Classic Cape Ann Weddings with a Splash of Fun

The Essex Room: a Boston North Shore wedding venue where sophistication meets casual, affordable elegance. 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 a wedding venue in Massachusetts!

The Essex Room has hosted weddings of every size and level of complexity. There are no special requests we cannot handle. 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 (with indoor rain plan) and cocktail hours (with the option for lawn games or other activities). We also have a picturesque garden area and nearby river and marsh views for ample photo opportunities.


The Essex Room

The Essex Room is perfect for indoor wedding ceremonies and receptions (including an indoor ceremony option for winter weddings or inclement weather). 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 250 guests.

Essex Room North Shore Wedding Venue

The Lobster Trap Pub

The Lobster Trap Pub is the perfect venue location for your rehearsal dinner or after-party or casual wedding reception. 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. Located at parking lot level, it’s a short walk down from The Essex Room!

The Salt Marsh Tent

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


The Top Deck

The Top Deck is an enclosed space (with air conditioning) above Woodman’s restaurant with screened windows and great views of the Essex River, marshes and stunning sunsets. It has an indoor/outdoor feel, a full bar with frozen drinks, and it can accommodate 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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