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About Emerson Inn By The Sea

Where "Happily Ever After" Begins...

Your Rockport wedding at the Emerson Inn by the Sea will be the memorable event of a lifetime – a perfect blend of traditional elegance and impeccable service. Our award-winning culinary staff and professional wedding coordinators 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.

Our stunning ocean-front setting offers picturesque (and panoramic) sea views. In the colder months (and in inclement weather) 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. In 2005, Emerson Inn by the Sea was awarded the first liquor license in Rockport since 1933, and an extensive wine list along with popular spirits are now available.

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Regions serviced: Boston

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49 Reviews for Emerson Inn By The Sea

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Oh my goodness. Where do I begin? Candice was an absolute pleasure to work with - she made our very intimate wedding even better than we could have ever expected. She also took care of all the details I hadn't even thought of and made the day totally stress free. The venue itself is gorgeous - very coastal and classic with a lot of amazing places for pictures (inside and outside!). Our room on the top floor was perfect as well.

We had an intimate elopement with just us, our parents, and my sister with dinner on the porch at the Pigeon Cove Tavern after. Dinner was phenomenal and the whole weekend was quaint, serene, and gorgeous. I couldn't have picked a better venue! Rockport is also a great little town with a lot of coastal New England charm :)

Profile Picture Liza, 8/13/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Services Used: Parking, Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Accommodations, Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Plated, Server(s), Uncovered Outdoor

We hosted our rehearsal dinner the night before our wedding at the Emerson Inn by the Sea. Our point of contact was Candice. She was absolutely lovely and helpful throughout the whole planning process. Very professional and helped us organize the many elements of planning a big event. Our guests have not stopped complimenting the views at Emerson Inn! We had a dinner of 50 guests downstairs in the underground dining room. After the dinner our guests moved outside to the lawn and porch around sunset. It was a really perfect setting for a casual, beachy event. Has great New England charm! Not sure how many this space could fit for a wedding but it was absolutely perfect for our rehearsal dinner. Would recommend 100%!

Profile Picture Arianna, 7/29/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Rehearsal Dinner Location

The Emerson Inn is a beautiful venue to host a wedding reception, especially following the hotel's recent renovation. Everyone on the staff, but especially Event Coordinator Melissa Hobbs, was very accommodating and made our big day a huge success. We planned our entire wedding from overseas, so extra kudos for Melissa and Co. for dealing with us remotely.

We had 140 guests which approached the Emerson's maximum (150), but everyone was comfortable and the service was great. EVERYONE raved about the meals, so kudos to the chef - though plating all 140 guests took considerably longer than anticipated. No bother since Melissa kindly agreed to extend the party an extra hour to ensure our guests could properly enjoy the dance floor. Bar service was superb and the hotel was super accommodating on special booze/signature cocktail requests.

We researched a ton of wedding venues on the North Shore and could not have been happier with our selection of the Emerson. Our guests loved their elegant, cozy, New England seaside inn experience - and so did we. Look forward to returning in the future to enjoy a cocktail on the veranda.

Profile Picture Evan, 6/11/16, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Emerson Inn By The Sea Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,500.00
Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,500.00
Site Fees Include:
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Hors d'Oeuvres
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting

Emerson Inn By The Sea FAQ

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Historic, Hotel, Inn/B&B
Coastal, Vintage
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
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Engagement Party
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Cocktail Reception
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French Service
Outside Cake
Chocolate Fountain
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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!

A wonderfully historic venue with breathtaking views!


One Cathedral Avenue, Rockport, MA 01966   See On Map
978-546-6321 (phone) 978-546-7043 (fax)