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Barker Tavern

Scituate , MA

LOCATION

21 Barker Road, P O Box 208
Scituate, MA 02066 US (map)

PHONE

781-545-6533

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome to the Barker Tavern Restaurant and Ballroom, established in 1978 and located on Boston's South Shore, in the seaside town of Scituate, Massachusetts. Owned and operated by two... Read more
Welcome to the Barker Tavern Restaurant and Ballroom, established in 1978 and located on Boston's South Shore, in the seaside town of Scituate, Massachusetts. Owned and operated by two generations of the Jordan Family, The Barker Tavern is a fully restored 17th century house, now in use as a fine dining restaurant and special event facility.

If you are looking for a truly unique and memorable wedding experience, look to The Barker Tavern. Our stunning ballroom is called The Williams Room, named for the original owner from 1634. The Williams Room is tastefully furnished with the finest window treatments, linens and table settings. The pastel color scheme, cathedral ceiling and full sized windows give this room its spectacular natural light and spaciousness without losing its intimacy.

The Barker Tavern and its beautifull Williams Room sit on a hill overlooking Scituate Harbor, just down the road from historic Scituate Lighthouse.

The perfect setting for a lovely seaside wedding. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1986
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Nautical, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1986
When was your venue last renovated?
2012
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
35
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Katie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My new husband and I just got married at the Barker Tavern this past Saturday. I couldn't wait to write a review. We had a small wedding there (about 25) that included our ceremony and reception. I'm absolutely delighted that we made that decision. From the moment that I met Becky she gave us a warm hug and sat Adam and I down to go over details with us. She made planning a wedding stress free and enjoyable. We had a quick engagement so from when we went to visit the Barker in August for the first time to the actual wedding a short while later, we never felt rushed our hurried. I would receive emails from Becky to check in with us and to see if we needed anything. I truly felt as if we were the only ones getting married there! I know how busy Becky is and for her to take the time to sit with us or be available whenever we needed her, I am forever grateful. The Barker itself is beautiful and the food was phenomenal! It was truly the best day of my life and a huge thank you to Becky and the Barker staff for making our wedding day a memorable one for us and our guests. If you're thinking of getting married at the Barker, think no more and do it! You will not regret it!
My new husband and I just got married at the Barker Tavern this past Saturday. I couldn't wait to write a review. We had a Read more...
My new husband and I just got married at the Barker Tavern this past Saturday. I couldn't wait to write a review. We had a small wedding there (about 25) that included our ceremony and reception. I'm absolutely delighted that we made that decision. From the moment that I met Becky she gave us a warm hug and sat Adam and I down to go over details with us. She made planning a wedding stress free and enjoyable. We had a quick engagement so from when we went to visit the Barker in August for the first time to the actual wedding a short while later, we never felt rushed our hurried. I would receive emails from Becky to check in with us and to see if we needed anything. I truly felt as if we were the only ones getting married there! I know how busy Becky is and for her to take the time to sit with us or be available whenever we needed her, I am forever grateful. The Barker itself is beautiful and the food was phenomenal! It was truly the best day of my life and a huge thank you to Becky and the Barker staff for making our wedding day a memorable one for us and our guests. If you're thinking of getting married at the Barker, think no more and do it! You will not regret it! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
From the start of our wedding planning, we only went and saw Barker Tavern after looking at their venue online and we booked the day we saw it for the first time, we just knew it is where we wanted to get married. From the initial stages to the tasting and the final days before the wedding, Becky was so helpful and it was a pleasure to work with her. The day of the wedding the attendants working the room were so helpful and we appreciated everything. We couldn't imagine our wedding day being anywhere else. The food was great and all our guests have continued to rave about it, the atmosphere and decor of the Williams Room are gorgeous. Thank you again to the Barker Tavern for making our wedding day so special!
From the start of our wedding planning, we only went and saw Barker Tavern after looking at their venue online and we Read more...
From the start of our wedding planning, we only went and saw Barker Tavern after looking at their venue online and we booked the day we saw it for the first time, we just knew it is where we wanted to get married. From the initial stages to the tasting and the final days before the wedding, Becky was so helpful and it was a pleasure to work with her. The day of the wedding the attendants working the room were so helpful and we appreciated everything. We couldn't imagine our wedding day being anywhere else. The food was great and all our guests have continued to rave about it, the atmosphere and decor of the Williams Room are gorgeous. Thank you again to the Barker Tavern for making our wedding day so special! Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Barker Tavern in July and it was UNREAL. Could Becky be more amazing??? Seriously!!!! The food is out of this world and the room is gorgeous! This was the first and last placed we looked when planning our wedding. We felt no pressure at all to book, and as we were wrapping up my now husband looked at Becky and said " I like you! You're like my mom.... We are having our wedding here!" We booked that day. I worried about planning a wedding I had just started a new job that was far from home and in the midst was offered a promotion that was very in depth and let me tell you! Becky did everything for us! NO STRESS! When I say this was the easiest thing I have ever done in my life, plan a wedding in 6 months, I mean it! I will forever recommend the Barker. Everyone she recommends is amazing.... Go with them! The Jordan family has weddings down to a science. The staff amazing!!!!! I never ever felt like we were being rushed, that a clock was being watched, nothing!!!! When we were leaving everything as packed to perfection and handed off to our parents. This place needs more than 5 stars!!! What I loved most about Becky was that she was not trying to get you for every penny! Just one of bathe many examples...We had bought a card box and she told us to return it, keep the $40 and use what she had which was gorgeous of course! Oh my god she is amazing. I wish that there was one flaw I could write and I was discussing this with family that I can't even critique one thing and they totally agreed. I can't believe that I did not have one flaw in my wedding....unheard of! Becky to you and your family, you are truly amazing and thank you so much for making my wedding day the best day of my life! Xoxo

