20 Reviews
12-300
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About The Starting Gate at GreatHorse

It's Different at GreatHorse

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 300 of their guests.

Services Offered
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.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Springfield

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20 Reviews for The Starting Gate at GreatHorse

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5.0

This venue is absolutely beautiful! Chris and her team make it so easy to plan your wedding. She was so helpful from the moment I walked in. The service provided was superb and the food is delicious! Everyone couldn't stop talking about it! Chris is the most organized person and will make anything happen! I would host any event at the Starting Gate.

Profile Picture Yajaira, 7/21/18, 1 Review
Category: Unique Services (Other)
5.0

My husband and I got married @ GreatHorse on 6/30/18 and we could not have had a better day. From the very first day we set foot into the venue we knew it was for us. My ENTIRE experience with Chris was amazing. She wrote back to every single email I sent to her quickly and always answered our questions. She was accommodating and patient with me during some of my indecisive moments and everything turned out to be even better than I imagined it would. The food is insanely delicious, the venue is stunning and the customer service is top notch. Not one staff member there misses a beat on anything. Our guests are still raving about our day and it was over 2 months ago! We wish we could have our wedding day over and over again, it was a blur but it was absolutely amazing. Thank you x's a million to Chris and ALL of the staff at GreatHorse for giving us the wedding of our dreams. You are truly amazing at what you do!
- Mr & Mrs. Copeland

Profile Picture Heather, 6/30/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Valet, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor, In-House Bar, In-House Catering, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Bridal Suite, Set Up, Wireless Internet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Tastings, Bartender(s), Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

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
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Elopements
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Lighting/Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Accommodations
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.