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About The Community House

"The North Shore's Most Versatile Function Facility"

Experience the quiet ambience of the historic Community House in the picturesque town of Hamilton.  In 1921, the Mandell family of Hamilton commissioned architect Guy Lowell to design a building in memory of the eight men from the two towns who gave their lives during WWI. Lowell is most recognized for his design of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts building on Huntington Avenue and the New York State Supreme Court building.

Ballroom ~ Designed in the style of a 1920s ballroom, this room features wonderful architectural details, hardwood floor, stage with baby grand piano, and Palladium doors to the outside portico. The Main Hall adjoins the intimate Library. This space along with the Library accommodates 120 guests for seated dining or 160 guests for a cocktail reception.

Library ~ An intimate, oak-paneled room with working fireplace. The library is furnished with Mandell family pieces.

Conference room ~ Located on the lower level, this room was once a four lane bowling alley. Today it is a bright, modern space with skylights, couch, tv, kitchenette, and access to a city garden.

The grounds may be tented for larger events.

The Community House provides dining tables, gold chavari chairs, banquet tables, sweetheart table, and a cake table.

The Community House is handicap accessible and fully air-conditioned.

The Community House's has a list of exclusive caterers who will create an elegant and unique event for your special day.  We also provide the bartenders and all alcoholic beverages for a hosted or cash bar.

There is free, off-street parking in 3 lots. The Community House is within walking distance of the commuter rail in Hamilton.



Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Boston

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4 Reviews for The Community House

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Ok, let me start by saying our INITIAL wedding reception location was sold two weeks before our wedding. It left my hubby and I scrambling for another option. Our caterer found that the hamilton wenham community house was available on our date and willing to accept our wedding. It was only pure luck that we had looked at this hall the year before when initially looking at venues.

having said all that, we have no regrets. We were very blessed that The Community House of Hamilton & Wenham accepted us. Carolyn, was very accomodating and compassionate given our situation. The hall was beautiful.

The only negative to this location is that you have to use their bartender service who is a bit pricey. Its not a bad trade for such an amazing looking hall.

Profile Picture joy, 9/15/12, 10 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

The Community House was a great place to have a wedding. It's a great size for a smaller wedding (100-120 people) and has a comfortable, intimate feel while still being beautiful and classy. I only had the reception there, so I don't know about having a ceremony there as well. I was very pleased with the venue for my reception!

Profile Picture Kristin, 6/2/12, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

The Community House was the perfect location for my wedding. We had under 100 guests, and the space was just perfect! We had just the right amount of space, between the ballroom, library, and beautifully quaint outdoor area. The price was very reasonable, and it was nice to know that the money I spent on my rental went back into the community (rather than into the pockets of a larger hotel or other corporation).

Profile Picture Valerie, 4/17/11, 5 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

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Reception Site Fee
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Starting from $1950
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Starting from $1950
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Professional Network & Endorsements

Hello, I have officiated at a few ceremonies in your venue and would like an endorsement. Thank you

The Community House of Hamilton Wenham is a hidden gem. It is a beautiful historic venue and is priced very reasonably. We love working there!

Wonderful small venue perfect for an intimate wedding or reception.

"The Community House of Hamilton-Wenham is a stately historical venue in the beautiful little village of Hamilton, which is tucked among pastural equestrian estates and pristine historical homes. It has a beautiful, bright ballroom with original arched windows that opens into a fabulous dark oak-paneled library with a working fireplace. It is the perfect intimate backdrop for the easy elegance of an equestrian style theme! I've found event directors Melissa and Carolyn to be a pleasure to work with. Roxann (Gourmet Delights) is wonderful as well. Thank you, Melissa, Carolyn and Roxann! I look forward to working with you all on many more exciting events!" -- Darcy, Le Reve Floral Design

Don't miss this Gem. In the heart of Hamilton, Massachusetts. Beautiful grounds on the outside for pictures & cocktails. The library & entry gives a warm & rich welcome to all guests & the interior hall is magnificent with it's beautiful tall arched windows & bright interior for the best in photographing your event. I recommend this hall for the most discriminating clients.


284 Bay Road, Route 1A, South Hamilton, MA 01982   See On Map
978-468-4818 (phone) 978-468-0178 (fax)