Chatham Bars Inn

Chatham, MA 02633
646-898-3247
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Average Base Cost: $47,000

Average base cost for a Chatham Bars Inn wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday night in July using the Main Lawn for a ceremony and the Stars room for the reception. An a la carte three-course meal (their top-tier version), passed appetizers, and a Luxury bar option was included [we did not use the Wedding Package option). Entertainment, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, wedding coordinator, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Tax and gratuity included.

*Prices subject to change

 

 

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee:  There are several venues that are available for weddings at Chatham Bars Inn, each with a different rental price. They include the following:

STARS

The oceanfront Main Dining Room includes the Charles Hardy, Harbor View and Sea View Rooms. The minimum number of guests for a private event in the Main Dining Room is 125 and the maximum is 250.

NOTE: The Main Dining Room is available for day events beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. and evening events beginning at 5:00 p.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m.

  • Evening/Day Event – (April 1 – October 31) $10,000
  • Evening Event – (November 1 – March 30) $5,000

MONOMOY

A state of the art facility located just behind the Main Inn. Available for evening receptions for up to 160 guests.

  • April 1 – Memorial Day $3,000
  • Memorial Day – Columbus Day $5,000
  • Columbus Day – November 1 $3,000

Monomoy Meeting House is available for wedding ceremonies for a two-hour rental fee of $2,500 during the following months; January, February, March, April, July, August, November, and December. Additional hours may be accommodated at a cost of $1,000 per hour.

BEACH HOUSE

Located across Shore Road from the Main Inn, steps from the beach and next to the pool, the Beach House Grill can accommodate private events for 75 to 175 guests.

  • May 1 – October 31 $10,000
  • November 1 – April 31 $5,000

HARBOR VIEW ROOM

Located just off the Main Dining Room with a full ocean view and private terrace, the Harbor View Room can accommodate private events for 40 to 75 guests.

  • January 1 – Memorial Day $1,200
  • Memorial Day – Columbus Day $1,700
  • Columbus Day – December 31 $1,200

CHARLES HARDY ROOM

Located just off the Main Dining Room with an antique fireplace and floor to ceiling windows, the Charles Hardy Room can accommodate private events for 25 to 40 guests.

  • January- December $500

THE CAPTAINS TABLE IN THE SEAVIEW ROOM

Located just off the Ocean View Terrace of STARS with an ocean view, the Sea View Room can accommodate private events for 8 to 14 guests.

  • January – December $500

BOAT HOUSE

Our Newly renovated Boathouse located across Shore Road from the Main Inn, features panoramic views that open up onto an oceanfront deck, just steps to the beach. The Boathouse can accommodate private events for 30 to 65 guests for a wedding and up to 90 guests for other events.

  • January 1 – December 31 $4,500
  • Cocktail Hour only $1,500
  • Bonfire with S’mores around the firepit. $5,000

On-Site Ceremonies

NOTE: Ceremonies may only be booked in conjunction with a wedding reception at Chatham Bars Inn.

THE MAIN LAWN:

Located just off the Main Dining Room with views of the Atlantic Ocean

NOTE: The Main Lawn may only be booked in conjunction with a reception in the STARS

  • January 1 – December 31 $2,500

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THE SOUTH LAWN:

Situated only steps from the beach, the South Lawn can comfortably accommodate ceremonies for up to 200 people.

  • January 1 – December 31 $5,000

NOTE: The South Lawn may only be booked in conjunction with a reception in The Beach House.

THE BOATHOUSE LAWN:

Overlooking the beach and ocean, the Boathouse Lawn can comfortably accommodate ceremonies for up to 160 people.

  • January 1 – December 31 $2,500

NOTE: The Boathouse Lawn may only be booked in conjunction with a reception at the Boat House or Beach House

CHATHAM BARS INN BEACH:

Accommodates up to 200 guests.

  • April 1 – November 15 $2,500

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Food: For 2016 the following wedding packages are available:

Seated Wedding Package:

  • Choice of 4 Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Cape Cod Raw Bar with Oysters, Shrimp and Clams
  • Display of Domestic and International Cheese
  • Fresh Seasonal Baby Vegetable Crudités
  • Deluxe Three Course Seated Dinner
  • Custom designed Wedding Cake
  • Butlered Truffles & Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Five hours of beverage service including tray-passed champagne and signature cocktail during cocktail hour
  • Four Hours Full Open Bar (call brands. Upgrades listed below). Additional Hour $14++ per person
  • Wine Service with Dinner
  • Champagne Toast
  • Fine Linens, China & Stemware (not included for tent weddings)

Price: $325 per person; $350 per person (tent wedding) (both inclusive of fees and tax)

NOTE: A station-style package is also available for $350/per person. 

