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.
271 Reviews for The Commons 1854
Recommended by 99% of couples
28 User photos
Heather W. · Getting married on 06/08/2022
What a fantastic experience, from beginning to end! The Commons 1854 team was detail oriented and well organized. They coordinated exceptionally well with the photographer, videographer, florist, and DJ. Leading up to the wedding, they were very flexible with changes we needed to make to be in line with ever changing regulations due to covid-19. They were always available and extremely professional.Sent on 08/30/2020
Charlie A. · Married on 11/09/2020
The Commons 1854 - Thank you!!
We had our daughter’s wedding at the Commons 1854 in Topsfield, MA. The venue is beautiful, the staff attentive, and the food outstanding. What really makes the place extra special is their event planning. We were fortunate enough to work with Gianna. She is such a pleasure to work with that it made you feel like she was part of our family working with us. She truly felt the message we wanted to convey and orchestrated the event perfectly.
We can’t thank the staff of the Commons for delivering such an exceptional experience for our daughter and all of her family and friends. These special memories will live forever!
Nancy and Charlie AnastosSent on 09/21/2020
Gilianne L. · Married on 09/19/2020
Amazing Venue! Loved every aspect.
I loved my experience at The Commons! Warm hearted, organized, helpful and talented staff.Sent on 09/22/2020
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.