I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself to those of you who do not already know me. My name is Kathleen DeVitto and I have had the pleasure of being The Wentworth’s Sales/Wedding Administrator for the past 4+ years. I am one of the very few people out there who can actually say they enjoy what they do on a day to day basis. Who wouldn’t enjoy meeting happy bridal couples and hearing their love story?
Planning a wedding can be somewhat nerve wracking, confusing and out right stressful for many brides to be. There are so many little details that go into planning a memorable day that often times brides overlook. That’s where I come in. I will work with each bridal couple every step of the way. We’ll chat about how they envisioned their day to be and then we’ll come up with creative ideas on how to execute. I keep my couples on track and focused on what details need to be planned next all while still making sure they are having fun, enjoying the process and not losing site of what the day is truly about.
Here we are, the beginning of February, and I can say we are just about booked for every weekend for the rest of 2013. I do have a couple of weekends open still for July if there are any bridal couples looking to tie the knot soon. Having as much experience as I do, planning a wedding for this July gives me more than enough time to gather details and customize a spectacular wedding weekend. Remember, I’ll be there every step of the way to guide you through it.
It is my goal to have all my weekends booked with weddings for the year. To help with this I would like to present a special offer to any bridal couple who books their wedding with me to be held in the month of July 2013 with a special discount of 100% off our regular tent rental fee of $2750.
“In a game of broomball there are two teams, each consisting of six players: a goaltender and five others. The object of the game is to score more goals than your opponent. Goals are scored by hitting the ball into your opponent’s net using your broom. Tactics and plays are similar to those used in sports such as ice hockey.
Players hit a small ball around the ice with a stick called a “broom.” The broom may have a wooden or aluminum shaft and has a rubber-molded triangular head similar in shape to that of a regular broom. Players wear special rubber-soled shoes instead of skates, and the ice is prepared in such a way that it is smooth and dry to improve traction.”
It was a great night and alot of fun was had by all. We had our fire pit roaring to keep spectators warm and of course there were plenty of marshmallows available for roasting. The final friendly score was 3-1 with Jackson coming out victorious.
This is by far my favorite time of the year. With the kids out playing in the water and the sun beaming on my face while I watch the vactioners have a great time relaxing, how can you not love summer in The White Mountains. I say to myself quite often, “imagine you actually get to live here”. What could be better? Easy……my job
Summer is the season of the weddings and we have a wedding scheduled every weekend until the middle of November here at The Wentworth. I absolutely love working with all my bridal couples. I have, by far, the best job in the hotel. It’s happiness all the time. So far we’ve had about 6 weddings this year. All are very different in their own way but each just as beautiful as the next. The little details, creativity and personalization that goes into planning a wedding has always been my joy. The vendors my brides choose have been amazing. A “must see” is the work of Carrie from Dutch Bloemen Winkel, a local florist here in Jackson as well as the work of some photographers like Meg Simone, Jay Philbrick or Anne Skidmore.
Fridays are great here at the hotel. The bridal couple has checked in and friends and family fill up the inn with laughter and warm greetings. The back office transforms into a wedding wonderland with all the welcome baskets, card boxes, favors and decorations. Usually there is some sort of a Welcome Reception on Friday night and typically in the summer months it is a low key fun filled BBQ on the back deck. Saturday is always such a beautiful day. Everyone dressed in their best and the tent transforms into a page from a catalog. The brides, gorgeous, all of them! It’s a bitter sweet moment for me. All of our hard work coming together and seeing the guests and bridal couples reaction is wonderful but I know that this will be the last day I get to work with them. Bitter sweet indeed. Bonds are formed and some even turn into long lasting friendships.
Oh, the joys of summer and weddings in The White Mountains!
In support of regional farmers, fisherman and food purveyors The Wentworth Dining Room is proud to present our Taste of Summer Festival. Our Chef creates nightly specials using the freshest ingredients he can find. Some of our most recent specials have been Veal from Northeast Family farms and here is an example of Chef Brian Gazda nightly specials:
Bone-in Veal Chop – this was served simply grilled with a salad made of fresh picked spinach, mint, feta and olives with a light lemon vinaigrette.
