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The Elks at Bass Rocks

Gloucester , MA
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LOCATION

Atlantic ROAD, PO BOX 86
Gloucester, MA US 01930 (map)

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978-282-3200

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ABOUT US

The Elks at Bass Rocks is located on Cape Ann's "scenic shore drive" in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the nation’s oldest fishing seaport. With the Atlantic Ocean in our front yard, our... Read more
The Elks at Bass Rocks is located on Cape Ann's "scenic shore drive" in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the nation’s oldest fishing seaport. With the Atlantic Ocean in our front yard, our venue is framed with walls of large picture windows, featuring panoramic and spectacular views of the rocky coastline of Bass Rocks, Good Harbor Beach, and Rockport's Thacher Island. The photography possibilities are endless!

Our venue décor of soft creams and clean whites allows for a neutral and beautiful backdrop to compliment any style or themed event. We recognize that our wedding couples select vendors to reflect their individual style. We are proud to offer a selection of the North Shore's finest caterers from which you can select the caterer that best suits your needs and tastes to help create your special day. For weddings, these vendors are required exclusively, ensuring excellent food, attentive service and unsurpassed professionalism.

Also,…our venue is not just for weddings! Many happy and satisfied clients have had wonderful baby and bridal showers, class reunions, and fundraising events. We are also hosts to holiday parties and family gatherings! Our friendly, inviting atmosphere makes a great setting for just about any event that you can envison.

We can accommodate, with an extra large dance floor, up to 220 guests for dining, and up to 260 guests for cocktail parties. Our facility is fully air conditioned as well as handicapped accessible. We offer a large private parking lot, meticulously landscaped front lawn ideal for formal photographs, a beautifully decorated private bridal suite, all tables and chairs, and a large well equipped kitchen for our exclusive vendors’ use. Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
This was the PERFECT venue for a beach lover like myself! Beautiful, breath-taking views and the vendors are amazing! Couldnt have asked for a better venue and our guests loved it too!
This was the PERFECT venue for a beach lover like myself! Beautiful, breath-taking views and the vendors are amazing! Read more...
This was the PERFECT venue for a beach lover like myself! Beautiful, breath-taking views and the vendors are amazing! Couldnt have asked for a better venue and our guests loved it too! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I recently held my wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks, Gloucester. Even though the coordinator changed after we signed the contract, I was extremely satisfied with my experience. The coordinator, Bronwen, was professional, responsive and organized.

The day of coordinator, Faye, did an outstanding job. She was easy to talk to and worked well with my other vendors. She was there whenever I needed her but never obtrusive or in the way.

My day went off without a hitch and I credit both of these women.

As far as the venue, I don't believe you can get a better deal than here. We did the ceremony as well as the reception here. There is plenty of parking, the views are amazing, and the room is both gorgeous as well as neutral enough to go with any décor. I highly recommend the Elks at Bass Rocks!
I recently held my wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks, Gloucester. Even though the coordinator changed after we signed the Read more...
I recently held my wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks, Gloucester. Even though the coordinator changed after we signed the contract, I was extremely satisfied with my experience. The coordinator, Bronwen, was professional, responsive and organized.

The day of coordinator, Faye, did an outstanding job. She was easy to talk to and worked well with my other vendors. She was there whenever I needed her but never obtrusive or in the way.

My day went off without a hitch and I credit both of these women.

As far as the venue, I don't believe you can get a better deal than here. We did the ceremony as well as the reception here. There is plenty of parking, the views are amazing, and the room is both gorgeous as well as neutral enough to go with any décor. I highly recommend the Elks at Bass Rocks! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/18/2014
4.8/5.0
Our wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks was absolutely wonderful. We chose the venue about a year out from our wedding, and although our wedding coordinator abrubtly switched over this time period, the level of service and professionalism did not waver one bit. The event manager, Bron, was a pleasure to work with, and our day-of coordinator (Fay) was great as well. Throughout the process I felt like I could ask any question, no matter how small, and the response was always timely, friendly and informative. Bron and the staff at the Elks worked closely with our vendors to make sure that the big day, and everything leading up to it, ran as smoothly as possible.
In short, my wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks was perfect. I could not have asked for a better venue to work with. I would highly recommend the Elks at Bass Rocks!
Our wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks was absolutely wonderful. We chose the venue about a year out from our wedding, and Read more...
Our wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks was absolutely wonderful. We chose the venue about a year out from our wedding, and although our wedding coordinator abrubtly switched over this time period, the level of service and professionalism did not waver one bit. The event manager, Bron, was a pleasure to work with, and our day-of coordinator (Fay) was great as well. Throughout the process I felt like I could ask any question, no matter how small, and the response was always timely, friendly and informative. Bron and the staff at the Elks worked closely with our vendors to make sure that the big day, and everything leading up to it, ran as smoothly as possible.
In short, my wedding at the Elks at Bass Rocks was perfect. I could not have asked for a better venue to work with. I would highly recommend the Elks at Bass Rocks! Read less
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Dave & Laurie
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Bronwen Mckenzie was outstanding in her efforts to make our daughter Stephanie wedding what the grooms father referred to as the wedding of the century. It was truly amazing and it was due to her ability to make sure every detail was followed. We had a lot of requests for detail and she made sure every one of them was executed perfectly. The setting was tremendous as we had the wedding ceremony performed on the lawn and every aspect of the ceremony and the reception was professionally mastered by Bron. We thank-you for being such a professional and articulate coordinator. We thank the ELKS for providing such a gorgeous setting.
THANKS SO MUCH BRON
Dave and Laurie Mollica
Bronwen Mckenzie was outstanding in her efforts to make our daughter Stephanie wedding what the grooms father referred to Read more...
Bronwen Mckenzie was outstanding in her efforts to make our daughter Stephanie wedding what the grooms father referred to as the wedding of the century. It was truly amazing and it was due to her ability to make sure every detail was followed. We had a lot of requests for detail and she made sure every one of them was executed perfectly. The setting was tremendous as we had the wedding ceremony performed on the lawn and every aspect of the ceremony and the reception was professionally mastered by Bron. We thank-you for being such a professional and articulate coordinator. We thank the ELKS for providing such a gorgeous setting.
THANKS SO MUCH BRON
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2014
1.9/5.0
It really saddens me to have to write this because when we initially went with the Elks Stacy Dexler was our coordinator and she was fantastic! I chose this place because my mothers ashes had been spread at Bass rocks and its more affordable since both my parents have passed. At my 8 week meeting prior to the event we went over the details with Stacy's old assistant Bron and she assured everything would run smooth. Several times I mentioned and have it documented I wanted bottle wine service and included the types of wine, and the day of her assistance had to ask again if I wanted wine service. Several times I told her I wanted open bar all evening and even have it documented that I wanted to run my credit card and wanted to ensure the tip, she responded that I could pay the bar tab with my card and the 18% would be added. The day of my event a staff member asked my future mother in law for a credit card for the cocktail hour???? Whom in no way shape or form, EVER did we or her mention she would pay for a cocktail hour, and she was surprised and embarrassed she was asked. Along with that, they started charging my guests for drinks. They never gave an itemized receipt, just the credit card so we could even see if they charged for the tipping on the wine service which they were NOT supposed to. If it wasn't for Bron, I would recommend this place, however the fact that on the rehearsal she didn't even have the names of our wedding party, and didn't even ask those simple questions to double check??? is SOOOOOO unprofessional. The caterer SEVERAl times went over the food choices, resent emails to double, triple check, same with all other vendors. She couldn't even provide me a copy of her notes prior to the even to ensure we were all on the same page? I guess its my fault that I planned a wedding without any help because both my parents have passed and I forgot to ask her to double check to see if her job was done correctly.
It really saddens me to have to write this because when we initially went with the Elks Stacy Dexler was our coordinator Read more...
It really saddens me to have to write this because when we initially went with the Elks Stacy Dexler was our coordinator and she was fantastic! I chose this place because my mothers ashes had been spread at Bass rocks and its more affordable since both my parents have passed. At my 8 week meeting prior to the event we went over the details with Stacy's old assistant Bron and she assured everything would run smooth. Several times I mentioned and have it documented I wanted bottle wine service and included the types of wine, and the day of her assistance had to ask again if I wanted wine service. Several times I told her I wanted open bar all evening and even have it documented that I wanted to run my credit card and wanted to ensure the tip, she responded that I could pay the bar tab with my card and the 18% would be added. The day of my event a staff member asked my future mother in law for a credit card for the cocktail hour???? Whom in no way shape or form, EVER did we or her mention she would pay for a cocktail hour, and she was surprised and embarrassed she was asked. Along with that, they started charging my guests for drinks. They never gave an itemized receipt, just the credit card so we could even see if they charged for the tipping on the wine service which they were NOT supposed to. If it wasn't for Bron, I would recommend this place, however the fact that on the rehearsal she didn't even have the names of our wedding party, and didn't even ask those simple questions to double check??? is SOOOOOO unprofessional. The caterer SEVERAl times went over the food choices, resent emails to double, triple check, same with all other vendors. She couldn't even provide me a copy of her notes prior to the even to ensure we were all on the same page? I guess its my fault that I planned a wedding without any help because both my parents have passed and I forgot to ask her to double check to see if her job was done correctly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.5/5.0
We recently had our wedding here. We had worked with Stacey, the event director for almost a full year and absolutely loved her. Then without warning her job was eliminated and the Elks chose to start some kind of change. We learned this later though our caterer. We felt kind of duped because we weren't told this at all. We had a contract and we should have been told about this!

