I wanted to start this post with something like "wedding season is in full swing," but let's face it: modern-day weddings have no season. Whether you're dreaming of blue skies and lots of sun, a snow-frosted winter wonderland, or a cool, crisp autumn feel, the Belfry Inne & Bistro is the perfect venue for any wedding.
Instead of dealing with overpriced, below-par catering or hotels that try to trick you into having a "magical" reception in a conference room, check out how the Belfry goes above and beyond to make your wedding memorable, classic, and fun for everyone.
1. Delectable Dining
At the Belfry Bistro, you will never be asked "chicken or fish?" Instead, we offer unique, delicious dishes that your guests will absolutely love. Some of our favorites include:
Butler-Passed Hors d'oeuvres:
- Crispy Mango Jalapeno Chicken Skewers - served with an exotic Mango Chipolte Salsa
- Lamp Chop "Lollipops" - in a mouth-watering Rosemary and Mint marinade
Appetizer, Soup, or Salad Course:
- Seared Yellow Fin Tuna - served with Cucumber Avacado Salad in a Citrus Soy Vinaigrette
- Salad of Baby Iceberg Lettuce, Cumbled Blue Cheese, Marinated Hot House Tomatoes, Apple Smoked Bacon, and Buttermilk Herb Dressing
- Cape Lobster Chowder - with Celery Root and Local Sandwich Lobster
- Pepper Crusted Loin of Berkshire Pork - served with Pancetta Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, and Lemon Herb Jus
- Line Caught Atlantic Swordfish - served with Herb Risotto, Grilled Asparagus, and Roasted Tomato Buerre Blanc
- Pan Seared All Natural Filet Mignon - served with Fingerling Potatoes, Asaparagus, and Baby Carrots in a Cabernet Reduction
Not to mention, our extensive drink menu will be fully available to you in the form of either an Open or Cash Bar, depending on your preferences.
For this caliber of food, you'd expect to pay at least $200 per head, right?
Wrong! The Belfry Bistro offers these gourmet options at an average of about $90 per head.*
2. Comfortable Accomodations
At the Belfry, we know how important the comfort of your loved ones is, and the last thing we want is for them to end up at some low-end motel or cooped up in their in-law's guest room. When you book your wedding or event with us, we will reserve up to 6 incredibly beautiful guest suites in The Abbey as long as you book for at least two nights.
Your friends and family will feel more at home than ever in our rooms and will probably never stop thanking you, and once they've fully digested their amazing meals from the night before, they can fill up on a complimentary breakfast or just lounge out in their air conditioned rooms while watching flat-screen cable TV or using our complimentary Wi-Fi internet.
3. Have you SEEN the place?
Who doesn't dream of getting married in a fairy-tale worthy church complete with stained glass, beauiful artwork, and fancy table settings? It's every girl's (and maybe even some guy's) dream. At the Belfry, we can make this dream a reality and give you that "royalty for a day" feeling.
I could talk about it for days, but words just don't do it justice. To see more of the Belfry, check out our room pages or come by and visit!
*Call us for further pricing details.
All global warming arguments and apocalyptic theories aside, you can't deny the crazy weather patterns we've been experiencing this year. While New England is definitely used to this kind of thing, we never get tired of talking about it or finding new ways to keep our life moving even when the weather refuses to cooperate.
Staying active and having fun is much easier said than done... especially when you're on vacation, but before you hide away in your room to watch endless hours of television, check out some of these weather-proof activities in the Sandwich area.
1. Learn How to Blow Glass
Ever notice how glass is one of those things that we all know and love, but we don't really have any idea where it comes from? The Sandwich Glass Museum is the perfect place to view tons of unique glass pieces, learn how glass is made, and maybe even blow some glass for yourself!
Live glassblowing exhibitions happen every hour on the hour, and the glassblower will choose one lucky guest to press an actual piece of glass. Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
2. Take a Walking Tour through Time
Before you ask, no- this tour does not involve Deloreans or Hoverboards. Instead, it involves the historic Wing Fort House which is believed to be oldest known homestead in the US continuously owned by the same family.
I know it sounds boring, but hear me out! Each room is set up with furniture, decor, and rare artifacts that represent a specific time period. One second, you're in a colonial kitchen, but a few steps later, you may find yourself in a beautiful Victorian-inspired parlor. And remember: there HAS to be a reason why they never wanted to sell the place...
3. Do Some "Magical Shopping"
Shopping never gets old and it's definitely weather-proof, but your average souveneir shops can get boring. I mean, once you've seen one, you've seen 'em all. Instead of spending all your money on shot glasses and t-shirts, why not take a trip to Sandwich's own Lavender Moon?: your #1 source for all things "magical!"
Not only is this place fully stocked with tarot cards, herbs, and smudge sticks, there are always physhics on duty ready to tell you about your future. Whether you believe in the paranormal world or not, this is an unexpectedly fun way to have a few laughs, check out some really creepy merchandise (this just in: "Witch Balls" are back in stock), and maybe even learn something new.
While your beautiful room at the Belfry and our delicious food might be enough to keep you dry and entertained during even the rainiest days, you should definitely take some time to brave the storm to explore some of these indoor Sandwich treasures.
While we may like to remind tourists that Sandwich, MA is a history and quaint Cape Cod town and NOT something that can be ordered on rye, there is one time every year we embrace the synonymous term: Sandwich Fest!
Once a year, people from all over (including the locals) travel far and wide to find the answer to the age-old question: Who has the best sandwich in Sandwich?
With some of the best restaurants on the Cape taking part, the competition is stiff. We're up against favorites like the British Beer Company, Cafe Chew, and Momo's, but here's to hoping we can bring the trophy back this year and win those bragging rights for the whole year.
Even if you're not a sandwich person, there's plenty of non-edible fun for the whole family to enjoy; children's activities, live musical performances, local artists and craftsmen, a family sing-along, and even a costume parade!
We'll be back to report on all the delicious festivities next week, but in the meantime, you can check out Sandwich Fest's official website or check out some of our menus here if you feel like getting a preview of the future Sandwich Fest champions.
And don't forget to stop by! The tasty celebration takes place on SATURDAY, JUNE 30 2012 from 10AM - 4PM in Sandwich Village (Jarves & Main Streets).
See you there!