Rent Hamilton House Gardens

South Berwick, Maine

Open June Through October

Host your wedding in the beautiful Hamilton House gardens, overlooking Salmon Falls River. Hamilton House was built in 1785 by Colonel Jonathan Hamilton, a wealthy 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 makes this a beautiful natural location for an event.

The Hamilton House gardens can accommodate ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests. 2016 and 2017 Saturday availability is outlined below. Please know we have wonderful Friday and Sunday options as well.

Saturday dates available in 2017: May 27; June 10; July 8, 15, and 29; August 12 and 26; September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30; October 14, 21, and 28

Saturday dates available in 2018: 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

Rental Rates and More Information

Rental fee, 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:

Location: 40 Vaughan’s Lane, South Berwick, Maine 03908. Find Hamilton House on Google Maps.

Set in an expansive landscape of gardens, lawns, and meadows, Hamilton House offers two unique and beautiful locations for your wedding ceremony. The garden wedding ceremony (pictured above) showcases the beautifully maintained garden with its striking trellis. The trellis serves as a wonderful focal point of the garden and can serve as the backdrop to your ceremony. The river view wedding ceremony takes advantage of the property’s stunning view of the Salmon Falls River.

Photos courtesy of Erika Follansbee Photography.

Caterers and Event Services

Caterers (Exclusive Suppliers):

Fosters Downeast Clambakes
Phone: 800-552-0242

Liberty Lane Catering
Phone: 603-926-1545

Portsmouth Catering Company
Phone: 603-866-2546

The White Apron
Phone: 603-617-3555

Tents (Exclusive Suppliers):

Exeter Tent and Event
Phone: 603-778-9838

Marshall Tent and Event Rentals
Phone: 207-439-3344

Sperry Tents Seacoast
Phone: 603-570-4857

Photographers:

emilie inc. photography
Phone: 207-272-2285

Erika Follansbee Photography
Contact: Erika Follansbee,  erika@erikafollansbee.com

Jess Jolin Photography
Phone: 603-630-6434

Melissa Koren Photography
Phone: 603-969-2772

TARA Photography
Phone: 603-707-0030

Wedding and Event Planners:

Nicole Mower Weddings and Events
Phone: 603-661-8394

By Emily B.
Phone: 603-969-4011

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