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Simple Yet Classic Cape Ann Weddings With a Large Splash of Fun

Are you looking for a Boston North Shore wedding venue that offers affordability, private gardens, marsh views, a retro bar, homemade cuisine, a large dance floor, and an after-party pub? Look no further. Mark your place in history and give your guests something to talk about. Contact us today and see why The Essex Room on Cape Ann is the ideal choice for wedding venues in Massachusetts!

The Essex Room has hosted weddings of every size, scope, and level of complexity, so rest assured there’s nothing you can throw at us that we can’t handle. In fact, we encourage you to throw us a curve ball. We’re certainly up to the challenge!

From start to finish, napkins to nuptials, music to menus, consultation to congratulations, we handle every aspect of your Cape Ann wedding with professionalism, respect, and pride.


Our Spaces & Venues

Outdoor Ceremonies & Photos

The Essex Room has a beautiful lawn which is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail hours (with the option for lawn games or other fun activities). We also have a picturesque garden area and nearby marsh locations with plenty of photo opportunities.



The Essex Room

The Essex Room is perfect for indoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. Our award-winning chef can tailor your menu to accommodate any tastes or requirements (including gluten-free). Our room includes a hardwood dance floor, and packages are available for any style or size of function for up to 350 guests.

Essex Room North Shore Wedding Venue

The Lobster Trap Pub

If you’re looking for a location for your rehearsal dinner or after-party (or even a casual wedding reception), The Lobster Trap Pub is the perfect venue for you. It has an authentic sports-bar atmosphere, and can accommodate up to 200 guests cocktail style, or 100 guests for a sit-down style event. As an after-party location, it’s perfect – just walk downstairs from The Essex Room and you’re there!


The Salt Marsh Tent

The Salt Marsh Tent overlooks the scenic Essex River salt marsh, and can seat up to 100 people at eighteen picnic tables. The Salt Marsh Tent is the perfect rustic-style location for your rehearsal dinner. Available from May through September.


The Top Deck

The Top Deck is an enclosed space above the Woodman’s restaurant with screened windows and great views of our summer sunsets and Essex River salt marshes. It has an indoor/outdoor feel, a full bar with frozen drinks, and it can accommodates up to 80 guests from Mother’s Day through Columbus Day. Combined with our award-winning catering, your guests will love both the food and the atmosphere. Perfect for engagement parties and rehearsal dinners.


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