Wedding Rehearsal Dinners

Since most Vineyard weddings are weekend events, in addition to your wedding dinner, you may want to plan a bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, wedding brunch or all three.

Options abound when it comes to your wedding rehearsal dinner:  A clambake or paella on the beach where you can take a cool dip under the setting sun;  full dinners prepared and delivered to your rental home to be enjoyed out on the deck or inside with your friends and family in an informal and relaxed setting;  buffets of any style and type, set up for self-service absolutely anywhere;  a full sit-down dinner at the luscious Vineyard location of your choice.  No matter what you prefer, there are many location and meal options to choose from!

Your special rehearsal dinner will shine no matter what location or menu you choose and all will prepare you and your guests for the big event.

Clambake on the beach for a Vineyard rehearsal dinner.Backyard DinnerShrimp and mussels paella with local grilled vegetables.
Grilled Shrimp and Clams and Oysters
Assorted Salsas (pineapple, mango, roasted garlic and tomatillo)
Guacamole and Chips.
Marinated Cilantro Lime Chicken
Pork Tenderloin with Cumin Rub
Chipotle Rubbed Skirt Steak

Barbecued Pork ribs
Seasonal Grilled Vegetables Grilled
New Potato Salad
Creamy Peanut Slaw
Stars and Strips Green Salad Corn Bread
Old-fashioned Blueberry Pie Watermelon Chocolate Brownies

Dinner at Chilmark Pond

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peaasandbeansMaine Lobster in Buttered Rolls
Our own Black Bean Burgers
Fearless Franks Dogs
Peas, Beans and Seeds Salad
Chopped Locally Harvested Salad
Sweet Potato and Charred Peppers
House Pickles: Kimchi, Sauerkraut, Cucumbers, Cauliflower, Asparagus, Beans and Peas
Strawberry Rhubarb and Savory Biscuits
Chilmark Chocolates
Chamomile Mint Tea
Lemon Ginger and Juniper Lemonade
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Large sit-down wedding rehearsal dinner set at the Vineyard Sailing Camp.


Buffets

Paella
We start with a giant authentic Spanish paella pan with Spanish extra virgin olive oil, sweet organic onions, organic pepper and Arborio rice. To this we add fresh seafood like clams, mussels, calamari and wild Maine shrimp. All is steeped in a saffron broth with our own sausage, organic pastured chicken, beans, corn, baby artichokes and garlic hearts and then topped off with tangy lemon juice and herbs! Serves 20 – 200

Paella loaded with fresh clams, mussels, calamari, wild Maine shrimp, chicken and sausage steeped in a saffron broth.

Grilled Leg of Allen farm lamb Ratatouille
Today’s Harvest Vegetables From Our Local Farmers.
Spanakopita
Asparagus roasted with lemon and shallots
Tabbouleh Salad
Feta and Lemon Herbed Olives with Greens and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
White Bean and Baby Artichoke Medley
Fresh Rosemary Pita Breads

Casual Vineyard
Lobster and Our Own Island Clam Chowder
Lobster Rolls
Summer Salad of Roasted Vegetables
Peach and Blueberry Cobbler with Cinnamon Ice Cream

Photo courtesy Kristen Taylor

Photo courtesy Kristen Taylor

Clambakes
Clambakes have been served on Martha’s Vineyard for as long as anyone can remember. The Wampanoag Indians gave us this time-honored method of steaming seafood over hot stones in rockweed. Family gatherings are perfect for this classic, delicious menu which we call our New England Roast.

Steamers and Mussels from local waters
Traditional New England Clam Chowder
Steamed Menemsha Lobsters
Grilled Chicken
Grilled Corn on the Cob or Cole Slaw
Potato Salad or Grilled Potatoes
Drawn Butter Poppy Seed Rolls or Corn Bread or Garlic Bread
Chewy Ginger Toffee Bars
Blueberry Lemon Verbena Crisp

An Affordable & Easy Option
We can prepare the entire New England Dinner at our kitchen and deliver to your site hot and ready to eat.
(Lobster trap tables, torches and enclosed fire pits are available to rent)

Fresh lobsters simmering at a Vineyard clambake.

New England seafood buffet at a Vineyard wedding dinner.

Kitchen Porch Catering | Martha's Vineyard | 508-645-5000