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Brian Dunning - Thursday, June 27, 2019

So..many words come to mind when you are planning your wedding, personal, romantic, elegant or simple.

Whatever your style...MAKE IT FUN.  Blending two families, and friends and coworkers who may not know each other can be tricky.

Our All inclusive menu package includes stationary hors d'oeuvres (choose from options such as Mac and Cheese martini bar, Mashed Potato bar, or a Nacho bar) giving your guests a chance to mingle during the cocktail hour along with passed hors d'oeuvres giving your guests a chance to chat before being seated for the meal.

After dinner, select an Ice Cream Sundae Bar (Memorable and Fun) or a Gourmet Cookie Bar to be complimented by your wedding cake.

Your DJ or Band, orchestrates the "flow", of your wedding and emcees the introductions, toasts, roasts and cake cutting.

Your DJ will work with you to choose music selections that are uniquely you and suggest some options to ensure that you get all of your guests up on the dance floor...or choose a Band for that live entertainment vibe.

Check out our preferred vendor list for wonderful DJ and Band recommendations or choose one that offers both DJ skills and Live music for a Memorable and Fun event.







Summer Classics

Brian Dunning - Friday, June 21, 2019

PEONIES are perennial garden classics loved for their extravagant May and June early summer blossoms and perfect for a Bridal bouquet. They are available in multiple colors from creamy white to salmon and blush pink to magenta.
Pair with greens for a stunning simple bouquet or choose multiple shades for an ombre effect. Combine with garden roses and deep greens to create a fragrant show stopper.
Our garden peonies are in full bloom right now and really offer the WOW effect!
Why not check out our Preferred Vendor list for our talented florist recommendations.


It's all about the cake!

Brian Dunning - Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The wedding cake started from humble origins in ancient Rome. The Groom smashed a barley cake over the Bride's head to ensure a prosperous future. UGH! Watch out for the hair and makeup please!

Wedding cakes today are the ultimate vehicle of self expression.

Today's cakes are truly "works of art" from traditional crafted sugar flowers to hand painted cakes or fabulous unique touches and toppers to incorporate your wedding theme.

In addition to an amazing design, the cake has to taste great too, often incorporating several flavors in individual layers.

Why not check out our "Preferred Vendors" list to see our recommendations for some wonderful, skilled Cakemasters.

Spring at "I.H."

Brian Dunning - Tuesday, June 11, 2019

SPRING IS HERE! and, the gardens are lush and changing every day. The window boxes are filled with an array of colorful flowers and the antique carriages are decked out with an assortment of spring plants and flowers creating a place for some memorable wedding photographs. Iris in assorted colors are popping up everywhere. The Shasta daisies and Poppies are showing off as well. The peonies are in full bloom...a sure sign of June with their fragrance and huge beautiful blossoms and our 13,000 annual border plants have been planted by our talented gardening staff adding stunning color throughout the season. The Adirondack benches are placed along the Assonet River affording another beautiful spot to relax and take photographs. 
As we write this blog post, there is a fun Brunch Wedding taking place, featuring our wonderful Brunch Buffet Package. As the wedding guests enjoy their meal, they are being entertained by a DJ who is both a talented musician and ready to play any favorite songs requested. We have some very talented people on our Preferred Vendor list, offering a fabulous addition to any wedding. The Bride and Groom literally danced down the aisle at the conclusion of their garden wedding ceremony, and the guests are feeling and sharing their happiness vibe. This is the perfect time for you to schedule a tour and see what "IH" has to offer.