Recommended by 97%
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Cassie · Married on 05/26/2019
Book this place!!
We got married at the Elks last month on July 6. We knew all along that we wanted our wedding to be in Gloucester and that we NEEDED to be near the water. We checked out quite a few venues before finding the Elks. We loved that Emily was along every step of the way for the year leading up to the wedding. She 'gets it.' She's very approachable, is really responsive over email and phone and I felt like she was really there for us with random little things that popped up. The actual location is of course stunning, and we found it to be super convenient with plenty of hotels on either side of the venue for our friends and family to stay.Sent on 08/13/2019
The day of our wedding started out extremely sunny and perfect and by the time it came for our first look, the sky got extremely dark and the winds started picking up. We ended up having our ceremony outside in the rain (what we wanted) and we couldn't have been happier with the way it all turned out. Our friends and family raved about the view and the location after all was said and done. If you are looking on the North Shore and can't decide- the Elks was an overall awesome experience and great deal for the gorgeous location!
Ashley · Married on 08/16/2019
The Elks at Bass Rocks is the best!
We are sooo happy we decided to book The Elks at Bass Rocks as our wedding venue! You cannot beat this view and this location for the price. I can’t say enough good things about the event coordinator, Emily. She was absolutely amazing and went out of her way for us since the very beginning. She was always so quick to respond to questions and anything we needed. From referring me to the best photographer around, to helping me find a last minute EmCee a week before my wedding, Emily went above and beyond for us so that our day would be perfect! We had a family friend as our DJ who wasn’t as experienced on the wedding side of things, and Emily made sure everything ran smoothly and handled the whole night with so much grace and professionalism that none of our guests realized there was anything going wrong. My husband and I got so many compliments about the Elks and the location and how beautiful it is! Any couple/family looking for an affordable Oceanside venue with a million dollar view, The Elks at Bass Rocks has to be your spot!Sent on 09/10/2019
Kimberly · Married on 08/03/2019
What a view
I am amazed at everything about this venue! When I started planning 2 years ago I never imagined how beautiful outside would be with my decor and what the inside would looks like with al lot decor. From the first time I met with Emily and Brittany, I knew that I would have an amazing night. I am lost for words but want to thank everyone who helped set up and made my night the most memorable one ever! You are all amazing!!!!Sent on 08/04/2019
Brianna · Married on 06/08/2019
The Most Beautiful Wedding!
This is one of the most beautiful locations on the North Shore to get married, and one of the most reasonable in price! We couldn’t have been happier with our entire experience. Emily was fantastic to work with, and made sure every last detail was perfect for our wedding day. On the day of, Britney and her assistant made sure everything ran smoothly! Thank you to the entire team for making our wedding day one we will never forget!Sent on 06/15/2019
Megan · Married on 05/19/2019
Book your wedding here!
If you're looking to get married on the New England coast, don't look ant further. Emily at the Elks was so easy to work with and went the extra mile when we had a couple of last minute issues. She made sure everything went the way we asked for it to and worked with a slew of independent vendors to make it all come together. The venue is so convenient and the views are beautiful. You cannot beat the price and what is included - believe me, I looked everywhere. Though we didn't stay at them ourselves, our guests raved about the hotels right next door as well. Do yourself a favor, take lots of stress off your shoulders, and pick this place!Sent on 06/01/2019
brittany · Married on 10/06/2018
We got married on October 6, 2018. Between the view and the staff, the venue was perfect for our day. We got married outdoors on the lawn and had our reception inside. Emily was always very helpful and responsive when we reached out with questions. She made sure that all of the venders worked together to help our day go smoothly. Britney helped set everything up on the day of our wedding and coordinated our day. Between the two of them the day went well and without any hiccups.Sent on 10/28/2018
SUSAN · Married on 09/29/2018
Cant say enough about how professional and wonderful Emily and her staff were at my daughters bridal shower this past weekend.It was a picture perfect day they were by my side every step of the way ensuring that nothing could possibly go wrong.The space was immaculate the view spectacular I highly recommend the Elks for any functions they are amazing Emily you are the best Thank you thank youSent on 04/23/2018
Shannon Merenda · Married on 09/29/2018
