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Shannon Christmas · Married on 10/06/2018
Turner Hill: our dream venue
My husband and I first met with Carol at Turner Hill about a year and a half before our wedding date this past October. We knew from the instant we arrived onsite that this was our venue. The dreamy outdoor ceremony location, the outdoor / indoor cocktail hour space, and the year-round tent with a built-in dance floor were the perfect locations for each event on our wedding day's docket. What really drew us in was the magic, history and beauty of Turner Hill. The dark wood, the old library, massive fireplaces - one of which had a roaring fire on our wedding night - the bridal and groom suites, and the ornate décor enamored us instantly. We knew we wanted a regal, elegant wedding and that's exactly what Turner provided. Our guests are still talking about how it felt like we had all been transported to Europe for the day. Carol's attention to detail, planning and organization, and extensive knowledge and experience had a direct impact on the magic of our day. Carol directed guests throughout the mansion and grounds seamlessly. The day flowed with perfection. Everything was made easy for my husband and I, who felt like we could just float through the best day of our lives without a care in the world, focusing on each other and 175 family and friends. We can't recommend Turner Hill and Carol enough.
Cassie · Married on 09/15/2018
Could not have selected a better venue for our wedding. Unique and beautiful beyond words. We had a decent sized wedding (230) and were able to spread out a bit during cocktail hour and the reception with all the rooms and outside terrace. Vinwood, the exclusive caterer, is top notch. Carol, the wedding coordinator, is fantastic. Highly recommend! Worth every penny.
Kayla · Married on 09/07/2018
Our wedding at The Mansion on Turner Hill was MAGICAL! This venue is really something special. For 5.5 hours, we used so many different spaces of this venue (the garden, patio, tent, and ballroom) and they are all equally so beautiful. Many guests commented on how our wedding felt like it was out of a fairy tale. Carol did an amazing job ensuring that everything went as planned and gave us advice and direction along the way. We felt confident that everything was going to run smoothly with Carol at wheel and it made our day so much more enjoyable. This was the best venue AND the best value.
jessica · Married on 08/25/2018
My husband and I just got married at Mansion on Turner Hill. Our wedding was beautiful. Our guests loved exploring the mansion and the tent setting was large enough to accommodate our 150 guests. Carol does an excellent job communicating throughout the entire process. I would recommend Turner Hill to anyone. Whether inside the mansion or outside in the garden, the venue provides a perfect background for any couple.
Maggie · Married on 07/28/2018
Turner Hill is the most amazing location for a wedding! I absolutely loved every minute of my wedding day and I know that the location and the people that work at Turner Hill were what made my day such a huge success. When you book a wedding at Turner Hill you get the entire half of the old estate which means there are many areas for your guests to roam and explore which I know our guests enjoyed. Our ceremony was in the gardens at Turner Hill and it was gorgeous. We had our reception in the tent which was transformed and absolutely perfect! Carol Travers, the Director of Mansion Club Sales and Events, ran the day so smoothly making sure that everything was on time and according to plan. She also helped immensely with the planning process. I had no worries on the day of my wedding because I knew Carol had everything under control. She helped coordinate with vendors and made sure that nothing slipped through the cracks. I cannot say enough about how helpful and amazing it was to work with her and to have our wedding at Turner Hill!
Megan · Married on 07/21/2018
We had our wedding in July at this venue and we can't say enough great things about it! The staff was excellent. Kristin, the catering manager, was so attentive and kept us on schedule throughout the night which was really helpful. Carol, the day-of coordinator, made sure that we didn't have to do anything that day. The whole day was seamless and our guests had an amazing time. The venue itself is beautiful and our guests were raving about the space and the food. Highly recommend!
Ross · Married on 07/14/2018
From the moment we saw the Mansion on Turner Hill, we knew that it was where we were going to get married. We were so lucky that everything else lived up to those expectations.
We worked with Carol in the months leading up to the wedding and she was super helpful in setting expectations with us when we were several months out and then leading us through the decision making process when we got closer to the wedding. She was always responsive when we had questions and gave advice when we were trying to decide the timeline and overall flow of the day.
The day of was perfect and the entire Turner Hill and Vinwood Staff were a huge part of that. Kristin helped us through everything from the moment we stepped foot through the doors and made sure we didn't miss anything. We enjoyed everything we chose to have as a part of our wedding and Turner Hill made sure we got to take in all of those experiences.
Catherine · Married on 07/07/2018
We got married at Turner Hill on 7/7 and everything was absolutely perfect. The coordinator at the venue, Carol, was very responsive from the first time I reached out asking for more information, all the way through the day itself. She was quick to answer any questions over email, offered her suggestions when asked based on previous experience, and was so organized with the day-of schedule. I felt so at ease the days before my wedding because it truly felt like we had thought of everything.
