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 2018: February 3, 10, 17, and 24; March 3, 17, 24, and 31;  May 12 and 19; July 7 and 14; October 6 and 20; November 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.

Capacity:

Wedding Rental Fee Includes:

Corporate Event Rental Fee Includes:

Download a Lyman Estate floor plan.



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Photos courtesy of Lisa Rigby Photography, Alex + Betty, and Ria Mackenzie Photography.

The Lyman Estate

The Lyman Estate served as an elegant country retreat for wealthy shipping merchant Theodore Lyman and his family in the early 1800s. (Photo: Lisa Rigby Photography)

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  • The Lyman Estate

    The Lyman Estate served as an elegant country retreat for wealthy shipping merchant Theodore Lyman and his family in the early 1800s. (Photo: Lisa Rigby Photography)

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    The classically furnished second-floor bridal suite is the perfect place to prepare. (Photo: Alex + Betty)

  • The Lyman Estate

    The dramatic 600-foot peach wall, constructed at the turn of the 19th century, provides the perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony. (Photo: Lisa Rigby Photography)

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    The Oval or “Bow” Parlor is preserved in architect Samuel McIntire's original 1793 design. (Photo: Alex + Betty)

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    With stunning views of the back lawn and gardens, the Palladian window along the grand staircase is a favorite "first look" location. (Photo: Alex + Betty)

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    Constructed with an emphasis on balance and symmetry, the ballroom is an elegant example of Federal period architecture. (Photo: Ria Mackenzie Photography)

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    The Lyman Estate Greenhouses (c. 1804) are brimming with orchids, succulents, camellias, and more. (Photo: Lisa Rigby Photography)

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    The library, added in 1882, reflects darker Victorian tastes with its stained pine paneling. (Photo: Lisa Rigby Photography)

  • The Lyman Estate

    Use of five indoor rooms and 37 acres of outdoor space gives you maximum flexibility in planning your special day. (Photo: Lisa Rigby Photography)

Caterers and Event Services

Caterers (Exclusive Suppliers):

Boston Catering and Events
Contact: Allyson Bradley, abradley@bostoncater.com
781-938-9300

Capers Catering
Contact: Emma Roberts, [email protected]
781-279-5100

Cuisine Chez Vous
Contact: Walter Davis, [email protected]
617-576-3652

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

Events by BH
Contact: Savio Soares: info@eventsbybh.com
617-398-3800

La Bonne Maison
Contact: Mary Alsobrook, [email protected]
617-923-1131

Swartz Catering
Contact: Howard Swartz or Susan Shapiro, [email protected]
617-628-1632

Tastings Caterers
Contact: Sue Zahner, [email protected]
508-879-9191

Tents (Exclusive Supplier):

Peak Event Services
Contact: Gary Romano, [email protected]
781-729-4000

Lodging:

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, [email protected]
781-419-0912

Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Waltham
Contact: Anya Wright Senn, Sales Manager, [email protected]
781-419-0912

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

Photographers:

Alexsandra Wiciel Photography
603-553-7569

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

Amy Spirito Photography
518-951-4083

Anne Rearick Photography
978-282-5574

Bouquets & Bow Ties
[email protected]

Brett Alison Photography
781-913-3847

Chandoha Photography
617-661-2998

Cordele Photography
978-771-0341

Joseph Gonzalez-Dufresne Photography
508-735-9542

Leise Jones Photography
617-671-5572

Mark Spooner Photography
267-275-7799

Philip Davies Photographer
978-356-1001

Pizzuti Photography
617-419-0203

Ryan DeVoll Photography
508-269-4748

Sharon’s Studio of Gloucester
978-283-0870

Zev Fisher Photography
617-797-9480

ZINC Studio Photography
617-631-8750

DJs/Entertainment:

Chad Priest
Contact: Chad Priest
617-797-7093

DJ Deja
Contact: Denise (Deja) LaCarubba Wendt
781-248-5660

DJ Dres
Contact:Andres Sanchez
781-922-0196

Musicians:

Gilded Harps
978-443-0656

Riverview Chamber Players
781-398-2240

Russ Carlton Entertainment
877-623-4237

White Heat Orchestra
617-354-7213

Winiker Music
617-277-6673

Florists:

Boston Event Divas
781-469-5749

Dogwood Floral
781-469-5749

Land Escapes Floral Design
617-308-7063

Nectar Floral Design
617-595-5741

Officiants:

The Alt Officiant – Nathan Everett Lane
508-948-5960

Rev. Sue Koehler-Arsenault
978-325-2573

Videography:

Cody Wambolt
[email protected]

Hair and Makeup:

Make-up By Kristen K
617-877-2230

Lashes by Maria
781-547-1148

Perfectly Pinned
[email protected]

Vaiani & Clarke Salon
617-795-1550

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