Carolyn and Kevin Patten
We had our wedding at Barker Tavern in July and it was UNREAL. Could Becky be more amazing??? Seriously!!!! The food is Read more...
We had our wedding at Barker Tavern in July and it was UNREAL. Could Becky be more amazing??? Seriously!!!! The food is out of this world and the room is gorgeous! This was the first and last placed we looked when planning our wedding. We felt no pressure at all to book, and as we were wrapping up my now husband looked at Becky and said " I like you! You're like my mom.... We are having our wedding here!" We booked that day. I worried about planning a wedding I had just started a new job that was far from home and in the midst was offered a promotion that was very in depth and let me tell you! Becky did everything for us! NO STRESS! When I say this was the easiest thing I have ever done in my life, plan a wedding in 6 months, I mean it! I will forever recommend the Barker. Everyone she recommends is amazing.... Go with them! The Jordan family has weddings down to a science. The staff amazing!!!!! I never ever felt like we were being rushed, that a clock was being watched, nothing!!!! When we were leaving everything as packed to perfection and handed off to our parents. This place needs more than 5 stars!!! What I loved most about Becky was that she was not trying to get you for every penny! Just one of bathe many examples...We had bought a card box and she told us to return it, keep the $40 and use what she had which was gorgeous of course! Oh my god she is amazing. I wish that there was one flaw I could write and I was discussing this with family that I can't even critique one thing and they totally agreed. I can't believe that I did not have one flaw in my wedding....unheard of! Becky to you and your family, you are truly amazing and thank you so much for making my wedding day the best day of my life! Xoxo