The venue itself is just gorgeous - we had both our ceremony and reception at Turner Hill. The bride and groom's rooms are large, air-conditioned, and comfortable. I especially enjoyed that from the bride's room you could see the guests arriving - it was fun to see all of our friends and family gathering. The ceremony area is stunning and our guests enjoyed seeing the Mansion during the reception.
I could not recommend Turner Hill more - would not have changed a thing!
Meg · Married on 06/30/2018
My husband and I got married at Turner Hill and I am SO happy that we did! The on-site coordinator, Carol Travers, helped us plan and execute our perfect wedding. Carol is experienced and honest and gave us the feedback we desperately needed on what would work best for each aspect of our wedding. She was always available to answer a question or give a professional opinion and her ability to execute our dream wedding without us having a concise idea of what that was was incredible. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and our guests were equally in awe of the mansion, the grounds and the decor. I could not recommend Turner Hill and Carol Travers enough to help you plan and execute your dream wedding!
Emily · Married on 06/23/2018
We just had our wedding at Turner Hill in June. The place is amazing. I loved how we were able to have our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing all in different rooms. Everyone was complimenting how beautiful the venue was. Throughout our planning, we worked with Carol and she was amazing to work with! She was always quick to respond and extremely helpful. She was also there the night of the wedding and helped made sure everything went smoothly and guided us through the night. I would highly recommend Turner Hill and working with Carol!
Juliet · Married on 06/16/2018
The most amazing venue!! We were obsessed the second we walked in and even more so after meeting the amazing staff. Carol is incredible and makes the entire experience so easy and effortless. I couldn’t be happier with every aspect of our wedding, couldn’t have done it without carols help and an the amazing turner hill space!
Nathalie · Married on 05/26/2018
If you want a spectacular, romantic wedding, PLEASE book Turner Hill and Vinwood Caterers. We visited Turner Hill just a couple weeks after getting engaged and it was truly the BEST decision we made. The venue is beautiful! Carol Travers is truly a wonderful and experienced coordinator and Kristin Smith is great dining manager. Vinwood Caterers has a gift for just great quality and delicious food. The venue was so different than what we have experienced at other weddings. Our guests and family had the ability to walk throughout the mansion to take in the true beauty of Turner Hill every moment of the wedding night. The tent was a wonderful space with a great view of the gardens and lake. Our guests remained excited and entertained from cocktail hour through the last song of the night. The Turner Hill and Vinwood Staff were professional, timely, very kind to our guests, helpful, and worked diligently all night to make sure we (bride and groom) and our parents were taken care of. We were able to enjoy the entire night because the staff was so attentive and managed absolutely everything for us. We have received multiple phone calls weeks later about how beautiful and smooth our wedding was and how amazing the staff was. We are so humbled to have been able to host our wedding event with Turner Hill and Vinwood. We are beyond grateful to Carol for her professionalism, kindness, timeliness, and expertise from beginning to end. We are also grateful to Kristin Smith for going above and beyond to take of care of us throughout the night with her kindness, promptness, and caring manner. They truly contributed to our wedding being the most perfect night of our lives. We highly recommend Turner Hill and Vinwood Caterers a millions time over!
Nathalie & Jesse 05/26/18 Wedding
Paula · Married on 04/21/2018
The five-star rating is richly deserved. Carol is a pro who helps tend to every detail - she has been doing this for a long time and she just knows to to get it right and take all the stress off the bride. We took advantage of the "off-season" rate for Turner Hill and that helped us save several thousand dollars. It was an incredible value and everything looked amazing. Cannot recommend them this venue more highly.
Rebecca · Married on 09/15/2017
We had our magical wedding a month ago & couldn’t be more ecstatic with our decision! Turner Hill captured our hearts! The breathtaking architecture & gorgeous gardens was the perfect setting for our classic elegant wedding. The ability to use the entire first floor was wonderful & special! Everything turned out just perfectly thanks to Carol Travers & Kristin Smith. We planned on an outdoor ceremony however; there were rain showers. The rain plan is just as exceptional as the gardens! We are over the moon with our inside ceremony; beautiful, intimate & sweet! Carol & Kristin saved rose petals for our inside aisle décor! They thought of everything that would make our wedding run smoothly & carried themselves with upmost professionalism & grace. Both Carol & Kristin genuinely cared about us having the ‘Best Day Ever’!
Carol met all our needs beyond our expectations! I planned long distance & she made it easy to coordinate visits, tastings, & the rehearsal. Carol made it seamless. She went beyond the call of duty helping us plan an exceptional wedding, met special requests, & took care of everyone with 5 star service. Hurricane Irma impacted some of our FL guests; Carol once again stepped up to the plate with understanding & was accommodating. Carol handled all of our last minute details expertly with composure keeping us stress-free. I wasn’t worried about a thing on my wedding day!
