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The Gardens at Elm Bank

Wellesley, MA View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
66 reviews
$5k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$5k - $7k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Gardens at Elm Bank at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is a historical venue located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Couples will be surrounded by twelve different gardens on 36 lush acres. You can have a beautiful outdoor ceremony and then dance the night away in their restored carriage house. The Gardens at Elm Bank offers guests the chance to enjoy architectural gems, fields, forests and amazing gardens just 30 minutes from Boston.

Facilities and Capacity
Our unique and stunning property can accommodate weddings and celebrations up to 400 guests. You can exchange vows in the formal and romantic Italianate Garden surrounded by the flowers of the season. Then you can move to the whimsical Children's Garden while enjoying cocktails. Finally, you can finish the night at the elegant Hunnewell Building which was once the carriage house for the former Cheney-Baltzell estate. It includes 3,000 square feet of event space adorned with a vaulted and trussed ceiling.

Services Offered
This award-winning venue is available any time of the year. Their services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Preferred vendor list
  • Parking


Other Services
In addition to hosting your wedding, the Gardens at Elm Bank will also host the following:

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Anniversary party

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?

$6,500

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

$3,000

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?

$1,000

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

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
October
November
December
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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Jessica Married on 10/01/2021
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    Beautiful wedding venue & wonderful staff!

    Kayleigh and Lindsay were absolute gems to work with in planning and re-planning our wedding day due to COVID! They both helped make the process seamless and were so very patient with our endless questions, especially when our original plans were derailed. The venue itself was already beautifully magical, but working with them both ensured our special day would be just as so!

    The Gardens at Elm Bank's reply:

    Thank you, Jessica! We loved working with you and Brandon! We're so happy that you FINALLY had the celebration you deserved! :) Congratulations once again! With Love, Kayleigh, Lindsay & The Gardens at Elm Bank Team
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    Cynthia H. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Beautiful venue/gardens, friendliest staff

    We had our reception at Gardens at Elm Bank on 9/17/21 and working with Kayleigh was a breeze! The venue and gardens looked beautiful and we were able to make use of the entire space for our wedding photos (ceremony was at a church nearby), with a cocktail hour in the Italianate garden and dinner in the Hunnewell building. I highly recommend Gardens at Elm bank, the staff was very responsive and thoughtful and everything went perfectly although we planned this entire wedding A to Z in less than 6 weeks (from finding an available date at Gardens to booking all our vendors!).

    The Gardens at Elm Bank's reply:

    It was such a pleasure working with you, Cynthia! Wishing you and Christian all the best and sending so much love to the two of you! Congratulations!! - Kayleigh & The Gardens at Elm Bank Team
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Borisyuk Photography Borisyuk Photography Wedding Photographers

This summer I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding for one of my couples, they chose The Gardens at Elm Bank as their ceremony location. What a gorgeous setting! It was a stunning place to tie the knot, everything was coordinated beautifully to perfection. Even in the 95 degree heat it still was a perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony. Even though the heat deterred us from using the gardens to the fullest for photography, the shade of the estate provided a great spot for family photos and some bridal portraits. I'm looking forward to photographing at The Gardens at Elm Bank again in the future!

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 Gardens at Elm Bank. www.facebook.com/djphotobooths

Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer Justice of the Peace - Mike Backer Wedding Officiants

The Gardens at Elm Bank in Wellesley is a beautiful venue offering several options as places to hold your ceremony. Depending upon the season, the gardens provide ever changing flowers, plants etc. to enhance wedding photos.

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Mass Hort - The Gardens at Elm Bank 900 Washington Street, 900 Washington Street Wellesley, MA, 02482
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The Gardens at Elm Bank frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Gardens at Elm Bank?

The Gardens at Elm Bank includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Gardens at Elm Bank in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Gardens at Elm Bank for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Gardens at Elm Bank for wedding events?

The Gardens at Elm Bank offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Gardens at Elm Bank offer?

The Gardens at Elm Bank offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Gardens at Elm Bank offer for wedding events?

The Gardens at Elm Bank offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms

What percentage of users recommend The Gardens at Elm Bank and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Gardens at Elm Bank is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.4 in value.

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