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The Commons 1854

Topsfield, MA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
282 reviews
50 to 200 Guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
50 to 200 Guests

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.

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?

$2,000

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

$1,500

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?

$800

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

$800

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
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
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
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?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March

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    Heather W. Married on 06/08/2022
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    Outstanding!

    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.
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    Johanna A. Married on 05/15/2022
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    The Best of the Best!!!

    I hosted my daughters Christening last Sunday and it was absolutely PERFECT! Having hosted many events over the years, I'm able to compare my experience apples to apples and this Venue has it all. The space is divine, every corner sparkles and it is so elegant and versatile, it really saves on decor because you do not need much. Then there is the food, the wonderful, amazing, superbly prepared and presented with complex flavor profiles that shouldn't exist in catered events but only the finest restaurants. The hors d'oeuvres were just delightful and there were sooo many! The food was everywhere which was important to me, I decided to add a stationary food table which was a great decision because the presentation was something you would see at the Ritz Carlton for a Sunday brunch...GORGEOUS!!! The meal couldn't have been better. The filet and chicken were as you would find at a high-end steak house and the salmon was prepared to perfection. After all of this, the value that you get at this venue is the best I have seen. Thank you for making my daughters special day perfect, stress free and an event my guests will be talking about for some time to come.
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    Jenny P. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Wedding 11/12/21

    OMG! The venue speaks for itself and is absolutely gorgeous. Paige was the wedding coordinator and did an outstanding job. The service was impeccable and everyone working was extremely attentive to me, my husband, and guests. Paige went above and beyond helping me with my shuttle issue I was having. The food was phenomenal and everyone is still raving about it. I highly recommend - you won't be disappointed!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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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4 North Common Street Topsfield, MA, 01983
978-887-4100

Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm Thursday: 9:00am-6:00pm Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday: Tours before weddings Sunday: Closed for weddings
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