Our passion. Our pride.

For forty years, the Saphire family has been pursuing our passion: creating top-notch, once-in-a-lifetime events for our clients. Widely acclaimed for our attention to detail, both our attentive staff and pristine venues never disappoint. Among our three venues—Saphire Estate, The Villa and Avenir—we pride ourselves in maintaining fresh, well-appointed and up-to-date surroundings. Our expertly trained staff have a singular focus: creating the picturesque backdrop for the biggest event of your life. We keep an eye on every detail, so you can keep your eye on making memories!

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Setting the Standard for Weddings Since 1977

  • Where It All Began…

    1977
    Roberta and Gerald Saphire purchase Daub’s Highland Manor on Lake Massapoag, renaming it the Saphire Manor and Inn. Originally known as Wentworth’s and then Anapolsky’s, the Manor had been built to accommodate the vacationers, tourists, and celebrities who flocked to the area during summer season. Legend had it that in the 1930’s, the great Leonard Bernstein used to perform in the Manor’s grand ballroom.
  • The Next Generation

    2006
    The Saphire’s son Jonathan and his wife Amie take over ownership of the property and relaunch it as Saphire Estate, investing nearly one million dollars to remodel the house and gardens while retaining its historic charm. Hosting only one wedding at a time, Saphire Estate becomes renowned across the South Shore as a quintessential New England venue, with lakefront property, beautifully landscaped grounds, and a classically decorated ballroom.
  • A Growing Company

    2008
    Jonathan and Amie Saphire take over the clubhouse at Ridder Country Club, transforming it into a Mediterranean-inspired venue, featuring two ballrooms, tent space, as well as two outdoor ceremony locations and adding a second property to the Saphire Event Group portfolio. Originally a barn built in 1918 on a 250-acre dairy farm, the clubhouse served as one of Plymouth County’s most exclusive private event venues.
  • Breaking New Ground

    2017
    In an effort to create a truly ideal venue, Saphire Event Group breaks ground on a brand-new 2400 sq. foot separate cocktail space at its flagship property, Saphire Estate. Completed in September 2018, this lounge features a limestone fireplace, custom chandeliers, a caesarstone bar top and more, retaining the classic beauty of the property while incorporating modern upgrades and design choices.
  • The "Future" of SEG

    2018
    In the summer of 2018, Jonathan and Amie Saphire acquire the company’s third and largest property: Avenir, formerly Raffael’s of Walpole. Meaning “future” in French, this venue will soon undergo renovations creating a glamorous old Hollywood vibe, perfect for clients seeking a luxe feel. With a stately ballroom boasting opulent chandeliers, soaring ceilings, and space for 350 guests, Avenir will be unlike any other venue on the South Shore.
    Dina K

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