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The Essex Room

Essex, MA View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
100 reviews
$11k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$11k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

The Essex Room is a classic coastal venue located in Essex, Massachusetts. They boast expansive grounds, gorgeous views of the salt marsh, that are perfect for an outdoor ceremony. The Essex Room wants to make your vision for your wedding day a reality.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this venue. There’s a beautiful seasonal garden and large ceremony site which serves as your backdrop as you say your “I dos” outdoors. For your reception, you'll move indoors to the Essex Room which boasts a spacious dance floor and elegant decor. Enjoy the large lounge with full-service bar specializing in signature cocktails and craft beers.


Services Offered
This full-service, family-owned event venue located on Boston’s North Shore has been a part of the wedding industry for close to 50 years. Their services include, but are not limited to:

  • Wedding Party Suite
  • In-house Award-Winning Chef
  • Event Planning & Co-ordinating
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • China
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event Rentals


Cuisine
Couples can choose between cocktail style, stations or a plated dinner. They specialize in a variety of cuisine, including American, French, Mediterranean and Asian. Sample fare includes:

  • Sliced Sirloin
  • Herb Roasted Boneless Chicken
  • Baked Stuffed Haddock
  • Braised Short Ribs


Other Services
In addition to hosting your wedding, The Essex Room will also host the following:

  • Engagement Party
  • Showers
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • After Parties
  • Brunches

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$4,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$23

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Limited Bar
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
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?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December

100 Reviews

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    Alicia T. Married on 10/16/2021
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    Literally perfect

    Honestly there are no true words for how amazing Lauren and the whole team were at the Essex Room. They tackled everything and made sure we were covered for any additional hurdles that may have came our way. They know how to run a flawless wedding, and we are so happy we chose them.
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    Olivia L. Married on 09/25/2021
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    So Much In One Venue

    We have recommended and will continue to recommend The Essex Room to everyone we know! Our wedding was absolutely perfect! We were originally planned to celebrate in September 2020, but as many others we had to move the date by a year. Lauren helped us during every step of the way. She also went above and beyond to help with all of our decorations, and even put together our beautiful arch for us! We especially loved the Essex Room as they provided so many of the needed aspects of the wedding: Catering all of the events, the rehearsal dinner location, the ceremony location, cocktail hour location, the reception location and the after party location, and of course Lauren for day of. It made the celebration so much less stressful knowing we could trust one vendor with so much!
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    Kasey F. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Better than we could even imagine!

    We were blown away at how perfect our wedding was at The Essex Room. Our ceremony in the beautiful garden was one of our favorite things about our wedding day. Having our reception and ceremony at the same location was exactly what we wanted. The grounds are impeccably gorgeous, and we heard this from so many of our guests. We were so excited to have our reception at The Essex Room for so many reasons, but the elegant decor, giant dancefloor and delicious food were definitely some of the reasons at the top of our list. Our guests raved about the food, especially the hors d'oeuvres. The bacon wrapped scallops are a MUST! We were so lucky to work with Lauren, the special events coordinator, who supported us and answered our questions every step of the way. All of the staff of The Essex Room worked endlessly to make sure our wedding was the day we always dreamed of. We wish we could relive our special day over and over again, and we know without a doubt that we made the best choice by choosing The Essex Room!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

21 Endorsements
Chris Thomas Creative Chris Thomas Creative Wedding Videographers

Looking for a venue in the north shore of Massachusetts? The Essex Room is it. As a wedding videographer, they have so many great scenic spots to film in and set the scene for a beautiful day. Their staff is extremely attentive and helpful to anything you may need assistance with whether you're a vendor or potential client. I would highly recommend to any couple looking for a nautical themed wedding near the water in the renowned north shore.

Creative Light Creative Light Wedding Decor & Lighting

The Essex Room is the perfect venue on the North Shore for wedding receptions and special events. The beautiful views capture the very essence of New England. Maureen, Donna, Norman, and all the staff are wonderful to work with and do everything they can to make each event perfect. The room takes light beautifully, allowing us to transform the mood and feel dramatically. The Essex Room is by far one of our favorite venues to light.

Some Fuzzy Some Fuzzy Wedding Videographers

The Essex Room is a hidden gem. I filmed a wedding there last fall and was blown away not only by the style and area (directly behind Woodmans Grill!) but also the staff and people who worked to make the couples night at The Essex Room one for the books. As a vendor I was treated with utmost care and I have been anxiously waiting for my next couple who tells me I'll be traveling to the Essex Room with them. And don't even get me started on how gorgeous Golden Hour is there. The sunset was breath taking and made for incredible shots. I highly recommend considering the Essex Room in your pursuit of a reception venue!!!

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125 Main Street Essex, MA, 01929
9787687335

9am - 5pm Monday-Friday Week Night & Weekends by Appointment
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