Ashlie & Bill Summer Wedding at the Whaling Museum

Ashlie & Bill went back to their roots to celebrate their special day when they hosted their reception at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Just a short walk from their beautiful Seaman's Bethel ceremony, the couple dined and danced the evening away with a little glitz in the form of stunning blush linens from Rentals Unlimited, local touches, and some nautical flair with details like an artfully crafted cake from Artisan Bake Shop. The likeness and personality of the Whaling Museum, on of our eight exclusive venues (and arguably, one of the most unique!), shown through the entire evening.

Audrey & Seth from Massart Photography captured all the details of this special day (You can see their full blog post here), and were kind enough to share them with us! Here is just a snapshot into this breathtaking evening that we were honored to be a part of.

The Menu

Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

  • Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Marinated in Mirin and Soy
  • Gorgonzola Basil Purses
  • Saltimbocca, Chicken, Basil, Fontina, Prociutto, Pesto
  • Goat Cheese Rounds, Caramelized Onions, Wild Mushrooms
  • Swordfish Satay, Lime Ginger Marinade, Lemon Aioli


  • Roasted Tomato Salad, Romaine & Arugua with Roasted Red and Yellow Tomatoes, Frizzled Onion, Drizzled with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • Pan Seared Top Sirloin Steak, with Bleu Cheese, Rosemary and Pine Nut Sauce, Served with Potatoes Delfina and Roasted Asparagus
  • Roasted Salmon with a Horseradish Potato Crust in a Lemon Tarragon Creme Fraiche Sauce, Served with Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta Cake and Roasted Asparagus


  • Wedding Cake