Where do you want the rest of your history to begin? Why not consider the historic Hammond Castle Museum, a fully functioning museum located in Gloucester, Massachusetts. This venue is a true gem nestled on a gorgeous, manicured property overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Aside from the beautiful views and gardens, the museum's appeal reaches lovers of history and invention, and also those with an appreciation of Medival architecture and Renaissance Art. John Hays Hammond Jr. was an avid collector of the unique and his collections are on display, interwoven throughout the castle which was his home until his death in 1965. You have the opportunity to make your wedding day as historic as the Hammond Castle Museum. Let us help you make that happen.
Facilities and Capacity
With incredible coastal views, the Ocean lawn coupled with The Great Hall can easily accommodate 150 guests while alone, The Great Hall comfortably seats 95 for dining. We encourage exploration of the Renaissance Dining Room, the Library with the "whisper" ceiling and the courtyard with tropical plants and pool. A private room for both the bride and groom is provided and available throughout the event.
The Hammond Castle Museum is proud to offer access to exceptional individuals and businesses that will supply every wedding need. The museum staff is on hand to provide security and parking assistance. Entertaining and educational tours by the museum staff are offered as a memorable feature of your special day.
22 Reviews for Hammond Castle Museum
Recommended by 84% of couples
2 User photos
Little Duck Dollies · Married on 02/04/2020
Castle Dreams Really do Come True
I never wanted a basic venue but I also had a budget. Not only is this place affordable, the staff are attentive and responsive.Sent on 02/08/2020
Nicole Parmenter · Married on 11/02/2019
What a unique venue this was and totally worth it!!Sent on 11/09/2019
Hammond Castle Museum's reply:Thank you Nicole for choosing the Hammond Castle Museum to have your wedding with us. It was obvious that you and Jon and all of your family and guests were having a fantastic time. So much dancing!!! We appreciate that YOU appreciate the uniqueness of the castle and we hope you will continue to stop by now and then to visit us. ( I still love your dress!)
Kaisha · Married on 09/20/2019
Great Wedding Venue!
We used Hammond Castle Museum as both our ceremony and reception venue for our wedding in September 2019. The venue is beautiful and was really memorable for everyone. Our ceremony was on the back lawn overlooking the ocean and guests loved the sound of the waves crashing on the cliffs below. During our cocktail hour, guests got to take guided tours of the castle museum with a drink in their hand. The Great Hall easily fit our party of 75 for the reception but would feel crowded with a larger group. The staff were easy to work with, the price is reasonable and the ambiance of the castle was priceless. I would definitely recommend this vendor!Sent on 11/12/2019
Hammond Castle Museum's reply:Kaisha, Your kind words regarding the Hammond Castle Museum are very much appreciated. You and Wesley were so much fun to work with and comments like yours, make all we do at the castle to ensure a memorable event like your wedding, so worth it. Thank you so much! Please stop by sometime to see us, don't be a stranger!