Events Blog

Celebrate Easter at White’s of Westport!

This year marks the 59th anniversary of White’s of Westport and we’re offering up something truly special for Easter! Make your reservations today for our Brunch Buffet, Family Style or Full Course Dinners! 508-675-7185

Click to listen to our radio spot on 1480 WSAR AM!  Whites Easter

Click on image for Easter menus

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Valentine’s Day Specials

Treat your loved one to a romantic overnight getaway this Valentine’s Day. The Hampton Inn Fall River – Westport has partnered with Bittersweet Farm and the Galley Grille to offer a great package deal! Both Bittersweet Farm and the Galley Grille are offering special menus on Friday, February 14th and are accepting reservations now.

Bittersweet Farm can be reached by calling 508-636-0085 and reservations at the Galley Grille can be made at 508-675-7185. View the full Valentine’s Day menus online.

Hampton Inn Westport Valentine's Day Package



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2014 Bridal Show Registration Now Open

Registration for our 2014 wedding expo is now open! Join us on March 2nd at Rachel’s Lakeside to meet with a variety of wedding vendors.

A continuous fashion show will be provided by Gilda’s Place of Bridals and Christian’s Catering will be offering light hors d’oeuvres.

Meet photographers, DJs, florists, linen and decor rental companies, hotels, invitation and favor specialists, bakeries, limos, venues and more!

Bittersweet Farm, Rachel’s Lakeside, Waypoint Event Center and White’s of Westport are currently booking 2014 and 2015 dates. We would be honored to be a part of your wedding day. Please contact a sales manager for pricing and additional information.

Our venues are also available for showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries and post nuptial brunches.

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Celebrate the holidays with us!

The holiday season is quickly approaching! White’s of Westport is known throughout the local community for providing holiday entertainment, open parties, takeout & more. This year, Lafrance Hospitality Company, White’s of Westport and the Waypoint Event Center are proud to offer our traditional open parties and new dinner theater shows to our holiday lineup.

For the first time, we will host a Country Night. Local non-profit organizations who sell tickets to this event will keep 100% of the profit from their ticket sales.

White’s of Westport and Bittersweet Farm are now accepting Thanksgiving reservations. View our menus online at


White's of Westport Holiday Party Schedule

Waypoint Event Center & Community Kickback Parties

One price, one ticket, twice the fun! Join us at White's this New Year's!

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Rachel’s Lakeside – elegance by the lake

Lafrance Hospitality purchased Rachel’s Lakeside (formerly known as The Lakesider) in 2002. This lovely property sits on Lake Noquochoke and has an outdoor ceremony area with a gazebo and a beautiful setting for photos. The three rooms can accommodate functions with up to 280 guests. Thank you to E.K. Rogers Photography for the images!

The deck off the Bellagio Room is perfect for cocktail hour

The gazebo at Rachel's Lakeside is ideal for ceremonies during the warmer months

Picturesque sceneries for photos

Behind the scenes at a Rachel's Lakeside cocktail hour

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White’s of Westport Wedding

Uplighting can transform the room completely

If you are from the Westport area, you know that White’s of Westport has been a community establishment since opening its doors on Easter Sunday, 1955. Did you know that it is themed after the Fall River Line? The ship-like interior of the building can make it hard for hosts to see the true potential of the rooms White’s has to offer. Between uplighting, simple floor length linens and lounge furniture, the Plymouth Room and Ballroom adapt to a completely new look!

EX Rogers Photography

The Plymouth Room set for cocktail hour

EK Rogers Photography

Lounge furniture provides a relaxed area for guests to mingle

Angela Greenlaw Photography

The Ballroom at White's of Westport

Angela Greenlaw Photography

The Ballroom

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Rory & Ashley’s Bittersweet Farm Wedding

We always enjoy working with the ladies at M.Studios. If there is one thing that stands out about these two friends and business partners, it is that they have a fun dynamic with each couple they photograph. Their Facebook page has an album that highlights the lengths photographers will go to in order get the perfect angle and other behind the scene shots that emphasizes what goes into their art. Marissa and Melissa’s final product never disappoints, and we are delighted that we were able to work with them a few times this wedding season!

Ashley & Rory at Bittersweet Farm

We love the lace and succulent detail in this table setting

Books emphasized the chevron bookmark place settings

Congratulations, Ashley & Rory!


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July Wedding at the Waypoint Event Center

The theme of this wedding was very simple. The reception was ivory and gold, the bridesmaids wore peach and the groomsmen wore gray suits. Stacy, the bride, incorporated candles into this simple, classic reception that added the perfect amount of romance to our intimate SeaLoft. She had lanterns to put out all over the patio with lit candles during cocktail hour and candles were on the guests tables, head table and place card/gift table.

Cocktail hour on the Waypoint patio


Cocktail hour on the Waypoint patio

The Head Table was set for twenty and included gold chargers. Following cake, the Head Table was moved against the wall to allow more dancing room.


Head Table at the Waypoint Event Center

SeaLoft room design for Stacy and Derek's wedding

Stacy and Derek are high school sweethearts. Their cake was made by a family member, and the flowers were done by a friend. We enjoyed being a part of their lovely day!

The SeaLoft was dressed in neutral tones for Stacy and Derek's big day, allowing the original stone work to stand out

Table setting for this beautiful July wedding



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Nino & Kristina’s Rainy Day Wedding at Bittersweet Farm

A little rain did not stop this lovely couple from enjoying their gorgeous wedding at Bittersweet Farm. The ceremony was moved inside, to the main floor of the building. The white linens and gold chiavari chairs from Felicia’s Perfect Setting complimented the simple elegance of the barn’s atmosphere perfectly and Mark Vaughan of Arranged Occasions stunned with his gorgeous centerpiece arrangements. Guests dined on the famous Emma’s Chicken, Montreal Pork Loin and Pasta Primavera before FB Events got the party started on the dance floor. A huge thank you to the talented Angela Greenlaw Photography for generously providing images from this wedding for us to share!!


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Table Designs

This table, designed by Arranged Occasions, uses yellow and gold tones to compliment the Mediterranean Room at Rachel's Lakeside (Holly Haddad Photography)

With the 2013 wedding season well underway and many happy couples planning for their big day later this year and into 2014, we wanted to take the time to share some of our favorite table and centerpiece designs from recent weddings. So many of our couples have dreamed up fabulous themes and decor that it was difficult to choose only a few. If you’re looking for inspiration, or want to see what has worked well at our properties in the past, please visit our Facebook pages and Pinterest page.

Bittersweet Farm Sweetheart Table, KC Photography

Classic, beautiful Sweetheart Table at Rachel's Lakeside (Angela Greenlaw Photography)

We love the way the floral from this wedding compliments the pale yellow of the Waypoint Event Center's walls (KC Photography)

This Fall wedding at Bittersweet Farm pulled festive colors together with subtle undertones, such as the neutral burlap table runner (KC Photography)

This Arranged Occasions design is fun and perfect for a summer shower (Holly Haddad Photography)

The bride and groom were inspired by their love of books to create centerpieces for this Bittersweet Farm wedding. Each table was unique! Forevercandid Photography

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