The Ultimate Romantic Dinner (or Proposal): The Rear Range Lighthouse of Newburyport

By Mary Kate DePamphilis

Named “Top 35 Things to Do” by Yankee Magazine and “Most Romantic and exclusive dining” by Boston’s Phantom Gourmet, dinner at the top of Rear Range Lighthouse in Newburyport brings the romance “wow factor”.

Overlooking the Merrimac River as it enters the Atlantic Ocean, the lighthouse offers breathtaking panoramic views.  The best part of it all?  You and your guest will be the only diners there, allowing for the most intimate dinner—perfect for anniversaries, engagements, and of course, Valentine’s Day.

The catch is that this exclusive dining opportunity comes with a hefty price tag.  For $450 a couple, you can have the top of the lighthouse for 6 hours, the hiring of your own personal wait staff, and dinner for 2.

To ease the pain of your wallet, you can find peace in knowing that $350 of the fee is a donation to the Lighthouse Preservation Society, a New England based non-profit.

For this once in a life-time dining adventure and investment in New England’s history, I would say the price is worth it.  If you want to plan the most romantic night of your life or perhaps pop “the question”, a private dinner at the top of Rear Range Lighthouse is a shoe in she will say “yes.”

Location: Newburyport Rear Range Lighthouse, 61 ½ Water Street, Newburyport

Price: $450 per couple

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