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Decorating the Holidays

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Nov 12, 2021

Decorating for the Holidays: How to Make Your Home as Wonderful as the Food


It does not matter how much you plan, cook, clean, or stress- nothing can compare to holiday decorations. There is something about the sights of the holiday season that brings a warm fuzzy feeling. But many people struggle with the same question, where to begin?! 

1. Don't Over-Do It. There is a fine line between the right amount of decor and too much decor, but that fine line is an important line. Having too many knick-knacks sitting out or too many lights hung everywhere makes the space feel claustrophobic, is overwhelming to look at, and is expensive! Decorations are one area where the time-old statement "less is more" still proves to be true. 

2. Use Your Resources! There are so many websites you can draw inspiration from. Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, and so many more. When in doubt you can even Google good ideas on how to decorate. Pick something you like that isn't too complicated, and try to replicate it. Don't forget to add your own flair though! 
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3. Bargain Shopping. Don't break the bank decorating for one holiday! If you start early, you can find loads of sales and discount coupons so you can get fantastic decorations at a fraction of the cost.

Pro Tip:  Try planning ahead an entire year! The best time to buy holiday decor is to buy it right after the holiday when everything is on sale! You won't find better quality at a better price. 

4. Ask for Help. Decorating can be such hard work, especially if you're hanging lights or other large elements. Ask a few people to help you! Doing it together will make it so much more exciting, and you'll make so many, often hilarious, memories.  

5. Take Pictures! Take pictures of all your hard work so you have something to remember it by. You'll have pictures from the parties of course, but your decorations won't be the focus. Take a few minutes to walk around and snap some photos. For those serious decorators, you can try starting a scrapbook of your holiday decor so that next year you have inspiration from the styles you like the best. 

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The holidays are one of the most special times of the year. It is not often that people can join in with their friends and families and share a meal and a laugh. This time should be joyful and happy, so don't stress yourself trying to make everything perfect! Make your plan, and then take a step back to enjoy your efforts. Interested in learning more about us - contact us today! 

Hosting the Holidays

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Oct 22, 2021

Hosting the Holidays: How to Enjoy Your Own Thanksgiving

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For many people, hosting the holidays is something that you look forward to for your whole life. You grow up watching your parents, aunts, uncles, or grandparents putting on these big productions, and when you are an adult, you want to do the same. But then you realize- hosting the holidays is HARD. Below are the tips that we have found to be the most effective in making sure you don't get too overwhelmed amid all the planning. 

1. Remember What Makes Them Important. Thanksgiving is not about what you eat, wear, or where it takes place. Thanksgiving is a time to come together and be thankful for the time that you have with your loved ones. It is time to reminisce about past good times and remember loved ones who are no longer with you. It is also a great time to look forward to what you have to be thankful for in the future. While you're planning, take the time to stop and think about all of this so you can keep the upcoming holiday in perspective.

2. Do As Much As You Can In Advance. One of the most stressful parts of any holiday is running around last minute trying to figure things out! Before you even begin to invite people into your home for Thanksgiving, first think about what you want to make! Do research to determine how many people your recipes will feed and how much the ingredients for each one will cost you. Make sure you can get everyone at a local store, or if not, that it can be delivered in time. Once you have a plan, then you can begin making your guest list. 
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3. Take Some Of The Pressure Off of Yourself. People love to be involved! Ask people who are coming to bring something small. You can ask them to bring a side or a dessert. If you would prefer to provide the meal, you can always ask people to bring a game, a beverage, or even some photos of family or friends that can be enjoyed by all. This will help draw your guests in and make them feel engaged and it will also help you to feel like you don't have to do it all. 

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4. It Doesn't Have To Be Traditional. The best thing about holidays is that you get to decide how they are celebrated. You don't have to follow the way the adults did it when you were a kid! Shake things up, try something new this year! Maybe you don't like pie and want to do something more fun for dessert, or maybe you want to host Thanksgiving but absolutely hate to cook. To explore some ways you can host Thanksgiving without ever having to make a single recipe, take a look at our Thanksgiving Menu. 
5. Follow CDC guidelines! Now more than ever, it is so important that we protect ourselves and our families. Do whatever you can to ensure that your holiday guests help you to follow CDC guidelines for a safe and fun get-together. If weather permits, host your party outside! If not, you can open windows, socially distance, and make hand sanitizer and masks readily available for anyone entering your home. 

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The holidays are one of the most special times of the year. It is not often that people can join in with their friends and families and share a meal and a laugh. This time should be joyful and happy, so don't stress yourself trying to make everything perfect! Make your plan, and then take a step back to enjoy your efforts. Interested in learning more about us - contact us today! 

Support for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Posted by Lillian Davis on Tue, Jul 27, 2021

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On June 10th, members of Congress introduced the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act to add $60 billion dollars to the fund to support independent restaurants and bars. We’re advocating for the program to be refilled so that everyone who needs relief can access it. 


How can you help?

Step 1: Get to know the bill! Visit https://www.saverestaurants.com/advocate/ to learn more about why this bill was created, and why it is so important to your local bars & restaurants that it be refilled.


Step 2: Email your reps! This only takes a minute, and by visiting the link above you can find a form that will guide you through creating your email.  


Step 3: Call Congress! You can call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to reach your members of congress. 


Step 4: Share on social media! The more people who know, the more support the Restaurant Revitalization Fund will get. 


These small steps can help to make a big difference for the future of your favorite local bars and restaurants! 

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


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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. 

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

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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. 

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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


Event Venue Feature: Oakholm Farm

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Jul 31, 2019


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The Oakholm Farm Estate is a working family farm with a rich Swedish heritage. The farm invites guests to pick their own blueberries, strawberries and Christmas trees, depending on the season, as well as offers lodging and outdoor event opportunities. Currently operated by Babe and Christina Predella, this secluded venue has become a haven of relaxation and togetherness, making it ideal for weddings or corporate outtings.

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Oakholm Farm Estate offers so many benefits for wedding couples all in one location. The farm is surrounded by an oak forest and situated atop a hill overlooking Lake Quaboag, providing breathtaking views and scenery. Their on-site lodging, called “The Big House” offers overnight accommodations for the wedding party or guests with six bedrooms, sleeping up to 13 guests, in addition to a kitchen, game room, dining room, side terrace and five sitting areas. Ceremonies take place under their beautiful arbor surrounded with sweeping views of Lake Quaboag. The large reception tent with hanging lights and chandeliers can accommodate up to 200 guests with a dance floor. They even have a fire pit to enjoy a closing night cap after the festivities! With a personable and professional on-site team combined with a beautiful setting, you are sure to have an amazing wedding experience at Oakholm Farm. 

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Contact us to learn more about hosting your event at Oakholm Farm Estate.
Ceremony and Tent Photos Courtesy of Audrey Cutler Photography.

Top Venues for Hosting Your Holiday Party

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Jul 26, 2019

Find the Perfect Venue to Host Your Holiday Party

Whether planning a small intimate party for under 50 or an extravagant holiday soiree for 300, the following list of venues, museums, and historical spaces will provide the perfect backdrop for your corporate holiday party. Our list features venues from Boston, Worcester, Rhode Island, and beyond. Find the perfect location to host your next event no matter the size or location. 

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    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston, MA)
      Tower Hill Botanic Garden offers an intimate setting for groups of 50 or less.  Every winter Tower Hill decks out their expansive gardens with colorful lights and stunning holiday decorations. This draws thousands of visitors every winter. Combine your holiday party with their annual holiday light show for a truly festive celebration.
  • The Pierce House (Lincoln, MA)
    The  Pierce House provides a beautiful historic setting for your holiday party. The house is full of charm and elegance with uniquely decorated rooms, polished hardwood floors, working fireplaces and more. They can accommodate groups of 70 or less on the main floor of the house. Just 30 minutes from Boston The Pierce House is an ideal spot for those looking to stay close to the city but want to avoid the holiday traffic within the city. 
  • The Worcester Historical Museum (Worcester, MA)
    Worcester Historical Museum provides a setting that blends the history of the community with your event. The Marion S. and Paris Fletcher Auditorium are filled with historical elegance, showcasing a collection of 19th century portraiture and a wall of stained glass that details the settlement of Worcester. The open space of the auditorium provides a flexible space for various styles of holiday parties.  

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  • Grand View Farm (Burlington, MA)
    Grand View Farm and Marion Tavern is a delightful place to host your family or corporate holiday parties. This warm, versatile venue provides a range of options at an affordable price. Each room has its own character, with all the comfort of home, but the convenience of Burlington’s charming downtown location. The Hall, which seats 100, is a modernized replica of the 19th Century barn. Marion Tavern has multiple rooms on the first floor to accommodate groups of 70 or less. 
  • Asa Waters Mansion (Millbury MA)
     Asa Waters Mansion provides an elegant, intimate and festive setting for your special event. This stately nineteenth-century home makes for an inviting atmosphere for holiday parties. They can accommodate up to 85 guests for a sit down event or 100 with a cocktail style party.
  • Gore Place (Waltham, MA)
     Gore place provides natural beauty, New England charm, and privacy of a 50-acre country estate. The carriage house and adjoining harness room have been renovated and boast of modern elegance. With ample parking and a beautiful setting, Gore place provides an excellent space for hosting your holiday party up for up to 100 guests. 

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  • The Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA)
    The Worcester Art Museum offers architecturally beautiful grand spaces, over 35,000 works of art, and 50 centuries of creative spirit for your holiday party. Usage of the Renaissance Court can grant your invitees access to a wealth of history and art among the first floor galleries or add in a docent lead tour of the museums galleries. With various spaces from the museum cafe to the Renaissance Court and balconies, WAM can accommodate a range of groups from 50 - 200 and provides a space full of charm for your holiday celebration. 
  • Commanders Mansion (Watertown, MA)
    Commanders Mansion stands upon seven acres of beautiful land in Watertown, MA. The mansion is an impressive example of Italianate-Victorian architecture and exhibits intricate details both inside and out. They can accommodate 100-130 for a seated dinner or up to 150 for a cocktail style reception on the first floor of the mansion. 
  • Discovery Museum (Acton, MA)
    Science, nature and play are combined at the Discovery Museum, a hands-on museum dedicated to fostering lifelong learning in children and adults. The museum features a whimsical yet natural theme suited to a joyful holiday gathering. There are also various spaces to allow for a wide range of party sizes, from 30 - 300. For a more intimate setting, the Party Room accommodates up to 30 guests. For larger groups and large holiday events, guests can choose to rent specific rooms or floors of the museum, or even choose to utilize the entire building.
  • Hopkinton Center for the Arts (Hopkinton, MA)
    The HCA has been completely renovated and offers various spaces for either an imitate  celebration or a large holiday party. The performance center features an open floor plan, stunning wood beams, climate-control, and hard wood floors. This is the largest space in the arts center accommodating up to 150 guests for a seated reception or up to 250 with mixed seating. Adjacent is the lobby with a built in bar, walls of art, rustic accents and a granite welcome desk. They also have a rustic style loft that is perfect for smaller gatherings of 60 guests or less. 
  • The Endicott Estate (Dedham, MA)
    The Endicott Estate, built in 1904, features a 3 story, 25 room Colonial Revival mansion situated on 18 acres of land. The indoor spaces found within the mansion are ideal for gatherings during the winter months, complete with period furnishings and cozy fireplaces perfect for a vintage style holiday party. The rooms of the mansion are equipped to serve a plated dinner for up to 150 guests, or 200 guests in a cocktail reception arrangement. 
  • The Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston)
    The Society of Arts and Crafts provides a space unlike no other in the Boston Area. Host your event surrounded by a rotating array of one-of-a-kind crafts and large windows overlooking the seaport district. Guests can even pop into the gift shop to pick up a unique holiday gift. The space can accommodate up to 150 guests for a cocktail style reception with food stations. 

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  • The Connors Center (Dover, MA)
    The Connors Center provides a large estate complete with stunning stone architecture that, when the first snow of winter falls, appears to have been taken straight out of a classic story book. The historic interior of the estate offers a selection of rooms and spaces, some of which include wood paneling, luxurious furniture and fireplaces to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The largest space is the Estate Room, allowing for 150 - 200 guests, followed by the Main Parlor, Dining Room, Charles River Meeting Room and Garden Terrace Room. The smallest space is the Dover Parlor, with a capacity of 18 - 45 guests.
  • Charles River Museum of Industry (Waltham, MA)
    The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation is a historic gem of the Greater Boston area. Once a 19th century textile mill, the venue features stunning views of the Charles River and an old world industrial flair reminiscent of holiday seasons passed. The open, brick-walled event area can accommodate from 150-250 guests, depending on the style of seating, from sit-down to mixed and cocktail seating. 
  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln, MA)
    The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art from New England and beyond, including its Sculpture Park of more than 60 works and over 3,500 artworks in its permanent collection. For a modern and sleek holiday event, deDordova offers the Dewey Family Gallery, which houses works from their permanent collection as well as select exhibitions, allowing for a maximum of 130 guests for a seated event and 200 guests for a cocktail style event. 
  • Harry Parker Boathouse (Brighton, MA)
    The Harry Parker Boathouse, home of the Boston College rowing team, combines interior spaces featuring unique architectural design with outdoor views and natural charm. Holiday events have the opportunity to utilize the Community Room on the second floor as well as experience the beauty of New England winters by gazing over the two balconies overlooking the Charles River. Traditional seating in the Community Room can accommodate 180 - 200 guests, or up to 220 for a cocktail reception arrangement.
  • The Hanover Theatre (Worcester, MA)
    Bring an old world theatrical elegance to your holiday events at The Hanover Theatre. The most intimate space accommodating up to 150 guests, the Historic Lobby, lends itself to a classic holiday theme with traditional and historic elements such as chandeliers, antique mirrors and a grand staircase. The Event Center and the Grand Promenade can additionally seat up to 250 guests. The Theatre Stage can seat up to 300 guests and will be sure to infuse sparkle and glamour to any holiday party.
  • The White Room (Worcester, MA)
    Created as an event space by Crompton Collective, a curated boutique marketplace, The White Room provides a clean blank slate to allow for creative freedom. Yet, the space lends itself to a vintage yet eclectic holiday theme, apparent from the industrial exposed ceiling and the use of mismatched wooden seating.
  • Village Hall at the Common (Framingham, MA)
    The newly renovated Village Hall at the Common provides a beautiful setting for a holiday party for up to 180 guests for a seated event or 200 for a cocktail style party. For smaller groups the first floor with built in bar would be an ideal space. Guests can utilize both floors - start with a cocktail reception on the first floor then move up to the second for dinner. Framingham residents can take advantage of discount rental rates. 

