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Hampshire House

Boston , MA
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LOCATION

84 Beacon Street
Boston, MA US 02108 (map)

PHONE

617-227-9600

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Hampshire House Weddings- Warmth, Intimacy, Romance

Relax admist comfortable luxury and be pampered with attentive service, decadant cuisine, and an exquisite setting that... Read more
Hampshire House Weddings- Warmth, Intimacy, Romance

Relax admist comfortable luxury and be pampered with attentive service, decadant cuisine, and an exquisite setting that will make you feel like royalty. The Hampshire House offers customized wedding packages and menus that make it easy to plan your extraordinary event. Whether you are dreaming of an intimate champagne brunch or an elaborate evening reception, the Hampshire House will help you design a personalized and unforgettable experience that is all your own.

Independent Event Site, Mansion, Restaurant, 30 or less, 30-100, 100-250, 250-500, Corporate, Sophisticated, Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1911
Describe your venue:
Manor / Mansion, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Classic / Traditional, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
130
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
7
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Sabrina
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just celebrated our wedding at the Hampshire House, and we would recommend them to anyone! Michele Ciccarelli was our coordinator, and she was fantastic. We were incredibly particular when it came to the details of the event, and Michele offered patient, informed, and accurate guidance to us every step of the way.

While the planning process was smooth, it was the level of service and attention to detail that night that struck us over and over again. When we missed some of the appetizers, we were offered a sampler of all of them. And when we couldn’t hold that sampler, it was delivered to our table. We loved how our flowers were repurposed through each phase of the night, creating the appearance of a much larger floral budget. We loved how beautifully the tables were set. Everything Michele and the staff did — whether a part of their normal routine or customized for us — was done with style.

And the food was amazing! We chose the Hampshire House largely because of the reviews of the food and our expectations were exceeded at every opportunity. The tasting earlier this year was elegantly presented, and the meal day-of was just as good for 110 guests. The chef did an excellent job from the delicious and unique cocktail hour offerings (and beautifully designed and presented display table) to the individually cooked-to-taste entrees.

All of this, in a beautiful, elegant setting in the heart of Boston. Before choosing the Hampshire House, we searched the area pretty extensively and are convinced that, while not inexpensive, the Hampshire House offers by far the best value for a wedding available in Boston. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the Hampshire House in general, and Michele's management in particular. Anyone with a similar guest count and budget to ours would be wasting their time to look any further.
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Alicia
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a Friday night welcome reception here for about 100 people. It was a cocktail reception with a dessert buffet. The Hampshire House was so wonderful and accommodating - Michele G. did such a wonderful job helping us to plan and set up the room. Michele sent us a ton of suggestions and different floor plans, and met with us several times to go over every single detail. She even set up a full candy buffet with materials that we had dropped off and worked with us to get extra flowers delivered from Winston's, and recommended a pianist at the last minute too! The event was wonderful - our guests raved about the space, the food and the service. We had a ton of out of town guests who loved being able to see the park, and be in the same building as Cheers. I highly recommend this venue for any occasion.
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose the Hampshire House because we wanted a smaller, more intimate venue. It was a wonderful experience! The food, wine, decor and service were exactly what we wanted. And Michele C at HH was delightful to work with. She was very professional, answered all our questions and created the perfect night for us and our guests. I would recommend to anyone!
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Carol
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I honestly can not say enough good things about our wedding at the Hampshire House. Michele G was amazing through every step of the process - answering all of my questions, assisting with vendors, allowing us to personalize everything from the decor, to the menu, to the drinks. Throughout the whole planning process I felt calm knowing I was in such great hands, and Michele responded so quickly to any questions I had. The day of our wedding went so smoothly. We had a Friday wedding, and so had some late arrivals, which were handled gracefully. Michelle and Karim easily helped us push everything back 15 minutes, and again kept me from feeling stressed out. Karim ensured my Fiance and I actually got to sit and enjoy the meal! All of our guests told us how beautiful our wedding was, and I could not imagine a more perfect venue in Boston - overlooking the gardens, right in the city. I can not thank the Hampshire House enough for the amazing staff, and commitment to fantastic service!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Michele G and her team were wonderful to work with. They were responsive and attentive throughout the planning process, and went above and beyond on the day of to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. Our wedding day went just as we had planned and the Hampshire House exceeded our expectations on all fronts. Our guests were raving about the food and how the space was beautiful and unique. Great job Hampshire House!
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Katie
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Our experience at the Hampshire House was so unbelievably wonderful. I cannot recommend them enough, specifically Michele Giacomozzi. She went above and beyond to make sure that our day was beautiful. She saw to every detail and I will be forever grateful for her help. Our guests are still raving about the great time they had, how wonderful the food was, and how they will not soon forget our wedding – and we have the Hampshire House to that for that. :)
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Erin
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I LOVED having my wedding at the Hampshire House. The whole night went so smoothly and all of our guests raved the entire night about how pretty the venue was, how great the service and how the food was the best they've ever had at a wedding. Michele C. was our wedding coordinator and she was so great to work with. So responsive and flexible, these guys do everything right!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Michele Ciccarelli was absolutely phenomenal to work with and made the task of planning/executing our wedding a breeze. We were told by a number of our guests that our wedding was the best wedding they had been to in years, and we owe all of those accolades to the staff at Hampshire House.
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Paul
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Hampshire house was where we decided to host our rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding, and we may have considered it for our actual wedding venue had we not had a rather large wedding of 250 people. As it was, our rehearsal dinner was 70 people strong and Hampshire House managed it amazingly well. We had great passed and stationary appetizers and the space we selected (second floor library) was PERFECT for the size group we had for the cocktail hour. If anything we had a little extra room. The food for the main entrees were served buffet style but more like 'catered stations' with pasta dishes, salads and a carving station all manned by attentive chefs. The food was actually unbelievable and may have even rivaled our wedding reception's food. Every one of my friends came up to me and said the food was amazing. Unfortunately I was so nervous for the next day I hardly took a bite! This really was a fantastic venue and is the perfect choice if you want an elegant but relaxed, affordably priced mid-size location with a real Boston feel to it. The location on beacon hill can't be beat either. Thank you to you Hampshire House for making our wedding one to remember!
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Suzanne
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED working with Michele to plan our wedding. Also, the Hampshire House staff was amazing as they helped to organize the day and make sure the day went smoothly. We could not be happier with the Hampshire House!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
The Hampshire House provided us win our dream location (across from the public garden and above Cheers) and was completely our look and feel! We had a beautiful brunch reception there and the staff treated us like royalty even though we were probably one of their lowest paying couples ever! They were nice, professional, and very flexible! Our wedding coordinator Michele Giacomozzi was a life saver and they gave us an amazing wedding on a small budget! Best day of our lives wouldn't change a thing!
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Christine
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Hampshire House was an amazing venue. The rooms are gorgeous. The location is central and close to the park for photos. The staff are so friendly and helpful -- they would do anything for you. Their recommended vendors were all awesome. And the food was delicious. Really cannot ask for more for a small wedding venue. I have no complaints at all!!
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singerlj
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We and our guests LOVED the Hampshire House! The food, the service, the event staff; all were flawless. And on top of all that, it's a great value for the price charged.
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful!

