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Please enjoy our blog. We will be updating this blog periodically with stories, tips, fun facts, and photos from real weddings of couples from Boston, the South Shore, Cape Cod, all of Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to see the Canoe Club Ballroom in person, please set up a private tour.

Tuesday, December 26 2017








As 2017 comes to a close, and a bright new year approaches us here at the Canoe Club Ballroom, we want to reflect back on how amazing this past year was! We are so fortunate for all of the wonderful couples, and their families who have become part of our story and family. We are forever grateful for all of them!


We have gathered up some of our favorite trends we have seen in the past year! We must say they have been pretty fabulous! We can’t wait to see what the future holds in the year to come!


Mix & Match

We love seeing bridesmaid’s dresses in silhouettes that reflects each individual maid. Having your bridesmaids choose different styles of dresses is a great idea, and it allow for more authentic and creative ways to show your bridesmaids personalities! 


Earthy Details

This year’s weddings were packed with tons of natural décor like greenery, garland, and wood stumps. We love how our brides have incorporated this fantastic trend!



Oh, how we love when a pup comes along to a wedding ceremony! We had a few puppies join in on the celebrations of our happy couples. Friends of the family usually take care of the beloved pup while the two tie the knot, then they join in on the photos.




Don't forget to contact the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment! 

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Wednesday, December 20 2017




If you are planning your wedding for next year, you are in luck! 2018 trends will be contemporary, dramatic and unique. We are always looking for new ideas for the brides & grooms if and when they they are in need of any advice for their reception décor. We have picked a few of the trends that we think will look great and will work well at at the Canoe Club Ballroom! 


Moody Florals

In recent years we have seen beautiful lush, soft flowers with lots of greenery. This year  we are absolutely thrilled to see the wave of moody blooms coming into play! A huge trend for 2018 is dark, detailed, textured floral arrangements! The more dramatic the better! Hues that are projected are in the purple family, including lilac, lavender, mauve, and wine!


Colored Candles

This trend has gained major popularity in last six to eight months we have noticed. Who doesn’t love a beautiful candle centerpiece? What better way to exude vintage romance to your big day than colored candles? Instead of the standard ivory or white candle, couples are adding a splash of color to their tablesscape, or scattered throughout the venue to add an unexpected pop of color!



Textured Linens

With the fashion industry leading the way, brides are choosing textured linens for their big day. We love the idea of a white or ivory linen with a really cool overlay with a laser cut details, or one with a little sparkle! Texture is going to be huge in the upcoming year!


Smaller Bridal Parties

This has been an up and coming trend for the past few years, we don't see many bridal partires in the double digits anymore. Brides are choosing smaller parties that include one to three bridesmaids.



Don’t forget to contact the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment!

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Wednesday, December 13 2017

Ultra Violet 





As we come to the end of a beautiful 2017 season at the Canoe Club Ballroom, we are excited to see what the 2018 season brings! From décor, to color trends, to cakes, we just love it all!! If you are starting your planning process and are pondering color options, you may want to consider the wonderful new color for 2018 “Ultra Violet”. Every year Pantone chooses a color for the year to come.  Ultra Violet is a rich, gem-toned purple shade. Moody, dramatic and celestial all at once! You will start to see this luxe shade everywhere in 2018!

When planning your wedding, there are many ways to incorporate this deep purple into your wedding! Your wedding doesn’t have to have a purple palette to feature the shade. You can always add a pop to your bouquet or have one of your cake tiers wrapped in a deep purple fondant to showcase the modern look. Now, if this shade is too purple for you, then you can take inspiration from one of its sister shades!


Don’t Forget to contact the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment!!

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Wednesday, December 06 2017

Thinking of a festive winter wedding? Well, we’ve got you covered! We love, love, love winter weddings! Not only does the Canoe Club Ballroom look magical in the winter, we also offer amazing special savings in the off season! When one thinks of a winter celebration they may think of white linens with green garland, but we are here to tell you that there are so many wonderful things you can do to make your winter wedding a true winter wonderland with these few tips!



Glitz & Glam


Don’t be afraid of a little glitz glam on your big day! Everyone loves a little sparkle around the holidays, so it’s absolutely acceptable to have sparkle and shine. You may want to move always from the rustic look, when planning a winter celebration.









Mix and match your flowers, from roses to lilies to orchids! Wrap these beauties up in gold or silver ribbon to add a touch of glamour!




A hot chocolate bar, or offering warmed cider at the bar will keep your guests warm and cozy throughout the cocktail hour.



Gifting Stations

In additions to favors, you can set up a little gifting stations for your guests where they can fill bags of seasonal items. For instance, you could do items like hot cocoa, chocolate-covered espresso beans, monogrammed accessories.





Don't Forget to contact the Canoe Club Ballroom for a Tour & Bridal Appointment 

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