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Venue Spotlight: Gore Place

Looking to host an event with New England historical charm? Look no further than Gore Place, a venue built in 1806 by Christopher and Rebecca Gore. This venue was to serve as a place for the couple to hold social gatherings and enjoy the countryside just minutes from the bustling city scene. The property, designed by Rebecca Gore herself, was inspired from the grand mansions in Europe during the 1800s. In true Gore fashion, the venue is fully functioning to this day, and offers the perfect place to host a celebration that will transport you and your guests back in time.

Gore Place is hidden gem of a venue located just outside of Boston. This picturesque venue boasts 50 acres of land that is home to a gorgeous Federal-style mansion, the
authentic 1793 Carriage House, the fully functioning farm, and of course the home grounds and mile walk that runs by a brook that is connected to the Charles River.


Fall is in full swing, and this season is all about showing thanks for the health of your closest family and friends. During times of Covid-19, finding the perfect location to host an intimate gathering can be frustrating, but Gore Place offers the perfect setting to gather and celebrate amongst a quaint countryside in Waltham Massachusetts. If you’re looking for both a classy and rustic backdrop to flow seamlessly for your next event make sure to book Gore Place. Johnny Burke Catering loves teaming up with the staff at Gore Place to effortlessly pull off events that will be sure to go down in history.

A Venue With Options…

The Mansion: The plans for this estate came to Rebecca Gore when she was inspired by the grand European country houses she encountered abroad. With the architectural flair of Jacques-Guillaume Legrand, a notorious Parisian architect, the two of them set out to build the Gore dream home which cost a small fortune of $24,000.

The Carriage House: This authentically styled Carriage house was built circa 1793. The building had to be relocated in 1965, but was perfectly preserved and in 2014 was returned to its original location and fully restored. The newly renovated Carriage House has held onto the rustic feel through the preservation of its wooden floors and authentic horse stalls, though it also has new amenities such as restrooms, a catering kitchenette, and WIFI.

The Farm: Gore Place features a fully functioning farm that’s equip with heritage chickens and sheep. A sure way to keep guests entertained throughout your event. The Farmer’s Cottage was established in 1835 and was relocated across the street in the 1960s for preservation reasons. Each year Gore Place hosts their annual Sheepshearing Festival that draws appreciation from families and farmers far and wide.

Gore Place Wedding Tables

The Mile Walk, Straight Walk, and Brook

The Gore Place property is surrounded by whimsical walking paths. One edge of the property is bounded by the historical Boston Post Road. Another side is following a brook that flows out through the Charles River. The Straight Walk path offers what can be imagined as natures’ cathedral because the trees give the sense of walking down a church aisle.

Venue Spotlight: Charles Riverboat Company

Charles Riverboat Company is the only business to offer cruises that explore Boston and Cambridge skylines. This family-run company specializes in curating intimate gatherings like a quintessential New England Weddings. Charles Riverboat Co. focuses on hosting groups of 45 people during times of COVID-19, making their chartered boats an ideal Boston venue. With help from their passionate coordinators and Boston catering team you will secure smooth sailing for your next Boston event.

Charles River Boat Boston City View

Set the Scene
Let us paint you a picture…

Imagine coasting the Charles River sipping your favorite cocktail, drifting by stunning views of the Boston skyline. The sun begins to set as friends and family are making lasting memories in the background. Not a worry about what’s on the menu because Johnny Burke Catering has provided a gourmet spread of dishes that were all hand selected to be perfect for this one-of-a-kind moment. When social distancing is a must, Charles Riverboat Company. offers the ideal location for smaller-scale Boston events. This unique Boston venue provides an intimate setting for you and your guests.

Charles River Boat Wedding Table Setting   Charles River Boat Lounge

Meet the Fleet
Celebrate any special events aboard one of these five vessels.
  • Henry Longfellow: 65’ classic riverboat, ideal for a traditional New England Clambake Dinner or an elegant Sunset Cocktail Cruise [ holds 10-60 guests ]
  • Charles 1: 75’ classic riverboat, , ideal for a traditional New England Clambake Dinner or an elegant Sunset Cocktail Cruise [ holds 10-75 ]
  • Lexington: 75’ authentic two level paddle wheel boat, two levels give ample room for cocktails on the open air upper deck and a sit down dinner [ holds 35-145 guests ]
  • Valiant: 97′ yacht, setting for a wedding, cocktail reception, or elegant meal, [ holds 10-120 guests ]
  • Carousel:  49’ Eastbay Express, available for private charters. [ holds up to 6 guests ]

Come sail away with Charles Riverboat Company and excite your taste buds with classic New England flavors from Johnny Burke Catering.

Johnny Burke Bar Events

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