The Starting Gate at GreatHorse is a wedding venue located in Hampden, MA. Situated high above the Connecticut River Valley, this stone and cedar mountainside event facility provides panoramic views of the surroundings. The beauty of this stunning landscape is complemented by the venue’s luxurious and versatile design, where you can host celebrations both large and small. Celebrations at The Starting Gate at GreatHorse begin in the Wedding Suite. This spacious salon comes equipped with vanities, chic linen lounges, and an ornate three-panel mirror. Ceremonies are held in the Wedding Garden, where you can exchange vows underneath an Adirondack Gazebo and surrounded by manicured lawns and a water fountain. After the ceremony, you and your loved ones can gather on the 3,000-square-foot Sunset Deck. Here, you will enjoy comfortable patio furniture and 100-mile views of the Valley below. Dinner is served in one of two halls, Reception Room A and Reception Room B. The former glitters with the light of Swarovski chandeliers, which cast an elegant glow over the copper ceilings and grand fireplace. These two rooms can also be combined in order to accommodate large affairs. The Starting Gate at GreatHorse offers comprehensive catering packages that are designed by the venue’s expert event planners. Catering includes five passed hors d’oeuvres, a stationary station, a customized menu at every place setting, appetizers, three entrees, and cake cutting. You can also add beverage packages such as a cash or open bar. In addition, a complimentary tasting for four is available ahead of the festivities.