Can't say enough great things about this venue. Just had my wedding there in May. Extremely accommodating in the planning from start to finish. My wedding planner Michele C was fantastic. It was the first and last stop on our wedding venue search. It had the old fashioned feel we were looking for (my dress was 30's/40's inspired) and a Boston theme (where we're from). We went with the a la carte menu to fit our budget, and were surprised how reasonable it was for a place of it's quality, and for the location in downtown Boston.

Everything went smoothly on the day, and everyone had a great time. Michele C and Karim, as well as the rest of the staff, were all smiles as well as all business. These people are Pro's. The Library is beautiful for both Ceremony and Dinner. Our guests liked walking upstairs to their other beautiful rooms for cocktail hour, appetizers, and cake. They felt that viewing the rest of the venue, and getting to walk around, provided a nice flow to the evening. The food was excellent. We're still getting comments from guests who were thrilled with their meal. We served Beef Tenderloin, Chicken, Pork Tenderloin, and a Veggie option. We went with the 3 panel dance floor. It was bigger than I thought, which was good, because our crowd loved to dance.

I highly recommend any event there, and I hope someone I know can have one there soon so I can attend!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was our first and last visit to a wedding venue. The old beacon hill mansion had the right style, location, we were looking for, and with the a la carte menu it fit our budget. The staff is very responsive, accommodating, and professional. It was a pleasure. Our wedding was a blast.
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Aoife
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Michele G and everyone before and the night off was fabulous to work with. We used a number of the Hampshire Houses approved or recommended companies which were also 5 star. Our guests loved the food, the party, and charm of the Hampshire House.
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Wendy P.
Wedding:
3/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Hamphire House is a beautiful venue! The staff and service were extremely attentive and accommodating to all of our needs. We could not have asked for a better experience! All our guests raved about the food which the Hampshire House customized to our liking. We will definitely look to hold future events at the Hampshire House!!
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Kimberly
Wedding:
1/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Michelle and the entire team were so helpful making our small 40 person brunch the wedding experience we had always wanted. I am in grad school and had a very fixed budget and we had a wedding experience that rivaled the finest in town. The food was great the table service was descrete and professional we never were in need of anything. I am so happy that I had their expertise to guide me through . And for all us brides who canr afford a dinner service the mid afternoon light in the Library was magical our photos look out of this world
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Katie
Wedding:
12/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at the Hampshire House was the best choice we made during the whole planning process. By far the best thing about the HH was the service. We worked with Michele Giacomozzi, who was a delight to work with. Professional, responsive, and above all, supremely helpful, everything about working with Michele and everyone at the Hampshire House was so easy, which for me, was huge.