The assistant director was ok, but Bryn didn't know us and thank god she had Stacey's notes from before. We were disappointed and it added stress to our day. Everything went good but we really missed the way Stacey was always so attentive, kind and thoughtful. Especially about returning our emails and calls. Since she was forced out of her job, the communication was the worst. Stacey was always on top of things, returning our emails so fast! This is a loss for the Elks and we hope that wherever she is she will see this and know that she was missed.

Unless things really improved we would not recc the Elks.
It went from being run so professionally and with actual caring to just another venue that doesn't really care about you; they just want your money. We went with the Elks not only because of the view (it is gorgeous) but because of Stacey. Her sincerity was genuine.
The Elks are fools to have lost her.
We recently had our wedding here. We had worked with Stacey, the event director for almost a full year and absolutely Read more...
We recently had our wedding here. We had worked with Stacey, the event director for almost a full year and absolutely loved her. Then without warning her job was eliminated and the Elks chose to start some kind of change. We learned this later though our caterer. We felt kind of duped because we weren't told this at all. We had a contract and we should have been told about this!

The assistant director was ok, but Bryn didn't know us and thank god she had Stacey's notes from before. We were disappointed and it added stress to our day. Everything went good but we really missed the way Stacey was always so attentive, kind and thoughtful. Especially about returning our emails and calls. Since she was forced out of her job, the communication was the worst. Stacey was always on top of things, returning our emails so fast! This is a loss for the Elks and we hope that wherever she is she will see this and know that she was missed.

Unless things really improved we would not recc the Elks.
It went from being run so professionally and with actual caring to just another venue that doesn't really care about you; they just want your money. We went with the Elks not only because of the view (it is gorgeous) but because of Stacey. Her sincerity was genuine.
The Elks are fools to have lost her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue by the ocean... We were amazed at the attention to detail the event director had for us. Everything turned out excellent!! What a hidden gem!
Beautiful venue by the ocean... We were amazed at the attention to detail the event director had for us. Everything turned Read more...
Beautiful venue by the ocean... We were amazed at the attention to detail the event director had for us. Everything turned out excellent!! What a hidden gem! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
This is an absolutely wonderful place to get married! Book it without hesitation! The Event Director Stacey will help guide you from start to finish, she is creative, very organized and enthusiastic and will stay on site also through the entire wedding night. The location on Bass Rocks is perfect. The banquet room has windows all along the front wall. Everything is newly painted. Parking is very easy! It's handicapped accessible also. I can't imagine a more perfect venue. We did the wedding outside on the lawn and we had an onsite rehearsal with Stacey the week earlier to go through it. This is a full-service event venue, at a very reasonable price, and you'll have the chance to meet great event staff! Kate and Tim
This is an absolutely wonderful place to get married! Book it without hesitation! The Event Director Stacey will help Read more...
This is an absolutely wonderful place to get married! Book it without hesitation! The Event Director Stacey will help guide you from start to finish, she is creative, very organized and enthusiastic and will stay on site also through the entire wedding night. The location on Bass Rocks is perfect. The banquet room has windows all along the front wall. Everything is newly painted. Parking is very easy! It's handicapped accessible also. I can't imagine a more perfect venue. We did the wedding outside on the lawn and we had an onsite rehearsal with Stacey the week earlier to go through it. This is a full-service event venue, at a very reasonable price, and you'll have the chance to meet great event staff! Kate and Tim Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
All brides wanting a perfect and reasonably priced wedding ceremony and reception should seriously consider The Elks at Bass Rocks! My daughter was married there on 9/21/2013 and there is absolutely nothing at all that we would have changed. STACEY DEXTER is an outstanding and amazing event manager and no one would need a wedding planner if they reserved their reception at this venue because of her professionalism and attention to detail.

