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Ipswich Clambake

Ipswich, MA View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
27 reviews

About

Ipswich Clambake Company is a wedding and events catering company in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The catering company specializes in delivering fresh, local seafood for innovative picnics, clambakes, BBQ’s and weddings throughout parts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Ipswich Clambake Company can bring their catering services to your backyard, the beach or one of their many recommended venues. The catering company offers 11 unique menus to choose from, and offers custom menus.

Experience

Ipswich Clambake Company's Catering Division was founded in 1976. They are committed to making your event an event your guests will rave about. Their extensive list of innovative menus were developed from their attention to customer feedback. Whether it’s a wedding, rehearsal, welcome dinner, after party or special celebration, they have the perfect recipes to stir up a stellar event. Most importantly, they cater the event to what you really want!

Cuisine

Ipswich Clambake Company can provide plated meals, buffets, stations, family-style meals, hors d'oeuvres and more. They provide options to accommodate gluten-free, nut-free, no pork, kosher, vegan and vegetarian diets. The catering company specializes in wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, welcome and after parties, clambakes, picnics, barbecues and more.

Services Offered
Ipswich Clambake Company offers the following wedding catering services:

  • Servers
  • Delivery
  • Cleanup
  • Cocktail reception
  • Full Bar Service (in MA only)
  • Cake cutting
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Flatware

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$48

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$50

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

$35

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

Delivery
Clean Up
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$19

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

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

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

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Local
Sandwiches
Seafood

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor License
Bartender(s)
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?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

27 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Moira S. Married on 05/29/2021
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    "Best wedding food we ever had!"

    While shifting plans for our small (Covid-Era) wedding, we hired Ipswich Clambake to provide the food for our special day. The food was incredible! Our friends and family are still raving about it three months later. "Best wedding food we ever had!" they say. We're so happy we got to have a unique clambake experience for our beachy backyard wedding. Steamers, lobsters, steak tips - the dream wedding food! The staff was so professional, respectful and responsible with COVID-safe protocol. They made sure everyone was taking the proper precautions to stay safe, and we're so friendly and easy to work with. I recommend Ipswich Clambake to everyone and hope to work with them again for future events. Thanks so much everyone!
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    The Ipswich Clambake Co was excellent - they catered our rehearsal dinner, and the food was excellent!
    Thank you so much!
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    Jessica Married on 07/11/2015
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    Hands down, best rehearsal dinner ever!! My husband and I wanted a casual backyard clambake so we hired Ipswich Clambake Company. They were extremely professional and fun to work with. They arrived right on time, just as we were running out the door to the rehearsal. When we came back, the grill was fired up, the tables were set and we were ready to party! The food was absolutely delicious! People went up for seconds and thirds!! They went above and beyond to accommodate children, vegetarians, and food allergies. They even packed up the leftovers for us and we ate them the very next day! I will definitely hire them the next time we host a clambake!!

Awards

  • 27
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
The Crane Estate The Crane Estate Mansion Weddings

Ipswich Clambake is one of our favorite local clambake and bbq companies. A family owned business who works very hard at ensuring their clients have great food and a great time!

Sage Studios Photography Sage Studios Photography Wedding Photographers

Delicious! There are no other words. For that New England feel to your wedding....adding a Clambake is just the ticket!

The Bay Room at The Community House The Bay Room at The Community House Historic Weddings

It is always a pleasure to work with the Ipswich Clambake Company. Not only is their food delicious, (THE BEST CLAM CHOWDER ON THE NORTHSHORE), Tom and Michelle Pepin and their entire staff are friendly and professional.

Map

196 High Street Ipswich, MA, 01938
9783562050
978-729-7602

Catering Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday Restaurant Hours 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily
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Ipswich Clambake frequently asked questions

At Ipswich Clambake, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Ipswich Clambake, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Clean Up
  • Tastings

At Ipswich Clambake, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Ipswich Clambake includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What event services does Ipswich Clambake offer for weddings?

Ipswich Clambake offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Ipswich Clambake provide for weddings?

Ipswich Clambake offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside Cake
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

What types of cuisine can you find at Ipswich Clambake?

At Ipswich Clambake, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Local
  • Sandwiches
  • Seafood

What dietary needs can be accomodated at Ipswich Clambake?

At Ipswich Clambake, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Ipswich Clambake provide for wedding events?

Ipswich Clambake provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What type of food and beverage items does Ipswich Clambake provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Ipswich Clambake offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Ipswich Clambake and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Ipswich Clambake is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in average response time and 4.7 in professionalism.

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