Hammond Castle Museum 80 Hesperus Avenue • Gloucester • MA 01930


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Like a real-life fairytale, this faithful replica of a medieval castle (complete with turrets and a drawbridge!) sits perched on a dramatic rocky bluff along the windswept Gloucester coast.
  • Your celebration can take place in the romantic gardens, in the stunning Great Hall, or a combination of the two. Whatever you choose, you're sure to feel like royalty.
  • Guests are welcome to explore the museum's multiple rooms, which house the original owner's extensive collection of wonderful Medieval and Renaissance artifacts.


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Video by New England Wedding Film.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • Monday–Thursday: $1,300/hour
    Friday–Sunday: $1,500/hour


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 120 120
Cocktails, etc. Standing 120 120
Reception Seated 90 120
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 90.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info




Preferred list



All alcohol must be served by licensed and TIPS-certified bartenders.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Not wheelchair accessible


Year-round. During the museum's operational season, 6pm–11pm. Times are flexible during the off-season.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Museum
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Unique
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic


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