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Unforgettable moments: 8 Cape venues & businesses share wedding stories

Sesuit Harbor Cafe, Dennis MA

Where can you enjoy a wedding, clambake and a harbor cruise? The Sesuit Harbor Café!

The bride and groom are barefoot, they say their “I do’s,” and kiss on a jetty overlooking Cape Cod Bay. This is the essence of a wedding at Sesuit Harbor Café in East Dennis, a great option for a rustic wedding experience. Couples can exchange their vows right in the marina—barefoot or in flip-flops—and then walk a few steps to a reception catered in classic Cape Cod style.

Known as a great spot to enjoy seafood in an open-air setting, Sesuit Harbor Cafe has a truly rustic vibe featuring sea glass décor, old-fashioned painted signs and a boatload of buoys hanging from the shingles. “People come here for that old Cape Cod experience,” says owner JC Cuchetti. “It’s an excellent venue because it’s small and keeps people together.”

For weddings, Cuchetti and his staff can arrange all the details—even the day’s itinerary. Dining choices often include surf-n-turf combos or a classic clambake with steamed lobster, steamers, linguica, corn on the cob and potatoes. At the raw bar, guests can also savor Wellfleet oysters, Chatham littlenecks and tuna sashimi.

Sometimes, the festivities even include a quick harbor tour. “Once, the entire wedding party went out in my friend’s boat, all dressed up, drinking champagne, just having a great time,” Cuchetti says. “It was amazing to see them cruising around the harbor like that. The boat dropped them off, and we introduced the entire wedding party right there as they walked down the dock.”

Every wedding is different, but for Cuchetti, who has owned the restaurant since 1999, they are all special. “Seeing everything come together, and being a part of it is really gratifying,” Cuchetti says. “It’s an unforgettable experience.”

Sesuit Harbor Café • 357 Sesuit Neck Road • Dennis • 508-385-6134 • sesuit-harbor-café.com

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