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 CHATHAM BARS INN WEDDINGS

Nestled in Nantucket Sound just outside of Chatham's bustling Main Street. Famous for their blue hydrangea gardens, their commitment to luxury, and exceptional service—CBI is the perfect venue for weddings.

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Recent recipient of the coveted Forbes 5-star ratingChatham Bars Inn, is the perfect location for your wedding. The 25-acre luxury oceanfront property located in Chatham, Massachusetts is well known for it's flawless service, farm-to-table gourmet meals, and stunning quarter-mile of pristine private beach

Whether you are planning a large lavish wedding with 300 people or an intimate gathering of just 12 guests, this majestic waterfront setting has something to offer for everyone.

From the gorgeous Wedding Lawn and Boathouse to the beautiful Beach House, couples can create memories that will be cherished for a lifetime. Your guests will be pampered by their exquisite staff while they are surrounded by breathtaking views and enjoy dancing the night away with crashing waves in the background.

With thoughtfully decorated indoor spaces and beautiful outdoor areas, you'll be able to transform CBI into whatever you desire. From the intimate laidback luxury of Cape Cod all the way to the glamour of a garden of blue hydrangeas spilling down from your ceiling on the South lawn.

Whatever your style, Chatham Bars Inn will ensure your wedding day dreams become a reality. 

If you're planning your wedding at Chatham Bars Inn, you've chosen a truly special and picturesque location for your big day. Imagine saying your vows with the stunning Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop and the warm sun shining down on you.

THE PERFECT Wedding VENUE

About Chatham Bars Inn

alexi & amanda

Our wedding video was so well done! We are so grateful for the chance to watch and relive our greatest day and even some of the moments we missed. They were meticulous with every detail planning ahead which made it seamless the day of our wedding!

“They captured every detail and all of my favorite moments!”

katrina & matt

I tell all my friends that’s worth investing in is the wedding video and that’s thanks to Harborview Studios. They did a wonderful job capturing the entire day and helped bring it to life through various formats. These two are the best in the business for wording films and you won’t regret working with them!!

“Cindy and Sean were such a wonderful part of our wedding experience!!”

amanda & paul

We had a small wedding  and I was hesitant to hire a videographer. My wedding planner said if I did decide to pull the trigger, Harborview was the absolute best. And she was RIGHT! I LOVE the finished product, and so does everyone else. I could not be more happier with the memories they captured. Cindy and Sean were wonderful to work with!


“One of the best wedding planning decisions I made!”

A FEW OF OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT Filming WEDDINGS AT Chatham bars Inn

FAQ

Does Chatham Bars Inn have additional spaces for our rehearsal dinner/ welcome party, after party, and farewell brunch?

Does Chatham Bars Inn have additional spaces for our rehearsal dinner/ welcome party, after party, and farewell brunch?

Yes! We spoke with our good friend, Jyl Deering of Deering Events Wedding Planning, and she said she often plans corresponding wedding events at Chatham Bars Inn for couples and being able to have all the wedding events in one location is a huge plus for a lot of couples.

Chatham Bars Inn has loads of additional event spaces that are perfect for your additional wedding events. Rehearsal dinners and welcome parties are lovely at the boathouse or CBI's Farm. The Monomoy building is perfect for after parties. And the Harbor View/Charles Hardy room is perfect for your private after-wedding brunch the next morning. 

Should we both get ready at Chatham Bars Inn?

Should we both get ready at Chatham Bars Inn?

Unless you have a family home in the area, CBI is a great place to get ready for both of you. It's a beautiful property with good light, ample space, and beautiful surroundings. Most importantly, you don't have to worry about the variable of Cape Cod traffic holding you up before the ceremony. 

Where on property to do recommend for our family portrait session?

Where on property to do recommend for our family portrait session?

Anywhere you can find shade. Do not take beach photos until later in the day if you can help it. Beach photos, while they sound romantic and everything you would want to remember from your beach wedding—it's nothing at all like being on the beach in casual beachwear. It's a potentially difficult hike for older or less abled family members.

Definitely get some pictures there (like a couple's session) but a better place for family photo session is up by the main building or on the boardwalk.

What's the best time of year to take advantage CBI's blue hydrangea gardens?

What's the best time of year to take advantage CBI's blue hydrangea gardens?

July through August is when you'll be treated to the peak season of Cape Cod's famous blue hydrangeas and many have their wedding at Chatham Bars Inn for that very reason. The main variety (endless summer) blooms through September although they're starting to fade and not as vibrant as in the peak season.

Chatham Bars Inn has 4,000 hydrangeas, 12 different varieties and their own Hydrangea Whisperer on staff. 

Don't despair if you aren't getting married in July through August you can still add gorgeous blue blooms throughout your wedding decor without really missing a beat since most of CBI's hydrangeas are closer to the main building, the walkway, and other building structures.

Where do you recommend having our first look at Chatham Bars Inn?

Where do you recommend having our first look at Chatham Bars Inn?

There are almost endless opportunities for a first look at Chatham Bars Inn. The best known location for a first look is the grassy knoll between CBI's main building and the Bayview Terrace. It's shaded but bright and relatively private for a busy resort. Other popular outdoor locations are the infamous boardwalk leading out to the beach or the granite staircase leading down to the Wedding Lawn. 

For a first look indoors, the South Lounge (informally known as The Game Room) is a fun location for less-than-perfect weather. There's something for everyone in the South Lounge. Music lovers can have the grand piano in the background, couples fond of board games can incorporate something unique with their luxury Scrabble board, and you can't beat the grand fireplace. There are also two grand staircases that work well. 

Chatham Bars Inn is so gorgeous, the possibilities are virtually limitless. 

Where do you recommend having our sunset photo session at CBI?

Where do you recommend having our sunset photo session at CBI?

The beach and the dock are both beautiful places to go. If you don't like the sand on your feet, the boardwalk will be just as beautiful. Walking into the grass dunes is also a wonderful option as it offers additional textures, colors, and movement to for us to play around with on video. You will get stunning results at any of these locations.

As an honored listing on CBI's trusted vendor list for many years,  we've filmed everything from micro weddings to huge weddings  at Chatham Bars Inn. We know every inch of the property at every season of the year. 

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