Having had our wedding 3 days before Christmas, the Hampshire House was beautifully decorated for the holidays, which gave us that christmas-y feel without having to do really any work! By the end of our reception, my husband and I had more than a handful of guests tell us it was the best wedding they’d ever been to. If you’re looking for an event space that is more personal than a hotel, is for an intimate crowd of under 100 and has the charm and history of old world Boston, you should absolutely check out the Hampshire House!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Michele and the Hampshire House exceeded my expectations at every turn. From our first tour of the Hampshire House until leaving there at the end of our reception, Michele and her team were incredible. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were. Before the actual day, I had a few questions about how "fun" the reception in the main library would be; would people really break out on the dance floor in the middle of the library? The answer was: absolutely. We hired Groove Entertainment for our DJ and also rented lighting from them which completely transformed the room for a post-dinner dance party. The food was fantastic; some of the best I've ever had a wedding. Above all, the quality of service was impeccable. I would not have asked for anything more.
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Allison
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing. I cannot say enough good things about working with the Hampshire House. We used them for our 60 person wedding reception and our guests can't stop raving that it was one of the best they've attended. The staff are excellent, accomidating, and attentive, especially the event planners/coordinators (we had Michele C. and she is fantastic). Karim, the house staff manager, is also excellent. The venue is beautiful, unique, intimate, and in a great location. It really felt like someone's grand home during our reception, which was exactly what we wanted. And to top it all off, the food is wonderful! Considering the quality of the venue, staff service, and food, we really felt like the Hampshire House was very reasonably priced (especially compared to other wedding venues), and they made it very easy to plan. Having everything except flowers and entertainment taken care of by one vendor really made the process much, much more enjoyable. I HIGHLY recomend the Hampshire House.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Our September wedding at the Hampshire House was absolutely beautiful! Everything from the food to the on-site coordination was perfect. I worked with Michelle Reid and she did a wonderful job. Her responsiveness to my (many) emails and changes was much appreciated. The food was excellent, and my husband and I really enjoyed the complimentary tasting and menu customization options. The wedding was flawless.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Because we were having a small wedding, we were looking for a unique setting with an old-Boston ambience and Hampshire House fit the bill perfectly. From our first meeting with Michelle Reid, we knew we were in good hands. She was super responsive and a great help as we planned. Not once did we worry that any detail would be forgotten or overlooked. She and Karim took great care of us and our guests on the day.

All our friends and family raved about the food, the cake and the service. The cocktail and dinner rooms were laid out beautifully, and Michelle coordinated with our other vendors to make everything go smoothly.

Would definitely recommend!
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Katie
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved working with the Hampshire House and my wedding there was everything I could have dreamed of! Would highly recommend to anyone having a small wedding (we had 45).
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Lynnette
Wedding:
9/3/2012
5.0/5.0
The one thing that I appreciated above all else was Michele C's responsiveness. She accepted any questions I had and always followed up with me promptly. I never had to inquire a second time to get an answer.
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NTaylor
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Hampshire House was truly special. We planned an intimate wedding for 60 people and this venue was the perfect size and atmosphere for us. The Hampshire House could also easily accommodate weddings that are bigger or smaller than ours, because the table arrangements are flexible. The venue is centrally located in Boston with an elegant traditional Boston feeling, convenient for out of town guests and next to the public garden where we took our photos. Michelle Reid and the team at the Hampshire House are very professional and experienced at managing weddings. From my first visit to the Hampshire House and meeting with Michelle, it was clear that this would be the perfect venue for our wedding, and the wedding went perfectly through the end of the night. We referred all our vendors to Michelle and at the wedding we did not have to organize or worry about a thing so that we were able to enjoy our whole wedding with our guests and even eat our food. The quality and presentation of the food rivaled that of the top restaurants. Our guests raved about the delicious food and the venue. Many of them told us that it was the best wedding they had ever attended! The staff at the Hampshire House were so helpful and packed up everything that we needed to take home at the end of the night. I cannot think of a single thing that could have been done better. I definitely recommend the Hampshire House, because of the EXCELLENT quality of the venue, the food and the service!
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Cassie
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Our event flowed flawlessly with outstanding performance in every detail. Months later...our guests are still raving about it.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our brunch wedding reception at the Hampshire House (HH) was truly beautiful and wonderful; everything surpassed our expectations!

The venue is absolutely gorgeous; it's classy, elegant, and comfortable. Our guests raved about the chandeliers, the grand staircase, the high ceilings, and charming Beacon Hill décor all of which make this venue so special! And you cannot beat the location right in downtown Boston!

