Appleton Farms is an idyllic setting for corporate gatherings, birthday parties, small weddings, or other special events.
Private Event Offerings
Appleton Farms, a one thousand-acre property located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, is known for its preserved New England charm. Spring events will be backdropped by blooming wildflowers, song birds and the deep greens of the working farm. In the fall, the venue will offer cascades of oranges and yellows when the ancient Maple trees that line many of the fields change for the new season. Our pastoral vistas, historic farmhouse, hours of walking trails, and wide variety of programming provide an idyllic setting and immersive experience to celebrate any occasion.
Private Farmhouse Dining
Decadent, wood-fired pizza is our specialty, but so is cooking with locally sourced food. We partner with you to curate a seasonally inspired, farm-fresh menu that meets your dietary needs and culinary expectations. Our menu changes weekly based on freshly harvested produce from our farm and other locally sourced ingredients.
Join our celebrated Culinary Team for a private cooking workshop at Appleton’s historic farmhouse. Offerings change monthly and are based on what’s in season at the farm. Recent programs have included Wood-Fired Pizza, Cooking With Fire, Sourdough Baking, and Holiday Pies: Savory and Sweet. Looking for the full Appleton Culinary experience? Pair a cooking workshop with a Natural Wine or Local Craft Beer Tasting
Fire Pit Picnics
Enjoy the sights and sounds of fall and winter on the farm as you make memories around the warmth of a fire pit at Appleton. We’ll provide you with everything you need: a reserved space with bench seating, firewood, and, of course, s’mores! Plus, scratch-made food can be purchased on weekends at the farmhouse. Picnic-style private dining options are available too!
Guided Hikes and Walks
Join Appleton Farms staff on any one of our guided walks or hikes and experience an idyllic pastoral property in a number of different ways. Options include Full Moon Hikes, Hikes for Beer, Guided Farm Tours, or hikes that explore the history of the Appleton family and farm through different parts of the cultural and natural landscape, including Pigeon Hill Hike, Hike to the Pinnacles, and Tour the Ruins.
A year-round program that celebrates the season with hands-on cooking classes, educational experiences, and farm dinners.
Join us at Appleton Farms for a seasonally inspired menu in an outdoor, picnic-style setting. No tickets needed. No advance reservations necessary.
Hamilton & Ipswich | Northeast
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