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Clambake for wedding? Bad idea?


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Clambake for wedding? Bad idea?

Rebulah Conundrum | Nov 5, 2009 09:50 AM

Hello everyone,

Apologies as I think this may have been covered in a previous post, but thought that this would be a good community to ask for advice. I'm planning my wedding for next September and am trying to find recommendations of companies/caterers in the Boston area who would be able to put on a classy clambake for the event. I'm not having luck in finding too many independent reviews online (good or bad) so was hoping that someone might be able to offer a suggestion from weddings they attended or organized (or even companies to avoid!). I don't know if a clambake would be suitable for a sit down meal and if they can prepare the lobsters and shellfish so that it doesn't get too messy? I'd like to avoid a buffet at the wedding, but perhaps that's a better idea for a clambake. As you can tell, I don't have much experience with organizing clambakes!

I'm thinking of holding the outdoor wedding in a tent for around 100-140 people and have contacted Woodman's and Family Crest so far (some of these places offer the tent, tables and linens in a wedding package as well without having to go through multiple vendors which seems easier. I wonder if it is a good idea to rent the tables, chairs and tent from the caterer or if that's just me being a bit lazy), but any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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