The Commons 1854 is a historic venue located north of Boston in Topsfield, Massachusetts. The Commons 1854 has been restored and has been able to keep details of the 19th century while adding modern amenities. We pride ourselves on the impressive architecture, delicious cuisine, and impeccable service. The Commons 1854 only hosts one event per day so you'll have exclusive access to the grounds and vintage building.
Facilities and Capacity
Guest Capacity: 200 guests
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.
This full-service event venue won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award for 2009 - 2019. We offer event planning as well as event rentals.
This five-star boutique wedding venue wants to make sure your wedding is unforgettable. We will create a customized wedding package for you to cover all of your planning needs. Our services include, but are not limited to:
The Commons 1854 will create an award-winning meal for you and your guests to enjoy. All cuisine is hand-crafted onsite for fresh flavor and quality meals for you and your guests.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Francesca · Married on 07/20/2018
We could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding reception! Gianna and staff were amazing throughout the entire wedding process, to the point that our guests were telling us that they have never seen service of that caliber at a wedding before.Sent on 09/06/2018
On top of the great service, we had guests tell us that the food was the best that they have ever had at a wedding (we served the filet and salmon). The portions, timing of each course, and the presentation were all above and beyond expectations.
The space itself is a perfect mix of character and class, where you can customize your wedding to whatever aesthetic you'd like.
Overall, The Commons was the perfect place for us to get married, and if we could do it all over again, we would choose The Commons over and over again for our wedding day.
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Christopher Falcos · Married on 07/20/2019
Simply the best. Because they care.
I must start out saying that The Commons was simply the best. We went through probably 20 places before we visited The Commons and as soon as we left, we knew that was the place we had to choose. The venue was the perfect balance of beauty, class and functionality, and Kristi really topped it off. She just had such a happy and bubbly personality that she got us excited about everything again (again this was the last of like 20 places, so we were exhausted at this point). She went over all the different options and made everything easy to understand. We knew we had the right place, but we didn’t REALLY know until the actual wedding day.Sent on 08/06/2019
Our wedding took place on the hottest and most humid day in July.
As soon as we arrived Gianna was there ready to take care of us. She got us cold drinks and food as quickly as we asked, and she even got us and the wedding party cool damp towelettes to help keep us cool which really helped when we were taking pictures outside. And I really must emphasize that every one of the staff was amazing. They were all so nice and friendly and funny so when you asked for anything it was almost as if you were asking a good friend to get you something.
And the real testament of how great this place is that even now, 3 weeks later, we have family and friends telling us how great everything was at the venue. Everyone raved about how great the food was, how great the staff were and how beautiful everything was.
This place is by far the best place for a wedding.
Kristine · Married on 07/13/2019
Would have my wedding here 100x over!
We highly recommend The Commons if you are looking for a classy and elegant venue! Kristi and Gianna made us feel like family and we can’t thank them enough for making our day so special. Gianna was our day-of coordinator and she is an absolute rockstar!! So sweet and always on her A game from the day we first reached out to them to book a tour to the day after the wedding when we said our “goodbyes”. Guests were blown away at how beautiful the space was and people said it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding. It will be a day we will never forget and cannot thank them enough for everything!Sent on 06/04/2019
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!
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!
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.