The Essex Conference Center and Retreat is committed to providing a serene venue for a wide variety of social, spiritual, educational and corporate events. Located just 45 minutes north of Boston, the Center offers a natural setting to relax and gain fresh perspectives.

Our year-round facility is tucked amidst 18 acres of white pines and oaks, less than a mile from the ocean and surrounded by 250 acres of conservation land. Whether you are hosting an educational seminar or team building workshops, our facilities offer an array of on-site resources and overnight accommodations.

A Unique Venue for Meetings and Retreats

At the center you will be greeted by experienced staff with a passion for service and hospitality. Sumptuous meals, are perfectly prepared by our Executive Chef. With a commitment to environmental responsibility, the Center has undergone constant refinement and improvements to serve as a private, off-site meeting location for many businesses and organizations.

The Center is located on Cape Ann at Boston's North Shore, just 45 minutes from downtown Boston, Massachusetts and 30 minutes from southern New Hampshire. ECCR has been a leader among New England Conference and Retreat Centers for over twenty five years as a unique venue for hosted retreats, corporate retreats & business meetings.