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Surrounded by extensive lawns and perennial gardens, the centrally air-conditioned Lyman Estate offers an elegant setting. Use of indoor and outdoor areas gives you maximum flexibility in planning your party. Enjoy a cocktail hour in the garden. Dine al fresco on the covered veranda overlooking the landscaped grounds. Host intimate dinner parties in antique-filled parlors. Dance in the magnificent ballroom where the waltz was introduced to Boston society.
Saturdays available in 2022: November 19; December 10, 17
Saturdays available in 2023: January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8; May 13, 20; June 17; July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12; September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 18; December 2, 9, 16
Five rooms are available for your use: The oval parlor with its original, hand-carved woodwork; a dramatic Victorian library; the east parlor; the dining room, where light streams in through bay windows; and the ballroom, with its crystal chandeliers, classical columns, and marble fireplace. A grand staircase with a Palladian window provides a perfect spot for photographs. On the second floor, there is a beautifully furnished bride’s room. Your rental gives you exclusive use of the mansion and the grounds. In fact, think of the Lyman Estate as your private estate for the day. We invite you to schedule a visit to the Lyman Estate and meet with one of our event managers.
Location: 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.
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.
Please contact us to make an appointment to see the estate. Appointments are available, made in advance, as our event schedule permits.Lisa Rigby Photography, Alex + Betty, and Ria Mackenzie Photography.
Clients are required to choose caterers from our exclusive list. No off-list catering is permitted, with the exception of wedding cakes and dessert vendors.
Tents are permitted, but must be supplied and set up by PEAK Event Services or Sperry Tents. If considering a tent rental, please inquire with Lyman staff.