Venue (Indoor, under 150)
Topsfield, 978-887-8211, willowdaleestate.com
Trend: More marble, slate, or stone textures. While the estate boasts plenty of fieldstone accents, these textures are popping up inside, on cakes, table numbers, event signs, and even event furnishings, says Sarah Boucher, director of sales and marketing.
What’s Unique: New food stations that celebrate New England flavors, including a bourbon bar, mini baked donuts, a cider station, and a caramel apple bar.
Standout Qualities: The understated elegance of a historic location, combined with attention to detail, thoughtful food, and great service.
Beverly, 866-333-0859, tuppermanor.com
What’s Unique: Tupper Manor’s executive chef prepares all the food in an on-site state-of-the-art kitchen, sourcing local and organic ingredients whenever possible.