at Glen Magna Farms
Danvers Historical Society
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.
Magna Farms is an ideal location for weddings, private parties,
corporate meetings, photo shoots and other special events.
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. A wisteria-covered pergola transports
guests towards the Derby Summer House, a National Historic Landmark,
and into the Rose Garden which blooms in early summer with hundreds
of heirloom roses. Classical statuary, fountains, sweeping lawns
and winding pathways further enhance the exquisitely restored and
main rooms of the Colonial Revival Mansion include a foyer, drawing
room, parlor, library and a spacious dining room. Changing rooms
for bridal parties or for break-out sessions are on the second floor.
A covered veranda along the entire south side of the Mansion overlooks
the main lawn and gardens. Tenting for larger outdoor functions
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