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The Gardens at Elm Bank are located on Massachusetts Horticultural Society's 36 acres on the Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley, MA. The venue is home to fields and meadows, streams and pools, wooded areas and beautiful formal gardens. The gardens, buildings, and grounds of Elm Bank are an ideal setting for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah’s, corporate events, meetings, retreats, holiday parties, and social events.

With 12 gardens and several indoor and outdoor spaces, Elm Bank can accommodate groups of virtually any size.

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Photo by douglasolyons | Aerial Photographic Solutions 

The Hunnewell Building (Carriage House) offers 3,000 square feet of indoor function space with exposed vaulted and trussed ceiling. Attached to the building is a beautiful three season tent complete with flooring and doors to separate the two spaces. The tent and building combined can accommodate events up to 225 for a sit-down dinner or 400 for a standing reception.

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Photo Credits (in order): Meghann Gregory PhotographyLauren Methia Photography, Aubrey Green Photography

The Putnam Horticulture Building is a perfect space for meetings, lectures, and workshops for up to 45 guests.

The Maple Grove is a grassy area in the heart of the 12 gardens that can accommodate a large function tent for both weddings and corporate events.weddings at elm bank
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Elm Bank offers a beautiful setting for your wedding. Have your ceremony in the Italianate Garden surrounded by seasonal flowers then enjoy cocktails in Weezy's Garden (aka The Childrens Garden). The carriage house and adjacent three season tent are the perfect location for dinner and dancing. Guests can enjoy dinner in the carriage house with dessert and dancing in the tent. For more intimate gatherings the carriage house provides an ideal space for both dinner and dancing. No one wants to think of rain on their wedding day but having a backup option for an outdoor wedding is key. In the event that you and your guests need to move indoors you can utilize the tent for the ceremony and cocktails.

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Photo by Allegro Photography
Learn more about hosting your event at The Gardens at Elm Bank.