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May 2024 – Excitement!

It’s NHL & NBA playoff time and both the Bruins and Celtics are busy chasing a championship!  Living just outside of the Boston area, all of the Proctor staff are huge sports fans…GO BRUINS & CELTICS!!!  We’re also huge Red Sox and New England Patriots fans.  What New England fan isn’t super excited about the new-look, new-era Patriots coaching staff, and the addition of several key draft choices, including Drake Maye?!?  With Jacoby Brissett back with the team, Drake will have an experienced QB to learn from.  We just can’t wait to see how this season unfolds for our teams…after all, we’re not called “the city of champions” for nothing!
The Proctor Mansion Inn is conveniently located 4 miles south of Gillette Stadium.  If you’re planning a trip there for an upcoming football game, a day at the Patriots Hall of Fame, simply shopping Patriot Place, or attending a concert, consider staying with us!  We offer an historic, charming venue with a super personable staff, and a freshly made breakfast in the morning.  Maybe you’re planning a shopping trip to the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.  We’re only 2.5 miles away!  Also near by is Lake Pearl, Sweatt Beach (kayak rentals available), the Wrentham State forest, and Dean, Stonehill, and Wheaton Colleges.  Of course, there is one of our favorite summer places just around the corner too…Three Pugs Creamery!  So much to explore, so much to do!  Whatever your reason for coming to the area, be sure to check us out!

 

 

April 2024 – Dessert!

One of my favorite Spring (& Summer) desserts is a Strawberry Tart.  If you’re as big of a strawberry fan as I am, you’d absolutely love it too!  Below is the (un)”secret” recipe that I use…give it a try for your next family get-together, or simply as a refreshing after supper dessert!

You will need:
For the crust –
1 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 Tsp of kosher salt
10 Tbsp of butter, melted

For the filling –
1/2 cup of heavy cream
2 (8 oz) blocks of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 Tsp of vanilla extract

For the topping –
1 1/2 lbs of strawberries – hulled & sliced
3 Tbsp of strawberry preserves (raspberry preserve can be substituted)

Directions:
1.  Make the crust.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt.  Add melted butter and stir until dough forms.  Press the mixture into a 10″ or 11″ tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing until the dough is smooth.  Using a fork, prick all over.  Bake until golden, about 25-30 min.  Let cool completely.

2.  Make the filling.  In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form, approx 7 min.  In another large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.  Add lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla.  Beat until combined.  Fold in the whipped heavy cream, then spoon into the cooled crust.  Smooth the top.

3.  Starting on the outside, arrange the strawberries on top of the tart in a circle until the entire tart is covered. 

4.  In a small, microwaveable bowl, heat together the preserves and 2 teaspoons of water until warmed (about 30 seconds).  Brush over the tart.  Refrigerate until well chilled (about 2 hrs).  

5.  Remove from fridge, cut and serve.  Bon appetite!

 

 

 

March 2024 – Eager expectations 

 

With Spring & warmer weather right around the corner we’re eagerly looking forward to a variety of things…a new era of New England football, Summer concerts at Gillette Stadium & the Xfinity Center, Concerts on the Common (right here in Wrentham’s hub), hosting more events in our renovated barn style Carriage House and main house L’Enfant Ballroom, as well as serving new overnight guests (or if a returning guest, to welcome you “home”).  Warm weather means trips to the beaches and lakes…why not check out Sweatt Beach here in town?  Instead of making it a day trip turn it into a mini getaway by staying a night or two with us.  We’re just minutes from there & also offer special lodging packages if you’re looking for a bargain.  For additional relaxation, book our room with the spa style tub.  Enjoy our backyard gardens area; read a book or simply enjoy the nature surrounding you.  Perhaps you’ll be headed to the Xfinity Center or Gillette Stadium for a concert or Patriots game?  Stay with us!  We’re only minutes away.  Whatever the occasion, we’re here to serve you!  We’re eagerly anticipating the warmer weather & everything that it will bring!  How about you?  Tell us what your “eager expectations” are by March 31st and be entered in a drawing for a free gift.  Email us at:  info@proctormansioninn.com.  We eagerly await your reply!

 

 

February 2024 – We’re doing a new thing!

If you’ve ever been to our annual Valentine’s Day High Tea you know how fun & exciting the event is!  This year we’ve decided to add a little extra to our famous High Tea…a Wine & Chocolates pairing!  Accompanying Chef Paul’s exquisite tea menu will be Viviane Gontijo, owner of Vivilicious Chocolates, a Brazilian influenced treats shop.  Her masterful blend of flavor alchemy & artistry create an unforgettable taste adventure!  Paired with just the right wines, THIS High Tea is an experience you don’t want to miss!  Check out our Special Events tab to learn more.  If you’d simply rather sample Vivian’s creations for yourself, visit her store in Bellingham, MA.

 


January 2024 – Happy New Year!

