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 exquisite banquet hall was built in 1854, holding elements of its historic architecture while also providing clients with a wide spectrum of modern amenities The experienced team is dedicated to the curation of your dream wedding, working closely with each couple to turn their fantasies into reality.

Facilities and Capacity

The Commons 1854 has a range of indoor and outdoor venue spaces for couples depending on their specific requirements. For your ceremony, there is a garden terrace featuring a brick walkway, maple trees, a koi pond and a mahogany platform to celebrate your love. If you prefer to exchange your vows indoors, the grand ballroom features gold Chiavari chairs, towering columns, crown molding, maple flooring, and tall, bright windows. This space is also perfectly suited for your reception. There is also a grand foyer featuring two fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, and a Neoclassical rotunda, setting a sophisticated tone for your special day.

Services Offered

There is a skilled event planner on-site to assist you in the seamless coordination of your nuptials, gaining an understanding of your style. In addition, there is a wide spectrum of convenient event services on offer including setup, cleanup, free WiFi, lighting, and audio. Couples have the opportunity to avail of elegant get-ready suites, providing them with a space to relax in before their festivities. The Commons 1854 makes ease-of-access a priority for guests, offering ample parking spaces as well as full wheelchair-accessibility.

Cuisine

The talented team of bridal consultants and culinary experts work together to create a menu that is specifically tailored to your tastes. The on-site chefs have the ability to curate a wide spectrum of catering options such as passed hors d’ oeuvres, buffet meals, desserts, and more. Clients can also avail of premium bar services, with trained bartenders on hand to create signature drinks effortlessly. There is a plethora of beverage choices including specialty beer, specialty wine, and champagne toasts.

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268 Reviews for The Commons 1854

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Danielle Alexandra · Married on 01/18/2020

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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    January 2020 Wedding

    A little late with the review butttt where do I even begin... Gianna, Kristi & their team go ABOVE & BEYOND to make your wedding everything you can imagine & more. There are not enough kind words to express our gratitude for making our day unforgettable for us, but for all of our guests! They are so responsive & progressional, it makes even the smallest blips seem minor. Gianna is so personable, genuine & focused on making your day go just as planned that it's hard not to love her! Choosing The Commons as our wedding venue was the best way for us to start out wedding planning because everything fell right into place. If you want to make a big statement with their dramatic high ceilings & beautifully lit, neutral ballroom, you will not regret going with The Commons! I also have to mention that everyone RAVED about the food & said that they were expecting mediocre "wedding food" and they were pleasantly surprised at how flavorful everything was. The Commons hits all of the high points that you look for an all in one wedding venue; you will not be disappointed!!!

    Sent on 02/25/2020
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    Olivia · Married on 11/08/2019

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    Dream wedding venue!!

    There aren't enough stars to rate how amazing our experience was at The Commons! Gianna, Kristi and the entire staff team exude professionalism and attentiveness that was noticed and appreciated by every single guest! Every aspect of the night from the food to the appearance of the venue exceeded our highest expectations. We are so thankful for our perfect wedding night and cannot recommend The Commons enough!

    Sent on 11/11/2019

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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?
    $ 2000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • 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)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Limited Bar
  • 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
    Elopements
    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
    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?
    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?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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, MA, 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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