Wedding & Special Event REntal

Our spacious Hibbard Gallery can seat up to 125 guests for a sit-down dinner and can accommodate up to 180 guests for a tapas/cocktail style event. Fine art enhances an elegant table setting. Image courtesy of Esther Mathieu Photography


Plan your seaside wedding with us.

Located in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Rockport, Massachusetts, the Art Association is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. The award-winning fine art on display that surrounds your guests creates a unique and elegant backdrop for your special day.

The upstairs Martha Moore Room serves as an intimate Bridal Suite for the Wedding Party. After relaxing with a glass of champagne and freshening up, charm your guests with a grand entrance down the colonial wooden stairway that connects to the courtyard garden interlude.

Our Maddocks Gallery is often configured as a chapel (at no additional cost). Brides planning an outdoor ceremony can enjoy the security of knowing they have an elegant and accommodating "backup" ceremony space, should the heavens decide to rain tears of joy! The Maddocks Gallery also doubles as a rustic yet elegant space for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dessert stations and more. Our baby grand piano is often housed in this gallery, and can be used for playing or as a surface for gifts or photographs.

Our Hibbard Gallery serves as the main reception area, comfortably accommodating up to 125 guests for a traditional sit-down dinner (180 for a tapas/cocktail style event), leaving ample room for a band or DJ and plenty of dancing!

Both galleries are heated and air conditioned, and have modern rest rooms.

Our Event Coordinator is happy to suggest many picturesque areas for outdoor wedding ceremonies and event photography just a stone's throw away from the Rockport Art Association.

Many hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts are conveniently located within walking distance of the Rockport Art Association. With all of the activities and lodging available right in town, many brides choose to make their wedding a weekend-long celebration for their guests.


Wedding & Special Event Request Form

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Please contact us today for more information on booking your wedding or other special event!
phone: (978)-546-6604

Image courtesy of  Esther Mathieu Photography

Image courtesy of Esther Mathieu Photography

To say we are happy that we chose the RAA&M is an understatement. We stopped into the gallery a few years ago when we visited Rockport on a whim and really loved it. I was thrilled when I found out they do weddings! The entire staff was very responsive and easy to work with. Their preferred vendors for food were excellent choices (we went with Vinwood), and I felt so good to be celebrating among beautiful artwork! We did some decorations but didn’t want to detract from the art on the walls, which was perfect. The piano in the gallery was amazing for our ceremony, and the town of Rockport was just a wonderful setting. We have heard such nice things about the RAA&M from our guests, too. And it was affordable compared to other venues. It really fit our style...
— Bride on 9/29/18