‘Gala Weddings’ Launch Party Posted February 13, 2012




Linnea, and guest of honor, Kristin Burgess, senior editor of Gala Magazine

'Gala Weddings' magazine proudly on display


Always a perfect night when the 'String of Pearls Orchestra' are at the Inn.


Signature 'Love Potion #9' cocktails await guests at the bar

'Butterfly Kisses' paintings by the very talented Brian Stephens


Beautiful gowns featured in the "American Elegance" photo shoot supplied by Beth Chapman, owner of the "White Dress by The Shore". Carla Ten Eyck Photography displayed images that were featured in the spread.

Nichole Michel, owner/designer of Coral Pheasant Stationary

The Bee and Thistle Inn glowing

Photographer Steve Depino and Linnea strike a pose. A lucky couple has just booked Steve as their photographer for their wedding here this summer.

Beautiful Bee matchbooks from 'The Joy of Light'

It was no ordinary Wednesday last week at the Bee and Thistle Inn. We were lucky enough to be the venue for the “American Elegance” photo shoot that made it in to the pages of “Gala” magazine in September and to commemorate the amazing spread we decided to throw a soiree! To our delight, Guest of honor, and senior editor of “Gala” magazine and, Kristin Burgess stayed the evening and graciously supplied magazines to all our guests. All of the featured vendors of the shoot were in attendance- Beth Chapman and friends from The White Dress by the Shore, Dana Bartone, Carla Ten Eyck Photography, Nicole Michele from Coral Pheasant Stationary + Design, Hope from A Little Imagination Cakes, Candace Coppola from Jubilee Events and Tony Palmieri from Datura: A Modern Garden.

As ‘Love Potion #9’ cocktails were being shaken at the bar, are guests mingled and got on their to the ‘String of Pearls’ orchestra. The gowns that were worn for the shoot were proudly on display, and guests got to see more of the images that Carla Ten Eyck provided.  As favors, Joyce from ‘The Joy of Light’ was kind enough to give us beautiful bee embossed matchbooks to give to our guests.  Thank you to all who attended!

Love is in the Air… Posted February 7, 2012


On a beautiful December day, Mike and Stacey graced the Bee with their wedding ceremony and reception. It was ‘Winter White’ perfection…The bride wore a stunning lace and satin gown; she seemed to float down the aisle as the harpist played. Dozens of votives lit the reception area, where Linnea’s arrangements of white hydrangeas and piano roses peeked out between Mercury glass candle abras. The groom’s good friends played in a Jazz Trio through out the cocktail hour and dinner, and had everyone on their feet after for fireside dancing.

The couple chose a decadent menu with everything from passed Duck Confit and Truffle Quesadillas to an entree choice of Grilled Filet Mignon with Lobster Mashed Potatoes. Linnea’s custom three tiered wedding cake would of been more then sufficient, but the couple wanted their guests to indulge in a decadent Viennese dessert table.

Mike and Stacey’s attention to detail made their wedding an unforgettable evening. Between the flickering candles, a beautiful bride and The Bee and Thistle Inn’s charm, it was a perfect winter wedding.


Photography by Victoria Souza

Celebrate With Us! Posted February 1, 2012


Closing for the Winter Posted January 25, 2012




New Year’s Eve 2012 was quite the affair to remember…Chef Kris Rowe pulled out the stops with an amazing five course menu; ranging from local oysters with toasted brioche and caviar to Australian Rack of Lamb. The ‘String of Pearls Orchestra’ got everyone on their feet, even our staff couldn’t help dancing!

As always, David and Linnea were the most gracious hosts, welcoming our guests in to a glamorous evening. The tables were adorned with silver painted Lily’s, hand crafted by Linnea. Hats and noise maker’s were passed to our guests before the Champagne toast and midnight countdown.  We saw many familiar faces that have joined been part of the ‘Bee’ family, and many new faces as well. Happy New Year to all, we are so grateful to have such amazing guests!