Our Story

The Essex Room – Part of the Woodman Family Tradition

We are owned and operated by the same family for over 100 years. We pride ourselves in food and service. The Woodman family began a new chapter in its long history by building Woodman’s Function Hall. In 1997, after essential updating, the Hall was renamed The Essex Room.

For five decades, the Essex Room at Woodman’s of Essex has offered a quintessential New England location with exquisite views of the salt marsh and Essex River regardless of the season. We have a luxurious Bridal Room, expansive grounds for an outdoor ceremony and/or outdoor cocktails, and a beautiful seasonal garden, the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.