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Venue Feature: The Pierce House

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Wed, Feb 15, 2017

VENUE FEATURE: THE PIERCE HOUSE
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The Pierce House, located in the heart of Lincoln, was built in 1900 by John H. Pierce, a gentleman farmer and businessman. Crafted in the Georgian-Revival style, the house and thirty surrounding acres of woodlands and rolling lawns originally included vegetable gardens, an orchard, and a carriage house (now gone).


In 1964, the Pierce family left the house and extensive property to the Town of Lincoln. Since that time, this elegant estate has offered a memorable venue for weddings, meetings and special events.
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The Pierce house offers a variety of options for your event from inside the estate, outside under a large tent, or on the beautiful landscaped fields.  Events inside the estate can accommodate 50-80 people, depending on setup.  Under the tent, they can seat up to 200 and additional tents can add even more space.

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The Pierce house is a great location for anyone looking for a romantic historic wedding venue. With two ceremony sites, near the pond under the old willow tree or in the colorful gardens, the picture possibilities are endless. The house also features a large wraparound porch, perfect for cocktail hour, where guests can look out over rolling lawns and charming gardens, including a field of wildflowers. The dinner reception can take place inside the estate for a smaller intimate wedding or outside under the large white tent for guest counts over 80.

 For more information Click Here or contact Nancy at Nancy@peircehouse.com.



 

Introducing ARTbar's New Draft Beer Wall

Posted by Sarah Barrett on Wed, Jan 25, 2017

 INTRODUCING ARTBAR'S NEW DRAFT BEER WALL

Do you love craft beer? Are you looking for something interesting and unique for your next event that will have your guests talking long after your party is over? How about Pepper’s new beer tap wall?!

This stunning new beer tap wall makes a big impact on any party-whether it be a corporate function, wedding, birthday party, gala/fundraiser- you name it! It’s classic and clean design makes it blend well with many different venues and settings. With slate gray and metal accents it coordinates nicely with a wide variety of themes and colors.new beer wall-2514.jpg

We designed the wall to have a mix of straight and cross shelving to allow the addition of bottes, florals or décor for further customization based on your specific event. The tap handles are updated each event to display the name of your beer offerings.

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The beer wall works as a great addition for a birthday party or graduation as well. Instead of beer we can serve various sodas and non-alcoholic beverages. 

We also offer a more traditional beer tap wall featuring dark stained wood and black accents which looks great in a more rustic or outdoors setting.

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Think of how fun this could be for your next event! For most design ideas from ARTbar check out our pinterest page ARTbar Pinterest

Venue Feature: Asa Waters Mansion

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Thu, Jan 19, 2017

VENUE FEATURE: ASA WATERS MANSION

Asa Waters Mansion, located in the heart of Millbury is a beautiful estate for weddings, functions, meetings and cultural events. Whether you’re considering an intimate sit down dinner or an outside celebration, Asa Waters offers outstanding intimacy and elegance.

Asa Waters has a variety of options both inside the mansion and on their beautiful landscaped lawn. Events inside the mansion can accommodate up to 85 guests for a sit down dinner or buffet. For guest lists of a 100-150 a tent can be rented to combine the elegance of the manor while utilizing the spacious grounds.

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Planning a wedding at Asa Waters ensures a beautiful elegant event. Ceremonies can take place on their 19th century style bandstands, under stately trees or on a portico. Following the ceremony your guests can enjoy cocktails on the lawn and porches with dinner in the house or under a tent on the lush green lawn.

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For more information Click Here.
Photo Credit: Rob Reiman Photography
Wedding Inspiration: Weddings



 

Favorite Baby Shower Cakes of 2016

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Favorite Baby Shower Cakes of 2016

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A special day like welcoming a new baby calls for a special cake. When it comes to planning the shower having a cake that ties into the overall theme of the party works as both a decoration and a delicious dessert. From monkeys to cows, and sheep to elephants these cakes are almost too cute to eat.

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 For more cake inspiration follow our CakeART Pinterest page.

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Pantone Color of the Year 2017

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2017: Greenery

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We’re so excited about Pantone’s color choice for this year.

This refreshing greenish-yellowish hue is “Symbolic of new Beginnings” and has been created to “satisfy our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize” according to Pantone.com.

When you think of the color Greenery what comes to mind? new life? spring time? growth? nature? To us, the color and it's meaning represents an opportunity, as a company, to continue to grow and learn each day. It reminds us to always produce fresh, flavorful, wholesome food sourced from local Farms and businesses. It inspires us to continue along our path of being a certified green caterer and to remain socially and environmentally responsible. It excites us to be able to help design and execute our client’s visions, keeping up with current trends and inspire ways to use this vibrant color in many of our upcoming events.

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Photo Ⓒ Jill Markley Photography                                            Photo Ⓒ Melissa K. Wilson Photography

Greenery is a beautiful color to incorporate in both small or big ways in the design of your event. How about a moss backdrop for placecards to create a natural garden look? Or  magnolia leaf placecards for a more subtle use of the color. Colored napkins are perfect for adding a POP of color to your tablescape.

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Greenery also works well when incorporated into floral designs. We love the impact succulants add to an all white cake.

