"A gorgeous property, with amazing food...
where every detail
is accounted for."

An intimate historic mansion-style wedding, both inside & out.

French doors swing open to inviting gardens and sweeping lawns, where friends and family enjoy the warmth of the afternoon sun.

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Renowned Skaket Beach...
just steps away.

For a beach ceremony or some great photo opps, the short walk around the corner makes it easy for your guests to enjoy the salty Cape Cod air.

Beach Weddings

With only one wedding a day...
the moment is all yours.

On our romantic & secluded 2.5 acre property your family and friends feel relaxed and treasured, knowing you've arranged for a totally private celebration.

Outdoor Weddings

Beautiful Cape Cod...
the ideal destination wedding.

For a destination wedding, Cape Cod offers relaxation, incredible scenery, and unique, quaint villages with great restaurants and shopping for your guests – all within a short drive of the Captain Linnell House.

Destination Weddings

Expertly prepared,
classic American cuisine.

Offer your guests an exquisite fine dining experience, artfully woven into the perfect reception.

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More details about our food...

  • Ranked #1 of 42 Restaurants in Orleans (Trip Advisor).
  • Build an intimate dinner party into the middle of the perfect reception.
  • Exceptional exquisite food: a fine dining experience incomparable to typical banquet events.
  • We source our food as organic and as local as possible.
  • CLH is chef owned for over 28 years.
  • We have two full bars at your service for the entire event.
  • Level of service and beauty of venue match food quality for a cohesive experience and a celebration like no other.

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Impeccable service
for a flawless event.

Years of experience coupled with a sense of personal care for your vision — let's make your wedding dreams come true.

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More details about our service...

  • Wedding coordination is included in The Perfect Package
  • It’s your wedding, let us do the thinking so you can enjoy it.
  • Welcome cocktails served on silver trays.
  • Seamless transitions for guest comfort and event flow.
  • Attention to every detail so you don’t have to worry.
  • Attention to you: personal event guidance for low pressure, relaxed enjoyment.
  • Attention to your guests: they’ll say it's the best wedding they’ve been to.
  • Ratio guest to staff is 1:15 or lower — vs standard of 1:20+ guest to wait staff.

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The Perfect Package:
with every detail accounted for.

Simply relax and be present with your loved ones: we tailor each moment for the experience of a lifetime.

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Effortless, yet thorough.
Simple & transparent pricing.
Incomparable value.

The Perfect Package

A one-of-a-kind reception that takes advantage of every aspect of our beautiful and extensive property, supported by our expertise in making wedding dreams come true...time and time again.

Begin with our recommended outline, then mix and match to your heart’s content.

  • Welcome Champagne Cocktail
    • Silver trays of champagne cocktails on the bar as guests arrive in the ballroom.
    • Classic French Kir Royale: crème de cassis (black currant liquor) topped with champagne in a champagne flute.
    • Offered on the bar, and passed to guests and bridal party by server, both outside on the lawn and patios and inside the mansion.
  • Cocktail Hour
    • Overview

      Full bar access for you and your guests, with top shelf hard liquor included for first hour.

      After the included hour, choose to continue by way of 3 options:

      Cash, Tab, or Package?

      1. Cash:
        - anyone can purchase after the included hour
      2. Tab:
        - tally drinks that guests consume, with...
        1. Open-ended tab: no limit on consumption
        2. Money/dollar Limit: e.g. $1000
        3. Time limit: e.g. 10pm
      3. Bar package:
        - $25/person on top of base price (including tax etc) allos the open-ended tab automaticaly


      Tanqueray, Gin, Titos Vodka, Absolute Vodka, Dewars Scotch, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Bourbon, V.O., Jameson, Seagram 7, Bacardi Rum, Captain Morgan Rum

      Stella Atois, Bud Light and Sam Adams Lager beer on draft

      Red and White Wines

      Juice & Soda


      Optional liquors and beers may be offered to your guests on a tab basis

    • Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

      A variety of six to twelve hors d'oeuvres selected by the Chef, guided by your preference.

      Chef Bill has repertoire of 50 to 60 different hors D'Oeuvres, with selection based on season, time of day, and weather/temperature.

      The Chef ensures fresh and local ingredients are incorporated in the selection of hd's.

      Hors D'Oeuvres are passed during the cocktail hour, both inside and outside, on large silver trays.

      Special requests can be honored:

      Feel free to suggest hors D'Oeuvres you love or have experienced or enjoyed at another wedding elsewhere...or even a family recipe.

