Awards And Testimonials
Couples and families speak volumes about their experience at the Atlantic Ocean Room at the Elks Bass Rocks. We receive many comments such as this; “We received so many comments from our guests, saying this was one of the best weddings they had ever been to.” What couples realize after their wedding is not just how much they enjoyed being here, but how much their guests also enjoyed being here
Wedding Wire award winner for 4 straight years!
Cassie (married 7/6/19): We got married at the Elks last month on July 6. We knew all along that we wanted our wedding to be in Gloucester and that we NEEDED to be near the water. We checked out quite a few venues before finding the Elks. We loved that Emily was along every step of the way for the year leading up to the wedding. She ‘gets it.’ She’s very approachable, is really responsive over email and phone and I felt like she was really there for us with random little things that popped up. The actual location is of course stunning, and we found it to be super convenient with plenty of hotels on either side of the venue for our friends and family to stay. The day of our wedding started out extremely sunny and perfect and by the time it came for our first look, the sky got extremely dark and the winds started picking up. We ended up having our ceremony outside in the rain (what we wanted) and we couldn’t have been happier with the way it all turned out. Our friends and family raved about the view and the location after all was said and done. If you are looking on the North Shore and can’t decide- the Elks was an overall awesome experience and great deal for the gorgeous location.
We toured this venue back in September 2019 for our wedding we planned to have in 11.07.20…the venue is beautiful, right on the ocean! We paid our deposit that week and I got to planning the wedding we always wanted! Fast forward to March 2020 and the pandemic made us question if our wedding was even going to happen…I reached out to the event manager and was able to change our wedding date to the following year: fortunately, we were able to keep the same pricing, even though we moved our wedding into “peak season.” It proves how willing this venue is to accommodate their customers and keep the process as smooth as possible! It definitely helped make an extremely stressful situation significantly less stressful for us! Kimberley is the new event director and started a few months before our wedding, but it didn’t seem like that- she was very attentive and knew what she was doing, which we were very grateful for! If you express what you want, she will deliver it and more! The venue is very affordable, which you won’t find anywhere else in Gloucester…especially on the ocean! 10/10
Wendy E. 9/18/2021
Absolutely stunning venue, wonderful coordinator, exceptional vendors, a perfect setup for the BEST DAY EVER! Kimberley was the best coordinator for the venue and answered all my questions with ease and kindness. She made my day so special. The venue is so beautiful, affordable, and absolutely wonderful. We loved it and would highly recommend it!
Ashley (married 8/16/19): We are sooo happy we decided to book The Elks at Bass Rocks as our wedding venue! You cannot beat this view and this location for the price. I can’t say enough good things about the event coordinator, Emily. She was absolutely amazing and went out of her way for us since the very beginning. She was always so quick to respond to questions and anything we needed. From referring me to the best photographer around, to helping me find a last minute EmCee a week before my wedding, Emily went above and beyond for us so that our day would be perfect! We had a family friend as our DJ who wasn’t as experienced on the wedding side of things, and Emily made sure everything ran smoothly and handled the whole night with so much grace and professionalism that none of our guests realized there was anything going wrong. My husband and I got so many compliments about the Elks and the location and how beautiful it is! Any couple/family looking for an affordable Oceanside venue with a million dollar view, The Elks at Bass Rocks has to be your spot!
Elyse – November 2021
It all started because my now husband and I didn’t want a big deal kind of wedding. We got engaged in December of 2019 and looked into low-key venues on a budget for 2021. We came across The Elks at Bass Rocks and booked it as soon as we saw it. Even though it was February and pouring rain, we just knew it was perfect. Then, of course, the world ended for a little bit, and we didn’t really worry too much about wedding planning until I realized, OMG I should worry about wedding planning. That’s when I met Kim. She responded to my many emails almost immediately and put me at ease while simultaneously letting me know what I had to get done, when, and how.
.From Kristal – July 2017
I’m so happy that we picked The Elks at Bass Rocks as our wedding venue. Our wedding was perfect! Emily and Brittany were so organized, leaving me with nothing to worry about from the time I arrived to get ready all the way through the end of the night when all of my stuff was packed for me and ready to go. They were always responsive whenever I had a question during the planning process. The beautiful views, the excellent service, and the reasonable price tag make this the perfect spot to get married!
From Haley, 6/8/18
June 8, 2018 was a day that I will NEVER forget! The Elks at Bass Rocks was the place for us without a doubt! Working with Emily was absolutely amazing! She answered every single one of my 1,000,000 questions and went out of her way multiple times to accommodate us with setting up! I could not have asked for a smoother or more beautiful wedding day! The Elks at Bass rocks is definitely the most beautiful place for an ocean front wedding ceremony and reception! My guests were stunned by the view! Absolutely perfect! Thank you so much Emily!
Casi (married 8/17/19): We searched far and wide for a wedding venue. When we turned down Atlantic Rd. In Gloucester to go see the Elks in March we knew we had to have our wedding there. We met with Emily who was so incredibly pleasant and accommodating. She has these events down to a science, and although only some of our wedding party was at the rehearsal, she directed everything and it went off without a hitch. The venue is breathtaking. I do not think there is a better ocean view in Massachusetts. It is clean, modern, and reasonably priced. We hired Vinwood as our caterer, and we also give them 5 stars but that’s a different review. I am still in awe at the beauty of this place. I recommend it so highly.I can’t begin to tell you how amazing this venue is.
Our coordinator, Emily, was absolutely amazing. She made sure every detail was taken care of. I have had more compliments since our wedding this past weekend 6/10/17. Everyone was amazed by the view. We stayed right next door at the Ocean House Hotel, which was also amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better day. We went with Creative Catering and they were absolutely perfect. I highly recommend this location. It is the absolute best value for a waterfront wedding.
5 Star Review! (from Facebook) I can’t say enough about this venue and its staff. Everything was flawless and beautiful and our day was absolutely amazing. Thank you so much, to Emily and to Brittney who stayed from start to finish to make sure everything was perfect. – Kerri Marini
We had our wedding at the Atlantic Room at the Elks at Bass Rocks on September 3, 2021. Kimberley and the entire staff there were beyond fantastic. She made sure that everything ran smoothly from the time that we selected that venue. She is extremely hands-on throughout the process and whether it was a last minute lay-out change for the seating or the fact that I called her about two hours before the ceremony to find a makeup artist as mine had to cancel due to an emergency. She and the entire staff are consummate professionals. Everyone raved about the food by Creative Catering which is one of their preferred vendors, and she and Lori worked seamlessly. I simply can not thank everyone enough for an amazing day and would absolutely recommend The Atlantic Room for a wedding or any other type of function.