The Commander's Mansion

440 Talcott Avenue, Watertown, MA
Capacity: 200 people

About The Commander's Mansion

The Commander's Mansion, also known as Quarters 111 was built in 1865 by Major Thomas J. Rodman, the commanding officer for the Watertown Arsenal. The Commander's Mansion is the perfect setting for any function, from small intimate gatherings to a large outdoor tented reception. Set on seven private acres the mansion is a classic example of Italian-Victorian architecture with intricate details throughout.

Package Pricing

Filming and Photoshoot Pricing
$100 - $150 /hour
Pricing for parties only
House Rental Meeting Rates
$150 - $350 /hour
Pricing for meetings only
House Rental Wedding Rates
$150 - $350 /hour
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

The Dining Room
The Dining Room
The Grounds
The Grounds
The Parlor
The Parlor
The Patio
The Patio


Great venue - An Eventective User from Newton

This is a beautiful wedding venue. There are so many spaces to utilize. We used the mansion to host our cocktail hour. The house has beautiful and elegant rooms and staircases. It has many rooms and each space is a beautiful photo opportunity. We had our ceremony in the arbor which was amazing. The tent is a great reception area and held 180 guests with a large dance floor. We took pictures all over the grounds and had such a special day there. The staff is very friendly and goes out of the way to make sure the day is perfect!

Great for weddings or other parties - An Eventective User from Boston, MA

The facility has a classic and elegant feel. There is an outdoor area perfect for weddings, surrounded by vine covered fences. Inside there is plenty of space, though it is broken up into multiple rooms. There is also an outside patio with a party tent. If the inside is being used then it fits about 100 people, but if the tent is used it can fit more. The people who coordinate events are extremely helpful and responsive. It is also very reasonably priced and they have plenty of vendors to recommend. There is a full kitchen on site and plenty of parking. Also handicapped accessible.

Venue Types
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200
  • Special Features: listed on the National Register of Historic Places