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Looking to host an event or celebration here on the water at Cape Ann Marina?  We have great venues and an exclusive partnership with Northshore’s award-winning catering team from Tim S. Hopkins Catering (TSH). You will be in good hands from beginning to end when you connect with your event coordinator at TSH right from the first inquiry. Delicious locally source food, yummy menus, stunning presentations and fine service. Together we are looking forward to hosting you here to celebrate, fundraise or whatever your special event needs to be.

Events in 2023

The Waterfront Pavilion area will feature a custom tent set up on the waterfront south side of marina property featuring a private full service bar, private bathrooms and adjacent open air courtyard. We work in conjunction with an exclusive caterer to provide the best options for your party. Special requests are welcome to customize your seaside event.  For example, if you need more space for your event ask about the extension tent add on option and other additional services. In addition, we can help plan both arrivals and departures by boat from the water for a true seaside event.  In conclusion, the Waterfront Pavilion Tent is ideal for wedding receptions, reunions, fundraisers, corporate events, concerts, festivals, and more.  We encourage you to inquire with us if you would like to discuss more about available dates and details.



175 people buffet dinner
200 people for seated dinner
+/-500 people for cocktail style event


Full service bar
Private bathrooms
4,000 Interior square feet
Over 100 feet directly on the water



On-site accommodations
On-Site parking & seasonal valet services
Live bands & entertainment allowed
Food trucks under certain circumstances
Acres of scenic backdrops



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Photos by: The Johnsons Photo & Sharon’s Studio


The Waterfront Pavilion bar is a full service bar featuring draft beers, specialty wine selections and full selection of liquors. Bartending staff and a full bar setup is provided by Mile Marker One Waterfront Restaurant. All beverages are served in clear high quality plastic cups. Glassware rentals are available through the caterer or rental company. We offer the most popular brands of top-shelf liquors, beer, wine, soda and fruit juices.  All beverages for your event must be provided by Mile Marker One.  You are not allowed to provide outside beverages of any type at the venues.

**For your convenience, State beverage tax has been included in the sales price.

Charges are based on the number of drinks consumed. All costs are charged to the individual guest.

The Waterfront Pavilion offers an unlimited open bar to include top shelf liquors, beer, wine, soda, and fruit juices on a per drink basis. Alcohol service is stopped 30 minutes prior to the end of the event. Shots are not available when there is a full open bar. A gratuity charge of 18% will be added to the hosted bar bill.

For additional services or questions regarding the bar services or selections, please get in touch.


  • Extension tent to expand your event space
  • Tent Liner for a beautiful fabric draped ceiling
  • Bloody Mary Bar or Mimosa Bar Stations
  • Raw Bar Station
  • Signature Cocktail service