Engagement Celebration Success and Wrap-Up

Photography By: Bharat Parmar

We’re still glowing with the great success of our 2016 Engagement Celebration, and we’d like to thank all of our newly engaged guests and esteemed vendors who took part in this wonderful event. We would like to share some more gorgeous imagery that captured the fun and beauty of the day, courtesy of award-winning Bharat Parmar Photography.

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Photograpgy By: Bharat Parmar

Our sophisticated garden party open house was a unique opportunity for engaged couples to experience the lavish elegance that is Hampshire House. They became acquainted with our beautiful mansion, our dedicated staff and the area’s finest wedding vendors while enjoying our delicious food, cocktails and traditional New England hospitality.

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Photography By: Bharat Parmar

With our online, always connected world, one can research and learn about wedding professionals by visiting websites. But to be able to personally meet, in a relaxed and enjoyable environment, all those who contribute to make a special day magical — that is a rare occasion indeed. Our guests mingled with our specially selected wedding officiants, florists, performers, photographers, designers, bakers, make-up artists and other vendors, and were able to check some items off their wedding planning lists. We were honored to host this event to assist future brides and grooms in bringing their wedding dreams to life.


Easter Brunch at Hampshire House

On a day that’s rich in family traditions, our Hampshire House family would like to welcome yours to relax and dine in sumptuous luxury in our turn-of-the-century Georgian revival townhouse located on Boston’s historic Beacon Hill.

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Join us at Hampshire House for our special Easter Brunch! Sunday, March 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., we will be serving our three-course brunch featuring delectable selections created by Markus Ripperger, Hampshire House’s Executive Chef. His special menu for the day includes Gulf Shrimp Martini, Smoked Salmon and Spinach Benedict, Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Wood-Grilled Lamb Chops and New England Lobster Omelet. The Hampshire House menu fuses old New England home-cooked classics with innovative dishes and upscale, modern dining.

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Experience the warmth, comfort and old world elegance of a distinguished Boston residence. When you enjoy a meal at Hampshire House, you step back to a time of carved oak paneling, crystal chandeliers, Italian marble fireplaces and leisurely gracious dining.

The cost is for Easter Brunch is $70 per person including tax and gratuity, beverages excluded. For reservations, please call 617–227–9600.


BCHA Oscar Night Cocktail Party

Photography Provided By Beacon Hill Civic Association: http://www.bhcivic.org/upcoming-events.html

Let Hampshire House roll out the red carpet for the event show of the year at our annual Oscar Night Cocktail Party to benefit the Beacon Hill Civic Association (BHCA). From 7 p.m. to midnight on Sunday, Feb. 28, Hampshire House and the BHCA will premiere the 88th Academy Awards surrounded by the lavish setting provided by Beacon Hill’s most enchanting turn-of-the-century mansion. There’s simply no better way to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night than at this collaborative Hampshire House and BHCA event. BHCA members and non-members alike are welcome.

Dress up in your best black tie apparel and get the VIP treatment with photo flashes provided by the paparazzi and glamorous cocktails inspired by Hollywood. This must-attend Boston Oscar party costs $55 per person and includes hors d’oeuvres, two drink tickets per person, red carpet photos and a chance to win great prizes during a movie trivia game. All proceeds go to benefit the BHCA. You may purchase your tickets via BHCA’s website, here. Be sure to reserve your tickets today, as there are a limited number available.


Chic & Delicious: The Songs of Alan Jay Lerner

What coLERNER_AlanJay_phB1uld be better than a three-course dinner and five-star music? Enjoy all your favorite Alan Jay Lerner tunes performed by Boston’s best musicians while taking in the opulence and nostalgia provided by the meticulously restored Hampshire House overlooking Boston Public Garden. Local performers Valerie Anastasio, Cynthia Mork, Eric Bronner and Benjamin Sears join pianist Bradford Conner and bassist Jim Guttman in our elegant Beacon Hill mansion for a night of Lerner favorites and fine food.

The ensemble will perform favored Lerner songs with music by Frederick Loewe, Burton Lane, Leonard Bernstein and others in selections from “My Fair Lady,” “Gigi,” “Brigadoon,” “Royal Wedding” and “1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.” The event will take place Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. Come in from the cold and enjoy Chef Markus Ripperger’s best selections, including your choice of slow-roasted pork loin, rosemary tenderloin, herb-crusted Atlantic salmon and Moroccan-roasted chicken.

View the complete menu here. The cost for this event is $75 per person and includes tax and gratuity. It does not include alcoholic beverages or a ticketing fee. Purchase tickets here.


Valentine’s Day at Hampshire House: Dining in the Dark

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Be a part of the main event at Boston’s first-ever dark dining experience. Hampshire House will host Dining in the Dark on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. for an out-of-this-world Boston Valentine’s Day date. This unique, darkened dinner gives diners the chance to embark on a journey of the senses. Guests will be blindfolded upon arrival and will be guided through a journey of fine foods, tantalizing aromas and inspiring music. Your ticket includes a four-course dinner set amidst a storytelling experience and musical display that ties together the theme of the evening.

