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Venues in Brookline, MA,
(617) 854-5000
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4.8 out of 5
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    Michael Townsend

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  • My wife and I had our wedding at Alden Castle and could not be happier with the experience that we had. From the start, we worked with Candice from Longwood Venues to plan and coordinate the big day. Candice was extremely helpful in making sure that all details big and small were accounted for. She was incredibly patient with us as we went through the process and worked to understand our dream wedding vision and helped us execute our vision perfectly. The venue itself and the rest of the Longwood staff were equally incredible. We did not need to worry about a thing day of as the staff took care of everything and made sure nothing was missed. Chef Roberto, also from Alden Castle, was responsible for all of our meals and we couldn't be happier with how all of the food turned out. Between the venue, the support staff, and the food, we cannot recommend Alden Castle enough!

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    Thank you for the wonderful review, Michael! We are thrilled that Candice, Chef Roberto, and the entire team at Alden Castle were able to make your wedding and planning process enjoyable. We would like to wish you a lifetime of love and happiness. Please stay in touch.

    John

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    5 out of 5
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  • Alden was incredible to work with. Our coordinator Carolyn was beyond helpful every step of the way- from floor planning, to our tasting, to day of coordination. Nothing was too crazy to ask, and everything we wanted (including a pre-ceremony granola bar for a very hungry bride) was tracked down and provided! Nothing slipped through the cracks and she and her team made sure we had the wedding of our dreams. I wish I could do it all over again just to work with them again!

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    Thank you for the wonderful review, John! We are thrilled that our team was able to make sure you had the wedding of your dreams and that no one got hangry on their wedding day.

    Haya

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    5 out of 5
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  • Alden Castle is a beautiful and elegant venue. From the moment we stepped in to see the Vintage Ballroom we were in love. Amanda P. helped us envision our wedding and we knew then we were in great hands. She also gave is great recommendations on what we needed, vendors she recommended as well as ideas on what to think about as we planned the wedding. On our wedding day, the staff was amazing and went above and beyond to ensure that we were taken cared of throughout the whole day. My husband and I were in awe to the attention to detail and service we received. We've received compliments all night about the food, service and overall flow of the wedding and it was all due to our amazing coordinator Candice K. She was great throughout the whole process and coordinated with our vendors. I couldn't have asked for a better team to work with to make our day extra special. A million thanks!

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    Thank you, Haya! A lot of love and hard work goes into the events we host at Alden Castle so we are glad you enjoyed the experience. Clients like you help to further our passion.

    J.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Stay away!! We had our wedding here at Alden Castle in the summer of 2017, for about 130 guests. Long story short the air conditioning broke the day of our wedding and the staff did not tell us, lied to our guests about it, and did nothing to make guests comfortable or fix the situation. Bartenders were rude to our guests (I don't blame them as they were hot as hell and shouldn't have had to work in those conditions). All of our guests were very uncomfortable and we had people leave early. I thought how dissapointed/mad/upset we were about the whole thing would fade with time, but it hasn't. Looking back at our wedding photos and seeing people clearly sweating makes us upset to this day and always will. Still feel embarrassed for all of our guests, almost all traveled very far to be there. Would not recommend this venue or any other Longwood Venues location. Stay away unless you are going to spend $100,000 (then maybe they won't let something like that happen). A real shame... Read more

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    Dear J, We are very heavy hearted to read your review notes after our conversations in July. We believe that together we addressed your concerns and agreed on a fair resolution. Feedback is something we take very seriously. Alden Castle is a very special place that holds countless memories for many. We hope that you leave with a few fond moments to cherish. We wish you all the best in your lives together as husband and wife. Sincerely, The Longwood Venues Team

    Elizabeth

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot express how AMAZING the staff at Alden was throughout the entire process planning our wedding. Their professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication really made it effortless and stress free. Amanda and Michelle were incredible and we formed a friendship with everyone we encountered. They were all genuine and held our hands the whole way. Our wedding day was nothing short of incredible. Eliza was overwhelmingly helpful as our private concierge. The venues beauty speaks for itself. Minimal decor the ballroom is breathtaking!! Our guests are still talking about the food! The presentation was amazing and the hardest part was choosing what to serve as it was all exceptional!! If you are even considering using Alden as your vendor I more than HIGHLY recommend, I insist that you meet with them and fall in love instantly the way we did!!