Carolyn and Kevin Patten Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Barker Tavern had everything I'd been looking for in a reception site and then some. You got so much for your buck. Becky Smith, the wedding reception coordinator did everything she could and then some to make my dream day a reality. She not only took care of the entire reception planning, but she also made picking out my other vendors a breeze; she referred me to a bridal gown boutique, hair & make up stylist, transportation company, and even where to have my rehearsal dinner. Looking at the reviews below it doesn't surprise me that Becky made them feel like family. She has an enormous amount of compassion. Anyone can say you're in good hands, but when she said it, there was this overwhelming sense of comfort in her eyes and voice, that made me trust her instantly. Throughout my planning process Becky made me feel as if I was the only Bride she was working with; even though I knew that wasn't true considering the numerous wedding photos on The Barker Tavern facebook page. It shows how dedicated she is to her girls. If you call/email her she'll answer all your wedding questions & concerns. Because she has so much experience, she knows the answer to any type of scenario you throw at her. The day of was fantastic! It was such a site to see the outcome of all the planning, hard-work, and dedication Becky and her staff did for me when I entered the Williams Room. The room looked exactly how I envisioned, My husband, myself, and our guests loved the food and the service was spot on. Once the formalities were over, I kid you not we torn up the dance floor. Truly a night we'll never forget. I'm so grateful that I got to be a Barker Bride.
The Barker Tavern had everything I'd been looking for in a reception site and then some. You got so much for your buck. Read more...
The Barker Tavern had everything I'd been looking for in a reception site and then some. You got so much for your buck. Becky Smith, the wedding reception coordinator did everything she could and then some to make my dream day a reality. She not only took care of the entire reception planning, but she also made picking out my other vendors a breeze; she referred me to a bridal gown boutique, hair & make up stylist, transportation company, and even where to have my rehearsal dinner. Looking at the reviews below it doesn't surprise me that Becky made them feel like family. She has an enormous amount of compassion. Anyone can say you're in good hands, but when she said it, there was this overwhelming sense of comfort in her eyes and voice, that made me trust her instantly. Throughout my planning process Becky made me feel as if I was the only Bride she was working with; even though I knew that wasn't true considering the numerous wedding photos on The Barker Tavern facebook page. It shows how dedicated she is to her girls. If you call/email her she'll answer all your wedding questions & concerns. Because she has so much experience, she knows the answer to any type of scenario you throw at her. The day of was fantastic! It was such a site to see the outcome of all the planning, hard-work, and dedication Becky and her staff did for me when I entered the Williams Room. The room looked exactly how I envisioned, My husband, myself, and our guests loved the food and the service was spot on. Once the formalities were over, I kid you not we torn up the dance floor. Truly a night we'll never forget. I'm so grateful that I got to be a Barker Bride. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
From the moment you step foot in Barker Tavern, you are treated like family. Becky and the entire team care deeply about the ease of the planning process and your satisfaction. Myself, my husband, and my family were sad when our wedding was over because we enjoyed working with Barker so much. We still get calls from friends and family who attended about how delicious the food was, how beautifully the evening flowed, and how wonderful all the staff were. Choosing Barker was hands down the best decision we made in the planning process. Would recommend enthusiastically!
From the moment you step foot in Barker Tavern, you are treated like family. Becky and the entire team care deeply about Read more...
From the moment you step foot in Barker Tavern, you are treated like family. Becky and the entire team care deeply about the ease of the planning process and your satisfaction. Myself, my husband, and my family were sad when our wedding was over because we enjoyed working with Barker so much. We still get calls from friends and family who attended about how delicious the food was, how beautifully the evening flowed, and how wonderful all the staff were. Choosing Barker was hands down the best decision we made in the planning process. Would recommend enthusiastically! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Barker Tavern was a dream come true. From the moment we set foot in Barker Tavern, Becky and the entire staff treated us like family. They made the entire planning process so comfortable and seamless. The vendors they recommended for cake, photography, and DJ were nothing short of incredible as well. With Barker by my side, I never once felt nervous or uneasy about the process, I always rested soundly knowing they had everything more than under control. In addition to providing absolutely incredible help in planning, they helped us make it an affordable endeavor. Granted we got married off season, but for the value and service they provide, we feel like we didn't have to "break the bank", so to speak, in order to have a show-stopping and dream-come-true day.

Now that the wedding has passed, I can truly say that Barker Tavern made our day absolutely perfect. Both my mother and mother-in-law had phone calls pouring in for days about how blown away our guests were by the time they had. They raved about the food, the music, the impeccable service, the kindness/competence of the servers and staff on the floor, and more. Just absolutely amazing. I cannot recommend Barker enough for your special day. A cozy, sea-side, delicious, and FUN place to have your big day!
Barker Tavern was a dream come true. From the moment we set foot in Barker Tavern, Becky and the entire staff treated us Read more...
Barker Tavern was a dream come true. From the moment we set foot in Barker Tavern, Becky and the entire staff treated us like family. They made the entire planning process so comfortable and seamless. The vendors they recommended for cake, photography, and DJ were nothing short of incredible as well. With Barker by my side, I never once felt nervous or uneasy about the process, I always rested soundly knowing they had everything more than under control. In addition to providing absolutely incredible help in planning, they helped us make it an affordable endeavor. Granted we got married off season, but for the value and service they provide, we feel like we didn't have to "break the bank", so to speak, in order to have a show-stopping and dream-come-true day.

Now that the wedding has passed, I can truly say that Barker Tavern made our day absolutely perfect. Both my mother and mother-in-law had phone calls pouring in for days about how blown away our guests were by the time they had. They raved about the food, the music, the impeccable service, the kindness/competence of the servers and staff on the floor, and more. Just absolutely amazing. I cannot recommend Barker enough for your special day. A cozy, sea-side, delicious, and FUN place to have your big day! Read less
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Jan
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The Barker Tavern is an incredible venue for a wedding! Becky and her team are so attentive and responsive, I didn't have to worry or stress about a thing! The Barker did an incredible job from helping us plan through our big day. The food, service and ambiance was phenomenal!
The Barker Tavern is an incredible venue for a wedding! Becky and her team are so attentive and responsive, I didn't have Read more...
The Barker Tavern is an incredible venue for a wedding! Becky and her team are so attentive and responsive, I didn't have to worry or stress about a thing! The Barker did an incredible job from helping us plan through our big day. The food, service and ambiance was phenomenal! Read less
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Jan
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We had our wedding reception in the Williams Room at the Barker in November 2013 and it was absolutely amazing start to finish. The Barker team was incredibly helpful with the entire wedding planning process. Becky was responsive, knowledgeable, flexible and just genuinely dedicated to helping make our wedding day go as smoothly and stress free as possible. Don't hesitate to book your reception here!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We had our wedding reception in the Williams Room at the Barker in November 2013 and it was absolutely Read more...
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We had our wedding reception in the Williams Room at the Barker in November 2013 and it was absolutely amazing start to finish. The Barker team was incredibly helpful with the entire wedding planning process. Becky was responsive, knowledgeable, flexible and just genuinely dedicated to helping make our wedding day go as smoothly and stress free as possible. Don't hesitate to book your reception here! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Barker Tavern, Becky, and the staff.

