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Mrs. Woodman

Maureen is one of the top wedding planners in New England, with a background steeped in the 100-year history of Woodman’s of Essex, on scenic Cape Ann, MA. Maureen has a unique perspective on what makes a successfully catered Boston North Shore event, and the steps that need to be taken to insure a fun, stress-free celebration. Maureen tends to every detail of hundreds of weddings and other events every year, so when you partner with her, you’re partnering with unparalleled knowledge and experience....


Mrs. Donna Roy

Donna has been designing memorable Boston North Shore events for over 20 years. With a creative eye and an enthusiasm for original and trending elements, she will bring the vision for your day to life. "I enjoy putting a couple's signature on their wedding day; it should be as unique as they are. Taking an idea and watching it come to life is a very special part of what we do here at The Essex Room on Cape Ann." Her expertise in events both social and corporate has taken her all over the country and until recently had her leading a bi-coastal life....


Mr. Ned Grieg

Essex Room Executive Chef Ned Grieg, joined us in 2013 after spending years cooking across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Chef Ned is extensive knowledge of culinary diversity revitalized our menu options by infusing new flavors and inspired cuisine to our traditional New England fare. Chef Ned is constantly updating and adding culinary creations that have received high praise from everyone. He has been essential in creating menu options that appeal to all, including those with strict dietary restrictions.


Ms. Faye Broderick

Popular with entertainers, photographers, and clients alike, Faye has served as The Essex Room’s manager of catering sales & operations for the past 13 years. In that time, she’s seen and done it all, from Boston North Shore birthday parties to wedding receptions to corporate functions, and everything in between. Faye’s unique ability to organize, strategize, and prioritize guarantee that our Cape Ann events go off without a hitch. With Faye in your corner, all you need to do is enjoy yourself, and leave the details to her....


Ms. Lauren Muise

Lauren came to the Essex Room as an intern in 2015, where she observed and assisted our outstanding team with the planning and coordination of weddings, meetings and the other types of events we plan and host. As she learned more during her internship she realized that she wanted to be an event planner as a career. She was hired as a full-time employee the day after her internship ended. As a millennial, Lauren brings a unique perspective on the steps that need to be taken to insure a fun, stress-free celebration.


Mr. Norman Lemcke

Norman has the innate ability to relate to people and sense their needs and without hesitation he will make them feel at ease and secure. His honesty, sincerity and strong sense of humor allow him to connect with people at a level that makes them feel comfortable, safe and trusting. These qualities, in addition to his natural compassion and comforting nature are why brides, grooms and their families appreciate him being at their disposal....

The Essex Room


Classic style and sophistication meet comfort and affordability at the favorite venue for weddings, parties, celebrations and corporate functions on Boston's North Shore! Make it an event to remember and give your guests something to talk about at The Essex Room on Cape Ann! More About Us

Offsite Weddings


Let The Essex Room come to you! Get the best of what we offer at our Cape Ann function hall, no matter where your wedding is. We can handle every aspect of your special day, including catering, setup, table and chair rental, linens, cake, and anything else you can think of. Our Catering Services

Planning Your Wedding


Overwhelmed at the thought of all the decisions you need to make between now and your Boston North Shore wedding day? Let the experts at The Essex Room on Cape Ann handle it for you! From the biggest decisions to the tiniest details, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Plan Your Wedding

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