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Weddings

The Rose Garden at Lynch Park is a wonderful setting for your outdoor wedding and/or a gorgeous, natural backdrop for pictures. The Carriage House at Lynch Park reception site is the perfect accompaniment to your Rose Garden wedding.

THE ROSE GARDEN

Formerly the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Evans and the vacation home of President William Taft, this 95 year old rose garden, modeled after those in Italy, blooms each spring in brilliant color. Pinks, yellows, reds, oranges, purples and white bordered by rolling lawns and lush greens overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean await you for your most important day. We invite you to come and take a look for yourself, we're sure you'll agree, there is no other option for your outdoor wedding!

We feel certain this beautiful facility will meet all of your needs. The reservation fee for the Rose Garden includes the exclusive use of the Garden for your ceremony as well as free parking for all of your guests.

In order to insure a pleasant, smoothly run ceremony, only the vehicles carrying the wedding party (no more than two vehicles) are allowed within the immediate vicinity of the Rose Garden. These vehicles must be parked on the hard top, away from the beach. We recommend that all guests be provided with directions to the main gate of the park. Guests should provide the parking attendant with the bride or groom's name to ensure free parking for all.

To reserve the Garden, we require that you submit the reservation form and pay the fee in full. Unfortunately, we cannot control Mother Nature and we suggest you make arrangements with your reception site to accommodate a ceremony, should you need to move indoors. In the event of cancellation with less than 60 days notice due to inclement weather or other circumstances, there is a non-refundable fee of one hundred dollars.

According to park regulations, there are no caterers, tents, alcoholic beverages or throwing of any rice, birdseed, confetti, etc. allowed at Lynch Park. Chairs may be brought in and electricity is provided via the shell and can be wired to the Rose Garden with approximately 200 feet of extension cord which must be provided by you (we suggest you have your musician(s) see the Garden beforehand to eliminate any difficulty). Because Lynch Park honors and protects the rights of its neighbors, there are no speakers allowed in the Rose Garden except for a small amplifier accompanying a keyboard or vocalist. Please join us in respecting our neighbors by keeping all music to a reasonable level. There will be a park ranger available the day of your ceremony to provide any last minute information or answers you might need.

Weddings are booked May to Mid-October. Peak flowering times are Mid-June through late August/early September. Because Lynch Park is a public park, certain rules apply. Please contact the Beverly Recreation Department for more information.

THE CARRIAGE HOUSE

With recently completed improvements, we are delighted to make available the Carriage House at Lynch Park for your wedding or other event!

Nestled between Woodbury Cove and the Atlantic Ocean in Beverly, Massachusetts, this historic landmark is an increasingly popular choice for weddings, receptions, class reunions, corporate dinners, retreats and other special occasions. The Carriage House is also available as an alternate venue to the Garden at Lynch Park for your wedding ceremony in the event of inclement weather.

Located directly on the waterfront within the 16-acre Lynch Park, the Carriage House has access to two beaches, several large greens, a children's play structure, volleyball court, kayaking and paddleboarding instruction, an ice cream stand and an elaborate Italianate Garden with a tea house. The Carriage House itself maintains many of its original features, including natural bead board walls and original period lighting. Modern conveniences include a caterer's service area and accessible restroom.

The Carriage House was originally part of a grand estate constructed in the late 1800s and later served as the summer White House for President Taft. Robert and Marie Antoinette Evans were the last family to own the estate. Mr. Evans, a self-made man, earned two fortunes, the first as President of Uniroyal and the second in copper mining. Mr. and Mrs. Evans were avid horticulturalists and philanthropists. They made significant contributions to both the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Boston University.

For more information about The Carriage House at Lynch Park, please contact: Suzanne Lanzikos, Event Coordinator for The Carriage House and Garden at Lynch Park at suzanne.lanzikos@gmail.com.

 

A note about residency: in order to be eligible for the resident rate, either the bride or the groom must be a resident of Beverly at the time that their reservation is made. We reserve the right to require proof of residency in the event that it cannot be verified via our customary means.