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The Waterfront Pavilion Tent is a custom tent set up on the waterfront south side of Cape Ann’s Marina’s property featuring a private full service bar, private bathrooms and adjacent open air courtyard. We work in conjunction with professional catering firms and multiple bar options to provide the best experience possible. 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.  



160 people buffet dinner
220 people for seated dinner
500 people for cocktail style event
Floor plans available upon request



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 allowed
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 included in the rental pricing. All beverages are served in clear high quality plastic cups. Glassware rentals are available through select caterers. We offer the most popular brands of top-shelf liquors, beer, wine, soda and fruit juices.

**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 for a set per person fee. 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.

The Consumption Bar Package is designed to offer our clients more flexibility in terms of budget and style. The pricing for the following options are determined by the amount of drinks consumed within that option. Our Event Coordinator will be happy to discuss with you the details of each consumption plan. A gratuity charge of 18% will be added to the hosted bar bill.

  • Hosted Beer and Wine: host pays for beer and wine only; guests pay for spirits.
  • Hosted Cocktail Hour: host pays for spirits, wine and beer based on a time period; after which guests pay for their own drinks.
  • Hosted set limit: host sets a predetermined dollar limit on bar. Bartender will notify host during the night; once limit is reached, guest pay for their own drinks.
  • Hosted Displays: host purchases beverage displays in advance; guests pay for any drinks, after that.
  • Chilled Sparkling Toast: we can provide bottles of champagne or prosecco for the catering staff to pour table side for a toast. Pricing is based on champagne selection and is charged per bottle.
  • Table wine: we can provide bottles of wine to be poured table side by the catering staff. Pricing is based on wine selections and is charged per bottle.


  • 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

Inquire for all additional add-on options with the Waterfront Pavilion Tent.