The Rudder is located in the heart of America’s oldest working art colony. Our dining room and deck is perfect for small to medium sized parties of all kinds: Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Showers, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Corporate Gatherings, Reunions, and Fundraisers. We can accommodate up to 100 guests comfortably.
The Rudder is available for private parties from mid April through mid December. Our cozy dining room features a fireplace while our heated waterfront deck immerses you in Gloucester’s beautiful maritime seascapes. Our expert event planners will help you craft a unique experience for your guests, with exquisite food & drinks especially prepared for your event. Our function menu is easily customizable for your tastes or preferences. Hosting an event with us here at The Rudder will enable you to relax and enjoy the festivities, your guests will be talking about for years.
**Starting from the first Thursday in June thru the Last week in August we are unable to reserve any private dinner parties larger than 15 people on Thursday thru Sunday nights. We can however host afternoon functions during those times. Cheers.