Venue Spotlight: Gore Place

Gore Place

Gore Place is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. We planned our first event here in August 2012 and can’t wait to go back! Conveniently located just twenty minutes from Boston, Gore Place has so much to offer; beautiful grounds, a charming estate, free parking, a newly renovated carriage house and it even has a farm (so you can take adorable photos like the one below)!

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Photo Credit: Ars Magna Studio

History

Gore Place is one of the finest country estates that remain from the Federal era, with 45 acres of landscaped grounds, farmlands and gardens.  The home of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore (1758-1827) and his wife, Rebecca (1759-1834), was in their time an oasis of refined living in the country.  It is still an oasis today in suburban Greater Boston.  Although conveniently located nine miles outside of Boston, the grounds continue as a pastoral, peaceful setting for any event.

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Rooms/Options

The estate’s 45 acres of gardens and lawns provides a beautiful setting for your tented reception, from the smallest to the largest of gatherings. The spacious green lawns allow flexibility in arrangements, so that each function can to be sited in a special place.  Surrounded by large evergreens and magnificent hardwoods, the beautifully maintained grounds are an attractive setting for all manner of gatherings. Gore Place maintains an elegant 50×80′ three season tent on the grounds available from May to November.  The Gore Place tent has 3 beautiful clear sides for guests to enjoy the amazing view of the grounds and Mansion. The tent is a carpeted tent with a 20×20 wooden dance floor and has electricity and lighting. The rental of the Tent also includes access and use of the Carriage House and access to the Mansion and Museum for a Dressing Room and picture taking. This rental includes the use of tables and chairs for up to 125 guests.

The newly restored 1793 Carriage House is one of the few enduring structures of this type remaining intact in New England. This recently moved and restored building offers a unique setting for smaller gatherings holding up to 100 guests. The rustic feel of this structure will awe your guests while still providing modern amenities such as new restrooms, heating, air conditioning and a caterer’s space.  The flexible floor plan allows many possibilities for your set up and is completely handicapped accessible. This rental includes the use of tables and chairs for up to 100 guests. The Carriage House is the perfect location for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions.

Leah LaRiccia Photography 11Vendor Information

Gore Place has a preferred list of vendors (that Swank is lucky enough to be on!) who are familiar with the venue and the rules and regulations. Any outside vendors must be approved by Gore Place prior to the final contract. Gore Place highly suggests you choose a vendor from the list. They have all worked on the site and are familiar with the policies. Additionally, Gore Place has a restricted music provider list and no outside services may amplify music.

Rental Information

Depending on day, time of year and amount of guests, rental fees range from $2,500-$5,500.

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Contact the function manager for more detailed information and to book your next event: functionrentals@goreplace.org or 781-894-2798 ext. 11.

Happy Planning!

The Swank Team