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The Elks at Bass Rocks

Gloucester , MA

LOCATION

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

PHONE

978-282-3200

WEBSITE

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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 caterers 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 on-site ceremonies & 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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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning, Outside Vendors OK

REVIEWS

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Virginia
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Amazing experience at a beautiful location! Deborah and Taylor ensured that we had an incredible reception from day one. From expert vendor recommendations (all our vendors were recommended by Deborah) to flexible coordination (I planned the wedding from out of the country) to a smooth and perfect event, I couldn't ask for a better experience and I would definitely do it all over again!
Amazing experience at a beautiful location! Deborah and Taylor ensured that we had an incredible reception from day one. Read more...
Amazing experience at a beautiful location! Deborah and Taylor ensured that we had an incredible reception from day one. From expert vendor recommendations (all our vendors were recommended by Deborah) to flexible coordination (I planned the wedding from out of the country) to a smooth and perfect event, I couldn't ask for a better experience and I would definitely do it all over again! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Virginia,
So happy to hear that you had a wonderful time. I have seen some of your pictures and they are breathtaking! I wish you both so much love and luck!
~ Deborah
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
The Elks was absolutely beautiful!! I couldn't have asked for a better place! Deborah was amazing!!! I could not say enough good things about her or the venue!!
The Elks was absolutely beautiful!! I couldn't have asked for a better place! Deborah was amazing!!! I could not say Read more...
The Elks was absolutely beautiful!! I couldn't have asked for a better place! Deborah was amazing!!! I could not say enough good things about her or the venue!! Read less
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The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Thank you Amanda,

It was such a pleasure to work with the two of you!

Best of luck!
~ Deborah
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Private User
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I love The Elks at Bass Rocks! We had our dream wedding at an unbeatable price. The beauty of the venue is unmatched--ocean view, right down the road from Good Harbor beach! The staff, namely the wedding coordinator Deborah King is fantastic! Deborah knows what she's doing, and made our night go smoothly (from making sure we ate, to encouraging us to take more photos during the "golden hour" of light)! She even packed up all our belongings and helped us tie up all lose ends. If you want an ocean wedding, fun night, and knowledgeable staff--choose THE ELKS. You and your guests will be just as impressed as we are!
My husband and I love The Elks at Bass Rocks! We had our dream wedding at an unbeatable price. The beauty of the venue is Read more...
My husband and I love The Elks at Bass Rocks! We had our dream wedding at an unbeatable price. The beauty of the venue is unmatched--ocean view, right down the road from Good Harbor beach! The staff, namely the wedding coordinator Deborah King is fantastic! Deborah knows what she's doing, and made our night go smoothly (from making sure we ate, to encouraging us to take more photos during the "golden hour" of light)! She even packed up all our belongings and helped us tie up all lose ends. If you want an ocean wedding, fun night, and knowledgeable staff--choose THE ELKS. You and your guests will be just as impressed as we are! Read less
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The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words Sigourney!
What a doll you are! I can't help but smile when I think of you. I hope the two of you are enjoying married life and all this life has to offer.
Thanks again ~ Deborah
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Maura
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding reception at the Elks at Bass Rocks. The oceanfront views were incredible and our guests had an amazing time. The venue easily accommodated our 130 guests comfortably with room for both dancing and socializing. Deborah, the event coordinator, made sure everything went smoothly for us on our wedding day. We dropped off all of our decorations and centerpiece materials the day before and she did such a nice job putting it all together so that we didn't have to. She was very attentive throughout the entire planning process and made me feel confident that there would be no unexpected issues to deal with on the day of the wedding. She thought of everything, even things I didn't think of! I cannot stress enough that this place is a hidden gem in a world of expensive wedding venues and you will not be disappointed if you choose to have your wedding here!
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding reception at the Elks at Bass Rocks. The oceanfront views were incredible and Read more...
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding reception at the Elks at Bass Rocks. The oceanfront views were incredible and our guests had an amazing time. The venue easily accommodated our 130 guests comfortably with room for both dancing and socializing. Deborah, the event coordinator, made sure everything went smoothly for us on our wedding day. We dropped off all of our decorations and centerpiece materials the day before and she did such a nice job putting it all together so that we didn't have to. She was very attentive throughout the entire planning process and made me feel confident that there would be no unexpected issues to deal with on the day of the wedding. She thought of everything, even things I didn't think of! I cannot stress enough that this place is a hidden gem in a world of expensive wedding venues and you will not be disappointed if you choose to have your wedding here! Read less
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The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Thank you Maura,

It's funny as I read these reviews I remember so much love and happiness that I have witnessed. I have to thank you all for allowing me to share in your special day with you.

