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.
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:
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:
In addition to hosting your wedding, The Essex Room will also host the following:
90 Reviews for The Essex Room
Recommended by 99% of couples
29 User photos
Bonnie · Getting married on 06/10/2021
Simply Amazing! From the planning stages to the wedding day itself, the Essex room staff went out of their way to exceed all expectations. Our guests are still raving about the food, service and the fun they had. Thank you Essex Room for making my son's wedding a day to remember!Sent on 10/30/2019
The Essex Room's reply:Thank you, thank you, thank you! Always a special review when it comes from one of the couple's parents.
Angela C. · Married on 12/08/2020
We loved our wedding at the Essex Room! Lauren, Donna, and Chef Ned went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great experience. We went back and forth with them several times to ensure that our nontraditional menu was exactly what we were looking for - and it definitely paid off! All of our guests told us how amazing the taco bar was and we were so happy about that. Not only did the Essex Room provide a delicious, one of a kind meal, but Lauren also did an amazing job setting up all of the decor that I brought to the venue ahead of time. The venue was also beautiful and looks great in all of our photos and videos. It was also very convenient to host our after party and the downstairs lobster trap pub, and have the Essex Room order us pizza. The Essex Room is one of the nicest of the affordable wedding venues in the area. I would highly recommend this venue to any of my family and friends!Sent on 12/16/2019
The Essex Room's reply:Angela,
Lauren M. · Married on 09/13/2020
Saved our wedding!
Maureen and the Essex Room saved our wedding day! We had to make some last minute changes due to COVID, and they were so generous and amazing with accommodating our ceremony somewhat last minute. Everything was set up exactly as I imagined and they even offered a beautiful champagne and pre-ceremony snack station for our guests that we got some many compliments on. They truly are the best team and the most amazing people! I wish I booked this venue for our wedding from the very start. I highly recommend!Sent on 10/05/2020
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
The Essex Room Price Rates
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.
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.
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!!!