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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?

Let us know where you visited and share your tips with us!

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