Massachusetts Horticultural Society
900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA

Massachusetts Horticultural Society

900 Washington Street
Route 16
Wellesley, MA 02482
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — Enjoy the splendor of Elm Bank’s bucolic setting as a perfect venue for your events and special occasions. Whether you are planning a corporate meeting or a reception, Elm Bank and its grounds will provide solitude and elegance.
900 Washington Street
Route 16
Wellesley, MA 02482

Maximum Capacity: 400 people
Availability
The grounds and buildings of Elm Bank, home of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, are the ideal setting for celebrating weddings and holiday parties or for holding corporate events. Located just 10 minutes outside of Wellesley, Elm Bank has more than 30 acres of fields, forests, and formal gardens as well as a collection of architectural masterpieces.

One of the most elegant of these is the Hunnewell Building, the carriage house for the former Cheney-Baltzell estate, which once occupied the site. Its great hall boasts nearly 3,000 square feet of event space and is capped with a magnificent vaulted and trussed ceiling. An attached three-season tent expands the event hall, allowing your gathering of up to 400 to spill out into the country air. Let this property, its beauty, and its grandeur become a part of your cherished memories.

The Putnam Horticulture Building is also available for meetings, lectures, and workshops for up to 45 participants. Whether a garden club or local interest group, the Putnam’s facilities will help your organization’s event run smoothly.

There are a number of other rooms available at Elm Bank for smaller gatherings. Each provides the privacy and space your group requires for informative and productive meetings.

With an event held at Elm Bank, you are giving back to one of the oldest charitable institutions in the country. Since 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society has been enhancing the quality of life for members and friends by serving as a resource for all to appreciate and enjoy plants and the environment. Proceeds from all events held at Elm Bank are directly applied to this vision, and to the restoration and maintenance of the property.
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Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — An attached three-season tent expands the event hall, allowing your gathering of up to 500 to spill out into the country air. Let this property, its beauty, and its grandeur become a part of your cherished memories.

Photos published with permission of Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — An attached three-season tent expands the event hall, allowing your gathering of up to 500 to spill out into the country air. Let this property, its beauty, and its grandeur become a part of your cherished memories.Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — More than 30 acres of fields, forests, and formal gardens are available for you to enjoy with your guests in peaceful seclusion just 10 minutes from the center of Wellesley. Have a ceremony in the Italianate Garden surrounded by flowers of the season, or enjoy cocktails on the terrace of the stately Manor House. The brilliance of the gardens provides a beautiful backdrop for your special celebration.Massachusetts Horticultural Society, WellesleyMassachusetts Horticultural Society, WellesleyMassachusetts Horticultural Society, WellesleyMassachusetts Horticultural Society, WellesleyMassachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — A wedding ceremony in the Gardens.Massachusetts Horticultural Society, WellesleyMassachusetts Horticultural Society, WellesleyMassachusetts Horticultural Society, WellesleyMassachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — The grounds of Elm Bank are home to a collection of architectural masterpieces. One of the most elegant of these is the Hunnewell Building, the carriage house for the former Cheney-Baltzell estate, which once occupied the site. Its great hall boasts nearly 3,000 square feet of event space and is capped with a magnificent vaulted and trussed ceiling. A large catering kitchen adjoining the hall in the back of the building is ideal for event load-ins and catering use. An attached three-season tent expands the event hall, allowing your gathering of up to 500 to spill out into the country air. Let this property, its beauty, and its grandeur become a part of your cherished memories.Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — More than 30 acres of fields, forests, and formal gardens are available for you to enjoy with your guests in peaceful seclusion just 10 minutes from the center of Wellesley. Have a ceremony in the Italianate Garden surrounded by flowers of the season, or enjoy cocktails on the terrace of the stately Manor House. The brilliance of the gardens provides a beautiful backdrop for your special celebration.Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — Silver Stream Darwin tulips in the Italianate Garden.Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — Weezie's Garden in Bloom.Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley — Spring at Elm Bank, Inzell and Passionale Triumph tulips.
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Hunnewell BuildingPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 400 people 3000 sq ft 278.7 sq meter
Hunnewell Building, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley

Photos published with permission of Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Hunnewell Building, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, WellesleyHunnewell Building, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, WellesleyHunnewell Building, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Wellesley
The estate’s former carriage house has been renamed to honor the late Walter Hunnewell, former president of MHS and a lasting patron of horticulture throughout his life. Now completely renovated and accessible to people with disabilities, the building’s original vaulted and trussed ceiling is exposed, capping a great event hall of nearly 3,000 square feet.
Links: Website
Supported Layouts and Capacities
Banquet - 10 per
Capacity: 180 People
Banquet - 8 per
Capacity: 144 People
Reception
Capacity: 400 People
Theater
Capacity: 225 People
Amenities
  • Air Conditioned
  • Dance Floor
Features
  • Atmosphere/Decor: The Hunnewell Building, the carriage house for the former Cheney-Baltzell estate, which once occupied the site. Its great hall boasts nearly 3,000 square feet of event space and is capped with a magnificent vaulted and trussed ceiling.
  • Audio Visual: Built-in AV Equipment
  • Floor Covering: Carpet
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in feet: 70' x 40'
  • Space Size (Length x Width) in meters: 21.336' x 12.192'
  • Special Features: A large catering kitchen adjoining the hall in the back of the building is ideal for event load-ins and catering use. An attached three-season tent expands the event hall, allowing your gathering of up to 400 to spill out into the country air.
  • Total Square Feet: 3,000
  • Total Square Meters: 278.7
Meeting RoomsPhotos Available
General Event Space
Putnam Horticulture BuildingPhotos Available
General Event Space Max Capacity: 45 people
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