Vinwood food & service are top-notch! The bar was expertly stocked & bartenders amazing! Our guests raved about how delicious the food was! They catered to our food allergy requirements wonderfully & Kristin ensured that we were able to eat! Kristin helped guide us through the night to ensure we enjoyed our guests & still ate our dinner! Additionally, she had cake packed up for us to enjoy at the end of the night! Guests are still complimenting on how exquisite our wedding was & one of the best they’ve been to!
We highly recommend the Mansion on Turner Hill!
Gina · Married on 07/29/2017
Breathtakingly beautiful, old world charm and impeccably maintained, The Mansion on Turner Hill in Ipswich, MA was host venue to our daughter's wedding on Saturday, July 29th 2017. I'm not sure where to begin. Our heads are still in the clouds after this magical evening. Vinwood Catering serves as Turner Hill's caterer. From the day we booked through the menu selection and tasting to the night of, Carol Travers of Turner Hill and Kristin Smith of Vinwood saw to every detail and met all our needs with grace, confidence and calm. There wasn't a hiccup. Really, I mean it, not one. Our guests are still talking about it. I'm still not convinced that Carol didn't have something to do with the appearance of the sun just as our outdoor ceremony began in the Turner Hill garden.
Carol and Kristin made the whole event seem easy. We were all relaxed as soon as we arrived for first look and formal photos as they guided us through the afternoon and evening with attention to detail, professionalism and a sense of well being that just transfered onto the nervous bride. She knew all was well and that she was in great hands.
I haven't even mentioned the food! Guests were greeted after the ceremony with an abundance of appetizers throughout cocktail hour that folks are still raving about and the meal was fabulous. Meals came out practically all at the same time, so we all got to eat together. Individual needs were catered to and no one wanted for anything throughout the evening.
After the last guest had left, staff helped organize our belongings and made sure that no one left anything behind.
A truly flawless event from beginning to end.
Emma · Married on 07/15/2017
We got married at Turner Hill Mansion a few weeks ago, and it was the absolute best choice of venue. It was the first thing we booked, and the second we got there, we knew it was the right place. We loved so much about the location, but a big part of it was the fact that we loved the rain plan. We had the option to get married outdoors or inside the beautiful mansion, so we never stressed about the weather leading up to our day. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful Turner Hill was, and how well we used the space. One of the great things about this place is that you can customize your wedding and use the entire space however you want. We got married outside, had cocktail hour out on the patio/lawn, dinner in the tent, and dancing/dessert inside the mansion. It really gave people a chance to move around and see the beautiful space. Additionally, Carol Travers, our coordinator at Turner Hill, was incredible. About a month before our wedding, the person who had been our coordinator accepted a new job and left. This could have been a really stressful situation, seeing as we had finalized all the details and had all meetings with her up until this point. However, when Carol stepped in, it was clear we had nothing to worry about. She has been doing this job for years, and immediately makes you feel relaxed and like you're in great hands. She set up a meeting when she took over our wedding to make sure she knew exactly what we wanted and got to meet us face-to-face, and she was with us every step of the way on our day (and at our rehearsal) to make sure we knew where to be, what was happening, and that we were happy with how things were going. I wish we could get married again so we could be back at Turner Hill!
Patricia · Married on 04/30/2017
My husband and I absolutely loved Turner Hill as our venue. Carol, the Mansion Event Manager was absolutely lovely from the first time I contacted her (15 months before our wedding day) to the end of our wedding day.) It was a dream come true wedding and we couldn't have done it without Carol and Turner Hill's Winter Wonderland Package. The venue itself is breathtaking, the grounds are spectacular, and the caterer they use (Vinwood) was exceptional. All of our guests raved about the food and the architecture? of the Mansion. It was also wonderful to have our ceremony and reception all in one location. Carol recommended Reverand Sue for our ceremony and she helped my husband and I create a ceremony that was personal to us as a couple. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and exceeded our wildest dreams.
Paula · Married on 08/20/2016
We had the best wedding at Turner Hill!! Carol was a pleasure to work with and made sure everything ran smooth for us. Would definitely recommend this venue!!
sarah · Married on 07/09/2016
I like to tell people that I knew my wedding venue before I knew my groom. That is because I knew the moment I laid eyes on The Mansion on Turner Hill 6 years ago that I would someday host my wedding there. Carol Travers and the staff at Turner Hill literally made my dreams come true.
First of all, Vinwood caterers are incredible. They use the freshest ingredients and are so accommodating of allergies and special diets, you would think they knew each guest personally. Turner Hill partners exclusively with Vinwood and after sampling a meal with them, it is evident why. Their service and their food are unbeatable.
