Harrington Events  – Event Planning and Entertainment Design
  • Uncategorized
  • May29th

    No Comments

    Harrington Events has had the pleasure of serving the North Shore for over 10 years and it shows. We have been nominated for Best of North Shore Event Planner by North Shore Magazine! The North Shore is a special place and we love being here. Where else can you be a few block from great beaches and 35 min from Boston. You can even take the train if you like. Every year our cities grow in charm and services.  But is our clients and collaborators we love. The North Shore is choc full of partners with drive and commitment. Harrington Events are honored to be considered for this award and, win or loose, we know that we have great services to offer the wonderful region that is North Shore Massachusetts. 

    voteforus 1.07.17 PM copy

  • May28th

    No Comments
    Harrington Events is about to launch a new team. A group of production specialists who understand the nuances of event dynamics.  We write and produce custom entertainment solutions.  From interactive characters to mix and mingle with your guests to entire event experiences. Our designs break through the fourth wall. Our talented performers, coupled with our broadway quality costumes, make professional theatrical experiences unfold in the most unique locations. Stay tuned for more info. (Photo Credit by Michael Blanchard Photography and HHS)
    Entertainment Design Boutique
  • May23rd

    No Comments

    Harrington Events is working on a stunning event in Key West. We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but we can hardly hold back our excitement. This couple is super stylish and FUN! Thats exactly the story this wedding will tell. Check back on the blog for the full event. In the meantime, here is an image of the things we are playing with. Note the sippy cup hiding in the mix :) Ocean Decor

  • May1st

    No Comments

    This event was so much fun to collaborate on. Dan Mathieu from MAX Ultimate Food really knows how to throw a party. Especially one with surprises designed around fresh exciting food courses. Harrington Events had the pleasure of designing tasteful man candy for a 50 Shades of Gray 50th birthday theme. Also performing, the timeless glamour and TALENT of The Pointer Sisters and the loving life comedy of Paul Reiser. For the finale a pair of lovely ladies dressed in bondage created a fun a photo opportunity. Oh and don’t forget the gaggle of drag queens who graciously helped heat up the dance floor and sing happy birthday to the guest of honor.

    033__81q5974_Fotor_Collage2Photo Credit: Matt Tueten – With framing altered to preserve guests privacy.


  • November1st

    No Comments

    I LOVE this Halloween Party. We brought some of the most notorious celebrities, back from the DEAD, to mix, mingle and cut a rug with guests. Michael Jackson, Whitney Huston, Lucy and Ricky, Johnny Cash, Liberace, Janis Joplin, Jimmy Hendrix, Jim Jones, Andy Worhol, Judy Garland and more! Highlights of the night were the Zombie Apocalypse, Michael Jackson’s Thriller performance and the guests themselves! Everyone had a blast. Oh, and forget DJ Ken’s Rick James costume, DEAD sexy.

    Celebrity Dead Fest

  • August1st

    No Comments

    Harrington Events had a blast of planning Amanda and Chris’s Wedding at the RIU resort in Negril, Jamaica. This couple wanted to create memories with their friends and family. They chose a great resort, and invited everyone to spend a few days celebrating friendship and love, (and of course Jamaican Rum!) Isn’t Amanda’s daddy the cutest?Amanda and Chris Jamaica

  • September3rd

    1 Comment
    Jennifer and Matthew fell in love in Mexico: with each other and its culture. So when it came to making design choices for their wedding, they couldn’t resist making their wedding a fiesta to remember. Located at Silver Lake Conference Center and retreat, Harrington Events was tasked with transforming the summer camp facilities into a formal wedding venue. With their work cut out for them, the team rolled up their sleeves and created an event space fit for a formal affair.
  • July19th

    No Comments

    Oh what fun it was to participate in the Grace Ormond Wedding Style Table Top Shoot at Cranes Estate! Our team, Tori Samuel from Winston Flowers and rentals from Be Our Guest created a charming yet sophisticated look that flirted with the ocean laid out before it. Look out for the next New England Wedding Style Magazine edition!


    harrington-winstons GOWS Cranes Collage


  • June30th

    No Comments

    Kellian and Brian wanted an event that stood the test of time! They are both swing dance instructors, with a passion for the 1940’s. It was only fitting that their wedding showcase their love for each other and the era. Thanks to the timeless elegance of the Peabody Essex Museum the event was a swinging success!

  • June26th

    No Comments

    Jennifer’s shower was a blast to plan! Held at Chianti Tuscan Restaurant and Jazz Lounge. Her bridal party wanted to create an event that coupled three of Jennifer’s favorite things; world cultures, hors d’oeuvres and girl time! By electing a Mediterranean theme we were able to create a menu that included tapas style foods. Served on a low Moroccan style table, the food station became the focal point of the decor and encouraged the guests to lounge and enjoy!

  • May1st

    No Comments

    Asher’s naming brought together families of Christian and Jewish traditions. It was only fitting that the menu be filled with home-style family recipes from both heritages.  Bagels and lox, tuna salad and pastrami mingled with devil dogs, pasta salad and sour cream and onion dip, mmmmmmmm! The guest were reminded of their own childhood while celebrating the life of the new addition Asher Maurice “Pincheas” Stern.

