Jul 132018

We need YOUR input!

Information regarding the locations is below – same as in the email sent.


From Email:


The Dark Horse Tavern and Cannery Music Hall where we held last years Holiday Party and this year’s Annual Meeting has unfortunately been sold. 

So, that means finding a new location for both events.

The board had a couple of ideas for the Holiday Party venue – and wanted some input from YOU!  Holiday Party date has been set for December 1, 2018

Honest Weight Brewery, 131 W Main St, Unit 104, Orange, MA 01364:

  • Fees: no rental fee, limited seating
  • Outside food: Food would be partially paid for by NEBS – a protein or two and the remainder would be POTLUCK
  • Alcohol: Beer on site; no outside beverages; you would pay for your own alcohol
  • Area/capacity: Can rope off a small area for about 30 ppl  – There is loading dock area that has a garage door that opens which can be utilized
  • Brewery video

The Smoke Shop, 325 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA 02145:

  • Fees: $25 – $30++ PER PERSON to include access to the full buffet plus tax and tip – PAID by you, not covered by NEBS.
  • Outside food: No
  • Alcohol:  no outside beverages; you would pay for own alcohol
  • Capacity: They will need a GUARANTEED count of approximately 30 people
  • Kids – pricing to be determined.

Valley Springs, 65 Valley Road North Grosevenordale, CT 06255:

  • ** This is HIGHLY likely to be the location of the Annual Meeting
  • Fees: $225 – Hall rental is $150 and Kitchen fee $75 (to use the kitchen) and a refundable $50 cleaning fee
  • Outside food: yes, can bring in food
  • Alcohol: Bartender fee is $10/hour; people would pay for their own alcohol
  • Area/capacity: 240 ppl

Another recommendation?
There were multiple locations researched, however most want a large room rental fee.  Some also required a minimum food and beverage charge with the fee.
If you have a recommendation – please email directly to Teresa at tmilano@nebs.org or Tom at tryan@nebs.org – and please include all details of rental.