2023 is now in the rearview mirror.  How fast the time flew by!  Looking back, we’re so thankful for everyone who came through our doors, whether it was for a town event, Open House, public movie showing, private event, or overnight stay.  Our newly renovated Carriage House hosted many functions, from birthday and graduation parties to fundraisers, Murder Mystery Nights, and, of course, weddings.  Each was unique and fun!  To those who had a private event here, whether in the Carriage House or L’Enfant Ballroom in the main house, we’re thrilled to have been a part of your special day and help make beautiful memories for you, your family and friends!  For those who spent a night or more with us, it was a pleasure meeting and serving you!  We do hope you’ll come stay with us again.  As we anticipate even more wonderful activities in 2024 at Proctor Mansion Inn, we wish all of you health, joy, and success  in this new year!  Hope to see you again!

 

December 2023 – Happy Holidays!

 

It’s time for celebrating the holidays!   One way we like to do that is with an English style High Tea (this year on Dec 16th)…and we hope you are on our guest list for this delightful event!
The town common has been completely decorated with lights, with the official tree lighting ceremony taking place last Monday, and the renovated gazebo is simply breathtaking to see at night.  If you haven’t driven by to take in the beautiful sight, you need to.  Here at the Inn, Proctor Mansion staff are busy getting the house decked out for the holidays too.  We’ll transform it into a Christmas & winter wonderland for all of our guests to enjoy.  Sometimes our breakfast staff get creative and make seasonal flavored or shaped items…maybe you should stay overnight and see for yourself.  🙂
Don’t forget about our FREE movie nights on December 9th and 22nd – there are still some seats available but are going fast, so call today if you’d like to join us!
Whether you spend a night with us, have your own private event here, come to one of our Movie Nights, or join us for our annual Holiday Tea, we wish you and your families a very happy and safe holiday season!

 

 

November 2023 – Thankful, & a new movie showing

We’re so thankful to all of YOU who made the Proctor Mansion Inn your event venue this year – either in the newly renovated Carriage House or our L’Enfant Ballroom in the main house – or chose to spend a night or two with us!  Making special memories is one of our specialties!  We’ve made many new friends and been blessed to have some returning ones as well.  Know that we highly value & love chatting with each of you, and truly appreciate your business.

We have exciting news – on November 25th we’ll be hosting another Free Movie Night, highlighting Lifetime Movie Network’s whodunnit, “Murder at Blackthorne Manor”!  The movie was filmed entirely at Proctor Mansion Inn, & as a result, the unedited version will be shown…a few scenes no one watching on LMN can see!  Free snacks & a cash bar will be provided.  Come see it for the first time, or again to spy out the scenes not shown on TV.  It’s a great night for a little relaxation after Black Friday shopping.  😉  Space is limited so call early to book your seats.  Call us any time at 877-384-1861.  We hope you can join us!

 

October 2023 – Pumpkin spice & Helen Keller

It’s time for one of our favorite flavors – pumpkin spice!  Here at the Inn, we love serving our overnight guests pumpkin spice pancakes, waffles, or muffins for breakfast.  Match that up with a nice, hot cup of coffee or tea…hmmm, hmmm, hmmm!  We’ve served hundreds of pumpkin spice flavored items over the years.  Book an overnight with us and experience for yourself just how good breakfast is!

 

Did you know that Helen Keller lived in Wrentham for many years?  Although she was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880, she bought a farm on East Street in 1905, just down the road from the Proctor Mansion Inn.  A friend had invited her to visit him in 1896, and Helen feelin love with the town. She wrote and published a number of articles during her time in Wrentham, one of which was a poem titled “The Song of the Stone Wall.”  She also wrote an  autobiography titled “The Story of My Life”, in which Helen wrote affectionately about Wrentham.  Her life is a fascinating story of determination and grit, and is an inspiration to all.  If you don’t know much about this wonderful woman, why not book an overnight with us an then check out the home Helen lived in for years?  It makes a great day trip, especially if you end up at a local farm where you can purchase apples, pies, donuts, pastries…  😉

 

 

September 2023 – FOOTBALL!!!! 

Now that Labor Day is behind us (sad to say, but, bye bye Summer) & kids of all ages are back in school, we’ve turned our focus to football!  The New England Patriots season opener is at home on the 10th, and Tom Brady, aka G.O.A.T., will be back in “the house” for a special celebration to honor his 20 years and 6 Super Bowl wins with the Pats.  Filling Tom’s shoes is nearly impossible, but we wish 3rd year starter Mac Jones and the Patriots the very best this season.  Let’s Go Patriots!!
Did you know?  The Proctor Mansion Inn is located just 4 miles south of Gillette Stadium – making it a terrific place to stay overnight for a football game (or concert)!  Come check us out!

 

 

August 2023 – And the beat goes on… 

We can hardy believe that it’s August already!  Seems like summer just started.  Well, one good thing is that the free town Concerts on the Common are still happening every Sunday night at 6:00pm.  Bring a chair or a blanket and come join a bunch of other locals chillaxing to some great summer vibes. 

