Foster’s Clambakes and Catering is an event venue and full-service catering company located in York Harbor, Maine. Foster’s is famous for its clambakes, lobster, Maine cuisine and personal service. They offer indoor and outdoor receptions, reheasal dinners and ceremonies at their venue. They are also partnered with several seacoast event venues and cater throughout New England.
Facilities and Capacity
Foster’s main function space whichcan host 75-300 guests, is a rustic space with stone fireplaces, surrounded by windows with access to outdoor cocktail space lit by bistro lighting with fire pit and space for outdoor games. There is a grassy outdoor ceremony or reception space that can hold ceremonies of all sizes or tented events for up to 400 guests. It sits beside a picturesque pond and includes large wooden ceremony arbor and bench seating. For more intimate weddings and rehearsal dinners the York Room can host 30-70 guests and has a modern barn style with opening to outdoor cocktail space with bistro lighting and fire pit.
Renowned for their authentic Maine lobster and clambakes, this venue is also a catering service and couples will not be limited on their choice for food. Foster’s lobster bakes are a wonderful experience to add to any New England wedding, but as a full-service caterer and event venue they offer a range of locally-sourced cuisine from smoked BBQ to more refined wedding menus and appetizers.
77 Reviews for Foster's Clambakes and Catering
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jessi P. · Married on 10/30/2020
There is not enough space in this review to explain just how AMAZING Fosters and its staff are. We got married here on 10/30/20 and it was absolutely perfect thanks to Garrison and Beth!
Back in August we had to change our original wedding plans of getting married in PR, because we did not want our guests getting on a plane due to COVID. I called multiple venues in York and the surrounding area to see what our backup options were. I originally spoke with Beth and she could not have been nicer or more helpful! She answered all of my questions and put a hold on our date before we even came to visit. From the start they were just so friendly, easygoing, and accommodating.
Once we saw the venue we knew immediately that it was perfect for us. Its cozy, charming, clean, and so spacious! Both inside and outside.
We mainly worked with Garrison throughout the planning process and she was INCREDIBLE! I genuinely never felt stressed even with all of the unknowns going on in the world because I knew that she would find a way to make our day perfect! and she did!
Flash forward to the day before our wedding. We were supposed to have our ceremony at the beach up the road but snow was on the forecast. Garrison and Beth didn't miss a beat!!! They gave us a ton of options and were so easy going and flexible. We wound up doing our ceremony in the York Room and it was beautiful.
Our wedding day went seamlessly! We helped decorate the room the day before which was amazing. When we showed up everything looked perfect and they had a fire going inside and outside. Beth and Garrison made sure our ceremony went smoothly and that us and our guests had everything we needed throughout the night.
THE FOOD. OMG. Our guests are still RAVING about how delicious the grilled lobster bake was! and the crab cakes! and the homemade onion dip! and the blueberry crumb cake!!! Everyone said that I wouldn't eat at my wedding but they were SO wrong! I had everything and can personally vouch for how delicious it was.
Thank you Garrison and Beth for making our day so perfect!!!! I don't know why anyone would get married anywhere else!Sent on 11/10/2020
Kaitlin C. · Married on 09/12/2020
Fantastic, Flexible, and Fun!
Foster's was easy to work with from Day 1. They were very responsive and helpful in providing options for our rehearsal dinner and getting our contract setup.Sent on 09/16/2020
They were both sympathetic and flexible in our changes that were needed due to Covid. When our reception plans were sacrificed, they worked hard to turn our rehearsal into a reception to remember. They put my mind at ease when dropping off the decorations, and I was exuberant to see how they brought my vision to life.
The service was top notch, the function space gorgeous, and the food delectable. I would recommend anyone looking for a caterer in the Seacoast region to check them out!
Samantha · Married on 09/06/2019
We hired Foster's for both our wedding ceremony and reception and we could not have been more pleased. The people at Foster's are professional, very nice and helpful. They made sure our day went how we imagined it and they were super accommodating. We decided to have a traditional Maine Clambake for dinner and the food was fantastic! Everyone loved it! Thank you Foster's!Sent on 09/16/2019
I have provided several photo booths to events at Foster's Clambakes, including the Wedding of the Year in 2016. They were chosen for this honor above all others in the area for the reception site. The staff has always been helpful and friendly and the venue provides ample area for all your wedding needs. Of Course let's not forget their Downeast style lobster/clambakes! Simply the best.
We LOVE to work with Fosters, and do regularly throughout the season. We highly recommend them to clients. If we're pushed for time, their team, without hesitation (or us asking), has stepped up to help us out- not many caterers would do that! Not to mention, the food is always delicious!
Foster's Clambake is the perfect place for a beautiful and rustic New England wedding! They are amazing to work with and make my cakes always look great! Thanks for letting me be a part of your fabulousness!