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Rye Tavern: Toast your next chapter at the Rye Tavern

Wedding venues, May 2017 Cape Cod LIFE |

Nestled within Plymouth’s attractive Pinehills village, the Rye Tavern offers couples an authentic rustic experience for weddings and rehearsal dinners. The tavern, originally built in 1792 as the Cornish Tavern, is laden with history—John Adams once visited—and embodies old New England charm with its original exposed beams, wood flooring and brick fireplaces. To event director Molly Kivi, the Rye offers guests a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

“Because we’re in an intimate setting down a dirt road and in a historical building, everybody feels like they’re at home,” Kivi says. For weddings, she notes that the intimate nature of the tavern, which is sited on one acre of land, allows couples to fully enjoy their experience with family and friends. “Not only can people enjoy a wedding in the middle of the woods,” she says, “but there’s also an added sense of peacefulness here. It’s beautiful to see kids running around near the gardens and all of the flowers.”

The vegetable gardens on the property, along with seasonally fresh, locally sourced produce, provide a true farm-to-table culinary experience. Some of the tavern’s most popular dinner offerings include Hanger Steak with Herb Marmalade, Braised Bacon Potatoes, Grilled Cauliflower and Roasted Jalapeño Butter, and Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Caramelized Carrot Potato Cake. Kivi says the Rye is also known for its specialty cocktails, like the “Pre-Prohibition Old Fashioned” made with Pikesville rye whiskey. “Couples can rely on the fact that their food and drinks are going to be absolutely phenomenal,” Kivi says.

For wedding receptions, which are held on the lawn and can be tented, the Rye can accommodate up to 130 guests. Attendees can warm themselves by the heated outdoor bar and the patio fire pit. Ceremonies are also held outdoors, either in front of the tavern with the rye field across the street as a backdrop, or adjacent to the gardens.

Rye Tavern • 517 Old Sandwich Road, Plymouth • 508-591-7515 •

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