Boston Brides Get Their Wedding Wish

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LONGWOOD unveils Alden Castle, a stunning Modern Vintage reception venue.

LONGWOOD, a trendsetting lifestyle and events company, has unveiled its newest event space, Alden Castle, in the exclusive Longwood Towers of Boston. Alden Castle will host high-end wedding receptions and other family celebrations, and has already committed to 2013 dates.

“Brides have been pleading for a vintage venue. Up to this day, Boston brides had to choose between old and tired or totally sleek. Now they have modern vintage - respecting the old yet being design-forward. Our Brides are very well travelled, often with European background - they love design and they appreciate a well-executed mix of old and new,” said LONGWOOD CEO Jim Apteker.

Alden Castle's exterior retains stunning red brick Tudor look, associated with most upscale London neighborhoods. Inside are two glamorous spaces, with separate entrances, cocktail lounges, balconies overlooking the dance floors. The Vintage, boasts seven stunning chandeliers from Spanish design house Becara, silk champagne draperies and over-scaled mirrors to complement the dramatic floor to ceiling windows and rich architectural detailing.

The Modern, with its ornate, gold-leafed ceiling, almost-black wood casings, and crisp white walls sparkles in the light of Italian glass chandeliers and carries royal signatures of coats of arms and life-sized peacocks. Vintage style is timeless with Brides due to its romance and nostalgia. The upcoming 1st anniversary of the royal wedding further proves its longevity.

Brides holding their wedding receptions at Alden Castle will feast on celebrity chef David Blessing's cuisine. Chef Blessing's simple plate designs and focus on local ingredients brought him to fame while at Four Seasons Hotels for over 13 years.

About Alden Castle
Alden Castle, located in Longwood Towers, on the corner of Longwood Avenue and Chapel St. in Boston is available for private events only: wedding receptions, non-profit galas, corporate functions. Alden Castle accommodates up to 400 guests for cocktail reception and 250 for sit down dinner. The kitchen is under direction of Chef David Blessing. Average price per person: $$$$. Alden Castle is a LONGWOOD venue, joining its successful siblings, State Room in Boston, Belle Mer in Newport, and Wychmere Beach Club on Cape Cod. To inquire about availability, please contact Michelle Sagi at 617-854-5000 or michelle(at)longwoodevents(dot)com

Leader in lifestyle and events, LONGWOOD curates a portfolio of event venues with distinctly different personalities: Urban Chic at State Room, Downtown Boston, Seaside Glamour at Belle Mer, Newport, Simply Beach at Wychmere Beach Club, Cape Cod and now Modern Vintage at Alden Castle, Boston. Jim Apteker is the company's president and CEO, Belinda Mazarello-Kracunas is the COO, and Chef David Blessing is the Culinary Arts Director. LONGWOOD lifestyle + events has revolutionized the private event scene by opening the first boutique event space in Boston 12 years ago, favored by celebrities and influential event planners.

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