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“In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are
doing what they love.” 
— Warren Buffett

This quote is indicative of The Savory Affair’s Jessica Granatiero!

Jessica has a background in business, creating in 2006 the nationally recognized Savory Grape Wine Shop that brings a unique educational and shopping experience to clients.  “The Grape”, as fans fondly refer to it, has a penchant for unique experiences and boutique wine, craft beer and spirits. And, the experiences her clientele were looking for were social based – including corporate and non-profit events, and those closer to home like showers, weddings, milestone birthdays and anything else you want to celebrate. In response to the market demand for her time, communications and planning abilities she launched The Savory Affair Event Planning and Design Consultation Company.

Bred from passion and expertise in event planning, marketing and food and wine, The Savory Affair is a New England corporate & social event planning company. From location procurement and venue décor to guest list management, invitations, photography, entertainment and day-of management, The Savory Affair event planning team will provide you with a custom plan that captures your vision and budget – small or large, corporate or social. It’s what they do best.

Photo Credit: Blueflash Photography

Jessica’s knowledge of, and joy in, the local community is evident in the relationships she creates with clients. Her warm and inviting personality immediately puts them at ease and in return, they put their faith in Jessica and her team. Regardless of the type of event, The Savory Affair makes customer visions into realities. “Our whole idea is based on the premise that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to put on a great event,” said Granatiero. “We have had some large corporate clients with big budgets, but we’ve also done a lot of smaller parties. You don’t have to have a big event to have a memorable event and you don’t always have to spend a lot of money. Our real goal is to form long-lasting relationships with our personal and corporate clients.”

The Savory Affair is not a “typical” event planning company! Granatiero has an eye for talent in the event business and she and her team have energy, imagination and the right amount of flare to develop unique ideas and concepts to get you what you want. Best of all, they handle all the logistics including dealing with their partner vendors or ones you may have already chosen to produce amazing events. They produce events that resembled theatre, bring celebrity concerts to the local area, successfully raise funds for local charities, make the “I Dos” so much more special,  and design themed at home events.

Jessica and her team love to help their clients! Event planning should not be intimidating and they take the sting and worry out of the equation. Want a party but too busy to plan? No problem! Chose one of their four new Savory Experiences – packages for the discerning wine connoisseur to enjoy at home. Designed with tailored socializing in mind, these tasting experiences will delight your senses and those of your closest friends or family as the tastings are brought to you. Together, you can have fun and explore the nuances of a variety of complex flavors.

Going a step further into creating unique, and memorable experiences, The Savory Affair also develops and conducts “boutique-styled”, personalized tours of Napa Valley and the popular “Savoring Italy” tours in Tuscany. Combining the unparalleled service of The Savory Affair with the vineyard connections and wine knowledge of The Savory Grape, each trip offers a personalized, behind-the-scenes look at these epicurean worlds. In order to provide tailored, individualized experiences, the trips host a limited number of guests and are personally guided Jessica.

The Savory Affair team sees to every planning detail and they live by the motto of “sip, savor and socialize without worrying about the details” so you and your guests can enjoy the splendor of the occasion effortlessly.


Photo: Jessica Granatiero

 Take a look at some notable moments from The Savory Affair in the Gallery below!

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 Jenny and Travis celebrated their nuptials at the gorgeous Chatham Bars Inn in Cape Cod, MA. With GROOVE ALLIANCE bringing the magic for the evening and ShoreShotz Weddings capturing the special moments, it was guaranteed to be a night to remember! Check out some of the amazing shots below!


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Great wedding band reviews are common here at Wilson Stevens, but sometimes a client goes above and beyond in praise of our artists. So once a month we like to feature our favorite, most touching, or just downright thoughtful testimonials on the Blog


State Room Wedding – May 7, 2016, Boston, MA

“Hi Justin & Katlin,

I just wanted to thank you again for facilitating the Eye 2 Eye performance at my wedding on Saturday. They were AMAZING and had the entire room on their feet throughout the evening! So many of our guests have raved about how excellent they were; their energy, showmanship and talent was so very appreciated, and an absolute blast.

Again thanks so very much for all of your help, and please extend our sincerest gratitude to the Eye 2 Eye team!”

