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.

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):

Capers Catering
Contact: Emma Roberts, [email protected]

Fosters Downeast Clambakes

Liberty Lane Catering

Portsmouth Catering Company

The White Apron

Tents (Exclusive Suppliers):

Exeter Tent and Event

Marshall Tent and Event Rentals

Sperry Tents Seacoast


emilie inc. photography

Erika Follansbee Photography
Contact: Erika Follansbee,  [email protected]

Lee Germeroth Photography
Contact: Lee Germeroth,  603-290-6490

Jess Jolin Photography

Melissa Koren Photography

TARA Photography

Wedding and Event Planners:

Nicole Mower Weddings and Events

By Emily B.

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