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Get the Party Started!

Brian Dunning - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Choose our Independence Harbor "All Inclusive" wedding package. Get the party started by selecting one of our interactive stations such as the Mac n' Cheese Martini Bar with all the toppings and accented with hand carved food art. Enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres on our sun deck overlooking the beautiful "I.H." Gardens, along with your favorite cocktail or choose a lemonade or iced tea from our deckside "Thirst Quencher Bar". Next up...a full service dinner or buffet dinner with Champagne Toast... and finish with an Ice Cream Sundae and Mousse Bar. Lots of different options to choose from...make your wedding uniquely yours. Your guests will give your wedding rave reviews!

Super Hero Wedding

Brian Dunning - Friday, March 23, 2018

This July, the super-hero wedding of the season will take place between Batman and Catwoman in Gotham City (I.H. was booked). Catwoman's/Selina's stunning wedding dress has been previewed, and it is gorgeous in black and white with dagger-like patterns, while Batman/Bruce Wayne will keep it classic wearing a tuxedo with tails. Holy Matrimony Batman!

Royal Wedding Update

Brian Dunning - Friday, March 23, 2018

Less than two months to go until the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (May 19th) at Westminster Abbey. The couple has received permission to marry from Queen Elizabeth. Reportedly, the bride has chosen her dress designer, and fittings are underway. The bouquet will feature myrtle (for good luck), and roses and peonies among the bride's favorite flowers. The reception will include a luncheon for 6-800 along with a private nighttime party hosted by Prince Charles and expected to last well into the morning hours. Stay tuned for more details!

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Appetizer and Beverage Service for the B&G

Brian Dunning - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

As the Bride and Groom and Wedding Party are taking formal wedding photos amidst the beautiful Independence Harbor landscape, their guests will be enjoying appetizers and beverages in the main dining area and on the sundeck. Specialty appetizer and beverage trays will be delivered to the B&G and wedding party at their photo site.

Harry and Meghan Wedding

Brian Dunning - Saturday, March 03, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced their wedding will be held on May 26, 2018 at Windsor Castle. They are planning a "smallish" wedding (around 800 guests) as compared to Prince William and Kate who hosted 2,000 guests. Stay tuned for further fun details to come. 

Floral Bridesmaids Dresses

Brian Dunning - Saturday, March 03, 2018

Consider printed botanical bridesmaids gowns for your spring or summer wedding. Florals offer a multitude of color choices and...a dress "your girls" can actually wear again! Gorgeous!


Brian Dunning - Thursday, February 08, 2018

Valentine's Day is just a week away...February 14th! Why not begin your Valentine Celebration With Independence Harbor's Valentines Brunch  on Sunday, February 11th! A great way to remember your wedding day or to plan a future event. All Valentines invited! Call 800-287-8300 or 508-644-225 for reservations. 

Color of the Year for 2018?

Brian Dunning - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pantone has announced their choice for 2018 color of the year. "Ultra Violet" is described as "romantic, provocative, thoughtful" and the color of royalty. This color choice affects everything from paint and fabric to fashion and most importantly to weddings. Compliment "Ultra Violet" with grays, browns and greens as a neutral or choose a bit more subdued purple for a great look. Of course Mother Nature offers an array of shades of purple to compliment your look. Th "I.H." gardens display a variety of shades of purple, especially in summer and fall. We can't wait to see the options. 

Garden Wedding Ceremony...invitation tip

Brian Dunning - Saturday, January 20, 2018

When having a Garden Wedding Ceremony at Independence Harbor, we suggest your wedding invitations say "Ceremony in the Garden of Independence Harbor". This will allow your guests to dress appropriately.

Head Table, Shapes and Sizes

Brian Dunning - Saturday, January 20, 2018

Designing your head table? The Head Table at your wedding reception can be of a variety of shapes and sizes. A "Sweetheart" table for just the two of you is one of our most frequently selected designs. The more traditional rectangular Head Table can be selected for up to twenty members of your wedding party. Some couples elect to be seated at a traditional round guest table (60" diameter), and be seated with friends and/or family.