to host a variety of functions within its walls. They offer you the convenience of bringing in your own vendors & encourage prospective couples to reach out and schedule a viewing to see exactly how Oakes Ames Memorial Hall is able to provide a fantastic environment for their special day.
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5 Reviews for Oakes Ames Memorial Hall
Recommended by 87% of couples
Brenna Campbell · Married on 11/02/2019
Best Wedding Decision We Made!
We are so thrilled that we got married at Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. We held the ceremony in the downstairs hall and the reception in the great hall upstairs. It was wonderful to have everything in the same place. We loved the flexibility of being able to choose our own vendors and decorations. Joan and the building staff were outstandingly helpful. It is such a gorgeous space with unique details that made our wedding feel different and special.Sent on 11/23/2019
Aaron · Married on 10/26/2013
Oakes Ames memorial hall was an amazing place to have a reception. We felt like we had a venue that was an absolute steal, one where we got everything we wanted for our small wedding (50 people) and was absolutely gorgeous. The lovely woman we worked with (Norma) was great in helping us get things set up and my only complaint would be that it was not always easy to get a hold of her. Other than that, we loved Oakes Ames Memorial Hall and would highly recommend.Sent on 11/19/2013
User3867671 · 2+ years ago
Absolutely stunning Reception hall! The woman that runs the hall only uses her phone though, so communication was a little difficult, it would have been nice if she had an email however she was very friendly and informative. The price was perfect and the location was central for most of our family and friends!Sent on 02/03/2014
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