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2017 Wedding Trends

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Fresh, clean, and simple is the overall theme for many 2017 weddings, and here’s your guide to the hottest trends this year in wedding dresses, 2017 Wedding Dresses This year’s bridal gowns will feature high necks, delicate lace, and clean lines. Sleeved gowns, especially those featuring lace appliques on sheer fabric will ...

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Wedding Hashtags

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More internet savvy brides and grooms are using wedding hashtags on popular social media websites to share details about their wedding and special photos and announcements. Should you use a wedding hashtag? Find out now with the Director of Social Media at the Essex Room.   John Maher: Hi, I'm John Maher ...

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2017 Catering Trends

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Catering is an important part of many different types of events, including birthdays, anniversaries, business meetings, weddings, and other celebrations. Here are this year’s top catering trends and how you can create a menu for your event that your guests will love. Local Food and Drink Let your guests experience the best ...

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Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

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  Choosing a wedding venue can be difficult because there are many factors to consider, including location, parking accommodations, decorations, and of course, price. Here are some questions to ask your potential wedding venues in order to get a feel for whether or not they’re the right venue for you. How Do ...

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Same Sex Weddings

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Find out how to plan same sex weddings with ease at the Essex Room – North Shore’s premier wedding and event venue.   John Maher: Hi I'm John Maher and I'm here today with Norman Lemcke, Social Media Director at The Essex Room, a wedding and event venue in Essex Massachusetts. Today ...

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How to Choose a Wedding Vendor

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  Selecting vendors for your wedding can feel overwhelming with so many different options available. This can be exacerbated if you’re having a large wedding and need to choose many different vendors for a variety of things like catering, flowers and decorations, the wedding venue, your wedding cake, and more. Here’s ...

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First Look Wedding Photos

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Norman Lemcke, Social Media Director of the Essex Room, discusses first look wedding photos and how to capture that special first moment between you and your partner before the wedding ceremony. John Maher: Hi I’m John Maher, I’m here with Norman Lemcke, Social Media Director at the Essex Room, a wedding ...

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Dessert Stations vs. Wedding Cakes

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Brides-to-be are always looking for that one feature that will make their wedding most memorable to their guests, and yet are conflicted to stray away from traditional aspects. For instance, the wedding cake; when dreaming of their wedding, many brides picture the 5 tiered, butter creamed, and fondant flower adorned ...

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Wedding DJ and Entertainment Tips

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The entertainment you have at your wedding reception is something you and your guests will certainly remember. Learn about hiring a wedding DJ and get entertainment tips that will help make your wedding night unique and memorable.   John Maher: Hi, I'm John Maher. Welcome to our series of podcasts with wedding ...

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How to Organize a First Communion Party

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  A first communion is a special time for a family. Learn how to organize a memorable first communion party in this podcast with Maureen Woodman, event planner and coordinator at the Essex Room in Essex, MA. John Maher: Hi, I’m John Maher. I'm here today with Maureen Woodman an event planner ...

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