Mareika
Savvy June 2020

Anyone getting married in 2020 in Western Ma?

Mareika, on August 28, 2019 at 11:28 AM Posted in Massachusetts Planning 0 17
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I love my Eastern MA brides, but is anyone getting married in the Pioneer Valley or the Berkshires next year? Would love to chat vendors with you!!

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  • Alison
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Alison ·

    Yes! I'm just barely starting with this whole process but happy to talk vendor info so far!

    We're planning for early October in the Berkshires.

  • Mareika
    Savvy June 2020
    Mareika ·
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    Yay! Congrats on starting your process! I'm still looking for caterers and I've booked a venue. We are doing essentially a backyard wedding so we're piecing it all together. If you want any recommendations I'm happy to give them to you!

  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·

    Hey Mareika!

    Congratulations on already booking your venue! How exciting! What is it like?

    Have you started thinking about dresses yet?

  • Alison
    Just Said Yes October 2020
    Alison ·
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    That would be awesome! I'm talking to caterers right now as well! What kind of vibe are you going for? I've had a call with one caterer and some email threads with a few more but that's it so far!

  • Tbear
    Devoted October 2019
    Tbear ·

    Having ours in 37 days in Whately MA

    Feel free to hit me up for vendors in the area

  • Mareika
    Savvy June 2020
    Mareika ·
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    First of all, your engagement pictures are incredible. Second — thank you!! Who did you look at for catering? Who did you choose?

  • Tbear
    Devoted October 2019
    Tbear ·
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    Thank you for the compliments! That's so kind!

    We TRIED to get a hold of Blue Heron catering for a while but they never seemed to get out of their own way to actually call us back. I don't have time to track down vendors to communicate with me.

    We looked into Delaney house/Tavern on the Hill for catering. Good food, decent price but their servers will most likely be bored 18 year olds who had no idea how to discuss the menu with folx.

    We ended up with Longitude catering which was in our price range and was in the local community. (The restaurant is Latitude in West Springfield) and even though we are less than 40 days away, I can tell you that we have constantly been blown away by their customer service and food. We went to the restaurant multiple times prior to contacting them for catering. My FH's work uses the catering all of the time, but I was worried that they couldn't "step it up a notch" for wedding catering. I was WRONG.

    The catering coordinator is EXTREMELY communicative with you. The tasting! OH MY GOD the tasting! We all walked out of the tasting still drooling thinking about the meal. They even make their own homemade ice cream and will serve it with the cake whether or not you use them to bake the cake.

    Oh and the servers have been with the company/restaurant for years and can easily explain the menu to folx

    On the day of, Longitude catering will also be providing us (the wedding couple) with a personal butler to get us food when we need/want it.

    https://lattitude1338.com/weddings/

    Oh and Cake bakeries - Cakes by Amanda is hands down one of the best in the area and is still affordable

    https://www.customcakesbyamanda.com/

  • Mareika
    Savvy June 2020
    Mareika ·
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    We are going for an upscale BBQ feel, as it's summer time and at a summer camp! My fiancé loves Southern food and I like some lighter, fruit and veggie-based fare, so we're trying to get a good balance! One I would NOT recommend is Wheelhouse catering, they were horrible to work with. But the ones that seem pretty good so far are Peppermill Catering, Rita Welch Catering, Inspired Catering, and Clambakes of MA. What's your vibe and who are you talking to?

  • Mareika
    Savvy June 2020
    Mareika ·
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    Hi Sinéad! Yes I have my dress already! I'm kinda an offbeat gal so I'm wearing an emerald green dress Ralph Lauren gown.

  • Mareika
    Savvy June 2020
    Mareika ·
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    Thanks so much. We will definitely look into Lattitude! And the cakes recommendation is perfect, we've been looking for someone to do cupcakes.

  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    WOW!! That sounds amazing! I love when brides wear colorful dresses! Did you always know that you wanted a non-traditional gown? 💚

  • Mareika
    Savvy June 2020
    Mareika ·
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    I didn't really think about it until getting engaged honestly

  • Elena
    Dedicated August 2020
    Elena ·

    I am getting married in Western MA August 2020! Happy to chat vendors with you!

  • Mareika
    Savvy June 2020
    Mareika ·
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    Awesome!! Congrats!! Where are you getting married? We are having a difficult time finding a caterer. Any leads on that front for you?

  • Elena
    Dedicated August 2020
    Elena ·
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    I am getting married at Mountain Rose Inn. Its a gorgeous venue and a great price too! I have also booked my caterer: Seth Mias Catering. I have heard great things about him, so I am super excited. Another great caterer is Wheel House Catering. Let me know if you have any other questions, I did a lot of research!

  • Mareika
    Savvy June 2020
    Mareika ·
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    Thanks! Weirdly, we actually had a really bad experience with Wheelhouse. Do you know if Seth Mias offers a bar or coordinates with one?

  • Elena
    Dedicated August 2020
    Elena ·

    He does not offer bar supplies or glassware for the bar but he has bartenders for $20 an hour if you were to serve your own alcohol. Hope this helps!

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