“Thank you very much for a truly delightful evening this past Friday. We didn’t know what to expect and came away wanting to return again! You and your assistants make guests feel very welcome and the meal was excellent too!” – S.N., recent dinner guest
“We had the most amazing celebration here! It exceeded all expectations! It started with appetizers and wine in their truly magical outdoor setting and continued with a magnificent lunch customized just for us! Thank you Cathy Gilson for managing every detail with such grace and care, Chef Adam for a delicious meal, and Janet and Sarah for your attentive helpfulness! Our guests had a wonderful time and we are now all officially Gilson’s Herb Lyceum Groupies!” – S.P., Framingham, MA
“Thank you for the wonderful experience we had last Friday night; it was such a lovely atmosphere, beautifully decorated, and the food was exceptional! I am still dreaming about the pork with apple mostarda, the parsnip puree, the escarole, and the tarte tatin!” – E.K., Watertown, MA
“My wife and I held our 23 person wedding at Gilson’s Herb Lyceum in Oct 2016 and it was totally incredible! The Lyceum surrounds a working herb farm and provided beautiful and varied settings for portraits, casual photos, our ceremony, a cocktail hour, and dinner. Each garden is perfectly curated with plants, flowers, and objects that tie together the grounds’ rustic charm. With so many gorgeous settings, we got to have each segment in a different and special spot, and everything went perfectly.
Despite all of the outdoor magic, the dinner in the restored carriage house (beautifully appointed with drying herbs and farm accoutrement, no need for decoration) was the highlight of the evening. The Lyceum is known for hosting talented chefs-in-residence who prepare amazing farm-to-table dinners on most Friday and Saturday evenings. We’d been before and knew that, but were still blown away by what they prepared (the butternut squash ravioli and duck breast were superb, but somehow the pumpkin soup stole the show). Also, they’re BYO which helped keep costs down and also allowed us to pick wine parings (a delightful touch).
Bottom line: Gilson’s Herb Lyceum is a truly exceptional venue and will hold a warm place in our hearts always. If you’re thinking about using it for your wedding, book while you can. You’ll be very happy you did.” – B.S., Groom