Frequently Asked Questions
Now booking events for 2016 and beyond.
Please call 617-994-6671 to schedule your visit.
Q: What does the rental fee include?
A: The rental fee includes the use of the Carriage House and grounds of the estate. The rental also includes use of the tables and chairs we have on-site.
Q. What is the maximum capacity of the Codman Estate?
A. The carriage house at the Codman Estate can accommodate eighty guests for seated dining, 150 with a tent adjoining the Carriage House. A tent placed separately on the grounds allows for a capacity of up to 200 guests for dining.
Q: May I have my wedding ceremony at the Codman Estate?
A: Yes. You may have your ceremony outdoors on the grounds (weather permitting), or indoors in the beautiful Carriage House. There is no additional charge for hosting your wedding ceremony at the Codman Estate.
Q: What is the time frame for my event?
A: The Codman Estate schedules only one event per day, which gives you the flexibility to choose the eight hour time frame for your party. This includes two hours for set up, five hours for the party, and one hour for breakdown. We ask that all events end by 11:00 p.m.
Q: Will someone from the Codman Estate be there the day of my event?
A: Yes. In addition to supporting you with your planning, one of our Event Supervisors is here for every event, from start to finish.
Q: Are candles allowed?
A: Due to local fire regulations, candles are not permitted inside or outside on the grounds. However, battery-operated candles are lovely and are allowed.
Q: Can I decorate?
A: Yes! Freestanding décor or decoration is welcome throughout the property. We do ask that you do not attach anything to any structure on the property.
Q: What about alcohol?
A: Local code requires that all alcohol service be open. Cash bars are not available. Please procure alcohol from your caterer or from Leslie Lamb at Gordon's Liquors. She is available at (800) 696-9463 extension 1.
Q: What about parking?
A: There is ample parking on-site.
Q: Is the Codman Estate handicapped-accessible?
A: The Carriage House is accessible and offers an accessible restroom.
Q: Can you recommend local hotels for my out-of-town guests?
A: We recommend the Holiday Inn Express and the Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Both hotels are six miles from Codman and offer generous rates for our clients.
Q: Who manages the food service and flow of events?
A: The caterer is responsible for the flow and will insure that the event timeline is followed as closely as possible. The officiant should manage the flow of the ceremony. The band or D.J. is responsible for making all announcements such as bridal dances, cake cutting, last dance, etc.
Q: Are bands allowed?
Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass. 01773
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