Retreats, Meetings and Events

The Emerson Inn is a historic hotel in Rockport ideal for functions of all shapes and sizes on the North Shore.

Whether in summer, fall, winter, or spring The Emerson Inn is the ideal venue to host your event. Our Oceanview Terrace offers memorable views of the Atlantic, while the atmosphere in the Parlor Bar Dining Room harkens back to the inn's historic yesterdays, allowing for an elegant event. Big or small, all of our events are catered personally by The Emerson Inn's executive Chef and are executed by our dedicated events team. Every function at The Emerson Inn is meticulously planned and implemented efficiently and in a timely manner.

When planning your next Rockport executive retreat or Cape Ann meeting, enjoy our 21st-century capabilities mixed with the charm and ambiance of the roaring twenties.

Seating Options

Oceanview Terrace seats up to 30 guests comfortably, featuring views of the ocean, direct access to the lawn, and an attached breakout room.

Our Dining Room comfortably seats up to 40 and can accommodate larger groups in more creative setups.

Inn Amenities

  • High-speed wireless internet
  • 85” HD Screen TV and projector available
  • Customizable banquet menus
  • Free parking and room for a motor coach
  • Seasonally heated salt water oceanfront pool
  • Game room and library
  • Full breakfast with lodging
  • Yard/lawn games


We have 35 rooms most with queen and king size beds and all featuring an ensuite bathroom. Please let our Sales & Events Manager know that you are interested in adding accommodations to your package for a specially discounted group rate (not applicable in July and August).


Our culinary team is available to provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, cocktails, and dinner, with plenty of sample menus or create your own!


Several break-out spaces where groups can sit, chat, and catch up are available throughout the Inn.

Exceptional Event Services

Our service staff will give attention to detail so you can worry about how to schedule some time for just enjoying the view.

Contact Our Events Coordinator

Please email, submit an inquiry, or call our Sales & Events Manager to request a proposal for your next event or to schedule a tour of the Inn.

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