Destination Ahead: A Cape Escape
For sand and sea close to home, look no further than the Cape. â€śItâ€™s so accessible,â€ť says Jennifer Chagnon, owner of Falmouth-based Pink Polka Dot Events. Check out all seven weekend wedding itineraries and pick your favorite.
LOCATION TO BOOK: With its white-glove service and oceanside grandeur, the Chatham Bars Inn has elegance and luxury to spare â€” and thatâ€™s just on a regular day. Imagine, then, the splendor of a wedding reception here.
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GATHERING SPOT: Host a luncheon in the Village Tea Room at Dennisâ€™s Borsari Gallery for an afternoon of tea and finger foods (in a beautifully restored barn, no less) with your ‘maids and loved ones.
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SEASONAL SCOOP: If guests are looking to stay in town after the wedding is over, send them to All Seasons Vacation Rentals. Then have Auntie Viâ€™s full-service rental company deliver necessities like linens or beach chairs so their place is fully stocked upon arrival.
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GUEST EXCURSION: â€śGoing through the heart of the Capeâ€™s villages and towns is still a great way to experience the area,â€ť says Chagnon. Recommend a drive down Route 6 to Provincetown â€” or charter the Chatham Bars Innâ€™s 52-foot private jet boat and shuttle guests to Nantucket and Marthaâ€™s Vineyard in style.
MUST-HIRE VENDOR: Falmouth pastry chef Lisa Raffael creates cakes that are tasty on the inside and tasteful on the outside. The three-time Food Network Cake Challenge finalist also bakes bite-size cake truffles that make for mouth-watering favors.
Source URL: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/2012/07/cape-escape/