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.
41 Reviews for The Starting Gate at GreatHorse
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kaitlyn R. · Married on 09/04/2020
The best venue for the best day!
My husband and I could not have picked a better venue for our special day! Little did we know that wedding planning would involve a pandemic and navigating a new world, however, Lauren worked tirelessly to ensure that our vision still came to life. We knew as soon as we walking on property that this was the spot for our dream wedding. Lauren and the team at The Starting Gate had great communication and flexibility and worked to ease our nerves and take care of all of the details for our wedding. I loved having so many options for ceremony/reception locations inside/outside or with the deck/garden, we ultimately had the perfect day and weather worked in our favor. Since the wedding we have heard nothing but rave reviews from close family and friends about how delicious the food was and how it was one of the best weddings they had all been to! I cannot recommend The Starting Gate enough to others! (photos from rehearsal dinner)Sent on 09/09/2020
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
Sarah M. · Getting married on 04/24/2021
Wedding of our dreams
The Starting Gate completely exceeded our expectations! We had the wedding of the dreams October 18, 2020! Lauren and her team went above and beyond to make our day absolutely perfect!! The view, the service, the food, and the drinks were absolutely amazing! I would recommend The Starting Gate to anyone and everyone. Thank you for making our dream wedding reality!Sent on 10/23/2020