Chatham Bars Inn

297 Shore Road, Chatham, MA 02633 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Chatham Bars Inn

For more than a century, Chatham Bars Inn has been Cape Cod's premier oceanfront luxury resort, operating year-round, delighting generations of families, couples, and vacationers who seek a luxury resort experience with the charm and ambience that is as historical as Cape Cod itself. The Inn sits at the elbow of Cape Cod, a short stroll from Chatham's quaint Main Street and just two hours from Boston and Providence. The elegant oceanfront resort overlooks Aunt Lydia's Cove and beyond to the Atlantic Ocean. A grand main inn and dozens of seaside cottages reinforce the quintessential New England charm. Expansive lawns and meticulously landscaped gardens give way to endless views in every direction, creating the perfect backdrop for memorable celebrations. Welcome to Chatham Bars Inn, Cape Cod's most beautiful address.

In the summer of 1914, the Chatham Bars Inn opened its doors and welcomed the world, beginning a tradition of gracious hospitality that lives on to this day. Prominent Boston stockbrocker Charles Ashley Hardy acquired the land in 1912, and within one year, the main inn, nine seaside cottages, and a golf course had been constructed. With deep-sea and harbor fishing available at its doorstep, the Inn quickly became a popular hunting lodge for smortsmen. The Chatham Bars Inn has hosted the Dutch Royal Family, Henry Ford, and William Rockefeller and became a year-round resort in 1988, with extensive renovations taking place over the course of several years. The result is a marriage of timeless character and classic New England charm with the sophisticated comforts of today.

The breathtaking views take center stage, ensuring an intriguing and ever-changing backdrop for your special event. Whether you are hosting a wedding reception with a roaring fire in the background or a toes-in-the-sand summer clambake, the professional staff will orchestrate every detail with the utmost care to ensure that your celebration is everything you dreamed it would be. The Monomoy Ballroom, with its spectacular soaring ceilings and the STARS Dining Room, perched high on a bluff in the Inn's main building both offer perfect settings for elegant dinners amid magnificent decor. Situated at the water's edge, the Beach House Grill is the ideal location for a waterfront reception, brunch, barbecue, or bonfire, while the adjacent Boathouse features 20-foot vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening to an adjoining deck with panoramic views. Photo opportunities abound on the 25-acre resort, including the pristine quarter-mile private beach and manicured croquet green on the South Lawn. The Chatham Bars Inn fleet of boats is also available for photo shoots. Exchange vows alfresco on the beach or on one of many beautiful lawns, each with a character all its own.

The Chatham Bars Inn is the picture-perfect destination wedding locale, with 217 guest rooms that provide tranquil seaside elegance with state-of-the-art convinience and amenities. The historic main building has been recently restored to its original grandeur and features beautifully appointed guest rooms that exuse the character and charm of an earlier era. Most rooms enjoy sweeping ocean views, the Inn's veranda, lounges and restaurants are centrally located steps away. Twenty-six charming cottages can be found situated throughout the property, high atop a seaside bluff, nestled in landcaped gardens, and dotted along the quarter-mile of private beach. From cozy rooms to spacious suites, they're equally suitable for couples, families and large groups. The Spa Suites, located above the spa, set a new standard for luxury on Cape Cod. These 600-square-foot suites cater to adults seeking spa surroundings, each featuring an oversized hydrotherapy tub, sauna, steam shower, and fireplace. Guests have easy access to the spa facilities, including the outdoor relaxation pool and Japanese Zen Garden.

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19 Reviews for Chatham Bars Inn

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Lindsey · Married on 05/26/2018

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

    Chatham Bars Inn is an amazing venue! We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception on site. The setting is breath taking! The staff is incredible! The food was the delicious! It was all better that I could have ever dreamed, i wouldn't have changed a thing!

    Sent on 06/10/2018
  • User4244616 · 2+ years ago

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

    I have been traveling to Chatham and visiting the Chatham Bars Inn (CBI) for 7 years and the beautiful landscape of the property never ceases to amaze me and that is only one of the reasons I chose this resort for my wedding at the end of June. The service is excellent, the quality of the inn and surrounding cottages (including rooms, restaurants) beach house, pool, and spa cannot be beat and everyone goes out of their way to make sure you feel pampered. I loved working with Clarissa and Kate for my wedding coordination - they were incredibly responsive and organized - which made my life as a summer bride so easy. The food for the wedding was delicious as expected since it was prepared in-house. I give this resort and its staff a 10 out 10 and I would absolutely recommend visiting CBI. And for the brides still searching out there - this venue isn't one that you can pass up once you visit it!!

    Sent on 07/29/2014

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Chatham Bars Inn FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 500
  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    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?
    $ 75
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    400
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    8
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Beach
    Hotel
    Resort
    Restaurant
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Cake
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    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 food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    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

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Chatham Bars Inn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Chatham Bars Inn?

Chatham Bars Inn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Chatham Bars Inn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Chatham Bars Inn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Chatham Bars Inn, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Chatham Bars Inn includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Chatham Bars Inn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Chatham Bars Inn for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Beach
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Chatham Bars Inn for wedding events?

Chatham Bars Inn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Chatham Bars Inn offer?

Chatham Bars Inn offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Chatham Bars Inn offer for wedding events?

Chatham Bars Inn offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Chatham Bars Inn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Chatham Bars Inn is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.