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Venues in Essex, MA,
(978) 768-7335
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 90 Reviews


    Bonnie

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  • Simply Amazing! From the planning stages to the wedding day itself, the Essex room staff went out of their way to exceed all expectations. Our guests are still raving about the food, service and the fun they had. Thank you Essex Room for making my son's wedding a day to remember!

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Always a special review when it comes from one of the couple's parents.

    Angela Consentino

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  • We loved our wedding at the Essex Room! Lauren, Donna, and Chef Ned went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great experience. We went back and forth with them several times to ensure that our nontraditional menu was exactly what we were looking for - and it definitely paid off! All of our guests told us how amazing the taco bar was and we were so happy about that. Not only did the Essex Room provide a delicious, one of a kind meal, but Lauren also did an amazing job setting up all of the decor that I brought to the venue ahead of time. The venue was also beautiful and looks great in all of our photos and videos. It was also very convenient to host our after party and the downstairs lobster trap pub, and have the Essex Room order us pizza. The Essex Room is one of the nicest of the affordable wedding venues in the area. I would highly recommend this venue to any of my family and friends!

    responded with the following comments.

    Angela, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with Wedding Wire couples. It is always nice to hear from our couples! Best, All of us at The Essex Room

    Lauren muise

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    5 out of 5
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  • Maureen and the Essex Room saved our wedding day! We had to make some last minute changes due to COVID, and they were so generous and amazing with accommodating our ceremony somewhat last minute. Everything was set up exactly as I imagined and they even offered a beautiful champagne and pre-ceremony snack station for our guests that we got some many compliments on. They truly are the best team and the most amazing people! I wish I booked this venue for our wedding from the very start. I highly recommend!

    Billy Leva

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    5 out of 5
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  • We looked at a handful of venues in New England, but the Essex Room took the cake. Upon meeting the staff, my bride and I immediately felt the unlimited potential of hosting our wedding here. The coordinators were accommodating to our every request, the Chef wowed us with a food sampling (an upscale smattering of Woodman's seafood and then some), and the Lobster Trap Pub located downstairs guaranteed that our party would be one to remember, unless of course you had one too many signature cocktails made from local distillers! The beautiful grounds for photos, a plethora of parking, the slew of nearby bars, restaurants, and motels made the Essex Room the perfect wedding venue. But most importantly, they have the biggest wedding dancefloor on the North Shore. Go big or go home!

    Lexi Cronin

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    5 out of 5
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  • Working with the Essex Room staff, especially Lauren Muise, made the stress before a wedding almost non-existent. They were always available to answer questions no matter the time of day and they made my wedding day exactly how I imagined it. My wedding day went without a hitch because of the Essex Room and Lauren.

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    Lexi, Thank you for your review. Lauren is an "All Star" and it is nice to know that couples see that too.

    Joshua and Katlyn Metzger

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lauren Muise made it a great experience! She made sure I was never stressed. Her and Donna were amazing!! All the wait staff the night of the wedding made sure everyone was happy. It was a great experience! Thanks so much!

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    Katie & Josh, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the kudos, it is always nice to hear. I will share it with the whole team. Thank you for having us host your Big Day! Donna

    Carly

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    5 out of 5
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  • We have recommended and will continue to recommend The Essex Room to everyone we know! Our wedding was absolutely perfect down to the last detail. The coordinators were friendly, thoughtful, professional, and had our day running so smoothly my husband and I were able to simply relax and enjoy ever bit of it! The food was incredible and is still being talked about by our friends and family. Nothing beats the location and gorgeous facility. When you have your wedding at The Essex Room, they truly make you feel like family.

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for taking the time to write a review and your compliments. I will pass this on to our team. They will love knowing that they made your day special. Best, Donna

    Eleanor Johnson

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  • I had an amazing experience having my wedding reception at the essex room. The location is beautiful and the function room was so elegant. The staff were welcoming, upbeat, made us feel stress free and the food was incredible. Couldn't have asked for a better wedding day!

