Weddings & Special Events at Habitat

Outdoor wedding at Habitat Education Center © Anne Rearick
© Anne Rearick Photography (arweddings.org)

Celebrate Your Wedding or Special Event in Style

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Please contact our Function Manager to inquire about hosting an event at Habitat.

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Located just six miles northwest of downtown Boston, the 90-acre Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Habitat in Belmont offers a unique, intimate setting for weddings, anniversary parties, conferences, and other special events.

Host your next big occasion at our historic estate, which includes a stately brick 1914 Georgian-style mansion as well as a beautifully maintained formal garden designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers landscape firm.

There's no better way to celebrate a special occasion then by knowing that you’re supporting the educational and conservation efforts of Habitat and Mass Audubon, which allow people to connect to nature on a regular basis!

→ Please note that rental of the house and grounds is available only to Mass Audubon members. Not a member? Join today! 


Cutting the cake at a wedding reception at Habitat © Anne Rearick Photography (arweddings.org)
© Anne Rearick Photography (arweddings.org)

Facilities for Weddings & Events

Ceremonies can take place surrounded by huge oaks, elegant birches, and a magnificent katsura tree. Each season brings new splendor—tulips in the early spring, a classic mix of annuals and perennials in summer, and a variety of colorful chrysanthemums come fall.

Festivities can be held on our secluded yet sun-filled lawn, on the blue stone patio under the shade of a wisteria covered pergola, or inside the 750-square-foot air-conditioned living room complete with a working fireplace, a solarium, wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and an art gallery.

Two smaller rooms nearby are available for a bar and buffet or other purposes. A large kitchen with a commercial-size range is available for use by caterers. Second floor rooms may be used by the wedding party for dressing and preparation.

Availability

Weekends and holidays year-round for Mass Audubon members only.

(Not a member? Join online or call 617-489-5050 to join by phone.)

Wedding couple with Habitat goats © Anne Rearick
© Anne Rearick Photography (arweddings.org)

Rates

Rental fees include tables and chairs. Formal functions can begin at 11:00 am (no earlier), and must end by 9:00 pm. 

May–October

$3,200 Saturday half-day • $2,800 Sunday half-day

November–April

$2,400 Saturday half-day • $2,400 Sunday half-day

A half-day rental period is equal to five (5) hours—please contact us to get a quote for full-day rentals.

Maximum Capacity

100 people for any function (indoor and/or outdoor)

A 30ft x 40ft tent can be rented from a designated vendor and set up on the lawn adjacent to the living room and formal gardens; additional cost is approximately $1,000.

Please Note

  • A signed rental agreement and deposit are required at the time of booking.
  • The house & grounds are smoke-free environments. 
  • Responsibility for all setup and cleanup lies solely with the renter.