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
Phone: 978-281-3266

The Event Company
Phone: 978-283-4884


Cape Ann Photography
Phone: 978-281-8888

Lightshed Photography Studio
Phone: 978-854-5348

Sharon’s Studio of Gloucester
Phone: 978-283-8870


Audrey’s Flower Shop
Phone: 978-283-2171

Sage Floral Studio
Phone: 978-802-9582

Wedding Planners:

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

North Shore Weddings by Ana
Phone: 617-678-1154

Wedding Officiants:

Ceremonies and Passages
Phone: 978-828-0222

Elizabeth Brennan Gemelli
Phone: 781-935-7081

Gloucester Weddings
Phone: 978-283-8084

Reception Venues for Small Weddings:

Cape Ann’s Marina Resort
Phone: 978-283-2116

Eastern Point Yacht Club
Phone: 978-283-3520

Gloucester House
Phone: 888-283-1812

Harbor Room
Phone: 617-233-5593

Rockport Art Association
Phone: 978-282-9570

Rocky Neck Cultural Center
Phone: 978-515-7004

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