The Gardens at Elm Bank

As guests arrive, they are guided through the wooded driveway which leads to our complimentary parking areas. Included in all rentals is use of the gardens for photography, cocktail receptions, and for guests to enjoy freely. The tranquil atmosphere will bring your guests together as they absorb the beauty of the gardens and our one-of-a-kind property in celebration of your event.

Whether you are looking for yourself or on behalf of family or friends, we look forward to introducing you to our remarkable property.

The Gardens at Elm Bank resides on Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s stunning 36-acre property located along the Charles River in Wellesley and Dover, Massachusetts. Just thirty minutes outside of Boston, our property offers twelve gorgeous display gardens and multiple event spaces to suit your wedding of any capacity. We take pride in offering one event on the property at a time for our late afternoon and evening rentals, allowing for the most intimate experience possible. 

Massachusetts Horticultural Society, founded in 1829, is the oldest, formally organized horticultural institution in the United States. Our location at The Gardens at Elm Bank is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for many elements. Whether you are looking to incorporate our history or simply have a unique setting for your special day, our property is the perfect backdrop.

We offer packages and pricing for ceremony only, reception only, as well as having both ceremony and reception on the property. Our Italianate Garden is sure to wow your guests with its linear beds, restored fountain and magnificent cooper beech hedging. Weezie’s Garden for Children is an enchanting location where guests to roam freely and enjoy cocktail receptions among the unique structures and captivating water features.

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