A Coastal Clambake

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Boston Event Planning Summer Outing

2015 was the Summer of Newport, RI!  As we created proposals for summer outings, the CE office noticed a common trend among local corporate groups.  Many wanted to mix things up a bit by getting out of Boston and heading to a seaside locale within an hour or two of the city.  After considering Ipswich, MA and Thompson Island, this Boston based group decided Newport was the spot for them! The destination offers plenty of outdoor and historic activities and a beautiful, oceanfront spot for a relaxing luncheon.

Guests’ began their day with coffee and donuts before hopping on private motor coaches and heading to their morning activities in Rhode Island.  Those looking for an active and water friendly experience could participate in a kayaking excursion or America’s Cup Regatta, while a more relaxing and historical tour awaited guests at Rough Point Mansion – the home of heiress, philanthropist and art collector, Doris Duke.

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After the morning activities wrapped up, guests were whisked off to their coastal clambake lunch. Established on July 4, 1799, Fort Adams is a former United States Army post and the largest coastal fortification in the US.  in 1965, the fort and surrounding land was donated to the state of Rhode Island to be used as Fort Adams State Park.  The impressive architecture of the massive fortress and the picture perfect view of Narragansett Bay provided a unique outing backdrop.  After a busy morning, guests arrived ready for some light bites, cocktails and fun!  Games were spread out across the grassy area and many spent the afternoon playing baggo, croquet and bocce.

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Boston Event Planning Rhode Island Summer Outing

Boston Event Planning Rhode Island Fort Adams

The highlight of the afternoon was a New England, pit-style clam and lobster bake that had been cooking on the lawn all morning.  Guests were asked to gather on the lawn and watch as the chefs unearthed the mass quantities of shellfish, potatoes, corn and sausage.  These guys have been putting together authentic  lobster bakes for over 45 years!  As they peeled back the many layers of canvas and revealed the meal, they explained the traditional cooking process passed down from early New England colonists.  It was truly a site to behold!

Boston Event Planning Rhode Island Summer Outing

Boston Event Planning Rhode Island Summer Outing

Following the big meal reveal, guests headed to the tent where a mixture of industrial wooden tables and burlap topped rounds awaited them.  Table decor featured our favorite “rusti-chic” style.  (Yes, we are still trying to make “rusti-chic” happen!)  Wild flowers in purple, yellow, green and white were arranged in metal and natural wood containers while scattered succulents and mason jars filled with candles rounded out the centerpieces.  Coupled with summertime hits played by the McMurphy’s, it was the perfect atmosphere for the delicious meal!

Boston Event Planning Rhode Island Summer Outing Fort Adams

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Boston Event Planning Rhode Island Fort Adams

Jay Murphy of the McMurphy's entertained guests throughout the outing!

Once their bellies were full, guests headed back into the sunshine to enjoy more games, drinks and music.  The afternoon couldn’t have been lovelier!

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Our Day on Instagram – The CE Summer Outing

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

We spend all summer planning your summer outings, so it seems only fair that we get one day to forget about work and celebrate the season!  Last month, Corinthian Events took to the streets and explored some of our favorite parts of Boston before enjoying a delicious dinner at Sweet Cheeks.  From donuts and champagne on the way to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to a segway tour of Boston’s waterfront (with only one minor accident!), we basked in the 90 degree weather and learned bits of trivia (courtesy of our in house historian, Jill) about our beloved city.  Of course, we took to Instagram to document our fantastic day and share our fun.  Here’s our day on Instagram!

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Be sure to follow us @corinthianevents to keep up with all of our fun!

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Orienteering in Woodstock, Vermont

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Because Corinthian Events loves some inclement weather, we decided to forge ahead with our outdoor orienteering excursion in the Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock, VT on a particularly stormy day in June. Guests were warned that the program ran rain-or-shine and we weren’t kidding!

Custom designed by our very own “GI Joe,” everyone was given a quick run-down of the rules and a general orienteering refresher course – we went out on a limb and assumed few guests had not participated in such an activity since junior high school, if ever.  The game was simple; use your map to find each of the control flags strategically placed throughout the mountainous park. As a twist, this particular course was designed as a game of “Poker Orienteering” and each control boasted a playing card. As such, teams could choose to mark their score card with the control’s corresponding punch, or move on in hopes of finding a better card and ultimately earning a superior poker hand. Object of the game – be the first team to finish within the designated time frame, with the best hand!

After the briefing (and being the good sports that they are), guests donned ponchos, color-coded team bandanas and bright red backpacks filled with emergency provisions (and a few goodies!) before venturing up the mountain.

This activity was such a hit that we’ve made it our mission to uproot our trusty G.I. Joe from his beloved Vermont and come design a course in Boston. Harbor Islands anyone? We think so…

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Mai Tais & Leis: A New England Luau

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Aloha! Welcome to the New England Aquarium where last week we had the perfect day for a Luau!  Transported from the Westin Waterfront, 185 guests were greeted with a leis as they graced the Aquarium patio overlooking the Boston Harbor.

Bringing a little bit of Hawaii to the East Coast, the theme of the evening was tropical luau, with a luau buffet, live island music and vibrant tropical floral centerpieces tying the night together.  Palm trees around the perimeter of the space transformed the room into an oasis and vibrant colors of the night set a relaxing and fun tone.  The weather was perfect to watch the sun set while enjoying a signature Mai Tai and a water-side game of shuffleboard.

Local favorite, the McMurphy’s kept things always entertaining with upbeat, seaside-salty tunes throughout the night.

And of course, the permanent residents of the aquarium, the seals, entertained all the guests.  Another Corinthian Events success!

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