It’s been so hot the past few weeks that we’d like to share another yummy, cool-your-insides-down, dessert!  It’s called “Mile High Fudge Brownie Pie” & is super easy to make (25 min prep time).  Here’s the ingredients you’ll need:
1 pkg (4 oz) Baker’s semi-sweet chocolate                       1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip extra creamy whipped topping, thawed, divided
1/2 cup butter or margarine                                               1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar                                                                        2 pkgs (3.9 oz) Jello chocolate instant pudding
2 eggs                                                                                   2 cups cold milk
1 tsp vanilla   

Microwave chocolate and butter/margarine in a large microwaveable bowl on HIGH for 2 minutes or until the butter/margarine is melted; stir until chocolate is completely melted.
Add sugar; mix well.  Blend in eggs and vanilla.  Stir in flour until well blended.  Spread onto bottom of a 9 inch pie plate (spray with cooking spray first).
Bake 30 min or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely. Scoop out the center of the brownie with a spoon, leaving a thin layer on the bottom and 1/2 inch thick rim around the edge.  Reserve the removed brownie pieces for use later.
Mix the pudding mixes and milk in a large bowl with a whisk for 2min (pudding will be thick).  Stir in half of the Cool Whip and all but 1/2 cup of the reserved brownie pieces.  Spoon into brownie crust.  Top with remaining Cool Whip and reserved brownie pieces.
Refrigerate 2 hours…then ENJOY!!!

 

July 2023 – Happy Independence Day!

Aren’t you thankful for our freedom in America?  We are.  It was a costly freedom; the sacrifice of many was the price.  Despite the issues the country has, let’s be thankful today for our blessings!  🙂

Now that Summer is in full swing, we’d like to share a refreshing dessert recipe with you.  It’s called Quick Lemon-Berry Trifle.  The ingredients are:
2 1/2 cups cold milk
2 pkgs (3.4 oz each) of Jello lemon flavored Instant Pudding
2 cups thawed Cool Whip, divided
4 cups mixed fresh raspberries, blueberries, and sliced strawberries (divided)
42 Nilla Wafers

Beat milk & pudding mixes with a whisk for 2 minutes.  Stir in 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip.  Remove 1/4 cup of berries; set aside.  Arrange 21 wafers on the bottom & upside down of a 2 1/2 qt  bowl; top with layers of 1/3 pudding mixture and 1/2 each berries & remaining pudding mixture.  Top with remaining wafers, berries, pudding mixture and Cool Whip.  Garnish with reserved berries.  Refrigerate 1 hour.  Enjoy!

 

June 2023 – Parties, parties, parties!

Graduation celebrations, baby showers, bridal showers, and weddings all take center stage in June, and we’re geared up to help make many happy and special memories for all our guests!  Our Carriage House and L’Enfant Ballroom are already scheduled for many of those wonderful life celebrations.  If YOU haven’t already planned one with us, we hope that you will in the future!  Let us take the stress of it all off your shoulders; our Event Managers are exceptionally talented, and will help create a special day just for you and your guests.  For more info call 877-384-1861, or email us at:  events@proctormansioninn.com.

 

May 2023 – Springtime and Mother’s Day!

It’s been a rollercoaster weather ride the past month, but Spring has definitely arrived!  Recent rain showers (and downpours!) have caused trees, plants, and flowers to blossom, bringing wonderful color back to the landscape.  Ahhh, how refreshing and invigorating it is (sorry, allergy sufferers)!  If you aren’t able to enjoy the outdoors right now, maybe you’d like to spend some time inside here with us to celebrate Mother’s Day?  We’re hosting a High Tea on May 14th to celebrate all the special moms in our lives.  The scrumptious faire will be prepared by executive chef Paul Streichert of “Gatherings by Chef Paul” – a delightful variety of scones, devonshire cream, tea sandwiches, and more.  We have a few surprises waiting for those who will be joining us!  There are still a few seats left…call now to reserve yours!  Tickets are $65/pp, tax & gratuity included.

 

April 2023 – No Foolin!

We have some exciting news to share…and this is NO April Fool’s joke!  On April 6th at 8:00 pm, on the Lifetime Movie Channel, “Murder at Blackthorne Manor” premiers.  The movie was filmed exclusively at Proctor Mansion Inn last August.  If you enjoy “whodunnit” movies, this one is for you!  Grab your popcorn, favorite beverage, get comfy, maybe put on your Sherlock Holmes hat, and try to piece all the clues together to find the guilty party.  Even if you can’t figure out “whodunnit”, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the movie.  And, if you’re coming to our upcoming Murder Mystery Night on July 15th (seats are still available but going fast), this movie is an opportunity to sharpen your PI skills so that YOU can be a super sleuth!

 

March 2023 – We’re seeing green!

We love the color green!  Not to mean “green with envy”, or like Kermit the Frog’s “It’s not easy being green” song, but the green of St. Patrick’s Day!  The traditions of the holiday are filled with festive parades, specialty foods (like yummy Irish soda bread), dances, leprechauns, shamrocks, pots of gold, and music.  Whether or not you’re Irish, why not indulge in a little of the Irish festivities wherever you are and discover some of the fun?!?  Maybe you’ll find that elusive pot of gold every leprechaun is after.
Book a “Luck O the Irish” package with us on St. Patrick’s Day and find out what green items we have waiting for you!

 

February 2023 – Love and breakfast are in the air!

