69 Reviews
$8k-$15k
75-300
Guest Capacity

About The Essex Room

Where Your Wedding Dreams Become an Affordable Reality

The Essex Room is a classic coastal venue located in Essex, Massachusetts. Previously known as Woodman’s Function Hall, this elegant banquet hall offers gorgeous views of the salt marsh. They boast expansive grounds 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 300 guests at this venue. There’s a beautiful seasonal garden 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. There’s also their iconic “Steamship Lounge” which reminds one of travel long ago.

Services Offered
This full-service, family-owned event venue located on Boston’s North Shore has been a part of the wedding industry for over 20 years. Their services include, but are not limited to:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • China
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • In-house caterer


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

  • Bacon-Wrapped Petite Filet Mignon
  • Chicken Saltimbocca
  • Roast Lobster
  • Grilled Long Bone Lamb Chops


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

  • Engagement party
  • Bridal shower
  • Rehearsal dinner

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Boston

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69 Reviews for The Essex Room

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5.0

I loved the Essex Room from the minute we visited and tried their food. The prices were reasonable and staff was always available. Not to mention the dance floor is huge.

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Profile Picture Jill, 11/4/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location
5.0

We are so glad that we chose The Essex Room for our wedding! To start, it is in a beautiful and convenient location with plenty of parking, set on the Essex River with lovely grounds for an outdoor ceremony. It is right in the heart of Essex, but set way back so it feels very private. The function room is beautiful with a big dance floor, a spacious bridal suite and a very cool bar and lounge. The food was exceptional and the guests were raving about it. As part of the wedding package, they also provide a wedding planner/coordinator to really help you work through all of the details, manage the menu, coordinate with the other vendors and work through the schedule which was so incredibly helpful. I would have been lost without them as they really worked hard to make sure my event was exactly how I envisioned and they succeeded - Everything was perfect. The Essex Room really offers a great value for the price and their entire staff is fantastic. I highly recommend The Essex Room to any couple looking for a wedding venue on the North Shore.

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Profile Picture Sarah, 9/23/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location

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Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
300
Guest Minimum
75
Event Spaces
2
Type
Banquet Hall
Style
Classic, Coastal, Elegant
Setting
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Peak Season Months:
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
Off-Peak Season Months:
January
February
March
November
December
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
300
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
75
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
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Exclusive Venue Use
Private Room
Private Section
Public Seating
Custom
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Clean Up
Event Planning
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In-House Bar
Liability Insurance
Lighting/Sound
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings
Family Style
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Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Stations
Tastings
Family Style
French Service
Server(s)
American
Asian
French
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Mediterranean
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Chinese
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Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Outside Alcohol
Altar/Arches
Chair Covers
Chairs
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Lighting
Tables
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21 ENDORSEMENTS
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!!!

Thanks for the good word on Max. We are truly blessed and so fortunate to have him aboard. And he enjoys working with you folks at The Essex Room as well, since you take great care of your clients and ensure the day runs smoothly from start to finish. We hope to work with you more often!!

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125 Main Street, Post Office Box 349, Essex, MA 01929   See On Map
978-768-7335 (phone)
The Essex Room is a wedding Event venue, caterer from Essex, MA. We service weddings throughout the local area, including North Shore, Cape Ann, and Boston. The Essex Room is a professional wedding Venue that has been part of the New England wedding industry for 20 years. We specialize in Weddings, rehearsals, all events.