Carol Travers is this venue's built in wedding planner. She is an absolute angel. Carol has been doing weddings at Turner Hill for years and she has gotten it down to a science. She's quick to respond to emails, she is eager to fulfill any and all requests and she is prepared to do what is necessary to make your big day run as smoothly as possible. It rained on our wedding day, and Carol and the staff at Turner Hill were able to coordinate an indoor ceremony for 200+ guests in the main ballroom, and then in a matter of hours prepare the same room for dessert and dancing. She is amazing.
As I mentioned before, it rained on our wedding day. For most brides, this would be an absolute nightmare. Thankfully this was not the case for me. Turner Hill is so elegant and beautiful on its own that the news that we would need indoor photos and ceremony were not a disappointment. I was most nervous about the weather at dinnertime as we planned to eat outside in the tent. It poured. The tent was so sturdy and insulated, that if it weren't for the claps of thunder and flashes of lightning, you would have never known that it was anything but a clear night.
I could ramble on for days about every flawless detail of our wedding day, but I will leave you with this; If you choose Turner Hill for your venue, you will not be let down. They are worth every red cent.
Caroline · Married on 04/23/2016
Turner Hill is a beautiful and unique reception site. We fell in love with it the second we walked in and were not disappointed. Carol and the staff were helpful and made sure everything went smoothly. Living in Vermont we were not able to meet as easily, but Carol was flexible and accommodating. During the reception, all the staff members were amazing! I never felt stressed because they were so on top of everything.
Annie · Married on 04/02/2016
Turner Hill with Mrs. Travers at the helm is exceptional. From soup to nuts, Mrs. Travers was attentive, adaptive, and responsive. On the day of our rehearsal dinner, everything went off flawlessly. The food was delectable and the staff was very professional. Our 30+ guests are still raving about how this was a meal to remember!Sent on 04/14/2016
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Rebecca · Married on 04/02/2016
We cannot thank Carol enough for all her help in creating our dream wedding day at Turner Hill. From the first time I met her I knew we were in good hands. She goes far above and beyond the role of on-site coordinator.
We got married at a grand estate on a fairly tight budget and Carol worked with us every step of the way. She guided us on how to maximize our menu and minimize cost, and answered all of our questions promptly. We took her recommendation on our hotel, officiant, and baker and I could not be more pleased will the outcome of our wedding. We have received so many compliments about the beauty of Turner Hill and outstanding meal provided by Vinwood.
michelle · Married on 11/08/2015
Amazing venue and experience. The venue left my guests in awe and I'm still thinking about my magically day. Cheesy I know but I felt like a princess even though it only lasted 5 hours.
Tara · Married on 10/24/2015
I fell in love with the Mansion on Turner Hill the second I saw it a couple of years before I was even engaged. When I got engaged I knew i wanted my wedding their. Turner Hill is picture perfect. We loved every second of our wedding and it is because of Turner Hill. Carol the wedding coordinator from Turner Hill was so very helpful. She did not miss one thing on our wedding day. She made the day perfect. The mansion speaks for itself because it is so beautiful. Driving up to the mansion it almost takes your breathe away. We did not use the tent we did everything inside. We got married inside the grand ballroom and had cocktail hr in the hallway and library. Our dinner was split between 2 rooms but it worked out perfect. Everyone in the other room didn't miss anything happening in the big room thanks to the staff. Vinwood was also amazing and the food was great. People are still talking about the wedding and the food.
User5226250 · 2+ years ago
Where do I begin? Turner Hill exceeded every expectation I had not only on my wedding day but in planning the day itself. Carol, the event coordinator, was incredible to work with. She was quick to respond, professional, and truly a resource for vendor suggestions and recommendations.
The venue itself is breathtaking - the outdoor space is something straight out of a fairy tale. Thankfully, the weather cooperated, and we were able to have our ceremony outside. The ceremony space indoors is gorgeous though, and would have made a perfect alternative.
Our wedding was at the end of September, so we were still able to use the tent for dinner. Do NOT write off the venue because of the word 'tent'! Go see it for yourself and be sure to look at the photo books Carol has so you can get a better understanding of the space. The 'tent' has a beautiful wood floor and is surprisingly elegant.
Then the dinner itself is AMAZING! Vinwood is the caterer for the venue and they do not disappoint. Everyone has said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding! Having no choice in caterer is actually a blessing in disguise when the option available to you is as amazing as they are.
Vinwood staff was incredible, as well. Kristen really went above and beyond to help coordinate timing of the event and was a godsend at the end of the night - she had everything packed for us so it just has to be moved out! An amazingly huge detail that is never discussed and often forgotten - your things have to leave the venue somehow and having it all in one place and packed up was so so helpful.
All in all, our wedding day was perfectly executed and the staff and ambience at Turner Hill is the major component in its success. Thank you!!