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Wednesday, December 23, 2015



Dear Friends,  A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting and giving a tour of our accommodation here at the Essex Street Inn to Sarah Boucher , Sarah is the Senior Sales and Marketing  Manager for Willowdale Estate located about 20 minutes away in Topsfield, MA. Below is the wonderful blog she wrote about us and why you should choose the Essex Street Inn for your special event out of town guest accommodations.

Best,
Kathy Ross 
Events and Business  Administration Manager


WHERE TO STAY: NEWBURYPORT
In the first installment our new series of posts we will cover some of our most frequently asked client questions! First order of business is to discuss the options for hotels and inns in our area. This is a huge topic and we have a lot of recommendations based on where the majority of your guests are traveling from, and what kind of experience you want them to have. For that reason – let this first post be “Part 1” of a series of great insider information about these locations!
The first destination is a historic, coastal city just 20 minutes north of Willowdale Estate. In Massachusetts, Newburyport is known as a popular destination for shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and most notably the scenic beauty of the seaport and beaches.


Essex Street Inn has everything you could want from a downtown hotel- the perfect location, plenty of character and a comfortable place retreat to after a busy day of activity. With 37 unique rooms in three historic buildings Essex Street Inn is one of the largest accommodations in the downtown area that works with clients to reserve the amount of space need- anywhere from the entire Inn, a single building, or a smaller room block. Here are some insider details from my recent visit with Kathy Ross, the Events and Business Administration Manager.

WHY NEWBURYPORT?
Choosing a destination city for the guests at your event is a great opportunity to curate an entire experience around your wedding or event. Imagine your guests checking in and being able to gather for a welcome drink or rehearsal dinner within walking distance of the accommodation. Some clients also schedule a post-event gathering like a brunch, beach day, or whale watch! Bringing your guests to a city like Newburyport is giving them an immersive experience into New England history, culture and lifestyle that they will remember as an important part of their stay.

ROOMS
My tour of the property began in the central building, decorated with beautiful antique furniture and comfortable common areas. Each room is truly unique cheerful wall colors and local art on the walls. The photo above is of one of the suites with a nautical theme, I loved the large windows and working fireplace in the room! Many of the upper suites including the Bridal Suite and Honeymoon Suites have large common areas and roof decks with views of the nearby ocean and seaport areas.

LOCATION
Newburyport is just 35 miles north of Boston, where the Merrimack River meets with the Atlantic Ocean. Getting to Newburyport from Willowdale Estate is an easy scenic drive north on Rt 1 North and takes just over 20 minutes. The Essex Street Inn has parking spaces in the area behind the three buildings they own and additional overnight street parking on Essex Street and the surrounding neighborhood. On the day of my visit I found convenient parking just steps away from the door! Essex Street begins as a quiet residential street and intersects with State Street, home to a wide variety of shops, restaurants, banks, and even a local grocery store! The waterfront park, market square, and the Maritime Museum are all within walking distance and there are excellent parks and beaches close by!

You may be planning the perfect wedding weekend or a week-long business retreat; having a great location for your guests to stay is essential and we encourage you to visit Newburyport as a great option for accommodations near Willowdale Estate!
Discover Newburyport for yourself herehttp://www.newburyport.com/
(All photos from Sarah Boucher with the exception of the final areal photo above from Newburyport.com)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Congratulations Mr.and Mrs.Paolillo


Congratulations and thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Paolillo who chose the Essex Street Inn to host their wedding guest accommodations this past weekend. They were our final wedding party of 2015 and we are excited and looking forward to our first 2016 wedding party of the season in February.

 If you or someone you know is planning a wedding in the Newburyport/ North Shore a good piece of wedding planning advice is to reserve wedding guest accommodation blocks a year or more in advance as the best way to ensure your out of town guests will have a place to stay, and be able to relax and enjoy your special event without having to worry about finding a place to stay last minute.

We still have plenty of  2016 or 2017 dates available. Contact  Kathy our Events and Business Administration Manager today for more information or to set up a tour, and see how easy it is to work with the Essex Street Inn.




Essex Street Inn
7 Essex Street
Newburyport,MA 01950
Phone: 978 465 3148
Fax: 978 462 1907

www.essexstreetinn.com





Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Kennedy/McCarthy Wedding March 20-22, 2015




This past March the Essex Street Inn hosted wedding guest accommodations for the Kennedy/McCarthy Wedding.

