Winter Weddings: And here we thought winter was over already!

Let’s all think back now to just how many summer weddings we’ve all been to…. Got a number yet?!


That’s 33% of ALL weddings in a year crammed into 2 calendar months. Beautiful weddings full of fresh flowers, bright colors, and birds chirping. (Somehow I’m visualizing Snow White now, but let’s assume most brides won’t opt for small woodland creatures in the aisle on their big day.) I think we can all agree that New England has truly iconic seasons, but there is a whole chunk of the calendar that many brides don’t consider for their date, and that’s winter!

In a world FULL of options and everything screaming “BE DIFFERENT” how do the indecisive wade through it all and make countless choices to put together one of THE most special days of your life?! There are entire websites, books, magazines, careers and blogs 😉 that are devoted to planning this one unforgettable day and I think we can all agree it can all be a bit overwhelming. Your options are just as endless with a winter theme, you simply cannot go wrong.

Just imagine… Walking down the elegant grand ballroom staircase dressed with fairy lights hidden in tufts of white tulle. Dancing underneath soft white tapestries strung across the ceiling, whilst perfectly positioned lighting reflects off flakes of snow drifting down around you. You’re surrounded by tables adorned with smiling faces and centerpieces of winter greens and fresh succulents. It transports you to that brief period of calm just after the first snow, truly a winter wonderland that dreams are made of! The holiday greeting card picture we all wish to hold on to.

Or WAIT! What about RED? Or dancing under mistletoe?! Are you getting as excited as I am?! Whether, you are simplistic or lean towards extravagance, a winter wedding is simply timeless!

My Big Fat Portuguese Wedding, The Portuguese Kids Are At It Again!

The Portuguese Kids
Return to Chez Josef…


Meet Derrick DeMelo, Jason Casimiro, Brian Martins and Al Sardinha – otherwise known as The Portuguese Kids. Hailing from South Eastern Massachusetts, The Portuguese Kids are taking ethnic comedy to new heights with their live shows highlighting the funnier side of growing up Portuguese. From New England to California and Winnipeg to Toronto; their mission is to deliver a great source of comedic entertainment to the Portuguese-American and Portuguese-Canadian communities. An opportunity to showcase “Growing Up Portuguese” through Sketch, Music, and Improv. Being Portuguese is unique, wonderful, and a lot of the time…funny! The Portuguese Kids are bridging the gap between generations and bringing the culture back where it belongs. One piece of chourico at a time.


The last time these comedic geniuses visited Chez Josef, they packed the house and had it shaking with laughter. On August 29th, they return to do it all again with a new offering…My Big Fat Portuguese Wedding!

Come watch the Furtado’s and Viera’s unite in holy Matrimony in this hilarious interactive dinner show. You’ll enjoy a delicious three course dinner, Portuguese inspired specialty drinks, and the chance to be a part of the fattest, funniest wedding you’ll ever be invited to.

The doors open at 7 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased by visiting our website, and clicking on the Events page. Tickets are selling fast, get yours today before you miss out. And don’t forget to subscribe to our blog below for more information about upcoming events, recipes, and a whole lot more!



Win 2 Free Tickets to The Soprano’s Last Supper!

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The Soprano’s Last Supper

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Dinner Theater That Just Might Have You Sleeping with the Fishes…

Chez Josef in Agawam is at it again with their latest and greatest dinner theater offering.  From AKA Entertainment, the comedy team who brought you “Joey and Maria’s Wedding” and ” The Wake of Matty O’Malley”, comes the hilarious and wildly interactive “The Soprano’s Last Supper”.

Join all your favorite characters in this spoof of the Emmy Award winning series for some good ol’ mobster fun. Rub elbows with Tony, Silvio, Paulie and the rest of the gang while you sit in on the secret meeting of the mafia commission as they choose the new “head of the family”. Who knows, it could be you! sopranos2

During the show, you’ll enjoy a hearty four course dinner, Italian style!

Field Green Salad, Penne A La Vodka, Parmesan and Panko Encrusted Chicken over Roasted Tuscan Vegetables, and Sicilian Mud Pie for dessert. Mangia!

If you’re looking for a great night out with friends and family, look no further than Chez Josef. We are your destination for food, fun and fantastic entertainment. Fuggedaboutit!

So come join us on Friday July 24th, 2015! Doors open at 7 PM, show starts at 8! Don’t forget to “Don” yourself in your best mobster outfit. The “Family” is waiting…

Reserve your seats today by visiting or by clicking here to purchase tickets.




The Edwards Twins, Direct From Las Vegas!

