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Memorial Services & Receptions

The Gardens at Elm Bank: An Inspirational Setting for a Memorial Service


Fountain-through-gateThere are many ways to celebrate a life. If you are planning a funeral reception or memorial service for a loved one, The Gardens at Elm Bank offer a private, beautiful estate setting. The Gardens at Elm Bank are located on the 36-acre Cheney Estate in Dover, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens are a place of beauty, discovery, and quiet reflection.

Our beautiful estate is available for memorial services and receptions.

  • Private venue nestled in the lush gardens of The Gardens at Elm Bank
  • An enchanting and serene setting
  • Expansive grounds and facilities
  • Our professional event planner can help& you create a special event for your guests


Our Memorial Spaces

Hunnewell-Carriage-HouseHunnewell Building

The Hunnewell Building features a 3,000 square foot great hall with exposed original vaulted and trussed ceiling. It offers a large catering kitchen along with a full complement of tables, chairs, and other event furnishings. An attached three-season tent completes a perfect venue for symposia, lectures, weddings, charitable benefits, and other public events. Both structures can accommodate approximately 225 guests for a sitdown dinner or 400 for a standing reception.

Italianate-Garden The Italianate Garden 

The Italianate Garden is a formal garden surrounded by a beautiful copper beech hedge with a central fountain. White garden chairs are used in this garden for ceremonies or receptions. This historic garden was designed by the Olmsted Brothers firm, 1914-1928.




Maple-GroveThe Maple Grove 

The Maple Grove is a 140 feet x 140 feet grassy area in the heart of our gardens. It is a beautiful setting that accommodates a tent of almost any size.




Jim-Crockett-Memorial-GardenThe James Crockett Memorial Garden

This intimate garden welcomes a small group of up to 50 people.




Contact us for rates and booking information by filling out an information request form or by calling 617-933-4921.


“I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in order.”

–John Burroughs

About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Mass Hort logo newFounded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.