Set in the heart of historic Old Town, the beautifully restored 1790s warehouse that Union Street Public House (USPH) calls home is one whose charm holds sway over the many guests who frequent its dining spaces—and especially those who book the restaurant for their weddings. “We’ve had a number of couples who have gotten married here who had their first date here or got engaged here, so there is a sentimental connection,” says Event Specialist Cheryl Connors. Open since 1986, USPH boasts Old Town’s only whiskey bar and an exceptional menu of American cuisine crafted with a Southern twist. For events, Executive Chef Chuck Wheeler coordinates with the event staff and the happy couple to create personalized menus including everything from butlered hors d'oeuvres to entrees to dessert. “Our guests are drawn to featured seasonal items—and, of course, all things crab-related,” Connors notes. Offering a number of spaces depending on the size of the wedding party, USPH can host gatherings ranging from 20 to 150 guests. “Micro weddings, which have been popular for the past few years, work well in the Grill Room on the second floor, which has space for a wedding ceremony that then transitions into the reception space with a dance floor,” says Connors. “It’s also unique as it overlooks historic Union Street and is the largest and most spacious room in the building, comfortably accommodating 125 guests with the added feature of a full-service bar, which is perfect for offering beverage service throughout the day and evening.”
Food and location may both be instrumental in their success as an event space, but so too is their experience. “Our event staff has been working special events of all types for many years,” Connors says. “From the initial contact the couple makes to express interest in having us host their event, we are timely with our responses and attentive throughout the process to ensure they have an enjoyable, relaxing day and a great experience.” For more information, visit unionstreetpublichouse.com.
Story by -Liesel Schmidt