The Curtis House Est. 2000

14 South Street, Ashfield, MA, USA

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The Curtis House sits on 5 acres of cut flower gardens, orchards and open lawn in Ashfield, Massachusetts.
We host, plan, and cater events here at the Curtis House, our 1850s home built by George William Curtis, then the editor of Harpers Weekly. It’s a charming, sprawling old house that abuts the town green. During warmer months events take place in our gardens and fully restored late 19th-century barn, with an attached turn of the century glass greenhouse. When it's a bit more chilly we host smaller events in a heated section of the barn or in the house itself. 
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Views
Farm View
Garden
Historical Monument
Meadow/Field
Style
Bohemian
Classic
Garden Party
Romantic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

We host, plan, and cater events here at the Curtis House, our 1850s home built by George William Curtis, then the editor of Harpers Weekly. It’s a charming, sprawling old house that abuts the town green. During warmer months events take place in our gardens and fully restored late 19th-century barn, with an attached turn of the century glass greenhouse. When it's a bit more chilly we host smaller events in a heated section of the barn or in the house itself. 

An event here goes beyond the typical five-hour party. We host one event a weekend and for three days the entire Curtis House, barn and grounds are yours, including overnight accommodations for up to nine. Feel free to host your rehearsal dinner outside in our apple orchard, guests only have to move into the house for an after party. or have a morning after brunch with family in the sunroom.

We'll take care of the planning, day of coordination, catering, any rental needs and if you'd like floral designs and the cake. Whatever you imagine for your event, we're here to help you realize your dreams. We'll help you every step of the way, from planning to coordinating the day. We open our home to you and take away all the stress of planning your dream day. We want to make your day about who you are.

Our late 19th-century barn has recently been restored and fully opened for events in 2017. The barn retains its rustic charm with exposed beams, locally milled hardwood floors, and a stone patio that opens into one of our cut flower gardens. In the spring of 2018 our antique Lord & Burnham glass greenhouse, which extends from the back of the barn, will be complete. 

Ceremonies typically take place under the apple trees or in front of a newly built stone wall, but we're also next door to two iconic New England churches and within a few miles of beautiful scenic vistas.

Planning a winter wedding? No problem, we can accommodate smaller celebrations inside a heated portion of the barn or in the Curtis House. 

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $100 to $120

Additional Charges

Additional charges may include: specialty bar ware, service staff for a brunch or rehearsal dinner, catering for a day after brunch, tent rental if desired, taxes of 6.25%, and a catering service charge of 18%.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
140
Buffet
N/A
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2000
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Included in the site fee is the use of the entire barn, gardens and house. If renting for the weekend, you will have full access to the house for 2 nights, including breakfasts for guests. The house can sleep 9, but we're happy to squeeze in a few more or allow for camping. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
The Curtis House sits on 5 acres of cut flower gardens, orchards and open lawn in Ashfield, Massachusetts, an iconic New England Village. Our property abuts the town green, separated by a long stone fence with gates. From the gardens, you can see the town steeple and two historic churches. 
Design:
Our 19th-century barn has been fully restored, with 3 large sliding barn doors that open to our cut flower gardens. Attached to the barn in a historic Lutton greenhouse, originally built in 1913 and carefully restored at the Curtis House. Behind the barn in a hillside with stone steps leading to dahlia fields and the forest. The interior of the house is dripping with charm - clawfoot tubs, fireplaces in every room, a large solarium surrounded by lilacs and many porches to sit and admire the gardens from.
Standout Venue Features:
All couples have access to our turn of the century glass greenhouse for photos, we also have a fire pit and all of our flowers are grown right here at our small cut flower farm.
Extra Perks:
Everything you need is included! We also provide the wedding planning and day-of coordination.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Catering for the wedding reception is done in-house. We have suggested menus but are happiest when we can work with clients to create custom menus that are representative of their favorite things and family backgrounds. Everything is made from scratch (even the crackers) and sourced locally.
Bars & Lounges:
Save some money and bring your own alcohol! Don't worry, we can take care of ordering all the mixers and the bartender is already included in your catering package. 
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