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2015’s color of the Year, Marsala, took the wedding industry by storm, inspiring brides to incorporate the deep burgundy-like color into many aspects of their big day! From bridesmaid’s dresses and cakes to centerpieces and bouquets, we saw many unique and beautiful touches of Marsala in every season that year and expect that greenery will be a huge trend in the upcoming 2017 wedding season- we couldn’t be more excited!

For more wedding inspiration follow our pinterest page Pinterest

 

New Year's Eve Punch

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Wed, Dec 28, 2016

New Year's Eve Punch Recipe

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Looking for a delicious and seasonal punch for your New Year's Eve celebration? This recipe is sure to delight your party guests. It can be made ahead of time and taken out when you're ready to enjoy.
 
Ingredients
4 cups Tito's Vodka
16 oz. rosemary-infused cranberry juice-recipe below
11 oz. Aperol
5 oz. simple syrup
2.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
3 cups club soda
Garnish: fresh cranberries and lemon wheels
 

Combine the first five ingredients and chill in the refrigerator. When ready to serve pour into your favorite punch bowl with ice, cranberries and lemon wedges then top with club soda.  Makes 16-18 servings
 

Rosemary-Infused Cranberry Juice
4 (12-oz.) bags frozen or fresh cranberries
8 cups water
10 sprigs fresh rosemary
 
Combine the cranberries with 4 cups of the water in a large pot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until cranberries soften then add the remaining 4 cups of water and rosemary. Bring the mixture to a boil, remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes. Strain the mixture and discard the berries and rosemary.

Brooke and Brian's Charles River Museum Wedding

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Brooke and Brian's Wedding at Charles River Museum of Industry
It was a beautiful day in September when Brooke and Brian said "I do" at the Charles River Museum of Industry. This was the perfect venue for their rustic style wedding. The wedding started off with a lovely ceremony in the park by the Charles. Following the ceremony guests made their way to the museum for the reception, where they enjoyed cocktails and appetizers in the museum's unique exhibits.   

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On the second floor, guests dined at farmers table adorned with wildflowers (designed by a very talented bridesmaid) and lanterns, which complemented the museum's brick walls, creating an elegant but relaxed setting.  Bistro lights from Boston Lighting made the space even more intimate and whimsical. Throughout the reception they adjusted the lighting to fit with the mood of the evening. 

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After dinner, the guests enjoyed our s'mores donut bar before dancing the night away. It was a sweet ending to a beautiful day.

Venue: Charles River Museum of Industry
Photographer: Mark Spooner Photography
Lighting: Boston Lighting 
Farm tables & chairs: Boston Rustic Wedding Rentals



 

Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Yogurt

Posted by Pepper's Team Blog on Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Honey Roasted Carrots with Tahini Yogurt
Makes 8 Servings

Ingredients:
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1 oz honey clover
1 fl. oz extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. whole coriander seeds
1/2 tbs. fresh chopped thyme
2 tbs. fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp. whole cumin seeds

Steps
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. cut carrots into 2.5 inch batons (sticks)
3. combine honey, extra virgin olive oil, coriander seeds and thyme then add to the carrots. Lightly season with salt and peppers
4. put in oven and roast until golden brown - about 20 minutes

Tahini Yogurt
Ingredients:
1 oz. sesame paste tahini
3 fl. oz plain greek yogurt
Juice from half a lemon and lemon zest
3 garlic cloves crushed

Mix all ingredients together & serve as a side or ontop of the roasted carrots. 

Trending in Floral Designs: Suspended and Inverted

Posted by Peppers Team on Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Suspended & Inverted Floral Designs

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A current event trend we are excited about here at Peppers Fine Catering is suspended florals  instead of, or in addition to, table centerpieces.

We recently created floral “chandeliers” at a corporate event in Boston. Because we couldn’t hang the arrangements directly from the ceiling beams in the venue, we custom-built 5’ tall frames to sit on the guest tables. The dangling flowers created an intimate, secret garden feel – gorgeous and totally unexpected.

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We heard many “oohs and ahs” when we revealed the dining space. The flowers looked great at eye level, but even more striking was the view when guests looked up from their chairs. Totally memorable!

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Another idea is to drape flowers from the top of a wedding arch or chuppah.  Imagine a bridal couple standing underneath a bountiful floral bouquet and the gorgeous photos! 

Let Peppers create the unexpected for your next celebration – with delicious food and design/ floral ideas that will simply wow your guests.

 

Venue: Boston Soceity of Architects

 

Tuscan Themed Bridal Shower

Posted by Peppers Team on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

A Tuscan Themed Bridal Shower

Tower Hill Botanical Gardens was the perfect venue for Nick and Diana’s Tuscan themed bridal shower. Guests mingled in the spacious great hall while enjoying Italian specialties including our fabulous butternut squash and rosemary lasagna, and a wonderful antipasto presentation.

To create the Tuscan look and feel, we used topiaries, ivy plants, and branches throughout the room. We adorned the fireplace with lanterns and greens to help highlight the beautiful stone fireplace in the center of the room. Moss balls, neutral colors and wood gave the room a warm and welcoming feel that was accentuated by the blazing fire in the fireplace!  

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Photography: Joe Dolen Photography
Catering: Peppers Fine Catering
Design & Flowers: Peppers Style and Design TeaM
Venue: Tower Hill Botanic Garden


 

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