Two years ago tomorrow, my husband and I used Chipman Hill Suites as a home base for our wedding. The historic residence of former Mayor Walter W. White, 71 Sydney St. had everything that we needed to create beautiful photo memories of the day and was a comfortable place for out-of-town guests to stay.
On Saturday night, we ventured back Uptown to celebrate our 2nd anniversary, this time at 1 Chipman Hill. After having been in several of the Chipman Hill Suites buildings, I can tell you that they are exquisitely beautiful with all of the incredible opulence of their time of construction (1854-1857 for the buildings on Chipman Hill). They boast crown moulding, colourful stained glass windows and ornate wood carvings.
The furnishings have all been chosen to complement the style of the homes. I loved the carved wood armoire in our room and admired the lovely chess set and light fixtures in the common areas.
Susan Fullerton and her team go above and beyond to ensure their guest’s comfort. I remember having many email conversations with Susan throughout the wedding process on what we needed and how best Chipman Hill Suites could provide it. She was so helpful. I guess this is one reason why they are ranked #1 on TripAdvisor among B&B and Inn’s in Saint John. They are definitely worth checking out if you are planning a trip to Saint John or if you just want a night away from home.
Even though I had a cold and was feeling a little under the weather, I didn’t want to miss out on having dinner Uptown. We decided on Italian by Night: it was a romantic night after all, so we felt Italian was called for. All I can say is WOW. We had an incredible meal and I was so impressed that the chefs had gluten free options so that I could enjoy every course fully. And I thought the meal was a great value: we split the bruschetta, each had a main as well as dessert (those GF brownies – chocolate heaven!) and a couple glasses of wine for around $80. For such a fantastic meal – that’s a bargain.
After dinner, we ended our evening out at Bourbon Quarter, where we had a nightcap of Pollen Angels mead for me and a Hammond River brew for Joel while we enjoyed the music from their weekly open mike night. Then we strolled back to 1 Chipman Hill, having thoroughly enjoyed our romantic evening Uptown. Saint Romantic, indeed.