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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. 

Music for your Garden Wedding Ceremony

Brian Dunning - Friday, January 19, 2018

Independence Harbor provides a variety of traditional music selections for your Garden Wedding Ceremony. If you prefer other music, just provide us with CDs, and we will play the songs of your choice. Our outside sound system speakers are located throughout the gardens so that your music and speaking program can be heard by all of your guests.

Guests with special dietary needs

Brian Dunning - Friday, January 19, 2018

Do you have wedding guests with special dietary needs? Independence Harbor can accommodate most special meal requirements due to food allergies. Please provide notification to Connie or Anne at least three weeks before your wedding.

Trends for 2018

Brian Dunning - Friday, December 29, 2017

White, Off-white, Ivory or Champagne. Whatever color suits you, the trends for 2018 are vintage inspired. Oversized bows, long lace sleeves, capes, and non-traditional layered jewelry (such as multi strings of pearls) are everywhere.

Dreaming of Spring

Brian Dunning - Friday, December 29, 2017

If you are planning your wedding for 2018, this is the PERFECT time to get started. Family and friends are close by during the holidays to confirm dates and help you with the details. Our springtime weddings offer gardens of endless daffodills in April, tulips in May, and stunning flowering trees and bushes creating limitless color and beauty. Call us today to ask about Springtime Wedding Savings for 2018. An absolutely beautiful time of year for your wedding and at significant savings.


Brian Dunning - Friday, December 15, 2017

Color! Color! Color!

Pantone Institute which forecasts current and future color trends, affects everything from fashion to home decor to wedding colors.

After naming "Greenery" the 2017 color of the year, the 2018 Spring forecast is out. Neutrals for 2018 include "Warm Sand", "Coconut Milk", "Sailor Blue", and "Harbor Mist". The Spring season will include bright tones mixed with powdery shades of color.
Independence Harbor offers 20 different napkin colors at no added charge to compliment your decor and help you stay "on trend".

Ready to Party?

Brian Dunning - Friday, December 15, 2017

READY TO PARTY? So are we. Put our capable Wedding and Event Planners to work for your next event. We offer everything from elegant cocktail parties to our "All Inclusive" package menus. It's All in the Details!

Christmas Brunch... Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Brian Dunning - Monday, November 27, 2017

I.H. Christmas Brunch is Sunday, December 10th, 2017.

We've "Hauled out the Holly" and "Decorated the Hall"

Our Christmas Brunch is the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family, classmates, and workmates together to enjoy the Holiday Season.
Our renowned Brunch is a great way to get together and "WOW" your guests without having to lift a finger.
Now accepting reservations! For details, click here: CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

Independence Harbor Winter Weddings

Brian Dunning - Friday, November 17, 2017

Winter Weddings at "I.H." offer Glitter and Sparkle and lowest pricing of the year!
The Harbor's reception and dining facilities are beautifully decorated in Winter and Holiday finery, and the surrounding landscape is magical with thousands of mini white lights and antique sleighs.
The grand stone fireplace is the perfect backdrop for a winter wedding ceremony.
Call our wedding planners ,Anne or Connie at 800-287-8300, for available dates and all the details.



Brian Dunning - Friday, October 27, 2017

Independence Harbor each year offers select "available" wedding dates at significantly discounted pricing. These dates include Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in prime wedding season. Our first list of "2018" sale dates (April, May & June) is now available. For available dates and details on savings, call Independence Harbor's wedding planners (Anne or Connie) at 800-287-8300. All that is an Independence Harbor dream wedding can be yours at huge savings. Available dates change quickly...call soon!