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The Bradley Estate, located only 15 miles south of Boston, can accommodate up to 180 for tented weddings. You and your guests may use the terrace and gardens for your ceremony and cocktail hour and the entire first floor in the mansion for socializing. Catered and managed exclusively by Fireside Catering since 2015.
Fireside Catering is a leader in the local food movement, sourcing much of the produce used for events at The Bradley Estate from their own Gibbet Hill Farm in Groton as well as from other area farms. Sourcing locally and making everything from scratch is fundamental at Fireside Catering, as is recycling and composting whenever possible. Organic, biodynamic, or local beers, wines and spirits can also be used at your event.
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Thanh · Married on 06/09/2018
We picked the Bradley Estate because of the beautiful garden and exclusive caterer, Fireside Catering. We loved the idea of the Estate being public, so we can visit again for anniversaries and special occasions. The garden is quiet and perfect for an outdoor ceremony,. The property is well manicured and the Trustees update the flowers often during the seasons. All of our guests we spoke to post-wedding commented on how beautiful the garden is.Sent on 09/04/2018
Tim Holmes of Fireside Catering was knowledgeable and prompt. There were a few requests that we asked a week before the wedding and Tim was able to accommodate our requests. Food was top-notch and sourced from a local farm. The appetizers were amazing and well replenished throughout the cocktail hour. Our guests raved about the food, particularly the appetizers. Service was great throughout the wedding. We had our own waiter that attended to us only, getting us drinks and our own appetizer tray. As we were talking to guests, our food got cold and our waiter quickly got us new hot entrees. Liz, our day of coordinator, was great, managed timing well, and made us feel at ease all day. One caveat is that the Estate does not allow a rehearsal the day before. This was not an issue for us since we had a very small wedding party and Liz was able to instruct us right before the ceremony.
Overall, I would definitely recommend the Bradley Estate and Fireside Catering. If you want a hassle-free and generally a one-stop shop with great service, food and beautiful venue, Bradley Estate is the best choice.
Sarah · Married on 10/09/2016
First, it’s no secret that the Bradley Estate is absolutely beautiful. It’s easy to get to from Boston and right off the highway, but it feels very private and tucked away. It’s part of the Trustees of Reservations society, which means they only do a limited number of events per year to keep the venue pristine. After my husband and I had a brief tour of the grounds, we knew we had our place! One of the things we liked most was the feel of the entire space, from the inside of the house to the side porch, to the back lawn and the little farm (where a cute llama and some sheep reside!). It poured rain on our wedding day, but I couldn’t be disappointed for long when I saw what a beautiful job they did with everything. The ceremony and reception were in the tent and cocktail hour was inside the house, and it all felt nice and cozy on a chilly October day! I can’t speak highly enough of the staff. Tim Holmes (of Fireside Catering), Julie, and Courtney, were all so attentive and took great care of us, including running champagne and cheese up to the bridal suite as my girls and I got ready, and making sure everything was running smoothly in general. I could go on, but I’ll wrap it up by saying the Bradley was the perfect venue for our New England wedding, rain and all!Sent on 01/25/2017
Stephanie · Married on 10/08/2016
This review is for the Bradley Estate but specifically for Fireside Catering Event Coordinator Tim Holmes. From the first time we saw the Bradley until our wedding was over, Tim was EXACTLY the person we needed to work with. He was professional, accommodating, and organized. He has the ability to take whatever you're worried about and take the stress and solution on himself. Everything on our wedding day was perfect because of Tim and the Bradley. It was certainly a lot of money, but if you're able to swing it the Bradley Estate is a delight to work with from start to finish. The food was delicious, the estate breath taking, and the grounds impeccable.Sent on 10/25/2016