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


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. Rolling lawns and lush greens overlooking the beautiful Atlantic Ocean await you for your most important day.

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.

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 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, 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 your musician(s) see the Garden beforehand to eliminate any difficulty). There are no speakers allowed in the Rose Garden except for a small amplifier accompanying a keyboard or vocalist. Please respect our neighbirs and keep music to a reasonable level. A park ranger is available the day of your ceremony to provide last minute information.

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 Beverly Recreation for more information.


Nestled between Woodbury Cove and the Atlantic Ocean in Beverly, Massachusetts, this historic landmark is a popular choice for weddings, receptions, reunions, corporate dinners, retreats and other special occasions.

Located directly on the waterfront within the 16-acre Lynch Park, the Carriage House maintains many of its original features, including bead board walls and 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.

For more information about The Carriage House at Lynch Park, contact: Suzanne Lanzikos, Event Coordinator at

A note about residency: in order to be eligible for the resident rate, the bride or the groom must be a resident of Beverly at the time their reservation is made. We reserve the right to require proof of residency.