I’ve heard back from most of our group and am sending along some pictures from our weekend as well.
  • The house was absolutely perfect for our needs. It’s a beautiful house and was a lovely location - very convenient to the highway and/or airports.
  • The living room was set up so that we could talk and eat in front of the fire.  A great way to spend a rainy weekend.
  • We used the TV room for our jigsaw puzzle room and almost finished it while we were there.
  • The big dining room table and kitchen were great for meals and more conversation!
  • The bedrooms and bathrooms were good for our needs as well.  (It would be helpful if there were hooks in the bathrooms and bedrooms for wet towels.)
Having all the food taken care of was a really big advantage for us. Previous reunions have involved a lot of logistics planning meals/food/beverages.
Lauren’s appetizers, soup, bread, salad, apple crisp, and brunch were delicious and wonderful. Lauren did a great job.  She was very hospitable, stayed  as long as she needed to, made sure we had her contact info, is a lovely hostess and a great cook.
We really didn’t need to have any other food and that removed a complicated layer of planning and execution.  We happily ate left overs for most of the rest of the weekend.  And, there was plenty of wine!
Thanks, too, for your help in coordinating the 65th birthday cake, too!
Overall, we could not have had a better venue for our reunion weekend and it will be a hard act to follow.  Thanks again for sharing your lovely home with us.
Donna S., Northborough, MA,

The perfect spot for so many occasions!!! Myself and 9 friends just had my 40th birthday weekend here and it was perfect. The location, the food and the staff was AMAZING!!! We are already trying to plan when we can go back!!!

Gracia C., Northbridge, MA,

Cooking at Kates is like being on vacation @ Disney World. It is so beautiful and the ambience and love that fills every room is so healing. When Kate does the cooking for her own parties O M G. Your seafood/clams/linguini dish is from heaven. Thank you so much for having me. I love you guys so much. God Bless You.

Richard B., Cohasset, MA,

After traveling all day the stress immediately left when I arrived here and was greeted with a nice glass of Chardonnay and cheese and it just went on from there.  On Saturday we had a bunch of friends and we cooked and we all got to wear our aprons and get our hands dirty and sip wine.  The chef was there to tell us what to do and how to do it.  And the sommelier was there and told us what wine to pair.  It was just decadent!

Carolyn M., San Franciso, CA