Gore Place

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52 Gore St Waltham MA 02453




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Room Capacity

20 - 450

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Gore Place is one of the finest country estates that remain from the Federal era with 45 acres of landscaped grounds farmlands and gardens. The home built in 1806 for Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore and his wife Rebecca was in their time an oasis of refined living. It is still that oasis today in suburban Greater Boston. Although conveniently located nine miles outside of Boston the grounds continue as a pastoral peaceful and unique setting for that special day.

The Mansion and Grounds
The mansion has been called “the Monticello of the North” and architectural historians consider it to be the most significant Federal period mansion in New England. This 1806 historic mansion has beautiful rooms that you and your bridal party may take your formal photos within and the mansion holds the bridal suite. Gore Place has 45 beautiful acres of level lawns and gardens which allow for flexibility for the location of your ceremony cocktail hour or even fun games and activities.

Tented and Outdoor Events
The estate’s 45 acres of gardens and lawns provides a beautiful setting for your tented reception from the smallest to the largest of gatherings. The spacious green lawns allow flexibility in arrangements so that each function can to be sited in a special place. Surrounded by large evergreens and magnificent hardwoods the beautifully maintained grounds are an attractive setting for all manner of gatherings. Gore Place maintains an elegant three season tent on the grounds for weddings of 80-250 available from May to November. Rental of the Tent also includes access and use of the Carriage House.

The Carriage House
The rustic 1793 Carriage House is one of the few remaining structures of this type remaining intact in New England. The building offers an informal setting for small gatherings holding up to 80 guests. Completely handicap accessible the Carriage House features two restrooms (one is handicap accessible) and tables and chairs for all your guests. The interior has cream colored plaster walls with grey wooden wainscoting and dark brown barn-board floors. The Carriage House is also open for those who hold receptions or events in our Tent facility as a possible site for cocktails or a ceremony site.

Gore Place has a pre-approved preferred vendors list. They are able to provide food beverage and event management for any size and style wedding.

Thank you for your interest in making Gore Place the site of your celebration!


Banquet / Reception Facility, Museum, Estate/Mansion


Tent Option, Separate Area for Ceremony, Outside Reception/Ceremony Area, Garden Area, Handicap accessible, Free Parking, Green Wedding, Kosher

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