With today being Mardi Gras, we couldn’t help but search out some inspirational wedding photographs to get in the celebratory mood! We stumbled across these on Ruffled, a beautiful blog full of ideas and inspiration. Photography by Nikki Moore Photography. Wouldn’t a wedding like this look lovely in our Atrium and Mezzanine?

Mardi Gras Inspiration

Mardi Gras Inspiration

Mardi Gras Inspiration

Mardi Gras Inspiration

Mardi Gras Inspiration

Filled Under : Attire & Beauty , Catering and Food , Color Story & Theme , Decor & Details

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so therefore a video, well, let’s just say that the one below says a whole lot. It’s been exquisitely created by Fran Gagnon Films, our Featured Preferred Vendor this week! When one of our vendors has a family member getting married and they choose our venue when we know they’ve worked with them all, it’s an honor. We loved sharing in Fran’s daughter’s special day and we are beyond words at the beautiful video they made to capture the memories. Please read about it in their own words, and then watch the video and see for yourself.

When it came time for my Daughter to plan her wedding, we knew exactly where to look to make her dream day come true. Being in the wedding business for many years, I’ve seen pretty much every wedding venue in the area. With this in mind, I have long been a fan of the unique architectural beauty and historical significance of the Gershon Fox Building. It has a charm all its own and My Daughter and her fiance fell in love with its Art Deco style and Hollywood feel.  Add to that the superlative service and outstanding cuisine from the Marquee Events staff and the choice became a no brainer.  

Thanks to Darren and his staff for helping to make everything perfect. If anyone is looking for a venue with an elegant urban vibe – look no further. 

Here is a Feature Film from my daughter’s wedding day produced by our wonderful staff at Fran Gagnon Films. Editing was accomplished with assistance from our associate and good friend, Kevin Huss from Kevin Lee Studios. 

Fran Gagnon films a Marquee Events wedding

Filled Under : Marquee Weddings , Photography & Videography , Preferred Vendors , The Atrium , The Gershon Fox Ballroom

We enjoyed reading this article by the Hartford Courant on the history of downtown shopping in Hartford. They spoke so lovingly of  G. Fox & Co. and all of the nostalgia associated with it. And the slideshow pictures were fantastic! We highly recommend it!

HIstory of the G. Fox Building

Filled Under : Press , The Gershon Fox Ballroom

Carats & Cake featured Lauren and Tim’s Marquee Events Wedding on their website! We’re excited that their wedding was featured, along with a couple of our preferred vendors: Naomi’s Studio & Salon and Audio Media Solutions.

Carats & Cake feature of Lauren and Tim's Marquee Events Wedding

Filled Under : Marquee Weddings , Preferred Vendors , Press

Did you know that Marquee Events is on Pinterest? We’re having so much fun exploring the site and putting together our boards. There’s so much inspiration to be found out there — I wonder how long until we need a Pintervention? Follow our boards here!

Marquee Events on Pinterest

Filled Under : Attire & Beauty , Catering and Food , Color Story & Theme , Decor & Details , Floral , Gift Ideas , Marquee Weddings

We’re excited to announce the winner of our $2,500 Gift Certificate to Kleinfeld’s! Congratulations to Brettnee Nelson!

raffle-winner

Filled Under : Attire & Beauty , Marquee Weddings

Shindig Lighting is one of our newest Preferred Vendors and we are thoroughly enjoying getting to know them. They’ve been so pleasant to work with and very enthusiastic about what they do and the event industry in general. We’re excited to feature them this week and look forward to working with them often in the future! Learn more about them in their own words:

Shindig Lighting is located in Bridgeport (our warehouse) and Greenwich, Connecticut.  Since 2007, we have grown from up-lighting only to full lighting, lounge and photo booth services and have transformed venues for numerous weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, fundraisers, birthday parties and trade shows.

It is extremely important to us to invest in the newest technologies to provide you with the best experience possible.  Almost 100% of our lights use the newest LED technology, giving you the best colors and options available.  Our battery operated up-lights lead the industry in their functionality and reliability.  This enables us to put our lights in remote places (i.e. pillars in the middle of the room) where it would have been a safety problem running electrical cords.

While each one of our events is unique, the following are standard services we offer: Up-lighting, Centerpiece pinspotting, Gobo projections (as well as custom gobo projections), Dancefloor projections / lighting, Pipe and drape , Bistro lighting, Audio / video services, Illuminated cocktail tables, bars, coffee tables, and cubes, Black and white leather furniture and Photobooth with props and scrapbooks.

Feel free to call us and brainstorm about your next event at the Marquee!  We love talking about different ways to enhance a venue and make it different from the rest!

Shindig Lighting, a Preferred Vendor for Marquee Events

Shindig Lighting, a Preferred Vendor for Marquee Events

Shindig Lighting, a Preferred Vendor for Marquee Events

Filled Under : Color Story & Theme , Decor & Details , Marquee Events , Marquee Weddings , Preferred Vendors

With the new year comes new trends. Imagine enjoying one of our new after hour enhancement stations to cap off your night! Available seasonally, these special additions to your wedding or event leave a lasting impression on your guests. In the fall enjoy our Apple Cider and Warm Donut Display, pictured below. Warmer months opt for our Gershon Fox Lemonade Stand!

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Kelly-and-Ruben's-Wedding-0962-685

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Kelly-and-Ruben's-Wedding-0964-685

Kelly-and-Ruben's-Wedding-0965-685

Kelly-and-Ruben's-Wedding-0966-685

Kelly-and-Ruben's-Wedding-0967-685

Filled Under : Catering and Food , Marquee Weddings

bohmWe’re honored to be nominated by Hartford Magazine for the Best Event Venue of 2014! We would love your vote! Please click here to start the voting process.

Register to vote for this year’s “Best of Hartford 2014”, then type in Hartford as your city. Then go to the category “Service” and you will see “Event Venue” and please select “Gershon Fox Ballroom, Hartford”.  You must vote for at least 10 categories for your ballot to be accepted, so explore the all of the great categories and support other local businesses!

 

Filled Under : Marquee Events , Marquee Weddings , Press

Everyone loves Etsy and the creative items you can find there. It’s so easy to get lost in the site with all of the inspiration found there! Today we wanted to share a selection of gorgeous boutonnieres which we love. Enjoy!

Etsy Boutonniere Inspiration from Marquee Events (http://www.marquee-ct.com)
From Pomp And Plumage.

Etsy Boutonniere Inspiration from Marquee Events (http://www.marquee-ct.com)
From Forever Bouquet.

Etsy Boutonniere Inspiration from Marquee Events (http://www.marquee-ct.com)
From Twining Vines.

Etsy Boutonniere Inspiration from Marquee Events (http://www.marquee-ct.com)
From Fleur du Nord.

Etsy Boutonniere Inspiration from Marquee Events (http://www.marquee-ct.com)
From The Backyard Gardener.

Etsy Boutonniere Inspiration from Marquee Events (http://www.marquee-ct.com)
From Just Ann’s.

Etsy Boutonniere Inspiration from Marquee Events (http://www.marquee-ct.com)
From Rule 42.

Etsy Boutonniere Inspiration from Marquee Events (http://www.marquee-ct.com)
From Round the Rosies.

Filled Under : Attire & Beauty , Floral

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