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Experience the quiet ambiance and charm of our historic building in the picturesque equestrian town of Hamilton, Massachusetts. Located 3 miles off of Route 128, thirty minutes north of Boston, and 15 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, we are the ideal setting for formal and informal functions. Our building is open year round and is fully air conditioned and handicap accessible.
THE BALLROOM ~ Designed in the style of a 1920s ballroom, this room features wonderful architectural details, hardwood floor, stage with baby grand piano, and Palladium doors to the outside portico. The Ballroom adjoins the intimate Library. This space along with the Library accommodates 120 guests for seated dining or 160 guests for a cocktail reception. For live performances, the space accepts seating for 160 audience members.
PRESIDENT’S LIBRARY ~ This intimate, oak-paneled room opens into the Main Hall. Its features are a working fireplace and furnishings from the Mandell family. The Mandells commissioned architect Guy Lowell, (Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard University), to build The Community House for the benefit of the citizens of Hamilton and Wenham.
Conference room ~ Located on the lower level, this room was once a four lane bowling alley. Today, it is a bright modern space with skylights, couch, flat screen television, DVD player, kitchenette with sink, and access to a city garden. The space accomodates up to 40 for seated dining or 65 for audience style seating. This is a nice option for non-profit gatherings and meetings.
Grounds ~ May be tented for larger parties.
Parking ~ Free off-street parking is available in three lots. The Community House is within walking distance of the commuter rail in Hamilton.
Tables and chairs ~ The Community House allows renters the use of the tables and chairs free of charge for all rentals. Our tables are 60″ rounds, 8′ banquets, 36″ sweetheart and 36″ cake table on wheels. The Community House chairs are a white, folding Samsonite chair. *Gold Chavari ballroom chairs (complimentary for Wedding Receptions) may be rented for an additional fee.