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— empowerHER 2020 Gala Survey —

Venue Research by Stellina Events: We have done extensive venue research for the spring gala based on the following parameters:

  • Location

    • South Shore accessible

    • Convenient from the highway for ambassadors from MetroWest and North Shore

  • Capacity

    • Should accommodate 500+ guests

  • Vibe

    • Would like to stay away from hotels

  • Service

    • Turn key catering requested, i.e., food, bar, tables, glassware, etc., all on site

Based on this wish list, 2 venues rose to the top, Granite Links in Quincy and The Red Lion Inn in Cohasset.

Granite Links Golf Course in Quincy checks all of the boxes, it is South Shore accessible, yet closer to Boston and conveniently located off the highway for MetroWest and North Shore Ambassadors. It has the capacity to accommodate 500+ guests, and as a bonus, has a tent for cocktail hour that is a permanent, floored structure with heaters if needed. The tent goes up the last week of April through the end of the season. This will give a nod to the tent at the Shipyard from years past, but also provide turn key service. The views of the Boston Skyline from the tent and ballroom are absolutely spectacular.

The Red Lion Inn is a beautiful barn on the South Shore that can also accommodate 500 guests. Located in Cohasset Center, it does not have the same accessibility as Granite Links and would require a bit more effort to get to for MetroWest and North Shore Ambassadors, but it is a beautiful space. It, too, is turn key, with all catering, bar, etc. on site.