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Minimonies with The Trustees

Small Wedding Ceremonies

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You may have had grand plans for your perfect wedding day, celebrating with many friends and family. We understand and regret that some of these arrangements may have changed due to the pandemic.

You can still celebrate this wonderful life event, however, with a small wedding ceremony and photo shoot at a Trustees property. With your closest loved ones in attendance, exchange your vows within a spectacular natural or cultural setting at one of the following sites:

Trustees Members at a Supporting level of $165 may book events at our properties.

Minimony Packages

  • 2 hours on-site for up to 30 total attendees*, admission included 
  • Standing ceremony in a semi-private location 
  • Access to bathrooms 
  • Non-exclusive access to all outdoor areas of the property for photography 
  • A Trustees staff member on-site

Micro Wedding Packages 

  • 3 hours on-site for up to 50 total attendees, admission included 
  • Seated ceremony in a semi-private location 
  • Access to bathrooms and private changing room for couple 
  • Non-exclusive access to all outdoor areas of the property for photography 
  • A Trustees staff member on-site to supervise set-up and vendors
  • Catering permitted within 3 hour timeframe, passed hors d’oeurves 

Scroll down for package pricing for Minimonies and Micro Weddings.

Minimony Packages
  • Appleton Farms
  • deCordova
  • Long Hill
  • Naumkeag
  • Notchview
  • Old Manse
  • Rocky Woods
  • Stevens Coolidge House & Gardens
  • Farandnear

Appleton Farms

Days/Hours
Daily, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location
Joan’s Memorial
Prince of Wales Allee
Cottage Terrace

Fee
$1,000

Add-ons/Other *
Add’l guest $250/15
Benches $250/$10@
Add’l hour $250

deCordova

Days/Hours
Fri – Sun 10:00 am or 12:30 pm

Location
Dine Hearts
Main Lawn
Sculpture Terrace

Fee
$1,500

Add-ons/Other *
Access to changing room
Add’l guest $250/15
Chairs $250/$10@
Add’l hour $250

Long Hill

Days/Hours
Daily 4:00 pm

Location
Croquet Lawn
Horseshoe Garden
Porch

Fee
$1,500

Add-ons/Other * 
Access to changing room
$250 for up to 15 additional guests $250 for chairs for up to 30 guests and $10 each for additional guests up to 45 total
$250 for additional hour

Naumkeag

Days/Hours
Thurs – Mon 4:00 pm

Location
Chinese Garden

Fee
$1,000

Add-ons/Other * 
Champagne toast $20 per person

Notchview

Days/Hours
Daily 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm

Location
Field

Fee
$800

Add-ons/Other *
$250 for up to 15 additional guests
$250 for additional hour

 

Old Manse

Days/Hours
Daily 5:00 pm

Location
Orchard
Sunken Foundation

Fee
$1,000

Add-ons/Other *
$250 for up to 15 additional guests $250 for chairs for up to 30 guests and $10 each for additional guests up to 45 total
$250 for additional hour

Rocky Woods

Days/Hours
Daily, 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm

Location
Pavilion
Terrace
Field

Fee
$800

Add-ons/Other *
$250 for up to 15 additional guests $250 for chairs for up to 30 guests and $10 each for additional guests up to 45 total
$250 for additional hour

Stevens Coolidge House & Gardens

Days/Hours
Daily, 1:00 pm or 3:00 pm

Location
Rose Garden
Perennial Garden

Fee
$1,000

Add-ons/Other *
$250 for up to 15 additional guests
$250 for additional hour

Farandnear

Handled by Bull Run Restaurant

Micro Wedding Packages
  • Appleton Farms
  • deCordova
  • Long Hill
  • Rocky Woods
  • Stevens Coolidge House & Gardens

Appleton Farms

Days/Hours
June – Sept, Thu, Sun, 5:00 pm

Location
Paddock

Fee
$2,500

Add-ons/Other *
Pizza picnic, in-house catering.
Benches available, no tables or chairs

 

deCordova

Days/Hours
Fri – Sun 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm

Location
Dine Hearts
Main Lawn
Sculpture Terrace

Fee
$3,500 Sat – Sun
$3,000 Fri

Add-ons/Other *
Tables and chairs included.
Tent rentals allowed.

Long Hill

Days/Hours
Daily 4:00 pm

Location
Croquet Lawn
Horseshoe Garden
Porch
Tent area

Fee
$3,000

Add-ons/Other * 
Tables and chairs included

Rocky Woods

Days/Hours
Sat – Sun, 4:00 pm

Location
Pavilion
Field

Fee
$2,000

Add-ons/Other *
Picnic tables available

Stevens Coolidge House & Gardens

Days/Hours
Sat – Sun, 4:00 pm

Location
Event Lawn

Fee
$2,500

Add-ons/Other *
Rentals allowed for tent, tables, chairs

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