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  • Mechanics Hall (Worcester, MA)
    Mechanics Hall is one of the largest and most awe-inspiring venues in Central Mass in terms of space and decadent decoration. In total, the venue can accommodate anywhere from 10 to 1,000 guests depending on the style of party, and includes a choice of 5 function rooms. The Great Hall is the most recognizable space, with its coffered ceiling and grand center stage. Next is Washburn Hall with its arched windows, bar and smaller scale stage. In addition, more intimate holiday gatherings can be arranged in the Boyden Salon or the Dickens Room. 
  • Killburn Mill Event Center (New Bedford, MA)
    Located on the third floor of the 113 year old Killburn cotton mill, the Event Center boasts large windows enriching the large hall with plenty of natural light and panoramic views of Clark's Cove below. Be ready to surround yourself with views of the New England winter season, all while being able to accommodate a wide range of guests, from 50 - 500. 
  • The Ballroom at the Providence G (Providence, RI)
    The Ballroom at the Providence G presents a space worthy of grand and elegant holiday parties, with its crisp white walls, tall windows, and crystal chandeliers. Creativity is encouraged in this space, as the layout, theme and color scheme can be molded to match each host's unique vision for their holiday gathering. With traditional seating and a dance floor, 250 guests can be accommodated, with a maximum of 350 guests for a cocktail style event.

Holiday Planning Guide

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Jul 26, 2019

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It's that time of year again to start planning your office holiday party. Holiday parties are a great way to show appreciation for employee’s hard work and celebrate the years successes. Plus, they offer a perfect break from the busy holiday season for a time to unwind with co-workers. Our  guide is a great place to start when it comes to planning your holiday party whether you are celebrating at the office or at an off-site venue.  We'll help you stay organized, have fun, and plan a memorable holiday bash!

1. Choose a date and time. December dates book up quickly for caterers so make sure you decide on a date early. An evening event after work is great for a more party atmosphere where a holiday luncheon is more casual and good way to break up the day. Popular December dates for 2019 will likely be the 7th, 11th, 14th, and 18th. Since these dates will be in high demand, you will want to get on your caterers calendar early if you are planning for any of these dates. If you're on a tight budget or planning a bit last minute, consider having your party in early January. January can be ideal for those companies that are very busy in December and it often allows for greater attendance because you're not competing with other holiday obligations. 

  1. Guest list. Will the party be for only employees of the company or will invites be extended to family as well? The estimated guest list will help you determine how much space you will need for your event.
  2. Style of party. Determining the style of event you want to have is important whether it be a formal plated reception, casual buffet dinner, or a fun cocktail style event. Many venues can accommodate a range of guest counts, but they are often dependent on the style of event. A cocktail style reception needs less space than a dinner event. If you are considering hosting at your office, you will want to determine what style of event does the space best lend itself to. A celebration with passed hors d'oeuvres  and food stations is a great option for those looking for a more casual party vibe while a sit-down dinner with a buffet or plated meal is ideal for those looking for a more formal feel.
  3. Location. the location is important and can play into the overall vibe of the event. Having an estimated guest count and style of event will also help you narrow down the best location. If you are looking for somewhere in the city for an after-work party consider the distance and how easily guests can get there. If hosting at your office, you will want to consider the style of party and how easily it can be accommodated within the office space. Hosting at your office can typically help when you have a tight budget but if you will need to bring in many rentals and staging than it may be more cost effective to choose an off-site location. Museums, historical buildings, nightclubs and special event venues are all great options for providing a unique backdrop to your event. Check out our list of top venues in New England for hosting your holiday party at. Our Event Designers are a great resource for helping you find the perfect location for your event and can get creative with floorplans if hosting at your office.
  4. Choose a Theme. Deciding on a theme will help you narrow down the style, feel, and food options. Your caterer can work with you to take any theme and style of event and determine the perfect food to go along with it. Interested in a lodge style holiday party? A hot chocolate bar, passed hot toddies, savory waffle station, and warm hearty chili compliment this kind of celebration. Check out our blog on holiday themes for inspiration for your holiday party. 
  5. Food and drink. By this point you likely know if you are interested in a plated meal, buffet dinner, food stations, or cocktail style menu. Our team will work with you to devise the perfect menu. Knowing what your crowd likes or any allergies that need to be considered will be helpful to determine the best menu. The bar is an important part of any event. Do you want to do a full open bar, beer and wine bar, or some fun signature cocktails? By offering a limited bar with a few themed drinks can help keep budgets in line. If you are concerned about drinking at your event, a beer and wine bar would be the best option, along with only hiring TIPs certified Bartenders who are adapt at monitoring drinking during your event.
  6. Send Invites. The next step is to send your invites – evites and email newsletters can reach your employees the fastest. If you want a more formal invite opt to send a physical invite by mail. Plan to let employees know at least four weeks in advance of the date. 
  1. Plan entertainment and decor. Incorporating fun entertainment can help elevate your event. Dj’s or live music are always great for a party atmosphere. Hiring live carolers can add a truly festive feel. Other unique entertainment options to consider are – an ugly sweater contest, chocolate truffle roulette, casino games, employee cookie swap, photo booth, caricature artist, or a wine or beer tasting. 
    Most importantly, try to have fun and enjoy the process of planning your holiday party. Contact us today to learn how our team can help bring your holiday party vision to life! 



2019 Holiday Food and Drink Trends

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Jul 26, 2019

2019 Holiday Trends

The catering industry is constantly changing and new trends are always emerging. Here are our top holiday food and drink trends for 2019.  

Food Trends

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  • Interactive Stations  This one continues to be popular for all kinds of events. Chef manned food stations with chef's assembling small plate offerings allows guests to mix and mingle in a cocktail party setting and enjoy a variety of different dishes. 
  • Roaming Food Stations Food is assembled behind the scenes then wheeled throughout the party. This can be done on a cart, a food wall, or other unique display piece on wheels. Guests then grab what they would like as the food wheels by.  This is both fun and interactive. 
  • Cereal is making a comeback  Cereal milk paired with house-made cookies, cereal mini milkshakes, and cereal infused desserts like ice-cream sandwiches rolled in fruity pebbles are just a few ways to incorporate this trend at your next event.   
  • Grazing stations  Grazing stations provide a bountiful display of food for guests to enjoy at their leisure while mixing and mingling. Antipasto and Charcuterie, Spanish pinxtos, and dessert charcuterie are some of the most popular. 
  • Smoked Foods  Smoking isn't just for the bbq these days. You can smoke everything from meats and seafood to cocktails and desserts. Smoking can add a fun visual aspect and infuses a smokey taste into the food/drink. Imagine servers passing trays of drinks that have a trail of smoke in their path and right before serving the glass cloches is pulled off and unveils their cocktail in a cloud of smoke. Now that's a memorable experience! 
  • Chocolate truffle roulette  Guests take one truffle at a time guessing which flavor they are enjoying, but in the mix are a few not so favorable flavors! 
  • Plant-based offerings  Plant based menus and stations are on an all time high. Chefs are getting creative to expand their offerings. Beet tartare, plant-based poke stations utilizing colored beets, jack fruit chili, tofu tacos and impossible meat sliders are just a few of the trending plant based offerings being infused into menus. 
  • Elevated takes on comfort classic Upscale versions of grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and flatbread pizzas. 
  • Raclette stations  Lightly warmed and melty raclette cheese is scraped in front of guests and used to top crostinis, artisan breads, meats, or over potatoes (the traditional way!).  
  • Mini desserts  The mini trend has been around for a while and isn't loosing steam. Think mini holiday themed dessert stations, individual pies, single serve cookie skillets, mini bread puddings and seasonal crisps for the holidays.
  • Dessert-ified Cocktails Bite size cocktail desserts that taste like your favorite holiday cocktail with a mini pipette of a cordial. 
  • Holiday ice-cream sandwiches  Ice-cream isn't just for the summer time! Take a holiday twist on your ice-cream sandwich station with holiday cookies paired with seasonal ice cream flavors like peppermint, rum raisin, maple or gingerbread. You can even incorporate the mini trend here with mini ice-cream cones.
  • Holiday cakesicals  This is a blend of a cake and popsical. Who doesn't love new ways to enjoy cake! Plus you can add fun holiday edible accents like Christmas trees, snowflakes, and lights to bring a truly festive feel. 
  • Cotton Candy This carnival treat is making an appearance at catering events. Whether served from a mobile cart, used to top a cocktail, or infused with alcohol, this is a fun trend to include in your next event. 


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  • Themed cocktails with less alcohol Substituting vodka with specialty flavored liqueurs creates a delicious cocktail without the high alcohol content. 
  • Healthy cocktails Creating cocktails with fresh fruit juices, infused beet juice, or kombucha, can create a guilt free holiday cocktail. 
  • Unique Presentations Sometimes it isn't about what is served that is memorable but instead the presentation and experience. Draft beer walls, mobile cocktail vans, slushie carts, color changing drinks, all add an interactive and fun presentation to your bar service. 
  • Memorable Garnishes Dehydrated fruits, cotton candy, ice with frozen berries, are just a few unique garnishes to adorn your cocktails.

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Sam's Show-Stopping Bar Mitzvah at Hanover Theater

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Jun 21, 2019

Sam's Bar Mitzvah at Hanover Theatre was a Show-Stopper

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From the very early planning stages, Sam knew he wanted his celebration to be centered around theater. Having spent his summers at theater school and being cast in lead roles like the Big, Friendly, Giant in BFG and Willy Wonka is Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, he always had a passion and knack for the show life.    

Hanover Theatre set the stage and provided the perfect backdrop for the party. With added details like place cards that were modeled after box office tickets and popular Broadway shows acting as table numbers, the theme was intertwined throughout the entire event. 

When it came to the menu - mac and cheese was a non-negotiable for Sam.  He would have been ok if it was the only thing on the menu! We did find some other foods that Sam was open to. The kid’s menu included popular favorites such as chicken fingers, french fries with cajun spice, pigs in a blanket, and an ice-cream sundae bar. The adults enjoyed their own buffet featuring grilled hanger steak, Miso grilled Atlantic salmon, charred Japanese eggplant, and seasonal vegetables.

The entire event was filled with dancing, laughing, and fun. Here is a sneak peek! 

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The Team

Photographer: LoveDays Photography
Venue: The Hanover Theater
Catering & Cake: Peppers Artful Events
Centerpieces: Fab Functions by Pat
Photobooth: Clear Choice Photo Booths

Currier Art Museum 100th Anniversary Gala

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Jun 06, 2019

The Currier Art Museum 100th Anniversary Gala

The Currier Art Museum celebrated their 100th anniversary with a roaring twenties themed gala at the Manchester Masonic Lodge. The lodge was transformed with vintage lounge furniture, lighting, backdrops, and black and white linens. Malloy Events headed up the design and transformation of the space. Here is a sneak peek!

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The Menu
Say Cheese, Please Stationary
Baked Brie with Bosc Pears and Armagnac
Ale & Cheddar Fondue With Pretzel Nibs, Crudite, and Flatbread Crackers
New England Cheeses and Crackers, Jams, and Fruit

Passed to Guests as They Arrive
Sirloin Beef  Pop with Horseradish Creme
Deviled Eggs 
Cucumber, Watercress, and Smoked Salmon Canapes
Skewered Shrimp Wrapped in Snow Peas
Plump Stuffed Apricots with Spiced Pecans and Gorgonzola

Dinner Reception
First Course
Field Greens with Cherry Tomato and Buffalo Mozzarella
Served with Focaccia

Second Course
Bistro Filet and Sea Scallops
with Hasselback Potato, Carrot Puree, Bruleed Onion, Haricot Vert,
Baby Turnips, and Lemon Beurre Blanc

Vegetarian Option
Charred Eggplant
Spicy Lentils, Pickled Cucumbers, Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Red Pepper Raita.

Collection of Handcrafted Mini Desserts

The Team
Florals & Event Design: Malloy Events
Photographer: Kendal J. Bush Photography
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Megan and Mike's Wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, May 16, 2019


Megan and Mike's Wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden was the perfect backdrop for Megan and Mike's summer garden wedding. Their color palette of timeless blush and ivory paired with periwinkle created beautiful pops of color. Both the bride and groom were teachers so they wanted to incorporate that into the details of their wedding. This was done by integrating books into the design of the floral arrangements on the guest tables, and into the decor on the ceremony drink table and dessert station. Their rose colored table numbers all showcased love quotes from various stories and poems.   Here is a sneak peek of their wedding day. 










Catering, Cakes, and Floral Design: Peppers Artful Events
Photographer: Henry + Mac
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden


Event Venue Feature: Allrose Farm

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, May 01, 2019


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Photo: Halie Olzswoy

Allrose Farm (Greenfield, NH) is a private boutique wedding venue located on a quiet and serene road in the lovely Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. Owners, Nicole and Nathan have taken impeccable care of the farm and on-site barn. The historic barn offers a perfect backdrop for wedding receptions with a beautiful two-story stone fireplace, elegant chandeliers, and a loft overlooking the lower level. Ceremonies can take place near the pond, or under the garden arch or sugar maple tree. The farm can accommodate small intimate weddings or large weddings up to 125.

 Allrose farms offers many amenities included with your rental.

  • Easily accessible on-site parking lot for all your guests
  • Napa cross back reception chairs
  • Handmade farm tables
  • Wooden bar
  • High top tables for cocktail hour
  • Working stone fireplace
  • Private bridal dressing suite
  • Grooms cottage
  • Lawn games (corn hole boards)
  • Ceremony benches
  • On-site restrooms
  • Unlimited photo opportunities
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Photo Credits: (Middle Photo) Ashley Helen, (Botton Photo) Danielle Towle
Contact us to learn more about hosting your wedding at Allrose Farm or visit their website.  

Demi and Phil's Vow Renewal

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Demi and Phil's Vow Renewal at The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain

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 Demi and Phil's vow renewal at The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain, reminds us why we love fall weddings in New England. As the yellow, maroon and orange colors start peeping through on the trees, it creates a stunning backdrop for photos. The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain set the stage for this wedding, with so much natural beauty between the gardens, pathways, and lush woods surrounding the property. 

The fall inspired wedding theme was carried throughout all the details from the bridal bouquet and flowers in copper colored vases to the farm tables, wood signs and pumpkin accents.  Every detail came together to create a truly gorgeous celebration.


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 The Menu
Welcome Hors d'Oeuvres Table |
Local Farmhouse Cheese served with Crudite Shots
First Course | Duo of Clam Chowder and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Cups
Entree Course | 
Chicken Scaloppini Marsala or Braised Boneless Short Ribs of Beef  English Style Served with Roasted Root Vegetables and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Dessert |
Artisan Mini Dessert Bar
Late Night Passed |
Flatbread Pizza Bites

 The Team
Venue: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc
Photographer: Henry + Mac
Flowers: Apotheca 
Catering, Cake, Bartending: Peppers Artful Events

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CATIE Award Winner For Best Celebration Cake

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Mar 15, 2019

2019 Best Celebration Cake Winner

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This February we were announced as the 2019 award winner for "Best Celebration Cake" in the National Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence Awards. The award ceremony took place in New Orleans at the 2019 Catersource conference. The CATIE awards are often regarded as "the academy awards" for the catering industry. We were so honored to take home this award and had an amazing and inspiring time being surrounded by the best of the best in the catering industry.

