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My husband and I were married at The Hellenic Center in September of 2013. Not only is it a beautiful venue it is also extremely well managed. Tamie the event manager helped keep us on track with planning. She also coordinated with all of our vendors to make sure our wedding day was as smooth and stress free as possible. We had an absolutely amazing wedding and were so happy we picked The Hellenic Center!!
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We are absolutely thrilled to have had our wedding at the Hellenic Center! When we visited the property (after finding an ad for it in the back of TheKnot's magazine), we knew it was our venue. We loved the lawns and all of the greenery outside, and immediately could picture our guests enjoying an outdoor cocktail hour off the back porch. The inside was beautiful, too, made even more so by Tamie's improvements over the summer. The new bar is gorgeous and elegant, and the floor, deck, and chairs were redone so that everything looked great on our big day. Tamie is fantastic, and has so much great advice and insight that she's willing to share with you! She's also super flexible, and even agreed to come early on the day of our wedding (and to get ready there instead of at home!) so that we could get in to have our hair and makeup done upstairs! She does get really busy, so it make take a few days to hear back from her, but she will always come through and answer all of your questions and address your concerns. On the day of our wedding she was very organized and made sure everyone knew exactly where they were supposed to be. Having her there definitely put us at ease! We did an open bar through the Hellenic Center which went very smoothly. The only hiccup in our night was at the end - we had previously discussed being able to come get our decorations, etc. the next day, but that night Tamie let us know that because the next day was a holiday the Hellenic Center wasn't going to be open, so we needed to pack up everything and load it onto the bus that night. With help from all of our friends and family (and Tamie and the staff!) we were able to get everything into cars and the buses, but it would have been nice to have a different plan ahead of time. It worked out with everyone's help, however, and other than that our day and night were absolutely perfect. I would absolutely recommend the Hellenic Center to another bride, and cannot thank Tamie enough for all of her help leading up to and on our big day.
Thank you so much! This review means the world to me and the rest of the staff at The Hellenic Center.
I had my wedding at the Hellenic Center on June 15, 2013 and I could not be happier with my experience. The wedding coordinator, Tamie, really knows what she's doing and she was meticulous in overseeing every detail. From the very beginning of my wedding planning experience, Tamie was extremely helpful and responsive. She is also a very sweet person and was so easy to work with. I went with Vinwood Caterers and together they were a great team to work with. The execution of the event was flawless. There were a couple of issues that popped up (someone fainted at the cocktail reception, for example) and Tamie and the Vinwood staff handled it all with grace and incredible professionalism.
Regarding the actual Hellenic Center, I think this is the perfect spot for understated elegance. I wanted to host my wedding at a place that felt like a historic, warm and elegant New England home and that is exactly what I got. My wedding motif was romantic classic with a bit of a vintage feel and the Hellenic Center was the perfect venue to capture this. I also had a multicultural wedding and both the Hellenic Center and Vinwood were fantastic at meeting all our special cultural requests. All my guests were in awe of how beautiful the estate and grounds were. Because the Hellenic Center was recently renovated and updated, it is so classically beautiful that you really don't even need a lot of decorations. I didn't do uplighting or over the top centerpieces. I just stuck with the chandelier lighting, candles and medium rose centerpieces and it looked absolutely gorgeous. Also, since Vinwood provides floral pieces for the the stations and bar, the place looked extra beautiful. The service provided by both Hellenic and Vinwood was exceptional - very professional, timely and smooth. Also, Tamie threw is a few extra goodies for us (e.g. wine service during dinner) at no extra cost, which really gave a special touch. Finally, the value was really great for such fantastic service, beautiful grounds and a gorgeous estate!
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I had my wedding reception at the Hellenic Center in June 2013. The main reason I chose this location is the beauty of the venue (because it IS very pretty) but also because I got a great feeling from the on-site wedding coordinator. Unfortunately when it came down to the details I was not left 100% satisfied. In the days before the event I dropped off set up details (guest gifts, place cards, table numbers etc.) and also a detailed table chart. Day of... many of the details were overlooked, ie. candles were placed where they weren't supposed to be etc., but most of all the table numbers and positioning wasn't right. While these details seem small, when you have planned your wedding for over a year it is hard to see things not turn out exactly how you were hoping. The wedding coordinator on-site did a great job day of, but a bartender ended up being sick and she had to take over behind the bar at one point. Not her fault, but wish it could have been remedied another way.
That said, while the small details did disappoint me, I WOULD recommend the Hellenic Center. The site is gorgeous, and if you catch the staff on their best day I am sure it makes the site even better. The wedding coordinator is very sweet and does a great job. Overall my day was wonderful and it was only small details. If you are a detail person like me... send a trusted family member or friend (or better yourself) over before to make sure it's perfect.
I apologize that you were not 100% happy with your big day, but we do appreciate the feedback. We hope you are doing well and enjoying the married life! :)
The Hellenic Center was the perfect venue for our daughter's wedding. The Center was an elegant setting with numerous windows that brought natural lighting into the room and a view of the beautiful grounds. The bridal room was spacious and allowed for many beautiful pictures in the full length mirror and on classic furniture. The staff was very accommodating to our specific requests and worked very will with all our vendors.
