Garden Weddings at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

Gloucester, Massachusetts

Open May Through October

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.

Rental Rates, Capacity, and More Information

Standard Wedding Ceremony Rate: $800
Your rental includes one hour of mutually agreed upon rehearsal time as well as two-and-a-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, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exclusive use of the gardens is only available outside of regular open 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.

Photos courtesy of Sharon’s Studio of Gloucester.

Caterers and Event Services

Chairs (Required Suppliers):

Gloucester Rental Center
978-281-3266

The Event Company
978-283-4884

Photographers:

Cape Ann Photography
978-281-8888

Lightshed Photography Studio
978-854-5348

Sharon’s Studio of Gloucester
978-283-8870

Florists:

Audrey’s Flower Shop
978-283-2171

Sage Floral Studio
978-802-9582

Wedding Planners:

Friend of the Bride
Contact: Robin Perry
978-282-9570

North Shore Weddings by Ana
617-678-1154

Wedding Officiants:

Ceremonies and Passages
978-828-0222

Elizabeth Brennan Gemelli
781-935-7081

Gloucester Weddings
978-283-8084

Reception Venues for Small Weddings:

Cape Ann’s Marina Resort
978-283-2116

Eastern Point Yacht Club
978-283-3520

Gloucester House
888-283-1812

Harbor Room
617-233-5593

Rockport Art Association
978-282-9570

Rocky Neck Cultural Center
978-515-7004

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