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Hammond Castle Museum

Gloucester, MA View map Visit website
Rating 4.3 out of 5
26 reviews
Up to 120 guests

About

Up to 120 guests

Where would you like 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.

PRESENTING OUR PETITE WEDDING PACKAGE

In light of the circumstances that many couples find themselves today, wrestling with the decision to postpone or even cancel their wedding day, we offer a solution within the confines of current gathering limits. Say “I DO” in the expanse of our Great Hall or embrace while perfectly framed by our iconic arches with sweeping views of Gloucester Harbor. Our new petite wedding package offers you the opportunity to host an intimate wedding ceremony. You and your closest family and friends will have exclusive access to the Museum and gardens for your ceremony and photography. A maximum number of 10 permitted.

For more information and availability, please call 978-283-2080 or reach us at info@hammondcastle.org.

Facilities and Capacity
With incredible coastal views, the Ocean lawn coupled with The Great Hall can easily accommodate 120 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.

Services Offered
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

$1,200

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

$1,200

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

Yes

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

$1,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

120

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

10

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Decor

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

26 Reviews

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Rated
4.3
out of 5.0
Recommended by 86% of couples
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    Rating 3.8 out of 5

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    Monica M. Getting married on 07/10/2022
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    Amazing Halloween Wedding with Superb Team

    My husband and I had the perfect Halloween wedding and it could not have happened without Deb and her team. We appreciate the time they spent with us in order to prep, walk through and provide confidence in holding our special day at Hammond Castle. We are thrilled and so grateful that we had the opportunity to work with them. Their kindness, helpfulness and flexibility made our experience especially easy!

    Hammond Castle Museum's reply:

    Monica, It was totally our pleasure to be present along with your lovely family and friends and play a small part in your delightful wedding. I thank you for your kind words and being my first Halloween wedding at the Hammond Castle Museum!
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    Monica G. Married on 09/26/2021
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    Beautiful venue and awesome staff

    We fell in love with Hammond Castle the minute we stepped onto the grounds. The castle sits on the beautiful Gloucester coastline, and immediately brought a sense of calm to us. The inside of the castle is just as magical, with so much history and cool exhibits. The museum was brought to life by Deb and her team. Deb was such a pleasure to work with, always responsive, kind, and professional. Upon our first walk through, her passion about Hammond Castle really shined through and made us so excited to get married in such a magical place. Deb was so kind and patient with us by doing multiple walkthroughs, and was so flexible and helpful to us throughout the planning process. On the day of, Deb was amazing in helping coordinate and also gave castle tours to all the guests. While the castle is a gorgeous venue, Deb and her crew really made the venue special for all the guests. I could not imagine my wedding at a different venue, and I would recommend it to everyone.
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    Little D. Married on 02/04/2020
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    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.

Awards

  • 26

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Kelly Stevens Photography Kelly Stevens Photography Wedding Photographers

Beautiful venue and great staff

North Shore Entertainment North Shore Entertainment Wedding DJs

We love working at Hammond Castle. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. It's breathtaking views make every event memorable.

Map

80 Hesperus Avenue Gloucester, MA, 01930
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Hammond Castle Museum frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Hammond Castle Museum?

Hammond Castle Museum includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Hammond Castle Museum in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Hammond Castle Museum for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Museum
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Hammond Castle Museum for wedding events?

Hammond Castle Museum offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Hammond Castle Museum offer?

Hammond Castle Museum offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Hammond Castle Museum offer for wedding events?

Hammond Castle Museum offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Hammond Castle Museum have available for wedding events?

Hammond Castle Museum offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Decor

What percentage of users recommend Hammond Castle Museum and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Hammond Castle Museum is recommended by 84% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in quality of service, 4.4 in professionalism, 4.4 in value, 4.3 in average response time and 3.8 in flexibility.

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