The Edwards Twins To Perform Live At Chez Josef in Agawam…

If you’ve been to Las Vegas and taken in some shows, chances are you may have edwards2already seen them. At the very least, you’ve heard of them. If you haven’t ventured that far from your La-Z-Boy, then odds are you’re not very familiar with them.

Eddie and Anthony Edwards are seemingly ordinary men with extraordinary talent. Born in 1965, and raised in Burbank, California, these identical twins have spent the last decade touring the world and entertaining thousands with their eerily accurate impersonations.

As young boys they were fascinated with celebrities. Living near the NBC Studios in Burbank, they would sneak in and watch various tv shows as they were being taped. At home, the brothers would then play together, mimicking the stars and memorizing the skits from “The Carol Burnett Show“, “Laugh In“, and “The Sonny and Cher Show“.

Before pairing up, the two brothers were on different paths in life. After edwards6receiving a degree in music at the California Institute of the Arts, Anthony went on to graduate from the San Diego Police Academy. Meanwhile, Eddie was touring the country with the world famous entertainment group, La Cage aux Folles. After an appearance on the Carol Burnett Show, Carol suggested to Eddie that he team up with his twin brother and perform together. The brothers took her advice and joined forces creating the star studded spectacular, “Celebrities On Stage”.edwards3

Anthony and Eddie Edwards have mastered more than 150 characters combined including, Neil Diamond, Billy Joel, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, Cher, Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, and even Kermit the Frog! They move, sing and perform exactly like the actual stars themselves. They even do their own costume design, hair and makeup!edwards5

The Edwards Twins have been featured on The Today Show, (to watch click here) and Entertainment Tonight, as well as in numerous publications such as People Magazine, USA Today, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.edwards4

Making Chez Josef the last stop on their tour, the Edwards Twins are giving YOU the unique opportunity to witness a truly incredible night of amazing performances without having to travel all the way out to vegas. We are bringing Vegas to you! Join us on April 10th, 2015 at Chez Josef 176 Shoemaker Lane, in Agawam, MA for an unforgettable evening. The doors open at 7pm, the show begins at 8pm. To purchase tickets click here. For more information and to explore what else Chez Josef has to offer, click here to go to our website.

Subscribe for free to our blog and enter to win 2 Tickets to this awesome show!! Drawing will be held Wednesday, April 8th and you will be notified via the email you provide. 



Open To The Public Events at Chez Josef

Exterior of Chez Josef

Dinner Theater and Comedy in 2015…

I have already mentioned in our first blog that Chez Josef is more than just a wedding venue. I also briefly discussed the introduction of Chez “open to the public” events scheduled for this year. In this blog, I will be going into much more detail about our calendar and why you shouldn’t miss out on any of these fantastic opportunities to have a great time with friends and family.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015

A Tribute To Great Legends

This tribute show is still New England’s finest! Hosted by ABC 40’s Dave Madsen, JoePereira_Legends_Postcard20152A Tribute To Great Legends is loaded with live musical performances by some of the best celebrity impersonators in the business. Live acts include; Elvis, Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Rod Stewart, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Lionel Richie, Frank Sinatra, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, and Lady Gaga. Live music is provided by Joe Pereira’s Western Mass All-Stars. There will be cocktails and dinner too! A portion of the proceeds to benefit The Pioneer Valley U.S.O.

Cocktail Hour Begins at 4pm/ Dinner is at 5pm/ And the Show Begins at 6pm!

For tickets call (413) 355-5394 or purchase them here.


SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015  10AM-3PM

Easter Brunch

Chez Josef’s famous Easter Brunch is back again this year! Gather the whole eb1family and join us, won’t you? There will be an amazing brunch buffet including Carving, Pasta and Omelette Stations, an incredible spread of Desserts, Coffee, Tea, Juice, a Complimentary Mimosa Station and much more. We will have a Knee High Buffet for the kids and a Coloring Contest! Children 3 and under are free! The Easter Bunny will even be making a special appearance.

Call (413) 786-0257 to Book Your Reservation!

We also have an Easter To-Go Menu! Check out this link to learn more and view menu.


FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

The Edwards Twins

Direct from Las Vegas!! The Edwards Twins are a critically acclaimed duo of et1celebrity musical impersonators. These identical twin brothers pair up to bring you amazing performances of over 150 superstar musicians. Live acts include, Cher, Bette Midler, Billy Joel, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Barry Gibb, Celine Dion, Andrea Boccelli, Rod Stewart, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, Tom Jones, and over 100 more!  They do all of their own singing, no lip-syncing! They have been featured in People Magazine and The Today Show and have been called “the #1 Celebrity Impersonators Show in the world”  by USA Today, The Boston Globe, and The New York Times. You don’t want to miss this!!

