Gore Place


Waltham, MA

Capacity: Up to 250 | WEBSITE | PHONE

About this Vendor

Elegant Country Farm Estate

Only a few short miles from downtown Boston. This hidden pastoral gem provides an elegant backdrop to weddings of all styles. Country chic or Traditional formal; outdoor, indoor, or a bit of both; we can work with you to make Gore Place fit your vision for your special day.

Amenities + Details

  • Indoor Ceremony Area

  • Kosher Available

  • Liability Insurance

  • Liquor License

  • On the Water

  • Onsite Catering

  • Onsite Overnight Accommodations

  • Onsite Parking

  • Onsite Wedding Consultant

  • Outdoor Ceremony Area

  • Outdoor Reception Area

  • Outside Caterers Allowed

  • Site Fee

  • Tented Area

  • Valet Parking

  • Wheelchair Accessible

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range



Barn/Farm, Botanic Garden/Park, Mansion/Historic Site


Contact Info

52 Gore St, Waltham, MA

Lovely Carriage House!

5/04/2014 Shannon G

We wanted to have our wedding at a museum or historical home. We figured that if we were paying a boatload for a venue, why not have the money go to somewhere that is preserving a sense of history and/or education? We looked at several locations around the Boston area and ended up with Gore Place. The field/farm outdoor area is gorgeous, and fit with our theme (casual, but classy). We opted to have a short cocktail hour in the mansion so that guests could look around while we took photos. Then, we moved to the rustic carriage house for the reception. I loved the feel, a bit more finished than a barn, but still casual. Michelle at Gore Place was super accommodating. We met with her to talk about what we could do to decorate, and were able to go in early to set up. (This had to do with timing, of course... but was also super appreciated because it saved time and stress on the day! She could have easily said no.) The grounds outside provided a place for guests to explore/play some lawn games we had set up. A truly perfect afternoon!

Amazing Place for a Wedding

6/15/2013 Grace S

If you are looking for a reasonably priced close to Boston outdoor wedding, this is the place to go. I got dressed and took group pictures in the mansion, our ceremony was outside and the reception was in the tent. There is also a carriage house that can be quite lovely, but we only had 125 people so we did not need to use it. Michelle was great to work with and very flexible, she allowed us to drop things off the day before and was a joy to work with. They are strict about noise there because of the neighbors so our band had to end at 9pm. They really like you to use their vetted vendors, which worked out well for us, we loved everyone they suggested. The tent where we had the reception is quite nice; it has a carpeted floor, lighting, and is very large. Plus there is a lawn area outside of the tent where we set up games for the kids and chairs. Gore Place is a lovely estate and I loved having my wedding there, I could not imagine a more perfect location for a wedding.

Best Venue Ever

9/22/2012 Meg O

You must have your wedding at Gore Place. First and foremost, the event coordinator, Michelle Caruso is fantastic. She is so accommodating, young, fun, and gets it! She wants to do everything she possibly can to help out and was a big help on the day of. We even asked her to help organize our ceremony for us so we all knew when to walk. Aside from Michelle, the venue is beautiful and affordable. We did our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception here and they have so much space for all 3 to feel like they are in separate areas. You get all of the grounds to yourself for the whole afternoon/evening and a massive tent (with a floor) comes with the cost. The grounds are also so stunning, full of green and flowers. We loved everything about this venue and working with the people at Gore Place – you should definitely hold your wedding here!!

Perfect Rustic Near-Boston Wedding Venue!

9/15/2012 Shaelyn D

We had our wedding ceremony in Chestnut Hill and needed a place nearby that could hold 200+ people comfortably within our fairly tight budget. We went to Gore Place in January, met with Catie, and booked it on the spot. The location is easy to get to, beautiful (even in rainy, cold, dreary January), and Catie and Michelle were both fantastic to work with. I am a fairly type-A person, and Michelle immediately put me at ease as she was on top of everything, from being in contact with other vendors to permits to payments to making sure the grounds and tent looked perfect on our big day. She even handled my nervous and worry-wart mother gracefully and answered all her questions with patience and thoughtfulness (which I truly appreciated!) We were able to drop off decorations and lights, etc. throughout the week prior and didn't have to immediately take everything out that night - Michelle was so accomodating to our hectic pre and post wedding schedule. At the wedding, we were able to take many gorgeous photos in the house and out on the farm, and our guests could not stop raving about how beautiful the location was! The icing on the cake - the tent is included in the location rental (so no need to go through a separate rental company) and is on an elevated, solid platform - so no sinking heels, no damp dresses, or muddy tables as I've experienced at other outdoor weddings. Michelle was nearby throughout helping make sure that everything ran smoothly up to and on the day of - I don't think she ever stops working. I honestly could not have had a better wedding reception venue and people to work with and am so happy that we found Gore Place. I would give them 100 stars if I could and reccomend it to any bride who wants a close to Boston venue that has a bit of a country feel for an amazing value. A million thanks to Michelle and Catie for helping to make our wedding day perfect and for being a joy to work with.

Great find

10/23/2011 Julia P

After looking all over the Boston and Massachusetts area we settled on Gore Place, which offers several great options including a large Federal mansion (where we had our cocktail hour), rolling lawns with a gorgeous garden, a carriage house (for smaller weddings which we used for overflow) and a large marquee tent that easily accommodates a big crowd. While the site manager can sometimes take a bit of chasing, she worked very well with all our vendors, was very accommodating with all our questions and demands, and made the whole process very clear. The site is also a bargain compared to some of the other places we look, which easily charge double for a less distinctive location.

A bit of farm in the city...

9/25/2010 Chandra A

Gore Place is an excellent wedding venue! Catie is a dream to work with, and the tent is wonderful. The grounds are gorgeous. There is also a beautiful natural altar beneath an apple tree that is perfect for ceremonies. Make sure you light the path to the bathrooms (in the carriage house) - but everything else is perfect as-is. We couldn't have selected a better, more accomodating venue!


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