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Vendor Spotlight On: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

The Vendor Spotlight is on Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa; a historic property set in the majestic White Mountains of New Hampshire.

1. How did your business come to be? 

On a dark and stormy spring night in 1865, a stagecoach traveling from Boston to Montreal bumped and plodded northward along what is now Route 3. The going grew steadily worse until, near the intersection of what is now Mountain View Road and Route 3, the coach hit a mud hole and tipped onto its side. As the two passengers crawled out, the driver recommended they walk a half mile up the then dirt road where he was sure there was a farm house.

Perhaps the farmers would take them in for the night. The wet and weary travelers made their way through the driving rain to the home of William and Mary Jane Dodge, who not only took them in and gave them a snug place to sleep, but provided a hearty farm breakfast.

The guests enjoyed the hospitality of the Dodges and the majestic 360-degree views that they implored their hosts to let them stay for a few more days. Before they left, the passengers made sure that they would be welcome to return for several weeks the following summer. During that extended stay, the Dodges became convinced that other tourists would enjoy their hospitality as well, and in the summer of 1866, they officially opened the Mountain View House.

2. What are the services you offer? 

Mountain View Grand can host your rehearsal dinner, welcome party and farewell breakfast. We offer different choices for ceremony and reception spaces. Our full service Tower Spa is fantastic for manicures, pedicures and hair and makeup. Our guest room accommodations will satisfy both single travelers and families. With a variety of amenities and resort activities, like our axe throwing or private campfires, there is really something for everyone. Lastly, our professional and dedicated staff helps to ensure our guest’s experience is one to remember for years to come.

3. Where are you located?

 101 Mountain View Road  |  Whitefield, NH, 03598

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

 12 months. It’s helpful to have your venue and date locked in to begin the overall planning process.

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

Remember to keep things in perspective and…breathe.

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Vendor Spotlight On: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

The Vendor Spotlight is on Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa; a historic property set in the majestic White Mountains of New Hampshire. 1. How did your business come to be?  On a dark and stormy spring night in 1865, a stagecoach traveling from Boston to Montreal bumped and plodded northward along what is now […]

Bewitching Bordeaux – October’s Most Sultry Hue

Bewitching. Sultry. Magical. This rich wine-colored hue evokes style and luxury in any form, but here are a few of our favorites…

Make a unique statement with a pop of color on your wedding band. Available at Long’s Jewelers.

A budding duo adds an autumnal pop of color to this bouquet of greens designed by Sayles Livingston Design. Photographed by Henry and Mac.

Modern, chic silhouettes in this ravishing hue by Jenny Yoo are enchanting. Available at The White Dress By The Shore.

Pink tourmaline and garnet earrings exude art deco elegance. Available at Long’s Jewelers.

An unexpected color combination creates floral magic that captivates the eye. Designed by Poppy Floral at the Boston Public Library. Photographed by Ashley O’Dell.

Johnny Cakes topped with summer berry compote and crème fraiche by Capers Catering are delightful, petite sweets.

Deep watercolor creates the illusion of wine-stains on this save the date designed by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design.

Eat your colors; a roasted beet bisque is seasonal favorite from Blackstone Caterers. Photographed by Molly Lo.

Moody mauve and brilliant bordeaux blooms form textural bouquets that complement the gowns flawlessly. Designed by Flowers By Semia at Blithewold Mansion. Photographed by Snap!

Fresh catch of the day served by Forks & Fingers is pepper seared ahi tuna with an Asian vegetable medley atop wasabi mashed potatoes. Photographed by Manny Vargas.

 

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Bewitching Bordeaux – October’s Most Sultry Hue

Bewitching. Sultry. Magical. This rich wine-colored hue evokes style and luxury in any form, but here are a few of our favorites… Make a unique statement with a pop of color on your wedding band. Available at Long’s Jewelers. A budding duo adds an autumnal pop of color to this bouquet of greens designed by […]

Modern Masculinity — Real Wedding

Autumn foliage fills the historical Providence Public Library for this modern and masculine black tie affair.

