A possible backdrop for the ceremony site/ urn can be moved and the steps would make a great "altar" location for the couple.
The front of the museum where guests would be dropped off via shuttles and enter gardens on the left side.
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The view from the lower lawn (reception tent location) of the back of the museum.
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The view from the lower lawn (reception tent location) of the back of the museum & gardens.
Guest entrance to the side of the museum to the ceremony site.
Guest entrance view to the ceremony site/ urn can be moved and the steps would make a great "altar" location for the couple.
The side of the museum and either a backdrop or end of the aisle for the ceremony.
The lower lawn & gardens where the reception tent would be located.
The lower lawn & gardens where the reception tent would be located.
The gardens where guests would mingle during cocktails.
The side of the museum and either a backdrop or end of the aisle for the ceremony and then can transition to the cocktail hour.
The side of the museum and either a backdrop or end of the aisle for the ceremony.
The side and back of the museum/ far side would be an ideal location for the catering tent.
A great photo opportunity for the couple and/or immediate family/ bridal party. No guests to be inside the museum during any part of the wedding unless a tour is set up (additional fee) in which only 15 guests at a time can go inside.
A possible backdrop for the ceremony site/ urn can be moved and the steps would make a great "altar" location for the couple.
The front of the museum where guests would be dropped off via shuttles and enter gardens on the left side.
Fullscreen
Fullscreen
The view from the lower lawn (reception tent location) of the back of the museum.
Fullscreen
The view from the lower lawn (reception tent location) of the back of the museum & gardens.
Guest entrance to the side of the museum to the ceremony site.
Guest entrance view to the ceremony site/ urn can be moved and the steps would make a great "altar" location for the couple.
The side of the museum and either a backdrop or end of the aisle for the ceremony.
The lower lawn & gardens where the reception tent would be located.
The lower lawn & gardens where the reception tent would be located.
The gardens where guests would mingle during cocktails.
The side of the museum and either a backdrop or end of the aisle for the ceremony and then can transition to the cocktail hour.
The side of the museum and either a backdrop or end of the aisle for the ceremony.
The side and back of the museum/ far side would be an ideal location for the catering tent.
A great photo opportunity for the couple and/or immediate family/ bridal party. No guests to be inside the museum during any part of the wedding unless a tour is set up (additional fee) in which only 15 guests at a time can go inside.
A possible backdrop for the ceremony site/ urn can be moved and the steps would make a great "altar" location for the couple.
The front of the museum where guests would be dropped off via shuttles and enter gardens on the left side.
Fullscreen
$4,300

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LocationMarblehead, Massachusetts

Heather Gardens

Located in Marblehead, MA, Heather Gardens is a gorgeous colonial home built back in 1768 by the wealthiest merchant in Massachusetts at that time. Many of the decorative elements have been preserved, including historic furnishings from 18th century Boston, Salem & Marblehead.

For your wedding, host your ceremony under your own custom built archway in the sundial gardens, explicitly laid out to match the mansion's overhead belvedere. Later, transition into a cocktail hour surrounded by the on-site herb garden, birch trees, hemlocks, and a blooming tulip tree. End the evening under your outdoor tented reception outlined by natural green shrubbery and manicured gardens.

The gardens are directly maintained by the Marblehead Garden Club, a volunteer group established in 1936; not only are they beautiful, but are historically accurate, making this a rare find within the Massachusetts' North Shore.

Gardens

Gardens

Outdoor

Outdoor

Guest Capacity

150

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Flat Price:$4,300

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Complimentary Amenities

  • Changing Rooms - 1 changing room available for the bridal party.
  • Parking - Street parking available.
  • Full cellular and internet service available.
  • Venue Representative - Venue representative on-site during events.
  • Break Room - 13' x 14' event staff break room available. Includes small table, restroom, electric stove, microwave, sink and refrigerator

Amenities to Rent *

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Tent
  • Restrooms (Flushable Trailers / Portable)
  • Shuttle Transportation
  • Power Generator

* Recommendations Available

More Details

  • Mansion tours available upon request: $50 per 15 guests for ~30 min tour, or customized wedding day offerings available upon request.

Outdoor capacity: 150

Event End Time: 10 pm

Style: Gardens, Museum

Regions: North Shore, MA, Massachusetts

Reception Type: Outdoor Only

Venue Rules

Smoking Policy: Not permitted

Open Flame Policy: Not permitted.

Decorations: No zip-ties or duck tape on fence.

Fireworks: Not permitted.

Trash and Recycling: Limited on-site disposal available at offices across the street. Caterers must take food and bar waste.

Parking: No on-site parking. Surrounding streets offer 2-hr parking except for Sundays. Shuttles recommended. Police detail with shuttles required by town.

Noise: No amplified music past 10pm.

Kitchen Access: Prior coordination required for locking and unlocking.

Police Detail: Required when utilizing shuttles for drop off and pick up.

Indoor Access: Limited access considered upon request for formal wedding portraits or quick gown change between ceremony and reception. No indoor preparation space available.

Town Ordinances: Marblehead noise ordinance: 10:00pm.

General Rental Policies

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Insurance: Couples must secure a minimum $1M Special Event Liability Insurance liability policy from an approved vendor, or obtained through Mayflower Venues directly.

Security Deposit: Mayflower collects a $1,000 security deposit before any event, equivalent to the deductible on the Special Event Insurance Policy. Couples may pay by check or bank transfer or Mayflower can run a hold to the card on file before your event.

Alcohol: Compliance with all local laws regarding alcohol service is required. At a minimum, bartenders must be certified and insured. Licensing must be in accordance with state laws.

Caterers: Outside caterers permitted. Food must be provided by a licensed and insured provider.

Vendors: All selected vendors must be certified, licensed and insured, and provide supporting documentation.

Trash and Recycling: Couples must consolidate all waste (catering, florist, decor, signage) and place in designated area. Large temporary structures that cannot fit in trash receptacles must be removed from the property.

Restrooms: Couples must rent a minimum of 1 restroom per 100 guests.

Tents: Outdoor venues require tent reservations to ensure adequate rain plan.

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