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Planning a Memorable Graduation Party During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Planning a Memorable Graduation Party During Covid-19

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We understand that the Covid-19 pandemic has put a lot of summer parties, especially 2020 graduation parties, on hold. With the introduction of phase 3 in Massachusetts, our clients are looking for ways to still have a memorable graduation celebration while following state guidelines. Here are our top tips for planning a graduation party during Covid-19.

  1. Host your party outdoors. We have always been fond of backyard graduation parties because they feel more personal. We recommend renting a tent to keep both your guests and the food out of the sun. Following guidelines of keeping guest seating 6 feet apart will impact the size of the tent needed based on your anticipated guest count. You will want to keep in mind the space you have to work with and size of the tent needed to determine the number of guests you can safely host. Our team, in coordination with a tent rental company, can help you determine the appropriate size. 
  2. Order food from a caterer that is following CDC and state guidelines for sanitization and food preparation. Whether looking for pick-up catering or a full-service event, the way food is presented is important. Guests may not be comfortable with a large self-serve buffet with many different hands touching the serving utensils.
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    Consider offering a boxed meal for each guest or individually served items. Boxed meals don’t have to be just your standard sandwich or salad. Think gourmet sandwiches served alongside homemade chips, individual Asian noodle salads served in Chinese takeout boxes, or a curated bento box with a variety of healthy offerings.

    If you’re thinking of having a full-service catered event, servers can handle food from the buffet to limit the amount direct contact guests have with the buffet. BBQ style cuisine like BBQ chicken, pulled pork sliders, and cornbread have always been popular options for summer grad parties and can easily be served by staff. Another option is an on-site chef cooking fresh burgers right from the grill for each guest. You could even bring in the sports game-day feel with individual open-top boxes assembled for guests, each filled with mini sliders or chili dogs served alongside fries. 
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  3. You can’t have a graduation party without sweets. A cake can still be served but think of having one person assigned to cutting all the slices and putting them on individual plates for each guest to grab as they are cut. You can also offer cake as individually wrapped cake pops. Or if pies are more your style, you can do individual pie pops. Looking for a dessert that helps beat the summer heat? Individually wrapped novelty ice cream desserts are a great way to go. Check our some of our bakeries past dessert creations
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  4. When it comes to drinks -- you can include them in the boxed meal if you are doing that style of service, or have servers bring drinks to each guest individually. If you are hosting an event without a caterer, you could encourage guests to bring their own beverages.
  5. How about adding in a unique way to follow mask guidelines? You can incorporate face masks into the celebration by getting custom cloth masks in the school colors or with the school logo on them.

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  1. Make it easy for guests to follow sanitization guidelines. Consider having hand sanitizer out and available for guests on every table and trash cans close by.

Graduations are a very special and important milestone to celebrate. We are here to help you plan your event so you, the graduate, and your guests feel safe and have an enjoyable time. Interested in learning more about us - contact us today! 

Paige and Josh's Wedding Aldworth Manor

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Paige and Josh's Wedding at Aldworth ManorNew Hampshire Wedding Venues

Aldworth Manor is a hidden gem situated on a 170 rolling acres estate in Southern New Hampshire. The manor gives off a unique Tuscan style feel unlike any venue in the area. With amazing views of Mount Monadnock, exceptional grounds and gardens, Aldworth Manor provided a one-of-a-kind backdrop for Paige and Josh's wedding.  

Green and white floral arrangements and accents complimented the surrounding landscape of the venue perfectly by bringing in a natural and romantic feel. This detail was intertwined throughout their entire day from the wedding invites and table decor to the greenery tied on high top tables and garnishes accompanying the signature cocktails. 

Their ceremony took place outside on the lawn with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to follow on the patio and surrounding grounds. The dinner reception was held under a beautiful white sailcloth tent with a mix of farmhouse and round tables. Family and friends enjoyed the private estate all to themselves to celebrate Paige and Josh's special day. Here is a sneak peek. 

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Catering & Desserts: Peppers Artful Events
Venue: Aldworth Manor
Photographer: Undressed Moments
Florist: Paisley Floral design
Videographer: Jess Cremins
Tent: Sperry Tents Seacoast

Featured Event Venue: Boston Innovation and Design Center

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Mar 03, 2020


Boston Innovation & Design Center Event Space Seaport District Reception

The Boston Innovation and Design Center is a modern and industrial event venue located on Boston’s waterfront in the Seaport district. This former naval base can accommodate anywhere from 25-600 guests. It’s convenient location with various indoor and outdoor spaces makes it versatile for galas, meetings, social and corporate events. 

