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Juniper, Gold, and Ivory – NYE Wedding

The date of Danika and Kevin’s wedding, New Year’s Eve, lent itself to a glitzy winter color story of juniper, gold, and ivory. 

The navy and gold damask printed walls of the event space at the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI inspired the rest of the wedding décor. Wintery arrangements of fresh juniper and ivory flora were nestled upon crystal candelabras, decorating every table. Votive candles floated in water-filled vessels varying in height, illuminating the winter flora and glittery table runners. For a touch of whimsy, retro gold alarm clocks were placed on every table and set to go off at the stroke of midnight. “Our vendors were all so great to work with.  From our florist, Botanica Wedding Flowers, to our coordinator at Hotel Viking, we were able to work with each one of them closely and discuss the vision that we had,” Danika described. A scrumptious cake from Konditor Meister capped off the night in the sweetest way.

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Juniper, Gold, and Ivory – NYE Wedding

The date of Danika and Kevin’s wedding, New Year’s Eve, lent itself to a glitzy winter color story of juniper, gold, and ivory.  The navy and gold damask printed walls of the event space at the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI inspired the rest of the wedding décor. Wintery arrangements of fresh juniper and ivory […]

Countdown to Midnight – NYE

New Year’s Eve nuptials are celebrated with fireworks in the heart of Boston Common and a countdown to midnight.

The significance of the day and the New Year’s Eve date, Juliette and Noah felt compelled to a certain level of formality. Keeping it playful while setting the tone of the event the invitations read “black tie optional, dancing shoes required.” The bridal party certainly held up their end of the bargain as each member strutted into the ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common wearing Nike sneakers. Being mindful that many of their guests traveled from afar, Juliette and Noah placed small alarm clocks on each table which were set to go off at midnight in the countries and states represented at the wedding. The soft color palette of grays and pinks were illuminated with votive and pillar candles throughout the ballroom. “The Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common and Winston Flowers were absolutely phenomenal on the decor front — on all fronts actually, but certainly the decor front. We loved the idea of a candle-lit ceremony and reception, primarily for the warmth and sense of intimacy that candles create,” said Juliette.

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Countdown to Midnight – NYE

New Year’s Eve nuptials are celebrated with fireworks in the heart of Boston Common and a countdown to midnight. The significance of the day and the New Year’s Eve date, Juliette and Noah felt compelled to a certain level of formality. Keeping it playful while setting the tone of the event the invitations read “black […]

NYE at the ProvidenceG

Whoa, NYE already? Where did 2016 go?! It was quite the year for BLISS Celebrations and we are excited to ring in another in style! We’ll be spending it at ProvidenceG. The tough part? Choosing which party to attend. Buy your tickets early folks, each event is sure to sell out fast. Here’s the breakdown of each party. Let the good times roll…

Prix fixe NYE Dinner at Garde

Dive into a four-course prix fixe meal at Garde, where innovative new American cuisine meets French technique. Courses include Blackbird Farm braised short ribs, Point Judith calamari, beetroot gnocchi and thyme cavatelli with an optional supplement of fresh white truffles. Raw bar and charcuterie selections are available a la carte. For dessert, select from hazelnut mousse with smoked sea salt ice cream, sorbet and crème brûlée. Indulge in lively New Year’s cocktails, celebratory bubbles and an ample wine list.

Select from three times at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. for $75 per person. Advanced reservations are strongly recommend. Please call (401) 632-4799 to reserve or purchase tickets by clicking here >  NYEProvidence.

Old Downcity Glamour at The Ballroom at the ProvidenceG

Flaunt your finest at our historic old downcity affair. Make your red carpet arrival at 8 p.m. before celebrating the decades with performances by The New Providence Big Band with Miss Katie Kleyla. The glamour kicks off at 8 p.m. with a red carpet arrival. Guests will enjoy a raw bar buffet and fine food stations from 8-10 p.m., including grilled rack of lamb, five spice roasted chicken and grilled salmon. Dive into a fabulous dessert buffet at 10 p.m. and enjoy specialty cocktails while dancing the night away. Celebrate the New Year with a live midnight countdown and champagne toast.

Pre-sale tickets are $85 through December 14, or $100 starting on December 15. Open bar for a signature sparkling cocktail as well as select beer and wine. Cocktails and extended beer and wine available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here >  NYEProvidence.

Southern Style NYE Celebration at GPub

Savor a southern style BBQ buffet from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring a pig roast, ribs, brisket, pulled pork, chicken and waffles and more, then top it off with a dessert buffet featuring cobblers and brownies. Kick off the New Year with a festive DJ after party featuring giveaways every hour, more than 50 beer selections, a photo booth and games until 2 a.m. Win a grand ski getaway weekend for two at Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont. Revelers will ring in 2017 with a midnight countdown and beer toast.

Tickets for the BBQ buffet and DJ after party are $45 through December 14 or $55 after December 14. Buffet tickets include tax and gratuity. Tickets are $25 for the DJ after party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. only. Cash bar only. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here > NYEProvidence.

