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The Elks at Bass Rocks

Gloucester , MA
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LOCATION

Atlantic ROAD, PO BOX 86
Gloucester, MA 01930 US (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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REVIEWS

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Yvonne
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with their services. Beautiful place for a wedding.
I was very pleased with their services. Beautiful place for a wedding.
I was very pleased with their services. Beautiful place for a wedding. Read less
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annie
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The day of coordinator, Fay, was great. The bartenders were awesome. The venue is lovely and the view is amazing.
The day of coordinator, Fay, was great. The bartenders were awesome. The venue is lovely and the view is amazing.
The day of coordinator, Fay, was great. The bartenders were awesome. The venue is lovely and the view is amazing. Read less
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Gabi
Wedding:
10/19/2014
4.0/5.0
The Elks was beautiful and everything came out beautifully! My only small complaint is that we booked at a time when the venue was in between event coordinators, so during that shift we had a hard time getting a hold of anybody. It made for some frustrating times six months before the wedding... but they came through in the end and it turned out fine. Kayla was our day-of coordinator and she was wonderful!
The Elks was beautiful and everything came out beautifully! My only small complaint is that we booked at a time when the Read more...
The Elks was beautiful and everything came out beautifully! My only small complaint is that we booked at a time when the venue was in between event coordinators, so during that shift we had a hard time getting a hold of anybody. It made for some frustrating times six months before the wedding... but they came through in the end and it turned out fine. Kayla was our day-of coordinator and she was wonderful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have imagined a better place to have our seaside wedding. The Elks at Bass Rocks is not only a fabulous venue on the water with gorgeous ocean views, but has a wonderful staff and is completely affordable! We were convinced that having our wedding in Boston would break the bank, so finding the Elks on the North Shore for our Sunday wedding was perfect.

The Elks is a gem. Bronwen and her staff are so attentive to details and wonderful to work with, even with some of our specific requests (for example, they were so cooperative when we asked them to set up two separate aisles with the chairs). They do work as one large team, so expect that you might not have just one point person emailing with you. It was a little confusing at first, but Bronwen helps with a lot of the planning and then someone else might be assigned to be the day-of coordinator. Kayla ended up working our wedding which was fabulous because she also works with our caterer, Vinwood, for seamless planning. Kayla is so sweet and loves what she does. She pays attention to every detail and we always felt comfortable emailing her late at night with even the smallest questions. My family loved chatting with her during all the prep and she always made us feel taken care of. I had a LOT of decorations and I was concerned about all of them getting set up in the reception hall. Under Kayla's direction everything was decorated according to plan and we were so thrilled when we saw the hall! It was just as we had imagined.

Because Vinwood works so closely with the Elks (I'm not sure if they are their exclusive caterer at this point) we ended up finalizing details with the Elks staff. Somehow our alcohol choices slipped through the cracks, but we were able to finalize that when we had our rehearsal and they ended up having the wine and beer selections we were hoping for. Because they have two bars at the Elks, they are always well stocked.
My husband and I couldn't have imagined a better place to have our seaside wedding. The Elks at Bass Rocks is not only a Read more...
My husband and I couldn't have imagined a better place to have our seaside wedding. The Elks at Bass Rocks is not only a fabulous venue on the water with gorgeous ocean views, but has a wonderful staff and is completely affordable! We were convinced that having our wedding in Boston would break the bank, so finding the Elks on the North Shore for our Sunday wedding was perfect.

The Elks is a gem. Bronwen and her staff are so attentive to details and wonderful to work with, even with some of our specific requests (for example, they were so cooperative when we asked them to set up two separate aisles with the chairs). They do work as one large team, so expect that you might not have just one point person emailing with you. It was a little confusing at first, but Bronwen helps with a lot of the planning and then someone else might be assigned to be the day-of coordinator. Kayla ended up working our wedding which was fabulous because she also works with our caterer, Vinwood, for seamless planning. Kayla is so sweet and loves what she does. She pays attention to every detail and we always felt comfortable emailing her late at night with even the smallest questions. My family loved chatting with her during all the prep and she always made us feel taken care of. I had a LOT of decorations and I was concerned about all of them getting set up in the reception hall. Under Kayla's direction everything was decorated according to plan and we were so thrilled when we saw the hall! It was just as we had imagined.

Because Vinwood works so closely with the Elks (I'm not sure if they are their exclusive caterer at this point) we ended up finalizing details with the Elks staff. Somehow our alcohol choices slipped through the cracks, but we were able to finalize that when we had our rehearsal and they ended up having the wine and beer selections we were hoping for. Because they have two bars at the Elks, they are always well stocked. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The name "Elks"may sound a little generic to most people when they ask where you're reception is but this is not your average Elks Club. The view is unbeatable... not to mention the price. When we looked at the venue we didn't even have to think twice.
We had 148 guests attend... buffet style dinner, a ton of dancing and amazing pictures in the front yard. Everyone was so impressed by the view. At first, I was a little annoyed that you have to choose from their list of approved vendors but now I see why. They have a high standard for catering services, we chose to work with Vinwood. Everyone was so full and satisfied I didn't even think we would be able to dance... but we did.
The wedding coordinator we worked with was Deborah. She was spot on with everything we wanted and I really felt like I could trust her with my decorations and set up. I was blown away when I walked in. I have zero negative comments to add to my review of this venue.
The name "Elks"may sound a little generic to most people when they ask where you're reception is but this is not your Read more...
The name "Elks"may sound a little generic to most people when they ask where you're reception is but this is not your average Elks Club. The view is unbeatable... not to mention the price. When we looked at the venue we didn't even have to think twice.
We had 148 guests attend... buffet style dinner, a ton of dancing and amazing pictures in the front yard. Everyone was so impressed by the view. At first, I was a little annoyed that you have to choose from their list of approved vendors but now I see why. They have a high standard for catering services, we chose to work with Vinwood. Everyone was so full and satisfied I didn't even think we would be able to dance... but we did.
The wedding coordinator we worked with was Deborah. She was spot on with everything we wanted and I really felt like I could trust her with my decorations and set up. I was blown away when I walked in. I have zero negative comments to add to my review of this venue. 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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