Historic Wedding Venue: The Bradley Estate

Located just 30 minutes outside of Boston, with easy access off of the highway, The Bradley Estate offers so much for your dream wedding.  From the manicured formal garden, to the stately mansion, to the stunning sailcloth tent, The Bradley Estate has it all.

Michelle & Evan’s wedding, captured by photojournalist, Anna Solo, highlights so many of the beautiful features at this venue for your wedding ceremony and wedding reception.

Fireside Catering is the exclusive caterer at The Bradley Estate.  Visit this post to read more about what our couples have to say about the food and the service provided by our team.

FUN FACT: The Bradley Estate was used as the set for Aunt March’s home in the 2019 film, Little Women.

The bride has a quiet moment in the bridal suite.
A quiet moment for the bride in the bridal suite.
Bride views guests from window
The bridal suite looks directly onto the formal garden. Here our bride watches as the guests arrive.
First look alongside the mansion makes a gorgeous shot.
Time to get married!
Event planning services include ceremony coordination among MANY other services!
Formal garden at THe Bradley Estate for a wedding ceremony.
The view from the back door of The Bradley Estate mansion looks onto the formal lawn and garden.
Wedding Ceremony
The lighting starts to turn golden for this early fall wedding ceremony.
The Bradley Estate features a long, tree lined driveway as you approach the front door. It’s pretty great as a photo back drop too.
The Bradley Estate is surrounded by old growth forests, a pond and a farm. All of which provide so many beautiful places for photos.
Wedding reception under the tent.
A peek under the tent for the reception set-up.
Bride with cocktail.
Fireside Catering appoints a bridal attendant for each wedding, so our couples are cared for throughout the event.
Lamb chops.
The hors d’oeuvres look AND taste great.
Cutting cake.
A “cutting cake” is available if you wish to forgo a traditional cake.
Miso Cod for the entree.
A frequent comment in our client testimonials is that the guests ‘are still raving about the food.’
Tent aglow with lighting.
The huge sailcloth tent is aglow after the sun sets.

Many thanks to Anna Solo for sharing these images that feature The Bradley Estate so magnificently.

Ring Bearers & Flower Girls

What do flower girls and ring bearers have in common? They are young people in your life that you love and selected to be in your bridal party.

Choosing these special young attendants can bring a little apprehension given the unpredictable behavior in this age set, but don’t let that stop you!  Our team will be there to help the young ones make their way down the aisle, but read on to see what advice they have for you when it comes to working with flower girls and ring bearers.

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If you have particularly young attendants, Amy Hudon, Director of Sales and Events for The Estate at Moraine Farm, suggests that the flower girls or ring bearers do not practice in the ceremony rehearsal. “They always do great at the rehearsal but then the next day, there is suddenly more than a hundred people staring at them and they get nervous…”

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“Flower girls and ring bearers should attend the rehearsal, so they are familiar with the space…but just wait until the actual ceremony for them to walk down the aisle, and they will be none the wiser.

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Tim Holmes, Director of Sales and Events at The Bradley Estate and Fruitlands Museum, reminds us, “Rehearsed or not, it won’t go perfectly…keep it light and go with the flow.

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Maura McCarthy, Director of Sales and Events at The Crane Estate, says, “It helps to have more than one flower girl or ring bearer, or even a junior bridesmaid there to help out. There is strength in numbers!

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And perhaps Jessica Belanger, Director of Sales and Events for Fireside Catering, sums it up perfectly, “You have to let the kids just be kids, and no matter what they do it’s going to be adorable!

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The Bradley Estate is available for weddings and events for a limited number of dates.  We still have a few 2016 dates available.  Call today and enjoy all the features of this gorgeous estate just a few minutes outside of Boston!