Wedding in a Winter Wonderland
December 10, 2019
Imagine snow-capped mountains as your backdrop and cuddling up on a horse-drawn sleigh with your new spouse. Winter weddings in the Berkshires aren’t just a good idea, they’re quite possibly one of the best ways you can get married outside the box while still including aspects of tradition and nostalgia.
Swap your sandals for a stole, consider a bridal gown with long-sleeves, and ask the printers about invitations with a snowflake theme, because you’re about to fall in love with getting wed in a winter wonderland.
What to Do Before the Big Day: How Your Winter Wedding Can Double as a Fun Family Escape
Summer is traditionally the most popular time for weddings, with venues booked well in advance for the month of June and reservations only beginning to taper off in September. A winter wedding may seem odd at first, but you’ll have your pick of spots and it’s a phenomenal excuse to get your family away from their typical beach vacation spots and introduce them to something much more special.
In the Berkshires, you and your guests can:
- Try on snowshoes
- Sample fresh maple syrup
- Have a spa day
- Have a bonfire
- Roast marshmallows
- Visit museums
- Take a winery tour
- Go brewery hopping
- Blow of steam at gaming bar or arcade
So many weddings leave guests with little to do outside of a rehearsal dinner and waiting around after the ceremony for the reception to start. Invite everyone to go sledding the day before you say “I do” and you automatically have a more memorable get-together than most.
Where to Prep
Whether you’re planning a last-minute bachelor or bachelorette party or need some help getting gussied up for your big moment at the altar, these Berkshire businesses can help:
- Body & Soul Day Spa offers everything from therapeutic massages to mani-pedis, plus they have wedding-inspired treatment bundles you can customize to suit your budget, group, and needs
- At Canyon Ranch, guests are pampered in a 100,000-square-foot space designed to promote health and restore wellness
- Have your last hurrahs and catch up with guests you haven’t seen in a while over craft beers or Cabernet at Berkshire Brewing Company, Wandering Star, and Les Trois Emme Vineyard & Winery
Getting Married at the Lake House
The Lake House is a resort, scenic destination, and wedding venue all rolled into one breathtaking package. The expansive, well-kept grounds feature seven cabins that can accommodate up to 50 overnight guests, with room for quite a few more during the event depending on whether you use a tent or have your ceremony and reception entirely indoors.
If you are looking for a larger venue be sure to look at our sister location The Proprietors Lodge, which is located right across the lake from The Lake House. At The Proprietors Lodge we can accommodate up to 200 guests which will enjoy a newly redone facility with the same breathe taking waterfront views you would find at The Lake House.
We work with a list of preferred vendors, bringing the best in everything from entertainment to floral arrangements to food, plus our onsite restaurant, The Proprietor’s Lodge, is a charming spot for pre-wedding snacks or a post-wedding brunch.
From welcome baskets personalized just for your guests to sweeping views of Lake Pontoosuc to outdoor fire pits that help keep the chill at bay as guests mingle and make memories, the Lake House and The Proprietors Lodge makes winter weddings glorious again.
For more information about getting married in the Berkshires or to book your celebration at the Lake House or The Proprietors Lodge, check out our guide to Saying ‘I Do’ the Berkshire Way.