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Venues in Essex, MA,
(978) 890-7098

About Us

Riversbend at Essex Marina is a waterfront wedding venue located in Essex, Massachusetts. With the Essex River as the backdrop, this completely renovated venue boasts beautiful water views, an outside patio, and creative catering with nautical, fire-grilled cuisine to satisfy every guest. They combine expert planning, menu design, and detailed execution to create a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
Riversbend at Essex Marina offers both indoor and outdoor venue options for an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Their stunning and spacious dining hall features walls and ceilings built with gorgeous traditional shiplap. Outside, their open-air deck boasts scenic views of the Essex river. This venue can comfortably accommodate weddings of up to 100 guests.

Services Offered
Riversbend at Essex Marina offers many wedding services to make your vision a reality for your big day, allowing you to enjoy every moment with your loved ones. This venue has ample parking available for you and your guests, and is also wheelchair accessible. They are available to host ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. The wedding-related services they provide for your big day include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Catering and bar services
  • Event planner
  • Get-ready rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside vendors
  • Preferred vendors only
  • Setup
  • WiFi

Riversbend at Essex Marina offers the convenience of in-house catering for your special day, as well as supplying all needed barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens. With a nautical flair, they bring rustic, wood-grilled cuisine to the pallets of meat and seafood lovers. Couples may choose from buffet, cocktail reception, family style, hors d'oeuvre, plated, and station serving style options. Other catering services include:

  • Dessert
  • Outside cake
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings

Other Services
Riversbend at Essex Marina also provides many in-house bar services for your big day. The wedding bar services they offer include:

  • Cash bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House liquor
  • Liquor license
  • Open bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer


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  • Not everyone will step up when you need it most, but we now know the Riversbend Restaurant in the Essex Marina is the place to be. Amid the Covid pandemic when all other options were exhausted, Lindsay, the current owner, opened her heart and arms to host our wedding today that turned out better than we could have ever asked for. Still abiding by all health guidelines, we managed to create a memorable moment not to be forgotten. The views around the river, smell of the ocean, and hidden cove for our personal ceremony overflowed with true Massachusetts treasure. And the marina near by provided a unique photo opportunity you will not find anywhere else. A special thanks, again, must go out to Lindsay who personally worked above and beyond to make this moment of ours simple but precious. Witnessing her ambition and ability to adapt to ensure our day during such a unique time, makes us wonder just how great of an event she and her team could make for you. Cheers!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Marina, Restaurant, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, April, November, December

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