30 Main StreetStockbridge, MA, 01262Phone: 413-298-5545
Famous Berkshires inn features antique firehouse and other special venues for your wedding
The grand, historic Red Lion Inn is a picturesque location for any wedding, but there are particular venues that strike a chord with those seeking something unique for their ceremony or reception. The inn, for example, has a turn-of-the-20th-century firehouse featured in a Norman Rockwell painting. The firehouse has a grand dining hall with a farmhouse table and a full kitchen, ideal for a small gathering. Or, there’s the Meadowlark guest house on the grounds of Chesterwood, the historic summer studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French. The inn itself has lovely antique-filled rooms and a flower-filled patio for wedding couples to consider. Whatever you choose, the culinary and event staff will ensure your day is true to your vision.
Getting married on a mountaintop? That’s do-able at this spectacular resort
Here’s an idea for a one-of-a-kind wedding: exchanging your vows on top of a mountain, surrounded by guests and sweeping views of the valley below. The experienced wedding planners at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort can make that happen. But they can also help with a quieter, more intimate ceremony under the trees by a brook or in a cozy lodge room by a roaring fire. Reception locations include a lodge with mountain views from a stone patio with a fire pit, for up to 350 guests; a lodge with a huge stone fireplace and large stone patio; and two rooms in the Country Inn with mountainside views. Full catering services ensure your food will be as memorable as those views.
231 River StreetNorth Adams, MA, 01247Phone: 413-664-0400
Seeking someplace special for your big day? This art-themed inn has lots of ideas.
If you want that special wedding that everyone will be talking about for years, the Porches Inn, across from Mass MoCA, has the unique venues for you. Outside, for ceremonies and small gatherings, there’s a Wedding Glen and a "clubhouse"-style gazebo, perfect for that party in the woods. Inside, Studio 9’s light-filled space includes a grand piano and catering kitchen, Building 7 features 20-foot ceilings and lots of contemporary art, the Board Room has old-fashioned blackboard walls, and the Breakfast Room is filled with natural light. The inn works with local event planners and caterers to ensure a worry-free day. Guests will love the artsy, whimsical atmosphere of the inn, with its connected row houses and long, welcoming veranda.
297 North StreetPittsfield, MA, 01201Phone: 413-358-4741
Make your own history at this charming hotel, the site of a legendary emporium
It’s not every wedding couple who exchange I do’s in a hotel whose buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. Be one of those couples when you plan your wedding with the experienced staff at Hotel on North, a boutique hotel in the heart of the Berkshires. The hotel, on the site of the former Besse-Clarke menswear and sporting goods emporium, has kept many 19th century details, including centuries-old brick walls, tin ceilings, decorative columns – even a (stationary) bird cage elevator. Get married in true style, in Shire Hall, with exposed brick, vintage chandeliers, 11-foot ceilings and panoramic windows. Let the charming hotel’s award-winning culinary staff help you create the wedding of your dreams.