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Foster's Clambakes and Catering

York Harbor, ME View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
78 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

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 receptions, reheasal dinners and outdoor 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 75-250 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 30-50 guests and has a modern barn style with opening to outdoor cocktail space with bistro lighting and fire pit.

Services Offered

  • Maine Lobster Bakes
  • BBQ
  • Customized Menus
  • Event Coordination
  • Full Bar
  • On-site Ceremony
  • On-site tables, chairs & linens
  • On-site china & flatware
  • Eco-friendly

Cuisine
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$75

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

Yes

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$75

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

$4,500

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$75

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$20

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

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

$300

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine
House Liquor
Premium Liquor

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Lunch
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
BBQ
Local
Seafood

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

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

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

35

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
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?

April
November

78 Reviews

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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Eva M. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Outstanding!

    I cannot say enough great things about Foster's Catering. I worked directly with Garrison who was amazing! She was so easy to get a hold of and checked in frequently throughout the planning process. Catering is easily one of the most expensive pieces to your wedding, and Garrison helped make sure the cost was within range of our budget. The day of the wedding Garrison and her staff were sweet and attentive to our guests, and especially us. The food was absolutely AMAZING! Everyone, literally everyone could not stop raving about it the next day. I would easily hire Foster's for another event. Thank you all!
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    Jessi P. Married on 10/30/2020
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    Amazing wedding

    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!
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    Kaitlin C. Married on 09/12/2020
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    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.

    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!

Awards

  • 78
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kaitlin & Nolan
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Maine to Boston Photo Booth Rental Maine to Boston Photo Booth Rental Photo Booths

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.

Love Affair Love Affair Wedding Planners

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!

Confection Art Confection Art Wedding Cakes

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!

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Map

5 Axholme Road P.O. Box 486 York Harbor, ME, 03911
2073633255
800-552-0242
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