Congratulations! My husband is from Western MA and we have family in and around Boston!!!
Magnolia Plantation is beautiful. I think you can bring your own caterer there, if so I HIGHLY recommend Royal Grand Events. Curtis the chef there is AMAZING! He is great to work with, will email you back almost immediately, and his food is beyond delicious. He can arrange for the bar and all your rentals too if you want.
Flowers: we used Diane Thrower weddings for daughter #1. She is very reasonably priced, great to work with and does beautiful work. LOVED her! D#2 we used Out of Hand, only because William Aiken required a coordinator and we went with Ooh Events and OOH is the florist with them. Just made things simpler. They were more expensive, but very happy with everything.
Photographer: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Jenna Marie Weddings. She is a doll, great price, amazing photos. HIGHLY recommend. Did D#1's maternity shoot and D#2 wedding!! LOVE HER!!!
Hotel: we used Charleston Marriot for room block. They have an outside bar area which is nice and a fabulous restaurant with a buffet breakfast. Very nice, upscale, but not pricey. Only neg, not right downtown, 5 min away, but closer to Magnolia for you
Band: we used Permanent Vacation. Again AMAZING! Really nice guys, reasonable price
Cake: Best cake ever....Elaine's events. Elaine Mincey baker FABULOUS!!!
Hair: Ashley Burg at Tabula Rasa Salon...she's hilarious!! girls have been going to her for years!!
let me know if you have any other questions!! Patti