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The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus

Chestnut Hill, MA View map Visit website

About

The Dane Estate at Boston College, Brookline Campus is a historic wedding venue located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Originally built in 1891, the mansion was carefully restored to celebrate its original architecture and vintage aesthetic. This elegant setting rests on 45 acres of wooded land, to give you a stunning backdrop for indoor and outdoor events. From romantic elopements to extravagant reception, the onsite team will be ready to help you make your nuptial vision come to fruition.

Facilities and Capacity

Soon-to-be-weds will have four separate event spaces to choose from throughout these picturesque surroundings. For celebrations in the manor, guests will first be welcomed in The Foyer, which features dark oak paneling, high ceilings, and red marble fireplace. The French doors lead to the back terrace, which has views of lush forestry and natural stone details for romantic photo sessions. Beside the Foyer is the Moncrief Library, where up to 80 people can be accommodated among the one-of-a-kind decor. Through the dramatic hall of the mezzanine is the Founder’s Hall, once used as a music room, which surrounds events with sophisticated oak panel walls. Vintage chandeliers hang from a beamed and gilt ceiling, to cover you and up to 80 guests in a warm, welcoming light. Its grand double staircase makes for breathtaking grand entrances and portraits. Its doors lead to the Founders Lawn, where visitors can host outdoor ceremonies and receptions on the carefully manicured fields. Rhododendron hedges and lush trees surround the space, and act as a stunning backdrop for soon-to-be-weds at the altar. A private dressing room is also available indoors, providing a luxurious, relaxing suite for you to prepare with your wedding party.

Services Offered

The Dane Estate at Boston College, Brookline Campus offers multiple packages to make sure all your needs are met. The in-house catering and bartending teams can customize your menu and signature mixed drinks for cocktail hours and reception dinners. The team can handle setup and teardown of their tables, chairs, linens, and dinnerware, giving you plenty of time to spend with your loved ones.

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?

$2,500

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

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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
Catering Services
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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

47 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Dan H. Married on 12/04/2021
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    The Dane Estate: A Gorgeous Venue That's Easy to Work With

    The Dane Estate was a wonderful venue for our wedding! We chose the Dane Estate in January 2020 for a wedding in December 2020, but with the pandemic, everything got pushed back a year which the Dane Estate was incredibly accommodating with.

    Devanna was such a pleasure to work with over the last two year in helping plan the wedding, and ensure everything and everyone was where it/they needed to be!

    For one final note, the venue was beautiful and required such minimal decoration, so a great place for any wedding DIYers (like ourselves) who are looking for a gorgeous venue at a great value!
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    Sarah K. Married on 06/29/2019
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    Wonderful Venue

    Booking our wedding at the Dane Estate was one of the best decisions we made. The interior of the Estate, where we held our ceremony and cocktail hour, is beautiful and feels spacious but still cozy and intimate at the same time. We held a tented reception on the lawn and couldn't believe how stunning the interior of the tent was. Our guests also really appreciated that there is plenty of free, convenient parking . Devanna was absolutely incredible to work with. She answered all of our questions promptly and courteously and made the planning process so much easier. As our day-of coordinator, Sarah was so helpful and helped the day run smoothly. The Dane Estate was the perfect venue for our day and we couldn't be happier with our wedding there
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    Shane H. Married on 09/02/2018
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    5/5 Would Recommend for Any Formal Gathering

    The Dane Estate was the perfect venue for our wedding. The place has such great ambiance and furnishing - it will look great even if you only add minimal decorations. The band said the acoustics in the ballroom were great as well. Devanna was incredible to work with!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Iris & Shane
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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
DJ Photo Booths DJ Photo Booths Photo Booths

The staff are very professional. The venue is beautiful. They will make sure you have the best day of your life. DJ Photo Booths highly recommends The Dane Estate at Pine Manor College. www.facebook.com/djphotobooths

Just Bloom'd Weddings Just Bloom'd Weddings Wedding Florists

Beautiful campus and venue for the perfect wedding. Staff is awesome!!

Jared Charney Photography Jared Charney Photography Wedding Photographers

Working at this magical site can make one feel like they have been transported to England with its architecture and landscapes. Lovelynn Jensen runs an incredible show there!

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Map

400 Heath Street Chestnut Hill, MA, 02467
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The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus?

The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus for wedding events?

The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus offer?

The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus offer for wedding events?

The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Dane Estate, Boston College, Brookline Campus is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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