Venue Spotlight: Tupper Manor

DM: We've had the pleasure of working at your amazing venue during events in the past, and the scenery always looks amazing! Can you give us a little history of Tupper Manor? When it was built, what kind of events are usually held there?

Tupper Manor: Tupper Manor at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center is a premier waterfront property, located in Beverly, MA.  Guy Lowell, renowned architect of the Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, designed Tupper Manor in 1901 as the summer home of the Bryce Allen family, a Canadian family known for graciously hospitality and carefully orchestrated, sophisticated entertaining.  Endicott College purchased the building from the Allen estate in 1943 and named it for the Tupper family, the founders of the college. 

From the magnificent fountain that welcomes you to the grounds, to the historic architecture and glorious interiors, Tupper Manor makes an unforgettable impression.  Throughout the mansion, the ocean provides a dramatic backdrop to your celebration.  With events from 10-200 guests, whether you are planning wedding, holiday party, birthday celebration, bar/bat mitzvah or anniversary celebration, Tupper Manor will help turn your idea into a first class event.

DM: When working with a bride and groom, or any other client, on their event what is the experience usually like? Who usually takes charge? Is there a lot of compromise on table distribution, lighting, guest count, etc?’

Tupper Manor: Our wonderful clients find their planning experience to be personalized and unique to their needs, personalities and visions for their special day.  We take a lot of time through the booking and detailing processes to get to know each couple and their families so we can provide them with individualized service and distinctive events and décor ideas.  We strive to assist our couples in creating an event that is distinctly theirs, reflecting their personal style. 

Couples will begin their planning process with Christina Doucette, Catering Sales Manager, who will help them envision their wedding at Tupper Manor and begin to create a theme or look for their big day.  Once their date is reserved, Christina Karsadi-Tadiello, Food and Beverage Manager, grabs the reigns and leads them through the detailing process including vendor selection, menu planning and day-of-coordination.

For weddings, our oceanfront mansion can accommodate up to 180 guests.  The rooms in the manor are quite spacious and airy, with multiple doors connecting each space for a great flow during the wedding that often isn’t found in mansions.  Dinner seating is in our glass-enclosed Conservatory and adjoining Garden Room, creating the feeling of one dining space.  We work with each couple to design a floor plan and order of events that is unique to their guest count and vision.



DM: What is the most unique, or amazing, or your favorite event that has ever taken place at Tupper Manor?

Tupper Manor: There are so many amazing weddings and events at Tupper Manor that it hard to pinpoint a favorite.  We are so fortunate to have wonderful clients that aim for unique weddings so we see so many beautiful touches including rich linens, decadent cakes, over-the-top floral, customized cocktails, personalized menus and so much more.  We love a wedding where we can feel the emotion and love shared between our couple, and where guests leave the wedding with memories that will last a lifetime.

DM: Are there any new trends coming up for the 2011 wedding season that you have seen clients start to bring into your venue? 

Tupper Manor: We are hearing from many couples that they are aiming for a wedding of timeless elegance and grandeur, where in recent years a more simplistic or organic feel was the goal.  Many couples are incorporating vintage touches with a modern twist like ornate lanterns with clean lines, lace-edged detailing to their dress, veil, flowers and paper, mercury glass or milk-glass vases, or modern twists on traditional cocktails like an old-fashioned or sidecar.  For spring and summer we are seeing a lot of creams with blush and celadon and, for fall, a turn to aubergine with mangos and oranges rather than the traditional fall color palette.  Gold is a great accent color for 2011 weddings as well.  With our distinguished Billiards Room, we are creating “man caves” for wedding celebrations that the gentlemen (and ladies!) can relax in throughout the event enhanced by perhaps a cigar roller or photo booth.

DM: How can interested new fans and prospective clients find out more about Tupper Manor?

Tupper Manor: By visiting our website, blog, and social media sites:

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for featuring our photo!
    We had the pleasure of photographing Lesley and Mike's 11-7-10 wedding at Tupper Manor. That's them on the beach right above.
    You can see more from their amazing day at Tupper Manor here:


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