I wish you both so much love!
~Deborah
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Jon
Wedding:
11/28/2015
5.0/5.0
What an outstanding day! The facility is first rate, the view is amazing and enough cannot be said about Deborah who runs the events. Wedding days can be stress filled to say the least, but Deborah has a way of assuring everyone involved that everything will be okay and the result is a wonderful and very memorable occasion. **Highly Recommended**
What an outstanding day! The facility is first rate, the view is amazing and enough cannot be said about Deborah who runs Read more...
What an outstanding day! The facility is first rate, the view is amazing and enough cannot be said about Deborah who runs the events. Wedding days can be stress filled to say the least, but Deborah has a way of assuring everyone involved that everything will be okay and the result is a wonderful and very memorable occasion. **Highly Recommended** Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jon, for such a nice review. I have such wonderful memories of Candice and Ryan's Wedding and the entire wedding process with them and everyone involved. I have to say what fun I had watching you all and being a part of their special day. Love you all!
~Deborah
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Elks at Bass Rocks was an amazing place to have our wedding ceremony and reception, even in November. Regardless of the season, the view of the ocean is beautiful. The venue is lined with big windows that allow you to feel as though you're outside while still enjoying the indoor comforts. The layout was perfect with a slightly elevated floor to oversee everything and plenty of space. The event director, Deborah King, was amazing during our wedding and ensured that everything went well and smoothly. She was always willing to work with us with whatever we wanted to do and offered really good suggestions. She was on point with everything and easy to communicate with. There's no doubt that our wedding went so well because of her efforts and help. We would definitely recommend this venue for other weddings, no matter the season.
The Elks at Bass Rocks was an amazing place to have our wedding ceremony and reception, even in November. Regardless of Read more...
The Elks at Bass Rocks was an amazing place to have our wedding ceremony and reception, even in November. Regardless of the season, the view of the ocean is beautiful. The venue is lined with big windows that allow you to feel as though you're outside while still enjoying the indoor comforts. The layout was perfect with a slightly elevated floor to oversee everything and plenty of space. The event director, Deborah King, was amazing during our wedding and ensured that everything went well and smoothly. She was always willing to work with us with whatever we wanted to do and offered really good suggestions. She was on point with everything and easy to communicate with. There's no doubt that our wedding went so well because of her efforts and help. We would definitely recommend this venue for other weddings, no matter the season. Read less
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The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It humbles me to read the words written here.

I am so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience and memories to last a life time.

~Deborah
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Barbara
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
The Elks at Bass Rocks is a Hidden Jewel. Deborah was the most amazing wedding Coordinator, and she helped to make our dream wedding a reality. It could not have been more perfect, from the Outdoor Ceremony with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop, to the amazing photos on the Rocks along the water, to the most amazing wedding reception following the ceremony. Not a detail was missed and Deborah kept the night flowing allowing us to enjoy our special day. Months later our Friends and Family are still taking about our Wedding at the Elks! We would Highly recommend this Wedding Venue!

Barbara and Greg
The Elks at Bass Rocks is a Hidden Jewel. Deborah was the most amazing wedding Coordinator, and she helped to make our Read more...
The Elks at Bass Rocks is a Hidden Jewel. Deborah was the most amazing wedding Coordinator, and she helped to make our dream wedding a reality. It could not have been more perfect, from the Outdoor Ceremony with the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop, to the amazing photos on the Rocks along the water, to the most amazing wedding reception following the ceremony. Not a detail was missed and Deborah kept the night flowing allowing us to enjoy our special day. Months later our Friends and Family are still taking about our Wedding at the Elks! We would Highly recommend this Wedding Venue!

Barbara and Greg Read less
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The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Barbara & Greg,

I hope you are both doing well! I really am humbled reading these reviews and reliving the weddings. I have to say that each and every one brings me such joy. Each wedding different and special in it's own way.

The two of you were so nice and easy to work with. I especially remember the fun you all had with the photo booth! Such wonderful memories!

Thanks again & Much love to you both!
~Deborah
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Jennelle
Wedding:
10/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Elks on October 2nd was absolutely perfect! We worked with Deborah, and we couldn't have been happier with the entire process - her experience in the wedding industry is invaluable! She was available whenever we had a question and always kept our best interests in mind. On the day of the wedding, the weather was absolutely horrible, and Deborah called me first thing in the morning to talk about moving our ceremony inside. I was obviously bummed because the view and ceremony location outside is one of the major reasons we fell in love with this venue - but Deborah assured me it would still be great. In the end, the set up for our ceremony inside was still absolutely beautiful, and being inside made for a much more intimate and cozy experience for everyone. Plus, the waves crashing on the rocks out the window behind us still made for a great view!

