Private Events

Set against a picturesque Cape Cod with a backdrop of sun-kissed docks and surrounded by stunning water, the Captain Kidd is the picture perfect waterfront venue for your intimate wedding, rehearsal dinner, anniversary, bridal shower, holiday dinner or any special event you are celebrating.  Relax and enjoy spectacular views of Eel Pond Harbor from any one of our comfortable indoor or outdoor dining areas in the charming village of Woods Hole.  Our stunning renovation has retained quintessential charm and history while creating the most beautiful indoor and outdoor waterfront venue in Woods Hole.

To request additional information about holding your special event at the Captain Kidd, please email us at or call Kay at (508) 274-3977.



The new winter menu, complete with a signature chicken pot pie and beef stew, and a risotto with root veggies is a mouth-watering treat any time of year, but what a comfort it is in winter! Warmed by an excellent wine and craft beer offering, a roaring fire and the friendliness of a seasoned staff, the Kidd is a great, casual, family friendly place to grab a great meal, and our family has yet to be disappointed.

And as private parties go, we could not have been more pleased with our son’s September rehearsal dinner hosting experience there. The marine-artifact-filled, waterfront dining space attached to the more casual bar-side of the Kidd, was the perfect size and Cape Cod venue for passed appetizers, cocktails and a sit down dinner for 75. Kay Murray, owner/partner, could not have attended to the details of our event more thoroughly. From passed appetizers to stationary antipasto, cheese platters, and raw bar, to the apple honey glazed pork chop with pan-seared scallops beurre blanc and sweet potato puree (the chef’s menu idea), everything was perfect.

A friends and family favorite for us, The Kidd is a comfortable venue with something for everyone any time of year. Much enjoyed and highly recommended!

Capelover2 (as seen on Trip Advisor) 11/16



 Hi Kay,

 I hope you are doing well!

I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your staff for an excellent night out on October 16th! Everyone had a great time and the food was delicious!

Thank you again!!

 Emma Voci 10/16


Our thanks to you for creating an absolutely perfect Rehearsal Dinner! The Captain Kidd Restaurant combines the rustic and very comfortable atmosphere of a seaport and the beauty of a harbor.  One of the popular refrains of the evening was: “This place is great!”  We were extremely happy with all the hors d’oevres, dinner and dessert.  All was beautifully served by your professional and friendly staff.  Also, you went to great lengths to accommodate our large group.  One of the most memorable parts of the evening for me was watching you tend to every detail and guest with your great warmth and smiles for all.

With much appreciation, many thanks and hopes that our paths will cross again, Mary and Mark D 8/16