    Caitlyn

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  • When I say you’re in good hands, you’re in good hands. They staff here are some of the greatest people I’ve met and I’m so happy I got to work with them. Lauren made it so easy to not have to worry about anything. I can’t thank her enough. The space is so beautiful. There are so many great spots for photos inside and outside. The food is unbelievable! My vision was able to come to life with all the help from the staff. I know for sure in the future I’ll be using the Essex Room again for another event. I HIGHLY recommend.

    Jess

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  • From the first interaction with the staff at the Essex Room, we knew that we had to book this venue and we are SO glad we did. The customer service we received all throughout our planning was outstanding. During our venue search, we looked at two other venues that both pretty much treated us like "a dime a dozen" and basically told us what our day would be like instead of asking us what WE envisioned for our wedding day and then collaborating with us to make our vision come to life, which is exactly what the Essex Room did for us instead and why we chose them! We loved working with the Essex Room staff because they were organized and flexible and totally understanding of the modern wedding we desired. We had our ceremony and reception onsite and the day was perfect- if anything went wrong, I would not have known it. We loved that they suggested signature cocktails and that they put out cookies and lemonade to greet our guests for the ceremony. They suggested a "mashed potato martini ba... Read more

    Joshua Rose

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    5 out of 5
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  • From beginning to end, our experience with The Essex Room left us with a wedding celebration that exceeded our expectations. From the very first phone call with Donna, we knew we had found the right place. We were consistently impressed by her and Lauren’s warmth and responsiveness, and felt taken care of throughout the entire process. Chef Ned and the kitchen staff worked hard to accommodate a completely gluten free menu that our guests continue to rave about, and his personal touch throughout the tasting made us again feel completely taken care of. The venue itself is an elegant space that was large enough for our guests to comfortably mingle, dine, and dance wildly to our custom playlist. With access to the entire facilities and flexibility of a truly customizable menu, we felt welcome to make the celebration our own at a price that almost seemed too good to be true. We are incredibly grateful to The Essex Room staff for giving us our dream celebration.

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    Josh, Thank you for taking the time to write such a generous review. It was a pleasure to work with you and Alice to create your wedding celebration. Happy New Year!

    Marie

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    5 out of 5
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  • We got married at the end of April 2019. Donna, Lauren and the rest of the team at The Essex Room were nothing short of amazing! We fell in love with the space on our first tour and from that point on they answered all my questions and countless emails. We felt like we were the only wedding that mattered. We are STILL receiving compliments on the food, months after our wedding. They have countless options to fit every need, want, and budget. The day of, the entire space was exactly how I envisioned it. Everyone was so professional and polite. It is the perfect venue for such a special day and we can't thank the entire team enough for all their hard work!

    juliana machado

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  • Everyone at the Essex room is so helpful I can’t put it in words! We got married in April and people are still talking about how amazing the food was! Can not recommend enough. Would give 10 stars if I could

    Mark Nestor

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  • Awesome experience! Fun time! Essex Room was very accommodating and responsive to all our needs. Would use them again!

    Alexandra Lauren Papatsoris

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  • I have a lot to say about the essex room. I will start with all the good things. The property is drop dead gorgeous. The lawn was so lush and green and gorgeous. The interior is very classy, all of my pictures had such a gorgeous backdrop whether it was indoors or out. The food is phenomenal. There is a gorgeous bridal suite (I'll come back to this) and overall, its a great PHYSICAL venue for a wedding or other event. The entire venue was transformed to my vision, I had a very specific vision for my wedding, I brought all of my own decorations/tablecloths etc and they completely exceeded my expectations and I am forever thankful for that. Maureen is a fun, bright, upbeat person, and a huge reason why I chose this venue, I was so excited to work with her. The day of the wedding she was far too overbearing, intimidating, and rude. I was expressing my desire to go around the tables and say hi to my guests and she barked at me every 15 minutes "time to eat!" "go outside and take sunset ... Read more

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    Alexandra, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We learn from feedback and hearing that trying to fit all the formalities and photo-ops into the reception was stressful for you. It will certainly affect how we explain timing to future couples. We’re usually known for our exceptional customer service and we regret that we didn’t live up to those expectations here.
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