The Castle Manor Inn is a thoughtfully-renovated, 1900s Victorian inn located in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Residing in the oldest working seaport city in the country, the building is just a short distance from the Atlantic beaches and offers a relaxing view of the inland waterway from its grand deck. The staff at this charming venue strive to dedicate their time and personal care to ensure that your ceremony and reception are truly memorable celebrations.
Facilities and Capacity
Castle Manor Inn can accommodate parties of up to 130 wedding guests. The Seaglass Restaurant on the property is an ideal setting for family gatherings, rehearsal dinners, and brunches. The restaurant boasts three dining rooms, all of which connect and are adorned with an intimate fireplace. Individually, the rooms can host between 15 and 20 guests. Also attached to the restaurant is a charming veranda and a heated, covered deck, which provide couples and their loved ones the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Cape Ann offers.
The staff at the manor offer event planning services to assist couples in planning and implementing an envisioned event. An array of essential rental items can be supplied by the venue. These include chairs, tables, flatware, glassware, china, and linens. When the special day arrives, the staff will assist with setup and cleanup services. Furthermore, couples can avail of in-house catering, bar services, and lawn games. The staff is happy to host the following wedding-related events at this historic inn:
Ten beautifully-appointed rooms and suites nestled in the main house are available for couples and members of the wedding party to utilize during their stay. Each of these rooms is adorned with original embellishments and fixtures to further complement the property's vintage ambiance. Moreover, the mansion is also home to an additional range of lodging quarters, named the Motor Lodge. In total, this group of accommodations features 16 rooms.
In order to provide convenience to couples who are in the midst of planning a wedding, Castle Manor Inn offers on-site catering services through their restaurant. Chef Dan Lavalla utilizes one-of-a-kind techniques and crafts his dishes with unparalleled enthusiasm. He uses fresh food and fixes every meal from scratch in order to ensure that couples and guests alike are both satisfied and impressed.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Samira Malhotra · Married on 10/06/2019
Laura is amazing
The Castle Manor Inn is a gem! I am so thankful to Laura and her team for making our wedding day perfect. Laura is so open to any ideas for wedding day. You can utilize the space however you want. The food was amazing and reasonably priced. I would have never been able to have an Indian wedding ceremony anywhere else in Gloucester. Thank you!Sent on 10/12/2019
Michelle · Married on 05/05/2018
My husband, Jamie, and I were married at the Castle Manor Inn 2 weeks ago, after booking the venue in August 2017. Our goal was to create a relaxed, rustic, and classy wedding weekend, where the majority of our 115 guests could stay on site. I have to say, all of my expectations were completely surpassed every step of the way. Owners Laura and her husband, Tom, were fantastic and flexible with anything we wanted throughout the planning process and the weekend. They were warm and welcoming to every single guest, whether they were staying overnight or not, and we are still getting texts and calls about how much fun our guests had, and how they loved the Inn and service overall. Laura was constantly available for whatever we needed, but also discreet, and she anticipated many of our needs before we even realized we had them. She is very knowledgeable and skilled with planning, and organized with every aspect. After 9 months of planning, I was ready to let someone else take some of the reigns with making the decoration decisions, and she did a wonderful job creating an intimate, rustic, and classy setup. Our guests as a whole are individuals who like to let loose and have some fun, and they were accommodating with keeping the SeaGlass bar open and ready to accept guests who wanted to keep the party going. As a 4th year medical student, I was looking for very specific qualities in a venue, with a pretty tight budget, and this all was at a very reasonable cost.Sent on 05/18/2018
My husband and I couldn't be happier with how our wedding weekend turned out, and would not hesitate for a second to recommend it to other engaged couples looking for a wedding venue.
Micheala · Married on 06/03/2017
From the moment we toured Castle Manor Inn, we knew this was the venue! Laura, the owner, made everything so easy and guided us through the process. She was so organized, poised, and able to calm everyone's nerves. She even crafted us a boutonniere when the florist brought us one less that we ordered. I COULD NOT TELL WHICH BOUTONNIERE WAS MADE BY THE FLORIST AND WHICH ONE WAS MADE BY LAURA!!! She really saved the day.Sent on 06/18/2017
Castle Manor Inn was also an excellent value for the money and was perfectly suited to our small wedding with only 30 guests. Some other venues wouldn't even talk to us because we didn't meet their minimums. She was also very flexible and we never felt like she was trying to upsell us or price-gouge us. The manor and the grounds were beautiful and the space was perfectly suited to our small gathering. We didn't feel too small for the space like we did in some ballroom-type venues.
We have had dinner at the on-site Sea Glass restaurant before and knew the food was amazing, and the food was no less delicious at our reception. We served filet mignon as one of our entrees with horseradish sauce and it was melt-in-your-mouth amazing. The chicken saltimboca appetizer was also unbelievably delicious! They have a truly talented chef; you are not getting bland banquet food!
The only small criticism is that we found the beds to be uncomfortable. We stayed two nights and my and my husband's backs were hurting in my morning.
In any case, I would HIGHLY recommend this venue and Laura really went above and beyond to make our day as magical and stress-free as possible. She's awesome!