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Captain Linnell House

Orleans , MA
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137 Skaket Beach Rd
Orleans, MA 02653 US (map)

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Savor the lavender, the Victorian gazebo, the trailing wisteria, the ocean breeze. Unique, elegant, affordable. Have your wedding in the mansion that the captain built for his bride in... Read more
Savor the lavender, the Victorian gazebo, the trailing wisteria, the ocean breeze. Unique, elegant, affordable. Have your wedding in the mansion that the captain built for his bride in 1840. Award winning, chef owned, exquisite food. One of a kind on Cape Cod. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1840
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Coastal, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
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
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
0
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
My husband and I wanted to get married at a place on the Cape that we felt reflected our relationship--intimate, classic, easy-going, and not too flashy. We found exactly that in the ambiance of the Captain Linnell. The backyard has a feel of a secret garden, and the interior that of an older club room. It's comfortable and beautiful.
Shelly, the reception coordinator for the Captain Linnell is an expert planner and walked us through every minute detail of planning our reception at their venue. Because Shelly has been doing this for so long, she knows what works and what doesn't work within the space and time provided, so be prepared to be told that some of your ideas may not work. I appreciated the direction, as sometimes I had a difficult time envisioning the layout or how timing may work. She will always give you her reasoning for leading you one way or the other, so there is never any miscommunication. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Shelly and her lovely staff.
OH and the food was delicious! We served the crabcake and filet and all of our guests gushed over their meal.
We had a wonderful experience at the Captain Linnell House, and forever have beautiful memories there!
My husband and I wanted to get married at a place on the Cape that we felt reflected our relationship--intimate, classic, Read more...
My husband and I wanted to get married at a place on the Cape that we felt reflected our relationship--intimate, classic, easy-going, and not too flashy. We found exactly that in the ambiance of the Captain Linnell. The backyard has a feel of a secret garden, and the interior that of an older club room. It's comfortable and beautiful.
Shelly, the reception coordinator for the Captain Linnell is an expert planner and walked us through every minute detail of planning our reception at their venue. Because Shelly has been doing this for so long, she knows what works and what doesn't work within the space and time provided, so be prepared to be told that some of your ideas may not work. I appreciated the direction, as sometimes I had a difficult time envisioning the layout or how timing may work. She will always give you her reasoning for leading you one way or the other, so there is never any miscommunication. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Shelly and her lovely staff.
OH and the food was delicious! We served the crabcake and filet and all of our guests gushed over their meal.
We had a wonderful experience at the Captain Linnell House, and forever have beautiful memories there! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.7/5.0
We could not have picked a better venue for our reception than the Linnell House! Our ceremony was down the road, at Skaket Beach, and our guests loved the easy transition from the beach to the laid-back cocktail hour at the Linnell House. Everything at the reception went so smoothly, and the Linnell House was the perfect setting for us and all of our family and friends. Guests raved about how beautiful the grounds were and absolutely loved the food (no surprise there, dinner at the restaurant is always incredible).

Shelly, who oversees all of their events, was so accommodating, both ahead of time as we were planning the wedding and on the day of. She and her team were tremendous. (After you reserve your date Shelly also provides you with a very helpful list of her vendor recommendations, which is nice if you don’t know who to turn to for all details on the Cape.) We had the best time! My husband and I were so happy with our choice and highly recommend the Linnell House!
We could not have picked a better venue for our reception than the Linnell House! Our ceremony was down the road, at Read more...
We could not have picked a better venue for our reception than the Linnell House! Our ceremony was down the road, at Skaket Beach, and our guests loved the easy transition from the beach to the laid-back cocktail hour at the Linnell House. Everything at the reception went so smoothly, and the Linnell House was the perfect setting for us and all of our family and friends. Guests raved about how beautiful the grounds were and absolutely loved the food (no surprise there, dinner at the restaurant is always incredible).

