Amenities + Details
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$$$ – Moderate
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
My wife Stephanie and I recently got married at the Barn at Gibbet Hill, and we could not be happier with our choice. From the beginning, the staff at the Barn was outstanding–they were so responsive, extremely organized, and clear about the process. On our wedding day, the staff did a wonderful job attending to all the details, from flipping the room for the reception and dancing, to getting Stephanie and I appetizers and drinks at the beginning of the reception. Deirdre, our coordinator at the venue, was an absolute pleasure to work with–extremely friendly, detail-oriented, and a true professional in her field. From our first meeting, Stephanie and I knew we were in good hands and need not worry about anything having to do with venue. Speaking of which, the Barn is a beautiful place that perfectly fit our vision in terms of setting and aesthetic. The space has a rustic and warm yet elegant feel, and the hilly, rural scenery outside makes for fantastic pictures during any season (we lucked out and had snow the day of our wedding, so we were blessed with snow-covered hills as a backdrop–it could not have been better). The Barn is a medium-sized venue, and it was perfect for the size of our group (91 people). There was plenty of room on the dance floor, and the fact that the bar is located off the dining room on the enclosed, heated porch area was perfect for those guests who wanted to escape, grab a drink, or hang out in a quieter space to chat. One of the main reasons we were initially interested in the Barn was for their renowned food and drink (across from the Barn is the sister operation, the Grill at Gibbet Hill, so the Barn has a serious food pedigree). Dinner at the reception–Guinness braised beef short ribs and salmon with fennel-was simply outstanding, and we received numerous compliments from our guests. Often we would say, "Yeah, we know–why do you think we've been telling you about how good the food is going to be at the wedding for months?" That the venue allows a late-night dessert is pretty awesome, so we had to take advantage of it. We chose to serve the cinnamon sugar doughnut holes...ridiculously good and the perfect combination with some end of the evening coffee. I can't say enough good things about the Barn. It was everything we were hoping for and more: it was beautiful, charming, and comfortable, and I think all of our guests had a wonderful time and felt well taken care of. Thank you to the amazing staff at the Barn–it's because of your effort and talents that the Barn is one of the premier wedding venues in Massachusetts!
The Barn at Gibbet Hill was the absolute perfect place for our December 2016 wedding. We chose Gibbet Hill for the beautiful barn and delicious food, it was even better on our wedding day! Our guests have been raving about the beautiful space, delicious food and overall event! Sara made the planning process easy, she was responsive, provided great insights/feedback and helped make sure our day was everything we wanted it to be, even helping to secure a last minute coat check when I changed my mind that week! On the day of, the staff at Gibbet Hill made sure every detail was taken care of, Jodi (who was wonderful) checked in on me and brought me some apps when I didn't have a chance to eat. Sara and Angela kept every little detail of the event flowing perfectly. Then at the end of the night, the staff helped pack up everything. They truly made the whole process a wonderful experience! I cannot say enough great things about Gibbet Hill! Thank you for everything!
Everything was perfect! They were so accommodating and super patient. Really helped me relax and take everything of the moment in. Sara Lin is amazing.
I knew that the Barn at Gibbet Hill was our venue from the beginning. We booked them back in Jan 2015 for our June 2016 wedding. It can be on the pricey side, but our guests still talk about the amazing food served at our wedding and picturesque scenery. We worked with Sara Lin M. throughout our wedding planning process. Sara Lin and the entire crew there were always available for any questions that came up. The food selection is amazing, most of their options are gluten free. Even the vegetarian options were plentiful! I think the only qualm I had was the wedding cake vendor, we found a flavor option eventually but it definitely took some work. Also cake placement, probably not the best idea to have sliced cake on display behind the dance floor where no one could see it. Other than that our day went off without one hitch related to Gibbet. I don't know if there were issues behind the scenes but we would have never known. It really turned out perfect! I would highly highly recommend this venue to anyone!
