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The Essex Room

Essex , MA
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LOCATION

125 Main Street, Post Office Box 349
Essex, MA 01929 US (map)

PHONE

978-768-7335

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Essex Room has been hosting memorable events on the North Shore for over 40 years

Features quintessential coastal New England location and ambiance, with exquisite views... Read more
The Essex Room has been hosting memorable events on the North Shore for over 40 years

Features quintessential coastal New England location and ambiance, with exquisite views every season of the year, The Essex Room is the ideal venue for weddings, functions, and more.

The Essex Room hosts only one event at a time, so we’re able to provide unparalleled attention to detail and impeccable service.

We have multiple packages available for ease of planning, and we offer custom exquisite menus with numerous course options. Our Steamship Lounge is reminiscent of the early days of travel and exploration.

If you’re considering The Essex Room for your wedding, we provide a personal event coordinator and a “mother of the bride” the day of the wedding. We also have a luxurious Bridal Suite, expansive grounds for outdoor cocktails, and a beautiful seasonal garden, the perfect backdrop for wedding photos.

The Essex Room can seat 250 comfortably and boasts a large dance floor. We are family owned and operated, and there’s always plenty of free parking.

Essex is conveniently located 30 minutes north of Boston. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1972
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Coastal, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
70
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1972
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Coastal, Other
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
70
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Ashley
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband, Derrick, and I had our wedding at the Essex room on October 18th, it was one of the greatest decisions we made when it came to planning. From the moment we sat down with Maureen at our initial meeting we knew this was the place for us! They were able to stay within our budget while also keeping our wedding personal. We wanted a sundae bar, they made it happen. We wanted a candy bar, they made that happen too! AMAZING! Faye was also a life saver and Ned is an amazing chef. I completely recommend this venue to any couple!
My husband, Derrick, and I had our wedding at the Essex room on October 18th, it was one of the greatest decisions we made Read more...
My husband, Derrick, and I had our wedding at the Essex room on October 18th, it was one of the greatest decisions we made when it came to planning. From the moment we sat down with Maureen at our initial meeting we knew this was the place for us! They were able to stay within our budget while also keeping our wedding personal. We wanted a sundae bar, they made it happen. We wanted a candy bar, they made that happen too! AMAZING! Faye was also a life saver and Ned is an amazing chef. I completely recommend this venue to any couple! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
The Essex Room was without doubt the most perfect venue for our wedding celebration. Every bride needs a Faye in her life! She kept me so at ease and accommodated every single request. The food was sooo good! They even made mini chicken empanadas! The staff was a lot fun also. Overall doug and I are so glad to had celebrated our first dance and first meal as husband and wife at the Essex Room! Note: this is like the 6th family wedding at the Essex Room, several generations later and they are still making dreams come true :)
The Essex Room was without doubt the most perfect venue for our wedding celebration. Every bride needs a Faye in her life! Read more...
The Essex Room was without doubt the most perfect venue for our wedding celebration. Every bride needs a Faye in her life! She kept me so at ease and accommodated every single request. The food was sooo good! They even made mini chicken empanadas! The staff was a lot fun also. Overall doug and I are so glad to had celebrated our first dance and first meal as husband and wife at the Essex Room! Note: this is like the 6th family wedding at the Essex Room, several generations later and they are still making dreams come true :) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Jean
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't know where to start. Faye and the whole team were brilliant. From beginning to end they were so willing to accomodate and also stay within my budget. Always very personal. It was the first place we looked at and never looked anywhere else. The food was fantastic and Chef Ned is a talented Chef. I have to say what a wonderful feeling when I walked in on my wedding day to find so many people working on making our day so special. It was beautiful!
I don't know where to start. Faye and the whole team were brilliant. From beginning to end they were so willing to Read more...
I don't know where to start. Faye and the whole team were brilliant. From beginning to end they were so willing to accomodate and also stay within my budget. Always very personal. It was the first place we looked at and never looked anywhere else. The food was fantastic and Chef Ned is a talented Chef. I have to say what a wonderful feeling when I walked in on my wedding day to find so many people working on making our day so special. It was beautiful! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Essex Room was amazing! They made the whole planning process so easy, and made me feel like I was special. I had such a warm feeling throughout the process, I felt like I was part of their family. Faye did an amazing job coordinating and everything went so smoothly. The food was absolutely delicious! I can't say enough good things about the Essex Room and the staff. I would recommend them 100%!!
The staff at the Essex Room was amazing! They made the whole planning process so easy, and made me feel like I was Read more...
The staff at the Essex Room was amazing! They made the whole planning process so easy, and made me feel like I was special. I had such a warm feeling throughout the process, I felt like I was part of their family. Faye did an amazing job coordinating and everything went so smoothly. The food was absolutely delicious! I can't say enough good things about the Essex Room and the staff. I would recommend them 100%!! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was beyond what we could ever expect. Faye Broderick was beyond exceptional throughout the entire planning and execution of our event. We want to thank Faye and the rest of the Essex Room staff for providing us with the most memorable wedding that anyone could ever ask for. The service, food, and responsiveness exceeded our expectations and I would recommend anyone to have an event at The Essex Room.
Our wedding was beyond what we could ever expect. Faye Broderick was beyond exceptional throughout the entire planning and Read more...
