Gore Place




Gore Place is a gorgeous New England estate, perfect for celebrating with friends and family on your special day. This Federal era country estate has 45 acres of gardens, lawns, and farmland, to serve as backdrop to your wedding day festivities. The Gore Place is conveniently located nine miles outside of Boston, with proximity to both Newton and Waltham hotels. This historic site makes for an extremely romantic wedding scene. You and your guests will get lost in the picturesque gardens and dreamily explore the pastoral landscape. The Gore Place has multiple sites for you to celebrate your wedding reception. For informal wedding celebrations, the 1793 Carriage House is a rustic and historic barn that will invite your guests to dance the night away. For larger wedding celebrations, the Gore Place offers a three-season carpeted tent with dance floor that is nestled amongst the tall hardwoods and beautiful landscaped lawns. The Mansion makes for a wonderful backdrop and may be used for intimate on-site wedding ceremonies or cocktail hour. Gore Place is a serene environment that will infuse your wedding day with simplicity and grace.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Mansion, Private Estate, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 90 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 90 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start 2 hours prior to start of event. Events must end by 9:00PM with clean up until 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,000 to $5,500 for a ceremony and reception and can include up to 8 hours of rental time which will include set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony-only wedding ranges from $1,000 to $2,000 depending on date and size of event. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee. Please inquire with Function Manager for details. A refundable security deposit of $2,000 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Gore Place is estimated at between $9,769 and $23,494 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Choose from List



Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Parking can be arranged
All amplified music must be provided by approved entertainment vendor's list
Tables and Chairs provided under the tent for up to 125 guests
Tables and Chairs provided in the Carriage House for up to 90 guests
Ample Free Parking

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 9:00PM
City of Waltham permits required for catering and alcohol
Approved outside catering allowed for a fee