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Emerson Inn By The Sea

Rockport , MA
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LOCATION

One Cathedral Avenue
Rockport, MA 01966 US (map)

PHONE

800-964-5550

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Your Rockport wedding at the Emerson Inn by the Sea will be the memorable event of a lifetime – a perfect blend of traditional elegance and impeccable service. Our award-winning culinary... Read more
Your Rockport wedding at the Emerson Inn by the Sea will be the memorable event of a lifetime – a perfect blend of traditional elegance and impeccable service. Our award-winning culinary staff and professional wedding coordinators attend over the small details so you can relax and enjoy your wedding by the ocean. And, we offer exceptional wedding packages to help with your planning and budgeting.




Our stunning ocean-front setting offers picturesque (and panoramic) sea views. In the colder months (and in inclement weather) our grand parlor offers lovely historical surroundings with elegant furnishings.

Lovely seaside banquet rooms can accommodate 150 wedding guests. Wedding menus vary from lavish to informal, and food can be customized to meet the needs and wedding themes of the bride and groom. In 2005, Emerson Inn by the Sea was awarded the first liquor license in Rockport since 1933, and an extensive wine list along with popular spirits are now available.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1846
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Vintage, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
34
Number of suites
4
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
75
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1846
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Vintage, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
34
Number of suites
4
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
75
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
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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Lettie
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
All the stuff at the Emerson In by the sea were so accommodating and flexible for our last minute wedding. Since the first call they responded and we were able to have our special day there.
We can't thank them enough for their help.
BTW: The rooms are beautiful. The restaurant: a 5 star. The grounds GORGEOUS..!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Mr. & Mrs. Glass
All the stuff at the Emerson In by the sea were so accommodating and flexible for our last minute wedding. Since the first Read more...
All the stuff at the Emerson In by the sea were so accommodating and flexible for our last minute wedding. Since the first call they responded and we were able to have our special day there.
We can't thank them enough for their help.
BTW: The rooms are beautiful. The restaurant: a 5 star. The grounds GORGEOUS..!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Mr. & Mrs. Glass Read less
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David
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue: wonderful location, elegant and understated setting - just right. My daughter's extensive contacts with Melissa before the event were very positive, the staff were all friendly and highly professional. The wedding reception could not have gone better. Very much recommended.
Beautiful venue: wonderful location, elegant and understated setting - just right. My daughter's extensive contacts with Read more...
Beautiful venue: wonderful location, elegant and understated setting - just right. My daughter's extensive contacts with Melissa before the event were very positive, the staff were all friendly and highly professional. The wedding reception could not have gone better. Very much recommended. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
The Emerson Inn by the Sea is an amazing place to get married! The picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and rocky shores, the classic quaint New England charm of the Inn, the exceptional service from every employee... this place has it all! We could not have imagined a better venue for our wedding.

From the moment we first contacted the inn to inquire about wedding services, we knew we had found a special place. Laura Abraham Long, the Event Sales Manager, was a pleasure to work with. She gave us a great tour of the inn, answered all of our questions, and was in constant communication with us during the contract negotiation period. She made the whole process very easy and very painless.

Melissa Hobbs, the Wedding Coordinator, is equally as fabulous. We owe so much to her and could not have pulled off the wedding of our dreams without her guidance and support. She is exceptionally talented, and goes so far above and beyond to make your wedding day special. She was always available to answer questions and worked very closely with us to make sure we had everything thought through and taken care of. She was consistently pleasant to deal with and always seemed to be calm (this is a great quality for a stressed out bride and groom!). She coordinated every aspect of the wedding and kept everything running smoothly on the day of.

The inn is situated on a large lawn that is well kept and has beautiful flowers arranged around the perimeter. It was so beautiful that additional décor for the wedding ceremony was not even necessary. The chef puts the same effort into the food for the wedding serving 120 people as he does when he crafts the individual meals he serves during the normal restaurant hours. Do yourself a favor and try the crab cakes, they are amazing.

We cannot say enough good things about the Emerson Inn by The Sea. It is one of the most beautiful venues in the entire North Shore and should definitely be on your list of places to visit!
The Emerson Inn by the Sea is an amazing place to get married! The picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and rocky Read more...
The Emerson Inn by the Sea is an amazing place to get married! The picturesque views of the Atlantic Ocean and rocky shores, the classic quaint New England charm of the Inn, the exceptional service from every employee... this place has it all! We could not have imagined a better venue for our wedding.

