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$4,200 starting price
$4,200 starting price
$4,200 starting price
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Hamilton House Gardens is an outdoor, historical New England venue located in South Berwick, Maine. Hamilton House, built in 1785, is set on the Salmon Falls River. The features of this venue were created by a mother-daughter team in 1898.

Facilities and Capacity
The current owners have kept up its beauty as it now hosts ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests. With two outdoor venues, this site is perfect for couples looking for a natural, yet picturesque, location. Couples can hold their ceremony in the garden or on the shores of the Salmon Falls River. Featuring scenic lawns and meadows, couples will not be short on pictures they want to share.

Services Offered
With the price of renting Hamilton House Gardens, couples will be donating to Historic New England's work of keeping up New England heritage. Couples will then be included in a one-year membership to all Historic New England sites, receive discounts for merchandise and events, and a subscription to their magazine. Other services included in the rental are:

  • Event staff
  • Use of all grounds
  • One accessible restroom, plus one additional restroom
  • Coordination of deliveries
  • List of preferred vendors

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Historic Building

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Covered Outdoor
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Wheelchair Access
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4.3 out of 5 rating
4 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    3.5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.3 out of 5 rating
86% Recommended by couples

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Jacquelyn Married on 07/16/2011
5 out of 5 rating
This is an absolutely gorgeous spot for a wedding. You simply can't beat the location, on a bend in the Salmon Falls River with the historic house itself and its stunning gardens as a backdrop. Peggy, the site manager, is a peach to work with - just a really lovely person, as well as being responsible and responsive.
Emily M. Married on 08/27/2022
4.4 out of 5 rating

Great experience! No frills though, so prepare vendors for limited amenities

The Hamilton House is so beautiful. Nicole Mower is the venue coordinator and was helpful with questions. The venue doesn't have a lot of amenities so you'll want to rent a bathroom trailer, grill for caterers, and generally make sure all vendors have really long extension cords. Caterers and bartenders also need to bring their own water. Nicole is great a clarifying what you need though. Response times can be quite slow, but you do always get professional replies to your questions. Our preferred caterer was not previously listed as an approved vendor, but there is a process to obtain this approval if you speak to Nicole. If you are willing to do all the vendor searching and coordinating yourself, then this venue is a beautiful and good value option. I highly recommend it. If you want a venue with tables/chairs/silverware, tents, indoor space, catering, or any other amenities included, this is not the one.
Grace Married on 08/04/2018
4 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous location!

Hamilton House is a beautiful location! Between the house, the river and the garden we felt we got it all! This gorgeous place makes for a challenging catering event and it is a little DIY as you'll have to rent everything, except restrooms. Communication with Historic New England was patchy at first but in the days leading up to our wedding they were attentive. There was a ton of rain right before our wedding so the area under our tent became swampy. Even with the rain and mud, Hamilton House was still a perfect location for us! Highly recommend!
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Hamilton House Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Flatware
  • Parking
The space offered by Hamilton House Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Park
  • Waterfront
Hamilton House Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Hamilton House Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
Hamilton House Gardens is recommended by 86% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in value, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.5 in professionalism, 4.3 in flexibility and 3.5 in average response time.

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