Ring in the New Year Under the Stars at the Rooftop at the ProvidenceG

Scene and be seen for a celestial New Year’s Eve celebration at Providence’s only rooftop restaurant and lounge. Sip a glass of complimentary champagne upon arrival. Enjoy wood fired pizzas, lamb lollipops, and pulled pork sliders while sipping specialty cocktails. Indulge in a dessert buffet featuring truffles, macarons and mini lemon tarts. Soak up beautiful skyline views and dance under the stars with live music by DJ Naughty starting at 9:30 p.m. Snap a memory of your spectacular night in our photo booth, then cozy up in our heated glass-enclosed space, open all year round.

Special private lounges are available. Please contact us at (401) 632-4904 to reserve yours today. The festivities kick off at 8 p.m. and continue until 2 a.m. Cash bar. Tickets are $60 through December 14, then $75 after. Tickets may be purchased by clicking here > NYEProvidence.

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NYE at the ProvidenceG

Whoa, NYE already? Where did 2016 go?! It was quite the year for BLISS Celebrations and we are excited to ring in another in style! We’ll be spending it at ProvidenceG. The tough part? Choosing which party to attend. Buy your tickets early folks, each event is sure to sell out fast. Here’s the breakdown […]

Vendor Spotlight on…Chapel Grille

Photo Credit: Kevin James

Photo Credit: Kevin James

Name: Chapel Grille

Location: Cranston, Rhode Island

Tell us a little bit about the history of the restaurant and wedding venue: The chapel–now the Chapel Grille–is part of American history. Sitting among the grounds of the former training school for boys, the property dates back to 1638 when it was deeded to the Westcott Family from Roger Williams and later sold to the state of Rhode Island in 1869. (If you visit the Cathedral Bar, you will see portraits of Priscilla and Stuckely Westcott III and, yes, they are looking at you!) Carpionato Group has since purchased the property and transformed it into an unparalleled lifestyle center. The chapel was built in 1891 to administer the necessary spiritual and physical healing needed by the wayward youth. Originally designed by the Rhode Island based architectural firm of Stone, Carpenter and Wilson, it is one of the more handsome buildings on the property. With the direction and oversight of The Cranston Historic District Commission and The Rhode Island Historic Preservation & Heritage Commission, Carpionato Group has preserved as much of the historic buildings as possible. The end result has created a breathtaking venue at every turn from the inside out.

About the venue: Chapel Grille is an easy-to-find oasis of culinary excellence, conveniently located off the major highways and offering complimentary valet parking. It’s interior is expansive, welcoming and comfortable. We specialize in boutique weddings of 100 or less. The Wine Salon is Chapel Grille’s largest Private Dining Room and can accommodate up to 100 guests. With access to a Private Garden Terrace, sunlight floods in through the bank of arched-top French doors.  The private garden terrace is a great outdoor space for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prior to dinner, bistro lights and panoramic views, which offer an enchanting ambiance.  This beautifully appointed space is handicap accessible and comes ready with Wi-Fi access, (2) 60” Plasma Televisions, and an iPod docking station. Chapel Grille can further accommodate your event with a dance floor, custom color linens, and white leather lounge furniture.

What is your busy season? September through December and May through June tend to be our busiest months.

What sort of events is it available for? Chapel Grille offers four different rooms for private events and each space provides a backdrop like no other. In addition to boutique weddings, we specialize in bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, social celebrations and corporate events. We offer menus customizable to suit your budget including plated dinner and lunch menus, buffets and cocktail reception options.

Is there a favorite event that you’ve hosted there? A surprise wedding!  All of the guests thought they were coming to an anniversary celebration for the couple.  At the entrance of the room they had a camera and a sign saying “surprise we are getting married” and a camera that captured everyone’s reaction. The room was also beautifully decorated with candlelight. The bride had brought in over 150 votive candles to illuminate the room.

What makes it stand out as a venue? The ambiance of the restaurant is enchanting and magical. Pair that with the incredible food and service and Chapel Grille makes a great destination for weddings and events. Our manicured grounds offer a beautiful backdrop for photographs. Our pricing is very reasonable and we are always open to customizing menus to fit a client’s budget.

Do you have any recommendations or advice for brides considering this as a venue? Chapel Grille is a one-of-kind venue. If you are looking to host an event that guests will be talking about for years to come, look no further.

What is the business motto that the Chapel Grille functions under? Chapel Grille strives to offer our guests an ambiance and atmosphere that’s second to none, inspire the spirits of our guests through confident and educated service and provide well-crafted cuisine while respecting and nurturing our world. It’s the namesake of the property!

Photo Credit: Kevin James

Photo Credit: Kevin James

Photo Credit: Kevin James

Photo Credit: Kevin James

Photo Credit: Kevin James

Photo Credit: Kevin James

 

 

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Vendor Spotlight on…Chapel Grille

Name: Chapel Grille Location: Cranston, Rhode Island Tell us a little bit about the history of the restaurant and wedding venue: The chapel–now the Chapel Grille–is part of American history. Sitting among the grounds of the former training school for boys, the property dates back to 1638 when it was deeded to the Westcott Family from Roger Williams […]

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