Camp Kiwanee is a rustic wedding venue that is located in Hanson, Massachusetts. This wedding venue is a part of the National Register of Historic Places. Camp Kiwanee features the Needles Lodge that was built in the early 1900s. It is a beautiful venue with vintage New England charm that is perfect for you and your love one to share your unforgettable day.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 200 wedding guests at Camp Kiwanee. The one main indoor event space is set inside of the Needles Lodge, which features hardwood floors and scenic views of the water. Onsite there are also cabins for your guests who are traveling in for the wedding weekend, and a bridal cottage for the newlyweds to share after their wedding day. We only do one wedding per day and offer an unprecedented 4 Hour Set Up Time prior to your wedding.
Couples can use any caterer of their choice as long as they can supply the required paperwork/documentation to the Hanson Board of Health. We are a town owned facility and all caterers must carry a Certificate of Insurance.
For the bar service we are contracted with the Bartending Service of New England. The bar permit fee is $40 for the day.
For your wedding ceremony and reception, Camp Kiwanee can provide the following services and event items:
Camp Kiwanee Wedding Packages
Camp Kiwanee is a town owned facility and prices cannot be changed or negotiated per order of the Hanson Board of Selectmen.
Friday Evening and Sunday day/evening - $3,500.00 / Saturday $5,000.00 – Includes:
1 Hour Rehearsal (Rehearsals are done the Thursday evening prior to the weekend’s events) 5 Hour Function (includes the ceremony) 4 Hour Set Up time prior to the function Ceremony on Site (includes setup and removal of folding chairs in library, open and closing of drop windows) Set Up of tables and white garden chairs in reception room
Additional Lodge Fees
$250.00/hr – each additional reception hour beyond the 5 hour event $150.00/hr – each additional set up hour beyond the 4 hours allotted
Needles Lodge and South End Camping Packages:
Friday and Sunday - $4,000.00 / Saturday $5,500.00 – Includes services from above and:
Entire South End including Pavilion, Cottage, Large and Small Electric for one night (Check in at 3:00 p.m., Check out at 11:00 a.m.)
Security Deposit: $1,000.00 across the board. 10% discount for Hanson residents, the Lodge must be booked by the Hanson resident. Weddings may only book accommodations for one night, so the package can be offered to each of our couples.
29 Reviews for Camp Kiwanee
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Tracie · Married on 08/31/2019
The administrative assistant Lan has been super responsive and helpful with all of our questions (and we've had a lot!). She gave us a tour and explained the wedding package to us. The venue is beautiful and exactly our style. We're renting the cabins as well and can't wait to have all of our friends and family campout with is!Sent on 01/22/2019
Priscilla · Married on 06/01/2019
Camp Kiwanee went above and beyond to make sure my wedding day was extremely special. My husband and I had planned on a rustic wedding with an option to camp and Kiwanee offered both of those options. We also were able to have our favorite caterer, Tennesse's bbq and loved the choice of picking our food vendor. The grounds are beautiful, Needles lodge provides the perfect indoor and outdoor ceremony experience. I worked with Lan and she was amazing the whole time, organized and professional but also cared about my experience and answered my many, sometimes frantic emails. Staying overnight was wonderful for all our friends. The cabins were clean and our bridal cabin was gorgeous and provided other sleeping options as well. We are so grateful for our experience and the memories we will keep.Sent on 06/24/2019
Ally · Married on 08/31/2018
I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS!! The staff was incredible. The whole time they were extremely responsive to emails and set everything up exactly as discussed. The venue itself is incredible. We had perfect weather, but even if we didn’t- the hall had AC Incase it was too hot and the wrap around porch would still be amazing in the rain. It was my dream location and everything worked out so wonderful.Sent on 09/04/2018
Camp Kiwanee is so easy going and laid back, the perfect spot for the perfect day! The staff is always so helpful and attentive. Beautiful location and everyone always has a blast.