The Atlantic Grill is a beautiful seacoast venue in Rye, New Hampshire situated just minutes from Portsmouth and New Castle. They offer private event spaces for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, brunches, and engagement parties. The Atlantic Grill provides a specialized event team and flexible menus to ensure your big celebration is just how you want it. Their neutral decor easily blends with any wedding theme or colors, and their staff provides unparalleled service and is dedicated to making your event a memorable one.
Facilities and Capacity
This venue offers four private indoor spaces with a classic, modern, or coastal setting. Rooms feature vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams and seven-foot windows, and are decorated in sage, cream, and gold. The spaces are flexible and can work with various themes and seating arrangements, and can accommodate up to 120 to 160 guests depending on the room and event design. Wireless internet is also available if needed.
The Atlantic Grill offers private rooms as well as exclusive venue use for all wedding-related events. Their experienced event staff is ready to help customize your event per your preferences, and take much of the burden of planning off your shoulders. The grill offers use of their barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens. Set up and clean up are provided and some outdoor vendors are permitted. They also have ample parking, provide valet service, and are wheelchair accessible so that all of your guests can be comfortably accommodated.
This venue has full-service in-house catering, including hors d’oeuvres, plated options, buffets, and stations, and welcomes cake from other vendors. Most any dietary need can be accommodated, with gluten-, lactose-, pork-, and nut-free options, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and organic meals. Chefs, Justin Blais and Rich Barrett and sous chefs Jason Stickney and Cameron Mackenzie create clean, seasonally inspired, elegant dishes with produce from local farms that look and taste absolutely amazing. Along with delectable American-style food options, The Atlantic Grill also features a full-service bar with numerous house and speciality wines, beers, and liquors.
The Atlantic Grill is a family-run business that is has been active in the community for generations. They are involved with many Seacoast organizations, such as the Music Hall, The Seacoast Science Center, Prescott Park Arts Festival, and more. They believe that giving back is an essential part of personal and professional growth and happiness. Their philosophy and appreciation for their employees also helps to make your event a positive experience for all in attendance.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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User6470278 · event on: 05/31/2015
~easy to book....Sent on 03/10/2016
~they accommodated everything I needed from food allergies to outside cake vendors!
~they set up the room perfectly!
~the room and patio was a beautiful location.
~everyone was so friendly
~will definitely use them again!!!!
~and I frequent the restaurant for dinners and lunches!!!!
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Sarah Eberhart · Married on 10/12/2018
Dr. Sarah Eberhart
We had a Welcome Reception for my son, his fiancé and about 190 people last weekend at The Atlantic Grill. The atmosphere was beautiful, the food amazing and abundant and the service excellent. Everyone had a fantastic time. They were responsible and careful about not serving underage people. The staff was courteous and made sure that we were happy throughout the night. I would highly recommend The Atlantic Grill and Caitlyn Hassett who is the events coordinator. She was patient, flexible and available for us throughout the planning process. Thank you for a memorable evening!
Katherine · Married on 08/25/2018
Katie and Sean 10/13/2018
When we got engaged in March of 2017 we had always envisioned getting married in the lake’s region of NH. However, we were going to have a small wedding, about 85 people, and many venues in the lake’s region wanted 100+ people. We are from Dover, NH so we started to look at Portsmouth as an option. We had tours at Portsmouth Harbor Events and other places but, we walked away feeling like it just wasn’t the place for us and our wedding size was just going to be to small. We stumbled upon Atlantic Grille through some small wedding shopping on The Knot and we are so happy we did. We met Caitlyn and the magic started. Caitlyn is very hands on so if you’re worried about hiring an event planner you don’t need to be. She answered every email in a timely fashion sometimes even after work hours or days off. She is open to really any idea you have but, will give her professional opinion just in case. We sat down with her in March of 2018 to do our tasting and the amount of food that we tried was outstanding. She let us try nearly everything on the menu and the portion size was more than I was expecting. We had brought our moms with us and Caitlyn really let us go and decide what we wanted for each course. She was also able to add in some options that weren’t on the menu. We wanted mac n cheese balls and Bloody Mary shooters and the chef agreed to make those which we were happily surprised with. We met with her three days before the wedding and brought all of our boxes with us for the reception. She asked for pictures of how the welcome table, memoriam table and sweetheart table should be set up. When we entered the reception after doing couple photos we couldn’t believe how it turned out. Everything was exactly where I wanted it to be and Caitlyn brought our vision to life! We couldn’t believe that with just leaving her with everything and giving her some pictures, it would have turned out so great! Katie who is her assistant was there to help us close the wedding and she kept up the high standard that Caitlyn had left us expecting. I asked her if we could get some boxes to bring home the rest of our cupcakes and she brought boxes right over and started putting cupcakes in. She also brought us take home boxes for our meals that we just couldn’t finish because we had eaten so much at cocktail hour. We ended up forgetting them but, we are going back this Friday for dinner anyways. We really can’t say enough about Caitlyn and her staff and how amazing they made our wedding night! If your looking for a small venue in the Portsmouth/Rye area please check them out!
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Great Spot, I highly endorse their services.
One of the top venues on the Seacoast for a wedding. Smart, organized and charming staff that knows how to put on a quality event in a beautiful venue.
This is a great place! The experienced staff ( Caitlyn Hassett ) , great food, beautiful place! Today my wife and i decided we would be going there for our anniversary! I want some Seafood Mama!