52 Gore Street
Waltham, MA 02453
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Imagine a Historic - Private New England Country Estate for your Wedding Celebration…. Information Regarding Gore Place

Gore Place is one of the finest country estates that remain from the Federal era, with 50 acres of landscaped grounds, farmlands, and gardens. The home of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore and his wife, Rebecca, was created to be an oasis of refined living in the country, an oasis that remains today amidst suburban Greater Boston. Conveniently located only nine miles outside of Boston, the grounds continue as a pastoral, peaceful setting for any event. With ample free parking on site, the estate at Gore Place is able to accomidate groups larger than 200 with additional tenting and facilities. 

Tented and Outdoor Events

The estate's 50 acres of gardens and lawns provide a beautiful setting for your tented reception from the smallest to the largest of gatherings. The spacious green lawns allow flexability in arrangements, so that each function can be sited in that special place. Surrounded by large evergreens and magnificent hardwoods, the beautifully maintained grounds are an attractive setting for all manner of gatherings. Gore Place maintains an elegant three season tent on the grounds available from May- October. Wedding packages may include access and use of the Carriage House and access to the Mansion for a Bridal Suite and photographs. With your rental, the use of 120 chairs and tables and modern restrooms for up to 200 guests are also included.

The Carriage House

Our newly renovated 1793 Carriage House offers a classic New England rustic setting for small gatherings of up to 90 guests for dinner and dancing. Included with your rental is use of tables and chairs to seat 90 guests and our modern restroom and catering facilities. 

Vendors & Catering

Gore Place has a preferred list of vendors who are familiar with our venue along with our rules and regulations. We strongly suggest you choose from our list. Any outside vendor must be approved by Gore Place prior to the signing of the final contract.


Basic fee is for a period of 8 hours including 2 hours set up and 1 of of breakdown for vendors. Events must end by 9:00pm and breakdown may go to 10:00pm.




Ceremony Options
Ceremony Personalization
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 100
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Covered
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 100
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Onsite Venue Services
Ceremony SiteNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite ParkingOutside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering Allowed
Venue Style
Venue Type
BarnMansion / ManorMuseum / GalleryOther Venue Type



We had our September wedding at Gore Place and we could not have asked for a more beautiful, convenient, and accomodating location. Michelle was AMAZING to work with and the grounds and house were the perfect backdrop for our 160 people party!

Oct 02, 2012

We had a fantastic time at Gore Place for our wedding reception! Michelle was fun and easy to work with and we highly recommend Gore Place for a site rental!

Sep 18, 2013

We were married at Gore Place in June 2013 and it was picture perfect. Michelle was a joy to work with and I could not be happier that we picked Gore Place!

Sep 18, 2013