Rehearsal Dinners & Welcome Parties at The Wentworth Inn

Because our weddings are more than just a wedding reception, often the festivities will begin on Friday evening with a welcome reception.  A welcome reception is a great opportunity to welcome guests in a fun, informal environment.

As guests arrive they can join the reception, which generally last for two hours – your time frame but normally between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. so your guests can have a nice quick, casual dinner after their drive up.

The bar for this event can be a cash bar or you can host it – it is entirely up to you.

After the dinner, your guests will continue their evening in our lounge listening to our pianist Rob Robbins.

View our suggested rehearsal dinner and welcome party menus below.

Outdoor Receptions

Traditional Clam Bake $35.00
Steamers, Spiced Bangs Island Mussels, Grilled Gulf Shrimp, Corn on the Cob, Creamy Cole Slaw, Charred Potato Leek Salad, 2 Seasonal Desserts

Traditional Clam Bake With Lobster $39

Land and Sea $39
Grilled Marinated Flank Steak or Lemon Thyme Garlic Chicken, Steamed Maine Lobsters, Bangs Island Mussels, 2 Seasonal Salads, 2 Seasonal Desserts

Suckling Pig Roast $32.00
Local Suckling Pig Roasted on Site, Corn on the Cob, Creamy Cole Slaw, Charred Potato Leek Salad, Cape Cod Potato Chips, Two Seasonal Desserts

The Basic Barbeque $28.00
Chef Grilled Hamburgers, Veggie Burgers and Hot Dogs, Scallion dressed Cole Slaw, Dijon dressed Potato Salad, Maple BBQ Baked Beans. Baked Brownies and Cookies

Meet and Greet Receptions

Hors d’Oeuvres Reception $20
One Stationary and 4 Passed Hors d’oeuvres.  See Wedding Menus for Selections

Micro-Brew Station $18.00
Cheese and Sausages, Sourdough Pretzels with Specialty Mustards, Gourmet Mixed Nuts, Popcorn and Micro-Brewed Beer (Beer Charged Per Consumption)

Sushi Station $29.00
Assorted House-made Maki Rolls: California Rolls, Spicy Tuna Rolls, Tempura Vegetable Rolls, Salmon Skim Rolls, Spicy Scallop Rolls, Flash Fried Shrimp Rolls, Aged Soy Sauce, Ponzu Sauce, Picked Ginger, Wasabi, Wakame Salad.

Raw Bar Station $25.00
Oysters on the Half Shell, Chilled Gulf Shrimp, Littleneck Clams, Wakame Salad, Mignonette, Lemon Wedges, Horseradish, and Cocktail Sauce

Buffet Receptions

Tapas Bar Reception $29.00
Spiced Mussels, Chorizo Empanaditas, Albóndigas, Grilled Shrimp Skewers, Flash Fried Calamari and Sardines, Piquillos, Marinated Mixed Olives, Artichokes and Red Peppers, 2 Seasonal Desserts

Pasta Reception $29.00
Fettuccini Alfredo, Chicken Marsala, Ravioli Marinara, Antipasto, Caesar Salad, Tiramisu, Cannolis, Strawberries in Balsamic Reduction

Soup and Sandwich $17.00
Assorted Pre-made Sandwiches, House-made Soup, Cape Cod Potato Chips

Late Night Snack Options

  • Pre-made Deli Platter with Cape Cod Potato Chips   $9.00 per person (25 person minimum)
  • Gourmet Sliders (Burgers and/or Cuban Sandwiches with toppings) $3.50 per slider
  • Gourmet Mixed Nuts and White Chocolate Covered Popcorn   $5.50 per person
  • Flash Fried Tortilla Chips, House-made Guacamole $6.00 per person
  • Assorted Artisan Cheese and Cracker Display   $8.00 per person
  • Chicken Salad Sandwiches (quartered)   $25.00 per dozen
  • Raw Vegetable Platter with Dips   $7.00 per person
  • Coffee and Homemade Donuts $8.00 per person
  • Brownie and Cookie Display   $8.00 per person
  • Ice Cream Sundae Bar   $12.00 per person

All Receptions Run for a Duration of Two Hours
All Food items listed above are subject to an 15% service charge, a 3% event management fee and 9% NH Tax

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