You may also opt for a three or four-course plated dinner that is not part of a wedding package. Prices for that range from $67-$132/pp for a three-course and $149-$171/pp for a four-course. Reception hors d’oeuvres may be purchased a la carte at prices ranging from $5-$7.25/per piece (figure three passed appetizers per guest). Pricing is NOT inclusive of fees and tax for a la carte options.

Beverage: A call-brand bar (IE: Integre Vodgka, Cuevo Tequila) is included in the wedding package listed above. You can upgrade to a Premium Brand bar (IE: Absolut, Sauza Tequila) for an additional $5/pp (Additional Hour $16.00++ per person), a Top Shelf Brand Bar (IE: Ketel One, Patron Tequila) for an additional $8.50/pp (Additional Hour $18.00++ per person), and add Cordials (IE: Bailey’s, Kahlua) for $10 per drink.

If you do not choose a wedding package you may order wines by the bottle and host a bar on a consumption basis ($10 for deluxe drinks up to $13 for premium) in addition to other staffing fees. You may also opt for non-wedding package beverage pricing which includes the following:

DELUXE PACKAGE

$56 per Person – 4Hrs.

or $20 – First Hour $12 – Each Additional Hour

A selection of Deluxe Liquors, Deluxe Wines, Domestic, Imported and Craft Beer, Assorted Soft Drinks, Juice and Bottled Water

PREMIUM

$64 per Person – 4 Hrs.

or $22 – First Hour $14 – Each Additional Hour

A selection of Premium Liquors, Premium Wines, Domestic, Imported and Craft Beer, Assorted Soft Drinks, Juice and Bottled Water

LUXURY

$69 per Person – 4 Hrs.

or $24 – First Hour $16 – Each Additional Hour

A selection of Luxury Liquors, Luxury Wines, Domestic, Imported and Craft Beer, Assorted Soft Drinks, Juice and Bottled Water

WINE AND BEER

$48 per Person – 4 Hrs.

or $18 – First Hour $10 – Each Additional Hour

A selection of Deluxe Wines, Domestic, Imported and Craft Beer, Assorted Soft Drinks, Juice and Bottled Water

What’s Included: Tables, chairs, floor length linen, glass, and silver china

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Extras: Ceremony chairs must be rented from an outside company. If you wish to have a tent wedding,  the rental fee for the South Lawn is $5,000 per day with a two day minimum. An On-Site Coordinator is also required for tent weddings.

Vendors: You may bring in outside vendors except for food/beverage

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: Up to 240 depending on venue. Tent weddings can exceed 400

Bridal Suite: This would be your room

Parking: Yes

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How Will Grandma Get There? Chatham Bar Inn is a 2-hour drive to Logan International Airport, but only a 10 minute walk to Main Street. Guests would ideally stay at the hotel, where rooms start around $236 and go up from there depending on the time of year and availability (in summer months expect to pay in the $400s and up).

Party On! Events on the waterfront can go until 10 p.m. with the ability to have an after-party in the ballroom until 1 a.m.

The Report:

Originally built in 1914 by Charles Hardy as a semi-private hunting lodge for well-to-do Boston vacationers, the award-winning Chatham hotel has undergone extensive renovations under its current owner. The resort (located on 25 acres of waterfront property) has a private quarter-mile beach in addition to a plethora of activities on or nearby the property including golf, whale-watching, tennis, biking, and sailing.

Woman Getting Married Says:

Even though you can obviously accommodate a rather large wedding here (400 people!), I actually think an intimate ceremony on the beach for 50 people followed by dinner would be pretty amazing. Not to say a larger wedding wouldn’t be, but there’s something about getting away with your closest friends and family that seems really nice to do here. In terms of pricing their list is pretty extensive (I would love it if they were able to narrow it down a bit, which they somewhat have with their Wedding Package), but I think the best deal here is the a la carte options. However, if you’re wanting the raw bar (and who doesn’t), passed chocolates and the other items on the list, you can save at least $100/pp by going a la carte.

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

10 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

10 Location

10 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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