The Starting Gate at GreatHorse is a mountain retreat club venue situated in Hampden, Massachusetts. With rolling hills and views of the Connecticut River Valley, couples are sure to find this scenic and elegant setting the perfect place to begin their new lives together.
Facilities and Capacity
With both outdoor and indoor settings, couples are sure to find a spot that meets their needs. Outdoors, you can enjoy the 100-mile panoramic views that provide a dazzling backdrop against which you can say your vows. The 3,000-square-foot deck is another option for couples looking to say their vows in the fresh air. Indoors, you can find a more elegant backdrop in the chandeliered grand ballroom if sparkle and elegance is more your taste. These outdoor and indoor settings are available for couples to enjoy with up to 250 of their guests.
To assist with planning, The Starting Gate offers couples four event planners. Each is ready to help plan your wedding and ensure it is exactly as you imagined. To assist with menus, an experienced culinary team is available as well. To add finishing touches, couples can select event items such as chairs, lighting, tables, or even a dance floor.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Heather Campbell · Married on 07/27/2019
Beautiful location and amazing staff!
We met with the event manager who was super friendly, informative and bent over backwards for us. We had already booked a different venue and date but were so blown away by the facility and the event manager that we ended up booking with them.Sent on 12/17/2018
Nicole · Married on 06/29/2019
The Great Horse is a fantastic venue. It is truly a fairytale and every single detail is executed to perfection. The coordinator and staff make you feel like you are extremely important and are very responsive and want to make you happy. If you have the money, there is no better place in western Mass.Sent on 07/09/2019
Hope · Married on 06/08/2019
Amazing! Book this venue!!
Gorgeous views. Food is incredible. Venue coordinator Chris Sullivan made the evening run like a dream. DO NOT HESITATE TO BOOK!!Sent on 06/23/2019
We have some great dates still available for our Spring Brides! Book your April and May weddings with The Starting Gate by September 15th and receive $2,000 off the facility rental.