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
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Jenna Klaes · Married on 08/10/2019
Nothing Can Top Starting Gate! A+ Service and Experience
If you are looking for a beautiful location, amazing food and drinks, excellent service, very responsive event managers, and hoping to have a wedding day that you and your guests continue to relive and think about after, the Starting Gate is the place to go! My husband and I have nothing but positive things to say about every aspect of the Starting Gate and the people that work there. We had the privilege of working directly with Lauren Pastoreck from the very beginning of booking our wedding day and we would not have been able to have as perfect of a day without her. Chris Sullivan also played a strong role prior to the wedding in ensuring all of our food from appetizers, to the main course were absolutely perfect. Both were by our side throughout our wedding day making sure we were taken care of, and that every detail within our wedding was in the perfect spot. The Starting Gate is a beautiful place with spectacular views, but what separates this venue from most is the staff and people you get to work with while planning your big day as well as the staff that are working on your big day. We are still getting feedback from various guests expressing how beautiful the location was, how amazing every aspect of the wedding was, along with how friendly and awesome the staff and bartenders were! My husband and I are typically not people to promote or share anything, but we feel inclined to share how amazing the Starting Gate is, because the next bride and groom that selects this location will not be disappointed! We had the best day of our lives and are thrilled that our guests have expressed similar feelings! Thank you Starting Gate, thank you Lauren and Chris, and thank you to the staff for helping us have a picture perfect and unforgettable wedding!Sent on 08/29/2019
Rachel Gaines · Married on 08/23/2019
The GreatHorse was absolutely amazing. I worked with Chris and Lauren and they made my day unforgettable. All the staff there is great, the food was fantastic. I could go on for days about this venue. I will always recommend the GreatHorse!Sent on 09/08/2019
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