Greetings from the staff of The Wildcat Inn & Tavern:
There are lots of beautiful places to have a party, but there aren’t many places that are tons of fun. That’s our goal – to make your wedding, rehearsal dinner, reunion, birthday, holiday celebration, business meeting or special occasion with family and friends the best time ever.
Whether you are looking for the perfect place for a beautiful garden wedding under a candle lit tent or a company Christmas party with roaring wood fireplaces The Wildcat Inn and Tavern can accommodate events as large as two hundred and fifty guests to private dinners for two.
The information that follows will give you a detailed introduction to the wide range of options that we offer. Each of our events is custom designed to insure that your special occasion is absolutely perfect.
In order to insure that we are the best match for your party we invite you to arrange a time to tour our property and discuss the many options we offer. Please call today to arrange a complimentary overnight stay and schedule a custom menu tasting to help us start the planning process.
Thank you for considering The Wildcat Inn & Tavern for your celebration.
I look forward to meeting with you!
A Rich History
Turn right though Jackson’s iconic red covered bridge, past Flossie’s General Store, Town Hall, The Ravenswood Curio Shop and the Skimo’s Ski & Sports Club to the heart of Jackson Village and The Wildcat Inn & Tavern.
Built in 1923 this classic New England Inn has been home to a wide variety of Jackson’s most notable businesses and clubs, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Mr. Finney’s photographer studio, Western Union, The White Mountain Ski Runners Club, The Carol Reed Shop and the world renown Eastern Slope Ski School which was founded on the site in 1938.
Since the late 1950’s when Carol and Brad Boyton opened the first restaurant and inn on the site The Wildcat has been serving merriment and cheer to generations of skiers, back country hikers, and White Mountain adventurers who appreciate the hearty country fare, beautiful gardens, great entertainment, and crackling apple wood fires that have made The Wildcat Inn & Tavern famous.
With world class golf and cross country skiing right next door, and hiking, biking, and fishing only minutes away the Wildcat’s central location offers a wide variety of outdoor activities that include North Conway’s famous outlet and specialty shops just down the road.
If you are looking for the perfect place for a party The Wildcat Inn & Tavern is centrally located in the heart of one of New England’s most popular year round vacation destinations.
A Perfect Party Starts With The Perfect Space
The space you choose for your special occasion is as important as the event itself. The Wildcat Inn & Tavern offers a total of 8 different spaces that can accommodate a maximum of 250 people for a single event or as few as 2 people for a private anniversary celebration. Each space is unique with a different look and feel.
Our former open air porch that now serves guests year round is one of our most popular spaces accommodating a maximum of 45 people. The minimum for exclusive private seating is 30. For parties not wishing to meet the guest minimum The Porch can be utilized by groups smaller than 30 while remaining open to the general public for dining.
The Dining Room
The Main Dining Room at The Wildcat Inn & Tavern in Jackson, NH The Dining Room consists of The Porch, The Bronze Room, The Red Room, and The Golf Room plus the connecting Ski Room and American Room. The full Dining Room accommodates up to 100 guests. The minimum for exclusive private seating in The Dining Room is 60. For parties not wishing to meet the guest minimum The Dining Room may be utilized by groups smaller than 60 while remaining open to the general public for dining. While The Dining Room is comprised of six distinct spaces the open air concept and large windows between rooms makes everyone feel like they are a part of the main event.
The Red Room
This wonderfully cozy semi-private room, complete with a roaring fireplace for winter events can accommodate up to 14 guests. The minimum for exclusive private seating is 10. For parties not wishing to meet the guest minimum the Red Room can be utilized by groups smaller than 10 while remaining open to the general public. The Red Room is also an ideal location for small cocktail parties, celebratory drinks, meetings, readings, and other intimate events.
The Golf Room
With walls covered in vintage golf memorabilia and photographs this semi-private room can accommodate up to 24 guests. The minimum for exclusive private seating is 16. For parties not wishing to meet the guest minimum the Golf Room can be utilized by groups smaller than 16 while remaining open to the general public for dining
The Tavern is a classic New England pub with two roaring fireplaces and a great old bar that can accommodate up to 80 guests. The minimum for exclusive use of The Tavern is 50. For parties not wishing to meet the guest minimum The Tavern may be utilized by groups smaller than 50 while remaining open to the general public for dining
Nothing is more spectacular than a beautiful outdoor wedding with twinkling white lights and candles under a soaring tent. The Gardens at The Wildcat Inn & Tavern can accommodate up to 160 guests. The minimum for exclusive private seating is 50. For parties not wishing to meet the guest minimum The Gardens can be utilized by groups smaller than 50 while remaining open to the general public for dining.
Events in The Garden are held from early May until late September.
The Living Room
Located on the second floor above The Tavern the walls of The Living Room are covered from floor to ceiling with vintage mirrors which make the room sparkle and dance with light. This quirky space is great for intimate cocktail parties, discussions, and other informal events. The Living Room can accommodate up to 15 people. The guest minimum for exclusive use of The Living Room is 15 people.
Exclusive Use of The Wildcat Inn & Tavern
For our largest private events the entire property is available for a single event accommodating up to 250 people.
Dancing & Entertainment
The Wildcat Inn & Tavern offers 3 locations – The Tavern, Dining Room and Gardens – for any event that includes dancing or live entertainment.