From the moment we first contacted the inn to inquire about wedding services, we knew we had found a special place. Laura Abraham Long, the Event Sales Manager, was a pleasure to work with. She gave us a great tour of the inn, answered all of our questions, and was in constant communication with us during the contract negotiation period. She made the whole process very easy and very painless.

Melissa Hobbs, the Wedding Coordinator, is equally as fabulous. We owe so much to her and could not have pulled off the wedding of our dreams without her guidance and support. She is exceptionally talented, and goes so far above and beyond to make your wedding day special. She was always available to answer questions and worked very closely with us to make sure we had everything thought through and taken care of. She was consistently pleasant to deal with and always seemed to be calm (this is a great quality for a stressed out bride and groom!). She coordinated every aspect of the wedding and kept everything running smoothly on the day of.

The inn is situated on a large lawn that is well kept and has beautiful flowers arranged around the perimeter. It was so beautiful that additional décor for the wedding ceremony was not even necessary. The chef puts the same effort into the food for the wedding serving 120 people as he does when he crafts the individual meals he serves during the normal restaurant hours. Do yourself a favor and try the crab cakes, they are amazing.

We cannot say enough good things about the Emerson Inn by The Sea. It is one of the most beautiful venues in the entire North Shore and should definitely be on your list of places to visit! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Roberta
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Emerson Inn were fabulous!!! They made our wedding day very special. They were very professional and and went out of there way to make sure everything went off without a hitch. The food was delicous and the view... just amazing! Our guest were delighted!!!

I would reccomend the Emerson Inn to anyone who was planning a party of any type.
The staff at the Emerson Inn were fabulous!!! They made our wedding day very special. They were very professional and and Read more...
The staff at the Emerson Inn were fabulous!!! They made our wedding day very special. They were very professional and and went out of there way to make sure everything went off without a hitch. The food was delicous and the view... just amazing! Our guest were delighted!!!

I would reccomend the Emerson Inn to anyone who was planning a party of any type. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The setting can't be beat. The special events coordinator was so easy to work with and worked well with all the vendors. The result: a flawless wedding.
The setting can't be beat. The special events coordinator was so easy to work with and worked well with all the vendors. Read more...
The setting can't be beat. The special events coordinator was so easy to work with and worked well with all the vendors. The result: a flawless wedding. Read less
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Wenlong
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot appreciate Melissa more for helping us to set up our wedding!! My wife and I had only one month to prepare everything of our wedding. Melissa use her professional server and knowledgable advices made us stress less. The wedding was a big success and we will definitely go back to Emerson Inn By the Sea for our anniversary. I still can remember the beautiful ocean view and the delicious food there!
We cannot appreciate Melissa more for helping us to set up our wedding!! My wife and I had only one month to prepare Read more...
We cannot appreciate Melissa more for helping us to set up our wedding!! My wife and I had only one month to prepare everything of our wedding. Melissa use her professional server and knowledgable advices made us stress less. The wedding was a big success and we will definitely go back to Emerson Inn By the Sea for our anniversary. I still can remember the beautiful ocean view and the delicious food there! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Jack
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My event was a rehearsal dinner. Everything was perfect. Started with a reception hour for guests before dinner. Had a wonderful hors d'oeuvres and full bar. Champagne for toasts was individually served. Food was cooked to perfection.
My event was a rehearsal dinner. Everything was perfect. Started with a reception hour for guests before dinner. Had a Read more...
My event was a rehearsal dinner. Everything was perfect. Started with a reception hour for guests before dinner. Had a wonderful hors d'oeuvres and full bar. Champagne for toasts was individually served. Food was cooked to perfection. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Katie
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Our entire experience at the Emerson Inn was perfect! Melissa Hobbs was knowledgeable, organized and extremely flexible. Her organization seemed effortless. The planning process was not stressful at all because she was on top of everything. Every detail of the day was worked out and our guests loved the setting. I can't imagine having our wedding anywhere else!
Our entire experience at the Emerson Inn was perfect! Melissa Hobbs was knowledgeable, organized and extremely flexible. Read more...
Our entire experience at the Emerson Inn was perfect! Melissa Hobbs was knowledgeable, organized and extremely flexible. Her organization seemed effortless. The planning process was not stressful at all because she was on top of everything. Every detail of the day was worked out and our guests loved the setting. I can't imagine having our wedding anywhere else! Read less
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Randy
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding hospitality provided by everyone at The Emerson Inn By the Sea was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!! From the moment we were greeted by the Front Office, things were terrific. The rooms were clean, and ready well before the standard check-in time. We were never left without coffee, tea or extra cookies. The wait staff at breakfast was most delightful. The entire place was beautiful.

