Foster's Clambakes and Catering

5 Axholme Road P.O. Box 486, York Harbor, ME 03911 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Foster's Clambakes and Catering

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.

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.

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77 Reviews for Foster's Clambakes and Catering

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kaitlin C. · Married on 09/12/2020

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 09/16/2020
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    Samantha · Married on 09/06/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    Foster's Clambake

    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

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Foster's Clambakes and Catering FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • 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
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    35
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3
  • 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
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    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
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Drapery
    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?
    July
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    May
    June
    October
  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 50
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 45
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 55
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 10
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
    Tastings
    Chairs
    Tables
    China
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 10
  • 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
  • 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 items can you provide?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

1 Real Wedding

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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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  • 5 Axholme Road P.O. Box 486 York Harbor, ME, 03911 See on map
    207-518-7151 (Phone number)
    8005520242 (Other Phone Number)
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