After spending most of their relationship moving all around the country for their work, Providence had always felt like home to Patrick and Matt. Drawn to the architectural elegance and historical elements of the Providence Public Library, they knew they had to have their wedding there. Forgoing the traditional floral design, they opted to focus on autumn foliage in rich, masculine hues. “The Providence Public Library provides such a beautiful back drop; we preferred to enhance its historic features with our décor and lighting as opposed to transforming it,” Patrick described. Nicole Simeral of Simeral & Co helped make their dream wedding a reality by developing a design and sourcing the talent to help execute it. Custom up-lighting from Ormonde Productions illuminated a towering wishing tree in the space where the ceremony was held. In the reception area, massive arrangements comprised solely of magnolia leaves looked as if they were floating over every table. Candlelight warmed the room creating an intimate ambiance for dinner.

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Modern Masculinity — Real Wedding

Autumn foliage fills the historical Providence Public Library for this modern and masculine black tie affair. After spending most of their relationship moving all around the country for their work, Providence had always felt like home to Patrick and Matt. Drawn to the architectural elegance and historical elements of the Providence Public Library, they knew […]

Vendor Spotlight On: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

Rhode Island architectural icon, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, under the new management of Russell Morin’s Catering & Events just received an expansive update highlighting its old-world beauty and rich history. Jessica Krasner, the on-site Sales & Event Coordinator tells us more

Tell us the history of Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

In 1872 Thomas H. Rhodes started Rhodes on the Pawtuxet as a small collection of recreational buildings along the north bank of the Pawtuxet River where they would rent flatbed boats and hold clambakes. In 1880 Rhodes’ gazebo was built, it was once a waiting room for the passengers of horse-drawn carriages and streetcars, and remains standing today. In 1898 Rhodes expanded the original building to meet public demand. Thomas Jr., Edward and Arthur Rhodes — as Rhodes Brothers Inc. — enlarged the grounds and built a ballroom. Three years later a second new and larger Casino was built, the earlier one having already been out grown. A fire in a neighboring canoe house in February 1915 spread to the Rhodes complex, wiping out nearly everything. Five months later, a new ballroom, the current one, opened. In 1978 Rhodes on the Pawtuxet and the surviving structures was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2008 Rhodes on the Pawtuxet decided to allow Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events to begin selling Rhodes on the Pawtuxet as one of their own venues with a Sales Office on premise. In 2010 Rhodes on the Pawtuxet took the final step, by turning the keys over to Russell Morin’s Catering & Events allowing them to use their expertise in events to take Rhodes to the next level and have 100% control of the venues operations and facility itself.

What changes have been made to the venue over the years?

We have recently undergone a makeover, adding some beautiful ornate chandeliers and repainting the trim around the original mural that showcases our big beautiful bar in our Foyer space, as well as brand new fabric draping and bistro lighting to complement our neutral gorgeous ballroom that still features over 10,000 square ft. of original hardwood floors and our beautiful wraparound balconies.

What services do you provide?

With one of New England’s premier caterers managing our space, we provide amazing, customizable menus. We do handle all linen and table/ chair rental needs, as well as offering inclusive enhancement packages that includes amazing vendors, such as florists, entertainment and photographers. We really are a one stop shop!

How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?

Most couples typically book a year to two years out, but since we have all-inclusive packages we can help create a stress-free wedding for couples looking to plan a wedding within a very short period as well.

What is one piece of advice you give to brides?

It’s ok to have a season in mind for your wedding, but I always suggest finding the right venue that is meant for you first and then have some flexibility with the date. It could be a missed opportunity on finding the perfect venue because your heart is set on one particular date. Also, once you find the right venue, I think it’s easier to decide on a color scheme or them for your wedding. On that same note, having flexibility is key. If you are flexible and are willing to consider off-season wedding dates, such as in January or February or even during the week, this would potentially save you lots of money, give you an equally as beautiful wedding and you will not have to share the spotlight with those 4 other couples you know getting married in June or October!

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Vendor Spotlight On: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

Rhode Island architectural icon, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, under the new management of Russell Morin’s Catering & Events just received an expansive update highlighting its old-world beauty and rich history. Jessica Krasner, the on-site Sales & Event Coordinator tells us more Tell us the history of Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. In 1872 Thomas H. Rhodes […]

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