The Elks at Bass Rocks is an AMAZING place for a wedding! You cannot beat the view. Emily & Brittney were great to work with. They answered any & every question we had along the way and they went above and beyond to make sure we had the best day ever. HIGHLY recommend!!Sent on 11/11/2018
Mary · Married on 08/31/2018
We just had our wedding at the Elks on 8/31/18 and the day was absolutely magical. All of our guests still talk about how beautiful the wedding was and how breathtaking the view is! Emily, the coordinator is so professional, so sweet and is amazing at what she does! She put together my decor exactly how I envisioned it and everything looked perfect. She was so patient when we ran a little bit behind and when we realized I had forgotten some things at home (I live about an hour and a half away) and improvised the best she could! She made sure every detail was taken care of and also made sure myself and the groom ate! If you are looking for the perfect beach front venue, look no further! Best venue, best view, and best staff! I wish I could give 100 stars!Sent on 10/02/2018
Courtney · Married on 08/11/2018
The Elks was one of the best choices we made when planning our wedding! Emily, Rose and the whole team nailed it from start to finish. Our guests were blown away by the view from the rocks, and the wedding party was able to spread out and relax in the bridal lounge upstairs. The reception room itself has little details like chandeliers, hardwood floors, and huge windows that give it a high-end feel. Emily was so patient with our many questions and requests, especially in the chaos of the week leading up to the wedding day. They also accommodated our request for a specific beer and the bartenders made delicious signature cocktails. We also had a nontraditional ceremony, which Rose made happen without missing a beat, plus her calm, positive attitude was much appreciated in moments of stress. We are so lucky to have found this place and couldn't have asked for anything better!Sent on 08/29/2018
Haley · Married on 06/08/2018
June 8, 2018 was a day that I will NEVER forget! The Elks at Bass Rocks was the place for us without a doubt! Working with Emily was absolutely amazing! She answered every single one of my 1,000,000 questions and went out of her way multiple times to accommodate us with setting up! I could not have asked for a smoother or more beautiful wedding day! The Elks at Bass rocks is definitely the most beautiful place for an ocean front wedding ceremony and reception! My guests were stunned by the view! Absolutely perfect!Sent on 06/28/2018
Thank you so much Emily!
Sandra · Married on 05/12/2018
Highly recommend the Elks! Beautiful view, space is great! Emily was beyond helpful with absolutely everything, she's the best!Sent on 07/15/2018
Elizabeth · Married on 04/28/2018
We had the best day ever at our wedding at The Elks at Bass Rocks! Such a beautiful venue with the best ocean views in Gloucester by far ! (Best spot for your bridal party photos). Emily did an amazing job coordinating our wedding and making sure everything was perfect. Our guests were so impressed with the venue and everyone had such a fun time. ( You can't beat the price either!). We loved The Elks venue and would absolutely recommend it to anyone. You will not be disappointed!Sent on 05/06/2018
Ariel · Married on 04/21/2018
The Elks at Bass Rocks was the perfect venue for our wedding! The ocean views are spectacular, and the price really can't be beat (especially if you have an off-season wedding). We were able to take phenomenal photos down on the rocks with our wedding party.Sent on 08/07/2018
The building itself has a clean and classic interior, and has great space and plenty of room for guest tables, gift table, a DJ/dance floor, and buffet. This place does NOT look like an Elks club. I love that the venue has a bridal suite that the bride and wedding party can access before and during the wedding. That made getting ready easy and allowed us to get some great "last looks" photos.
The staff at the Elks are all amazing too! Emily is a true superstar! She not only helped coordinate everything so that our wedding day ran smoothly, but she also served as a go-between with vendors, and really saved the day when our caterer attempted to increase our cost per person 10 days before our wedding. Having Emily made it feel like we'd hired a wedding planner, and resulted in a seamless and stress-free wedding day. She is a true professional who excels at her job.
Rose was also a great help to us day-of, as was the bar staff who not only kept up with the demands of an open bar at a 150 person wedding, but also made custom cocktails for our special day. The bar pricing is also very affordable--we were worried about the price tag for an open bar, but at the end of the night we came in significantly below our expected budget.
Things that might be deal-breakers for some: the front lawn where the ceremony takes place is narrow, so the processional walk-way is short. Because the front lawn is along a road, you will likely have a few cars drive by during your ceremony. Also, there is a bar for Elks members upstairs, but we didn't really have any cross-over w/them. None of this was an issue and it was fun when cars honked or people said congratulations.