A little background on the cake design: The Harry Plopper cake was designed for a special client celebrating their 33rd birthday. Our client Meagan, celebrates 33 as a big milestone year. It was a tradition her and her friends started and called it the “Larry Bird” year, which is a phrase they came up with because their favorite Celtics basketball player, Larry Bird, was number 33. 

When we first met with Meagan, she had no idea what she wanted for her 33rd birthday cake but she knew she wanted it to be fun, different, and memorable. We started asking her questions about her likes, dislikes, hobbies, favorite bands, shows, and movies to give us inspiration. She mentioned she loves Harry Plopper, a character from The Simpsons movie. That gave us the perfect inspiration for the base of the cake. Meagan also noted she loves the TV show Futurama and the band phish. Over the course of the next few days, our Pastry Chef started working on a 3-D design of the pig. She also wanted to tie in other elements that reflected things Meagan enjoys. That is where the idea of creating a Phish inspired dog collar with a bender dog tag came from. When Meagan came to pick up her cake she was beyond thrilled with the outcome. We were so happy she loved the cake and we had such a fun time designing and creating it for her.  


Menu Ideas and Tips for Planning a Wedding Brunch Reception

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Mar 06, 2019

Wedding Brunch Reception Menu Ideas and Tips

For our brunch lovers out there—you will be excited to hear that brunches are hitting the wedding scene! There are so many ways to create a fun and memorable wedding brunch reception—whether going for a more formal or casual vibe.

Food stations and cocktail receptions work well for this style of wedding. Guests can try a wide variety of brunch-inspired dishes in a setting that encourages mingling and socializing.

The Beverages

wedding brunch receptionsWelcome Drinks create a wonderful first impression at the reception. Greet your guests with a colorful mimosa, sweet tea, smoothie shot, or mini coffee with a donut hole garnish. For an extra wow factor consider a drink wall to display mimosas or mocktails in a fun grab-and-go presentation.
Beverage Stations are a great way to let guests enjoy beverages as they wish throughout the reception and can include a DIY customization component. For a brunch wedding, we especially love an espresso coffee cart or a specialty drink bar—mimosas, bloody mary's, or smoothies!

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The Menu

Food Stations work wonderfully for brunch-style menus. The options are endless and there are many ways to take classic dishes and elevate their presentation.
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Waffle Bars with freshly made waffles served with a variety of delicious toppings such as whipped cream, strawberry sauce, chocolate sauce, bananas, chocolate chips, and nuts. 

Crepe Stations with a chef making warm crepes on request for your guests with sweet fillings such as nutella, chocolate sauce, bananas, and mascarpone cheese—or savory fillings like spinach, ham, or chicken.  

Smoothie Bowls are becoming a very popular food trend. These are great if you’re looking for a menu on the healthier side. Offer a variety of smoothie bases with toppings such as coconut flakes, chia seeds, berries and fruit, nuts, seeds, and granola.

Bacon Planks may be on the opposite side of the health spectrum but are always a crowd favorite. Elevate this presentation by serving the bacon hanging where guests can select their own pieces.

Yogurt and Berry Parfaits served in martini glasses for a more upscale feeling.

Donut Bars with your favorite donuts displayed on a custom donut wall or off our market cart for a unique presentation.

Pass mini versions of your favorite brunch dishes to allow your guests to try a wide variety of options in bite size. Here are a few of our favorites..

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French Toast Sticks Served in Maple Syrup Dipper Cups

Mini Pancake Bites

Chicken and Waffle Sliders

Frittatas Baked in Individual Casserole Dishes

Fruit Waffle Cones

Mini Mason Jars Filled with Salad

Cereal Milk with a Donut Hole

Breakfast Pizzas

Savory Macaroons with Salmon and Cream Cheese

The Cake

For your wedding cake opt for a small ceremonial cutting cake or a stacked waffle cake and then offer a dessert bar for your guests enjoyment. Donut bars, patisserie bars, mini trifles, make your own strawberry shortbread, macaroons and tea, and fruit tart stations are excellent options for a sweet ending to your brunch reception. 


Decor and Entertainment

Lawn Games are a great entertainment option for an early afternoon or morning wedding. There are a variety of game options these days such as life size jenga, cornhole, ladder toss, and giant connect four. Have your cornhole board double as a guest book with a custom monogram and have your guests sign it!

When it comes to designing the color and look for your wedding reception consider incorporating pops of brightly colored florals - like coral, yellow, orange or pink. Another way to incorporate color is through your linen choices. Patterns are especially fun to add into the mix and can really enhance the look of the room.  

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Photos left to right - Meghann Gregory Photography, Lindsay Hackney Photography, Alvah Reida Photography

 Now who's ready to start their wedding reception off with a mimosa toast!? 


Event Venue Feature: The Barn at Pickering House & The Pickering House Inn

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Wed, Jan 02, 2019


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The Barn at Pickering House is a restored 19th century barn located in the heart of downtown Wolfeboro, NH, a charming town nestled on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. The classic New England barn offers rustic charm in a fantastic location just a quick stroll from the town docks, waterfront park and the downtown Wolfeboro shops and restaurants.


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Photo: Mark Spooner Photography

The barn provides a perfect setting for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, farewell brunches, elopement parties and other celebrations. When you hold your rehearsal dinner and/or wedding reception at The Barn, the entire property -- including the attached luxury Pickering House Inn -- is exclusively yours for two nights (two night minimum required). The barn can accommodate up to 150 guests for a sit-down event and offers a wide array of amenities.

    40' x 60' open space with haylofts

    Sweeping central staircase

    Heating and air conditioning

    Built-in bar

    Rectangular and round farm tables

    Cross-back, cafe style chairs

    Assorted antique furnishings

    Decorative string lighting

    Adjacent prep kitchen

    ADA compliant private restrooms
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Couple Photo Above: Mark Spooner Photography

The attached Pickering House Inn was once the homestead of one of Wolfeboro, NH’s most prominent citizens. Today it is reinvented as a new historic boutique hotel with 10 spacious guest rooms, a kitchen gathering space, two living rooms, a dining/meeting room, sitting porches, a garden area and convenient parking. Your guests staying at the inn will have exclusive use of the inn and enjoy the full Pickering House Inn experience including a gourmet breakfast, daily refreshments, and evening wine/spirits.

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Learn more by visiting the Barn at Pickering House Website or contact us today. 

Melanie and Matt's Wedding at The Gardens at Elm Bank

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Melanie & Matt | The Gardens at Elm Bank

The gardens at elm bank wedding

 Melanie and Matt had the most perfect spring day in May for their wedding reception at The Gardens at Elm Bank. The lush gardens provided a beautiful backdrop for their photos. They took full advantage of the venues expansive property with cocktail hour in the gardens, a grand entrance in the tent, and the dinner reception in the carriage house.

The carriage house was decorated with lavender linens and sweeping drapery with lights, creating a soft and magical ambiance for the reception. The couple tied in rustic elements with Mr. and Mrs. signs made out of wood slabs for their sweetheart table and white washed wooden boxes for the guest table centerpieces.

The whole evening was filled with love and laughter. The couple's smiles were infectious and you couldn't help but feel the immense love between these two! We are still aw-ing over the beauty of their day.

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The Team
Venue: The Gardens at Elm Bank
Photographer: Meghann Gregory Photography
Wedding PlannerElegant Aura 
Flower Bouquets: Style and Design at Peppers Artful Events
Catering, Cake, Bartending: Peppers Artful Events

Ashley and Nick's Wedding at The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Ashley and Nick | The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain

Gardens at Uncanoonuc Wedding

Ashley and Nick’s wedding took place at the Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain, a 15-acre garden estate tucked halfway up the south slope of the North Uncanoonuc Mountain. The flower gardens were in peak season, providing the perfect backdrop for their wedding. With a soft muted color palette and romantic floral designs, every detail came together beautifully and boasted of timeless elegance.

The ceremony took place under the large oak tree near the cottage. Our hearts all melted when we saw Nick's reaction as Ashley made her way down the aisle. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed lawn games, cocktails, and appetizers in the pine grove. While guests mingled, servers passed mini flatbread pizzas, chicken fingers, and cocktail sliders. Guests loved the comfort classic bites!

For the dinner reception, guests dined at farmhouse tables set-up communal style under the large sperry tent. The tables were adorned with lanterns, soft ivory napkins, mercury votives, and green/white floral arrangements, creating a romantic rustic feel. The entire evening was filled with love, laughter and unforgettable memories. We were honored to be a part of their celebration!


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 The Team
Venue: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc
Photographer: Lindsay Hackney Photography
Floral Bouquets: Apotheca 
Catering, Cake, Bartending: Peppers Artful Events



Eggnog Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Oct 26, 2018


Eggnog Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel

How about finishing your dinner with eggnog instead of starting with it?

We know, some of you may be thinking, why not do both. We’ll leave that for you to decide! 

Makes 6-8 Servings

Panna Cotta Ingredients 

4    cups eggnog

½   tsp. vanilla extract

½   tsp. rum extract

½   tsp. cinnamon, ground ( we recommend Vietnamese )

¼  tsp. nutmeg, we prefer fresh shaved using whole nutmeg & shaving with a microplane

2   packets unflavored gelatin

¼  cup water, bottled

Salted Caramel Ingredients

3 1/3  cups water

1 cup sugar

1  tsp. vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean pod split and scrapped

¼  cup heavy cream

1  oz. butter, unsalted

1-2 pinches sea salt

Directions for Panna Cotta:

1. Place the water in a 2 quart size bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over to bloom (soak) for 10 minutes.

2. While the gelatin softens, heat the eggnog in a saucepan and add the remaining ingredients. Bring the eggnog mixture to a warm but not scalding temperature.

3. Once the gelatin is completely dissolved remove the eggnog mixture from the stove top. Slowly whisk the gelatin into the eggnog saucepan.  

4. Transfer your mixture into individual dishes and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.  

Directions for Caramel Sauce:

  1. Combine the water and sugar and cook at medium/medium low heat. You with take this past the boil temp of 210 to over 260 degrees. Keep heating until your caramel has reached a golden amber color. You can gently turn your pan side to side if you feel the sides are burning but do not stir.
  2. Remove the caramel from the heat once it has reached the desired color and gently whisk in the vanilla, heavy cream, butter, and salt.
  3. Pour into a jar and cover until you are ready to serve your panna cotta.

Autumn Gold Rush Holiday Cocktail

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Holiday Cocktail | Autumn Gold Rush


Infused bourbon brings fall flavors to life in this holiday themed drink. Perfect sipping cocktail to keep you warm from the inside out on those cool fall evenings.  


2 ounces apple and pear infused bourbon (recipe below) *Make a week in advance

.75 ounce honey syrup

.75 ounce lemon juice


Directions to Infuse Bourbon (Make 1 week in advance)

1. Cut 1 red apple and 1 pear into large pieces. Place fruit slices in a large jar and pour a 750 ml bottle of bourbon over the fruit.

2. Cover and shake well - every day for 3-4 days.

3. Add a vanilla bean and 2 cinnamon sticks. Allow to infuse, shaking daily for another 3-4 days. Strain.

For honey syrup: combine equal parts honey and hot water. Stir well to combine. Let cool and pour into a squeeze bottle.

Cocktail Directions: 

1. Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice and shake, then strain over fresh ice in a highball. Garnish with fruit and cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Under the Harvest Moon Gala

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Oct 19, 2018

Under the Harvest Moon Gala 

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Under the Harvest Moon Gala, supports and celebrates the work of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States, driving to inspire and encourage the practice of horticulture. 

The evening started with themed cocktails, seasonal hors d'oeuvres, a raw bar and beautiful garden views followed by a farm to table dinner and live auction. The event wouldn't be complete without live music, desserts, and fireworks under the harvest moon! It was certainly a magical and memorable evening. 

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The Menu

Cocktail Hour in the Gardens

Raw Bar
Chatham Farms Oysters, crisp apple mignonette
Fresh harvested from the prime areas off the coast of Chatham

Pork Belly Slider
crispy kale, apple ancho pepper jam

Warm Golden Beet Gazpacho Shooter
creme fraiche, cucumber & dill

Grilled Eggplant & Pepper Croustade
Westfield Farm Capri mousseline

Duck Proscuitto and Mission Figs
Great Hill Farm blue cheese

Sugar Pumpkin Pancake and Free Range Chicken Confit
Lilac Hedge Farm Chicken, Stoneyfield yogurt cheese, tart apple,
Renaissance Farm radish sprouts

Dinner in the Conservatory

First Course

fall greens, carrots, mint, pickled fennel, fresh picked herbs,
edible flowers, tomatoes, cucumbers, honey lavender vinaigrette

Second Course

Herb Crusted Angus Tenderloin of Beef
asparagus and carrot bundle, turnips in cream, scallion potato cake, thyme blossoms, Angus tenderloin, caramelized apple cognac peppercorn sauce

Vegetable Hondashi
baby bok choy, rainbow carrots, shiitake mushroom, ginger, edamame, nori,
steamed jasmine rice, Hondashi broth, lotus root

Dessert and Coffee
Under the Harvest Moon

petite apple streusel pie, gold leaf apple brandy caramel bon bons,
house-made chantilly cream purple sweet potato and Grand Marnier ice cream

Coffee and Cordials


Photography by Troy B. Thompson  

Event Venue Feature: Society of Arts + Crafts

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Oct 01, 2018


The Society of Arts + Crafts offers a unique and captivating venue for a variety of occasions. Founded in 1897, the Society is the oldest non-profit arts + crafts organization in the country. Located in the Seaport District, with  9,000 square feet of contemporary second floor space, designed by Sasaki Associates, and 160 feet of window views of the ever-changing Seaport. 
The Society hosts a rotation of exhibitions in addition to their retail gallery that represents the work of 200+ craft artists, a perfect setting to accommodate intimate dinner parties, cocktail receptions, corporate events and weddings. In addition, the Trustee's Gallery is available for smaller meetings and presentations.
Rental prices range depending on the number of guests and the nature of the event. Schedule a tour with April L. Ranch, Director of Community+Strategic Partnerships by emailing communitypartnerships@societyofcrafts.org

Tito's Fountain of Youth Cocktail

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Tito's Fountain of Youth Cocktail

Elderflower liqueur is becoming a popular ingredient to incorporate into cocktails. With its sweet and slightly floral taste it is a very versatile liqueur that mixes well with wine and other spirits. We especially enjoy it in a cocktail mixed with some bubbly and Tito's Vodka! 

