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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 …


Stop In and Warm Up With Our Winter Menu

We want to say “the weather outside is frightful,” but that depends on what you mean by “frightful.” Around here, it could be 50 degrees in early and late winter or hovering in the chilly teens in deep winter. Great news: Inside The Gables at Chadds Ford, it’s always delightful! Pop in and give our winter menu a try. We have woven the …


Shop Local: Jack Marshall Art Show at The Gables at Chadds Ford

You’ve seen him tickling the ivories and enjoyed his music in our bar, but have you seen Jack Marshall’s art? This jack-of-all-trades is a master at painting, woodworking and jewelry making in addition to being a gifted pianist. Join him and his talented friends — including our own Mindy Blackman — for last-minute holiday shopping during the Jack Marshall Art Show on Sunday, December …


Meet the Team: Cathy Centofanti

It’s not every day that you find a marketing pro who holds a culinary arts degree from Drexel University, is a trained chef and also boasts impressive restaurant experience. How about one who happens to be family? That’s what we call winning, and that’s who we’re privileged to call our online accounts manager, Cathy Centofanti. Famously known around here as …


4 Tips for Choosing the Best Event Vendors (Plus 2 Bonus Tips!)

Anytime is a great time to host an event at The Gables at Chadds Ford. Whether it’s a corporate meeting, a graduation party, a shower, a wedding or any other occasion, our talented special events team will not only create a memorable day, but will also direct you to our most trusted vendors. Why are they trusted? Because we’ve put them to the test and they’ve delivered, time and again. Here are …