Experience the grandeur of a bygone era by hosting your celebration at the historic Lyman Estate. Set amidst extensive lawns and perennial gardens, the mansion offers an elegant and gracious setting for:
The availability of indoor and outdoor areas gives you maximum flexibility in planning your party. Enjoy a cocktail hour in the garden. Dine al fresco on the covered veranda overlooking the landscaped grounds. Host intimate dinner parties in antique-filled parlors. Dance in the magnificent ballroom where the waltz was introduced to Boston society.
Six rooms are used for your party. The oval parlor with its original, hand-carved woodwork. A dramatic Victorian library. The east parlor and the dining room, where light streams in through bay windows. The ballroom, with its crystal chandeliers, classical columns and marble fireplace. A grand staircase with a Palladian window provides a perfect spot for photographs. On the second floor, there is a beautifully furnished changing room. The mansion is fully air conditioned.
Your rental gives you use of the mansion and the grounds. In fact, think of the Lyman Estate as your home for the day. We invite you to schedule a visit to the Lyman Estate and meet with one of our knowledgable event coordinators.
The Lyman Estate is a National Historic Landmark located in Waltham, Massachusetts. The Estate, also known as "The Vale" is available to rent for weddings and private functions. The facility sits on 37 acres of landscaped grounds and can host up to 175 guests for a reception and 150 guests for a seated event. Your Event Coordinator provide a list of caterers, photographers, musicians, liquor suppliers, and florists.
The Lyman Estate offers a unique and elegant setting for corporate functions such as meetings, parties, retreats and school reunions. During the warmer months, companies may host outings such as barbecues or clambakes and enjoy the extensive lawns for outdoor games. The Lyman Estate is air conditioned.
In addition to 100 white folding chairs and tables in a variety of sizes, we supply a podium and speaker, projection screen and an easel. On weekdays, the Lyman Estate may be rented for small meetings and seminars. The availability of the grand ballroom as well as smaller break-out rooms makes the Lyman Estate a unique and comfortable setting. A podium and speaker, projection screen and an easel are available at no cost.
We invite you to treat your staff and friends to celebrate a memorable holiday occasion at the Lyman Estate. In December, the mansion is magically transformed. Festive wreaths adorn windows, evergreen trees twinkle with lights and mantels brim with ribbons and greenery. Filled with guests, the mansion comes alive with music and merriment.