Essex Conference Center & Retreat

1 Conomo Point Road P.O. Box 949 Essex, MA
Max Capacity: 160 people
The Essex Conference Center is less than 45 minutes from downtown Boston, on beautiful Cape Ann. Our meeting packages make it easy for you. With one phone call your meeting can be scheduled, planned and booked. Our private natural setting supports group interaction, effective communication and creative thinking. Our private wooded setting offers an unrivaled degree of personal attention and service... both hallmarks of the Center. Our two contemporary, multi-level buildings are set on eighteen acres of wooded property, surrounded by 250 acres of conservation land, within a short walk to Essex Bay. The Center's beautifully landscaped grounds are crisscrossed by walking trails, punctuated by open spaces that invite you to stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Nearby, you'll find the town of Essex, and the rest of Cape Ann, an area that offers dining, entertainment and activities that can provide a refreshing break from your program and help people to maintain a high level of concentration. Each of our three meeting rooms are spacious and well equipped. They can be flexibly configured to suit your needs. They are equipped with the standard audio-visual aids which include: overhead projector, VCR and monitor, flip charts, recording equipment and slide projector. We have a single goal for your program: to create a comfortable, supportive environment that heightens concentration and productivity. We feature gourmet meals, beautifully presented and served in friendly and relaxed atmosphere.... another example of our attention to detail and our commitment to make every aspect of your meeting experience an outstanding one. Even the layout of our dining room is designed to further the learning experience; benches replace chairs, encouraging conversation so effectively that people routinely stay to talk long after the meal is done.
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Amenities
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Spa
Features
  • Facility Location Setting: On 18 acres, the Center is nestled in towering pines, lush gardens, hiking trails, a waterfall and relaxing Japanese pond.
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 125
  • Nearest Airport: 16-25 miles
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 4
  • Number of On-Site Restaurants: 1
  • Parking: Complimentary Parking
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 1,945
  • Total Number of Guest Rooms: 19
Boston, MA  
Capacity: 550
Kings Bowl America sets itself apart as an unparalleled social scene for all occasions; be it a corporate event, holiday party, date night hotspot, team building event or just the best place in town to connect with friends, we are committed to making all occasions great and to treating you and your guests like Kings. Kings Boston is a 24,000 square foot facility featuring custom event packages from 3-to-550 guests, and proudly features: ° Chef-driven Restaurant & Lounge offering Award Winning Food ° Three full-service premium bars ° 16 Ten-pin bowling lanes (4 in the PRIVATE KING PIN ROOM) ° The Private Royal Room with 6 Gold Crown billiards tables, 4 Retro Oak Skee ball Tables and regulation Shuffleboard table ° Additional games including Bank Shuffleboard, 2 person and 4 person Air Hockey tables ° 40+ HDTVs and projector screens with Best-in-Industry Sound, Lighting and Music Environment Being the original Kings location, Back Bay Kings has hosted over 15,000 events since opening in 2003, this unique and memorable space, coupled with fantastic food & creative drinks has made Kings the place for events in Boston.
Natick, MA  
Capacity: 400
$10-$34 per person
The Right Space for Your Event near Boston Make your social event a success at Hampton Inn Executive Conference Center Boston-Natick. Our newly-renovated event space lends elegance and style to your special occasion with its plush carpeting, crown moulding, beam ceilings, recessed lighting, wall sconces, luxury table linens and marble counter tops for buffet-style banquets. With space for 30 to 140 guests, our banquet rooms are perfect for both intimate occasions and grand affairs. In addition to our lovely space, Hampton Inn Boston-Natick offers professional, friendly event planners to help you make your vision a reality. Let us take help you in every stage of the process, from initial planning until the last guest departs. In addition, our professional caterers will make exquisite fare for the perfect party, and our audiovisual equipment lets you and your guests make speeches or show a photo montage to make your event even more memorable. We’re the premier venue for special events in Natick, and are ideally equipped to accommodate a variety of celebrations and parties, including: - Weddings and receptions - Engagement parties -Anniversary parties - Bar and bat mitzvahs - Retirement parties - Family and class reunions - Bridal and baby showers
Boston, MA  
Capacity: 800
$30-$175 per person
Entertainment Cruises offers more than a venue on the water; we create unforgettable memories on Boston Harbor. Our fleet can accommodate any type of casual or formal event, from corporate and social outings to weddings and anniversaries, birthdays and much more. Show guests a new side of Boston with an event that’s sure to impress.
Natick, MA  
Capacity: 500
$16-$50 per person
The VERVE Crowne Plaza Boston-Natick is 17 miles west of downtown Boston and Logan Airport. The hotel offers over 17,000 square feet of flexible banquet and meeting space, consisting of nine meeting rooms, conveniently located on one level and recently renovated.
Framingham, MA  
Capacity: 150
$35-$65 per person
$55-$225 per event
Ideal for Showers, Meetings, Family Gatherings, Banquet Events and Special Occasions, Ken’s provides flexibility and assistance with the planning of your special day. Whether it’s for a small private event of 10 guests or a large gala event in our spacious Hickory Room, we truly have a room for every type of affair.
Cambridge, MA  
Capacity: 250
At The AC Hotel by Marriott Boston Cambridge, come explore the possibilities while drawing energy from our artfully edited spaces in our lifestyle hotel. Whether it's a corporate meeting or an intimate gathering, draw energy and inspiration from the hotel itself as you experience a special event that goes above and beyond expectations.
Boston, MA  
Capacity: 300
Make your planning easy and your event memorable! The Barking Crab at 88 Sleeper Street in Boston is a unique space to host private events and parties, with seating for 150 guests on the deck, 55 guests inside the Lobster Room our private dining room. We can accommodate large reservations – please contact us for more information.
Shrewsbury, MA  
Capacity: 300
$13-$38 per person
Indoor and outdoor functions with outdoor activities for group and corporate outings are available year-round. Rental facilities available April-November. Looking for an exciting new venue to have a summer birthday party? Ski Ward is the perfect place; we provide the excitement, activities, food and more all for one low price and our all-inclusive packages mean less work for you and more time to enjoy the party!