Glen Magna Farms Mansion & Garden

The Mansion at Glen Magna Farms, set on an estate of eleven acres, has been described “as near to heaven as one can be in this world.” Located less than one mile from Routes 1 and 95. An ideal location for weddings.


Award Winning Garden

The award-winning landscape includes formal gardens massed with colorful perennials, annuals, shrubbery and an arboretum. The Old Fashioned Garden is anchored by a reproduction of the original Gazebo designed by Francis Peabody in 1840.

2022 & 2023  Rental Rates

Grounds and Facilities

Glen Magna Farms can accommodate up to 200 guests for a tented event.  Rental of Glen Magna Farms includes exclusive access to the grounds, and the following rooms in the mansion:  First Floor:  The Foyer, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Veranda, Kitchen, Little Parlor and Rest Room.  Second Floor:  Two changing rooms connected by a restroom for the bride, Grooms room, and additional restroom.  The Mansion is heated but does not have air-conditioning.  The first floor of the mansion is fully handicap accessible and meets the guidelines set forth by the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

Rental Fees 

Rental Schedule based on an 8 ½ hour time frame allowing for a 5 hour event, 2 ½ hours of set up and 1 hour of breakdown. Prices subject to change without notice. Rental fee includes  use of our 3640 sq.ft. Sailcloth Tent.

Friday Saturday / Holiday Sunday Sunday Monday Holiday Weekday
May 15th - October 15th $6800 $8000 $6800 $6800 $4000
October 16th - 31st and May 1st - 14th $5000 $6000 $5000 $5000 $3500
Overtime - Per 1/2 Hour (All Events Must End by 11 PM) Venue: $500 / Caterer: $350 Venue: $500 / Caterer: $350 Venue: $500 / Caterer: $350 Venue: $500 / Caterer: $350 Venue: $500 / Caterer: $350

Tables & Chairs Included in Rental

*linen, china, silverware and glassware are included with catering fees

  • 200 – white folding Samsonite chairs (available for outdoor ceremonies)
  • 20 – 60” dinner tables
  • 200 – Fruitwood Garden Chairs
  • 15 – 36” cocktail tables
  •  4 – 30”  tall cocktail tables
  • 6 – 6′ Banquet tables
  • 8 – 8′ Banquet tables


There is no additional charge for the ceremony on the grounds if the ceremony takes place within the five-hour rental time frame.  The overtime fee would apply if the ceremony were to take place outside of the five-hour time frame. Bridal party may arrive 2 hours before the ceremony start time to get changed and take pictures.  One hour of rehearsal time on a day prior to the ceremony is included.

Deposit and Payments

A non-refundable deposit of one-half of the full rental fee must accompany the signed contract to reserve Glen Magna Farms on a definite basis.  The Society must receive the balance of the rental fee no later than 90 days prior to your event.

Checks should be made payable to The Danvers Historical Society.

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation of a definite reservation is required in writing to The Society.  Should The Society rebook the date with a comparable rental, The Society will refund one-half of the deposit paid.

Liquor Policy

Beverage services include both Cash bars and Open bars. Self- service of alcohol is not allowed at any time on the property.  Bars must close 30 minutes prior to the end of the function, however, sodas, mineral waters, juices are served until the ending time.  Beer Kegs are not permitted.  There is a 4 ½ hour maximum on service of alcoholic beverages.

Exclusive Caterer & Bar Service

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The Most Beautiful Garden on The North Shore

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