Riversbend at Essex Marina is a waterfront wedding venue located in Essex, Massachusetts. With the Essex River as the backdrop, this completely renovated venue boasts beautiful water views, an outside patio, and creative catering with nautical, fire-grilled cuisine to satisfy every guest. They combine expert planning, menu design, and detailed execution to create a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Facilities and Capacity
Riversbend at Essex Marina offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Their stunning and spacious dining hall features walls and ceilings built with gorgeous traditional shiplap. Outside, their open-air deck boasts scenic views of the Essex river. This venue can comfortably accommodate weddings of up to 100 guests.
Riversbend at Essex Marina offers many wedding services to make your vision a reality for your big day, allowing you to enjoy every moment with your loved ones. This venue has ample parking available for you and your guests, and is also wheelchair accessible. They are available to host ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. The wedding-related services they provide for your big day include:
Riversbend at Essex Marina offers the convenience of in-house catering for your special day, as well as supplying all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens. With a nautical flair, they bring rustic, wood-grilled cuisine to the pallets of meat and seafood lovers. Couples may choose from buffet, cocktail reception, family style, hors d'oeuvre, plated, and station serving style options. Other catering services include:
Riversbend at Essex Marina also provides many in-house bar services for your big day. The wedding bar services they offer include:
5 Reviews for Riversbend at Essex Marina
Recommended by 100% of couples
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David P. · Getting married on 05/05/2021
The Best Place for Unstoppable Love
Not everyone will step up when you need it most, but we now know the Riversbend Restaurant in the Essex Marina is the place to be. Amid the Covid pandemic when all other options were exhausted, Lindsay, the current owner, opened her heart and arms to host our wedding today that turned out better than we could have ever asked for. Still abiding by all health guidelines, we managed to create a memorable moment not to be forgotten.
The views around the river, smell of the ocean, and hidden cove for our personal ceremony overflowed with true Massachusetts treasure. And the marina near by provided a unique photo opportunity you will not find anywhere else.
A special thanks, again, must go out to Lindsay who personally worked above and beyond to make this moment of ours simple but precious. Witnessing her ambition and ability to adapt to ensure our day during such a unique time, makes us wonder just how great of an event she and her team could make for you.
Cheers!Sent on 05/17/2020
MaryLynn · Married on 10/05/2019
Hidden Gem Venue of the Northshore
My fiance and I will be getting married at Riversbend in September. We have been working closely with Lindsay to organize our special day. She has been so amazing!! Flexible, and full of inspiring ideas! Riversbend is the perfect location for any couple seeking to find a hidden gem in the Northshore for ceremony and reception, even a rehearsal dinner! It has an unbeatable backdrop of the Essex River, which is beautiful any time of year. The rustic, simple indoors of the venue in unbeatable too! We are so excited for this Fall!Sent on 01/26/2019
Laurie Albee · Married on 09/21/2019
Picturesque on the River
Riversbend was everything we had hoped it would be when we first visited on a cold and raw day in January. The ceremony on the knoll and cocktail hour on the deck overlooking the river on a perfect September day was truly amazing. All of our months of planning were managed to perfection by Lindsay and her staff. She worked with all our concepts and ideas and made them happen. If you are looking for a place that is quaint and by the water this is the place for you.Sent on 10/20/2019