Thank you so much! We really appreciate the feedback and we are very happy that we had the chance to help make your daughter's wedding an amazing day!
The Hellenic Center in Ipswich, MA is a beautiful venue to have a wedding. Tamie and the staff did an amazing job in making sure that our guests were well taken care of. Tamie was amazing to work with and went over and beyond in her duties to ensure that the day was perfect for my daughter and her fiance. We could not have been happier. The day was perfect in every way!
My husband and I got married at the Hellenic center in Ipswich on may 13,2013 and we had the most amazing wedding experience! Tamie, the wedding coordinator, worked with us through the whole planning of the wedding and during the wedding itself. We met with her a few different times before the actual wedding day and she made sure we were on track the entire time with our planning. The venue itself is like out of a fairy tale and I LOVED it the moment we saw it! The staff is so awesome with the upkeep of the place and tamie is just an amazing wedding coordinator. My husband an I could not have been happier with our choice of venue and our wedding! All our friends and family raved about our venue, the food, the whole set up of our wedding and just the overall experience. I would 100% recommend anyone to the Hellenic center!
I was thrilled to find The Hellenic Center when looking for a venue for my wedding. I always wanted to have my wedding in an estate setting and The Hellenic Center was exactly what I had always pictured. My husband and I loved the old character and privacy of the estate. The back lawn was so lush and green for our May wedding so it made for a gorgeous backdrop for our ceremony. We had a lovely cocktail hour in the courtyard area below the back deck and our reception inside in the ballroom. Looking back at our pictures, the room looked so gorgeous with the fireplaces lit and the glowing chandeliers. The bridal suite upstairs is beautiful with it's antique furniture- our photographer got some amazing pictures of us in that room. Tammie was wonderful to work with- very calm and professional through our entire planning process. She was accommodating and made great suggestions. And compared to the prices of other venues in the area, The Hellenic Center was very reasonable. I couldn't have asked for a better venue.
My husband, our family, friends, and myself can not say enough great things about our June wedding at The Hellenic Center! Everything went perfectly and exactly as I had imagined it! Tammie, the wedding coordinator, is so amazing at her job. She guided us through every step and was more than happy to take several phone calls from me in the weeks approaching my wedding. The day of our wedding was a heat wave and Tammie was outside with my bridesmaid sweating her buns off to make sure that everything was in place for me. All her vendor recommendations were above and beyond what I thought possible. (Adriano Batti, photographer, Extreme Productions, DJ, and Vinwood Caterers). Tammie went out of her way to make sure that my handicapped Mom was able to feel comfortable and allowed us to use her office if my Mom needed and nursing care while she was at the wedding. This is truly the hidden gem when it comes to weddings on the north shore! I just wish I could do it all over again.....without changing a thing! Except maybe be more aware of my fake eyelashes and not pull one off right before walking down the aisle! Oh, and I would remember to wear my veil too! Besides that, it was perfection!
My husband and I were married at the Hellenic Center on July 5th and could not be happier with how it turned out! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the grounds are perfect for pictures. We were married under an Oak Tree behind the house, had the cocktail hour on the manicured lawn near the house, and had the reception inside in air the conditioning. The reception area is great because it's a big room with beautiful hardwood floors, white walls, and chandlers, so it very easily fits into any wedding theme. We had a sort of rustic, summer picnic theme and it worked perfectly. Tamie, the event planner, was very accommodating to whatever we requested and was such a big help on the wedding day!
Besides the heat, which was uncontrollable, everything was picture perfect. We had the wedding on a Friday evening so it was less than the normal Saturday rate, which saved a bit of money. But compared to other local venues, you definitely get the most bang for your buck at the Hellenic Center. The only reason, I give it four stars instead of 5 is because they are a bit short staffed on the administrative side so sometimes correspondence was slower than I would have liked. Also, the electricity for the band blew during the reception which caused a 5 minute or so laps in the dancing which was a bit of a bummer. But, these small things were miniscule in comparison to what a fantastic experience we had at the Hellenic Center! I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a venue with beautiful grounds!
We LOVED the Hellenic Center for our May wedding. It was absolutely gorgeous and Tamie, the wedding coordinator, was a rockstar. She was so sweet and caring from the very beginning, making sure that our wedding day/night was one to remember and it was! The venue is so beautiful both on the outside and inside. We used Vinwood Caterers for the food, which we had already been to about 5 weddings the year before that used them, the food is really the best wedding food I have ever had. We had people commenting all night and the next day on how great the food was as well as how beautiful the venue was - it was picture perfect! It could not have been more perfect and we recommend this to anyone who is looking for a romantic, yet simple, place to get married!
The Hellenic Center was the perfect setting for our fall wedding. We had only visited 1 other venue before the Hellenic Center and upon first walk-through we knew that was the right place for us. The venue charge is very reasonable and fit our budget perfectly. The mansion is meticulously maintained and beautifully landscaped. Their wedding coordinator is very professional and helpful - it was a pleasure working with her. She made my vision a reality and their attention to detail is unparralleled. We received numerous compliments on their service and on the overall look and feel of the venue!