  • April20th

    No Comments

    Everything is coming together nicely for our Afternoon Tea on May 1st at 2pm! Cupcake Cafe is providing their famous pear blossom cupcakes and Bloomings Florist has a floral design created especially for the day.  Meg Kelly’s Tea Parties with a Twist will provide her tea cup collection and it is charming. Oh, and the pear tea pots, I love them!

    This year we have an added a treat. Swag Bags! Not just for the rich and famous, just for you! Already we have sassy items from Casa de Moda, Jolie Tea, Cranney Home Services / Cranney Self Storage Inc., Organic Garden, and Learning Express. And we expect more! I am really excited about this!

    Don’t forget that award winning photographer Jacquie Spector and Spector Photography is ready for your mini session. You are sure to walk away with a complimentary image you will treasure always. Go to the MainStreets Page for more information Check out last years images!

  • March26th

    1 Comment

    Harrington Events is excited to announce participation in the second annual Beverly Main Streets Pear Blossom Festival. This two day events takes place in down town Beverly on April 30th and May 1st. The event commences with a 5K race for kids and adults. The race  course ends at the Beverly Commons where a free family festival is scheduled from 10am – 2pm. Then on May 1st Harrington Events will host the Pear Blossom Afternoon Tea at Chianti Restaurant and Jazz Lounge.

    Saturday April 30th 2011 – Beverly Common
    Pear 5K & Free Family Festival
    Sunday May 1st – Chianti Restaurant and Jazz
    Afternoon Tea

    Sponsors include:

  • January26th

    1 Comment

    Boston, MA – January 25th 2011 – WeddingWire, is thrilled to announce Harrington Events has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Event Planning!

    Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

    Harrington Events stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

    “WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Harrington Events for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

    We are happy to announce that Harrington Events is among the very best event planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

    For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

  • January1st

    1 Comment

    A big thanks to all of the Masacote Volunteers that helped make the second annual Black and White Salsa Ball a huge success! This year the stakes were raised and EVERYTHING was better than last year. If you can believe it. Dinner was scrumptious. The Performance was spectacular and the dancing was super sexy!

  • November2nd

    No Comments

    What a ghoulish event! Harrington Events had the ghastly pleasure of designing and providing entertainment services for a Halloween party this Saturday past. In collaboration with MAX Ultimate Food, seven performers terrorized the guests with their haunting antics and the guests loved it!

    It all transpired in a house which eerily resembled that of the Addams Family. As the guest arrived they were coerced into the grave yard by a freak, eight feet tall with no head. They would soon realize the grave yard was infested with the living dead. Here we staged three hideous looking ghouls posed to terrorize. If they made it into the house they were happy to find a more civilized atmosphere. A maestro, dead for hundreds of years, played on a grand piano the dark minor sounds of Bach, Greig, Chopin and of course The Funeral March of Marionette. Read More | Comments

  • September1st

    No Comments

    Last January on a cold winter night, I received a call from a groom looking for help. Scott, needed a gal to help his fiance and her mom search the northeast coast for a wedding venue. That gal, turned out to be me of course! Halie, the bride, and Cheryl, her lovely mom, arrived from Fort Worth Texas on a Wednesday and had only two days to see all that the north shore had to offer.

    We embarked on our adventure on two of the coldest days ever and though we had to wear our winter gear through the tour, The York Harbor Reading Room in York Harbor ME. warmed Halie and her mom from the inside out. (what can I say I am a mush!)

    The  wedding date was July 24th 2010.  A perfect New England summer day.  Most important to Halie and Scott was that their guests enjoy their time.  Their planning choices reflected this.  The escort cards were dangled from a bottle of Geary’s beer. A perfect choice for a hot day in coastal Maine. The band, the Prenups were A typical and rocked the party! Guests were encouraged to take silly photos with props in the photo booth designed by Halie’s sister K8 Hardy.

  • May10th

    No Comments

    What a charming afternoon. The weather was magnificent. Chianti’s Chef Michael Sasso expedited our menu perfectly. Bloomings Florist’s floral design was charming and full of color. Cassis’s mini almond pear tart was scrumptious and The Cup Cake Cafe’s pear blossom cupcake was not only topped with a pretty pear blossom but also baked to cupcake perfection.

    Harrington Event’s Staff along with Pear Blossom Committee members provided a perfect guest expedience. Oh and wait until you see the imagery captured by Spector Photography. Click more to read more. Read More | Comments

  • April7th

    No Comments

    Beverly Main Streets is hosting their first annual Pear Blossom Festival and the events are endless. For one week Beverly businesses will come together to celebrate spring and the blossoming of the pear trees in downtown Beverly.

    Harrington Events is no exception and we will be hosting an English Tea at Chianti’s Restaurant. Celebrate Mothers Day a week early and join us for an afternoon of pomp & circumstance. Indulge with a selection of fine teas, gourmet sandwiches & petite desserts. Read More | Comments

  • April6th

    No Comments

    WeddingWire, the Martha Stewart and the  nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Harrington Events has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Planning!

    We are happy to announce that Harrington Events is among the very best Wedding Planning Firms within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

    The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds. Read More | Comments