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Fun Ideas for Naming Your Guest Tables

Brian Dunning - Friday, October 05, 2018

Set the tone for your wedding with personalized Table #s and More:

Framed photos of the Bride and Groom at different ages adorned with lace, flowers, burlap or bling.
Mini Chalkboards
Vintage Maps or Postcards
Book Covers or Titles
Empty wine bottles featuring your favorite wines (think of the fun you will have preparing those centerpieces)
Mix and Match different metals and style picture frames
Games...think Scrabble, Monopoly or Clue

Some other thoughts at naming your tables: Favorite movie titles, Flowers (perfect for a garden venue), Travel locations that you have visited, Favorite places of yours as a couple, Favorite songs or books.

WOW! Reviews

Brian Dunning - Friday, October 05, 2018

We have completed our Dining Room renovation and, we are getting WOW reviews!

Our design plan incorporates neutral tones including greys and creams allowing couples to integrate their own color scheme and design elements. Our new champagne colored chiavari chairs add a touch of glimmer and work well with silver or gold. With full length windows overlooking our stunning gardens, you have the perfect palate to work with.

Give us a call to schedule a visit to see the makeover and discuss your wedding.

Fall Wedding Menu Options

Brian Dunning - Friday, October 05, 2018

Fall is the perfect season to introduce some heartier food selections into your wedding. "I.H." offers an array of Fall and Winter choices. Appetizer options include Butternut Squash Soup Sips or Creamy Tomato Soup Sips with Mini Grilled Cheese Bites.

Available soup courses include Butternut Squash Bisque with Pumpernickel Croutons, or Pumpkin Soup with Chili Cran-apple Relish, or add a Butternut Squash and Sage Ravioli course with Spiced Maple sauce.

Entrée offerings include Roast Chicken Breasts with Apple Cranberry stuffing and Herb Roasted Lamb Chops with Wild Mushrooms and Rosemary.

And a Hot Chocolate Station as compliment to your wedding cake is so popular!


Brian Dunning - Friday, October 05, 2018

One of the recent trends in wedding ceremonies is "Unplugged Ceremonies". Many couples are asking their guests to turn off their phones and enjoy the ceremony "in the moment".

Garden Party...

Brian Dunning - Saturday, September 01, 2018

Independence Harbor is renowned for its extensive perennial gardens, offering ever changing color and beauty. with acres of manicured grounds, "I.H." provides the perfect setting for your ceremony and reception. In September, our summer gardens are at their fullest maturity and beauty. 

Love the fall jewel color tones? Check out our October gardens with thousands of garden chrysanthemums accented by spectacular foliage, compliments of Mother Nature. Fall dates are available for 2019. Why not schedule a tour to see what we have to offer?

Dining Room Makeover Update

Brian Dunning - Saturday, September 01, 2018

This summer has been the very definition of summer...HOT! The gardens love all the sunshine and are just magnificent, as always. 
In addition, the Independence Harbor facility makeover is complete. New carpet throughout the dining room, bar and bridal lounge, new fabric and new paint, new bridal lounge furniture, and all new designer champagne colored Chiavari seating for the dining room. What a stunning new look and feel! We have used a gorgeous neutral palette throughout, which offers endless opportunity to make your theme and color scheme shine. We are getting rave reviews! Please come see for yourself. We can't wait to show you our "New Look"!

Dining Room Makeover

Brian Dunning - Monday, August 13, 2018

Our dining room makeover is complete! All New Champagne Chiavari Chairs, New Carpeting Throughout, New Fabric....and more...check it out:

Who will officiate your wedding ceremony?

Brian Dunning - Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts permits the option for a friend or family member to obtain a one day license to officiate your wedding ceremony. What a wonderful opportunity to make your ceremony unique and so much more meaningful by having that very special person pronounce you "married"! 


For more information, visit: www.mass.gov and search for "One-Day Marriage Destination".





Bird Seed for the Birds?

Brian Dunning - Saturday, July 28, 2018

Have a fun and environmentally friendly wedding send off. Couples today are searching for a "greener solution" for their wedding send off. Gone are the days of confetti, bird seed and bubbles. Why not try: Ribbon wands in your color scheme; Glow sticks; Fiber Optic Wands: or Kazoos or Party Store Tambourines? We would love to hear your suggestions!

Wedding Photos "On the River"

Brian Dunning - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
A popular wedding photo site at Independence Harbor is along our split rail fence bordering the scenic Assonet River at Payne's Cove. The Harbor's manicured lawns and lush natural grasses of Payne's Cove frame the riverfront and lend a whole different dimension to the Harbor's many photo ops! This is a perfect time to schedule a tour and experience the beauty and uniqueness of "I.H."
Thanks to Gracie Withers Photography for this beautiful image.