Our wedding (10/7/12) at the Hellenic Center was more beautiful and organized than I could ever have imagined. We got married on the beautiful, sprawling grassy grounds near the oak tree, had our cocktail hour in a tent on the deck in back and the reception inside. It was a very cold, rainy day, but Tammie managed to organize our chaotic day and we had the outdoor ceremony I had always dreamed of just as the sun made its appearance. Everyone has been raving about how perfect our wedding was, and it is so largely due to Tammie, her team and the gorgeous Hellenic Center! Thank you so much! Book early for next year because with Tammie's help, this place is going to get VERY hot and in demand!
My wedding was 8-24-2012 and We had a perfect day! Really thank to Tammy and her staff! Anything I called with or emailed about she had an answer within minutes! So helpful and nice! It really was perfect!!
We had out wedding there in August of 2012. We had the ceremony on site on the lower lawn lookinging onto the mansion, cocktail hour outside of the deck and gardens, and the reception in the air conditioned ballroom. It was fabulous! All of our guests raved about how tasty everything was and the service was amazing. Tami was great to work with and very accommodating for all of our requests =).
We had our wedding reception at the Hellenic Center on August 11, 2012. Tamie, the wedding coordinator, was so easy to work with and very accommodating to all of our needs and requests. When my husband and I got to the venue, everything was set up exactly the way we had discussed and the night continued with no problems whatsoever. Tamie offered great ideas for us during the planning process and gave us great tips. We got our food catered by Vinwood Caterers and everyone absolutely loved it. So many people commented on the spectacular service throughout the night. I highly recommend this venue for a wedding.
We absolutely loved having our wedding reception at the Hellenic Center in Ipswich! Tamie, the event coordinator, is amazing and truly went above and beyond to accommodate everything we wanted! For example, we really wanted a specific recipe used for our signature cocktail (a margarita), and Tamie searched high and low until she found the agave nectar that we requested. She was an absolute pleasure to work with!
The property is gorgeous with beautiful gardens in the back where we had our cocktail hour. Also, the Hellenic Center had the best "contingency plans" of any venue we looked at. If it rained, everything could have been moved inside without a problem. It is air conditioned (not all venues are!), so we didn't have to worry about an extremely hot day. It easily accommodated our 130 guests, and can easily accommodate up to 175+. After shopping around quite a bit, we realized that the Hellenic Center was just heads and tails above other venues, especially based on the cost...it is AMAZING value for your money! Could not recommend it more highly!
My husband and I and our entire family absolutely loved the Hellenic Center. Tammie was extraordinary!! She helped us with our every need and was always in contact with us to make sure the process was moving along smoothly. She made time to be at the site so that we could drop everything off. The day of the wedding she made sure the timing was perfect on everything and gave us some great tips throughout the night. The venue itself is beautiful and Tammie and the staff did a wonderful job putting everything together. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and great for many photo ops. Vinwood Caterers were also amazing and their food was perfect. The staff was extremely friendly and helped our guests have a wonderful time. Lets just say our wedding went off without a hitch and we had such a wonderful time. This is the place to have your wedding if you want to be relaxed and have a gorgeous setting for your guests to enjoy (which they will with Tammie in charge!)
My wedding was recently held at the Hellenic Center in Ipswich, MA and the experience, from our first meeting with Tamie in December up through the end of our wedding, was wonderful. Despite rain showers forcing our cocktail hour indoors, Tamie along with the staff from Vinwood were great in helping us to quickly shift gears and the event went off without a hitch.
The space provided the open layout we were looking for that could fit our 200 guests (the space holds up to 250 I believe), and that would also allow us to customize the venue/day to our specifications. While of course there are some downfalls - the room has columns which hinder the floor plan a bit, and the bathrooms are rather small, these can easily be overlooked when looking at the bigger picture of your day. It is much more than a function hall and is certainly worth a look if you are considering a wedding on the North Shore.
The Hellenic Center was an amazing place for our wedding ceremony and reception. Tamie, the site coordinator was extremely helpful in the planning process by providing ideas and feedback. We held the ceremony and cocktail hour out in the garden overlooking the beautiful lawn. It was a slightly overcast day, but the sun started to shine through the clouds perfectly for the vows! The reception was held inside the large ballroom complete with gleaming wooden floors, chandeliers, two fireplaces, and air conditioning! A couple of things were missed the day of the wedding, but nothing that contributed greatly to the overall celebration. I've been told by many people of all ages that it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to. Some of this has to be attributed to the beautiful venue and helpful staff!
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North Shore's Hidden Gem
This pristine estate with its exquisite mansion will set the tone for your magical wedding day. The sprawling lawn is a picturesque setting for an outdoor ceremony or cocktail hour. The ballroom consists of hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, and French doors that overlook the garden.
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liability Insurance, Liquor License, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Outside Caterers Allowed, Site Fee, Tented Area, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site
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