The Bull Run

215 Great Rd., Shirley, MA 01464 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Alyssa · Married on 08/10/2019

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    The best place ever

    Amanda and her staff were amazing. I cant say enough about them.

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    Susan · Married on 10/14/2018

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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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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
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    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

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