Castle Manor Inn

141 Essex Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Castle Manor Inn

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.

Services Offered

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:

  • Engagement parties
  • Bridal showers
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Elopements
  • Ceremonies
  • Receptions

Accommodation

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.

Cuisine

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.

Night shot - Amara Photography
Night shot - Amara Photography
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Castle Manor Inn
Exterior view - Lana Griffin Photography
Exterior view - Lana Griffin Photography
A kiss - Lana Griffin Photography
A kiss - Lana Griffin Photography
Decor - Lana Griffin Photography
Decor - Lana Griffin Photography
Floral embellishments - Lana Griffin Photography
Floral embellishments - Lana Griffin Photography
The wedding party - Lana Griffin Photography
The wedding party - Lana Griffin Photography
Table setup - Lana Griffin Photography
Table setup - Lana Griffin Photography
Settings - Lana Griffin Photography
Settings - Lana Griffin Photography
Sharing a kiss - Michele Conde Photography
Sharing a kiss - Michele Conde Photography
Blush linens - Michele Conde Photography
Blush linens - Michele Conde Photography
The ceremony - Michele Conde Photography
The ceremony - Michele Conde Photography
Walking down the aisle - Michele Conde Photography
Walking down the aisle - Michele Conde Photography
Outdoor ceremony - Dream Love Photography
Outdoor ceremony - Dream Love Photography
Holding hands - Dream Love Photography
Holding hands - Dream Love Photography
Waterfront wedding - Dream Love Photography
Waterfront wedding - Dream Love Photography
Emotional moments - Pomessa Studios
Emotional moments - Pomessa Studios
Two-tiered seating - Pomessa Studios
Two-tiered seating - Pomessa Studios
First dance - Pomessa Studios
First dance - Pomessa Studios
Silhouette - Pomessa Studios
Silhouette - Pomessa Studios
Beach shoot - Amara Photography
Beach shoot - Amara Photography
Twirling - Amara Photography
Twirling - Amara Photography
Night shot - Amara Photography
Night shot - Amara Photography
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Castle Manor Inn
Exterior view - Lana Griffin Photography
Exterior view - Lana Griffin Photography

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12 Reviews for Castle Manor Inn

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Jenna S. · Married on 09/28/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everything i could have asked for and more!

    I have nothing but excellent things to say about Castle Manor Inn!!!! This was the absolute perfect fit for our wedding. We got married here this past September 2019.
    I enjoyed working with Laura Baker and the other Castle Manor staff so much along the way. They make the planning process so painless, make you feel right at home, and are extremely dedicated to making sure that your wedding is everything you envisioned!
    The venue is perfect, as the Castle Manor was once a large victorian home and has such a lovely rustic-elegance type charm that in my opinion provides the perfect ambiance for a wedding.
    There are plenty of rooms on-site for your guests to stay over, beautiful grounds for photo-ops, cocktail hour, outdoor ceremony, etc, and there's a beautiful back deck area that has views of the river and is beautifully lit up at night, really creating a special environment for an evening reception.
    This location also takes the worry out of having to find a caterer. They have a wonderful Chef and waitstaff. All the guests I spoke to said their meals were absolutely delicious.
    All of the Castle Manor staff were extremely flexible and accommodating with all of our requests. They truly are committed to making sure that your wedding turns out to be everything you dreamed it would be. I cannot thank them enough for everything!

    Sent on 01/06/2020
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    Michelle · Married on 05/05/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    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.

    Sent on 05/18/2018

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Castle Manor Inn FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Hotel
    Inn/B&B
    Mansion
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    April
    May
    November

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  • 141 Essex Avenue Gloucester, MA, 01930 See on map
    978-310-3304 (Phone number)
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