I had to plan our wedding from out of state. I thought that may be difficult but it could not have been easier. Becky felt like family. She answered all phone calls, all emails...she had answers before I even thought to ask them.

Interacting with Becky for many months before the wedding made Barker Tavern and Scituate feel like home. A family owned business definitely has a heartwarming feel. Barker Tavern has so many wedding ceremonies and receptions each year but Becky made me feel like I was the only bride and my wedding was "it". Unbelievable and so appreciated! And I can say now that my wedding has passed, I miss her, and will look forward to going back to visit.

Barker Tavern itself is amazing. It is beautifully decorated and very classy. The grounds outside are gorgeous. The food is to die for, the staff exceptional. Our day went without a hitch...my husband and I didn't even need to think about where to be, the staff would gently guide us in the right direction.

Barker Tavern was the PERFECT choice for our fairytale! And Becky...I can never thank her enough. Special thanks to Judy as well who personally helped me on my wedding day.
I can't say enough about Barker Tavern, Becky, and the staff.

I had to plan our wedding from out of state. I Read more...
I can't say enough about Barker Tavern, Becky, and the staff.

I had to plan our wedding from out of state. I thought that may be difficult but it could not have been easier. Becky felt like family. She answered all phone calls, all emails...she had answers before I even thought to ask them.

Interacting with Becky for many months before the wedding made Barker Tavern and Scituate feel like home. A family owned business definitely has a heartwarming feel. Barker Tavern has so many wedding ceremonies and receptions each year but Becky made me feel like I was the only bride and my wedding was "it". Unbelievable and so appreciated! And I can say now that my wedding has passed, I miss her, and will look forward to going back to visit.

Barker Tavern itself is amazing. It is beautifully decorated and very classy. The grounds outside are gorgeous. The food is to die for, the staff exceptional. Our day went without a hitch...my husband and I didn't even need to think about where to be, the staff would gently guide us in the right direction.

Barker Tavern was the PERFECT choice for our fairytale! And Becky...I can never thank her enough. Special thanks to Judy as well who personally helped me on my wedding day. Read less
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Nora
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
If I could give this place 6 stars, I would. Great food, great service, exceptional staff, and perfect New England charm. I knew I wanted to get married here just a few hours after I got engaged, and I'm so glad we did. Everything was perfect - even though it rained on my wedding day, the Barker made up for it! I didn't have to worry about a thing and as soon as the ceremony was over, I breathed a sigh of relief and was able to just enjoy my wedding. Becky and her team took care of everything so I could have fun, socialize, and dance the night away. I am so, so happy with the way everything went with our wedding day.

I was worried that serving their delicious swordfish and filet mignon for 100 people wouldn't be as delicious as it usually is, but every guest commented on how great the food was, and what a great place the Barker is overall. We look forward to celebrating our anniversary there and having some swordfish again sooner!
If I could give this place 6 stars, I would. Great food, great service, exceptional staff, and perfect New England charm. Read more...
If I could give this place 6 stars, I would. Great food, great service, exceptional staff, and perfect New England charm. I knew I wanted to get married here just a few hours after I got engaged, and I'm so glad we did. Everything was perfect - even though it rained on my wedding day, the Barker made up for it! I didn't have to worry about a thing and as soon as the ceremony was over, I breathed a sigh of relief and was able to just enjoy my wedding. Becky and her team took care of everything so I could have fun, socialize, and dance the night away. I am so, so happy with the way everything went with our wedding day.

I was worried that serving their delicious swordfish and filet mignon for 100 people wouldn't be as delicious as it usually is, but every guest commented on how great the food was, and what a great place the Barker is overall. We look forward to celebrating our anniversary there and having some swordfish again sooner! Read less
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