Rent the Codman Estate Carriage House

Lincoln, Massachusetts

Open April Through November

Celebrate your wedding, corporate event, or other special occasion at the Codman Estate Carriage House. Set in an expansive landscape of gardens, lawns, and meadows, the Codman Estate offers a unique country setting just twenty miles from downtown Boston.

The Codman Estate Carriage House has been renovated especially for private parties and functions. With its rich wood paneling and rustic ambiance, it provides a casually elegant and affordable option for your special day. A highlight of the landscape is the Italian Garden. This surprisingly formal secret garden features a marble-columned pergola covered with flowering vines, and is a perfect location for wedding ceremonies. Guests sit alongside a reflecting pool surrounded by flowers, classical urns, and statuary. An English country garden, originally designed and tended by Dorothy Codman, offers a beautiful but less formal setting for photographs.

Your rental gives you use of the Carriage House, gardens, and grounds, and the flexibility to design your own event. Adorn tables with flowers and fine linens for a formal wedding. Choose checkered tablecloths and set up a volleyball net for a summer barbecue. Treat your guests to lawn games, cocktails, and passed hors d’oeuvres in the grand Meadow. Dance late into the evening.

The Codman Estate offers a unique and relaxing location for corporate meetings and business events such as parties, client entertainment, wine tastings, and awards dinners. Clambakes and barbecues, with games or music on the lawn, are popular warm-weather outings. Our knowledgeable events staff will help you select a caterer and provide assistance throughout your planning process.

We invite you to schedule a visit to the Codman Carriage House and Gardens and meet with one of our event team.

Rental Rates, Capacity, and More Information

Location: 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass. 01773


Your rental fee supports Historic New England’s mission to preserve and share New England heritage. To express our thanks for your support, we offer you a complimentary one-year membership. Membership benefits include free admission to Historic New England sites, discounts on merchandise and events, and a subscription to Historic New England magazine.


Rental Fee Includes:

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The Codman Estate

In 1799, the Codman Estate was called "the handsomest place in America" by Rebecca Gore, wife of the Massachusetts governor. (Photo: Alex + Betty)

  • The Codman Estate

    In 1799, the Codman Estate was called "the handsomest place in America" by Rebecca Gore, wife of the Massachusetts governor. (Photo: Alex + Betty)

  • The Codman Estate

    Enchanting Italian gardens are perfect for "first looks" and intimate vow exchanges. (Photo: Alex + Betty)

  • The Codman Estate

    Fountains, perennial beds, a statuary, and a reflecting pool filled with water lilies are some of the romantic details added by Sarah Bradlee Codman to the gardens in 1899. (Photo: Brianna Cox)

  • The Codman Estate

    The estate's sprawling grounds offer no shortage of places to say "I do." (Photo: Alex + Betty)

  • The Codman Estate

    The on-site carriage house provides a casually elegant and affordable option for your special day. (Photo: Alex + Betty)

  • The Codman Estate

    With its rich wood paneling and rustic ambiance, the carriage house is ideal for both ceremonies and receptions. (Photo: Alex + Betty)

  • The Codman Estate

    Surrounded by an expansive landscape of meadows and lawns, the Codman Estate feels like a romantic country escape. (Photo: Brianna Cox)

  • The Codman Estate

    Your Codman Estate wedding can accommodate 150 guests with a tent adjoining the carriage house. (Photo: Kan Photography)

Caterers and Event Services

Caterers (Exclusive Suppliers):

Boston Catering and Events
Contact: Darcy Eidle, [email protected]

Capers Catering
Contact: Emma Roberts, [email protected]

East Meets West Catering
Contact: Michele Stump, [email protected]
617-269-2662 ext. 11

Events by BH
Contact: Savio Pietro, info@eventsbybh.com

La Bonne Maison
Contact: Mary Alsobrook, [email protected]

MAX Ultimate Food
Contact: Alexis Davis, [email protected]

Tastings Caterers
Contact: Sue Zahner, [email protected]

Tents (Exclusive Supplier):

Peak Event Services
Contact: Christine Hendriks, [email protected]

Alcohol Provider (Exclusive Supplier):

Gordon’s Liquors
Contact: Suzanne McNitt-Murphy
781-893-1900 ext. 117

Lodging and Wedding Room Blocks:

Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, Contact:  [email protected], 617-267-5300

Holiday Inn Express, Waltham, Contact: Janise Alvarado, [email protected]

Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Waltham, Contact: Contact: Janise Alvarado, [email protected]

Omni Parker House, Boston, Contact: [email protected], 617-227-8600



Allegro Photography

Dan Aguirre Photography

Kelly Benvenuto

Leise Jones Photography

Miller Studios

Angelina Rose

Zev Fisher Photography


DJ Deja
Contact: Denise (Deja) LaCarubba Wendt

DJ Dres
Contact:Andres Sanchez


Gilded Harps

Music Management

Riverview Chamber Players

White Heat Orchestra

Winiker Music


Boston Event Divas

Cedar Grove Gardens


Elizabeth Gemelli

The Alt Officiant – Nathan Everett Lane


Cody Wambolt
[email protected]

Hair and Makeup:

Make-up By Kristen K

Lashes by Maria

Perfectly Pinned
[email protected]

Vaiani & Clarke Salon

Cakes and Favors:

Soul Cake Shop
Contact: [email protected]

YumBunnies Cakery
Contact: [email protected]

Konditor Meister
Contact: [email protected]

Emma’s Macarons
Contact: [email protected]

Petal & Ink  
Contact: [email protected]

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