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2019 Wedding Trends for Planning a Celebration to Remember

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on May 15, 2019 11:28:03 AM EDT

In 2019, weddings are all about personal touches and making sure guests have a great time. We’ve rounded up ways couples are bringing the fun to their big day and making it their own. Read about some of latest trends in food, decor, favors, and more.

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Topics: Wedding Venue, Bride, Groom, Wedding Planning, Boston Wedding Venue, Boston Weddings, venezia weddings, wedding reception, wedding trends

Creative Ways to Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on April 30, 2019 12:45:23 PM EDT

All women who have a caretaking role deserve to be honored this Mother's Day. Whether she's a mom, aunt, grandmother, sister, pet parent, mentor, or another important lady in your life, you can celebrate her in many different ways. We've put together some creative ideas to gift the mom or mother figure in your life.

Mother's Day Gift Ideas:

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Planning for Easter: Venezia Presents Our Favorite Home-Cooked Easter Dishes

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on March 28, 2019 4:41:37 PM EDT
Easter is one of our favorite holidays because it celebrates rebirth and new beginnings. The holiday is April 21st this year, and hopefully, the spring day will be warm and filled with blooming flowers. If you're hosting Easter, we'd like to share our favorite foods and decorating tips with you.

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Venezia Wedding Reception Q&A: Angela and Matthew

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on March 28, 2019 4:38:02 PM EDT

Angela Federico and Matthew Demello chose the Venezia Waterfront Ballroom to host their dream New Year’s Eve wedding reception with 232 guests. The celebration began at 7 pm in the Grand Foyer for the cocktail hour. Then guests convened to the Waterfront Ballroom for the main event, where they enjoyed amazing food and dancing until 1 am.

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Topics: Boston Wedding Venue, Boston Weddings, New Year's Eve Wedding, real weddings, venezia weddings

Recently Engaged? Advice for Planning Your Boston Wedding

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on February 20, 2019 12:19:07 PM EST

Are you newly engaged? Congratulations! Now that you've shared the news with family and friends, you may be ready to plan your future nuptials. Organizing the event of your dreams can be overwhelming. You have to pick a date, decide where to have the ceremony and reception, choose who to invite, and the list goes on. Not to worry though—we recommend breaking it into steps to make it easier. Since we're experts in hosting events, here are some tips for planning a Boston wedding.

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Topics: Weddings, Wedding Venue, Wedding Planning, Events, Boston Wedding Venue, Boston Weddings

5 Unique Valentine's Day Ideas for Your Sweetheart

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on January 30, 2019 9:26:40 AM EST

Love is always in the air at Venezia for good reason. First, couples celebrate their weddings in our ballroom—it doesn't get much more love-filled than that! Second, we make Valentine's Day really special in our restaurant. Chef Caruso plans an amazing dinner menu, and we set the mood with romantic live music. Since Valentine's Day is one of our favorites, we rounded up unique gift ideas and experiences for you—maybe you'll choose one of them for your Valentine this year.

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Topics: Boston restaurant, restaurant, valentines day, valentines day gift ideas

7 Easy & Beautiful Homemade Food Gifts for the Holidays

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on December 17, 2018 1:55:31 PM EST

As you probably can imagine, the best way into our hearts is through food. Here at Venezia, we think there's something really special about giving homemade edible gifts to friends, family, neighbors, and even coworkers. You're gifting something delicious and putting extra effort in by making it. Lucky for us, not all homemade food gifts require a ton of time. The uniqueness of the presents also lies in the presentation. Here are some of our favorite easy homemade food gifts to give during the holidays.

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Topics: restaurant, holiday season, boston holiday

8 Fun Things to Do in Boston During the 2018 Holiday Season

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on December 11, 2018 9:48:10 AM EST

It's holiday time! The kids are home from school, you're on vacation from work, and extended family is visiting. What a great time to really experience the city of Boston. Our beautiful Bean Town is spectacular during the winter holidays with its gleaming lights, charming decorations, and seasonal festivities. Here are some of our favorite things to do in and around Boston this 2018 holiday season.

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Topics: Boston restaurant, restaurant, Holiday Party, Events, holiday season, boston holiday

Refreshing Drinks to Serve a Crowd at Your Next Summer Party

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on July 9, 2018 9:39:08 AM EDT

Entertaining alfresco is one of our favorite things about summer. Bring on the barbecues and long summer nights outdoors! An easy way to spend more time with your guests and less time preparing beverages during your party is to make large quantities of cocktails in advance. Here are three of our favorite make-ahead mixed drinks for you to try at your next gathering. We hope you and your guests enjoy them as much as we do.

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Topics: Boston restaurant, restaurant, seasonal drinks, summer, cocktail

6 Wedding Trends to Incorporate into Your Special Day

Posted by Stephanie Blanchard on June 25, 2018 6:17:20 PM EDT

Wedding season is here, and these are some of our favorite trends for 2018. Which ones do you think you might choose?

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Topics: Weddings, Wedding Venue, Special Day, Bride, Boston restaurant

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