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12-300
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
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About The Starting Gate at GreatHorse

It's Different at GreatHorse

The Starting Gate is a premier venue for your special day. From vows with a view to the elegant celebration, we're here to help you plan your wedding to be exactly how you dreamed it to be.

  • Spectacular 100-mile picturesque panoramic views
  • Custom Adirondack gazebo with manicured wedding garden and waterfall
  • Seats up to 300 people with dance floor
  • 3,000 square foot covered deck
  • Luxurious wedding suite overlooking the reception space
  • Accomplished culinary team
  • Innovative event planning

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Springfield

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16 Reviews for The Starting Gate at GreatHorse

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5.0

Cannot say enough good things about this amazing venue. Chris Sullivan made everything so much easier for us, since we are living out-of-state - we couldn't have done it without her. She and her team made the wedding flawless. The food is excellent, we had a signature drink, and they accommodated our ideas for a s'mores bar and late-night breakfast food snacks. There just is no better venue in Western Mass in terms of scenery, professionalism, service, quality...their slogan is right on, it's different at Greathorse.

Profile Picture Lindsay, 12/2/17, 6 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings, Covered Outdoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor, In-House Bar, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Planning, Bridal Suite, Lighting/Sound, Set Up, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access, Altar/Arches, Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
5.0

I got married here this fall and can't say enough good things about it!!! The venue was beautiful and the staff was excellent. I worked primarily with Chris and she couldn't have been more accommodating. I would highly recommend this venue!!!

Profile Picture Elizabeth, 10/14/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

The Starting Gate at GreatHorse Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $600.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $600.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $5,000.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $3,000.00
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$99.00
Buffet
$99.00
Stations
$99.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$99.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Bar Service Price Includes:
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

The Starting Gate at GreatHorse FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
300
Guest Minimum
12
Event Spaces
2
Type
Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Country/Golf Club
Style
Elegant, Rustic/Country, Unique
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
May
June
July
August
September
October
Off-Peak Season Months:
January
February
March
April
November
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Ceremony
Elopements
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Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings
Family Style
French Service
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Limited Bar
Outside Alcohol
Altar/Arches
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Photobooth
Tent Accessories
Tents
Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access
Shuttle
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128 Wilbraham Road,, Hampden, MA 01036   See On Map
413-566-8010 (phone)
The Starting Gate at GreatHorse is a wedding venue from Hampden, MA servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Hartford, Connecticut, Springfield, Massachusetts, , and Boston, Massachusetts. The Starting Gate at GreatHorse is a professional wedding venue with outdoor space that has been part of the New England wedding industry since 2015 specializing in wedding ceremonies, receptions, showers, rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, proms, galas, fundraisers, meetings, conferences, mitzvahs and special events.