The staff at the HH are responsive, courteous, warm, and genuine. They are also well-organized. Our wedding coordinator was Michelle Reid. We especially appreciated Michelle’s superior customer service – she replied to our numerous questions both promptly and kindly, and went out of her way to work within our budget. We had seen outstanding reviews about the HH online so we trusted we were in good hands, but it still went even smoother than we could have ever imagined and everything was made so easy for us! Even after the last guest had left, the HH staff continued providing outstanding service while wrapping up all our items, organizing everything neatly, and ensuring we were satisfied. We were not stressed at all during the wedding thanks to the staff at the HH.

The food was also delicious! Everyone loved it! Many of our guests commented that of the many weddings they’ve attended, our food was the best! Some of their favorite items included the French Toast stuffed with Raspberry Cream Cheese, Oven-Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Eggs Benedict, and the adorable Tuxedo Strawberries. And, they loved the cake as well which was provided to us through the HH.

Now we tear up every time we think about that day and the splendor of the HH. We would do everything exactly the same way if we could do it all over again. It was truly amazing and worth every penny! Without a doubt, the HH team is the best of the best!
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Mary G.
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Michelle Reid and the Hampshire House were the best! They were so flexible, responsive, and made it as stress-free as possible. The food was amazing. The venue was perfect. So classy and classic.
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missnen26
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I don't think I can fully express what an incredible day The Hampshire House made for us! To find a venue in such an amazing location in Boston that is beautiful as well as affordable is one thing, but for them to also handle all of the food was miraculous. I can't say enough, and we will be back for every dining event/brunch we can make it to.

Michelle Reid is an exceptionally nurturing and gifted wedding planner. She responds to emails within the hour, sometime within minutes! I never felt like I was bothering her with even the dumbest and trivial of questions.
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Amy
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Cannot say enough about the service and elegance offered at The hampshire House on Beacon Hill. My wedding was everything I had dreamed of and The Hampshire House was the elegant venue I always wanted. Highly recommended for brides looking for a classic Boston reception venue!
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Delighted
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We held a rehearsal dinner at the Hampshire House. Several of our guests had special needs. In spite of the home being a historic landmark on Beacon Hill, Michele G was able to accommodate us quite effectively without drawing attention to their needs. If the HH did nothing else that evening, it would have been a wonderful evening because of this assistance!!

The receptionist at the front entry was welcoming. We were impressed that the dinner crowd at Cheers did not conflict with our party. We didn't even know they were there!!

Michele G was very attentive and responsive throughout the year as we planned our party. I loved the way that she coordinated with the chef as the 3 of us worked out a lovely menu for our dinner. Neither she nor the chef was bashful to recommend an alternative, or to suggest something more popular than my original menu. If I would make one suggestion, it would be to not go in with a set concept; but, to listen to her and the chef and work with them to design a menu. The chef suggested a home made biscuit strawberry shortcake dessert which was over the top!! It wasn't even one of the dessert choices being offered, but it was something he thought would go well with our dinner and 4th of July!! I'm so glad I listened to them!! Michele G and the chef were able to work within our budget and offer us an excellent cocktail hour and dinner menu. Our guests later commented that they had never tasted anything like the corn tartlet or the fingerling stuffed potato! Yummy doesn’t describe them well enough!! The baby lamb chops were divine. They were nicely prepared, not greasy, or gamey! They were succulent and tender!! An excellent choice for carnivores. I was worried that some of our guests may not get enough of the lamb [or that some guests would take too many] as guests often stock pile those on their plates or follow the server around the room offering the lamb chops; but Michele said not to worry that the chef would keep them coming and I didn't need to worry about getting them in multiples of 50! It was so nice not to have to worry about having enough lamb chops!! WHEW!

The chandelier in the lobby where we entered was cleaned and shined. If the crystal is clean, and the silver well polished, then I sense that a venue pays fine attention to detail. HH didn't disappoint me! One of my guests noted that the flowers on the table were 'firsts.' I couldn't imagine that people would even check out the quality of flowers on the table!! But, the HH did arrange for first quality flowers. Sometimes roses have the outer petals removed so that they won't droop or if they are older 'funeral flowers.' The HH's flowers were lovely and fresh!

The Baker Bar was nicely polished and the windows overlooking the Boston Common were gleaming. The cocktails were generous and well prepared. The cocktail hour was fantastic! The bartenders were able to serve all our guests efficiently. At our request, the wait staff worked the room during the cocktail hour so our guests didn’t have to stand or wait at the bar; and they took drink orders at the tables after our guests sat down to dinner. It was important to us that our guests felt pampered and taken care of. Two of our guest came an hour early, but they were greeted and made to feel welcome. The bar opened for them so they didn't stand around feeling awkward. I am grateful for that! This is where HH is different from other places I have been. People were ready 'to go' at a moments notice. It was as if my guests arrived early to my own home. It was so comforting for me not to have to worry about my guests feeling welcomed.

I was impressed that the served appetizers seemed never ending because of the spacing of the choices. I have been to many receptions where the choices ran out because the staff brought it all out at the same time. Our guests were pleased with the choices and HH was able to work within all of our guests dietary restrictions.

