Congratulations on Your Special Day!

When your guests arrive at the Barker, they'll find a spectacular setting. Two grand buildings perched atop a hill overlooking Scituate Harbor, with beautifully landscaped gardens and red brick walkways lined with delightful rose bushes. The Williams Room is an elegant and modern ballroom, accommodating up to 200 guests, featuring an eight foot high stone fireplace, cathedral ceiling and permanent hardwood dance floor. Our historic New England Room is located in a fully restored 17th century building and is ideal for smaller receptions with charming low ceilings, exposed beams, and luxurious furnishings. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering of fifty or a large party of 200, we have the setting to make your perfect day a reality.

Call (781) 545-6533 or email becky@thebarker.com for additional information.


General Policies and Information

Minimum Guest Requirement: There are a minimum number of guests required to book our venues: The New England Room minimum is 25 guests and The Williams Room minimum is 125 guests.


Food and Beverage Minimum: If you cannot meet the minimum guest requirement then there is an established Food & Beverage minimum which shall be agreed upon before reserving the event date.

The Food & Beverage minimum consists strictly of food and beverage charges; charges for specialty linens, ceremony fees or additional set up fees do not count towards the minimum. If you have a specific budget or you expect difficulties meeting this minimum, we will gladly discuss additional alternatives.


Menu Selection: Menu selection shall be arranged with The Barker Tavern (herein after referred to as The Barker) at least 14 days in advance of the event.


Menu Note: Before placing your order, please inform your server if any person in your party has a food allergy.


Menu Note: Consumption of raw or under cooked shellfish, fish, meat or eggs may increase the risk of food bourne illness.


Guarantee Due Date: A final guaranteed count shall be furnished 10 days prior to the event. This represents the number of dinners for which you will be billed and must be no less than the minimum number of guests contracted at the time of booking. If a final guarantee is not given, the maximum number of guests contracted at the time of booking will become the final guarantee. We ask that you do not decrease your count at this time. If your final count changes, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can accommodate you.


Prices, Taxes, Fees and Staff Charges: Menu prices are published periodically and are subject to change. Menu prices are guaranteed at the contract signing.

All fees, and staff are included. We pay our staff an hourly rate and therefore do not collect a gratuity. If you have received exemplary service and wish to leave a gratuity then it would go directly to the service staff and never to the establishment.

We will collect 7% tax which includes 6.25% state and .75% local tax.


Deposits and Payments: A $500.00 deposit is necessary to reserve the facility and guarantee the time and day of the event. Upon receiving the deposit, we will mail you a contract to sign and return to us along with a second deposit of $1,500.00. A third deposit of $1,500.00 will be required 6 months prior to the event. Cash, personal checks or credit cards are welcome for deposits. All deposit payments are non-refundable. Final payments can be made by Bank Check, Mastercard or Visa two days before your event. Personal checks are accepted for final payment only if payment is made seven days prior to the event.


Food & Beverage: Due to insurance and health code regulations, all food and beverage must be provided by The Barker. In accordance with Massachusetts State Law, alcoholic beverages may not be brought in or removed from the premises. The Barker reserves the right to refuse alcohol service to anyone at any time. We reserve the right to discontinue bar service for any reason. Bar service ends one half hour before contracted end time of the event. Proper identification is required by all guests, including the bridal party.


Decorations: You may provide your own decorations or florals. All decorations must comply with local fire laws. Please do not affix anything to the walls or ceiling with materials other than those approved by The Barker. No confetti, sand or glitter of any kind is allowed in the facility.


Vendors: The Barker reserves the right to approve all vendors. Viewing of vendors by prospective clients during an event is prohibited. We reserve the right to limit the volume of musical entertainment. Certain vendor restrictions may apply.


Overtime Charges: Staffing charges are $350 per half hour, in the event that you may need to purchase additional time.


Value Package: A 20% discount price off of any package is available during the months of November through April (excluding December 31st) if you have a minimum of 125 adult guests. Ask about Friday and Sunday value pricing.


Vendors & Children Meals: Vendor meals are complimentary, children meals are $19.95 per person.


Liability: The Barker is not liable for the failure to complete this contract due to accidents, interruptions in utilities, adverse weather or other causes beyond our control. The Barker reserves the right to cancel engagements due to these circumstances. The Barker Tavern is not responsible for lost or stolen property.


Wedding Inquiry

Please fill out the form and someone will contact you soon regarding your event.