Wedding Receptions, Showers & Rehearsal Dinners at Chatham Bars Inn

Cape Cod is full of incredible venues for wedding showers, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Chatham Bars Inn stands out for a few reasons, like our historic property, our farm-to-table catering and our close proximity to the beach.


More than any single reason, however, we stand out because of our attention to detail. Our mission is to ensure that every single event that takes place at Chatham Bars Inn is unique, memorable and totally perfect.


To learn more about how we fulfill that mission, keep reading.


Our Venues


There are many different venues on our grounds for showers, receptions and dinners, all of which are highly customizable. In this post, we’ll focus on three of our most popular venues: the Wedding Lawn, the Beach House Grill and the Harbor View Room.


The Wedding Lawn



Far and away, our “Wedding Lawn” is our most popular space. That’s largely due to location: the lawn is a gorgeous, wide open space adjacent to our private beach. It provides the look and feel of a beach event without the challenges that setting up in the sand introduces. In other words, you get to be near the ocean, but you won’t have to take off your shoes.


Of course, if you are looking for a “toes-in-the-sand” event, we’re happy to accommodate.


The Beach House Grill



The Beach House Grill is comfortable without being overly casual, making it the perfect space for family and friends to gather to celebrate your wedding.


On a normal day, the Beach House Grill serves “coastally inspired” cuisine with a focus on local seafood. For your event, however, we’re happy to customize your menu however you’d like, and we’re proud to use as many farm-to-table ingredients as possible, sourced from our farm in Brewster.


The Harbor View Room



As the name suggests, the Harbor View Room offers a gorgeous view of the water. With an upscale private dining area and a large lawn for games and even bonfires, the Harbor View Room is extremely versatile and well-suited for rehearsal dinners and welcome receptions.


Example Events


Need some inspiration? Over the years, we’ve held some incredible events at Chatham Bars Inn. Here are just a few ideas to get you thinking about what's possible:


Private Clambake



Enjoy our authentic clambake, customized just for you. You’ll feast on lobster, corn, potatoes, clams and anything else you might want. All seafood is locally caught around Chatham and all produce is sourced from the Chatham Bars Inn farm.


Beach Bonfire



If you want to keep your event going well into the evening, you might want to consider a bonfire on the beach. Bonfires can be big parties or intimate engagements - it’s up to you.


Croquet & Mimosa Brunch



Make your wedding brunch extra-refined with croquet and mimosas on our lawn. We’ll create a classy-yet-comfortable ambience that’s perfect for socializing and thanking your wedding guests for spending the day with you.


Excursion to Nantucket



Hop on one of our boats and cruise over to Nantucket Island for the day. You’ll walk the charming cobblestone streets, visit quaint shops and galleries, and dine at one of grey lady’s many seaside restaurants.


Winter Whiskey Bar


Just because your event is in the winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beach! We’ll set up a whiskey bar on our private beach so that you and your guests can keep warm and enjoy the great outdoors - even in the snow.


Pig Roast


Treat your guests to a meal they’ll never forget with one of our signature pig roasts. No worries if some of your guests don’t eat meat - we’ll have plenty of delicious produce sourced from our farm for them to enjoy as well.


Before & After Your Event


Part of the fun of holding your event at Chatham Bars Inn is just being at the Inn. You’ll have access to the best lodgings and amenities that we have to offer before and after your event. Here are some of the experiences we have to offer:


Before Your Event: The Spa



Luxuriate as you get ready with a trip to our spa. The spa offers the finest in luxury treatments and amenities including oversized treatment rooms with private showers and a hydrotherapy tub. For an elevated spa experience, enjoy one of our Spa Suites, which were designed with luxury, relaxation, and pampering in mind. These suites have either one king or two queen size beds, and are appointed with oversized hydrotherapy tubs, saunas, steam showers, and fireplaces.


For more information, browse our spa menu.


After Your Event: Your Suite



Spending the night at Chatham Bars Inn is an experience you won’t soon forget. Our luxurious, beachfront Main Inn opens up to gorgeous views of the water, while our cottages offer a sense of privacy and romance that’s perfect after a wedding reception or rehearsal dinner.


For more information, browse our rooms & suites.


We’ve listed all of the above ideas just for inspiration. Whatever you’re dreaming for your shower, rehearsal dinner or reception, we can do it! Call 1-800-527-4884 to discuss your event with one of our trained staff members today.

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