Did you just get engaged? We’re not surprised. Facebook tells us that 30% of engagements take place in November and December. Unless you plan a long engagement, the clock has now started ticking for planning the wedding. Most wedding venues expect you to reserve at least 12 months ahead. For the coveted June wedding, even more time might be required. So, the first question you need to answer is, “Where do I want to get married?”
You may want to consider the “destination wedding” which is gaining in popularity. One reason for this is that the location is neutral – not the bride’s hometown or the groom’s, not where either set of parents now live. It is simply a location that has a special meaning for the bride and groom. If you love Vermont like we do, Vermont makes a perfect wedding destination for a number of reasons. Given that destination weddings generally extend to two or more days, Vermont is the perfect mini-vacation for you and your guests with lots to do at any time of the year. In addition, Vermont offers a beautiful backdrop at every season for your special day. Picture yourself framed by snow-clad mountains in winter, magnificent foliage in fall, or against the crystal clear skies and green mountains of summer.
If that sounds like the perfect beginning of your fairytale day, your next decision is venue. Consider The Green Mountain Inn in picturesque Stowe, Vermont. The perfect mix of old world charm and modern amenities, The Green Mountain Inn will welcome you and your guests with old-fashioned, New England hospitality. The Inn perfectly accommodates indoor wedding parties from small intimate gatherings to groups up to 120. Picture yourself descending the Mansfield House staircase to make your grand entrance into the fireplaced living room to take your vows. The Inn’s indoor reception spaces are warm and inviting with hardwood floors, antique lighting, and even a fireplace in the Main Street Dining Room. (Quite a contrast from large hotel function rooms with their acoustic ceilings and generic design!) With a choice of multiple event locations, the Inn can even offer the right space for a welcome cocktail reception, rehearsal dinner, or next day brunch.
So, how do you begin to make sense of all these options? That’s where the wedding planning staff at The Green Mountain Inn step in to simplify your life. Whether you meet with them in person or talk with them over the phone, they ask all the right questions to help you plan the fairytale wedding you always imagined. Not sure what you want? They have coordinated so many weddings, they have ideas you haven’t even thought about. And if you know exactly what you want, you can bet they will follow your direction and be fussy about the details. You can confidently move on to the next item on your to-do list.
But, don’t just take our word for it. Have a look at The Green Mountain Inn’s website for photos and descriptions of everything they can offer for your wedding. Want to know more? Give them a call at 800-253-7302. They’re happy to discuss all the things that make this a very special wedding venue.
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