The presentation of the dinner and set up was lovely, very "old Boston," with silver service and a wait staff in black and white. It was all very grand. The house table linen was exquisite. It had a rich texture and the pattern was subtle and warm. The library was well polished and clean. The books were all in order and the tables were nicely spaced overlooking the Boston Common. The windows were clean and sparkly!!

The temperature of the rooms and hallways were very comfortable. We neither roasted nor froze! I was quite impressed at how comfortable we were.

The first course lobster tail was fresh and cutely fanned on our plate. The salad of tri colored tomatoes with basil and mozzarella was a crowd pleaser. The pumpkin soup was a nice surprise and a great alternative for the vegetarians! It had a velvet texture and was yummy!!

The intermezzo was a pleasant palate cleanser of mint sorbet and it was refreshing and cooling. The Angus beef sirloin entree was properly prepared and easy to cut. It melted in our mouths!! The scallops were prepared in a coconut milk and apricot sauce which were delectable morsels from the sea, The haricot verts were crisp and el dante baby spring beans, nicely seasoned, and very fresh.

When we wanted a child's selection, we were unable to decide the menu at the time of booking our party. Michele said not to worry that whatever the child felt like eating that day -- burger, fries, chicken fingers -- not to worry, that they would prepare it to order. How great is that!!???

Our evening was well planned out by Michele G., Michele R followed through her plans the last week, and the evening was well executed by the staff and it ran like clock work. Everyone was prepared to help make our evening memorable. I was extremely happy and pleased that we chose the Hampshire House! I would highly recommend it!

I liked that there was a limousine outside the HH that worked on a per ride basis. I am not certain if it is always there or there for a guest of Cheers, but he was happy to take us where we wanted to go. We decided we didn't want to walk back to our hotel, and the car service was able to transport us to the hotel quite economically. It was so much better than cramming inside a taxi!! It was the finishing touches to a lovely evening and allowed us to experience the charm of”; old Boston' a while longer.

Although we held our rehearsal dinner at the Hampshire House, for the right size wedding it would be equally as perfect! Parking is easy and discounted for HH guest at the Boston Common Garage. They offer valet service. The grand circular staircase which isn't 'open to the public' is a great space for photos!! Make sure you ask about it. The staff was exceptional beginning with Michele G. The evening was memorable, the rooms were distinguished and well maintained, the views from the windows were impressive, the service was exceptional, and the food delicious, well prepared and splendidly displayed.

Planning a rehearsal or wedding dinner can be worrisome when trying to find the right menu choice for your guests. Michele G. is a professional at what she does and she does it very well. She can tailor design a menu which is not only delicious put presents well. She understands the flow of an evening so there are no 'dead spaces of time' where guests become restless. She keeps the evening moving. The wait staff was exceptional; the people she put in place the evening of the dinner to coordinate the evening were very attentive and prompt. They were nicely dressed, professional, warm, engaging, and pleasant to our guests. I truly felt that HH was my home, and that the people in attendance were my guests, and that the staff worked with me to see that the evening went according to my expectations and my desires. The ambiance of the HH is charming. Many of our guests had never been to the HH and were surprised to learn of this historic home in the center of Beacon Hill!!
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aam1678387
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Hampshire House made our wedding absolutely perfect! I did not have to worry about anything the day of. It was amazing and I highly recommend them
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andaf
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The Hampshire House was absolutely perfect for our June wedding! We chose the Hampshire House because we wanted a uniquely Boston experience and found the hotel route to be too "any place." The romantic library and other interior spaces were just gorgeous, lit by candlelight and some beautiful toned uplighting and the huge windows looking out over the Public Garden make it the perfect Boston location. Working with Michele was a pleasure and we never waited to hear back from her. We were able to chose an amazing menu and the food was wonderful!!! The price is reasonable for the amazing service, great attention and incredible food.
We will definitely be holding more family events here in the years to come.
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allybc
Wedding:
5/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my reception here. I cant rate the service high enough. I was able to customize the area as much as I wanted, my rep was amazing! She always responded to emails no matter how repetitive they have been or how many of them she received. Everything about this plae was amazing. I had a reception of about 50 and it was very difficult to find a place in MA that would fit my needs. I highly recommend the Hampshire House
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Imane
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
the hampshire house is the best place to have your wedding. My wedding reception was flawless and all of my guests were impressed about how organized my wedding was. The food was so delicious, everyone's plate was empty. The coordinators were very flexible and were readily responsive to any requests. I am usually a picky person, I consider the Hampshire House a top notch place with a historical feel in the city of Boston.
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Kate
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Hampshire House was the most elegant location for my Boston Wedding. Our New Years wedding was a huge hit because of the Hampshire House! The food is incredible and the staff is amazing to work with. We loved having Michelle help us in planning our event.

