Company Outings

Planning a summer outing for your company? Essex Woods is the perfect place! Just 45 minutes from Boston in a beautiful location. It is perfect for your corporate picnic, summer outing, and almost any summer event. We have beautiful grounds, excellent food, activities including lawn games, a clam bake, a fire circle and many other amenities that are ideal for company meeting for as many as 125 people. We even have a giant event tent protecting you against possible inclement weather. Give us a ring and we can answer any questions you might have.

Our year-round facility has a rich history and has been a leader among New England Conference and Retreat venues for over 25 years. Essex Woods is less than a mile from the ocean and surrounded by 250 acres of conservation land. The Essex Woods Meeting & Retreat Center is a unique event venue committed to providing a natural setting to host your next Corporate Event or Company Outing. Located on Cape Ann at Boston's North Shore, we're just 45 minutes from downtown Boston and 30 minutes from southern New Hampshire.


What could be better than a New England Clambake to complete your next Company Outing or team building day. At Essex Woods we not only provide a great venue for your corporate retreat but a great menu as well! Just bring your team and your appetite and we’ll do the rest. Sample menus are here and include a Clambake, traditional BBQ and we are also willing to work with you for your specific needs.

The Essex Woods Meeting and Retreat Center has a number of unique features and activities to make your company meeting, corporate retreat, or team building meeting an experience they will not forget. We can arrange for everything from guided nature walks, volleyball, horseshoes and bocce on our plush lawn, a team building ropes course adventure, and of course our fire circle, hot tub and sauna are always available for you and your team! We have everything here to create an exciting and memorable corporate retreat or company outing!


The Essex Woods Meeting and Retreat Center has everything covered for your next Corporate Outing or Company Event – literally! Our 40x60 seasonal outdoor meeting tent provides the ideal space in the event of inclement weather. Equipped with lights, electricity and AV equipment it can be set up for a meeting as well as a reception or meal. The tent holds up to 125 comfortably and can be set up in a variety of ways.