Located in Essex, MA is Woodman's of Essex, a wedding catering company and restaurant. The cuisine focuses on the celebrated dishes of New England, with small twists and new takes. Caring deeply about making your day a success, the team listens to you while crafting and serving a menu with expertise. Established in 1914, Woodman’s of Essex was founded by Lawerence ‘Chubby’ and Bessie Woodman. Chubby is the known inventor of the fried clam, which he created in 1916. He is also famed for his development of the clambake, a culinary tradition in New England that early settlers adopted from the American Indians. He made the practice mobile, bringing clambakes to his customers. The culinary team at Woodman’s of Essex can create and serve dishes in a variety of settings and suiting different wedding styles. This includes smaller weddings as well as larger gatherings and bespoke options are available. Chef Franco leads the culinary team in the kitchen at Woodman’s of Essex. This talented expert in cuisine designed a menu to fit an array of tastes that also considers dietary restrictions. Many of the dishes center on fresh seafood, with lobster, clams, and shrimp. The menu features other items popular in American cuisine, including BBQ, cornbread, and corn on the cob. The event coordinators at the restaurant work with you to help orchestrate your event. In addition to catering services, the restaurant itself has numerous event spaces that can be booked for weddings.