Mother’s Day at Fruitlands Museum Café

2017 Fruitlands Mother’s Day Brunch
Chocolate chip scones, blueberry streusel muffins, cinnamon rolls, banana bread, whipped honey butter & jam

Red wine & apricot braised short ribs *GF

Kale & Quinoa Salad, roasted root vegetables *GF

Grilled Faroe Island Salmon with Meyer Lemon Preserved Relish *GF

Belgian Waffles, whipped cream, coconut, ganache

Strawberry & spinach salad, brie cheese, cranberry vingiagrette *GF

Omelet station *GF

Applewood smoked bacon & sausage *GF

Fresh Fruit & Berries

Potato hash, sweet bell peppers, Cipollini onions, herb butter *GF

Grilled Asparagus, orange-rosemary gremolata

Seared pork loin, Fat Moon mushrooms, shallots

Lemon shortbread cookies, chocolate ganache tarts, fruit tarts, chocolate eclairs, assorted mini cupcakes, chocolate caramel rice krispie treat*GF

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

What do flower girls and ring bearers have in common? They are young people in your life that you love and selected to be in your bridal party.

Choosing these special young attendants can bring a little apprehension given the unpredictable behavior in this age set, but don’t let that stop you!  Our team will be there to help the young ones make their way down the aisle, but read on to see what advice they have for you when it comes to working with flower girls and ring bearers.

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If you have particularly young attendants, Amy Hudon, Director of Sales and Events for The Estate at Moraine Farm, suggests that the flower girls or ring bearers do not practice in the ceremony rehearsal. “They always do great at the rehearsal but then the next day, there is suddenly more than a hundred people staring at them and they get nervous…”

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“Flower girls and ring bearers should attend the rehearsal, so they are familiar with the space…but just wait until the actual ceremony for them to walk down the aisle, and they will be none the wiser.

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Tim Holmes, Director of Sales and Events at The Bradley Estate and Fruitlands Museum, reminds us, “Rehearsed or not, it won’t go perfectly…keep it light and go with the flow.

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Maura McCarthy, Director of Sales and Events at The Crane Estate, says, “It helps to have more than one flower girl or ring bearer, or even a junior bridesmaid there to help out. There is strength in numbers!

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And perhaps Jessica Belanger, Director of Sales and Events for Fireside Catering, sums it up perfectly, “You have to let the kids just be kids, and no matter what they do it’s going to be adorable!

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Fruitlands Museum offers an historic venue like no other in central Massachusetts.  Less than an hour from Boston, and under 30-40 minutes from Nashua and Worcester, Fruitlands will wow your guests with spectacular views and top notch catering.

Fruitlands Museum Selected as “Best Museum Wedding Venue”

Fruitlands Museum was recently selected by among the 20 winners of the 2015 Editors’ Picks awards for the best Museum wedding venues!  We are so proud and humbled to receive this great honor!  Click here to see the feature.


“Museums are treasure troves of historical artifacts, works of art, and more—and they are amazing wedding venues as well. If you’re looking for a wedding site that’s unique, memorable, and will wow your guests, museums are ideal,” said  The management and staff of Fireside Catering, Fruitlands Museum’s exclusive caterer, take great pride in hosting weddings at Fruitlands Museum and look forward to exceeding our couples’ expectations in 2016!

Click here to see what real couples are saying about their wedding experience at Fruitlands Museum!

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(Photo courtesy of Dan Aguirre Photography)