Guests haven't stopped talking about what an amazing wedding we had, and how the food was the best they've ever had at a wedding. If you are looking for an intimate wedding of 130 in historic down town Boston, Hampshire House is ideal. My husband and I had the most wonderful night there, and are sad it is over.

Thank you Hampshire House!
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Celia
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
If you have been dreaming of a beautiful, intimate wedding in downtown Boston… then the Hampshire House is perfect for you! We recently held our wedding at the HH (ceremony and reception) for 44 guests and it was absolutely wonderful!! The ambiance, location, food, and service were all outstanding; guests are still commenting on how perfect everything was.
We were fortunate to have Michele G. for our wedding coordinator and we couldn’t have asked for a more. She is extremely attentive, very organized, easily accessible, and really does whatever it takes to make your day exactly how you dreamed it would be – it was actually even better than I had dreamt it would be! Her team is also very helpful and respectful. Everyone at the HH makes you feel welcomed during each step of the planning process till the end of the night as you are walking out the door as husband and wife.
Please note that when considering the HH, be sure to look at their entire wedding package as it includes almost everything - even the cake (from Cakes to Remember) which was absolutely delicious! The best way to describe it is you pay a bit more pp than at your traditional hotel venue, but what you get in return is so much more and it is definitely worth every penny!
When I tell people about the wedding I still beam from ear to ear and I have the crew at the Hampshire House to thank! Thank you!!
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mmceachern
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Michele Ciccarelli at the Hampshire House was a real pleasure to work with. She was helpful and responsive regardless of how many questions I had and requests I made. She was also a source of countless helpful suggestions. We couldn't have asked for anything more and the final result really reflected all of her hard work. All of our guests raved about the Hampshire House and we were absolutely thrilled with how everything turned out.
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jccrager
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
One may think it's pricey at first, but once you figure out that the cake (which is still the best I've ever had at a wedding), hors d'oeuvres, 3-course meal, 1-hour open bar, rose-bud vases from Winston's, tablecloth/napkin rentals, and service charges are all included, it's a pretty good deal :). The ambiance is amazing, the staff is very friendly and professional, and the food was amazing. Michelle Reid, the wedding coordinator, is the most responsive, nice, knowledgeable person. I would send her several emails a week through my year-long endeavor, and she responded most of the time within the hour! The food tasting was amazing and included full portions of all entrees. Michelle knew every ingredient in each entree! I had guests with food allergies, and they catered to every change necessary. They even made sure the kids got sparkling cider for the toast when I requested it. I cannot say enough good things about this place. I wouldn't have chosen anywhere else!
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miamallen
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Spectacular! We cannot express how appreciative and thankful we are to the staff at Hampshire House for making our wedding day an unforgettable event. From the moment we expressed interest in holding our reception at the Hampshire House we experience the best service possible.

Everything leading up to and on the big day was simply flawless. Not only is the setting is beautiful but the food was excellent. Hampshire House was incredibly accommodating as well and helped us make the reception unique and special. Our guests kept raving throughout the evening about the HH.

We will always recommend HH!!
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sara
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
My wedding was perfect in every way. We wanted a place that would make our guests feel welcome as a way to thank them for coming out to support us. It couldn't have been a better choice. The atmosphere was formal but not stuffy, and it fit with our bookworm personalities--almost as though we were having a fabulous party for our friends in the house of our dreams. The food was so good (especially the cake)! As soon as I arrived at the reception I was totally relaxed and didn't worry about a thing--and this was during a hurricane so I was not exactly a happy bride up to that point. We had about 70 people and it was the perfect size venue for our reception. I highly recommend the Hampshire House!
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Felicia
Wedding:
10/17/2008
5.0/5.0
A+ for The Hampshire House. www.hampshirehouse.com We hosted 63 people in their intimate venue facing the Boston Public Garden. The coordinator, Christina, is not only organized, but she puts her heart into your celebration. I cannot say enough terrific things about the in-house catering, the pacing of ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. People raved about the raw bar, the passed h'ors d'oeuvers, and the sit down dinner. Their cake vendor is Cakes To Remember so it was delicious!! We couldn't choose between the hazelnut cake with mocha and frangelico buttercream frosting or the devil's food cake filled with chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries frosted with framboise buttercream so we chose both! We alternated the layers and encouraged guests to have some of each.
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kate
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the Hampshire House and it was flawless. Truly perfect and we couldn't have been happier. Prior to the event there were multiple meetings and emails that brought together every detail. The entire staff was wonderful and we would recommend the site to anyone who is considering it. (The food was exceptional too!)
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Susan
Wedding:
8/1/2008
5.0/5.0
The Hampshire House was perfect for our small wedding (35 people). The staff was superb. Planning the event seemed effortless since many of the services are included in the package. All of the guests commented on the delicious food and wonderful service. I would highly recommend the Hampshire House.
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Ciara
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
The Hampshire House was the perfect venue for a wedding. The location is wonderful and the staff could not have been more attentive. We had our ceremony here as well as the reception and everything went without a hitch. Michele Giacomozzi, the Director of Catering, was with us every step of the way. She help us with planning and was there on the day to make sure everything went smoothly but was very unobtrusive, she helped guide everything along very discreetly.