    Danielle

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot begin to say enough great things about Alden Castle. From the moment my husband and I booked well over two years ago until our wedding this past weekend, Alden Castle has been amazing. We originally viewed Alden Castle first and immediately fell in love. The vintage ballroom is stunning and the neutral colors go with everything. Michelle told us everything we needed to know on this initial visit and even encouraged us to look at our venues so that we were confident. A quick tour at venues around Boston told us that Alden Castle was hands down one of the best. After our wedding, I can honestly say that booking Alden Castle was one of the best decisions that we made. The staff was unbelievably helpful and grabbed anything that we could have possibly needed. Our bridal attendant even got my husband and I a tray of appetizers for us to enjoy after running around taking pictures...needless to say we were blown away from the start of our reception! Alden Castle is 100% firs... Read more

    User4474675

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  • Kristin was amazing and I don't know what I would have done without her. Everything was perfect!!

    Leigh Ann

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • We could not have been more thrilled with Alden Castle for hosting our wedding earlier this month. Candice was an amazing coordinator to work with- super professional and the kindest human. She really made sure all the details were taken care of and was quick to respond throughout the process. Alden Castle ended up being the perfect space for our wedding- beautiful venue, excellent food, friendly/helpful staff, and overall smooth execution on the day of. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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    Thank you for the kind words, LeighAnn. We are happy to hear that Candice was a pleasure to work with. Our team loved being able to share this monumental day with you and your family.

    Kaylyn

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • The moment my fiancé (now husband) walked into Alden Castle we fell in love. We were greeted by the bubbly Michelle Sagi (in her rockin' heels) and given a thorough tour of the venue. Michelle's passion for Alden was evident throughout our meeting; she was so thorough and knowledgeable but most importantly, genuine. Amanda, our planner was equally fantastic. She made every dream of ours come true. She was able to special order ingredients for our specialty cocktails; I had a dream of having my cocktail garnished with edible flowers and they got them!! My husbands favorite craft Gin, Barr Hill, was also brought in for the wedding. He was thrilled, and trust me, there wasn't a lot about the wedding he was "excited" about ;) Amanda met with me several times to go over the floor plans and details of the day. She was prompt responding to all of emails, and was willing to stay late to meet with me and my maid of honor. I am a very visual, detail orientated person and Amanda was v... Read more

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    Dear Kaylyn, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled you had a wonderful experience and miss you dearly. Alden Castle is such a special place to us and we couldn't be happier that you feel the same way. Please come back and visit us any time. Enjoy your lives together. All the best, The Longwood Venues Team

    Alexis

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • We had a wonderful experience working with Alden Castle. We got married in the Vintage Ballroom, then had our cocktail hour on the balcony, and then returned to the ballroom for dinner and our reception. (If there is no other event going on, you can have your cocktail hour in the Modern Club for a small extra fee.) We met with Michelle when we first saw the venue, and once we signed the contract we were matched up with Amanda, our event coordinator. She was the perfect mix of helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. She worked with me throughout the 6 months of planning and always made time to answer an email or have a phone call with me. I never had a sense of how many other weddings Amanda had going on in those weeks/months because she really made us feel as though we were the only couple she was working with. The day of our wedding she was cool, calm and collected and took care of everything. (Your event coordinator at Alden will be with you on the day of until late in the day/evening.... Read more

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    Dear Alexis, Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words. We couldn't be happier that you put your trust in us for your most special day. Please do come back to see us when you are in the area. We would love to treat you to a glass of champagne. All the best, The Longwood Venues Team

