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The Hunnewell Building

Hunnewell Building - Carriage House

The Hunnewell Building at Elm Bank Horticulture Center in Wellesley is available for four season rental. In 2001, the building underwent a state-of-the-art renovation and is fully heated and air-conditioned. A MHS Membership is a requirement for function rentals.

All rental fees include:

  • Exclusive use of the historic Hunnewell Building (2,960 sq feet event space)
  • Connected three-season tent April 15th through November 1st (33x66 feet)
  • Catering Space
  • Coat Room
  • Podium & 10’ screen
  • Restrooms, including one wheelchair accessible
  • Hook-up for audio-visual equipment, music or theatrical lighting
  • Use of:
    • 225 green/gold cushioned chairs
    • 34 round tables (60 inches diameter seating 8 guests)
    • 25 rectangular tables (6 foot long)
    • 8 rectangular serving tables (8 foot long)

The Hunnewell Building Rental also includes use of the grounds, including the restored Italianate Garden, ideal for wedding photos, cocktail receptions and ceremonies


Room Configurations
Hunnewell Bldg with round tables only
20 tables
160 seats
Hunnewell Bldg with tables & dance floor
15 tables
120 seats
Seasonal Tent
14 tables
112 seats
Hunnewell Bldg lecture style
With slide projector and podium
208 seats
Without slide projector
225 seats
Maximum Capacity
Sit down dinner, Hunnewll Bldg only
160 persons
Sit down dinner, including tent
225 persons
Stand-up reception, Hunnewll Bldg only
200 persons
Stand-up reception, including tent
400 persons


You may read over 30 more reviews from our clients on the Wedding Wire website where The Gardens at Elm Bank has a 5 Star rating.

Contact us for rates and booking information by filling out an information request form or by calling 617-933-4921. 

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Mass Hort logo newFounded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

Entertaining at Elm Bank

Corporate brochure 2015