Cocktail hour prices were very, very reasonable and the event space was perfect for our group of 130. Stacey worked closely with our friends who had created unusual centerpieces that involved a bit more work for the Elks servers than is customary. Although we were a bit late in delivering needed items for the reception, Stacey remained very calm and helpful so that everything was ready on time. Any question that I had concerning time management of the event was an issue that Stacey had already addressed. She was so "on top of" things, that a last-minute decision to have a friend videotape the wedding led to that friend being closely questioned by Stacey to insure that he had been legitimately hired by my daughter. She knows at all times what the engaged couple expects to see at their wedding and she insures that they are happy! My husband and I cannot even find words that adequately convey how pleased we were with the entire event.

The venue is beautiful and the location is quite impressive: nine tables are located along the wall with wide windows overlooking the ocean. Also, the event space is well-divided so that there is plenty of room for dancing as well as room between the tables for everyone to mingle. Stacey worked very well with our band and caterer so that everything was perfect. Thanks, Stacey, for making my daughter's wedding even more wonderful than I could have ever imagined!
All brides wanting a perfect and reasonably priced wedding ceremony and reception should seriously consider The Elks at Read more...
All brides wanting a perfect and reasonably priced wedding ceremony and reception should seriously consider The Elks at Bass Rocks! My daughter was married there on 9/21/2013 and there is absolutely nothing at all that we would have changed. STACEY DEXTER is an outstanding and amazing event manager and no one would need a wedding planner if they reserved their reception at this venue because of her professionalism and attention to detail.

Cocktail hour prices were very, very reasonable and the event space was perfect for our group of 130. Stacey worked closely with our friends who had created unusual centerpieces that involved a bit more work for the Elks servers than is customary. Although we were a bit late in delivering needed items for the reception, Stacey remained very calm and helpful so that everything was ready on time. Any question that I had concerning time management of the event was an issue that Stacey had already addressed. She was so "on top of" things, that a last-minute decision to have a friend videotape the wedding led to that friend being closely questioned by Stacey to insure that he had been legitimately hired by my daughter. She knows at all times what the engaged couple expects to see at their wedding and she insures that they are happy! My husband and I cannot even find words that adequately convey how pleased we were with the entire event.

