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Arthur and Connie

 "Pulling up to the Lyman Estate the evening of our wedding, I remember thinking: 'It's like a fairy tale.' The estate was the perfect setting, the staff was professional and understanding of a nervous bride, and we and the guests were awed at the beauty and graciousness of the estate."


"In spite of pouring rain, a sense of comfort and joy prevailed and the bride and groom were toasted royally in the ballroom. As mother of the bride, I really felt that we were all in my own home, having a great celebration. Thank you all for the substantial behind-the-scenes work you do to make Lyman Estate both welcoming and thoroughly elegant."



"We feel so fortunate to have been able to have the wedding there. It was as if we were transported back to a kinder, more gracious time. Guests really enjoyed wandering the grounds and 'oohing and aahing' over the beautiful flowers. We were pretty clueless when we started planning this wedding, and needed lots of guidance from start to finish."



 "Once we chose the Lyman Estate as the glorious setting for our wedding, and had access to the expert guidance and generous care of the Lyman staff, everything else fell into place seamlessly. Because we scheduled the wedding on a Thursday evening, we had our pick of vendors, and nearly every element of the wedding was much more affordable than it would have been on a weekend. We truly had the wedding of our dreams without feeling overextended. I kept waiting for the stress always associated with planning a wedding, but instead, it was a delightful experience that resulted in a magical, unique, and joyous celebration. A thousand thanks for all of your help and attentiveness!"



"The Lyman Estate offered the perfect venue for our daughter's recent wedding - a combination of elegance and warm New England charm. Our guests appreciated the beautiful landscaping at the outdoor ceremony, enjoyed a fun cocktail hour with a photo booth on the wrap-around porch, and were delighted by the lovely rooms where they dined and visited, away from the band. The ballroom, with its soaring ceilings and massive fireplace, made a great venue for all the bride and groom's friends with ample space for dancing. Best of all, planning the wedding was easy with Demi and Michael, who are total professionals, attentive to every detail. As a nervous mother-of-the-bride, I really appreciated how calm, efficient, and kind they were during the planning stages and how great their staff was at the wedding. I really relaxed and enjoyed myself and all our guests raved!"


Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass. 02452

617-994-6672   E-mail the Lyman Estate staff.




Dine and dance in the magnificent ballroom where the waltz was introduced to Boston society.

Palladian window

A grand staircase with a Palladian window provides a perfect spot for photographs.

Peach wall

Walk along the 600-foot Peach Wall.

East Parlor

Host intimate dinner parties in antique-filled parlors.

Cocktails on the veranda

Dine al fresco on the covered veranda overlooking the landscaped grounds.


The dramatic Victorian library