The Essex Room

North Shore



Featuring quintessential coastal New England location and ambiance, with exquisite views every season of the year, The Essex Room has been hosting memorable events on the river for more than 40 years. Have your ceremony on the lawn, surrounded by generous foliage and greenery. The gorgeous green scenery provided in this garden area allows you and your guests to relax and relish in the moment. If you want to listen to the tranquil flow of the water behind you as you say your vows, consider having a ceremony right by the water! Indoor ceremonies and exciting receptions come to life in The Essex Room. Spacious and lit by a collection of delightfully dainty chandeliers, the room offers an elegant touch to your celebration. Whether you choose to hold your ceremony or your reception here, your event will benefit from the sophisticated yet warm atmosphere cast by the room itself. At The Essex Room, mark your place in history and give your guests something to talk about!

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Ocean/Waterfront View


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time, typically two hours prior to start of event. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee for a reception is $3,000 and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a wedding ceremony ranges from $900 to $1,200 based on capacity. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more information.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Essex Room is estimated at between $10,335 and $16,577 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Champagne toast
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Complimentary tasting
Celebration greeting for the couple on the marquee

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
Approved outside catering allowed but there may be additional fees