Once the summer of an accomplished political scientists and professor, Farandnear is not just a natural preserve, but also a gorgeous venue for soon-to-be-wed couples. Lending a feeling of peace and seclusion to every event, this stunning location is sure to impress guests. Exchange your most sacred vows on the park-like grounds, whether you are saying your “I do’s” within the conifer tree arboretum or beneath the shade of hemlocks in the nearby grove. The melodic sound of bird calls, from the black-capped chickadees to the barred owls, will provide a one-of-a-kind soundtrack for your big day. The property’s lush wooded trails, cranberry bog remnants, and flourishing fields of wildflowers provide picturesque backdrops that are ideal for unforgettable wedding photos. Donated by the generous Banks family and painstakingly maintained by the Trustees of Reservations, this beautiful property allows couples to begin their lives together embraced by unrivaled natural landscapes and loved ones.
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 175 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 9:30PM.
The rental fee is $7,500 for a reception and ceremony and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The basic wedding package includes the amenities for your event; however, the venue can offer an upgraded package option. Please inquire for more details and pricing. The venue rental fee includes the following: fully-plumbed restrooms, pavilion with stone fireplace, use of wedding site and reception area, all rental items (choice of rectangle or circle tables, standard linens, silverware, glassware, padded garden chairs, dance floor, bar, white high top tent, shuttle service, lighting). The meal is excluded from the rental fee and ranges from $29 to $38 per person. The cocktail hour includes stationary hors d'oeuvres of artisan cheeses, vegetable crudite' and fruit assortment with a variety of crackers and dip, choice of 3 Passed Hors d'oeuvres, wedding cake from Aunty Ellen's award-winning bakery, 5 hour reception and a wedding coordinator.
The average wedding cost at Farandnear is estimated at between $16,676 and $18,593 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
|Bride's dressing area|
|Groom's dressing area|
|Tables and chairs provided|
|Linens, silverware, glassware provided|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Full kitchen facilities|
|Large parking lot|
|All food and beverage handled by venue|
|Exclusive caterer for venue|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking in designated areas only|
|Alcohol must be provided by venue|
|Music must end by 9:30PM|