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The Barker Tavern

Scituate, MA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
44 reviews
$9k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$9k - $17k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Barker Tavern is an elegant waterfront wedding venue that is located in Scituate, Massachusetts. This splendid setting is nestled 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 guests off their feet, providing memories that will last a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples may host up to 200 wedding guests at this banquet hall-style venue. The Williams Room features a cathedral ceiling with sheer fabric and twinkling lights hanging from the beams. Additionally, three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows provide abundant natural light and incredible views. The floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace helps set the mood for the most romantic of receptions. Wheelchair-accessible features and on-site parking add comfort and convenience for all guests.

Services Offered

The Barker Tavern is a fine dining restaurant and full-service venue. The event team is happy to accommodate your wedding ceremony and reception as well as your engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner. They offer all-inclusive packages to cover your needs. This team can assist you with event planning, catering, bartending, wedding cake, event rentals, vendor referrals, and the setup and cleanup of your event. To-be-weds can enjoy the day with their wedding party by preparing in the get-ready room. Additionally, rentals such as aisle decor, centerpieces, and a photo booth can further enhance the enjoyment of your important day.

Cuisine

The Barker Tavern offers a wide variety of in-house catering and bartending services. You may select a menu including hors d’oeuvres, plated dinners, buffets, stations, and desserts, along with prior tastings to ensure your complete satisfaction. House and specialty beers and wines are available, as well as a cash, open or limited bar with bartenders. This establishment is fully licensed and can serve a variety of spirits in addition to other beverages. The venue staff is ready to help make your wedding celebration a truly remarkable affair.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$550

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$550

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$8

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

44 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Kelly G. Married on 12/31/2021
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    NYE Wedding at the Barker

    Our New Year’s Eve wedding at The Barker Tavern was everything I had hoped and more. Becky and her team went above and beyond to make this day special, memorable and fun for all! From the first meeting to the midnight toast every little detail was perfection. The team made sure the wedding party was treated like royalty. Our parents said that someone was always asking if there was anything needed. The answer was always no because they had already been a step ahead, and all was executed flawlessly. The room was beautifully decorated, and all guest raved about the food. The passed appetizers were excellent, and the meals were all perfectly presented and delicious. We are so glad we chose The Barker Tavern for our wedding reception. We can’t wait to celebrate other special occasions there. Thank you, Becky and team, for treating us like family…we will see you at the restaurant soon!
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    Lark K. Married on 12/04/2021
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    Absolutely Perfect!!

    Becky and Paula at the Baker Tavern are absolutely amazing, they made sure the entire night went on without a hitch. We had the ceremony and reception in the William room. The venue is beautiful and was decorated for Christmas during my wedding. The food was delicious, we had so many complements on the swordfish and filet. I would recommend the Barker to everyone!!!
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    Stephanie C. Married on 07/17/2021
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    The most amazing day!

    My husband and I got married at The Barker in July! Becky and her team were amazing and understanding during the planning process. Our original wedding date was spring 2020 and had to reschedule our date numerous times until restrictions lifted. We were in constant communication with Becky. The day of our wedding, was magical and everything went as planned if not better! The food was excellent, the venue was warm and elegant, and best of all, we were able to have our ceremony take place in the newly and beautifully done gardens! We could not be more grateful for Becky and The Barker team!

Awards

  • 44
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Deals

The Barker Tavern 1
Offer

Until and including December 31, 2022, we will waive our 125 guest minimum; however, there will be a $1500 room fee charged if you have less than 50 guests - no room fee if you 50 guests or more.

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Emerald Invitations Emerald Invitations Wedding Invitations

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.

Digital Video Productions Digital Video Productions Wedding Videographers

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.

The Shine Band The Shine Band Wedding Bands

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

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Map

21 Barker Road, P O Box 208 Scituate, MA, 02066
7815456533
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The Barker Tavern frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Barker Tavern?

The Barker Tavern includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Barker Tavern, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Barker Tavern includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The Barker Tavern, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Barker Tavern includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of The Barker Tavern in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Barker Tavern for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Barker Tavern for wedding events?

The Barker Tavern offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Barker Tavern offer?

The Barker Tavern offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Barker Tavern offer for wedding events?

The Barker Tavern offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Barker Tavern have available for wedding events?

The Barker Tavern offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Barker Tavern and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Barker Tavern is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Barker Tavern offer?

The Barker Tavern currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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