The Barker Tavern

21 Barker Road, Scituate, MA 02066 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Barker Tavern

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.

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41 Reviews for The Barker Tavern

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Jennifer

    Jennifer H. · Married on 12/29/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fairytale wedding!

    We had our wedding reception at The Barker Tavern on December 29,2018 and it was nothing short of a fairytale. From the minute we set foot in the Barker, we knew it was the perfect spot for us. The decorations, sparkling lights, dazzling fireplace, and warm reception were incredible. Becky and her staff were attentive, kind, and genuinely involved throughout the whole process to make our day the best it could possibly be. Judy helped us through every step of our reception and kept us calm. By the time I reached the end of the process, I felt like I had made a lifelong friend in Becky. Every day, we look through our pictures and remember what a wonderful, special day it was. All of our guests were amazed with the beauty of the room, the delicious food, and the quality of the service. We highly recommend The Barker!

    Sent on 02/06/2019
  • K

    Kaeli · Married on 09/08/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I had my wedding reception at The Barker Tavern last Saturday (9/8/18). Becky and her staff are amazing, wonderful people. You will not worry about anything with your special day in their hands. I could not have planned a destination wedding without Becky's amazing help. That plus a beautiful, twinkling venue with pristine gardens made for a perfect, perfect day. Thanks again to Becky, Judy and the rest of The Barker staff for making our wedding simply perfect!

    Sent on 09/15/2018

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The Barker Tavern FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 550.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 550.00
  • 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?
    $ 8.00
  • 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
  • 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

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • The Barker Tavern 1
    Friday and Sunday Discounts! 15% May 1-October 31

    Take 15% off any package if you book your reception May 1st through October 31st on a Friday or Sunday. Excludes holidays and holiday weekends. Must have at least 125 attending adults. Packages start at $110 plus administrative fee and tax. Call us for more information 1-800-966-6533

  • The Barker Tavern 2
    Off Season Discounts! November 1-April 30th

    Please take 20% off any wedding package booked November 1st through April 30th if at least 125 attending adult. Packages start at $110.00 plus administrative fee and tax. Call us for details, menus and more information at 1-800-966-6533.

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • 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.

  • Dick Osso Digital Video Productions
    Dick Osso 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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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: 5.0 in quality of service, 5.0 in average response time, 5.0 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 2 discount promotions for wedding services.