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.
33 Reviews for The Starting Gate at GreatHorse
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Briana · Getting married on 10/16/2021
Great start to wedding planning
We just started our wedding planning BUT... Chris and her team at the Starting Gate at Greathorse have been fabulous. She is dedicated and on the ball. She is extremely flexible with times to meet with her and is always there to ask questions. She made touring this venue easy! Not only that but her touch of class, elegance, and professionalism was icing on the cake for us to make a decision. I trust her with ALL things about or wedding and can’t wait for our special day! The scenery here is breathtaking, the ballroom gorgeous, and she is a lovely compliment to the venue!!!Sent on 11/08/2019
Erica Holloy · Getting married on 09/12/2020
Choosing to have our wedding at The Starting Gate at GreatHorse was one of the best decisions we made. Starting with our tour of the venue and meeting Chris Sullivan, everything was first-class. Throughout the planning process, Chris and her team were extremely responsive, and helped us with all of the details. On the day of our wedding, everything was absolutely perfect. The venue was spectacular, the service impeccable, and the food delicious. Most importantly, Chris and her team handled everything so that we could relax and enjoy our special day. We truly feel that Chris and the venue helped make our wedding day one that we will never forget.Sent on 12/29/2019
Betsy Twigg · Married on 10/13/2019
The Starting Gate was the first and only venue that my husband and I toured. We knew from the second we saw it that we needed to have our wedding there. It had everything we wanted - an outdoor wedding garden for our ceremony overlooking a BREATHTAKING view, a large open terrace for cocktail hour, a beautiful bridal suite to get ready in, and the most elegant ballroom complete with a cozy fireplace and dazzling chandeliers. Not only was the space amazing, but working with Lauren and Chris was a wonderful experience and I can't say enough good things about them. They accommodated every request we made, advocated for us when other vendors were monopolizing our time, provided timely responses to all of our emails/phone calls, and did everything in their power to make sure we were happy and taken care of. I am not usually someone who hands over the reigns easily but I had 100% confidence in them from day 1 - and they definitely delivered. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and I would highly recommend The Starting Gate at Great Horse to any couple looking for a wedding venue!Sent on 12/18/2019