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Cruiseport Gloucester

Gloucester , MA

LOCATION

6 Rowe Square
Gloucester, MA 01930 US (map)

PHONE

978-282-9700

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Imagine your wedding at Cruiseport Gloucester, the newest and most luxurious facility North of Boston, on beautiful Cape Ann.The new, multi-million-dollar Cruiseport Gloucester opened in... Read more
Imagine your wedding at Cruiseport Gloucester, the newest and most luxurious facility North of Boston, on beautiful Cape Ann.The new, multi-million-dollar Cruiseport Gloucester opened in the spring of 2007. Cruiseport accentuates the design of the great sailing ships of yore. It is the largest, most modern and most elegant wedding venue on Cape Ann—perfect for a harborfront destination wedding, ensuring your day will be a classic and elegant!
The formal Grand Ballroom is accented with crystal chandeliers, oversized windows and a classic lighthouse foyer. Your guests will view the historic port of Gloucester from our deck for a cocktail hour, before your first formal introduction. The 6,000 square foot Grand Ballroom has no inside columns, beautiful daily polished dance floor, handicap accessibility, and pure elegance. Cruiseport boasts a comfortable, roomy seating for up to 300 wedding guests, plenty of parking, exquisite food, and top-shelf beverages.

Cruiseport Gloucester prides itself with personal service from our highly qualified and experienced staff of event planners. Your wedding is the only event at Cruiseport that day. Our experts will help you plan your entire event, from selecting a justice of the peace, florist, photographer and entertainment to tuxedo rentals and transportation. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2007
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2007
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Kristine
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was amazing....and the process to get to the wedding day was wonderful, thanks to Ellen at Cruiseport Gloucester. When we went looking at wedding venues, we were blown away by the amazing venue, the responsiveness and kindness of the coordinators, and the value. We booked our date quickly as we were very happy with everything from the get-go. We knew we had found a gem! From the consultations with Ellen, to the emails, and step by step process, we couldn't have done it without Ellen. She is awesome and really has a passion for her job. Cruiseport Gloucester is not only beautiful, but the food through Vinwood Caterers (only option) was amazing at both the tasting and our wedding. Our guests were raving about our food from cocktail hour, dinner, and dessert. Everything was perfect. Our guests loved the views out back, the patio area during the reception, and the helpfulness and kindness of all the staff during our wedding was truly noted. I wouldn't change anything about our wedding at Cruiseport Gloucester. And, when you do pick Cruiseport, ask for Ellen. She is truly one of the best.
Our wedding was amazing....and the process to get to the wedding day was wonderful, thanks to Ellen at Cruiseport Read more...
Our wedding was amazing....and the process to get to the wedding day was wonderful, thanks to Ellen at Cruiseport Gloucester. When we went looking at wedding venues, we were blown away by the amazing venue, the responsiveness and kindness of the coordinators, and the value. We booked our date quickly as we were very happy with everything from the get-go. We knew we had found a gem! From the consultations with Ellen, to the emails, and step by step process, we couldn't have done it without Ellen. She is awesome and really has a passion for her job. Cruiseport Gloucester is not only beautiful, but the food through Vinwood Caterers (only option) was amazing at both the tasting and our wedding. Our guests were raving about our food from cocktail hour, dinner, and dessert. Everything was perfect. Our guests loved the views out back, the patio area during the reception, and the helpfulness and kindness of all the staff during our wedding was truly noted. I wouldn't change anything about our wedding at Cruiseport Gloucester. And, when you do pick Cruiseport, ask for Ellen. She is truly one of the best. Read less
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Huma
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Can I give this review more than 5 stars? The Cruiseport Gloucester is just a beautiful venue with outstanding service. From the wait staff, complimentary valet, the patio with heated lamps, beautiful crystal chandeliers, no ugly carpets/ gleaming hard wood floors, chivalry chairs, beautiful linens, I can go on and on. I had the pleasure of working with Ellen and she was so focused on our wedding being the way we wanted. Her focus was to make us happy and thats exactly what she did. We had a Pakistani wedding reception that was new to Cruiseport and the venue assisted with setting up my stage, assisted with lining up the introduction (which could have been chaos because you were dealing with 17 girls); they took the time to understand tradition, culture and food. My parents were concerned with the food because they have never been but I have already been there 3 times for other weddings and the food was delicious. Anyways, Ellen set up a meeting with the chef and he was so detailed in explaining what they were making that my parents left there with their mouths watering. Ellen answered every call, every email: she truly made the planning more fun than stressful. And even during the wedding, I noticed she was on point with everything. Frequently asking Bobby and I if we needed anything, checked with our guests if they were fine. Here's maybe too much information: I had my Invisalign wrapped in napkin while I ate dinner, her staff cleared my table and Ellen managed to find it. Too much information? Maybe. But bottom line: Ellen, her team, her staff and Cruiseport as a whole were AMAZING! The best choice. I hope I get the opportunity to host another big event, maybe celebrate our 1 year anniversary and do it all over again :). Ok ... 25th :) xo Love you Cruiseport!!!
Can I give this review more than 5 stars? The Cruiseport Gloucester is just a beautiful venue with outstanding service. Read more...
