Weddings & Events
The Perfect Place For A Party!
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!
Through The Red Covered Bridge
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.
See you at The Wildcat!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
For guests thinking of holding any kind of ceremony at The Wildcat there are several great locations, inside and out, for exchanging vows. There are also other great locations within walking distance of The Wildcat including, “The Little White Church” and the waterfalls.
Every event at The Wildcat Inn and Tavern is customized to meet the needs of our guests. Accordingly, we offer a variety of service options around which each party or event is organized. These options are available for full day events, lunch or afternoon events, and evening events.
Many smaller parties and events give guests the opportunity to choose from any of the items offered on our main lunch or dinner menu. This flexible dining plan provides guests with the widest range of choices. Because each dish is prepared as orders are placed, the food service is staggered so our kitchen staff can prepare each dish in a timely fashion. In general, the maximum group size for this option is 20 people.
For groups larger than 20 people we are pleased to create a distinct custom menu that gives each guest a choice of 3 main entrees, wonderful vegetable and starch side dishes, plus soup, salad and fresh bread. Appetizers are also available with this option. A custom desert option is also included with coffee and tea. Guests are provided with full service plated table seating, bar service, and simultaneous dining.
For groups larger than 20 people, Custom Buffet Dining is also available. This option gives each guest a choice of 2 appetizers, 2 soups, salad, and bread service with a variety of dressings, vegetable and starch side dishes and 2 main entrees. A custom desert option is also included with coffee and tea. Guests are provided with full service table seating, bar service, and rolling dining.
Many smaller events such as receptions or meetings are enhanced with a special choice of appetizers and h’orsedevres during the event. This format also includes full bar service with the option for coffee and tea. This option can be designed with a fixed food station or passed by a dedicated server or servers.
Great sweets and treats are a wonderful way to make any event or party special. This option can include everything from custom cupcakes and cakes to chocolate covered fruits and hot baked cookies with ice cream. This format also includes full bar service with the option for coffee and tea. This option can be designed with a fixed food station or passed by a dedicated server or servers.
The Wildcat Inn & Tavern is a popular spot for full day meetings and retreats. This service includes morning coffee, tea, juice and pastries, buffet lunch, and afternoon refreshments. Additionally, events of this nature can also be followed with a cocktail hour with light appetizers or even dinner. Dinner service can custom plated or buffet style.
Every event at The Wildcat Inn and Tavern is priced based on the service desired, number of guests, time of day, and the time of year. Options for each event can be developed with a menu of choices or based upon a predetermined budget. In general the following costs are applied to each event:
Food & Food Service - 20% Service Gratuity
Bar & Bar Service - 9% NH Meals Tax
In addition to these core costs the following additional costs may also apply:
Exclusive Room Fee
As part of our standard event planning services a detailed event quote and outline will be developed, reviewed, and refined for each event. This quote and outline will be provided in writing for approval. Once an event has been booked at The Wildcat Inn & Tavern a deposit will be required to guaranteed the date and time. The amount of the deposit is based on the total projected cost of each event.
Download our Event Planning Guide.