The venue is beautiful and the location is quite impressive: nine tables are located along the wall with wide windows overlooking the ocean. Also, the event space is well-divided so that there is plenty of room for dancing as well as room between the tables for everyone to mingle. Stacey worked very well with our band and caterer so that everything was perfect. Thanks, Stacey, for making my daughter's wedding even more wonderful than I could have ever imagined! Read less
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Deirdra
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful spot to get married! Stacey, the Event Director, is amazing! She is very organized, professional and is on top of everything. We had the ceremony outside on the lawn. It was perfect for our smaller wedding, although I think it would accomodate a larger wedding as well. Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was!
This is a beautiful spot to get married! Stacey, the Event Director, is amazing! She is very organized, professional and Read more...
This is a beautiful spot to get married! Stacey, the Event Director, is amazing! She is very organized, professional and is on top of everything. We had the ceremony outside on the lawn. It was perfect for our smaller wedding, although I think it would accomodate a larger wedding as well. Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was! Read less
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Regina
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Stacy the event director was amazing. Everything went as planned and was a awesome time. Nothing but great reviews from my friends and family. Would recommend this venue highly.
Stacy the event director was amazing. Everything went as planned and was a awesome time. Nothing but great reviews from my Read more...
Stacy the event director was amazing. Everything went as planned and was a awesome time. Nothing but great reviews from my friends and family. Would recommend this venue highly. Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Stacey was great to work with! She is professional and very helpful.
Stacey was great to work with! She is professional and very helpful.
Stacey was great to work with! She is professional and very helpful. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to being. From my first phone call to set up a tour to my wedding day, the staff at The Elks at Bass Rocks were amazing. Both Bron and Stacey are incredible. Stacey was our event coordinator for the day of wedding so we worked the most with her, however Bron was there to answer any questions on days Stacey was out of the office. Bron also showed us the venue for the first time. This is not your typical Elks. The view of the ocean is breathtaking and the layout and design of the hall space is prefect for weddings. Stacey helped with every moment and even brought some things to my attention that I could have slipped over. The rehearsal went smoothly and Stacey ran everything beautifully. The day of the wedding was absolutely amazing thanks to Stacey. She was on top of every detail. She went above and beyond what I could have ever asked of her. Everything was set up just the way I wanted it. She was very punctual and made sure we started on time and ran on schedule so we could get the most of our day and enjoy time with our family. She even went as far as to pick up my father in law as he was walking along the ocean to join us to get announced into the room. She was by my side at the right moments to help me have the best day ever. I would recommend the Elks and Stacey to any bride looking for that perfect space by the ocean to celebrate their big day.
I don't even know where to being. From my first phone call to set up a tour to my wedding day, the staff at The Elks at Read more...
I don't even know where to being. From my first phone call to set up a tour to my wedding day, the staff at The Elks at Bass Rocks were amazing. Both Bron and Stacey are incredible. Stacey was our event coordinator for the day of wedding so we worked the most with her, however Bron was there to answer any questions on days Stacey was out of the office. Bron also showed us the venue for the first time. This is not your typical Elks. The view of the ocean is breathtaking and the layout and design of the hall space is prefect for weddings. Stacey helped with every moment and even brought some things to my attention that I could have slipped over. The rehearsal went smoothly and Stacey ran everything beautifully. The day of the wedding was absolutely amazing thanks to Stacey. She was on top of every detail. She went above and beyond what I could have ever asked of her. Everything was set up just the way I wanted it. She was very punctual and made sure we started on time and ran on schedule so we could get the most of our day and enjoy time with our family. She even went as far as to pick up my father in law as he was walking along the ocean to join us to get announced into the room. She was by my side at the right moments to help me have the best day ever. I would recommend the Elks and Stacey to any bride looking for that perfect space by the ocean to celebrate their big day. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved it and Stacey did an amazing job
We loved it and Stacey did an amazing job
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Stacey dexter is hands on, very easy to deal with and incredibly accommodating. could not find a better director and planner.The view was amazing and day went off perfectly.
Stacey dexter is hands on, very easy to deal with and incredibly accommodating. could not find a better director and Read more...
Stacey dexter is hands on, very easy to deal with and incredibly accommodating. could not find a better director and planner.The view was amazing and day went off perfectly. Read less
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NicoleTaylor13
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend the Elks at Bass Rocks as a wedding venue. Not only is the venue absolutely amazing but it comes with an incredible event director Stacey Dexter. I cannot began to say enough about how she made my whole wedding experience one I will never forget. Stacey was always only a phone call or email away and would respond so quickly each time. She made even the most stressful wedding situations better and was so supportive of my husband and I. Stacey was so receptive to all of our dream wedding ideas and would also give her own recommendations to make our day the best it could be. At even the most stressful of times Stacey always put a smile on my face. She was easily approachable and was always there to help. The night before my wedding the forecast was looking grim, Stacey never lost hope and keep my spirits high. It did turn out that I needed to have my ceremony inside, but that day it didn't even matter. Stacey and her staff made the venue look gorgeous for my ceremony, the lighting was perfect, the flowers looks amazing and everyone loved it. To this day I receive comments from my guest about how amazing the ceremony was. I really cannot speak highly enough about Stacey and the Elks. If you are looking for a wedding venue on the ocean with gorgeous views in a beautiful beach town than the Elk is for you!
I highly recommend the Elks at Bass Rocks as a wedding venue. Not only is the venue absolutely amazing but it comes with Read more...
I highly recommend the Elks at Bass Rocks as a wedding venue. Not only is the venue absolutely amazing but it comes with an incredible event director Stacey Dexter. I cannot began to say enough about how she made my whole wedding experience one I will never forget. Stacey was always only a phone call or email away and would respond so quickly each time. She made even the most stressful wedding situations better and was so supportive of my husband and I. Stacey was so receptive to all of our dream wedding ideas and would also give her own recommendations to make our day the best it could be. At even the most stressful of times Stacey always put a smile on my face. She was easily approachable and was always there to help. The night before my wedding the forecast was looking grim, Stacey never lost hope and keep my spirits high. It did turn out that I needed to have my ceremony inside, but that day it didn't even matter. Stacey and her staff made the venue look gorgeous for my ceremony, the lighting was perfect, the flowers looks amazing and everyone loved it. To this day I receive comments from my guest about how amazing the ceremony was. I really cannot speak highly enough about Stacey and the Elks. If you are looking for a wedding venue on the ocean with gorgeous views in a beautiful beach town than the Elk is for you! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our reception at The Gloucester Elks at Bass Rocks Friday July 26, 2013. I would like to start off by saying everything truly exceeded my expectations, and the end result was flawless. However none of this could have happened without the event coordinator Stacey Dexter who was absolutely phenomenal. She has truly mastered the art of being an event coordinator. From the moment I met her, she made sure I was happy with every decision that was made. Stacey paid attention in a natural manner to every detail, and made sure the beginning, middle and end of the night went perfectly! She is a fabulous event director and I would truly recommend working with her, and having your event at the Elks at Bass Rocks.
My husband and I had our reception at The Gloucester Elks at Bass Rocks Friday July 26, 2013. I would like to start off by Read more...
My husband and I had our reception at The Gloucester Elks at Bass Rocks Friday July 26, 2013. I would like to start off by saying everything truly exceeded my expectations, and the end result was flawless. However none of this could have happened without the event coordinator Stacey Dexter who was absolutely phenomenal. She has truly mastered the art of being an event coordinator. From the moment I met her, she made sure I was happy with every decision that was made. Stacey paid attention in a natural manner to every detail, and made sure the beginning, middle and end of the night went perfectly! She is a fabulous event director and I would truly recommend working with her, and having your event at the Elks at Bass Rocks. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Stacey Dexter is amazing! She handled all of the day's details with ease. Our guests raved about her professional and polished attitude. Because Stacey was on top of everything my husband and I were actually able to enjoy the day. We would highly recommend The Elks at Bass Rocks for a wedding or any other large gathering. The view is outstanding, the staff is great and the room's neutral palette is easy to work with. Thank you to Stacey, Bron and the whole crew at The Elks for making our wedding so beautiful and special!
Stacey Dexter is amazing! She handled all of the day's details with ease. Our guests raved about her professional and Read more...
Stacey Dexter is amazing! She handled all of the day's details with ease. Our guests raved about her professional and polished attitude. Because Stacey was on top of everything my husband and I were actually able to enjoy the day. We would highly recommend The Elks at Bass Rocks for a wedding or any other large gathering. The view is outstanding, the staff is great and the room's neutral palette is easy to work with. Thank you to Stacey, Bron and the whole crew at The Elks for making our wedding so beautiful and special! Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The Elks and Stacy were terrific in helping to ensure that my wedding day was perfect. The communication was always prompt and helpful, and I couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you for everything.
Holly Corrigan
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The Elks and Stacy were terrific in helping to ensure that my wedding day was perfect. The communication was always prompt and helpful, and I couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you for everything.
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Julie
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at The Elks at Bass Rocks was amazing. We were so happy we chose the venue we did...it was perfect!
Stacey was also wonderful to work with. She worked with us for a year and a half and was so incredibly helpful the entire time!!! She made the whole planning process, which is usually stressful, a breeze!!!
I am still having guests tell us what a great time they had at our wedding!!!
Our wedding at The Elks at Bass Rocks was amazing. We were so happy we chose the venue we did...it was perfect!
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Our wedding at The Elks at Bass Rocks was amazing. We were so happy we chose the venue we did...it was perfect!
Stacey was also wonderful to work with. She worked with us for a year and a half and was so incredibly helpful the entire time!!! She made the whole planning process, which is usually stressful, a breeze!!!
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A
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on Saturday, July 6, at the Elks at Bass Rocks. Our guests came from near and far and all were blown away by the beautiful views and sunset. Stacey and her team are excellent, sweet, and fun! They truly wanted us to have a great wedding. They have thought of everything that will help you throughout planning and they made sure our night went perfectly every step of the way.
We had our wedding on Saturday, July 6, at the Elks at Bass Rocks. Our guests came from near and far and all were blown Read more...
We had our wedding on Saturday, July 6, at the Elks at Bass Rocks. Our guests came from near and far and all were blown away by the beautiful views and sunset. Stacey and her team are excellent, sweet, and fun! They truly wanted us to have a great wedding. They have thought of everything that will help you throughout planning and they made sure our night went perfectly every step of the way. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the Elks at Bass Rocks. Everything was perfect and we highly recommend it to future brides! Stacey Dexter the event coordinator is super on top of things and kept in contact with me during the planning period. She recommended a lot of our other vendors and her recommendations were all fabulous! The view from the Elks is beautiful and our pictures over the rocks were great-- an amazing place to get married!
We had our reception at the Elks at Bass Rocks. Everything was perfect and we highly recommend it to future brides! Stacey Read more...
We had our reception at the Elks at Bass Rocks. Everything was perfect and we highly recommend it to future brides! Stacey Dexter the event coordinator is super on top of things and kept in contact with me during the planning period. She recommended a lot of our other vendors and her recommendations were all fabulous! The view from the Elks is beautiful and our pictures over the rocks were great-- an amazing place to get married! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Stacey was there every step of the way to help and always with a big smile.
Stacey was there every step of the way to help and always with a big smile.
Stacey was there every step of the way to help and always with a big smile. Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Stacey was the most amazing and attentive event coordinator! She has been a huge help since day one and has gone above and beyond to help make my day as perfect as it was. Everyone kept commenting how organized, helpful and overly accommodating that Stacey was and I couldn't have been happier. I would highly recommend any brides-to-be to pick the elks as their gorgeous wedding venue.

