VENUE SPOTLIGHT: Village by the Sea

VENUE SPOTLIGHT: Village by the Sea Village by the Sea is a large resort in Wells, Maine and is catered exclusively by Blue Elephant Events and Catering. The resort is on 11 beautifully groomed acres that house multiple meeting rooms and a spacious ballroom perfect for weddings. The ballroom holds up to 200 people and […]

VENUE SPOTLIGHT: Mirabelle House

VENUE SPOTLIGHT: Mirabelle House Events and Production Mirabelle House is a 12,000 square foot luxury home located in Falmouth, Maine and is available for production and media services, weddings, culinary weekends, and corporate retreats. It is gaining momentum as an extravagant weekend getaway and is available to rent Thursday through Sunday. WHY WE LOVE THIS […]

The Dos and Don’ts of DIY Weddings

DIY wedding ideas are everywhere. People spend hours on Pinterest, pinning wedding crafts until their fingers cramp. There are instructions and tutorials on making your own wedding centerpieces, favors, food, even make-your-own wedding dresses (yikes!). Despite this crafty craze, in our experience, there are certain things that you should and shouldn’t tackle on your own. […]

VENUE SPOTLIGHT: The Hitching Post

VENUE SPOTLIGHT: The Hitching Post The Hitching Post is a newly restored barn that was originally built in 1830. It rests on a quiet road in Dayton, Maine and occupies a portion of 100 acres along the Saco River. WHY WE LOVE THIS VENUE: The Hitching Post captures everything you could wish for in a […]

VENUE SPOTLIGHT: Granite Ridge Estate and Barn

VENUE SPOTLIGHT – Granite Ridge Estate & Barn Blue Elephant Events and Catering is happy to have been the exclusive caterer for Granite Ridge Estate and Barn since 2014! WHY WE LOVE THIS VENUE: Situated in the mountains in Norway, Maine, Granite Ridge Estate and Barn is practically the definition of rustic chic. The estate […]

VENUE SPOTLIGHT: The Portland Masonic Temple

The Masonic Temple is a gorgeous historic venue right on Congress Street in downtown Portland. The Blue Elephant became the exclusive caterer for this space in 2010 after the Temple was opened to the public and is helping to preserve the building for future generations. The Masonic Temple has hosted numerous events and is a […]

Your Ultimate Wedding Reception Timeline

An organized timeline is essential for a wedding reception to run smoothly. We receive a lot of questions about what a reception timeline should look like, and the answer is that it is completely up to you! You can go totally traditional or mix it up and add modern, unexpected touches. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll […]

Winter Wedding!

Our 2015 wedding season started off with a gorgeously snowy January wedding at The Masonic Temple of Portland. It was a great night with The Bob Charest Band, The Bar Association, Landry’s Confections, and Party Plus Tent and Event Rentals. Congratulations Kelcie and Mike!

Masonic Temple Wedding

Another sparkly night at the Masonic Temple of Portland! Congratulations to two beautiful families, and it was nice to see so many friends from Saco!