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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joy · Married on 09/15/2012
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.
Valerie · Married on 04/17/2011
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).
Kristin · Married on 06/02/2012
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!
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.