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Price range: $16,900 - $20,900 Price range: $16,900 - $20,900
Couples usually spend $18,900 Couples usually spend $18,900
Reception
$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$10 per person
Reception
$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$10 per person

About

On WeddingWire since 2007

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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Frequently asked questions

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?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,500

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?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

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

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?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Garden
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
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
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?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Reviews of The Commons 1854

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The Commons 1854 is highly recommended as a wedding venue. Multiple reviewers praised the stunning venue, exceptional service, and delicious food. The staff, including coordinators Paige, Maura, Gianna, and Kristi, were described as professional, helpful, and efficient. Guests were impressed with the seamless organization and attention to detail, making for a perfect wedding day. The Commons 1854 offers a classy and elegant setting, and the team goes above and beyond to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

The Commons 1854 is highly recommended as a wedding venue. Multiple reviewers praised the stunning venue, exceptional service, and delicious food. The staff, including coordinators Paige, Maura, Gianna, and Kristi, were described as professional, helpful, and efficient. Guests were impressed with the seamless organization and attention to detail, making for a perfect wedding day. The Commons 1854 offers a classy and elegant setting, and the team goes above and beyond to ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience.

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Amanda P. Sent on 02/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue

Couldn’t recommend the commons 1854 enough to all engaged couples! It is such a stunning venue with the most amazing staff! We were taken care of from our first tour all the way through our wedding day. They made planning a wedding such a seamless process! The food was amazing (all of our guests raved about it)! Paige was our coordinator who went above and beyond for us! We had the absolute best wedding day!
Alexandra
Alexandra P. Sent on 07/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Flawless Wedding!

We got married at The Commons on July 15, 2023 and we are so blown away with the professionalism of the staff and how well our wedding went! It couldn't have been more perfect. Our guests were raving about the food and the staff. Paige was our coordinator and did such an amazing job keeping track of time and helping us hideaway for a much needed break and snack during cocktail hour photos. I am SO happy we had our wedding there and it was so easy coordinating with them. Thank you so much Commons Staff!!
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Jessica O. Sent on 02/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful wedding

The Commons definitely knows how to put on a wedding, my husband and I haven't stopped gushing over how magical our night was. The food was amazing, the décor was stunning, and the amazing Paige (the planner we worked with) made the night so smooth.
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Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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