Most Beautiful Waterfront Venue in Woods Hole

009Set 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.

The historic bar area retained Joe Miron’s mural of pirates, known as the painting bartender and prominent figure in Falmouth’s social and art scene from the mid-1940s into the 1970s.  The incredible hand-carved oak and mahogany bar salvaged from the Old Rockingham Hotel in Lowell and installed in the Kidd in 1946, continues to be by far, the most imposing bar on Cape Cod.  The fieldstone fireplace is yet another old and lovely vintage feature of the room, the mantel over the fireplace was fashioned with timber from the deck of an old whaler.


The breathtaking waterfront dining room finished with salvaged wood throughout, proves to be the perfect union of old and new world coming together, exuding character and charm throughout.  Beautiful reclaimed wood cover the walls, hand-carved wooden fish hang from the ceiling along with the unbelievable jaw bone of a Right Whale that always proves to be a conversation piece.  Incredible antique beams are anchored from the ceiling holding the mast of the R.V. Westward, vintage weather vanes, antique corbels and so much more it is impossible to describe. This room is esthetically pleasing from each angle proving to be a truly magical venue for any special event.


The oversized outdoor seating area is large and provides space for many guests to relax comfortably, with a grand awning covering for shade and protection during inclement weather.  The seating on the dock provides the perfect romantic touch to any event, offering wonderful ambiance.


The Captain Kidd works with each guest to carefully design a unique menu to create the most memorable event.   Our professional and friendly staff will surpass your expectations as they cater to you and your guests ensuring your unique event is exactly what you are hoping for.  There is a wide selection of entrees, hors d’oeuvres and desserts that include favorites from guests over the years, however additional entrees and alternative preparations for guests can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

Beautifully renovated, water views out every window, the Captain Kidd is the most spectacular choice for your special event, a magnificent venue to celebrate with delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and excellent service. 

To request additional information about holding your special event at the Captain Kidd, please email us at or contact Kay at 508.548.8563.