Average Base Cost: $30,000
Average base cost for a Lord Thompson Manor wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a weekend wedding rental in high season (May-October) using their catering/beverage costs (including bartenders and champagne toast), as well as valet and ceremony costs. Transportation to venue, accommodations, entertainment, decorations, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
How it breaks down:
Facility Fee: $4,750 for the weekend (based upon a 5-hour reception), $900.00 additional for an onsite ceremony.
What’s Included: Tables, chairs, and serveware.
Additional Fees: Valet costs $695
Food and Beverage: Food is $110/pp and includes station and passed hors d’oeuvres. The Lord Thompson Manor also offers both a consumption price and price person for alcohol. The consumption price (based on a 5-hour event) ranges from $29-$43/pp and an alcohol pre fixe runs you $37/pp. A champagne toast is additional at $4.75/pp. Bartenders cost $165/each (expect to have 1 bartender per 75 guests for an open bar).
Space Type: Inside/Outside
Size: Up to 220 people
Bridal Suite: You would use your room at the Lord Thompson Manor.
Parking: Valet (see above for pricing)
Food Service Type: Your choice
How Will Grandma Get There? There are 13 guest rooms are available for your use (6 in the Manor and 7 in the Cottage House). As part of the property rental you are required to occupy all rooms for two nights. Guest room rates range from $170.00- $285.00 per night. For other guests, your best bet would be neighboring Auburn, MA, which is 17 miles away. The Lord Thompson Manor is about an hour outside of Boston and 3 hours from New York City.
Party On! The bar can stay open until 2 a.m. And since you’re staying there you won’t get kicked off the property!
The Lord Thompson Manor was built in 1918 as an english Manor estate with Frederick Law Olmstead designed grounds. The Manor specializes in what they call the “Wedding Weekend” concept, and encourage couples to have everything from the rehearsal dinner to a spa day to the wedding reception, after party, and day-after brunch on the 40-acres grounds.
Woman Getting Married Says:
If you’re looking to have all of your wedding activities at one venue, this is definitely an option. While it’s a good in-between wedding venue location for guests traveling from Massachusetts/Connecticut, it’s definitely too far for guests to travel from New York City for the night. Also, the lack of great hotel options for those not staying in one of the manor rooms is not so hot…which is something to definitely keep in mind for overnight guests that you would most likely have to shuttle in. Overall, I think the property has a lot of potential and would work great for those couples looking for a more secluded/private venue. However, one thing to keep in mind is the layout, since guests will be separated into separate rooms for dinner. The lack of one big open space might not appeal to you if you’re looking to have dinner/dancing in once place.