People flock to the northeast every autumn to see the beautiful colors of the season. Planning a reception in New England is the perfect backdrop for a fall wedding. Finding the best location to host a wedding reception in the Boston area can be a challenge; that is until you think outside the greater city area. Conveniently located just a minute off the I-495 in Milford, MA, The Crystal Room is a premier wedding venue that is perfect for New England fall weddings. With plenty of ample on-site parking and all of the amenities you need to host a classic wedding reception, be sure to put our venue at the top of your list.
The Beauty of the Season
When it comes to colors for your wedding theme, embrace the gorgeous reds, oranges, and golds of the season. You can also add touches of burgundy, navy, and purple to your color scheme, incorporating the hues of autumn into floral arrangements, bouquets, wedding party attire, and even the wedding invitations. Fall is a great time to host a classic wedding reception. While not as busy as the traditional spring and summer months, it is still in your best interest to find the right venue and start planning New England fall weddings at least six months or more in advance.
If you are hosting any portion of your wedding outdoors, especially the ceremony, make sure to have a plan B. Weather can be unpredictable in Southeastern Massachusetts this time of year, so it’s always good to have an alternate course of action. Because there are lots of holidays during this time of year, start booking vendors as soon as you secure the venue. Consult with event staff to ensure that you adhere to all vendor requirements, such as insurance, licensing, and certification, but start signing contracts as soon as you can to avoid missing out on the best talent and services in the area.
Plan for Guest Comforts
Since the weather can be uncooperative, don’t count on it being warm enough to keep your guests comfortable. Consider getting heaters or work with event staff to have heaters on hand and make sure guests can get out of the rain quickly when moving activities indoors. If valet parking is available, be sure to get it for your guests. It will make them feel special when they arrive at your wedding reception in the Boston area and prevent them from having to walk any distance from their car to the classic wedding reception hall. A place for coats and wet weather gear to be stored would also be a great idea, along with a coat check system if you will be having a lot of guests.
Little touches of comfort inside the venue can be a great idea for planning a reception in New England. Warm blankets or throws near seats marked for grandparents, great aunts and uncles, or other elderly guests are a fine gesture. Creating a warm ambiance with the decor is another. Serve hot coffee, tea, and hot cocoa for the children, along with comfort foods during the dinner service. A delightful array of seasonal desserts can also be served alongside the wedding cake for those who want to enjoy some apple pie or pumpkin spice treats. Warm LED candles can establish a cozy mood throughout the venue, helping to translate your love of the season to your guests.
Custom Wedding Packages
Another advantage of choosing The Crystal Room for your classic wedding reception is that we offer our clients custom wedding packages that feature all of the things you want – and nothing you don’t. All weddings include a five-hour use of The Crystal Room and preparation for planning a reception in New England with one of our personal coordinators. You have the option to use our elegantly framed table numbers, floor-length ivory linens, and colorful linen napkins. We also offer a champagne toast for you and all of your guests at your wedding reception in the Boston area and a four-course plated meal. You can view the menu selections on our website and speak with our staff about upgrades and other options.
To further enhance your New England fall weddings, we also offer cake cutting service and wedding cake enhancement as part of the custom wedding package. Complimentary food tasting for the bride and groom are made available to help you make the best choice for your guests. In addition to these basic options, we also offer a wide array of other services that you can add to your wedding package. A private bridal suite, overtime beyond the five-hour use of The Crystal Room, an open bar for your guests, a seating board, beverage fountains, complete ambient uplighting, photobooth, centerpieces, and much more. You can view all of this on our website or discuss your needs with our professional event coordinators.
Ready to start planning your wedding reception? We also do indoor and outdoor ceremonies in addition to classic wedding reception planning, so make sure to speak with one of our team members about your ideas for New England fall weddings or weddings held any other season throughout the year. Give us a call at 508-478-7800 to schedule a tour or to inquire about availability.