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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! 

Fall update

Brian Dunning - Thursday, October 26, 2017

Fall is here! Our Independence Harbor gardens boast thousands of jewel toned Chrysanthemums in October and November as "Mother Nature" shows off her extraordinary fall foliage on our sprawling twenty acres. The "I.H." dining room is decorated to compliment the  beautiful color palate that Fall has to offer.

Saturday and Sunday daytime weddings are particularly popular in October and November offering the warmth of sunshine and the beauty of the Independence Harbor landscape. 

Ornamental grasses, white pumpkins, and mums offer wonderful decorating options.

Save Money on Centerpieces!

Brian Dunning - Sunday, October 15, 2017
A great way to save money on your centerpieces is to use the "I.H." hurricane lamps.

The clear glass hurricanes are 11 1/2" tall complete with a 10" lit ivory tapered candle.

Provide a ribbon to match your wedding colors, and the "I.H." team will tie the bows for you, creating beautiful, simple and inexpensive centerpieces. 

You will need 1 1/2 yards of ribbon for each hurricane. Double faced satin (1 1/2" wide) works best, wired or unwired.

If you wish to dress your centerpieces a bit more, consider adding rose petals, fall leaves, "bling", or even a wreath to circle the hurricane.

September Brunch Food Art

Brian Dunning - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Our Chef's Assistant, Ethan, created this beautiful food art carving for the Labor Day weekend weddings and for September Brunch.

Great work...Ethan!

August at Independence Harbor

Brian Dunning - Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Independence Harbor gardens are breathtaking in August. 

Beautiful Summer

Brian Dunning - Friday, August 18, 2017

The summertime gardens at Independence Harbor are amazing. The main entrance garden walkway is particularly colorful.