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The Elks at Bass Rocks

Gloucester , MA
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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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Anonymous
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Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The Elks at Bass Rocks was the perfect location for our wedding (second week of August). Beautiful views and very helpful and friendly staff. Deborah, the coordinator is extremely helpful and allowed us to have a worry free wedding day. I absolutely recommend this venue for anyone looking for an Oceanside ceremony/reception without a wedding factory feel.
The Elks at Bass Rocks was the perfect location for our wedding (second week of August). Beautiful views and very helpful Read more...
The Elks at Bass Rocks was the perfect location for our wedding (second week of August). Beautiful views and very helpful and friendly staff. Deborah, the coordinator is extremely helpful and allowed us to have a worry free wedding day. I absolutely recommend this venue for anyone looking for an Oceanside ceremony/reception without a wedding factory feel. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
I will be having my wedding reception here and so far they have been great. Responsive to my emails and helpful in any specific questions and ideas that I have. I look forward to having my wedding at The Elks and trust they know their stuff!
I will be having my wedding reception here and so far they have been great. Responsive to my emails and helpful in any Read more...
I will be having my wedding reception here and so far they have been great. Responsive to my emails and helpful in any specific questions and ideas that I have. I look forward to having my wedding at The Elks and trust they know their stuff! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.5/5.0
Our wedding day went off without any issues and our day of coordinator, Kayla, was on top of everything from start to finish. The only problem that I encountered was during the planning, and it was a major communication issue. After our final meeting, I was told that I would receive an updated itinerary - about a week later, I was sent a very old version with no updated information. After being told many times by Deborah that she would send me the correct one in a few hours, or the next day, I didn't receive it for over a month. While I kept a pretty low stress level throughout the planning, I did become extremely frustrated that I was not receiving the level of service I was paying for. Aside from the frustrating communication about the itinerary, I was surprised to walk into the final meeting and feel that I was much more prepared for it than the Elks. Miscommunication in the meeting also led to a misunderstanding on table numbers, which I was asked to change after I had already finished completing all assignments. With only a month from the wedding, I felt as if I was getting the run-around, and having all of my preparations complete early on was becoming a detriment. Overall, the actual wedding day went very well, but it was frustrating working with the Elks up until that point. A key piece that makes me rate this higher than I initially wanted to is that they do work very well with the other vendors - which again, made the actual day of go perfect. Your guests do not see any of the background prior to the wedding, all they see is that they had a fantastic time at a venue with an AMAZING view.
Our wedding day went off without any issues and our day of coordinator, Kayla, was on top of everything from start to Read more...
Our wedding day went off without any issues and our day of coordinator, Kayla, was on top of everything from start to finish. The only problem that I encountered was during the planning, and it was a major communication issue. After our final meeting, I was told that I would receive an updated itinerary - about a week later, I was sent a very old version with no updated information. After being told many times by Deborah that she would send me the correct one in a few hours, or the next day, I didn't receive it for over a month. While I kept a pretty low stress level throughout the planning, I did become extremely frustrated that I was not receiving the level of service I was paying for. Aside from the frustrating communication about the itinerary, I was surprised to walk into the final meeting and feel that I was much more prepared for it than the Elks. Miscommunication in the meeting also led to a misunderstanding on table numbers, which I was asked to change after I had already finished completing all assignments. With only a month from the wedding, I felt as if I was getting the run-around, and having all of my preparations complete early on was becoming a detriment. Overall, the actual wedding day went very well, but it was frustrating working with the Elks up until that point. A key piece that makes me rate this higher than I initially wanted to is that they do work very well with the other vendors - which again, made the actual day of go perfect. Your guests do not see any of the background prior to the wedding, all they see is that they had a fantastic time at a venue with an AMAZING view. Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was held here in June 2015. The Elks Wedding Coordinator, Deborah, was excellent! At our 8 week out meeting, all my worries were put to bed. Deborah and the caterer (Creative Catering) were pro's and already had answers for my list of questions. They have seen it all, so had lots of advice and tips for us! Most of the correspondence with the Elk's is via email, but Deborah was pretty good about answering the mail. The rehearsal went smoothly - although on the day of the wedding, I don't think anyone was prepared for the high energy level of all the guests! Deborah did a fantastic job, trying to get guests to take their seats so we could start on time - but it was a battle! Dancing started as soon as the first note was played (Band - Brandy) - and it didn't stop all night! Our wedding day was better than I could have ever imagined it to be! Deborah was on top of everything throughout the night (decorating the hall including lights on railings, taking care of late gift cards, keeping track of open bar limits, guests that were having a little bit too much fun, rallying the bridal party for introductions, and probably more that I still don't know about!). I am still getting compliments on the facility and how beautiful it was. You can't beat the ocean view and the pictures we had taken across the street on the rocks are amazing! You may think that a ceremony out front may be distracting with the cars going by - but I really didn't notice it (until one car beeped and congratulated us as we were doing our vows). The one think to know about the Elks is that there is no drinking alcohol outside on the deck. Because it is an Elks, the drinks are less pricier though than a hotel bar would be, which helps with an open bar.
Our wedding was held here in June 2015. The Elks Wedding Coordinator, Deborah, was excellent! At our 8 week out meeting, Read more...
Our wedding was held here in June 2015. The Elks Wedding Coordinator, Deborah, was excellent! At our 8 week out meeting, all my worries were put to bed. Deborah and the caterer (Creative Catering) were pro's and already had answers for my list of questions. They have seen it all, so had lots of advice and tips for us! Most of the correspondence with the Elk's is via email, but Deborah was pretty good about answering the mail. The rehearsal went smoothly - although on the day of the wedding, I don't think anyone was prepared for the high energy level of all the guests! Deborah did a fantastic job, trying to get guests to take their seats so we could start on time - but it was a battle! Dancing started as soon as the first note was played (Band - Brandy) - and it didn't stop all night! Our wedding day was better than I could have ever imagined it to be! Deborah was on top of everything throughout the night (decorating the hall including lights on railings, taking care of late gift cards, keeping track of open bar limits, guests that were having a little bit too much fun, rallying the bridal party for introductions, and probably more that I still don't know about!). I am still getting compliments on the facility and how beautiful it was. You can't beat the ocean view and the pictures we had taken across the street on the rocks are amazing! You may think that a ceremony out front may be distracting with the cars going by - but I really didn't notice it (until one car beeped and congratulated us as we were doing our vows). The one think to know about the Elks is that there is no drinking alcohol outside on the deck. Because it is an Elks, the drinks are less pricier though than a hotel bar would be, which helps with an open bar. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous venue, right on the water.
Gorgeous venue, right on the water.
Gorgeous venue, right on the water. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Excellent location and service.. Deborah was a wonderful coordinator. Thank you very much for all your flexibility and assistance. Our day was perfect. Thanks to The Elks and all the vendors that participated on our special day!
Excellent location and service.. Deborah was a wonderful coordinator. Thank you very much for all your flexibility and Read more...
Excellent location and service.. Deborah was a wonderful coordinator. Thank you very much for all your flexibility and assistance. Our day was perfect. Thanks to The Elks and all the vendors that participated on our special day! Read less
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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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Book your wedding with us during the In-Season on a Sunday in 2014 and enjoy our new rate of $1750 (reduced from $2500) AND A CEREMONY ON-SITE,...WITH NO FEE! This is a savings of $1150!! ($750 off the rental fee and ceremony fee of $400).Contact us today about this excellent value and have the wedding of your dreams by the sea! Please click on our WEBSITE LINK to inquire with us by email or phone for our availability.
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