Experience the Magic of a Winter Wedding in Boston

The start of a new year is a time for new beginnings. What happier new beginning is there than a wedding? Take advantage of the momentum that swings toward newness and a fresh start after the holidays and plan a beautiful winter wedding.

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The Hampshire House provides the perfect venue to accompany the gorgeous backdrop of freshly fallen snow that has turned Boston into a winter wonderland. Imagine the perfect wedding photos that will come from the undeniable magic of a world blanketed in white and the contrasting warmth inside a timeless Bostonian mansion.

Winter weddings are also a time to fully embrace the season and employ some drama in your décor that wouldn’t necessarily work in warmer weather. Go all out with golds, silvers, champagnes and a little bit (or a lot) of sparkle. Dress your bridesmaids in furs and serve hot cocktails.


Take advantage of Hampshire House’s offer of a $15 per person discount on any wedding package booked in January, February or March 2018. Start a new beginning with your partner with magic from the Boston winter and warmth and comfort from our elegant venue.


Hampshire House Collaboration: New England Wedding Ideas


The Hampshire House teamed up with a group of New England wedding professionals to emphasize the sheer beauty and elegance of our Boston venue. The purpose of the shoot was to showcase and inspire elegant New England wedding ideas with romantic scenes, a decadent cake, and stunning flower arrangements. We are hoping that this will provide some inspiration for your upcoming nuptials. For more information, checkout the full post on the popular 100 Layer Cake blog.





Beautiful Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

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Bridesmaids are the cornerstone of a successfully planned and executed wedding. They not only stand next to the bride during the ceremony. They also plan the bachelorette party and bridal shower and provide the bride with all the support she needs to make sure that the big day goes off without a hitch. You’ll be sure to want to thank your best girlfriends for all of their help with lovely bridesmaid gifts.

There are many things to consider when choosing the right gifts for your bridesmaids. You need to consider each of the girls’ personalities, your own personality, your budget, and the theme of your wedding. Here are some beautiful bridesmaid gift ideas that will be sure to help you choose the best possible way to say thank you to your best friends.

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  • Jewelry – Jewelry is one of the most time-honored classic bridesmaid gifts for a reason. It is almost universally liked by women of all ages, lasts for a long time, and is a wearable memento of your friendship. You can’t go wrong with classic styles that have a personalized touch.
  • Beauty Products – Cosmetics and hair and skincare products are a great way to pamper the most important women in your life. The variety of gifts available is almost endless. Choose from makeup, skincare kits, artisanal soaps, perfume, and more. Or you could opt for salon gift certificates and let the girls choose their own experience.
  • Food and Drink – Whether your girlfriends prefer tea or champagne, a food or drink gift is sure to be well-received. Put together sets of tea and infuser mugs or champagne and glasses. Or choose a monthly subscription box full of tasty treats such as organic snacks or macarons of the month. Your friends will be sure to think of you when they enjoy one of these indulgent delicacies.
  • Accessories – Every girl needs accessories, which can be some of the most useful gifts to give. Choose something such as a travel case set, a sunglass pouch, an aluminum water bottle, or a beautiful robe and get it customized with each bridesmaid’s initials to give it a special touch.


No matter which gift you choose, make sure to show appreciation for all of the hard work that your bridesmaids put into your wedding day. After all, it wouldn’t be the same without them.


Hampshire House Featured Wedding Consultant Partners

Planning your own wedding is stressful. You can waste tons of valuable time and money trying to learn event planning while planning your own wedding at the same time. Save yourself from major stress and headaches by hiring a wedding planner. These highly trained professionals have the expertise, connections and knowledge to plan the wedding of your dreams without any of the hassle.

The Hampshire House has worked with some of the best wedding consultants in the Boston area over many years of hosting weddings and special events. We encourage you to consider hiring one of our preferred wedding consultants who are already very familiar with our venue and have proven themselves to be masters of creating events to remember.


Paula Marrero has been running Marrero Events since 2005. She started out planning events for celebrity chef Todd English and has had a great deal of experience planning celebrations of many types and sizes. Paula and her staff specialize in taking the time to understand their clients’ needs to flawlessly execute weddings while providing support and guidance. They also pride themselves on expertly handling stressful situations while injecting a measure of fun into the planning experience.

Alexis O’Mara of Unique Weddings by Alexis has been planning events for the past 18 years. She has also achieved the distinction of being named a Master Bridal Consultant. Alexis and her staff strive to capture each couple’s aspirations and style while making them feel relaxed and stress-free about their expertly-planned wedding. They specialize in in out-of-state couples who want to plan a Boston wedding. For this reason, they have a unique understanding of the importance of excellent communication between the event planning team and couples who aren’t able to be physically present for most of the planning.


Lo McShay of LoLo Event Design loves planning parties and has been planning all kinds of events for the past seven years. From weddings to bar mitzvahs to intimate dinner parties, she does it all. Lo and her team specialize in unearthing their clients’ unique design aesthetic and event priorities in order to plan the party of their dreams. In addition, the online store of custom-made décor and event details that they offer truly make this team of event planners stand out from the crowd.

Linnea Tangorra of Tangorra Wedding Planning has been planning beautiful weddings in the Boston area since 2003. She and her team receive rave reviews from their clients for providing an outstanding attention to detail that ensures that each wedding they plan goes off without a hitch. Linnea strives to understand each couple’s vision, choose the perfect vendors to realize that vision and maintain complete control over every detail of the event. This leaves the couple free to enjoy their big day stress-free.


Any one of these talented wedding consultants would be a great choice to help plan your perfect wedding at Hampshire House. Take some time to look through their websites to consider who would be the best fit for you.


Hampshire House Oscar Night 2017

Hampshire House Oscar Night 2017

With the Oscars fast approaching, the Hampshire House and Beacon Hill Civic Association are ready to celebrate the awards season in style. Join us for Oscar Night 2017, an Oscar viewing party of A-List proportions, with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and chance to win prizes in our movie trivia contest. With festivities starting on February 26th at 7:00 p.m. and going until midnight on, you’ll be treated to a true VIP event at the unique and historic Hampshire House mansion. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Beacon Hill Civic Association. Get your tickets now!

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Celebrate the Year’s Best Movies at Boston’s Best Oscar Party

Boston may be a long way from Hollywood, but here at the Hampshire House, we know how to throw a truly dazzling Oscar party. Together with the Beacon Hill Civic Association, we’ve planned a night of silver-screen fun, with a full drink menu, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and a movie trivia contest at the end of the night. Test your cinema chops against another guests to see who emerges a star and wins one of our many prizes. Tickets to the event are $55.00 and include hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets, tax, and gratuity. The party starts at 7:00 p.m. and goes until midnight. We look forward to seeing you on cinema’s biggest night!

The Hampshire House: Boston’s Truly Magnificent Mansion

With a venue like the Hampshire House, parties large and small are adorned with an exquisite atmosphere. Located on historic Beacon Hill, our turn-of-the-century mansion features five elegant floors lavished with carved oak paneling, spacious Palladian windows, Italian marble, and crystal chandeliers. Bring your friends and family to our mansion for Oscar Night 2017 and enjoy a historically beautiful atmosphere as brilliant as flashing cameras on the red carpet.


Have questions about our Oscar Night 2017 or other events at the Hampshire House? Give us a call at (617) 227-9600 today!