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.
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:
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 a cocktail reception.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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jessica · Married on 11/11/2017
I could not have chosen a better venue! My guests are still talking about how amazing everything was. My two most important things when deciding was food and a beautiful space and they far exceeded all my expectations. On top of the space and food being amazing my coordinator Gianna and every single staff member that worked my wedding went above and beyond. I felt Like a true princess bride who was catered to from the second I stepped Through their doors... along with all my guests! There is absolutely nothing I would change. Brides would be crazy for the commons to not be their #1 choice. If you want the best food, service and a beautiful ballroom the commons is the best choice. My day couldn’t have been anymore beautiful and went any more smoother then it did and at the end of the day that’s all a bride hopes for. So thankful with my choice at having my fairytale wedding at the commons 1854.
Jennifer · Married on 10/12/2018
A dream come true
I can't say enough about how amazing our wedding was at The Commons 1954 on 10/12/18. The staff at The Commons made the whole planning process painless! We specifically worked closely with Kristi and Maura, but the whole staff was amazing!
Mora felt like an extensions of my bridesmaids throughout the whole process - she took the time to get to know us and had so many wonderful ideas. On the day of the wedding she was absolutely perfect ensuring everything went smoothly. We literally did not have to think about anything other than enjoying ourselves and celebrating. Maura was absolutely perfect in coordinating everything that needed to happen - to pumping the bridal party up before walking in to the reception, to bustling my dress, and even packing us up some wedding cake to enjoy after the wedding. She truly felt like a good friend, and she honestly wanted us to truly enjoy our day.
To anyone thinking about having their wedding at The Commons - you will not regret it! Our day was absolutely perfect, I am tearing up now just thinking about it!
Dorothy · Married on 10/06/2018
Just had my daughter and son-in-law's wedding. The venue is amazing and the food was so good. Ceremony was beautiful outside. Best of all was Maura, she exceeded my expectations. She kept everything running and organized and let us enjoy the day rather than worrying and keeping track of the tasks. Highly recommended
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.