Host a ‘Wicked’ Awesome New England Clambake Like a Local

Let The Catered Affair create a party-ready clambake for you and your guests!

Whether you’re a New England native or visiting for the first time, The Catered Affair offers a range of unique event venues and contemporary menus to transform a traditional clambake into a sensory feast. Dive into the flavors of the East Coast with our irresistible clambake experience. Clambakes are fun for corporate outings, social parties, and graduations!

How to Throw the Perfect Summer Clambake:

New England Clambake

Create an Upscale Buffet Menu

Passed miniature lobster rolls on colorful trays are a delicious way to welcome guests and set the stage for a delightful experience. For the main attraction, treat your guests to a classic New England clambake featuring steamed Maine lobsters with clarified butter + lemon wedges, charred corn on the cob, clam chowder, New England succotash, and red bliss potato salad. Fresh ingredients and seafood are locally sourced from trusted fishmongers and farms. Enhance the menu with a stunning seafood raw bar featuring fresh oysters, littleneck clams, shrimp cocktails, and crab claws. We love TCA’s mini jar pies for dessert: Boston cream, Fluffernutter chocolate crunch, and Strawberry shortcake. These adorable treats are a delicious ending to the clambake!

New England Clambake

New England Clambake

Live-Action Mixology

Interactive and engaging live-action mixologists add sophisticated flair to your New England clambake event, providing guests with an unforgettable beverage experience. Create custom cocktails inspired by traditional New England flavors. Try The Old Man and The Sea Coastal Cocktail recipe for a rum-based drink. For guests who prefer a zero-proof option, offer mocktails inspired by New England flavors, such as Blueberry Lemonade or Cape Cod Cranberry Spritzers.

New England Clambake

Craft Beer Tasting

Craft beer has thrived in New England, boasting breweries that cater to diverse tastes. Samuel Adams Boston Lager is an iconic choice, celebrated for its balanced flavor and crisp finish. Meanwhile, employee-owned Harpoon Brewery’s IPA offers a zesty citrus hop character with a touch of bitterness. For a taste of Nantucket Island’s brewing scene, look no further than Cisco Brewers. Their lineup showcases innovation and diversity, including Sankaty Light Lager. Named after the famed Sankaty Head Lighthouse, this brew is perfect for those craving a crisp, refreshing experience at your clambake craft beer tasting.

New England Clambake

Design Details

Traditional red and white check picnic-style tablecloths are a classic choice, but here at TCA, we believe in going the extra mile regarding creative design and event production. Let us take your event to the next level with a curated selection of design elements. Whether adding linens in coastal hues, incorporating fresh blooms reminiscent of seaside gardens, or selecting decor accents that capture the essence of the coast, we’ll work tirelessly to ensure every detail reflects your vision. The result? An ambiance that effortlessly blends sophistication with casual coastal charm.


It’s time to feast on fresh seafood and enjoy summer vibes. Consider the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) along the Boston Harbor for mid-week entertainment. Our clambake is a culinary journey you won’t want to miss. Get your bibs ready and join us for a clambake experience like no other! Contact us to reserve your party date; summer is here!


Written by Kori Carter Gillespie, the Director of Brand Marketing at @thecateredaffair in Boston, Massachusetts. Kori is a content writer passionate about crafting brand stories for boutique lifestyle brands. 

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