The Bull Run

215 Great Rd., Shirley, MA 01464 Map · Phone number
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About The Bull Run

The Bull Run is a full-service wedding and event venue located in Shirley, Massachusetts. This award-winning venue has been around since 1740 and they offer multiple on-site and off-site options for both your ceremony and reception. They offer a variety of wedding packages as well as locally-sourced, farm-to-table dinner options. The Bull Run offers an experienced wedding coordinator to oversee all the details of your day.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 300 guests at this historic venue. For your ceremony they have a beautiful covered bridge adorned with twinkling lights. For cocktail hour or an intimate reception, they have a gorgeously landscaped Garden Room & Patio. If you're having a grand affair, the Sawtelle Supper Room has plenty of space to dance the night away; or you can celebrate with their 18th century colonial Tavern in the background.

Services Offered
The Bull Run’s personal function coordinator will work with you to select the best wedding package to accommodate all of your needs. Their services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house caterer
  • Cake
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Lighting and sound


Other Facilities
In addition to the locations on site, The Bull Run offers additional venues that are less than one mile away. These venues include:

  • Shirley Meeting House - a classic Colonial landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Farandnear Reservation - features 89 acres of amazing landscaping, exotic trees and a pavilion with a stone fireplace. This location is perfect for an all-day outdoor affair.
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Clear tent with white lights, ivory tablecloths
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Beautiful simplicity on the patio
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A farm-to-table spread of cocktail hors d'oeuvres
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Beautiful trees
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A romantic, candle-lit reception on the patio
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Getting married on the luscious outdoor patio under greenery and lights
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Farm to table plated dinner featuring scallops, arugula salad and seasonal vegetables
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A beautiful red and white, romantic wedding in our Sawtelle Room. White chair covers with red...
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57 Reviews for The Bull Run

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Susan

    Susan · Married on 10/14/2018

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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    Wish we could do it again it was so fantastic!

    The Bull Run is definitely a hidden gem! We fell in love with the covered bridge and the twinkle lights and Amanda the wedding coordinator! The entire process was easy and seamless--much in part due to Amanda!--we never had any worries about anything going smoothly. The food was fantastic. The atmosphere was wonderful and that bridge and those lights are magazine worthy! Love, love, loved it.

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  • Shannon

    Shannon · Married on 10/06/2018

    5.0
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    Absolutely Magical

    My wedding day here was more perfect than I could have ever imagined. Amanda was amazing to work with and she was very accommodating and kept my mind at ease! She really nailed everything I asked for and made sure everything went as smooth as possible. Would highly recommend if you want a stunning, rustic wedding!

    Thank you!
    From Shannon and Matt

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The Bull Run Pricing

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The Bull Run FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • 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
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Restaurant
  • 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
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Sarah A. Coon
    Sarah A. Coon Wedding Photographers

    Beautiful location! Amazing staff! Attentive coordinator!! Couldn’t ask for more in a wedding venue! I look forward to working with The Bull Run more in the future!!

  • G&B Entertainment
    G&B Entertainment Wedding DJs

    The Bull Run is one of our favorite places to DJ. Everyone is a pleasure to work with. The staff, and functions coordinator are on top of the ball and make everything flow perfectly! Looking forward to working with them again!!

  • DJ Photo Booths
    DJ Photo Booths Photo Booths

    The staff are very professional. The venue is beautiful. They will make sure you have the best day of your life. DJ Photo Booths highly recommends The Bull Run. www.facebook.com/djphotobooths

Map

  • 215 Great Rd. Shirley, MA, 01464 See on map
    3046296317 (Phone number)
    978-425-4311 (Other Phone Number)
    Wed-Sat 11am - 10pm Sunday: 10am - 8:30pm