Your Rockport wedding at The Emerson Inn will be the memorable event of a lifetime – a perfect blend of traditional elegance and impeccable service. Our award-winning culinary staff and Sales & Events manager will attend over the small details so you can relax and enjoy your wedding by the ocean. And, we offer exceptional wedding packages to help with your planning and budgeting, from intimate elopment packages to exclusive buy-outs of the inn.
Our stunning ocean-front setting offers picturesque (and panoramic) sea views. In the colder months, our grand parlor offers lovely historical surroundings with elegant furnishings. Lovely seaside banquet rooms can accommodate 150 wedding guests. Wedding menus vary from lavish to informal, and food can be customized to meet the needs and wedding themes of the bride and groom.
You'll work closely with our Sales & Events manager to ensure that your vision becomes reality... we're proud to have welcomed guests through our doors for over one-hundred years, and we invite you to learn why The Emerson Inn has become one of Cape Ann's premier oceanfront wedding venues.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Theresa · Married on 05/06/2012
My son's wedding ceremony was held on the lawn of the Emerson Inn, overlooking the Atlantic, followed by a Sunday brunch reception that utilized their fine dining restaurant, a porch are overlooking the ocean, and an adjoining gathering room that was perfect for mingling before sitting down to eat and for dancing afterward. The bride's and groom's families rented the two adjoining cottages for several days leading up to the wedding and a few days after. This gave everyone a chance to get to know one another and was a perfect location for a rehearsal dinner clambake, held in a tent that was set up between the two properties and catered by Woodman's. The staff at the Inn could not have been more friendly and attentive. Melissa Hobbs is a superwoman who seemed to be anywhere she was needed. Everyone at the Inn was sensitive to the fact that we were working with a limited budget, and rather than pressuring us or upselling, they worked with us to make the festivities very, very special.Sent on 12/17/2014
Annie Wolf · Married on 04/28/2019
Could not have been better
We had our wedding at the Emerson Inn at the end of April and were so happy with the experience. Candice, the Events Manager, and Emily, the Guest Services Manager, were both incredible throughout the whole process of booking the Inn, rooms, and putting together our wedding. Candice is so detail oriented and thinks of the small things that will make the experience better for you and your guests.Sent on 05/13/2019
The rooms are lovely, clean, and very comfortable (the beds are awesome). The food from the Pigeon Cove Tavern was great-we did a buffet and all the food was delicious-and breakfast was yummy as well! Of course, the view and location cannot be beat.
If you're looking for a relaxing and lovely night away, or a great place to host your wedding on the water-this is it!
Cassie · Married on 09/22/2018
My husband and I got married at the Emerson Inn in September 2018 and it truly is a one of a kind experience. Everyone that attended commented on how cool it was that the entire hotel was only booked by our wedding guests and therefore, anyone they said hello to would be a family member or friend. This was one of the aspects that we ended up loving the most, in fact our nieces and nephew almost got too comfortable and started walking around with no shoes as if it was their home.Sent on 10/05/2018
The staff are very helpful and make you feel a part of the family. Candice is a wonderful event manager and really helps you through the entire process and executes everything perfectly on the day of the wedding. I was ecstatic that the venue came with her services as the same day coordinator and I didn’t have to recruit any family to set anything up. Everyone could just enjoy themselves and celebrate!
We had an event planned each day throughout the weekend, a Welcome Drink, the wedding and then a brunch and they were all executed exactly how we wished. It allowed us to just take in all the moments and really enjoy time with our guests. The food was also so delicious!! We had wedding guests that came up to us and said it was the best meal they ever ate! The breakfast each morning is phenomenal!
At first, I was nervous about the size of the venue’s dance space, but honestly, it was awesome because our 150 person wedding took over the space and made it a huge dance party! It was incredible! Oh and how can I forget about the views!! One CANNOT beat the view of the venue. It is an absolutely stunning back drop for a wedding ceremony and we were definitely blessed by mother nature the weekend we got married. I highly recommend the Emerson Inn! We will be back to enjoy the ocean view as a getaway too!
Candace and her team will ensure that every detail is tended to on your wedding day. With dramatic coastline views, exceptional dining, and impeccable service, you will be thrilled you chose the Emerson Inn by the Sea.
I would like to say how easy and pleasant it is to work with the Emerson Inn and in particular Melissa the event coordinator. She is extremely helpful & pleasant and very professional. I would highly recommend the Emerson Inn to anyone looking for a beautiful venue by the sea with a great staff!
Emerson Inn by the Sea is one of those special places that you are so glad to know about but also wish it stayed your personal little secret because it is just THAT special! The staff knows how to properly take care of their guests and share in your excitement for your event! Need a certain type of music to add a special touch to your dinner? They do that! Need a recommendation for a welcome gift? They can refer you! The Emerson and its staff are truly wonderful to deal with and it's rare to find places where the service matches the view!