      A sampling of our most popular:


      Crab in Puff Pastry * Stuffed Mushrooms * Raspberry & Brie in Filos Pommery Sausage * Clams Casino * Scallops Wrapped in Bacon Miniature Pot Stickers * Tiny Tacos * Empanadas * Lobster Puffs Linnell Chowder Shooters ($1.25 extra)


      Belgian Endive with Hummus * Bruchetta * Cucumber with Caviar Cream Cheese Curried Chicken in Filo Cups * Crab, Lobster or Shrimp Tartlets

    • Cape Cod Raw Bar

      A sampler of Wellfleet oysters, Pleasant Bay littleneck clams and Maine shrimp for the bridal party only

      Wellfleet oysters, iced maine shrimp, pleasant bay littlenecks

      Feeds a 12-14 person bridal party.

      Optional extended/guest raw par is priced per piece

      * Prices subject to market changes

      *Offered during the cocktail hour for bridal party only, unless requested otherwise

  • Wedding Dinner
    • Overview

      Treat your family to a unique dining experience with a level of food and intimacy simply not possible at standard wedding venues.

    • Wine at Table

      Wine is served by our staff “sommelier” fashion during dinner.

      A glass of red or white wine will be offered to each of your guests at table.

      Optional wine upgrade is available upon request.

      Limitless pour:

      Red and white wines are selected to compliment the meal — while server asks the preference of each guest

      Pick one white and one red from our list: you are not limited to a single option.

      * draft Beer, your choice of wine, and soft drinks are available at bar throughout dinner.

      *no corkage fee

      Wine upgrades are availalble from our complete wine list on a tab basis.

    • Appetizer

      CHOOSE ONE Freshly sliced fruit with Berries Wild Mushroom Soup Autumn Bisque Seafood Bisque Chilled White Peach or Raspberry Soup * Tomato Basil Soup Linnell Clam Chowder ($3.00 extra) * Bourbon Lobster Bisque ($4.00 extra)

    • Salad


      Garden Salad served with creamy ginger dressing * Caesar Salad with imported Locatelli Cheese * Miniature Baby Greens with cranberry vinaigrette * * Baby Kale with French apple cider vinaigrette with or without fresh strawberries

    • Entrée

      Two Entrée styles/options:

      1. a single offering (with a vegetarian option always available)

      2. a two-choice offering (with a vegetarian option always available)
      requires identification of choice by place-card color/coding



      One Entrée (Choose one)

      Roasted, with a champagne sauce

      Grilled, with a sun-dried tomato and basil pesto

      Grilled, with a Beurre blanc

      Grilled, with a béarnaise sauce

      Grilled, with a vin blanc

      Grilled, with a béarnaise sauce

      ~ • ~

      Two Entrées (Choose two)

      Roasted, filled with ricotta cheese & spinach, with a stock reduction

      Roasted, filled with lobster and shrimp with a sherried cream sauce

      In parchment, with a lemon-lime vermouth sauce

      Poached, with an herb hollandaise sauce

      Grilled, with a fresh basil sun-dried tomato pesto

      Roasted, with a black peppercorn-garlic crust, with au jus

      Grilled with a Madeira reduction or béarnaise sauce

      C O M P L I M E N T S
      Chef’s Medley of Seasonal Vegetables * Jasmine Rice * Garlic Mashed Potatoes
      Farafelle Bow-tie Pasta with Locatelli Cheese * Oven-roasted Potato with Fresh Rosemary * Vegetable or Mushroom Risotto ($1.00 extra)


  • Champagne Toast

    Upon their return to the ballroom after dinner, guests are handed a tulip glass with your choice of champagne or proseco -- sparkling cider always offered as well.

    *no corkage fee

    Cake cutting included.

    We are pleased to assist in the offering of a dessert of your choosing — you are not required to use our vendor list for dessert.

  • Coffee Buffet

    Coffee buffet includes chocolate dipped strawberries to go with the dessert of your choosing (vendor list supplied).

    Water station is available on display for the full duration of the dance party.

  • Dance Party Bar

    Wine, beer and soft drinks served for duration of the dance party!

    Bar is open for you and your guests until the end of the event.

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Thank you for considering The Captain Linnell House for your event!

The Captain Linnell House can accommodate up to 200 guests for a ceremony and reception. Our experienced and attentive staff will ensure that all of the details surrounding your elegant reception are handled to perfection.

Co-owner and wedding consultant Shelly will help you design a personalized and unforgettable experience.

To receive a printable PDF of The Perfect Package with pricing details included please call Shelly at 508-255-3400 or fill out the form below.

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