The teams working the wedding, reception and dinner service were phenomenal. The ceremony was spectacular. The view was stunning and everyone was able to hear. The bar service was just as planned. The appetizers were a huge hit. The way the guests were gobbling them down, I'm surprised there were any left for the married couple after we finished all the pictures. But someone had the foresight to keep a few stashed away. Much appreciated.

Dinner and the wait-service was top-notch. The food was as good as I remember from our previous visit. Brian and his team deserve special recognition. The food was prepared perfectly and our guests haven't stopped talking about it.

Melissa was the perfect person to work with through the entire process. From the first time we met, I knew it would be a pleasure working with her. She is absolutely wonderful and has a very unique and calming way to work through issues when the couple get a bit stressed. But it's also obvious she has the support of the rest of the "Inn". With all of them working together, the wedding went off without a hitch. Not even one of our guests has made a single comment on something that could've been better. That's an amazing feat! PERFECTION!!!
The wedding hospitality provided by everyone at The Emerson Inn By the Sea was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!! From the moment we Read more...
The wedding hospitality provided by everyone at The Emerson Inn By the Sea was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!! From the moment we were greeted by the Front Office, things were terrific. The rooms were clean, and ready well before the standard check-in time. We were never left without coffee, tea or extra cookies. The wait staff at breakfast was most delightful. The entire place was beautiful.

The teams working the wedding, reception and dinner service were phenomenal. The ceremony was spectacular. The view was stunning and everyone was able to hear. The bar service was just as planned. The appetizers were a huge hit. The way the guests were gobbling them down, I'm surprised there were any left for the married couple after we finished all the pictures. But someone had the foresight to keep a few stashed away. Much appreciated.

Dinner and the wait-service was top-notch. The food was as good as I remember from our previous visit. Brian and his team deserve special recognition. The food was prepared perfectly and our guests haven't stopped talking about it.

Melissa was the perfect person to work with through the entire process. From the first time we met, I knew it would be a pleasure working with her. She is absolutely wonderful and has a very unique and calming way to work through issues when the couple get a bit stressed. But it's also obvious she has the support of the rest of the "Inn". With all of them working together, the wedding went off without a hitch. Not even one of our guests has made a single comment on something that could've been better. That's an amazing feat! PERFECTION!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Laurie
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Cruiseport in Gloucester on 1/12/13. Most of Gloucester is seasonal so it was difficult finding a hotel for our guests afterwards. We looked at several hotels in the area and came across Emerson Inn By the Sea. It was beautiful and right on the water. It had a wonderful feel and great character. We had spoke with Melissa Hobbs and had asked her if the inn would be available for January for our wedding guests. She had said that they close a portion of the inn during the winter months, but would open it to guests as needed. It turned out that we ended up renting almost the whole hotel. Both the hotel and staff were GREAT! After the wedding they let us use the lobby for all of our guests to continue our amazing night. It was a great time for people to kick back and relax, chat, and have snacks. We all stayed down there until about 3am! We also had a brunch the next day for all of our guests in the main dining area. It had everthing from cereals to omelet stations. The food was delicious! We couldnt be happier for choosing Emerson Inn by the Sea. We would highly recommend it!
Nick and Laurie
We got married at the Cruiseport in Gloucester on 1/12/13. Most of Gloucester is seasonal so it was difficult finding a Read more...
We got married at the Cruiseport in Gloucester on 1/12/13. Most of Gloucester is seasonal so it was difficult finding a hotel for our guests afterwards. We looked at several hotels in the area and came across Emerson Inn By the Sea. It was beautiful and right on the water. It had a wonderful feel and great character. We had spoke with Melissa Hobbs and had asked her if the inn would be available for January for our wedding guests. She had said that they close a portion of the inn during the winter months, but would open it to guests as needed. It turned out that we ended up renting almost the whole hotel. Both the hotel and staff were GREAT! After the wedding they let us use the lobby for all of our guests to continue our amazing night. It was a great time for people to kick back and relax, chat, and have snacks. We all stayed down there until about 3am! We also had a brunch the next day for all of our guests in the main dining area. It had everthing from cereals to omelet stations. The food was delicious! We couldnt be happier for choosing Emerson Inn by the Sea. We would highly recommend it!
Nick and Laurie Read less
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