My wife and I held our rehearsal dinner at Gibbet Hill in Oct 2016. We live in Cambridge and didn't know the area very well so we did a lot of research and Gibbet Hill was one of the top 2-3 venues we found online, and definitely lived up to expectations. We had just over 20 people in their upstairs space, which was perfectly sized for mingling and a cocktail hour, as well as two long tables for dinner. The space is rustic, very handsome, and nicely appointed, we didn't feel the need to decorate at all. The food was exceptional too, we had been to eat previously and it was real good, but the food at the rehearsal was exquisite. The seasonal soup in particular was noteworthy to me and the mains were also delicious. Service was solid and everyone had plenty of drinks and food. There were multiple comments about how great the food was from guests. We scheduled and coordinated with Ashley, who was very easy to work with. We had a lot of other vendors who were total flakes that caused us much anxiety, but Ashley and Gibbet were fantastic partners. 5 out of 5, which really can't be underestimated imo. Bottom line: Gibbet Hill is excellent. If it's on your list and you're considering, it save yourself some time and just book it.
If you are looking for a perfect wedding....book the Barn at Gibbet Hill! You will not be disappointed. The following letter of commendation says it all!! Mr. Totman, COO and Ms Vaughan, Dir. Of Banquet Operations: It is with sincere pleasure that I write this letter of commendation for Sara Lin McCay, Sales Director. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Sara Lin since March of 2015. From the beginning of our journey arranging for my daughter’s wedding, I knew that we had chosen the perfect venue for the wedding ceremony and reception. Sara Lin was/is the utmost professional as she gently guided us with her expertise. She was always very responsive with our emails, as she would clarify any questions we might have had. The wedding booking contract and any and all other information was sent to us in a very timely fashion. During the rehearsal, it was evident that Sara Lin had listened to all of us regarding placement of special items at the wedding. She had put a great deal of time into her preparation as was noted by her drawings and notes. Her complete focus was on the wedding. On the day of the wedding, Sara Lin was THE calming factor for all of us. Everything that she said was going to happen..happened. We all knew that Sara Lin was in control and that we had nothing to worry about. She was the gentle presence from afar. We were sad when she had to leave but she placed our care into the hands of her very capable assistant whom I believe was Karina. Our wait person, Sandra, was also outstanding. In fact, you should be proud of your whole staff. When the evening was over, the “troops” came out and within minutes, everything was packed up for us. It was incredible! May I say that every one of our guests had a wonderful time, as we kept hearing, “This is the best wedding that I’ve ever been to!” “The food was delicious and everything was hot!” “The service is outstanding!”, etc. Most importantly, the bride and groom were VERY pleased with EVERYTHING! IT WAS PERFECT!!!!!! In closing, I just wanted to say that Sara Lin is the consummate professional. When she says that she is going to do something…it gets done. What a pleasure it has been to work with a professional! Sara Lin and your staff are a credit to the Webber Restaurant Group and the Barn at Gibbet Hill. I will highly recommend this venue to anyone having a special event, as I will also post a review on "The Knot!" I just wish I had another bride or groom to plan for! This quote, from the wedding booking contract, says it all.. ”Our staff looks forward to welcoming you and your guests with the finest in personal service."
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZINGReviewed on 1/25/2016 Kayleigh M
I wouldn't even say the staff at Gibbet Hill, I'd like to say SUPER STARS, HEROS, AMAZINGGGG group of people that work here!! Our wedding coordinator Diedre was always SUPER responsive, very knowledgeable, and quite possible the most patient human I have ever met! She made this whole process so much easier! She was always quick to respond to questions and her guidance was priceless. The staff there on my wedding day was nothing short of amazing, quick to help, and very reactive. I tore the tulle under my dress and kept tripping on it, and before I knew it someone was coming to me with scissors to cut a piece off for me, food came out fast, and my wedding flowed wonderfully. They made my wedding night PERFECT. I was beyond impressed! They decorated beautifully and improved the vision I had in mind. Exceeded my expectations on every level.
