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Rockport Art Association

Rockport , MA
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LOCATION

12 Main Street
Rockport, MA US 01966 (map)

PHONE

978-546-6604

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Located in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Rockport, Massachusetts, the Art Association is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. The... Read more
Located in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Rockport, Massachusetts, the Art Association is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. The award-winning fine art on display that surrounds your guests creates a unique and elegant backdrop for your special day.

The upstairs Martha Moore Room serves as an intimate Bridal Suite for the Wedding Party. After relaxing with a glass of champagne and freshening up, charm your guests with a grand entrance down the colonial wooden stairway that connects to the courtyard garden interlude.

Our Maddocks Gallery is often configured as a chapel (at no additional cost). Brides planning an outdoor ceremony can enjoy the security of knowing they have an elegant and accomodating "backup" ceremony space, should the heavens decide to rain tears of joy!

The Maddocks Gallery also doubles as a rustic yet elegant space for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dessert stations and more. Our baby grand piano is often housed in this gallery, and can be used for playing or as a surface for gifts or photographs.

Our Hibbard Gallery serves as the main reception area, comfortably accomodating up to 150 guests for a traditional sit-down dinner (250 for a tapas/cocktail style event), leaving ample room for a band or dj and plenty of dancing!

Both galleries are heated and air conditioned, and have modern rest rooms.

Our Event Coordinator is happy to suggest many picturesque areas for outdoor wedding ceremonies and event photography just a stone’s throw away from the Rockport Art Association.

Many hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts are conveniently located within walking distance of the Rockport Art Association. With all of the activities and lodging available right in town, many brides choose to make their wedding a weekend-long celebration for their guests.

Click here to see what our clients are saying!

We pride ourselves in the rich history of our Art Association and hope that you will visit us soon for a tour. We specialize in booking only one event per day, allowing you and your guests exclusive access to our facilities.

Take advantage of our current Donor Membership Discount and join our family of over 1,000 contributing members! In addition to receiving discounts on art workshops, classes, and much more, you will save 50% on your gallery rental! Please contact us today for more information on booking your wedding at the Rockport Art Association, (978) 546-6604. Read less
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REVIEWS

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Debra
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.9/5.0
We held our ceremony and reception at the Rockport Art Association and were thrilled with how everything turned out. It was by far the most reasonable rental we found in our search, and the gorgeous wood floors, exposed beams, and interesting art work gave us a rustic yet modern space. The ceremony space was gorgeous, and the main gallery comfortably held our 110 guests plus a band and dance floor with plenty of space for dancing. Several of our guests remarked on how lovely and unique the venue was. Robin was great to work with and very knowledgable about the venue and surrounding area. We ended up hiring her as our day of coordinator and were thrilled to have her help with all the wedding day details. The ability to bring in our own alcohol (through Kappy's on Call) and set up bar service through our caterer (Vinwood - also fabulous) was a huge savings. RAA worked beautifully for us since we were looking for a unique and relaxed venue rather than a formal ball room setting. We highly recommend to couples looking for a similar vibe.
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linda
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Rockport art association was an awesome venue for my daughters wedding on June 7, 2014. The space is gorgeous, art on the walls, high ceilings, hardwood floors and lots of space. Robin was very helpful and responsive and it was a good value for the money. Logistics was super easy and bringing in creative caterings bartender and kappys on call for the alcohol enabled us to offer beer and wine for the guests without breaking the budget. I loved the courtyard and separate room for the bar. We had a band and there was plenty of room for dinner and dancing.
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Joseph
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
The RAA is a hidden gem. It's a beautiful, unique space and requires really little decoration because of the beautiful artwork, wooden beams, and hardwood floor. The warm uplighting in the galleries and the twinkly lights wrapped around the beams add a lot of charm. The rental fee is very reasonable and you can bring in your own alcohol through Kappy's or Gordon's, which is another big cost savings.

We had a lot of guests traveling from other parts of the country, and it was so nice to have a venue in downtown Rockport so that guests could get a feel for the town -- and then the venue was right up the street.

The venue is very flexible and do-it-yourself, however our caterer set did all the setup and breakdown, coordinated our rentals, and managed the whole event flow, which made things much easier planning-wise.

I'd highly recommend the RAA!
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dreamtime
Wedding:
10/4/2009
4.9/5.0
As musicians we were looking for something different.
As sentimental fools we were looking for some place that meant something to us. My husbands Mom passed away six months before we started dating and the last time the family was in Rockport was for her memorial, so we were looking for a happier occasion to get this family together.
This place is so intimate & special. We were married on the dance floor & did a tapas type of reception with a few stations. Everyone wandered around and talked, ate, danced & mingled. Comments were how much it reflected my husband & I, how intimate, how different.....and how much fun! Not your traditional wedding, but definitely us!
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nicoler19
Wedding:
10/31/2008
4.8/5.0
I absolutely LOVED this venue, I had the perfect wedding and this was a large part of that perfection. The venue is quaint and charming, little extra decor is needed since the art work speaks for itself. Used both galleries - one for ceremony (with a large barn door as the head of the "aisle" - beautiful!) and the larger one for the reception - awesome exposed beams - perfect for hanging lights or lanterns on. Overall I really loved this venue and it was just the perfect location for us and the staff was a pleasure to work with.
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Bella.in.CT
Wedding:
5/31/2008
4.9/5.0
Everything was absolutely perfect! Emails and phone calls were always answered in a timely manner, I was able to use the upstairs room a full 24 hours before the wedding (to hang my dress...etc...) and the women there were so sweet and always inquired as to whether I needed any help.

I would definitely recommend the Art Association to anyone looking for a creative and different reception location.
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