The value here was unbelievable. The cost included Hors D’oeuvres, dinner, champagne toast, wine with dinner, 1 hour open bar, table linens, bud vases, candles and the wedding cake! All of this and Michele's time too, wonderful.

We would highly recommend the Hampshire House for any wedding, particularly if you are looking for something elegant, memorable and affordable.
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Marisa
Wedding:
8/18/2007
5.0/5.0
They are absolutely exceptional at the HH. From the manager that we worked with to the waitstaff, everyone there really goes above and beyond to make sure you have a wonderful experience.
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BostonBride1
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.9/5.0
I recently had my wedding at the Hampshire House. The evening went off without any glitches thanks to Michele C and the operations director. The evening was beautiful, staff professional and I could not have asked for a more perfect evening. Our wedding was an intimate one - a little over 70 total guests. The library was the perfect size for the amount of ppl. We decided to do lots of blush toned flowers and up lighting which worked out great to off set the dark wooden panels in the room. Everyone raved about the hors d'oeuvres - we chose mini clam chowder, lobster roll, mini lamb chops, sliders, shrimp cocktails and a couple of stationaries. For the 4 course dinner we have our guests 4 options to choose: lobster/beef combo; lamb chop; sea bass and a mushroom ravioli. Everyone was very very pleased with the dinner as well. We had open bar the entire night and the staff came around at the table regularly to refill wine glasses as well. All in all, the event at the Hampshire House costed about $215 per person - which is very reasonable for a nice elegant venue in Boston. We were very happy with the Hampshire house and would recommend it with full confidence! Thank you for making our day so special!
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Farin and Jeff
Wedding:
5/23/2014
4.9/5.0
If perfection and service is what you are seeking, look no further! We hosted our son's Rehearsal
Dinner at The Hampshire House last weekend and I could not wait to get online to say thank you to Michele Giacomozzi and her staff..planning an event from out of of state is never easy...we knew we were going to be ok after our first meeting with Michele...from the moment we met last October, Michele has been a delight to work with. She listened to our vision of what we wanted for the event, and carried out every detail...As the event grew larger in number, and a change in menu executed, the quality remained at the highest level. The food was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable! All the guests commented that this was the best RD they had ever been to! This is definitely the place in Boston to hold your special event!
Thank you!
Farin and Jeff Jaeger
Marietta, Georgia
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Larissa
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.9/5.0
Hampshire House was the perfect venue for our wedding. It's very classic New England, and the location is absolutely perfect for out of town guests who want to explore Newbury and stay at hotels within walking distance. The staff at Hampshire House was amazing--they were on top of every detail, had a checklist to make sure I didn't leave the cake topper or something at home, and told me exactly where to be and what to do at every moment. They are truly talented, and I would say if you use Hampshire House you definitely DON'T need a wedding planner! We got so many compliments on the food, which was super creative and fun, like mini lobster rolls for passed appetizers, chocolate covered strawberries dress up in little tuxedos for desert, and tiny mini hamburgers as a late-night snack during dancing. We had ~100 guests, so everyone fit in one room for dinner which was really nice. I think they can go bigger than that though if you spill into other rooms. The price is actually quite reasonable too--I looked at a dozen or so venues and this one was in the top one-third in terms of affordability, but was also nicer than some of the cheaper venues. Overall, if I could do it again, I would absolutely have our wedding at Hampshire House!
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KScott
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.9/5.0
I was married on 10/16 at the Hampshire House and it was perfect. When we were looking for a venue we didn't want a cookie-cutter hotel-style reception. We were literally a day away from booking the Boston Public Library when we stopped by the Hampshire House. It was lovely- cozy, historic, and the perfect setting for the dinner party style wedding we wanted to host for our friends and family.
We worked with Michele Giacamozzi, who went above and beyond. She was quick to respond and seemed genuinely happy to plan everything with us and answer all of our questions. She worked with us from day one and was there on our wedding night to make sure everything went smoothly (which it did).
Instead of your usual wedding with dancing and a DJ we wanted to do a 7 course dinner with wine pairings. We also wanted to plan the menu ourselves, down to the vintage of the wine. Not only was the Hampshire House willing to do this, but they seemed excited to. After an amazing tasting with Michele and Chef Markus we knew our wedding dinner was going to be great!
The service was also spectacular. We had servers pouring a new wine into a new glass with each course. The settings were cleared after each course, and everyone was happy but professional. Honestly, we've eated at some top restaurants, and this service was on par with the best of them.
I can't say enough great things about the Hampshire House and about Michele. I kind of want to point out a flaw because otherwise I feel like this review sounds too glowing and is unbelievable, but it really was this good!
Oh, and they host an engagement event- I suggest getting on the invite list!
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.8/5.0
We had an absolutely beautiful wedding at Hampshire House. The staff was responsive, caring, and professional. The venue itself is beautiful and provided a very elegant setting for our 80 person event.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding at the Hampshire House!! When we were visiting venues, this was our last stop, and when I asked my now-husband if he could see himself getting married at the Hampshire House, he replied, "I can see myself loving getting married there!" We were really impressed by the beauty of the building itself, the nice details and decorations in the second floor library where we held our ceremony and reception, and the great stairs between floors with the huge, beautiful chandelier. The view from the windows out onto Beacon Street and the Public Gardens (where we did our photos after the ceremony) was very nice too. it was a huge plus for us to be able to have the ceremony and reception in the same location, as well.