Yes, you read that right!  It’s the “month of love” with Valentine’s Day on the 14th (if you haven’t booked your seat to our Valentine’s High Tea on the 11th, you should do it now – we’re nearly sold out!  Celebrate that special someone with us & enjoy flavored scones with Devonshire cream, a variety of flavored teas, tea sandwiches, desserts, and live entertainment along with a house tour with the owner afterwards).  Here at Proctor Mansion Inn we also love to experiment with different breakfast recipes for our overnight guests to enjoy!  After all, Winter is the prefect time for more than just coffee or hot chocolate.  It’s also the best time to find a new comfort breakfast food!  We love a variety of hearty & satisfying breakfast casseroles, sheet cake pancakes, and several other items.  What’s YOUR favorite breakfast recipe?  Send us an email – we’d love to know!

 

January 2023 – Happy New Year!!

We made it!  All of us at Proctor Mansion Inn wish you and your families a happy and healthy New Year!

The year 2022 certainly had its challenges, but we’re anticipating an exceptionally good 2023!  The anticipation and excitement mainly come from our recently restored Carriage House – a three season event venue that allows gatherings of up to 160 people!  There are limitless possibilities for its use, and we’re planning a lot of fun things for the new year.  We invite you to experience the ambiance, charm, history, and service excellence we’re known for at one of our public events, or, host your own private event with us!  If you’re just curious what the Carriage House looks like, stop by at our Open House (details in our newsletter) in a week. Come check things out!  Or, if you can’t make it, you can find pictures of the Carriage House here on our website.  Either way, we hope it entices YOU to come to, or have, an event here soon!

 

 

December 2022 – It’s the Most Wonderful (& busy) Time of the Year!

The turkey, stuffing, mashed potato, veggies, & all those wonderful desserts have been eaten.  Black Friday & Cyber Monday have come and gone (were YOU one of the Black Friday shoppers who spent what seemed like an eternity in lines?).  There’s a shift in focus now…it’s officially the Christmas season!!  If you haven’t started yet, it’s time to decorate the house, buy a tree, go to a Christmas party or two, watch classic Christmas movies in your PJs (maybe with a bowl of popcorn & your favorite beverage), shop ’til you drop – & savor fine pastries and coffee while doing so – go ice skating, make family recipe cookies with the kids or friends, create new memories…the list goes on.  December is a fun-filled, yet busy, time of year!  Maybe we’ll see some of you at one of our (now sold out) free Movie Nights or annual Holiday High Tea.  We hope so.  Whatever you & your family are doing throughout the month, we at Proctor Mansion Inn wish you a very happy, safe, and Merry Christmas!!!

 

November 2022- Thankful

It’s November, and you know what that means…leaves crunching under our feet, crisp air, and best of all, Thanksgiving!  Here at Proctor Mansion Inn we have a lot to be thankful for.  Just last week there were 3 town and private sponsored events that involved Proctor Mansion. On Friday night for the WBC Stroll, we had a magician, hot apple cider, candy, & a coloring craft for all the kiddos, plus our newly restored & renovated Carriage House was open for all to take a peek!  The Carriage House is now a 3-season event venue which will hold up to 160 people, with 2 floors and a patio.  We welcomed over 200 people to this grand & historic home that night, most of whom had never been inside or even knew the mansion existed.  On Saturday & Sunday nights Marcus Vaughn hosted a Spooktacular Soiree on the Common, and once again Proctor Mansion welcomed visitors into the mansion and Carriage House.  At least another 250 people came through our doors!  We’re thankful for the opportunity to show this property to everyone, and, hope that many will choose to spend a night or two, or have an event in either our L’Enfant Ballroom or rustic feel Carriage House.  If you missed out on the Carriage House Open Houses this past weekend, stop by any time to take a peek for yourself!  We’d love to show you around, and give you a little more history of this amazing property that we’re so thankful to be able to share with everyone.
Don’t forget — we have two FREE movie nights and a holiday high tea coming up next month!  Until we see you, we hope that you enjoy this season and time with family and friends on Thanksgiving.

 


October 2022 – Welcoming Fall

Can you smell it?  The fragrance of crisp, Autumn air, wood stoves burning, pumpkin spice everything, and mulled apple cider, perhaps with a little cinnamon?  The New England Patriots season is underway (hurry and heal, Mac Jones!), so maybe you can even smell the delicious aromas of all the tailgating food being grilled on a game day.  It’s officially Fall!  Here at Proctor Mansion Inn, we’re getting ready for another town-wide scavenger hunt at the end of the month, as well as continuing to host overnight guests and a variety of private events.  We hope to see YOU for any one of those reasons.  If you’ve never been to visit us before but have always been curious about what the inside of the mansion looks like, stop by or call ahead for a quick tour.  We’d be delighted to show you around!

 

September 2022 –  It’s over already?? / New happenings!

It’s hard to believe that Summer is almost over!  Seems like it was just Memorial Day!  But the recent Back to School sales, and now buses on the roads, prove that Summer is indeed coming to an end.  Sad for those of us who love the beautiful warm weather, all the outdoor activities that go along with it, and the colorful flowers.  Yet, we had an amazing end to the season, as a film crew was here at Proctor Mansion Inn for 3 weeks making a real Murder Mystery movie!!  Yep, a true “who dunnit”, filmed exclusively here!  It was so amazing that we never posted an August blog (our apologies).  Keep your eyes peeled for “Weekend at Blackthorne Manor”; the producer is hopeful for a release time of next Summer or Fall.

