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

Moncrief Library

Off the foyer is the elegant Moncrief 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


Function Capacity
Reception 80
Banquet 52
Classroom 20
Theater 60


Founder's Hall

In the Founder's 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 Founders Lawn.  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


Function Capacity
Reception 120
Banquet 90
Banquet and Dance Floor 80
Classroom 50
Theater 120


The Ferry Foyer

The Foyer

The grand entrance to the estate, the Ferry 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.

The Ferry Conference Room

Ferry Conference Room

The Ferry Conference Room is perfect for small meetings of up to 14 participants. A large conference table and captain's chairs make each guest feel like a VIP. The room can also be used as a a storage space or a dressing room during a larger function.

Outdoor Spaces

Founder's Lawn

The Founder's Lawn 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


Function Capacity
Reception 250
Banquet 150
Theater 200


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


Function Capacity
Reception 80
Theater 50


Private Event Rates

April through December

Monday - Friday: $2,500
Saturday: $4,500
Sunday: $3,500

January through March

Monday - Friday: $2,000
Saturday: $3,100
Sunday: $2,400

Site Fees Include:

Historic setting with 45 acres of wooded estate for photography.
Two private dressing rooms.    
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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