Drydock Hall is a hip and industrial 8,700 square feet space that can accommodate up to 600 guests for a cocktail reception or 250 for a dinner or gala. With access to an outdoor Promenade, you can incorporate the outside in your event. 

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Galley West is an open and inviting event space sized at 5,500 square feet. It can accommodate up to 350 guests and is perfect for cocktail receptions or dinner events. Plus the surrounding design showrooms make for fun window shopping during your event.

The Loft provides 14,400 square feet of raw and inspiring event space that can hold up to 570 standing capacity or 350 for a reception style event. It provides the perfect backdrop for creating your own experience from scratch and with rows of windows you will get lots of natural light and beautiful city views. 

The Loft Space at Boston Innovation & Design Center

The Seminar Room offers a warm and inviting setting for smaller sized events up to 100 guests, making it perfect for meetings or seminars. 

Seminar Space at Boston Innovation & Design Center

Clients can take advantage of one or multiple spaces when planning their event. Whether you are looking at holding an all-day conference with multiple breakout rooms or an extravagant gala for 300 guests, the BIDC offers an array of unique options for your event. 

Contact us to learn more about hosting your event at The Boston Innovation and Design Center.

Six Venues Perfect For Company Summer Party

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Six Venues Perfect For Hosting An Outdoor Summer Company Event

The summer is a great time to celebrate outdoors with delicious food, lawn games, and good company. Finding the perfect location for an outdoor corporate BBQ, picnic, employee or client appreciation event is one of the first steps in the planning process. We've got you covered with six must see venues perfect for hosting outdoor events of all sizes. 

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The Connors Center (Dover, MA)
The Connors Center is situated on a serene and private 80-acre estate, with both indoor and outdoor options for your summer celebration. The lower lawn is the perfect location for a large event tent accommodating up to 400 guests depending on the style of service. Conveniently located Indoor restrooms are just a few steps away.  With a a working on-site kitchen, caterers can execute a wide range of menu offerings and eliminate the need for charging for extra equipment. Another great outdoor location is the covered open air pavilion complete with picnic tables. The pavilion provides the ideal location for a BBQ, lobster bake or cook-out for up to 80 guests. 
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Gore Place (Waltham, MA)
Gore place boasts of natural beauty, New England charm, and privacy of a 50-acre country estate, just nine miles from Boston. Their on-site century tent can accommodate up to 200 guests for a seated reception and more with a cocktail style event. If hosting an outdoor corporate celebration, guests can take advantage of all the additional lawn space for food trucks, lawn games, bars and food stations. The Carriage house provides a more intimate indoor space for events up to 125. In the spring and summer you can incorporate the outdoor space adjacent to the Carriage House as well to offer both indoor and outdoor event activities.  The Gardens at Elm Bank and Carriage House Event Venue
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The Gardens at Elm Bank (Wellesley, MA)
The Gardens at Elm Bank provides a tranquil and picturesque location for your summer event with its twelve beautiful gardens, open fields and historic buildings. With indoor and outdoor spaces Elm Bank offers a wealth of different options for your event from setting up a large reception tent on the maple grove to hosting an indoor event in the Carriage House and adjoining tent. Clients love the versatility of the space and the option of moving indoors in the event of inclement weather. Elm Bank also offers plenty of parking and can accommodate groups of virtually any size. 
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The Pierce House (Lincoln, MA)
Looking for a historic setting that offers charm along with expansive outdoor space for your event? Check out The Pierce House just 30 minutes from Boston.  From May through October their large 30' by 105' tent provides the ideal space for a summer outing, corporate picnic or BBQ for up to 250 people. Surrounded by lawns and fields, clients can take advantage of the extra outdoor space to expand their event. With free on-site parking, a historic mansion as a backdrop, and versatile event space, The Pierce House offers many advantages for planning your summer event. 
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Courageous Sailing Center (Boston, MA)
Located on pier 4 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, with sprawling views of the harbor, you couldn't ask for a more picturesque backdrop as boats and the bustle of the city surround you. The outdoor space is 10,000 square feet and provides versatility for tent sizes allowing you accommodate groups of virtually any size. Some clients choose to leave the end the pier open to allow guests to soak up the summer sun and have uninterrupted views of the harbor. You can event add a sailing lesson or ride to your event as a unique entertainment component. They only host 10 evening and 10 daytime events per year so plan to book yours far in advance!
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The Five Bridge Inn (Rehoboth, MA)
The Five Bridge Inn with its expansive lawn, tented spaces, outdoor pavilion and barn, you are sure to find the perfect spot for your event here.  Host a BBQ in the tent then incorporate games outdoor on the lawn or enjoy a raw bar and lobster bake around the pool on the pavilion. Set back on a quiet estate you will have the property all to yourself. They even have chickens and alpacas that you can visit - which is always fun for kids!

