The Commons 1854

4 North Common Street, Topsfield, MA 01983 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Commons 1854

The Commons 1854 is a historic venue located north of Boston in Topsfield, Massachusetts. This banquet hall has been restored and has been able to keep details of the 19th century while adding modern amenities. They pride themselves on their amazing architecture, delicious cuisine, and impeccable service. The Commons 1854 only hosts one wedding per day so you'll have exclusive access to their grounds and vintage building.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this classic venue. For your ceremony, there’s a beautiful garden terrace featuring a brick walkway, tall maple trees, a koi pond and a large mahogany platform to say your “I dos.” If you prefer to exchange your vows indoors, their Grand Ballroom features gold Chiavari chairs, towering columns, crown molding, maple flooring, and tall, bright windows. This space is also perfect for your reception. The Commons 1854 also features a Grand Foyer perfect for cocktail hour; featuring two fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, and a Neoclassical rotunda.

Services Offered
This five-star boutique wedding venue wants to make sure your wedding is unforgettable. They will create a customized wedding package for you to cover all of your planning needs. Their services include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridal suite
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Event rentals
  • In-house caterer

Cuisine
Frank Martino, the Executive Chef at The Commons 1854, will create an award-winning meal for you and your guests to enjoy. You can choose between a buffet, plated meal, stations, family-style or cocktail reception.

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

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    Maddie · Married on 01/19/2019

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    Love this place!

    Gianna was amazing!! She went above and beyond for us and helped us feel like everything was under control. We spoke briefly to other staff while working with them, and everyone was great. We got such rave reviews from our guests about the venue itself and the food! It's beautiful here and the food is so good! We're so happy we chose this venue!

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    Sarah Hamilton · Married on 12/22/2018

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    10/10 - Can't Beat The Commons 1854

    We had the absolute BEST experience with The Commons 1854 and their staff, especially Gianna. Not only is their food, venue and service amazing, but they truly go out of their way to make sure that your wedding is uniquely yours and everything you imagined. We lost my husband's mother less than 2 months before our wedding unexpectedly and Gianna and her staff made sure that we were supported through our whole wedding and had an amazing night, knowing and anticipating some very difficult moments. They went above and beyond through the planning process to answer questions, help make sure we were on track with planning and anything we needed, and to provide fantastic recommendations for guest accommodations, DJ, shuttle service and other vendors. I can't imagine having gotten married anywhere else!

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The Commons 1854 FAQ

  • 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? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 800.00
  • 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)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 10.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Limited Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • 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? Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, French Service, 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, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? June, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April

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    Discounts available for January-April weddings 2019-2020. Contact us today to learn more about these opportunities.

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15 Endorsements

  • Borisyuk Photography
    Borisyuk Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Commons is one of those magical venues that wedding dreams are made of! When I first saw it, I was a little girl, maybe 13 years old at most - a couple of years after they first opened their doors as a wedding venue. I wanted to have my wedding there! Although that never came to fruition, I am delighted to have both attended several weddings and photographed an amazing wedding at The Commons as a professional photographer. The service is wonderful and they truly go out of their way to create an impeccable experience for each couple! I highly recommend this venue, it's one of the absolute best on the North Shore!

  • to Make Beautiful
    to Make Beautiful Wedding Hair & Makeup

    I have so many brides that have gotten married here and are getting married there this year. I love living so close by because I get to see so many getting married outside as well! They do an amazing job!

  • TSG Weddings
    TSG Weddings Wedding DJs

    We see a lot of venues, and a lot of staff and event managers and this is one area that sets The Commons apart from the competition. Let's say you looked past the stunning event space, the amazing grounds, and the magazine perfect setting. The next thing you would find is one of the most detail oriented and courteous groups of people I've had to pleasure of working with. Starting with the event managers and all the way through to the bar staff, everyone always has a smile on their face and I always see them laughing and enjoying what they do to help families and guests on a special day. Specifically, I have worked a dozen times with Johanna and she is simply amazing. My grandfather used to tell me to always plan and be two steps ahead. I can tell you that he would love Johanna because if the average person is two steps ahead, Johanna is 10 steps ahead! You can not go wrong with this venue and staff and we highly recommend them.

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  • 4 North Common Street Topsfield, Massachusetts, 01983 See on map
    978-315-5922 (Phone number)
    Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday: Tours before weddings Sunday: Closed for weddings

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