We also have news of our own to share.  Many of you many have noticed all the construction trucks and workers on the property since early this year.  We’re restoring our Carriage House to be a 3 season event venue!!  Capturing its historic charm, it will maintain its rustic, barn feel, to give a unique environment for parties, weddings, business meetings, reunions, dances…just about anything you can think of.  There are two floors, complete with a small balcony, and total seating capacity will be over 150.  A patio/dance floor has also been built in the back, with the original barn door able to open and close for easy access.  Although we’re not a quite ready for business (target date is early October), we invite you to stop by and ask for one of the staff to bring you over to check things out!  We’re SO excited about this project and can hardly wait for it to be finished so we can share our unique venue, and its history, with you!

 

July 2022 – Keeping Cool

We wish you a safe and happy Independence Day weekend!  It’s certainly felt like Summer here for a few weeks now, and that trend continues – yay!  We wait all year long to enjoy & take advantage of the beautiful, warm weather.  Whatever your plans are – beach, lake, water park, Red Sox game, golf, hiking, etc. – be sure to stay hydrated, and wear a hat to keep the sun from beating down on you!  Here at the Proctor Mansion Inn, we have the ACs running to keep the house nice and cool…if you need a little reprieve from the heat, pack your bag and stay with us for a night or two!  We have a beautiful Gardens area with lots of flowers, bushes, tables & chairs, and even a fire pit (definitely a night time activity) for you to enjoy.  Just down the street is Sweatt Beach, where you can cool off in the water, or even rent a kayak.  Later in the day you can enjoy local dining inside or outside at Cafe Assisi or The Gavel.  And what Summer day is complete without delicious ice cream or gelato?  Three Pugs Ice Cream is just around the corner for the end to a perfect Summer day.  Whatever you do, be safe, stay healthy, stay cool, and enjoy your Summer!!!

 

June 2022 – Happy Summer!

Summer is here!  That means plenty of road trips, and, events here at Proctor Mansion Inn!  From graduation parties, weddings, bridal and baby showers, birthday parties, business meetings, and overnight stays, if you’re looking for a place to have an event or just a simple getaway, Proctor Mansion Inn is the place for you!  Enjoy our Gardens area in the back yard with plenty of flowers and plants, as well as tables and chairs to relax in.  Our L’Enfant Ballroom is the perfect place for parties and meetings.  Stop by and see for yourself the warmth and charm of this historic home. If you have guests coming from a long distance, why not have them stay with us?  Our friendly, top-notch, staff would love to meet and serve them!  Or, if you’re on a road trip that takes you through the Wrentham area, take a relaxing break here.  There’s plenty to do in the area for your enjoyment…go antiquing, spend a day at Sweatt Beach, hike one of the many trails of the Wrentham State Forest, visit the Wrentham Premium Outlets, Patriot Place (which includes the Patriots Hall of Fame, a movie theater, bowling alley, and live nightly entertainment), The Big Apple, or Mount St. Mary’s Abbey (their gift shop is loaded with hand made chocolates and fudge, jams and bread, as well as books and other gift items).  Plainridge Park Casino is also in the area.  For you music lovers, beginning this week, every Sunday night there are free “Concerts on the Common” starting at 6pm.  Whatever your interests are, there’s something for everyone here this summer!  We hope to see YOU soon!

P.S.  Keep your eyes open for exciting restoration news…

 

May 2022 – Mother’s Day & Other News

We want to wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!!!  Some of you will be celebrating with us here for our Mother’s Day High Tea – and we can’t wait to see you with your families!  The atmosphere will be fun and festive, complete with live entertainment!  If you missed out on booking for this big event, you can still schedule a private house tea to celebrate your special mom.

For all you Downton Abbey fans, our “Before” event is May15th, and you don’t want to miss this exciting afternoon!  Tea menu and live entertainment included. Seats are still available, so call to reserve yours today!
Have you noticed??  There’s now a matching stone pillar at the end of our driveway!  It had been laying in the back yard for decades but is now back in its rightful place.  Come by and see how grand it looks!

 

April 2022 – Happy Spring!

We’re so excited about the arrival of Spring!!  Crocuses and daffodils have sprouted up and are now blossoming, and our forsythia bushes have bloomed, giving the yard some much needed color and life after the bleak Winter.  We’ve enjoyed some warm weather already, and anticipate some of our upcoming events to be held outside as a result (barring a late April Fool’s joke by Mother Nature of a late snow storm!).  With warmer weather comes vacations…if you’re looking for a relaxing, friendly place to stay, with lots of local activities available, then come stay with us!  Or maybe you’re just looking for a mini, one or two night get-away.   In either case, we’d love to share the history and charm of this house with you, and make new friends!