-Kristina & Scott.
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Stacey was the most amazing and attentive event coordinator! She has been a huge help since day one and has gone above and beyond to help make my day as perfect as it was. Everyone kept commenting how organized, helpful and overly accommodating that Stacey was and I couldn't have been happier. I would highly recommend any brides-to-be to pick the elks as their gorgeous wedding venue.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Elks eras amazing! An amazing backdrop to a perfect day. The event coordinator, Stacey, was fabulous and kept everything on track! She was amazing about answering all of my questions during the entire process!
The Elks eras amazing! An amazing backdrop to a perfect day. The event coordinator, Stacey, was fabulous and kept Read more...
The Elks eras amazing! An amazing backdrop to a perfect day. The event coordinator, Stacey, was fabulous and kept everything on track! She was amazing about answering all of my questions during the entire process! Read less
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Terry
Wedding:
12/16/2012
5.0/5.0
While some people may turn their noses up at the Elks, I think they are missing out on a perfect wedding location, directly across the street from the ocean, with no obstructed views. The building and the reception room are well maintained and during our wedding, you could see the water during our ceremony as well as during the reception while we were dancing. it almost felt like we were on a cruise ship because of the positioning of the windows. In warmer weather you can do the wedding outside. BUT, the best thing about it is the service. Particularly Stacey Dexter who is the wedding coordinator. she is down to earth, flexible, warm and friendly AND she just does a fabulous job keeping on top of things. You get the feeling she really cares about doing a good job and making sure your special day is in fact, special. I encourage all brides to be to check it out, and their rates are very reasonable. You have a choice of caterers and vendors and the Elks has made sure your choices are top notch.
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While some people may turn their noses up at the Elks, I think they are missing out on a perfect wedding location, directly across the street from the ocean, with no obstructed views. The building and the reception room are well maintained and during our wedding, you could see the water during our ceremony as well as during the reception while we were dancing. it almost felt like we were on a cruise ship because of the positioning of the windows. In warmer weather you can do the wedding outside. BUT, the best thing about it is the service. Particularly Stacey Dexter who is the wedding coordinator. she is down to earth, flexible, warm and friendly AND she just does a fabulous job keeping on top of things. You get the feeling she really cares about doing a good job and making sure your special day is in fact, special. I encourage all brides to be to check it out, and their rates are very reasonable. You have a choice of caterers and vendors and the Elks has made sure your choices are top notch. Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My only regret is that the wedding is over! We were looking for something large enough to accommodate our guest list (my dad's family is HUGE), something that would look great (we've been to lots of weddings over the past few years, all at fancy hotels in Boston, beautiful exclusive resorts, etc.), and something that wasn't going to completely deplete our savings account (with the exception of a few things, we paid for the wedding ourselves)-enter the Elks at Bass Rocks, and Stacey Dexter. The venue itself is gorgeous!
We did the planning, organizing, and design ourselves and most venues would not let us do some things that were must-haves for us. Within minutes of talking with Stacey, and seeing the venue, we felt at ease. She not only assured us that we could do the things we had envisioned, but she encouraged us throughout the whole process! We did most of the decorations, details on our own (centerpieces, place cards/table numbers, lighting, DJ, photographer, etc.) Stacey was there offering smart, helpful advice the whole time and helped us set everything up the night before and morning of; she helped with sanity-checks throughout the days and weeks leading up to the wedding, and genuinely put us at ease. She was literally there with us at 10PM the night before, helping us get everything organized and offering kind encouragement that helped calm us down and allow us to really enjoy the wedding and the hours leading up to the wedding. We could not have done it without her!! Another thing that really helped is all of the vendors she recommends. Anything she suggested, from something as major as the caterer, to the minimal details like the nail salon was spot on.
My only regret is that the wedding is over! We were looking for something large enough to accommodate our guest list (my Read more...
My only regret is that the wedding is over! We were looking for something large enough to accommodate our guest list (my dad's family is HUGE), something that would look great (we've been to lots of weddings over the past few years, all at fancy hotels in Boston, beautiful exclusive resorts, etc.), and something that wasn't going to completely deplete our savings account (with the exception of a few things, we paid for the wedding ourselves)-enter the Elks at Bass Rocks, and Stacey Dexter. The venue itself is gorgeous!
We did the planning, organizing, and design ourselves and most venues would not let us do some things that were must-haves for us. Within minutes of talking with Stacey, and seeing the venue, we felt at ease. She not only assured us that we could do the things we had envisioned, but she encouraged us throughout the whole process! We did most of the decorations, details on our own (centerpieces, place cards/table numbers, lighting, DJ, photographer, etc.) Stacey was there offering smart, helpful advice the whole time and helped us set everything up the night before and morning of; she helped with sanity-checks throughout the days and weeks leading up to the wedding, and genuinely put us at ease. She was literally there with us at 10PM the night before, helping us get everything organized and offering kind encouragement that helped calm us down and allow us to really enjoy the wedding and the hours leading up to the wedding. We could not have done it without her!! Another thing that really helped is all of the vendors she recommends. Anything she suggested, from something as major as the caterer, to the minimal details like the nail salon was spot on. Read less
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BriannaCox
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband Peter and I had our wedding at the Elks last November and had a wonderful experience working with Stacey Dexter and Bronwen McKenzie who helped make sure everything went smoothly. They helped set up all of our specific handmade and vintage decorations perfectly. It was my dream wedding and we couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous location and better team to work with! Aside from having my own wedding there, I am also a professional photographer who has worked with The Elks on numerous occasions. The Elks is a fabulous location and great team of people to work alongside. I will continue to recommend this venue to my clients.
My husband Peter and I had our wedding at the Elks last November and had a wonderful experience working with Stacey Dexter Read more...
My husband Peter and I had our wedding at the Elks last November and had a wonderful experience working with Stacey Dexter and Bronwen McKenzie who helped make sure everything went smoothly. They helped set up all of our specific handmade and vintage decorations perfectly. It was my dream wedding and we couldn't have asked for a more gorgeous location and better team to work with! Aside from having my own wedding there, I am also a professional photographer who has worked with The Elks on numerous occasions. The Elks is a fabulous location and great team of people to work alongside. I will continue to recommend this venue to my clients. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the Elks. Stacy the event coordinator was beyond amazing! She was so attentive and professional yet she had a very caring nature. The venue was of course gorgeous and having her there to coordinate everything brought our entire wedding full circle. She was absolutely phenomenal and I would not have wanted anyone else in charge of our wedding. She was there from day 1 explaining details and was completely flexible when we ran into small issues. I love Stacy to death and even my family would not stop talking about how amazing she is. I am so thankful we had our reception at the Elks. It was the most amazing night of our lives!! We love you Stacy...thank you for EVERYTHING!!!
We had our reception at the Elks. Stacy the event coordinator was beyond amazing! She was so attentive and professional Read more...
We had our reception at the Elks. Stacy the event coordinator was beyond amazing! She was so attentive and professional yet she had a very caring nature. The venue was of course gorgeous and having her there to coordinate everything brought our entire wedding full circle. She was absolutely phenomenal and I would not have wanted anyone else in charge of our wedding. She was there from day 1 explaining details and was completely flexible when we ran into small issues. I love Stacy to death and even my family would not stop talking about how amazing she is. I am so thankful we had our reception at the Elks. It was the most amazing night of our lives!! We love you Stacy...thank you for EVERYTHING!!! Read less
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jacqueline
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
The elks was beautiful!! I was so happy with the way everything turned out! You can't beat the view.....all you see is the ocean! Uplighting from c-zone made it more beautiful! Stacy was very helpful and made the night flow very nicely! I love looking at all te pictures! Everyone is still telling me how perfect everything was!
The elks was beautiful!! I was so happy with the way everything turned out! You can't beat the view.....all you see is the Read more...
The elks was beautiful!! I was so happy with the way everything turned out! You can't beat the view.....all you see is the ocean! Uplighting from c-zone made it more beautiful! Stacy was very helpful and made the night flow very nicely! I love looking at all te pictures! Everyone is still telling me how perfect everything was! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/15/2012
5.0/5.0
This place is GORGEOUS. It is right on the ocean and was the most reasonably priced venue from Maine to CT, trust me I looked at everything. The interior is nice, the windows are big and look out on the ocean. The chairs are gold chivari - at no extra cost which is a HUGE bonus. The rest of the decor is neutral enough to fit any decor. I had my wedding on the lawn in front of the building. The only con was that there was a road between the ceremony and the ocean, but it wasn't an issue for me. Traffic is surprisingly not very heavy.

