Mass MOCA Berkshire Wedding Tour Dinner :: North Adams, Ma :: Fire Roasted Catering Cocktail Hour and Dinner

Last week the Berkshire Wedding Tour welcomed a new group of wedding planners and bridal media to the area, touring a variety of wedding venues in the Berkshires (including WheatleighThe Kemble InnThe Mount, Edith Wharton's HomeHancock Shaker VillageThe Berkshire MuseumThe Red Lion InnChesterwoodNorman Rockwell Museum, Naumkeag, Santarella, Gedney Farm, and Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club) and seeing what many of the areas professionals, from florists to photographers, have to offer. 

The Berkshire Wedding Tour and the professionals who participate look to help promote the region and spread awareness about this premium wedding destination. As a part of the Berkshire Wedding Tour, I photographed the event hosted by Mass MOCA in North Adams, MA in their 19th-century renovated factory (on the National Register of Historic Places), which is now home to an ever-changing collection of exciting contemporary art. Mass MOCA provides a unique atmosphere, with dramatic and creative spaces, where you can customize the space to fit your vision for your wedding reception, ceremony, seated dinner, or other special occasion.

After touring Mass MOCA and seeing all of the possibilities for unique events, the group ended in the Sol LeWitt Building for cocktail hour followed by a beautiful dinner, all catered by Fire Roasted Catering, in the middle of the gallery and artwork. Everything was impeccably designed by Eutopia Events with the help of local vendors (Classical Tents & Party Goods, Rob Alberti Event ServicesBadger's Flowers & Co., and Megan Chapin Calligraphy) and it was an informative, artistic, delicious evening.

Styled by Eutopia Events

Flowers by Badger's Flowers & Co.

Cocktail Hour and Dinner Catered by Fire Roasted Catering

Event DJed by DJ BFG 

Lounge Furniture, Dishware, & Linens from Classical Tents & Party Goods

Lighting by Rob Alberti Event Services

Calligraphy by Megan Chapin Calligraphy

Videography by Summer Wind Wedding Films

Rita Welch Catering :: Bunny Williams Home and Gardens :: Fundraiser for the Berkshire Botanical Gardens

A couple weeks back I was able to photograph the most delicious food at an incredible residence and surrounding gardens. Bunny Williams hosted The Berkshire Botanical Garden's fundraising event Cocktails in Great Gardens which was catered by Rita Welch Catering. I was just in awe of Bunny Williams sense of style and how beautiful the grounds at her home are. It was such a perfect setting for any kind of gathering, especially one supporting the Berkshire Botanical Gardens, and Rita's food circulating at the event was so mouth wateringly beautiful to match!

Check out Rita Welch Catering for your next event!

John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant :: Berkshire County Massachusetts :: Wedding & Event Site with Delicious Farm to Table Foods

If you're looking for a great meal with an emphasis on local fresh and seasonal ingredients and/or a beautiful, natural feeling space for a wedding or event, you should know about John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant in South Egremont, MA.

I just had the opportunity to photograph the food and surroundings at John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant, as well as see the chef, Dan Smith, in action and I have to say I was impressed. The restaurant's outdoor setting really works with its surroundings, there's a rustic, country charm that just highlights the natural beauty in the Berkshires. The back porch, where there is outdoor seating, is set along a rock wall that leads your eye to an old ice house with a great fire pit set even further back. I can just picture a great night with friends around the fire drinking and eating! There are lights strung around the porch on large branches which sets a nice mood. Inside the atmosphere of the restaurant mixes a warm coziness with a few modern touches. Oh, and did I mention, there is plenty of space for a tent for a larger celebration out back!

And the food! I only tried some bread and a salad (it was a heck of a salad) while I was there and I absolutely loved it. Dan Smith has a real sense for flavors and for presentation, which, for me at least, is part of the fun of great food! He setup a spread that I would be proud to have at any gathering. But enough of me telling you about this place.. check it out for yourself below!