Sector: Restaurants
Country: US
State: New Hampshire
Address: 14 Route 111, NH 03038, Derry, New Hampshire, US (View Map)
Phone: (603) 328-9265


The Brookstone Event Center, located on Route 111 in Derry, New Hampshire, today announced plans to renovate the facility and expand the event business in order to accommodate growing demand for weddings, corporate outings, special events and off-site catering. "Brookstone has grown to be such a bride favorite as shown by recent awards (New Hampshire Magazine`s 2010 Best of Bride and 2011 Wedding Wire Bride Choice Award) but because of limited time slots and lack of function space, we found ourselves turning away business."; said Eric Brooks, General Manager of Brookstone Park. "The renovation will allow us to meet the demands of our potential guests while creating a premier event destination." The current 4,000 square foot, beautifully appointed and traditional ballroom will remain virtually unchanged. The expansion, which has already begun, will include renovating the existing 6,000 square foot restaurant space into a modern function room. Additionally, Brooks plans to create an 8,900 square foot conference center and meeting room on the second floor. Expansion plans also include an elaborate outdoor tented space for those who prefer an elegant outdoor experience, accessed by winding cobbled paths. In order to complete this vision, Brooks knew he had to assemble a proven hospitality and culinary team. Event Center General Manager, Alex van den Broek was the first hire. He brings with him a master`s degree in hospitality management from Rooi Pannen College, Tilburg, The Netherlands, van den Broek has been creating memorable experiences in the Merrimack Valley and around the world for over 14 years. The next hire was Executive Chef Kevin Riley, former Executive Chef of Westin Hotel in Tampa, Florida, and Executive Sous Chef of Todd English`s Olives at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada has brought an even greater level of culinary expertise to the area and has truly enhanced the banquet and function facility. "I came on board to help Brookstone Park achieve their goals and meet the demand and trends for diverse and outstanding venues for functions...and it`s all centered around the food. We can and will surprise all our banquet guests with a menu that they would typically find in a five star restaurant. That`s my expertise and we`ve been working hard to get the transition underway as quickly as possible". says Chef Kevin Riley. With this team in place, Brooks felt they were finally ready to move forward with the project. Brookstone`s restaurant operations closed on January 31, 2012. Restaurant Gift Certificates can be redeemed at full face value at the Pro Shop, the Miniature Golf Course and the Event Center. Please view our upcoming events, including: Mother`s Day, Easter Brunch, a Father`s Day Golf Special and many other Music and Comedy events throughout the year. The Brookstone Park Golf Course and Miniature Golf Course will remain open to the public. This 50 acre "Best of the Best" award winning course also provides scenic photo opportunities for weddings, a perfect location for company outings and team building activities. The Brookstone Grille Team Members would like to extend their deepest appreciation and thanks to their valued Grille guests for the years of loyalty and patronage.

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