My coordinator was Stacey. She was great. She was willing to be flexible and help me with everything. She let me store decorations in her office the day before, she let me borrow an easel to put my espresso menu on, she acts as a DOC which is included in the rental cost, she will help with the ceremony setup by placing tablecloths and flowers.

This place is great, just make sure to book as early as possible!
This place is GORGEOUS. It is right on the ocean and was the most reasonably priced venue from Maine to CT, trust me I Read more...
This place is GORGEOUS. It is right on the ocean and was the most reasonably priced venue from Maine to CT, trust me I looked at everything. The interior is nice, the windows are big and look out on the ocean. The chairs are gold chivari - at no extra cost which is a HUGE bonus. The rest of the decor is neutral enough to fit any decor. I had my wedding on the lawn in front of the building. The only con was that there was a road between the ceremony and the ocean, but it wasn't an issue for me. Traffic is surprisingly not very heavy.

My coordinator was Stacey. She was great. She was willing to be flexible and help me with everything. She let me store decorations in her office the day before, she let me borrow an easel to put my espresso menu on, she acts as a DOC which is included in the rental cost, she will help with the ceremony setup by placing tablecloths and flowers.

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Jenny
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.7/5.0
This is place to get married! Not only for the value but for the view, the people and the choices of caterers that you have!! I starting my planning process feb 2011 and first spoke and met with Kelly, who was great but by the end of 2011 Stacey was the new coordinator at the ELks, she was fantastic! She made me feel comfortable and was easy to work with. The Elks has new beautiful chivari chairs as well as a wonderfully large dancefloor! I couldnt have been happier on my wedding day! Everything was perfect, and I have the weather, the caterer and Stacey all to thank for that!! So thank you, thank, thank you!! You want to get married at a place that makes you feel comfortable, at ease and just have a lax wonderful wedding this is the place for you!!! VERY affordable too!!
This is place to get married! Not only for the value but for the view, the people and the choices of caterers that you Read more...
This is place to get married! Not only for the value but for the view, the people and the choices of caterers that you have!! I starting my planning process feb 2011 and first spoke and met with Kelly, who was great but by the end of 2011 Stacey was the new coordinator at the ELks, she was fantastic! She made me feel comfortable and was easy to work with. The Elks has new beautiful chivari chairs as well as a wonderfully large dancefloor! I couldnt have been happier on my wedding day! Everything was perfect, and I have the weather, the caterer and Stacey all to thank for that!! So thank you, thank, thank you!! You want to get married at a place that makes you feel comfortable, at ease and just have a lax wonderful wedding this is the place for you!!! VERY affordable too!! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
When the mother-of-the-groom suggested that we get married at "The Elks" we immediately pictured a crusty old lodge behind a town hall with cramped parking, a dingy little room with animal hides on the wall.

We couldn't have been further from reality. The Elks at Bass Rocks is painting-above-the-fireplace picturesque, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Gloucester. Any season, event or time of day, it provides the absolute greatest value.

1. It's truly breathtaking -- you cannot find a better backdrop for your reception. And you can host your ceremony on the front lawn just steps from the ocean.

2. Stacey Dexter is a wedding planner/coordinator/director nonpareil. Her experience, skills and personality allow your rehearsal and wedding day to run smoothly.

3. The liquor/bar costs are less than any other location. Consider that an open bar for 150 people for 4.5 hours came in around $2500.

Overall, the value of The Elks at Bass Rocks simply cannot be beat. A breathtaking location, an inexpensive bar and an included wedding coordinator ... your wedding will be unforgettable, and you'll have so much money left over you can take an extra week on your honeymoon!

Our wedding was truly all that we had hoped for, and in large part due to The Elks at Bass Rocks and Stacey Dexter.
When the mother-of-the-groom suggested that we get married at "The Elks" we immediately pictured a crusty old lodge behind Read more...
When the mother-of-the-groom suggested that we get married at "The Elks" we immediately pictured a crusty old lodge behind a town hall with cramped parking, a dingy little room with animal hides on the wall.

We couldn't have been further from reality. The Elks at Bass Rocks is painting-above-the-fireplace picturesque, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Gloucester. Any season, event or time of day, it provides the absolute greatest value.

1. It's truly breathtaking -- you cannot find a better backdrop for your reception. And you can host your ceremony on the front lawn just steps from the ocean.

2. Stacey Dexter is a wedding planner/coordinator/director nonpareil. Her experience, skills and personality allow your rehearsal and wedding day to run smoothly.

3. The liquor/bar costs are less than any other location. Consider that an open bar for 150 people for 4.5 hours came in around $2500.

