Guide to Themed Weddings

KK3Your choice of wedding venue will set the tone for the entire event. When selecting the perfect location, the importance of a theme that will reflect your personalities cannot be understated. For all themes that depend on elegance, the Hampshire House’s charming architecture and prodigious history can help create thematic wedding harmony. Use these suggestions as inspiration for your themed wedding at the Hampshire House.

The Décor

Accenting your wedding venue with the right decorations is key to creating a cohesive design. Having a set color palette helps ensure that all your decorative elements tie together.  Since the Hampshire House is a historic venue with luxurious details such as carved oak paneling and crystal chandeliers, shiny pops of silver or gold in your décor can effortlessly draw the eye. A simple black and white color palette is second option that’s absolutely timeless and incredibly versatile when it comes to decorating. If you’re inspired by the sweeping views of the Boston Public Garden from the windows of the Hampshire House, another option would be to create a palette of greens, pinks, oranges, yellows, and other beautiful floral tones.

You’ll also want to include physical decorations that convey your theme to guests. Fine linens and lush floral arrangements will also add gorgeous textures to your décor design. Additionally, consider the Hampshire House’s turn-of-the-century details, vintage items add a chic touch to your event.

The Food

The Hampshire House makes it incredibly easy to create a themed menu for your event. The dynamic food selections, all of which are prepared on site, have been carefully developed by Hampshire House Executive Chef, Markus Ripperger. From classic fare to inventive, modern cuisine, couples may pick and choose from the many options to custom design a menu for their guests.

Some of the most popular themed menus for Hampshire House weddings focus on the local cuisine. This often includes seafood, which is always incredibly fresh and flavorful considering the Boston location. Consider adding a raw bar complete with lobster tails, oysters, shrimp, and clams to your event. For the entrée, the herb-poached halibut with saffron risotto and cardamom sautéed shrimp and scallops with creamy polenta are sure to satisfy even the most discerning guests.

Of course, seafood is just one of the many themed options for dining at Hampshire House. Your wedding could also include a Mediterranean menu, classic carving stations, gourmet pasta, or vegetarian selections. The Hampshire House staff will be happy to work with you to design a menu for your special day. Custom dishes can be created just for your event, so don’t be afraid to think outside of the box in order to come up with wedding menu ideas that will delight both you and your guests.

If you’re looking for a classic, elegant and timeless setting for your Boston wedding, the Hampshire House is the perfect fit. Nestled in the gorgeous Beacon Hill neighborhood, this Boston wedding venue offers a warm and inviting space with unparalleled style and luxury.


Wedding Color Combos Perfect for Summer

With the beautiful sunshine, lush greenery and warm weather afforded by the city, it’s no surprise that summertime weddings remain ever-popular at Boston’s Hampshire House. By taking inspiration from the building’s luxurious interior décor and scenic surroundings, it’s easy to create a beautiful atmosphere when starting with a color palette that will complement your summer wedding.  The following are some beautiful and unique summer wedding color combinations that are perfect for a wedding at Boston’s Hampshire House.

Yellow, Pink, and Coral

Because the Hampshire House is located next to the Boston Public Garden, you can use the gorgeous scenery as inspiration for your summer wedding colors. After all, the gardens are at their most lush and colorful state during the summer months.

Start with a sunny yellow shade to brighten things up, then mix in pink and coral tones to create a beautiful floral palette. Set those essential colors off with a deep magenta to create more dimension. Plenty of greenery can also be incorporated into your bouquets, centerpieces, and floral arrangements to enhance the garden-inspired theme.

Navy, Yellow, and White

If you want summer wedding colors that are timeless and chic, this is the perfect color combination for you. Inspired by coastal themes, this color palette is perfect for weddings at the Hampshire House due to the location in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. In fact, the Charles River is just steps away from our front door, so many couples take advantage of the scenic waterfront with their photographer. As an added bonus, this upscale, sophisticated palette transitions perfectly from outdoor photo ops to an elegant indoor reception at the Hampshire House.

Navy and white will be the basis for this timeless, chic color palette. By adding in a splash of yellow, the combination of tones has a sunny, summery feel that’s perfect for this season. Because all of the colors in this palette are so classic and simple, you’ll have less trouble trying to find matching shades for things like bridesmaid dresses, tablecloths, invitations, and flowers. In addition, your photos will always have an undeniably timeless look.

Blush, Gold, and Burgundy

If you want a summer wedding that’s reflects the season while still feeling formal, choose this color palette. The combination is particularly sophisticated, stylish, and luxurious, especially with rich, shiny touches of gold scattered throughout your décor. The blush is summery and warm without being too flowery or bright, and the hints of burgundy add a bit of dramatic elegance to the feel of the event.

This color combination is a favorite for upscale evening receptions at summer weddings. It makes an excellent fit for the Hampshire House in Boston due to the venue’s stunning and timeless details such as crystal chandeliers, Italian marble, and carved oak paneling.

Keep your summer wedding looking fabulous and perfectly fit for the season by choosing from these versatile wedding color combinations. With these unique and stylish options, it’s easy to find a great fit for your style. Use these palettes as inspiration for making the dream wedding you’ve been planning finally come to life.

Photo by Carrie Stephens
Photo by Carrie Stephens