The Castle Manor Inn is a lovingly restored 1900 Victorian Inn located in Gloucester, Massachuestts, the oldest working seaport city in the US. The Inn is just a short distance to Atlantic beaches with a relaxing view of the inland waterway from its grand deck. We spare no expense of time and personal care to make your ceremony and reception a truly memorable celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
At Castle Manor Inn couples may host up to 130 wedding guests. An elegant Victorian side porch and a heated covered deck provides patrons the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Cape Ann landscape. The Seaglass Restaurant at the Castle is an ideal setting for family gatherings, rehearsal dinners, and brunches.
Ten beautifully appointed rooms and suites in the main house are available for the wedding party, with an additional 16 motor lodge style rooms. Other services at this historic inn include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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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.
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.
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!
Emylee · Married on 09/24/2016
Laura was an absolute angel! From beginning to end, our first tour to the morning after, my husband and I have felt so lucky to be planning with Laura. Even in my day of panic, she knew just what to do at every step of the way and was so poised in every regard. Her awesome staff took great care of us day of, and our guests all commented on how excellent our venue choice was . The Bridal Suite was a perfect space to get ready, while Laura did the rest downstairs. We can't wait to share pictures of our beautiful early fall wedding at Castle Manor Inn! Laura also hooked us up with our DJ, florist, and JP - She knows someone who does everything and we were so happy with all of her recommendations!
Deck fee discounted $1,000 for Saturday Weddings in June 2019