Pinterest YouTube Instagram
Bliss Celebrations Guide on Issuu


Bliss Celebrations Guide



Vendor Spotlight On: New Bedford Whaling Museum

Vendor Spotlight is on the New Bedford Whaling Museum; this historical museum was recently renovated to include a beautiful event space with dramatic windows overlooking the water.

1 How did your business come to be?

Founded in 1903, the New Bedford Whaling Museum encourages visitors to discover the underwater world of whales, the dramatic history of whaling and its impact, and the maritime history of Southcoast Massachusetts. As an event space, this historic setting allows you to depart from traditional venues and give your guests an experience they’ll never forget. Nestled among 18th and 19th century homes and cobblestone streets, with unparalleled harbor views, the Museum is a distinctive venue for intimate gatherings, business meetings and large celebrations. Your guests will enjoy beautiful galleries, event spaces, and full-service catering by Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events.

2. What services do you offer?

The Whaling Museum has an exclusive relationship with Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events, a full-service caterer. Russ and his team have access to all the resources needed to run your event seamlessly. Russ creates unique menus and proposals for each client, so your one-of-a-kind event reflects your style and tastes. His professional staff can assist with a ceremony, provide experienced service personnel, a “day-of” coordinator, and all the essential items and special accessories needed to ensure your event unfolds smoothly. We have seven event spaces, large and intimate, but our most popular wedding spaces are Harbor View Gallery, Bourne Building (home to the Lagoda ship model – largest in the world), Cook memorial Theater, and outside on the Museum’s plaza.

3. Where are you located?

The Whaling Museum is located within the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park at 18 Johnny Cake Hill. We are across the street from the historic Mariners’ Home and Seamen’s Bethel, made famous in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and operated by the New Bedford Port Society. The Museum collaborates with the Seamen’s Bethel to recommend that space for wedding ceremonies.  The contact information to book the Bethel for a ceremony is manager@nullportsociety.org  or 508 992-3295.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

Clients are booking about one year out from their wedding day. It is always great to get a jump start on planning by selecting a date as soon as possible. Saturday rentals are the first ones to go and tend to book up quickly.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

Have fun with the planning! The process goes in a blink of an eye. You’ll enjoy the journey if you work with someone who can help with the details. The Planning Coordinator provided by Morin’s at the Museum takes your stress away by helping with the process of menu selections, rentals, and coordinating the day-of, so you will have nothing else to do but have fun!

Molly Lo Photography

Molly Lo Photography

Molly Lo Photography

Molly Lo Photography

 

 

Celebrated

Vendor Spotlight On: New Bedford Whaling Museum

Vendor Spotlight is on the New Bedford Whaling Museum; this historical museum was recently renovated to include a beautiful event space with dramatic windows overlooking the water. 1 How did your business come to be? Founded in 1903, the New Bedford Whaling Museum encourages visitors to discover the underwater world of whales, the dramatic history […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Providence Biltmore

This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on the Providence Biltmore; an icon in downtown Providence, RI. Learn all about what this historic hotel has to offer.

How did your business come to be?

The Providence Biltmore opened its doors in 1922 as a 600 room hotel.  The unique V-shape design was created by NY architects Warren and Whitmore, who also designed NYC Grand Central Station.

Today the hotel features 294 guest rooms with two gorgeous ballrooms, unique L’Apogee function space, a full-service Spa, Starbucks coffee shop in lobby, and McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant with a combined total of over 18,000 square feet of function space.

Where are you located?

Our central location in downcity Providence affords guests with ease in walking to many locations in Providence || 11 Dorrance Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

We are booking weddings up to 2 years in advance of wedding date.

What is one piece of advice you always give to the bride?

I recommend a bride and/or groom set an appointment with venue for a personal tour and to personally meet with the person(s) who will be working with you along the way up to the wedding day.  The personal connection you achieve with your contact at a venue is very important to the success of your wedding!