The BarnReviewed on 11/03/2015 Elizabeth C
We had THE BEST wedding! So many of our guests told us that our wedding was the best they had ever been to. The Barn is gorgeous and the food is amazing. Everything was perfect. Deirdre was our event planner and she was thorough and patient throughout the entire process. She was amazing to work with and answered my every question! Jodie, our bridal attendant, was so fabulous on the day of our wedding. She made sure we were well taken care of during the entire reception. The food at The Barn is amazing; the best wedding food you will ever have. The servers are so kind and responsive. This was the greatest, most picturesque place we could have ever dreamed of having our wedding.
The Barn at Gibbet Hill is a great location to host a wedding! My wife and I had our wedding there in early October, and looking back it was a great decision. They handle everything well and worked with us step by step throughout the entire wedding planning process, making it as easy as it can be. We especially want to thank Deirdre Gonsalves, one of the Sales Directors and our partner throughout the process, for all the work she did before and during the ceremony and reception. My wife and I didn’t have the first clue about what goes into planning a wedding, and all of the small details that need to be considered. However, thanks to Deirdre and the staff at Gibbet Hill, many of our guests said that this was one of the most beautiful weddings they had ever attended. The food and drinks were extremely delicious as well.
Incredible Experience!Reviewed on 10/26/2015 Tiffany W
Sara and the staff at The Barn at Gibbet Hill were simply amazing. They went over the top to make our big day everything we wanted it to be. Our guests are still commenting on how delicious the food was and how professional the staff was. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone!
Can't be beat!Reviewed on 10/13/2015 Erin B
Gibbet Hill is an amazing venue and they did a fantastic job for my September 25th 2015 wedding! The food was delicious and all of my guests were very impressed by the food and the beauty of the barn. I worked with Deirdre, who did an awesome job and was great to work with, especially trying to handle my father-zilla! If you want your wedding at the Barn, book it soon because dates book up very quickly! I would highly recommend this venue, even though it is relatively pricey...it is 100% worth it!!
This venue is so country but elegant at the same time. If you love the barn feel, you will need to check this place out! Tables seat around dance floor for an intimate feel, also have loft seating option for larger parties. Great location for outdoor photos!
This is by far the best venue! I was so happy with the dedicated staff, array of options, and overall execution of my big day! I could not have done it without my coordinator, Deirdre! She provided expertise through out the planning process and was critical day of. Amazing food and overall gorgeous venue!
Wonderful venueReviewed on 5/12/2015 Amy Z
I had the most amazing wedding at The Barn. It felt like a dream getting married there. It was so beautiful! The staff was amazing and so on top of everything. I didn't need to worry about a thing in my wedding day because of the staff. The food was amazing and there was so much of it!! I could of eaten the appetizers all night! I would recommend getting married at The Barn if you are looking for a wonderful venue!!
Absolutely perfect!Reviewed on 10/23/2014 Allison C
Gibbet Hill is flawless. I am a worrier, and truly could think of nothing to be concerned about leading up to my wedding--the team at the Barn is incredible and I feel confident that they could handle any mishap with professionalism and grace. From the understated but thoughtful service to the detail-oriented planning sessions to the absolutely gorgeous venue (inside and out!), Gibbet Hill was sensational and I would change nothing about my experience there.
Perfect Wedding LocationReviewed on 8/16/2014 Lauren B
The Barn at Gibbet HIll is an amazing, amazing wedding venue. The people that work there and assist along the way in the planning and on the wedding day are superb. They worked closely with us and made sure everything went perfectly. Additionally, our guests would not stop complimenting us on the food. It was simply delicious. We could not have asked more from the folks at Gibbet Hill. We would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone who wants to have an amazing wedding. The sites, the coordination, the professionalism, the food, and the fun - it was all perfect. Thanks to everyone there! Lauren and Greg
Gorgeous location and wonderful serviceReviewed on 7/25/2014 Elyse T
Gibbet Hill is an incredibly beautiful space, and the staff do an amazing job ensuring that everything is perfect for your wedding day. Deirdre worked with my somewhat frustrating-to-work-with family to ease all of our concerns and make sure every little detail we had planned was executed perfectly (they did a phenomenal job integrating my decorations with their space). My guests could not get over the view and the food (all fresh and local), and I am still just so pleased with how everything looked.