Elderflower cocktail recipe


1.5 oz Titos Vodka
3/4 oz St. Elder Elderflower Liqueur 
2 oz Prosecco or Champagne
3/4 Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
Mint Sprigs
Lime Garnish




Muddle mint springs and lemon juice in your drinking glass then top with ice.
Add vodka and elderflower liqueur to glass.
Pour contents of glass into a cocktail shaker and shake well!
Pour back into the glass and top with prosecco and a lime wedge garnish. Enjoy!
Inspired by Tito's Vodka Recipe @ https://www.titosvodka.com/recipes/vodka-drinks/fountain-of-youth

Kitt and Bennett's Garden Wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Aug 01, 2018

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden was the perfect setting for Kitt and Bennett’s wedding. The color palate was a beautiful mix of soft blush, sage green and ivory with pops of gold and ruby red accented in the flowers and table settings. The groomsmen wore bright ruby polka dot bow-ties while the groom was in classic black tie. The bride was dressed in a beautiful traditional white lace gown while her bridesmaids wore soft sage chiffon.

The ceremony took place in the secret garden with floral bouquets marking the chairs at the end of each aisle framing the bridal party as they walked down the aisle.  

The Orangerie where the dinner reception took place looked stunning with their color palate. Beautiful gold chargers set the base of the place settings with magnolia leaves with the guests names ascribed in gold placed on each charger. The polka dots from the groomsmen’s ties were carried through in the design on the wineglasses and the plates the cake was served on.

Every detail from this wedding was perfectly designed and planned to create a beautiful and memorable celebration.

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The Team

Photographer: Samantha Melanson Photography
Catering, Cake and Placecards: Peppers Artful Events
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Event Venue Feature: Commander's Mansion

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, Jul 10, 2018


Commander's Mansion, located in Watertown MA, sits on seven secluded acres at the rear of the former Watertown Arsenal. The mansion has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976 and boasts of beauty and Italianate-Victorian architecture inside and out.

The mansion is available for weddings and social and corporate events. Corporate clients enjoy the mansions unique rooms which provide a relaxed and spacious setting. There are various breakout rooms’ available along with free internet and parking. The mansion can accommodate events ranging from 20-130 guests based on the setup. During May through October a tent can be rented to accommodate larger events up to 200.

Commanders Mansion Weddings

The mansion provides an ideal setting for Commander's Mansion Eventsa weddings and only hosts one per day so you and your guests can enjoy exclusive use of the property. Ceremonies take place under a beautiful grape arbor with cocktails and dinner to follow in the mansion or under the tent depending on the size of the wedding. There are even two on-site suites to be used prior to the wedding for getting ready. Commander's Mansion provides a unique and beautiful backdrop for a memorable wedding or special event. 

Contact us to learn more about hosting your events at Commander's Mansion. 



Featured Event Venue The Harry Parker Boathouse

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Featured Event Venue: The Harry Parker Boathouse

Harry Parker Boathouse Events

Community Rowing Inc (CRI), located on the banks of the Charles River in Brighton MA, is an internationally recognized attraction for rowing and a gem within the Massachusetts park system.  CRI’S community room, located in the Harry Parker Boathouse is available for rent for events from weddings to bar and bat mitzvah’s and corporate to social events.

The community room provides a 150 degree view of the Charles River with windows that frame the room and balconies overlooking the water. This space can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit down dinner with dance floor or up to 220 for a cocktail style reception. Also available to rent is the outdoor space next to the Charles on the lower level along with the boat bays. This provides an ideal space to host a cocktail hour for your wedding or dinner event with beautiful views of the Charles River.

Harry Parker Boathouse Events

Host your wedding at the Harry Parker Boathouse for a memorable occasion.  Start with your ceremony on the docks of the Charles River, followed by cocktails outside on the lower level, and finish with dinner and dancing on the second floor in the community room. This is the perfect venue for anyone interested in a nautical theme wedding.

Contact us to learn more about hosting your next event at Community Rowing Inc.

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Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, May 09, 2018


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Charles River Museum of Industry, located in Waltham MA, is a historic 19th century textile mill overlooking the scenic Charles River. The museum provides a unique backdrop for your wedding or special event. Your guests will get the opportunity to explore the museum's hands on exhibits featuring American innovation and invention from 1812 to modern day, including the Boston Manufacturing Company, The Orient Bicycle and Met Automobile, the Waltham Watch Factory and more!

Enjoy cocktails on the lower level of the museum surrounded by the unique exhibits, then make your way upstairs for dinner in the main function space with exposed brick and industrial beams. Whether you want a rustic feel with farm tables and bistro lighting or bright colored and fun linens, the space is a blank slate that can take on a variety of looks and styles.

The museum can accommodate events up to 300 for a cocktail style event or 160 for a seated dinner with room for dancing. They regularly host weddings, birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and special public and corporate events of all kinds.

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Contact us to learn more about hosting your event at the Charles River Museum of Industry

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Romance and Elegance at the Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Romance and Elegance at the Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain

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The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain, Goffstown's newest venue, provides a magical and serene backdrop for your wedding or special event. Imagine getting married under a large oak tree while your guests are surrounded by the colorful gardens. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers outside the quant cottage with views of the gardens or up by the pine grove for an intimate setting with lots of tree cover for shade. Dinner and dancing take place under a large sperry sailcloth tent on the center lawn of the perfectly manicured property. End your evening with smore's by the fire pit. Your guests will enjoy full use of the property and the picture opportunities are endless. 

When owners Nattie and Alyssa approached us to take part in a styled photoshoot at their property we were beyond excited. It was a great opportunity to showcase what a wedding at their venue would be like. In coordination with Alyssa of Apotheca Flowers and a great team of vendors a romantic and elegant garden summer wedding was brought to life. 

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This styled shoot was featured in New Hampshire Bride 2018 Spring/Summer addition. Click here to see the publication. 

The Team
Venue: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain
Floral Designer and Coordinator: Alyssa Van Guilder, Apotheca Flowers
Catering, Cake, Dessert Bar, Beer Wall, Chalkboard Signage: Peppers Artful Events
Photographer: Lindsay Hackney Photography
Vintage Furniture, White Washed Farm Tables, Cross Back Chairs: Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals
China, Glassware, Flatware, Linens: Peak Event Services

Caitlin and Nat's Fall Wedding at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Caitlin and Nat's Fall Wedding at Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Larz Anderson Auto Museum Wedding

Cheers to Caitlin and Nat who planned the details for their fall wedding to truly reflect their personalities, food tastes, and the wedding venue.

The ceremony took place on the park hilltop with gorgeous views of Boston. A jewel-covered floral arbor was the perfect focal point for their intimate ceremony on this gorgeous  fall day.

Back down at the museum for cocktail hour, guests enjoyed playing classic video arcade games while sipping on a harvest-inspired apple cider old fashioned signature cocktail. Many of their wedding details paid homage to the car museum like the license plates that were used as table numbers. The menu was created around the couple’s favorite dishes and consisted of a laid back station menu. This included New England lobster rolls, barbecue brisket and mac and cheese. For desserts guests enjoyed a selection of homemade pies and mini sweets along with a late night passed snackof warm apple cider donuts! 

We loved every beautiful detail at this wedding from the picturesque hilltop I do's to the teacup centerpieces!

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The Team
Venue: Larz Anderson Automobile Museum
Catering, Dessert, Floral Designs: Peppers Artful Events
Photographer: Dreamlove Photography
DJ : Absolute Celebrations

No Mocking These Graduate Inspired Mocktails

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Apr 02, 2018

No Mocking These Graduate Inspired Mocktails


Having a Summer Graduation party? Looking for some unique, alcohol-free beverages that the whole crowd can enjoy?  Consider having a “mocktail” bar. Mocktails are fun, flavorful, hand-crafted beverages that contain zero alcohol making this a no-brainer for a high-school-aged crowd of graduates. As for the adults? Good luck keeping them away from these delicious and refreshing drinks!

Class of 2018

  • Cotton candy - enough to fill an 8oz glass
  • Raspberry or Regular Gingerale
  • Cherry or Raspberry Garnish

    Crafting Your Mocktail:

    Set out your martini glass. For optional flare, lightly wet the rim your glass with a lemon wedge and dip in colored sugar. Then place one piece of cotton candy in each glass. Pour the ginger ale over the cotton candy and top with cherry before serving.

The Adventure Awaits

  • 3 TBS Water
  • 2 TBS White Sugar
  • 1 TSP Coconut Extract
  • 2- 12 oz Cans of Lemon Lime Soda
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • Swedish Fish for Garnish

Crafting Your Mocktail:

1. Make the simple syrup by combining the water and sugar together and heating in the microwave for 30-60 seconds or boil togher in a pot on the stove. Let cool. 

2. In a pitcher or punch bowl combine the simple syrup, soda, coconut extract and food coloring. 

3. Add in swedish fish for garnish and serve over ice. 

The Strawberry Celebration

  • 1 Cup Strawberry Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 Cups Frozen Strawberries
  • 2 TBS Lemon Juice
  • Sprinkles and Fresh Strawberries for Garnish

Crafting Your Mocktail:

1. Place all ingredients in a blender

2. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until smooth. 

3. Wet the rim of glass with a lemon wedge then dip in sprinkles. Pour in mixture from blender. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy! 


For more festive details, consider adding colorful straws in the graduates school colors or use graduation cap picks as garnish. An interesting glass such as a mason jar or a fun-shaped plastic cup makes for a great presentation. 


What's on the Menu for your Graduation Party?

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Apr 02, 2018

What's on the Menu | Graduation Party Planning

Menu planning for a graduation party is an important step in putting together the perfect celebration.  After all the invites are sent, location is determined and the theme is decided on, it’s time to start planning the food! But where do you start? Ask yourself- what kind of food does the graduate like? What kind of food will work best in the location where the event is taking place? Is there a particular theme for the event that the food can coincide with? These will help you determine the direction of the menu.

Here are a few of our favorite themed graduation party food menus.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

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Game day food is fun for a graduation party and fits great with an outdoor celebration.

Menu Ideas: Nachos, Sausage and Peppers, Pretzels and Mustards, Flavored Popcorn, Chili Dogs

Grill Party

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Grill parties are perfect for outdoor summer celebrations. If your party will have guests coming and going, this menu lends itself to items that can be quickly thrown on the grill for new party guests. 

Menu Ideas: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Watermelon, Pasta Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Salad 

Smokey Texas BBQ
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Perfect for the BBQ lover in your family and an excellent menu that holds up very well on a buffet.

Menu Ideas: Brisket, Pulled Pork Sliders, BBQ Chicken,  Fried Pickles, Coleslaw, Potato Salad

A Day at the Fair

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Summer is state fair season. Fair menus are filled with delicious fried food and easy to eat on the go items (think food on a stick!).

Menu Ideas: Cotton Candy, Funnel Cakes, Pretzels, Corn Dogs, Kettle Corn

Mexican Fiesta

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A Mexican themed menu allows guests to customize their offerings. We love a make your own taco bar where guests pick their proteins along with all the fixins! Then you can add in some fun Mexican side dishes.

Menu Ideas: Make Your Own Taco Bar, Salsa and Queso with Tortilla Chips, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Stuffed Jalapenos 

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Celebrate with classic New England faire! This is a great menu for the graduate who will be traveling away from New England to go to school. 

Menu Ideas: Clam Chowder, Steamed Lobsters, Corn, Baked Beans, Pasta Salad


Graduation parties tend to be an event where guests are juggling multiple parties in the same day which means guests will come and go throughout the duration of the party. If this is likely the case with your party you will want to choose a menu that can hold for an extended period of time or have food that can quickly be made for new guests as they arrive.

Most graduation parties are a mix of friends and family which means a wide range of age groups. When deciding on a menu make sure you have options that will satisfy all ages attending.

A good place to start menu planning is choosing a theme that focuses on some of the graduates favorite foods.

Ready to start planning? Give us a call!

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Lemon Thyme Vodka Spritzer

Posted by Peppers Team on Sun, Apr 01, 2018


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Simple Syrup
  • 4 whole Lemons Zested
  • 8 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 3 3/4 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 3/4 Cups Water
  • 4 whole Lemons, Juiced
  • 1 1/4 Cups Your Favorite Vodka
  • 7 Cups Club Soda 
  • Blueberries, For Garnish
  •  Sliced Lemons, For Garnish


For the lemon-thyme simple syrup
In a medium saucepan, add lemon zest, thyme sprigs, sugar and water. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let the syrup cool for 15 minutes.

For the cocktail
Pour the cooled simple syrup into a pitcher and add the fresh squeezed lemon juice and tequila. Add a handful of ice cubes and fill the rest of the pitcher with the club soda. Stir well to combine. Add ice cubes, 1 sprig of thyme and a slice of lemon to a tall glass and top with cocktail. Sip and enjoy!

Photo © Lindsay Hackney Photography

Apricot Almond Chicken Salad Recipe

Posted by Peppers Team on Sun, Apr 01, 2018

Apricot Almond Chicken Salad

Our Apricot Almond Chicken Salad has been a staple on our sandwich catering menu for many years and is by far one of our most popular. Now you can enjoy this recipe at home from our kitchen to yours. 
Makes 16 Servings

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3 lbs Boneless Chicken Breasts
1 Box of Chicken Stock
4 Celery Stalks
1/2 Bunch of Scallions
1/2 Cups Sliced Toasted Almonds
½ Cup Dried Apricots
¼ Cup Dry Sherry Wine
6 sprigs of Rosemary Chopped
Black Pepper to Taste

Dressing Ingredients:
2/3 Cup Dijon Mustard
1/4 Cup Whole Grain Mustard
1/4 Cup Heavy Mayo
¼ Cup Sour Cream 
1/8 Cup + 1 TBS Honey
Juice From Half a Lemon


  1. Fill a pot with chicken stock and heat to a boil. Place chicken in pot and poach until cooked through (roughly 25-30 minutes). Let cool and cut into small cubes.
  2. Dice apricots. Heat dry sherry wine on the stove. Once heated drop in diced apricots for 2-4 minutes until soft then drain.
  3. Combine all dressing ingredients together and mix well.
  4. Combine all chicken salad ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  5. Add dressing to bowl with chicken salad and mix.

Enjoy as is, on top of a green salad, or add to your favorite sandwich bread. 

Best Celebration Cake CATIE Award Finalist

Posted by Peppers Team on Sat, Mar 31, 2018



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The International Caterers Association recognizes each year exemplary production at an event through their Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence Awards (CATIE). 

