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Wedding Day Pampering 101: The Wedding Suite!

It’s finally here: Your wedding day! All that planning is about to pay off with the wedding of your dreams. Now you’re ready for your day to start with stress-free pampering. Your day is about to start that way, right? Couples who choose The Gables at Chadds Ford know that their day will start with one-stop wedding prep, a toast and tempting nibbles. That’s …


We Mean Business for Your Business

Do the words “business meeting” conjure up images of a bright and comfortable room, gourmet food and outdoor breaks? And if you’re a meeting or an event planner, did those words also make you think of one-stop shopping with virtually no setup or cleanup? If your answer to either question was “No,” then it’s time that you give our event planners a …


A Fairy Tale Wedding: Colleen and Chris Patterson

Technology had a big hand in Colleen and Chris Patterson’s happily ever after, thanks to MySpace and some creative Googling. Yes, MySpace. In 2007, Chris found Colleen Campbell’s MySpace profile and messaged her. Colleen had just finished grad school and was new to Chris’ hometown of Salisbury, Md. She almost ignored the message, then figured she was looking for friends in her …


Try This: Our Chef’s Spring Scallops Recipe

The slow freeze of winter is melting away — what better way to ease into spring than with a simple recipe that honors both cold weather favorites and fresh flavors? Dive into one of our chef’s favorite scallop recipes! They sit atop a flavorful mash dressed with the bright flavors of honey and lemon and drizzled with a just-right sweet …


Wedding Receptions Made Easy: Find Out How With These 6 Tips

Wedding planning? Easy? Is it possible? Yes, it is! When you have the right help from the start, planning your reception can be low-stress and enjoyable for everyone involved … especially the happy couple! Sound like a fairy tale? It’s not, and even better, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, a great venue will offer wedding planning services as …


Why Wood-Fired Food Tastes Best (Give it a Try!)

It’s not barbecue and it’s not smoking … it’s something in between, and it’s magical! We’re talking about wood-firing food and how it imparts irresistibly unique, roasty flavors and depth to meat, poultry, fish and vegetables. “Chefs prefer wood-fired grills over gas because you get better flavor,” said The Gables at Chadds Ford executive chef Sean Holland. “The smoke from the wood …


4 Ways to Build a Happier Happy Hour

Workday finally over and done with? We’ve got the recipe for a seamless transition from hectic to happy. All it takes is next-level pub fare and libations. See how we build a happier happy hour at The Gables at Chadds Ford: 1. Get Comfy Our happy hour runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. You’ll feel your stress melt away as …