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Dining in the Dark, Photo Credit: http://www.dininginthedark.com/

Dining in the Dark was developed by a blind clergyman from Zurich and was brought to Boston by Massachusetts food trailblazer David Goldstein. The sensory-heightening concept even inspired a Swiss restaurant called blindekuh (blind cow), where guests dine in the pitch-black. Like many events at Hampshire House, the focus of this show will be the food. The cost is $95 per person including tax and gratuity. Please note that the ticket price does not include
alcoholic beverages or a ticketing fee. Click here to purchase your tickets and secure your reservations. Contact us for more information.


Hampshire House Presents: Four-Handed Illusions

Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer. Image from The Boston Calendar.
Illusionists Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer. Image from The Boston Calendar.

January 24, 2016 will mark a particularly magical evening at Hampshire House, when Joel Acevedo and Steve Kradolfer will share their renditions of close-up magic in front of an intimate audience of 50 guests that will be challenged to keep up with the prestidigitation. A show ticket will entitle you to a 30-minute pre-show reception that will feature light hors d’oeuvres, as well as access to the Baker Bar, where you can purchase exquisite drinks at an additional cost. Following the pre-show reception, the audience will move to the Library for the show, where guests will only be a few feet away from the action — guests are certain to experience the magic with no barriers.

Hampshire House is committed to bringing special events to guests that are looking for engaging entertainment. Built in 1910, the venue itself is unmatched in its charm and regalness. For more than a century, visitors have enjoyed the building’s amenities and its central location in the heart of Boston’s bustling Beacon Hill area.


Meet NYT Bestselling Author Elin Hilderbrand

Mingle with bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand at a special Boston literary event at the iconic Hampshire House. On Monday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand will celebrate the release of her latest novel “Winter Stroll” with a reception and book signing at our warm and welcoming Beacon Hill mansion. Step in out of the cold and enjoy free admission, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar as you mingle with one of Beacon Hill’s favorite resident writers and enjoy the special ambiance of the historic and cozy Hampshire House.

“Winter Stroll” — the sequel to Hilderbrand’s novel “Winter Street” — centers on one family’s Nantucket Christmas. The Quinn family is faced with a holiday full of jealousy, passion and an unexpected reunion with an estranged wife, making it the perfect holiday weekend read. Our neighbors, Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill, will be selling “Winter Stroll” during the event, including blank and signed copies.

Please note that attendees may not bring books purchased from another bookseller. If you’d like your book signed, you must provide proof of purchase from Blackstone’s. RSVP via e-mail (catering@hampshirehouse.com) or call Hampshire House at 617-854-7628.


Thanksgiving Dinner at the Hampshire House

Give thanks the Hampshire House way with the Hampshire House Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 26 2015 from noon to 4 p.m. Menu offerings will include regional favorites with a twist, including roasted sweet corn and quahog chowder, and of course, staples like an oven-roasted turkey. Choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert and dine inside Beacon Hill’s most meticulously cared for turn-of-the-century mansion. Tables will be set to honor the season and spirit of the exquisite and elegant Hampshire House.

Seasonal ingredients with a festive finish separate our Thanksgiving menu and make it truly decadent. Appetizers like oven-baked heirloom pumpkin bisque pair perfectly with your choice of oven-roasted turkey, herb-crusted salmon and halibut or grilled beef tenderloin and Gulf shrimp. Then, choose from four Thanksgiving desserts, including — of course — pumpkin and apple pies.

Explore the complete menu here. Thanksgiving Dinner at Hampshire House is $65 per person, excluding tax, gratuity and beverages. Please call 617-227-9600 for reservations.


Mother’s Day Brunch at the Hampshire House


Give mom the Mother’s Day gift she deserves with a three-course prix fixe brunch set within the Hampshire House — our inviting Georgian revival townhouse at the center of historic Beacon Hill. Hampshire House’s lavish interior décor, fitted with Italian marble and Palladian windows that overlook the breathtaking Boston Public Garden, will inspire and impress moms with an eye for the exquisite.

Our Mother’s Day brunch menu includes seasonally inspired main dishes like wood-grilled lamb chops and herb-crusted salmon, flanked by your choice of light and palatable starters and the Hampshire House’s indulgent chocolate trilogy. A full bar is available for tasting our popular bloody marys, mimosas or screwdrivers. This spectacular Boston Mother’s Day brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day — Sunday, May 10. The cost is $55 per person and does not include the cost of tax, gratuity and beverages. Call 617-227-9600 to make reservations.


Easter Brunch at the Hampshire House

Garden-Oasis-Drink-Display-HHHampshire House invites families to come and enjoy a three-course Easter brunch set within our historic Beacon Hill mansion on Easter Sunday. A seasonally inspired prix fixe menu will take you on a culinary journey through the fresh and flavorful — beginning with French and New England favorites like lobster bisque and clam chowder and finishing on a high note with Hampshire House’s decadent chocolate trilogy. You choose from 10 main courses ranging from brunch-hour staples like eggs benedict and stuffed French toast to heartier options like beef tenderloin medallions and herb-crusted salmon.

There’s no better Boston Easter brunch for those with an appetite for perfection. Hampshire House will also have a full-service bar available to customers, so be sure to try one of our popular bloody marys. The Easter brunch is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 5. The Cost is $55 per person excluding tax, gratuity and beverages. Please call 617-227-9600 to make reservations.