Private Events

From galas to business conferences, the Dane Estate is an excellent venue for all types of private functions. We will work with you to make any event of yours a success.

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




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 a 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


Banquet and Dance Floor80


The Foyer

The Foyer

The grand entrance to the estate, the Foyer is perfect for pre-­function cocktails and event registration. 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 Gardens is enhanced by spectacular rhododendron hedges. The sweeping lawn is well suited to large outdoor gatherings and is a beautiful location for a tented event.

Founder's Lawn tented




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




Private Event 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)

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 agreeable time.
Complimentary parking.
Tables and chairs owned by the estate

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

*Prices subject to change. Corporate prices may vary.

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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