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Emerson Inn By The Sea

Rockport , MA
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One Cathedral Avenue
Rockport, MA 01966 US (map)

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800-964-5550

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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

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Vintage, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Event Rentals
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wedding venue was The Emerson Inn by the Sea, and their wedding coordinator is Melissa Hobbs. This venue was exactly what I wanted - comfortable, low key, elegant and on the water with magnificent views. Melissa made my wedding everything I envisioned, and she was a dream to work with. She is very patient, knowledgeable, professional and so pleasant. On our wedding day, she ensured that everything ran smoothly and while I knew she was there she made herself invisible. Everything was seamless. Six of us stayed at the Inn the evening prior and the wedding night. Our rooms were charming and comfortable - with ocean views. Perfection all around! Thank you Melissa!
My wedding venue was The Emerson Inn by the Sea, and their wedding coordinator is Melissa Hobbs. This venue was exactly Read more...
My wedding venue was The Emerson Inn by the Sea, and their wedding coordinator is Melissa Hobbs. This venue was exactly what I wanted - comfortable, low key, elegant and on the water with magnificent views. Melissa made my wedding everything I envisioned, and she was a dream to work with. She is very patient, knowledgeable, professional and so pleasant. On our wedding day, she ensured that everything ran smoothly and while I knew she was there she made herself invisible. Everything was seamless. Six of us stayed at the Inn the evening prior and the wedding night. Our rooms were charming and comfortable - with ocean views. Perfection all around! Thank you Melissa! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Emerson was the perfect place for our wedding. It was our last venue we visited when we were planning our wedding; we wanted somewhere on the ocean, in the Cape Ann area, and a hotel/inn so that all of our guests could stay and not have to go or drive anywhere the whole weekend, and no where else had really sold us yet. As soon as we drove up and I saw the place I knew we needed to have our wedding there! Melissa the events coordinator at the inn was amazing; she was so knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and kind and put our minds at ease so many times throughout the planning process. When we found out that we were going to have to have a day wedding, from 12-5, due to the inn opening for dinner at 5:30, we initially were apprehensive until Melissa's expertise kicked in again and she suggested we do an after-party harbor cruise out of Gloucester on a whale watch boat, which is exactly what we did (easy to book, and cost effective!). And it was AMAZING. We brought our photographer and DJ (also affordable to do) and got some great photos and did 2 straight hours of dancing, after a very beautiful, casual reception at the inn. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, they seemed genuinely excited for us even though they do weddings all the time. Melissa helped us plan everything out and told us what worked best in the space and we didn't have to worry about a thing come the wedding day, she and the staff took care of it all. Our guests are still raving about the food, the rooms, the whole vibe, and said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. Some of them even want to make the Emerson a new vacation spot and come back to stay! We used the pool a few times the week before the wedding because we were staying on site, and that was clean, comfortable and had a great view. Overall we could not have been happier with the Emerson and are SO glad we found this hidden gem on the north shore!
The Emerson was the perfect place for our wedding. It was our last venue we visited when we were planning our wedding; we Read more...
The Emerson was the perfect place for our wedding. It was our last venue we visited when we were planning our wedding; we wanted somewhere on the ocean, in the Cape Ann area, and a hotel/inn so that all of our guests could stay and not have to go or drive anywhere the whole weekend, and no where else had really sold us yet. As soon as we drove up and I saw the place I knew we needed to have our wedding there! Melissa the events coordinator at the inn was amazing; she was so knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and kind and put our minds at ease so many times throughout the planning process. When we found out that we were going to have to have a day wedding, from 12-5, due to the inn opening for dinner at 5:30, we initially were apprehensive until Melissa's expertise kicked in again and she suggested we do an after-party harbor cruise out of Gloucester on a whale watch boat, which is exactly what we did (easy to book, and cost effective!). And it was AMAZING. We brought our photographer and DJ (also affordable to do) and got some great photos and did 2 straight hours of dancing, after a very beautiful, casual reception at the inn. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, they seemed genuinely excited for us even though they do weddings all the time. Melissa helped us plan everything out and told us what worked best in the space and we didn't have to worry about a thing come the wedding day, she and the staff took care of it all. Our guests are still raving about the food, the rooms, the whole vibe, and said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. Some of them even want to make the Emerson a new vacation spot and come back to stay! We used the pool a few times the week before the wedding because we were staying on site, and that was clean, comfortable and had a great view. Overall we could not have been happier with the Emerson and are SO glad we found this hidden gem on the north shore! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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:
2+ years 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
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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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