Weddings

The Dane Estate is a premier destantion for your perfect wedding celebration. The elegant rooms of the mansion and its surrounding grounds offer a stately, inviting, and picturesque setting for the celebration you envision.

As Seen on The Knot

Indoor Spaces


The Library

Off the foyer is the elegant Library with shelves filled with many books from the Dane family’s library. The room showcases original hand-crafted artistry such as matchbook paneling of Circassian walnut paneling, high Moorish arcading along the ceiling, and period-style furnishings. It is an ideal space for small receptions, cocktail hours, and ceremonies.

Moncrief Library

Details

FunctionCapacity
Reception80
Banquet52
Classroom20
Theater60

 


The Great Hall

In The Great Hall, a carved double staircase descends to a large room with oak-paneled walls set below a beamed and gilt ceiling, jutting stone casement windows, and teak flooring. Doors open to the gorgeous Gardens. Adding to the grandeur, the room hosts a fireplace and the pipes of an organ (the rest of which was donated in 1956 after a fire devestated Eliot Church in Newton Center).

Founder's Hall

Details

FunctionCapacity
Reception120
Banquet90
Banquet and Dance Floor80
Classroom50
Theater120

 


The Foyer

The Foyer

The grand entrance to the estate, The Foyer is perfect for pre-­function cocktails and wedding portraits. Guests will admire the massive rustic granite and polished red marble fireplace, dark oak paneling, high ceilings, and carved gilt detail.  The original paired French doors lead out onto the adjacent terrace overlooking the beautiful grounds and the pond.

Outdoor Spaces


The Gardens

The Garden is enhanced by spectacular rhododendron hedges. The sweeping lawn is well suited for an outdoor ceremony or a location for a tented reception.

Founder's Lawn tented

Details

FunctionCapacity
Reception250
Banquet150
Theater200

 


Back Terrace

The back terrace overlooking the lush campus is a great location for a dramatic first look. It can also serve as a cocktail space.

The Back Terrace

Details

FunctionCapacity
Reception80
Theater50

 

Wedding Rates

May through October

Monday - Friday (events must start at 7 p.m. and end by 11 p.m.): $3,300
Saturday: $6,000 (Saturdays and Holiday Weekends)
Sunday: $5,000 (Non-Holiday)

November through April

Monday - Friday (events must start at 7 p.m. and end by 11 p.m.): $2,800
Saturday: $4,600 (Saturdays and Holiday Weekends)
Sunday: $3,900 (Non-Holiday)

The Dane Estate Site Fees Include:

Historic setting with 45 acres of wooded estate for photography.
One private dressing room.    
Five hours of guest time, two hours of set up and one hour of breakdown time.
One hour wedding rehearsal prior to event day at an agreeable time.
Complimentary parking.
Tables and chairs owned by the estate.

All events must conclude by 11:00 p.m.

Ceremony Fee:

$1000, will include an additional ½ hour of time and setup of chairs. If inclement weather occurs the ceremony will be seated under the tent at the tables or in The Great Hall depending on the guest count.

*Prices subject to change

Customized Catering

The award-winning Heights Catering is the Dane Estate's exclusive caterer. Inspired by the freshest ingredients, our chefs can customize menus for your celebration.

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