By Jillian Rivers.

Event & Wedding Guide

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Southeastern MA has a vast array of offerings when it comes to planning events. The rich New England landscape of SE MA can bring you to an intimate country farm full of lush greenery serving bountiful seasonal dinners, or a coastal venue with vibrant music and a local-catch seafood feast. Vendors work with a variety of options and budgets to plan the event that suits you. To help you find the perfect match for your event, we bring you:

The Events & Wedding Guide: A curated list of vendors and venues to help plan your next special gathering, wedding, or corporate event. (Note: linked sites are our valued ad/partners – current or previous.)

VENUES

Photo: Kari Herer.

Pro Tip: Kimberly Russo, owner, Just Right Farm (JRF), suggests you consider the many different aspects for your venue choice. For example, at JRF they do all the florals, cakes, and dinners in-house to provide intimate effortless celebrations. Kim says all of the elegant comforts of their 300-year-old farmstead with its long, shady drive, huge ash trees, and charming red house are yours for the day. Just Right Farm’s natural elegance provides an exquisite backdrop for a celebration. (Sadly JRF closed in 2022.)

1620 Winery ►Plymouth, MA

ADMakepeace-Box Mill Hall ► Wareham, MA

Atlantica ► Cohasset, MA

Barn on Benson’s Pond ►Middleboro, MA

Barker Tavern ►Scituate, MA

Bittersweet Farm ► Westport, MA

Chamberlain Farm ►Berkley, MA

Happy Hops Farm ►Taunton, MA

Jones River Trading Post ►Kingston, MA

Just Right Farm (closed 2022) ►Plympton, MA

Lightkeeper’s House ►Cohasset, MA

Mayflower Society House ►Plymouth, MA

Maritime Center ►Scituate, MA

Mirbeau Inn & Spa ►Plymouth, MA

New Bedford Whaling Museum ► New Bedford, MA

Oakes Ames Memorial Hall ►Easton, MA

Osamequin Farm ► Seekonk, MA

Plimoth Patuxet Museums ►Plymouth, MA

Red Lion Inn ►Cohasset, MA

River Club ►Scituate, MA

🤩Rye Tavern ►Plymouth, MA

Salt River Farm ►Marshfield, MA

Terry Diddle Farm ►Rehoboth, MA

Tupelo Hollow ►Duxbury, MA

Waypoint Center ►New Bedford, MA

Weatherlow Farms ►Westport, MA

FLORISTS & DESIGN

Photo: Nick Nogueira.

Pro Tip: Dandelion House florist Debbie Bosworth suggests booking your florist/ grower a minimum of 9-12 months before your event to secure your date. This way they can spend months planning and growing the perfect floral ambiance to suit your day. 

Amber Rose ►Westport, MA

Anjulans’ Florist ►Rehoboth, MA

Artistic Blooms ►Marshfield, MA

Consider the Lilies ►Duxbury, MA

Crooked Barn Flower Farm ►Kingston, MA

Clifford’s Flowers ►Quincy, MA

Dandelion House ►Cedarville, MA

Flair Floral ►Plymouth, MA

Hingham Greenery ►Hingham, MA

Ivy + Olives ►Hanover, MA

G Norwood Garden Center ►Brockton, MA

Pillsbury Florist ►E. Bridgewater, MA

Weatherlow Florals ►Westport, MA

CATERING

Photo: Smoke and Pickles Catering.

Pro Tip: Sally Huntington of Smoke and Pickles Catering recommends keeping as much of your wedding or event local as possible, from food to flowers. She reminds us that our area is bursting with local flavor and talent – take advantage of it!: Photo: Smoke and Pickles Catering.

Brothers Cache ►Plymouth, MA

Cooking with Abby ►Norwell, MA

Cuttyhunk Shellfish (raw bar) ►Westport, MA

Chef’s Table ►Marshfield, MA

Compton Clambakes ►Little Compton, RI

Ellen Mackenzie Caterer ►Scituate, MA

🤩Farm & Coast Market ►Dartmouth, MA

Farmer’s Daughter ►Easton, MA

Foodsmith ►Duxbury, MA

It’s Thyme ► Westport, MA

Kate’s Table ►Hingham, MA

Lir Raw Bar Service ►South Shore, MA

Russell Morin Catering & Events ►Attleboro, MA

Smoke and Pickles ►New Bedford, MA

Suddenly Simple Events ►Cohasset, MA

The Catered Affair ►Rockland, MA

Twins Catering ►Easton, MA

(Learn more about on-site caterers and private chefs on page 30.)

FOOD TRUCK CATERING

Pro Tip: Having 2-3 trucks with different food options offers a fun, diverse experience for your wedding guests. June Somers of Mom on the Go Foodtruck recommends booking six months ahead of time. Have the Band or DJ call guests table-by-table up to the trucks to eliminate lines. Make sure each truck has a permit with the Board of Health from the town as well as insurance. Fun idea: a dessert food truck for guests as they leave the event.