Shelly, who oversees all of their events, was so accommodating, both ahead of time as we were planning the wedding and on the day of. She and her team were tremendous. (After you reserve your date Shelly also provides you with a very helpful list of her vendor recommendations, which is nice if you don’t know who to turn to for all details on the Cape.) We had the best time! My husband and I were so happy with our choice and highly recommend the Linnell House! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Captain Linnell House is a beautiful old ship captain's house on the Cape. The old charm is perfect for weddings. Shelly Conway is the woman in charge there and my fiancé and I felt completely comfortable with Shelly running the behind the scenes of our wedding. She seems very much the type of woman where if you want it, she will make it happen. We had our ceremony in back of the house at their gazebo which worked beautifully, the sun was beginning to set and as it came through the trees it was perfect for pictures. We also had our reception there. Their autumn bisque soup, which is only available in October and November, is amazing and very flavorful. We had one version of their surf and turf (swordfish and filet) and both were fantastic. The filet was incredibly tender and probably the best I have ever had. We would also highly recommend their bacon wrapped dates as a passed appetizer. Because it is an old house, the dinner is actually served in 3 rooms which all look out to one another and there are windows in-between so you can see and talk to people in other rooms so this was not an issue for us. They have a main ballroom where they have cocktail hour and then cake cutting and dancing so nobody misses out on seeing those. There are 3 fireplaces, one in the main ballroom and 2 more in the rooms where dinner was served that add to the ambiance. We were looking for a place that could handle the ceremony, reception and was unique. We could not have found a better place for us. In addition, the overall price for an onsite ceremony and reception were amazing and included a lot (linens, food, open bar for cocktail hour, wine at table and then beer and wine covered for reception).
Captain Linnell House is a beautiful old ship captain's house on the Cape. The old charm is perfect for weddings. Shelly Read more...
Captain Linnell House is a beautiful old ship captain's house on the Cape. The old charm is perfect for weddings. Shelly Conway is the woman in charge there and my fiancé and I felt completely comfortable with Shelly running the behind the scenes of our wedding. She seems very much the type of woman where if you want it, she will make it happen. We had our ceremony in back of the house at their gazebo which worked beautifully, the sun was beginning to set and as it came through the trees it was perfect for pictures. We also had our reception there. Their autumn bisque soup, which is only available in October and November, is amazing and very flavorful. We had one version of their surf and turf (swordfish and filet) and both were fantastic. The filet was incredibly tender and probably the best I have ever had. We would also highly recommend their bacon wrapped dates as a passed appetizer. Because it is an old house, the dinner is actually served in 3 rooms which all look out to one another and there are windows in-between so you can see and talk to people in other rooms so this was not an issue for us. They have a main ballroom where they have cocktail hour and then cake cutting and dancing so nobody misses out on seeing those. There are 3 fireplaces, one in the main ballroom and 2 more in the rooms where dinner was served that add to the ambiance. We were looking for a place that could handle the ceremony, reception and was unique. We could not have found a better place for us. In addition, the overall price for an onsite ceremony and reception were amazing and included a lot (linens, food, open bar for cocktail hour, wine at table and then beer and wine covered for reception). Read less
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Naomi
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about Captain Linnell and the amazing staff there. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and it was largely due to Shelly and her team. Every detail was considered and attended to, Shelly was very available for questions leading up to the big day and the entire team went above and beyond to make sure our guests were happy. I've gotten more compliments than I can count on the food and service. I would reccommend this venue to anyone!!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Captain Linnell and the amazing staff there. Our wedding was absolutely perfect Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful things about Captain Linnell and the amazing staff there. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and it was largely due to Shelly and her team. Every detail was considered and attended to, Shelly was very available for questions leading up to the big day and the entire team went above and beyond to make sure our guests were happy. I've gotten more compliments than I can count on the food and service. I would reccommend this venue to anyone!! Read less
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mandymont
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We picked the perfect venue for our hometown cape cod wedding. The Captain Linnell House offers not only a spectacular atmosphere with historic architecture, interior design etc, very representative of the cape and its ocean history, but the service is unmatched along with the food. The value is the best on the cape. Being an analyst I had completed a comprehensive cost analysis of 20 venues on the cape and the pricing with the quality was unmatched by any other venue available.

If you are looking for a true Cape venue with amazing gourmet food and a spectacular staff and service you cannot pass on Captain Linnell. Even the day Bridget, one of the employees, stayed by our side and helped with everything. The food was also incredible! our guests were floored!

Many said it was the best wedding they had ever been too and a lot of that had to do with the food and venue.

Thank you to Shelly and the entire team at Captain Linnell! Even if you are not planning a wedding visit them year round and have a meal, they are a gourmet restaurant year round...zagat rated!
We picked the perfect venue for our hometown cape cod wedding. The Captain Linnell House offers not only a spectacular Read more...
We picked the perfect venue for our hometown cape cod wedding. The Captain Linnell House offers not only a spectacular atmosphere with historic architecture, interior design etc, very representative of the cape and its ocean history, but the service is unmatched along with the food. The value is the best on the cape. Being an analyst I had completed a comprehensive cost analysis of 20 venues on the cape and the pricing with the quality was unmatched by any other venue available.

