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Hamilton House Gardens

Hamilton river wedding

Open June through October

Historic New England invites you to host your wedding in the beautiful Hamilton House Gardens, overlooking Salmon Falls River in South Berwick, Maine.

Hamilton House was built in 1785 by Colonel Jonathan Hamilton, a prominent merchant. The gardens we appreciate so much today were created by Mrs. Emily Tyson, who purchased the property with her stepdaughter Elizabeth in 1898. Encouraged by their friend Sarah Orne Jewett, they restored the house and landscape. The dramatic setting of the house and gardens makes this site a beautiful natural location for an event. 

Hamilton House gardens can accommodate ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests.

2017 and 2018 Saturday availability is outlined below. Please know we have wonderful Friday and Sunday options as well.  

2017 Saturday dates include:

  • May 27
  • June 10
  • July 8, 15, and 29
  • August 12 and 26
  • September 2, 16, 23, and 30 
  • October 14, 21, and 28

2018 Saturday dates include:

  • June 2, 9, 23, and 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, and 28
  • August 4, 11, 18, and 25
  • September 8, 15, 22, and 29
  • October 6, 13, 20, and 27


Call now to schedule your visit to Hamilton House Gardens!

Rental Rates

June through October 

Hamilton wedding set up

Monday through Sunday
$ 2,800

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.


Rental Fee Includes

  • Use of the grounds, including the beautiful garden
  • One handicap-accessible restroom, plus one additional restroom
  • Expert planning guidance by Hamilton event staff
  • On-site planning meeting with your caterer
  • Event Supervisor for the day
  • Coordination of deliveries
  • One-year Historic New England membership


Map and directions

Directions Detail

Directions: Take I-95 to Maine Exit 3. Follow Route 236 north for nine miles. After junction with Route 91, take first left onto Brattle Street. Take second right onto Vaughan's Lane and continue to the end.

E-mail the Hamilton House staff or call 617-994-6671.