Foodtrucks2go.com ►Surrounding MA area

Lobsta Love ►Plymouth, MA

Mangia Food Truck ►Weymouth, MA

Mom on the Go Authentic Grilled Cheese ► Hanover, MA

Morrell’s BBQ ►Stoughton, MA

Pizza Barbone ►Hyannis, MA

Plymouth Party Ice Cream ►Plymouth, MA

South Shore Taco Guy ►Hull, MA

Thyme Traveling Truck ►Hull, MA

BAR & COCKTAIL SERVICES

Pro Tip: Don’t be afraid to ask questions. A good bar service will want you to communicate all the details of your event. The more info they have the better they will be at prepping and providing the bar service requested. Most importantly, make sure they’re licensed and insured. Just like going to a bar, liability is everything when it comes to serving alcohol, advises Pete Burgess, The Pour Guys.

Cape Cod Mobile Mixers ►Cape Cod

Cateringsmith ►Carver, MA

Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails ► RI & surrounding MA

Pour Guys ►Plymouth, MA

Seed & Sip Mobile Bar Service ►RI

Westporter Cocktail Service ►Westport, MA

Check with your local winery and brewery, many will pour at events.

MUSIC & DJ

Cape Tunes ►Cape Cod, MA

DJX Studios ►Plymouth, MA

East Coast Soul ►Surrounding MA

SouthCoast Entertainment ►Westport, MA

Wild Nites Band ►Westport, MA

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

309 Productions Photo – Video ►Boston, MA

Katie Nemeth Photography ►Westport, MA

Kelly Dillon Photography ►Plymouth, MA

Kjeld Mahoney ►Marshfield, MA

Pedro Blanco Photography ►South Shore, MA

Whiting Photography ►Weymouth, MA

EVENT PLANNING

Photo: Allison DiMaggio.

Pro Tip: Allison DiMaggio of Allison Kathleen Calligraphy & Design explains that hand calligraphy is the perfect personal touch to add to your wedding invitations and decor. You can do it yourself or hire a calligrapher for envelope-addressing, place cards, menus, seating charts, signage, and more. The possibilities are endless!

Event Planners of Plymouth ►Plymouth, MA

In the Event ►Marshfield, MA

Lola Grace Events – Boston ►South Shore, MA

Sharon Chase Events ►South Shore area

Suddenly Simple Events ►Cohasset, MA

EVENT RENTALS

77 VW Bus Photobooth Rental ►North Attleboro, MA

A-Bee Tent Rental ►Pembroke

Chase Canopy Company ►Mattapoisett, MA

Coastal Party Rentals ►Pembroke, MA

Kadeema Rentals ►Boston & Norwood, MA

Northeast Party Rentals ►Plymouth, MA

Peak Event Services ►Boston, MA

Taylor Rental ►Weymouth, MA

SPECIALTY FOODS, CUSTOM DESIGN, & FAVORS

Photo credit: Board 143

Pro Tip: How to satisfy all your guests on your special day? Kerri Curreri from Board 143 recommends considering handcrafted cheese and charcuterie boards as well as Grazing Table installations to please all palates.

Allison Kathleen Calligraphy & Design ►Plymouth, MA

Al’s Backwoods Berrie Co. ►Plymouth, MA

Board 143 (cheese boards) ►Scituate, MA

Hippie Pilgrim Salts ►Plymouth, MA

Kiss Flower Farm ►Norwell

Pretentious Pickle Company ►Plymouth, MA

Plymouth Bay Winery (wines, jams, sauces) ►Plymouth MA

Queen Bee Honey Products ►Pembroke, MA

Tiny Forest Soap Company ►Middleboro, MA

DESSERTS & CAKES

Photo: Nick Nogueira

Pro Tip: Baker Katelin Gellar advises when choosing desserts, it is important to think about the overall guest experience you are trying to give your guests. Adding petit fours that focus on family traditions will allow you to reminisce about the past and celebrate the future as two families become one. Also, considering desserts that are weather appropriate allows your hot, sunny event in July to be filled with sunshine and happiness instead of melted whipped cream and a lopsided wedding cake.

Cakes & Bakes ► Plymouth, MA

Cake Diner ► Raynham, MA

Ellie’s Treats Truck ► Weymouth, MA

Fedele’s Chocolates ► Pembroke, Plymouth

For Goodness Cakes ► Carver, MA

Guilty Bakery ► Plymouth, MA

Just Desserts ► Bridgewater, MA

Konditor Meister bakeshop ►Braintree, MA

Montilio’s Baking Co. ► Quincy, MA

Piece of Cake ► Plymouth, MA

Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Truck ► Hingham, MA

Veronica’s Sweetcakes ► Marshfield, MA

Jillian Rivers, at her recent wedding. Photo: Nick Nogueira.

Working with local vendors creates a strong SE MA community. Small, specialized vendors can focus on your ideas and help your event dreams come true. It is truly awe-inspiring when the dahlias in your wedding bouquet are grown seasonally from the ground close to you and when you are directly supporting a small seasonal flower farmer in your community. Creating a ”local provisions table with small jams, pickles, sauces, sea salt, or honey brings your guests a taste of the local terroir. Having a raw bar filled with local oysters and a cranberry mignonette made with berries from a nearby cranberry bog gives a special and unique touch of SE MA. Creating these relationships with local SE MA vendors will give you a long-lasting community full of people who truly love what they do–and that love will translate into a special event you will hold in your memory forever.

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