This year our Executive Pastry Chef, Lisa McCaffrey was recognized as an ICA CATIE Award finalist for Best Celebration Cake. Out of all the submission received internationally she was awarded one of the top 3 finalist                                                                  spots for her work designing a Legends of Zelda Wedding Cake. 

                                                        The Cake




Featured Event Venue Larz Anderson Automobile Museum

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Mar 30, 2018


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Photo by http://www.dreamlovephotography.com

    Larz Anderson Auto Museum located in Brookline, Massachusetts sits on a stunning 64 acres at the Larz Anderson Park. The property, once owned by the late Larz and Isabele Anderson, is most known for “America’s Oldest Car Collection” and related memorabilia, however, the grounds surrounding the museum are nothing short of breathtaking and offer a truly unique, historically-rich setting for weddings, corporate and social events of all kinds.  While appealing to car enthusiasts, the museum is also a desired attraction for those interested in history, architecture and an authentic vintage setting.

    There are three main spaces in which functions can be held: The Main Gallery, The Stable Room and the Great Lawn.

       The Main Gallery, located inside the Carriage House, is a great spot for a cocktail reception, wedding or corporate meeting and can easily hold up to 150 standing guests. The vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, original wood flooring and permanent exhibits of exquisite vintage automobiles set the stage for a truly unique event location. The gallery offers room for a large dance floor and photo ops by the great doors as you enter the space.

       The Stable Room, once home to the Anderson’s horses, is a more intimate space and is great location for cocktail hour with unique exhibits for guests to enjoy as they mingle.

       The Great Lawn can hold up to 500 guests and is a popular spot for tented weddings, picnics, barbecues, and automobile shows. Tents can be set up on the sprawling lush green lawn with clear views of both the Carriage House and the Park. Guests are welcome to enjoy the museum throughout the event and many choose to have cocktail receptions or meetings inside the museum before kicking off their reception outdoors.  

     Due to its close proximity to the Larz Anderson Park attractions, you can utilize both the park and the museum for your functions. Corporate clients have used the ball field, skating rink and open lawn for fun outdoor activities while wedding ceremonies have been held at “The Top of the Hill” and “The Temple of Love”, also located inside the park.

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 With many function options in both the park and the museum itself, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum makes for an ideal setting for events of all types and sizes.

Learn more about hosting your event at Larz Anderson Auto Museum


Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Homemade Lemon Curd

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Homemade Lemon Curd


Our lemon poppy seed cake is a delicious dessert perfect for the spring and summer season. The combination of the light and airy poppy seed cake paired with rich lemon curd creates a wonderfully balanced treat. This dessert originated from one of our local farm to table dinners and was such a big hit we decided to make it a staple recipe for the summer. Now you can enjoy this recipe at home!  

Ingredients (Makes 12 servings)

Lemon Curd

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 13 fluid ounces evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds

Steps for lemon curd:

1. Whisk eggs, sugar, and lemon juice in a double boiler over simmering water until mixed well, then continue to stir until thick, about 7 to 10 minutes.

2. Drain mixture through a mesh sieve to get rid of lumps. Fold in butter until well incorporated. Mix in lemon zest.

3. Cover curd and chill in the refrigerator until it has thickened, about 4 hours.

Steps for Poppy Seed Cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch cake pan.

2. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and add eggs, vanilla, oil and milk. Mix well. Then fold in the poppy seeds. Pour mixture into a 10 inch cake pan. 

3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

4. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

5. Pour lemon curd over cooled cake and top with berries and whipped cream. Enjoy!


Outdoor Venues for Corporate Events

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Mar 16, 2018


Summer is just around the corner and that means plenty of outdoor customer and employee events and retreats.

Here are some great locations to consider with lots of outdoor (and indoor) space for lawn games, scavenger hunts, picnics, concerts, paint parties, make your own terrariums,  yoga and more!

 The Connors Center 

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Location: Dover, MA
The Connors Center

The Gardens at Elm Bank

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Location: Wellesley, MA
Website: The Gardens at Elm Bank

The Gardens at Uncanoonuc

Photo by Lindsay Hackney Photography
Location: Goffstown, NH
Website: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain

Gore Place

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Website: Gore Place

Harry Parker Boathouse 

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Website: Harry Parker Boathouse

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

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Location: Brookline, MA
Website: Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Pierce House

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Website: The Pierce House


Tower Hill Botanic Gardens

Photo by Samantha Melanson Photography
Location: Boylston, MA
Website: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
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Location: Rehoboth,MA
Website: The Five Bridge Inn

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Preparing For Your Wedding Cake Tasting

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Mar 12, 2018


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 A wedding cake tasting is a fun task to check off your wedding to do list. What is better then spending an hour tasting some delicious cake flavors?

Cake tastings are typically scheduled 6 months in advance of your wedding date. When scheduling your tasting let the Pastry Chef know any allergies to take into consideration. At Peppers, we offer a large variety of flavor combinations. For the tasting, our chef will choose a selection of cake flavors for you to try. If there are any specific combinations you are most interested in we are always happy to accomodate. When tasting the cakes, If there are any flavors you like but want a different filling know that you can always customize to create the combination that works for you. 

Between tasting the different cake slices have a sip of water so the flavors don't mix. Keep a tally of which ones you and your fiance like best and then rank them in order. If you are doing a tiered cake you can offer different flavors on the different tiers. Save the flavor you think will be the most popular for the bottom tier - which is the tier you will get the most cake slices out of! If you are opting for a smaller size cake you can have sheet cakes of different flavors that can be kept in the kitchen then cut and offered to guests later in the evening. 

At your cake tasting you will also discuss the design and look of the cake. Bringing photos with you or saving a Pinterest board of the designs you like is always helpful. You can  combine elements from different cakes to create a unique look. 

You will also want to decide if the cake will be made with buttercream or fondant. If your wedding will take place outdoors in the heat of summer you may want to consider a fondant cake that won't begin to melt in the heat. 

Most importantly remember to have fun and enjoy the experience! 

Looking for wedding cake design inspiration? Check out our pinterest board. 



Featured Event Venue The Gardens at Elm Bank

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Mar 05, 2018


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The Gardens at Elm Bank is a beautiful event venue, located on Massachusetts Horticultural Society's 36 acres on the Elm Bank Reservation in Wellesley, MA. The venue is home to fields, meadows, streams, wooded areas and colorful formal gardens. The gardens, buildings, and grounds of Elm Bank are an ideal setting for weddings, a bar or bat mitzvah, corporate events, meetings, retreats, and social events.

With twelve gardens and several indoor and outdoor spaces, Elm Bank can accommodate groups of virtually any size.

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Photo by douglasolyons | Aerial Photographic Solutions 

The Hunnewell Building (Carriage House) offers 3,000 square feet of indoor function space with a vaulted and trussed ceiling. Attached to the building is a beautiful three season tent complete with permanent flooring and doors to separate the two spaces. The tent and building combined can accommodate events up to 225 for a sit-down dinner or 400 for a standing reception. The Carriage House provides a blank slate that can easily accommodate a variety of different styles and looks, whether you are looking to host an elegant gala reception or a rustic wedding celebration. 

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Photos: (left) Lauren Methia Photography  (right) First Mate Photo Co
The Maple Grove is a sprawling grassy area surrounded by towering maple trees in the heart of the twelve gardens. This space can accommodate a large event tent ideal for weddings and corporate events in the spring and summer months.

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Elm Bank provides a picturesque setting for your wedding. Say your "I do's" in the Italianate Garden surrounded by seasonal flowers followed by cocktails in the quaint Weezie's Garden. The carriage house and adjacent three season tent are the perfect location for dinner and dancing. Guests can enjoy dinner in the carriage house with dessert and dancing in the tent. For more intimate gatherings the carriage house provides a perfect space for both dinner and dancing.

No one wants to think of rain on their wedding day but having a backup option for an outdoor wedding is key. In the event that you and your guests need to move indoors you can utilize the tent for the ceremony and cocktails.

On top of it all, the photo opportunities around the property are endless. 

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Contact us to learn more about hosting your event at The Gardens at Elm Bank. 

Weddings With a Personal Touch

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Weddings with a Personal Touch 

Many busy brides quickly realize they can't do it all. The hours you wish you could spend DIYing your entire wedding are quickly filled with fittings, makeup trials, and following up on RSVPs. Wedding professionals are here to help while still allowing you to add your personal flair to your day. 

We worked with the following three brides to incorporate their unique and personal touches into the design of their wedding.

Judy, one of our White Room Venue Brides, collected heirlooms of silver and pewter pitchers, bowls, and candlesticks throughout the year. She ended up building a fairly large collection, some even from her wedding venue’s antique mall (Crompton Collective). We used her collection to create unique centerpieces for the guest tables. This gave every table its own style and look by incorporating the different and unique vessels that Judy had spent a year collecting.

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Photography by Joseph Gonzalez-Dufresne Helloimjoe.com

Caroline, another one of our Brides who tied the knot at The White Room, provided us an array of fun and unique touches to incorporate throughout her wedding.  We tied in her gold dinosaurs with our centerpieces of taper candles and potted ferns for a fun and natural feel. We displayed her handwritten placecard tags on our custom  “Find Your Seat” lattice board. For the ceremony aisle we set up large Boston Ferns and lanterns to line the aisle which we later utilized in the reception space to complement vintage seating and frame Caroline’s oriental rugs.

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Caitlin, who celebrated her special day at The Larz Anderson Automobile Museum, wanted to play on the castle-like car museum theme. Her brother and father collected license plates to use as table numbers. We then incorporated touches of rose gold to match her wedding ring along with mini teacup arrangements stacked on antique books around the license plates. She had found a retro radio from the dash of an old car that we used to accent her sweetheart table, where a eucalyptus garland was later draped around, recycled from the ceremony arch. For her bouquets, we wrapped her mother and mother in laws lockets along with the groom’s grandmother’s lace around the base of the bouquets. It was such a nice and personal touch.

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Photos by Dreamlove Photography

These brides utilized our style and design services while still providing many of their own personal items to complement their day. By working together we created custom style and design packages that allowed us to assist in bringing their dream wedding to life while having them be an active part in the design. We are happy to help our brides with as little or as much design assistance they need.  

We invite you to check out our pinterest page to get inspired from previous weddings and events we have done or contact us to learn more about our style and design services to see how we can work together to make a create a truly memorable and personalized celebration.


Asa Waters Mansion Photoshoot

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Feb 13, 2018

ASA Waters Mansion Photoshoot

We had the opportunity to participate in a styled photoshoot at Asa Waters Mansion in Millbury where four vastly different styles and looks were created to showcase the versatility of the venue.   

Vintage Elegance
Farmhouse tables paired with lace runners create a rustic vintage feel while rose gold floral vases and gold candlesticks add a touch of elegance. 

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 Turquoise Romance 
Bright pink and purple floral arrangements really pop on a turquoise blue linen. Peacock feathers with hints of blue and green help tie the linen and flowers together to create a cohesive look. 

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 Tangerine Dreams
Tangerine colored linens with hot pink napkins create a fun, fresh and tropical feel to the tables.  The bright colored florals accent the table linens and complete the look. 

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Garden Party

Deep wine colored pintuck linens paired with rustic garden centerpieces create a truly unique feel to these tablescapes. Natural elements of birch and moss add texture while the ivory roses soften the look.    

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No matter what the occasion or theme of your event, Asa Waters Mansion provides a wonderful backdrop to compliment your celebration.  

The Team
Asa Waters Mansion
Alvah Reida Photography
Floral Designs and Centerpieces:
Peppers Artful Events Style and Design Team


Featured Event Venue: Asa Waters Mansion

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Featured Event Venue: Asa Waters Mansion

Asa Waters Mansion Millbury

Asa Waters Mansion, located in Millbury, MA is is a historic landmark listed with both the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The mansion and grounds offer great indoor and outdoor options for hosting weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, bereavements, meetings and cultural events.

When hosting a wedding at Asa Waters, the estate is yours for the day. Ceremonies can take place on the lawn, on a 19th century bandstand, under a portico or inside the mansion. Following the ceremony your guests can enjoy cocktails outside under a tent or inside the mansion. Depending on the size of your guest list and look and feel of your wedding, receptions are held in the mansion, under a tent or a combination of both!

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Photo @ Reiman Photography
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Asa Waters Mansion hosts events year-round and can accommodate everything from an intimate afternoon bridal shower for 25 to a large corporate fundraiser for 250 on the lawn. Contact us today to learn more about hosting your event at Asa Waters Mansion. 

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Bridal Shower Cake Ideas

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Bridal Shower Cakes


Bridal showers are a fun pre-wedding tradition to celebrate and shower the bride to be. There are so many details that go into planning the perfect celebration with everything from deciding on the location, theme, invite list and beyond. On thing is for sure, dessert will always be on the menu and cakes never go out of style. Finding the perfect cake design that is right for your celebration can be fun and allows you to get creative. The cake not only is a delicious treat but part of the decoration for the party. We always recommend having the cake on display from the beginning of the event so guests can delight in the design. 

Bridal shower cakes can be personalized to fit with the celebration in many ways

  • Does the couple have a custom wedding monogram that you can include in the design of the cake?
  • The design can be centered around the wedding color scheme or season that the wedding will take place.
  • Sports fans or book fanatics? Go with a look that showcases something that the couple loves.
  • Tie in the overall look and feel of the wedding. Think rustic cake for a barn wedding or glam cake for an upscale city wedding. 
  • Girly, frilly and feminine is always perfectly suited for bridal showers. 
Here are a few of our favorite bridal shower cakes from this past year to help inspire you. These are just a starting point as we can work with you to create a truly unique cake for your celebration. 

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Modern and Glam Cakes

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Personalized and Theme Cakes 

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IMG_0017 (2).jpgTo see more cake designs and other desserts check out our CakeART page. CakeART

Molly and John's Dazzling Summer Wedding

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Jan 24, 2018


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   Molly & John were married at a beautiful church in Wayland, MA with their reception immediately following at Molly’s parents’ private residence. Guests arrived by shuttle and were welcomed by servers passing a variety of signature cocktails before making their way to the cocktail hour. The cocktail hour tent featured a full bar, a fresh iced tea and lavender lemonade station, a chef active raw bar, and a variety of passed hors d'oeuvres. Guests were able to take full advantage of the property- sitting on the deck, taking pictures by a tree with hanging picture frames, swinging on an old wooden tree swing out front and taking in the beautiful surrounding.

   When it was time for the dinner reception, guests received a small Moscow Mule mug which doubled as their place card and favor. The mini mugs were displayed on two free-standing, dark-stained wooden “pegboards” with gold hooks, creating a unique and impactful display.

