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Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House Gardens

Beauport from the water

Overlooking Gloucester Harbor, the beautiful terrace and gardens at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House offer an exceptional setting for small wedding ceremonies, First Looks, and photo shoots.

Beauport was the summer home of one of America’s first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper. Perched on a rock ledge overlooking Gloucester Harbor, Beauport became Sleeper’s retreat, backdrop for entertaining, professional showcase, and an inspiration to all who visited.

Wedding ceremony on the terrace

Standard Wedding Ceremony Rate


Your rental includes one hour of mutually agreed upon rehearsal time as well as two and one half hours of time on the day of your ceremony. Please know that access to the property cannot be offered until 5:30 p.m. on the day of your ceremony. Beauport can accommodate up to fifty seated guests with additional space for the wedding party.


First Look and Photo Shoot Rate

$200 per hour

The Beauport terrace and gardens are available for rental by the hour. Please note we are open to the public Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exclusive use of the gardens is only available outside of opening hours.


Your rental fee supports Historic New England's mission to preserve and share New England heritage. To express our thanks for your support, we offer you a complimentary one-year membership. Membership benefits include free admission to Historic New England sites, discounts on merchandise and events, and a subscription to Historic New England magazine.



Call now to schedule your visit to the Beauport gardens!

Please note that the house is not available for rental, nor are the gardens suitable for catered events or tents.


Map and directions

Directions detail: Take Route I-95/128 north to the end. At second set of lights after the second rotary, take East Main Street 1.5 miles, approximately eight minutes, to the stone pillars at the entrance to Eastern Point Boulevard. Proceed through the pillars and follow Eastern Point Boulevard .5 mile to Beauport.

Parking: The Beauport parking lot is across the street from the house.

E-mail Beauport staff or call 978–283–0800.

Overlooking Gloucester Harbor