Wednesday, February 27, 2008

An Engagement Celebration

Now that you are engaged, it's time to begin planning the details.

The Hampshire House Engagement Celebration

Wednesday, February 27th 2008
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Experence first-hand the beauty and elegance of the Hampshire House. Minge with other future brides and grooms, speak with industry professionals, and gain valuable planning information.

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Our House, Your Story
The Hampshire House
84 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Our House, Your Story

What is above Cheers on Beacon Hill?

Many would call it Melville's, the upscale restaurant depicted in the TV show which is located directly upstairs from the famous bar. Others would say it is a mansion, the luxurious home of a wealthy Boston Brahmin. Many assume it is a high-class hotel, catering to an exclusive clientele. Others yet venture to ask.....Cheers is BELOW something?

Located directly above Cheers is the Hampshire House, a private event facility which has been named the "center of social activity on Beacon Hill." This turn-of-the-century mansion is located on historic Beacon Hill, where generations of Bostonians and their guests have wined, dined, and danced the night away.

The Hampshire House is convenient to many of Boston's finest hotels, shopping boutiques and attractions. Each private meeting space offers sweeping views of the Boston Public Gardens and an elegance and charm that speaks to Boston's finest traditions. With working fireplaces on every level, hand crafted oaken bars and brass chandeliers, the Hampshire House offers an unparalleled warmth and intimacy for unforgettable events.

The Hampshire House specializes in various private events with world famous luxurious and efficient hospitality. This facility regularly plays host to Wedding receptions, Corporate business events, Strategic planning, corporate, & executive retreats, Non-profit and political fundraisers, Employee recognition events, Holiday parties, and Alumni events.

But how did this all start?

The Hampshire House was designed and built in 1910 by the society architect, Ogden Codman, for fellow Brahmins Bayard and Ruth Thayer. The five story Georgian revival townhouse was lavished with Italian marble, carved oak paneling, crystal chandeliers and tall Palladian windows.

Those windows not only looked out onto the Victorian elegance of the Boston Public Garden, but they also looked into the social world of Boston’s elite, as 84 Beacon Street became one of the most fashionable salons in the city. Gentlemen in top hats and tails and ladies in silk and satin ascended the grand staircase to the heart of the house for gala evenings in the Ballroom and Library.

The Hampshire House acquired its name during World War II when the Thayer family sold the building. It was then leased as a small private luxury hotel to the owners of the Lincolnshire Hotel on Charles Street. They dubbed the mansion the Hampshire House (Lincolnshire and Hampshire were both English counties).

Thomas A. Kershaw has been the owner of the Hampshire House since 1969. Since then, the Hampshire House has been the ideal choice for special occasions. Its interior decor gives an aura of those grand days when the Thayers entertained in their magnificent mansion on Beacon Hill.

Past, present, and future Boston Brahmins have called the Hampshire House home, even if only for one night. Countless unforgettable memories have been made inside those walls by our guests, who always look to 84 Beacon Street with fond memories and a sigh of romance. Tourists exploring Cheers can't help but marvel when they happen upon the Grand Staircase in the lobby.

While Private Events are the speciality of this Brahmin mansion, every so often the doors are open to the Public as we offer a taste of our world class fine dining. Brunches are held in the Library almost every Sunday, September - June. Special Holiday Brunches and Dinners are held on the second and third floors, celebrating Christmas Eve, New Years Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Mother's Day (to name a few).

Want to find out more? Don't hesitate to contact us at (617) 227-9600 to find out how you can make the Hampshire House part of your own story.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Norms of December & January

During the cold months of December and January, Cheers guests experiement with a new method of staying warm - devouring an entire Norm Burger! Here are some new faces we're honoring in the Norm Burger Hall of Fame!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Valentine's Day For All

In less than 24 hours the romantic aura of love will be felt by millions around the country.

For the in-love, anti-love, or young at heart; or whether you're going solo, spending the evening with friends or with your partner, there's something for everyone this Valentine's Day and it's right in your neighborhood.

Seeing BlUE when everyone else sees RED: Not to worry. Swing on by to the only bar in town where everyone knows your name. No awkward pauses over dinner, great atmosphere and you don't have to wait three days to come back and hang out with us. Stop by any of our two locations in Beacon Hill or Faneuil Hall.

Couples: Why not let the Hampshire House set the mood with their elegant surroundings, luscious views of the Public Garden and tender staff that have put together a special three-course meal just for this romantic occasion. There's also a fireplace on the second floor Library Room that makes for a cozy ambiance that will send love birds straight to the nest for snuggling. Limited Seating available. For reservations please call (617) 227-9600.

Dodging cupid's arrows or just standing shy of it: Love will definitely be in the air on Valentine's Day but wouldn't you like to have more than hearts and cupids? At 75 Chestnut our in-house psychic from The Original Tremont Tearoom will be on-hand with insights, predictions and answers to all your burning questions. And because we know that Love is contagious, we've decided to extend the celebration until Saturday. That's three times to sample our specialty martinis, win fabulous prizes, dip into a sinful bittersweet chocolate trilogy and three times to tell yourself you can't wait to do it all again next year!
A full menu will be available all night. For more info please call (617) 227-2175.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mardi Gras Celebration in Boston

Down about the Pats? Don't let New York be the only ones out celebrating this week. After all… it is Mardi Gras. If you can’t make it to New Orleans let New Orleans come to you! Come out to 75 Chestnut on Chestnut Street in Beacon Hill, this February 5 to witness Bourbon Street come to life in Boston. There will be fabulous prizes, a special Hurricane Bar and Specialty drinks just for the occasion. And of course, Fat Tuesday wouldn't be the same without Jambalaya and Crawfish Etouffee, masks, music and festive decor and a full menu to be featured all night long.

The party begins 5:00pm-11:00pm

To make a reservation please call (617) 227-2175 after 5:00pm