Amazing Venue!Reviewed on 7/15/2014 molly c
What an amazing venue! We couldn't have picked a better place for our wedding reception than the Barn at Gibbet Hill. They made the planning process incredibly easy and our wedding day worry-free and seamless. The venue is gorgeous and the food and service are superb. Guests raved about the ambiance and the food. It was also incredibly valuable to work with a vendor that provides everything - from the food, drinks, tables, chairs, etc, including a wedding planner that will be at the reception to help coordinate all of the day-of details. This made the planning process incredibly easy and also allowed us to enjoy our big day without having to worry about all of the details. We highly recommend the Barn at Gibbet Hill!
Absolutely AmazingReviewed on 12/10/2013 Stacey D
Everything about Gibbet Hill is perfect. The food is amazing, the barn is stunning and Sara did such an amazing job making our night special,
Best Wedding PossibleReviewed on 11/14/2013 Chris G
Gibbet Hill was an ideal venue for my wife and I's wedding. Beautiful landscape, delicious food and amazing service. Sara Z. and the people at Gibbet Hill are true professionals and made our wedding absolutely perfect.
AMAZING WEDDING!!!Reviewed on 9/28/2013 Meaghan O
We could not have picked a better venue! Sarah was absolutely amazing. The staff at the Barn were incredible attentive, but invisible at the same time. We are still hearing compliments from our guests about the food, service and ambiance. All the girls in my family and now extended family have decided to use the Gibbet Hill for their venue as well. We can't say enough good things about this venue!!!
Cheers to Love & Happiness at Gibbet!Reviewed on 9/14/2013 Rachel M
I had the pleasure to work with Deirdre as my coordinator and could not have been happier! She is simply amazing, so organized and had every last detail planned to perfection! Gibbet was very accommodating to all our small design details and we even had the chance to speak directly with the Chef to perfect our special meal. Initially, the food is what sold at Gibbet since they have an amazing restaurant directly next door. However, it all turned out to be the complete package. We had our ceremony on the top of the hill and it was stunning! I wish I could re-live this day over and over and a huge part of the success is owed to Gibbet for making it a truly wonderful day. All of our guests were amazed at how beautiful the barn was and the picture perfect landscape was the best part.
Beautiful Rustic Venue!Reviewed on 9/05/2013 Stephanie N
I loved Gibbet Hill from the first time I ate at the Grill and the Barn at Gibbet Hill for my wedding did not disappoint. There are amazing places to take pictures inside and out and Deirdre (the wedding coordinator) was excellent! She is very organized, pleasant and flexible! Everyone loved the venue!
The Perfect Wedding VenueReviewed on 8/11/2013 Alyson C
I cannot say enough good things about Gibbet Hill. My husband and I had two requirements when we were looking for a wedding venue - good food and a rustic, country setting. Gibbet Hill delivered both and then some. The setting of the venue is stunning. Cows and geese roam the valley and the barns create a gorgeous backdrop. The food is spectacular, as well. I had many guests approach me after the wedding to tell me they regretted not ordering the beef dish we had selected because they were worried it would be unappealing, as often found when chefs are catering to 100+ people in a short time. Many of the guests had tried steaks their friends had ordered and realized they didn't have to worry about poorly prepared food at Gibbet Hill. My husband and I agreed that the food at the wedding itself was even better than the food at the tasting. We worked with Carolyn throughout the planing process and she was extremely helpful and accommodating with last minute changes. The wedding day itself was so smooth and effortless (on my part) that it definitely felt that the months of planning were worth it. While I can take credit for certain pieces of the wedding turning out as planned, Gibbet Hill and Carolyn definitely made it the perfect day.
Awful experienceReviewed on 8/09/2013 Andrea S
I would not recommend this venue to anyone. I had a horrible experience since my first phone call. The three different people I talked to all were rude and snobby. They did not give me any information and I had to ask all the questions. They were not accommodating to someone who works during the week and wanted to make an appointment on the weekend. Great venue inside and out but they really need to get their act together on the service.