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Woodman's of Essex

Essex , MA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

978-768-2559

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We've been planning your event for almost 100 years. We just need you to pick the date.

Our solid reputation of the excellence spans over ninety years and five generations.... Read more
We've been planning your event for almost 100 years. We just need you to pick the date.

Our solid reputation of the excellence spans over ninety years and five generations. When you choose Woodman's you receive more than great food and service, you get the peace of mind that comes from working with people who know what they're doing - and who really care. When you call our office, you will be speaking with one of us who knows the ropes, someone who has or will be part of the catering crew. We've prepped, cooked, served and cleaned up after more events than we can count. It is in our blood.

And, our experience behind the scenes makes your planning much, much easier. We'll work hands-on with you from start to finish, whether it's a grand gala for 400 or a casual reception in the back yard. We have done it all and understand the differences.

If you are looking for peace of mind in planning your wedding - or rehearsal dinner, shower, bachelor or bachelorette party, or farewell event the next day - give us a call. Peace of mind. We all need a little more of it - and it can taste pretty good. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (Traditional)
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
Yes
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
No
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
No cutting fee
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
We are licensed in Massachusetts
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
No
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
Yes
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
Yes
What is your maximum catering capacity?
1000

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Woodman's is a tried and true caterer, and our wedding benefited greatly from their expertise. It's rare that people rave about food at weddings, but Woodman's really made the grade and delivers incredible quality with utmost professionalism. We recommend them HIGHLY!
Woodman's is a tried and true caterer, and our wedding benefited greatly from their expertise. It's rare that people rave Read more...
Woodman's is a tried and true caterer, and our wedding benefited greatly from their expertise. It's rare that people rave about food at weddings, but Woodman's really made the grade and delivers incredible quality with utmost professionalism. We recommend them HIGHLY! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
When we were planning our rehearsal dinner, we knew from the start that we wanted something unique & simple, but nice. We shopped around, and even though we didn’t want a clambake, my fiancé and I both feel in love with the Top Deck at Woodman’s. It had recently been renovated, and the atmosphere was perfect. Although we were both a bit hesitant about our menu (I don’t eat any kind of seafood), we were assured that we could design a menu to suit any theme, we decided on Italian! When we walked into the Top Deck on the night of the party, we were totally blown away. They went above and beyond our expectations with the set up and décor, it was simple, but perfect. The appetizers included artichoke & sundried tomato dip, flatbread pizzas, tomato & mozzarella salad, these alone could have been enough for a main course. Then we had lemon chicken & braised beef with pasta & homemade Italian breads, and for dessert, cannoli & a lemon cornmeal cake that just melted in your mouth. Every bit of food was absolutely delicious, we expected our guests to rave about the wedding, but they’re still raving about the rehearsal too!
When we were planning our rehearsal dinner, we knew from the start that we wanted something unique & simple, but nice. We Read more...
When we were planning our rehearsal dinner, we knew from the start that we wanted something unique & simple, but nice. We shopped around, and even though we didn’t want a clambake, my fiancé and I both feel in love with the Top Deck at Woodman’s. It had recently been renovated, and the atmosphere was perfect. Although we were both a bit hesitant about our menu (I don’t eat any kind of seafood), we were assured that we could design a menu to suit any theme, we decided on Italian! When we walked into the Top Deck on the night of the party, we were totally blown away. They went above and beyond our expectations with the set up and décor, it was simple, but perfect. The appetizers included artichoke & sundried tomato dip, flatbread pizzas, tomato & mozzarella salad, these alone could have been enough for a main course. Then we had lemon chicken & braised beef with pasta & homemade Italian breads, and for dessert, cannoli & a lemon cornmeal cake that just melted in your mouth. Every bit of food was absolutely delicious, we expected our guests to rave about the wedding, but they’re still raving about the rehearsal too! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Glenn
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Woodmen's provided outstanding service and was able to accomadate are individual needs at our home to accomadate our guests. They were prompt courteous and flexible in their service. I would recommend them without reservation. They made it possible to enjoy our wedding without the worry of providing our guests with all of their needs. The food service and accomadation for the private location was excellent.
Woodmen's provided outstanding service and was able to accomadate are individual needs at our home to accomadate our Read more...
Woodmen's provided outstanding service and was able to accomadate are individual needs at our home to accomadate our guests. They were prompt courteous and flexible in their service. I would recommend them without reservation. They made it possible to enjoy our wedding without the worry of providing our guests with all of their needs. The food service and accomadation for the private location was excellent. Read less
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leslie
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Woodman's was a pleasure to work with - very professional and accommodating, no fuss or stress on the actual day of the wedding, and the food was delicious!!!
