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.


Video by Jemima Richards.

Video by New England Wedding Film.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $6,000–8,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Event duration
  • A non-refundable, transferable $2,500 deposit is required to secure your date. Rental fees range from $6,000-$8,500, and depend on the day of the week, and duration of the event. The balance is due one month prior to the event. The rental fee also includes a half-hour rehearsal if the ceremony is scheduled at Hammond Castle Museum.

    Events may start setting up at 3:30pm, and the rental begins at 5pm. The bridal party may also arrive at 3:30pm, and guests may arrive starting at 5pm.


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 settings available:

  • 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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