Located in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Rockport, Massachusetts, the Art Association is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. The award-winning fine art on display that surrounds your guests creates a unique and elegant backdrop for your special day.
The upstairs Martha Moore Room serves as an intimate Bridal Suite for the Wedding Party. After relaxing with a glass of champagne and freshening up, charm your guests with a grand entrance down the colonial wooden stairway that connects to the courtyard garden interlude.
Our Maddocks Gallery is often configured as a chapel (at no additional cost). Brides planning an outdoor ceremony can enjoy the security of knowing they have an elegant and accommodating "backup" ceremony space, should the heavens decide to rain tears of joy!
The Maddocks Gallery also doubles as a rustic yet elegant space for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dessert stations and more. Our baby grand piano is often housed in this gallery and can be used for playing or as a surface for gifts or photographs.
Our Hibbard Gallery serves as the main reception area, comfortably accommodating up to 150 guests for a traditional sit-down dinner (250 for a tapas/cocktail style event), leaving ample room for a band or DJ and plenty of dancing!
Both galleries are heated and air-conditioned and have modern restrooms.
Our Event Coordinator is happy to suggest many picturesque areas for outdoor wedding ceremonies and event photography just a stone’s throw away from the Rockport Art Association.
Many hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts are conveniently located within walking distance of the Rockport Art Association. With all of the activities and lodging available right in town, many brides choose to make their wedding a weekend-long celebration for their guests.
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We pride ourselves in the rich history of our Art Association and hope that you will visit us soon for a tour. We specialize in booking only one event per day, allowing you and your guests' exclusive access to our facilities.
Take advantage of our current Donor Membership Discount and join our family of over 1,000 contributing members! In addition to receiving discounts on art workshops, classes, and much more, you will save 50% on your gallery rental! Please contact us today for more information on booking your wedding at the Rockport Art Association, (978) 546-6604.
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10 Reviews for Rockport Art Association & Museum
Recommended by 97% of couples
Keryn · Married on 10/20/2018
Robin is absolutely amazing and although I have not had my big day yet she has made it very stress free for me. She is so helpful and very on top of things. You can tell she cares very much about making sure the bride and groom have the best day ever.Sent on 09/19/2018
aurora · Married on 09/29/2018
To say we are happy that we chose the RAA is an understatement. We'd stopped in to the gallery a few years ago when we visited Rockport on a whim and really loved it. I was thrilled when I found out they do weddings! The entire staff was very responsive and easy to work with. Their preferred vendors for food were excellent choices (we went with Vinwood), and I felt so good to be celebrating among beautiful artwork! We did some decorations but didn't want to detract from the art on the walls, which was perfect. The piano in the gallery was amazing for our ceremony, and the town of Rockport was just a wonderful setting. We have heard such nice things about the RAA from our guests, too. And it was affordable compared to other venues. It really fit our style. We had a little under 100 guests and had plenty of room for dinner and dancing, though more than that would be tight. Parking was a little fretful but once we realized there was an issue it seemed to resolve pretty fast...we still started on time with a full house!Sent on 10/01/2018
Thank you to the volunteers and to Robin and Kayla for helping us with our very important day!
linda · Married on 06/06/2014
Rockport art association was an awesome venue for my daughters wedding on June 7, 2014. The space is gorgeous, art on the walls, high ceilings, hardwood floors and lots of space. Robin was very helpful and responsive and it was a good value for the money. Logistics was super easy and bringing in creative caterings bartender and kappys on call for the alcohol enabled us to offer beer and wine for the guests without breaking the budget. I loved the courtyard and separate room for the bar. We had a band and there was plenty of room for dinner and dancing.Sent on 06/09/2014
We photographed a wedding at the Rockport Art Association over the weekend. It was beautiful. The space was great and really added to original looking photographs. The area around the building is also great for photo backdrops!