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Emerson Inn

Rockport Wedding Venue
1 Cathedral Avenue
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
Contact: Events Coordinator
Phone: 978/546-6321

Special Offer or Discount

Host your wedding at Emerson Inn by the Sea and receive a free wedding-night room for the bride and groom! There are no blackout dates or exclusions. Applies to new bookings only.

Why We Like This Place

  • It’s a historic gem: Built in 1856 along the shore of Cape Ann, it’s the area’s only historic grand hotel. It features 36 beautifully appointed rooms, whose period décor reflects the charming heritage of a bygone era.
  • The stunning oceanfront locale is an ideal setting for ceremonies and receptions. You can exchange vows against a backdrop of the sea, which is also visible through large windows in the banquet rooms. Intimate celebrations take place in the Dining Room, which seats up to 90 guests, and on the Veranda, which accommodates up to 60.
  • There are plenty of activities year-round. Snorkeling and sunbathing, whale watching, hiking among the fall foliage, boating, golf and visiting local museums and galleries are just some of the things available to do.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 50
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 150
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 200


  • Max. Seated: 75

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

The rental fee ranges $1,500–3,000 for afternoon events, and $5,000–6,000 for evening events. The fee varies depending on the season and the day of the week. Most weddings require that all rooms be reserved. Meals range $44–59/person. Buffets start at $70/person. Tax, alcohol and a 19% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations

Venue Views

Pool Area

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Conference Center
Historic/Landmark Building

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