         The dinner reception was held in a large clear tent, allowing guests to take in all of the beautiful scenery surrounding the home. The table linens and chairs were all white, making the blush and rose gold centerpieces really “pop”. The centerpieces were a mix of three styles, a grouping of three rose gold vases with matching votive candles, a geometric terrarium filled with florals and accented with candles, and vessels of floating flowers with candles. The mix of arrangements created great texture and height on the guest tables.  

    The Bride, Groom and all of their guests spent the evening dancing to a live band, enjoying a decadent dessert, and having a ball! The evening ended with the newlyweds running through an arch of sparklers leading them to their private town car. It was such a magical and perfect wedding for a truly lovely couple! 

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The Menu 
Cocktail Hour
Classic "Au Poivre" Sirloin Steak Skewer
Parmesan Tuile, Roasted Pear, Arugula, Local Honey
Coconut Crusted Chicken with Ancho Honey Sauce
Spring Leek Arancini with Tomato Basil Coulis
Avocado and Roasted Vegetable Quesadilla 
Bacon, Mozzarella & Tomato Panini
First Course
Farming Turtles Rocket Green Salad
Second Course
Herb Rubbed Tenderloin of Beef with Fingerling Potatoes & Sugar Snap Peas
Seared Halibut with Fresh Summer Salsa, Quinoa and Vegetable Pilar, & Sugar Snap Peas
Creamy Polenta Cake with Vegetable Ratatouille served over Pesto Zucchini Noodles
Tiered Wedding Cake- Lemonade Cake with Raspberry Mousse, Lemon Curd Cake, and Salted Caramel Devils Food Cake
Late Night Snacks
Sliders & Fries


Caterer, Florist, Cake: Peppers Artful Events
Photographer: Once Like a Spark Photography
Tent: A Tent To Rent
Moscow Mule Cups/Peg Board: Designs at Peppers Artful Events
Rentals: Peak Event Services

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Katy and Rob's Summer Wedding at Tyrone Farm

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Katy and Rob's Wedding at Tyrone Farm

Katy and Rob were so much fun to work with. They were so easy and laid back but knew what they wanted. Their wedding vision was the rustic look of a farm with a touch of bling and blush. This was accomplished by incorporating with the natural beauty of the chestnut barn at Tyrone Farm sparkle and blush linens, a gold drip cake, and beautiful pops of color in the florals from It's So Ranunculus. We especially loved the placecard holder they made themselves with wood and chicken wire. It fit perfecly with the overall look of their day! Here is a sneak peek of their beautiful summer wedding. 


The Wedding Menu

Passed Hors D'oeuvres
Thai Coconut Shrimp with Mango Lime Chutney
Parmesan Tuile, Arugula, Mascarpone & Caramelized Pear
Pulled Chicken Slider
Churrasco Steak Kabob
Bacon Mozzarella & Tomato Panini
Fish and Chips Cone
First Course
Chef's Pick Salad with Local Seasonal Vegetables & Greens
Second Course
Murray's Statler Chicken or Braised Boneless Short Ribs
With Leek and Potato Pancake & Summer Vegetable Succotash
Lavender Pear and Cannoli Tiered Wedding Cake
Cheesecake Pops
Assorted Cookies

The Team:
Catering & Bartending: Peppers Artful Events
Wedding Cake: CakeART 
Photographer: Joanna Fisher Photography
Florist: It's So Ranunculus
Venue: Tyrone Farm 

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Featured Wedding Venue Tyrone Farm

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Jan 03, 2018

Tyrone Farm: Featured Wedding Venue

Tyrone Farm Weddings

Tyrone Farm, situated on a beautiful 170 acre country estate in Pomfret, Connecticut, provides an idyllic backdrop for weddings. With spectacular views, beautiful gardens, and perfectly manicured lawns, the farm sets the stage for an unforgettable wedding.

The farm only hosts one wedding a day so the entire estate is yours for the day. Ceremonies can be held under 2 granite pergolas, under a tent or in the barn. Cocktail hour is held on the bluestone terrace with expansive views of the estate. Guests are invited to stroll the grounds and gardens taking in all that the estate has to offer. Dinner receptions take place in the historic chestnut barn or bluestone terrace.  The Chestnut Barn has been renovated to create an elegant yet comfortable environment while showcasing the barns original structure with hand-hewn beams, wide plank floors and wrought iron chandeliers. Both the barn and terrace provide a memorable location to celebrate with friends and family.  

Like Peppers, Tyrone Farm is committed to environmental stewardship. The farm is solar-powered and was placed under conservation easement to preserve this singular estate for future generations. Just another reason Tyrone Farm is a unique location to host your wedding! 

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Contact our Sales Team to learn more about hosting your wedding at Tyrone Farm or check out our Pinterest page for more inspirational photos from previous weddings at Tyrone Farm. 

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Marisa and Garrison's Elegant Garden Wedding at Tower Hill

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Marisa and Garrison's Elegant Garden Wedding at Tower Hill Tower Hill Botanic Garden Wedding

Tower Hill Botanic Garden was the perfect venue for Marisa and Garrison's elegant garden style wedding. The natural beauty of Tower Hill provided the ideal complement to their wedding theme.

Wooden handmade signs, rustic lanterns, and ivory and green colored florals welcomed guests to the ceremony in the Lawm Garden, setting the stage for the celebration. Following the ceremony guests enjoyed a walk through the gardens basking in the beauty of Tower Hill, as they made their way to the Winter Garden. Once in the Winter Garden guests were greeted with cocktails and a chef active gnocchi station.

Dinner and dancing took place in the Orangerie, a beautiful 18th-century glass conservatory. The Orangerie looked stunning with rustic farm tables, a soft neutral color palette and lots of candlelight intertwined throughout the table designs. Each place setting was adorned with a rosemary sprig and a mini infused oil bottle. It was a perfect blend of rustic and elegance.

We were honored to be a part of the celebration and had so much fun bringing their wedding vision to life!    

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Photography: Love & Perry Photography
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Gardens
Rentals: Peak Event Services
Farm House Tables: Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals
Florals, Favors, Signage, Design: Peppers Artful Events
Cake & Cannoli Bar: CakeART at Peppers Artful Events
Catering: Peppers Artful Events


Featured Venue: The Worcester Art Museum

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Dec 11, 2017


Worcester Art Museum Weddings and Events

Since opening its doors in the spring of 1898, the Worcester Art Museum's internationally renowned collection has impressed all those who enter, with its grand spaces, over 35,000 works of art, and 50 centuries of creative spirit. This lasting impression can be yours to share for your corporate event, holiday party, meeting, wedding or social event.

Imagine your guests in this one-of-a-kind space with the ability to offer a unique entertaining experience. Host your event in the Renaissance Court and grant your invitees access to a wealth of history and art among the first floor galleries. This is the perfect location for a cocktail style event or seated dinner reception.  The balcony above the Renaissance court can also be used for dinner receptions, accommodating up to 120 guests, providing a unique view of the museum. The Museum Café, with its adjacent outdoor Courtyard can accommodate 30 to 150 guests — depending on the style of service. This space allows your guests to enjoy the outdoor courtyard in good weather months. To complement your event, you may want to offer your guests a docent-led tour of selected galleries, or an opportunity to view one or more of our galleries on their own.

For a weekday corporate meeting, consider the Museum's Conference Room. With audio, visual, and Internet capabilities, the Conference Room seats 100 guest’s theater-style and 40 in a classroom-style scenario.

Weddings at The Museum

With stunning architecture and elegant surroundings, Worcester Art Museum sets the stage for an unforgettable wedding. Imagine your bridal party's big entrance down the grand staircase of the Renaissance Court, surrounded by 50 centuries of art. Following the ceremony guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvre in the Renaissance court and make their way through the surrounding galleries on the first level of the museum. Depending on the size of the wedding, dinner can take place in the Renaissance Court or on the balcony. Following dinner guests make their way back to the Renaissance court for dancing and dessert. Your guests will get to enjoy all that the Worcester Art Museum has to offer in a one-of-a-kind space.

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Photo Credits:  Eric Limon Photography (top image) Erica Ferrone Photography (bottom two) 

Contact us today to learn more about hosting your event at the Worcester Art Museum.

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Holiday Party Themes

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Nov 24, 2017


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Winter wonderland is a fun theme that incorporates a lot of white and silver accents. Think white linens adorned with fake snow, silver Christmas trees, white and silver balls, and lots of candlelight. For more of an outdoor winter wonderland incorporate pine cones, mini live Christmas trees and natural elements like birch logs. For the menu a festive dessert display with snowflake shaped cookies, white chocolate mousse cups, and a Baked Alaskan would pair perfectly with the theme. Welcome cocktails offer a way to introduce the theme to the guests from the start -  how about a Godiva white chocolate martini or for a non-alcoholic option a white hot chocolate passed on wood slabs?

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A great way to get inspired and see what is trending for the holiday season is to window shop designer stores during the holidays. Ralph Lauren, a leading designer for home furnishings and clothing, is a great brand to pick up design ideas from. For a classic Ralph Lauren inspired party think plaids paired with classic timeless holiday accents. Colors ranging from reds and maroons, to greens and golds. One of our favorite looks is pairing a plaid tablecloth with gold candlesticks, greenery, and vases filled with cranberries in water with a floating candle. For the menu you can include classics like beef wellingtons, baked ham, green bean casserole, and potatoes gratin. Pair your entrees with timeless holiday dessert recipes like rum balls, a yule log, bread pudding, or a croquembouche.

Natural and Rustic Holiday 

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How fun is an old-fashioned rustic Christmas? We love the country charm look for the holidays. To bring this look to life incorporate details like burlap ribbons, pine cones, wooden trees, rustic lanterns, and green garland. Some of our favorite rustic displays include pine cones and holiday balls displayed in glass cloches alongside lanterns with flickering lights. For dessert, our classic buche de noel cake is a perfect accent to a dessert station.

Christmas Around the World
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Christmas is celebrated in so many ways around the world. This is a fun theme which showcases how different cultures celebrate the holiday. For decor, you can stick with traditional holiday colors of reds, golds and greens. For the menu, create different stations reflecting traditional holiday food like Panettone bread and fish dishes for Italy, Swedish meatballs and rice pudding for Sweden, tamales and snow ball cookies for Mexico, fish (oysters, caviar) and bûche de Noël for France, there are so many more options too! You can have stations with different entree dishes from around the world then offer a large dessert display with a dessert from each country.  Each station can be accented with décor elements that you would see in each country during the holidays.

Ski Lodge 

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Whether you are someone who prefers to hit the slopes or curl up by the fire, transporting guests to a ski lodge-esque holiday party is sure to warm everyone’s heart. This look is accomplished through a palette of warm browns, frosted white, forest green and deep burgundy. Imagine a cabin dusted in fresh snow as you enter a rich wooden wonderland of evergreen branches, red berries, and pinecones illuminated by rustic antler chandeliers. Food options can similarly express warmth and comfort, such as a hot chocolate bar, a chili or soup station, or hot toddies passed as guests arrive.

Vintage Charm 

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Elegance and family history is infused to create this vintage charm theme. Dig into the box of vintage holiday décor, and let your party be inspired by creations of the past! Whether they be silver, gold or champagne, ornaments are a key design feature. Specifically those with distressed finishes, characteristic of handmade mercury glass ornaments, complete the nostalgic essence. Navy, burgundy and evergreen accents can be incorporated throughout the décor or linens. Drinks can be served in antique style crystal glassware, alongside classic holiday dishes. Mimic grandma’s cooking through traditional carved meat dishes of pork, ham or beef, in combination with classic side dishes. For the desserts, bring out the vintage cookie cutters to form your buttery shortbread cookies and accompany with a traditional spice cake, including raisins, cranberries and nuts.

Elegant and Luminous 

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Grand venues often demand opulent holiday themes. “Luminous” not only references the effect created from metallic or iridescent surfaces, but also glamorous purple, gold, and blue tones. Mix in plush fabrics sprinkled with sequins, gold and purple hanging ornaments, as well as funky over sized lounge furniture. This trend takes on a modern, elegant and glamorous aesthetic, allowing for sophisticated and dainty food and drink pairings. For drinks, this could include a champagne cocktail rimmed in crystalline gold sugar, followed by appetizers passed on gold and purple trays adorned with shiny ornaments. Sophisticated hors d'oeuvres pair well with the elegant theme, such as tuna tartare, prosciutto wrapped figs, oysters Rockefeller, steak tartare, or duck confit. Finish with mini cheesecakes and sparkling sugar dipped strawberries.

Mixing Metals

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 Perhaps inspired by Yukon Cornelius’s classic tune “Silver and Gold”, mixing metals has become a staple not only for fashion accessories, but also for holiday décor. Taking on a rustic minimalism, silver and gold accents are paired with natural evergreen and light wood varieties. Metallic elements can be incorporated into candles, hanging ornaments, silverware, floral arrangements, napkins and plates, and glassware. Top silver platters with a signature drink featuring gold glitter rimmed glasses. Create a dessert display of silver glitter and gold accented desserts such as truffles, French Macaroons, and cake pops.

Theme and decor ideas are endless for your holiday celebration. Our design experts can work with you to bring your vision to life with everything from menu selections to custom table designs. 


Winter Reimagined with Tower Hill and Peppers Artful Events

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Nov 21, 2017


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Winter Reimagined is a fun family event for all ages. As evening falls at Tower Hill, visitors have the opportunity to marvel at glittering lights displayed throughout acres of formal gardens. The prized collection of trees and shrubs, along with illuminated paths, sculptures, and fountains, come to life in the glow of the lights. Inside, guests will see hand-made and nature-inspired ornaments, a wishing tree forest, an up-cycled igloo, and two towering conservatories brimming with subtropical plants and seasonal music.

We’re excited to partner with Tower Hill Botanic Garden to offer a variety of dining options for their annual Winter Reimagined light show. Take a break from walking and dine in the cafe with a selection of delicious small plate offerings like our ever-popular short ribs, chicken pot pies, and butternut squash lasagna! Also available will be flatbreads, seasonal salads, and hearty soups. No dining experience would be complete without a sweet ending like our homemade cinnamon apple cranberry crisp or a slice of pecan carrot cake - to name a few! The cafe will also be offering themed cocktails and craft beer. 

Looking for something on the go? Stop by one of our food stands to grab a warm cider donut paired with mulled apple cider. Or head outside to the Winter Garden to roast marshmallows over an open fire and build your own s'mores. A perfect activity for the kids to enjoy!

Don't miss out! We strongly encourage making dinner reservations and purchasing tickets in advance as Tower Hill frequently sells out on busy nights and weekends.

Purchase Tickets Here or call Tower Hill 508-869-6111 x 147 to place a dinner reservation. 