We had a very dark/Nightmare Before Christmas-ish theme for our wedding, and we dropped all of our quirky decorations off the day before. Deborah and her staff set everything up perfectly and truly made the place ours! Despite the weather, our wedding day was an absolute dream and a night we'll never forget! I would recommend the Elks in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a beautiful (and affordable!) wedding by the ocean!
Our wedding at the Elks on October 2nd was absolutely perfect! We worked with Deborah, and we couldn't have been happier Read more...
Our wedding at the Elks on October 2nd was absolutely perfect! We worked with Deborah, and we couldn't have been happier with the entire process - her experience in the wedding industry is invaluable! She was available whenever we had a question and always kept our best interests in mind. On the day of the wedding, the weather was absolutely horrible, and Deborah called me first thing in the morning to talk about moving our ceremony inside. I was obviously bummed because the view and ceremony location outside is one of the major reasons we fell in love with this venue - but Deborah assured me it would still be great. In the end, the set up for our ceremony inside was still absolutely beautiful, and being inside made for a much more intimate and cozy experience for everyone. Plus, the waves crashing on the rocks out the window behind us still made for a great view!

We had a very dark/Nightmare Before Christmas-ish theme for our wedding, and we dropped all of our quirky decorations off the day before. Deborah and her staff set everything up perfectly and truly made the place ours! Despite the weather, our wedding day was an absolute dream and a night we'll never forget! I would recommend the Elks in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a beautiful (and affordable!) wedding by the ocean! Read less
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The Elks at Bass Rocks responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jennelle,

Yours was a one of a kind Wedding for sure. Beautiful and original! Don't let the theme fool you as she pulled this off with such elegance and class. From the dresses to the decor it was beautiful!

Thank you and the best of luck to you both.

~Deborah
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Private User
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
The Elks at Bass Rocks was the perfect venue for our wedding. Deborah took care of everything, and it came out even more beautiful than I imagined. She was right on point with everything and made sure that we had a perfect day. Deborah was wonderful to work with and really knows what she is doing. She truly made our wedding day perfect!
The Elks at Bass Rocks was the perfect venue for our wedding. Deborah took care of everything, and it came out even more Read more...
The Elks at Bass Rocks was the perfect venue for our wedding. Deborah took care of everything, and it came out even more beautiful than I imagined. She was right on point with everything and made sure that we had a perfect day. Deborah was wonderful to work with and really knows what she is doing. She truly made our wedding day perfect! Read less
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Jolie
Wedding:
7/2/2015
5.0/5.0
The Elks was the perfect venue for our wedding. We are a same-sex couple living in Edmond, OK, and love the town of Gloucester. When we decided to get married, same-sex marriage was not legal in Oklahoma, which didn't really matter because we were determined to get married in Gloucester. Even though we obviously live far away, we were able to send Jolie's mother and aunt there to check it out for us. We communicated frequently with Deborah King, The Elks event coordinator, who helped us book the venue and make all the arrangements. Deborah was extremely professional and eager to assist us, with her number one desire being to help us have the perfect wedding. She also coordinated with our caterer, gave us an itinerary, and stayed in contact with us during our 9 or so months of planning. The weather cooperated perfectly for our outdoor ceremony, and the venue was perfect. Deborah led us through rehearsal the evening before, kept us on task, and did most of the decorating the evening of our wedding. She was always right there when someone needed something, from decorating to photos to the caterers, DJ, guests, dinner, clean up. The venue and view is absolutely beautiful, the people are very kind, the upstairs brides room is super functional. Top that off with the wonderful assistance and personality of Deborah King and it's a must-have venue!
The Elks was the perfect venue for our wedding. We are a same-sex couple living in Edmond, OK, and love the town of Read more...
The Elks was the perfect venue for our wedding. We are a same-sex couple living in Edmond, OK, and love the town of Gloucester. When we decided to get married, same-sex marriage was not legal in Oklahoma, which didn't really matter because we were determined to get married in Gloucester. Even though we obviously live far away, we were able to send Jolie's mother and aunt there to check it out for us. We communicated frequently with Deborah King, The Elks event coordinator, who helped us book the venue and make all the arrangements. Deborah was extremely professional and eager to assist us, with her number one desire being to help us have the perfect wedding. She also coordinated with our caterer, gave us an itinerary, and stayed in contact with us during our 9 or so months of planning. The weather cooperated perfectly for our outdoor ceremony, and the venue was perfect. Deborah led us through rehearsal the evening before, kept us on task, and did most of the decorating the evening of our wedding. She was always right there when someone needed something, from decorating to photos to the caterers, DJ, guests, dinner, clean up. The venue and view is absolutely beautiful, the people are very kind, the upstairs brides room is super functional. Top that off with the wonderful assistance and personality of Deborah King and it's a must-have venue! Read less
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