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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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
The Barker Tavern frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Barker Tavern?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At The Barker Tavern, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
- Wedding Cake
At The Barker Tavern, what does the bar service starting price include?
- 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?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Barker Tavern for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
What kind of wedding events does The Barker Tavern offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Barker Tavern offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Liability Insurance
- Outside Vendors
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does The Barker Tavern have available for wedding events?
- Aisle Runners
- Audio Equipment
- Chair Covers
- Dance Floor
- Photo booth
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