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Holiday Moscow Mule Recipe

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Nov 21, 2017


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.5 oz lime simple syrup *
.5 oz cranberry juice
1.5 oz gin 
2 oz cold ginger beer
1 rosemary sprig
Candied cranberries and orange slice garnish

Combine simple syrup, cranberry juice, and gin. Pour over ice and top with ginger beer. Serve garnished with rosemary, an orange wedge and sugared cranberries.

* Lime Simple Syrup Recipe: Heat equal parts water and sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat and add juice from a lime. Let cool before using for cocktail. 


Peppers Sales Team's Favorite Cookie Recipes

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Nov 21, 2017


Our Sales Team shares their favorite recipes to bring to a holiday cookie exchange. Enjoy and happy baking! 

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Jody: Old Fashioned Ginger Cookies

  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 cup mild molasses
  • 2 TBSP milk
  • 1 TBSP ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 & ½  cups all-purpose flour  


1. Prevent oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with  parchment paper.

2. In large mixing bowl beat shortening with electric mixer for about 30 seconds.

3. Add sugar, beat until light. Add molasses, milk, ginger, salt, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until combined

4. Beat in flour until combined.  

5. Shape dough into about 48  1 and ¼ inch balls, roll in the additional sugar. Place about 2 inches apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheets.

Flatten slightly. Bake  10 – 12 minutes until edges are firm. Cool on wire rack.
*perfect compliment to our Holiday Moscow Mule Recipe! 

Melissa: Soft and Chewy White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, brown sugar & white sugar with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla and egg.
  2. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and pinch of salt in a seperate bowl then beat into the mixture in the stand mixer until combined.  
  3. Stir in the cranberries and white chocolate. 
  4. Refrigerate the cookie dough for at least 1 hour. You can chill it overnight if you'd like, but one hour chill time is mandatory to prevent cookies from spreading and to create that light, soft and chewy texture.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with silicone liners or mist lightly with cooking spray. Remove chilled dough from fridge and roll into tablespoon sized balls. Place onto the cookie sheets about 1-2" apart from one another.
  6. Bake for approx. 8-10 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking time to ensure an even cook. Cookies may appear slightly undone but they will continue to set as they cool. After 10 minutes transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. 


Patricia: Triple Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes (about 10 miniature)

1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture.

2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten to 2-in. rounds with the bottom of a glass. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set (do not overbake). Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

3. In a microwave, melt white chocolate with 1 teaspoon oil; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Repeat with semisweet chocolate and remaining oil. Sprinkle tops with crushed candy canes; let stand until set. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Liz: Oatmeal White Cranberry and Chocolate Cookies


  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 6-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
  • 2/3 cup white chocolate chunks or chips

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well.

3. Combine oats, flour, aking soda and salt in a seperate bowl. Then add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well. 

4. Stire in fried cranberries and white chocolate chunks

5. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes then cool on a wire rack. 

Dianne: Chocolate Dipped Florentine Shortbreads


  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch dice and chilled
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch dice and chilled
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chesnut honey
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3 cups sliced blanched almonds
  • 2/3 cup finely diced candied orange rind
  • 3/4 pound buttersweet chocolate, chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter the bottom and sides of an 11-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet. Line the bottom with parchment paper, leaving about 1 inch overhanging at the short ends. Butter the parchment.

2. In a food processor, pulse the diced butter with the sugar and the salt 6 times. Add the flour and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Spread the crumbs on the baking sheet and press them into a thin, even layer. Prick the dough all over with a fork. Refrigerate for 10 minutes, or until firm. Bake in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack. Increase the oven temperature to 425°
3. In a small saucepan, heat the cream with the orange zest over moderate heat just until bubbles appear around the edge, about 5 minutes. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine the sugar with the corn syrup and water and bring to a boil over moderately high heat, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Cook the syrup over moderately high heat, swirling the pan occasionally, until a medium amber caramel forms, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the honey, the infused cream and the butter and stir until the butter melts. Cook the caramel topping over moderately high heat until a candy thermometer registers 255°, about 4 minutes. Stir in the almonds and candied orange rind and immediately spread the caramel over the pastry with a wooden spoon.
4. Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake the pastry for 10 minutes, or until the topping is bubbling. Transfer the baking sheet to a rack and let cool for 30 minutes.
5. Run a knife around the edge of the baking sheet to loosen the pastry and slide the parchment paper onto a work surface. Using a sharp, heavy knife, cut the pastry into 2 1/2-inch strips. Cut the strips into 2 1/2-by-3-inch rectangles. Cut each rectangle diagonally in half.
6. Line 2 large baking sheets with wax paper. Melt two-thirds of the chocolate in a bowl in a microwave oven for about 1 minute. Add the remaining chocolate and stir until completely melted. Dip 1 corner of each cookie into the chocolate and transfer it to the prepared baking sheets. Refrigerate until the chocolate is just set, about 5 minutes.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Nov 02, 2017


Pumpkin cheesecake
Makes: 8” cheesecakePumpkin Cheesecake

2 cups graham cracker crumb
3 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp melted butter
1 Pound cream Cheese
2 cups pumpkin puree
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line an 8” spring form pan with parchment paper. On the outside of the cake pan wrap with foil up to the sides of the pan on the outside (this will prevent water from getting into the pan when baking the cheesecake mixture). Mix the graham cracker crumbs with the sugar and melted butter. Pour into an 8” spring form pan. Press the crumbs down into the bottom of the pan and the sides of the pan, you can use a measuring cup or spoon to push down the crumbs even more. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes.

Cream the cream cheese, pumpkin puree and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the side of the bowl until all incorporated. Add the sour cream and vanilla and mix on low for 2 minutes. Pour the batter into the spring form on top of the crust. Make sure the batter is evenly distributed. Place the pan into a dish that can hold hot water 1” deep. Place dish with cheesecake into oven, pour hot water into pan once in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until there is a slight wiggle but not wet. 

Steamed Cranberry Pecan Pudding

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Steamed Cranberry Pecan Pudding
A wonderful and classic dessert than can be made days in advance of the big day. 

¼  cup unsalted butter, plus a couple tbsps. to grease the pan
3 tbsp. sugar, granulated plus extra for dusting
¾  cup pecans, chopped
1 & 1/2 cups cranberries, coarse chopped
1 & ½ cups flour
1 & ¼  tsp baking powder
½  tsp baking soda
½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
¼ cup molasses
2 tsp orange zest, minced or from a zester
1/3 cup buttermilk
Serve with your favorite seasonal ice cream

1. Generously grease the inside of a decorative bundt / angel food cake style pan, especially the bottom. Dust the mold well with granulated sugar and shake out the excess.
2. Combine the cranberries and the 3 tbsps of sugar and set aside while mixing the remaining ingredients.
3. In a large mixing bowl, blend the butter, brown sugar, molasses and orange zest. Mix at low speed for 2 minutes to blend well. Add in the dry ingredients slowly then add in the buttermilk and blend until mixed. Lastly, fold in the pecans, cranberries and any liquid in the bowl.
4. Spoon in the entire mix into the baking pan, spread evenly and cover with aluminum foil if you do not have a cover. Place the pan into a larger pot with boiling water, to come half way up the pan. Place this hot water bath on a medium low heat for 1 and ½ hours until the cake pulls away from the side of the pan and a knife inserted comes out clean of any batter.
4. Remove the cake from the water bath to cool for 15 minutes, then turn upside down onto a wire rack.

* This cake can be served or cooked a day or two in advance and kept wrapped in the refrigerator until service or ideally, gently warmed in a 275 degree oven until warm, before serving.


A Perfect Fall Cocktail Apple of My Eye

Posted by Peppers Team on Thu, Nov 02, 2017


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A perfect cocktail to compliment the fall season with a delicious blend of fresh apple juice, whiskey, allspice dram and a dash of bitters. 

Allspice dram originated in the tropical hills and valleys of Jamaica, the allspice berry has for generations been prized for its exceptional tastes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 

1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
.75 oz Fresh Apple Juice
.5 oz Allspice Dram 
2 Dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Dip the rim of the martini glass in fresh apple juice then in a plate with
cinnamon sugar.
Shake together all ingredients with ice then strain over rimmed martini glass.
Garnish with a tart apple slice or orange peel.


Featured Venue: DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Nov 01, 2017

VENUE FEATURE: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

deCordova Sculpture park weddingEstablished in 1950, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England encompassing 30 acres, 20 miles northwest of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations.  Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming. With a rich history and unique backdrop, decordova  provides an unforgettable location to host your event. 

deCordova sculpture park weddingsThe Museum offers a variety of locations to host your event. The Dewey Family Gallery and Sculpture Park Terrace combines an indoor and outdoor space that overlooks picturesque flint pond and the sculpture park. This combined space can accommodate up to 140 guests with dinner and dancing, 170 for just dinner, and 200 for a standing reception. The Rappaport Roof Terrace, located on the 6th floor of the museum with expansive views of Flint Pond and the sculpture park is a great location for a cocktail reception. It can accommodate up to 100 guests for evening functions and can be rented with other spaces within the museum. The DeNormandie Library on the 4th floor is the perfect spot for a small corporate meeting or retreat accommodating up to 25 guests. Lastly, tented events can be held right in the Sculpture Park surrounded by more than 60 works of art. This truly creates a one-of-a-kind backdrop for your occasion.

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Hosting a corporate dinner, retreat, holiday party, birthday or wedding? Contact us to learn about hosting your event at the decordova Sculpture Park and Museum or check out the Museum's website to learn more.

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Annual Farm to Table Dinner at Indian Head Farm

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Oct 25, 2017


Our fourth annual farm to table dinner at Indian Head Farm was a huge success. We partnered with Lilac Hedge and Indian Head Farm to create a menu with fresh seasonal cuisine. The evening started off with passed appetizers and drinks, followed by a buffet dinner, and dessert. The turn out was fantastic and the weather was beautiful! 


Lilac Hedge Farm Pork Belly Slider with Tomato Compote and Arugula
Chevre Rhubarb Crostini
Summer Vegetable Gazpacho Shooter

Mixed Field Green Salad 
Basil, Mint, Dill, Sorel, Arugula, Malabar Spinach, Shaved Red Radish, Local Maple Syrup Vinaigrette
Squash Gratin with Leeks and Tomatoes
Made with Fresh Indian Head Farm Squash and Maple Leaf Gouda
Lilac Hedge Crispy Pork Cutlets
Prepared with Local Eggs, Lemon and Arugula
Baron of Grass Fed Lilac Hedge Beef
Served with Sauce Perigueux
Honey Roasted Carrots
With Tahini Local Yogurt and Coriander
Corn Pudding
Made with Fresh Indian Head Farm Corn
Bean and Potato Salad
Made with Fresh Indian Head Farm Beans and Vermont Crème Fraiche Dill Dressing


Lemon Poppy Cake
Local Blueberries and Lemon Curd

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We love any opportunity to partner with local farms and suppliers in our area to host farm to table events. As a Certified Green Caterer we understand the importance of environmental stewardship. 

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Featured Venue: The White Room at Crompton Collective

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Oct 10, 2017


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The White Room at Crompton Collective is a spacious 5,000 sq. ft. space in a historic, beautifully renovated building located in Worcester's vibrant Canal District. The space can accommodate up to 200 guests providing an ideal setting for weddings, social events, photoshoots, corporate events and more! With a sophisticated industrial feel inside and a beautiful brick patio outside, Crompton Collective’s White Room provides a unique and memorable location for any event!

Weddings: Ceremonies take place in a beautiful lush green courtyard with cocktails to follow on the brick patio. Guests then enter the white room for dinner and dancing, a large open space that lends itself to many unique styles and themes. Included in your rental are fun amentities like a rustic white bar, vintage wood chairs and couches, unique wood tables to be used for cake and cards, and string lighting.

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Crompton Collectives White Room is also an excellent space for product launches, corporate events, holiday parties, baby and bridal showers. Contact a member of our Events Team to learn more!
Photo Credits: Joseph Gonzalez-Dufresne Helloimjoe.com (first, third, fourth image), Amy Lynn Imaging (second image)

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Oystering in Wellfleet With John Lawrence

Posted by John Lawrence on Thu, Oct 05, 2017

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One Sunday afternoon while sauntering down the path to Mayo Beach in Wellfleet with fellow chef and friend,  Mark,  I was suddenly struck by the spread of oyster cages as far as the eye could see. Imagine - 250 acres of pristine ocean with fast churning tides and wire racks spread out like rows of corn. Oyster nirvana for us oyster guys.

Wellfleet’s shellfish industry brings in over $5.8 million to the local economy. Although, 250 acres would make one wonder, is it sustainable? Well great news, Wellfleet and its farmers are all about sustainability. Each and every oyster is primed, sorted, and looked over at least a half dozen times before it goes to the market. During one of our recent visits, tour guide Alanna McGovern explained that the waters in and around Wellfleet are consistently tested to stay on top of any potential anomalies before they become an issue. The town of Wellfleet is also very careful to not introduce any bacteria to the waters, and the entire area is unspoiled and simply gorgeous.oystering cape cod

Mark and I look forward to getting out in Bourne to rake for oysters when the Sunday tides line up come November. It’s an inexact science; like many who do foraging, sometimes you hit it right and sometimes it just doesn’t happen.

During one of our recent tours we visited Andy Cummings at his “Wash-AShore Oyster Ranch.” It was quite a sight to watch Andy and his assistant go through hundreds of oysters.  Each one was scraped clean of anything attached, a little rounded trim at the hinge, and then sorted by size and beauty. It was such a smooth and careful operation.

Also joining us on this tour was, Michelle Insley, Executive Director of  S.P.A.T. Michele was terrific in her correspondence prior to our visit, and it was lovely to chat it up about the Wellfleet oyster industry.

I’ve tried to visit most farms and suppliers which we support.  Without a doubt, the hundreds of Wellfleet farmers and hundreds of aligned businesses have my support as they complete this long journey from a spat hatchery to bringing the oyster to your table. They earn every dollar spent on such terrific Massachusetts oysters.

My hat’s off to those in Massachusetts who give it their all raising oysters and to Wellfleet for arguably some of the most distinct oysters in our fine state.

By John Lawrence


Venue Feature: Five Bridge Inn

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Sep 06, 2017


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Five Bridge Inn is a hidden gem in Southern New England. The Inn sits on 80 acres in a nine hundred acre preserve with miles of trails through pastures, woodlands, and bogs. Set back from the road providing an intimate and private setting for your event. A perfect venue to host weddings, corporate and social events, company picnics, and other outings. 

The Inn offers several locations for your event- a four season tent, outdoor patio and pavilion, sprawling lawns, a barn and a dining room within the inn. On-site amenities include a Bed and Breakfast, ample parking, a lap pool, tennis court, fitness center, fire pit and more!