 

March 2022 – Alice, Tinkerbell, Intrigue, Mother’s Day & Downton Abbey

What do all those things have in common?  They’re upcoming events happening here at Proctor Mansion Inn, and we’d love to have you join us!  Whether a children’s event (Exploring with Tinkerbell, Alice in Wonderland), Murder Mystery Night, Mother’s Day High Tea, or Downton Abbey, there’s something for everyone. Check our Special Events tab for details on each.  If you’re a kid at heart who loves Alice in Wonderland…we’ll be doing an adults only Alice in Wonderland Tea in the near future.  We hope to see YOU at one of our upcoming events!


February 2022 – It’s Party Time!

We hope everyone survived last weekend’s blizzard without incident, and didn’t have too much shoveling to do.  Now that the storm is behind us, we’re focusing on several upcoming events here at Proctor Mansion.  Our Valentine’s Day High Tea, a private event, and Alice in Wonderland Children’s tea, are putting us in party mode!  Space for the Valentine’s Tea is filling up fast, so call to book your spot today!  You’ll enjoy savory teas, foods, desserts, and be entertained with live music through part of the event.  Celebrate the one you love with us – or just gather with some good friends – on February 13th!  Alice in Wonderland also has some seating still available.  Call to book your spot for either event and come party with us!

January 2022 – Looking Back, Looking Forward

What a year 2021 was!  In looking back, thankfully, we saw business increase from 2020 at Proctor Mansion Inn, although not to pre-covid-19 levels.  We want to say a huge THANK YOU to all who entered our doors in 2021…whether for an overnight stay, private event, business meeting, public event, house tea, or simply to take a look at this historic, charming, home.

Looking forward to 2022, we are planning many events geared to both adults and children.  A Murder Mystery Night, Valentine’s Day Hight Tea, and Downton Abby events are sure to thrill many!  An Alice in Wonderland Tea and Tinkerbell event are sure to delight any young child (maybe even some parents too!).
We look forward to having both new and repeat overnight guests, and to hosting all the bridal showers, baby showers, and birthday parties that are already booked for 2022!   We love helping make these events special and memorable for everyone!  If you are looking to have an event somewhere, check out Proctor Mansion Inn!

December 2021 – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Here at Proctor Mansion Inn we love December, even though we’re busier than ever hosting our annual Movie Nights, Holiday High Tea, private parties, house teas, business meetings and overnight stays – phew!  Last night was the first of two Movie Nights & the house was packed!  It was such a great time.  If you missed it, we still have a few seats available for our December 18th showing, but they’re going fast, so call asap to reserve.

Regardless of what your holiday plans are, we want to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas, and a safe & happy New Year!

Thank you again for continuing to help make Proctor Mansion Inn a place where amazing, beautiful, and happy memories are made!
We hope to see YOU soon!

November 2021 – Thankful

Here at Proctor Mansion Inn we love November and all it brings!  Fall foliage, crisp, clean, air, the smell of fireplaces burning wood, hot apple cider…and Thanksgiving.  Speaking of thanks giving…we’re thankful for YOU, for everyone who has come to the Inn for an overnight stay, private, or public event.  We wouldn’t be able to operate, or share the history and charm of this beautiful home, without you!  We love hosting you, whether for an overnight getaway, shopping trip, family visit, college tour, football game, business meeting, private event, or one of our many public events.  Whatever your need, we’re here for you, and want to say thank you for your continued trust in us.

October 2021 – OH SO CLOSE!

If you’re as much of a New England Patriots fan as we are, & watched Tom Brady’s return to Foxboro last night, you were probably torn between which team to cheer for…we still love Brady, but the Patriots are our team, and Mac Jones is the new face of the franchise.  Last night’s game was such a nail biter!  We were THISCLOSE to beating the Buccaneers!  Good things are surely in store for the Patriots after that performance.  Next time, Tom, next time.  Bill has your number & had you beat but for the post-hitting field goal.  🙂
If you’re going to an upcoming game why not stay with us?  We’re only 4 miles from Gillette Stadium, and our super personable staff will serve you an amazing hot breakfast the next morning!

September 2021 – One of our favorites

Although Summer is officially over, we’re holding on to it tightly, as we continue to enjoy warm days yet cooler nights…which is just the right transition into Fall.  Here at the Proctor Mansion, that gets our Autumn juices flowing.  One of our favorite breakfast items is Fall inspired:  pumpkin spice French toast!  Served with organic, real maple syrup and berries, this dish is a big crowd pleaser.  You might just find pumpkin spice muffins as part of breakfast as well.  If you’re having trouble letting go of Summer, come stay with us and delight your taste buds with a foretaste of Autumn!  It will help ease the transition.  🙂

August 2021 – It’s New England Patriots football and back-to-school time!

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again, but we’re excited about the upcoming 2021 New England Patriots season, with rookie Mac Jones vying for the starting QB job with Cam Newton.  This year is bound to be better than last year.  Go Patriots!!
We trust that everyone has had a safe and fun summer – one in which you were able to do some traveling, even if it was locally, to enjoy some well deserved (and maybe much needed!) R&R!  School is back in session for many, and others are counting down the days, doing some back-to-school shopping.  Come stay with us and visit the Wrentham Premium Outlets – a terrific place to stock up on supplies.  Or, stay with us for an upcoming Patriots game.  We’re just 4 miles from Gillette Stadium but are located in a quaint New England town.  Whether you’re coming to town for a football game, concert, school shopping, visiting family, or variety of any other reasons, you can’t beat the Proctor Mansion Inn for a great getaway!