If you are looking for a true Cape venue with amazing gourmet food and a spectacular staff and service you cannot pass on Captain Linnell. Even the day Bridget, one of the employees, stayed by our side and helped with everything. The food was also incredible! our guests were floored!

Many said it was the best wedding they had ever been too and a lot of that had to do with the food and venue.

Thank you to Shelly and the entire team at Captain Linnell! Even if you are not planning a wedding visit them year round and have a meal, they are a gourmet restaurant year round...zagat rated! Read less
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KatieCrowley
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.8/5.0
We had an amazing Labor Day weekend at the CLH! The staff was extremely helpful and thoughtful. Everyone at the wedding raved about how great it was. Also our guests appreciated the true Cape feel of the venue. The only negative thing i will say is the owner would come up to my parents and tell them they may threaten to stop serving someone alcohol. It took a lot of fun of the the wedding for my parents and the owner should just deal with the individuals involved instead of dragging others into it. That was the only negative thing i have though.
We had an amazing Labor Day weekend at the CLH! The staff was extremely helpful and thoughtful. Everyone at the wedding Read more...
We had an amazing Labor Day weekend at the CLH! The staff was extremely helpful and thoughtful. Everyone at the wedding raved about how great it was. Also our guests appreciated the true Cape feel of the venue. The only negative thing i will say is the owner would come up to my parents and tell them they may threaten to stop serving someone alcohol. It took a lot of fun of the the wedding for my parents and the owner should just deal with the individuals involved instead of dragging others into it. That was the only negative thing i have though. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Loved everything! Still keep hearing great things from guests. Loved the venue, the meal, and the order of events. Staff took care of everything, and let us enjoy our guests and the evening. They were very accommodating to our requests to personalize the reception and make it unique.

She provides a booklet of local vendors and additional information to help brides plan their day, and will help organize and plan as much or as little as needed. She has a great reputation with local vendors as well.
Loved everything! Still keep hearing great things from guests. Loved the venue, the meal, and the order of events. Staff Read more...
Loved everything! Still keep hearing great things from guests. Loved the venue, the meal, and the order of events. Staff took care of everything, and let us enjoy our guests and the evening. They were very accommodating to our requests to personalize the reception and make it unique.

She provides a booklet of local vendors and additional information to help brides plan their day, and will help organize and plan as much or as little as needed. She has a great reputation with local vendors as well. Read less
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lilypip01
Wedding:
9/21/2008
3.9/5.0
My husband and I picked our wedding date about 4 months out so we were really tight with time. This is one of two places that my parents looked at and they were open and willing to work with us. We choose to go with the large banquet room (seats about 50) and it was wonderful.
My husband and I picked our wedding date about 4 months out so we were really tight with time. This is one of two places Read more...
My husband and I picked our wedding date about 4 months out so we were really tight with time. This is one of two places that my parents looked at and they were open and willing to work with us. We choose to go with the large banquet room (seats about 50) and it was wonderful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.4/5.0
Amazing space & food, awful & rude management/ownership.
Amazing space & food, awful & rude management/ownership.
Amazing space & food, awful & rude management/ownership. Read less
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Rinehartjulie
Wedding:
6/16/2007
3.3/5.0
We paid about $130 a person but a lot was included in the price, open bar, cake, 5 star dinner and dessert, GREAT staff. They have done wedding for MANY years so they know what to expect, but at the same point they have only a few ways of doing things. They are not very flexible, which can be very frustrating. I only wanted to modify a few things and I hit a bunch of walls. I must say overall I would have it there againa and I would recommend it to ANYONE, esp brides who do not care to much about details. This is a wedding package that includes almost eveything and I loved it for it. Last note...my guests are still talking about the food...what bride can say that!
We paid about $130 a person but a lot was included in the price, open bar, cake, 5 star dinner and dessert, GREAT staff. Read more...
We paid about $130 a person but a lot was included in the price, open bar, cake, 5 star dinner and dessert, GREAT staff. They have done wedding for MANY years so they know what to expect, but at the same point they have only a few ways of doing things. They are not very flexible, which can be very frustrating. I only wanted to modify a few things and I hit a bunch of walls. I must say overall I would have it there againa and I would recommend it to ANYONE, esp brides who do not care to much about details. This is a wedding package that includes almost eveything and I loved it for it. Last note...my guests are still talking about the food...what bride can say that! Read less
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