Interested in learning more about these venues or want to inquire about catering? Contact us today!

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Sammy and Jack Elm Bank

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Feb 10, 2020

Sammy and Jack's Wedding at The Gardens of Elm Bank

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The photo opportunities at the Gardens at Elm Bank are endless. There are so many unique spots to sneak away and capture perfect moments together as newlyweds. Sammy and Jack tied the knot on a beautiful summer day in June and took full advantage of all the gardens had to offer. Gardens at Elm Bank Wedding
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Their wedding ceremony took place in the Italianate Garden with floral topped pillars accenting the fountain backdrop. Following the ceremony, guests made their way to the tent to enjoy cocktails, an antipasto and cheese display, and a delicious array of passed hors d'oeuvres. Cocktail hour featured the couple's signature drink, a Moscow mule, which is a blend of vodka, ginger beer, and lime. Gardens at Elm Bank Wedding CateringGardens at Elm Bank WeddingGardens at Elm Bank Wedding CateringGardens at Elm Bank Wedding Catering

The Carriage House provided the perfect backdrop for the dinner reception. Guests dined at white linen tables adorned with gorgeous green and white flowers.

Garden rustic and elegance blended seamlessly through all the details of Sammy and Jack's day. Kinship Floral and Event Design created a stunning runner of greenery and candlelight down the row of farmhouse tables that the wedding party sat at. Choosing a head table design different from the rest of the guest seating provided a great way to highlight the wedding party and added to the visual design of the space.

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From the couple's constant smiles throughout the day to all the beautiful wedding details - including a unique white tile dance floor, there is so much to love about Sammy and Jack's  wedding day. 

Catering, Bar & Cake: Peppers Artful Events
Venue: The Gardens at Elm Bank
Photographer: First Mate Photography Co.
DJ: Murray Hill Talent
Florist: Kinship Floral and Event Design

Lisa and Joel's Wedding Five Bridge Inn

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Lisa and Joel's Barn Wedding at The Five Bridge Inn

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We were over the moon excited when our Executive Pastry got engaged. We have had the pleasure of working with Lisa for the past seven years. Her fiance Joel has even been a great asset to our operations team during our busy seasons. These two are such a fun loving couple so we knew their day would be full of laughter, love, delicious desserts and of course an amazing cake design. 

Lisa's vision for her day was rustic with a touch of color and citrus. When she toured the barn at the Five Bridge Inn, she immediately fell in love with the space. It was the perfect backdrop to compliment her vision and she loved how the barn was nestled in it's own intimate space on the property. With most guests traveling from Vermont and Seattle, the Inn was perfect for accommodating many of their out of towners.

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Kumquats provided a beautiful pop of orange among the green and rustic color scheme. This detail was incorporated in the floral arrangements, invites, menus, cake, and even the beautiful collar that their dog Buddha wore. Five Bridge Inn WeddingFive Bridge Inn Wedding
The wedding ceremony took place outside in front of the gazebo, surrounded by built in wood benches. After a heartfelt ceremony, guests enjoyed signature cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres on the patio before heading inside the barn for the dinner reception. Five Bridge Inn WeddingFive Bridge Inn WeddingFive Bridge Inn WeddingFive Bridge Inn Wedding Barn Wedding MAbarn wedding massachusettsFive Bridge Inn Wedding
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Lisa designed a decadent dessert display to surround her one-of-a-kind wedding cake. The cake was a combination of styles tying in a modern marble tier, gold accents, and touches of rustic and greenery. This made for the sweetest ending to their celebration. Five Bridge Inn Wedding
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Catering, Desserts, Floral Designs: Peppers Artful Events
Venue: The Five Bridge Inn
Photographer: Mobile Video Photography
DJ: Jeff Fowler

Event Venue Feature: Kilburn Event Center

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Fri, Jan 03, 2020

Kilburn Event Venue

The Kilburn Event Center is a historic waterfront wedding and special events venue in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The newly renovated venue features spectacular views of Clark’s Cove, a rooftop terrace and versatile event spaces perfect for everything from weddings and galas to social and corporate events.

