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The Lighthouse Inn

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About The Lighthouse Inn

The Lighthouse Inn is a historic waterfront hotel for couples wishing to marry in the greater Cape Cod, Massachusetts area. This coastal wedding venue is unique, with a lighthouse and views of the Nantucket Sound. Couples will find this venue in West Dennis, Massachusetts, located approximately 20 minutes from the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History.

Facilities and Capacity
As many as 230 guests can join couples for their wedding at The Lighthouse Inn. Couples can wed on a lawn space overlooking the blue waters of the picturesque Nantucket Sound. The charming white inn with black shutters and rooftop also makes a quaint backdrop for a wedding celebration, or for wedding portraits while guests enjoy cocktails on the deck. Inside, the venue’s ballroom has green carpeting with a wooden dance floor. The columns in the room and the walls are crafted from matching brown wood, giving the venue a rustic feel. Plenty of large bright windows overlook the lawn and the water as the sun sets.

Services Offered
Couples can host any wedding-related event at this venue, including ceremonies and receptions, but also bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. Accommodating services welcome couples with a charming bridal suite, onsite parking for guests and wireless Internet to help everyone stay connected on the wedding day. Accommodations ensure that couples and guests can enjoy the night without worrying about how they’ll get home or where they’ll spend the evening. Other services at this historic hotel include:
Event planning
In-house bar
In-house catering
Liability insurance
Outside vendors

A fully stocked bar, complete with bartenders to pour a champagne toast and a signature drink, means that couples don’t have to worry about providing alcohol for the celebration. Catering for the wedding includes the options of American, Caribbean, French, Italian, local, southern or southwestern cuisine. The wedding menus can be prepared with gluten-free, lactose-free, no pork, nut-free, organic, vegan, and vegetarian options for guests with dietary restrictions. The culinary masterpieces from the kitchen can be served in the following catering styles for a couple’s wedding:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings

This inn offers rooms with the option of an oceanfront stay, suites, and cottage spaces. All of the lodging options at The Lighthouse Inn offer a full bath, cable TV, a small refrigerator and air conditioning. These quaint accommodations are located in or steps away from the main facility for the convenience of any overnight guests. Couples can spend their first night as newlyweds in one of the inn’s private cottages.

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Married on 07/24/2016

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We cannot thank Bill and his team enough for all the quality service they provided. We live out of town and Bill was great to work with through email and telephone, he is very responsive and gave us a ... Read more a great summary of what to expect. You can tell that he has a lot of experience, our wedding was so smooth, everything went off without a hitch and that was because of Bill's direction. We received many compliments on the food and the staff, especially Spencer who was great to work with. It is a beautiful, historic Cape location and it was so convenient to have the ceremony and reception at the same place. Everything is included in the price, food, linens, etc.. so it is one stop shopping, you don't need to get caterers and party rentals. There is an indoor space to get married should you have inclement weather and there is a discount if you get married on Friday or Sunday. I recommend getting one of the cottages on site, it was great to have a home base right there. They also rent whole houses out of property which is great if you have a lot of people traveling from out of town. We highly recommend the Lighthouse Inn!


Married on 09/21/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We cannot say enough good things about Bill and the entire Lighthouse Inn staff. It was incredible to have our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all in one gorgeous spot! The beach setting for our ... Read more our ceremony, deck for cocktails and apps and the DELICIOUS clam bake dinner were simply perfect. Our guests could not stop raving about the entire day. Bill was awesome to work with for the 9 months we spent planning our big day. He was organized, responsive, and kept things moving on the big day. Getting ready in Room 6 upstairs and knowing my groom and his groomsmen were just two cottages away eased any fears of travel issues. Walking down the deck stairs to the ceremony and meeting Kip's eyes in front of the gorgeous beach is a moment we will never forget. We spend a lot of time on the Cape and have a family house in South Yarmouth - Lighthouse Inn gave us the ultimate Cape Cod wedding and was a fantastic destination for our guests traveling from out of town. Our wedding was on Friday and most guests stayed until Sunday and we have heard nothing but positive reviews about the various guest rooms and the entire West Dennis area. Thank you, Bill and team! We will be back!


Married on 09/15/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We had a wonderful time. The manager was flexible and met all of our special requests. The location is right on the water, which made the perfect setting for a beach wedding service. We were lucky to ... Read more to have had perfect weather! The food and service for dinner were great. I have no complaints, just an enjoyable reception all around.

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