Overall, the value of The Elks at Bass Rocks simply cannot be beat. A breathtaking location, an inexpensive bar and an included wedding coordinator ... your wedding will be unforgettable, and you'll have so much money left over you can take an extra week on your honeymoon!

Our wedding was truly all that we had hoped for, and in large part due to The Elks at Bass Rocks and Stacey Dexter. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
The Elks is such an amazing place to have a wedding. You cant beat the view! Inside is so elegant with a nice big dance floor :) Stacey is beyond excellent. She helped me feel calm even during the big day. There wasnt a single question i didnt feel comfortable asking her. i am so thankful i found out about the Elks. All of my guests had a blast and found it to be absolutely perfect!
Thanks again Stacey! I will never forget you and all the special time we had together
Love
~Crystal
The Elks is such an amazing place to have a wedding. You cant beat the view! Inside is so elegant with a nice big dance Read more...
The Elks is such an amazing place to have a wedding. You cant beat the view! Inside is so elegant with a nice big dance floor :) Stacey is beyond excellent. She helped me feel calm even during the big day. There wasnt a single question i didnt feel comfortable asking her. i am so thankful i found out about the Elks. All of my guests had a blast and found it to be absolutely perfect!
Thanks again Stacey! I will never forget you and all the special time we had together
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newfoundkitty26
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband said it all above, but I just wanted to reiterate, this was amazing. Thank you so much Stacey!
My husband said it all above, but I just wanted to reiterate, this was amazing. Thank you so much Stacey!
My husband said it all above, but I just wanted to reiterate, this was amazing. Thank you so much Stacey! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We were married at The Elks at Bass Rocks this past June and couldn't be happier with our choice. The venue fit 120 guests perfectly. The large wrap-around windows provide guests with a gorgeous ocean view and really opens up the room. The venue was very clean, freshly painted with recently renovated bathrooms. The event director was extremely helpful and attentive to our needs. She had our tables set up with our decorations beautifully and really helped the day to move along smoothly. I didn't feel that I had to stress about anything on my wedding day. I wouldn't have changed a thing!
We were married at The Elks at Bass Rocks this past June and couldn't be happier with our choice. The venue fit 120 guests Read more...
We were married at The Elks at Bass Rocks this past June and couldn't be happier with our choice. The venue fit 120 guests perfectly. The large wrap-around windows provide guests with a gorgeous ocean view and really opens up the room. The venue was very clean, freshly painted with recently renovated bathrooms. The event director was extremely helpful and attentive to our needs. She had our tables set up with our decorations beautifully and really helped the day to move along smoothly. I didn't feel that I had to stress about anything on my wedding day. I wouldn't have changed a thing! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The Elks was a perfect place to get married. I had my ceremony and wedding photos overlooking the ocean and they came out beautifully. Stacy is amazing. She took care of everything and made sure I had a great time and that everything turned out perfect.
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The Elks was a perfect place to get married. I had my ceremony and wedding photos overlooking the ocean and they came out beautifully. Stacy is amazing. She took care of everything and made sure I had a great time and that everything turned out perfect. Read less
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The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write, Kathleen! The Elks at Bass Rocks loved having your friends and family here! With all of the St.Patrick's Day touches, the bagpiper, the pots of four leaf clovers, gold coins, green beer, boiled dinner...it was so amazing. I appreciate your comments so much and wish you and Mike all the best for your future!! Cheers!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
The Elks at Bass Rocks new Event Manager is Stacey. She is a blessing to work with. She doesn't let you lift a finger the day of and is very organized which helps to make everything run smoothly.
I even had a problem with the band getting stuck and traffic and not have arrived before some guests started to arrive but not one guest mentioned that they noticed that.
She is very responsive the whole way through the planning and day of.

The Elks itself is a wonderful venue. They are very experienced in having weddings. There is just enough space to play around with your layout. They have many trusted vendors who really enjoy working at the Elks (so they have said).
The location is gorgeous. It overlooks the ocean and has these big rocks that make for an excellent photography location.

It's a little bit out of the way but well worth it. The towns nearby are also cute and will give your guests a nice little vacay if they wanted.
The Elks at Bass Rocks new Event Manager is Stacey. She is a blessing to work with. She doesn't let you lift a finger the Read more...
The Elks at Bass Rocks new Event Manager is Stacey. She is a blessing to work with. She doesn't let you lift a finger the day of and is very organized which helps to make everything run smoothly.
I even had a problem with the band getting stuck and traffic and not have arrived before some guests started to arrive but not one guest mentioned that they noticed that.
She is very responsive the whole way through the planning and day of.

The Elks itself is a wonderful venue. They are very experienced in having weddings. There is just enough space to play around with your layout. They have many trusted vendors who really enjoy working at the Elks (so they have said).
The location is gorgeous. It overlooks the ocean and has these big rocks that make for an excellent photography location.