The main and largest of the spaces is a 20,000 square foot loft that can accommodate up to 1,500 guests. For smaller events the room can be elegantly separated to create the perfect space for your event. With rows of tall windows overlooking the cove, white washed walls, high ceilings, and wooden floors, the beautiful industrial loft creates a stunning backdrop for any occasion. The open floor plan allows for versatility and can accommodate a wide range of room configurations.

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Starting in the spring of 2020, a newly renovated rooftop terrace with unobstructed views of the ocean will be available for rent. This provides a memorable setting for a ceremony or cocktail reception.

The team involved in the renovation of the mill has taken impeccable care into creating an amazing event space while preserving the historic details of the mill. More event spaces are continually being added as they work towards restoring the entire 500,000 square ft mill.

Contact us to learn more about hosting your event at The Kilburn Event Center. 

Lauren and Ryan's Wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Lauren and Ryan's Wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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Lauren and Ryan celebrated their wedding day at Tower Hill Botanic Garden with a beautiful ceremony in the secret garden followed by a reception in the Orangerie. Their garden style wedding was bright and romantic. The peach, orange, and green floral arrangements popped against the light colored linens on the guest tables and the soft grays of the bridesmaid dresses. The gold touches with the votives and the centerpieces added a classic and elegant feel.

Each place setting welcomed guests with a hand tied ribbon around the dinner napkin, a sprig of rosemary, and a menu. The dinner started off with one of our most popular and colorful salads, The Napoleon Caprese, which is an artful display of heirloom tomatoes, edible flowers, cucumber ribbons, fresh burrata, baby arugula, basil oil and balsamic syrup. Following the first course guests were offered a choice entree of our free range statler chicken breast, petite tenderloin filet, or charred Japanese eggplant. For desserts guests enjoy a delicious dessert bar with seasonal mini sweets.

The Wilson Stevens Band rocked the rest of the wedding night with their get on the dance floor hits. 

Wedding Reception Tower Hill Botanic Garden

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Catering, Desserts, Floral Designs: Peppers Artful Events
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Photographer: Aubrey Greene Photography
Band: Wilson Stevens Band

Rachel and Olivia at Crompton Collective

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Sep 10, 2019

Rachel and Olivia's Wedding at The White Room

Rachel and Olivia celebrated their wedding at the White Room at Crompton Collective in Worcester with a fun bash filled with love, laughter, and pops of rainbows. There were many talented vendors involved in bringing their dream wedding to life, all local and/or women run businesses - which was important to Rachel and Olivia. From their beautiful first look in the Seed to Stem shop, and their memorable donut wall to all the guests incorporating a rainbow in their attire in unique ways, there were so many things to love about their wedding. Here is a sneak peek! Wedding White Room Crompton Collectivesame sex wedding worcesterWedding White Room Crompton CollectiveWedding White Room Crompton CollectiveWedding White Room Crompton CollectiveWedding White Room Crompton CollectiveWedding White Room Crompton CollectiveWedding White Room Crompton CollectiveWedding White Room Crompton Collectivesame sex Wedding White Room Crompton CollectiveRachel Olivia Wedding Crompton CollectiveWedding White Room Crompton CollectiveWedding White Room Crompton Collective


Catering and Bar: Peppers Artful Events
Photographer: Cyndi Lu Photography
Venue: The White Room at Crompton Collective
Donuts: Allie’s Donuts
Flowers: AP Studio Boston
Hair: Stacie Morin
Makeup: Kimberly Fosher
DJ: Sound Choice Events
Pizza: Antonio’s
First Look: Seed to Stem Shop


Lieu and Nathan's Wedding at the Pierce House

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Aug 21, 2019


Lieu and Nathan's Wedding at The Pierce House

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Lieu and Nathan had a perfect spring day for their wedding at the Pierce House in Lincoln, MA. The celebration started with a heartfelt ceremony on the sprawling lawn. A white floral backdrop accented the ceremony and created a beautiful focal point behind the couple. Following the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors'douevres on the deck and lawn of the house before entering the tent for dinner and dancing. The dinner reception kicked off with an amazing first dance by Leui and Nathan. The rest of the evening with filled with dining, dancing, laughs, and even some late night passed churros!

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Catering: Peppers Artful Events
Photographer: Leah Freeman Photography
Venue: The Pierce House