The Gardens at Elm Bank

Mass Hort - The Gardens at Elm Bank 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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For 100 Guests $7k - $9k
Guest capacity 5 to 800
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About The Gardens at Elm Bank

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
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Tented Reception in The Maple Grove
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The Bressingham Garden - Joesph Laurin Photography
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The Hunnewell Building - Meghann Gregory Photography
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The Italianate Garden & Manor House - douglasolyons
The Hartley Botanic Victorian Loge in The Trial Garden - Randall Garnick Photography
The Hartley Botanic Victorian Loge in The Trial Garden - Randall Garnick Photography
The Italianate Garden - Newbury Photographs
The Italianate Garden - Newbury Photographs
The Hunnewell Building
The Hunnewell Building
The Bressingham Garden - Solare Wedding Photography
The Bressingham Garden - Solare Wedding Photography
The Italianate Garden - BKB & Co Photography
The Italianate Garden - BKB & Co Photography
The Hunnewell Building - Solare Wedding Photography
The Hunnewell Building - Solare Wedding Photography
The Hunnewell Building
The Hunnewell Building
The Hartley Botanic Victorian Loge in The Trial Garden - Newbury Photographs
The Hartley Botanic Victorian Loge in The Trial Garden - Newbury Photographs
The Three-Season Tent and courtyard of The Hunnewell Building - Solare Wedding Photography
The Three-Season Tent and courtyard of The Hunnewell Building - Solare Wedding Photography
The Italianate Garden - Meghann Gregory Photography
The Italianate Garden - Meghann Gregory Photography
The Italianate Garden & Manor House
The Italianate Garden & Manor House
The Gardens at Elm Bank - Solare Wedding Photography
The Gardens at Elm Bank - Solare Wedding Photography
The Italianate Garden - Solare Wedding Photography
The Italianate Garden - Solare Wedding Photography
The Italianate Garden - Lovely Valentine Photography
The Italianate Garden - Lovely Valentine Photography
The Hunnewell Building - Solare Wedding Photography
The Hunnewell Building - Solare Wedding Photography
The Hunnewell Building - Photo Courtesy of DesignLight
The Hunnewell Building - Photo Courtesy of DesignLight
Weezie's Children's Garden - Lovely Valentine Photography
Weezie's Children's Garden - Lovely Valentine Photography
The Three-Season Tent of the Hunnewell Building - BKB & Co Photography
The Three-Season Tent of the Hunnewell Building - BKB & Co Photography
The Maple Grove - Lovely Valentine Photography
The Maple Grove - Lovely Valentine Photography
The Hunnewell Building
The Hunnewell Building
The Hunnewell Building - Lovely Valentine Photography
The Hunnewell Building - Lovely Valentine Photography
The Italianate Garden & Manor House - Joesph Laurin Photography
The Italianate Garden & Manor House - Joesph Laurin Photography
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Tented Reception in The Maple Grove - Joesph Laurin Photography
The Hartley Botanic Victorian Loge in The Trial Garden
The Hartley Botanic Victorian Loge in The Trial Garden
Tented Reception in The Maple Grove
Tented Reception in The Maple Grove
Weezie's Children's Garden - Solare Wedding Photography
Weezie's Children's Garden - Solare Wedding Photography
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Cocktails & Tented Reception in The Maple Grove - Dreamlove Photography
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The Bressingham Garden - John Loconte & 617 Weddings Photography
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The Italianate Garden - Solare Wedding Photography
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The Bressingham Garden - Lovely Valentine Photography
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The Belvedere - Shawon Davis Photography
The Attached Tent of The Hunnewell Building
The Attached Tent of The Hunnewell Building
Tented Reception in The Maple Grove
Tented Reception in The Maple Grove
The Bressingham Garden - Joesph Laurin Photography
The Bressingham Garden - Joesph Laurin Photography
The Hunnewell Building - Meghann Gregory Photography
The Hunnewell Building - Meghann Gregory Photography

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kristen · Married on 10/19/2018

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    • Professionalism:
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    Beautiful gardens!

    Elm bank was absolutely stunning - the gardens gave us so many options for how we wanted to arrange the guest seating, and they were very cooperative with ensuring we knew about rain options, and the different locations we could use for different events the day-of. Highly recommend! In particular, Kayleigh and Mary Kate were a huge help, super communicative and responsive, and provided a day-of coordinator who we met in advance to be on site the whole day with us. They also gave great recommendations for vendors who we ended up using.

    Sent on 01/06/2019

    The Gardens at Elm Bank's reply:

    Thank you Kristen! We loved working with you and Brian and hope that your day was everything you dreamed of! We hope you'll come back to visit the gardens again soon! -Kayleigh
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    Audrey · Married on 09/28/2018

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    My husband and I got married on Sept. 28 at the Gardens at Elm Bank and we could not have had a more perfect day. Mary Kate and her team were absolutely fantastic and made sure that everything went smoothly! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and gives you a completely secluded, private space for your ceremony and/or reception. We had our ceremony and cocktail hour outside in the garden spaces and our reception inside the carriage house. Our guests were so impressed - we received compliments all night and people are still talking about it! It's a hidden gem of the area and truly a memorable place. Thank you SO MUCH to Mary Kate and Elm Bank - we could not be happier with how our big day went :)

    Sent on 10/11/2018

    The Gardens at Elm Bank's reply:

    Congratulations Audrey & Chris! Your day was absolutely stunning and we're so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed every minute! With love, Kayleigh, Mary Kate & The Gardens at Elm Bank Team!

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The Gardens at Elm Bank Pricing

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$7,068 - $8,815
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Get Ready Rooms

The Gardens at Elm Bank FAQ

  • 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? $ 6,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • 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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 800
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 5
  • 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

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 Wellesley, 02482 See on map
    617-553-4212 (Phone number)

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