Can I give this review more than 5 stars? The Cruiseport Gloucester is just a beautiful venue with outstanding service. From the wait staff, complimentary valet, the patio with heated lamps, beautiful crystal chandeliers, no ugly carpets/ gleaming hard wood floors, chivalry chairs, beautiful linens, I can go on and on. I had the pleasure of working with Ellen and she was so focused on our wedding being the way we wanted. Her focus was to make us happy and thats exactly what she did. We had a Pakistani wedding reception that was new to Cruiseport and the venue assisted with setting up my stage, assisted with lining up the introduction (which could have been chaos because you were dealing with 17 girls); they took the time to understand tradition, culture and food. My parents were concerned with the food because they have never been but I have already been there 3 times for other weddings and the food was delicious. Anyways, Ellen set up a meeting with the chef and he was so detailed in explaining what they were making that my parents left there with their mouths watering. Ellen answered every call, every email: she truly made the planning more fun than stressful. And even during the wedding, I noticed she was on point with everything. Frequently asking Bobby and I if we needed anything, checked with our guests if they were fine. Here's maybe too much information: I had my Invisalign wrapped in napkin while I ate dinner, her staff cleared my table and Ellen managed to find it. Too much information? Maybe. But bottom line: Ellen, her team, her staff and Cruiseport as a whole were AMAZING! The best choice. I hope I get the opportunity to host another big event, maybe celebrate our 1 year anniversary and do it all over again :). Ok ... 25th :) xo Love you Cruiseport!!! Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We walked into the Cruiseport and I knew immediately it was where I wanted to have our reception. The venue is absolutely beautiful, Ellen was our wedding planner and she was excellent, and the price was very reasonable compared to other venues we looked it. The food was great and our guests enjoyed having drinks on the outdoor deck. We had an amazing wedding day and I wouldn't change a thing.
We walked into the Cruiseport and I knew immediately it was where I wanted to have our reception. The venue is absolutely Read more...
We walked into the Cruiseport and I knew immediately it was where I wanted to have our reception. The venue is absolutely beautiful, Ellen was our wedding planner and she was excellent, and the price was very reasonable compared to other venues we looked it. The food was great and our guests enjoyed having drinks on the outdoor deck. We had an amazing wedding day and I wouldn't change a thing. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I really can't say enough about my experience at the Cruiseport. Our wedding was absolutely perfect! We had some different ideas and Kathryn (Ellen, Beth) were extremely accommodating to our "vision." They handled every aspect with the utmost professionalism. I would HIGHLY recommend any couple that is looking for a gorgeous waterfront venue, an exceptional staff to make every step of your process an easy one, and to know that your wedding will be everything you imagined, to check out Cruiseport. My one complaint.....my wedding is over! Thank you to the entire staff for everything...you made our day more perfect than imaginable.
I really can't say enough about my experience at the Cruiseport. Our wedding was absolutely perfect! We had some different Read more...
I really can't say enough about my experience at the Cruiseport. Our wedding was absolutely perfect! We had some different ideas and Kathryn (Ellen, Beth) were extremely accommodating to our "vision." They handled every aspect with the utmost professionalism. I would HIGHLY recommend any couple that is looking for a gorgeous waterfront venue, an exceptional staff to make every step of your process an easy one, and to know that your wedding will be everything you imagined, to check out Cruiseport. My one complaint.....my wedding is over! Thank you to the entire staff for everything...you made our day more perfect than imaginable. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Ellen was amazing with all my wedding planning details at the Cruiseport! She was always available and very helpful with ALL my many questions. She even helped my maid of honor bustle my dress during the wedding reception. She is a truly a hands-on, superb event planner and made our big day even more special with all the attention she gave to our every need!
Ellen was amazing with all my wedding planning details at the Cruiseport! She was always available and very helpful with Read more...
Ellen was amazing with all my wedding planning details at the Cruiseport! She was always available and very helpful with ALL my many questions. She even helped my maid of honor bustle my dress during the wedding reception. She is a truly a hands-on, superb event planner and made our big day even more special with all the attention she gave to our every need! Read less
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Cecile
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
It's hard to find the words to express how fantastic our experience was, with not only the Cruiseport, but with Ellen in particular. Her email responses were prompt and friendly. She was incredibly patient with my million questions and took the time to get to know not only me, but my groom and my parents. Being a teacher, my hours are pretty set in stone, but Ellen was very flexible with meeting times. Everyone was completely comfortable and relaxed for our big day. During the reception I would see Ellen out of the corner of my eye taking care of every detail. I used a lot of the Cruiseport's preferred vendors, Audrey's Flower Shop and Beniot-McCarthy photography and both were excellent as well.
It's hard to find the words to express how fantastic our experience was, with not only the Cruiseport, but with Ellen in Read more...
It's hard to find the words to express how fantastic our experience was, with not only the Cruiseport, but with Ellen in particular. Her email responses were prompt and friendly. She was incredibly patient with my million questions and took the time to get to know not only me, but my groom and my parents. Being a teacher, my hours are pretty set in stone, but Ellen was very flexible with meeting times. Everyone was completely comfortable and relaxed for our big day. During the reception I would see Ellen out of the corner of my eye taking care of every detail. I used a lot of the Cruiseport's preferred vendors, Audrey's Flower Shop and Beniot-McCarthy photography and both were excellent as well. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I wish that I could have rated the Cruiseport (and my consultant, Kathryn Wall) as a 6.5 out of a 5.0 scale. The Cruiseport made every bit of the planning process a breeze and took care of the details I never would have even considered.

