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Venues in Shirley, MA,
(304) 629-6317

About Us

The Bull Run is a full-service wedding and event venue located in Shirley, Massachusetts. This award-winning venue has been around since 1740 and they offer multiple on-site and off-site options for both your ceremony and reception. They offer a variety of wedding packages as well as locally-sourced, farm-to-table dinner options. The Bull Run offers an experienced wedding coordinator to oversee all the details of your day.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 300 guests at this historic venue. For your ceremony they have a beautiful covered bridge adorned with twinkling lights. For cocktail hour or an intimate reception, they have a gorgeously landscaped Garden Room & Patio. If you're having a grand affair, the Sawtelle Supper Room has plenty of space to dance the night away; or you can celebrate with their 18th century colonial Tavern in the background.

Services Offered
The Bull Run’s personal function coordinator will work with you to select the best wedding package to accommodate all of your needs. Their services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house caterer
  • Cake
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Lighting and sound

Other Facilities
In addition to the locations on site, The Bull Run offers additional venues that are less than one mile away. These venues include:

  • Shirley Meeting House - a classic Colonial landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Farandnear Reservation - features 89 acres of amazing landscaping, exotic trees and a pavilion with a stone fireplace. This location is perfect for an all-day outdoor affair.


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  • There isn’t enough words to describe our experience with The Bull Run as our wedding venue! We booked our 10.3.2020 wedding in Jan 2019. Amanda is amazing from the moment you meet her! She is responsive to questions and none are too silly! We had our fabulous tasting and had planned to meet in March for table landscape. That was before Covid...who would have expected any of what has transpired in 2020?!? No one! In all the unknown Amanda continued to answer my questions and concerns even when I assume she was not working at the time. She reassured me and made sure I was ok. We sent out our save the dates and hoped our wedding would go on. But like the rest of 2020 nothing is following a schedule. I was so sad and torn. I wanted our wedding date and music and videographer to capture moments of love and happiness. We decided we would postpone. Until Amanda said they are offering brides to keep their date and have a small ceremony only at no extra cost. Or we co... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Historic Building, Restaurant

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

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