The Community House

284 Bay Road Route 1A, South Hamilton, MA 01982 Map · Phone number
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About The Community House

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.


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4 Reviews for The Community House

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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.6
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    joy · Married on 09/15/2012

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

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    Valerie · Married on 04/17/2011

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    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).

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    Kristin · Married on 06/02/2012

    4.6
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      4.0
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      5.0
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    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!

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The Community House FAQ

  • 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? $ 1,950.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,950.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 120
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 6
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Event Planner, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Wine, Open Bar, Signature Drink
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, Chocolate Fountain
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

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    9784684818 (Phone number)
    9784680178 (Fax Number)

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