The perfect setting for a romantic evening. Wait staff was very friendly (and dexterous!). The food was delicious. The view is unbelievable! If you want to spoil someone you love, this is the place to do it.
There are two range lights to guide mariners up the Merrimack River to the city of Newburyport, Ma. The rear light is about 350 feet... from the front light is 32 feet high, and the focal plane is 47 feet above the sea. Now the Range Light is privately owned and encased by the town.
One of the most romantic places I've ever been in my life! Thank you John for making my birthday the THE BEST ONE EVER!
A very pleasant experience, excellent food highly recommend!
Not quite sure what others who purchased through Groupon or LivingSocial were expecting from their experience? Yes a portion of it goes towards the Lighthouse Preservation Society as a donation, reserving the "once in a lifetime" type of space and the meal. I also used a voucher from this group and saw on one of the tips that they book for weekends very far out. So the only downside, unfortunately as expected the Valentine's weekend slots were already filled so we waited until the first weekend in April to go (which I'm sure was much nicer weather for going outside!) It's definitely a better value to make the reservation for 4 instead of just 2. We reserved a lunch time and met our waitress Melissa at the Starboard Galley restaurant who was so nice and helpful. We made our bathroom trip since we didn't want to have to make any unnecessary trips down the dizzying stairs. She lead us all the way up to the lighthouse and showed us what to do with the trap door the folds down so it's more comfortable to move around. I'll admit the space was a little tight for 4 people but not a big deal. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for the climb up the steps and the ladder. Props to our waitress for having to do this 4 or 5 times to bring up our food! Amenities include a Captain's Log dating back to I think 2008 where people can write about their experience. It's so nice to read about the engagement / anniversary stories then adding our own. There's also a stereo that you can put in some CDs that they have provided to add some ambiance music. The best part of course is the little latch door that leads outside onto the deck of the lighthouse so you can walk around and take in the 360 view of Newburyport. They also gave us a number to call down when we decided what we wanted to order from the set menu included in the voucher, 1 appetizer, 1 entree with 2 sides, and 1 dessert. To quench our thirst from the long drive, there were 4 Poland Spring waters in the ice bucket waiting for us. I believe if you wanted to order from their regular menu you would just need to pay something additional. We ordered: Clam chowder, iceberg wedge salad, Lobster rolls with coleslaw and fries, Grilled Haddock with rice pilaf and beets, Strawberry short cake, bread pudding, and chocolate cake. Of course since the waitress had to ascend all those steps with the food it had to be packaged in a to-go manner with saran wrap or in boxes so it would not spill. They provided proper silverware/plates to transfer the food onto so it wasn't an issue for us. We all had a lovely time in the Newburyport Lighthouse! I would definitely recommend this experience and if you use a Groupon voucher it's a better value to bring 4 people.