It's a little bit out of the way but well worth it. The towns nearby are also cute and will give your guests a nice little vacay if they wanted. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/31/2011
4.1/5.0
The Elks is a key location for wedding reception. I chose not to have my ceremony here because I wasn't keen on the thought of cars (and possibly loud motorcycles) driving by during my ceremony (which someone I knew told me this had happened to their nephew with the motorcycles during his ceremony). I actually worked with 2 coordinators there as they were in the process of switching from Kelly to a new coordinator. In the interim they had Samantha and the new permanent coordinator is Stacey, so I got to have both of those ladies working with me on my wedding day. Aside from a couple of miscommunication issues in the midst of the switch, everything was amazing. Stacey and Sam were right by my side at every moment they needed to be, to let me know of what needed to happen next. The hall is beautiful and they had recently had the ladies room redone, which it desperately needed! I had been to a wedding there a few years before. The location cannot be beat. Staring at the ocean all night was exactly what I wanted to do and there is no missing that at the Elks! The only thing that I will be really bummed about forever is that someone stole part of my cake topper. It was 2 adirondack chairs and someone took one. I have no idea if it was a staff member or a guest, but it was a low blow, and I'll always be saddened by that. The staff working the venue were all employees of the caterer aside from the bartender, I think, so unless it was Stacey herself (which I absolutely know it wasn't!) then the Elks is not responsible for that.
Every day I wish I could have my wedding over and over, it was just so fun and beautiful, and I would always choose the Elks as my venue!
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The Elks is a key location for wedding reception. I chose not to have my ceremony here because I wasn't keen on the thought of cars (and possibly loud motorcycles) driving by during my ceremony (which someone I knew told me this had happened to their nephew with the motorcycles during his ceremony). I actually worked with 2 coordinators there as they were in the process of switching from Kelly to a new coordinator. In the interim they had Samantha and the new permanent coordinator is Stacey, so I got to have both of those ladies working with me on my wedding day. Aside from a couple of miscommunication issues in the midst of the switch, everything was amazing. Stacey and Sam were right by my side at every moment they needed to be, to let me know of what needed to happen next. The hall is beautiful and they had recently had the ladies room redone, which it desperately needed! I had been to a wedding there a few years before. The location cannot be beat. Staring at the ocean all night was exactly what I wanted to do and there is no missing that at the Elks! The only thing that I will be really bummed about forever is that someone stole part of my cake topper. It was 2 adirondack chairs and someone took one. I have no idea if it was a staff member or a guest, but it was a low blow, and I'll always be saddened by that. The staff working the venue were all employees of the caterer aside from the bartender, I think, so unless it was Stacey herself (which I absolutely know it wasn't!) then the Elks is not responsible for that.
Every day I wish I could have my wedding over and over, it was just so fun and beautiful, and I would always choose the Elks as my venue! Read less
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The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Hello Lindsay! I appreciate the comments that you have written about our venue in your review. Your wedding was lovely and it made me upset, too, that someone would actually take something from you that clearly was important to you. I so wish that I could have prevented the theft of your cake topper :-(. Thank you for letting me use some of your pictures for the website. You looked stunning and thank you for taking the time to write. I wish you and Jared many years of happiness together!
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Christine
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazing, amazing! Kelly was absolutely fabulous..was always there, to answer any questions..we went a million times to look at the hall..It was the best day of our lives hands down..everyone who attended our wedding was stunned by the Elks..how beautiful it was.how warm the room was, the view...I could go on forever...I would suggest this venue to ANYONE looking for a gorgeous location, on the water, with an amazing coordinator in Kelly!
Amazing, amazing! Kelly was absolutely fabulous..was always there, to answer any questions..we went a million times to Read more...
Amazing, amazing! Kelly was absolutely fabulous..was always there, to answer any questions..we went a million times to look at the hall..It was the best day of our lives hands down..everyone who attended our wedding was stunned by the Elks..how beautiful it was.how warm the room was, the view...I could go on forever...I would suggest this venue to ANYONE looking for a gorgeous location, on the water, with an amazing coordinator in Kelly! Read less
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Deena
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING, GORGEOUS, PERFECT location for our wedding ceremony and reception. Kelly is absolutely fantastic, and willing to accomodate any and all requests. We had our chuppah and ketubah ceremony at Elks, as well as the reception. Our friends and family are raving about this place...we had the most perfect wedding here!!
AMAZING, GORGEOUS, PERFECT location for our wedding ceremony and reception. Kelly is absolutely fantastic, and willing to Read more...
AMAZING, GORGEOUS, PERFECT location for our wedding ceremony and reception. Kelly is absolutely fantastic, and willing to accomodate any and all requests. We had our chuppah and ketubah ceremony at Elks, as well as the reception. Our friends and family are raving about this place...we had the most perfect wedding here!! Read less
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MWApril17
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Great Location. Right on the water and the wedding coordinator Kelly is phenomenal. She helped us with so many aspects to help us create a perfect day.
Great Location. Right on the water and the wedding coordinator Kelly is phenomenal. She helped us with so many aspects to Read more...
Great Location. Right on the water and the wedding coordinator Kelly is phenomenal. She helped us with so many aspects to help us create a perfect day. Read less
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kati may
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Kelly Barusso (event coordinator) is an absolute gem. From the moment she toured us around the property, shared our catering options (there are several companies to choose from), and helped us envision different creative options...I was in love every step of the way.
The value you receive is unique for the location. The property is located on Bass Rocks, which is also known as the "Back Shore." The Atlantic sprawls across a panorama of windows. For anywhere on Cape Ann, particularly Gloucester, there is no where you will get more for your money.
Kelly Barusso (event coordinator) is an absolute gem. From the moment she toured us around the property, shared our Read more...
Kelly Barusso (event coordinator) is an absolute gem. From the moment she toured us around the property, shared our catering options (there are several companies to choose from), and helped us envision different creative options...I was in love every step of the way.
The value you receive is unique for the location. The property is located on Bass Rocks, which is also known as the "Back Shore." The Atlantic sprawls across a panorama of windows. For anywhere on Cape Ann, particularly Gloucester, there is no where you will get more for your money. Read less
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jholak
Wedding:
8/7/2009
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on August 7th at the Elks. It was an absolutely perfect day and the most perfect venue. The Elks has windows on three sides of the ballroom so you get a constant view of the Atlantic. The wedding/event coordinator Kelly was the most helpful person ever. She coordinated everything with all my outside vendors so everything flowed smoothly. All my guests had a wonderful time and told me it was by far in the top 3 weddings they have been to.
We had our wedding on August 7th at the Elks. It was an absolutely perfect day and the most perfect venue. The Elks has Read more...
We had our wedding on August 7th at the Elks. It was an absolutely perfect day and the most perfect venue. The Elks has windows on three sides of the ballroom so you get a constant view of the Atlantic. The wedding/event coordinator Kelly was the most helpful person ever. She coordinated everything with all my outside vendors so everything flowed smoothly. All my guests had a wonderful time and told me it was by far in the top 3 weddings they have been to. Read less
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bonniebelle
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.8/5.0
The Elks is a beautiful venue! Especially with all the refurbishing that was just done. And really you cant beat the view! Kelly is fantastic to work with and helped keep me on track - she's and excellent DOC!
The Elks is a beautiful venue! Especially with all the refurbishing that was just done. And really you cant beat the view! Read more...
The Elks is a beautiful venue! Especially with all the refurbishing that was just done. And really you cant beat the view! Kelly is fantastic to work with and helped keep me on track - she's and excellent DOC! Read less
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kfoley41
Wedding:
7/14/2007
4.6/5.0
The Elks is beautiful. You and everyone else will get over that it's an "Elks" once you see the view. The cost is next to nothing and it's NON SMOKING!!! Sharine was also very helpful and very "on the ball" the day of the wedding.
The Elks is beautiful. You and everyone else will get over that it's an "Elks" once you see the view. The cost is next to Read more...
The Elks is beautiful. You and everyone else will get over that it's an "Elks" once you see the view. The cost is next to nothing and it's NON SMOKING!!! Sharine was also very helpful and very "on the ball" the day of the wedding. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/23/2007
3.4/5.0
The day of the wedding was amazing but leading up to the weekend, it was very hard to get in contact with the coordinator, causing me to hire someone else to do day of coordination.
The day of the wedding was amazing but leading up to the weekend, it was very hard to get in contact with the coordinator, Read more...
The day of the wedding was amazing but leading up to the weekend, it was very hard to get in contact with the coordinator, causing me to hire someone else to do day of coordination. Read less
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