35 Reviews
50-200
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

About Barker Tavern

Creating lifelong long memories, one reception at a time.

Barker Tavern is an elegant waterfront wedding venue that is located in Scituate, Massachusetts. This venue is located in the seaside town of Boston’s South Shore that overlooks the Scituate Harbor. Two generations of the Jordan family have owned and operated the Barker Tavern, established in 1978. This charming venue is sure to sweep you and all of your guest off their feet, providing memories that last a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples may host up to 180 wedding guest at the Barker Tavern. The main ballroom is called The Williams Room and was named after the original owner from 1634. The stunning ballroom features cathedral ceilings and full windows, providing natural light and incredible views.

Services Offered
Barker Tavern is a full-service venue that is happy to accommodate your bridal shower, engagement party and rehearsal dinner, as well as your wedding ceremony and reception. Brides can enjoy the day with their wedding party by preparing in the bridal suite. In addition, some of the venue’s other services and equipment include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Aisle runners
  • Altar/arches
  • Tables with centerpieces
  • Chairs and chair covers
  • Photo booth


Cuisine
Barker Tavern offers a wide variety of in-house catering and bartending services, as well as the option for outside vendors. House and specialty beers and wines are available, as well as a cash, open or limited bar with bartenders. Some of the other dining styles and catering services include:

  • Champagne toast
  • Cocktail reception
  • Hors d'Oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Servers tastings
  • Buffet
  • Liquor license
  • Premium liquor

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Boston

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5.0

The Barker Tavern was a fabulous venue for our wedding. Becky and the rest of the staff at the Barker Tavern was amazingly friendly and accommodating. The food was fantastic!

Profile Picture Sue, 5/13/17, 1 Review
Category: Unique Services (Other)
5.0

We absolutely loved our wedding reception at the Barker Tavern. We wanted to have a fabulous dinner party and a fun night of music and dancing. At the Barker Tavern, we got all that and more in a beautiful New England setting. Our guests raved about the food, both during the cocktail hour and the seated dinner. The New England feel of the colonial tavern and the coastal setting made the reception extra special for our out-of-town guests. The Barker Tavern and its excellent staff just made it all shine. We had a great experience working with Becky and her team. We were planning our wedding from out of state and they could not have been more accommodating, knowledgeable, or nice. They get it right when it comes to listening to the couple about the kind of wedding reception they want and bringing the couple’s vision to life, while also sharing their insights and experience at the right moments to help make things work smoothly. They were also incredibly agile and helpful on the day of the wedding. While we had hoped for a sunny day, it turned out to be cool and drizzly. We weren’t sure what to do about the family photos we had planned to take at Old Scituate Light. Becky suggested that the two of us head out there for some photos, while they would quickly move several of the tables they had already set for the reception so we could take family photos in front of the fireplace when we returned. It worked out perfectly. The wait staff, bartenders, and wedding coordinators were very attentive and professional. They were on top of every detail, making it easy for us simply to enjoy our special day and celebrate with family and friends. Thank you to everyone at the Barker Tavern for making our wedding reception so elegant and so wonderful!

Profile Picture Walter, 4/22/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Barker Tavern Pricing

Barker Tavern Price Rates

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$110.00
Buffet
$120.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$10.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake
Bar Service Price Includes:
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Prices Include:
China
Clean Up
Dessert
Glassware
Linens
Server(s)
Set Up
Tables/Chairs

Barker Tavern FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
200
Guest Minimum
50
Event Spaces
2
Type
Ballroom, Historic, Waterfront
Style
Coastal, Elegant, Rustic/Country
Setting
Indoor, Scenic Views, Uncovered Outdoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
170
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
40
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Indoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner
Elopements
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Cake
Clean Up
Event Planning
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Accommodations
Lighting/Sound
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings
Family Style
French Service
American
African
Asian
British
Cajun
Caribbean
Chinese
Ethiopian
French
German
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese
Gluten Free
Nut Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
Kosher
Lactose Free
No Pork
Organic
Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Outside Alcohol
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arches
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Tables
Aisle Markers
Audio Equipment
Decor
Tent Accessories
Tents
Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Wheelchair Access
Shuttle
Valet
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Friday and Sunday Discounts! 15% May1-October 31

$100.00 Value | Promo Code: Discount Days!
Take 15% off whatever package is selected- May 1st through October 31st- on a Friday or a Sunday-if at least 125 attending adults. Packages start at $100 plus tax. Call us at 1-800-966-6533
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Off Season Discounts! November 1-April 30th

$100.00 Value | Promo Code: Off season Discounts
Please take 20% off any wedding package booked November 1st through April 30th if at least 125 attending adult. Packages start at 100.00 plus tax. Call us for details, menus and more information at 1-800-966-6533.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 ENDORSEMENTS
If you're looking to host an event by the water, you can't go wrong with the Barker Tavern. A beautiful, rustic 18th century establishment in Scituate. Gorgeous gardens, awesome food, and Becky is one of our favorite people in the industry.

Family operation that for years has successfully created perfect memories for bridal couples and their families. Barker Tavern has a warm feeling once you go inside. The staff caters to all your needs without asking. Beckie runs the wedding day with smoothness you never see. They handle all the details. All you need to do is bring your dancing shoes. As a vender, Beckie sees to our needs from the moment we enter to the last possible job on our list. As a Venue, they are very professional. Beckie lists a group of professional venders that have done many weddings. She trusts their professionalism......you can trust her recommendations.

My band has performed at the Barker Tavern a number of times at The Barker Tavern and each time our experience could not have been better. The staff is always very organized, friendly and really understands how to run a perfect, fun wedding. The Williams Room is beautiful, the food top notch -and guests always enjoy coming to the seaside town of Scituate. Can't beat it! - John Harris, The Shine Band

Map

21 Barker Road, P O Box 208, Scituate, MA 02066   See On Map
781-545-6533 (phone)
Barker Tavern is a wedding wedding venue from Scituate, Massachusetts servicing weddings throughout the local area, including South Shore, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Plymouth, Massachusetts. Barker Tavern is a professional rustic wedding venue that has been part of the Boston, Massachusetts wedding industry since 1634 specializing in military weddings, wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers and engagement parties.