Wedding VenuesForbes House Museum
Tented reception at dark under the open sky.
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Outside view of the back patio for cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
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Trolley service drop off - unique addition to a historic vibe.
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Tented outdoor reception.
Front view of the museum. (mary b photography)
Cocktail hour on columned patio and open lawn.
Outside, back patio for cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
Outside view of back patio for cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
Garden view for cocktail hour or ceremony space. (mary b photography)
Large open lawn. Bride and groom overlooking lawn games during cocktail and photo hour.
Lawn games and cocktails.
Outdoor space available for ceremony or cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
Tented reception with dinner and dancing.
First floor - main hallway where guests can mingle during cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
First floor - front rooms for guest mingling during cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
First floor - Room available for cocktail hour with access to back patio. (mary b photography)
First floor - Room available for cocktail hour with access to back patio. (mary b photography)
String quartet inside museum.
Tented reception at dark under the open sky.
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
Fullscreen
Outside view of the back patio for cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
Fullscreen
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
Fullscreen
Trolley service drop off - unique addition to a historic vibe.
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
Tented outdoor reception.
Front view of the museum. (mary b photography)
Cocktail hour on columned patio and open lawn.
Outside, back patio for cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
Outside view of back patio for cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
Garden view for cocktail hour or ceremony space. (mary b photography)
Large open lawn. Bride and groom overlooking lawn games during cocktail and photo hour.
Lawn games and cocktails.
Outdoor space available for ceremony or cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
Tented reception with dinner and dancing.
First floor - main hallway where guests can mingle during cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
First floor - front rooms for guest mingling during cocktail hour. (mary b photography)
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
First floor - Room available for cocktail hour with access to back patio. (mary b photography)
First floor - Room available for cocktail hour with access to back patio. (mary b photography)
String quartet inside museum.
Tented reception at dark under the open sky.
(Callisto + Co, Many Graces)
Fullscreen
from $3,800

Guest Capacity Max Capacity: 100 (outdoor)

Museum Style: Museum

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Reception Capacity

Max Outdoor

100

Max Indoor

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Complimentary Amenities

This venue’s price includes the following:
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    Chairs

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    Changing Rooms

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    Parking

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    Kitchen Access

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    Limited Electric Power

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The Setting

A Greek Revival mansion built in 1833, the Forbes House Museum sits at the crest of a hill with stunning views of the Boston Harbor and skyline. Upon arrival, you'll feel the historic essence as you pass the estate’s stone-walled entrance, coupled with an amazing beech tree and columned front porch. Walk along the south side of the home through the Asian-inspired garden affectionately named “the Island of Infinite Pleasantness.” Around back, you’ll enjoy expansive views with plenty of space for an outdoor ceremony, elegant cocktail hour and tented reception.

Want to soak in more of this venue’s historic charm? You’ll also find an exact replica of Lincoln’s log cabin, a 19th century barn, and the original carriage house, all perfect for unique photo backdrops throughout this property that's a National Historic Landmark.

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Venue Rental Policies

  • Event End Time: 10 pm
  • Smoking Policy: No smoking.
  • Open Flame Policy: Open flames not permitted
  • Pet Policy: Pets are welcome.
  • Fireworks: Not permitted due to MA state law.
  • Trash and Recycling: Couple must consolidate in designated area.
  • Noise: No amplified music after 10pm.

Town Ordinances:
Venue is required to notify police of event at least 48 hours prior to event.
Alcohol may be served by a licensed caterer or a certified and insured bartender. Bartenders must request a 1 day license from the town for $50.

Photo Credits: Callisto + Co, Many Graces