Host Your Event at the Lyman Estate

Waltham, Massachusetts

Open all year long

The beautiful Lyman Estate mansion, with its thirty-seven acres of lawns, gardens, and historic greenhouses, offers a private and exceptional setting for social and corporate events, including weddings and private parties, corporate events and outings, business meetings and seminars, and holiday parties. Designed in 1793 for wealthy shipping merchant Theodore Lyman, the estate was the home of the prominent Lyman family for more than 150 years.

Available Saturdays in 2017: August 5 and 19; October 14; December 2

Available Saturdays in 2018: January 6, 13, 20, and 27; February 3, 10, 17, and 24; March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; April 7, 14, and 21; June 30; May 5, 12, 19, and 26; July 7, 14, 21, and 28; August 4, 11, 18, and 25; September 8 and 15; October 6, 13, 20, and 27; November 3, 10, and 17; December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29

Surrounded by extensive lawns and perennial gardens, the centrally air-conditioned Lyman Estate offers an elegant setting for weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties, reunions, corporate events and outings, business meetings, and seminars.

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.

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.

Rental Rates, Capacity, and More Information

Location: 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass. Find the Lyman Estate on Google Maps.

Wedding Rental Rates, May – October:

Wedding Rental Rates, November – April:

Corporate Event Rental Rates, May – October:

Corporate Event Rental Rates, November – April:

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.


Wedding Rental Fee Includes:

Corporate Event Rental Fee Includes:

Download a Lyman Estate floor plan.

Photos courtesy of ZINC Studio Photography. To see more photos, follow Lyman Estate Weddings on Pinterest

Caterers and Event Services

Caterers (Exclusive Suppliers):

Boston Catering and Events
Contact: Marieke Sousa,
Phone: 781-938-9300

Capers Catering
Contact: Emma Roberts,
Phone: 781-279-5100

Cuisine Chez Vous
Contact: Walter Davis,
Phone: 617-576-3652

East Meets West Catering
Contact: Brian Rice,
Phone: 617-269-2662 x11

Events by BH
Contact: Jessica Joy,
Phone: 781-968-5495

La Bonne Maison
Contact: Mary Alsobrook,
Phone: 617-923-1131

Swartz Catering
Contact: Howard Swartz
or Susan Shapiro,
Phone: 617-628-1632

Tastings Caterers
Contact: Sue Zahner,
Phone: 508-879-9191

Tents (Exclusive Supplier):

Peterson Party Center
Contact: Gary Romano,
Phone: 781-729-4000

Alcohol Provider (Exclusive Supplier):

Gordon’s Liquors
Contact: Leslie Lamb
Phone: 1-800-696-9463 ext. 1


Our clients receive a generous discount when booking blocks of rooms at either of these two hotels owned by the Park Lodge Hotel Group.

Holiday Inn Express, Waltham
Contact: Anya Wright Senn, Sales Manager,
Phone: 781-419-0912

Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Waltham
Contact: Anya Wright Senn, Sales Manager,
Phone: 781-419-0912

Both hotels offer wonderful rooms at excellent rates. Please contact Anya to reserve your block.


Alexsandra Wiciel Photography

Alyssa Almeida Duncan Photography
Contact: Alyssa Duncan
Phone: 603-373-0098

Amy Spirito Photography

Anne Rearick Photography

Bouquets & Bow Ties

Brett Alison Photography

Chandoha Photography

Cordele Photography

Joseph Gonzalez-Dufresne Photography

Leise Jones Photography

Mark Spooner Photography

Philip Davies Photographer

Pizzuti Photography

Ryan DeVoll Photography

Sharon’s Studio of Gloucester

Zev Fisher Photography

ZINC Studio Photography


Chad Priest
Contact: Chad Priest

DJ Deja
Contact: Denise (Deja) LaCarubba Wendt

DJ Dres
Contact:Andres Sanchez


Gilded Harps

Riverview Chamber Players

Russ Carlton Entertainment

White Heat Orchestra

Winiker Music


Boston Event Divas

Dogwood Floral

Land Escapes Floral Design

Nectar Floral Design


The Alt Officiant – Nathan Everett Lane

Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault


Cody Wambolt

Hair and Makeup:

Make-up By Kristen K

Lashes by Maria

Perfectly Pinned

Vaiani & Clarke Salon

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