From choosing the Hampshire House through our wedding, everything went extremely smoothly. We worked with Michele C., and she and the entire staff are clearly consummate professionals. We were really impressed with how cleanly everything was taken care of, and if anything went wrong on our wedding day, I was completely unaware of it because the staff must have handled it. In addition, they took our special requests seriously and helped us to make our wedding very personalized. The food was excellent--we chose a morning wedding and a brunch wedding package, and all our guests raved about the food (plus, who doesn't love bacon and mimosas at a wedding reception!). We also went with their recommended cake vendor, Cakes to Remember, who provided a delicious and beautiful creation. Also, given the time of day we selected for our wedding, the total cost of everything was more than reasonable, especially given that this is right in downtown Boston. We completely loved our experience with the Hampshire House, and would highly recommend it to future couples looking for an elegant ceremony and/or reception site.
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mbess007
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.7/5.0
The Hampshire House certainly met our needs. Michele Giacomozzi was our sales representative and she MORE than acommoating. She worked with us on our menu options to help us mold each phase of our evening. Through out the process Michele was always available to answer our questions and always did everything in her power to meet our needs. I can not think of a single thing that we wish could have been different.
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wine97
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.5/5.0
Although it appears that HH has a higher cost/head the return on that investment is tremendous. The staff is incredibly helpful and attentive. The food and service was great. They accomodated all our requests. I would highly recommend the HH for smaller weddings.
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Elaine
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.4/5.0
I was married at the Hampshire House on July 28, 2012. The location was beautiful and the food was amazing. It's a little pricey, but when you consider the fact that you're in the middle of Boston, and the food is so high in quality, it really ends up being totally worth every penny. We ordered lamb chops, crab cakes, duck, salmon and rice pilaf, and lobster rolls, among our other choices, and everything tasted absolutely delicious. Even our pickiest guests had great things to say about the food. Before choosing the Hampshire House to hold our wedding, I did speak with a number of hotels and country clubs about possibly having the wedding there. Most of the places I spoke with were similar in price, but had bland menus, and the locations were very generic-looking. The Hampshire House is charming and unique. I'm so happy that our wedding photos will feature this classic Boston location.

The Hampshire House staff was also very accommodating with some of the things that we asked to do - for example, we had a lot of out-of-town family members that could not make it to the wedding. We wanted to stream the wedding live online so they wouldn't miss it. The wedding coordinator at the Hampshire House, Michele Ciccarelli got us access to the venue's wifi so we could set up a computer in the front to stream the wedding. The wedding stream went off without a hitch, and a number of our family members were able to watch it online!

There were just a few issues that I experienced at the event. The first issue was that at the reception, my guests were not provided forks, even though some of the foods clearly required forks. My guests apparently didn't want to ask for forks, so everyone ate with their hands, or picked up food with napkins. I was so busy running around that I didn't even notice until I saw my dad eating a piece of roasted eggplant with his hands about an hour and a half into the reception. Forks were eventually provided after I tracked down a waiter and asked him to bring them out.

Secondly, we had a number of kids at our wedding, so we asked the venue to provide kids' meals for the kids. I specifically asked that the kids get their kids' meals at the same time that the adults were served so that they wouldn't have to wait around for their food. In addition, some of our guests with kids had to leave early, so I wanted to make sure that their kids all had a chance to eat. The kids meals unfortunately didn't come out until about an hour into the event, and at least two of the parents with kids had already left at that point. I felt so bad that their kids didn't have a chance to eat. In addition, I was told that the kids meals would all come with an ice cream sundae. At least two of the kids didn't get one (I'm not sure if this was the case for all of the kids). I understand the waiters were busy, and there might have been some confusion with so many kids and parents to track down though.

Aside from these issues, I was happy with the venue. The price was very reasonable for the quality of food that was served. The venue is also so beautiful and unique. It's right above the Cheers bar, so it has a lot of history behind it. We got married in the library of the Hampshire House, and everyone was talking about the amazing decor. The colors, set-up of the room, etc. were perfect. Aside from the issues at the reception, I couldn't think of a better place to get married. It has this ambiance that can't be matched. I'm so glad that we chose this over a generic hotel or country club.
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