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Riversbend at Essex Marina

Essex, MA View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
5 reviews

About

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Catering and bar services
  • Event planner
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside vendors
  • Preferred vendors only
  • Setup
  • WiFi

Cuisine
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:

  • Dessert
  • Outside cake
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings

Other Services
Riversbend at Essex Marina also provides many in-house bar services for your big day. The wedding bar services they offer include:

  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House liquor
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer

Frequently Asked Questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Marina
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered 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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
Rated
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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    David Married on 05/05/2021
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    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!
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    Marylynn Married on 10/05/2019
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    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!
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    Laurie A. Married on 09/21/2019
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    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.

Awards

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Map

35 Dodge Street Essex, MA, 01929
9788907098
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Riversbend at Essex Marina frequently asked questions

What are the most important characteristics of Riversbend at Essex Marina in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Riversbend at Essex Marina for wedding events is known for:
  • Marina
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Riversbend at Essex Marina for wedding events?

Riversbend at Essex Marina offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Riversbend at Essex Marina offer?

Riversbend at Essex Marina offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Riversbend at Essex Marina offer for wedding events?

Riversbend at Essex Marina offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Riversbend at Essex Marina and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Riversbend at Essex Marina is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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