Doors Open at 7pm, Show Starts at 8pm

Purchase your tickets here before they’re all gone.


SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015  10AM-3PM

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet

Treat Mom right this year and bring her to Chez! Our incredible brunch buffet md1has everything you’re looking for. All things breakfast as well as, Carving Stations, Pasta Stations, Decadent Dessert Stations, Coffee, Tea, Juice, Complimentary Mimosa Station and much more… All mothers will receive a rose!

Call (413) 786-0257 to Book Your Reservation Today!



The Portugese Kids…FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015

The Soprano’s Last Supper…SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015

My Big Fat Portuguese Wedding…SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015



What kind of open to the public events would you like to see at Chez Josef? Let us know by leaving a comment below! Thank you!








St. Paddy’s Day Celebration…

Join Us At Chez Josef for Food, Fun and Lots of Laughs

In the Northeast, the week following St. Patrick’s Day is a cherished tradition which includes the 10K Road Race and of course, the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It is a time of celebration for everyone, because everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day!  This year, Chez Josef is starting it’s own St. Paddy’s Day tradition and we want you to be a part of it.stpaddysday

We kicked off 2015 by introducing our new series of “open to the public” events beginning with the smash hit, interactive comedy dinner show, “Joey and Maria’s Wedding”.  Up next is our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and the second installment of our dinner theater lineup! From AKA Entertainment, (the producers who brought you “Joey and Maria’s Wedding), Chez Josef is proud to present “The Wake of Matty O’ Malley”!st. paddy's day

The world is never going to be the same without Matty! Please join us as we dance the Keel Row and enjoy a delicious menu of Matty’s favorite Irish fare while listening to the eulogies cheerfully recited by his cronies, his wife, his teacher and all the others he owes money to.  There will be traditional Irish music, eulogies, viewing, staring, glaring and dinner. You’ll shed tears of laughter with this hilarious interactive comedy!

Doors open at 7:15pm  Show starts at 8pm.

3-Course Plated Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

Seats are going fast! Purchase your tickets today.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Don’t Call It A Comeback…


Weddings, Banquets, and So Much More

For almost fifty years, Chez Josef has been an iconic presence in the community and one of the premier wedding venues in Massachusetts. Through innovation, passion and commitment we have remained an industry leader.  It’s always been all about the effort and dedication. The never saying no. The relentless attention to detail. If it can be done, Chez Josef will not only do it, we will do it better. We take every opportunity to build meaningful relationships with everyone who steps through our doors. There is nothing more important to us than our customers. Period. This is more than just words and fluff. This is a way of life. Our way of life. Each member of the Chez Josef team recognizes and understands this. Whether you’re planning a lavish wedding for three hundred guests or a simple birthday party for thirty, Chez Josef will always go above and beyond to make your event an incredible, memorable experience. We know what the customer expects and exceeding those expectations is what we do. We are constantly adapting and evolving. We welcome the challenge of continually and dynamically reinventing the world class service Chez Josef has strived to achieve. ANY SEASON IS WEDDING SEASON… Beautiful Bride In the Foyer Due to the sheer number of options available, choosing the right venue can be an overwhelming and daunting task. There is so much to consider when planning that perfect day. The food, the atmosphere, the entertainment, the décor. The list seems endless. It’s our mission to alleviate the stress so you can actually enjoy your big day. Our newly renovated dining rooms and separate lounge areas create a unique and intimate atmosphere. chez02Chez-Josef-Tivoli-Room_03-thumb         wedding1 The quality and consistency of our food is unmatched. We have a massive variety of creative and delicious offerings to choose from so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. In the event that we don’t have what you and your guests are craving, just let us know and we’ll make it happen. Remember, we never say no. It’s all about you!   76In addition to being an amazing place for a reception, Chez Josef also accommodates all kinds of wedding ceremonies. Indoor or outdoor, we have the ideal space. Let your imagination run wild! Don’t forget, Chez Josef is so much more than just weddings! No event is too big or too small. Birthdays, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, proms, corporate gatherings, group holiday parties, and much much more. If you can dream it, we can bring that dream to reality. Also this year, Chez Josef has introduced our series of open to the public events. Like dinner theater? Murder mystery? Comedy and interactive entertainment? Then be sure to subscribe to this blog and “stay in the know”. It’s free! Let our experience be your advantage! We won’t let you down. [jetpack_subscription_form] Please leave a comment below and join the conversation!