My husband (at the time, future husband), and I decided to do a first look and also exchange gifts before the wedding. He was getting ready at our house so I had the photographer drive me over so we could get some photos of the gift exchange and also see each other before the ceremony. I know it breaks tradition but I am SO happy I did this. It just made me feel so safe and happy and just reassured me not to “get all crazy” and that I could handle this.
The Boathouse is committed to providing guests with locally sourced cuisine. We believe that it’s not just about the flavor of the food (although that’s pretty important too), but it’s also about the quality.
The big day has finally come to an end! After months of arrangements and countless hours meeting with vendors and planners, I have officially tied the knot! This experience has definitely been unlike any other and I have to admit I am a little sad to see it all come to an end.
The Boathouse and Casa del Barco feature a different local vendor every month as a way to connect our guests with the source of the local food that they receive at our restaurants. For the month of June we featured Chapel Creek Oyster Co. for Our Story.
The Boathouse and Casa del Barco feature a different local vendor every month as a way to connect our guests with the source of the local food that they are receiving at our restaurants. We have been featuring Trapezium Brewing Co. for the entire month of May. They have made their rounds at all of our locations throughout the month and will be making their final stop Thursday, May 24th at The Boathouse at Short Pump Town Center.
The Boathouse and Casa del Barco feature a different local vendor every month as a way to connect our guests with the masterminds behind their local food source. For the entire month of April we are proud to feature Ironclad Coffee Roasters for Our Story.
Nobody ever said that wedding planning would be a breeze but I sure did underestimate the amount of work! It seems like I have been in the calm before the storm since I’ve sent out invitations but now that the big day is less than a month away it feels like I am in the eye of the tornado. There is so much to do and SO little time.
The Boathouse Beverage Director Michael Avery and the brewers of Trapezium have created a custom Boathouse Oyster Ale! To celebrate the new creation we hosted the first ever Pop-Up Beer Dinner at our Sunday Park Location on Friday, March 24th.The dinner consisted of a gourmet four course menu created by Cory Sheldon, the Corporate Chef for The Boathouse.
Since I work for a family of restaurants, the food for my wedding was really important to me. And being social people in our early 30s, FH (Future Husband) and I have been to our share of weddings. Nine times out of ten, the food was just not impressive, and sometimes it was not very good. That’s not the way I want people to remember my wedding. The food and drink (alcohol) are to be highlights!
The Boathouse and Casa del Barco have always been proud to share Our Story by introducing our guests to the creators of their local food source. In March 2017, we are especially proud to feature The Boathouse Oyster.
I am not a traditional person and I did not want a traditional space for my wedding. I chose Casa del Barco because I think that the space, surrounding cityscape and food all have non-traditional personalities, too! I did have to face the facts though, that CDB is not a banquet hall, and while that’s part of it’s charm, it’s also part of the challenge I am facing with making the space not look like a restaurant. I wanted the ambiance to reflect US as a couple. So that’s why I turned to rentals.