Woodman's was a pleasure to work with - very professional and accommodating, no fuss or stress on the actual day of the Read more...
Woodman's was a pleasure to work with - very professional and accommodating, no fuss or stress on the actual day of the wedding, and the food was delicious!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The clambake was excellent and all the guests representing 7 different states really enjoyed the meal. The relaxed atmosphere of a outdoor, summer meal was perfect for our event. The preparation, service, and clean-up by Woodman's went smoothly, and the caterers were so friendly. The arrangements for the clambake were done using the Woodman's website, by phone, and on-line from out of state. That, too,
went smoothly. I would recommend Woodman's.
(The event was a rehearsal dinner.
This type of event was not among those on the list.)
The clambake was excellent and all the guests representing 7 different states really enjoyed the meal. The relaxed Read more...
The clambake was excellent and all the guests representing 7 different states really enjoyed the meal. The relaxed atmosphere of a outdoor, summer meal was perfect for our event. The preparation, service, and clean-up by Woodman's went smoothly, and the caterers were so friendly. The arrangements for the clambake were done using the Woodman's website, by phone, and on-line from out of state. That, too,
went smoothly. I would recommend Woodman's.
(The event was a rehearsal dinner.
This type of event was not among those on the list.) Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We had an awesome experience with Woodman's. From myfirst contact, everything was timely and professional. Since I planned the rehearsal dinner from Arizona, it was such a treat to know that everything was taken care of. The food was fabulous and the employees were friendly and professional. An awesome experience!
We had an awesome experience with Woodman's. From myfirst contact, everything was timely and professional. Since I planned Read more...
We had an awesome experience with Woodman's. From myfirst contact, everything was timely and professional. Since I planned the rehearsal dinner from Arizona, it was such a treat to know that everything was taken care of. The food was fabulous and the employees were friendly and professional. An awesome experience! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Reshma
Wedding:
7/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Food was amazing, timing was impeccable, staff was amazing... the dinner couldnt have gone better... they provided an amazing clambake, a sundae bar, and a bartender for the evening... the evening was perfection with them. We had an unexpected rainstorm, and before the thurndershower hit us, they had moved all the services to the covered porch in no time. I loved Woodmans!
Food was amazing, timing was impeccable, staff was amazing... the dinner couldnt have gone better... they provided an Read more...
Food was amazing, timing was impeccable, staff was amazing... the dinner couldnt have gone better... they provided an amazing clambake, a sundae bar, and a bartender for the evening... the evening was perfection with them. We had an unexpected rainstorm, and before the thurndershower hit us, they had moved all the services to the covered porch in no time. I loved Woodmans! Read less
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Dianna
Wedding:
7/11/2013
4.8/5.0
I had Woodman's cater our rehearsal dinner for 60 people and they did a fantastic job. The food was outstanding, the caters did a great job getting set up serving and cleaning up after… I would most definitely use them again and highly recommend them for any event.
I had Woodman's cater our rehearsal dinner for 60 people and they did a fantastic job. The food was outstanding, the Read more...
I had Woodman's cater our rehearsal dinner for 60 people and they did a fantastic job. The food was outstanding, the caters did a great job getting set up serving and cleaning up after… I would most definitely use them again and highly recommend them for any event. Read less
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Johnny
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.7/5.0
Woodman's was a fantastic choice for our rehearsal dinner. We hosted the party at our house, and they were very flexible in finding a way to work in our space without being in the way of guests. The food was amazing and the guests loved it. People are still reminiscing about how delicious the fried clams were!
Woodman's was a fantastic choice for our rehearsal dinner. We hosted the party at our house, and they were very flexible Read more...
Woodman's was a fantastic choice for our rehearsal dinner. We hosted the party at our house, and they were very flexible in finding a way to work in our space without being in the way of guests. The food was amazing and the guests loved it. People are still reminiscing about how delicious the fried clams were! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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stacey
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.6/5.0
I had actually written a complete wonderful review for Woodman's catering but this site kicked it out saying that I could only put in 2000 characters. So, Woodman's was phenomenal is all I can say.
I had actually written a complete wonderful review for Woodman's catering but this site kicked it out saying that I could Read more...
I had actually written a complete wonderful review for Woodman's catering but this site kicked it out saying that I could only put in 2000 characters. So, Woodman's was phenomenal is all I can say. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Our event was an outdoor rehearsal dinner for 80 people of all ages.
Woodman's staff was prompt, courteous, professional and especially accommodating to the very young and very old member of our guests.
Our event was an outdoor rehearsal dinner for 80 people of all ages.
Woodman's staff was prompt, courteous, Read more...
Our event was an outdoor rehearsal dinner for 80 people of all ages.
Woodman's staff was prompt, courteous, professional and especially accommodating to the very young and very old member of our guests. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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