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Wedding shower venue NW of Boston

sherylga Jan 30, 2014 10:07 AM

I need a place for a bridal shower. 35-40 people. Concord, Bedford, Acton, Littleton, or Westford area. Any ideas?

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  1. foodieX2 RE: sherylga Jan 30, 2014 10:22 AM

    You will most likely get more answers if you can provide details such:

    -When: immediate?

    -ambiance: casual/low key? Fancy?

    -food type:any preference? Italian, Indian, traditional American, etc

    -time of day: are you thinking Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, etc

    -Budget: min/max per person

    -Booze: yes/no, included in budget or seperate

    The more details you provide the easier it will be for us to help!

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      sherylga RE: foodieX2 Jan 30, 2014 12:28 PM

      I agree but unfortunately I'm working with 7 younger wedding party ladies and two other moms. Decisions on specifics are not coming easily. I think the venue may drive things. What I do know is ..... May or June. Not too fancy. Lunch. Booze nice to have but not mandatory. American or maybe Italian to appeal to all attendees. Only place I know out there for parties is the Colonial Inn. Just need some places to share with the group and get them focused. Any help is appreciated:)

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      phonelady RE: sherylga Jan 31, 2014 02:10 PM

      I recently attended a baby shower at Aprile's European in Chelmsford, very nice.

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        sevanchik RE: phonelady Jan 31, 2014 03:53 PM

        Aprile's Euro is great--I went to rehearsal dinner there a while back. The old mill it occupies is gorgeous.

        Cobblestone's in Lowell could also be nice. They have several private rooms set aside for functions (though I've never been to one there, so I don't know how well they handle them).

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          hungrytommy RE: sevanchik Jan 31, 2014 05:17 PM

          Cobblestones does a good job with parties, the food is fine, parking is pretty rough.


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        momoftwo RE: sherylga Feb 1, 2014 05:47 AM

        Try Nashoba winery in Bolton, should be gorgeous in the spring and you can combine wine tasting as an activity.

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          ParisLady RE: sherylga Feb 1, 2014 08:01 AM

          I held an engagement party for my daughter and future son-in-law at Cobblestones last October. It was held in the French Room and it was a spectacular venue. Everyone was great to work with and the chef worked with me to create the menu that I wanted. The food was delicious.Parking is mostly on street...but it did not present a problem.

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            sherylga RE: sherylga Feb 1, 2014 09:34 AM

            .... looks like I have several good choices to forward on. Thanks so much.

            1. MeffaBabe RE: sherylga Feb 3, 2014 08:43 AM

              Fruitlands museum in Harvard,

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                mcel215 RE: MeffaBabe Feb 3, 2014 04:05 PM

                That's a very lovely venue Meffababe. :)


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                  MeffaBabe RE: MeffaBabe Feb 4, 2014 04:53 AM

                  Giblet Hill and Fruitlands Museum both have the same exclusive catering company Fireside Catering. They have very high quality and delicious meals for all occasions and events and functions of every size small to large. Worth calling and talking to them. Fireside Catering is in Burlington and is the exclusive caterer for Fruitlands Museum, Moraine Farms in Beverly, LaBella Winery in Amherst NH, The Barn in Groton and is the same owner (The Webber Group) as Giblet Hill.

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                    sherylga RE: MeffaBabe Feb 4, 2014 12:18 PM

                    Very helpful. I love the Barn..... that's definitely on the list. Thank you.

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                      greygarious RE: MeffaBabe Feb 4, 2014 02:05 PM


                  2. greygarious RE: sherylga Feb 3, 2014 02:12 PM

                    Gibbet Hill Grille in Groton does lots of weddings so I assume they've done showers too.

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                      sherylga RE: greygarious Feb 3, 2014 02:20 PM

                      I have seen that on line. have you yourself been to a function there? It looks very nice

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                        greygarious RE: sherylga Feb 3, 2014 04:01 PM

                        Nope, just driven past. Pretty surroundings.

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                          hungrytommy RE: sherylga Feb 3, 2014 07:16 PM

                          I've been there for a few functions. They are very good, but can get pricey. They have an upstairs space that I think could hold 40, not positive. They also have a hall next door to the restaurant that does weddings etc. Might be too big for your needs. Worth giving them a call. The food is very good.


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