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Five Bridge Inn provides a stunning backdrop for your New England wedding. The venue is completely yours for the big celebration. Your event booking includes accommodations for 14 in beautifully decorated guest rooms, a bridal suite, a hair salon, and a make-up room. Your guests will enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast and after they can enjoy the fitness center, play a game of tennis, or go for a swim and relax poolside.

The Inn has 3 onsite ceremony locations- a wedding chapel, Greek pergola, and a birch arbor on the lawn. Following the ceremony, guests will head to the poolside patio and pavilion to enjoy cocktails and hors d' oeuvres. Dinner and dancing take place in the four season tent with built in flooring that has both heating and air conditioning for your guest’s comfort. An after party at the fire-pit with your friends and family will cap off your celebration. A Five Bridge Inn wedding will ensure the most amazing memories of a lifetime.

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 Corporate Events, Outings and Social Events

The inn offers several locations to accommodate lunch or dinner meetings, annual company outings, receptions, bar/bat mitzvahs, picnics, fundraisers, concerts and holiday parties! A new barn being built on the property is ideal for parties in the winter months. It is scheduled to be opened on November , 2017 and it will be an ideal venue for holiday parties and more intimate celebrations.  The property is equipped with enough space for parking, staging, lawn games, trail discovery, fitness center, tennis courts and more!

Five Bridge Inn is one of the most versatile event sites- a must see! Check out their website to learn more

Photo Credits: Angela Greenlaw Photography (top 4 images) & Black Thumb Studios (last image)

Hungry Hungry Catepillar First Birthday

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Aug 30, 2017

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The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar book was brought to life for Harrison's first birthday at Tuckerman Hall in Worcester. The party was nothing short of colorful. Our design team filled garden style baskets with wheatgrass for the centerpieces. Handmade cookies shaped like the caterpillar, cheese, ice cream cones, cupcakes and other delicious items the caterpillar ate --- doubled as decor and favors for the guests. Bright colored linens with polka dots mimicked many of the color themes in the book.

The menu consisted of a large buffet with an array of breakfast items, a chef-active omelet station, bloody mary bar, and a dessert bar. Our stations were fun and festive incorporating design elements from the story. From a large tree decorated with moss, butterflies, and hanging lights to our omelet stations with handmade fondant objects from the book and brightly colored flowers, the whole room had something to see.

We hope Harrison had as much fun at his party as we did planning it!

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Venue: Tuckerman Hall 
Photographer: Shannon Power Photography
Catering & Design: Peppers Artful Events
Linens: BBJ


Venue Feature: Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Aug 08, 2017


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Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston, MA) provides a unique and beautiful backdrop for your special occasion with lush manicured gardens, mountain views, and amazing architecture. The venue can host celebrations up to 150 guests from Mid-May to Mid-September and celebrations up to 70 guests from October through April. Between the Limonaia, Orangerie, Great Hall, Auditorium, and various classrooms/meeting rooms you are sure to find the perfect space to host your next event whether planning an intimate bridal shower for 30 or an elegant wedding reception for 150.   


Weddings are breathtaking at Tower Hill. Your day will start with a beautiful ceremony either in the Secret Garden, Lawn Garden or the Limonaia Conservatory. Following the ceremony guests will make their way around the gardens to the Great Hall with adjoining patio or the outdoor Winter Garden with fountains and inviting architecture for cocktails and appetizers.  

Dinner and dancing take place in the 18th century glass conservatory. With brick accents and glass windows this space can be transformed to meet your own unique wedding style. 

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To top it off the photo opportunities are endless..

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From weddings and showers to corporate receptions and holiday parties, Tower Hill provides an unforgettable location for your next event. Contact us to learn more about hosting your next event at Tower Hill. 

Michelle & John's Mechanics Hall Wedding

Posted by Peppers Team on Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Michelle & John's Mechanics Hall Wedding

   Michelle and John were so much fun to work with. Their vision was anything but ordinary, yet so very approachable, and incorporated many details that expressed them as a couple. With everything from a legends of zelda themed cake and a surprise stage performace from the Bride this was certainly a memorable and personable celebration. Here is an inside look at their magnificient Mechanics Hall wedding. 

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   The evening started off with a ceremony on stage under a custom floral arch.  Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour complete with a raw bar with stone crabs from the Florida Keys, a ceviche station, and a grand antipasto presentation with imported salamis, local cheeses, olives, bruschetta’s and roasted nuts. The delicious food didn't stop there as a 4-course dinner awaited them in the great hall. 
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Michelle and John's wedding style was bold and elegant with a black, silver and dark purple color pallette. We used a beautiful black and silver herringbone table linen and a black water glass for that extra pop! That, combined with the striking tall centerpieces dangling with crystals created the wow factor.

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No evening would be complete without something sweet! Our team designed an elaborate dessert bar with assorted sweets and cake accompanied by an espresso bar from Black Tie Espresso. 

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Photographer: Love Days Photography
Band: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies
Cake: Cake Art at Peppers Artful Events
Florist: Jeff French
Catering: Peppers Artful Events
Ice Sculpture: Brookline Ice
Espresso Station: Back Tie Espresso


English Garden Chicken Salad Recipe

Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Jun 26, 2017

English Garden Chicken Salad
4 Servings

Our English Garden Chicken Salad is one of our most popular salad dishes that has been eliciting oohs & awes for over 20 years. It is a perfect summer salad combining delicious seasonal vegetables with tender chicken and a light lemon dressing.

English Garden Chicken Salad cateringChicken Marinade
1 1/4 lbs. boneless chicken breast
1.5 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
Salad Ingredients
6 asparagus spears - blanch in boiling water for 10 seconds then cut on a bias into 1'' pieces
1/2 red pepper julienne cut
1/2 orange or yellow peppers julienne cut
1/2 red onion julienne cut
2 tsp fresh rosemary coarsely chopped
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes softened in warm water for 10 minutes
4 oz. stilton or local aged blue cheese crumbled *see note below
3 oz. premium ham cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Dressing Ingredients
3 oz. extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 lemon - zested and juiced
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
Dash of salt and pepper

1. Mix ingredients for the chicken marinade and toss in a bowl with the prepared chicken breasts. Let marinate for 30 minutes then grill the chicken breasts until they reach an internal temp of 155 degrees. Set aside to rest before cutting into bite size pieces.
2. Prepare all remaining salad ingredients and combine in a bowl.
3. Make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, lemon zest and juice in a bowl. Then pour over salad ingredients.
4. Set over a bed of fresh greens and enjoy with a crisp dry white wine!

*When Peppers began in 1987, we didn't have a local cheese industry so we chose English Stilton blue cheese. Nowadays, Great Hill Blue from Marion or Berkshire Blue from our Western MA neighborhood provides terrific local options.



Posted by Peppers Team on Mon, Jun 26, 2017


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Tucked away just outside the quaint, New England village of Goffstown, New Hampshire, you will find The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain nestled halfway up the southern slope of North Uncanoonuc Mountain. The property covers 15 acres, with extensive gardens carefully tended over its nearly 40 year history. From tented weddings with 150 guests to smaller more intimate events the gardens provide a perfect backdrop for your celebration.  

Weddings can be hosted mid-May through mid-October. Ceremonies are held by the big beautiful Pine, a majestic beauty of the great New Hampshire woods, or by the lovely Formal Rose Garden.  Following the ceremony, guests enjoy cocktails within the Pine Grove, or at the Cottage nestled in the fountain garden. During cocktail hour your guests can stroll through the gardens and enjoy all the property has to offer. Receptions are celebrated under a beautiful Sperry Sailcloth Tent, surrounded by a field of flowers. Not ready to call it a night at last dance? Enjoy a post wedding bonfire with alcohol service and s'mores! The Gardens at Uncanoonuc Mountain offer a truly unique and beautiful setting for your wedding day.

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Come experience their beloved gardens and the natural splendor of the mountainside. Now booking weddings, bridal/baby showers, corporate and nonprofit events.

Website: The Gardens at Uncanoonuc
Photographer: Lindsay Hackney 


Photoshoot at Tower Hill Botanic Gardens

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Photo Shoot

We had the honor of participating in a styled photo shoot at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA. The designers at JD Designs wanted to capture two distinctly different looks for the shoot- Great Gatsby and Rustic Romance. The Great Gatsby theme reflected upscale luxury through gold sparkle and black linens paired with ivory and gold china, crystal votives, and statement floral designs. The second design with farmhouse tables adorned with vintage china, wildflowers, lace, and pillar candles created an earthy, organic rustic feel.

For each of these designs we provided a menu to compliment the look. For Great Gatsby our bakery designed a black and white wedding cake with gold and pearl accents. Our chefs created a composed plate of twin lamb chops, fried potato cup with garlic mashed potatoes, silver dollar mushrooms and a Japanese eggplant garnish for the culinary component.

The rustic romance design was complimented with a lace and floral cake and our ever popular short ribs with farm fresh root vegetables, seasonal asparagus and corn pudding. 

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is one of those very versatile venues that can accommodate a vareity of different looks from Great Gatsby to rustic and everything in-between.

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Venue Feature: The Connors Center

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Wed, May 24, 2017


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The Connors Center provides a memorable indoor and outdoor settings for weddings, corporate retreats, meetings and social events—just 20 miles from downtown Boston.

Situated on 80 acres in Dover, Massachusetts this unique venue can accommodate events of all sizes.  Offering an array of spaces to include an open air pavilion, functional meeting room, elegant parlors, and outdoor gardens and terraces, you are sure to find the perfect space to host your event.


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Connors Center provides a breathtaking backdrop for an unforgettable wedding.  From an intimate garden or chapel ceremony, mahogany parlors with adjoining stone terraces, to an outdoor tent overlooking the surrounding woodlands, Connors Center provides all the ingredients for a memorable day. Sit back and enjoy your day with professional on-site staff, a bridal suite, and lodging accommodations for you and your guests.

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Interested in hosting a catered event at the Connors Center? Contact one of our Event Designers today!

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Photos By: The Ewings Photography Studio, Melissa Koren, George Street Photo & Video

Tying the Knot at Tower Hill

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, May 23, 2017

Tying the Knot at Tower Hill

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Planning a wedding is a mix of endless details, decisions, and stressful moments. Recently, we held our "Tying the Knot at Tower Hill" event to offer brides an opportunity to learn useful wedding planning tips in a fun and relaxed setting to help them begin the process of planning their dream wedding. With assistance from Brittni and Shauna at Tower Hill Botanic Gardens and Dave from Allegro Photography, this event turned out to be a big success.

Guests enjoyed brunch and mimosas while mingling with other couples. The program covered topics from maximizing your budget and personalizing your wedding to current trends in the wedding industry and how to select vendors. Guests took home a  swag bag and tiered cake cookie favors (which doubled as place cards when the guests arrived!) Most couples continued their afternoon walking around the beautiful gardens of Tower Hill on this perfect spring day.

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Art & Design: Spring in Bloom

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, May 09, 2017


Spring is here and we couldn’t be more excited! Our in-house design team has been busy crafting and designing new looks to add color and interest to our food displays.

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Tulips are a staple of spring. One of our simpler, yet classic “spring looks” includes various heights of glass cylinders filled with tulips and river rocks, accented with silver candlesticks and floating candles. Not only does this simple but impactful display read “SPRING” but it coordinates well with many settings, venues and types of events. From a modern cocktail reception in Boston to a garden-themed bridal shower at Tower Hill- the look just works!


Hoops of different shapes and sizes with interchangeable fabric creates a great focal point. Our lace hoops are perfect for a rustic, vintage or garden bridal shower. The patterned fabric can be coordinated to fit with the overall look of the event.

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Our newest addition "The Wall" can be customized to suit the theme of your event. This unique display creates a wall of flowers as backdrop for a buffet or dessert table.

We love wheatgrass in the spring time. It creates beautiful pops of green in our displays. Our wheat grass terrariums make a beautiful statement that boasts of spring.

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Styling all of our food & beverage tables, for any type of event, is an absolute must and comes standard with any catering or bar package. We pride ourselves in creating unique and artful displays to enhance all of our food tables, bars, etc. and incorporate coordinating props, risers and signage to create looks that will simply “wow” your guests. We can also design custom displays to fit with specific themes and looks. Speak to your Event Designers if you are interest in unique custom designs.

Look for more of our new looks at your next Pepper’s event.


Planning a Stellar Backyard Graduation Party

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, Apr 18, 2017

Plan a Stellar Graduation Party

 Graduation parties are a great way to celebrate your recent graduate’s achievements with friends and family. Here are some tips to help you throw a memorable backyard event. Planning a graduation party during the covid-19 pandemic? Check out our blog post on planning a memorable graduation celebration during Covid-19 for our top tips.

  1. graduation partyChoose the date. You should select a date a month out to get your invitations to guests before they make their summer plans. Don't stress if there are other graduation parties on the same day, as most of your graduates' friends will hop between parties.
  2. Guest count. Determine your guest count based on budget and how many  you can comfortably accommodate. Do you want a smaller get together with close family or a larger celebration including both family and friends?
  3. farm to table9-1752Consider renting a tent. If the party will be held outdoors, consider renting a tent. The weather won’t always cooperate, and large party tents are perfect for keeping your guests dry and avoids the tough decision of rescheduling.  Rain or shine, a tent provides great shade to cool off and relax with friends. Not to mention, it also keeps your food out of direct sunlight.
  1. Catering. Booking a caterer to handle the food lets you enjoy the party and make memories. Don’t spend your time cooking and replenishing the food, or standing behind a hot grill for hours. When it comes down to style of service, buffets are a great option for a backyard graduation. Guests can eat when they would like and  you can accommodate guests that come and go. At Peppers, some of our most popular graduation menus include hamburgers and hot dogs, Texas BBQ (pulled meats, briskets, and all the sides), Mexican Fare (quesadillas, fajitas, and tacos) and flatbread pizzas - to name a few!

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  2. Stock up on supplies. Be sure you’re fully stocked up on supplies like utensils, cups, and plates.  An open-house party creates the kind of atmosphere where guests might put down a plate or cup they were using and forget to pick it up when they want a refill. A caterer can supply all of this and keep it replenished throughout the event.
  1. edited graduation cake1-0053Desserts. A sweet morsel is a must at any party.  
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    uation cake designed after the school’s logo or sports team? Or cupcakes topped with graduation hats?  Desserts are a great opportunity to get creativeand have some fun!
  1. Decorations. Make the party personal by incorporating school colors in the table linens, balloons, and paper products. Show off memories with a photo wall along with any trophies or awards the graduate has earned. At Peppers, our graduation buffets are adorned with graduation hats with custom tassels to match the school colors- to add a personal touch! 

    Most importantly remember to have fun planning!

    Interested in catering? The thought of planning a graduation party has you overwhelmed? Contact our team of Event Designers today. We are here to create a memorable stress-free event you and your graduate will remember for a lifetime!

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