Swan River Restaurant

Dennis Port, MA

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Book Your Wedding with Swan River Restaurant


About Us

For an authentic Cape Cod wedding, couples may want to consider Swan River Restaurant for their wedding reception or ceremony. The laid-back seafood restaurant has been serving Cape Cod fresh food made to order since 1954. Swan River Restaurant buys its seafood locally, including the lobsters directly from local lobstermen. The Swan River Restaurant also has a fish market next door where locals of and visitors to, Dennis Port, Massachusetts and the mid-Cape have been getting their local seafood since the 1950s. The Swan River Restaurant is located on a quiet, mostly residential road. The restaurant and market are located on the banks of the saltwater Swan River and its surrounding marshes. The Swan River Restaurant has outdoor and indoor spaces for couples to consider for their wedding ceremony or reception.

Function Room. The cheerful white paneled function room has booths and tables where guests can enjoy their dinner. The walls are decorated with photographs of Swan River and windows line the room, offering a lovely view of the river and saltwater marsh. The function room has a serene, seashore feel that can only be felt by the water.

Deck. The wooden deck of the Swan River Restaurant is open to the salt air with patio umbrellas available to offer shade. The deck offers an incredible view of the Swan River and salt marsh. The deck can be utilized for ceremonies and receptions. The Swan River Restaurant can accommodate up to 325 guests.


What You Should Know

The Swan River Restaurant is also available for rehearsal dinners. It provides all food and drink for the reception. The restaurant specializes in fresh seafood with menu options like stuffed quahogs, raw bar with Dennis oysters and Chatham cherrystone clams, clam chowder and lobster many different ways. The restaurant also has chicken and beef options for those landlubbers who are not a fan of seafood. The restaurant also has more casual classic Cape Cod fare, such as New-England-style lobster rolls, fried clams and hamburgers.

The Swan River Restaurant also offers clambakes, a Cape Cod tradition. The clambake option includes clam chowder for a starter, plus a one-and-a-quarter-pound lobster, corn on the cob, Portuguese sausage, steamers and mussels. The restaurant can also supply its homemade desserts, like Key lime pie squares and berry shortcakes.

The Swan River Restaurant offers couples photo opportunities all around the location. Couples can take wedding portraits on the bridge overlooking the river or on the deck with the marsh behind them. Newlyweds should take advantage of the fish market with its white siding and hand-painted sign advertising lobster. The Swan River Restaurant is also located a short distance from the beach. Couples can easily steal away for photographs and be back in time for the reception.


Extra Perks

  • Fully stocked bar
  • On-site parking
  • Handicap accessible
  • Lobster tanks

Amenities + Details


For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$ – Inexpensive

Venue Capacity



Waterfront, Restaurant


Contact Info

5 Lower County Rd , Dennis Port, MA (508) 394-4466

Reviewed on 11/12/2017 Kerry M

We had the most incredible rehearsal dinner thanks to Swan River! We had many family members traveling in for the wedding and they were incredibly accommodating hosting a large group of us (120+ !) The view is stunning and like nothing else you will find on Cape Cod. The food... Read More was also out of this world! We had clambakes and the lobsters were raved about endlessly. They were also incredibly accommodating with our guests who had any dietary restrictions. We were able to use the deck through out the night for pictures, cocktails and mingling. Marita, the owner, is beyond amazing. She was so kind to us and incredibly detail oriented. You can tell instantly she cares so much about making everything memorable for the bride, groom and their loved ones. Everything was set up perfectly when we arrived and the staff was absolutely wonderful. Our rehearsal was raved about just as much as our wedding!! We can't thank them enough for kicking off our wedding weekend perfectly.

Reviewed on 9/14/2017 Heather C

Hidden Gem on Cape Cod. Weddings on Cape Cod are very expensive but if your are looking for a million dollar view that won't break the bank.. Look no further. My son was married here this past weekend and we were pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the prices were. Don't... Read More be fooled by the casual interior/exterior as it transforms into an elegant reception site. They offer a full bar, many different meal options, vegetarian & vegan options. Many of our guests commented on how great the food was. To name a few.. the little necks on half shell, Chicken teriyaki skewer, Scallops wrapped in bacon, Prime Rib & Cod. The owner Marita was extremely accommodating and a pleasure to work with. The waitstaff & bartenders were friendly and professional and looked like they truly enjoyed working there. We are so grateful to Marita and the staff for making our day absolutely perfect. I could not have asked for anything more.

Reviewed on 5/19/2017 Kierstin L

This place is FABULOUS! Fantastic location, the views, the staff, the owners, the whole experience was perfect. We had our rehearsal dinner here and it was exactly what we wanted. I can't say enough about Marita (the owner) she made everything easy! Highly recommend!!

Reviewed on 7/10/2015 Jackie C

I can't say enough nice things about Swan River! We had our lobster bake rehearsal dinner here on 6/25/2015. Our wedding was more formal so we were looking for something a little more casual but still great food and service that encompasses Cape Cod and we found it! The food was... Read More great and everyone received tons of food. I worked with Marita thru email and she was fantastic. She was so flexible with the arrival time and decorations. She even let us pick our own linens and was willing to even help with decorations. I was allowed to arrive early to set up decorations and service was on point all night from the bartenders to the waiters. By the way, did I say the price was extremely reasonable too! This place is great...thank you again for giving us the best rehearsal dinner!