Emerson Inn By The Sea

North Shore



Dating back to 1856, the Emerson Inn By The Sea is a memorable venue for a picture perfect Massachusetts wedding. A Rockport Massachusetts hotel, Emerson Inn is Cape Ann's only historic grand hotel. Referred to by many as a "baby grand," this lovely Rockport inn is an historic gem. Find the perfect blend of traditional elegance and impeccable service with award-winning culinary staff and professional wedding coordinators on staff to make sure that every detail of your wedding is planned and perfect. Relax and enjoy an ocean side wedding ceremony. This stunning oceanfront setting offers picturesque and panoramic sea views that will make a perfect backdrop for your ceremony. In the colder months, the grand parlor offers lovely historical surroundings with elegant furnishings for a charming ceremony with New England beauty. Set up a white wooden arch by facing the ocean weaved in with fresh flowers and ribbons for an adorable ceremony. You and your spouse will look like a vision against the natural backdrop with decorations that play up the scenery. Take your reception inside for dining in the elegant dining room with luxurious furniture and romantic interior design. Top off the night lounging on the porch facing the ocean, sipping on some champagne and viewing the sun setting into the sea.

Venue Style

Hotel/Resort, Ocean/Waterfront View, Bed & Breakfast/Inn, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up can start 1 to 2 hours prior to event start time. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $5,000 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Please inquire for outdoor reception options that can be arranged with the venue's approval. Inquire for daytime wedding rates available. The venue offers peak season (starting at $70 per person) and off peak season food pricing available starting at $60 per person. There is a preferred guest minimum of 100 guests.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Emerson Inn By The Sea is estimated at between $11,207 and $13,626 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

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 and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:00PM
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