Here's what the bride Shannon had to say;




"My husband and I are so glad we chose the Essex Street Inn for our wedding guest accommodations! We had a lot of guests that traveled from out-of-state and we wanted to find a charming New England inn in picturesque Newburyport. Essex Street Inn fit the bill perfectly. We were able to reserve the entire inn for our large group, and my husband and I booked side-by-side suites to get ready in.The suites were comfortable and spacious, with plenty of room for our wedding party. The roof deck of the honeymoon suite was a beautiful, private setting for our first look.The staff was very accommodating, sending updated lists of guest bookings, helping distribute welcome bags, and generally being welcoming and easy to work with. Everyone loved the Inn! I highly recommend Essex Street Inn, and hope to go back for our anniversary next spring!"


If you or someone you know is planning a wedding in the Newburyport area and looking for only the best overnight accommodations for your friends and family traveling from out of town.
Contact Kathy Ross, our Events and Business Administration Manager and see for yourself how easy it is to work with the Essex Street Inn.

(978) 465-3148 or kathy@essexstreetinn.com

Monday, November 16, 2015

2015 Sea Festival of Trees Event

     


Sea Festival of Trees 3rd annual holiday event kicks off Friday, November 20th with the tree awards ceremony, Grand Tree Lighting Spectacular and benefit concert ticket event.




 The event will officially open to the public November 21st and run through December 6th with lots of family friendly events such as craft shows, workshops, Santa visits and character appearances. 



This event is designed to raise funds for Anna Jacques Hospital and the Salisbury Beach Partnership, Inc.


Photos Courtesy of Sea Festival of  Trees













Wednesday, November 4, 2015

See what our guests say about the Essex Street Inn Corporate Program.


 " We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Essex Street Inn.  The guest rooms were immaculate, comfortable and accommodations. The conference room exceeded our expectations. The room was a great size, with kitchen and restrooms access. We could not have been more comfortable seeing how we resided in that room for a  two (2) meeting. Thank you allowing us to stay with you. I could not have asked for better accommodations."

~ Chris Lazzaro~ 
Commuter Benefit Solutions~ October 2015



 Our goal at the Essex Street Inn is to not only make our guests feel comfortable, but we promise to  not only know them by their room number.


Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. The Essex Street Inn is just steps away for casual and elegant dining, coffee shops, local bakeries and a wide variety of unique shops.


We have 37 rooms that all feature private baths, high speed internet/wifi, air conditioning, free continental breakfast, as well as other amenities that make our corporate travelers feel home away from home.



We also offer a conference center that can accommodate a small group up to 20 people for an offsite meeting. Fully equipped with a media screen, fireplace and kitchenette and our staff dedicated to making your event run seamlessly.

Newburyport based companies or companies that frequently do business in the Newburyport area are eligible to receive discounts for overnight accommodations by joining our corporate program.



Call Kathy our Events and Business administration manager today for more information about our facilities and corporate program or to schedule a tour and see for yourself all that we have to offer to our corporate guests.  (978) 465 -3148 or kathy@essexstreetinn.com

Monday, October 26, 2015

Welcome Nelson/Harbison wedding guests



Welcome Nelson/Harbison wedding guests to the  the Essex Street Inn .We are looking forward to hosting overnight accommodations for their friends and family this upcoming weekend.
We met Jeff and Danielle last March at the Big Day wedding showcase and they have been a pleasure to work with. 





If you or someone you know is planning a wedding or other special event in the Newburyport Area and are looking for overnight guest accommodations. Contact Kathy our Events and Business Administration Manager for more information or to schedule a private tour. 978 465 3148 or kathy@essexstreetinn.com



Imagine the best with the Essex Street Inn Corporate Program


“The Essex Street Inn is the most charming place to stay in Newburyport. Each room is unique with personality of it's own. Our employees from Munters Europe often tell me that the Essex Street Inn is their home away from home. The staff is professional, yet friendly, and has always been more than accommodating. I would highly recommend the Essex Street Inn to anyone that is visiting the area!”
— Georgia A. Pace.



 Our goal at the Essex Street Inn is to not only make our guests feel comfortable, but we promise to  not only know them by their room number.


Nestled in the heart of historic downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. The Essex Street Inn is just steps away for casual and elegant dining, coffee shops, local bakeries and a wide variety of unique shops.


We have 37 rooms that all feature private baths, high speed internet/wifi, air conditioning, free continental breakfast, as well as other amenities that make our corporate travelers feel home away from home.



We also offer a conference center that can accommodate a small group up to 20 people for an offsite meeting. Fully equipped with a media screen, fireplace and kitchenette and our staff dedicated to making your event run seamlessly.

Newburyport based companies or companies that frequently do business in the Newburyport area are eligible to receive discounts for overnight accommodations by joining our corporate program.



Call Kathy our Events and Business administration manager today for more information about our facilities and corporate program or to schedule a tour and see for yourself all that we have to offer to our corporate guests.  (978) 465 -3148 or kathy@essexstreetinn.com