All the best,
Lindsay Rotondi & Steve Aiello


The Fairmont Copley Plaza Wedding – May 7, 2016, Boston, MA

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent. We asked and you gave 100%

2) Choice of Music: Excellent. Was perfect!! Full dance floor all night confirms this!!!!

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent. So professional.

4) Emceeing: Excellent. Got the crowd up and dancing and made us all feel part of the music.

5) Break Schedule: Excellent. Didn’t have any breaks of music the change from band to break music and band to DJ flawless!!!

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes. Always very professional

7) Use artist again?: Yes. Answered all questions and so accommodating.

“We were so pleased with EVERYTHING!!!! They were able to keep the dance floor full all night long!!! Their ability to read the crowd was perfect!!”

-Lynne Resha


The Ritz Carlton Boston Common Wedding – April 30, 2016, Boston, MA

Performance Review:

1) Quality of Music: Excellent. The music was outstanding – we cannot stop getting comments from people about how awesome you all were! I think the main comment was that this was the best band anyone has ever seen!

2) Choice of Music: Excellent. Music selection was great! I enjoyed the variations that were played – some oldies, 90s/2000s and pop! Every song that came on just got everyone going even more than the earlier one!

3) Grooming and Attire: Excellent. Everyone looked so professional and awesome!

4) Emceeing: Excellent. The band really helped shape our wedding and turn it into one of the best nights of our lives! This was all attributable to the band and the emceeing done to help make the transition between the reception formalities and dancing so smooth!

5) Break Schedule: Excellent. With one break schedule just to eat, I don’t know how anyone could ever complain! I don’t think anyone even knew they were gone, which was great! We had a ton of people come up to us asking if you ever took a break lol! Thanks for devoting all your time to the music and making the party come alive!

6) Use Wilson Stevens again? Yes. Anita was fantastic to work with throughout the whole planning process. She was so responsive to my emails and made the whole process easy for me.

7) Use artist again?: Yes.

“Beantown Band was absolutely fantastic and blew every expectation I had out of the water! I don’t think I have ever been to a wedding where 1) people had to stand on the side of the dance floor because there was no more room for everyone to dance and 2) everyone stayed until the last song that was played. Tom and I literally cannot keep up with all the comments we have been getting from our guests about how great you all were! I think that is a true testament to your musical and performance abilities to generate such a response from hundreds of people. Tom and I are already planning our one year anniversary or our next party so we can hire you guys again lol! Thanks again for everything – you all really helped shape our wedding into one of the best days of our lives and we are so thankful for that! Depression mode has already kicked in but we just keep reliving Saturday and the amazing time us and our guests had!”

-Teresa Bertels


The Barn at Gibbet Hill Wedding – March 5, 2016, Groton, MA

“My family and I and ALL of our guests were just thrilled with The Connection!”

Thank you,
Mel Blackman

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March 21, 2016Leave a Comment

Great wedding band reviews are common here at Wilson Stevens, but sometimes a client goes above and beyond in praise of our artists. So once a month we like to feature our favorite, most touching, or just downright thoughtful testimonials on the Blog


Wentworth by the Sea Wedding – March 12, 2016, New Castle, NH

“I just wanted to take a moment to say wow! I can’t tell you the compliments we have received from every one of our guests regarding Beantown last evening. Your music and your performance or fabulous! As you could tell, we had a crowd that spanned the age gamut. You captured everyone’s attention and enjoyment.

We succeeded in what we had set out to accomplish which was a great meal, an awesome band and a wonderful party for our guests. Thank you for being part of it!”

All my best,
Cheryl Coletti


The Barn at Gibbet Hill Wedding – March 5, 2016, Groton, MA

“My family and I and ALL of our guests were just thrilled with The Connection!”

Thank you,
Mel Blackman


Morton’s Steakhouse Wedding – March 4, 2016, Boston, MA

“Um, SPLASH! KILLED IT… they were INCREDIBLE! Please pass along our sincerest thanks to all of the members of the band and tell them every single person there had nothing but the most positive things to say. I have girls coming up asking me for their name even before they’re engaged! Absolutely best wedding band ever. Loved every single second. Thank you SO much!!!!!”

-Ashley and Patrick Balaconis


Museum of Fine Arts Event – December 5, 2015, Boston, MA

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to the Encore band. They were truly fantastic. Everyone had an amazing time and is still raving about them today. Please let them know!”

-Casey Reisner

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