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.
37 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
Katie Arey · Married on 07/03/2020
Any couple looking for a fairytale wedding should look no further than the Starting Gate. The views are breathtaking. The venue is stunning. The wedding coordinator at GreatHorse, Chris Sullivan, is amazing. No matter how many curveballs were thrown at us with the COVID restrictions, Chris was prepared to handle them and make changes she knew would not disappoint. And let me tell you, there was not one single disappointment about our day. From the bridal suite to get ready in, the ceremony under the gazebo, the cocktail hour on the deck, the endless hors d'oeuvres and passed plates of filet and scallops, the mac and cheese station, the champagne wall, the friendliest and most attentive wait staff, and the list goes on, everything was perfect. Our guests have repeatedly told us it is the best wedding they have ever been to and that the food was the best they have ever had. Thank you GreatHorse for making our wedding the best day of our lives!Sent on 08/13/2020