Sue & Will

The first weekend of Fall brings about a welcome shift, a lovely jolt of energy like a second wind sending us off into the latter half of wedding season. It promises cooler days and fills our heads with colorful foliage, not to mention scrumptious new offerings to refresh our palates. Its arrival was especially sweet when with it came the wedding of a very special couple, Sue & Will. Yes, our team was abuzz with all kinds of excitement over our celebrity Groom, but as we learned more about these two kind souls, we couldn’t contain our happiness for them. Jennifer worked closely with Sue during the months leading up to their celebration, bringing her vision to life at Saltwater Farm Vineyard. Here are some images we are so lucky to be able to share, as shot by Joshua Behan Photography!

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Location: Saltwater Farm Vineyard

Linens: La Tavola

Photography: Joshua Behan Photography

Catering: Gourmet Galley

Florals: Hana Floral

Music and Lighting: Power Posse Productions

Hair: Beehive Salon, Stonington

Laura and Tim at Florence Griswold Museum

Hello GG friends! Oh my goodness has it been a whirlwind season! We’re having tons of fun but we thought, hey, let’s pause and take a look back on some of the special people we helped celebrate in 2016. This is why we get up and put on a pot of coffee every morning, after all.

Our first look back is of Laura and Tim who were married at the Florence Griswold Museum on the most beautiful of August days. To be quite candid, we feel this is one of the best kept secret {wedding venues} on the shoreline – great choice L&T! There are lush colorful gardens, interesting out-buildings, wooded areas, and a big open lawn along the Lieutenant River that’s just perfect for a tent. One thing is for certain, this is not your mother’s wedding hall…

Here is a quick peek into L&T’s romantic New England inspired day! We fell in love with them and of course all of her PRETTY pretty details! Thank you again for having us along and congratulations from your GG family!

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Catering & Cake: Gourmet Galley Catering

Band: Around Town

Florals: Guilford Greenery

Venue: Florence Griswold Museum

Photographer: Steve Depino

Tent: Chase Canopy

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

 

2015 Annual Christmastime Teas at Florence Griswold Museum

Wedding season has officially come to a close and though that makes us just a little bit sad, we’re getting in the spirit as we prepare for the 2015 holiday season! First up, are the Christmastime Teas held throughout the month of December at the Florence Griswold Museum (Click the hyperlink to learn more or to make your reservation)!

Join us at the museum Tuesdays – Saturdays at 3pm for a beautiful spread of our infamous tea sandwiches, scones and sweets, served alongside “Miss Florence’s Tea”.

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This years menu will feature some favorites from years past as well as some new ones…

  • Black Forest Ham with Brie, Mustard and Apricot Butter on Whole Wheat
  • Granny Smith Apple with Whipped Cream Cheese and Crushed Candied Pecans on Marble Rye
  • Pistachio Christmas Trees
  • Mini Painted Christmas “Bells”

Christmastime Teas are by reservation only, please call the museum at 860.434.5542 x 111 for information and reservations. We hope to see you there!

 

 

{Venue Feature} Glastonbury Boathouse

The Glastonbury BoathouseHere at Gourmet Galley Catering, we adore anything nauti-chic. We love when our brides tell us about their visions of a seaside soiree, and we get excited any time a corporate client wants to highlight rope and anchors. That is why we are so thrilled to introduce our newest partnership with the Glastonbury Boathouse – a fabulously picturesque venue with unmatched New England charm.

The Glastonbury Boathouse is every nautical-inspired New England girl’s dream.

The breathtakingThe Glastonbury Boathouse 3 views of the Connecticut River from the event space are complemented by the light turquoise wainscoting and exposed ceilings. The mostly neutral color palate allows brides, corporate clients, and private clients alike the ability to bring in almost any color combination. I see soft gray linens with pale yellow napkins or cobalt blue glassware with gold Chiavari chairs, or even navy blue chevron and monkey fist table number holders made from white rope.

Did we mention the Glastonbury Boathouse is brand new? Construction ended in the Fall of 2014 and the Boathouse was officially open for business in early 2015. The Boathouse has an entire ground floor for boat storage and the second floor is exclusively for events. They welcome all types of events up to 150 guests for dinner and dancing. The patio overlooking the Connecticut River is the perfect spot for pre-reception cocktails and for guests to get fresh air later on in the evening.

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So what are you waiting for?! Click here to check out their Facebook page, email their Events Manager, Kristen {kristen.michaels@glastonbury-ct.gov}, and make sure you book your event there before it fills up {we can’t imagine this will take very long}!

 

Cheers to new partnerships!

 

2015 Midsummer Festival Pre-Concert Dinner

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Join us for the Midsummer Festival kickoff on the Lieutenant River, Friday, July 24th, 2015 for a beautiful evening with the community accompanied by our delicious food, and a free concert by the Manhattan Brass band at the Florence Griswold Museum! We look forward to this event every year and we love seeing so many of you who continue to join us! Dinner will be served from 6 – 8 pm as always, purchase your tickets ahead of time HERE!

BOXED DINNER

Bistro Steak

Classic Bernaise

Spinach & Leek Timbale

{Timbales are similar to a custard, the vegetables are baked in a mold and then turned out of it for serving}

Stuffed Baked Potato

Gruyere, Garden Chives, Smoked Paprika

Cornmeal Crusted Oyster

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Vermouth Shallot Lemon Butter

Grilled Warm Roma Tomato Halves

Fresh Basil Chiffonade

Toasted Baguette

Sweet Butter

DESSERT

{Please bring your ticket up with you when you are ready}

Cherry Charlotte Cake

Freshly Brewed Illy Coffee and a Selection of Dammann Teas from France

A cash bar with soft drinks, beer and wine will be available!

Tickets will remain on sale and available until Friday, July 17th, thank you and see you all on the river!!