North Shore Catering from Woodman’s

North Shore catering is easy when you invite Woodman’s of Essex to your party, wedding, or other special event. Our clambake experts come right to your venue, where they cook up an entire traditional New England clambake right on site – just like Chubby used to make. Picture your guests snacking on bowls of our award-winning clam chowder, then digging into delicious steamed clams and mussels with hot drawn butter, fresh lobsters, grilled meats, sugar sweet corn on the cob, and the most amazing summertime desserts. Now imagine all of that cooked from scratch in just over an hour, at any of the following North Shore event venues, or right in your own backyard. Woodman’s makes hosting a special event easy and stress-free, with North Shore catering that comes to you with all of the authentic flavors of Woodman’s. Call us at 1-978-768-2559, or read through our catering Frequently Asked Questions to start planning your next New England clambake at any North Shore event venue, at you own home, or at you place of work. Let us do the work for you!

North of Boston

Massachusetts clambakes and BBQs at North of Boston sites are a breeze with Woodman’s Catering. View our list of suggested North of Boston restaurants, picnic sites, beaches and marinas that can host your event.

Woodman’s Top Deck (Essex)


Rustic setting located upstairs and behind Woodman’s restaurant. Completely enclosed with screened windows. Great views of Essex salt marshes and summer sunsets. Not handicapped accessible. Accommodates 75 people. Limited availability Father’s Day through Labor Day

The Tent at Woodman’s (Essex)


Located behind Woodman’s restaurant, overlooking scenic salt marshes. Limited availability May through September. Beer and wine only. Must have liquor license and bartender. Limited availability Father’s Day through Labor Day.

The Essex Room (Essex)


Award-winning location for wedding receptions, social events and corporate functions. Owned and operated by the Woodman family. Features quintessential coastal New England location and ambiance. Accommodates 300 people

The Lobster Trap Pub (Essex)


Cozy pub located in the heart of Essex. Partition separates a “game room” (including dart boards and ping-pong table) and a “party room” with a stage and dance floor. Tables and chairs included. Accommodates 100 people.

Atlantic Ocean Room at Bass Rocks (Gloucester)


With the Atlantic Ocean in their front yard, the venue is set with walls of large picture windows, featuring panoramic views of the rocky coastline of Bass Rocks, Good Harbor Beach, and Rockport’s Thacher Island. The Elks can accommodate, with an extra large dance floor, up to 220 guests for dining, and up to 260 guests for cocktail parties. They offer a large private parking lot, meticulously landscaped front lawn ideal for formal photographs, a beautifully decorated private bridal suite, air conditioning, and all tables and chairs.

Camp Naumkeag (Salem)


Originally created as a home for The Girl Scouts, Camp Naumkeag is located on the Salem waterfront with beach access. Parking and bathrooms are available. Accommodates 150 people.

Centennial Grove (Essex)


Lakeside picnic area with swimming, docks, sandy beach and two baseball fields. Pavilion accommodates 80. Outside rentals of tables and chairs allowed. Available Mon. through Fri. after 1:00, anytime on Sat. & Sun. Contact: Essex Board of Selectmen

Community House of Hamilton


Located 3 miles off of Route 128, thirty minutes north of Boston, and 15 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, we are the ideal setting for formal and informal functions.  Our building is open year round and is fully air conditioned and handicap accessible. There are 3 parking lots and it is across the street from a full playground and ball fields. Accommodates up to 160 with tables and chairs included.

Connor’s Farm (Danvers)


Connor’s Farm is the perfect spot for your next company outing or employee appreciation day. Our facility can accommodate groups as large as 400 people. We offer corporate fun farm activities, team building activities and pick your own fruits in season.

Devereaux Beach (Marblehead)


This beach, along with other beaches and parks, is available for clambakes. Alcohol not allowed. Permits obtained from the Department Superintendent.

Gould Barn (Topsfield)


Cozy historical barn with modernized kitchen and restrooms. Tables and chairs included. Rentals managed by the Topsfield Historical Society. Accommodates 100.

Hammond Castle (Gloucester)


Hammond Castle Museum offers a secluded off-site setting for private group functions, large or small. Your event can be configured to match most of your organization’s needs, from day long internal company gatherings to customized entertaining with your clients.

Harbor Room (Gloucester)


The Harbor Room is a wonderful 1200 sq. foot turn of the century hall that opens out onto a large deck over the harbor waters to provide a panoramic view of the inner harbor.

House of 7 Gables (Salem)


Beautiful seaside lawn, surrounded by gorgeous revival gardens and historical homes. The Lawn accommodates 200 seated. The Plumsock Room, a modern, indoor room, accommodates 100 and the Hooper-Hathaway House, a charming, rustic colonial, accommodates 30.

Joppa Flats (Newburyport)


The Juliet Kellogg French room is a large, sunny hall that can be divided into two smaller rooms. Also available is a small meeting room and second-floor bird blind with an adjoining outdoor deck. The yard behind the building, with its sweeping vista of the salt marsh and river, can accommodate outdoor events as well. Accommodates up to 70 people. No alcohol beverages are permitted.

Mile Marker One at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort (Gloucester)


The Waterfront Pavilion is an outdoor (totally weather proof) tented facility on the Annisquam River at the base of Gloucester Harbor. The total capacity is 220 for a seated gathering.

Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport)

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The Concert Hall is a true chamber music facility that is ideal for small chamber ensembles. In addition to the Concert Hall, the Reception Hall is a beautiful event space with dramatic ocean views available to the community and private individuals for special events including conferences, wedding receptions, and dinners.

Stage Fort Park (Gloucester)


Public Park with small sandy beach located on the Atlantic Ocean. Athletic fields. Available Memorial Day through October. Parking fee.

The Carriage House at Lynch Park (Beverly)


Beautiful 16 acre Oceanfront Park, including two beaches and a formal rose garden, is a spectacular setting for weddings and pictures. In the summer months, enjoy the Sunday evening concerts, special events, kayak center, ample parking, food concession area and restrooms. Park hours are 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day

Topsfield Fairgrounds (Topsfield)


Home of the Topsfield Fair. Trade building is 15,300 sq feet of space to accommodate 300-400 people. Arena is 27,000 square feet and accommodates 750 people.

Tuck’s Point (Manchester-by-the-Sea)


Comfortable pavilion overlooking beautiful Manchester-by-the-Sea harbor. Gazebo available for wedding ceremonies. Contact Manchester Parks and Recreation Dept.

Winter Island Park (Salem)


Marine recreational park. 20-acre island connected by road to mainland. 53 available campsites, historic walking tours, sandy beaches, and bathhouses with hot showers, windsurfing, scuba diving and pier fishing.

Yankee Clipper Inn (Rockport)


The Yankee Clipper Inn of Rockport, MA provides the perfect setting and location for small weddings and other memorable functions. It is also great for small meetings and retreats with its ocean front dining room and large outdoor lawn.