Three Standout Greater Merrimack Valley Wedding Venues
A wondrous world of celebration options lies just northwest of Boston.
The Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill
Head Count Up to 250 seated
Price Starting at $7,500, plus food and drink
The recently restored Stevens Estate at Osgood Hill—built as Gilded Age politician Moses Stevens’s private home in 1886—has long been a place of celebration. Once the site of renowned garden parties thrown by the Massachusetts congressman during August recess, the 153-acre property now hosts weddings filled with historical charm. Get dolled up inside the 19th-century, red-brick mansion’s complimentary bridal suites before moving to the lush lawn, set up with white chairs for your ceremony. After you say “I do,” retreat to the cobblestone terrace, outfitted with a chandeliered tent and a custom dance floor. Bonus: The estate offers numerous customization options for your reception, including your choice of specialty linens, china, and decorative elements such as twinkle lights.
A TASTE OF TUSCANY
Head Count Up to 180 seated
Price Starting at $105 per person
Dreaming of a wedding amid the foothills of Italy, but can’t convince your nearest and dearest to fly across the ocean? Consider a fete at Burlington-based L’Andana, chef Jamie Mammano’s ode to Tuscan cuisine. Decked out with gleaming hardwood floors, custom furniture, and sculptural chandeliers made from old wine barrels, the restaurant merges the vibe of an Italian villa with the convenience of a full-service New England venue. Recite your vows in the spacious private dining room, complete with a working fireplace, then transition to cocktail hour in the front lounge, where guests can gather around high-top tables or the large stone bar. Dinner is in the main dining room—an equally festive spot for treating loved ones to a fully customized seasonal menu including such dishes as house-made gnocchi and wood-grilled rib-eye steak.
Tewksbury Country Club
Head Count Up to 340 seated
Price Starting at $90 per person
Country charm abounds at Tewksbury Country Club, which enchants brides and grooms with more than 50 acres of foliage and peaceful ponds—not to mention an array of rustic event spaces. For a reception that truly wows, plan an evening of dinner and dancing in the club’s airy Grand Sequoia Ballroom. The impressive post-and-beam space, decidedly memorable with its lofted ceilings and fieldstone fireplace, connects to an outdoor patio with views of the serene grounds. When you book the ballroom as part of the club’s Grand Sequoia package, you’ll also secure an open bar and a piano player for cocktail hour (held in the second-floor Cypress Room), a four-course meal for you and your guests, and floral centerpieces, among many other celebration must-haves. How’s that for service?
Assemble your A-team for an hour of brain-teasing at Escapology, where you’ll choose from a series of private escape-room challenges. The games range in difficulty and theme—from solving a mysterious crime aboard a train to finding the antidote to a contagious virus in a government lab—and can be booked for as many as six of your VIPs at a time.
Opened inside the recently renovated Hilton Boston/Woburn in 2017, Matadora welcomes groups with an inviting private dining room and a Spanish tapas menu dreamed up by chef Tom Berry—one of the masterminds behind the wildly successful Boston restaurants Yvonne’s and Ruka.
Luxe Frette bathrobes. Never-worn pairs of his-and-hers slippers. Malin+Goetz bath products. Pamper your loved ones with these amenities and more at the buzzy Archer Hotel Burlington, which first opened its doors in February 2018. The hotel’s décor is as sophisticated as its service, joining exposed brick and steel beams with custom furniture and artwork by local creatives.
If you haven’t yet discovered the breathtaking confections made by Soul Cake’s Gayoung Kim, you’re in for a treat—and not just for your taste buds. The Woburn-based baker’s custom wedding cakes and other goodies (hand-painted sugar cookies, blush-pink-and-gold macarons) are edible works of art.
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