July 2021 – Summer is here!

Happy Independence Day!!  We love summertime here at the Proctor Mansion.  All of our flowers are blooming, the weather is perfect for sitting in our Gardens area, visiting nearby Sweat Beach, hiking any of one of the many nearby state forest trails, or creating you own outdoor adventure!  Whatever you have in mind, we have the perfect place to relax and unwind afterwards.  We’re a great spot for a “staycation” too!

March 2021 – Bring on Spring and Space Flight!

Welcome to meteorologic Spring!  While the “official” start of Spring begins on March 20th, that phrase does induce hope of warmer weather.  We’re looking forward to hearing birds chirping in the early morning hours, seeing flowers push up through the ground, and trees begin to bud.  Anticipation of going outside without a heavy jacket – or needing snow boots – is exciting!

Did you know??  An associate of Proctor Mansion Inn is currently in a competition for a seat on the first ever all civilian space flight!!  Launch is scheduled for the Fall.  Check out our twitter account, @proctormansion, for a video with co-owner and spokesperson Dawn Fitzgerald.  View and retweet to all your friends!

February 2021 – Let it snow!!

If you’re like us, you LOVE to see the snow falling and the beautiful winter wonderland it produces.  However, like a lot of you, we could do without the shoveling, snow-blowing and treacherous driving conditions, not to mention power outages!  But, that’s New England for you!
Snow storms are a good excuse to take some time to just unplug and relax, even if it’s for only 1/2 hour…sip your favorite coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, while snuggled up in something cozy and warm; watch TV, read a book, or gaze at the falling snow.  It can be mesmerizing.
We hope you and your loved ones weathered this recent storm without incident!  We did, and are still open for business!  And, with Valentine’s Day just a week away, why not consider spending a relaxing evening with us to celebrate?  We have a special Valentine’s Day Package available just for you!  Check out our Packages->Special Lodging Packages tab for details.  We hope to see YOU soon!

January 2021 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

We made it through one of the worst years ever, despite the global coronavirus pandemic still affecting our lives and businesses.  We all long to be able to hug family and friends again, travel, dine out, go to classes, shop, etc., without wearing face coverings and needing to quarantine or be tested.  With 3 vaccines now available and beginning to be administered world-wide, there is hope on the horizon.
Our hope at Proctor Mansion Inn, as well as yours, is that life will return to somewhat normal fairly soon.  We have seen some of you over the past 6 months, for overnight stays or small events, and for that we are truly grateful.  Thank you for trusting us to take the utmost care of you.  It’s our delight to help create wonderful memories while making you feel like family.

If you’re tired of being stuck at home, or simply need a break from the same old routine, why not consider an overnight stay with us?  You’ll be glad you did!

December 2020 – Movie night is back!

We are very excited to announce our annual movie showings of “The Spirit of Christmas”!  Due to covid regulations the event size will be smaller in order to accommodate social distancing.  We can’t wait to entertain you again with the full-length version of the movie that was filmed primarily at this location back in February 2015.  It’s become a Christmas classic, and one the family is sure to love.  Movie Nights are:  December 11th and December 18th, from 7pm – 9pm.  Be sure to call and book your seat now!

November 12, 2020

Private, Exclusive Teas!     Want to experience a relaxing atmosphere, good food, and plenty of flavored teas?  Come enjoy your own private tea party in our L’Enfant Ballroom or exquisite Dining Room!  Party size of up to 6.  Minimum advance reservation of 3 days (72 hours) required.

October 1, 2020 – One of our favorites

Breakfast at the mansion is something we love to do!  Whether making omelettes, frittatas, french toast, waffles, pancakes, scrambled eggs, or any other yummy dish, our staff delights to prepare fresh, delicious & eye-pleasing breakfasts for our guests!  Now that Fall is here, pumpkin spice flavored items are a big hit.  Close your eyes and imagine…pumpkin spice pancakes decorated with confectionery sugar and whip cream, ready for you to pour on real maple syrup!  Or maybe you’re not into sweet things like that…for you, imagine a beautifully colored omelette with cheese and spinach (maybe some diced peppers too).  Can’t you just see, smell and taste it?!?  Oh yeah.  I just made you hungry, and you want some now too, right?  Come stay overnight with us and we’ll take care of that craving for you!

September 12, 2020 – Upcoming events

Mark your calendars now for our Autumn teas!  October 24th and 25th, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Due to social distancing, we will be hosting a maximum of 25 people per tea.  Call now to book your seat!  Advance reservations are a must.  Please notify us ahead of time of any dietary restrictions.

Coming in December – “Moving Night”!  Yes, we will continue our tradition of showing the full length version of “The Spirit of Christmas”, which was mainly filmed right here at the Proctor Mansion nearly 6 years ago.  It will be shown free of charge, in our L’Efant Ballroom, the scene of the “Christmas Eve dance” in the movie.  Snacks will be provided (& served according to covid-19 guidelines), and a cash bar will be available.  Movie dates yet to be determined, so stay tuned!

