Commander’s Mansion to Host 10th Annual Wedding Faire

Take command of your wedding at this annual vendor showcase.

Photo courtesy of the Commander's Mansion

Photo courtesy of the Commander’s Mansion

Just when you feel defeated in the battle of the wedding plans, here’s your chance to win the war.

The annual Commander’s Mansion Wedding Faire is just around the corner, slated for March 28 and 29. Grab your groom, bridesmaids, family, and countrymen, and storm the walls of this historic Watertown site to find an abundance of wedding resources.

This is the place to arm yourself with all the info you need for planning your celebration. From florals to fancy canapés, your getaway car to must-have couture, your $5-per-person ticket opens the doors to all things wedding, all weekend—not to mention the fact that every usable room is packed with vendors, so you can self-tour at your leisure through this historic mansion.

More than 50 vendors will be at the two-day affair. You’ll meet with Boston’s top industry vendors, sample delicious treats, and ask as many questions as you want. In the end, you’ll walk away with a list of professional resources and contacts in a variety of industries, including DJs, bands, limos, gowns, photographers, and florists. Bonus: You’ll be entered into a drawing to win services and gift cards.

We also spotted some amazing caterers and bakeries on the docket, so bring your appetite because they’ll be serving their signature dishes throughout both floors of the mansion on both days. Even the bar services are in on the action, with beverage samples sure to please. This is your chance to meet all those caterers you’ve been hearing about—think: Forklift, Off the Vine, Gordon’s Fine Wines & Liquors, and more. You might even get some unique ideas along the wedding food truck trend from Blue Ribbon Barbecue, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, and Frozen Hoagies.

Finally, there will also be reps from The Knot and Wedding Wire. Pick their brains about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the wedding world. For a full list of vendors, check out the event’s Facebook page. Then get some sleep. You’ve got a war to win.


The Commander’s Mansion is located at 440 Talcott Avenue in Watertown. Register online through March 27, walk-ins are welcome;

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