Our wedding was beyond what we could ever expect. Faye Broderick was beyond exceptional throughout the entire planning and execution of our event. We want to thank Faye and the rest of the Essex Room staff for providing us with the most memorable wedding that anyone could ever ask for. The service, food, and responsiveness exceeded our expectations and I would recommend anyone to have an event at The Essex Room. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The entire staff at The Essex room worked hard to make sure my big day was perfect! From waiting till the last moment to confirm it was going to be inside due to rain to the making sure my father had a few cookies so he could take his medicine. This is a beautiful venue with staff that will do anything to make things go
your way.
The entire staff at The Essex room worked hard to make sure my big day was perfect! From waiting till the last moment to Read more...
The entire staff at The Essex room worked hard to make sure my big day was perfect! From waiting till the last moment to confirm it was going to be inside due to rain to the making sure my father had a few cookies so he could take his medicine. This is a beautiful venue with staff that will do anything to make things go
your way. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Christina
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Faye and Maureen were so fantastic to work with. The location is stunning, great photo ops and awesome for outdoor wedding. The food was fantastic, 130 people and not one complaint, in fact people went out their way to rave about the food all the following week. Def. worth checking out, I'm 100% satisfied that my wedding was here.
Faye and Maureen were so fantastic to work with. The location is stunning, great photo ops and awesome for outdoor Read more...
Faye and Maureen were so fantastic to work with. The location is stunning, great photo ops and awesome for outdoor wedding. The food was fantastic, 130 people and not one complaint, in fact people went out their way to rave about the food all the following week. Def. worth checking out, I'm 100% satisfied that my wedding was here. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Noelle
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The Essex Room staff did a great job at making sure our wedding went off without a hitch. They were all very responsive, helpful and professional throughout our entire time working with them. There was always someone right there during the day/night keeping us informed about what event was next (cake cutting, bouquet toss etc.), how much time we had for certain things and making sure we had sufficient time to eat! The food was delicious as always. I would recommend The Essex Room to anyone looking for a wedding venue. It truly is the perfect combination of casual and elegant and the staff was very well versed in what their roles were.
The Essex Room staff did a great job at making sure our wedding went off without a hitch. They were all very responsive, Read more...
The Essex Room staff did a great job at making sure our wedding went off without a hitch. They were all very responsive, helpful and professional throughout our entire time working with them. There was always someone right there during the day/night keeping us informed about what event was next (cake cutting, bouquet toss etc.), how much time we had for certain things and making sure we had sufficient time to eat! The food was delicious as always. I would recommend The Essex Room to anyone looking for a wedding venue. It truly is the perfect combination of casual and elegant and the staff was very well versed in what their roles were. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had an amazing wedding at the Essex Room this year! The service we received from start to finish was exemplary, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to friends, family, perfect strangers, etc. Faye, Donna, and Norm were a dream team; they covered every detail of our wedding planning process, and the day of, with incredible ease. They were personable, friendly, funny, and genuinely cared about us. They helped us stay within our budget, and were never pushy about any details of the wedding. The venue itself is gorgeous in the spring. We loved that the room overlooked the marsh and river, and loved the little details inside the room too. The service on the day of the wedding was fantastic. Our guests loved the food and drinks: lemonade and cookies before the ceremony, AWESOME appetizers during cocktail hour, delicious entrees, and really amazing desserts from Topsfield Bakeshop. We could not have asked for a better experience.
My husband and I had an amazing wedding at the Essex Room this year! The service we received from start to finish was Read more...
My husband and I had an amazing wedding at the Essex Room this year! The service we received from start to finish was exemplary, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to friends, family, perfect strangers, etc. Faye, Donna, and Norm were a dream team; they covered every detail of our wedding planning process, and the day of, with incredible ease. They were personable, friendly, funny, and genuinely cared about us. They helped us stay within our budget, and were never pushy about any details of the wedding. The venue itself is gorgeous in the spring. We loved that the room overlooked the marsh and river, and loved the little details inside the room too. The service on the day of the wedding was fantastic. Our guests loved the food and drinks: lemonade and cookies before the ceremony, AWESOME appetizers during cocktail hour, delicious entrees, and really amazing desserts from Topsfield Bakeshop. We could not have asked for a better experience. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Erin
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't know where to begin on praising the amazing job that Faye, and the Essex Room did for our wedding. From our first sit down meeting, until the day of the wedding, everyone was so helpful and accommodating with all questions and requests that we had. A month after the wedding, we were still receiving compliments on how amazing the food was. We were very lucky that weather cooperated and was able to have our ceremony on the front lawn, and was able to get some great pictures with the landscape around the hall. The room was very spacious, and well decorated. I am glad that we added the extra bartender to have both bars open so our guests did have to walk all around to get a beverage. We are so happy that we went with The Essex Room to host our wedding!
I don't know where to begin on praising the amazing job that Faye, and the Essex Room did for our wedding. From our first Read more...
I don't know where to begin on praising the amazing job that Faye, and the Essex Room did for our wedding. From our first sit down meeting, until the day of the wedding, everyone was so helpful and accommodating with all questions and requests that we had. A month after the wedding, we were still receiving compliments on how amazing the food was. We were very lucky that weather cooperated and was able to have our ceremony on the front lawn, and was able to get some great pictures with the landscape around the hall. The room was very spacious, and well decorated. I am glad that we added the extra bartender to have both bars open so our guests did have to walk all around to get a beverage. We are so happy that we went with The Essex Room to host our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

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