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Please enjoy our blog. We will be updating this blog periodically with stories, tips, fun facts, and photos from real weddings of couples from Boston, the South Shore, Cape Cod, all of Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to see the Canoe Club Ballroom in person, please set up a private tour.

Wednesday, May 31 2017

A bright colored wedding is always in fashion! With summer fast approaching us here at the Canoe Club Ballroom, we are looking forward to all the fabulous colors that will adore our ballroom and courtyard area!! Pulling inspiration from nature, the color options are truly endless when decorating at our venue!! With lush green grounds and a neutral color palette you can add pops of color throughout!! We have gathered some awesome ways to add pops of color to your special day!!



Start things off with a bright watercolor invite.



A pop of color to go along with your beautiful bridal gown.



For a whimsical touch, add bright colored linens.


Subtle Color

A bright lip is a simple, yet powerful way to add color to your look.


Colorful Blooms

Keep your pop of color close to you with a bright bridal bouquet.



Your wedding cake is a great way to add a pop of color! 



Bright colored balloons will up the visual eye candy!



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Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 10:20 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, May 23 2017

We have seen a lot of fabulous weddings over the years, and we love seeing trends come and go, but there is something so romantic about timeless a timeless looking wedding. Planning for a traditinal wedding can ensure you that you won’t regret the choices you’ve made years from now! Keep your details subtle for both your ceremony and reception, think soft neutrals, greenery, flowers and of course romantic lighting! We have gathered up the best ways to help make your wedding stand the test of time!


Elegant Invites

Clean crisp invites will set the tone for your classic wedding!



Muted Bouquet

A bouquet of soft colors is the epitome of romance! 



Tall Floral Arraignments

Perfect for your outdoor ceremony as well as throughout the venue! 


Seating Chart

A beautiful seating chart is an easy no fuss way for your guests to find their seats in the ballroom! 


Guests Book

There’s a lot you can do to record your guests well wishes, but there’s nothing quite like a traditional guest book!


Floral Centerpieces

A traditional vase of roses and hydrangeas always do the trick!


Getaway Car

There is nothing more traditional and romantic than a getaway car! 


Don't forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a tour and bridal appointment!! 

Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 11:42 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, May 16 2017

Getting engaged and planning a wedding is such a milestone in your life, as well as your mothers! She has waited just as long for this moment as you have! When planning your wedding, it’s all about the little things, that you two will share, that you and your mom with remember forever! Over the years we have loved seeing special moments with brides and mothers! Whether it’s a memorable moment in the courtyard during photos or a amusing dance during the reception. Here are creative ways to include your mother into the wedding planning and the big day! 


Bridal Shows

Take her into Boston for the day! Going to a bridal show is great way to jump start the planning process!!


Gown Shopping

Though sometimes stressful, this can be a fun and wonderful experience that you two will remember forever!


Mother Daughter Dance

 Why not share a special dance with your mom along with the father daughter dance! 


Walk Down the Aisle

A great way to add your mom into the ceremony, have her walk down the aisle with you!



 Instead of a bouquet toss, give your mom your bouquet during the reception!


Family Photos

Display family photos throughout the venue, so guests can see your family tree!


Don't Forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour and Bridal Appointment!! 

Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 10:58 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, May 09 2017
We just love getting a great review from our past happy couples! Every wedding is special to us, and we love what we do! When we receive thank you notes, and reviews we are always so grateful for the kind words! Today we will feature a celebration from the fall of 2016! 

Jenney & Tim were married in a beautiful indoor ceremony on October 21, 2016! Everything about their wedding was picture perfect! The tables were adorned with glitzy overlays which made the venue sparkle and shine! Pink uplighting was the perfect accent to the eggplant and silver decor! Tim and Jenney were able to sneak out into the courtyard for photos once the rain stopped. As the night went on, guests enjoyed a delicious mashed potato bar and a perfectly pink candy station!! 




"If you want personal service the day of your wedding, pick the Canoe Club. Stacy, Jillian and the rest of the girls go out of their way to ensure that the bride and the groom have everything they need for their amazing day. From the attention to detail and how they take all of your information, guest lists, etc and make sure everything is set up and laid out appropriately, to ensuring the room looks exactly how you envisioned. They bend over backwards to take care of any needs you may have and do everything they can to give you the wedding of your dreams. We were supposed to have an outdoor ceremony and we had ceremony cards. They laid those cards out and an hour before our ceremony, it down-poured. They quickly scooped up the cards and set up for an in-door ceremony. I had two dress issues, one, the top hook and button ripped and the girls met me in the bathroom after safety pins were no working and sewed me into my dress. Then when a glass of red wine was spilled on my blush pink wedding dress, they again, met me in the bridal bathroom and helped me to blot it out. No one that did not witness it even knew the wine had been spilled afterwards. They flipped the room from ceremony to reception in something like 2 1/2 minutes and those are just some of the examples I can speak of to sign their praises. I could not have picked a better venue and group of people to work with through the whole process. I would highly recommend the Canoe Club. Plus, having their preferred vendor list really made the search for a DJ, florist, limo service, etc. so much easier and I found incredible individuals and vendors to work with."



Don't forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment!

Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 10:27 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, May 02 2017

The tradition of grooms cakes date back all the way to the Victorian times. Along with the main wedding cake there was also the grooms cake and brides cake! At the end of the wedding the two cakes would be served to the groomsmen and bridesmaids. How fun is that! 

Today the grooms cakes is still very popular, the cake is traditionally chocolate, and often they have fruit in them. Many brides like to give the groom something special on their big day. Here at the Canoe Club Ballroom we have seen many amazing groom cakes over the years! We love the idea of having the grooms cake displayed along with the wedding cake. You could also set up a dessert table in the ballroom and have it displayed throughout the recetption along with sweet treats! Either way it's a win-win, cake is always a good idea!! Here are some great ideas for the grooms cake!  


Food & Drink 

A fun sushi grooms cake! 


For the bacon lover in your life! 


Pop Culture 

This elegant Batman cake is sure to impress! 


 This is perfect for the Harry Potter fan! 


For the Star Wars enthusiast!


Sports & Hobbies

For the Boston Red Sox Fan! 


For the groom who loves the sea! 


Chose a mascot from his favorite team! 


Don't forget to call the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment!

Posted by: Laura Mentink Assistant Event Coordinator AT 12:28 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email


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