A popular appetizer has been Coast of Maine Calamari Salad served with a light frisee salad with a little kick added by chiles.
Chef Brian Gazda
Come and visit our AAA four diamond rated restaurant soon. we serve a Prex Fixe Menu for only $35.00 which offers a choice of any two courses plus dessert. Reservations can be made by calling us at 800-637-0013 or reserve on-line using open table.
The Wentworth, in Jackson Village of the White Mountains of New Hampshire will be serving our traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 2:00PM – 8:00PM. Our turkeys were organically raised here in Jackson at the Davis Farm and we will also be serving tenderloin of Beef, Pork and North Atlantic Salmon. Of course do not forget our delicious choices for appetizers, soup, salad and dessert. We hope you will join us!
The Wentworth has had the opportunity to work with one of the most amazing and creative photographers. Jay Philbrick and his wife Vicki team up to produce such gorgeous wedding photos. Our brides just love him. He has this way of capturing the moment and telling a story through his photos.
We had a wedding here at The Wentworth in August with Christie and Kevin. They were so much fun to work with and just genuinely wonderful people. Their wedding was jam packed with only the best of everything. Jay Philbrick was their photographer. He captured photos from the Welcome Reception the night before, the day of the wedding and also a follow up session. This was no ordinary session though. With the braveness of Christie and Kevin, Jay was able to capture the most amazing photo ever…..hanging over a cliff on Cathedral Ledge.
Jay’s work has won him a number of awards one of which was first place in an International Wedding Photo competition. One of Jay’s many gorgeous photos is also currently on the Fall/Winter cover of New Hampshire’s Magazine BRIDE. Please check out more photos from this photos shoot at Philbrickphoto.com/RecentEvents.htm under Cliffhanger Day-After Session.
They’re Baaack! Yet another reason to visit beautiful Jackson Village.
On October 1st the Jackson area will be filled with dozens of Pumpkin People (or Animals). Every year at this time local businesses, inns, restaurants, stores and private homes are adorned with these creative and entertaining displays. Guests…and Papparazzi….. flock to the village specifically to catch a glimpse of these creations every year. It’s always amazing to see what people come up with for ideas. One of my favorites was a display of The Beatles walking down Abbey Road. So what is The Wentworth doing this year? I can’t tell you that one, you’ll have to come by and take a look. Super secret oath has been taken by all employees! I can tell you that in the past we have done displays such as Star Wars (wicked cool) and a Vampire Bride and Groom. We can’t forget the one of Fritz and his little buddy Winston playing golf.
The judging will take place the week prior to Columbus Day Weekend. Winners will be announced in time for all our visiting humans for the Columbus Day Weekend. People’s Choice voting will continue through October 20th. Maps and ballots can be found at The Wentworth and most participating properties and also at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Office.
Come on down to take a look and of course we’d love a vote for People’s Choice! See you soon.
One of The Wentworth’s long time servers, Laurie Pettengill, is running for NH State Representative. Laurie is running in the towns of Bartlett, Chatham, Conway, Jackson, Harts and Hales Location. It is her hope to bring the great state of New Hampshire “back to economic stability and security”. Please help Laurie toward her goal by voting on November 2nd. Please visit Laurie’s website for more information.
I want to tell you all about our upcoming weekend rates. There is still plenty of time to call in and reserve your rooms.
This weekend (April 30th and May 1st) we are selling our rooms in the main inn with no minimum night stay requirement. The Wentworth has standard rooms available for $168 a night which would include your room, a four course dinner that evening for 2 adults and a full American breakfast the next morning for both of you. We are also offering a Bed & Breakfast rate of $98 for just your room and breakfast for the two of you. Continue reading →
I have to say, children have the most vivid imaginations out there.
Our favorite guest, Maggie, has created a wonderful short story about the hotel that I just have to share with you. Everyone here at the hotel just loves it when she comes in for a visit. She knows all the ins and outs of this hotel and I think secretly some of us are in fear for our jobs when she gets to be working age….including Fritz!