    User5304220

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We chose Alden Castle for our July 23, 2016 wedding for both the ceremony and reception and it was the best choice we made! From the initial meeting to see the venue with Michelle to working with Amanda throughout the process and then working with both Amanda and Eliza the day of, everything went smoothly and my husband and I felt so taken cared of! Amanda made adjustments to the time line throughout the process as information fluctuated and was always so quick to respond to my emails and questions. She also contacted / confirmed all of our vendors to ensure they knew when to set-up, etc, which was a big thing off of my to-do list! Amanda, Eliza, and all the rest of the incredible staff also made sure that everything ran smoothly on our wedding day from setting up the first look to organizing the processional line, and even tracking down family members who needed corsages. They also made sure that my husband and I were able to eat all of the delicious food! From giving us a pr... Read more

    Lauren

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • We held out June 2016 wedding for 180 people at Alden Castle. We used both the Ballroom (for ceremony and reception) and Club Room (for cocktail hour). The space at Alden is absolutely beautiful and really the first reason we had for choosing this as our venue. The space itself is so elegant and has a feeling a seclusion despite being easily accessible to Boston. Very little extra decor is needed. We worked with Michelle in Sales and then had Kirsten, followed by Amanda as our event specialist/day of coordinator. Everyone was so professional and kind, really excellent customer service. Occasionally it took a little while (a few days) to hear a response to an email, but overall everyone was wonderful to work with. We also went with Alden because there is much more flexibility about menu and timing of your day compared to other venues we looked at (mostly hotels). We incorporated some unique aspects into our wedding and they always were willing to work with us to make things happen. ... Read more

    Michelle

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Alden Castle is an amazing place to get married. It is absolutely beautiful and the staff is a pleasure to work with. My wedding planner did most of the direct communication with Alden leading up to the big day, but the times we did interact with the staff there (for our initial viewing and a later tasting appointment), we were extremely pleased with their work. On the big day, Alden had several staff members on hand to make sure everything went right on their end. Our guests loved the venue, the food, and the service. They even assigned us a staff member to make sure we had everything we needed. My husband and I never had to go to the bar, but we were never without a drink when we wanted one. She also made sure to let us know when our meals were served so we could avoid the major reception pitfall: not eating because you want to talk to everyone so much. Overall, Alden was amazing and I highly recommend having any event there.

    Casey

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Finding a venue to support a guest list of up to 200 people without going broke and staying in Boston is no small feat. Many of the venues my fiancé and i look at were either too small or far too expensive or too far out of the city (85% of our guests were from outside of Boston and it didn't seem fair to us to make them fly to Boston and then drive to some of the beautiful estates on the cape or in western Mass). When we found Alden Castle it felt too good to be true. The vintage feel with beautiful wood was both dramatic and in some ways a blank slate for any color palette. There was space to do both the ceremony and reception, and we could additionally add a second room (the club house) to do our cocktail hour. And, best of all -- it was in our budget. My only hesitation was that in looking online there weren't many weddings I could find that had the same elegant but also light and whimsical with soft neutrals feel, which I envisioned. It seemed that most brides that had booke... Read more

    User4654245

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Finding a venue was the first step o our wedding planning journey, and it was not easy. We had an estimate of 200 people and most of the venues in the Boston area were either only equipped for 120 OR prohibitively expensive. Then we came across Alden castle (previously the Veronique Ballroom) and were pleasantly surprised. We were planning the wedding from DC, so I enlisted the help of my mom and sister to check out the venue. With their endorsement that the space was beautiful - we booked the venue. Michelle was extremely patient with us as we went back and forth about the minimum spend and other details of the contract. Once the contract was finished, Michelle transferred us to Kristin who handled the remainder of the event. Kristin took my mom and sister on separate tours, multiple times without complaining and send me tons and tons of pictures of other weddings that had taken place at Alden to help plan flowers and decorations. She was patient with my husband and I as w... Read more
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