Photography: Melissa Stimpson

Celebrated

Vendor Spotlight On: Providence Biltmore

This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on the Providence Biltmore; an icon in downtown Providence, RI. Learn all about what this historic hotel has to offer. How did your business come to be? The Providence Biltmore opened its doors in 1922 as a 600 room hotel.  The unique V-shape design was created by NY architects Warren […]

New England Aquarium Bridal Open House

The New England Aquarium located on Boston’s waterfront is hosting their annual Bridal Open House on May 17th. This is a great opportunity to tour their event spaces, sample their food and beverages, and to network with other local vendors! Space is limited — be sure to RSVP by May 12th > Register Today

What services does the New England Aquarium offer?

We offer several venues for weddings, ceremonies, and rehearsal dinners as well as on-site catering.

How far in advance do you recommend brides to book?

We have several wedding venues available that can accommodate up to 225 guests.  We recommend booking at least 10 months in advance to secure the date of your choice.

Celebrated

New England Aquarium Bridal Open House

The New England Aquarium located on Boston’s waterfront is hosting their annual Bridal Open House on May 17th. This is a great opportunity to tour their event spaces, sample their food and beverages, and to network with other local vendors! Space is limited — be sure to RSVP by May 12th > Register Today What […]

Vendor Spotlight On: The Ritz-Carlton Boston

The Ritz-Carlton in the heart of downtown Boston is exquisitely iconic. Read all about their history and all they offer as a venue…

1.    How did your business come to be? 

With The Ritz-Carlton, Boston’s ninety year history in the city, it’s safe to say creating weddings is not merely a job, it’s a longstanding passion. With a shared vision and commitment to excellence, we can design a celebration to capture any couple’s unique love story. At our current location since 2001 in the heart of downtown Boston, our hotel offers a truly special collection of spaces to host any wedding or reception.  Our largest venue, The Ballroom, boasts a newly redesigned aesthetic that includes wall sconces and antique decorative mirrors, a hand-printed canvas of botanical design, and a neutral color palette with warm hues of silver and taupe that further enhance the already decadent 3,600 sq. ft. space.  And with views overlooking the Boston Common, this ballroom is the perfect setting to create once in a lifetime memories and romantic moments.  We also offer spaces like the new Studio and Avery Bar which are perfect for more intimate ceremonies, rehearsal dinners and even bachelor and bachelorette parties.

2.    What are the services you offer?

With unmatched personal service being a trademark of The Ritz-Carlton brand, our Ladies and Gentleman are pleased to assist you with the selection of flowers, linens, music, china, and décor to ensure that your wedding celebration is the ultimate expression of your heritage and happiness. Every detail is the result of your vision, which ensures that your wedding day exceeds your every dream and expectation. Our banquet staff executes every event with precise skill, pride, and professionalism. Our wedding specialists will guide you through the important stages of designing your event, establishing a comfortable, confident relationship that eliminates any anxiety and allows you to feel as though you are a guest at your own special event. No request is too large or detail too small for our banquets team, along with our talented culinary artists, who eagerly anticipate impressing you and your guests with dinner menus, cocktails and desserts that will excite all of your senses.

3. Where are you located? 

Perfectly located in the center of the city and only minutes from the financial and theater districts, shops and restaurants of the Back Bay, and cobblestone hills of Beacon Hill, The Ritz-Carlton, Boston overlooks historic and scenic Boston Common, the perfect backdrop for any wedding photos. The hotel’s superior location is in close proximity to Logan Airport and all major train stations for any out of town guests that may be traveling to your wedding.  And, of course, our newly redesigned 193 guest rooms and suites, many with skyline and park views, will welcome your guests in luxurious comfort, and an Exclusive Club Level with additional amenities including a Club Lounge will ensure that all aspects of your wedding day and guest’s stays are flawless and memorable.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book? 

The hotel recommends that couple book their weddings at least a year out if they have a very specific date, however, we can certainly assist with weddings within a year window.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

Josephine Gandolfo, Senior Catering Sales Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston says this:  We always tell brides to enjoy the moment.  Have fun with the planning, and don’t get too stressed out over the little details.

Celebrated

Vendor Spotlight On: The Ritz-Carlton Boston

The Ritz-Carlton in the heart of downtown Boston is exquisitely iconic. Read all about their history and all they offer as a venue… 1.    How did your business come to be?  With The Ritz-Carlton, Boston’s ninety year history in the city, it’s safe to say creating weddings is not merely a job, it’s a longstanding passion. […]

Love More
Love More