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.
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.
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.
268 Reviews for The Commons 1854
Recommended by 99% of couples
27 User photos
Jenna Hill · Married on 02/14/2020
The Commons made my day so wonderful. From beginning to end, (start of planning to day of) they were so responsive to my needs. Gianna is absolutely amazing and has such a wealth of knowledge. All of my guests STILL can't stop raving about how beautiful the venue is, how professional the staff were, and how absolutely amazing the food is/was. I would highly recommend allowing The Commons and their staff to be a part of your big day!! I will never ever forget it as it exceeded all expectations. Wish I could do it over every Valentine's Day!!!Sent on 03/06/2020
Danielle Alexandra · Married on 01/18/2020
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
Olivia · Married on 11/08/2019
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
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.