Looking to host the perfect Cape Cod rehearsal dinner? The Cape Cod dining scene offers a variety of culinary choices, everything from your local clam shack to elegant fine dining. Here are a few of our favorite spots to help you plan the perfect kick-off to your Cape Cod wedding weekend!
Located on the west end of Hyannis Main Street, The West End is run by a husband-and-wife team who take pride in curating one-of-a-kind dining experiences. The sunny Garden Room and intimate Parlour Room are located on the opposite end of the main dining area, allowing for a private setting for your rehearsal dinner. This room can easily shift into a fun and sophisticated setting for a welcome party to follow! Nosh on passed polenta truffle fries and calamari fritti on the outdoor patio area and add a fresh air feel to your summer dinner.
Halfway between the "tip" and "elbow" of Cape Cod in Wellfleet is the Wicked Oyster . The Wicked Oyster has a rustic and elegant vibe. With a capacity of 60 guests, this cozy option will add the perfect dash of Cape Cod to your wedding weekend. Their carefully crafted cocktail list will bring another layer of delightful detail to your party.
Fanizzi’s in Provincetown is the perfect location for your outer Cape occasion if you prefer the northern tip of Cape Cod. Boasting a gorgeous 180-degree view, Fanizzi’s Bay dining area looks out over Cape Cod Bay, Provincetown Harbor and North Truro. Complementing the stellar views is the stylishly renovated function space, which offers a comfortable private setting for your event. Guests can indulge in entrees ranging from local Mustard Nut Crusted Cod and Braised Short Rib to Cajun Seafood Alfredo and traditional Fish & Chips.
Tucked away on Cape Cod’s scenic highway in the quaint village of East Dennis is The Pheasant, a family-owned and operated casual fine dining restaurant with inventive food and a relaxed attitude. Executive chef Garrett Smythe is focused on sourcing ingredients from local farmers and fisherman to ensure the menu is always fresh and unique to Cape Cod, with menu items including Seared Dayboat Scallops, Smoked Pork Shoulder and Pan Roasted Local Fish.
Sopranos by The Sea in Falmouth boasts eye-candy panoramic views of Nantucket Sound. The second floor, with a capacity for 120 guests, can be reserved for your special event, or you can host your party on the deck overlooking Martha’s Vineyard in the distance. Farm fresh eggs, organic tomatoes, local shellfish, and free-range beef help to create a classic Italian-inspired menu featuring dishes like Lobster Ravioli, Rigatoni Bolognese and Veal Toscano.
If a traditional rehearsal dinner setting isn’t for you, Cape Cod is home to many seasoned vendors that can help you deliver an unforgettable evening for your guests. Catering by The Casual Gourmet, Eat Your Heart Out, Backside Bakes and Clambakes Etc (which has the most amazing mobile bar car - Mix and Muddle) offer a wide range of options, from formal plated dinners to casual clambakes. If you're looking for a tent to add to your party, Sperry or American Tent and Table will have you covered – literally!
Cape Cod has an abundance of unique rehearsal dinner venues that provide the perfect amount of local flavor. Pro Tip: include a signature cocktail or customized favor that pays homage to the soon-to-be newlyweds!