Thinking of a quick getaway?  Book an overnight stay with us by the end of October and receive a $40 gift certificate towards your stay!  Restrictions may apply.

September 1, 2020 – Autumn is in the air!

Despite all the travel and group size restrictions, we have had a successful summer!  Several couples were married and had their receptions with us, there have been numerous small, private, events, and, we’ve had folks stay with us for a variety of reasons.  Covid-19 may still be impacting our lives, but it can’t keep us from living them!  Thank you to all who have come to stay or have an event with us!

Now that September is here, so is the return of cool, crisp, mornings (isn’t it great??), which foster thoughts of pumpkin flavored foods & beverages – yum!  School is also set to resume – for most kids it is at least part-time online learning – we wish them and their teachers a safe & healthy school year.  And let’s not forget…the New England Patriots!!!  There’s a new captain in town at the helm – Cam Newton!  He has astronomically enormous shoes to fill.  While NO ONE could ever replace Tom Brady, the GOAT (& we already miss him tons), we wish Cam & the rest of the team the very best this season!  Our expectations are high for another championship…let’s go Patriots!!!  Once Gillette is open for fans, why not consider an overnight stay with us?  We’re less than 4 miles from the stadium, and very convenient to get to.  We hope to see YOU soon!

July 1, 2020 – Happy Summer!

Summer – it’s finally here!  Many people have already been celebrating the season with trips to the beaches or lakes.  This week everyone is getting ready for another celebration – Independence Day!  A long weekend for many.  Here at Proctor Mansion Inn we’re open to serve our guests as they travel to spend time with family or friends.  Our variety of flowers are in full bloom all over the yard, including the Victorian Gardens area.  We hope that one day soon YOU will come visit us and take in the beauty & tranquility of it all.

June 17, 2020 – We have re-opened!!

An excerpt from our recent press release:
June 2020 (Wrentham, MA) – Proctor Mansion Inn, a historic and well-known Bed & Breakfast and event venue in the quaint town of Wrentham, MA, has been busy getting the house and property ready to once again welcome all guests to experience the unique space and create lasting memories with friends and family.  Our doors were allowed to open on June 8th – an exciting day for the Inn as well as other area businesses!

Owners Brian and Dawn Fitzgerald state that “Our industry has been hit extremely hard during this pandemic and we are thrilled to get back to doing what we love. We will continue to monitor this situation and take whatever steps we can to help lessen the impacts of the coronavirus emergency. We will ensure your safety when here, while providing you with the level of service and hospitality you deserve and expect. Our staff is conducting additional cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting as appropriate, with focus on high-touch surfaces and common areas. We’re very excited and looking forward to welcoming guests back to the Proctor Mansion Inn!”

Reservations are now being accepted for overnight stays, small house teas or private events! Tea reservations need to be made three days in advance. Guests can once again experience the charm, beauty, and history of the inn, the Victorian Gardens, and our exceptional hospitality. Call 877-384-1861 with questions or to reserve. 

A note to all our guests:  Thank you for your trust in Proctor Mansion Inn.  Please know that we continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and are taking every step we can to help lessen the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  We will ensure your safety while here, while providing you with the level of service and hospitality you deserve and expect.

March 12, 2020 – The Coronavirus and Preparedness at Proctor Mansion Inn

We are actively monitoring recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and federal, state and local agencies to help ensure the actions we are taking are in line with best health practices for our guests’, as well as staff’s, safety.  Communication is ongoing, preparing us to act on any guidance we may receive.
Additionally, we are conducting additional cleaning as appropriate, with focus on high-touch surfaces and common areas.

Thank you for your trust in Proctor Mansion Inn. Please know that we will continue to monitor this situation and take whatever steps we can to help lessen the impacts of the coronavirus, while providing you with the level of service and hospitality you deserve and expect.

 
Welcome  to the Proctor Mansion Inn!

Old-world charm combines with modern amenities and facilities at this charming Wrentham, Massachusetts hotel. Elegant French Victorian architecture and furnishing, complete with comfortable accommodations and exceptional service, make every stay memorable.

The Proctor Mansion Inn is situated in the heart of the picturesque downtown area. Guests can easily discover a number of antique stores, shopping districts, gourmet dining and more.

Guests can enjoy the Proctor’s cozy guestrooms, each furnished with period antiques, hand-crafted artwork and the original windows from 1860 as well as complimentary wireless internet access and cable TV.  In the Summer, guests can enjoy our Victorian garden in the back yard, complete with sitting area and fire pit.

This property also has one of the top-rated locations in the Wrentham area! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in Wrentham! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

If you enjoy the Rhode Island beaches better…look up the Admiral Fitzroy Inn, our sister property, located right in the heart of Newport on Thames Street.  It’s only one block from Newport Harbor and 1/2 mile to First Beach.
Why not make plans now and enjoy a summer weekend with us, and breeze off to the Cape or Newport for the day and enjoy the beautiful weather New England is famous for?

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Proctor Mansion Inn has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 24, 2009