Everything about the venue was absolutely wonderful. Our guests raved about the food (we got the Chicken New England and the Filet & Lobster Tail for the entrees); the venue looked magnificent; and every single detail was managed perfectly. After the wedding, I continued to tell people about how I couldn't believe that everything had come together so well. From start to finish, they were 100% in control.

Kathryn's responsiveness was amazing. Any time I had a question or issue, Kathryn got back to me with a solution on the same day - even in cases where she had to follow up with other outside vendors. Additionally, if I ever called Cruiseport with a question and Kathryn was not in the office, the staff was always more than willing to help me in her absence. The entire team's responsiveness and professionalism was outstanding.

I still can't get over how flexible Cruiseport was throughout the process. They let us choose the vegetarian option (after we tasted the butternut squash ravioli at the tasting and fell in love). They brought in a bottle of our favorite champagne for our sweetheart table. They even let me bring our centerpieces, chargers, and other decor to the venue several days before the wedding - which relieved a lot of stress for me the day before). They worked with us to make sure that every detail was perfect.

I am so grateful to the Cruiseport for giving us the best night of our lives. I cannot say enough about how great it was to work with Kathryn and the team and how strongly I recommend this venue to others.
I wish that I could have rated the Cruiseport (and my consultant, Kathryn Wall) as a 6.5 out of a 5.0 scale. The Read more...
I wish that I could have rated the Cruiseport (and my consultant, Kathryn Wall) as a 6.5 out of a 5.0 scale. The Cruiseport made every bit of the planning process a breeze and took care of the details I never would have even considered.

Everything about the venue was absolutely wonderful. Our guests raved about the food (we got the Chicken New England and the Filet & Lobster Tail for the entrees); the venue looked magnificent; and every single detail was managed perfectly. After the wedding, I continued to tell people about how I couldn't believe that everything had come together so well. From start to finish, they were 100% in control.

Kathryn's responsiveness was amazing. Any time I had a question or issue, Kathryn got back to me with a solution on the same day - even in cases where she had to follow up with other outside vendors. Additionally, if I ever called Cruiseport with a question and Kathryn was not in the office, the staff was always more than willing to help me in her absence. The entire team's responsiveness and professionalism was outstanding.

I still can't get over how flexible Cruiseport was throughout the process. They let us choose the vegetarian option (after we tasted the butternut squash ravioli at the tasting and fell in love). They brought in a bottle of our favorite champagne for our sweetheart table. They even let me bring our centerpieces, chargers, and other decor to the venue several days before the wedding - which relieved a lot of stress for me the day before). They worked with us to make sure that every detail was perfect.

I am so grateful to the Cruiseport for giving us the best night of our lives. I cannot say enough about how great it was to work with Kathryn and the team and how strongly I recommend this venue to others. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Cruiseport Gloucester was an absolutely beautiful venue for our wedding! Kathryn, our wedding coordinator, was professional, responsive, and very easy to work with!! I would highly recommend Cruiseport and Kathryn!
Cruiseport Gloucester was an absolutely beautiful venue for our wedding! Kathryn, our wedding coordinator, was Read more...
Cruiseport Gloucester was an absolutely beautiful venue for our wedding! Kathryn, our wedding coordinator, was professional, responsive, and very easy to work with!! I would highly recommend Cruiseport and Kathryn! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ellen from Cruiseport Gloucester is THE BEST! She is very personable and is there to accommodate your every need. The quality of service by all Cruiseport Gloucester staff is extremely professional. The venue is gorgeous !!! Cruiseport Gloucester is extremely accommodating in order for you to have the wedding of your dreams! We could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding!
Ellen from Cruiseport Gloucester is THE BEST! She is very personable and is there to accommodate your every need. The Read more...
Ellen from Cruiseport Gloucester is THE BEST! She is very personable and is there to accommodate your every need. The quality of service by all Cruiseport Gloucester staff is extremely professional. The venue is gorgeous !!! Cruiseport Gloucester is extremely accommodating in order for you to have the wedding of your dreams! We could not have chosen a better venue for our wedding! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
They always responded to my questions I sent by email almost immediately ! Very helpful and always pleasant !
They always responded to my questions I sent by email almost immediately ! Very helpful and always pleasant !
They always responded to my questions I sent by email almost immediately ! Very helpful and always pleasant ! Read less
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DEALS

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Promo Code: Friday/Sunday   $1,000 Value
We are offering $1000 off the Ballroom rental for our remaining 2014 Friday and Sunday dates! We still have lots of wonderful dates left throughout 2014. You will fall in love with our waterfront location on historic Gloucester Harbor, our crystal chandeliers, huge deck, grand ballroom and impeccable service. Come have a dream wedding, and save a bit of money, too!
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