All in all, we had a wonderful experience with this venue!
Sarah · Married on 04/14/2018
The price was great. They are very organized and always available to speak. We had to change our date to match with my school schedule and it wasn't a problem at all. The venue set up is wonderful, and the view of the ocean makes it even better! They also have an area for the bridal party to get ready! We are so excited to hold our wedding here!Sent on 09/27/2017
Jayme · Married on 10/14/2017
Having our wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks was the best decision we made! Emily was amazing to work with. She was patient, understanding and knowledgeable. It was a night we will never forget!Sent on 06/13/2018
Kristal · Married on 07/15/2017
I’m so happy that we picked The Elks at Bass Rocks as our wedding venue. Our wedding was perfect! Emily and Brittany were so organized, leaving me with nothing to worry about from the time I arrived to get ready all the way through the end of the night when all of my stuff was packed for me and ready to go. They were always responsive whenever I had a question during the planning process. The beautiful views, the excellent service, and the reasonable price tag make this the perfect spot to get married!Sent on 08/14/2017
Jennifer · Married on 05/19/2017
I got married on May 19, 2017. Emily and Taylor did a great job ! The venue was clean and neat and the views were breathtaking! The bartender was so kind and attentive to everyone especially the bridal party. I had an emergency prior to the ceremony and Emily left the venue went to the store and made my emergency just a bump in the road. For the rest of the night Emily was there even if I just needed to break away to the bridal suite for a break. She worked her tail off and I can't thank her enough! They have recently updated the function room with hardwood floors and additional lighting everything was just perfect! This place is becoming an us hidden gem for those that want the ocean background but class of Boston without the cost! I highly recommend the venue!Sent on 05/22/2017
Kristine · Married on 05/13/2017
We had the best service from Taylor before and throughout our wedding day. She was extremely helpful and friendly. I couldn't have asked for better service.Sent on 05/24/2017
Kristen · Married on 04/22/2017
The Elks is such an amazing place to get married! The location, the view, the interior, the value, everything you need to have a perfect Cape Ann wedding. Taylor is a great event coordinator--very organized and friendly. She helped everything go smoothly. Our out of town guests especially were extremely impressed by how beautiful the venue is! We are so happy we chose to have our ceremony and reception at the Elks!Sent on 04/26/2017
Renee · Married on 11/19/2016
The Elks Club at Bass rocks gave me the perfect wedding. Taylor did an amazing job setting up and was very accommodating with the Dj and the caterer. Many if my guests told me it was one of the best weddings they having ever been to. They asked if Wes and I could get married again because it was such a great time. I highly recommend them!Sent on 12/31/2016
Marc · Married on 10/08/2016
My wife and I had our wedding here. The location was better than I ever imagined. We took our photos on the rocks and they were stunning. The staff was very friendly and professional making sure we were on time. There was no stress at all and all of our guests had so much fun!Sent on 12/31/2016
MaryEllen · Married on 10/01/2016
My husband and I had our wedding reception here on October 1. We absolutely loved it!! from the first tour of the venue to our wedding exit, everything was perfect. Our day of coordinator, Taylor, was fabulous!! During our planning process, she was quick to respond to our emails, she offered suggestions and helped us through every part of the nigh. Then She checked in with us multiple times during The reception to make sure everything was okay! And although it rained on our wedding day, the rain made the Atlantic Room even more welcoming, inviting and fun. All in all, our wedding at the Elks was a BLAST!!! ??????Sent on 12/29/2016
Paula · Married on 09/18/2016
We are so happy with our experience at The Elks at Bass Rocks! Deborah was a pleasure to work with made things easy from the beginning. They were very organized and clear in what they needed from us. We dropped all our decorations off a few days before the reception and they did a fantastic job of setting everything up! Looked better than I could imagine! The venue has a beautiful view of the ocean and had a great spot on the rocks that made for gorgeous photos!Sent on 12/19/2016
Stacia · Married on 09/10/2016
Taylor and Deborah at the Elks at Bass Rocks were essential for ensuring our wedding went off without a hitch! They were very responsive, helpful and friendly throughout the whole process! The venue is gorgeous and the caterer we chose was great too. Highly recommend this venue!Sent on 12/19/2016