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The Country Garden Inn and Spa has been at the center of a strong wedding community for over 20 years. We hosted 25 wedding groups this past year and continue to provide quality service at fair pricing. Feel encouraged to submit any questions you might have about securing lodging for your upcoming event.

Please email us at: to inquire about your wedding event.

Please include the following information in your email:
– Your name and telephone number
– The wedding location, date, and anticipated number of guests.

Frequently Asked Questions About Weddings


Thank you for considering the Country Garden Inn and Spa, and congratulations on your upcoming North Shore wedding event!  If you have sent an information request we will be responding via phone or email as soon as a manager receives your information. Our office hours are 9am to 9pm daily. The following is some information we think you’ll find helpful:

How many rooms do you have?
We have 23 rooms, accommodating up to 50 adults and children.

How close are you to our wedding venue?
Ipswich Country Club – 3.8 miles, 9 minutes – click here for detailed directions
The Hellenic Center – 4.3 miles, 9 minutes – click here for detailed directions
Governor’s Academy – 3.3 miles, 10 minutes – click here for detailed directions
Turner Hill – 6.2 miles, 12 minutes – click here for detailed directions
Topsfield Commons – 7.2 miles, 12 minutes – click here for detailed directions
Willowdale Estate – 7.4 miles, 13 minutes – click here for detailed directions
Black Swan Country Club – 8.0 miles, 16 minutes – click here for detailed directions
The Community House of Hamilton & Waltham – 9.0 miles, 17 minutes – click here for detailed directions
The Crane Estate – 7.6 miles, 18 minutes – click here for detailed directions
Glen Magna Farms – 12.5 miles, 20 minutes – click here for detailed directions

Can we schedule a visit to tour the rooms?
Absolutely!  We are happy to walk you through the property and rooms so that you can better visualize your lodging needs.  Contact us at any time during office hours so that we can schedule your visit.

Do you offer a Shuttle or Car Service from Wedding Locations?
Our Inn does not have transportation services. However, many weddings have found many of the below services very helpful in shuttling to and from our Inn.
-Livery Of Ipswich 978-500-9551
-Cars Port Taxi 978-465-5107
-Cordial Coach 978-887-8900

Are you near any banquet facilities and/or reception locations?
Yes!  We are within a short drive to many different restaurants, including the Bradford Tavern, the Village Pancake House, the 1640 Hart House, Ithaki Restaurant, and a large selection found in Newburyport, MA (6 miles north).

Wedding Booking and Reservation Guidelines


Please note these important guidelines for your records and plan accordingly.

Deposit: We do not require a deposit. We require a credit card number at time of booking.


a. We require a 45-day cancellation notice.

b. Canceling or releasing any rooms outside the cancellation policy may be released without charge. Once inside the 45-day cancellation notice, rooms remaining on wedding block that have not been booked by individuals are subject to be released automatically. If party would like to keep room(s) on block, rooms then become subject to $26.42 cancellation fee inside 45 days.

c. Rooms which are claimed by an individual are subsequently removed from the room block completely and are then subject to the individual reservation terms and conditions, which note a 10-day cancellation policy (which is subject to full charge of room if canceled within 10 days of dates booked.

d. We are very strict with our individual 10-day cancellation policy and will always charge, no matter the circumstance; therefore we highly recommend that all our guests secure travel insurance if there is a possibility of a late cancellation.

General Policies:

a. Office hours are 9am to 9pm daily. Extended hours on weekends. An Emergency line is available just outside the front office door and can be used to reach a manager 24-hours a day. Please be respectful of our nightly quiet hours: 11pm to 8am.

b. All rooms are non smoking. If you or a guest smokes in a room, we will charge a $200 cleaning fee. Smoking outside is allowed and ash trays provided upon request.

c. Any guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian over the age of 25 at all times.

d. All rooms, unless designated otherwise are built and priced for two people. Extra or unregistered guests found spending the night in any room are the responsibility of the booking party and will be charged accordingly.

e. Your well behaved children are welcome. There is an additional fee for any room housing more than two people.


a. Our pool and hot tub are seasonal amenities. Hours are 9am to 9pm.

b. Our grounds are perfect for small picnics and walks. They are not meant for large-scale events such as brunches, barbeques, or receptions.

c. Please pour all alcoholic beverages into unmarked plastic cups. Refrain from using room glasses or glass bottles outside the room.


a. Each room has its own designated parking spot. Overflow parking is available upon request.


a. Check-in is at 4pm and check-out is at 11am.

b. We cannot accommodate early check-ins or late check-outs.


a. Excessive messes or damages to the rooms will be charged accordingly.

b. There will be a $50 service charge applied to all townhouses when used as a dressing/meeting room.

Two-night Minimums:

a. Two nights are highly encouraged on all group reservations.

b. Two nights are required during peak season on all group reservations.

c. One night group bookings are available Sunday through Thursday and most weekends in the off-season, however early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be accommodated.

If you would like to take advantage of our in-room massage services, please let us know in advance, so that we may schedule a massage appointment for you.

Our grounds make a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos. We just ask that we are given a notice.

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 978 948 7773 and we’ll assist in any way that we can. We look forward to seeing you soon!


The Staff at Country Garden Inn and Spa

101 Main Street, Scenic Route 1A  |  Rowley, Massachusetts 01969  |  Telephone: 978-948-7773

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